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MATCH REPORT ROUND 14 Sunday August 11th
After a night of pouring rain, we were greeted by a sunny sky for our 9am
game at East Bentleigh against Bentleigh JFC. It was Scarlett and Amelia’s
birthday so the girls were in high spirits for their last game of the
Ananya was captain for the day and lead the girls out for the first
quarter. The girls started well winning the first centre clearance pushing
the ball deep into our forward zone. It wasn’t long before our super star
goal kicker, Elizabeth turned out of the pack and snapped truly for our
first goal. The girls worked really hard in the first quarter with the
midfield playing really well. Every time Bentleigh got the ball forward our
backs chased and tackled hard to get the ball out and drive it forward.
Isla and Sofia combined well to get the ball into the midfield for Issy to
gather and kicked long to our forwards. Amber managed to break free and ran
in for a beautiful goal just before the siren.
The second quarter was similar to the first with our midfield getting on
top. Summer A played a great quarter in the midfield getting the ball out
of the packs and pushing it forward. Our forwards were a little unlucky to
covert with Summer T again playing a great game and putting heaps of
forward pressure on, which eventually resulted in a running goal to Hazel.
One of the birthday girls, Amelia was unlucky to miss after a beautiful run
and snap for goal. The girls were really sharing the ball around and
looking for their team mates which was great to see, eventually ending up
with Isabel snapping a goal late.
After the half time break the girls came out firing. Isabel’s running and
tackling was rewarded with some great passages of play. Scarlett, the other
birthday girl, was in everything and was unlucky not to kick a goal. Again,
the girls were tackling machines. All over the ground the girls were
chasing hard and not giving up and being rewarded by free kicks or winning
The girls came out of the three quarter time huddle, pumped for their last
quarter of the regular season. Our midfield got on top with Issy and Hazel
combining to get the ball forward. Both Elizabeth and Amber scored great
goals in the last quarter. The game opened up a bit and Bentleigh managed
to break through our defence for a couple of nice goals. Eve managed a nice
pass to Issy which lead to another forward thrust. Ananya, with her speed
continued to break tackles and make space for her teammates all resulting
in another fantastic win for the U10 Girls Colts. Another complete team
effort by the girls.
Finishing the season with three wins in a row was a great result for the
girls. The girls have improved out of sight since their first game back in
April. We have had a great season and would like to thank all the parents
and volunteers, who, without their support, we wouldn’t be able to put
together a game each week. Finally, special mention to our amazing Team
Manager, Nikki Allen, who worked tirelessly to make sure everything went
smoothly and that the girls had a great year.
Lightning Carnival this Sunday, go Colts.
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Another beautiful, if not chilly, Sunday morning awaited the Under 10 girls
for their 9am game St Pauls McKinnon.
We had a full compliment of players again which was fantastic and the girls
were pumped for a good game. The first quarter started perfectly, with a
quick centre clearance marked beautifully by Elizabeth who then pumped it
long into the goal square for another fantastic mark to be taken by Summer
T. Summer went back and drilled it straight through the middle. Goal within
the first minute. St Pauls quickly regrouped and pushed into their forward
zone, only for our defence to stand tall and through the good work of Issy,
run it out of defence into our midfield where Sofia and Hazel pushed the
ball into our forward zone for Claudia to run onto a loose ball and snap a
The second quarter started in similar fashion with our strong midfield
driving the ball forward through Amelia and Scarlett. Issy, having been
moved forward for the second quarter, took a great mark and went back and
converted from 25 metres out. St Pauls struggled to get it into their
forward zone as our midfield got on top and after repeated entries into our
forward zone our girls combined for another snapped goal by Issy. The
forward pressure from our forwards was a highlight of the quarter as was
our tenacious tackling.
After the half time break, the girls continued their great work, with the
ball remaining in our forward zone for much of the quarter. Isabel was
again, hard at it getting the ball out of the packs with quick handballs to
her team mates. Amber worked hard up forward and was unlucky not to score a
goal. Ella was fantastic again with her forward pressure and tackling. Some
fantastic defensive discipline by Jas, where she pushed back onto the goal
line saved a certain goal for St Pauls.
