Castlemaine put on another spirited performance last weekend, this time against Sebastapol in the wet at Soldiers Memorial Park, Chewton.
The home team played the better football in the first half although scores remained level at 0-0 until a couple of minutes before the break when Sebastapol snapped the deadlock via a penalty.
This was followed by a Maine mistake early in the second half that resulted in a second goal that then forced the Maine to chase the game.
Coach Terry Attwood told his team afterwards, “If we can give the ball away less in critical places, we can beat anybody on our day. We played with great intensity and our passing game was excellent, our shape throughout the whole match was spot on and we got forward really well.
“I am beginning to sound like a broken record but that was another terrific performance where we deserved to take away a point or three. Our current results have been defined by our mistakes rather than our football.”
On a wet & soggy pitch, the undermanned Mainers got off to a great start with Steve “Squirrel” Argent assisting Hugh Feary to produce a goal in the first minute! The first half was a fantastic one to watch, with end-to-end stuff and goals aplenty!
Sebastapol equalised shortly after and then traded goals with the home side throughout the half with the Mainer’s ahead on three occasions only to go into the break down 5-3. Hugh Feary, looking his sharpest this season, notched up a hat-trick.
Sebastapol changed up a few gears in the second half, and ran over the home team with 5 unanswered goals!