STEADY SAINTS BEAT RAIDERS – After a slow start, St. Marys Salesian lifted a gear to enjoy a comfortable victory over Old Paradians by 43 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. SMS Reserves had to work extremely hard to shake off a determined Old Paradians Reserves by 34 points. St. Marys Salesian Thirds began well to set up a relatively easy win over Hampton Rovers by 55 points.
SMS WIN BATTLE OF THE SAINTS – St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) produced excellent team football to overcome the talented St. Kevins outfit by 28 points in the ‘Battle of the Saints’ at Righetti Oval, Kooyong. St. Kevins won every quarter to achieve a deserved victory over SMS Womens team (2) by 25 points.
St Mary’s Salesian 16. 16 (112) def 10. 9 (69) v Old Paradians
Goal Kickers: J. Elliston 5, M. Dolan 4, B. Andrews 3, H. Heath 2, H. Chipperfield, D. Grant
Best Players: P. Jones, J. Evans, T. Whittle, D. Grant, D. Hicks, J. Barrie
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 12. 16 (88) def Old Paradians 8. 6 (54)
Goals: S. Gusts 4, J. Ellis 3, S. Matheson 3, N. Baxter, J. Yodgee
Best: C. Gibbs, J. Hall, A. Pathirana, J. Yodgee, B. Reynolds, S. Matheson
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Marys Salesian 20. 8 (128) def Hampton Rovers 11. 7 (73)
Goals: D. Ryan 7, S. Walton 3, C. Feild 3, L. de Burgh 2, H. Tilbrook 2, E. Tosi 2, T. Kittson
Best: T. Kittson, C. Feild, D. Perree, H. Tilbrook, B. Peschke
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 9 (51) def St Kevins 3. 5 (23)
Goals: H. Ellis 2, M. Nunan, S. Schifferle, S. Lawrence, E. Stanley, A. Angley
Best: S. Yule, E. Burton, E. Stanley, Z. Rayment, R. Gill, K. Smith
Ground: Righetti Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 1., 4 (19) def by St Kevins 5. 5 (35)
Goals: K. Wilson
Best: Z. Hibbert, D. Sercia, S. Duldig, N. Sutherland, M. Judd, K. Wilson
Ground: Righetti Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 3. 2 (20) def by Brunswick Renegades 4. 10 (33)
Goals: H. Bussell, S. Moss, G. Champion
Best: E. Raper, T. Eagles, H. Bussell, D. Op’t Hoog, M. Croxford, S. Moss
Ground: Gillon Oval
AROUND THE GROUND – City of Boroondara have been working diligently to complete improvements to Ferndale Park at Glen Iris. Significant renovations have been made to the Scout Hall including a new roof and several new windows. The children’s playground on the south side of the park is being upgraded with work continuing there. In addition, two new coaches boxes have been installed for our Club, one for the home team and the other for the visitors. We thank the local Council for their support, and are hopeful that some improvements will be made to the clubrooms in the not too distant future to cater for our new Women’s teams. CLICK HERE for the full story
ONES – After a slow start, St. Marys Salesian lifted a gear to enjoy a comfortable victory over Old Paradians by 43 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
The Saints had four changes with Ben Andrews, Jake Evans, Andrew Morris and Jack Ryan coming into the team.
In the opening stanza, SMS went to the Pavilion end and had the chance to score a few times but Tom Whittle was off-line. Old Paradians then jumped the home team catching them on the re-bound on three occasions to score quality goals through Matthew Luciani, Michael Boundy and Adam Nolan. At this stage, they were winning the centre clearances, while features included clean ball handling, hitting targets, strong marking, and they looked to be in for a good day. The Saints were playing poorly but managed two majors by Manny Dolan (the sole effective forward). Another six-pointer by the Raiders Luke McCann saw them 9 points to the good by first change.
SMS coach Brett Gatehouse asked his players to lift in the second quarter, but OP scored the first goal to go 15 points clear. After about 15 minutes the home team became more accountable and gradually worked their way back into the game. Jack Elliston goaled (with a long kick), Ben Andrews and Darcy Grant did likewise, and in just three minutes the Saints had regained the lead. The remainder of the term was fairly even with Heath Chipperfield goaling from a free, and the Raiders replying to leave them 5 points behind at the long break.
