Hawthorn legend Jarryd Roughead bagged two targets for Gormandale as the most recent ex-champion to play for a neighborhood footy membership within the Carlton Draft Collection.
But it surely wasn’t sufficient as Roughead’s Tigers fell to previous rivals Glengarry by 35 factors, 16.15 (111) to 12.4 (76), within the annual Onley-Lang Trophy conflict within the Gippsland Soccer Netball Competitors conflict as a crowd of two,000 watched on.
The 35-year previous lined up full ahead alongside Gormandale cult determine Jarryd Garlick and supplied a powerful marking goal all day, establishing a purpose within the opening time period to cut back his crew’s deficit to 6 factors at quarter time.
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Roughead then arrange one other main early within the second interval, however Glengarry bought on high by way of the center of the bottom regardless of a basic Roughead purpose on the result in see Gormandale path rail by 28 factors on the predominant break.
Glengarry continued to have all of the play within the third quarter, though Roughead led a spirited comeback from Gormandale together with s proper foot snap out of the ruck earlier than establishing one other.
Glengarry kicked two late targets within the third time period to take a 26-point benefit into the ultimate change, prompting Gormandale coach Chris Potledge to maneuver Roughead onto the wing.
The previous Hawks star responded by drawing by drawing a holding the ball free kick, however he wasn’t capable of convert the set shot as Glengarry kicked away.
It ended a two-game successful streak for Carlton Draft gamers (total 2-3) after Shaun Burgoyne’s heroics for the Dalyston Magpies final weekend and Dale Thomas’ for the Nhill Tigers the week prior.
“How good has this Carlton Draft been for regional soccer and hopefully attending to the suburbs subsequent yr as effectively,” Brisbane Lions nice Jonathan Brown stated on Fox Footy’s Finest on Floor.
“’Roughy’ was unbelievable, he’d be even higher after the match.”
Gormandale — a small city in jap Victoria between Yarram and Traralgon — has been doing it robust in latest occasions, each financially and as a result of results of Covid, with their on-field outcomes struggling in consequence.
After having the 2020 season cancelled as a result of pandemic, the membership’s common dropping margin in 2021 was 123 factors, whereas they’ve received one sport this season.
Roughead sadly couldn’t elevate Gormandale to victory on the day, and he even admitted enjoying on the damp floor following the heavy downpour within the regional space in latest weeks wasn’t his robust go well with.
“Driving down immediately I used to be like, ‘yep, sunny, picked the perfect weekend.’ I get right here and the vice-president says, ‘sorry mate, we’ve achieved 150mm (of rain) the final two weeks.’ I used to be like, ‘oh, superior’”! He informed Fox Footy.
However the folks on the membership sorted Roughead after the sport, revealing the very first thing he was handed post-match was a “pink can” (of Carlton Draught).
Roughead received 4 premierships and booted 587 targets for Hawthorn throughout his distinguished 283-game profession earlier than retiring on the finish of the 2019 season.
He additionally claimed the Coleman Medal in 2013, two All-Australian blazers (2013 and 2014) and captained the Hawks from 2017-2018.