The Reserves recorded their best win of the year over PEGS at Ferndale Park
BOMBERS SECOND TERM BEATS SAINTS
PEGS played a dominant second term and proved far too accomplished for St. Marys Salesian winning by 46 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. In a closely fought contest, SMS Reserves produced their best form of the season to edge out ‘old rivals’ PEGS by 10 points. Top team St. Bernards Thirds had to work hard to shake off a hard working St. Marys Salesian Thirds eventually winning by 43 points.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS OUTPERFORM WELLERS
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) began well and won easily over Old Camberwell by 33 points at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn. SMS Womens team (2) played quality attacking football to thrash Old Camberwell by 93 points.
Round 11: Saturday June 23
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 10 (52) def by PEGS 15. 8 (98)
Goals: L. Holmes 4, J. Strangward, H. Chipperfield, M. Dolan
Best: B. Andrews, H. Chipperfield, D. Hicks, L. Holmes, W. Douglas, N. Bussell
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 8. 9 (57) def PEGS 6. 11 (47)
Goals: L. Brownhill 3, N. Alexopoulos 3, J. Evans, X. Leonard
Best: B. Reynolds, N. Baum, J. Evans, L. Brownhill, O. Baxter, S. Haughton
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 8. 9 (57) def by St Bernards 13. 22 (100)
Goals: N. Baxter 3, S. Matheson 2, J. Ellis, J. Yodgee, T. Matheson
Best: M. Hirschberg, H. Meiselbach, T. Matheson, C. Rose, T. Clancy, R. Nickless
Ground: Ferndale Park
Round 10: Saturday June 23
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 7 (49) def Old Camberwell 2 4. (16)
Goals: S. Lawrence 3, R. Grant 2, J. Firmin 2
Best: S. Yule, R. Svarc, M. Stanley, E. Stanley, M. Furphy, A. Angley
Ground: Gordon Barnard Reserve
St Mary’s Salesian 15. 9 (99) def Old Camberwell 1. 0 (6)
Goals: E. Obradov 3, N. Hastie 3, K. Wilson 2, P. Heath, F. Murphy, C. Davies-Kildea, D. Sercia, M. Nunan, M. Boyd, S. Duldig
Best: B. Young, E. Obradov, C. Murray, N. Hastie, K. Wilson, S. Duldig
Ground: Gordon Barnard Reserve
AROUND THE GROUND
The Mens Reserves had their best win of the season with a hard-earned victory over PEGS on Saturday. The two Womens teams continued on their merry way with wins to solidify their respective positions in the top four. Men – In Round 11 our adversary was Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (based at PEGS Sporting Fields, Keilor Park) at Ferndale Park. The Bombers are coached by Dane Pound and beat us by 12 points in the Round 1 match played earlier in the season, but had lost their previous game. On a bitterly cold day a very small gathering of supporters from both clubs at Ferndale Park on Saturday. Many people watched the footy from inside cars parked along the fenceline of the oval to keep warm.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
PEGS played a dominant second term and proved far too accomplished for St. Marys Salesian winning by 46 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
SMS (tenth) was hoping for a much improved effort against rivals PEGS (sixth) following a poor performance in the previous match. Manny Dolan, Jack Elliston and Louie Holmes were inclusions in the team. It was a very cold but still day and ground conditions were good.
SMS went to the Glen Iris Road end, and it proved to be a fairly even opening stanza. Dane Hicks (ruck), Heath Chipperfield (onball) and Ben Andrews (half back) came under notice early and the Saints were able to slot two goals through Louie Holmes (the first after a handball from Manny Dolan). At the other end, the defence was doing fairly well, but for PEGS Adrian Romanyk (2) and Tom Saggio were able to kick majors providing the visitors with a 2 point lead at quarter-time.
In the second quarter, the Bombers were able to lift in the midfield and achieve a good result on the scoreboard. Six goals were added through Jack Condon (an effective player), Romanyk, Jackson Young, William Brkic, Mark Wilson and Max Philpott. SMS had their chances but only Holmes was able to goal. Jack Elliston was marking well in the forward line but his kicks were failing to hit targets or score. It was a quarter of errors and turnovers for the home team who trailed by 35 points by half-time.
The Saints played far better in the third term but were unable to close the gap. It became more of an arm-wrestle with the backlines in the ascendancy. Jackson Strangward and Holmes (having a good day in the forward line) added six-pointers, but PEGS was able to reply through Jordan Erougian and Romanyk (2) – the latter with a fine set shot from 45 metres at right half forward on the boundary line. By orange time, the SMS deficit was 39 points.
