AFL Preseason – Geelong v Essendon: JLT Community Series hits Colac

My sandwiches are made, one round of ham and mustard, another of ham and cheese, drink bottle filled with chilled water, some snacks of grapes, apples and oranges are gathered, and all are packed into my backpack along with my phone wallet, and finally tickets for the match.






GEELONG           4.2    7.5    14.6  15.7 (97)

ESSENDON        4.0    8.2    10.3  15.11 (101)



About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Luke Reynolds says

    G’day Colin,
    What a great day at the Central Reserve. The Colac FNC and the Colac Otway Shire deserve every accolade for running such a successful event. The playing surface was immaculate, the upgrades on the other side of the boundary make it a superb venue.
    We were constantly reminded of the free kick tally by a vocal female Bomber fan behind us!
    As a neutral enjoyed the game and the event. The quality big guys in red and black all over the ground, plus the speed of several of your smaller guys, will see a big 2018 for Essendon I’m sure.

  2. Luke Reynolds says

    Did Ben get Z.Merrett’s autograph?

  3. Colin Ritchie says

    Thanks for the comments Luke. Yes, it certainly was a great day for Colac, and hopefully sets them up for future type games. Unfortunately, Ben didn’t get Zach’s autograph but hopefully we can remedy that in the future.

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