Round 14 vs Bonbeach (Football/Netball)

Seniors
Mornington
3.2-20 4.6-30 4.10-34 5.11-41
Bonbeach
3.0-18 7.6-48 7.9-51 10.12-72

Goal Kickers: P. McGettigan 2, K. Bird, J. Calder, S. Seager
Best Players: R. Smith, J. Turnbull, B. McCleary, E. Bitters, J. Miller, J. Haddock

Bonbeach visited the kennel this week and after 2 good wins we were confident of knocking of another contender. On a very windy day we didn't take advantage of the breeze early where as Bonbeach did leading by 3 goals at half time. Needing to make the most of the wind in the third we kicked poorly (7 points) and still trailed at the last break. The final quarter was a stalemate and we couldn't peg them back. Smith, Turnbull and McCleary tried hard all day, we just didn't have enough winners over the ground on the day.

Reserves
Mornington
1.0-6 2.3-15 2.3-15 3.3-21
Bonbeach
5.5-35 5.9-39 10.16-76 14.20-104

Goal Kickers: C. Mara, J. Brown, J. Riley
Best Players: J. Brown, T. Kirwan, K. Bird, L. Fitzsimmons, J. Weyne, Q. Christy

A big game against one of the ladder leaders in Bonbeach was up for grabs ,with a 6to 7 goal wind blowing towards the bay it was going to be a tough day. After the first quarter we were down by around 4 goals. The rest of the day was a struggle with the boys not making much headway but still having a go until the final siren. I want thank all the under 19s that gave us a chop out due to our low numbers thanks boys we really appreciate it, big game against Langwarrin this week everyone needs to jump on board.

Under 19’s
Mornington
3.1-19 5.7-37 8.9-57 12.12-84
Bonbeach
0.3-3 0.3-3 0.4-4 0.4-4

Goal Kickers: L. Hewitt 3, L. O''Connor 2, T. Susovich 2, L. Merriner 2, C. Hoetzel, L. O''Sullivan, R. Rose
Best Players: L. Ambler, L. O''Connor, K. Bleazby, A. Lothian, T. Susovich, S. Hutchins

As we edge closer to the end of the season many of the 19's players have locked in positions and we are starting to replicate some reasonable football. Our ball movement continues to improve along with our ability to hit targets under pressure. The Bonbeach game opened up after half time as our opponent tired due to lack of rotations from their bench which allowed us to put in place some good passages of play. The challenge for us now is to remain competitive with those teams above us on the ladder and there is no better test than Langwarrin on their home deck. We are looking forward to the challenge that this weekend presents.

Netball

A Grade Mornington 36 def 28 Bonbeach
B Grade Mornington 41 def 15 Bonbeach
C Crade Mornington 29 def by 32 Bonbeach
D Grade Mornington 37 def 12 Bonbeach

A GRADE
It was a tragic match for the Bulldogs, despite the win, club stalwart, Sarah Williams hitting the deck hard and shocking the crowd. Sadly, Sarah broke both her elbows in the fall which is a massive blow for her and the team. The girls managed to soldier on without her and Jess Gordon who also has a season ending ankle injury. Sophie Baker has made the most of the opportunity to step up to the big league with a best on court performance in defence. Georgia Hunter also gave a brilliant effort leading her team well after the shocking injury to Williams. The girls rallied well and despite a mini surge from Bonbeach managed to come away with the four points.

B GRADE
The B grade netballers had another emphatic win over Bonbeach on the weekend. In what was a scrappy affair with plenty of players hitting the deck it was the Mornington mid-courters that put on relentless pressure to make it so difficult for Bonbeach to get the ball into attack. Mel Thorne was outstanding who stepped up again in WA. Katey Rudolph once again was a standout proving her versatility moving from goals into defence. The girls combined extremely well together to pull off a 26 point win.

C GRADE
C grade gave it everything but were beaten by 4 goals. We are going to miss Meg who badly injured her ankle and is out for the remainder of the season. Our finals hopes are dashed with our loss on the weekend. So now we will aim to finish as strong as we can for ourselves, our team mates and the club. My best on was BT, along with Lucy, Lara and Mel they worked super hard across the court. Welcome back to Larissa, who had her first game since hurting her knee in round 4.

D GRADE
D grade had another solid win, pushing themselves up into the top 4 beating bonbeach by 25 goals. We now are in a position that we want to keep so the remainder of the season we will give it everything we have. My best on was Pippa. She was a tough opponent today frustrating her opposition goalers. Her skills were clean and confident. Our goalers rewarded the defenders and our centre court linked it all together flawlessly.

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