SEAGULLS SOAR OVER SAINTS
After a slow start, Williamstown CYMS played a high-class second half to overpower St. Marys Salesian by a big margin at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. An impressive Williamstown CYMS Reserves took control from the opening bounce and played four even quarters to trounce SMS Reserves by 90 points. Mazenod Thirds defeated St. Marys Salesian Thirds on forfeit.
Andrew Morris – 100th game.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS TOO ACCOMPLISHED FOR LIONS
In a twilight game, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) had a comfortable victory over Collegians by 59 points at Harry Trott Oval, Albert Park. SMS Womens team (2) dominated all four quarters to easily account for Collegians by 95 points.
Round 13: Saturday July 14
St Mary’s Salesian 10. 3 (63) def by Williamstown 25. 14 (164)
Goals: M. Dolan 4, L. Brownhill 2, H. Chipperfield 2, J. Strangward, D. Grant
Best: N. Baxter, J. Evans, H. Wong, L. Holmes, M. Dolan, B. Borland
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 5. 8 (38) def by Williamstown 19. 14 (128)
Goals: T. Whittle, B. Reynolds, M. Flora, J. Op’t Hoog, S. Matheson
Best: J. Kidman, S. Jones, B. Reynolds, N. Ludwig, W. Anderson, C. Gibbs
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian def by Mazenod
Round 12: Saturday July 14
St Mary’s Salesian 10. 14 (74) def Collegians 1. 9 (15)
Goals: J. Firmin 4, R. Grant 2, N. Shue, S. Klimpsch, R. Gill, R. Svarc
Best: M. Furphy, J. Firmin, N. Shue, R. Svarc, E. Matheson, A. Schifferle
Ground: Harry Trott Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 15. 13 (103) def Collegians 1. 2 (8)
Goals: K. Smith 5, E. Obradov 2, P. Heath, M. Nunan, S. Binks, E. Burton, A. Jones, N. Hastie, F. Murphy, M. Boyd
Best: K. Smith, V. Ellis, K. MacFarlane, C. Murray, K. Aabryn, M. Nunan
Ground: Harry Trott Oval
AROUND THE GROUND
The second ‘Gold Saints Lunch’ again proved to be an outstanding success. David Malcolm (President) welcomed an attendance of 65 people, including guest speaker David Parkin – a great football personality (associated with AFL clubs Hawthorn and Carlton) in past years. After the introduction, our guest speaker David Parkin (a great mate of Alan Martello) entertained past players, supporters and visitors with a high quality speech which included some great stories from his days in VFL/AFL football, and football in general. David did a wonderful job and we thank him sincerely for his efforts. In Round 13, Williamstown CYMS (based at Fearon Reserve, Williamstown) was our adversary at Ferndale Park. Coached by Matt Montebello, the Seagulls had defeated us by a whopping 143 points in Round 6, and had beaten Peninsula by 49 points in their most recent game. The weather was about as good as possible in July with a fine sunny day and little wind making conditions quite bearable for players and supporters alike
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
a slow start, Williamstown CYMS played a high-class second half to overpower St. Marys Salesian by a big margin at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
In perfect conditions, SMS (tenth) took on Williamstown CYMS (top). There were 2 changes with Ollie Baxter and Jon Yodgee (first game) being the additions, and Andrew Morris playing game 100.
SMS kicked to the Pavilion end in the opening term and began OK. Dane Hicks was strong in the ruck contests and skipper Heath Chipperfield a good onballer as the team combined well to have a fifty percent share of the ball. The Saints pressure and tackling was good and there was little between the teams at this early stage. Manny Dolan kicked two goals but Jack Noonan replied for Williamstown CYMS. Nick Ebinger (a quality Williamstown VFL listed player) was lively in attack but off target with (1-2), but slotted a further major on the siren to give his side a 10 point lead at first change.
In the second stanza, SMS stayed well in the contest for the first 10 minutes. Ned Baxter was playing particularly well across the centreline and ‘Chippa’ was able to add two goals – the second after a pass from Joel Mattiske – and Darcy Grant another. However, the Seagulls were able to respond, before lifting their intensity to add four majors in just 6 minutes mid-quarter to open-up a handy lead. The Saints steadied and defended well for the final 10 minutes of the term, but trailed by 24 points at the long interval.
