Football/Netball - Round Five vs Chelsea

Round 5 VS Chelsea













Goal Kickers: J. Calder 3, C. Baker 2, S. Seager 2, J. Miller, M. Gay, B. Bird, D. Whelan, B. Smeeton, J. Halsall
Best Players: J. Calder, M. Gay, C. Baker, J. Miller, S. Seager, B. Bird

We headed up to Chelsea after a couple of tough weeks at home, looking to get ourselves back in the winner’s circle. The addition of Mick Gay and Jimmy Cameron were going to help us out through the midfield, but the loss of Brendan DeRuyter and Jai Haddock from the week before didn’t help. We started kicking into a 5 goal wind and got off to a great start leading at quarter time. Mick Gay was dominating the ruck with Joel Miller and Chris Baker getting plenty of the ball underneath him. We took a 20 point lead into half time which was cut down during the third quarter to a 1 point deficit going into the last. Jackson Calder played his best game for the year giving us a great option all over the forward line, and with Stuart Seager started to control the last quarter, eventually getting over the line by 5 goals. Broden Bird (playing his first game for the club) and twin brother Kalen, showed plenty of courage and look to be great prospects for the future. All in all , good win and we hope the we can roll that into next week against Langwarrin.















Goal Kickers: L. Pellissier 3, P. Hampton 2, H. Cameron, B. Tomczak, A. Debernardi
Best Players: A. Debernardi, B. Westbrook, S. Doran, J. Brown, H. Cameron


As we headed down the highway to play Chelsea at at their home ground, with a 4 goal wind going towards the southern end of the ground to which we were kicking to in the 1st quarter. 

The first quarter was in our favour as we kicked with the wind and battled hard but unfortunately we went into quarter time 2 goals down, and did not utilise the advantage we had with the wind. 

Second Quarter was always going to be hard but the boys pushed really hard and ran the ball up into the wind to only be down by 3 goals at half time which was extremely encouraging. 

The start of the third quarter we needed to put some goals on the board and managed to be one goal up at 3/4 time.

With the last quarter on its way it was gonna be hard kicking into the wind, Chelsea got a run on and kicked a few goals but it was really pleasing that the boys stuck at it and also kicked some goals against the wind. 

After sitting down and looking at the game we got beaten badly around the stoppages and need to work on our run and carry around the ground. 

Again, I would like to thank the under 19's that helped out on Saturday as players and runners for the Reserves.

Also it was good to have some solid contributions from New Players Craig Lovick, Travis Brisbane and Aiden Debernardi. The more work we do on the track as a unit the better we will get.



UNDER 19’s













oal Kickers: L. Gorka 2, L. Hewitt 2, L. Sevcik 2, J. Small 2, B. Harding, L. O''Sullivan, L. Ambler
Best Players: L. Ambler, A. Williams, Q. Christy, J. Wells, L. Hewitt, L. O''Connor

With a couple of boys pulling out late Thursday our ruck division was once again depleted. Webby and an injured Ando filled in here manfully but overall Chelsea killed us around the stoppages and were able to clear the ball from most situations. Once the ball cleared to space our speed was able to wrestle back control. Our back line worked as well as we could have hoped for and cleared the ball time after time. Special mention to Luke Ambler and Ash Williams who stood up under constant attack early in the game. The greatest positive to come out of the day is the improvement that is yet to come from this group. Different names are starting to bob up on our best players list as we continue to look for four quarter efforts across our list


D Grade


 23 def 20 


C Grade


 20 def by 43 


B Grade


 16 def by 43 


A Grade


 14 def by 33 



Good job Bodsy. Jinxed the day with quote at 8am “What a beautiful day. Sun is shining and not a breath of wind.”  Maybe not at 8am but certainly was at 12pm.  Our visit to Dingley courts, albeit a good day on the winning list, but not for the sun and wind burn received. We welcomed another junior, Sophie Baker, who is a versatile tall defender or shooter. Ainsley and Bec put lots of pressure on opponents with Steph accurate in goals. It took us until the second half, again, to settle and we beat the Seagulls 14 to 8 in D grade, only going down by 3. With a “mixed bag” of players in C we worked all combinations well and won each quarter convincingly. Erin was on fire at C with Gabby excelling at both GA and GD.  Well done coaches for supporting each other and getting the best players onto the court. And again in B grade we built on each quarter with our defenders Eliza and Meg keeping the Seagulls to minimal scoring. Britt and Holly struggled under the cyclonic winds but had the height to rebound their own shots. Grace provided plenty of drive at WD and set up a terrific win. In A the wind maximised to 100km and Sarah managed to shoot accurately in the first half setting up a strong lead of 18.  Candace and Alex were relentless in defence. A scrappy third quarter had all mid-courters doing lots of work with only 5 goals to each side. Same in the last, it was low scoring 7 to 6. Special mention to Neil for his ball retrievals throughout the A grade game.



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