In a Round 13 clash of the Smithy's VFL, the Casey Demons narrowly lost to North Melbourne. The Roos held the lead at every break and finished six points ahead. The match remained a closely contested battle, with Casey rallying late but ultimately falling short by a single goal.

The game started with a bang as Lukar Kentfield and Mitch Szybkowski scored early for Casey, setting the tone for a competitive match. However, North Melbourne quickly responded, leading by a goal at the end of the first quarter.

The Demons briefly took control in the second term, but the Roos wrestled back the momentum with five consecutive goals from the second to the third quarter.

Andy Moniz-Wakefield dominated the field for the Dees with a whopping 35 disposals, comprising 22 kicks and 13 handballs. His relentless effort earned him one behind, underscoring his critical role in the team's midfield dynamics.

Mitch White displayed leadership and skill, contributing 27 disposals and capped off his performance with a well-earned goal. His consistent presence on the field was instrumental in keeping the Demons competitive.

Matt Jefferson's goal-scoring prowess was on full display as he slotted an impressive four goals. His performance was pivotal in keeping Casey in the contest, particularly during their late-game surge.

Making a welcome return to the side, Bill Laurie added 19 disposals and a goal to his name. His inclusion bolstered the team’s midfield and forward line, providing a much-needed spark.

Shane McAdam, Eddie King, and Tom Fullarton each contributed a goal, highlighting the team’s diverse attacking options.

The Demons showcased their resilience and fighting spirit, particularly in the latter stages of the game. Despite North Melbourne's strong performance, Casey’s ability to close the gap to within a single kick in the final quarter was commendable. However, the team's defensive lapses at critical moments allowed North Melbourne to maintain their lead and secure the victory.

The Casey Demons will aim to bounce back from this close defeat as they prepare to face the Northern Bullants at Genis Steel Oval next Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 1:05 PM. With key players in form and a strong team effort, the Demons will be eager to return to winning ways.


Casey Demons | 2.5 5.8 8.8 11.11 (77)

North Melbourne | 3.5 8.6 10.10 12.11 (83)


Goals | 4 Jefferson, 1 White, Szybkowski, McAdam, Laurie, King, Kentfield, Fullarton

Key Players | 35 Moniz-Wakefield, 27 White, 21 Billings, 19 Laurie, Edwards

Next Game | V Northern Bullants @ Genis Steel Oval  1:05 PM Saturday 29 June 2024