LIONS THIRD TERM BEATS SAINTS
In an even and exciting contest, Therry Penola added seven goals in the third quarter to outlast a determined St. Marys Salesian by 3 points at John Pascoe Fawkner Oval, Oak Park. Therry Penola Reserves finished well to overcome a fading SMS Reserves outfit by 11 points. St. Marys Salesian Thirds won their fourth game on the trot outplaying Chadstone by 42 points in the early match at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
OLD TRINITY OVERPOWER SAINTS
Old Trinity played four quarters of attacking football to outclass St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) by 24 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. In a close encounter, Old Trinity edged out an unlucky SMS Womens team (2) by just 5 points. St. Marys Salesian Womens team (3) played in a Round Robin against Monash University and West Brunswick at McAllister Oval, Brunswick.
St Mary’s Salesian 14. 10 (94) def by Therry Penola 15. 7 (97)
Goals: J. Elliston 5, M. Dolan 3, J. Tyquin 2, M. Bulte, A. Bussell, T. Whittle, J. Op’t Hoog
Best: J. Tyquin, J. Elliston, F. Siassios, D. Grant, J. Op”t Hoog, N. Evans
Ground: John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 8 (44) def by Therry Penola 8. 7 (55)
Goals: S. Gusts 3, L. Hawkins, J. Meadows, J. Galante
Best: J. Ryan, L. Hawkins, J. Meadows, S. Gusts, J. Ellis, J. Galante
Ground: John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve
St Mary’s Salesian 14. 12 (96) def Chadstone 8. 6 (54)
Goals: T. Kittson 4, S. Walton 3, B. Peschke 2, J. Byrnes, Z. Goldsmith, N. Baxter, R. Tilbrook, O. Baxter
Best: J. Brown, S. Walton, R. Williams, T. Kittson, D. Perree, H. Tilbrook
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 5. 4 (34) def by Old Trinity 9. 4 (58)
Goals: N. Shue, E. Martin, E. Matheson, S. Lawrence, E. Stanley
Best: A. Angley, S. Lawrence, S. Klimpsch, E. Martin, E. Roos, E. Matheson
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 4. 9 (33) def by Old Trinity 5. 8 (38)
Goals: Z. Hibbert, A. Bush, V. Ellis, T. Donegan
Best: M. Judd, T. Wightman, T. Ashton, Z. Hibbert, A. Jones, N. Sutherland
Ground: Ferndale Park
Women’s Thirds (Round Robin)
St Mary’s Salesian def Monash University
St Mary’s Salesian def by West Brunswick
AROUND THE GROUND
We had 14 mm of rain during a cloudburst on Friday and our expectations were that grounds in Melbourne’s suburbs would be heavy. John Pascoe Fawkner Oval No. 1 is used by Oak Park in the Essendon District Football League, however Oval No. 2 used by the Lions was in first-class condition (never seen it looking better) and this was condusive to high quality football. Saturday was overcast but fine with a temperature around 17 degrees making it fairly pleasant for all concerned. A very good crowd of locals supported the Lions, but a lesser number of Saints fans no doubt due to the travel distance. CLICK HERE for full Around the Ground
ONES – In an even and exciting contest, Therry Penola added seven goals in the third quarter to outlast a determined St. Marys Salesian by 3 points at John Pascoe Fawkner Oval, Oak Park.
The Saints had five changes, Jake Evans, Henry McQueen-Miscamble, Andrew Morris, Jos Op’t Hoog and James Sharp being the inclusions. Therry Penola had key forward Jarrod Bannister in to make life difficult for their opponents.
SMS kicked to the Pavilion end and had the best of the opening stanza. The midfield comprising Josh Tyquin, Flynn Siassios, and Nick Bussell were all effective providing opportunities for the forwards. Tom Whittle booted first goal with a clever snap after 8 minutes, and further majors were added by N. Bussell and Jack Elliston (2) the first from a free. The back six were doing a reasonable job, but the elusive Justin Crotty (2) and Jarrod Bannister were able to respond for Therry Penola. By quarter’s end, the Saints held a 7 point advantage.
It was a free flowing and even contest with both teams playing some good footy. Jack Hall worked hard in the ruck against a taller opponent. N. Bussell, J. Op’t Hoog, Nathan Evans and Darcy Grant were all showing good form for the visitors. Tyquin managed a skilful left-foot major, Mitch Bulte and Elliston added others. Joel Mattiske was doing some good work on the key Lions forward, but could not prevent Bannister, Kane O’Halloran and Crotty from replying with six-pointers. By half-time, in a high quality game, SMS held a margin of 6 points.
