Blues, Green celebrate in winning style

IT WAS  day of celebration yesterday at Windsor Park with Launceston celebrating Beau Green's record-breaking 254th senior game for the club in style with its best win of the State League season.

The Blues used Green's special occasion as extra motivation and recorded a big 80-point victory over Devonport.

In a fine display of sportsmanship, players from both teams formed a guard of honour for Green as he was chaired off the ground after the final siren to the applause of the Launceston supporters.

Green showed there was plenty of life left in his 32-year-old legs being one of the Blues' best in the victory and capping off club record game with a fairytale finish. Being moved from his usual role in defence to full-forward by coach Scott Stephens in the final quarter, he made the most of the opportunity to pull down a strong mark and slotted through a rare goal, being mobbed  by every one of his teammates after the kick.

The Launceston changerooms were packed after the game in his honour with Stephens, another great servant of the club, describing his long-time teammate and friend as the greatest clubman he had known.

Launceston and Devonport players form a guard of honour as teammates Brennan Savage and Scott Stephens chair game record-breaker  Beau Green off the ground after his  254th game for the Blues yesterday at Windsor Park. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Launceston and Devonport players form a guard of honour as teammates Brennan Savage and Scott Stephens chair game record-breaker Beau Green off the ground after his 254th game for the Blues yesterday at Windsor Park. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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