The young Red Devils squad opened the 2018 campaign at home against a strong Mount Vernon team, and were very quickly introduced to the reality of competition at this level. Mt. Vernon scored 4 in the first half, and 4 again in the second half, leading to the 8-nil final score.
The Red Devils worked hard against a bigger, stronger and more experienced team, but those advantages in size, strength and experience proved too much for Richmond to overcome. It was a learning experience that will hopefully prove useful to this young Red Devil side that hopes to make great strides as the year progresses.