Round 5 Match Reports

Posted on May 09, 2017

Under 10s

Kennedy
Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks

Under 11s

Div 1
The Heeney U11 side returned to Acron for the first time since Round 1 and faced a Willoughby side which was unbeaten over the first 4 rounds and had amassed some very large totals in those games. With Ben away for the day Daryl took on the coaching role and emphasised the need to make our opponents earn every score and for our side to contest every ball and use possession to move forward when the players had the chance. The game plan was executed with gusto by the side, particularly around midfield where Jed’s pink socks were prominent throughout along with Felix and Rhys and Ollie off half back. An early goal from Tom was added to by another from Zac and we opened up a nice lead at the first change. The second quarter was probably our best of the season to date. After a goal from Willoughby we hit back with 4 of our own, two from Lachy who drove forward from midfield with two great shots and another two from Peter M who was playing up from the 10s and treated us to his right footed check side part piece, a great score. At half time we were ahead by 23 pts, a huge effort by the team.  As expected Willoughby hit back hard in the third quarter with a number of well taken goals and had closed the gap to a single goal at three-quarter time. We lost Angus to a sore ankle in that term and it seemed to disrupt our plans.  Henry made some great interceptions at full back to minimise the damage over the quarter. The final quarter saw Willoughby goal early and then take the lead with a behind. After not scoring for over a quarter they looked to have all the momentum. However…..the Heeney boys hit back with one more effort with Toby and his colleagues keeping the ball in the forward half. We thought we had another goal from Peter, but it just brushed a post. We then contrived to hit the post twice more in the quarter, slowly building a lead. In the end Heeney build the lead to 5 and held on for a win 6-9 (45) to 6-4 (40). It must be said that the game was played in a great spirit a credit to both clubs, no doubt Willoughby will be keen to get another crack at us later in the season. Yesterday was a real team effort and hopefully a sign to the players of what they can achieve as a team when they focus and play their game.

 

Div 3

After a some close matches in the first few rounds, the Reid team made its way to the picturesque ground at Mosman to take on the Mosman Swans. 

The pre-game speech from Peter Boyle fired up the team with the best 1stquarter of the season.  The midfield in particular were combining well with strong handpasses in traffic finding open players, and solid finishing by the forwards resulted in an early lead.  Mosman came back hard in the 2nd quarter with the game evenly matched.  Ferocious tackling left the scores even for the quarter.

Some minor tweaks in the 3 quarter saw the Reid midfield explode again, leading to 4 goals scored and opening up a dominating lead.  Despite a strong fightback in the final quarter, the Reid team held on to record their first victory 63 – 47.

Congratulations to Brodie O'Loughlin for Most improved and to Saxon Bayne a well-deserved Best on Ground, however, truly the win was a team effort with every single player contributing strongly to the result.

Under 12s

Youth Girls - Div 2

A perfect Friday night under the lights set the scene for the famous St Ives vs Willoughby rivalry at Acron Oval. The Saints had won the previous contest, but being down a few players and playing at night for the first time, Coach Wilko and the girls were ready for a tough match.

The Saints/Wildcats grudge match lived up to expectations, with a tight first half yielding a 1-1 0-1 score in favour of the Saints. Our tackling game served us well – and despite a few high tackles (mostly due to size difference), our fearless Maddie led the defensive charge with heart and determination.

The first half also saw some amazing marks, and equally precise kicking like laser guided missiles hitting their intended targets, the yellow Sherrin being met with soft hands by their target .

One particular stand out play started in the backs - finished in the forwards - and saw two completed marks plus give and go hand passing that even Josh Kennedy would have been proud of.

Wilko’s halftime pep talk once again proved pivotal, firing up our rep basketballer, Immy, who came out with all guns blazing and scored a goal on debut. Well done, Immy!

The Wildcats’ superstar, Tilly, equalled Immy’s goal – and going into the fourth quarter, the Saints had a razor thin margin – 2-1, 1-1.

Ruby stepped into ruck in Q4 and Audrey and Natalia made quick work in the forwards adding to the scoreboard, with one goal and three behinds between them.

Shout outs also to our dynamic duo, Alannah and Morgan – who worked in seamlessly with Immy all over the field – and may now be dubbed the dynamic trio. To our pocket rocket, Aoife, who covered the mids with tenacity and heart, to Josie, our rock in the backs, and to Eleanor, whose creative distractions while standing on the mark worked well.

Our standout player (and ICCoC winner) was Stephie, who as coach said, was everywhere the ball was the whole game. Stephie also proved her toughness, bouncing back very quickly after a big hit saw her sidelined during the fourth quarter – you’re tough as nails, Stephie!

There is no doubt the Wildcats are a team to watch, but with the final score 3-4 1-1, the Saints went marching in again


Under 13s

Div 3
Saints marched in
Autumn sun was superb
Inched closer and closer
Not quite there
Tigers growled loudly
It didn’t deter us
Victory however, was not ours today
Each one fought hard
Saints are not deterred.
Bring on another week!

Under 14s

Div 1St Ives U14 D1 vs Western Sydney Magpies
Playing away and facing a team we had never played, there was some uncertainty about the strength of the opposition and how we would match up.
St Ives started extremely well with 6 goals to nil in the first quarter and continued to extend the lead in the second quarter with 3 goals to one. The goal scorers were evenly spread with 5 different individual players hitting the score sheet in the first quarter.
The game evened up after half time the opposition with clawing back a couple of goals in the second half.
In a great team effort individual contributions from Pat Bolger, Matt McKenzie, Ed Ogilvy and Will Shortis are worth highlighting. Joel Evans' work in the ruck and use of his size was also important in setting up the first half lead.
At the end of round 5 the team has 4 wins and one defeat, having played each of the top 6 (excluding themselves).
The Saints have had a good start in the first third of the season in what looks to be an evenly matched group.

Div 3
St Ives played a great game this week winning by a 105 point margin.  The boys played well as a team sharing the goal kicking across 10 boys with a number of boys scoring their first for the season.  The defenders had a quiet day spending more time in the centre as St Ives dominated the game and kept the Manly Bombers from scoring a point all day.

Under 17s

Div 1

After a very poor showing against a very good opposition last week, the Saints needed to come out and restore some pride this week. The boys knew this but execution started slowly. The first half appeared to be similar to last week with the boys being bundled off the ball quickly and seemed to be off the pace again. After half time, a different St Ives team ran out and they started playing like a football team that wanted to win. It was the best they have played and it showed that they could match it with all comers. U17s Div 1 is a step up from other grades and this was seen by the boys who will look forward to next weeks game. Many thanks to the 4 U15s boys who helped us out: Tom Gorman, Campbell Johnson, Cooper Wright and Owen Shaw - welcome back anytime. St Ives 7.7.49   Moore Park/Newtown 11.11.77

Div 3

The boys came out this week a bit under strength and some coming straight out of bed with severe colds (many thanks Toby). After a slow start, the team found the goals and by the 4th quarter, they started to run with the opposition. Many thanks to Manly for helping with a couple of boys. Unfortunately, Christian Dennis suffered a possible season ending injury with a broken collarbone - hopefully he may be back towards the end of the season. St Ives 6.7.43   Manly/Pittwater 12.12.90


Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks

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