Round 9 Syd Guildford nominee: Sam Brown

Sam played a scintillating game for the Panthers on Saturday, captaining the side to a huge 97-point win.

He was prolific off half-back and formed a great link with his midfielders.

“I was happy with the way I went, just trying to provide a lot of run and facilitate as many switches as we could,” said Brown.

“There’s still plenty of improvement, but it’s just about getting the processes right at this point.”

A team player at heart, Brown preferred to highlight the Panthers’ achievements over his own.

“I think as a team we responded really well to the initial pressure that Sandgate gave us,” he said.

“They came to play and we had to adjust some things to get our structures right.”

Brown has been a loyal Panther for almost half his life.

He grew up playing junior footy for Centrals in Cairns, before moving to Brisbane at the age of 17.

He slotted straight into the Seniors program at Morningside and the now 31 year-old hasn’t looked back since.

“Best club in Queensland,” he said of his beloved Panthers.

“I love the comradery, the community feel and just love going out on the field with all your best mates”.

With only nine matches to go in the home and away season, Sam believes Morningside’s strong form will be able to take them to the finals.

“Finals footy is what Morningside base themselves off, we love playing finals footy and we’re ready to go.

“I think if we do everything we want to do well, success should be there.”

The Panthers play sixth placed Broadbeach at home this Saturday.

“It’s going to be a tough match, they always come to play us and we’re going to have to play some good football to beat them,” said Brown.

“It will be about getting the initial fundamentals right and then the rest will take care of itself”.

By Josh Cheadle

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