Special moment for Birre brothers

Sam Moorfoot led Birregurra onto the field with his brother and 100-gamer Jack on Saturday.

Moorfoot brothers Jack and Sam shared a special moment during reigning premier Birregurra’s win over Apollo Bay.

Sam, a popular character around the club, celebrated his birthday by running onto the field alongside Jack who notched up his 100th game for the Saints.

A head knock to the three-time premiership player was the only sour note from a scrappy 10.6 (68) to 5.7 (37) win for Birregurra on Saturday.

Co-coach Glen Darroch said it was pleasing to get a win for playing assistant coach Moorfoot, who is one of only three Saints to play in the club’s 2011, 2016 and 2017 flag triumphs.

“It’s a fair effort, because Jack obviously drives up from Geelong each week and has been coming back to the club for a while now,” Darroch said of Moorfoot’s 100-game milestone.

“He’s one of the leaders for the club, and it was a nice touch for him to have Sam there with him.”

Darroch said club officials were being cautious by taking Moorfoot from the field early in the contest following his head knock.

The news wasn’t so good for the Hawks, who gave the fancied Saints a scare after scoring three unanswered goals to take a 16-point lead into the opening break.

Youngster Jay Diffey was taken to hospital with a severe cut under the eye, while the Bay’s forward stocks were hit with a blow when star recruit Jackson Macleod watched on from the sidelines through injury.

Birregurra put its foot down in the second term, scoring eight of its 10 majors to all but secure a win after only three goals were kicked between both sides in a scrappy second half.

Darroch said it was pleasing his side could respond to a challenge from the “improved” Hawks and put on a damaging 30-minute display in the second quarter.

“It was one of those days where there wasn’t a lot of game plan and skill involved, whoever outnumbered at the contest won,” he said.

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