HOERS INTENSITY BEATS SAINTS
Old Ivanhoe played with greater intensity to beat a much improved St. Marys Salesian by 22 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. Old Ivanhoe Reserves played a strong second half to run out easy winners over a disappointing SMS Reserves by 62 points. St. Marys Salesian Thirds played four quarters of highly competitive football to draw with Marcellin Thirds in an evenly fought and thrilling encounter.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS GIVE MONASH THE BLUES
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) played a superior first-half and hung-on to register an important victory over Monash Blues by 6 points at Frearson Oval, Monash University, Clayton. SMS Womens team (2) proved far too talented for Monash Blues winning by 56 points.
Round 7: Saturday May 19
St Mary’s Salesian 16. 11 (107) def by Old Ivanhoe 19. 15 (129)
Goals: M. Dolan 8, J. Strangward 3, J. Barrie, C. Angley, M. Bulte, J. Elliston, N. Baxter
Best: M. Dolan, M. Bulte, N. Bussell, J. Strangward, B. Andrews, J. Mattiske
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 7. 9 (51) def by Old Ivanhoe 16. 17 (113)
Goals: X. Leonard 2, S. Gusts 2, J. Sharp, M. Leung, N. Baum
Best: N. Ludwig, C. Gibbs, J. Sharp, H. Brooks, X. Leonard, M. Leung
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 13. 11 (89) drew with Marcellin 12. 17 (89)
Goals: C. Feild 4, S. Matheson 3, B. Connick 2, J. Yodgee 2, M. Hirschberg, E. Rocke
Best: S. Matheson, C. Feild, J. Yodgee, B. Connick, T. Clancy, R. Nickless
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 4. 4 (28) def Monash Blues 3. 4 (22)
Goals: S. Lawrence 2, R. Gill, J. Firmin
Best: R. Gill, R. Svarc, S. Klimpsch, E. Stanley, C. Soderstrom, G. Barry, J. Firmin
Ground: Frearson Oval
St Mary’s Salesian 9. 10 (64) def Monash Blues 1. 2 (8)
Goals: A. Kerr 3, K. Wilson, T. Wightman, E. Matheson, B. Young, T. Donegan, K. MacFarlane
Best: A. Bush, A. Kerr, K. MacFarlane, M. Furphy, F. Murphy, Z. Rayment
Ground: Frearson Oval
AROUND THE GROUND
In Round 7 our opponent was Old Ivanhoe (based at Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe) at Ferndale Park. The Hoes are coached by Jarrod Gieschen and finished eighth in VAFA Premier C Grade last season. Old Ivanhoe was seventh on the ladder having beaten Old Mentonians by 44 points in the previous fixture. In good conditions, both sides were well supported at Ferndale Park. Old Ivanhoe had quite a large number of supporters though we’re not quite sure who owned the ‘Rolls Royce’ in the carpark. SMS had the usual regulars and a few extras watching the action so the atmosphere was good all day.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
Old Ivanhoe played with greater intensity to beat a much improved St. Marys Salesian by 22 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
SMS (tenth) took on Old Ivanhoe (seventh) and were aiming to atone for a poor performance in the previous round. The Saints included Manny Dolan, Nathan Evans, Louie Holmes, Jackson Strangward and Dan Waters to strengthen the team. Ground and weather conditions were good, with a light breeze worth about two goals to the Pavilion end.
Kicking to the Pavilion end, it was a fairly even start before Jack Elliston scored the opening Saints goal from a free. Old Ivanhoe gradually gained the ascendancy and scored two majors through Adrian Del Monte and Michael Mitris, and but for inaccurate kicking would have been further ahead. Towards the end of the quarter, the home team got going providing chances for Manny Dolan who booted three goals (two from marks and the other a snap) At quarter’s end, SMS led by 8 points.
The second stanza was fairly even with the Saints adding two goals through Charlie Angley (from a free) and James Barrie during the first 12 minutes. At this point, the Hoers increased the intensity and quickly took control, Justin Powick, Carl Groth and Richard Skok effective players. They were able to add five goals in 8 minutes (and eventually eight goals for the term) to open-up a significant break. Dolan goaled for the home team, but at half-time the deficit was 20 points.
SMS provided a spirited fightback in the third term working really hard to claw their way back. Joel Mattiske and Ben Andrews defended well, while Nick Bussell was a good onballer. Jackson Strangward (playing at half back) used run, carry and silky kicking skills to snare two fine running goals from distance. Old Ivanhoe answered when necessary to retain the lead through Mitris (2) and Groth. Mitch Bulte kicked a fine running goal, Dolan got another, and when Strangward slotted his third for the quarter, the Saints were within 7 points at orange-time.
