The Barbarians opened the day against the Geelong Buccaneers who were coming off a convincing win against the Warriors in week 1.
With a number of missing players for the game the Barbarians were in for a very tough contest.
The Barbarians Offense never got going and the Barbarians Defense were on the field too often and too long.
The Buccaneers looked sharp with their running and passing game and were able to put up 3 scores in 3 series.
The Defense were able to adjust and found themselves able to turn the ball over for the next 4 series as the Buccaneers Offense staying on the field for those 4th down attempts.
Unfortunately the rest of the game was on the Buccaneers terms and the Barbarians went down 55-0 using 3 different Quarterbacks on the day due to injuries.
The Warriors got off to a slow start again facing the Berwick Miners, fresh off a come-from-behind win against the Royals in week 1.
The game was played in wet, cold and muddy conditions where throwing the ball was almost not an option.
QB Dom Dearman attempted several passes, but with each occassion the ball didn’t leave the hands right, falling incomplete each time.
The Warriors running game was not as productive as it usually is against a strong defensive line from the Miners.
In the final play of the first half, QB Dom Dearman attempted a long pass deep to WR Grant Guenther which looked to be intercepted, only to slip through the defender’s hands and into the lap of Grant Guenther for the TD and a 14-0 half time lead.
The second half was very similar to the first as it was a struggle in the conditions to pass and control the ball. There were many Center-QB Snapping fumbles with either the Center or Quarterback struggling to grasp the wet and muddy ball.
The Warriors were able to rush for 2 touchdowns in the second half. The first a 30 yard Touchdown run by RB Luke Jackson, the other a 5 yard Touchdown by QB Dom Dearman who scrambled after a broken play and stiff armed an opponent to the ground allowing him to walk in.
Final Score 30-0.
Next week will see both the Barbarians and Warriors back in Endevour Hills. The Warriors take on the young Bendigo Dragons who are hot after their first victory against the Royals, whilst the Barbarians take on the Berwick Miners who are looking to atone for their loss against the Warriors.