CAMPBELL Brown hasn’t ruled out another appearance for Ballan after a narrow defeat in his high-profile debut for the Blues on Saturday.
The Hawthorn premiership player and former Gold Coast Sun told The Courier he would love to make time during a busy media schedule for a return to the Central Highlands Football League later in the season.
“I’ll have to check what the plans are because I’m fairly busy on Saturday nights doing a few interstate games, but I’m sure that (Ballan coach) Mark (Williams) and I will keep in contact throughout the season and I might come back up for a game,” Brown said after the Blues’ five-point defeat to Waubra.
“The boys made me feel really welcome and they are a great bunch of guys so I really enjoyed it, but just a bit disappointed we couldn’t get the four points.
“I definitely wouldn’t rule (a return) out. I wouldn’t mind coming back and playing (Waubra) again. Get revenge.”
Brown, drawn to the club through his association with Williams, who he played in a Hawks flag with in 2008, didn’t set the game alight, but did show glimpses of his class throughout the day. He was closely marked by the Roos, but still offered a target up forward and did plenty of good things during the day. He missed out on a goal, but took the focus off some of the Blues’ other forwards, who were able to have an influence on the match.
“It was really good. I thought both teams had a crack and put their bodies on the line,” Brown said.
“We changed a few things up at half time which we needed to address and we got back into the game.
“We really fought the game out and had a couple of chances to pinch it late, which we didn’t take. All in all it was a good game of footy.”
The Central Highlands league now breaks for Easter, with round three set to kick off with two Anzac Day games on Friday, April 25.
Other round two results were: Bungaree 20.15 (135) defeated Newlyn 4.2 (26), Buninyong 19.10 (124) defeated Clunes 5.7 (37), Springbank 16.12 (108) defeated Creswick 9.5 (59), Skipton 34.35 (239) defeated Smythesdale 1.3 (9) and Carngham-Linton 18.13 (121) defeated Rokewood-Corindhap 14.8 (92).
Dunnstown will host Gordon in the sole Sunday fixture of the round tomorrow.