Round #8 Match Report

Round #8 Match Report

Round 8 saw us welcome the Tigers to our “patch” for an eagerly awaited series of games against our great rivals. Results were shared 3 all in the Netball, whilst our footballers had a clean sweep; with the Seniors making it 2 on the trot and retaining the Hunter/Stanistreet Cup, named in honour of two legends of their respective Clubs.   

Over at the Netball, our U/13’s had a 51-10 victory. Our U/15’s (in a 5th vs 6th game) won a tight one 23-21 to give them a bit of breathing space on the ladder in 5th place.  Our U/17 girls came up against the top of the table team and went down 21-32, but played probably their best game for the season.  Although C Grade went down 28-34, B Grade took the points 42-37 leaving both teams in the top 3 heading towards the half way point of the year.  Unfortunately, our A grade went down 57-46, but maintain a top 4 spot in a very even competition. Best players named in each grade were Taylin Gourley, Stacey O’Brien, Ramayer Gourley (A’s); Bec Duddington, Cassidy Smith, Heidi Gaudion (B’s); Traxareq Hanratty, Amy Husson, Liesl Sexton (C’s); Heidi Gaudion, Lauryn King-Church, Milan Maaka (U/17); Sophie Little, Chelsea Webster, Montanna Styles (U/15); Addison Howe, Alice Farmer and Grace Van Tilburg in the (U/13).  

On the footy front, the U/16’s got the day rolling with a solid win.  Very slippery conditions early, but our boys adjusted well and with strong running, marking and defensive pressure took an 8-goal lead in at ½ time.  To Morwell’s credit they more than held their own after the break, with us in the end taking the points by 55.  Best players being Flynn Kennedy, Hudson Walker (4 goals), Riley Adams, Hugh Dunbar, Joel Scholtes and Gabe Wood.   

The 3rd's followed a similar pattern to the earlier game with us 5 goals up at ¼ time, keeping the young Tigers goalless and being up by 43 at ½ time.  The second half was a “scrappy” affair at best, with us running out winners by 59 in the end to hold onto a top 3 spot, with not much separating the top 4 teams.  Best players named were Kaijah Noda, Cohen Ruyters, Darion Duncan, Luis D’Angelo, Caleb Frith and Isaac Copland.   

Cammo has his Reserves running like a finely tuned “Ferrari” at the moment as they continued on their winning way with a big win.  Extending their margin at every break, the big test will come today against the other unbeaten team in Maffra.  Best last week were Tate Marsh, Zac Gray, Josh Twite, Jacob Van Iwaarden, Sam Le Lievre and Jake Bishop.   

The Seniors was a crucial game for both sides to keep in touch for a finals place, and was played like that in a dour, sometimes ugly contest.  ¼ time saw us up by 4 points despite some wayward kicking, but probably the 2nd term decided the game with us kicking 3.1 to a point, to lead by just under 4 goals at the main break.  The 2nd half will not go down in any highlight reels with us kicking 2.12 to Morwell’s 1.5 to give us the win by 35. It was not pretty, but the 4 points on the ladder certainly was. Best were Captain Jackson Hall, Gavin Stevenson, Jackson McMahon, Will Broadbent, Mark Collison and Mitch Mustoe.   

Today we take the short trip north to the Eagles “nest”, to complete the first half of the season.  Both Clubs have numerous teams high on their respective ladders looking to consolidate their positions, with others looking to grab that elusive finals spot.  A “crackin” day both on the Courts and the Oval is ensured.  Good luck to all players, coaches and officials, enjoy the day! 

Go Maroons.   

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