CATS TO STRONG FOR FALCONS

After a string of disappointing results including a narrow defeat to the hands of Spotswood FC.

Albion were looking to begin the second half of the season with a win against a very competitive Wyndhamvale at Parsons Reserve, Sunshine. The Cats would have fancied their chances after inflicting defeat on the Falcons in round 1 and quickly stamped their authority in the first term with goals to Todd Finco (2), Billy Mesto and Tommy Addison. The Falcons hit back late but with the skipper Bench and Kelm dominating the centre the Cats looked confident at the first break.
 
Troy Kelm looking for a option ahead of field. Photo CODY BENCH
The second term was an arm wrestle as both sides traded blows. Mills and Kym Taylor showed signs of breaking the game open but the falcons stood firm to go into the long break only 13 points down.

Coach Tymms asked for a consistent effort from his troops and they came out with a bang after half time with Mesto, Finco and Mills all hitting the scoreboard early. Josh Bench and Patty Savage provided the grunt in the middle and back half respectively and the game looked like it was slipping away from the young team from Wyndhamvale. That was until a late fightback led by Graham and Dennerley gave the falcons a fighting chance going into the last term.

With the past players gathered and cheering them on the Cats lead superbly all day by their leaders in Bench, Finco, Savage and Wilson lifted in the final term. Their inaccuracy in front of goal the only blemish. Goals to speedster Kym Taylor and nude nut Mitch Wilson proved decisive as the cats ran out winners Final Scores! 14.14.98 to a gallant and much improved Wyndhamvale 13.7.85. 
The cats now move to within reach of a top 5 spot and look forward to a meeting against Arch rivals Sunshine at Kinder Smith Reserve next Saturday. There would be a few battered and bruised bodies after todays hit out but Aaron Tymms and his team will be looking for back to back victories for the first time in 2016. Until next week...

Go Cats 

BY JAKE SAVAGE
Todd Finco kicking one of his five goals. Photo CODY BENCH