Burnie has exacted revenge on reigning premier Launceston, thrashing the Blues by a mammoth 126 points at West Park this afternoon.
Burnie, which lost to Launceston in last year’s State League grand final, booted 22.17 (149) to Launceston 3.5 (23).
An emotional Russell Robertson has confirmed he won’t be taking part in today’s TSL match in Burnie.
Robertson said he was bitterly disappointed a niggling hamstring strain has kept him on the sidelines.
After playing for St Joseph in the Geelong Football League last Saturday and a special match on ANZAC Day he couldn’t get up for today.
“I was looking forward to playing a senior game at Burnie but this is something that has been around for a while and at 34 years old I just couldn’t pull up as well as I used too.’’
Robertson trained with Burnie on Friday night but found the soreness too much and said he is now managing the injury and hoping to line up soon for the Dockers.
He is currently sitting in the coach’s box watching his team line up.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.