Our Women’s Seniors celebrate a great win over Collegians
WELLS SKILLS OVERCOME SAINTS
Old Camberwell moved the ball skilfully to overcome a hard-working St. Marys Salesian by 50 points at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn. Old Camberwell Reserves produced a far superior game to outclass SMS Reserves by 26 points. Old Carey Thirds played four even quarters to comprehensively account for St. Marys Salesian Thirds by 91 points at Carey Sports Complex, Bulleen.
WOMENS FOOTBALL – SAINTS GOOD START STUNS COLLEGIANS
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) began well in the first term and held control thereafter to record a strong win over Collegians by 23 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris. SMS Womens team (2) displayed their best form to annihilate a struggling Collegians by 155 points. In the early game, St. Marys Salesian Womens team (3) played Marcellin in a practice match.
Round 8: Saturday May 26
St Mary’s Salesian 12. 11 (83) def by Old Camberwell 19. 19 (133)
Goals: L. Holmes 4, M. Dolan 3, J. Strangward 2, B. Andrews 2, M. Howard
Best: J. Curwood, D. Hicks, H. Chipperfield, H. Wong, M. Bulte, L. Holmes
Ground: Gordon Barnard Reserve
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 4 (40) def by Old Camberwell 9. 12 (66)
Goals: S. Haughton, H. Brooks, D. Waters, S. Gusts, N. Baum, J. Sharp
Best: H. Brooks, J. Sharp, T. Whittle, N. Ludwig, C. Gibbs, A. Morris
Ground: Gordon Barnard Reserve
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 5 (41) def by Old Carey 19. 18 (132)
Goals: L. Hawkins 3, B. Connick, T. Ham, S. Murraylee
Best: T. Clancy, L. Hawkins, T. Ham, S. Matheson, R. Nickless, T. Fly
Ground: Carey Sports Complex
St Mary’s Salesian 6. 11 (47) def Collegians 3. 6 (24)
Goals: S. Lawrence 2, H. Ellis, A. Angley, A. Thorbecke, R. Grant
Best: R. Gill, N. Rappos, R. Grant, S. Lawrence, A. Schifferle, H. Ellis
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 23. 17 (155) def Collegians 0. 0 (0)
Goals: S. Binks 5, M. Nunan 4, E. Matheson 4, K. Wilson 2, S. Duldig 2, Z. Hibbert, Z. Van Gulick, S. Robinson, E. Tivendale, T. Ashton, A. Milecki
Best: S. Binks, M. Nunan, E. Matheson, S. Duldig, E. Tivendale, T. Wightman
Ground: Ferndale Park
St Mary’s Salesian 0. 2 (2) def by Marcellin 8. 13 (61)
Best: Z. Rayment; C. Davies-Kildea; M. Croxford; V. Ellis; D. Sercia; A. Nunan
Kate Sheahan, Richmond VFLW Football Manager, speaking at Saturday’s Women’s Football Lunch at Ferndale Park
AROUND THE GROUND
It was ‘SMS Womens Football Lunch’ at Ferndale Park and a big crowd thoroughly enjoyed the meal, drinks and a chat while listening to guest speaker Kate Sheahan. A very successful day and sincere thanks to organiser Peter Leman, and all those people who assisted behind the scenes on the day. Our Round 8 our adversary was Old Camberwell in a local darby at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn. Coached by Anson Brownless, the Wellers finished seventh in VAFA Premier C Grade last season. Old Camberwell was sixth and had beaten Peninsula by 70 points in the previous match.
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FIRSTS MATCH REPORT
Old Camberwell moved the ball skilfully to overcome a hard-working St. Marys Salesian by 50 points at Gordon Barnard Reserve, North Balwyn.
SMS (tenth) was opposed by Old Camberwell (sixth) in warm and windless conditions. Into the Saints line-up came James Curwood, Kyle Duerden (for game 100), Darcy Grant and James Hunt.
SMS began to the Carrington Street end and there wasn’t much in the game for the first 20 minutes. Heath Chipperfield was hard at the ball and effective early, and Micheal ‘Rowdy’ Howard booted the visitors first goal from a set shot at 40 metres. Manny Dolan passed to Louie Holmes for the second, while Old Camberwell replied through Alex Taverner and Angus Brettingham-Moore. Late in the quarter, the Wellers lifted their intensity and slotted three majors in 5 minutes by Sam Powell, Fraser Wells and big ruckman Robert Campbell providing them with a buffer of 21 points at quarter-time.
In the second stanza, the Saints lifted their game and contested well. James Curwood, Dane Hicks, Joel Mattiske and Henry Wong were amongst good players, enabling several attacks to be made on the big-sticks. Jackson Strangward (2), Holmes (following a free kick downfield) and Dolan (after a mark) all kicked truly to narrow the gap. However, OC replied through Ben Hart, Nick Latsas and Nick Adamson. SMS won the quarter, but at half-time the Wellers advantage was 17 points.
