Peninsula Raiders 18.9.117 def Melbourne 5.6.36
Goals: Stales 7, Vaughan 4, Henri 3, Stephens 2, Beasley, Arnott.
Best: Lewis, Arnott, Stales, Henri, Noonan, Vaughan
What a start to the season and what a start for new coach, Smithy! From start to finish, the Masters dominated proceedings with the midfield dominant with Mouse, Biscuits, Bretta and Noons enjoying a day out. The coaching masterstroke of Smithy putting Stalesy to full forward worked a treat with Stalesy and Vaughanny putting on a clinic up forward, kicking eleven goals between them. Raider debutante Trev Henri also had a first game to remember with many possessions and three goals to top it all off. A very happy and loud rendition of the club song followed a great win.