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U15 boys squad -
WEDNESDAYS (AANENSON OVAL)
6pm - 7.30pm
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Match Report Round 1 Sunday April 15th - Div 1
Goal Kickers: David 2, Elli 2, Henry 2, Jesse 1, Joey 1, Mose 1, Sam 1
Best Players: Mose, Mack, David, Henry, Oscar, Joseph, Jesse
Match Day Awards: Oscar, David, Mack
First game of the season in U15 Div 1. The boys were excited and looking forward to playing under their
new coaches Dimi and Scotty. It was also Sam’s 100 th game – a very popular team member who has
shown us many memorable moments over the years! Congratulations Sam. We were also very fortunate
to welcome 3 new players to the team – Dan, David & Mose – who all acquitted themselves very well in
their first game for the club.
The competition is going to be strong which provides great learning opportunities for the boys. Beaumaris
finished 2 nd in U14 Div 2 last year. They won the toss and kicked to what turned out to be the scoring end,
albeit the breeze shifted during the game. In the pre-match, given the wet & windy conditions, Dimi
emphasised the importance of winning the contested ball and to tackle hard.
The game started slowly with Beaumaris taking the Q1 honours 2.3.15 to 0.3.3. Dimi let the boys know at
the Q1 address they were right in the game. With some straight kicking we won Q2 3.0 to 2.2 but
Beaumaris were cleaner with the ball and still on top. During Q2 our boys showed some promising system
and attacking flair at both ends of the ground. Q3 they kicked 4.3 to our 3.2 with Beaumaris scoring a
couple of easy goals. Q4 was a great effort by our boys with good centre clearances and attacking footy
meaning we took the honours 4.1 to 2.1.
In summary the boys did well but were beaten by a slow start and Beaumaris’ cleaner hands. They did a
great job at various times during the game controlling the footy from deep in our D50 and taking it deep
into our F50 with a series of kicks and marks – this was a pleasure to watch. To understand how the boys
grew during the game and the impact of the slow start - Q1 was 2.3.15 to 0.3.3 their way and Q2-Q4 was
8.6.54 to 10.3.63 our way.
In the post match Dimi let the boys know that they are a good side and did well. Beaumaris’ clean hands
throughout the day probably won it for them. He explained to the boys how proud he was of their efforts
and excited about the areas to be worked on to improve.
Match Report Round 1 Sunday April 15th Div 3
Goal Kickers: Harry Brown 3, Thomas Bradshaw 1, Lukas Woodhouse 1, Tommy Keller 1
Best Players: Ed Chantrell, Lukas Woodhouse, Liam Monaghan, Matt Walker, Angus Sheedy,
Mackenzie Quentin-Hudson, Steven Axias
Match Day Awards: Ed Chantrell, Mackenzie Quentin Hudson, Lukas Woodhouse
We gathered at Murrumbeena Reserve to play last year’s 4th placed in U14 Div 3. With only one team in U15, we knew they would be tough.
We announced our leadership group for 2018 before the match. As voted by the boys, our Captain is Marlow Perrot, Vice-Captain, Lucas Duffy and Deputy Vice, Lukas Woodhouse. These 3 boys have been outstanding in the past 2 years and deserve to carry the honour in season 2018.
1Q - Marlow won the toss & made the call to kick against the wind. Our first ¼ started well with Monna in the ruck, Marlow, Sheeds & Paddy in the centre winning the first centre clearance. Murrumbeena settled in quickly and scored the first goal. We thought here we go..credit to our back line lead by Steve Axias at Full Back, Nick James & Jackson C. Ed C & Macca were tenacious. The boys tackling pressure repelled their attack. They were sensational!
When we did go forward it was hard work, but perseverance paid with Thomas B kicking our first goal of the season half way in. The coach with sleeting rain ripping at his eyeballs & straining to see who goaled called out “how did he kicked it?” and was greeted by a Mum (who can’t be named), but seen later escorting the umpires, responded with “his foot I guess”…. Touche. J
Tackling was our big feature this ¼. 15 tackles laid with great efforts from Sheeds, Macca, Paddy, Monna, Ed and Kavo that set the standard & caused turn overs. We gave the opposition no time to settle. Darcy’s attack on the ball strong as he charged through continuing his good form from season 2017.
2Q – With the wind and a strong cross breeze to content with, the only goal this 1/4 came from a Lukas Woodhouse mark from great work up-field. With sleeting rain and against the breeze from a tight angle Woody slotted it through. The deputy vice-captain showing great poise & precision kicking. Inspirational!! As was Matt Walker, playing a great game. His endeavour and attack on the ball was first rate & followed up by terrific tackles. First gamer and new to the club, Josh Graham was doing likewise. We were inside 50 7 times for only two scoring shots. At half time the message was ‘anticipate’ the next move. Cappa, our assistant coach & runner Sheeds senior noted that multiple efforts were required by the boys. Forwards were playing behind to anticipate the wind carrying the ball but that did not work – they had to play in front. At half time with 2 goals apiece the third ¼ was so important.
3Q - We upped the anti in the 3rd ¼. The stats showed we were on top in the centre clearance and around stoppages. In this ¼ our work rate lifted with 8 inside 50’s and 9 marks. Harry Brown came into his own with 2 terrific goals. The first a snap around the body and the second from impressive team work beginning from a full back kick-out. Stevie played on from FB, kicked long to Woody who delivered to Ed playing in the centre now. He sent a long ball marked by Harry who from a set shot kicked truly. The boys lifted. Tommy Keller at half forward laid a tackle that brought cheers from the crowd. He took a free kick & pumped it long to full forward. Jackson Cox was ferocious and upended his opposition literally, the guy did a back flip when Jackson charged through the pack with brute strength. Macca punched effectively from behind when not in a position to mark – outstanding! Raph who had been lively to this point jumped on an opportunity near goal and a snap on what looked like his left foot went through, although I might have to confer to our umpire’s escort on the accuracy of which foot…J. A 3 goal into the wind ¼ and the pressure from up-field from the likes of Paddy, Josh, Nick James, Woody, Monna and Stevie kept them to just 5 points.
4Q – A 15 mark, 10 tackles and 8 inside 50’s yielded 3 goals 4 pts for the ¼. Murrumbeena managed 1.5. This ¼ we saw great passages of play with the boys building on their understanding as to how to run the ball effectively out from full back. No long bombs to a contest. 30 metres kicks to the pocket and then over the back to the runners cleared the ball effectively. Boys were asked to kick long from Midfield to the forward line to use the wind. They did.
Woody, Steve and Darcy (now in the back pocket) executed this magnificently. Back flankers Paddy and Jackson Cox were great support, and Jackson B got involved when he marked and kicked to Harry B who just missed to the left side of the big sticks. Soon after he made amends when Woody kicked to Paddy up the field then to Harry for a strong mark and goal. However the ¼ belonged to two boys, Tommy K & new to the club for his first game, Josh G. Both scored goals. Tommy from a monster kick from Marlow from the centre after a Monna tackle turned the ball over. Tommy lined up and never looked like missing. Josh (Facing in picture) worked hard at half forward, punched the ball from behind then gathered his own ball and turned quickly and goaled. The crowd went beserk!
The siren sounded to end the game & the scoreboard showed victory by 21 points. 19 lads walked off the field with just rewards from an excellent work ethic. First round done, there was plenty of great football