After the interval SMS began to dominate with Pat Jones, Jake Evans, Tom Whittle, Andrews and ‘Chippa’ all good contributors. At the back, Andrew Morris was solid on a bigger and stronger opponent, while Jos Op’t Hoog made a number of clearing dashes. Dane Hicks provided a great contest in the ruck, and the forwards became dangerous. Much-needed goals were added by Hamish Heath, Elliston (2), Andrews and Dolan. OP responded with majors from Luciani and Matthew Biviano but had a 25 point deficit by the three quarter-time interval.
The Saints went on with the job in the final term. Apart from his ruck work, James Barrie became a solid defender picking-up one of the Raiders key forwards later in the game, and Joel Mattiske was another to shine . A further five six-pointers were slotted by Andrews (from a free), Elliston (2), Dolan (after a pass from Andrews) and Heath. Paradians managed two goals in the final quarter but finished 43 points in arrears at siren time.
From the game:
– A poor start by SMS would have had coaches Brett Gatehouse, Phil Buck and Ant Murphy concerned, but an excellent recovery from midway through the second stanza
– Jack Elliston (5) and Manny Dolan (4) were again key players in attack. Jack’s kicking for goal from both long distance and also on the angle has been outstanding to date. Pat Jones, Jake Evans, Tom Whittle, Darcy Grant and Ben Andrews (3 goals) were amongst other good players.
– Old Paradians (always a physically strong side) have added some pace to their game, looked good in the opening quarter and a half, and will trouble a few opponents before season’s end
Scores – (Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 2-4 6-7 11-12 16-16-112
Old Paradians 4-1 6-2 8- 5 10- 9- 69
SMS – Goals – Jack Elliston 5, Manny Dolan 4, Ben Andrews 3, Hamish Heath 2, Heat Chipperfield, Darcy Grant.
Best – Pat Jones, Jake Evans, Tom Whittle, Darcy Grant, Dane Hicks, James Barrie.
Old Paradians – Goals – Beau Calow 2, Matthew Luciani 2, Adam Nolan 2, Matthew Biviano, Michael Boundy, Luke McCann, James Penny.
Old Paradians – Best – William Gilmore, Jake Plunkett, Andrew De Souza, Joshua Doherty, Adam Nolan, Michael Vesetas.
In other matches – UHS-VU 77 d. Kew 58, Oakleigh 110 d. Therry Penola 71, Prahran Assumption 82 d. Peninsula 80, West Brunswick 113 d. Preston Bullants 80.
Ones – Ladder after Round 2 – UHS-VU 8, St. Marys Salesian 8 , Oakleigh 8, Peninsula 4, Kew 4, West Brunswick 4, Prahran Assumption 4, Preston Bullants 0, Therry Penola 0, Old Paradians 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – SMS vs. UHS-VU – at Brens Oval, McArthur Road, Parkville, commencing 2-00 pm.
TWOS – SMS Reserves had to work extremely hard to shake off a determined Old Paradians Reserves by 34 points.
Guys come and go from week to week in ‘Ammo’ footy, and Saints inclusions were Alex Bombos, Tom Clancy, James Gallus, Dylan Gook, Sam Matheson, Ananth Pathirana and Jon Yodgee. James Gallus was playing game 100.
SMS began to the Pavilion end and had much of the play in an evenly contested opening term. Old Paradians played a close checking brand of footy making it difficult for the home team to break clear. Sam Matheson (2) and Jim Ellis goaled early and Ned Baxter managed two behinds one a poster. In reply, the Raiders also slotted three majors through Dan Mitris, Paul Salvatico (both from frees) and Andrew Cunningham to trail by 4 points at quarter’s end.
The second stanza was along similar lines with the visitors using strong tackling to close the game down. Jack Hall was doing well in the ruck, Cam Gibbs in defence, and Ananth Pathirana becoming more effective around the ground, but the Saints forwards were badly off-target around goal. Stef Gusts slotted two important majors, Ellis another poster, while OP were held to a single six-pointer leaving them 15 points in arrears at half-time.
The Raiders are a big and physically strong team and continued to work hard limiting SMS opportunities. Jon Yodgee and Blair Reynolds were workmanlike, while N. Baxter (hard at the ball and impressive) and Matheson booted goals. The visitors again managed one major leaving the Saints 24 points clear at orange-time.
The home team was able to play its best footy in the final quarter adding five majors to the Raiders three. Pathirana was excellent, ‘Plugga’ added two goals (one after a pass from N. Baxter), Ellis also slotted two majors and Jon Yodgee (another good worker) one. For OP, Ross Licciardi was an effective player and kicked two six-pointers. A scrappy game, but a good contest with the Saints eventually successful by 34 points.