In the final term, the home team fought the game out well but never seriously threatened to trouble their opponents. Nick Bussell was a good onballer, Andrews continued his good work as ‘sweeper,’ while Will Douglas impressed with strong marking and clearances from defence. ‘Chippa’ and ‘Manny’ added Saints majors, but Erougian and Saggio (2) responded for the visitors. By siren time, the visitors were deserving 46 points victors.
From the game –
– PEGS forward Adrian Romanyk is VAFA Premier C Grade leading goalkicker. His fifth major for the afternoon took his tally to 50 goals after 11 rounds.
– SMS were competitive for most of the game but faded badly during the second quarter. Louie Holmes was good up forward with 4 goals, Ben Andrews was the standout player, while Heath Chipperfield, Dane Hicks and Will Douglas tried hard.
– Coaches Erwin Leyden, Ant Murphy and Alan Martello and their players have an encounter with Old Ivanhoe (away) next round.
Scores (Ones) –
PEGS 3-0 9-3 12-5 15-8-98
St. Marys Salesian 2-2 3-4 5-8 7-10-52
SMS – Goals – Louie Holmes 4, Heath Chipperfield, Manny Dolan, Jackson Strangward.
SMS – Best – Ben Andrews, Heath Chipperfield, Dane Hicks, Louie Holmes, Will Douglas, Nick Bussell.
PEGS – Goals – Adrian Romanyk 5, Tom Saggio 3, Jordan Erougian 2, William Brkic, Jack Condon, Max Philpott, Mark Wilson, Jackson Young.
PEGS – Best – Jack Condon, Scott Whillas, Daniel Flaherty, Max Philpott, Cam Livori, Jackson Young.
In other matches, Fitzroy 80 d. Old Geelong 76, Williamstown CYMS 78 d. Old Ivanhoe 72, Peninsula 69 d. Old Mentonians 53, Old Camberwell 99 d. Marcellin 61.
Ones – Ladder after Round 11 – Williamstown CYMS 40, Fitzroy 36, Old Camberwell 28, Old Geelong 28, Marcellin 24, PEGS 24, Old Ivanhoe 16, Old Mentonians 12, Peninsula 8, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Firsts play Old Ivanhoe at Chelsworth Park, Irvine Road, Ivanhoe – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
In a closely fought contest, SMS Reserves produced their best form of the season to edge out ‘old rivals’ PEGS by 10 points.
SMS (eighth) was up against PEGS (seventh) and were keen to atone for a most disappointing result in their previous game. The Bombers always provide solid opposition (had won by 54 points in the Round 1 clash) and a hard fought encounter was anticipated.
There was a sense of urgency in the Saints first quarter with hardness at the ball and strong tackling a feature. Ben Semmler-Farr worked hard at the centre ball-ups and the onballers were on their game. Kicking to the Pavilion end, Xavier Leonard opened the SMS scoring with a clever goal from a snap, before Luke Brownhill added two more following strong marks. PEGS replied with two majors through Jarrod Cant and Aidan O’Rafferty (both from frees) and trailed by 8 points at first change.
In the second stanza, it continued to be a strong physical contest with neither side able to establish a clear break. Ollie Baxter and Nick Baum were both hard at the ball setting a good example for teammates. Nick Alexopoulos goaled from close range and Brownhill slotted another for the Saints.The Bombers had their chances but kicked badly adding 1-6 (the major through Chris Caminiti) and faced a 9 point deficit at the long interval.
PEGS threw everything at SMS in the third quarter and looked the better side. However, solid defence from the home team backline (in particular Scott Haughton and Tom Fly) restricted them to two six-pointers through Damian Belia and Max Tonna. Jake Evans, Blair Reynolds and Michael Flora worked extremely hard across the centre to keep the Saints in the contest and Alexopoulos goaled following a mark. At the final change it was anyone’s game with SMS holding a 4 point margin.
In a tight contest, every Saints player lifted during a torrid final term. J. Evans was everywhere and kicked a crucial goal with a long snap from left half forward. Soon after Alexopoulos did likewise with a high kick which landed in the goalsquare and took an off-break to go through. The SMS pressure around the ball was excellent, and although James Vovos booted a Bombers six-pointer it was too late and his team went down by 10 points.
From the game –
– The Saints and Bombers Reserves teams have played some epic matches in recent years and this was another good one.
– For SMS, Luke Brownhill and Nick Alexopoulos both contributed (3) goals, while Blair Reynolds, Nick Baum, Jake Evans and Ollie Baxter were amongst good players.
