Round #5 match report

Round #5 match report

Round 5 saw Wonthaggi visit the “Rec Reserve” on a day that we had our unbeaten A Grade netballers and the Club in general, celebrate Caitlan Ponton’s 200th Senior game; and our Senior Footballers give Tim his first victory as coach.  

On the courts, our u/13 and u/15 girls were both sitting mid-ladder, so the strong victories by both (37-15 and 34-19) respectively were well needed heading into Round 6 against teams in a similar position.  Our u/17’s just missed again by 4 points (27-31) but are improving by the week.  Our senior ladies have only dropped 2 games between them all season and they continued on their winning ways with A Grade (64-25), B Grade (61-31) and C Grade (46-35) all getting the job done comfortably.  Awards went to Lucy Traill, Asha Nightingale, Charlie Hamilton (u/13), Amity Blair, Montana Styles, Allyssa Tangi (u/15), Lauryn King-Church, Isabella Bettridge, Milan Maaka (u/17), Molly Clavarino, Loren Ponton, Annie Little (C Grade), Nicole Jennings, Bree Guttridge, Alyce Murphy (B Grade), and Ramayer Gourley, Caitlan Ponton, Kate French (A Grade).

The u/16’s started the day off well on the football side of things with Troy’s team playing their most complete game for the season.  In blustery conditions, the boys accurate kicking was a feature as was their team work, to keep their winning run intact.  Better players in a fine all around team effort were Kade Ruyters (6 goals), Nick Fox, Flynn Kennedy, Hunter Watson, Jacob Cunico (5 goals) and Harvey Howe. 

Our 3rds started off slowly against a smaller “Power” side to be 4 points down at ¼ time, but a 5 goal to nil second term gave them a handy lead at the main break.  This form continued after half-time as they extended the margin in each quarter for a solid win.  Lewis Noble (12 goals) had a day out and was named best along with Liam Deering, Poshang Akram, Peter Strong, Kaijah Noda and Tom Webster. 

Cammo has the Reserves team playing a good solid brand of footy at the moment as they continued on their winning run.  We pulled away further at each break against a never give up Wonthaggi.  Best players were named as Ben Johnson, Zac Gray, Jake Sishop, Luke Johnson, Rob Wilkie and Trent Morrow.

With both Conor Ambler and Mitch Mustoe late “outs” to the selected Senior team, our boys knew it would be a tough day against a bigger sized “Power” outfit.  Losing “Collo” early didn’t help matters, and with drizzly rain at times, the game turned into a slog with both sides hard at the ball and goals were like gold. We inched that little bit further ahead at each break to lead by 3 goals at ¾ time and Wonthaggi (as expected) came hard in the final term.  Our guys held firm using Tim’s instructions to get the elusive first victory and put smiles on the faces of the Coaching Staff and Players alike.  Some of our first year Seniors (12 debuts in the first 4 rounds) getting the chance to sing the Club song.  In a very even team effort, better players were Hayden Hector, Conor Little, Cam Whiteoak, Michael Jacobsen, Chrus Thuring and Jackson Hall.

Today we travel up the highway to “Redleg” land, a known “hoodoo” ground for many a visiting team.  We will need to bring our “A” game to each match over the day in both Netball and Footy, as none will be easy!  Good luck to all competing today.

Go Maroons. 

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