For the final quarter we switched the girls around to try and give everyone
more of the ball. Ananya played a great quarter in defence with two or
three great efforts and clearing kicks. Lara was brilliant all day, keeping
on her player and tackling hard. Summer A continued her great work and was
unlucky not to score. Alice was brilliant in the midfield, going in hard
and taking some good marks.
All in all it was a fantastic team effort by the girls. They have improved out of sight and their marking
and kicking was a real highlight. After the game we went back to the rooms
and sang the song with gusto. Go Colts.
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This Sunday our girls went to Albert Park to take on the girls from South Melbourne for the Mother’s Day clash.
Again, a fantastic turnout from our girls.
Hazel was captain for the day and we kicked to the city end against the wind for the first quarter. Sth Melbourne got off to a fast start scoring the first goal within the first few minutes but our girls regrouped and tightened up.
The second quarter was another tight battle with the ball moving quickly through the middle field but we missed a couple of shots on goal but managed to restrict Sth Melbourne also.
The girls came out after half time and with Sofia dominating in the centre. Issy went down back and laid some fantastic tackles as did the tackling machine that is Summer A. The final quarter was another tense affair as we kept pushing towards goal. We were super unlikely with a few shots on goal that just missed. Claudia played a great game in the midfield pushing the ball forward at every chance. Amber played a fantastic quarter up forward and was again unlikely not to put one through the big sticks. Ananya, Elizabeth and Ella worked hard all game either back or forward getting the ball out of packs. Special mention to Isabel who played her first game with us on Sunday and played really well.
Back at home this week against Brighton Beach so looking forward to another amazing effort by the U10 girls.
MATCH REPORT ROUND 2 - Sunday May 5th 2019
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the U10 girls made the trek down to East Caulfield for their second match of the season against the Caulfield BearsJFC.
We had a fantastic turnout of girls which was really pleasing to see.
The game started at a furious pace with Caulfield scoring the first goal, however our girls fought back quickly with a devastating run by Summer A into the goal square and a timely dish off to Alice to score our first goal. The teams were evenly matched which meant the ball was flying round the ground. Issy, Claudia and Sienna were dominant in the midfield pushing the ball forward at every opportunity.
Ananya, playing her first game of AFL, was fantastic in defence. Going in hard and getting the ball out to runners out of defence in Elizabeth and Lara. Amber and Scarlett were fabulous in both defence and attack.
By ¾ time, the Caulfield Bears had got out to a handy lead, despite the herculean tackling and chasing efforts of Ella, Amelia and Isla.
The final quarter was action packed. Hazel and Sofia were dominant and with Issy and Jas continually pumping the ball forward we started to get the ball down to Claudia in the forward line who finished with multiple goals. Goal of the day must go to Summer T who streamed down the flank to kick a beautiful goal. Unfortunately the girls just fell short of victory but if we had another 5 mins I am sure our pressure and momentum would have got us over the line. All in all a fantastic afternoon for the girls and they should all be extremely proud of their performance.
Bring on South Melbourne this week.
MATCH REPORT ROUND 1 - Sunday April 28th
Sunday, 28th April 2019 marked for many of the U10 girls team their first competitive game of AFL.
The opposition was formidable. They were a well drilled, experienced team that had obviously played a great deal of footy together, however what we lacked in size and experience, we made up in endeavour and resilience. Our girls chased hard all day and restricted the run and goal scoring of the opposition in the second half.
Every player contributed on the day, whether it be the goal saving tackle by Summer A or the run through the centre to drive it into attack by Issy. Amelia and Scarlett were furious in defence as was Summer T and Elizabeth. Super proud of Lara, who is new to AFL, as she went in hard all day and kept getting the ball out of packs. The pace of Jas, Ella and Isla nearly combined for our first goal however the ball bounced the wrong way and the opposition was able to clear. When in the midfield Hazel and Alice were continually first to the ball, illustrating to the coaches their obvious potential.
During training this week, we definitely have some things to work on, however all in all the coaching group couldn’t be prouder of the girls today. The biggest highlight for us was seeing the girls arm in arm singing the song back in the rooms with big beaming smiles. Bring on next week