Nick Reeves-Smyth kicked truly for Old Ivanhoe, but SMS replied through Dolan and Ned Baxter reducing the visitors lead to just one point early in the final term. Once again, the Hoers increased the pressure and were able to answer the challenge with five goals, Mitris contributing 6 majors for the day. At the other end, Dolan showed his class with another two six-pointers giving him 8 overall, however at siren time, the Hoers were deserving victors by 22 points.
From the game –
– Old Ivanhoe played some terrific footy and scored most of their goals in bursts by increasing pressure around the ball and delivering with precision.
– The Saints gave a much improved performance and were competitive throughout the game. The boys are still struggling to cope with the Premier C Grade four quarter pressure produced by opposing sides.
– Manny Dolan gave an outstanding display of forward play with 8-1, Nick Bussell and Mitch Bulte were good across the centre, while Jackson Strangward slotted 3 high quality goals from half back. Louie Holmes (following injury) will be better for the run.
– Coaches Erwin Leyden, Ant Murphy and Alan Martello will be pleased with the improved contest provided by players during this match.
A local derby, Old Camberwell (away) next Saturday.
Scores (Ones) –
Old Ivanhoe 2-7 10-9 13-12 19-15-129
St. Marys Salesian 4-3 7-7 12-11 16-11-107
SMS – Goals – Manny Dolan 8, Jackson Strangward 3, Charlie Angley, James Barrie, Ned Baxter, Mitch Bulte, Jack Elliston.
SMS – Best – Manny Dolan, Mitch Bulte, Nick Bussell, Jackson Strangward, Ben Andrews, Joel Mattiske.
Old Ivanhoe – Goals – Michael Mitris 6, Carl Groth 3, Dylan Buttifant 2, Adrian Del Monte 2, Dan Cookson, William Gough, Brandon Leigh, Richard Skok, Nick Reeves-Smyth, Luke Scuderi.
Old Ivanhoe – Best – Michael Mitris, Nick Reeves-Smyth, Justin Powick, Sam Keogh, Dan Steele, Dan Cookson.
In other matches, Fitzroy 103 d. Williamstown CYMS 58, Old Geelong 78 d. PEGS 40, Marcellin 104 d. Old Mentonians 97, Old Camberwell 116 d. Peninsula 46.
Ones – Ladder after Round 7 – Fitzroy 28, Williamstown CYMS 24, Old Geelong 20, PEGS 20, Marcellin 12, Old Ivanhoe 12, Old Camberwell 12, Old Mentonians 8, Peninsula 4, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Firsts play Old Camberwell at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
Old Ivanhoe Reserves played a strong second half to run out easy winners over a disappointing SMS Reserves by 62 points.
SMS (eighth) was hopeful of returning to the winning list against Old Ivanhoe (seventh) and a tight game was anticipated in good conditions.
In the first stanza, the Saints went to the Pavilion end and began well. James Sharp and Jake Evans were active in the midfield and opportunities were provided for Stef Gusts (from a mark), Xavier Leonard (a snap) and the lively Malcolm Leung to goal. Old Ivanhoe replied through Nick Marshall (2) majors, leaving the Hoers 7 points behind at the first change.
The second term was very even with neither team able to break clear. For SMS, Nick Ludwig and Cam Gibbs were pick of the defenders, Hugh Brooks active on the wing, Nick Baum goaled from a snap, before Sharp did the same. Old Ivanhoe stayed in touch with two six-pointers and trailed by a goal at the long interval.
After the break, Gusts goaled for the Saints following a mark at 40 metres. The Hoers were then able to lift a cog and take total control of the game from the centre ball-up in a matter of minutes. Using excellent running, marking and kicking skills they added nine goals, Tyson Deane a good player and Jack Bradley slotting four majors for the quarter. SMS pressure had been good in the first-half but was noticeably absent at this time. Leonard booted a badly needed six-pointer with a long kick, but by three quarter-time, Old Ivanhoe held a 37 point margin.
The Hoers went on with the job in the final term booting another four goals, Mathew Broughan contributing two of them. In a most disappointing effort, the Saints failed to add a major and eventually went down by 62 points.
From the game –
– A pattern is emerging with SMS only able to match opponents for two or three quarters in most fixtures.
– Nick Ludwig played well in a number of roles, Cam Gibbs worked hard at the back, Xavier Leonard impressed on occasions and Malcolm Leung was impressive early.
