HOES FIRST-HALF BEATS SAINTS
Old Ivanhoe produced a dominant first-half to set up a comfortable victory over a tenacious St. Marys Salesian by 41 points at Chelsworth Park, East Ivanhoe. In a tight encounter, Old Ivanhoe Reserves finished the better to overcome an undermanned SMS Reserves by 17 points. Marcellin Thirds kicked seven goals in the second term to take control and defeat a plucky St. Marys Salesian Thirds by 44 points at Marcellin College Oval, Bulleen.
Nick Baum and Rowan Nickless – 100th game.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SLUGGISH SAINTS FINISH WELL TO OVERPOWER RENEGADES
After a sluggish start, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) gained the ascendancy to overpower Brunswick Renegades by 34 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. SMS Womens team (2) had to work hard to achieve victory over likely finalist Brunswick Renegades by 23 points.
Round 12: Saturday June 30
St Mary’s Salesian 10. 10 (70) def by Old Ivanhoe 17. 9 (111)
Goals: M. Dolan 3, L. Holmes 3, C. Butler, B. Borland, D. Grant, N. Baum
Best: J. Evans, H. Chipperfield, H. Wong, N. Baxter, M. Dolan, D. Hicks
Ground: Chelsworth Park
St Mary’s Salesian 5. 6 (36) def by Old Ivanhoe 7. 11 (53)
Goals: T. Whittle 2, O. Baxter, S. Gusts, S. Jones
Best: W. Anderson, J. Hall, N. Ludwig, S. Haughton, S. Garlepp, T. Fly
Ground: Chelsworth Park
St Mary’s Salesian 9. 7 (61) def by Marcellin 15. 15 (105)
Goals: J. McCoy 3, T. Matheson 3, T. Clancy, O. Ridge, S. Matheson
Best: T. Matheson, B. Duncan, H. Meiselbach, B. Connick, J. McCoy, R. Nickless
Ground: Marcellin College
Round 11: Saturday June 30
St Mary’s Salesian 10. 14 (74) def Brunswick Renegades 6. 4 (40)
Goals: S. Lawrence 4, R. Svarc 4, R. Grant, S. Klimpsch
Best: M. Stanley, S. Lawrence, S. Byrnes, H. Ellis, N. Shue, K. Selir
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 7 (43) def Brunswick Renegades 3. 2 (20)
Goals: M. Judd 2, P. Heath 2, M. Nunan, V. Ellis
Best: K. MacFarlane, M. Boyd, V. Ellis, C. Murray, E. Obradov, M. Barry
Ground: Ferndale Park
AROUND THE GROUND
Our opponent in Round 12 was Old Ivanhoe at Chelsworth Park, East Ivanhoe. Coached by Jarrod Gieschen, the Hoes had defeated us by 22 points in Round 7, and lost narrowly to Williamstown CYMS by a goal in their previous game. Chelsworth Park is a delightful sporting facility and includes a number of cricket, football and soccer grounds. It is located fairly close to the Yarra River (off The Boulevard) and is maintained by Ivanhoe Grammar School. The Old Ivanhoe oval is very picturesque, surrounded by trees towards the Yarra River end, and has a pleasant wooden Club social room and kiosk. The visiting players change in an adjoining building (not far away) on the next oval. Certainly an extremely nice facility for grass-roots footy.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
Old Ivanhoe produced a dominant first-half to set up a comfortable victory over a tenacious St. Marys Salesian by 41 points at Chelsworth Park, East Ivanhoe.
In cold and sunny conditions, SMS (tenth) faced Old Ivanhoe (seventh). There were 8 changes (3 at the last minute), Nick Alexopoulos, Nick Baum (in game 100), Ned Baxter, Brett Borland, Luke Brownhill (first game), Jake Evans, Michael Flora (first game) and Andrew Morris being the additions.
