Momentum builds at Brunswick Oval

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault coach John Baggetta is excited about his side’s opportunities in 2019.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault coach John Baggetta is excited about his side’s opportunities in 2019. Credit: Jack Gibellini

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault coach John Baggetta feels positive momentum is building at Brunswick Oval.

Speaking after his side’s 16-point win over Bunbury, the Lions boss was heartened by his side’s willingness to compete against a fellow finals aspirant.

“In our first half we were very clinical,” he said. “But it wasn’t a game where things were played on either side’s terms.

“There wasn’t a lot of uncontested marking around the ground – there was a lot of down the line and one-on-one contests – which was lucky for us because we have a lot of marking power.

“So I was pretty happy with ball movement. The third quarter was a good quarter for us, even though they got out of the blocks, we came back strong.”

However despite the victory, Baggetta felt his side was a bit off the pace in the final term and would need to learn from it.

“We were just on the back foot,” he said. “Whether we thought we had the game won – I don’t know. But it is round two and we came here to bank four points and we did just that.”

Lions talents Tim Yarran, Jonathon Sabourne and Kristin Thornton again impressed for the home side and look set to cause further headaches for rival clubs moving forward.

“In his first two games, Tim has nearly been best on ground,” Baggetta said. “He is just damaging with the ball.”

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