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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IS COMING by KC from Casey


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At half time in Sunday’s game at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, things weren’t looking too flash for the flailing finals prospects of the Casey Demons. Key forward Sam Weideman had suffered a concussion in his first contest and, with a few exceptions, the team was playing like a rabble rather than a finals contender. The Demons were 23 points in arrears to the Zebras and their season was headed towards oblivion.

It was the skipper Mitch White who spurred his team on by word and by deed - he finished with three goals and really rallied the team to a great comeback that saw the team’s final hopes remain on track with a 12-points victory.

But if White was the catalyst, then it was certainly ruckman Braydon Preuss who made up for the disappointment of being dropped from Melbourne’s losing side against the Eagles to record an outstanding 185 dream team points in one of the best ruck performances seen at this level. The Demon big man was easily best on the ground with 27 possessions, 14 clearances, four tackles and 59 hit-outs. He even kicked a goal as the cherry on top of his stellar performance.

If there was anyone who came close to the same stratosphere as Preuss then it was Jimmy Munro who recorded 18 kicks and 12 handballs on top of eight crunching tackles. He well and truly put the Saints’ Jack Stevens under the hammer and earned the accolades of all and sundry at the ground for his persistence and determination.

Twenty third player Ariek Lual showed some flashes of brilliance and will be worth watching as a player with definite X factor attributes.

There were some other good performances on the day - mostly in the second half - with defender Marty Hore returning from a broken collarbone sustained less than a month ago. Jay Kennedy Harris was, as usual, very steady and reliable at this level.

The Demons remain in ninth place on the VFL ladder and, following narrow losses in their previous two games, are very much an outside chance of progressing any higher on the ladder. This week they face a tough battle against ladder leaders Richmond VFL at the Swinburne Centre and will have to be at their absolute best to get the points and remain in the finals race.

The moment of truth is coming.

2019 Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL

Casey Demons 2.0.12 4.5.29 9.9.63 12.11.83

Sandringham 4.1.25 8.4.52 10.4.64 11.5.71

Goals

Casey Demons White 3 Dunkley Lockhart Melksham 2 Jordon Lefau Preuss  

Sandringham Joyce Owens Steven 2 Answerth Parker Rice Seccull Young

 Best

Sandringham Joyce Seccull White Marsh Steven Fox

Casey Demons Preuss Hore Kennedy-Harris Munro White Lual

Statistics

Toby Bedford 1 behind 3 kicks 7 handballs 10 disposals 9 tackles 63 dream team points 
Austin Bradtke 4 kicks 3 handballs 7 disposals 3 marks 1 tackle 2 hit outs 33 dream team points  
Kade Chandler 6 kicks 10 handballs 16 disposals 1 mark 5 tackles 59 dream team points  
Wayne Collis 7 kicks 8 handballs 15 disposals 1 mark 4 tackles 58 dream team points 
Kyle Dunkley 2 goals 13 kicks 7 handballs 20 disposals 4 marks 7 tackles 106 dream team points  
Tom Freeman 12 kicks 4 handballs 16 disposals 3 marks 1 tackle 55 dream team points  
Marty Hore 15 kicks 5 handballs 20 disposals 6 marks 1 tackle 77 dream team points  
Jack Hutchins 1 behind 8 kicks 2 handballs 10 disposals 4 marks 4 tackles 57 dream team points  
James Jordon 1 goal 7  kicks 8 handballs 15 disposals 1 mark 2 tackles 55 dream team points  
Declan Keilty 3 kicks 4 handballs 7 disposals 2 marks 1 tackles 14 hit outs 41 dream team points  
Jay Kennedy Harris 16 kicks 8 handballs 24 disposals 1 mark 4 tackles 77 dream team points  
Mykelti Lefau 1 goal 6 kicks 3 handballs 9 disposals 2 marks 33 dream team points  
Jay Lockhart 2 goals 7 kicks 5 handballs 12 disposals 2 marks 5 tackles 65 dream team points  
Ariek Lual 5 kicks 6 handballs 11 disposals 3 marks 5 tackles 57 dream team points  
Jake Melksham 2 goals 1 behind 11 kicks 5 handballs 16 disposals 5 marks 5 tackles 85 dream team points  
James Munro 1 behind 18 kicks 12 handballs 30 disposals 4 marks 8 tackles 121 dream team points  
Braydon Preuss 1 goal 1 behind 24 kicks 3 handballs 27 disposals 8 marks 4 tackles 59 hit outs 185 dream team points  
Aiden Quigley 2 kicks 2 handballs 4 disposals 1 mark 2 tackles 22 dream team points
Cory Stockdale 1 kicks 6 handballs 7 disposals 1 marks 3 tackles 21 dream team points 
Billy Stretch 9 kicks 7 handballs 16 disposals 2 marks 48 dream team points  
Luke Tynan 3 kicks 10 handballs 13 disposals 2 marks 2 tackles 43 dream team points 
Sam Weideman - injured early in game (no statistics)
Mitch White 3 goals 3 behinds 12 kicks 3 handballs 15 disposals 4 marks 1 tackles 73 dream team points  

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