In the third term, ‘Willy’ came out to play and lifted their intensity significantly. SMS was unable to go with them and the visitors booted 9-3 against 2-0 to sew up the game. It was a fine team effort featuring tackling, pressure, pace, fine kicking to position and marking, while goals were shared between a number of players. The Saints were well served by N. Baxter, Jake Evans, Henry Wong and Mattiske. Six-pointers came from Dolan – after a fine mark – and Jackson Strangward, but by orange-time the Seagulls held a commanding 69 point margin.
The final quarter saw more of the same ‘Willy’ adding 8-3 including four goals from the talented Ebinger. SMS tried hard and kicked three majors, two of them by Luke Brownhill (marking well) and the other from the reliable Dolan. By siren time, the Seagulls had increased their lead to 101 points with a fine display of football.
From the game –
– Williamstown CYMS were very impressive and with Fitzroy appear to be the standout teams this season. Nick Ebinger is a high quality forward and booted (7-5) for the day.
– SMS played an excellent first quarter and a half, but were completely overpowered by their stronger bigger bodied opponents from that point on. Ned Baxter showed some excellent form across the centre, Louie Holmes worked hard whether up forward on as an onballer, ‘Chippa’ was good, and Manny Dolan attacked the ball and was rewarded with 4 goals.
– Coaches Erwin Leyden and Alan Martello will be looking for a four quarter effort against fellow ‘cellar-dwellers’ Peninsula (away) next game.
Scores (Ones) –
Williamstown CYMS 3-5 8-8 17-11 25-14-164
St. Marys Salesian 2-2 5-2 7- 2 10- 3- 63
SMS – Goals – Manny Dolan 4, Luke Brownhill 2, Heath Chipperfield 2, Darcy Grant, Jackson Strangward.
SMS – Best – Ned Baxter, Jake Evans, Henry Wong, Louie Holmes, Manny Dolan, Brett Borland.
Williamstown CYMS – Goals – Nick Ebinger 7, Ben Gray 4, Jack Grey 4, Joel Hogarth 2, Dylan Jones 2, Lewis Kennedy 2, Jake Slee 2, Sam Callard, Jack Noonan.
Williamstown CYMS – Best – Nick Ebinger, Ben Gray, Jack Grey, Jacob Wheelahan, Dylan Jones, Joel Hogarth.
In other matches, Fitzroy 157 d. Peninsula 25, Old Mentonians 122 d. Old Ivanhoe 81, Old Geelong 97 d. Marcellin 60, Old Camberwell 67 d. PEGS 57.
Ones – Ladder after Round 13 – Williamstown CYMS 48, Fitzroy 44, Old Camberwell 36, Old Geelong 32, PEGS 28, Marcellin 24, Old Ivanhoe 20, Old Mentonians 16, Peninsula 8, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Firsts play Peninsula at Peninsula School, cnr. Wooralla Drive and Nepean Highway, Mt. Eliza – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
An impressive Williamstown CYMS Reserves took control from the opening bounce and played four even quarters to trounce SMS Reserves by 90 points.
In excellent conditions, a below strength SMS (eighth) faced a big challenge versus Williamstown CYMS (third). In the earlier round 6 match the Seagulls had outlasted the Saints by 24 points in a close contest.
SMS went to the Glen Iris Road end. It was evident during the opening term that Williamstown CYMS had one of the biggest and physically strongest teams we had come up against in Reserves footy. The visitors played accordingly, winning the ball out of the centre, and using terrific marking and kicking skills to move the ball into attack. They booted five goals, Dan Calman-Orr very impressive with his work around the ground and in front of the big-sticks. For the home team, Mitch Op’t Hoog snagged a good running goal from close range, but at quarter-time the Saints trailed by 23 points.
In the second stanza, ‘Willy’ took complete control using strong tackling and pressure to prevent the home team from getting into the game. They slotted 7-3 (Matt Carland impressive) whilst holding SMS to just 2-1 for the term. Rowan Nickless found Sam Matheson for a six-pointer and Michael Flora added another following a mark, but by half-time the Seagulls had increased their advantage to 55 points.
