EAGLES SWOOP OVER SAINTS
Marcellin played four quarters of quality football to thrash a lack-lustre St. Marys Salesian by a very big margin at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. Marcellin Reserves played a strong second half to account for a determined St. Marys Salesian Reserves by 53 points. St. Marys Salesian Thirds displayed their best form of the season to outplay Old Camberwell Thirds and win by 43 points.
Heath Chipperfield; Henry Wong; Lewis Hawkins – 150th game.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS BEAT WESTIES TO HOLD DOUBLE-CHANCE
SMS Womens team (1) inflicted West Brunswick’s first loss of the season by 15 points – to hold second place on the ladder – at McAlister Oval, Parkville. West Brunswick (2) had an easy victory over SMS Womens team (2) – who finished third – by 42 points.
Round 15: Saturday July 28
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 8 (44) def by Marcellin 31. 10 (196)
Goals: H. Chipperfield 2, N. Baxter 2, L. Brownhill, M. Dolan
Best: J. Mattiske, H. Chipperfield, J. Barrie, O. Baxter, L. Brownhill, D. Grant
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 6 (48) def Marcellin 15. 11 (101)
Goals: S. Haughton 3, T. Whittle 2, J. Kidman 2
Best: N. Ludwig, S. Haughton, T. Whittle, S. Jones, A. Morris, N. Baum
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 16. 16 (112) def Old Camberwell 10. 9 (69)
Goals: D. Ryan 7, T. Matheson 3, J. Hall 2, D. Rajkumar, H. Meiselbach, L. Hawkins, R. Nickless
Best: D. Ryan, S. Mannix, T. Matheson, C. Downes, J. Hall, R. Nickless
Ground: Ferndale Park
Round 14: Saturday July 28
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 4 (40) def West Brunswick 3. 7 (25)
Goals: A. Angley 2, R. Grant 2, J. Firmin, H. Ellis
Best: R. Grant, R. Gill, S. Yule, A. Thorbecke, A. Tickle, A. Schifferle
Ground: McAlister Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 1. 3 (9) def by West Brunswick 7. 9 (51)
Goals: S. Binks
Best: A. Nunan, E. Burton, T. Wightman, E. Matheson, S. Duldig, E. Obradov
Ground: McAlister Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 1. 1 (7) def by West Brunswick 7. 5 (47)
Goals: R. Flanagan
Best: A. Milecki, M. Croxford, T. Sutherland, A. Drayton, C. Ryan; R. Flanagan
Ground: McAlister Oval
AROUND THE GROUND
A delightful July day, fine and sunny, 18 degrees and no wind for our Saturday football. In the very early game, good support from a number of parents for the Old Camberwell team, but fairly small numbers for Marcellin and SMS for the later contests with not a lot hanging on the results. Congratulations are due to Heath Chipperfield (150 games), Henry Wong (150 games) and Lewis Hawkins (also 150 games) – amazing to have three long serving players and personalities all reaching the milestone on the same day. Another veteran, Div Rajkumar came out of retirement to help the Thirds and snagged a goal in their win.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
Marcellin played four quarters of quality football to thrash a lack-lustre St. Marys Salesian by a very big margin at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
SMS (tenth) was taking on Marcellin (seventh) following a very competitive performance in the previous match. Captain Heath Chipperfield and Henry Wong were both playing game 150.
Excellent conditions for football and SMS kicked to the Pavilion end in the opening term. Marcellin had come to play and caught the home team off-guard early. A strong performance from the visitors midfield saw the forwards begin in sensational form. Using exceptional hand and foot skills, the Eagles slammed-on seven goals straight in the first 19 minutes and 9-1 for the quarter. Full forward Andrew Kay kicked six of them using a mixture of marking and ground skills. The Saints were unable to stop the onslaught with any semblance of tackling and pressure completely absent. Manny Dolan and Heath Chipperfield kicked majors but by quarter-time Marcellin led by 36 points.
Coach Erwin Leyden berated his players at the break and demanded a much improved effort in the second stanza. SMS responded and worked hard in the first 15 minutes of the term but were unable to make much impression on the scoreboard. Ned Baxter and ‘Chippa’ added majors before the Eagles again took control. They booted a further five goals, Dan McMahon slotting four of them. By half-time, the Saints trailed by 57 points and the game was effectively over.
Not much can be said about the SMS second half effort, Marcellin was in peak form and simply too good. They added eight six-pointers during the third term. Adam Tomaro kicking two of them, while Luke Brownhill scored the only home team major. At orange-time, the Saints deficit had blown out to 101 points.
The Eagles rounded off an outstanding day with another nine goals, Kay slotting four to give him an amazing eleven majors for the day. N. Baxter kicked a goal for SMS, but undoubtedly the Saints worst day of the season.