TP came out to play in the third stanza and had a goal on the board through Brock Eggleston in the first minute to level the scores. Henry Wong was a good contributor and found Elliston for a quick Saints reply, and when Manny Dolan booted another the Saints were more than two goals in front. After 10 minutes, the Lions began to lift and dominate play, clean ball handling, marking and accurate kicking being features. The onballers repeatedly won the ball out of the centre and fed the forwards who didn’t let them down. Bannister (3), Blake McKinnon, Mark Valenti and Crotty all kicked truly as the home team rattled-on 6-1 in just 15 minutes to lead by 23 points. SMS moved Elliston into the ruck and gradually stemmed the tide, with Elliston himself kicking a much-needed major. Heath Chipperfield and ‘Wongy’ both had chances to goal from set shots but missed and this would prove costly. By the final change, TP had established a handy 15 point margin.
Coach Brett Gatehouse urged his team to work hard and win the game and his players responded. The Lions goaled early through Valenti, but Tyquin replied for the Saints (after 9 minutes) and J. Op’t Hoog (after 14 minutes). The visitors were finishing the better but TP’s Bannister slotted a fine steadying major. Dolan provided SMS with hope marking well and booting two goals (after 16 and 19 minutes) thereby reducing the difference to less than a goal. The defences of both sides then stepped-up to make it an outstanding struggle for some time. After 28 minutes, the ball was fed forward to Elliston (on the run and 20 metres from the big-sticks). He got his kick away but a superb smother by a desperate Lions defender saved a goal. This was the visitors last chance to win, and the siren sounded after 31 minutes ending a titanic struggle in which Therry Penola prevailed.
From the Game:
– An outstanding game of football much enjoyed by all watching, but a most disappointing result for coaches Brett Gatehouse, Phil Buck, Ant Murphy and players. The Saints have played without luck in recent weeks and one suspects a change of fortune and a victory are not far away
– Jack Elliston played wonderfully well as a key forward early, and ruckman/forward later in the contest. Josh Tyquin, Flynn Siassios, Darcy Grant and Jos Op’t Hoog amongst good players, and a big second half from Manny Dolan.
– Therry Penola are tough to beat at Oak Park and will trouble many teams in the rounds ahead.
Scores – (Ones) –
Therry Penola 3-1 6-5 13-6 15- 7-97
St. Marys Salesian 4-2 7-5 10-9 14-10-94
SMS – Goals – Jack Elliston 5, Manny Dolan 3, Josh Tyquin 2, Mitch Bulte, Nick Bussell, Jos Op’t Hoog, Tom Whittle.
SMS – Best – Josh Tyquin, Jack Elliston, Flynn Siassios, Darcy Grant, Jos Op’t Hoog, Nathan Evans.
Therry Penola – Goals – Jarrod Bannister 6, Justin Crotty 4, Mark Valenti 2, Brock Eggleston, Blake McKinnon, Kane O’Halloran.
Therry Penola – Best – Ben Ratcliffe, Mitch Trimble, Jedd Taylor, Matt Lyons, Jarrod Bannister, Dan McCracken.
In other matches – UHS-VU 113 d. Old Paradians 40, Oakleigh 118 d. West Brunswick 38, Kew 103 d. Peninsula 60, Preston Bullants 61 d. Prahran Assumption 50.
Ones – Ladder after Round 5 – UHS-VU 20, Kew 16, Oakleigh 16, Peninsula 8, Preston Bullants 8, St. Marys Salesian 8, Therry Penola 8, Old Paradians 8, West Brunswick 4, Prahran Assumption 4.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Oakleigh – at W.A. Scammell Reserve, Guest Road, Oakleigh, commencing 2-00 pm.
TWOS – Therry Penola Reserves finished well to overcome a fading SMS Reserves outfit by 11 points.
The Saints had Blair Reynolds as (Acting Captain) – following the promotion of Andrew Morris to the Ones – and 6 changes from the previous week. Therry Penola always provides solid opposition particularly on their home ground.
In good conditions, SMS went to the Pavilion end and began OK. Jordan Galante rucked well enabling the midfield to drive the ball into attack often. Jack Ryan, Mitch Op’t Hoog, Lewis Hawkins and Michael Flora were good players early, and it was Hawkins who booted first goal with a smart snap from right half forward. John Meadows and Stef ‘Pluga’ Gusts added further majors soon after. Therry Penola slotted their only six-pointer when Chris Beeston was awarded a free, and by first change the Saints led by 13 points.
The second stanza was more of an arm-wrestle with the Lions settling and playing a close-checking style of footy. The two defences were equally effective with Cam Gibbs and Lachie Rath the standouts for SMS. Each side managed a goal, SMS through Gusts and TP through Aiden Birch. By the long break the Saints had increased their advantage to 15 points.
