SAINTS TEAM EFFORT GROUNDS MAGPIES
After a slow start, St. Marys Salesian produced a fine team effort to overpower Ivanhoe by 61 points at Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe. SMS Reserves (third) provided a solid four quarter performance to overcome Ivanhoe (fourth) by 53 points.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS BEAT WESTIES TO ANNEX WOMENS PREMIERSHIP – In the Grand Final, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) led all day and hung-on desperately in the last term to register a thrilling win over West Brunswick by one point at Sportscover Arena, Elsternwick.
Round 17: Saturday August 19
St Mary’s Salesian 18. 19 (127) def Ivanhoe 10. 6 (66)
Goals: D. Ryan 6, M. Dolan 3, T. Dudgeon 2, B. Andrews 2, C. Angley 2, N. Bussell, J. Elliston, N. Evans
Best: D. Ryan, J. Kenyon, B. Andrews, N. Alexopoulos, H. Chipperfield, T. Dudgeon
Ground: Ivanhoe Park
St Mary’s Salesian 14. 13 (97) def Ivanhoe 6. 8 (44)
Goals: J. Barrie 6, X. Leonard 3, N. Baxter 2, J. Tanner 2, M. Howard
Best: M. Howard, J. Evans, A. Pathirana, J. Barrie, J. Strangward, N. Ludwig
Ground: Ivanhoe Park
Women’s Development Division (1) Grand Final
Sunday August 20
St Mary’s Salesian 3. 2 (20) def West Brunswick 3. 1 (19)
Goals: G. Barry, L. Davie, R. Grant
Best: R. Gill, B. Grant, L. Davie, T. Rappos, J. Cannizzo, K. Aabryn, A. Thorbecke
Ground: Sportscover Arena
AROUND THE GROUND
In Round 17, our opponent was Ivanhoe at Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe. Coached by Leigh Cole and Ross Henshaw, the Magpies always produce good footy and beat us by 36 points in our previous match. Last season we played Ivanhoe at Ford Park, Bellfield, while a new pavilion was being completed at Ivanhoe Park. The new facility is outstanding and the Magpies are no doubt pleased to be back on their home ground.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
After a slow start, St. Marys Salesian produced a fine team effort to overpower Ivanhoe by 61 points at Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe.
SMS was top with 14 wins and Ivanhoe sixth with 6 wins. However, Ivanhoe had beaten the Saints in the earlier Round 7 encounter by 36points. Heath Chipperfield, Kyle Duerden and Sid Jones (game 100) came into the side.
Heavy early morning rain made the ground surface slippery on top, but bright sunshine greeted both sides as they entered the arena. SMS kicked to The Boulevard end, but Ivanhoe began particularly well in the opening term winning in the ruck and midfield. They moved the ball to an open forward line and were incredibly accurate around the big-sticks. The usually solid Saints backline was under pressure and conceded seven Magpies first quarter goals. The visitors were able to respond through Charlie Angley, while Harry Angley had a near miss from distance. The lively Dan Ryan was in form with (3) majors – the first courtesy of a C. Angley kick, the second from a Nick ‘Nicko’ Alexopoulos assist, and the third courtesy of a Darcy Grant pass right on the siren. Ivanhoe took the honours in quarter one and led by 17 points.
The Saints were able to lift their intensity in the second stanza and gradually claw their way back. Manny Dolan booted first major before handballing to Nick Bussell for another. A fine team effort with Tim Dudgeon, Luke Dykes and Darcy Grant most effective in general play and a tighter contribution from the back six saw the visitors begin to dominate play. However, the slippery surface resulted in many forward moves failing to find targets making the first 10 minutes very frustrating. Eventually, further six-pointers were added by C. Angley, Jack Elliston from close range, and D. Ryan, and by half-time the Saints had established a 19 point buffer.
After the interval, SMS played exceptionally well adding 4-6 while restricting Ivanhoe to just 1-1 for the term. Ben Andrews kicked first goal, followed by Dolan, Nathan Evans and Dolan again. ‘Nicko’ was another forward in good form but his usually reliable kicking was a little off-line with three behinds the result. Jake Kenyon, Alex Bussell and Kyle Duerden were miserly at the back, while Grant, Jos Op’t Hoog and Henry Wong played their part. By orange-time, the Saints had increased their margin to 42 points.