From the game –
– Fitzroy, Williamstown CYMS and Marcellin have been the three outstanding teams SMS have met this season. Marcellin maintained the pressure for four quarters on this occasion and one wonders why they are in seventh position on the ladder. Fantastic effort from Andrew Kay (11-3) for the day.
– The Saints have little to play for at this stage of the season, but little excuse for such a poor showing. Captain Heath Chipperfield has been in excellent form in recent weeks and tried extremely hard, as did Joel Mattiske in defence, James Barrie (in the ruck) and Ollie Baxter – around the ground.
– The bye provides coaches Erwin Leyden, Al Martello and players the chance to regroup and look towards a far better effort against Old Geelong (away) in a couple of weeks.
Scores (Ones) –
Marcellin 9-1 14-2 22-6 31-10-196
St. Marys Salesian 2-3 4-5 5- 7 6- 8- 44
SMS – Goals – Ned Baxter 2, Heath Chipperfield 2, Luke Brownhill, Manny Dolan.
SMS – Best – Joel Mattiske, Heath Chipperfield, James Barrie, Ollie Baxter, Luke Brownhill, Darcy Grant.
Marcellin – Goals – Andrew Kay 11, Dan McMahon 6, Adam Tomaro 4, James Robertson 2, Adrian Bonato, Jonathan Bortolotto, Matt Capetola, Dan Cullinan, Matt De Luca, Max Di Ciccio, Patrick Howe, Rowan McKenzie.
Marcellin – Best – Adrian Kay, Sebastian Beale, Dan McMahon, Matt Molloy, Max Di Ciccio, Ashley Viney.
In other matches – Old Ivanhoe 81 d. Old Camberwell 68, Fitzroy 138 d. Old Mentonians 66, Williamstown CYMS 120 d. PEGS 48, Peninsula 80 d. Old Geelong 79.
Ones – Ladder after Round 15 – Williamstown CYMS 56, Fitzroy 52, Old Geelong 36, Old Camberwell 36, Old Ivanhoe 28, Marcellin 28, PEGS 28, Old Mentonians 16, Peninsula 16, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday, 11 August SMS Firsts play Old Geelong at Como Park, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
Marcellin Reserves played a strong second half to account for a determined St. Marys Salesian Reserves by 53 points.
After a solid win the previous Saturday, SMS (eighth) were hopeful of pushing Macellin (fourth).
Conditions were excellent and SMS began to the Pavilion end. The Saints had the better of the first quarter with ruckman Nick Ludwig doing a terrific job at the centre ball-up, Jake Kidman, Nick Baum and Tom Whittle effective across the centreline. Unfortunately, the forwards couldn’t put much score on the board until Scott Haughton (playing forward) took a good mark and goaled. From limited opportunities, Marcellin snagged a couple of majors to lead by 5 points at first change.
SMS played particularly well in the second stanza and dominated play for the first 15 minutes. An even team effort provided chances for the forwards, Whittle and Blair Reynolds combining with Haughton for first six-pointer. Kidman – from a free, Haughton, and Kidman (again) from 50 metres then kicked truly opening-up a three goal lead. The Eagles began to work their way back into the contest and were allowed to respond with goals from Brad Perillo, Nick Hullick and Isaac Nolan. By the main break, the Saints lead had been trimmed to just 2 points.
Marcellin must have had stern words from their coach during the interval because their third quarter was far more intense with strong tackling and pressure being a feature. They were able to slam on 4-5 with contributions from all players. Whittle managed two good goals against the run of play but by three quarter-time the Eagles had established a 14 point advantage.
In the final term, it was all Marcellin. They played like a well-oiled machine with Nolan (a good player) and Charles Smythe active around the big-sticks. Sid Jones and Andrew Morris were amongst those to battle on for the Saints, but by siren time the Eagles had recorded a pretty good win.
From the game –
– Marcellin was a bit slow to get going, but played particularly well from about midway through the second term.
– SMS have pushed a few teams for half a game during the season but find it difficult to maintain the pressure for a full four quarters. Scott Haughton showed promise up forward with some good marking and (3) goals, while Nick Ludwig (ruck), Tom Whittle, Sid Jones and Andrew Morris tried hard.
– An encouraging first-half for coach Scott Gatehouse, and Old Geelong (away) next challenge in a fortnight.
Scores (Twos) –
Marcellin 2-1 5-3 9-8 15-11-101
St. Marys Salesian 1-2 5-5 7-6 7- 6- 48
SMS – Goals – Scott Haughton 3, Jake Kidman 2, Tom Whittle 2.
