ONLY three players have kicked 100 goals in a Hampden league season since the turn of the century.
Frankie Matthews is one of them.
Matthews, now 44 and a father-of-two, enjoyed his best individual season in 2005.
The Port Fairy full-forward finished with 127 goals, including four in the Seagulls' heart-breaking grand final loss to Terang Mortlake.
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Matthews remembers reaching the ton again Camperdown at Leura Oval but is unsure if the celebrations were premature.
"I think I kicked 11 or 12 that game," he told The Standard this week, some 15 years on from the feat.
"I can remember all the supporters, they came down and stood up on the fence at the back of the hill.
"They were standing on the fence and I can remember I had the shot from straight out in front and to be honest, I thought I missed it, and the goal umpire went over.
"He got mobbed by so many people I think he just gave it a goal. They all ran out onto the field and it (all the adulation) was all a bit embarrassing really."
Matthews, who played football year round for a decade swapping south-west winters for Northern Territory summers, only topped the ton once.
But he fell agonisingly short of a second century playing in the Mininera and District league in 2008.
"I think I kicked a couple of 60s and 70s at Terang and out bush (at Hawkesdale) I finished on 99," Matthews recalled.
"I went out there with Sholly (Brad Sholl) again and we had a good team. I think kicked 90 goals in 11 games but I ripped my hamstring. In the grand final I ended up on 99 and we got beaten there too."
Matthews, who works as a landscaper in Warrnambool, spent eight seasons at Terang and time interstate before joining Port Fairy in 2004.
He spent three seasons as a Seagull before finishing his career at Hawkesdale and Warrnambool and District league club South Rovers.
Matthews compartmentalised when he played against his former club in a grand final in '05. The Seagulls were chasing just their second Hampden league flag.
"At the time I was wearing a Port Fairy jumper so on that day it wasn't hard," he said.
"Port Fairy has been a long time without a premiership and I thought that might have been the year but Terang were just too good.
"I always loved Terang and it was a great club, I just moved on and the rest is history."
Matthews, who is enjoying football retirement with wife Penny and children Ayla, 7, and Charlie, 5, said the disappointment of losing the grand final was the over-riding emotion from that season, not the joy of kicking 100-plus goals.
"That season as much as it was a great season because we didn't win it, you think of it as a bit of a disappointment," he said.
"But as far as individually I reckon I was just lucky that we had a fantastic side with 'Sholly', Ronnie Burns and Josh Walters. There was just a lot of really good kicks and I was just very lucky to be at the end of them. I think I kicked 13 or 14 one game. It is all a bit of blur now."
"I have a lot of family in Port Fairy and my pa (Alec Matthews) was a big Port Fairy supporter and my uncle (Gerry Farley) played in the only premiership side Port Fairy ever had," he said.
"It would be great for the town and footy club for Port Fairy to win one. I hope one day luck will be on their side."