ACS Over 60s captain Peter Robertson has called ‘for more professionalism, more composure, more focus, more everything’ approaching next Sunday’s big game against Mornington Peninsula Over 60s at Grayden’s Rd.
Despite leading ACS to an emphatic 50 run win against Richmond Union on Sunday, Robertson called the players into a circle immediately afterwards, reviving memories of footy legend Malcolm Blight at St Kilda one night at Docklands.
Telling the team there can be no room for complacency, he said players needed to be better prepared, come on time and take the chances if the side was to enhance its current record of 1-1-1 from the first three rounds of Over 60s competition.
Told by one player to ‘take a look at the scoreboard and see how much we won by Robbo’, Robertson continued his tirade, saying that every player had to somehow improve 5-10 per cent if ‘we were going to match it with the best teams’.
He wants the ACS to have more of a winning culture and is keen for as many of its top players represent Victoria at next month’s Over 60s National Championships.
Players were allowed to stay for a short time afterwards for a beer and a snag before a compulsory rehab session in the cool waters at Port Melbourne beach.
Earlier, the ACS set itself up for its first win of the new summer after openers Phil O’Meara and Graham Anderson added 40 for the first wicket in quick time, allowing ACS to score 4-192, a season-best performance at Richmond’s grassy Citizen Park.
One of the chief selectors of the Victorian Over 60s team Les Quarrell was among the interested spectators.
Round 3 match scores: ACS Over 60s 4-192 c.c (O’Meara 28, Anderson 22, Gibson 19, Browning 27, Piesse 26 (all retired), Robertson 19) d. Richmond Union 6-143 (E. Whitton 29, Piesse 2-24, Robertson 1-15, Stumbles 1-17), by 49 runs at Citizen Park
Pictured: Robbo and Graham Anderson and ‘keeper Steve Kish with Dickie Stumbles