SAINTS HALT RAIDERS
St. Marys Salesian produced an even team performance to outplay Old Paradians and win by 56 points at Garvey Oval, Bundoora. SMS Reserves showed a welcome return to form to easily account for Old Paradians Reserves by 36 points. An inaccurate St. Marys Salesian Thirds registered a good victory over Old Paradians Thirds by 12 points at Naughtin Oval, Bundoora.
SAINTS SILENCE LIONS
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) worked hard in wet conditions to account for a determined Fitzroy by 10 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. SMS Womens team (2) played an attacking first-half to set-up a comfortable victory over Fitzroy by 26 points. In the very early game, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (3) won a practice match against Monash University.
St Mary’s Salesian 15. 16 (106) def Old Paradians 7. 8 50)
Goals: L. Holmes 5, N. Evans 2, M. Dolan 2, H. Heath 2, T. Whittle 2, F. Siassios, H. Chipperfield
Best: F. Siassios, L. Holmes, J. Evans, A. Bussell, J. Elliston, B. Andrews
Ground: Garvey Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 12. 4 (76) def Old Paradians 5. 10 (40)
Goals: J. Galante 3, J. Gallus 2, D. Rajkumar 2, O. Baxter, X. Leonard, B. Peschke, L. Hawkins, S. Matheson
Best: N. Ludwig, J. Galante, J. Brown, B. Peschke, T. Clancy, D. Rajkumar
Ground: Garvey Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 10. 20 (80) def Old Paradians 11. 2 (68)
Goals: E. Leyden 3, N. Baxter 2, J. Byrnes, D. Ryan, H. Angley, E. Frawley, H. Morton
Best: E. Leyden, B. Duncan, E. Frawley, D. Ryan, S. Walton, N. Cropley
Ground: Naughtin Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 3. 9 (27) def Fitzroy 2. 5 (17)
Goals: S. Lawrence 2, J. Firmin
Best: M. Boyd, K. Newton, S. Schifferle, A. Thorbecke, N. Rappos, Z. Rayment
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 5. 5 (35) def Fitzroy 1. 3 (9)
Goals: E. Obradov 4, L. Turnbull
Best: M. Nunan, E. Obradov, R. Edwards, F. Campbell, F. Murphy, A. Bush
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 19 (61) def Monash University 1. 0 (6)
Goals: G. Champion 3, C. Callanan 2, P. Holloway, B. Johnson
Best: G. Champion, C. Davies-Kildea, B. Johnson, E. Raper, K. Johns
Ground: Ferndale Park
AROUND THE GROUND
Persistent and at times heavy rain hit Melbourne late in the week (in particular on Friday) and it appears the northern suburbs copped a bit more than Camberwell / Glen Iris. Despite the rain, playing conditions were reasonably good for Saturday’s matches at Garvey and Naughtin Ovals in Bundoora. It was muddy in several places around the boundary line at Garvey Oval, but apart from that the playing surface was pretty good. A temperature of around 12 degrees was a bit ‘nippy’ but no wind meant scoring was possible at both ends, while conditions for spectators were bearable. Garvey Oval has a very nice pavilion and is part of the school grounds at prestigious Parade College. Full Around the Ground Report
ONES – St. Marys Salesian produced an even team performance to outplay Old Paradians and win by 56 points at Garvey Oval, Bundoora.
The Saints had seven changes with Cam Butler, James Ellis, Jack Elliston, Michael Flora, Jos Op’t Hoog, Cam Rose and Tom Whittle into the side. SMS had found Garvey Oval to be a happy hunting ground and hadn’t lost to Old Paradians there for more than 10 years.
The Saints went to the Eastern end in the first quarter and were outplayed early. After Louie Holmes marked and goaled in the first minute (following a pass from Hamish Heath), the young Old Paradians team made a good start and were able to compete well and score three goals, with Matt Luciani and Andrew D’Souza active around the big-sticks. James Barry was winning the ruck knockouts but the visitor’s onballers were not effective. Holmes was in good form up forward and booted his second before hitting the post, but at quarter-time the Saints trailed by 3 points. Captain Heath Chipperfield was not happy with his team’s efforts during the term and provided a fiery address to players (before the coach) during the break.
With the electronic scoreboard out of action earlier in the day, a mobile replacement was put in position much to the relief of officials and players early in the second stanza. SMS responded well to the quarter-time ‘bake’ and produced much improved footy. Jack Hall was a willing worker in the ruck, while ‘Chippa,’ Flynn Siassios, Heath, Ben Andrews and Jake Evans provided ball for the forwards to use. Manny Dolan goaled (after a mark), Tom Whittle kicked a super major with a spinning spiral punt (which curved just inside the left goal post), before Nathan Evans, Heath and Holmes added others. Parade had few forays into attack but were able to goal through Michael Boundy and Adam Nolan to face a deficit of 16 points at the long interval.
