It was the best of games, it was the worst of games, it was the age of umpires, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of the Dynsey, it was the epoch of the Gooch, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the game of firsts, it was the game of seconds…and so wrote Dickens. Not Charles Dickens the famous English novelist but rather his brother Geoff. Geoff was at the footy watching the Raiders take it up to Brunswick.
For three quarters we did and for one quarter we didn’t. We lost our focus, argued with the umpires and gifted 3 goals to a much younger opposition.
The age of foolishness.
It was a game of firsts. It was the first time The Gooch had played 50 games for the Raiders. It was the first game for the Raiders for the big Cheezel, and for Scotty Hollow in the legends, the first time Fluffy marked, kicked and goaled all in that order and… it was the first time after 45 years of grinding it out in the backline that Dynsey would take a bounce.
History will remember that moment. A strange silence fell over the land as birds took flight, children cried and women swooned. Warriors stood in silent awe as The Dynes cast the Sherrin to the holy turf from whence it did return to his calloused hands and the safety of the bosum of the Dynes. History would remember. Geoff Dickens would remember. Dynsey will never forget.
Peninsula Raiders 6.3.39 lost to Brunswick 10.8.68
Goals: S Hollow 2, C Smith, R Twyford, T Percoco, T Woolcock
Best: C Dynes, M Leonard, L Mete, S Hollow, G Gucciardo, P Clark