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Ollie Henry Scores Classy Goal in Debut for Geelong After Controversial Trade



A New Chapter for Ollie Henry

Ollie Henry made his debut for Geelong on Friday night, after a contentious trade from Collingwood in October last year. Despite citing homesickness as the reason behind his trade, the 20-year-old was jeered by Magpies fans both before and during the game. But that didn’t stop him from making an impact on the field.

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A Classy Goal Silences Collingwood Fans

Midway through the second quarter, Henry took a mark inside 50 to more jeers from Collingwood supporters. Despite the noise, the classy forward nailed his set-shot and gestured and screamed at Collingwood fans in the crowd, putting his hands towards his ears — as if to say ‘I can’t hear you’.

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A Turnaround in Fortunes

However, minutes later, Henry went from hero to zero when Collingwood skipper Darcy Moore stopped him from a certain goal. Henry was deep in the forward pocket and was strolling towards a seemingly easy goal before a desperate Moore sprinted and lunged at his former teammate, bringing him down with a perfect tackle to win a holding the ball free kick. As Pies fans went ballistic, Moore pushed Henry into the turf to let him know how much he’d just stuffed up.

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Loved by Fans and Commentators Alike

Despite the tumultuous start to his Geelong career, Henry’s performance on the field did not go unnoticed. Four-time premiership Hawk Jordan Lewis told Fox Footy, “what I’ve loved is he hasn’t shied away from it. He’s been entertaining … even that shot for goal when he goes to the crowd. He’s involved, which is good to see.”

Overall, Henry’s debut for Geelong was a rollercoaster of a ride. From being jeered by former fans who were angry about his trade, to scoring a goal that silenced their boos, and finally being thwarted by his former teammate, it was a night to remember for the young forward. Only time will tell if he will become a key player for his new team, but he has certainly made an impression in his first game in the blue and white hoops.



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