Round Three Wrap up vs Mt Eliza

Anzac Weekend

SENIORS

Mornington

0.4-4

1.7-13

5.9-39

6.12-48

Mt Eliza

1.3-9

4.5-29

7.7-49

10.9-69

Goal Kickers: K. Bird, J. Hutchison, K. Brouwer, J. Calder, N. Martin, S. Seager
Best Players: B. Harvey , B. De Ruyter, R. Odell, J. Smart, J. Miller, W. Miller

ANZAC day at home against the old enemy, nice day, big crowd, who could ask for anything more. I asked the boys to go out and represent the jumper and the club and I think people watching the game would’ve agreed that was the case. We belted into the contest from the opening bounce and it was probably only our inaccurate kicking for goal that was the difference between the teams early. It’s hard to win games when you start kicking 1.7 but we still found ourselves in the game at half time due to our attack on the ball. Jake Smart played his best half for the club across half back before being struck down with a shoulder injury. Brendan Deruyter was asked to play in the ruck due to a spade of injuries in that position and acquitted himself well, competing hard all day. Brad Harvey was sensational at full back against the much hyped Justin Van Unen and kept him to a handful of possession for the day. We couldn’t bridge that 10 point gap they had on us for most of the day and tasted defeat by a narrow margin, but I’m proud of the boys the way they committed themselves for the day. A lot of positives to come out of the day and it’s onwards and upwards from here.

 

RESERVES

Mornington

0.2-2

2.4-16

3.4-22

4.6-30

Mt Eliza

7.2-44

13.2-80

20.3-123

23.8-146

Goal Kickers: A. Rizzatti, J. Riley, C. Dean, R. Whitling
Best Players: C. Coyle, L. Astorino, K. Paley, P. Hampton, A. Rizzatti

Another 10 new faces in the reserves this week, with the club having a long injury list we had to send out the call, past players such as Cullen, Dean, Rizzati, Loughrey and Coyle fronted up for a run against strong Mt.Eliza outfit. Underdone the boys fought hard but the legs just weren’t there as they once had been. Mount Eliza jumped out of the blocks and were never headed, the boys stuck at it in front of the big home crowd and we appreciate everyone who put up their hand for the day

 

UNDER 19’s

Mornington

0.6-6

5.7-37

6.9-45

7.11-53

Mt Eliza

4.4-28

7.6-48

9.9-63

9.12-66

Goal Kickers: L. Hewitt 2, B. Bird 2, A. Williams, B. Harding, J. Wells
Best Players: H. Anderson, C. Mara, Q. Christy, L. Swaney, J. Wells, A. Williams

Our benchmark game came around pretty quickly this season when we took on Mt Eliza at the kennel. Going into the game with an under maned team it was going to important to be on from the start. Mt Eliza also came out of the blocks quickly and it became evident fairly early in the game that this was going to be a great contest. And a great contest it ended up being with our opponent able to keep us at arms length until the final siren. The ongoing development in the maturity of our group was the highlight of the day. We were never out of contest and our inability to rotate players was the difference in the end.
A great team effort across the entire field on the day and to single out our best was difficult. 

 NETBALL

D Grade

Mornington

 18 def by 50 

Mt Eliza

C Grade

Mornington

 23 def by 40 

Mt Eliza

B Grade

Mornington

 31 def 29 

Mt Eliza

A Grade

Mornington

 44 def 40 

Mt Eliza

 

A Grade

The A grade girls were prepared for a tough clash with old rivals Mt Eliza.  The team got off to a slow start allowing Mt Eliza to capitalise on turn-overs.  The consistent effort in defence from Georgia Hunter, Caitlin Little and Alex Newton helped to keep the margin within reach throughout the whole match.  The second half the girls came out firing with a brilliant third quarter defensively, particularly Tess Haddock, being more regularly converted by the goalers, Katey Rudolph and Candance Page. The girls hit the front in the last term managing to snatch a four goal come from behind victory.

