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Junior season underway

Seymour District Junior Football Netball League round up.

April 10, 2014 3:20am

Will Baker goes for the mark for Tabilk under-14s against Yea.




St Mary’s 20.21 (141) d Seymour at Kings Park

Goals, St Mary’s: Anthony Galofaro 4, Tyler Clarke 3, Dan Fisher, Will Dundon, Liam Hockley, Nathaniel Stokes, Ned Ashworth, Billy Bowe, Nathan Hunter.

Goals, Seymour: Mitch Itter 3, Jacob Szitovszky.

Puckarook 0.0 (0) lt Euroa 39.22 (256) at Puckapunyal

Puckarook view: It was six seasons in the making but it was with great excitement that the under-16s took to the field for the first time in Puckarook colours.

The game started full of promise but Euroa quickly showed the boys what was required to play good football at this level.

LP battled hard in the ruck and Matthew got his hands on the ball early.

Josh Lusted, Dylan and Brandon battled hard in the mid field trying to send the ball into the forward line.

Cameron and Rhys led the back line and Jonas ran well out of defence.

First gamers Jonty and Nick showed they added much needed depth to the defence, and were well supported by Will and Cody.

Peter, Jake, Henry and Jae tried to make the most of their limited opportunities in the forward line and Harry and Josh Safaric-Smith kept the ball locked inside the forward 50.

The boys battled the day out, learned a lot and will hit the training track hard this week in an attempt to show quick improvement next week.


St Mary’s 24.20 (164) d Seymour 2.4 (16)

Goals, St Mary’s: Tom Davey 10, Nicholas Davey 4, Wyatt Deed 3, Jake Elson 2, Sam Durham, Keegan Grant.

Goals, Seymour: Brayden Baker, Toby Newman.

Tabilk 22.23 (154) d Yea 0.0 (0) at Nagambie

Goals, Tabilk: William Baker 7, Trent Gladwin 4, Zac Merrifield 3, Blake Fothergill 2, Conner McCloy, Cain Murray, Caleb Williams, Daniel Williams, Regan Kirby.

Awards, Tabilk: Zac Merrifield, Caleb Williams, Daniel Williams, Regan Kirby.

Tabilk view: It was the first game of the season for both teams and it was a perfect day for a great game. Tabilk started off with William Baker kicking the first goal and as the game rolled on, they stayed in front, defeating Yea.

Both teams played well, so well done Tabilk and Yea on a great game.

Puckarook 7.4 (46) lt Euroa 15.18 (108)

Goals, Puckarook: Chase Thomson 3, Corey Jones, Reece.

Puckarook view: What a great game to start the season.

While the Bulldogs were short on numbers and were supplemented by the much larger Euroa team, the game started at a cracking pace.

Reece dominated the ruck early with Chase, Corey and Riley working hard to gather clearances from the larger and more experienced Euroa midfield.

While the Bulldogs won their share of contested balls they struggled to convert from their inside 50s throughout the first half.

The backline was held together throughout the match with the efforts of Kieran who was supported by the more experienced Brodie and Liam.

Matthew provided a physical presence at centre halfback ensuring that every Euroa forward entry was a hard-fought contest while James was able to clear the ball around the packs.

In the second half Dean and Tyson provided big targets up forward, winning their own ball and providing scoring opportunities for the Bulldogs.

Jacob won play of the day with a courageous contest in the third quarter against four opponents that ensured the Bulldogs retained possession resulting in a score.

Thanks to all the Euroa players for helping make it a great contest.


St Mary’s 7.9 (51) d Seymour 3.3 (21)

Goals, St Mary’s: Morgan Spencer, Jake Best, Regan Gardner, Jonty Mann, Alex Elliott, Ollie Lubeck, Tyler Best.

Goals, Seymour: Connor Johnstone, Nathan Reeves, Brady Cleveland.

Tabilk 3.7 (25) lt Yea 7.12 (54)

Goals, Tabilk: Jono Moore, Tom Barnes, Fin Hammond.

Awards, Tabilk: Daymien Bona and Jono Moore.

Tabilk view: What a perfect day for the start of the season for Tabilk under 12s.

While the guys appeared undersized against the bigger Yea kids, their endeavour at the ball certainly wasn’t lacking.

Our younger brigade with names such as Will O’Brien, James Auld and Rhys Shepherd never stopped having a crack all game. They complemented the older kids really well.

The first goal of the day went to Jono Moore followed by Tom Barnes, then the last goal in the dying minutes of the match by Fin Hammond.

Although we only kicked three goals for the game, there was definitely some signs of potential in the ranks.

Many of the team played their first competitive game, so the more game time under their belt, the better they’ll be.

Puckarook 0.0 (0) lt Euroa 21.10 (136)

Puckarook view: The start of the season has arrived and the first game against Euroa was always destined to be extremely difficult for a young and inexperienced team that included 10 first-time players.

That aside the team started off well with Mitchell, Ethan Neilson, Jack Tricarico and Nick Franks working hard to stop Euroa taking the ball out of the centre.

The backline consisting of Pat, Hakimi, Kasey, William, Ethan Sharp, and Tony worked hard, putting Euroa under pressure and making it hard for them to score.

Koray, Jake Haywood, Rhys and Jack Chetcuti worked well along the wings providing runs down to the forward line.

The forward line presented all day with Lachlan Nabbs, Lochlan Warden, Noah, Erol and Bryce continually attempting to break through Euroa’s solid defensive line.

While the scoreboard might not have showed it, there were patches of brilliance from the Bulldogs that confirm what the team is capable of achieving.

Rhys Billen won the play of the day for hard running, great tackles and second efforts. Well done Rhys.



Tabilk 49 d Yea 13

Tabilk view: First game together was a success with Tabilk winning.

The best players for today were Ashley Wilde and Monty Ginn. The girls are keen and looking forward to the new team.

Puckarook 9 lt Euroa 90

Puckarook view: The game against Euroa went okay although there are a few improvements to go through but nothing major — such as stepping, three feet, and sticking to your opponents.

The score wasn’t the best but we all tried and hopefully had fun which is all that matters.

Thanks to the under-14s Kira B, Stephanie A and Chloe R who put in their own time and effort to step up for us; and rounding out the rest of the team our shooters who got us nine points — Kayla G, Hollie M, Ciara H and Jazmyn N and Katelyn S who gave it her all as defender. Thanks for your effort girls.


Puckarook 2 lt Euroa 77

Puckarook view: A big thanks to Grace T because she stepped up from the under-12s to the under-14s. The girls played a really good and fun game but we need to watch our passing, high throws in particular and being more vocal.

Shannon B got both of the goals but she was supported in her efforts by Stephanie A, Rhiannon S, Chloe R, Alisha F, Grace T, Kira B, Briony R.

A big shout out to the player of the day Chloe R.


Tabilk v Yea

Tabilk view: All the girls combined well for their first game of the season.

Their skill level is improving with little stepping or obstruction.

Ella Barnes received the $5 award for putting in a top effort as wing attack and centre.

Puckarook 2 lt Euroa 24

Puckarook view: The under-12 netballers played a good first game. In the third quarter both of our goals were shot by Grace.

The Player of the Day award went to Jessie for her wonderful performance on court, although all the girls did well.

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