Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Ashburton: Theo’s match report

Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Ashburton

Alfred Crescent (home)

8:30 am

by Theo Harms


IT WAS COLD. REALLY COLD. The moon was sinking below the horizon. It was big, round and smooth, impossible to miss just above the trees.

Q1: When the siren sounded, no one ran very fast, because it was TOO COLD! We won the toss and were kicking to the playground end. Johnny started the game really well – he ran around a lot.

Ashburton were going good and were hard to get past. They blocked off any goals we tried to kick and as the ball came back it ended up going through the behinds.

Q2: Marlo was in the ruck the whole game and I did not see him lose a tap. We had started to warm up and were starting to speed up too. We had finally managed to kick a goal. The scores were 1-2 to 1-2 (along the way). After a few more minutes both teams had scored a goal and a behind, so we were still even. We scored again.

Q3: H had started to break through Ashburton’s tackles and was soon free running with the footy. That allowed us to lead out and receive a kick and get the ball into our forward line, but they were really good defenders. At the end of the quarter, we had booted a few straight kicks through the goals.

Fourth quarter = BEST QUARTER EVER!!!!!!!!! We tapped the ball straight from the ruck, blasted it down the scoring zone, and through the two grand goal posts. And then just … repeat that about 9 or 10 times! As the last siren sounded the scores (definitely not even) were 13-3-81 to 2-3-15!

Because it was Mothers’ Day, Roman’s mum Lucy had baked everyone’s mum a cupcake. It was also Joey’s birthday so after we sang the Fitzroy song we also sang happy birthday to Joey.


Fitzroy Under 10-3            13.3.81
Ashburton                            2.3.15


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About John Harms

John Harms is a writer, broadcaster, publisher, historian, speaker and teacher. He loves stories.


  1. The start was so sad, for a second there I thought that it was a story. I loved it though. Great job. Very impressed.

  2. Love the pictures looks like a great game Theo.

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