In the third quarter, the Saints began to dominate play Alex Bussell, Cam Butler and Jack Elliston virtually impassable at the back. Holmes was in terrific form up forward and added (2-3) for the term, ‘Chippa’ and N. Evans were others to boot six-pointers. The Raiders were trying hard but not having a lot of joy although two majors were scored with Boundy kicking his second. By orange-time, the game was safely in the visitor’s keeping and they held a 35 point margin.
Pleasingly, SMS went on with the job in the final term with all players contributing. Nick Bussell, Jos Op’t Hoog and James Sharp all played their part across the centre, and further goals resulted through Heath (after some good lead-up work from ‘Chippa’ and Louie), Whittle (following a mark), Siassios and Dolan. The defence restricted OP to just five behinds for the quarter allowing the Saints to eventually salute by 56 points.
From the Game
– A solid and much-needed victory by SMS with Louie Holmes (5-5) very impressive around goal, Manny Dolan, Nathan Evans, Hamish Heath and Tom Whittle all multiple goalkickers, while Flynn Siassios, Jake Evans, Alex Bussell and Jack Elliston were others to shine.
– Coaches Brett Gatehouse and Phil Buck would be pleased with the return to form of their side, a vital fixture versus Therry Penola coming-up on Saturday.
– Old Paradians are in a re-building phase with under 19 players the future of their club.
Scores – (Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 2-4 7-7 11-14 15-16-106
Old Paradians 3-1 5-3 7- 3 7- 8- 50
SMS – Goals – Louie Holmes 5, Manny Dolan 2, Nathan Evans 2, Hamish Heath 2, Tom Whittle 2, Heath Chipperfield, Flynn Siassios.
SMS – Best – Flynn Siassios, Louie Holmes, Jake Evans, Alex Bussell, Jack Elliston, Ben Andrews.
Old Paradians – Goals – Michael Boundy 2, Matt Luciani 2, Joshua Doherty, Andrew D’Souza, Adam Nolan.
Old Paradians – Best – James Kappos, William Gilmore, Matt Luciani, Andrew D’Souza, Michael Deligiorgis, David Huntly.
In other matches – UHS-VU 102 d. Therry Penola 80, Kew 102 d. West Brunswick 33, Peninsula 77 d. Prahran Assumption 46, Preston Bullants 109 d. Oakleigh 53.
Ones – Ladder after Round 10 – Kew 32, UHS-VU 32, Oakleigh 24, Preston Bullants 24, Peninsula 20, St. Marys Salesian 20, Therry Penola 20, Prahran Assumption 16, Old Paradians 8, West Brunswick 4.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Therry Penola – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 2-00 pm.
TWOS – SMS Reserves showed a welcome return to form to easily account for Old Paradians Reserves by 36 points.
The Saints in fourth position were keen to atone for a bad loss last week in their fixture versus ninth placed Old Paradians. There were a significant number of changes with veterans Josh Tanner and Div Rajkumar, plus Ollie Baxter, Jordan Galante and Mitch Op’t Hoog amongst inclusions.
In good but damp conditions (apart from a few very muddy patches around the boundary) SMS kicked to the Plenty Road end in the opening stanza and played the best footy early. Jordan Galante (ruck) and Nick Ludwig (onball) were both effective at the centre ball-up and around the ground helping create chances for the forwards. Xavier Leonard opened the scoring with a goal from a snap at close range, before Stef ‘Pluga’ Gusts and Sam Matheson (from a free) added others. Old Paradians replied with a major from Marcus Soloman, but the visitor’s defence led by Andrew Morris and Tom Clancy gave little away. The electronic scoreboard jammed late in the quarter and was out of action for the remainder of the game, but at quarter-time, the Saints led by 11 points.
In the second term, SMS took control all over the field and were able to establish a handy lead. Lewis Hawkins was in good form winning the ball and hitting targets, and six-pointers were added by Ollie Baxter, (after a pass from Josh Tanner), Jordan Galante, and Hawkins (following a handball from Gusts). The Raiders forwards were well held by the visitors back six and by half-time trailed by 27 points.
After the break, the Saints continued their domination with Hawkins, Jamie Brown and Div Rajkumar amongst players to impress. Further majors were slotted by ‘Pluga’, Ben Peschke and Galante, while OP replied through Tom Cooper. However, by quarter’s end the Raider’s deficit was 38 points.
The game opened-up in the final term with each team adding three goals. Josh Tanner provided some memorable moments with fine marking, clean and efficient ball handling, and some wonderful kicking to position. Div Rajkumar was another to perform well and booted two goals, before Galante (impressive in the ruck and up forward) kicked his third. The Raiders fought the game out well and added six-pointers through Cameron Drake and Matt Raponi (2) but by siren time were 36 points in arrears.
