League: Tasmanian State League
Year: 2021 - Round 6
Date: 08 May 2021
Ground: North Hobart Oval
Glenorchy 16.12.108 defeated North Hobart 3.13.31
It was the long-awaited day that Daniel Joseph reached 150 games and became a Life Member of the Glenorchy District Football Club, and his teammates made sure it was one to remember at North Hobart Oval.
Bouncing back from a heavy loss in Launceston, the RSEA Magpies wasted no time in making amends as they booted the first 7 goals of the game to take a 45-point lead into quarter-time.
Matt Dilger, playing his first senior game in almost a year, slotted 2 majors in the opening half hour to make his presence immediately known.
North Hobart had the wind in the second quarter but it made little difference, the Magpies expertly controlling play with a remarkable 49 marks for the term as they kicked 3 goals to 1 to put the result beyond doubt.
It was a clinical four quarter display as the visitors booting 5 goals to 1 after half-time, Ben Kamaric slamming home a brace in the third stanza.
The only downside to the day were injuries to Tom Cleary (knee), Nick Reibelt (knee) and Zac Webster (hand), with the Pies waiting to hear the severity of each ailment.
Tale of the Tape
Joseph was his usual brilliant self with 32 possessions and 12 marks, his 28 kicks going at a laser-like 78 per cent efficiency as the Glenorchy backline continually opened up the ground with their ball use.
DJ was chaired off the ground after the final siren, a fitting tribute to the 2016 premiership player and 2018 Roy Cazaly Medalist.
While his day was outstanding, new recruit Darrean Wyatt went a notch higher, registering a remarkable 41 disposals - including 19 contested - 16 marks and a goal, while hitting a quality 82 per cent disposal efficiency.
Nineteen-year-old Nathan Blowfield was another star of the day with 28 disposals and 14 marks out of the back pocket in one of the best displays of his young career.
Bayley Bester (10 pressure acts, 6 spoils, 2 smothers) was the pressure king in his new role down back, well supported by Dom Brown (7 pressure acts), Dilger (7 pressure acts), Sam Rundle (5 tackles) and Josh Meredith (4 tackles).
John Geard (31 disposals, 12 marks) and Ben Kamaric (29 disposals, 8 clearances, 3 goals) both continued their strong starts to the season.