In the third quarter, the Lions began well and were able to boot two majors by Damien Ratcliffe and John Humphrey (from a free). The Saints steadied and the arm-wrestle continued Jack Ryan and Jimmy Ellis doing some good work. ‘Pluga’ replied from the angle and at the final change SMS remained in the lead by 9 points.
TP played an excellent last term attacking from the beginning. They were able to lift a cog and add four goals through Birch, Humphrey (enabling them to take the lead 10 minutes in), and Ratcliffe (2) following good marking. The visitors could not go with them and a depleted bench did not help, but credit must be given to the Lions for their superior last quarter effort. SMS battled gamely Galante kicking a late goal from a free however it was too little too late and SMS went down by 11 points.
From the Game:
– Three successive losses would be of concern to coach Scott Gatehouse and players. Interesting to note that despite many changes each week the team has been most competitive in all matches with the back six doing a sterling job. On the other hand, inefficient use of the ball (turnovers and failure to hit targets) has made life difficult for the forwards.
– In the last three games the Saints have kicked 8-7, 7-13 and (6-8 in this match). After a promising start (3-4 in the first term) SMS added only (3-4 in the next three quarters). Clearly kicking goals and scoreboard pressure wins games and a big improvement is needed in this area.
– Stef Gusts (3) goals, Jack Ryan, Lewis Hawkins, John Meadows, Jimmy Ellis and Jordan Galante (ruck) pick of the players.
Scores (Twos) –
Therry Penola 1-3 2-4 4-5 8-7-55
St. Marys Salesian 3-4 4-7 5-8 6-8-44
SMS – Goals – Stef Gusts 3, Jordan Galante, Lewis Hawkins, John Meadows.
SMS – Best – Jack Ryan, Lewis Hawkins, John Meadows, Stef Gusts, Jimmy Ellis, Jordan Galante.
Therry Penola – Goals – Damien Ratcliffe 3, Aiden Birch 2, John Humphrey 2, Chris Beeston.
Therry Penola – Best – John Humphrey, Jonathan Adams, Gavin Mitchell, Dale Angus, Damien Ratcliffe, Matthew Coutts.
In other matches – Old Paradians 51 drew with UHS-VU 51, West Brunswick 90 d. Oakleigh 41, Kew 87 d. Peninsula 39, Preston Bullants 128 d. Prahran Assumption 58.
Twos – Ladder after Round 5 – Kew 20, Peninsula 16, UHS-VU 14, West Brunswick 12, Therry Penola 12, St. Marys Salesian 8, Preston Bullants 8, Oakleigh 4, Prahran Assumption 4, Old Paradians 2.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Oakleigh – at W.A. Scammell Reserve, Guest Road, Oakleigh, commencing 11-40 am.
THREES – St. Marys Salesian Thirds won their fourth game on the trot outplaying Chadstone by 42 points in the early match at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
Unusual to have the Mens Threes playing an early game at Ferndale ahead of the two Womens matches. In the opening term, SMS had the edge over Chadstone scoring three of the first four goals to lead by 12 points at quarter-time. The home team went on with the job in the second quarter slotting four majors and restricting the Synners to just two. By the long interval the Saints had established a 28 point margin.
After half-time, SMS dominated play slamming-on another four six-pointers and holding Chadstone to a single goal. At three quarter-time, it was the Saints 47 points to the good. The Synners played some better footy in the final term and were able to narrowly outscore the home team 4-2 to 3-3. The Saints’ final winning margin was a solid 42 points.
From the Game:
– Coach Jack Byrnes has seen his chargers secure four good wins to date. A most encouraging start, however, the boys have yet to play three of the top four teams.
– Tom Kittson 4, Scott Walton 3 and Ben Peschke 2 were multiple goalkickers, with Jamie Brown, Reuben Williams, Dan Perree and Hayden Tilbrook other good players in an even team effort .
Scores (Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-2 7-7 11-9 14-12-96
Chadstone 1-2 3-3 4- 4 8 -6- 54
SMS – Goals – Tom Kittson 4, Scott Walton 3, Ben Peschke 2, Ned Baxter, Ollie Baxter, Jack Byrnes, Zubin Goldsmith, Riley Tilbrook.
SMS – Best – Jamie Brown, Scott Walton, Reuben Williams, Tom Kittson, Dan Perree, Hayden Tilbrook.
Chadstone – Goals – Brayden Curtis 2, James Hunter 2, Steven Anderton, James Chaplin, Dylan Deprazer, Ben Millen.
Chadstone – Best – James Hunter, Dan Bullock, Jake Carter, Tom Walton, Brock Cullen, James Chaplin.
In other matches – Therry Penola 136 d. North Brunswick 3, Kew 65 d. UHS-VU 62, Hampton Rovers 91 d. Glen Eira 66, Old Paradians bye.
