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CASEY PAYS AGAIN FOR SLOW START by KC from Casey

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The Casey Scorpions were held goalless in the opening term for the second week in a row and once again paid heavily for their slow starting ways by crashing to defeat at the hands of VFL stand alone powerhouse Port Melbourne at North Port Oval on Saturday.

The conditions were perfect for football, the sun was shining but the goals weren't coming for the Scorpions in the early going even though twin towers in Mark Jamar and Max Gawn were winning the hit outs in the ruck. They could easily have had a good lead at quarter time had they made the most of their opportunities and were later to rue yet another slow start.

Still the 11 point quarter time deficit was easily overturned in the second term when the visitors dominated. Recruit Jordan Moncrieff kicked a goal on debut and Casey was full of run with midfielders Jordie McKenzie and Aidan Riley working hard. When Mark Jamar combined with Jack Watts for a nice goal, the Scorpions were in front and looking strong as they took a five point lead into half time.

Unfortunately, that was pretty much that for the day. The teams fought tooth and nail in the third term with Casey suffering a bad loss when defender Jack Fitzpatrick copped a heavy knock and was taken to hospital by ambulance. The Borough gained the ascendancy late in the quarter to lead by 11 points at the final break and then, their superior knowledge of the ground conditions took over and they romped away winning by 23.

Casey hosts Richmond for the first time next week in a game scheduled to start at 6.00pm.

2015 Peter Jackson VFL

Casey Scorpions 0.4.4 4.5.29 5.6.36 7.10.52

Port Melbourne 2.3.15 3.6.24 6.11.47 10.15.75

Goals

Casey Scorpions Moncrieff 2 Byrnes Fritsch McKenzie Muir Watts

Port Melbourne Haretuku Lisle Pearson 2 Osborne O'Sullivan Rivett Scipione

Best

Casey Scorpions Riley Panozza Muir McKenzie Watts Harmes

Port Melbourne Toman Tynan Langford Johnson Noonan Hayes

Player Statistics

Jack Fitzpatrick 3 disposals 2 kicks 1 handballs 1 marks 11 Dream Team Points [injured]

Max Gawn 1 behind 10 disposals 7 kicks 3 handballs 6 marks 2 tackles 36 hit outs 84 Dream Team Points

James Harmes 2 behinds 19 disposals 9 kicks 10 handballs 3 marks 6 tackles 79 Dream Team Points

Mark Jamar 11 disposals 4 kicks 7 handballs 3 marks 3 tackles 31 hit outs 76 Dream Team Points

Oscar McDonald 11 disposals 6 kicks 5 handballs 4 marks 2 tackles 49 Dream Team Points

Jordie McKenzie 1 goal 34 disposals 14 kicks 20 handballs 8 marks 8 tackles 148 Dream Team Points

Alex Neal-Bullen 24 disposals 13 kicks 11 handballs 7 marks 2 tackles 90 Dream Team Points

Aidan Riley 28 disposals 9 kicks 19 handballs 5 marks 11 tackles 122 Dream Team Points

Dean Terlich 17 disposals 8 kicks 9 handballs 5 marks 4 tackles 68 Dream Team Points

Jack Watts 1 goal 24 seconds disposals 12 kicks 12 handballs 8 marks 1 tackle 86 Dream Team Points

Mitchell White 21 disposals 10 kicks 11 handballs 2 marks 3 tackles 73 Dream Team Points

The Development League lost its first game for the season in a tightly fought game with Max King booting four goals.

2015 AFL Victoria Development League

Casey Scorpions 2.2.14 7.4.46 11.4.70 15.6.96

Port Melbourne 5.6.36 8.6.54 12.9.81 16.12.108

Goals

Casey Scorpions King 4 Paredes 3 Page Rennie Thomas 2 Hannon Scott

Port Melbourne McKenzie 4 Dove Macmillan Mahon Mioni 2 Dermott Patterson Taylor Vearing

Best

Casey Scorpions King Hillard McDonald Anderson Page Wilson

Port Melbourne Macmillan Urban McKenzie Vearing Mioni Phillips

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