BEARS TOO STRONG FOR SAINTS
At Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, Kew played by far the better football to outclass St. Marys Salesian for most of the day and register a 47 point win. In a keenly fought contest played in wet conditions an accurate Kew Reserves did just enough to beat SMS Reserves by 10 points. St. Marys Salesian Thirds played well below their best but led all day to overcome a persistent Old Paradians by 6 points.
EAGLES SOAR OVER SAINTS
Marcellin played an excellent first half to set up a comfortable win over St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) by 25 points at Bulleen Park West Oval, Bulleen. After being outplayed early, Marcellin lifted to enjoy a fine come from behind win over a brave SMS Womens team (2) by a solitary point. St. Marys Salesian Womens team (3) had a bye.
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 9 (51) def By Kew 14. 14 (98)
Goals: J. Elliston 2, J. Barrie 2, J. Hall, T. Whittle, H. Brooks
Best: C. Rose, J. Mattiske, C. Butler, J. Tyquin, H. Wong, F. Siassios
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 13 (55) def by Kew 10. 5 (65)
Goals: S. Gusts 3, S. Jones, J. Meadows, J. Evans, L. Rath
Best: J. Galante, S. Jones, A. Morris, J. Sharp, J. Yodgee, M. Flora
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 9. 13 (67) def Old Paradians 9. 7 (61)
Goals: T. Kittson 2, O. Baxter, B. Kelly, C. Angley, A. Howell, H. Tilbrook, I. Quin, P. Georgiadis
Best: N. Baxter, R. Nickless, M. Newman, H. Meiselbach, P. Georgiadis, D. Perree
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 3. 5 (23) def by Marcellin 7. 6 (48)
Goals: L. Palmer, S. Lawrence, E. Matheson
Best: A. Thorbecke, S. Byrnes, A. Kerr, D. Sercia, A. Angley, Z. Rayment
Ground: Bulleen Park West
St Mary’s Salesian 4. 4 (28) def by Marcellin 4. 5 (29)
Goals: E. Martin, P. Heath, L. Turnbull, C. Davies-Kildea
Best: T. Wightman, V. Ellis, L. Turnbull, E. Obradov, A. Jones, K. MacFarlane
Ground: Bulleen Park West
AROUND THE GROUND
A very average day weatherwise with occasional showers and a cool breeze making conditions fairly unpleasant for spectators during much of the day. Consequently, a small gathering of people to see the action at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris on Saturday. Many chose to watch from inside the Clubrooms, but a few hardy souls lurked under trees and braved the elements in the outdoors. Players on the bench had the luxury of overhead protection in the new coaches boxes kindly installed by Council a few weeks back. Read the Full Report
ONES – At Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, Kew played by far the better football to outclass St. Marys Salesian for most of the day and register a 47 point win.
The Saints had four changes from the previous match, Mitch Bulte, Jack Hall (first game), Sam Matheson and Cam Rose coming-in.
SMS went to the Pavilion end favoured by a two or three goal breeze in the opening term with occasional showers making the playing surface damp. The boys began well enough in the opening 10 minutes, Tom Whittle kicking an amazing left-foot screw goal whilst in the middle of a pack from 25 metres. However, before long Kew started to dominate all over the ground and set up a number of shots on goal. Nathan Sambevski and Nick James-Thornely kicked truly, but several easy shots were missed much to the relief of the home team. At first change, the Saints looked to be in trouble having failed to use the scoring end and trailing by 10 points.
Indeed, this proved to be the case in the second quarter with the Bears midfield in total control. The whole team played extremely well features of their game including the use of physical strength, playing in front, and delivering the ball accurately to the chest of leading marking targets ahead. The result was a five goal to zip term, Tim Allman, Jack Delbridge and Mali Jacobs among their best and goalscorers being Jack Powell (2), Matthew O’Dicho (2) and Andrew Brazzale. In contrast, SMS ball-handling was not clean with fumbles common and kicking astray. The defence battled gamely with Henry Wong, Joel Mattiske and Cam Butler in plenty of action, but by the long interval Kew had established a massive 41 point advantage.