The Saints went into damage control after the interval. An increased workrate, better tackling and pressure, plus an improvement in defensive skills slowed the visitors progress, Jake Kidman, Sid Jones, Billy Anderson and Cam Gibbs amongst those to work hard. ‘Willy’ was still able to score three majors (Calman-Orr adding his fourth) but the home team lacked winners in attack at the other end. By final change, the Saints faced a deficit of 75 points.
The last term was fairly even, the Seagulls adding three goals (Calman-Orr kicking his fifth) but SMS able to reply with two majors through Tom Whittle, followed by a clever reflex snap by Blair Reynolds from 20 metres. A very polished display from Williamstown CYMS who eventually won by 90 points.
From the game –
– Williamstown CYMS obviously have good depth in their list and the Reserves team appears to have improved considerably from earlier in the season.
– The Saints were undermanned but well served by Rowan Nickless and Tom Whittle. The boys worked hard in the second half, Jake Kidman, Sid Jones, Blair Reynolds and Nick Ludwig (after the interval) good triers. Jos Op’t Hoog will be better for the run after returning from overseas.
– Coach Scott Gatehouse will be looking for a better performance against Peninsula (away) next Saturday.
Scores (Twos) –
Williamstown CYMS 5-2 12-5 15-9 19-14-128
St. Marys Salesian 1-3 3-4 3-6 5- 8- 38
SMS – Goals – Michael Flora, Sam Matheson, Mitch Op’t Hoog, Blair Reynolds, Tom Whittle.
SMS – Best – Jake Kidman, Sid Jones, Blair Reynolds, Nick Ludwig, Billy Anderson, Cam Gibbs.
Williamstown CYMS – Goals – Dan Calman-Orr 5, Matt Carland 3, George Daaboul 2, Steven Puhar 2, Hayden Barnett, Bryson Ford, Jack Johnson, Jordan Lloyd, James Neylon, Jackson Pennington, Michael Venosta.
Williamstown CYMS – Best – Matt Carland, Dan Calman-Orr, Jack Gialamatzis, Jackson Pennington, Jack Sutter, Hayden Barnett.
In other matches, Fitzroy 151 d. Peninsula 15, Old Ivanhoe 193 d. Old Mentonians 38, Marcellin 83 d. Old Geelong 46, PEGS 54 d. Old Camberwell 37.
Twos – Ladder after Round 13 – Fitzroy 48, Williamstown CYMS 42, Old Geelong 40, Marcellin 34, Old Ivanhoe 28, PEGS 24, Old Camberwell 24, St. Marys Salesian 12, Peninsula 8, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Reserves play Peninsula at Narambi Reserve, Narambi Road, Mornington (Melways ref. J1 – 145) – match commences at 11-40 am – * (Please note the Reserves are playing at a different venue to the Firsts).
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
Mazenod Thirds defeated St. Marys Salesian Thirds on forfeit.
Mazenod (fourth) had 8 wins, while SMS (tenth) had 3 and a half wins.
The Saints were seriously short of players because of the school holiday period – a number of the regular SMS Thirds players were required to bolster the two senior teams. Following the bye, it was hoped the Club would be able to field a competitive side – however, sadly this was not possible. Consequently, the administration had no option but to forfeit the Saturday match – the second year in succession this has happened – we apologise to Mazenod who missed out on a game.
The Saints Thirds have been going for several years now providing good player depth and keeping guys involved at the Club. It’s important SMS fulfils its obligations with respect to fixtured matches, and the Club can only do this with the commitment and support of playing members.
Threes – Ladder after Round 13 – St. Bernards 40, Old Carey 34, Marcellin 34, Mazenod 32, Old Geelong 24, PEGS 18, Old Camberwell 16, St. Marys Salesian 14.
Next Saturday – SMS Thirds play PEGS at PEGS Playing Fields, 127 Wright Road, Keilor Park – match commences at 11-40 am.
WOMENS ONES –
In a twilight game, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) had a comfortable victory over Collegians by 59 points at Harry Trott Oval, Albert Park.
SMS (second) were opposed to Collegians (fifth) in a twilight match commencing at 4-45 pm. In round 7, the Saints had outplayed the Lions by 23 points.
In fine but cool conditions, Collegians put up strong resistance in the first quarter in what was basically an arm-wrestle. With defences on top, the Saints scored the only goal to lead by 8 points at the initial break. The visitors lifted in the second term and took command slotting 5-7, while holding the Lions to just two behinds. At half-time, SMS held a 43 point advantage.