SMS – Best – Nick Ludwig, Scott Haughton, Tom Whittle, Sid Jones, Andrew Morris, Nick Baum.
Marcellin – Goals – Isaac Nolan 3, Charles Smythe 3, Anthony Salvatore 2, Patrick Chard, Robert Di Roberto, Nick Hullick, Mitchell Jones, Jake Maher, Brad Perillo, Nathan Whelan.
Marcellin – Best – Nick Hullick, Jake Maher, Charles Smythe, Anthony Salvatore, Tom Black, Lucas Bosio.
In other matches – Old Ivanhoe 69 d. Old Camberwell 37, Fitzroy 230 d. Old Mentonians 20, Williamstown CYMS 128 d. Pegs 58, Old Geelong 105 d. Peninsula 29.
Twos – Ladder after Round 15 – Fitzroy 56, Williamstown CYMS 50, Old Geelong 48, Marcellin 38, Old Ivanhoe 36, PEGS 24, Old Camberwell 24, St. Marys Salesian 16, Peninsula 8, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday there is a bye – but on Saturday, 11 August SMS Reserves play Old Geelong at Como Park, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra – match commences at 11-40 am.
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
SMS (tenth) was up against Old Camberwell (ninth) in the battle of the ‘cellar dwellers.’ Lewis Hawkins was playing game 150.
SMS kicked to the Pavilion end in the opening stanza which produced some entertaining footy from both teams. Nine goals were scored in all with the Saints just shading Old Camberwell to lead by 7 points at quarter-time.
In the second term, SMS again took the honours with Dan Ryan in good form up forward. The home team added an inaccurate 4-9 and held the Wellers to 2-1 to hold a useful 27 point advantage by half-time. D. Ryan (6), Jack Hall, Lewis Hawkins and Rowan Nickless were the first-half goalscorers.
After the interval, the Saints put the result beyond doubt due to a dominant midfield and defence. Five goals were added through Tim Matheson (3), D. Ryan and Hall. Old Camberwell replied with a solitary major by Victor St. Clair but trailed badly by 50 points at three quarter-time.
The Wellers fought the last term out well managing six-pointers through James Smith, Steven Cunningham and Tom Canetti. However, SMS responded with goals by Harry Meiselbach and veteran Div Rajkumar to run out fairly easy winners by 43 points.
From the game –
– The victory lifts the Saints off the bottom of the ladder with just one game remaining in the season.
– A terrific team effort from all SMS players with Dan Ryan (7) goals the main difference between the two sides. Sebastian Mannix, Tim Matheson, Chris Downes and Jack Hall all impressed.
– Coach Jack Byrnes will be keen for his team to finish on a positive note against Old Geelong (away) next Saturday.
Scores (Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian 5-2 9-11 14-13 16-16-112
Old Camberwell 4-1 6- 2 7- 5 10- 9- 69
SMS – Goals – Dan Ryan 7, Tim Matheson 3, Jack Hall 2, Lewis Hawkins, Harry Meiselbach, Rowan Nickless, Div Rajkumar.
SMS – Best – Dan Ryan, Sebastian Mannix, Tim Matheson, Chris Downes, Jack Hall, Rowan Nickless.
Old Camberwell – Goals – Steven Cunningham 3, Wes Morgan 2, Charles MacCallum 2, Tom Canetti, James Smith, Victor St. Clair.
Old Camberwell – Best – Steven Cunningham, Matt Tesoriero, James Smith, Richard McDonald, Xavier Renehan, Patrick Collins.
In other matches – Old Geelong 76 d. Mazenod 59, Old Carey 88 d. Marcellin 59, *St. Bernards vs. *PEGS. *(Scores unavailable at deadline).
Threes – Ladder after Round 15 – #St. Bernards 44, Old Carey 42, Mazenod 36, Marcellin 34, Old Geelong 28, #PEGS 22, St. Marys Salesian 18, Old Camberwell 16. #(Ladder incomplete).
Next Saturday, 4 August SMS Thirds play Old Geelong at Como Park, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra – match commences at 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES –
SMS Womens team (1) inflicted West Brunswick’s first loss of the season by 15 points – to hold second place on the ladder – at McAlister Oval, Parkville.
In the final home and away match of the season, West Brunswick (first) and undefeated were opposed to SMS (second) and playing to hold the double-chance.
The Saints had come to play and were quick out of the blocks. An excellent first term in which they booted 3-3 while holding Westies scoreless provided a 21 point buffer at first change. As usual, West Brunswick came back with 2-4 in the second stanza while the visitors were unable to score. At the long interval, SMS led by 5 points.
