Dees do enough
Hobart City Demons did enough on the road to claim a 22 point win in a scrappy contest, at West Park.
The Dockers got the opener through coach Clint Proctor and the last of the quarter through Tom Charles but in between the opening stanza was largely dictated by the Demons. Both teams played high risk footy which lead to plenty of turnovers, with Burnie in particular being punished for poor exit kicks from defence. A wasteful Demons should have been further than 12 points in front after withstanding some early territorial dominance by Burnie and then delivering some of their own, with Edward Cole, Michael Bidgood and Callan Dell kicking their majors in the first term.
The second quarter was a holding pattern with an arm wrestle ensuing and the innacurate Demons extending their advantage by one straight kick, to see Hobart City 5.8 (38) lead Burnie 3.2 (20). For the young hosts, Nick McKenna and Benjamin Keiselis in defence were two of their better players in the first half, while Darcy Crane kicked their only major of the term.
Demons Assistant Richard Robinson acknowledged it was not pretty but was happy to collect a win.
“It was scrappy…It is always to come up here and win so a young group to come and take away the four points so that is the positive you have to take out of it.
Round 13 – 01/07/2017Hobart City Demons 3.6, 5.8, 7.9, 8.14 (62)Burnie Dockers 2.0, 3.2, 5.3, 6.4 (40)
GOALS, Hobart City Demons :
J. Williamson 2, S. Willis 1, H. Williams 1, M. Bidgood 1, J. Charlton 1, C. Dell 1,
E. Cole 1
Burnie Dockers :
H. Walters 1, N. Walters 1, T. Charles 1, D. Crane 1, C. Proctor 1, R. Barrett 1
BEST, Hobart City Demons :
E. Cole, M. Bidgood, B. Norton, H. Williams, B. Grant, C. White
Burnie Dockers :
J. Dowling, B. Keiselis, N. Walters, D. Brazendale, N. McKenna, T. Morrison