Thursday, June 29, 2017

Round 9 v Waverley Blues

Chirnside Park   1.4-10  4.8-32  7.10-52  13.15-93
Waverley Blues  0.0.  0 1.0-  6  1.  0-  6   3.  1-19

GOAL KICKERS: B.Rattray 3, J.Hourihan 3, L.Stevenson 2,
J.Melchiorre 2, J.Hawkins 1, R.Smith 1, H.Wilson 1


Great team effort today boys, Waverley Blues tried their hardest to slow our scoring down and bottle up the play with scrappy footy. But to your credit you boys worked extremely hard to combat this by opening up the play and running in numbers which lead to you boys blowing away the opposition in the second half.

I believe the rotations worked well today, we are still in the early stages of getting it right but you boys worked well in taking ownership when on interchange to whom you were rotating with.

We are all learning as each week progresses with this, if we are all on the same page and work together we will nail it when it counts...

Pat yourselves on the back as today was a positive overall team win as every player played their role to get the win....

iTunes- T.Hardstaff
Nandos- N.Camp
Subway- R.Smith
Subway- S.Wood
Subway- L.Stevenson
Subway- S.Biggs

Round 8 v Nth Ringwood

Chirnside Park   1.3-9  2.6-18  6.8-44   9.11-65
North Ringwood  0.2-2 1.3-  9  1.3-  9   4.  6-30

Goal Kickers...J.Hourihan 3, J.Dunn 2, T.Hardstaff 1, S.Wood 1,
                       R.Smith 1 & S.Willmott 1.


We came up against a team today that had only won 2 games and their recent results have been less than ordinary. From the first bounce they were fierce and ran the ball much better than us in the first half, but to our credit we were not playing at our best going into half time with scores very even.

After a half time chat and a look back on our first half efforts we pleaded with you boys to not panic and play with confidence and take the game on. You boys did just that and out scored the opposition 47 to 21 in the second half.

After a couple of hiccups with rotations we got settled and it seemed you boys began to understand the workings as you boys lined up at the interchange and called the players you were rotating with. Like we said it will take time to get this working efficiently so please bare with us as our intentions are to guide you boys to greater success.

Enjoy today’s win boys because you have all contributed to where we sit now on the ladder.

As a coach I'm very proud of every players passion towards the team as a whole.

AWARDS...iTunes. Klay Hughes
Nandos. Josh Hawkins
Subway. Sam Wood
Subway. Nathan Simcock
Subway. Jack Hourihan

Round 7 v Mooroolbark

Mooroolbark Gold 3.2-20  5.3-33  8.6-54 13. 7-85
Chirnside Park     3.1-19  4.4-28  5.8-38  6.12-48

Goal kickers... K.Grift 1, N.Hourihan 1, N.Camp 1, R.Smith 1, H.Wilson 1
& J.Melchiorre 1..

Today we came up against a team that were ready to play. We were no where near our best but we can't take anything away from Mooroolbark, they beat us at our own game as they were prepared to run in numbers, move the ball fast and their intensity was first class.

We can take a positive out of today's loss as this shows that we are not invincible and to gain success you must first earn it. We got several aspects wrong today as a team, but it's not the end of the world losing a game of football as I believe this should give you the hunger to do whatever it takes to bounce back next week in a positive manner. Good football teams work on what is required to turn today's result around and I have faith in you boys to do just that.

With regards to today's result, we as Coaches don't always get everything right either, today we didn't get our rotation process correct so I apologise for this and as the Coach I take full responsibility. The coaching group had a good chat after the game regarding this issue and we assure you we working on getting this right.

I do apologise to the Players who spent extended time on the interchange today.

I know it hurts when we lose but this is a good emotion to feel as football is a passionate game and if your serious about your football then I know when you step out onto the ground next weekend you will work that extra harder to ensure you don't feel that hurt again.

Let's hit the track with a positive attitude to right our wrongs from today's game. You are a fantastic and resilient group of boys who we are all proud of.....


iTunes - Jai Melchiorre
Nandos- Nick Camp
Subway- Leigh Schilling
Subway- Nelson Hourihan
Subway- Liam Brunton

Round 6 v Vermont

Vermont Purple      0.1-   1  1.1-  7   2.  3-15   2. 3-15
Chirnside Park        4.6-30  6.9-45  10.16-76 13.19-97


GOAL KICKERS...Josh Hawkins 2, Jack Hourihan 2, Tom Hardstaff 2,
Jai Melchiorre 2, Riley Smith 2, Karl Grift 1, Sam Wood 1
& Tyler Birchall 1..

Well boys with 6 Rounds already done and dusted, you have had a great start to the season with a 6-0 record. Today you boys turned it around from last weeks close fought game to smashing Vermont by 82 points.

Our pressure, intensity and aggression towards the footy was first class. This goes to show that no matter the opposition these qualities are so important each time you take to the field. You boys need to pat yourselves on the back because the way we ran the footy in waves was very impressive.

We must hit the track hard this week in readiness to not just back up today's performance but improve on it to ensure yet another victory in our search for success. We must focus week by week, train hard to improve on our previous weeks performance.