Threes – Ladder after Round 5 – Kew 20, UHS-VU 16, St. Marys Salesian 16, Therry Penola 12, Hampton Rovers 8, Old Paradians 8, North Brunswick 8, Glen Eira 4, Chadstone 4.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Glen Eira – at Packer Park, Leila Road, Carnegie, commencing 2-00 pm.
WOMENS ONES – Old Trinity played four quarters of attacking football to outclass St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) by 24 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
In the opening stanza, the two sides played open football leading to high scoring. SMS slotted 4-1 but at the other end Old Trinity replied with 3-0 to trail by 7 points at first change. OT then had the better of the second term adding the only two majors to lead by 5 points at the long interval.
The Saints needed a big third quarter but were actually outscored when the visitors slotted two six-pointers whilst restricting the home team to a solitary goal. At final change it was an accurate OT by 9 points. SMS were outclassed by an impressive OT team which added two last term majors thereby wrapping-up the game by 24 points.
From the Game:
– Premier Grade competition provides no easy matches and coach Damian Sutherland has seen his team beaten in the last three games thus falling to fifth position. Important to restore player confidence by getting back to basics, playing as a team, and achieving a much needed win.
– Individual goalkickers, with best players including Alice Angley, Steph Lawrence, Sonya Klimpsch and Elke Martin.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
Old Trinity 3-0 5-1 7-1 9-4-58
St. Marys Salesian 4-1 4-2 5-4 5-4-34
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Lawrence, Elke Martin, Eliza Matheson, Nicole Shue, Eliza Stanley.
SMS – Best – Alice Angley, Stephanie Lawrence, Sonya Klimpsch, Elke Martin, Emily Roos, Eliza Matheson.
Old Trinity – Goals – Amanda Fogarty 2, Ruby Long 2, Imogen Barnett, Grace Dillon, Emily Engel, Claudia Lacey, Jodie-Lee Pirak-Murphy.
Old Trinity – Best – Laura Caruana, Vanessa Murphy, Imogen Barnett, Grace Dillon, Jodie-Lee Pirak-Murphy, Eve Capetola.
In other matches, West Brunswick 36 d. Fitzroy 19, St. Kevins 54 d. Melbourne University 24, Kew vs. Marcellin scores not available.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 5 – Old Trinity 16, St. Kevins 16, *Kew 14, West Brunswick 14, St. Marys Salesian 8, *Marcellin 4, Fitzroy 4, Melbourne University 0 – *(Ladder incomplete).
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Kew – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 2-00 pm.
WOMENS TWOS – In a close encounter, Old Trinity edged out an unlucky SMS Womens team (2) by just 5 points.
In the battle of the cellar dwellers, SMS and Old Trinity each booted one goal in an even first quarter, the former holding a one point advantage. In the second stanza, the Saints took the honours adding two majors to OT’s one enabling their lead to increase to 8 points by half-time.
After the break, OT came out to play and dominated the third stanza. They slotted 3-3 while holding the home team to two behinds and by orange-time had opened-up an 11 point buffer. The home team fought the final term out really well kicking the only goal but by siren time were 5 points short of victory.
From the Game:
– Another disappointing result, but coach Simon Brownhill has seen significant improvement from players in the past couple of weeks and that first win might not be far away.
– Four individual goalscorers, with Madison Judd, Tempany Wightman, Tessa Ashton and Zoey Hibbert amongst the best.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
Old Trinity 1-2 2-4 5-7 5-8-38
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 1-3 3-6 3-8 4-9-33
SMS – Goals – Aymee Bush, Tayla Donegan, Viv Ellis, Zoey Hibbert.
SMS – Best – Madison Judd, Tempany Wightman, Tessa Aston, Zoey Hibbert, Adrienne Jones, Natasha Sutherland.
Old Trinity – Goals – Claire O’Brien 2, Annabel Buckley, Jean Mitchell, Amanda Neeson.
Old Trinity – Best – Claire O’Brien, Annabel Buckley, Isabella Anderson, Natasha Borash, Jean Mitchell, Simone Morris.
In other matches – West Brunswick 43 d. Fitzroy 0, St. Kevins 28 d. Melbourne University 24, Kew vs. Marcellin scores not available.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 5 – West Brunswick 20, St. Kevins 16, Melbourne University 12, *Kew 8,* Marcellin 8, Fitzroy 8, Old Trinity 4, St. Marys Salesian 0 – *(Ladder incomplete).
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Kew – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 12-00 pm.
WOMENS THREES – St. Marys Salesian Womens team (3) played in a Round Robin against Monash University (win) and West Brunswick (loss) at McAllister Oval, Brunswick.