The Saints needed a big third term to have any chance, but it was OC who took the honours. They were a bigger side, able to mark well and use good skills to keep control of the game. Five six-pointers were registered with James Allen and Campbell bagging two each. SMS worked-hard but were not as successful on the scoreboard adding three goals by Ben Andrews, Dolan and Holmes (who was playing a fine game in the role of ruck-rover). At orange-time, the Wellers held a handy 30 point margin.
OC went on with the job in the final quarter scoring five goals to the visitors three. Taverner and (former Saint) Nick Latsas were effective forwards for the home team bagging two each in the term, while the Saints fought on until the end with Holmes, Dolan and Andrews scoring late majors. There was nothing wrong with the visitors endeavour, but they were beaten by a better team on the day by 50 points
From the game –
– SMS had two players injured during the first half of the match which restricted their rotations. Despite this setback the team competed well but never seriously threatened their more talented opponents.
– James Curwood contributed for four quarters, Dane Hicks battled manfully in the ruck, Heath Chipperfield and Henry Wong were others to impress, while Louie Holmes (4 goals) did particularly well as an onballer in the second half.
– Coaches Erwin Leyden, Ant Murphy and Alan Martello will feel the team is playing better and that elusive win might not be too far away.
Important game next Saturday, Old Mentonians at Ferndale as we reach the halfway point of the season.
Scores (Ones) –
Old Camberwell 5-5 8-11 13-14 19-19-133
St. Marys Salesian 2-2 6 -6 9- 8 12-11- 83
SMS – Goals – Louie Holmes 4, Manny Dolan 3, Ben Andrews 2, Jackson Strangward 2, Micheal Howard.
SMS – Best – James Curwood, Dane Hicks, Heath Chipperfield, Henry Wong, Mitch Bulte, Louie Holmes.
Old Camberwell – Goals – Robert Campbell 3, Nick Latsas 3, Alex Taverner 3, Nick Adamson 2, James Allen 2, Ben Hart 2, Angus Brettingham-Moore 2, Sam Powell, Fraser Wells.
Old Camberwell – Best – Chris Hensby, Ben Hart, Nick Adamson, Simon Bennett, Cam Wilson, Kellan Percy.
In other matches, Marcellin 94 d. Old Ivanhoe 87, Williamstown CYMS 182 d. Peninsula 48, Old Geelong 108 d. Old Mentonians 71, PEGS 72 d. Fitzroy 56.
Ones – Ladder after Round 8 – Williamstown CYMS 28, Fitzroy 28, Old Geelong 24, PEGS 20, Old Camberwell 16, Marcellin 16, Old Ivanhoe 12, Old Mentonians 8, Peninsula 4, St. Marys Salesian 4.
Next Saturday – SMS Firsts play Old Mentonians at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SECONDS MATCH REPORT
Old Camberwell Reserves produced a far superior game to outclass SMS Reserves by 26 points.
In good conditions, SMS (eighth) was up against Old Camberwell (seventh) and a close game was expected on the big oval.
The Saints first quarter was their best. In an arm-wrestle, little separated the teams, but Hugh Brooks was in fine form and booted first six-pointer from a set shot at 45 metres. Scott Haughton added a second major with a good kick from the angle soon after. Old Camberwell replied through Andrew Parker but trailed by 4 points at first change.
The Wells went up a cog in the second term and SMS was not able to match them. It was mainly one-way traffic as the home team went forward and scored 3-4 whilst holding the Saints to just two behinds. Cam Gibbs and Andrew Morris defended grimly, but at the long interval, OC had established a 16 point advantage.
The game became scrappy in the third stanza with the defences on top and little scoring possible. Nick Ludwig, James Sharp and Tom Whittle worked hard for the visitors. The Wellers added two goals, and Dan Waters replied for SMS (after receiving a pass from Haughton). In a low scoring contest, OC led by 21 points at the final change.
The Wellers continued to apply pressure in the final quarter but wasted several opportunities due to inaccurate kicking. Three majors were added by both sides, OC’s Michael Jenkin finishing with three goals for the day, while Nick Baum, Stef Gusts and Sharp kicked truly for the Saints. At siren time, the SMS deficit was 26 points.
From the game –
– Given the excellent conditions, a lack-lustre game which became quite scrappy at times. The Old Camberwell pressure prevented SMS from playing with their usual freedom.
– Hugh Brooks was a four quarter contributor, James Sharp, Tom Whittle and Nick Ludwig best of the rest, but a lack of winning forwards with six individual goalkickers.