Saints Coach Brett Gatehouse managed to fire-up his players during the break and the third stanza response was much better. The move of Jack Elliston into the ruck and James Barrie to full forward proved successful both players putting in big quarters. The midfield finally began to drive the ball forward where Barrie was able to use his physical and marking strength to provide a target within range of goal. Majors were scored by Barrie (2), Hugh Brooks, Elliston (2) and Jack Hall (who showed glimpses of good form contesting knock-outs and in general play). The Bears managed to reply with two six-pointers on the re-bound through Brayden King and Brazzale to maintain a 14 point lead at the final change.
The home-team needed the first goal of the last quarter to have any chance but Kew proved too good slotting early majors through King and Sambevski. From here they were able to dominate the remaining time adding further goals through O’Dicho, Sam Gibbs and Taylor McKenzie. Cam Rose, Josh Tyquin and Flynn Siassios battled hard for SMS but by siren time the Bears had enjoyed a well-earned victory by 47 points.
From the Game
– The first-half was probably the worst by a Saints team in many years, but a good response in the third term was encouraging for all concerned. Coaches Brett Gatehouse, Phil Buck and Anthony Murphy will realise they have probably played teams one and two during the past couple of weeks. No need to panic, but a good win is required for both ladder position and restoration of player confidence.
– Cam Rose, Joel Mattiske, Cam Butler and Josh Tyquin the best, and cameos from Jack Elliston and James Barrie. Mid-size ruckman, Jack Hall showed plenty of promise in his first game and kicked a valuable goal. A special mention for ‘Wongy.’
– Kew always provide strong opposition and will likely be a finalist once again this season.
Scores – (Ones) –
Kew 2-7 7-8 9-8 14-14-98
St. Marys Salesian 1-3 1-3 7-6 7- 9- 51
SMS – Goals – James Barry 2, Jack Elliston 2, Hugh Brooks, Jack Hall, Tom Whittle.
SMS – Best – Cam Rose, Joel Mattiske, Cam Butler, Josh Tyquin, Henry Wong, Flynn Siassios.
Kew – Goals – Matthew O’Dicho 3, Andrew Brazzale 2, Brayden King 2, Jack Powell 2, Nathan Sambevski 2, Sam Gibbs, Taylor McKenzie, Nick James-Thornely.
Kew – Best – Jack Powell, Tim Allman, Jack Delbridge, Mali Jacobs, Nick James-Thornely, Matthew O’Dicho.
In other matches – Therry Penola 97 d. Prahran Assumption 55, Peninsula 103 d. Preston Bullants 66, Old Paradians 83 d. West Brunswick 77, UHS-VU 118 d. Oakleigh 52.
Ones – Ladder after Round 4 – UHS-VU 16, Kew 12, Oakleigh 12, Peninsula 8, St. Marys Salesian 8, Old Paradians 8, West Brunswick 4, Preston Bullants 4, Therry Penola 4, Prahran Assumption 4.
TWOS – In a keenly fought contest played in wet conditions an accurate Kew Reserves did just enough to beat SMS Reserves by 10 points.
Captain Andrew Morris, Nick Baum, Kyle Duerden, Jordan Galante (first game) and Xavier Leonard were amongst nine changes to the Saints team. Kew had a talented squad in opposition.
SMS began to the Glen Iris Road end in damp conditions in the first quarter. As expected it was an even contest with both sides having early scoring opportunities. Stef Gusts kicked the two opening goals for the home team, but Kew managed four six-pointers (two from Ned Waters) to lead by 9 points at quarter’s end.
In the second stanza, the Saints were well-served by Jordan Galante (impressive in the ruck) while Sid Jones was his usual hard-working self. However, SMS was inaccurate and failed to use the scoring end. Their two goals through Gusts and John Meadows were cancelled out by replies from the Bears Tim Orchard (2). At half-time, Kew led by 7 points.
After the interval it was the visitors who settled the better and three majors resulted courtesy of Travis Baldock, Orchard and Ben Taylor. The home team defence was under pressure with Andrew Morris and James Sharp the standout defenders. The Saints replied with a much-needed goal by Jones but by orange-time trailed by 20 points.
Kew added a six-pointer and looked to be in control for the first half of the final term. However, SMS finished by far the better Jon Yodgee and Michael Flora working hard. They goaled through Lachie Rath and Jake Evans, before several shots failed to find the major opening. In a tight contest, the Bears managed to hold-on and achieve victory by 10 points.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Therry Penola – at John Pascoe Fawkner Oval No. 2, Francis Street, Oak Park, commencing 2-00 pm.
