On Sunday the 20th of March, it was the battle of the Latrobe University campuses at the Latrobe University (Bundoora) football ground. In hot conditions Bundoora campus went up against their fellow campuses of Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga. The day consisted of two games of football: the girls footy at 12pm and the boys at 2pm.
The girls’ game was a cracking contest with Bundoora able to get the victory. The Boys game was a battle for bragging rights. Coming off a huge loss last year they were determined to make amends against a much better prepared country campus team. However, showing some pure grit and determination, the Bundoora boys got over the line in what was an emphatic win.
There was a stark contrast between the two opposing sides during the warm up before the game. The Bundoora boys (including myself) were very sloppy and unsettled during the quick warm up. The country campus team were the complete opposite. However, Bundoora were able to get the quick jumpstart on their opposition.
The first half was swinging like a pendulum with the score changing every few minutes, but Bundoora were able to keep their noses in front. They were able to move the ball more freely by linking up with their handballs in the third quarter. This was followed by almost double the inside 50 entries to Bendigo/Albury-Wodonga, which opened up Bundoora’s lead to over 3 goals at the last break.
Looking as though they were running away with the game, Bundoora was found 6 points up with just under 2 minutes remaining with the country side now with all the momentum. It wasn’t until a goal by the eventual man of the match, Bryce Schoullar, after the final siren sealed the win for Bundoora.
There were plenty of deflated faces for the opposition after the game as the unlikely victors were awarded their medals. The win capped off a double victory for the hosts on what was a day enjoyed by many.
By Aydin Payne