In his first senior sport in two seasons, a St Albans star ensured his facet acquired off to the proper begin within the Essendon District league.
St Albans goes to study loads in 2023.
Embarking on its first season within the Essendon District league, after crossing from the Western Area competitors, the Saints are nonetheless attempting to determine the place they match of their new competitors
All of it acquired off to the proper begin on Saturday with a 20.16 (136) to six.8 (44) thumping of Glenroy regardless of trailing by 16 factors on the first break.
And it was a person who missed all of final season, Ajdin Elkasovic, who did a lot of the harm ahead of the footy.
Elkasovic completed with 5 targets, whereas Mason Dipetta added 4, because the Saints stamped their authority on Division 1 and emerge as an early season finals contender.
St Albans coach Zammy Muhtari stated it had been an fascinating begin to the season.
“The entire scenario for us is an unknown,” he stated.
“We are able to attempt to do as a lot homework as potential on opposition groups and it’s the identical for them, however it may be troublesome with out really enjoying these groups.
“Final yr we used over 50 guys in our senior facet, and there was solely about 5 or 6 new faces in Saturday’s crew. Plenty of guys who performed didn’t get many alternatives on account of damage final yr.
“Elka is a type of, he’s acquired a full pre-season below his belt after a fairly unhealthy damage on the finish of the 2021. We all know what he can convey when he’s absolutely match.”
St Albans had been in a position to break the sport open after halftime booting 12 targets to 2 with Andre Srour, Bailee Revell, Patrick Taban and Victor Micallef all impressing.
Muhtari credited his facet’s midfield work for serving to to swing the match of their favour.
“It’s easy however first use gave us momentum,” he stated.
“And importantly we had been in a position to end off our work. The boys discovered their mojo about midway by means of the second quarter and had been in a position to kick on from there.”
Subsequent the Saints will face acquainted foe Deer Park.
Initially printed as Ajdin Elkasovic boots 5 in St Albans victory over Glenroy