The third quarter proved to be a stalemate with each team adding 1-1 thus enabling the Saints to maintain their 5 point advantage at the last change. In a closely fought final quarter, the visitors managed the only two majors with Westies adding two behinds in response. By siren time, SMS had run out deserving 15 point winners.
From the game –
– The result means West Brunswick and SMS finish one and two on the ladder, and ensures another exciting final series involving the two arch-rivals.
– For the Saints, Alice Angley and Rebecca Grant each slotted two goals, while Rachel Gill, Sarah Yule, Annemieke Thorbecke and Avalon Tickle were good players in an even team effort.
– Coach Damian Sutherland and his team have to do it all again against West Brunswick in the Second Semi-Final next weekend.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-3 3-3 4-4 6-4-40
West Brunswick 0-0 2-4 3-5 3-7-25
SMS – Goals – Alice Angley 2, Rebecca Grant 2, Holly Ellis, Joelly Firmin.
SMS – Best – Rebecca Grant, Rachel Gill, Sarah Yule, Annemieke Thorbecke, Avalon Tickle, Alicia Schifferle.
West Brunswick – Goals – Rebecca King, Annie Mack, Jessica Malouf.
West Brunswick – Best – Denise Heckmann, Sarah Kenny, Brighdin Walsh, Lucy Packham, Annie Mack, Grace McPherson.
In other matches – Old Geelong 51 d. Collegians 11, Monash Blues 45 d. Brunswick Renegades 12, *Mazenod vs. *Old Camberwell. *(Scores unavailable at deadline).
Womens Ones – Final Ladder after Round 14 – West Brunswick 52, St. Marys Salesian 40, Monash Blues 38, Old Geelong 36, Collegians 22, Brunswick Renegades 16, #Old Camberwell 16, #Mazenod 0. #(Ladder incomplete).
Next Sunday August 5 – SEMI-FINAL – SMS Womens (Ones) play West Brunswick at McAllister Oval, Park Street, Parkville – match commences at 2-00 pm.
West Brunswick (first) with only one loss had SMS (third) with two losses as their adversary.
The first term was fairly even with the backlines on top but West Brunswick scored the only goal to hold a 7 point margin by quarter’s end. The home team stamped their authority on the contest in the second quarter adding 3-5 to the visitors one behind. At the interval, SMS trailed by 29 points.
The Saints worked particularly hard in the third stanza scoring 1-2 (the major from Stephanie Binks) and prevented Westies from scoring. However, the normally free-scoring SMS outfit was unable to bridge the gap significantly and faced a 21 point deficit by the final change. West Brunswick dominated play in the final term with a further three six-pointers and by siren time had prevailed by 42 points.
From the game –
– West Brunswick played exceptionally well and will be tough to overcome in the finals.
– The Saints players will learn a lot from the heavy loss. They were well served by Alice Nunan, Elise Burton, Tempany Wightman and Eliza Matheson.
– Coach Simon Brownhill and players need to put the loss behind them and aim to achieve peak form in the First Semi-Final versus Brunswick Renegades at the weekend.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
West Brunswick 1-1 4-6 4-6 7-9-51
St. Marys Salesian 0-0 0-1 1-3 1-3- 9
SMS – Goal – Stephanie Binks.
SMS – Best – Alice Nunan, Elise Burton, Tempany Wightman, Eliza Matheson, Sarah Duldig, Elly Obradov.
West Brunswick – Goals – Victoria Christie 2, Jessica Schumann 2, Gemma Gray, Natasha Nair, Kristina Krithararis.
West Brunswick – Best – Kristina Krithararis, Victoria Christie, Olivia Douglas, Natasha Nair, Gemma Gray, Genevieve Walsh.
In other matches – Old Geelong 97 d. Collegians 1, Brunswick Renegades 24 d. Monash Blues 16, Old Camberwell 12 d. Mazenod 7.
Womens Twos – Final Ladder after Round 14 – West Brunswick 56, Old Geelong 48, St. Marys Salesian 44, Brunswick Renegades 32, Collegians 12, Monash Blues 12, Old Camberwell 16, Mazenod 0.
Next Saturday August 4 – ELIMINATION-FINAL – SMS Womens (Twos) play Brunswick Renegades at Ferndale Park – match commences at 2-00 pm.
Scores – (Womens Threes) –
West Brunswick 3-2 5-4 7-5 7-5-47
St. Marys Salesian 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-1- 7
SMS – Goal – Rose Flanagan.
SMS – Best – Arielle Milecki; Madelyn Croxford; Tash Sutherland; Anna Drayton; Caitlin Ryan; Rose Flanagan
This was the final game of the season for our Women’s Thirds. We couldn’t be prouder of their effort, tenacity and willingness to learn over 2018. Their improvement and growth over the season has been astounding and we are looking forward to 2019 already!