Uni’s 11 game win streak in the A grade game to an end on Saturday as the side fell to Fremantle CBC at Morris Buzzacott. The side have a double chance and will take on TA’s at home this Saturday in a do or die clash.
Our Stormers (A-Women), Dingoes (C4 Reserves) and Puppy Colts (Brett Jones Colts) all booked their spot in Grand Finals with great wins. The Women are straight in this weekend while the Boys each have a week off.
The Ressies triumphed in a nail biter against Curtin, winning by six points out at North Beach while the Phil Scott and Laurie Keene colts had the week off.
Steinepreis Paganin A-Grade
University 7.2 44 defeated by Fremantle CBC 10.13 73
The A grade’s win streak came to an end as it suffered a 4 goal defeat at the hands of CBC Fremantle. The game was simply a tale of two halves as Uni were able to gain ascendancy with the breeze but struggled to move the footy against it.
CBC made a point of being very physical early as the game became hotly contested. With the aid of a strong breeze, Uni were able to kick 3 goals straight after conceding the first of the game within the first few minutes, entering the first break 6 points up.
The second quarter belonged mostly to CBC as they were able to wrestle back momentum and utilise the advantage. Our midfield battled away with Ben Harding showing plenty of heart as he was tagged from the first bounce. Captain Tim O’Hara was also providing a vintage defensive performance as he blanketed gun forward Jack Perham.
Despite being down to 2 on the bench, the third term was played mostly in Uni’s front half as the breeze picked up and so did our gameplay. Young gun Finn Moloney was able to jail a huge goal from 50m which sparked the boys to kick 3 goals to CBC’s 1, entering the final quarter with a 6 point lead.
The last quarter didn’t go our way as CBC kicked up a gear and took control of the game, kicking 4 goals to 0 in the last quarter. We didn’t finish the way we would’ve liked, but now have the opportunity to secure a Preliminary Final as we face North Beach at home.
Goals: Kohlman, Alforque 2, Flint, Davies, Moloney
Best: O’Hara, Harding, Moloney, Conti, Colvin
4 Pines A-Reserves
University 6.10 46 defeated Curtin Wesley 6.4 40
The Poodles travelled out to North Beach to take on fourth placed Curtin Wesley. After a draw in the last encounter, the boys knew it would be a tightly contested matchup with the reigning premiers fielding a strong side. After months of acronyms, rev ups and word play, the message from Shiney was simple – Be Yourself.
Uni stormed out of the blocks, controlling the play and looking dangerous. The forwards peppered the goals as the midfield and backline looked a class above. Unfortunately we were unable to capitalise, going in to the break with 2.5 as Curtin only scored a solitary point.
The second quarter evened out the contest a bit, with Uni still retaining the ascendency with some brilliant individual efforts from a number of players. Lowey winning a 2 on 1 while isolated in the forward 50 was potentially the game saver as we went in to the break with confidence.
As has happened so often this year, the boys were a tiny bit off to start the second half which allowed Curtin to rush through two quick goals in a 5 minute stretch, bringing the game back to within striking distance. After that point, the Poodles fought back with their own goal but again, the wind was playing it’s part in the match and goals were hard to come by.
In the last quarter, the game opened up a bit and Uni looked home before Curtin fought their way back to within a goal halfway through the last. With a depleted bench, the Poodles fought tooth and nail in every contest, willing each other over the line.
With five minutes to go, Denty marked 60m out (25), took a breath slotting a brilliant goal – giving Uni some much needed breathing space on the scoreboard. This proved to be the match winner as Curtin got one back with a minute to go, with the Poodles getting up by six points in the end.
The boys turn their attention to Trinity Aquinas in the next final, a side who the Ressies have an even ledger with this year.
Goals: Garstone 2, Dent, Harry, Quincy, Westy 1
Phil Scott A-Colts
Crossing Law A-Grade Women Stormers
University 5.5 35 defeated Curtin Wesley 3.2 20
The two words you never thought you’d associate with Curtin.
But alas, the queens of A-grade amateur football have been dethroned.
A goliath of the Perth Football League, Curtin’s end came quickly and was conjured by a University side who have been waiting in the wings, watching the Tigers win the past three grand finals.
But it’s time for a new champion to emerge.
And after ending a dynasty, the only question the Stormers have left to answer is why not us?
Wow okay that was a bit dramatic but University are off to the bloody big dance baby!
After losing to Curtin twice throughout the season, the Stormers flipped the script when it mattered, ending all hopes of a four-peat with an inspired 15-point preliminary final victory.
Before you could say your dad’s your mum, University had the first score of the morning on the board.
Like Dua Lipa, Adele Arnup literally Levitated in from the side and reeled in a spectacular mark as Curtin players watched in astonishment, converting shortly after to put the Stormers up.
It unsettled Curtin to the point one of their players conceded a 50-metre penalty, the Stormers marching inside 50 once more before Tash Anderson snapped University’s second through from the pocket.
The Stormers tackling pressure was simply bloody elite. Curtin didn’t know what hit them!
Especially the player that Ando maybe, perhaps, perchance won a holding the ball free kick for what appeared to be a high tackle.
A short-lived scuffle followed before the umpire interjected and awarded the free kick to Bootsy even though she was standing 15 metres away.
Bootsy later got on the board with a kick she actually did in fact earn, following up her own work to slam home the Stormers third unanswered goal midway through the second quarter.
But Curtin decided it was time to up the ante and kicked a goal of the year contender in the final minute of the first half, reducing the damage at the main break.
The Tigers added a second major in the third quarter to give themselves one last chance at extending their dynasty.
Then after one final break, the Stormers took their places for the final quarter.
Arnup levitated again, taking a legit hanger and converting yet another goal for the Stormers.
Then in the most complete passage of play all morning, Pip sealed the deal and sent University into their first grand final since 2019.
The Stormers spectators were elated to the point one of them, who from memory was quite short in stature, charged onto the field and almost sparked a headcount before she was safely carried back across the white line #2040numberonedraftpick
BRING ON THE BIG DANCE
BDO C4-Reserves Dingoes
University 4.4 28 defeated North Beach 2.1 13
The Dingoes travelled out to Lightning Park to take on North Beach. After the week off, the Dingoes were raring to go and came away victorious in a tight contest. The boys will put in some work this week on the track as they get another week off before their Grand Final.
Subi Hotel Laurie Keene Colts C-Gulls
Brett Jones Colts
University 6.5 41 defeated North Beach 5.4 34
One of the great BJC games and victories. A seriously good game of footy enjoyed by a large and generous crowd of Gulls and Assassin Bugs. Our view now turns to the grand final in 2 weeks.
- Wookie keeping their 50+ goal full forward goalless
- Hodgeys multiple 50 meter sprints beelining the footy
- Fossil having about 15 intercept marks
- Swang being freakie
- Pago having a Jack Riewoldt-esque moment
- Molly dabbing on opponent
Job not done
Goals: 2: Keogh, Harvey 1: Williams