Round #7 match report

Round #7 match report

Last week we headed west to take on the Gulls on their patch, sharing the spoils 2 all on the footy ground, whilst our netballers took the honours 4-2, with our A Graders lowering their colours for the first time this season to a strong Warragul outfit. 

Our U/16 footballers took on the only other unbeaten team with barely a goal separating the teams for the most part of the game.  A tough contest with both sides hard at the ball all day in the slippery conditions; it was us down by 2 points at the final change.  Warragul were just that bit cleaner with the ball and worked that little bit harder in the critical situations to maintain that margin at the final siren.  Best Players were Nick Fox, Hunter Watson, Jacob Cunico, Reagan McDonald, Thomas Hamilton and Hugh Dunbar.

In the 3rds, both sides were down on numbers and required U/16 “top up” players to help out. In a carbon copy of the earlier game, scores were tight throughout, with neither side giving an inch, with the young “Gulls” leading by 4 points at ¾ time. Down to one on the bench, due to further injuries, made it a hard task for our boys and with repeated forward entries in the final term from Warragul, which resulted in 4 goals to nil, gave them the win by 32 points.  A tough day at the office for our guys with Best Players being Kade Ruyters (backing up after playing U/16), Jayson Musgrove, Kaijah Noda, Adrian Foley, Lewis Noble and Caleb Frith.  

Yet another close, hard fought tussle in the Reserves with goals at a premium.  Warragul up by a point, scores level at ½ time, and Warragul up by 3 at the final break show what an arm wrestle the game was.  In the end, probably a little bit more composure in the last 10 minutes with us scoring 2 goals while keeping them goalless for the term got us over the line by 12 points to remain the Clubs only unbeaten team heading into Round 8.  Best were Jake Bishop, Sam Le Lievre, Tom Dunn, Lachy Davison, Luke Johnson and Jason Garrett.  

With the Seniors being given the “enjoy yourselves” mantra, they took this on board and played their most complete game for the season.  Trusting team mates, wording hard for each other and far better use of the ball both by hand and foot being the highlights.  Up by 7 points at ¼ time and 27 at the main break, a 7 goal ¾ term blew the game open before running out comfortable winners in hopefully a sign of things to come.  In a very even team effort, best were named as Mark Collison, Jackson Hall, Chris Thuring, Riley Loprese and the Williams “brothers”, Matt and Ewan.  

Over at the netball our “mini Maroons” U/13’s consolidated their top 3 spot on the ladder with a 53-8 win, with the U/15 girls also comfortable winners 43-9.  The U/17’s now have 2 wins on the trot but are giving both Ramayer and the parents a nervous time with another “nailbiter” winning by 1 point (33-32) again.  C Grade went down 26-46, B Grade with a 53-44 win hold onto a top 2 position, while as mentioned early, our A Grade ladies went down 44-51. Awards went to Grace Van Tilburg, Ava Melbourne, Addison Howe (U/13); Emma Farley, Molly Van Berkel, Montanna Styles (U/15); Matilda Van Berkel, Isabella Bettridge, Alannah Webster (U/17); Amy Husson, Loren Ponton, Sophie Membrey (C Grade); Alyce Murphy, Chelsea Livingstone, Rebecca Duddington (B Grade) and Ramayer Gourley, Kate French, Stacey O’Brien (A Grade). 

9’s Reunion – Today
TFNC welcomes back to the Club today, Premiership Players from ’69, ’89, ’99, and ’09 seasons as well as officials and supporters.  To all who attend, enjoy the day!
Today we welcome the “old enemy”, our closest neighbours in Morwell to the Rec Reserve.  No matter where any teams sit on their respective ladders, matches are keenly contested as befitting our rivalry.  Good luck to all players and coaches involved today. 

Go Maroons!

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