Round 8 vs Langwarrin (Football/Netball)

Seniors
Mornington
3.5-23 6.9-45 10.17-77 12.23-95
Langwarrin
2.0-12 2.2-14 4.2-26 4.8-32

Goal Kickers: P. McGettigan 3, R. Healey 2, J. Halsall, S. Seager, X. Barry-Murphy, J. Miller, J. Smart, J. Calder, B. Bird
Best Players: J. Haddock, W. Miller, J. Smart, B. Bird, X. Barry-Murphy, M. Macgowan

We hosted Langwarrin this week, searching for our second win of the season. We come out of the block well but were wasteful in front of goal leading at quarter time 3.5 to 2.0. Mick McGowan was relishing ruck duties with Micky Gay out for the week, Broden Bird continued his good form coming up from the under 19’s and Xavier Barry-Murphy was finding plenty of space on the wing. Dominating the play we found ourselves 31 points up at half time and with a win in the air the boys put the foot down and finished off the second half winning by 63 points. The margin would’ve been bigger but poor kicking in front of goal saw us kick 12.23. Warwick Miller and Jake Smart dominated across half back and Joel Miller continued his wonderful season.

Reserves
Mornington
2.1-13 4.4-28 4.6-30 6.8-44
Langwarrin
1.5-11 2.7-19 5.11-41 7.12-54

Goal Kickers: L. Pellissier 2, J. Riley, J. Hutchison, L. Sevcik, C. Robinson
Best Players: L. Fitzsimmons, J. Crawford, L. Pellissier, J. Wells, J. Turnbull, K. Paley

After a good performance against Bonbeach I looked forward to a really strong performance against Langwarrin and for the first half the boys came to play with the Doggies going at half time with a slight lead and playing some good footy .The start of the second half was not good and we did not score a goal for the third quarter and that made it hard for the rest of the game and we went down by a couple of goals which makes it tough for the rest
of the season, but we are not going to throw the towel in and we are going to keep fighting for the rest of the year.

Under 19’s
Mornington
1.5-11 4.7-31 6.8-44 8.10-58
Langwarrin
2.3-15 5.6-36 8.6-54 11.8-74

Goal Kickers: L. Gorka 3, T. Susovich, T. Garrett, T. Wisneske, L. O''Connor, B. Westbrook
Best Players: O. Walsh, L. Gorka, J. Rowler, T. Crimmins, T. Susovich, B. Webber

We viewed the game against Langwarrin as an true 8 point game. As the competition above us on the ladder tightens up we are really clear on where we are at and what's required to hang on to our chances of playing later in the year. After 80 minutes of super competitive footy against a strong Langy team we fell just short of the mark. Our last month has been really consistent and has had us in winning positions late in all of our matches. With just an ounce of good fortune our ladder position may have look a lot more attractive. I'm very confident that this groups best footy is front of us.

Netball

A Grade Mornington 31 def by 42 Langwarrin
B Grade Mornington 53 def 39 Langwarrin
C Crade Mornington 31 def by 37 Langwarrin
D Grade Mornington 25 def 22 Langwarrin

A GRADE
The A grade came up against a quick, agile Langwarrin side who meant business from the outset. Carli Rickman stepped up superbly from B grade and really held her own in defence. Sarah Williams took on much of the goaling workload in attack and was named BOC. The girls fought back to win the third quarter but the Langwarrin girls were too strong through the mid-court and won the game comfortably in the end.

B GRADE
The B grade netballers had a fabulous match against Langwarin on the weekend. The team combined really well throughout the match with Charli Brown being the stand-out in goals. Despite a bit of a mid-term slump in the third quarter this was the best all round match the girls have played to date.

C GRADE
C Grade lost to Langwarrin, the girls just didn’t turn up to play netball today and were well defeated by a hungrier side. My best on goes to, again, Meg who gave it her all as she does in every game. our misses at the post, again, were huge. We actually got plenty of the ball we just didn’t use it to our advantage. I hope we put this game behind us, take the long weekend to find some fire in the belly and come back strong for the rest of the season. The girls have it in them, they just need to lift the intensity!!

D GRADE
D Grade beat second on the ladder, Langwarrin, by 2 goals.
Well what a game, and what a fight from the girls. This is how netball should be played, with intensity and passion. Even if the score was flipped it was a game everyone was proud of. My best on this week is really too hard to choose, it was a great team effort but well done to sam, who moved from goals into defence and had the impact that we needed, putting pressure on the goalers and causing the turnovers, the rest of the team then capitalised on that and our goalers rewarded the hard work by not missing !! Enjoy the week off girls and keep fighting cause you will be making finals if you play the rest of the season like that !!

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