From the Game:
– Coach Scott Gatehouse would feel that the last two games should have been won but have been allowed to slip away. Important to get back on the winning list now.
– The Saints failed to get ‘rub of the green’ from the umpires during the first-half in particular. Kew’s general ball-handling was cleaner and their field kicking more accurate. However, SMS had many chances to win the game later-on and failed to grasp the opportunities. Jordan Galante (most impressive in the ruck), Sid Jones (ever reliable), Andrew Morris and James Sharp other good players, and Stef Gusts (3) goals all in the first-half.
Scores (Twos) –
Kew 4-2 6-3 9-5 10-5-65
St. Marys Salesian 2-5 4-8 5-9 7-13-55
SMS – Goals – Stefan Gusts 3, Jake Evans, Sid Jones, John Meadows, Lachie Rath.
SMS – Best – Jordan Galante, Sid Jones, Andrew Morris, James Sharp, Jon Yodgee, Michael Flora.
Kew – Goals – Tim Orchard 3, Travis Baldock 2, George Smart 2, Ned Waters 2, Ben Taylor.
Kew – Best – Trent Endicott, Josh O’Bryan, Regan Smith, Tom Harbrow, Nathan LIndner, Lachlan Wright.
In other matches – Therry Penola 85 d. Prahran Assumption 15, Peninsula 75 d. Preston Bullants 47, West Brunswick 51 d. Old Paradians 34, UHS-VU 54 d. Oakleigh 17.
Twos – Ladder after Round 4 – Peninsula 16, Kew 16, UHS-VU 12, St. Marys Salesian 8, West Brunswick 8, Therry Penola 8, Oakleigh 4, Preston Bullants 4, Prahran Assumption 4, Old Paradians 0.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Therry Penola, at John Pascoe Fawkner Oval No. 2, Francis Street, Oak Park, commencing 11-40 am.
THREES – St. Marys Salesian Thirds played well below their best but led all day to overcome a persistent Old Paradians by 6 points.
In the opening term, SMS kicked to the Pavilion end and had the edge scoring 3-2 to Old Paradians 1-4 thus leading by 10 points at quarter-time.
The second quarter was along similar lines with the Saints adding two majors but being a little inaccurate when kicking for goal. The Raiders booted a goal but trailed by 13 points at the interval.
Fair to say, the home team was playing below their best, but credit must also be given to OP who played some reasonable footy in the third stanza. They slotted three six-pointers while SMS managed two (the latter by Peter Georgiadis in his first game). By final change the Saints advantage was a mere 8 points.
After 10 minutes, SMS goaled through Charlie Angley, before Ollie Baxter added another soon after. However, the Raiders would not go away and kicked a further three goals to get within 5 points with a couple of minutes remaining. The Saints looked in control but had to work hard to eventually prevail by 6 points in a close one.
From the Game
– Coach Jack Byrnes had a really strong team in but the boys played below their best and won ugly. Credit to Old Paradians who provided a good contest.
– Ned Baxter, Rowan Nickless, Martin Newman and Harry Meiselbach amongst the best, a good first-up effort from Peter Georgiadis, and Tom Kittson the only multiple goalkicker.
Scores (Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-2 5-6 7-9 9-13-67
Old Paradians 1-4 3-5 6-7 9- 7-61
SMS – Goals – Tom Kittson 2, Charlie Angley, Ollie Baxter, Peter Georgiadis, Andrew Howell, Ben Kelly, Iggy Quin, Hayden Tilbrook.
SMS – Best – Ned Baxter, Rowan Nickless, Martin Newman, Harry Meiselbach, Peter Georgiadis, Dan Perree.
Old Paradians – Goals – Details unavailable at deadline.
Old Paradians – Best – Details unavailable at deadline.
In other matches – UHS-VU 110 d. Chadstone 46, Kew 159 d. North Brunswick 15, Therry Penola 96 d. Hampton Rovers 72, Glen Eira bye.
Threes – Ladder after Round 4 – UHS-VU 16, Kew 16, St. Marys Salesian 12, Therry Penola 8, North Brunswick 8, Hampton Rovers 4, Glen Eira 4, Chadstone 4, Old Paradians 4.
