Best Game Yet For Brolic

The Development squad’s Round 4 win over Frankston on the weekend proved to be new recruit Anthony Brolic’s best game thus far.

In a game where the group dominated the majority of the game, Brolic was able to showcase his hard work as a young player, collecting a total of 38 possessions.

With eight contested possessions and five tackles for the day, Brolic showed his determination as a midfielder. This was also displayed through Brolic’s work at the stoppages, managing five clearances around the ground.

Gathering six inside 50s for the day, Brolic also provided teammates with plenty of scoring opportunities, boasting a total of nine marks and a great contested one in the forward 50 late in the game.

After spending the majority of past games in the backline for Box Hill, Sunday provided an opportunity for Brolic to prove his skill as a midfielder.

“The midfield is my strong point but I’m happy to play anywhere. Matty (Coach Matt Adolph) has had me playing down back for the first couple of games, but I knew if I could get my shot in the midfield I would grab it with both hands.”

“I think I played pretty well, but I think all the midfielders really played their role today. We just knew we had to be hard at the ball and around the contests.”

Although Box Hill recorded their third win of the season on Sunday, the Development group was unable to put together a strong effort for the entire match.

“We haven’t put together a consistent four-quarter effort yet so we really needed to work on that.”

“We always want to get a good start on the board and get the other team on the back foot. The first two quarters were outstanding, then the third quarter we were just a bit slow and Frankston came back at us.”

“We didn’t perform well in the third quarter, so that wasn’t a tick. We just had to go back to basics and play our good consistent footy.”

“We had to come out strong in the last quarter and we managed to finish them off. We played three quarters so now we’ve just got to work on that.”

Looking forward, Brolic says that even though the team has a bye on the weekend, the work does not stop for the group.

“We just have to recover well. We can also have a really good review of the third quarter and see where we went wrong and then come back the week after and hopefully put in a four-quarter effort against Werribee.”

Brolic’s continued development as a player will be something closely watched by many.

 

Photo Credit: Jenny Owens

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