If Glen Hinkley, coach of the Hybrid Linings C5-Grade could nominate the time in the season when his team would take the bye that is a part of their competition, he might have suggested this as the ideal week.
After closing out the first five rounds with a strong victory over Curtin University-Wesley, the Beach third-grade team sits undefeated at the top of the table.
They get the chance to hit the re-set button after carving out a solid 16-point victory, the margin not exactly reflective of the control they enjoyed. So Hinkley’s boys will freshen up at the mid-point of the season and re-launch after having a weekend off.
The Beach, with several new faces in the line-up, was challenged by Wesley and lacked a little chemistry initially but eventually got things going in the second half – the performance marred only by inaccuracy.
They had 16 scoring shots to seven, but won 4.12 (36) to 3.4 (22).
Craig Hall and Ben DeRosa continued to set the benchmark while Brendan Collins, Jayden Black, Arran O’Connell and Tom DeCourtenay offering strong support.
The Coast to Coast Imports C5-Reserves also go into the break on top of the ladder, albeit having lowered their colours to second placed Wesley, who have a game in hand, on the weekend.
The Beach lost an absorbing contest 5.2 (32) to 6.7 (43).
The season continues to throw up insurmountable challenges for the Beyond Tools C4-Grade, playing Rossmoyne at Shelley Park on the weekend and again confronting the opposition’s senior side.
The North Beach fifths competed well, but understandably were out-gunned and lost by 20 goals.
It was a similar story for the GJ Osplumb C5-Reserves who were beaten by seven goals. Again they never, at any point, put the cue in the rack but simply could not match the class of the opposition.
Hybrid Linings C5-Grade
North Beach 4.12 (36) def Curtin University 3.4 (22)
Goals – North Beach: DeCourtenay 2; Hall, B Collins.
Best – North Beach: Hall, De Rosa, B Collins, Black, A O’Connell, DeCourtenay.
Coast to Coast Imports C5-Reserves
Curtin University-Wesley 4.7 (31) def North Beach 3.8 (26)
Indian Ocean Hotel Brett Jones Colts
Curtin University-Wesley 6.7 (43) def North Beach 5.2 (32)
Beyond Tools C4-Grade
Rossmoyne 20.22 (142) def North Beach 2.0 (12)
Goals – North Beach: Evans, Johnstone.
Best – North Beach: Tobin, Johnstone, Capelli, Stocks, Evans, Tait.
GJ Osplumb C4-Reserves
Rossmoyne 7.13 (55) def North Beach 0.