It was a perfect day for footy at Compass as the young Yankalilla team took to the field to upset the top seeded Compass unit. Compass took advantage of the five goal breeze first as they welcomed back Schultz, J Scudds and Green and Ellis for his first game for the club.
Pinyon scored the first goal for the day for the Dogs. Two goals each from Veide and Pinyon, capitalising on strong work from O’Hagan, Pittaway and Marshall, provided incentive for Z Vitkunas, Davis and J Scudds to chip in with a goal each for themselves.
Without taking anything away from the outstanding quarter executed by the talented Compass on ball and forward brigade, much could be said for the work rate of the Yank back line who desperately worked their way out of trouble, only to be turned back by a quality Compass defence.
Quarter time scores were Yank 0-0 to Compass 8-5.
Now going with the wind, Yank gave early indications that they were about to turn the tables on the score board. T Bartlett had an early chance to slot a goal from 50 meters only to see his long kick touched on the goal line.
Yank’s pressure around the packs was intense, but to no avail as Compass worked the ball into the wind to first gamer Ellis who cleverly ushered Veide in to goal.
Hoban, lurking across centre, read the Yank defence well to pick up a stray kick out, handball to Marshall who popped the ball up for Ellis to mark and kick his first goal for his new club.
Clark and Laba continued to do all they could for Yank. Eventually Sidebottom brought up Yank’s first goal.
Compass replied and picked up three goals, Veide with two and N Barratt with one, to finish the quarter leading 13-8 to 1-3.
To start the second half, Pinyon dodged two Yank players to snap the opening goal. He then set about to kick three more for the term. Yankalilla were held scoreless for the term as the Dogs led 20-9 to Yank 1-3.
The Tigers never gave up regardless of the scoreboard. Their determination resulted in the first chance to score and their most successful quarter for the game.
Laba, always giving an honest effort, continued to be active and he was rewarded for his efforts by scoring a goal out of nothing as he battled his way through a pack to goal.
Compass, wanting to maintain its dominance scored three goals courtesy of N Barratt, Pinyon and Ellis to round off a demolition job that none in attendance had expected two hours previously.
Laba inspired team mates Fisher and Clark to score late goals to gain some satisfaction. At the end of the day the close knit Compass unit proved that they are happy to participate in any demolition derby on offer.
Final scores were Yank 4-7 to Compass 23-10. Pinyon finished with eight goals and Veide six.