UHSVU trekked down the Monash at peak hour on Friday to do battle with the top of the table Blues in Clayton, and if the traffic wasn’t bad enough the air was icy cold in the team’s first night outing for 2018.
The Zookeepers jumped out of the blocks and looked in control up to half time through the likes of Frank the Tank and JLo in the midfield and the dominance of Tommy Two Medals in defence, leaving Uni with a 20 point buffer at the main break.
After half time Monash were out to prove just why they were the top team in this comp, hitting the Zooies with everything they had bridging the gap to only 8 points setting up a showdown finish under lights at the Frearson Oval.
Randy, Omar and Izzy were doing their all putting their bodies on the line and using pace to keep UHS’s winning hopes alive until a cruel turn of momentum left the boys 2 points down with only seconds to play. Agony as the siren sounded, Monash running out victors.
Down, but not disheartened the Thirds hold their spot in the top 4 after a hot run of form coming into the game.
Monash Blues 8.7.55
UHSW took on club rivals Canterbury in a very tight game at Brens Oval on a crisp Saturday morning with plenty of supporters down to see our girls in action!
In slippery conditions the ball was hard to control in the first half, leaving a lot of the efforts to come from hard contested possessions from Katie O’ providing options on the wings through the likes of Snooze and Lily Davis. Carly was dangerous in the ruck and Canterbury were feeling the pressure leaving Uni to a 3 point lead at the half.
The third quarter provided much of the same with Abbey Mills and Lily Ingram playing good football around the ground giving Uni every opportunity to get back on the winners list! However, football can be an unkind game and the luck was not to be with Uni, losing out by 7 points.
Special mention to Jo Boyce kicking her first goal, adding to the family logbook of goals in the Green and Tan!
Another day in the office for Uni troops. It was a strong performance by the reserves. Sweeney back to his strong form booting 7 sausage rolls with his faithful companion sinny the bin chicken mopping up the crumbs also claiming 3 goals.
Korpy and Crispy were like two bowling balls and could not be stopped charging their way to a 91 point win over Powerhouse. The reserves really hitting some form and find them selves in a strong position with the week off.
UHS-VU 16.17 113
Powerhouse 3.4 22
A grand final rematch had everyone pumped up for a ripper down in Albert park on Saturday afternoon. The weather was pristine and lots turned out to watch the vultures flex their muscle.
It was the recruits who proved to be the difference early for UHS with George McAdam snagging 6. It was a day for points as UHS hit the post 6 times! This didn’t cause any issues for the score as UHS came out comfortable winners.
UHSVU 18.20 128
Powerhouse 8.10 58
The coming weekend is a bye for all teams in the VAFA as we look to rest and prepare for the last half of the year, thanks to all the supporters and volunteers for your help thus far, we couldn’t do it without you