Eastern Eyre junior football
Kimba 10-17 (77) def Cowell 1-4 (10)
Elders weather had forecast a 90 per cent chance of one to five millimetres; on the day that inaccuracy was only rivaled by the Kimba senior colts who sprayed 10 of 14 scoring shots to lead Cowell 4 – 10 to 0 – 3 at half time.
Mitchell Yates was one of the few to kick straight with two first quarter goals.
The Tigers would have scored more heavily early on but for the defensive efforts of the Cats’ Dylan Kent and Sean Norseworthy.
For Kimba, Bailey Francis dominated play with 15 marks, Max Ramsey was at his busy and creative best, Jack Chinnery and Bryce Cant kicked three goals each and Xy Whitehuse was his usual competitive self.
Among the best for Cowell were the aforementioned defenders and Dale Franklin, with special mention to diminutive Zac Crettenden who was a bit stiff to finish the game with just the one goal.
Ports 3-4 (22) def Cowell 1-6 (12)
It is always worth the effort to get to the football early and watch the junior colts unleash their unbridled enthusiasm for footy.
I bet they aren’t up and ready to go like that Monday to Friday.
On Saturday though, I wondered who was inspiring who.
Was it Callan and Riley Masters inspired by dad, John, donning the boots in the Bs?
Or was the former premier ruckman and dual Mail Medallist (in 96, 01) inspired to get back out there by his sons?
I suspect it is a two way street that repeats across many leagues, clubs and teams where dwindling numbers are becoming the norm.
Ports went on to defeat Cowell 3 – 4 (22) to 1 – 6 (12) with Riley Masters, Ky Lewis and Oscar Byrne sharing the Ports goals and Willow Cook nailing the Cats’ only major.