Melton loses big forward Grigg

Gus Grigg on the move again to play with former home club Moama
Gus Grigg on the move again to play with former home club Moama

Gus Grigg is leaving Melton in the Ballarat Football League after just one season.

Grigg is returning to his original home club Moama in the Murray league.

A former North Ballarat Rooster in the VFL, he arrived at the Bloods with a fanfare as a key goalkicking forward from Aberfeldie in the Essendon District league.

Grigg struggled to find his best with Melton – saving some of his better football for late in the season when the Bloods made a charge at the finals.

He joins former coach Brad Murphy, Michael Liciardo, Mark Maric, Brock McGregor, Matthew Polan, Nathan Wallace, Damon Falzon and Dillon Sharp among departures for new non-playing coach Aaron Tymms to deal with.

On the plus side, Williamstown 22-year-old Jake Greiser is taking on Melton as his home club.

From Keilor and a former Western Jet, Greiser was a big improver for the Seagulls last year – playing 16 VFL games as close checking  “lock-down” defender.