Sunday, August 20, 2017

Round 9 v Parkdale


Parkdale informed us pre-match that they only had 10 players available so for a game to proceed we had to lend them numerous players. After much discussion we commenced the game on the main oval.

Unfortunately two minutes into play Dave Perna collapsed on the ground. Quick response and support by all concerned including team mates, opposition players, in particular Dr Ian Young (Parkdale player), our trainer Anna Russell, Rob Sibbing, Franc Lanza and of course the ambulance officers that attended enabled Dave to be revived. He is currently recovering in Box Hill Hospital and has spoken to many team mates over the past couple of days.

We understand that Dave has calcified blockages in his arteries and a piece broke loose on the day causing a full blockage and thus triggering him to collapse. He is currently in good spirts and has had various testing with heart specialists and will subsequently require a triple by-pass operation next week. Dave’s ex-wife Lee is keeping 'The Chief' Mick & Nick Sibbing informed of his progress and we will continue to support him and wish him a full recovery.
As a result of the incident the game was subsequently abandoned and we were awarded the four points.

We will continue to push on to our final game against Craigieburn. With only two training nights remaining we should be fresh and eager to maintain our good form. Enjoying each other’s company and willingness to put in the hard work on the training track has been a cornerstone for our success and lets finish off with a final round win that should keep us in 2nd spot.

This Thursday we will be joined by a group of prospective 2018 over 35’s players so please make them welcome. We will be having a players meeting after training in one of the rooms so ensure you grab a couple of beers before the meeting. Hang on! With Mick being a keynote speaker maybe a 6 pack is required. I will leave that up to you.

Reminder - Masters Presentation Night will be held on Saturday 16th September 2017 at the clubrooms. More details to follow.
Also for those that are interested Masters Carnival training is on at Williamstown on non-game Sundays starting at 10 am.

Ladder position after Round 9: 2nd

Cheers Alex
Assistant Coach

Round 8 v Peninsula Raiders

Peninsula Raiders  3.0-18  4.0-24  7.1-43   7.2-44
Chirnside Park       3.0-18  7.1-43  8.1-49 11.3-69

Goal Kickers: W. Dickson 2, M. Carusi 2, F. Lanza 2, D. Karp, S. Stone, R. Pasinati, R. Thomas, R. Chamberlain
Best Players: D. Karp, P. Schilling, A. Nickholds, R. Pasinati, M. Carusi, M. O''Dwyer

Report: We travelled down the freeway to take on the 2nd placed Peninsula at Mornington in windy conditions. We entered the game with a
very small side so the Chiefs instructions were to run past for the handball and try to spot up targets inside the forward 50.

They won the toss and kicked with a 3 goal wind to the southern end. Number 29 for them was giving us plenty of issues with his clean marking
and accurate kicking. We shifted Pete Schilling onto him and he managed to quell his influence for the remainder of the game. Karpy kicked a
ripper goal from deep in the forward pocket and we managed to draw level at quarter time which really set the game up for us.

Through some good chains of handball and accurate foot passing we were able to snag a few goals in a hurry to open up a 3 goal buffer at
half time. Pas and Mick were roaming around the ground and getting possessions at will.

In the 3rd quarter the wind increased and we did well to hold them out. A few wasted minutes in retrieving a ball kicked out of the ground and
a Peninsula player getting a yellow card helped our cause. Reece copped a nasty knee to the ribs whilst attempting to pick up the ball which
was not in the spirit of the masters and Stoney flew the flag in retribution with a King Kong Bundy like headlock and subsequently got a green

The incident seemed to fire us up and that was converted on the scoreboard in the last quarter. Wazza kicked two superb goals from long

range to seal the game for us. We again displayed superior running ability and fitness to fully deserve our 4 goal win. It was a very satisfying
win for all involved and we belted out the theme song twice with real gusto. We now have 4 wins in a row and are playing terrific team footy.

Our last two games are at home and with only 4 training sessions left we can really finish off the season strongly. I’m certain with continued
hard work on the track and if results go our way we can strive to finish the season in 2nd place on the ladder.

Thanks to those players that contributed to the volunteers collection and I will seek out further players over the next fortnight.

The Senior club is seeking interest from players for a up coming function. See details below.

Ladder position after Round 8: 4th
Bean Seen Cafe Lilydale $30 Award Voucher: Pete Schilling

Cheers Alex
Assistant Coach

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Round 5 v Williamstown

Williamstown    3.3-21
Chirnside Park  7.8-50

Best: Davey, Mick, Mad Mike, Stoney, Cat, Wazza

Goals: Stoney 3, Pas 2, Mick, Cat


We ventured out to the undefeated 2nd placed Williamstown this round. In perfect conditions on an enormous sized ground we had a tough task at hand. Due to numerous injuries and player unavailability we worked hard to assemble a squad of 22 players.

