Spill Crew A Grade
University 10.10 70 defeated Wanneroo 4.9 33
The league side made it 3 on the trot as they defeated wanneroo by 37 points at the Showgrounds.
The team was buoyed by the debut of A Colts captain Nick Cooley, who’s been on the radar for a league appearance for a while now.
Uni controlled the early part of the game with some positive ball movement from the back half and out of stoppages. Promising midfielder Cyrus Upson continued his blistering start to the year, providing a spark in the midfield with his pace and activity around the contest.
The backline unit lead by vice captain Jye Harris, held strong as they have all year and constantly defended everything that came their way.
Overall it was a solid outing for the team and apart from some wasted opportunities in front of goal, there was positives to come out of the fixture.
Best: (5) Upson, (4) Stapleton, (3) Harris, Fitzgerald (2) O’Hara, Hogan (1) Barton, Mentink
Goals: (2) Upson, O’Hara, Caldow (1) Evans, Barton, Cooley, Morcombe
Steinepreis Paganin A Reserves
University 4.8 32 defeated by Wanneroo 7.7 49
The Reserves have gone down to a gritty Wanneroo side by 17 points on Saturday out at the Showgrounds. Coming into the game the side had 10 changes from the one that knocked over Lawley last week but there was still confidence the group could come through.
From the outset however, Wanneroo were more hungry and desperate than we were. A 3 goal to 1 first quarter probably wasn’t fully reflective of the Roos dominance, but a resilient backline led by a returning Andy Diamond helped minimise the damage. The second quarter we couldn’t add to our goal tally, with the Roos adding another 2 and taking a 4 goal lead into the main break.
The third quarter we looked much more like our usual selves but kicked 2.4 for the quarter. Momentum was with us after a few structural changes. Justy proved lionhearted in the ruck, Kuta was rock solid down back and Chucky Mitchell provided a spark we desperately needed.
Despite kicking the first goal of the last and bringing the margin back to under a goal, it was the Roos who ran out 3 goal winners.
It was a disappointing performance from the lads on Saturday as we came out flat, started flat and never really recovered. The third quarter did however show our best can still be very damaging. From here we play the always competitive Scarborough at home as the European season swings into full effect
Goals – Willo, Quincey, JN & GT (1)
Votes – Justy (5); Diamo (4); Chuck (3); Kuta & Brogs (2); O’Meehan & Orry (1)
Red Cloud A Colts
University 6.4 40 defeated Wanneroo 5.3 33
Bike Bar Stormers
University 5.6 36 defeated Swan Athletic 3.4 22
GPA Engineering Peacocks
University 3.6 24 defeated Bayswater 2.6 18
The Pirates went down against C4 powerhouse Forestdale in a drama-filled, high-octane contest at home on MCG 1.
We were forced into fielding our youngest team of the year with 6 colters as the side continues to lose player after player to injury, waterpolo, and romantic European getaways.
The messaging from the coaches was clear: improve on our disappointing round 1 performance, and show the colters what having fun playing footy with your best mates is all about. The stroke of coaching genius paid off early, as the team chemistry translated to some fantastic pressure around the ball and swashbuckling play on the counter that helped us put the first goal on the board.
Forrestdale lifted, piling on some serious scoreboard pressure to have a more than handy lead at half time. Some ill-discipline hurt us in the second quarter as we gave away several costly 50 m penalties and overturned free kicks.
This prompted the coaching brains trust to get the senior boys to grab a colter and spend a little time getting to know each other at the half time break, reminding the boys that our focus was to show the boys what playing Pirates is all about and to have fun doing it.
The boys came out with a newfound trust after the main break, playing some inspired footy to win the third quarter 4 goals to 1. Forrestdale still aren’t quite sure how to counter Smally’s tactic of simply taking the ball out of the ruck and kicking it forward.
Unfortunately, it proved to be in vain as the fitter Forrestdale ran away with the result in the last quarter kicking 7 unanswered goals in a row. It’s back to the drawing board this week, as we look to put together a 22 to take on Curtin Wesley and get back on the winners list.
Best: (5) Smally; (4) Cookie Horne-Francis; (3) Ballsy; (2) Col O’French & Jaguar Skipbin; (1) Mitch Fraser & Flowerpot Bill
Goals: (2) Mitch Fraser; (1) Andy, Ballsy, Gibcus, Smally
4 Pines Pirates
University 6.2 38 defeated by Forrestdale 18.11 119
University 14.7 91 defeated Forrestdale 5.7 37
Subiaco Hotel C-Gulls