– Coach Scott Gatehouse will be keen to get his team back on the winning list next fixture.
Old Mentonians at Ferndale next Saturday.
Scores (Twos) –
Old Camberwell 1-2 4-6 6-7 9-12-66
St. Marys Salesian 2-0 2-2 3-4 6- 4-40
SMS – Goals – Nick Baum, Hugh Brooks, Stef Gusts, Scott Haughton, James Sharp, Dan Waters.
SMS – Best – Hugh Brooks, James Sharpe, Tom Whittle, Nick Ludwig, Campbell Gibbs, Andrew Morris.
Old Camberwell – Goals – Michael Jenkin 3, Alex Bongiorno, Ben Mann, Andrew Parker, Mike Schumann, Robert Vienet, Ben Williams.
Old Camberwell – Best – Andrew Parker, Ben Mann, Michael Jenkin, Jon Huntsman, Tom Pepperell, Nick Benson.
In other matches, Old Ivanhoe 73 d. Marcellin 62,
Williamstown CYMS 136 d. Peninsula 5, Old Geelong 192 d. Old Mentonians 23, Fitzroy 115 d. PEGS 35.
Twos – Ladder after Round 8 – Fitzroy 32, Old Geelong 28, Williamstown CYMS 22, Old Camberwell 20, Marcellin 18, Old Ivanhoe 16, PEGS 16, St. Marys Salesian 4, Peninsula 4, Old Mentonians 0.
Next Saturday – SMS Reserves play Old Mentonians at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 11-40 am.
THIRDS MATCH REPORT
Old Carey Thirds played four even quarters to comprehensively account for St. Marys Salesian Thirds by 91 points at Carey Sports Complex, Bulleen.
Following the drawn game, SMS (tenth) was hopeful of challenging Old Carey (second) in sunny conditions.
Old Carey started well and looked the better team in the first stanza, but an inaccurate 3-6 prevented them from opening-up a significant break over the Saints who replied with 2-0.
The home team continued to have the best form in the second term but were again inaccurate. Tom Clancy, Tom Ham and Sam Matheson were good players for SMS, but by the long break they trailed by 32 points.
Old Carey played some super football in the third quarter adding 8-6, while restricting the tiring Saints to just 1-3. Jacob De Paiva and Joshua Leith proved most productive forwards for the home team. At three quarter-time, the Old Carey lead had grown to a comfortable 77 points.
On a very hot afternoon, SMS battled-on bravely in the final term, holding the home team to five majors, while adding three six-pointers themselves. Lewis Hawkins finished with three goals for the day for the visitors, but the eventual losing margin was 91 points.
From the game:
– Old Carey and St. Bernards look to be the standout teams holding ladder positions two and one and playing accordingly.
– A disappointing result, but Lewis Hawkins impressed around the big-sticks with 3 goals, while consistent Tom Clancy, Tom Ham and Sam Matheson were other good players.
– A bad loss, but coach Jack Byrnes will be looking for a better performance from players in the matches ahead.
Old rivals, PEGS and another potential ‘nail-biter’ at Ferndale coming-up.
Scores (Threes) –
Old Carey 3-6 6-10 14-16 19-18-132
St. Marys Salesian 2-0 2- 2 3- 5 6- 5- 41
SMS – Goals – Lewis Hawkins 3, Beau Connick, Tom Ham, Sean Murraylee.
SMS – Best – Tom Clancy, Lewis Hawkins, Tom Ham, Sam Matheson, Rowan Nickless, Tom Fly.
Old Carey – Goals – Jacob De Paiva 4, Joshua Leith 4, Clarence Ho 2, Michael Mazzocato 2, William Burke, Tim Gayfer, Tom Hussey, Zac Lisle, Tim Rule, Austin Smith, Kevin Pease.
Old Carey – Best – Joshua Leith, Gordon Ryan, Lewis Fotheringham, Sam Bailey, Nick Vincentis, Jacob De Paiva.
In other matches, Old Geelong 75 d. Old Camberwell 52, St. Bernards 152 d. Marcellin 40, Mazenod 60 d. PEGS 53.
Threes – Ladder after Round 8 – St. Bernards 24, Old Carey 22, Mazenod 20, Marcellin 18, Old Geelong 16, PEGS 14, Old Camberwell 12, St. Marys Salesian 6.
Next Saturday – SMS Thirds play PEGS at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – match commences at 9-20 am.
WOMENS ONES –
St. Marys Salesian Womens team (1) began well in the first term and held control thereafter to record a strong win over Collegians by 23 points at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris.
An eight point game with SMS (fourth) playing Collegians (fifth) and the reward a place in the four and some breathing space for the winner.
