Ports’ senior colts juggernaut persists

LAST ROUND: Kimba started the final minor round with a convincing win over Ports at Arno Bay on Saturday.
LAST ROUND: Kimba started the final minor round with a convincing win over Ports at Arno Bay on Saturday.

Kimba 15-18 (108) def Ports 3-2 (20)  

Kimba started the last round with a solid win in A grade at Arno Bay oval.

In earlier games, the Tigers won minis, but in senior colts, the Ports’ juggernaut continued on its merry way with the team picking up their game to counter the absence of Cooper Llewelyn.

With both teams light on for reserves, Ports started with probably their best quarter of footy for the year, managing a very rare goal but cameo appearances from Jay Schubert and John ‘Chompy’ Masters were not enough to stop a rampaging Kimba with Scott Redden bagging nine majors and Paul Schaefer running riot.

In the main game, a moderate southerly across the ground made ball control difficult and the club rooms boundary saw a lot of play.

Kimba’s opening quarter set up the game for them with quick movement and long kicking to position with Dan Schilling finishing well to bag four for the quarter.

Ports managed one goal to Brad Masters after excellent pressure from Paul Bammann to keep the ball in the forward area.

As they went into the first break, Kimba lead 7-4 to Ports’ single goal.

Second quarter was a lot more competitive with neither side gaining any advantage.

Kimba were missing Kemp and Ports’ big man Bishop was dominating in the ruck. 

A nice goal to Ports’ Jerry Calliss, who had already played a full game of reserves, saw a very even second quarter.

As the teams headed back into the rooms for the main break, Kimba were ahead by seven goals, with scores sitting at 8-7 to 2-1.

Third quarter saw Kimba gain advantage with Reece Rayson and Dion Woolford lifting up a notch.

Matt Vandeleur’s clever ball usage combined with a very powerful Stutley left leg saw the Tigers kick five unanswered goals  

Brett Bray, the Hannemann brothers and Kay were all giving a good account of themselves but specky marks to Bammann and Prime were Ports’ major highlights for the quarter.

Kimba went into the break confidently, as scores finished at 13-11 to Ports’ 2-2

The last quarter was relatively even with Tigers adding two goals to Ports’ one.

Final scores at the siren were left at Kimba 15-18 and Ports 3-2.

Dion Woolford was clearly best on ground for Kimba with other good performances from Reece Rayson, Zane Stutley, Scott Watkins and Nick Francis.

For Ports, Tyrone Bishop, Brad Masters, Caleb Prime, Ben Lienert, Guy Kay and Brett Bray were all in the mix.

Considering Ports had five reserves players back up with two games, coach Bammann and his charges gave a good account of themselves against quality opposition.

Considering Ports had five reserves players back up with two games, coach Bammann and his charges gave a good account of themselves against quality opposition.