The visitors went on with the job in the final quarter taking total control of the game. Tim Dudgeon slotted (2) goals, Andrews one, while the elusive D. Ryan added (2) and a poster – giving him six for the day. Heath Chipperfield, Sid Jones and Jack Ryan all did good work around the ground, and the defence limited the Magpies to two six-pointers. By siren time, the Saints were 61 point victors following a very polished display on a wet surface.
From the game –
– For SMS, Dan Ryan (6-2), Manny Dolan (3-4) and Charlie Angley (2-1) were effective forwards, Tim Dudgeon and Ben Andrews excelled onball, while Jake Kenyon, Alex Bussell and Kyle Duerden defended well.
– SMS Coach Erwin Leyden was pleased with the result which sewed up the double-chance for the Saints with just one round to go before finals.
– Ormond beat PEGS at ‘The Runway’ and have now moved into second place on the ladder
A finals preview versus PEGS at Ferndale next Saturday.
Scores (Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 4-3 9-10 13-16 18-19-127
Ivanhoe 7-2 7- 3 8- 4 10- 6- 66
SMS – Goals – Dan Ryan 6, Manny Dolan 3, Ben Andrews 2, Charlie Angley 2, Tim Dudgeon 2, Nick Bussell, Jack Elliston, Nathan Evans.
SMS – Best – Dan Ryan, Jake Kenyon, Ben Andrews, Nick Alexopoulos, Heath Chipperfield, Tim Dudgeon.
Ivanhoe – Goals – Mitch Lovell 2, Lachlan Roberts 2, Sam Wright 2, Reuben Blackmore-Moore, Reece Cotter, Dan Jones, Angus Woodward.
Ivanhoe – Best – Mitch Lovell, Dan Jones, Angus Woodward, Alex Whitehead, Will Cuthbert, Reuben Blackmore-Moore.
In other matches, Therry Penola 88 d. Brunswick NOBSPC 63, Ormond 89 d. PEGS 67, Preston Bullants 74 d. St. Johns OC 49, Oakleigh 89 d. Whitefriars OC 76.
Ones – Ladder after Round 17 – St. Marys Salesian 60 – 153.6%, Ormond 52 – 147.3%, PEGS 52 – 147.1%, Oakleigh 44 – 120.0 %, Preston Bullants 44 – 111.9%, Therry Penola 28, Ivanhoe 24, Brunswick NOBSPC 16, St. Johns OC 12, Whitefriars OC 8.
Next Saturday – SMS Firsts play PEGS at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
SMS Reserves (third) provided a solid four quarter performance to overcome Ivanhoe (fourth) by 53 points.
SMS Reserves had 13 wins and Ivanhoe 9 wins. In the earlier contest, the Saints had beaten the Magpies by 67 points. James Barrie was back in action after injury, while Jackson Strangward was another inclusion.
The ground was very wet early and a light shower occurred during the opening stanza. Thereafter the weather improved with glorious sunshine the order of the day. The visitors kicked to The Boulevard end and had the best of the first term. Nick Ludwig in the ruck, Michael Howard, Juan Perriam and Ananth Pathirana in the midfield were showing good form and providing chances for the forwards. Ned Baxter, Josh Tanner and Howard all slotted majors. At the other end, Jake Evans led a capable defence which restricted Ivanhoe to two goals. At quarter-time, the Saints led by 9 points.
In the second stanza, SMS again held the ascendancy for the first 10 minutes of the quarter. Lewis Hawkins was a busy player as the visitors added six-pointers through Josh Steiger, Tanner and N. Baxter to open-up a four goal advantage. The Magpies fought back well just before half-time and slotted two handy goals to reduce the deficit to 13 points at the main interval.
James Barrie went to a key forward role midway through the third term and from this point on the Saints were able to dictate terms and score freely. He was able to kick (3) goals – the third of which included some fine team play, before Xavier Leonard added another – after a handball assist from Hawkins. Ivanhoe stayed in the contest but 2-5 didn’t help their cause. At the final change the Magpies trailed by 23 points.
The last quarter was one of the visitors best for some time. In an impressive team effort, they were able to run the game out extremely well and kick (4-6) while holding the Magpies scoreless. Will Douglas and Jackson Strangward did some good work while goals came via ‘Baz’ (3) and Leonard. SMS eventual winning margin was 53 points.
