A TERANG Mortlake teenager was the bright spark on a disappointing day for Greater Western Victoria Rebels.
Bloods utility Isaac Wareham impressed Rebels talent manager Phil Partington in their 13.5 (83) to 9.7 (61) loss to Northern Knights at MARS Stadium on Sunday.
“Isaac has continued to develop and was in our best players,” he said.
Isaac has continued to develop and was in our best players.Phil Partington
“He’s improving each week and ended up with 16 possessions so we are happy with him.
“He probably needs a rest shortly but he’s running well and delivering the ball.”
Partington said TAC Cup debutant Emmanuel Ajang showed glimpses.
The South Warrnambool teenager was the fifth Rooster to play for the Rebels in 2018.
“The first game was an adjustment for him but he showed athletic traits,” he said.
“He played half-back and half-forward. We didn’t expect 20-plus possessions out of him. He’ll be better for it.”
Partington lamented the Rebels’ overall performance.
“To be honest, it was a winnable game for us,” he said.
“We didn’t capitalise on our opportunities. We fumbled the ball, didn’t keep our feet. We had 10 players who had 10 possessions or less so we were relying on too few again.”