Unders Fall Short

30 April 2014

Saturday saw us meet Beaumaris who like us were previously undefeated coming into round 3.


Under 19 Premier vs Beaumaris

A positive start from the boys saw us score 4 goals 2 points to the opposition scoring 3 goals straight including one after the quarter time siren. The second quarter was a lot closer between the two teams but through some straight kicking in front of goals from Beaumaris they got within 4 points lead at the half time break.

The third quarter was a positive for us across the ground except where it counts most, in front of the big sticks. We scored 2 goals 5 points and one out on the full to waste some good chances on the back of solid and desperate work up the ground from the boys. Our bad kicking in front of goals gave us a slight lead at the last break but eventually proved to be a concern for us.


Beaumaris continued to kick straight in front of goals and took advantage of every opportunity presented to them in the last quarter to score 6 goals for the quarter including 3 goals deep in red time of the game to run out winners by 25 points.


Overall we couldn’t question the work ethic or any of the efforts from our guys but our kicking in front of goals needs to improve in the coming weeks as we look to meet St Kevin’s and Old Xaverians in round 4 and round 5.  





Under 19 North vs. Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe at Ivanhoe is never an easy trip. Neither the setting of Ivanhoe Park nor the hardness of the Ivanhoe players has changed much over 30 years. It's a fixture, regardless of grade, that every opposition team should respect.

Unfortunately for our boys on Saturday it was a learning experience that hopefully they won’t forget. By the time the final siren sounded we were beaten to the tune of 81 points. As Shane said after the game is was un St Bernards like defeat. Overall too much was left to too few and collectively we couldn't deliver. Better players for the day included Douge, Connelly and Vague but it was clear that many others need to do more when the 'heat' is on.

Next week it is Old Paradians at home. A game we all look forward to.    





Under 19 Colts vs. Mazenod


In Round 3 the Colts (formerly U18) travelled to play Mazenod at Centre Reserve. The challenge was set early with the knowledge that Mazenod owned the top of the ladder, and a percentage exceeding 1000.  


With the challenge set and the early morning travel completed, the Colts set about defending Mazenod who kicked with a stiff breeze in the first quarter, to register only 3 majors. Unfortunately the Colts were unable to convert any of the multiple forays forward.


The second quarter saw a solid performance from both sides with a 2 goal apiece score line.  The Mazenod team were well disciplined and were very skilled with their precise short kicking style of play. 


The third quarter started to see a change in conditions where the rain set in and the ball became very slippery.  The colts desire to attack the ball was strong but Mazenod was up to the challenge and scored 4 goals for the remainder of the game.


The Colts have now seen where the mark is and we have to raise to the challenge of where the high mark in the competition are. We look forward to the return bout down at the Snake pit.




James Delzoppo