Round #10 Match Report

Round #10 Match Report

Last week we hosted Drouin on our patch, with our netballers taking the points across all grades and our U/16 and Reserves footballers doing likewise.  As everyone will be aware, the Senior game was called off 10 minutes into the final term with the Hawks up by 7 points, due to a very severe lower leg injury suffered by Chris Thuring.  The entire TFNC family wishes Chris (and Evelyn) all the best for a speedy recovery; he has been sensational in his first season at the Club.  We would also like to thank Drouin for the respectful way they handled the situation, especially their training staff for their assistance in treating Chris alongside our own wonderful group of trainers. 

Our netballers had a great day with our “Mini Maroons” U/13’s setting the tone with a 55-12 win to consolidate a top 3 spot. Our U/15’s girls gained some breathing space inside the top 5 with a 62-5 victory and our ever improving U/17’s winning 44-23.  The senior teams did not let the junior sides upstage them, with C Grade (45-32), B Grade (53-42) and A Grade (85-36) all taking the points comfortably.  Best players awards to Asha Nightingale, Charlie Hamilton, Emily Scholtes (U/13); Emma Farley, Chelsey Webster, Allyssa Tangi (U/15); Lauryn King-Church, Isabella Bettridge, Chelsea Lawn (U/17); Trax Hanratty, Molly Clavarino Amie Jackson, (C Grade); Lori Scholtes, Cassidy Smith, Heidi Gaudion (B Grade); and Ramayer Gourley, Stacey O’Brien, Taylin Gourley (A Grade).

With our “runner” enjoying a sleep in last week with a later game start, the U/16’s played a very different game to our first meeting, with the young Hawks a much improved team.  We had control for much of the day but were forced to work hard for the win on the back of some hard running and ball movement.  But for some inaccurate kicking by the visitors, the margin would have been closer.  Best were named as Nick Fox, Flynn Kennedy, Reagan McDonald, Hugh Dunbar, Hunter Watson and Kade Ruyters. 

The Reserves had a big win but the final score was not a reflection of the game, with Drouin just not being able to impact on the scoreboard going forward, with our backline holding tight.  With a mounting injury toll, a number of our U/18’s on their week off, stepped in to help out and acquitted themselves well.  A big thank you to them.  Best players were ball magnet Stu Goddard, Wilson Gaudion, Justin Barnes, 3rd’s player Tom Webster (5 goals), Josh Twite and Sam Le Lievre. 

With the loss of 2 of our big game players for indefinite periods after last week’s loss, two youngsters made their Senior debuts (making it 14 for the Season) for the Club.  In a sometimes open, sometimes scrappy game, there wasn’t much between both sides on the scoreboard.  Down by 7 at the main break, we clawed that back to 2 at ¾ time.  As mentioned earlier, the game was “called”, so no one will ever know what would have occurred if it had gone the full distance. Best players being Jackson McMahon, Will Broadbent, Hayden Hector, Michael Jacobsen, Riley Loprese and Ben Johnson. 

Our Youth Girls took on Bairnsdale last Sunday at home and had plenty of the ball in the first half but some wayward kicking (2.9) gave them only a 14 point lead.  Our midfield continued winning the stoppages and providing plenty of supply after the break and with the forward taking better advantage of this, ran out winners by 41 points.  Best were Lily-Rose Williamson, Emmerson Taylor, Matilda Van Berkel, Chelsea Hooper, Molly Van Berkel and Zoe Roberts. 


Sponsors and Life Members                                                                                                                                          Today we welcome a marvellous group of people to the Club, to enjoy a day at the footy and thank them for their contributions, some over many decades.  Without their support, not only our Club but all Community Clubs would not survive.  They may not be known to a lot of the players, parents and supporters, but what they do behind the scenes is invaluable.  A huge thank you to each and every one of you, too many to individualise here. 

This week the Parrots make the trek over the hill and we welcome them warmly, with an action packed day guaranteed.  Good luck to all involved.  

Go Maroons.

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