From the game
– A good team effort ensured a successful outcome from SMS. Lewis Hawkins exceptionally good across the centre, Jordan Galante (3 goals) and in the ruck continued his good form of late, consistent Nick Ludwig very good, while Tom Clancy, Jamie Brown and Ben Peschke came under notice. Terrific to see the silky skills of Josh Tanner again, also the ability of Div Rajkumar to win the hard ball and make a good contribution.
– Coach Scott Gatehouse, assistant Billy Anderson and their team will need to bring an ‘A’ Grade game for the important contest against Therry Penola in the next round.
Scores (Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-2 6-2 9-4 12- 4-76
Old Paradians 1-3 1-5 2-8 5-10-40
SMS – Goals – Jordan Galante 3, Stef Gusts 2, Div Rajkumar 2, Ollie Baxter, Lewis Hawkins, Xavier Leonard, Sam Matheson, Ben Peschke.
SMS – Best – Nick Ludwig, Jordan Galante, Jamie Brown, Ben Peschke, Tom Clancy, Div Rajkumar.
Old Paradians – Goals – Matt Raponi 2, Tom Cooper, Cameron Drake, Marcus Soloman.
Old Paradians – Best – Details unavailable at deadline.
In other matches – Therry Penola 86 d. UHS-VU 27, Kew 88 d. West Brunswick 42, Peninsula 57 d. Prahran Assumption 27, Preston Bullants 60 d. Oakleigh 52.
Twos – Ladder after Round 10 – Kew 40, Peninsula 28, UHS-VU 26, St. Marys Salesian 24, Therry Penola 20, West Brunswick 16 Preston Bullants 12 Oakleigh 12, Prahran Assumption 12, Old Paradians 10.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Therry Penola – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 11-40 am.
THREES – An inaccurate St. Marys Salesian Thirds registered a good victory over Old Paradians Thirds by 12 points at Naughtin Oval, Bundoora.
The Saints (second) were opposed by Old Paradians (seventh). In VAFA, injuries and unavailabilities can make it difficult to find sufficient numbers to field three senior teams around June/July school holidays time. Amongst inclusions to the SMS team were former senior coach and veteran player Erwin Leyden. The match was played on Naughtin Oval (the Parade College secondary Aussie Rules ground).
In good but damp conditions, the first term was a fairly even scrap with both teams managing three goals. For SMS, forward Erwin Leyden booted two majors, but at first change Old Paradians held a 1 point lead. The visitors worked hard to gain the ascendancy in the second quarter and were rewarded with three goals to the Raiders one, enabling them to hold a 15 point advantage by the long interval.
In the third stanza, the Saints again had the better of general play but were inaccurate around goal. They added three majors, but were unable to break away from Parade who slotted four goals straight to stay in touch. At quarter’s end, the Raiders trailed by 14 points. It’s fair to say the visitors dominated play in the final term, but bad kicking is bad football and (1-10) was a most disappointing return. In contrast, Parade (on home turf) made the most of their opportunities and booted (3-0) thereby reducing the margin to just 12 points by siren time.
From the game
– A convincing win to SMS marred by inefficient use of the ball around the big-sticks. Thirty shots to thirteen indicates a fairly dominant performance, but a failure to convert kept Parade in the game. Erwin Leyden did a great job up forward with (3-3) and had a hand in several other scores, while Ned Baxter kicked two majors. A good team effort with Billy Duncan, Ethan Frawley, Dan Ryan and Scott Walton all impressive.
– Coach Jack Byrnes does a great job finding numbers for this popular team (currently holding second place) each week. We need some of the guys to put their team ahead of holiday plans and ensure we can continue to field full strength sides during the coming month.
Scores (Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-2 6-5 9-10 10-20-80
Old Paradians 3-1 4-2 8- 2 11- 2- 68
SMS – Goals – Erwin Leyden 3, Ned Baxter 2, Harry Angley, Jack Byrnes, Ethan Frawley, Hugh Morton, Dan Ryan.
SMS – Best – Erwin Leyden, Billy Duncan, Ethan Frawley, Dan Ryan, Scott Walton, Nick Cropley.
Old Paradians – Goals – Chris Henderson 3, Matt Simpson 3, Connor Fitzgerald, Khaled Hourani, Nick Kosmas, Stephen O’Keeffe, Aneesh Tak.
Old Paradians – Best – Paul Iacona, Nick Ouzas, Matt Simpson, Charles Bibby, Aneesh Tak, Mark Elliott.
In other matches – UHS-VU 56 d. Chadstone 49, Kew 53 d. Therry Penola 50, Glen Eira 122 d. Hampton Rovers 55, Monash Blues vs. North Brunswick to be played on Saturday 13 July.
