It was two moments of Callen Daly magic that swung the game Glenorchy’s way and propelled his side to a memorable 11-point win over the previously undefeated Lauderdale on Saturday at KGV.
The first was a perfectly-punched drop punt from the pocket that made a mockery of the tight angle, the second an exquisite dribble kick that even Jason Dunstall would have stood and applauded.
That pair of majors surrounding the 20-minute mark of the third term brought the Magpies back from a 16-point deficit, the home team booting six of the final eight goals of the game to record a stirring win.
Ben Kamaric continued his fine season with 36 possessions, 12 hard ball gets and 10 handball receives to dominate the midfield in all areas thanks to his tireless run, as well as a brilliant snapped goal and a goal-saving hanger deep in defence in the final term.
Ben Kamaric, what a performance
You're in front by less than two straight kicks, time-on in the fourth, Lauderdale desperately pressing for a goal. Who ya gonna call? "Ben Kamaric, what a performance." Check out this great goal-saving hanger from the man they call Disco!Posted by Glenorchy District Football Club on Monday, 13 May 2019
Superstar Jaye Bowden made a cameo in the on-ball brigade, going head-to-head with in-form Bomber Sam Siggins and taking the chocolates with a consistent performance.
Bowden finished with 23 possessions, 10 pressure acts and 8 score involvements, while keeping the former Adelaide Crow to 17 touches, down from 42 in his previous clash with North Launceston.
With Cam Duffy suffering food poisoning, Sam Reeves and Josh Grant stood tall in the ruck against the strength of Haydn Smith, then Duffy rose from the ashes for the second half to have a significant impact in the come-from-behind win.
Reeves was a workhorse all day, leading the game with 7 tackles and 6 spoils in a relentless and physical display to go with 16 hit-outs.
Teenage skipper stands tall
Deputy vice-captain Harrison Gunther was skipper for the day with Brayden Webb, Josh Arnold and Daniel Joseph all sidelined, and the 19-year-old did the job with aplomb, finishing with 14 possessions, 7 intercepts and 5 spoils.
He had great support from Aaron Brennan down back, who kept ever-dangerous Lauderdale goal sneak Henry Kerinaiua goalless while collecting 13 possessions and having 4 inside 50 entries himself.
Up forward, Tyler Bowden booted 3 goals on return to the senior side, Aiden Grace finished with 9 marks, 9 pressure acts and 8 score involvements, while Daly finished with 20 possessions and his pair of brilliant, game-changing majors.
Glenorchy District Football Club turned a 10 point half time deficit into a 10 point lead at the final change to set up a famous victory over Lauderdale. Callen Daly was the spark 💥 The crafty small forward kicked two crackers from the pocket in the third term to light a fire under the Magpies.Posted by Tasmanian State League on Saturday, 11 May 2019
*The Magpies this week head to North Hobart Oval on Sunday (19 May) for a 2pm clash with a Demons team that went within a whisker of knocking off North Launceston last week