You could forgive a young key forward who had just kicked a career high goal tally on the MCG, a ground he grew up dreaming of playing on, for being a little bit excited after the game.
But 25-year old, Josh Corbett, in just his 19th AFL game, was quick to recognise the impact of his teammates and was grateful for the opportunity to be out there in SUNS colours.
In just his third game for the season Corbett had 16 disposals and eleven marks to go with his career high, four goals.
“I have to give a lot of credit to the other boys, we worked really hard as a team today,” Corbett said.
“Special credit to Hugh Greenwood he gave me one (a goal) in the goal square, so I’ll have to buy him a Coca-Cola later on.”
“As a whole team we were really pleased with our work rate and intensity throughout the whole game.”
“We got out there and got the job done, 4 points for us and most importantly there was lots of contributors across the board, it was a really good team effort.”
Growing up in Warrnambool, country Victoria, playing footy at the MCG was something Corbett had dreamt of growing up.
“It was my first time on the MCG and I had some family and friends in the crowd.”
“It’s pretty special, you always want to play footy on the MCG.”
“It was nice to get there nice and early, couple of hours before the game, and take it all in.”
After personally notching up one of his strongest performances in SUNS colours, Corbett was quick to turn the team’s focus to producing a similar effort in the Round 8 clash against St Kilda.
“We’ve taken a lot of belief out of the past couple of weeks, it’s good to be able to get a couple of wins on the trot and now look forward to playing St Kilda.”
“We understand they’re a really quality outfit, but we believe our structures and our system are good enough to match it with any team in the AFL, if we bring them.”
“Our goal is to now bring that consistently each week.”
The SUNS will be in for another tough assignment if they’re to win a third game in a row, taking on a St Kilda this Saturday afternoon, who are coming off a 69-point victory over Hawthorn.
“At home this weekend, hopefully we can get a nice big crowd to cheer the boys on out at Metricon Stadium.”
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