Enjoy the win boys as you really deserve it...

iTunes- Tyson Bissels
Nandos- Leigh Schilling
Subway- Harvey Wilson
Subway- Tyler Birchall
Subway- Sam Wood

Round 5 v Boronia

Chirnside Park  4.3-27  6.  4-40  8. 7-55  9. 9-63
Boronia            2.4-16  3.10-28  5.12-42 7.13-55


Goal Kickers. Jack Hourihan 2, Sam Maddern 1, Harvey Wilson 1,
                    Joel Dunn 1, Sam Wood 1, Jai Melchiorre 1, Jay Rooney 1
                    & Tyler Birchall 1..


Well boys today you were challenged, Boronia came over to our home turf ready to take the 4 points away from us.

The opposition were aggressive, relentless and worked together as a team, this is how we played in the first 4 Rounds and maybe today was the game we needed to remind us all that success comes from hard work, dedication and the will to succeed.

I know we were far from our best today but to your credit we still got over the line with a win.

So in saying this we take it as a positive because when we are at our best playing our free flowing, fast ball movement, risk taking confident football no team will get near us...

Enjoy the win boys and let's all hit the track this week with a positive & confident attitude as we prepare to take on Vermont...

AWARDS.....Jay Rooney - Itunes
Dean Warren - Nandos
Karl Grift - Subway
Corey Steele - Subway
Todd Worsley - Subway

Round 4 v Rowville

Chirnside Park  6.5-41 11.14-80 17.17-119  26.20-176
Rowville Gold    0.0        0. 0       1.  0-    6   1.  0-   6

BEST: Josh Hawkins, Tyler Birchall,Jack Hourihan, Sam Maddern,
Nick Camp

Goal Kickers: R. Smith 6, T. Hardstaff 3, H. Wilson 3, B. Rattray 3, S. Maddern 2, L. Schilling 2, N. Camp 2, S. Wood, J. Melchiorre, K. Grift, N. Hourihan, J. Dunn


Great start to the season boys with 4 wins from 4 games.

Today we started slowly and wasted opportunities in front of goals in the first half, but to your credit after the halftime break we came out playing the brand of football we have become accustomed too in the first 3 rounds with our fast movement and play on at every opportunity.

In a very one sided game we ran out easy winners by 170 points.

I think we will work on some goal kicking this week as we have kicked 38 behinds in the last 2 weeks.. let's all get to training this week in readiness for whatever the EFL throw at us this week...

Enjoy the win boys as you have all worked hard towards what has been achieved in the first 4 games as every player is contributing week in week out....

Be proud and confident leading into Round 5.....

ITunes-Nathan Simcock
Nandos-Billy Rattray
Subway-Taylor Davis
Subway-Riley Smith
Subway-Tyson Bissels

Round 3 v Waverley Blues

Waverley Blues  0.1- 1   1.2-  8   1.  4-10    2 .6- 18
Chirnside Park   3.4-22 10.6-66 11.15- 81 16.18-114

BEST: Josh Hawkins, Tyler Birchall,Jack Hourihan, Sam Maddern, Nick Camp

GOALS: Jack Hourihan 3, Harvey Wilson 2, Jai Melchiorre 2, Lachy Stevenson 2, Karl Grift 1, Josh Hawkins 1, Tyler Birchall 1, Nick Camp 1, Riley Smith 1, Sam Wood 1, Taylor Davis 1.

Today was a great display of team orientated football. You boys showed great passages of play which caught the opposition flat footed on several occasions. The way you ran off the lines and took the game on with quick ball movement was very impressive.

Every player contributed and played the role asked of them by the Coaches. We could not be more impressed with the improvement and your application to our game plan.

Read more: Round 3 v Waverley Blues

Round 2 v Boronia

Chirnside Park  3.0-18  9.0-54 10.1-61  13.3-81
Boronia            3.3-21  4.4-28   4.8-32    5.9-39

BEST: Sam Wood, Joel Dunn, Shane Biggs, Lachlan Stevenson,

GOALS: Karl Grift 4, Billy Rattray 2, Lachlan Stevenson 2, Sam Wood 2,
Harvey Wilson 1, Tyler Birchall 1 & Jack Hourihan 1...


After a 3 week break from playing footy we started a little rusty, but in saying that we were only 4 points down at qtr time. Our second qtr we came out firing scoring 5 goals to none which gave us a handy lead going into half time.

There were some very good passages of play throughout the game which impressed us Coaches watching on. After half time we kicked further ahead which took the wind out of Boronia's sail and we finished the game with yet another good win.

Read more: Round 2 v Boronia

Round 1 v Blackburn

Chirnside Park 1.2.8  4.9.33  7.10.52  11.16.82
Blackburn        1.3.9  1.3. 9  1.  5.11    1.  5.11

BEST: Jai, Lachlan, Leigh, Harvey

GOALS: J. Hourihan 3, H. Wilson 2, B. Rattray 2, S. Maddern,
J. Melchiorre, S. Willmott, K. Hughes

REPORT: Well boys Round 1 has come and gone just like that. Today you boys displayed a very impressive brand of football. The way we ran the footy was first class, we ran in numbers and brought team mates into the game and worked as one.

It was a test of resilience as we were up against it from the start with 8 players unavailable. To your credit you boys didn't bat an eyelid as you grew stronger as the game wore on. Blackburn kicked the first goal of the game and that was also their last for the game. You boys thoroughly deserved the win running away with the game by 71 points.

Read more: Round 1 v Blackburn