Round #18 Match Report

Round #18 Match Report

Under glorious sunny skies last week, we welcomed the Eagles to our patch, with us taking the honors 4-2 on the courts and sharing the spoils on the oval.  Both of our junior footy teams have earned a week off (much needed by the 3rds) for finishing top of the table, well done to all.  In the U/16’s, an 11 goal opening “blitz” against a depleted opposition set the tone for the game, extending their lead at each break to take the points comfortably.  Best were Jacob Cunico (7 goals), Kade Ruyters, Hunter Watson, Ryan Wilson, Harvey Howe and Sam Hallyburton.   

Taking on 3rd placed Maffra, the U/18 boys were on a mission and jumped the young Eagles early to be up by 27 at the first change.  Maffra regrouped and it was goal for goal in the middle terms, before our guys kept them scoreless in the final term, whilst booting 4 themselves to finish off with a solid victory.  Best players were Thomas Webster, Darion Duncan, Liam Deering, Cohen Ruyters, Jayson Musgrove and Luis D’Angelo.   

It was first v second in the “magoo’s” with Maffra in control for most of the game, kicking 5 in the opening stanza to our 2, with the second term much more even on the scoreboard.  The second half saw our guys battle manfully against a “slick” opposition who extended their lead in both quarters to run out winners by 6 goals.  Best were named as Thomas McMahon, Wilson Gaudion, Justin Barnes, Ben Cheetham, Rick Battista and Bobby Marshall.    

In the Seniors, despite missing a few of their stars, Maffra showed why they are top of the ladder with an ominous (but inaccurate) opening terms to be all over us early.  To our inexperienced teams credit, they did not lay down, but worked hard and kept plugging away, keeping the margin in check at the same time.  Whether the “Eagles” put the cue in the rack or not, we outscored them in the 2nd half in a great sign going forward to eventually go down by 7 points.  Best were Jackson Hall, Mark Collison, Adam Jaensch, Haydn Hector, Dylan Loprose and Chance Doultree.   

Over on the courts our A Grade ladies had a tight tussle over their lower placed opposition, before taking the points (52-43), whilst our B Graders will enjoy a week off after a big (70-33) win.  C Grade had another 1-point loss (33-34) and unfortunately just missed a finals spot as did our U/17 girls who finished off the season well with a hard fought win (40-38).  The U/15 girls went down (26-47) to the 2nd placed Eagles to finish 5th on the ladder and our U/13 “mini maroons” had a great win (37-34) over 2nd placed Maffra to hold onto 3rd position and the double-chance in finals.  Awards to Ramayer Gourley, Caitlan Ponton, Stacey O’Brien (A); Alyce Murphy, Bree Guttridge, Kasey Guttridge (B); Amy Husson, Amie Jackson, Loren Ponton (C Grade); Lauryn King-Church, Heidi Gaudion, Isabelle Bettridge (U/17); Emma Farley, Montanna Styles, Chelsea Webster (U/15); Ava Melbourne, Charlie Hamilton and Grace Van Tilburg (U/13).  

Congratulations – Milan Maaka (100 Junior Games) 

A wonderful effort and well done from all at TFNC.   

Youth Girls  

Last Sunday our Youth Girls took on the reigning Premiers Sale-City and after an even 1st quarter, our girls kicked up another gear booting 6 goals to none to record a 31-point victory; and a berth in the Grand Final at Stratford on the 8th September.  Best players were Matilda Van Berkel, Lily-Rose Williamson, Chelsea Hooper, Molly Van Berkel, Emmerson Taylor, Paris Tracey and Jorja Halsall.  

Dates to Remember 

Vote Count – Sunday 22nd September – Further details to come.                                                                                                       

Presentation Night – Thursday 26th September – See Club FB page for more details.   

This weekend 3 of our teams will enjoy a rest before resuming their quests for a flag, with 3 of our netball teams and our Reserves footballers aiming to take the next step forward.  Good luck to our 4 sides, and indeed all that are competing in the first week of finals.   

Go Maroons! 

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