– A four quarter team effort would have delighted coach Scott Gatehouse, and Old Ivanhoe (away) in the next fixture
Scores (Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-4 5-5 6- 7 8- 9-57
PEGS 2-2 3-8 5-11 6-11-47
SMS – Goals – Nick Alexopoulos 3, Luke Brownhill 3, Jake Evans, Xavier Leonard.
SMS – Best – Blair Reynolds, Nick Baum, Jake Evans, Luke Brownhill, Ollie Baxter, Scott Haughton.
PEGS – Goals – Damian Belia, Chris Caminiti, Jarrod Cant, Aidan O’Rafferty, Max Tonna, James Vovos.
PEGS – Best – Chris Caminiti, Aidan O’Rafferty, Liam Ford, James Vovos, Kane Horwood, Jarrod Cant.
In other matches, Old Geelong 59 d. Fitzroy 49, Williamstown CYMS 110 d. Old Ivanhoe 28, Peninsula 95 d. Old Mentonians 46, Marcellin 80 d. Old Camberwell 35.
Twos – Ladder after Round 11 – Fitzroy 40, Old Geelong 40, Williamstown CYMS 34, Marcellin 30, Old Ivanhoe 20, Old Camberwell 20, PEGS 16, St. Marys Salesian 12, Peninsula 8, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Reserves play Old Ivanhoe at Chelsworth Park, Irvine Road, Ivanhoe – match commences at 11-40 am.
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
Top team St. Bernards Thirds had to work hard to shake off a hard working St. Marys Salesian Thirds eventually winning by 43 points.
SMS (ninth) had a big challenge versus St. Bernards (first) but were quietly confident of performing well.
In the first term, the Saints kicked to the Glen Iris Road end and both sides played attacking footy. St. Bernards midfield provided their forwards with many opportunities to score but they were inaccurate around the goals and booted 3-8. At the other end SMS replied with 2-3 to trail by 11 points at quarter’s end.
The Snowdogs again shaded the home team in the second quarter although there wasn’t a lot in it. The Saints were defending well and getting the ball forward on a number of occasions. St. Bernards took the honours with three goals to two and held a 16 point advantage by half-time. For SMS, first-half goalkickers were Ned Baxter and Sam Matheson (2 each).
The Saints refused to go away and outplayed their highly rated opponents for the first 15 minutes in the third stanza. During this time, Matt Hirschberg led a capable backline, while Harry Meiselbach, Cam Rose, Tom Clancy and Rowan Nickless were effective players around the ground. Majors resulted from James Ellis, N. Baxter and Tim Matheson and by mid-term scores were tied 7-7 to 6-13. At this point, the Snowdogs were able to lift their intensity and add two six-pointers to open-up a 14 point break by the final change.
St. Bernards were able to go on with the job in the final term adding five goals, while Jon Yodgee replied for the home team. SMS fought the game out well but allowed the visitors in for three easy six-pointers near the end. By siren time, the Snowdogs had prevailed by 43 points
From the game:
– The Saints took the game up to their more fancied opponents and were not disgraced. Ned Baxter (3) and Sam Matheson (2) were multiple goalscorers, while Matt Hirschberg, Harry Meiselbach, Tim Matheson and Cam Rose tried hard.
– Coach Jack Byrnes would be pleased with the endeavour of his players and has a challenging away match against Marcellin next Saturday.
Scores (Threes) –
St. Bernards 3-8 6-11 8-15 13-22-100
St. Marys Salesian 2-3 4- 7 7- 7 8- 9- 57
SMS – Goals – Ned Baxter 3, Sam Matheson 2, James Ellis, Tim Matheson, Jon Yodgee.
SMS – Best – Matt Hirschberg, Harry Meiselbach, Tim Matheson, Cam Rose, Tom Clancy, Rowan Nickless.
St. Bernards – Goals – Jacob De Fazio 4, David Di Bennedetto 2, Anthony Cunsolo 2, Cody Brasher, Nick Cameron, Tom Donohoe, Tristan Doody, Austin Rizzardo.
St. Bernards – Best – Tristan Doody, Chris Tormey, Jacob De Fazio, Josh Esposito, Tom Donohoe.
In other matches, Mazenod 78 d. Old Carey 38, Marcellin 135 d. Old Geelong 48, PEGS 60 d. Old Camberwell 28.
Threes – Ladder after Round 11 – St. Bernards 36, Old Carey 30, Marcellin 26, Mazenod 24, Old Geelong 20, PEGS 18, St. Marys Salesian 14, Old Camberwell 12.
Next Saturday – SMS Thirds play Marcellin at Marcellin College Oval No. 1, Bulleen Road, Bulleen – match commences at 11-40 am.
