In the Black Diamond Cup, Terrigal Avoca Panthers defeated Killarney Vale Bombers at Adelaide St Oval on Friday May 12, in a match brought forward to allow the Bombers faithful to head to Sydney the following evening to witness their very own Daniel Lloyd make his successful debut for the GWS Giants.
In front of a solid crowd, the Panthers won the match 84 points to 52.
In a match that was very physical, the Bombers had the better of the opening exchanges, and led by 14 points at the first change.
The second term saw Terrigal Avoca flex their muscles kicking five goals to one, including three to coach Mark Skuse, and at the long break, the margin was 13 points.
A highlight of the term was a brilliant snapped goal from the boundary by the Bombers’ Beau Cubillo.
The two teams went goal for goal in the third quarter, and at the final change, the margin was 24 points.
The Bombers made a number of changes in the final quarter, but each time they were able to get a goal, Terrigal Avoca were able to respond, and in the end, the Panthers proved too strong, winning by 32 points.
Former Coach, Chris Bishop, was outstanding for the winners with the damp conditions suiting his style of play.
Corey Billins racked up plenty of touches in the midfield whilst Corbin Bond and Pete Van Dam also had good games.
Skuse finished the game with four goals.
Match report, May 13
Gary Burkinshaw, AFL Black Diamond