The women were up for the challenge facing third placed South Melbourne. It was a brisk morning at Brens as spectators rugged up and clutched their coffees for what was going to be a tough day out for UHS. The first quarter didn’t go according to plan as South Melbourne kicked 3 unanswered goals. Pete’s inspiring words (has to be something to do with the slacks) at quarter time must have put a spring into the step of Katie Webb and Katie O’Rielly as they led the charge and didn’t allow South Melbourne to kick a goal in the second quarter. The scores stayed much the same as UHS couldn’t close the two goal gap put on in the first quarter. Another positive result, despite the loss with some great efforts from Hannah and Camille and a mention to Ella Keogh for her Donny Thornberry war cry leaving the South girls fearful!
UHSVU 3.5 23
South Melbourne 5.5 35
UHSVU were in for a huge challenge playing Kew away. It had been a while between wins away at Kew but you could feel the hunger for victory from the first bounce. It was tight early as UHS took the lead in the first. Tommy “2chainz” Cheyne must have chosen his best pair of Korean Gucci boots as he was unstoppable in front of goals helping UHS get 3 goals up at half time. It was all Uni from then on; Fruity and Fatty (sounds like a documentary on sbs2 at midnight) turned back the clock and were handy for 4 goals between them. UHS victors and looking strong coming into the nitty gritty end of the season.
Kew 6.11 47
UHSVU 10.10 70
A very tough day at the office for our reserves as they faced an inform Whitefriars. UHS, despite having lots of control couldn’t make it count on the scoreboard. Scores were tight early and everyone’s favourite Craig Mawdsley was up for the challenge snagging two majors. The game seemed to slip away from UHS as they could not find any way through Friars defence. “Tun Lager” Tombeek and Sam “Magic Mike” Nielsen gave it all they had to bring UHS back into it but the damage was done. A cold miserable day matched the end result; one to build upon for the U2’s
Whitefriars 10.9 69
UHSVU 5.6 36
The last time UHS met Whitefriars, Friars jumped out of the blocks and put on a big lead early. UHS were determined not to let this happen again, this was not the case. Just like Groundhog Day, 6 goals flew over our boys heads in the first quarter to a cheeky 1, leaving UHS stunned. Something had to give and it was Tom Howard who was going to step up to the plate. Like a replay of earlier in the year UHS went in at half time down but not worried as it wouldn’t be the first time they found legs in the second half. As the misty rain trickled over, it was a half to be a small forward as Brandon “Young enough to be Aaron’s Son” Jackson and Aaron “Brandon’s Dad” Christiansen had 8 between them. UHS with another come from behind victory and another goal from Gerard “LeBron” Hawkins to seal the deal late in the piece.
Whitefriars 11.9 75
UHSVU 15.18 108
The mid-season ball is just around the corner and the committee welcomes all players, supporters, family and the rest of the UHSVU community to join us on the 14th of July at St. Andrew’s Conservatory from the Pumphouse Hotel in Fitzroy!
Be quick though, numbers are capped! Seek out Crossy, Ando, Joey or Tony about getting your spot for the evening.