WOMENS ONES –
St Marys Salesian Womens team (1) began well and won easily over Old Camberwell by 33 points at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn.
In cool conditions, the Saints started well and slotted three goals whilst holding Old Camberwell goalless, thereby enjoying a 17 point margin at quarter-time. The Wellers defended successfully in the second stanza with both sides limited to a behind enabling the Saints to maintain their 17 point advantage at half-time.
Old Camberwell added 1-1 and SMS 1-0 in the third term giving honours to the home team, however they still faced a deficit of 16 points at three quarter-time. The Saints were able to finish by far the better and add three majors to the Weller’s one, and by siren time had prevailed by 33 points.
From the game –
– A strong team performance, Steph Lawrence, Joelly Firmain and Rebecca Grant bagging all seven goals between them, and Sarah Yule, Ruby Svarc, Mads Stanley and Eliza Stanley amongst those players to impress.
– Coach Damian Sutherland has Brunswick Renegades as opponents at Ferndale next Saturday
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 3-1 3-2 4-2 7-7-49
Old Camberwell 0-2 0-3 1-4 2-4-16
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Lawrence 3, Joelly Firmin 2, Rebecca Grant 2.
SMS – Best – Sarah Yule, Ruby Svarc, Mads Stanley, Eliza Stanley, Megan Furphy, Alice Angley.
Old Camberwell – Goals – Chelsea Dyer, Ashley Sturrock.
Old Camberwell – Best – Claire Wilson, Amelia Robison, Maggie Wilson, Stephanie Defina, Sophie Bangs, Samantha Anjou.
In other matches, West Brunswick 29 d. Monash Blues 26, Collegians 26 drew with Monash Blues 26, Brunswick Renegades 45 d. Mazenod 31.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 10 – West Brunswick 40, St. Marys Salesian 28, Monash Blues 26, Old Geelong 24, Collegians 18, Brunswick Renegades 16, Old Camberwell 8, Mazenod 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Brunswick Renegades at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
Our four netball girls – Tessa Ashton, Claire Murray, Bronte Young and Meg Boyd – celebrate playing together in the same SMS team for the first time after a big win over Old Camberwell
SMS Womens team (2) played quality attacking football to thrash Old Camberwell by 93 points.
SMS (third) were drawn to meet Old Camberwell (seventh).
The opening term saw the Saints take control from the beginning and use good skills to put four six-pointers on the board. At first change, their lead was 25 points. The second quarter was along similar lines with SMS preventing Old Camberwell from getting into the game. A further four goals were added, allowing the visitors to increase their lead to 51 points at the long interval.
The Saints continued the good work in the third stanza but were a little inaccurate around the big-sticks. A further 3-5 provided a lead of 74 points by the final change with the Wellers still scoreless. The visitors added a further four majors in the final term while Old Camberwell registered a goal (their only score for the match). SMS eventually won by 93 points after a most impressive display of attacking footy.
From the game –
– An even performance from all Saints players with Natasha Hastie (3), Elly Obradov (3) and Kailey Wilson (2) the principal goalscorers, and Bronte Young, Claire Murray and Sarah Duldig pick of the players.
– Coach Simon Brownhill and his team host fourth placed Brunswick Renegades in the next round.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 4-1 8-3 11-8 15-9-99
Old Camberwell 0-0 0-0 0-0 1- 0- 6
SMS – Goals – Natasha Hastie 3, Elly Obradov 3, Kailey Wilson 2, Meg Boyd, Sarah Duldig, Penny Heath, Fiona Murphy, Courtney Davies-Kildea, Madeleine Nunan, Diana Sercia.
SMS – Best – Bronte Young, Elly Obradov, Claire Murray, Natasha Hastie, Kailey Wilson, Sarah Duldig.
Old Camberwell – Goal – Jane Cuningham.
Old Camberwell – Best – Georgia Smith, Laura Chesney, Kaitlin McKenzie, Emilia Fuller, Jane Cuningham, Stephanie Elovaris.
In other matches, West Brunswick 44 d. Old Geelong 33, Collegians 41 d. Monash Blues 14, Brunswick Renegades 18 d. Mazenod 16.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 10 – West Brunswick 36, Old Geelong 32, St. Marys Salesian 32, Brunswick Renegades 24, Collegians 12, Monash Blues 12, Old Camberwell 8, Mazenod 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Brunswick Renegades at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 12-00 pm.
After a BYE this weekend, the Women’s Thirds will play a practice match against Brunswick Renegades, this Saturday June 30 10.00am at Ferndale Park