From the Game:
– A hard slog and physical encounter for all players. SMS won ugly but led throughout the match. Coach Scott Gatehouse was disappointed with the first quarter and let his chargers know, but would be pleased his team won all four quarters on the scoreboard
– All players contributed with Cam Gibbs strong in defence, Jack Hall in the ruck, Ananth Pathirana and Jon Yodgee onball, and ‘Plugga’ (4), Jim Ellis (3) and Sam Matheson (3) handy around the big-sticks
– Old Paradians deserve credit for their persistence and ability to apply pressure.
St. Marys Salesian 3-5 5-11 7-14 12-16-88
Old Paradians 3-1 4 -2 5- 2 8- 6 -54
SMS – Goals – Stefan Gusts 4, James Ellis 3, Sam Matheson 3, Ned Baxter, Jon Yodgee.
SMS – Best – Cam Gibbs, Jack Hall, Ananth Pathirana, Jon Yodgee, Blair Reynolds, Sam Matheson.
Old Paradians – Goals – Ross Licciardi 2, Elias Abdallah, Andrew Cunningham, Andrew Gafa, Anthony Jolley, Dan Mitris, Paul Salvatico.
Old Paradians – Best – Andrew Cunningham, Nathan Fraser, Aaron Serafin, Paul Salvatico, Ross Licciardi, Anthony Sheehy.
In other matches – Kew 98 d. UHS-VU 60, Therry Penola 56 d. Oakleigh 54, Peninsula 115 d. Prahran Assumption 14, West Brunswick 103 d. Preston Bullants 37.
Twos – Ladder after Round 2 – Peninsula 8, St. Marys Salesian 8, Kew 8, Oakleigh 4, UHS-VU 4, West Brunswick 4, Therry Penola 4, Preston Bullants 0, Old Paradians 0, Prahran Assumption 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – SMS vs. UHS-VU – Brens Oval, McArthur Road, Parkville, commencing 11-40 am.
THREES – St. Marys Salesian Thirds began well to set up a relatively easy win over Hampton Rovers by 55 points.
The Saints have appointed Rowan Nickless and Scott Walton as co-captains.
SMS kicked to the Glen Iris Road end in the first quarter and were in overdrive early slamming on 6-3 to Hampton Rovers 1-1. It was a particularly good effort considering HR had enjoyed a big win in the previous weekend’s game. The Saints maintained an attacking style in the second stanza booting another six majors, although HR lifted their workrate to slot five six-pointers of their own and trail by 36 points at half-time.
The third term was disappointing for SMS with many mistakes allowing HR back into the contest. The visitors had the best of general play and added three goals to the home team’s one (through Dan Ryan) thereby cutting the deficit to 23 points at the final change. After a few strong words from coach Jack Byrnes, the Saints improved markedly in the final quarter providing some good team footy. Dan Ryan and Cam Feild were pro-active up forward and seven majors were slotted to ensure a comfortable win.
From the Game
– A good win and some impressive football would have pleased playing coach Jack Byrnes and his assistants
– A team effort, Dan Ryan (7 majors), with Tom Kittson, Cam Feild (3 goals), Scott Walton (also 3 goals), Dan Perree and Hayden Tilbrook fine contributors.
– A special mention to Tom Ham (who went down with a possible broken ankle) in the third term, and was well looked after by trainers and ambulance staff. He had time for a picture (whilst on a stretcher) with his successful teammates after the match, before being conveyed to hospital. Best wishes, Tom
Scores (Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian 6-3 12-4 13-5 20-8-128
Hampton Rovers 1-1 6-4 9-6 11-7- 73
SMS – Goals – Dan Ryan 7, Cam Feild 3, Scott Walton 3, Lachlan De Burgh 2, Hayden Tilbrook 2, Ethan Tosi 2, Tom Kittson.
SMS – Best – Tom Kittson, Cam Feild, Dan Perree, Hayden Tilbrook, Dan Ryan, Ben Peschke.
Hampton Rovers – Goals – Henry Brayshaw 4, Ashley Fisher 3, Pat Starcevich 2, Rakia Shwartz 2.
In other matches – Therry Penola 110 d. Chadstone 36, Kew 138 d. Old Paradians 22, North Brunswick 97 d. Glen Eira 53, UHS-VU bye.
