Long road to success

News-Banner-2The longest road trip in the amateur competition will provide the challenge for the O’Rourke Realty A-Grade team to return to the winners’ list tomorrow.

After consecutive losses to Mt Lawley and Wesley Curtin, the Beach is keen to get a positive result against the Bulls, who have been in solid form all season under coach Wayne Blackwell.

First time around it was something of a scrap before the Beach endured by a couple of goals and David Hynes will be looking for a focused, disciplined performance from his charges after the disappointment of last week.

The Beach was strong and united in the first quarter against the ladder leader, but lost direction thereafter. Sustaining that effort will be paramount at Harmony Fields, and the boys know their best will be good enough.

Certainly training on Thursday night, at the alternative venue of Percy Doyle Oval in Duncraig, was upbeat and slick. The club is indebted to Sorrento-Duncraig Junior Football Club, the source of so much talent filtering to the Beach over the years, in allowing us to use the venue.

It has superior lighting to Charles Riley Reserve and that aided the quality of the training.

At the selection table, the match committee opted to bring in tough midfielder Matt Power and young forward Mark Foreman, who made an auspicious debut a couple of weeks ago, but was then unavailable for work reasons. IMG_2718

Veterans Ben Heap and Andrew Nunan will play in the early game as the A-Reserves focus on maintaining their standing at the top of the table.

Heap, Nunan, Michael Schofield, Kade Golisano and Adam Duff are the inclusions while Micky Bryan (quad), Power, Foreman, Tom Bowering and Reece Cunningham are unavailable.

Round 14 Fixtures
O’Rourke Realty A-Grade
Maddington v North Beach, Harmony Fields, 2.30pm
Credent Financial Services A-Reserves
Maddington v North Beach, Harmony Fields, 12.35pm
Nuchange Phil Scott Colts
Maddington v North Beach, Harmony Fields, 10.45am
Cabling Network Solutions D1-Grade
North Beach v Kalamunda, Percy Doyle Oval, 2.30pm
Hybrid Linings D1-Reserves
North Beach v Kalamunda, Percy Doyle Oval, 12.35pm
Tuck Plumbing Brett Jones Colts
North Beach v Wannerooo, Percy Doyle Oval, 10.45am
Express Bins E2-Grade
North Beach v Willetton, Aintree Reserve, 2.30pm