In the opening stanza, SMS kicked with a three goal wind to The Boulevard end. Not surprisingly Old Ivanhoe settled better early and dominated play for the first 20 minutes. They repeatedly won the ball out of the centre circle and moved into attack where Dan Cookson, Nick Marshall, Luke Scuderi and Adrian Del Monte were able to goal. Later in the quarter, the Saints became more competitive with skipper Heath Chipperfield leading from the front and providing ball supply for his team. Louie Holmes (from a free) and Manny Dolan (2) replied with six-pointers – the latter Dolan goal with a little help from Henry Wong and Holmes – but a late major from Brandon Lee saw the Hoes 22 points up at quarter-time.
SMS tried hard in the second term and had more possession of the ball, but failed to get full value with conversion opportunities. Old Ivanhoe used physical strength and good skills to take the ball forward and score six goals. Nick Reeves-Smyth slotted the first, A. Del Monte the next two (including a soccer goal) and Lee one of the others. The Saints replied through Holmes, Darcy Grant and Chipperfield – following unselfish lead-up work from Holmes and Dolan. However, by the main break the Hoes had established a 36 point advantage.
In the third stanza, Holmes (now playing on the ball) gathered possession from the centre ball-up and kicked long where Dolan marked. His goal was a great start for SMS who fought back extremely well and were able to dry-up the home team’s scoring. Dane Hicks worked hard in the ruck, ‘Chippa’ onball, Jake Evans was impressive in defence, while Wong was an important link-man across the centre. Further majors were booted by Holmes and Brett Borland – the latter a fine team goal with handball assistance from Nick Bussell and ‘Chippa.’ Old Ivanhoe made the most of a few minutes in the forward zone and replied with three six-pointers from Justin Powick and the damaging A. Del Monte (2), thereby leading by 34 points at orange-time.
Pleasingly, the Saints put in one of their best last quarters of the season and had the ball in their forward 50 for over twenty minutes in the final term. Ned Baxter showed some fine form when moved to half back/wing, Jimmy Curwood proved to be a master spoiler in defence, and N. Bussell was another to impress. The boys finished the better and but for poor kicking in front of the big-sticks would have reduced the margin between the sides significantly. The Hoes scored their first goal 14 minutes into the term and scored two others soon after against the run of play. After SMS had added six behinds, Nick Baum (in game 100) marked 30 metres out at left half forward, and coolly slotted a major with a straight kick which never looked like missing. Old Ivanhoe eventually won by 41 points, but (on a positive note) the undermanned Saints had played particularly well and been very competitive in the second half.
From the game –
– Old Ivanhoe played some good footy and impressed in the first-half. Adrian Del Monte was a damaging forward with five goals.
– SMS played OK, the second half was excellent, the Hoes restricted to 6-2 while the Saints managed 4-9. The feeling amongst Coach, players and supporters after the game was that it wasn’t a bad performance at all.
– A special mention to Manny Dolan and Louie Holmes (with 3 goals apiece) who tried really hard for their team, ‘Chippa’ was everywhere – his best game of the season, Jake Evans good at the back, and ‘Wongy’ very good across the centre. A team effort in the second half.
– Coaches Erwin Leyden and Alan Martello – with a little help from David Malcolm – and players have top side Williamstown CYMS at Ferndale following the bye.
Scores (Ones) –
Old Ivanhoe 5-5 11-7 14-8 17- 9-111
St. Marys Salesian 2-1 6-1 9-4 10-10-70
SMS – Goals – Manny Dolan 3, Louie Holmes 3, Nick Baum, Brett Borland, Heath Chipperfield, Darcy Grant.
SMS – Best – Jake Evans, Heath Chipperfield, Henry Wong, Ned Baxter, Manny Dolan, Dane Hicks.
Old Ivanhoe – Goals – Adrian Del Monte 5, Brandon Lee 3, Jack Bradley, Dylan Buttifant, Dan Cookson, Michael Del Monte, Max Jones, Nick Marshall, Justin Powick, Nick Reeves-Smyth, Luke Scuderi.
Old Ivanhoe – Best – Richard Skok, Adrian Del Monte, Justin Powick, Michael Del Monte, William Gough, David Bruno.