B Grade

Mornington B grade had a tough encounter against Mt Eliza on Monday.  Leisel Sliwinski was strong in the mid-court throughout and assisted superbly by Chris Anthony.  Brittany Archdeacon was consistent throughout in goals and Meg Feutrill really stepped things up a notch in defence during the second half.  The girls had an impressive come from behind 2 goal win.

C Grade

Another heavily depleted team with only 5 original players, was always going to make this game a hard one. This did not seem to bother the C grade girls at all though. Gabby and Larissa were outstanding in goals in the first half and then Alex and Larissa finished off together. Eliza was relentless in defence and got more touches than any other player in the court, she was definitely the thorn in  Mt Eliza’s side.  She was ably assisted by Kyaa and then Gabby in the second half. Erin played a fantastic game in WA, providing outstanding drive and feed to the goals. Naomi and Laura rotated though the mid court and the third quarter Naomi was able to shut the Mt Eliza WA out of the game with her close checking defence. A big thank you to Tayla Pallas for helping out and playing a fantastic driving game through WA and C, your pressure and consistency were invaluable. Although the win allied the girls, they did win 2 of the 4 quarters and just need to work on finishing off the game.  Great effort ladies.

D Grade

With depleted stocks yet again, the D grade girls were going to do it tough this week against and experienced Mt Eliza side in the heat. Pippa lead the team strongly from the back line and combined well with Bec in defence. Steph and Alex in goals were again a steady combination. Lauren, Hayley and Amy worked tirelessly all game through the middle trying to give as many opportunities as they could to the attackers. Thanks to Laura Noonan for her great half in centre and for helping us out when we were short. 

 

Women’s Football

Mornington

4.4-28

7.9-51

9.9-63

12.10-82

Mount Eliza

0.1-1

1.1-7

3.3-21

4.4-28

Goal Kickers: E. Muir 4, A. Sanford 2, M. Bain 2, T. Garlick, L. Noonan, H. Lewis, R. Dunn
Best Players: G. Speedy, L. Noonan, V. Sanford

 

It's great to have a win in any game particularly against Club rivals Mt Eliza against many players and friends you know, so enjoy a good win.
The game was played in two halves! In the first we had constant drive off half back with Georgia and Kaila dominating, which provided plenty of opportunities up forward. Laura, Vicki and Renee all started strongly and provided forward moves, which resulted in Liz kicking our first 3 goals. However, it was our use of the ball and willingness by all players to handball to team mates running past, which gave us so much drive all around the ground. Younger players in Lucinda and Ginger gave us plenty of run in the first half. This enabled players like Becci, Corrina, Bek, Tyla, Kylie and Amanda up forward to all have scoring opportunities in the first half. Meagan provided many contests resulting in running opportunities and took strong marks at critical times. Hannah also provide run and drive when the game was able to open up. Our defenders in Megan, Sarah and Kylie all contested hard and made scoring difficult for Mt Eliza
Although Mt Eliza had many good players and opportunities in the first half it was our run and quick movement of the ball that gave us such a lead at half time!
The second half saw a couple of changes in our game, caused by two things, injuries and soreness in several players and our fitness level, which saw us play the same game style as Mt Eliza did all game. Stop kick and less run and link up handballs. When we did run and link up most of our second half goals were scored.
Highlights: Liz 4 goals and dominance early and ruck work around the ground, Vicki's marking all around the ground and use of the ball, Georgia and Kaila's game across half back along with Michelle's contesting all game. Lucinda's game on the wing and onball provided many opportunities, Amanda's game up the ground with several marks and 2 goals, and Gingers 20 metre run with the ball on her back, which stopped Vicki in her tracks laughing. Laura's first goal!
Thanks to Ginger for playing the first 3 quarters when she had Netball umpiring all day and Morgan for playing the last quarter after finishing work at 1pm. Also Morgan's 2 goals in the last quarter showed how important fresh legs are. With this in mind we still need players so that more players can be rested on the bench during games
Congratulations to Renee, Vicki and Georgia who played in representative ANZAC Day games last Sunday.

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