Notes – Hatherleigh vs Nangwarry
By Kelly |
Under 11’s Well done to the Nangwarry boys who came and had a kick - it can be tough trying to fit into a team which trains and plays together each week, they slotted in really well and the sportsmanship shown was a real credit to our boys. Jett’s run and bounce down the wing was the highlight of the day and is showing some real confidence. Kobe once again showed dash and elusiveness kicking a pearler from the boundary, Harvey and Tommy Gray were laying some great tackles and Austin was finishing off strongly around goals. Award Winners: Jett Faulkner ($5), Austin Nettle ($5), Corey Carlson (Toy Kingdom) Congratulations and Good luck to the lads who have been selected to play at half time in the Adelaide v Hawthorn clash. Junior Colts –  The trip to Nangwarry was a good one for the boys as they had a good win which was made possible by a great team effort. It was good to see some of the younger lads in Tyson Sutherland 4th best (HFC Ladies committee award) and Michael Fabris 5th best (Hath Sport & Rec steak award) playing great games, they both continue to learn and are improving with every game. Max Telfer was our 3rd best player (Pete Walters award) and won his position all day in both the backline and up forward. Caleb Gibbs 2nd best (Stumpy award) is a player who has spent a lot of time in the backline so far this year without any complaints, he was given a chance on the ball against  Nangwarry and showed he can also be very dangerous in that position as he hit the ball hard every chance he got, well done Sauce. Luke Macgregor was named best player (Denton’s award) as he worked his way to every contest winning the ball 99% of the time. Luke’s work rate is second to none as he runs hard all day be it forward or back, well done Luke. As we come up against Tant today our kicking at goal needs to improve, we need to make the most of the opportunities we are getting in front of goal and finish the good work our backline and centre players are doing. Finally well done to Paddy Chay who played his first game of junior colts, he certainly didn’t look out of place as he gathered possessions cleanly playing on the wing, he is welcome to play with us any time he likes, well done little fella.   Senior Colts –  The boys headed to Nangwarry and approached the game with the right attitude. Everyone put in for four quarters and tried hard when taking their turn playing for the Saints. Special thanks to the online casino junior colts who helped out Nangwarry and allowed us to keep a relatively stable side for most of the day. Best players were Lewis Walker (Denton’s award), Brodie Fabris (Stumpy award), Sam Kent (Subway award), Amos Seamer (HFC Ladies committee award) and Luke MacGregor (Hath Sport & Rec steak award). The team now needs to focus on playing an improved Tantanoola side this week at home. B Grade –  Today we travelled to Nangwarry aiming to win two in a row and get the rewards with great team football and with a great start we were headed in the right direction in the first quarter. In the second we had complete control  but missed poorly on the scoreboard. In the third we continued to share the ball around and tried to put the game completely out of reach but still did not convert. In the last was the same and we probably took the foot off but eventually won. It was pleasing to have winners everywhere and two colts in Ben Leopold and Sam Kent playing well in our side. Best players were hard to pick but Tom Waring (Prince of Wales award) rucking all day and winning taps was good, Captain Haines (Millicent 4WD Systems award) again led from the front, Tom Pegler (Millicent Golf award),   Matt Childs again across half back and Casper (Thursday tea award) on his wing, the list could go on.  So now it’s on the track to freshen up to take on the ladder leaders and we are looking forward to the challenge. Good job boys, lets stick together. A Grade -  An overcast day greeted us at Nangwarry last Saturday with a few showers throughout the day. We were looking for 3 wins in a row and after a tight tussle in the first half really hit our straps in the second half to record a convincing win by 105 pts. The midfield was solid again with Giggles (Prince of Wales award), Sully (Somerset award), Faulks (K & S Fuel award), Fab (Millicent Toyota award) and Bucks all having very good games. Faulks slotted through a lazy 7 goals, Giggles and Bucks got 3 each and Telf also had a day out up forward kicking 6. Our defence worked well together with Bruce getting the nod as best of the back six, while Schulzy fitted in there well after half time. We take on Tant today, a top 3 team and as we all know we just have to keep winning. With us nearing full strength of players available, this will be a huge challenge for the group. Lets give it our all and be in front at the bell. Calcutta Results –  1st Jase Bateman, 2nd Matt Faulkner, equal 3rd Jack Sullivan and Mat Fabris.