In other matches, Old Camberwell 58 d. Old Mentonians 46, Fitzroy 89 d. Marcellin 66, PEGS 74 d. Old Geelong 68, Williamstown CYMS 84 d. Peninsula 35.
Ones – Ladder after Round 12 – Williamstown CYMS 44, Fitzroy 40, Old Camberwell 32, Old Geelong 28, PEGS 28, Marcellin 24, Old Ivanhoe 20, Old Mentonians 12, Peninsula 8, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday – there is a bye – no game – but on Saturday, 14 July, SMS Firsts play Williamstown CYMS at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
In a tight encounter, Old Ivanhoe Reserves finished a little better to overcome an undermanned SMS Reserves by 17 points.
In good conditions, with a three goal wind favouring The Boulevard end, SMS (eighth) was hopeful of doing well against Old Ivanhoe (fifth).
The Saints had the wind in the first term but failed to take advantage. Old Ivanhoe settled quicker and looked the better team early, but it was very much an arm-wrestle with good tackling and pressure preventing either side from doing much scoring. Tom Whittle snapped a fine goal from close range for the visitors, but the Hoes did likewise leaving scores tied at first change.
In the second stanza, it was again a fairly even contest with neither team able to establish a sizeable lead. For SMS, Nick Ludwig was good and Jack Hall showed promise with his work around the ground. Ollie Baxter slotted a major with a good long kick from right half forward, and Whittle added his second with an excellent snap from the impossible angle deep in the right forward pocket. However, Alex Bacskos and Stephen Tsanoudakis responded for Old Ivanhoe who led by 3 points at the long interval.
After the break, the home team gradually took the initiative and had the ball in their possession for much of the quarter. The Saints defence did a great job with Billy Anderson and Tom Fly working really hard to limit the Hoes scoring opportunities. Arthur Solomidis booted two majors for Old Ivanhoe, while Stef Gusts responded with a six-pointer following a mark/free and 25 metre penalty for the visitors. By final change the Hoes advantage was 11 points.
Old Ivanhoe proved to be a bit steadier in the final term. They were able to add another two goals despite continuing strong opposition from the SMS back six. Scott Haughton and Sam Garlepp repulsed many an attack, while Sid Jones (in his first game of the year) got better as the game progressed and kicked a valuable goal. However, the Saints lacked winning forwards in attack and were unable to mount a serious challenge. In a lack-lustre contest, the Hoes eventually won by 17 points.
From the game –
– Not a lot between the sides but Old Ivanhoe were marginally the better team over four quarters.
– SMS can feel reasonably pleased with the effort following several late changes. The endeavour, tackling and pressure applied was first-class for most of the match.
– Tom Whittle two goals, good to see Sid Jones having a run again, promising game from Jack Hall, with Billy Anderson, Nick Ludwig, Scott Haughton and Sam Garlepp strong contributors.
– Coach Scott Gatehouse and his chargers face Williamstown CYMS at Ferndale after the break.
Scores (Twos) –
Old Ivanhoe 1-2 3-5 5-7 7-11-53
St. Marys Salesian 1-2 3-2 4-2 5- 6-36
SMS – Goals – Tom Whittle 2, Ollie Baxter, Stefan Gusts, Sid Jones.
SMS – Best – Billy Anderson, Jack Hall, Nick Ludwig, Scott Haughton, Sam Garlepp, Tom Fly.
Old Ivanhoe – Goals – James Kandiliotis 2, Arthur Solomidis 2, Alex Bacskos, Brayden Lewis, Stephen Tsanoudakis.
Old Ivanhoe – Best – Andrew Paine, James Kandiliotis, Simon Mackenzie, Stephen Tsanoudakis, Jordan O’Neill, Alex Bacskos.
In other matches, *Old Camberwell vs. *Old Mentonians, Fitzroy 39 d. Marcellin 32, PEGS 51 d. Old Geelong 44, Williamstown CYMS 57 d. Peninsula 24. *(Scores unavailable at deadline).
