A strong and full Senator line-up saw 16 eager young man chomping at the bit to get stuck into local rivals Oxford Bulls in their first league encounter of the season. A stirling and rousing speech by Hutts before the game had the desired effect and the Senators quickly settled down to some goal-scoring fun. Markey Mark in particular was please with his new Kookaburra stick thanks to our in-team supplier Ed, and netted three goals before half-time.
Such was the pace of the Senators attacks that our umpire couldn't keep up and injured himself trying desperately to stay level with play. Luckily the broad skill base within the team allowed Dutch to take over the umpiring responsibilities without significantly weakening the defence for a second week running.
Half time came with a satisfactory 4-0 score-line, but the many changes and stoppages did disrupt the goal flow a little bit.
After half time Markey Mark went out to prove that his old stick really was better than the new one by slotting another 4, while Boots used all sorts of feeble excuses and the goal post at least once to prevent completing his hat-trick. Chrissie Mac completed the scoring, but not before H demonstrated an extra-curricular Norwegian hack to the delight of the fans attending his usual Saturday afternoon wood-chopping class, allowing the opposition their single moment of glory.
Final whistle came at 10-1, time to rub the opposition faces in it in the bar.