May 25, 2014
U11 Footy - With no U11 Kalangadoo side, we were still able to field two teams. In what was more like a Thursday night training, the younger brigade were more confident with their endeavor at the ball showcasing some quality skills. Bowie finished the day with a handful of goals, one from a long bomb out of the center. Joel, who really took the contests on and Tommy Lambert who held strong in defence had great games. Award winners for the week: Bowie ($5) and Aus (Canteen). The boys and I really appreciate the help we get each week from the dads it makes the day run a lot smoother. Well done to Jayden and Hudson for taking on the boundary umpiring for the minis. Junior Colts - The kids were slow to get going against Kalangadoo kicking 7 points before we managed to snag a goal, mainly due to the pressure of the Kalangadoo boys well done to them, but at the end of the day recorded a good win. I was maybe a little hard on them at half time as I thought too many were relying on someone else to do the hard work. The boys have set a high standard in games previous and just assumed that things would take care of themselves. In the end the coach should have paid more attention to the score board as we had 27 scoring shots to 2! Our 1st best player award went to Alex Spehr (Denton’s award) who played both CHB and CHF to dominate in both positions and finish with 2 goals. Nick Waring (Subway award)is improving with each game and is starting to show he will be a very good ruckman in years to come with some great tap work to give us first use of the ball and was named our 2nd best player. Harry Coote (Stumpy award) was named 3rd best player providing great run from half back before finishing the game on the ball showing some very good skills delivering the ball to his team mates with both hand and foot. Luke Macgregor (Ladies Committee award) was our 4th best and as normal delivered a very good game collecting many possessions at both ends of the ground, tackling hard and kicking 2 goals. Sam Gray (Sport & Rec award) was our 5th best with a solid game making the most of every opportunity he got. Sam followed up his kicks and handballs many times to either get the ball back or help a team mate out which is something we have worked a lot on at training, well done Sam. Senior Colts – The senior colts played a very strong online casino Kalangadoo side last week and put in a fantastic four quarter effort that was full of determination and guts. Our undermanned side fought hard all day to eventually go down by 9 goals but the boys could be happy with their overall performance. Mitch Pulmer (Denton’s award) was best again and is playing some inspired football at present. Hamish Smith (Ducky’s award) was second best and provided a contest at Centre Half forward all day. Patrick Fabris Stumpy award) while undersized did a fantastic job at Full Back and was named third best. Lewis Walker (Ladies Committee award) provided plenty of run from his wing and was fourth best while Blake Bowman (Sport & Rec award) tackled hard for the whole day and was fifth best. The boys now look to playing an important game against Mount Burr and will be primed for the clash. B Grade – They say a week in footy is a long time, well it proved itself this week as we were depleted by numbers through injury to the A grade and B grade. This was a week that the players got a few truths about their dedication and discipline towards each other so we played a couple of kids in Sam Kent and Mitch Pulmer which showed they are more than capable of stepping up. We also played Shane Bradley and Matt Bowman that have had no trainings and they showed they could be handy inclusions if they trained and committed for the remainder of the year. With Brads marking strongly and showing the crowd and then dribbling the ball off the boot he gave us a target up forward as well as Bowie until biting his lip and needing stitches! Injuries to Jason Uzzel found we had no bench but overall our efforts were a lot better than previous weeks and we should of pinched a win but fell short. Best players were Tom Waring (Prince of Wales award) in the ruck doing as he was asked, Shane Lambert (Beaurepaires/Ginos award)) on his wing getting plenty of the ball, Michael Gibson (Millicent Toyota award) running everywhere and playing a good game under the weather from the night before and captain Luke Haines (Thursday Tea award) leading the way again. Now with a week off which is more than needed we head to the Burr to take on another improved B grade side so stick together and work hard and that first win is just around the corner. A Grade - Not a great day last Saturday suffering our biggest defeat for the year so far going down by 8 goals. 2 more injuries from last week and 2 more at training has depleted our side thus far, but all credit to those who pulled the jumper on and gave it their all. Kalangadoo have certainly improved with a good balance of young & old and proved too strong. Hopefully we will get a few back this week for another tough encounter today with the Burr. Matt Fabris (Somerset award) was terrific with his run and attack on the ball, Jase Bateman (Prince of Wales award) ran and ran all day, Brad Wight (Tony Egan’s award) played well down back on Kilsby then presented well up forward later on, Watto (Taxi/Ginos award) was very consistent again and Ferg and Sully had good games. Calcutta Results – 1st - Matt Fabris, 2nd - Jase Bateman, 3rd - Brad Wight.