THE age old tale of David and Goliath was played out again at Dahl Turf on Saturday as Hamilton defeated Macarthur in the Bendigo Bank HDCA A grade match that saw the Demons tumble from the top of the premiership ladder.
As Hamilton (last on the ladder) took the role of David, the top placed Demons were, of course, Goliath and were expected to dismiss the young Hamilton team from their presence such was the gap between the two on the premiership ladder.
Having put 9-192 on the board last weekend, Hamilton was well in the match at the start of the day as it took to the field in a determined effort to record only its third victory of the season.
The only regular member of the Macarthur not team not in attendance was Bingham Jarrett, but he had done the job the previous week with the ball so it was up to the rest of the team to record victory and remain at the top of the ladder.
Michael Brilley and Josh Purcell opened the innings and they were intent on giving the Demons a solid start.
They took the shine from the new ball as they saw off the opening bowlers, Aaron Jenkins and Anthony Read, and took the score to 45 before Cam Templeton struck to have Brilley (19) caught by Marcus Heyne.
Full story in The Spectator on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.