Lyon, Yates celebrating 300th club game milestone for Jets

LOYAL: Greg Lyon and Brent Yates are both playing their 300th club games for Strathfieldsaye in the BDCA this round against Bendigo United.
LOYAL: Greg Lyon and Brent Yates are both playing their 300th club games for Strathfieldsaye in the BDCA this round against Bendigo United.

STRATHFIELDSAYE’S first and third XI teams will both have an extra incentive to win when they continue their BDCA games against Bendigo United on Saturday.

The round 13 matches against the Redbacks are the 300th club games for Greg Lyon and Brent Yates.

The pair join only Kristian Rogers in the 300-game club for the Jets, who joined he BDCA in the 1984-85 season.

Lyon’s milestone match is also doubling as his last game in the first XI for Strathfieldsaye, having played his first in 1988-89.

Lyon – a former Jets’ coach – is the club’s first XI record-holder with 255 games.

As well as his contribution on the field for Strathfieldsaye, Yates, who is playing in the third XI, has had a significant involvement off it for the Jets, which includes a five-year stint as president, while he’s currently the club’s junior co-ordinator.

Both Lyon and Yates are life members of the Jets.