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Round 4 completed. We now have a break for the Melbourne Cup, then the season restarts with all Junior competitions kicking off. The first being an under 17’s Friday night lights match up.

Saturday saw 2 games at Holmesglen Reserve in Ashwood. The first being between the South Eastern Predators and the Geelong Buccaneers. The Buccs shot out of the blocks, utilising the strong wind with long passes. The Predators did make a mini comeback but it wasn’t enough after the slow start.

Buccaneers 38 DEF Predators 22

The Warriors, hosting their first home game for the season, took on the winless Melton Wolves. The Wolves with a few absences, notably their starting QB. A scoreless first quarter saw the Warriors break the duck egg with a long TD catch and run to Taylor Barrington (GV Play of the Day). At the half the Warriors led 14-0 and the Wolves were starting their 3rd QB of the game. The 3rd option was their best. Creating plays with his legs and also given a heap of time to pass by his O-Line. Another Warrior TD saw the game get out of reach for the Wolves in the 3rd. Or so we thought. After 2 scores by the Wolves they were down by 1 TD at 21-14. The Warriors stretched their lead to 28-14 with the Wolves scoring again with 45 seconds left in the game. An onside kick was needed but failed. Only just though.

Warriors 28 DEF Wolves 22

Sunday saw the Crusaders travel to Bendigo. Cru 2 took on the Raiders. With a 22-0 lead for the Raiders, the Crusaders forfeited the rest of the game. One would assume due to injuries.

Raiders 22 DEF Crusaders II 0

The Crusaders continued on their merry way with a huge win over an undermanned Dragons outfit. Injuries haven’t been kind to the Dragons the first 3 weeks, with up to 10 players unavailable. Highlight of the day was a blocked pass in the Dragons end zone by usual starting O-Lineman Jai Mann playing D-Line, and then catching his block for the TD.

Crusaders 64 DEF Dragons 0

Enjoy the break!!!!.

Gridiron Victoria Round 4 review

Scott Ditcham

Football lover since 1990. Massive Denver Broncos fan and father of 1 future football player. Retired GREAT of the Melton Wolves. Writer for Gridiron Downunder Gridiron Victoria. Onside Kick Productions founder. 2016 season stats - 1 INT, 15 missed tackles, 3 tackles and 1 Minor Concussion.

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