This week we thank Bungaree for making a game possible for the Under 12’s.
The Boys came against a very strong opponent this week and spent the day defending. Matt Coon continued his dominance again being named BOG for the U15’s.
Score 0.0-0 – 24.22-166
Best Players: M. Coon, P. Vogrin, R. Kennedy, N. Davies, D. Muir
The 18’s boy managed only 2 goal against Bungaree, in a game that was though to be winnable for the boys there were never in it from the start. Discipline is something Coaches Matt Newton and Lachy Wrigley have identified they will be working on at this week training.
Score 2.3-15 – 12.6-78
Goal Kickers: B. Ranie 2
Best Players: N. Wrigley, K. Harrison, C. Wrigley, B. Ranie, L. Saligari, K. Ranie
Good on paper but no so on the field was the story of the reserves this week. After a number of withdrawals from Thursday nights side which looks great on paper the reserves managed to scrape together 20 players. Many thanks to those that filled in and played 2 games. Dan Milne was back again and had his kicking boot on landing 2 majors. Nathan “Plates” Duggan was the story of the day playing his 250th club game and showing he’s still got it using his signature 6 o’clock tap when required. Jake Hill played well in his usual courageous fashion and Blake welsh returned to form and showed he’s ready for the top grade again.
Score 2.3-21 – 15.11-101
Goal Kickers: D. Milne 2, C. Petrie
Best Players: J. Hill, D. Milne, B. Welsh, D. Coon, N. Wrigley, P. Coon
Whilst the final score may not have suggested so, it was a much improved game buy the senior side this week. Unlike previous weeks our senior group were able to curb Bungaree’s run when they managed to score a couple in a row which is something coach Johno has been working on the group with throughout training. Unfortunately unable to covert that defense into scoreboard pressure there was many positives to be had. Luke Davidson was strong in defense intercept marking all day assisted well by his team mates and in particular Aedan Thompson who’s rich vein of form continued, winning his 1 on 1’s and using the football well. Brother Josh & Ryan also continued there development across the half back line rebounding and getting plenty of the footy throughout the day. Kyle Raine was terrific competing against a league best and fairest winner in the ruck, at time beating him until he went down with a hamstring injury in the second quarter. The forward continued to show improvement hitting up more then previous weeks which was pleasing to coach Johno. The boys will continue training hard and games like this show that it is beginning to pay off.
Score 4.7-31 – 15.17-107
Goal Kickers: R. Thompson 2, N. Clarke, M. Wrigley
Best Players: L. Davidson, J. Thomas, A. Pickering, J. Thompson , K. Thompson
Score 14 – 45
Playing Bungaree was going to be tough and the girls did us proud – whilst we were beaten ( 14 v 45 ) by a better team on the day we had plenty to be happy about. Three girls from 13 s and under had a chance to get some court time and they did well – Ruby, Kodi and Paige – we thank them for their contributions and efforts to help strengthen our team. Bree worked so well in attack and shot some terrific goals – as did Elly who had more of an impact as game went on. Morgs was strong again through the center and Charlize and Mhiya were quick and used their speed to intercept and feed the ball into the attacking area. The widow twankey award went to Angel who played GK – she was under seize all game and never gave up – she was disciplined and tried her best ! Training will continue next Thursday – we hope Abbey and Tahlia enjoyed their footy today in the inter league team and look forward to seeing them back on the court. Thanks to all who helped make today run smoothly.
Score 25 – 48
Up Against 3rd placed Bungaree who have only lost one game our girls played very well but were outclassed at the end of the day. simple skill errors were capitalized on by Bungaree. The girls matched it with them at times but struggled to sustain the higher level required all game. Karla Leoncini was amazing in defense intercepting passes with seamless effort giving keeping us in the game. Molly Bedwell worked hard all game showing her fitness is certainly there to mix it with the higher placed sides and Chloe Stinchcombe filling for the injured Di Davies played well once the nerves settled. The girls drop out of the 8 after the loss and play an important game next week to keep there chances of making finals alive.
Best Players: Molly Bedwell, Karla Leoncini
Score 23 – 56
Our B grade girls braved the cold and played a tough game against a refined Bungaree team. Although our shooters were accurate and we had many defensive turnovers, we struggled to get the ball from one end of the court to another to convert. We welcomed Tlarnee Lake for the day and she impressed in the defensive end. Awards went to Bri Jury, Chris Hill and Tlarnee Lake.
Best Players: Bri Jury, Chris Hill, Tlarnee Lake
Score 30 – 44
Our A grade team started and finished well, only going down to the 2nd position team by 14 goals. Again, we welcomed Tlarnee to the court, this time in the goal circle with some great attacking movements and notable accuracy. Our awards went to Kacy Wilson, Nikki Bell and Georgia Murray.
Best Players: Kacy Wilson, Nikki Bell, Georgia Murray