Twos – Ladder after Round 12 – Fitzroy 44, Old Geelong 40, Williamstown CYMS 38, Marcellin 30, Old Ivanhoe 24, Old Camberwell 28, PEGS 20, St. Marys Salesian 12, Peninsula 8, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday – there is a bye – no game – but on Saturday, 14 July, SMS Reserves play Williamstown CYMS at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 11-40 am.
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
Marcellin Thirds kicked seven goals in the second term to take control and defeat a plucky St. Marys Salesian Thirds by 44 points at Marcellin College Oval, Bulleen.
SMS (ninth) took on Marcellin (third) and the Saints were again badly affected by mass changes due to unavailabilities and injuries. It was game 100 for consistent onballer Rowan Nickless.
SMS had plenty of the ball in the opening term but failed to use the scoring end. Inaccuracy around the goalposts was costly and by quarter’s end both teams had kicked a goal, but the Saints lead was a slender one point. In the second quarter, Marcellin basically wrapped-up the game with seven majors against the visitors two. By half-time, the Eagles had a handy 33 point margin.
SMS refused to give up after the break and had the best of the stanza adding 4-1 whilst holding Marellin to 1-1. Consequently, at three quarter-time the Saints had reduced the deficit to 15 points. However, the Eagles finished by far the better slamming on six goals to two in the final term and eventually ran out winners by 44 points.
From the game:
– Marcellin are a pretty slick unit who move the ball well and thoroughly deserved their success.
– Not a bad performance from an undermanned SMS outfit. Jono McCoy turned back the clock with three good goals, consistent Tim Matheson did the same. Other players to show out were Billy Duncan, Harry Meiselbach, Beau Connick and Rowan Nickless.
– Coach Jack Byrnes and friends have a challenging game versus Mazenod at Ferndale after the bye.
Scores (Threes) –
Marcellin 1-5 8-9 9-10 15-15-105
St. Marys Salesian 1-6 3-6 7- 7 9- 7- 61
SMS – Goals – Jono McCoy 3, Tim Matheson 3, Tom Clancy, Sam Matheson, Oliver Ridge.
SMS – Best – Tim Matheson, Billy Duncan, Harry Meiselbach, Beau Connick, Jono McCoy, Rowan Nickless.
Marcellin – Goals – Zac Tolley 4, Dan Ortisi 3, Steven Crapper 2, Anthony Florio 2, Tim James 2, Matthew Blanch, Lewis Chiodo.
Marcellin – Best – Zac Tolley, Nick Raso, Cameron Kemp, Jack Curran, Steven Crapper, Nick Watty.
In other matches, Old Camberwell 60 d. Old Geelong 58, Mazenod 54 d. PEGS 46, St. Bernards 125 d. Old Carey 21.
Threes – Ladder after Round 12 – St. Bernards 40, Old Carey 30, Marcellin 30, Mazenod 28, Old Geelong 20, PEGS 18, Old Camberwell 16, St. Marys Salesian 14.
Next Saturday – there is a bye – no game – but on Saturday, 14 July, SMS Thirds play Mazenod at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES –
After a sluggish start, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) gained the ascendancy to overpower Brunswick Renegades by 34 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
SMS (second) had a fixture against Brunswick Renegades (sixth). In the round 4 match, the Saints had beaten the Renegades by 31 points.
On a cool and sunny day, Brunswick Renegades surprised SMS by kicking four goals to the scoring end while holding the home team to two majors in the opening stanza. Trailing by 11 points, the Saints quickly awakened and put in a strong second quarter in which they added five six-pointers while holding the visitors scoreless. At half-time, SMS held a 26 point advantage.
In the third term, the Saints were back to their dour best holding BR to just 1-3 for the term while adding a behind themselves. At final change the Renegades faced an 18 point deficit. The home team put in another solid last quarter adding three goals to just one by the visitors. At siren time, SMS had recorded a deserved 34 point win.
From the game –
– Brunswick Renegades showed that many of the Womens teams are improving in their second season of competition. Their four goals in the opening term was impressive stuff.
