Spill Crew A Grade
University 7.4 46 defeated by Kingsway 8.4 52
The A Grade came up against an always dangerous Kingsway outfit at their home ground.
The side started really well in the first half, controlling the pace of the game and being active on the defensive end. The backline controlled the air with key duo Ben Fitzgerald and Jye Harris repelling any high balls that entered the defensive 50. Uni finished the second quarter with a 3 goal lead on the back of first year senior (and defender), Jacob Henrikson sneaking forward and kicking his first major for the club.
Unfortunately the game was a tale of two halves. Despite a shaky start to the third quarter and conceding two quick goals, Uni were able to wrestle back momentum and command a two goal lead heading into the last.
The fourth quarter is one we’d perhaps like back. Uni weren’t able to stop the avalanche of inside 50’s from Kingsway and eventually succumbed to a one goal defeat. A mixture of poor ball movement and undisciplined play allowed opportunities that Kingsway capitalised on.
This was certainly a learning curve for our young side who will be incredibly eager to come out against Fremantle CBC and get back onto the winners list.
Goals: Trombetta, Evans 2, Henrikson, Barton, Dent
Best: Fitzgerald, Lake, Culloton, Barton, Colvin, Henrikson
Steinepreis Paganin A Reserves
University 7.8 50 defeated Kingsway 4.4 28
The Reserves won by 22 points against a much improved Kingsway side out at Kingsway on Saturday afternoon. Following last week’s retro round, we had a lot more familiar faces returning into the side. This came in the form of Lowey, Willo, Quincey Howard, Pat Don, Milney, Coach Winmar and in a stunning turn of events Nifty Evans. Nifty being parachuted at 8:30 on the Friday night, with an agreement being reached that he was only allowed to play forward.
Coming into the game the message to the group was not to underestimate Kingsway given they were playing on their home deck and the fact that they were coming off a huge victory against Scarborough last weekend. To our credit, and as has been noticeable in recent weeks, we got off to a great. The highlight of the first quarter being Nifty Evans dobbing one from 45 into the breeze with his helpful reminder that this is what the 2s have been missing out on over the past couple years.
In the second quarter we proceeded to kick a couple more goals highlighted by Lowey being on the end of a fifty metre penalty and kicking it from the top of the square. Lowey reminding the coaches on the day that he doesn’t need to play forward to kick goals.
Whilst being up 3 goals at half time was handy, Kingsway responded in third quarter kicking 2 goals to our zero and bringing the margin back to a goal. To the boys’ credit the team lifted in the fourth, Brogs and Caldow adding goals and stretching the margin out to 22 points and handing us a fourth win of the year.
Ultimately, it was the backs who did an excellent job of repelling Kingsway all day. Bali Stapleton winning every contest, Andy Diamond was polished and Bez/Ferg were both terrific against their direct opponents.
So with the win, the Ressies push to 4-1. The next 3 weeks will be massive for the group and the first of this stretch is CBC at home. If we play our best footy, more consistently, I have no doubts we will be more than up for the contest against the physical CBC outfit.
Goals – Quincey (2); Nifty, Brogs, Dicko, Caldow & Lowey (1)
Votes – Bali (5); Diamo (4); Bez & Ferg (3); Dicko & Pat Don (2); Scidone & Brogs (1)
Red Cloud A Colts
University 14.12 defeated Kingsway 2.2 14
Very lacklustre game out at Kingsway this week, with us walking out 80 point victors. Each quarter was the same story, the chaps piling on multiple goals with some awesome efforts in the midfield. Up forward chaps were putting in a great effort, Jack cooper and Hamish Brogan kicking 4 goals and 3 goals respectively. Kingsway sat at the bottom of the table before this round, so we wanted to really stamp our authority on the competition with a big win as we have tough teams to come in the next few weeks. We now sit 5-0 on the top of the table and are playing some great footy. This also puts us i think 26 games straight without a loss, which is a tremendous achievement for all the gents involved as well as putting us close to the PFL record one would think.
CBC next week on our home deck, going to be a great challenge.
Bike Bar Stormers
University 4.3 27 defeated North Beach 3.1 19
GPA Engineering Peacocks
University 6.8 44 defeated Ellenbrook 3.4 22
4 Pines Pirates
University 2.8 20 defeated by Cottesloe 13.7 85
The pirates hosted Cottesloe this week in C4. Sitting at 2-2 coming in to the game, the side were keen to provide another good contest against an opposition league side.
With coach Ken on a leadership retreat, Ari took back the game day reigns, impressing on the players the importance of starting well.
Despite this, the first quarter was a familiar story with the Roosters piling on the goals and Uni struggling to wrestle back momentum.
In the second quarter the side responded, controlling play with the wind advantage and creating plenty of supply for the forwards. Heavy started to get on the end of a lot of footy but we weren’t able to capitalise.
The mood was optimistic at half time as we knew we could run out the game. The second half was similar to the second quarter with Uni controlling the play but wasting the ball forward of centre. The opposition were fumbly but more accurate going forward and finished off with a 10 goal win.
The Pirates are a young side (Only three players aged 25 or older) and showed some great patches of football again but will be hoping to improve as the group plays more together.
We head to Winnacott next week which will show where we sit in the league.
Best: Lantzke, Noah, Dyl, Kirk, Heavy, Foz, Jmo, Hester
Goals: (1) Heavy, Smallwood
University 14.17 101 defeated Cottesloe 1.0 6
The Dingoes hosted local rivals Cottesloe for Round 5, in the first ever instalment of the Silver Spoon Spectacle. With a number of changes to the side, the game represented an opportunity for the boys to work on their offensive game during the match, and made-up-story telling ability in the post-game fine session. The boys started sloppily, with dominance in the midfield not being reflected in the scoreline, the Dings kicking 2.5 at quarter time.
Unfortunately, this theme continued for the first half, with great defensive effort being let down by a lack of polish inside the forward 50. Fortunately, big Demon in his 100th game took it upon himself to dominate the second half, finishing with 6.5, and 146 DT points. The Dings were ably served by Jerk, Chun, Girds and 1Z in midfield, while JB was dominating down back. Overall, an improving performance in tough conditions, in front of one the biggest Dingoes regular season crowds in history (waiting on official numbers, unofficial estimates at 23.5)
Congratulations to Demon on his well deserved 100th, in what has been an outstanding Dingoes career to date. As a two-time Dingoes BnF, Association runner-up BnF, and on and off-field leader, Demon has contributed so much in his time with the team, and 6 goals for the day reflected his 100 games of dominance for the Dings. He is quite simply the greatest Ruckmen/Skater combo of all time, and the AJ was treated to one of Demon’s Thrasher sponsored videos later that night (link available upon request)
Votes: 5: DEmon, 4: Jerk, Chun, 3: Girds, 1Z, 2: JB, 1: Gooch
Subiaco Hotel C-Gulls
University 10.8 68 defeated Kalamunda 3.3 21