Friday, May 26, 2017

Round 6 v Mooroolbark

This week’s game was played at home against Mooroolbark on a fine Sunday morning.

Our team got off to a very slow start against a switched on opposition.

We failed as a team to play by our game plans. This gave Mooroolbark too many easy possessions throughout the match.

We did play a lot better in the 2nd half of the match but we couldn’t get the much needed goals that would get us back into the game.

Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way this week as we were beaten by the better team on the day.

I look forward to seeing our young group bounce back next week. Keep your heads up.

Winnie

Captains - Matthew & Jake A

Goals – Campbell 1

Awards

Medals – Jake A & Ryan

Bakers Delight/Pancake Parlour – Jake Mc, Charlie, Jack, Aiden, Jade & Cody

Round 4 v Knox

This week’s game was played at home. We were lucky enough for the sun to come out for our game and we played in good conditions.
Knox started strongly and kicked the 1st goal, it took a few minutes for our team to settle into the tempo of the game. Our structures started to take place as we got ourselves back into the match. We went into QTR time break knowing we still had plenty to improve on. We needed to protect the ball carriers with shepherds and also needed more talk out on the ground.

We played some great team footy throughout the next 3 QTRS with everyone getting involved against a very good opposition.
The pleasing thing with today was that we are starting to settle into our game plan, with everyone doing their roles. As a coach, it was very good to watch.
We finished the game strongly with a lot of run and we were rewarded with a great result for our team.

We done everyone, keep up the good work.

Winnie

Captains – Jade & Cody
Goals – Max, Slater, Charlie & Cody
Awards
Medal – Ethan
Bakers Delight - Ollie, Matthew, Max, Slater & Corey

Round 5 v Wantitna Sth

This week's match was played away at Wantirna Reserve. It was a very cold morning to play a game of footy. It was great to see so many of the mums getting up early on Mother's Day to watch our Team play.

We played on a reduced size ground that didn't suit our style of play.

We came up against a very good opposition in Wantirna South. They made us work very hard throughout the match. As a team we played well in patches, but we couldn't take full control off the game. We had most of the play all game but couldn't make the most of the opportunities up forward.

As a group we still have so much to learn about footy. We need to listen more to the instructions given on game day and play more as a team. We need to man up more when the opposition have the ball and our centre line needs to create the wall. We also need to reward the players that are running hard to create options. More talk and shepherds are also needed to improve our game.

Overall it was another great result for our team.

Well done everyone, Winnie.

Captains for the Day Baylee & Mitch

Goals Campbell 2, Baylee & Ollie 1 each
Medals Campbell & Nate
McDonalds Poppy
Bakers Delight Alex & Mitch

Round 2 v Heathmont

After the long break between games we finally got to play Round 2. We played Heathmont at Heathmont.
We got off to a slow start with Heathmont dominating the 1st qtr. We looked like we didn’t want to play footy with the opposition showing us up on many occasions.

After a firm talking too at qtr time the team responded. We started to make more contests around the ground and our tackling pressure increased. Corey started to provide some run for us and Max’s goal was much needed and came from as a result of some good team work.
Our 3rd qtr was very good with everyone doing well. Jade and Baylee’s goals were the highlights for the qtr. Matthew was playing well in the ruck and had plenty of support from Jake Mc. Ryan and Charlie started to get themselves into the game and had some good touches throughout the term.
We went into the last qtr knowing that we needed to continue to play well. The opposition put us under a lot of pressure. Ollie and Cody were playing well on the ball. Kaiden, Ethan, Jake A, Cooper, Campbell and Jack played very well in the backline restricting Heathmont from scoring.
Aiden, Alex, Slater, Mitch, Koby and Poppy all got involved and played important parts throughout the match.

In a tight contest our team played very well after qtr time. I was impressed on how we got ourselves back into the contest and we didn’t give up. It was a great result for our group of players.
Well Done.


Captains: Aiden & Alex
Goals: Max, Jade & Baylee 1 goal each
Awards: Encouragement Medal - Cooper
Bakers Delight/McDonalds – Jade, Kaiden, Baylee & Jake A

Coach – Glenn Wyngaard

Round 1 v Lilydale

Our 1st game of the season was played at home.

REPORT:


The team got off to a great start with boys and girls playing some great football.
Our tackling was fantastic which put a lot of pressure on the opposition.
The teamwork was also impressive with everybody getting involved and sharing the ball.
As a coach I was very proud of the way we played today and it was a well-deserved result for the team.


Captain: Corey


GOALS: Baylee, Campbell, Matthew, Koby and Cody 1 goal each.


AWARDS:

Encouragement Medal - Jack
Bakers Delight/McDonalds - Alex, Campbell, Matthew & Nate

Coach - Glenn Wyngaard