Next Saturday – SMS vs. Chadstone – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES – Marcellin played an excellent first half to set up a comfortable win over St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) by 25 points at Bulleen Park West Oval, Bulleen.
Marcellin began well and jumped SMS with three first quarter goals to lead by 11 points at quarter-time. The Saints were unable to make any impression in the second stanza and were held scoreless while the home team added a further two majors thereby increasing their margin to 26 points by half-time.
The visitors had the best of the third quarter but were off-line in front of the big-sticks adding just 1-3 whilst holding the Eagles scoreless. By three quarter-time the SMS deficit was 17 points. Marcellin finished by far the better in the final term and added another two six-pointers to eventually run out convincing victors by 25 points.
From the Game
– A very disappointing result for coach Damian Sutherland and his team. Premier Grade is much stronger and more even than lower grades from previous years. The Saints need an even team performance to return to the winning list on Saturday and stay in touch with the top four.
– Single goalscorers, while Annemieke Thorbecke, Sasha Byrnes, Amy Kerr and Diana Sercia were adjudged to be amongst the better players
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
Marcellin 3-1 5-4 5-4 7-6-48
St. Marys Salesian 1-2 1-2 2-5 3-5-23
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Lawrence, Eliza Matheson, Lauren Palmer.
SMS – Best – Annemieke Thorbecke, Sasha Byrnes, Amy Kerr, Diana Sercia, Alice Angley, Zali Rayment.
Marcellin – Goals – Shaylee Taylor 3, Tessa Zagontinos 3, Allysha Dyer.
Marcellin – Best – Allysha Dyer, Stephy Bridge, Natalie Gills, Tessa Zagontinos, Magdalene Antypas, Shaylee Taylor.
In other matches, St. Kevins 47 d. West Brunswick 29, Old Trinity 46 d. Fitzroy 14, Kew 42 d. Melbourne University 23.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 4 – Kew 14, Old Trinity 12, St. Kevins 12, West Brunswick 10, St. Marys Salesian 8, Marcellin 4, Fitzroy 4, Melbourne University 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Old Trinity – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 2-00 pm.
WOMENS TWOS – After being outplayed early, Marcellin lifted to enjoy a fine come from behind win over a brave SMS Womens team (2) by a solitary point.
SMS started exceptionally well and played their best footy in the opening stanza slotting 3-1 while holding Marcellin to just two behinds. THe Eagles responded strongly in the second term booting the only two goals to reduce their deficit to 7 points by the long break.
The home team continued to work hard and kicked the only major in the third quarter to level the scores by final change. In a thrilling final term, both sides managed a six-pointer, but a behind by the Eagles proved to be the difference and got them over the line.
From the Game
– A heartbreaking loss by the smallest possible margin after leading all day was a bitter pill to swallow for Saints coach Simon Brownhill and his team.
– However, on the bright side, a really good team performance over four quarters, four individual goalkickers, and solid contributions from a number of players, including Tempany Wightman, Viv Ellis, Lucy Turnbull and Elly Obradov.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
Marcellin 0-2 2-2 3-4 4-5-29
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 3-1 3-3 3-4 4-4-28
SMS – Goals – Courtney Davies-Kildea, Penny Heath, Lucy Turnbull, Elke Martin.
SMS – Best – Tempany Wightman, Viv Ellis, Lucy Turnbull, Elly Obradov, Adrienne Jones, Kate McFarlane.
Marcellin – Goals – Julia Melitsis, Eliza Roughead, Jennae Wakefield, Abigail Whiston.
Marcellin – Best – Eliza Roughead, Julia Melitsis, Tania Carpinteri, Emily Muir, Hayley Carlson, Tess Menzies.
In other matches, West Brunswick 30 d. St. Kevins 24, Fitzroy 13 d. Old Trinity 8, Kew 24 d. Melbourne University 20.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 4 – West Brunswick 16, St. Kevins 12, Melbourne University 12, Fitzroy 8, Kew 8, Marcellin 8, St. Marys Salesian 0, Old Trinity 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Old Trinity – at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris, commencing 12-00 pm.
WOMENS THREES –
St. Marys Salesian Womens Team (3) had a bye.