– Perhaps the Saints were a bit overconfident playing the sixth team, but any complacency quickly vanished after quarter-time.
– Steph Lawrence and Ruby Svarc were effective around the big-sticks with four goals each, while Mads Stanley, Sasha Byrnes, Holly Ellis and Nicole Shue were amongst others to impress.
– After the bye, Coach Damian Sutherland and his team face Collegians (away).
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 2-2 7-9 7-10 10-14-74
Brunswick Renegades 4-1 4-1 5- 4 6- 4- 40
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Lawrence 4, Ruby Svarc 4, Rebecca Grant, Sonya Klimpsch.
SMS – Best – Mads Stanley, Stephanie Lawrence, Sasha Byrnes, Holly Ellis, Nicole Shue, Katherine Selir.
Brunswick Renegades – Goals – Amy Dillon 3, Tahlia Hayes, Kate Sullivan, Clare Woodhouse.
Brunswick Renegades – Best – Amy Dillon, Kate Sullivan, Monica Gray, Andie Bleicher, Felicity Smith.
In other matches, Old Geelong 27 d. Monash Blues 26, Old Camberwell 17 d. Collegians 7, *Mazenod vs. *West Brunswick. *(Scores unavailable at deadline).
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 11 – West Brunswick 44, St. Marys Salesian 32, Old Geelong 28, Monash Blues 26, Collegians 18, Brunswick Renegades 16, Old Camberwell 12, Mazenod 0.
Next Saturday – there is a bye – no game – but on Saturday, 14 July, SMS Womens (Ones) play Collegians at Harry Trott Oval, Village Green Drive, Albert Park – match commences at 4-45 pm.
SMS Womens team (2) had to work hard to achieve victory over likely finalist Brunswick Renegades by 23 points.
SMS (third) had an encounter with Brunswick Renegades (fourth). In the round 4 clash, the Saints had outlasted the Renegades by 11 points in an even contest.
SMS had the better of the first quarter, kicking the only two goals to lead by 13 points at quarter-time. The second stanza was more even with both sides adding two goals leaving Brunswick Renegades behind by 14 points at the long interval.
In the third term, it was the home team who came out to play and a further two six-pointers while holding the Renegades scoreless increased the Saints lead to 28 points at quarter’s end. BR booted the only major in the final quarter but were unable to close the gap and by siren time SMS had come out on top by 23 points.
From the game –
– Brunswick Renegades are likely to be a finalist and the match provided an insight into how both teams are going at this stage of the season.
– The Saints performed well over the four quarters, Madison Judd and Penny Heath each contributing two goals, whilst Kate McFarlane, Meg Boyd, Viv Ellis and Claire Murray were good players in an even team effort.
– Coach Simon Brownhill has his side up against Collegians at Albert Park in the upcoming match (following the bye).
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 2-2 4-3 6-5 6-7-43
Brunswick Renegades 0-1 2-1 2-1 3-2-20
SMS – Goals – Madison Judd 2, Penny Heath 2, Viv Ellis, Madeleine Nunan.
SMS – Best – Kate MacFarlane, Meg Boyd, Viv Ellis, Claire Murray, Elly Obradov, Maisie Barry.
Brunswick Renegades – Goals – Jeanette Le, Rachel Quinton, Vanessa Tsacos.
Brunswick Renegades – Best – Claire Butterly, Bridget Moran, Ashley Gaddes, Lucy Stooke, Amanda Goode.
In other matches, Old Geelong 106 d. Monash Blues 0, Old Camberwell 21 d. Collegians 8, West Brunswick 65 d. Mazenod 0.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 11 – West Brunswick 40, Old Geelong 36, St. Marys Salesian 36, Brunswick Renegades 24, Collegians 12, Old Camberwell 12, Monash Blues 12, Mazenod 4.
Next Saturday – there is a bye – no game – but on Saturday, 14 July, SMS Womens (Twos) play Collegians at Harry Trott Oval, Village Green Drive, Albert Park – match commences at 12-45 pm.