Round 10 Match Reports and Photos

Posted on Jun 21, 2017



The Heeney side took on Forest Lions at Narrabeen High last Sunday eager to put to rights a loss to Forest earlier this season. While the morning had been cloudy nobody expected the rain which began before the start and this had a huge impact. Thankfully we were playing on an artificial pitch, otherwise the game would have looked like water polo!! The first quarter saw a couple of early attacks go unrewarded as Forest placed a defender on the goal line to minimise the scoring damage. Later in the quarter they hit back with two goals of their own to carry a good lead into the first break. The second quarter was played in an absolute downpour and the kids were so cold they found it hard to hold onto the ball. Despite this we managed to kick a couple of goals through Tom Roche and Nick Audet to take the lead. We also managed a third goal through Angus Hunt but somehow the opposition could not see it through the rain. We also managed to kick 8 behinds in the quarter and with a little bit of luck would have been out of reach at the main break as Toby Loebel playing his best game of the season, Ollie Ryan  and Lachlan Herbert kept the ball in the forward half. The third quarter saw the kids dealing with a wet ball and we switched Nick out to midfield to get more possession. Toby kicked a great goal to maintain the gap on the scoreboard but still the behinds kept coming. We entered the final  quarter with a good lead but were hit with another storm this time from Forest. who aided by a 25m penalty hit us with a couple of goals and the game was up for grabs. A solid intercept mark from Kai took some momentum back and allowed him to warm himself up on the pitch.  Eventually we worked the ball into the forward half but a couple of decisions after marks cost us major scores and we had to settle for behinds. The final whistle went with some confusion over the score but the goal umpires eventually agreed that it was a win for the Saints by 3 points. St Ives 3-19 (37) to Forest 5-4 (34) with the disputed goal not mattering in the end. With 23 scoring shots to 9 it is clear where we need to focus our efforts at training and over the holidays. Well done to every player for staying out on the ground in the conditions which were as bad as we have played in and maintaining their composure in the final quarter.  Ironically as the game finished the rain stopped and the sun began to come out, by the time we got to Terrey Hills the road was dry and I began to wonder whether a description of the rain would be believed by those who were not there. Trust us it happened.

Div 2


Div 3
It was a low scoring affair with 2 evenly matched teams.  St Ives didn’t ever give away their lead but the Pittwater Tigers got extremely close.  The marks stuck: I’m sure some of those boys had fingers that were covered in glue.  It was great to see skills that Rod has taught at training being used to great effect: accurate handballs at the right time had the ball flowing to our forward line.  The greatest strength of today’s game was the consistent team work from all players.  Toby Thornloe gained Best on Ground for his tenacious effort and for scoring his first AFL goal.


Div 1
St Ives vs Northern Lights

Round 10 produced a great match. Scores were level at half time, with a tight first half seeing both teams on 3 goals, 3 behinds 21 at the main break.
Northern Lights kicked away in the third quarter converting 6 goals straight to St Ives 2 goals and one behind.
With St Ives trailing by 23 points heading into the final quarter the boys produced their best quarter of football for the season. Pilling on 5 goals, 3 behinds while  holding the Northern Lights scoreless saw the Saints prevail by 10 points.
Individual performances worth highlighting came from Luke Giacometti (Team captain for the day, and winner of the coaches icey cold can of Pepsi award), Ed Ogilvy, Matt McKenzie and Pat Bolger. Will Blackburn and Harrison Clubb provided great rebound out of defence and helped set up repeat attacking opportunities throughout the match.

Div 3
It was cold, wet and muddy at Weldon Oval for the Under 14 Div 3 game versus Manly Bombers - perfect footy conditions!  On a slow field St Ives got out of the blocks fast with excellent clearance work by Leroy Park, Joey Dennis and the brothers Power, building up a handy 22-6 lead by quarter time. 

Good service down the field and assured goal kicking from Will Hay and Ollie Marriott saw the lead steadily build in the second quarter, St Ives' miserly defence keeping the Bombers to one goal for the half. 
Manly came out hard in the third term and for a while looked to be building momentum, but goals to Will Durand and Angus Loebel in a strong return saw off the fightback. 

St Ives played strongly to the finish and ran out winners 82-12


Div 1
Once again the U17s were hit with depleted numbers where the Div 1 team could only manage 16 players plus 2 U15s and Div 3 could only play 16. The squad of 44 had 16 players unavailable. Those that did turn out for the Div 1 game were up against a very well drilled East Sydney team that contained a number of individual stars. That said, after a slow 1st half the team fired up in the 2nd half and took on the opposition to such an extent that they nearly won the 2nd half. The leaders of the team stood up and inspired the other players to also step up so that it ended up a very good game. Thanks to our 2 U15s recruits, Owen Shaw and Lachlan Dowling who came off with a very bloodied nose.  St Ives 6.3.39   East Sydney 14.16.100

Div 3 
Once again the Div 3s could only manage 16 players however this time they continued on where they left off in the last game and came out firing. It was a tight 1st quarter but St Ives put on the pressure in the 2nd and 3rd quarter to lead by 20 points at 3 quarter time. The fourth quarter required the team to hang on whilst the opposition with their 4 reserves to our nil came at us hard kicking 4 goals to 2 but the team dug deep and were not about to lose their grip and came up winners for their 2nd win of the year.  St Ives 9.7.61   Manly/Pittwater 8.6.54

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