Early injuries in the match really hampered our rotations however a few positional changes of putting Dave Stewart in the centre, Huss in
the back pocket, Pas on the ball and Stoney to full forward really paid dividends for us with each player dominating their position.

In a even game we held a 2 point advantage in a low scoring affair at half time.
After the break with first gamer Davey Stevens, Wazza and Mick continually running off half back and providing pin point disposal we were able to break the game open with three goals in quick succession.

Stoney despite a ankle injury was inspirational in providing a strong target in a open forward line and netted two vital goals. In the last quarter we were able to lower our eyes and run to space which enabled us to retain possession and play the game on our terms. Mad Mike rucked tirelessly all day earning numerous free kicks and dishing off many handballs to our awaiting runners. This was without doubt his best game in the last couple of seasons.

Our backline did a superb job in the second half to keep them goalless and we fully deserved a comprehensive win. The spirit and effort of the whole team throughout the match was outstanding and this hopefully will be a benchmark for the rest of the season.

The post match beers certainly tasted good even with Cat spraying his over everyone.
We have a night off the track this week and hopefully we can all get together at Sofia’s Restaurant on Thursday night and revel in our win
and plan our next conquest.

Ladder position after Round 5: 6th
Bean Seen Cafe Lilydale $30 Award Vouchers: Davey, Stoney, Mad Mike.

Cheers Alex
Assistant Coach

Round 6 v Plenty Valley

Chirnside Park  19.7-121
Plenty Valley      3.4- 22

Best: Anthony, Russell, Cat, Wazza, Mick, Davey Stevens, Dave Stewart

Goals: Anthony 8, Mick 2, Cat 2, Dools 2, Wazza, Andy Leslie, Franc,Reece,
Davey Stevens


We hosted Plenty Valley on the main oval in ideal weather conditions. It was pleasing that we had the opportunity to play on the ground as it is a faster more even surface suitable for our style of play.

We broke the game open early with some slick ball movement which
resulted in us having a six goal lead at quarter time. Big Anthony was on fire around goals and providing a huge headache for the opposition.

Double teaming him only created more chances for us as the game went on and Cat and Dools benefited by snagging a couple of goals each.

Our defence led by Russell and Dave Stewart were awesome. They won virtually every one of their man on man contests and continually drove
us forward. Another aspect of our game that was noticeable was our preparedness to run past our teammate for the handball.

This created a chain of possessions and Plenty Valley were powerless to stop us. Our on ball brigade led by Wazza and Mick had plenty of the ball and our
general overall fitness edge enabled us to power on to a comprehensive victory.
It was encouraging that we had many contributors throughout the match and this should give us plenty of confidence for the remaining four
games left in the season.

Ladder position after Round 6: 5th
Bean Seen Cafe Lilydale $30 Award Vouchers: Anthony and Russell.

Footnote: Omission from last rounds match report. Two early goals from Pas(leadership group member, team vice-captain,subs collector,
senior club assistant coach, former Balwyn premiership player, cat’s best mate, footy trip organiser, reverse raffle event coordinator and
all-round good bloke) set the tone for the team’s victory and would undoubtedly been B.O.G. if he didn’t sustain a broken rib just before half time.

Cheers Alex
Assistant Coach

Round 4 v Brunswick

Brunswick       8. 6. 54
Chirnside Park 5. 4. 34
Best:    Reece, Mick, Scotty, Huss, Peter Doran, Pas
Goals:  Scotty 2, Mick 2, Reece
After last rounds comprehensive victory we entered this match with a great deal of optimism. Mick won the toss and elected to kick
with the 2 goal breeze favouring the southern end. We managed to get numerous forward entries however Brunswick played extra men in
defence which congested our play and we were forced wide. Reece was continually getting clearances and putting his head over the ball
however he wasn’t getting the necessary rewards from the umpires. 
By quarter time the scores were fairly level but we wasted many chances.
The second stanza was much the same with Mick and Huss providing a lot of drive however scoring became difficult and the home team held
a slight lead at half time. Unfortunately in the third term we again failed to follow the coaches instructions and Brunswick played the smarter
football playing the defensive side of the ground to hold a 9 point lead at 3/4 time.
Scotty got us going early in the final term with a terrific snap goal and celebration to match only for the home team to answer back with two
quick goals to seal the match. Our backline led by Peter Doran and Andy Nickholds played well throughout the match however Brunswick’s   greater disposal efficiency got them over the line in a highly competitive match.
It is important that we stick at it and get to training on Thursday so that we can continue to work on our skills and tactics and hopefully put
that into practice for our next challenging game at Williamstown.
Ladder position after Round 4: 6th
Bean Seen Cafe Lilydale $30 Award Voucher:  Reece

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