From the game –
– A very good effort from all players against the team who will be our opponents in the First Semi-Final. Michael Howard, Ananth Pathirana, Jake Evans and James Barrie (6-3) were amongst the best. Juan Perriam (early), Lewis Hawkins and Will Douglas were others to come under notice.
– Saints Coach Ant Murphy was happy with the overall performance from his players. A tougher opponent ahead as we move towards finals mode.
– Ormond Reserves beat PEGS Reserves to continue their unbeaten record
Next Saturday it’s second team PEGS at Ferndale.
Scores (Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-3 6-4 10-7 14-13-97
Ivanhoe 2-0 4-3 6-8 6- 8- 44
SMS – Goals – James Barrie 6, Ned Baxter 2, Xavier Leonard 2, Josh Tanner 2, Michael Howard, Josh Steiger.
SMS – Best – Michael Howard, Jake Evans, Ananth Pathirana, James Barrie, Jackson Strangward, Nick Ludwig.
Ivanhoe – Goals – Stefan Bettiol, Tim Ganderton, Julian Mancuso, Zac Mowat, James Pititto, Carl Tickner.
Ivanhoe – Best – David Ioannou, Stefan Bettiol, Carl Tickner, Julian Mancuso, Aaron Marks, Mitchell Rees.
In other matches, Brunswick NOBSPC 74 d. Therry Penola 43, Ormond 70 d. PEGS 45, Preston Bullants 87 d. St. Johns OC 35, Whitefriars OC 10 d. Oakleigh 6.
Twos – Ladder after Round 17 – Ormond 68, PEGS 60 – 347.0%, St. Marys Salesian 56 – 183.5%, Ivanhoe 36 – 104.5%, Preston Bullants 32 – 95.3%, Therry Penola 28, Brunswick NOBSPC 24, Oakleigh 20, Whitefriars OC 16, St. Johns OC 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Reserves play PEGS at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 11-40 am.
WOMEN’S ONE MATCH REPORT
In the Grand Final, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) led all day and hung-on desperately in the last term to register a thrilling win over West Brunswick by one point at Sportscover Arena, Elsternwick.
In fine conditions with a light crosswind, the game proved to be an even arm-wrestle in the opening quarter. Each team managed a goal and at first change SMS held a one point lead.
It was more of the same in the second term with defences in the ascendancy. Neither team could break through for a score and the Saints had maintained their advantage by half-time.
In the third stanza, in an extremely tight contest, each team again scored a major, but West Brunswick also added a behind to square the ledger by the final change.
The last quarter was a beauty with neither side giving an inch. SMS kicked clear with 1-1, but the Westies goaled to stay in touch. A number of West Brunswick thrusts into the forward 50 were repelled late in the game, and the final siren sounded with the Saints deserving one point victors.
From the Game:
– For SMS, defender Tash Rappos provided a Best on Ground Medallion performance, Lisa Davie and Rebecca Grant were also key contributors, while Rachel Gill took several strong and telling marks late in the game.
– Outstanding effort from our coaches, Damian Sutherland (the master tactician) and Simon Brownhill who guided our Womens squad through their initial VAFA season to make premiership honours possible.
– Congratulations to our Saints players and officials who were presented with premiership medallions following the match.
– A special mention for our much respected opponent West Brunswick. The game was played in great spirit and we congratulate the Westies for their fine season. A great rivalry has developed between our two clubs and we look forward to future encounters in VAFA Premier Womens Grade next season.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 1-1 1-1 2-1 3-2-20
West Brunswick 1-0 1-0 2-1 3-1-19
SMS – Goals – Grace Barry, Lisa Davie, Rebecca Grant.
SMS – Best – Tash Rappos, Lisa Davie, Rebecca Grant, Jasmin Cannizzo, Annemieke Thorbecke, Rachel Gill.
West Brunswick – Goals – Evelyn Burry, Millie Caddy, Kristina Krithararis.
West Brunswick – Best – Evelyn Burry, Jenifer Bell, Erin McLaughlin, Millie Caddy, Jessie Allen, Brighdin Walsh.
Other VAFA Womens results – Grand Finals –
Premier – Marcellin 3-9-27 d. St. Kevins 2-8-10.
Division 2 – Old Camberwell 5-7-37 d. Old Carey 2-4-16.
Division 3 – Mazenod 3-6-24 d. Old Mentonians 3-4-22.
Division 4 – Hawthorn 4-7-31 d. St. Kevins 2-2-14.