The Black Hawk
It was a tough day at the office for the Reserves on Saturday, outgunned by a slick Old Trinity outfit to the tune of 74 points.
With the Phoenix having the week off via a forefiet from Old Melburnians, many of the boys were called upon to cover injuries and also players who had been called up to the senior side.
The opening exchanges gave an indication of what was to come for most of the game, with Trinity booting six goals to one in the first term.
After taking stock at quarter time, the Blacks were able to make the game more of an arm wrestle in the second quarter, with both sides kicking a goal each. The Blacks could have possibly been a touch closer at the main break, with seven scoring shots in the first half yielding just two majors.
Two third quarter goals offered some encouragement to the visitors, but Trinity remained in full control with another half a dozen goals of their own.
The bleeding was stemmed somewhat in the final term as the Blacks kept the T's to just the four goals while adding another of their own, but the damage had already been done.
In what were some positive signs, Jordan Tunbridge played arguably his best game for the season in the ruck, collecting possessions at will around the ground and thoroughly outclassing his Trinity opponents.
Thomas Monkhouse, Harry King and Tom Peyton battled manfully in the midfield for most of the day while Ed King also showed some dash with ball in hand.
It's not an ideal time to be running into the undefeated Uni Blues Reserve side next week, but hopefully a few players due back from injury will aide the cause.
Goals: H. King, Nunan, Monkhouse, McKenzie, Harris
Best: Tunbridge, E. King, Mills, Monkhouse, Peyton, H. King