Grubbers warm up for season

A ruck contest between Ocean Grove and Newcomb players. 165899 Picture: MARK HEENAN MEDIA

The Grubbers warmed up for the 2017 season with a pre-season hit-out against Newcomb at Ocean Grove on Thursday 9 March.
Ocean Grove’s senior and reserve grade players rotated throughout five 15-minute quarters and gained valuable match time.
The game was called off before a sixth 15-minute term commenced due to fading light in warm conditions.
Star recruits played, including new assistant playing Brent Macleod and ex-Colac GFL key position star and premiership player Jake Carmody.
Ocean Grove will play a further two home practice matches at Ray Menzies Oval at Shell Road against Colac on Saturday 18 March and Cobden on Saturday 25 March.
The Grubbers will play their season opener at home against Portarlington on 1 April.