The third stanza was relatively tight with Collegians again working hard to restrict the Saints to two majors during the quarter, but being unable to score anything substantial themselves. At final break, the Lions faced a 55 point deficit. The visitors had the better of a fairly even last quarter adding two goals to the home team’s one six-pointer. By siren time, SMS had registered a comfortable win by 59 points.
From the game –
– The Saints won the game in the second term kicking five unanswered goals. Joelly Firmin was particularly effective with 4 goals, Rebecca Grant managed two majors, and other good players included Megan Furphy, Nicole Shue, Ruby Svarc and Eliza Matheson.
– Coach Damian Sutherland would be pleased with the result, but Monash Blues will pose a bigger threat at Ferndale this Saturday.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 1-3 6-10 8-12 10-14-74
Collegians 0-1 0- 3 0- 5 1- 9- 15
SMS – Goals – Joelly Firmin 4, Rebecca Grant 2, Rachel Gill, Sonya Klimpsch, Nicole Shue, Ruby Svarc.
SMS – Best – Megan Furphy, Joelly Firmin, Nicole Shue, Ruby Svarc, Eliza Matheson, Alicia Schifferle.
Collegians – Goal – Lucy Cutts.
Collegians – Best – Christine Nancarrow, Charlotte Pooley, Amelia Peck, Hannah Moss, Rebecca Rothfield, Emmy Buckley.
In other matches, Old Camberwell 22 d. Old Geelong 14, West Brunswick 32 d. Brunswick Renegades 12, Monash Blues 58 d. Mazenod 9.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 12 – West Brunswick 48, St. Marys Salesian 36, Monash Blues 30, Old Geelong 28, Collegians 18, Brunswick Renegades 16, Old Camberwell 16, Mazenod 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Monash Blues at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SMS Womens team (2) dominated all four quarters to easily account for Collegians by 95 points.
SMS (third) faced Collegians (fifth) in a clash commencing at 2-30 pm. In the round 7 contest, the Saints had beaten the Lions by a very big margin.
SMS began well with a five goal first stanza, whilst holding Collegians to just one six-pointer. At quarter-time, it was the Saints by 23 points. The free scoring continued in the second term with nine goals in all, seven by the visitors and two by the home team. At the long interval, SMS had the match wrapped-up and held a 55 point margin.
The Saints added a further three six-pointers in the third quarter, but credit to the Lions who battled hard. At quarter’s end, SMS had increased their lead to 75 points. In the final term, a total of six majors were scored, four by the visitors and two by the hard working Collegians team. The Saints final winning margin was 95 points, but fair to say the Lions had improved considerably since the two sides earlier meeting.
From the game –
– A fine team effort from all SMS players with the first-half particularly good. Multiple goalkickers were Kayla May-Smith 5, Fiona Murphy and Elly Obradov (2 each), and amongst others to impress were Viv Ellis, Kate McFarlane, Claire Murray and Katrina Aabryn.
– Coach Simon Brownhill has seen his team improve greatly during the season, and next Saturday it’s Monash Blues at Ferndale.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 4-1 7-7 9-10 15-13-103
Collegians 0-1 0-2 1- 2 1- 2- 8
SMS – Goals – Kayla May-Smith 5, Elly Obradov 2, Stephanie Binks, Elise Burton, Penny Heath, Natasha Hastie, Adrienne Jones, Madeleine Nunan, Fiona Murphy, Meg Boyd
SMS – Best – Kayla May-Smith, Viv Ellis, Kate McFarlane, Claire Murray, Katrina Aabryn, Madeleine Nunan.
Collegians – Goal – Jypsie Flynn-Hoult.
Collegians – Best – Chantelle Cayzer, Andie Fine, Hannah Singleton, Phoebe Stevens, Gabrielle Long, Monica MacGregor.
In other matches, Old Geelong 100 d. Old Camberwell 0, West Brunswick 34 d. Brunswick Renegades 0, Mazenod 48 d. Monash Blues 0.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 12 – West Brunswick 44, Old Geelong 40, St. Marys Salesian 40, Brunswick Renegades 24, Collegians 12, Old Camberwell 12, Monash Blues 12, Mazenod 8.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Monash Blues at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 12-00 pm.