02 Jun Anakie coach lands match winning move
Anakie coach Chris Moore pulled off the match winning move of the weekend when pushing recruit Tim Van Zyll down back to help cement his side’s maiden win over East Geelong.
The first year Roo initially lined up at centre half forward yesterday while the Roos also welcomed back ruckman Luke Wilson (work) and key forward Jeremy Sluggett (illness).
However the Eagles shot out to an early lead prompting the third year coach to shift the former Corio and Geelong West defender down back.
“His (Van Zyll) run and dash was one of the reasons we recruited him and he’s starting to do that week in and week out,” Moore revealed.
Van Zyll and key defender Mitch White will now face an Inverleigh forward line without reigning Whitley medallist Jak Kennedy Hunt.
Nevertheless the pair will still have to nullify key forward Jason Bourke who has landed 14 goals in the past two weeks.
“It was Pup’s (White) best game for a long time, he’s been battling with injuries and we have managed him every week to get him up for the games,” Moore added.
“It’s not ideal, we’d love to rest him and get him right but he’s had to battle each week given our injury list.”
The Roos’ back six will also be complimented by Jake Butcher and Lachlan Cameron, who kept Jayden Ettridge goalless last week.
They will target Nathan Mayes who landed nine goals against Corio before adding an inaccurate tally of four goals and eight behinds at the West Oval yesterday.
“Jake Butcher has also been fantastic down back, he’s one that just goes to another level and he’s in the best just about every week.”
Anakie will then host Corio in Round 11.
By Alex Tigani
GDFL Media (03/06/2018)