Threes – Ladder after Round 10 – Kew 40, *St. Marys Salesian 32, UHS-VU 28, *Therry Penola 24, Hampton Rovers 20, Chadstone 16, Old Paradians 16, Glen Eira 8, *North Brunswick 8, *Monash Blues 0. * (Ladder incomplete).
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Glen Eira – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES – St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) worked hard in wet conditions to account for a determined Fitzroy by 10 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
SMS in third place was drawn to play improved Fitzroy (seventh).
In wet conditions, the opening term could best be described as an arm-wrestle with little between the sides. The Saints led by a point (the only score during the term). The home team gradually got into stride and had the best of the second stanza adding two goals. By half-time, the SMS advantage had increased to 12 points.
The Saints again had the better of the third quarter but were inaccurate around the big-sticks (1-4). Fitzroy kicked their first major to stay in touch but faced a deficit of 15 points at orange-time. The final term was a fairly even slog, though the Lions booted the only six-pointer. However, this was not enough and by siren time SMS had recorded a fairly solid 10 point win.
From the game
– Steph Lawrence (2) and Joelly Firmin the Saints goalscorers, while Meg Boyd, Katherine Newton, Shakira Schifferle and Annemieke Thorbecke were adjudged the best.
– Coach Damian Sutherland and his team will be tested by the very capable West Brunswick in the next fixture at Parkville.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 0-1 2-2 3-6 3-9-27
Fitzroy 0-0 0-2 1-3 2-5-17
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Lawrence 2, Joelly Firmin.
SMS – Best – Meg Boyd, Katherine Newton, Shakira Schifferle, Annemieke Thorbecke, Natarsha Rappos, Zali Rayment.
Fitzroy – Goals – Details unavailable at deadline.
Fitzroy – Best – Details unavailable at deadline.
In other matches, Old Trinity 34 d. Marcellin 9, West Brunswick 54 d. Melbourne University 0, St. Kevins 31 d. Kew 21.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 10 – Old Trinity 32, West Brunswick 30, St. Marys Salesian 28, St. Kevins 28, Marcellin 20, Kew 18, Fitzroy 4, Melbourne University 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play West Brunswick – at McAllister Oval, Park Street, Parkville, commencing 2-00 pm.
WOMENS TWOS – SMS Womens team (2) played an attacking first-half to set-up a comfortable victory over Fitzroy by 26 points.
The Saints holding fifth position were facing Fitzroy (sixth).
In the first stanza, SMS and Fitzroy provided a very even contest with a goal by the home team providing a six point buffer at quarter-time. The Saints played extremely well in the second term and with Elly Obradov particularly effective around goal were able to add three majors and open-up a 26 point margin.
After the interval, the Lions fought back well and had the better of play. They kicked the only major to reduce the deficit to 19 points by the final change. In the last quarter, it was SMS finishing the better. A goal increased the margin and eventually resulted in a deserved victory by 26 points.
From the game
– An excellent exhibition of forward play from Elly Obradov with four goals, and best players including Madeleine Nunan, Ruby Edwards, Felicity Campbell and Fiona Murphy.
– A fixture against top side West Brunswick will challenge coach Simon Brownhill and his team next weekend.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 1-1 4-3 4-4 5-5-35
Fitzroy 0-1 0-1 1-3 1-3- 9
SMS – Goals – Elly Obradov 4, Lucy Turnbull.
SMS – Best – Madeleine Nunan, Elly Obradov, Ruby Edwards, Felicity Campbell, Fiona Murphy, Aymee Bush.
Fitzroy – Goal – Pia Bertrand.
Fitzroy – Best – Lauren Atkinson, Hannah Martin, Phoebe Turnbull, Zoe Bott, Calypso Poole, Alexia Kroussov.
In other matches – Melbourne University 14 d. West Brunswick 6, Kew 20 d. St. Kevins 14, Old Trinity vs. Marcellin result not known.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 10 – West Brunswick 32, Melbourne University 28, St. Kevins 24, *Marcellin 20, St. Marys Salesian 16, Kew 16, Fitzroy 12, *Old Trinity 8. * (Ladder incomplete).
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play West Brunswick – at McAllister Oval, Park Street, Parkville, commencing 12-00 pm.
Scores – (Womens Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian (W3) 1-8 3-12 3-16 7-19-61
Fitzroy 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0- 6
SMS – Goals – Georgia Champion 3, Caitlin Callanan 2, Bec Johnson, Penny Holloway
SMS – Best – Georgia Champion, Courtney Davies-Kildea, Bec Johnson, Eleanor Raper, Kat Johns.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Threes) play West Brunswick – at McAllister Oval, Park Street, Parkville, commencing 10-00 am.