Threes – Ladder after Round 2 – UHS-VU 8, Kew 8, North Brunswick 8, Therry Penola 4, St. Marys Salesian 4, Hampton Rovers 4, Glen Eira 0, Chadstone 0, Old Paradians 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – SMS vs. North Brunswick – Allard Park, Donald Street, Brunswick, commencing 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES – St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) produced excellent team football to overcome the talented St. Kevins outfit by 28 points in the ‘Battle of the Saints’ at Righetti Oval, Kooyong.
The opening term was a stalemate with each team scoring 1-2. In the second quarter, SMS took the initiative and established a sizeable gap. They booted three majors to St. Kevins one, thus achieving a 13 point margin at the long interval.
The third stanza was again fairly even with both teams slotting a goal and at orange-time the Saints led by 14 points. The visitors finished by far the better adding a further two six-pointers while holding St. Kevins scoreless. This enabled SMS to eventually win comprehensively by 28 points.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 1-2 4-5 5-7 7-9-51
St. Kevins 1-2 2-4 3-5 3-5-23
SMS – Goals – Holly Ellis 2, Alice Angley, Stephanie Lawrence, Madeleine Nunan, Shakira Schifferle, Eliza Stanley.
SMS – Best – Sarah Yule, Elise Burton, Eliza Stanley, Zali Rayment, Rachel Gill, Kayla May-Smith.
St. Kevins – Goals – Unavailable at deadline.
St. Kevins – Best – Abigail Bloom, Ila Taylor, Alexandra Hynes, Sophie Straford, Rachel Gillett, Georgia Cropley.
In other matches, West Brunswick 61 d. Marcellin 41, Old Trinity 88 d. Melbourne University 6, Kew 44 d. Fitzroy 15.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 2 – Old Trinity 8, St. Marys Salesian 8, Kew 6, West Brunswick 6, St. Kevins 4, Marcellin 0, Fitzroy 0, Melbourne University 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – SMS Womens (Ones) play West Brunswick – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 2-00 pm.
WOMENS TWOS – St. Kevins won every quarter to achieve a deserved victory over SMS Womens team (2) by 25 points.
SMS was off-target in the first stanza with three behinds and this would prove costly as St. Kevins slotted a goal to lead by 3 points at quarter-time. The home team added a further major in the second quarter to increase their advantage to 9 points at half-time.
St. Kevins took control in the third term but were off-target with 1-4. By the final change their lead was 19 points. The Saints managed a goal through Kailey Wilson in the final quarter but were outplayed by St. Kevins on the day, the result being a 25 point victory.
From the Game
– SMS is competing in a higher standard competition this year and it will take time for players to adapt and improve with the help of coach Simon Brownhill
– A single goalkicker (scoring heavily is a problem), but Zoey Hibbert, Dee Sercia, Sarah Duldig and Natasha Sutherland were the standout contributors
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Kevins 1-0 2-1 3-5 5-5-35
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 0-3 0-4 0-4 1-4-10
SMS – Goal – Kailey Wilson.
SMS – Best – Zoey Hibbert, Diana Sercia, Sarah Duldig, Natasha Sutherland, Madison Judd, Kailey Wilson.
St. Kevins – Goals – Maggie McDonough, Tess McIntosh, Charlotte Murray, Madeleine Pattison, Caroline Straford.
St. Kevins – Best – Bridie Brittain, Tara Merigan, Elise Thurman, Mikayla Dohnt, Alexandra Jones, Leonora Contaxis.
In other matches, West Brunswick 76 d. Marcellin 12, Melbourne University 23 d. Old Trinity 11, Fitzroy 49 d. Kew 8.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 2 – West Brunswick 8, St. Kevins 8, Melbourne University 8, Fitzroy 4, Marcellin 4, Old Trinity 4, St. Marys Salesian 0, Kew 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – SMS Womens (Twos) play West Brunswick – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 12-00 pm.
Scores – (Womens Threes) –
Brunswick Renegades 4. 10 (33)
St. Marys Salesian (W3) 3. 2 (20)
SMS – Goals – Hannah Bussell, Sarah Moss, Georgia Champion
SMS – Best – Eleanor Raper, Tobyn Eagles, Hannah Bussell, Dallis Op’t Hoog, Maddy Croxford, Sarah Moss
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday 27 April – – SMS Womens (Threes) play West Brunswick