Port Lincoln football
Wayback 15.13 (103) def Lincoln South 2.8 (20)
THE MATCH between Wayback and Lincoln South at Centenary oval was a tight and tough tussle.
The first quarter was highly contested with both teams showing great passion and determination.
It took until the 11th minute before Wayback playing coach Matthew Goodwin kicked the first goal, a crumbing snap shot, the likes of which he has built his career on.
Both teams’ defences were on top with South’s Jack Waller and Luke Wilkins performing well and for Wayback, Ian Jericho and Joe Waugh were providing great run and counter attack.
As the match progressed the Demon midfield was starting to get on top.
Greg and Shaun Maxfield were getting plenty of ball and along with Thomas Easson were causing the Eagles plenty of headaches.
The half time margin of 28 points reflected the dominance that Wayback had generated but Souths had shown they were still close enough to cause an upset.
After halftime the Demons really put the foot down, they had 13 scoring shots, kicking six goals.
Jonty Seal really started to impact the scoreboard and became the most dominant forward on the ground.
The quarter was also witness to a magnificent contest between two of the premier players in the Port Lincoln football competition.
Shaun Maxfield and Paul White both ran 25 metres from different directions with their eyes firmly on the ball, collided with each other as the ball arrived and both got up instantly.
A truly great contest between two warriors of the game.
Lincoln South playing Coach Paul Stelzer continued to will his team work hard in the last quarter and they were rewarded with a couple of goals to finish the game.
Stelzer will be happy with some of the performances of their three under 17s who played in the league match.
The future is bright with Newman, Carey and Syvertsen all playing significant roles and with numerous under 21s littered throughout the side the future is bright for the Eagles.
Wayback was best served by S. Maxfield, Easson and Seal’s six goals, whilst Lincoln South best players included Wilkins, Mitch Jolly and Braydn Robinson.
Next week the Demons face a Tasman outfit smarting from a loss to the top of the table Marble Range.
This will be a huge match up with significant finals implications, if Wayback win they put a major dent in the Roosters top two aspirations.
Lincoln South return to Centenary Oval to tackle the winless Boston Tigers.
Both teams will be looking to enjoy a much needed win before the league has a two week recess for Kinlough Cup in Wudinna and State Country Championships in Renmark.