On the 19th of May 2015 the senior boys (year 11 & 12) Aussie Rules football team took to Dandenong showground’s for the District Aussie Rules Football Tournament against both Lyndale and Keyborough High Schools.
Lead by Riet Pal (Captain) and Dylan Carlsson (VC) the Dandy boys had the pick of the draw, playing a strong Keysborough team in their first game before tackling an always formidable Lyndale side after a bye round.
The Dandenong boys played well in their first game sticking to a simple game plan, “kick it long” given the terrible weather conditions on the day. After conceding a couple of early goals the boys fought back well to ultimately win the game by just 1 point. With strong games by Orni, Tair, Riet and Garry it was difficult to identify a best on ground performance.
Needing to win the second game against an undersized Lyndale team the boys came out hard kicking a number of early goals with Ali Rexhepi kicking 4 for the game. The Dandenong boys ultimately proving to be too strong in a game which saw injuries to both teams in another wet game with Dandenong taking a 7 goal win as the boys queued up for goals in the final term.
This is an exciting win for Dandenong High School as we haven’t had a win at senior boys football in a number of years. Not since a student in that team progressed to play in the AFL.
The boys now move to round 2 expecting to have a bolstered side set to be joined by the strongest of the intermediate boys who failed to produce a team in 2015.
Well done boys.
Coach: Mr. Dowsing