Spill Crew A Grade
University 13.6 84 defeated West Coast 3.7 25
Ladder Position: 3rd Place (9-4)
Steinepreis Paganin A Reserves
University 15.7 97 defeated West Coast 3.1 19
Ladder Position: 3rd Place (9-3-1)
Playing in a rare Saturday night game down at City Beach Oval, the Reserves have come away with 78 point victory against West Coast. The team had 8 changes from the team that drew against Wesley the week prior, amongst the returns being Chaz Flint, Jordie May and Matt Davies (having decided an hour before bouncedown he was willing to pull them on).
The mantra of the day was that the trip to City Beach was a ‘business trip’ with the boys showing they were in a workmanlike mode. The midfield group led by skipper Tommy Gaj and Chaz were outstanding as we jumped out to a 4 goal to 0 first quarter. Chaz dobbing a long range goal was the highlight, as JN got on the board twice.
The second quarter followed a similar pattern, a 4 goal to 0 quarter. Justy working tirelessly all game against the extremely large West Coast ruckman. The backs held strong with Lowey and Skaz both playing great roles in keeping West Coast scoreless. Unfortunately, despite an epic Coach Shine rev-up, the boys were flat in the third quarter with West Coast kicking 2 goals to our 0.
However, the boys responded fantastically in the last with Patty Wilson getting on the end of a couple, JN looking dangerous, Texxy Garstone bringing great pressure and Mayo squeezing one home late. It was a 7 goal to 1 quarter.
In the end, it was a great performance by the lads. In 3 quarters to kick 15 goals to 1 was an outstanding effort, and to come away through the European month 2.5 out 4 was a good result. We get a well-earned week off now before we go to the defining stretch of our season – CBC, TAs and Beach. With some cavalry coming back, the Ressies are setting themselves up nicely for a decent run at it.
Goals – JN (4); Pat (3); Ric, Tex & Blackers (2); Chaz & Mayo (1)
Votes – Justy (5); Gaj (4); Pat & Ric (3); Chaz & JN (2); Tex & Matty (1)
Red Cloud A Colts
University 4.8 32 defeated by West Coast 7.6 48
Ladder Position: 2nd Place (10-3)
Bike Bar Stormers
University 2.2 14 drew with Curtin 2.2 14
Ladder Position: 4th Place (8-3-1)
GPA Engineering Peacocks
University 3.3 21 defeated by Secret Harbour 6.6 42
Ladder Position: 3rd Place (10-3)
4 Pines Pirates
University 9.6 60 defeated by Fremantle CBC 15.9 109
Ladder Position: 8th Place (4-9)
The Pirates took on Fremantle CBC in a return clash after falling a point short in the original meeting. The contest was a final opportunity to stay in the finals hunt with a win keeping the door ajar.
With our injury/holiday crisis at it’s crescendo, it was another challenging week at the selection table with a side being pulled together from all corners of the 7 seas. The message from the coaches was clear and the 22 named players were urged to create a contest with effort, teamwork and run.
The Pirates started red hot, with debutant and cult figure Toshi kicking a brilliant running goal on his left. From this point, CBC took control of the game and it was mostly one way traffic for the rest of the quarter.
After his mid-season training camp in Bali, Smally returned to his old self with a vintage performance, piling on 5 goals in honour of his Pop who sadly passed away a week prior. The rest of the team rallied around our bustling key forward and brought ferocity and energy that surprised CBC from the second quarter.
Despite the scoreline, the Pirates never lost their heads and fought to the final siren, kicking the last goal and telling CBC that they’d actually won the game due to the ‘Last Goal wins’ rule implemented at McG1 this year.
With finals now officially out of our reach, the focus turns to finishing the year strong and hopefully shaking up the top 5 with a few upsets in the weeks to come.
Goals: Smally (5), Fraze (2), Bilf, Toshi (1)
Best: Smally, Charlie George, Fraze, Frenchy, Foz, Bilf
University 7.6 48 defeated by Fremantle CBC 9.8 62
Ladder Position: 2nd Place (10-3)
Subiaco Hotel C-Gulls
University 7.5 47 defeated by North Beach 8.12 60
Ladder Position: 2nd Place (10-1)