– Coach Scott Gatehouse would rate this loss as one of the worst so far and will be looking for an improved performance from all players
Next Saturday, Old Camberwell (away).
Scores (Twos) –
Old Ivanhoe 2-3 4-7 13-9 16-17-113
St. Marys Salesian 3-4 5-7 7-8 7- 9- 51
SMS – Goals – Stef Gusts 2, Xavier Leonard 2, Nick Baum, Malcolm Leung, James Sharp.
SMS – Best – Nick Ludwig, Cam Gibbs, James Sharp, Hugh Brooks, Xavier Leonard, Malcolm Leung.
Old Ivanhoe – Goals – Jack Bradley 5, Mathew Broughan 5, Nick Marshall 3, James Kandiliotis, Arthur Solmidis, William Nagel.
Old Ivanhoe – Best – Mathew Broughan, Tyson Deane, Nick Marshall, Jack Bradley, Michael Golden, Callum Matheson.
In other matches, Fitzroy 81 d. Williamstown CYMS 45, Old Geelong 107 d. PEGS 37, Marcellin 174 d. Old Mentonians 18, Old Camberwell 43 d. Peninsula 41.
Twos – Ladder after Round 7 – Fitzroy 28, Old Geelong 24, Marcellin 18, Williamstown CYMS 18, PEGS 16, Old Camberwell 16, Old Ivanhoe 12, St. Marys Salesian 4, Peninsula 4, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Reserves play Old Camberwell at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn – match commences at 11-40 am.
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
St. Marys Salesian Thirds played four quarters of highly competitive football to draw with Marcellin Thirds in an evenly fought and thrilling encounter.
After a heavy loss the previous week, SMS (tenth) had a stronger team together, was home to Marcellin (third) and keen to atone.
The Saints kicked to the Glen Iris Road end in the first quarter and began well. Attacking football was the order of the day and both teams were able to snag three goals. At quarter-time, Marcellin held a 2 point lead.
The second stanza was also even. SMS proved accurate around the big-sticks and slotted four goals, while the Eagles replied with three majors (Nick Hullick dangerous in attack). At half-time, SMS had a 2 point advantage, and first half goalscorers were Beau Connick (2), Cam Feild (2), Jon Yodgee (2), and Matt Hirschberg.
In the third term, the home team had the better of the early stages. Rowan Nickless and Tom Clancy amongst good players, whilst Sam Matheson kicked a six-pointer and Ethan Rocke added another (after holding a mark 20 metres out while playing in front). Tim James and Nick Raso were effective for Marcellin who took the honours later in the quarter, replying with three goals to hit the front by 5 points at the final change.
The Saints played a fine last quarter with all players lifting under pressure. S. Matheson goaled from a snap, before Cam Feild added two majors (one a snap and the other after a mark). However, Lucas Mallamace replied with two six-pointers to keep the Eagles in touch. Another major from an S. Matheson snap opened-up a 9 point SMS lead with only 3 minutes to play. In an exciting conclusion, the visitors managed to add three behinds before Dan Ortisi kicked truly to level the scores. With 5 seconds remaining, Darcy Grant drove the Saints within 20 metres of goal only to hear the siren sound before a further score could be registered.
From the game:
– A genuine four quarter team effort from SMS was almost rewarded with a win. Cam Feild and Sam Matheson kicked seven goals between them, while Jon Yodgee and Beau Connick were other good players.
– Coach Jack Byrnes should be proud of his playing group (who clearly want to play for him) and are providing some really desperate and determined football
Next challenge is second side Old Carey (away).
Scores (Threes) –
St. Marys Salesian 3-0 7-2 9- 7 13-11-89
Marcellin 3-2 6-6 9-12 12-17-89
SMS – Goals – Cam Feild 4, Sam Matheson 3, Beau Connick 2, Jon Yodgee 2, Matt Hirschberg, Ethan Rocke.
SMS – Best – Sam Matheson, Cam Feild, Jon Yodgee, Beau Connick, Tom Clancy, Rowan Nickless.
Marcellin – Goals – Nick Hullick 4, Lucas Mallamace 4, Dan Ortisi 3, Tim James.
Marcellin – Best – Tim James, Nick Raso, Nick Hullick, Jeremy Sakkas, Nick Watty, Cameron Kemp.
In other matches, Old Geelong 58 d. Old Carey 43, *Mazenod vs. *Old Camberwell, St. Bernards 99 d. PEGS 73. *(Scores not available).
