Courtesy of RA Boyle at australianfootball.com
In the final match for the Round 7 weekend, the football action took us into Sunday afternoon as the Double Blues took on the Bloods at Envestra Park in Unley. The Blues have not taken a win against the Blood 'n' Tars since mid-2011, Westies taking the previous five games including a 56-point win at Richmond in Round 8 and the last match at Unley by seven points in Round 18 in the 2013 season. The Blues were left stung by the Magpies last week, but in front of a huge home crowd at Oxford Terrace, weren't going to let this one get away. Punishment was what lay ahead for the Bloods, the Blues going to work straight away as they kicked 6.4 to Westies' lowly 1.1 to take a 33-point lead at quarter-time. Sturt would add even more pain in the second term, slamming home a further 8.1 to the Bloods' 1.3, the half-time gap stretching out to 73 points. There were very few hard workers for the Bloods this day, only their veterans made any kind of concerted effort as they were overrun by an angry, determined Blues outfit. The Blues could just take it easy from here, almost toying with the Bloods for the rest of the game. The Bloods outscored the Blues in the third term, taking four goals without a miss while the Blues missed several shots to take 3.5. At three quarter-time, the deficit was exactly 12 goals. It was a day to forget for the Westies' faithful, all it took was one half of football to shut them out, the final term saw the Blues add 3.2 to 2.1 to finish the day with a 79-point win. Richard Tambling was named best for Sturt, while the Bloods voted for Tait Silverlock as their standout.