Rd 10 Rundown
UHSW braved a wintry early start against a formidable Ivanhoe outfit away to start our return to football after a well deserved bye!
With 3 out of the 5 leaders not on the park, our girls mettle was tested from the get-go with Ivanhoe piling on 3 early goals to leave Uni behind at the first break. The tide was to be pulled back through the fantastic efforts of Roisin McSweeney and Ali Boyce keeping Ivanhoe scoreless in the 2nd term, however Uni couldn’t capitalise on the scoreboard either leaving them 23 points down at the main break.
The second half brought another charge from Ivanhoe kicking another 2 majors and our girls trying their best to kick that elusive first goal of the day! However in the last it was not to be, with UHS dominating the scoring but not able to put it through the big sticks, 6 behinds to round out a day where they limited the top team to only 6 goals as well. Special mentions to Sarah O’Grady, Megan Clerkin and Sarah Carnovale on their efforts! The girls now regroup to take on Souths at home next week.
Zookeeper footy jumped back onto the winners list after a disappointing loss before the bye, taking local rivals West Brunswick to the cleaners by the tune of 93 points.
It was a day for the veterans with Aaron Christensen, The Diff, Randy and Squirta getting amongst all the action setting the tone for their apprentices in Tyler Legudi and Bae-watch Smith also contributing healthily to the big score!
World Cup fever was in the air as Omar Boru forgot the shape of the ball and the size of the pitch with a strike into the big sticks celebrating down the pitch sans shirt like Ryan Giggs in the ‘99 FA Cup Semi Final.
The lads now sit in 3rd place looking strong with finals around the corner
West Brunswick 6.6.42
The U2’s are looking their usual-selves again with their 4th victory in a row over 12 goals belting St. John’s by 91 points.
Specky McGee remembered his round 1 clash against the JOC’s and was looking to better his then 6 goals by adding another 7 to the footy record.
From the first siren right to the end, the reserves were not to be challenged with the dominance of Frank the Tank in the ruck, Crispy Berogna and Sam “Fireman Calendar” Nielsen.
Nick Rowland was his majestic self galavanting across the green grass at Brens picking up possessions as he pleased allowing Sweeney (3) and the Chook (4) to get in on the goal kicking action.
Siren sounding, final scores read:
St. John’s 5.4.34
By 2pm the Uni High faithful had witnessed a total club score of 39 goals for the day and the seniors weren’t going to disappoint adding another 19 themselves.
Wind blowing and rain threatening but never arriving, the old 2003 premiership team watched their modern counterparts put on a consistent display of fast paced and high reward football in an evenly spread team effort.
However in all 15 goal victories, there are always those who get in on the party more than others with Jacko (7), Devs (4) and Henry (3) slotting the only multiples for Uni with Bentang, Nukka, and the very handsome Michael Healey having good days out. The 1’s & 2’s face fellow contenders Whitefriars away next week in what are tipped to be exciting encounters!
St. John’s 5.10.40