Round 6 vs Bunyip
Coach: David Main
We played Bunyip last week with all teams expecting a great contest. Lual Lual made his debut for the senior side and showed in the first few minutes that he is up to this standard. The team came out with intent to do well and showed it from the first bounce. Matthew Ferguson played his best game for the year. Brent Urwin showed courage and drive from the wing. Nathan Gardiner showed his class and aerial ability with six goals. Thomas Stiglitch was hard at it in the mid field. Matt Ryan continues to grow in confidence with contested marking and ability to play a number of roles a highlight. Lachie Peluso continues to be the tackling king although Lual Lual is showing he will be a rival in this vital area. Chris Johnson was also strong in the mid field. Overall an encouraging performance.
Coach: Michael Palmer
Our development side was excited by the opportunity that presented itself on Sunday against quality opposition in a visiting Bunyip. Bolstered by the inclusion of Dylan Ross, Dan Vela and Matt Steedman back into the side, we were able to field a strong side despite some key outs with injury. A hard contest right from the start of the game saw the quarter time score line relatively even with only one goal scored. Unfortunately for us, from then on, Bunyip were definitely up to the challenge and took control in all aspects of the game. Despite a final score that was less than flattering, there were still a number of positives to note. Josh and Sean Wilson continued their fantastic run of form in the backline. Tom Arnett and Trav Ramsdale were again reliable for us in the midfield when the ball needed to be won. Nick Brooks battled hard in the ruck and continues to show he’s elevated his game this season. Ruben Jenyns is also really starting to find his feet as a pivotal piece in our forward line. In footy you win or you learn and we all came away with some areas of our game that need to improve. Determined to recapture our best footy, we look ahead to next week against Kilcunda-Bass.
Thirds - U18s
Coach: Michael Ryan
Team started well with Brandon Borg playing his most dynamic game for the season, bursting through packs, using the ball with great skill and tackling well. Dakoda Bolton was marking strongly, showing great run and sharing the ball around to help the team, whilst booting five himself in a great performance. Wrang Riek is getting better each week and is a key player in the mid field. Jayden Vella demonstrated his value showing the most run he has for the year in defense and the mid field. Mach Machar did a great job up forward marking and making plenty of contests. Well done all
Coach: James Perkins
Bunyip was our opponent this week in near perfect conditions, After a tight first term, we were able to play the remainder of the game on our terms and come away with a dominant win in what was our best overall performance for the season despite still missing a few boys with injury. Our ball use today, and willingness to bring others into the game through handball and short kicking which we have been working on during training and to see it all click today was credit to the boys. Caelan Addis continues his great season down back, Max McDermott capitalised on some great supply from the midfield to finish with 8 goals and Tom Kevin in his 100th game found plenty of the ball across half back