Great start falls flat

By Tatura Guardian

The extremes of Tatura’s Goulburn Valley League form were highlighted in stark contrast on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were brilliant in the first half — and especially the second term — against Seymour at Kings Park to set up a comfortable lead.

But after scoring a solitary behind in the third quarter the visitors were eventually overrun by the Lions and went down thanks to a goal after the siren from youngster Ben Rigoni.

‘‘It’s disappointing that we’re not consistent at the moment and our bad footy is pretty bad and we’re getting scored against heavily,’’ Tatura coach Jamason Daniels said.

‘‘Our third quarter was one of the worst quarters of footy we’ve played all year, but I think in the first half we played some really good footy.

‘‘The gap between our best and worst is huge and we really need to clean that up so when we do have lapses, we don’t get scored against so heavily.

‘‘Either way it was disappointing that we even let ourselves get in that position.’’

There were some positives to take out of the result though, with big man Brandyn Grenfell at his dominant best and young Ben Kennedy showing plenty of promise.

‘‘He (Grenfell) is starting to get back to the form we know he can produce and he really made his presence felt,’’ Daniels said.

‘‘Ben, when it’s his turn to go he goes, he never shirks a contest and is like a little terrier out there.’’

But again injury woes have struck the Bulldogs, with James Fraser (ankle) and Daniels himself (knee) unable to finish the game.

Daniels will await the results of scans to find out the extent of his injury.

‘‘All we can do is hope for some good news,’’ he said.