VAFA UNDER 23’s TOO STRONG FOR TASSIE

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After a slow start the VAFA U23 side powered away to a 56 point win of the Tasmanian Under 23s at North Hobart Oval.
Nick De Steiger from Old Melburnians, Vice Captain Tom McKinley (Old Scotch) and Jake Lew (AJAX) led the goal kickers for the visitors with three goals each. 
Tassie jumped out of the blocks with the first  goal then a series of missed chances before the VAFA started to get on top. Tasmanian forward Tom Bennett  was  proving a handful  though and he ended the day with six goals.  
Despite holding a 35  point lead at three quarter time, VAFA coach Andrew Hayes implored his players to finish the job in the last. As the players  tired from both sides, the game opened  up and goals were kicked  at both ends. However the VAFA were again dominant booting six goals to four in the last to finish 56 points clear. 
Tom Penberthy (Collegians) was  best for the VAFA but he was assisted by many others  including Tom Garside (St Bedes/Mentone Tigers), the skipper Marshall  Rippon (University Blues) and Nick De Steiger. Jarryd Skene (Old Xaverians) was awarded the Spirit  of the Big V Award. 
For more  photos from the match: http://dalecummingphotos.net 
Tasmania 1.5-11 4.6-30 4.9-33 8.11-59
VAFA        4.2-26      7.7-49     9.14-68 16.19-115
TASMANIA
Goal Kickers: T. Bennett 6, K. Byard , C. Goodluck 
Best Players: T. Bennett, J. Radford, T. Butterworth, J. Vanderfeen, J. Templeton, K. Byard
VICTORIA
Goal Kickers: N. De Steiger 3, T. McKinley 3, J. Lew 3, A. Scott 2, T. Penberthy , M. Rippon , G. Hamilton , H. Lahy , J. Hunt 
Best Players: T. Penberthy, T. Garside, M. Rippon, N. De Steiger, T. McKinley, J. Skene