Plenty of local youngsters in action at Kings Park on Sunday.September 11, 2013 4:28am
St Mary’s 5.8 (38) lt Euroa 9.12 (66)
Goals, St Mary’s: Patrick Andrews 2, Tyler Clarke, Joel Durham, Kayd Paine.
St Mary’s view: The teams had played each other numerous times over the season, due to the separate under-16 draw, and each time it was a closely fought contest.
The Euroa team started well with a goal within the first minute. By quarter time it looked like St Mary’s was giving up. To their credit St Mary’s took up the challenge set by Euroa and played some excellent football. Euroa finally came away with the win, but the St Mary’s boys played strongly and should be congratulated for a fantastic season.
St Mary’s 3.6 (24) lt Euroa 3.8 (26)
Goals, St Mary’s: Lachlan Aldous, Sam Durham, Keegan Grant.
Best on ground: Sam Durham (St Mary’s)
St Mary’s view: The Saints took control of the game early and had numerous scoring attempts in the first quarter. Keegan Grant continued his good form and was lively up forward. Tom Allen was given a tough assignment and performed admirably. Sam Durham and Dylan Cook were working well together in the middle and cleared the ball regularly.
With all the nerves gone the Saints continued to play some good football in the second quarter. The backline stood strong led by Seth Cahill and Matthew Collard. Ollie Lubeck was working hard and picked up a number of important possessions. At the halftime break the Saints held a handy lead.
The Saints added another goal in the third as the Magpies started to get more and more of the ball. The Magpies were having numerous shots at goal but their inaccuracy helped the Saints. It was all the Magpies in the last quarter. They controlled the game from the start and kicked 3.4 for the quarter. Will O’Sullivan was moved to defence where he took some strong marks. Austin Chisholm ran hard all game and James Hardman worked tirelessly on the flanks. The Saints couldn’t hold off the fast finishing Magpies and went down by two points. Well done the young Saints on a great year and the boys can all hold their heads high.
Alexandra d St Mary’s
St Mary’s view: The St Mary’s girls were pumped after their preliminary final win against Alexandra and went into the game with high hopes of coming away with a grand final win, but it wasn’t to be. St Mary’s started well and went goal for goal with Alexandra for the first quarter. The second quarter saw Alexandra put on 10 goals in rapid succession which then saw St Mary’s go into chase mode for the rest of the game.
Emma Davey, Georgia Velt and Meg O’Sullivan worked hard in the goal ring all day and were ably supported by Georgie Bender and Carissa Grant in the centre court. Amanda Allen had an outstanding game in WD with Hannah McLarty, Taylah Aldous and Annabel Clydesdale unrelenting in their defence work but the Alexandra goalers were an excellent combination and Alexandra proved too good on the day. Still, it was an outstanding effort by the St Marys team and to their credit the only team able to take a game from Alexandra during 2013. A wonderful effort girls.
St Mary’s 44 d Tabilk 13
St Mary’s view: St Mary’s started strongly with accurate goal shooting by Emily McInerney and Courtney Aldous which was a feature throughout the entire game.
The centrecourt players, Bernadette Page, Allysa Quigg and Claudia Cook, combined beautifully to bring the ball through the mid court feeding the goalers with ease. Eliza Williams, Matisse Clark, and Nikki Bradley worked tirelessly in the defence end to prevent the ball reaching Tabilk’s goalers with much success. Georgia Engel and Phoebe Elliot were dynamite in the goal circle restricting Tabilk’s goalers to 13 goals for the game. An amazing effort by all 10 players. Best on court was Georgia Engel.
Seymour 16 d St Mary’s 9
Seymour view: In a battle for the title of Seymour’s premier under-12 netball team, the game between Seymour and St Mary’s was set to be a cracker. Could Seymour overturn the result of the last meeting?
To do that Bianca Schache had to return to the goal ring to give Seymour the firepower needed to counter the very tall St Mary’s goal shooter.
The first quarter was close and no team had true advantage. The coach made moves to minimise the first quarter turnovers and steppings.On came the Thomson girls and away went the Lions with Zotti running riot and the Locke ‘‘twins’’ holding the green and yellow at bay.
The third quarter was a chance to extend the lead and the teamwork of McNeil – Lewis – Wright and White was enough to put a stranglehold on the game.
It was a very tight last quarter in which St Mary’s never gave up, but Seymour won the day.
In a great scene for Seymour netball, the two teams congratulated each other. Sport again was the winner...
St Mary’s view: The grand final was a match that saw both sets of girls nervous, but with both teams being from Seymour it was a friendly rivalry.
The Seymour girls settled their nerves from the start and got off to a quick start. St Mary’s gathered after the first quarter and produced some quality netball to match the Seymour girls. The final score saw Seymour winners. Congratulations to both teams on a great match with high skill levels that promise for some great matches in years to come.
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