Seniors start Round 1 with a solid win! UHS-VU 16.3-99 La Trobe University 12.7-79 Played in ideal conditions at Brens Oval. LTU started well kicking 2 early goals but the Vultures put on 5 majors before La Trobe kicked another one before quarter time. In a very keen contest with plenty of quick rebound footy, the Green and Tans maintained a 2-3 goal buffer most of the game. Terrific team effort with Capt Kirk booting 6 and Tom Barel slotting 4 goals.
Best players included Nick Dev (Dimattina’s voucher), Guggs, Damien O”Brien (first game), Jihad, Rowlo, Ethan, Rusty
Reserves side could not have had a better start to the season, defeating last season’s grand finalist.
La Trobe University 10.12-72
A cracking game of footy. Like the Seniors and U18s accurate kicking for goal was a highlight. Really pleasing win given lots of new faces and promotions from last year’s Clubbies side. Well done!
Perhaps the “biggest” result for UHS-VU this weekend. Some may have had their doubts, but I was quietly confident that our U18s would really acquit themselves well. So well, that the U18s knocked off our old foe, St.Bernards.
UHS-VU / Flemington 11.3-69
St Bernards 7.10-52
Game was played at Walter St Reserve in Ascot Vale. Even stevens at half-time but our boys went away with it in the end in a boilover. A real sharpshooting effort- Nick Munari 3 goals and Finn Devlin 3 goals. Best: O. Boru, B. Dimattina, J. Gilfillan, M. Healey, M. Legudi, N. Munari.
Great effort and a real confidence-booster to start the season!
Club 18 side was well beaten by a vastly superior La Trobe unit. La Trobe’s new Club 18 side has probably been seeded one or two divisions below their true level, and most probably will be Club 18 (Div 3) premiers this season. Still, a good hit-out for our guys and a real learning exercise.