Scoresby Magpies Clean Sweep Croydon Blues

June 20, 2011 by  

Scoresby Football Club scored wins in all grades against Croydon in Round 9 of the Eastern Football League Division 1. Back at Scoresby Recreation Reserve after three weeks on the road, the Magpies burst through the banner and started strongly with seven goals from Jacob Zboril leading the Colts to a 90 point win. The Reserves continued their unbeaten run with an 82 point win and lead the league by 2 points. Scoresby Seniors rounded out the day with a 111 defeat of the Blues.

The Magpies are flying high halfway through the season and in Round 10, Seniors vice-captain and club legend Marc Williams will play his 200th game for Scoresby at home against Mulgrave. Preparations are more than likely being made for a celebratory banner for Williams to run through at the start of the match. Running through the banner at the start of the game is an iconic part of Aussie Rules football. From humble beginnings in the 1950s of crepe paper on poles held aloft by fans for the players to run through at the start of the game, the banner is now used for inspiration, celebration, advertising and even de-motivation of the opposition. Many clubs use banners made from a mixture of crepe paper and sticky tape but some clubs, like premiership side Carlton, have moved to more permanent banner printing for the top section of the banner using cloth and attaching streamers to the base of the banner.

Scoresby Magpies face Mulgrave Lions at Scoresby Recreation Reserve on 25 June 2011.