On a delightful May day, SMS jumped out of the blocks fast and dominated the first quarter. They booted four goals to hold a 21 point margin over Collegians at quarter-time. The visitors tightened-up after the break and produced a far better term. The backlines were in control with both sides managing only one goal. At the long interval, the Saints were in the ascendancy with a 23 point lead.
Collegians played well in the third stanza adding two majors while holding SMS goalless.By final change, their deficit was only 13 points. However, the Saints steadied in the final quarter slotting an inaccurate 1-4 and preventing the visitors from scoring. Rachel Gill and Tash Rappos were good players, while Steph Lawrence was active around the goals. The home team’s eventual winning margin a deserved 23 points.
From the game –
– SMS continue to hold fourth place and have established a break over remaining sides.
– A terrific team effort, Steph Lawrence managing 2 goals, while Rachel Gill, Tash Rappos, Rebecca Grant and Alicia Schifferle impressed.
– Coach Damian Sutherland would be pleased with the fast start but keen to see more scoring in the second half.
Next Sunday, Mazenod (away).
Scores – (Womens Ones) –
St. Marys Salesian (W1) 4-1 5-4 5-7 6-11-47
Collegians 0-4 1-5 3-6 3- 6-24
SMS – Goals – Steph Lawrence 2, Alice Angley, Holly Ellis, Rebecca Grant, Annemieke Thorbecke.
SMS – Best – Rachel Gill, Tash Rappos, Rebecca Grant, Stephanie Lawrence, Alicia Schifferle, Holly Ellis.
Collegians – Goals – not available at deadline.
Collegians – Best – not available at deadline.
In other matches, Old Geelong 75 d. Mazenod 8, West Brunswick 64 d. Old Camberwell 22, Monash Blues 25 d. Brunswick Renegades 3.
Womens Ones – Ladder after Round 7 – West Brunswick 28, Monash Blues 20, Old Geelong 20, St. Marys Salesian 16, Collegians 12, Brunswick Renegades 8, Old Camberwell 8, Mazenod 0.
Next Sunday – SMS Womens (Ones) play Mazenod at Central Reserve, cnr. Springvale and Waverley Roads, Glen Waverley – match commences at 2-00 pm.
SMS Womens team (2) displayed their best form to annihilate a struggling Collegians by 155 points.
It became evident early in the opening term that the Saints would be far too talented for the Collegians team and a seven goal term provided a 47 point buffer at first change. SMS followed-up with a four goal second stanza while continuing to hold the visitors scoreless and at the long break a 76 point advantage said it all.
For Collegians worse was to come and an eight goal third term increased the lead to 127 points by the final change. The Saints enjoyed a four goal final quarter and managed to hold poor Collegians to a zero score for the match. A very big victory and a fine team effort from all players.
From the game –
– Major SMS goalkicking contributions from Steph Binks (5), Eliza Matheson (4) and Madeleine Nunan (4), with ten individual goalscorers. Good players on all lines. A brave effort from the undermanned Collegians side.
– Coach Simon Brownhill sees his team maintain third place and establish a two game break over the fourth team.
Mazenod (away) early on Sunday.
Scores – (Womens Twos) –
St. Marys Salesian (W2) 7-5 11-10 19-13 23-17-155
Collegians 0-0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0- 0
SMS – Goals – Stephanie Binks 5, Eliza Matheson 4, Madeleine Nunan 4, Sarah Duldig 2, Nellie Malseed 2, Kailey Wilson 2, Zoey Hibbert, Sophia Robinson, Eliza Tivendale, Zoe Van Gulick.
SMS – Best – Stephanie Binks, Madeleine Nunan, Eliza Matheson, Sarah Duldig, Eliza Tivendale, Tempany Wightman.
Collegians – Goals – Nil.
Collegians – Best – Emma Heyes, Madeleine Omond, Andie Fine, Kathryn Hall-Lucas, Phoebe Stevens, Michaela Langsdale.
In other matches, Old Geelong 82 d. Mazenod 2, West Brunswick 123 d. Old Camberwell 0, Brunswick Renegades 17 d. Monash Blues 1.
Womens Twos – Ladder after Round 7 – Old Geelong 28 West Brunswick 24, St. Marys Salesian 20, Brunswick Renegades 12, Monash Blues 12, Mazenod 4, Collegians 4, Old Camberwell 4.
Next Sunday – SMS Womens (Twos) play Mazenod at Central Reserve, cnr. Springvale and Waverley Roads, Glen Waverley – match commences at 12-00 pm.
WOMEN’S THIRDS PRACTICE MATCH V MARCELLIN
St Mary’s Salesian 0. 2 (2) def by Marcellin 8. 13 (61)
Best: Zali Rayment; Courtney Davies-Kildea; Maddy Croxford; Viv Ellis; Dee Sercia; Alice Nunan