Casey Scorpions News

Hutchison heads up Scorpions

From the Berwick News

Reported by Marc McGowan
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Picture: Stewart Chambers.JUST over a month after Peter Banfield’s controversial departure, the Casey Scorpions have announced former Melbourne utility Greg Hutchison as their new senior head coach.

The appointment was confirmed on Tuesday after a procession of coaches had been interviewed.

Former St Kilda star and two-time Narre Warren premiership coach Austinn Jones was notified on Monday that he had not been offered the job.

Jones is now a prime candidate for the vacant Gippsland Power TAC Cup coaching post.

Hutchison, 50, played 96 games and kicked 21 goals for the Demons from 1975-84, and also had a 13-game stint as caretaker coach of the club in 1997 after Neil Balme was sacked.

He has been involved in a variety of roles as an assistant coach at Australian Football League (AFL) level with Richmond and the Kangaroos since 1999.

3SER Casey FM Match of the round review

3SER Casey FM Match of the round review

Reported by Anthony Brady

In the first of a big double-header Round 17 VFL weekend on 3SER 97.7FM Casey Radio, Casey Scorpions have continued their late run to the finals by defeating Port Melbourne by 39 points at TEAC Oval on Saturday.

In a stunning performance, the Scorpions could only manage 12 straight behinds in the first half, before finding their kicking boots and consigning Port Melbourne to their fifth lost in their past six games. Conversely, Casey have now five of their past six.

Despite Casey's early kicking woes, conditions at TEAC Oval were quite good for football. The sky was overcast, but no rain came, and the wind favouring the Williamstown Road end was not that strong, worth only one-to-two goals.

The crowd figure at TEAC Oval was quite poor, numbering only approximately 700-800, and with AFL Victoria chief Peter Schwab in attendance, he will be wondering how he can improve on those sort of numbers.

The toss was won by stand-in Scorpions captain Troy Makepeace, who elected to kick with the slight breeze going towards the Williamstown Road end.