Spill Crew A Grade
University 18.5 113 defeated Scarborough 12.8 80
Uni A Grade defeated a resilient Scarborough side in wintery conditions.
With Uni holidays in full flight and a handful of injuries, a total of 9 changes were made to the side from the week prior. Despite this player turnover Uni was determined to not let this impact on the good footy strung together over the past month. To the boys credit they came out with intent and effort and played one of our more impressive halves for the season.
Uni’s stout defence was complemented by great pressure up field resulting in few scoring opportunities for the away side. In addition to this, Uni’s work rate generated positive ball movement that our forwards efficiently capitalised on. Uni lead at halftime 10.3 to 2.2.
Unfortunately in the 2nd half Uni failed to carry on with the dominance of the first and the end result was Uni conceding numerous Scarborough scores. Despite running out 33 point winners, the group wasn’t totally pleased with how the game played out.
Finn Moloney, Menno Inverarity and Dylan Mulligan (4 goals) were all fantastic for Uni who were made available through the Claremont Reserves bye. Oscar Morcombe continued his great run of form and forward Tim O’Hara took down numerous contested marks i50.
Young midfielders Kyle Lim and Cyrus Upson continue to shine light on the strong array of young home grown talent at the club and Cameron Wilson played well in a number of different roles.
Uni faces Wesley Curtin on the road next week in what will be two very even placed teams going at it.
Best: Morcombe, Moloney, O’Hara, Mulligan, West, Wilson, Upson
Goals: O’Hara, Mulligan 4; Morcombe 3; Moloney, Evans 2; Crudeli, Colvin, Cooley
Steinepreis Paganin A Reserves
University 10.15 75 defeated Scarborough 2.7 19
Red Cloud A Colts
University 4.8 32 defeated by Scarborough 5.6 36
Bike Bar Stormers
University 4.6 30 defeated Piara Waters 4.2 26
GPA Engineering Peacocks
University 1.1 7 defeated Curtin 0.5 5
4 Pines Pirates
University 6.9 45 defeated by Curtin 12.9 81
The Pirates suffered another disappointing loss at Curtin South Oval. The side was optimistic heading into the match on the back of a convincing round 2 win in the equivalent home fixture.
We knew it was going to take a special performance from the boys given the current personnel crisis plaguing the club during the uni break. However, the side was buoyed by some big name Pirates debutants featuring club favourite Jack Menzie, Guy “two scoops” Taylor, and Oli “Cable” Kable.
Curtin proved to be too powerful on the day, with the Pirates strong midfield performance unable to be translated into any sort of scoreboard pressure. Curtin hit the front early and led from start to finish. We were able to stay in touch for 3 quarters through some tough midfield pressure and gritty defensive displays, particularly from promising colters Cookie and Paggo but Curtin kicked away in the last with a 5 goal to 1 final quarter to put the game to bed.
We’re going to have to find some consistent avenues to the goals if we want to get back on the winners list in the back half of the year and there’s no better way to start than with an appealing fixture against cellar dwellers North Fremantle at home this Saturday.
Best: (5) Frase; (4) Frenchy; (3) Cable guy; (2) Paggo and Piers; (1) Bill and Jaguar
Goals: (1) Frase, Bill, Andy, Smokin’, Piers, and Apples
University 6.7 43 defeated by Curtin 7.5 47
Subiaco Hotel C-Gulls
University 6.19 55 defeated Trinity Aquinas 1.4 10