Threes – Ladder after Round 7 – St. Bernards 20, Old Carey 18, Marcellin 18, PEGS 14, #Mazenod 12, Old Geelong 12, #Old Camberwell 12, St. Marys Salesian 6. #(Incomplete).
Next Saturday – SMS Thirds play Old Carey at Carey Sports Complex, Bulleen – match commences at 12-00 pm.
WOMENS ONES –
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) played a superior first-half and hung-on to register an important victory over Monash Blues by 6 points at Frearson Oval, Monash University, Clayton.
SMS (fifth) had a most important Sunday game versus Monash Blues (second) and needed a win to move into the ‘four.’
In wintry conditions, SMS scored the only goal of the first term and led Monash Blues by that margin at first change. The Saints had the better of the second quarter adding 2-2 to the Blues 1-1, thereby establishing a handy 14 point break by half-time.
Monash Blues fought back after the interval and with good defensive play held SMS scoreless, but only managed two behinds themselves. Consequently, the Saints lead at quarter’s end was two goals. The Blues finished slightly the better adding two majors to the visitor’s one six-pointer. It was a tight finish but eventually SMS prevailed with 6 points to spare.
From the game –
• The Saints move into the ‘four’ as a result of the victory and currently occupy fourth place.
• A terrific team effort, Steph Lawrence managing 2 goals, while Rachel Gill, Ruby Svarc, Sonya Klimpsch and Eliza Stanley were named best players.
• Coach Damian Sutherland will feel his team is running into form for the business end of the season.
Collegians at Ferndale next Saturday.
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 1-0 3-3 3-3 4-4-28
Monash Blues 0-0 1-1 1-3 3-4-22
SMS – Goals – Steph Lawrence 2, Joelly Firmin, Rachel Gill.
SMS – Best – Rachel Gill, Ruby Svarc, Sonya Klimpsch, Eliza Stanley, Chloe Soderstrom, Joelly Firmin.
Monash Blues – Goals – Ainslee Elliott, Cara Plant, Ella Stephenson.
Monash Blues – Best – not available at deadline.
In other matches, Old Camberwell 49 d. Mazenod 33, West Brunswick 79 d. Brunswick Renegades 7, Old Geelong 22 d. Collegians 10.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 6 – West Brunswick 24, Monash Blues 16, Old Geelong 16, St. Marys Salesian 12, Collegians 12, Brunswick Renegades 8, Old Camberwell 8, Mazenod 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Collegians at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SMS Womens team (2) proved far too talented for Monash Blues winning by 56 points.
In the early Sunday match, SMS (third) met Monash Blues (fifth).
The Saints were quick out of the starting blocks and played an inspiring first term. They kicked 4-0 to lead by 23 points at quarter-time. Monash Blues were unable to make any headway in the second stanza and again SMS took the honours. A further three majors increased the margin to 41 points at the interval.
The visitors continued to dominate in the third quarter but were not so accurate around goal, adding two goals from eight shots. At final change, the Saints had an imposing 59 point advantage. Monash Blues worked hard in the last term and were rewarded with their only goal. By siren time, SMS had recorded a 56 point win.
From the game –
– An impressive victory against good opposition. Amy Kerr (3) showed terrific goal sense, while Aymee Bush, Kate McFarlane, Megan Furphy and Tempany Weightman were amongst other good players.
– Coach Simon Brownhill has his team in third position and will be keen for consistency in the matches to come
On Saturday, it’s Collegians at Ferndale.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 4-0 7-1 9-7 9-10-64
Monash Blues 0-1 0-2 0-2 1 -2- 8
SMS – Goals – Amy Kerr 3, Tayla Donegan, Kate McFarlane, Eliza Matheson, Tempany Weightman, Kailey Wilson, Bronte Young.
SMS – Best – Aymee Bush, Amy Kerr, Kate McFarlane, Megan Furphy, Fi Murphy, Zali Rayment.
Monash Blues – Goal – Isabel Greer.
Monash Blues – Best – Samantha Rodgers, Jessica Rose-Bennett, Isabel Greer, Nicola Mackenzie, Nikeisha Vermulst, Claire Mackay.
In other matches, Mazenod 29 d. Old Camberwell 3, West Brunswick 59 d. Brunswick Renegades 1, Old Geelong 92 d. Collegians 0.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 6 – Old Geelong 24, West Brunswick 20, St. Marys Salesian 16, Brunswick Renegades 12, Monash Blues 12, Mazenod 4, Collegians 4, Old Camberwell 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Collegians at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 12-00 pm.