The Seniors come up against top side YCW, with the inclusion of Skipper Sam Gill and Jimmy Freeman from the VFL we thought we may be able to take it up to the reigning premiers.
Unfortunately YCW had other ideas, from the get go their pressure was relentless and they punished us on the scoreboard, things didn’t get much better after the main break an impressive a strong disciplined and four quarter performance saw the visitors run away with a 94 point victory.
Wasn’t all doom and gloom, Jimmy Freeman was outstanding up forward given he had little opportunities, Matt Stanley looked dangerous, Dave Barton worked tirelessly in the midfield and Karl Lombardozzi played his best game for the year!
Next week we get an opportunity to respond, sure we have some work to do however we are not even at the half way mark of the season proper, the boys are disappointed with their poor performance and look forward to next week to change things around.
Mt Eliza 8.9.57 def by Frankston YCW 10.5.65.
Goals- N Strickland 4, N McKinnon, R Cranwell, Lambert, Groot.
Best Players- J Anwyl, T Campelj, McKinnon, Neratzoglou.
We got off to a very slow start and the YC boys defiantly came to play. We were second to the footy and lacked intensity. As a result we conceded 3 goals and failed to kick one ourselves.
Similar trend continued in the second quarter as we failed to make in roads to the margin.
We got back to within a couple of goals during the 3rd quarter, only to concede a couple of late goals and undo our hard work.
They had a few players sent of before 3 quarter time and we managed to get the margin back to under a goal, only to see them kick a late goal to seal the game.
Disappointing day but a chance for redemption this week.
UNDERS: NOT SUBMITTED
Round 7 was rivalry round for the Netball – we have shared some great bouts with YCW over the years & Saturday was no different.
D GRADE had a fight on their hands with the most physical game they have had this season, some great passages of play all over the court however saw Mt Eliza take the win 32-28. Kate H played well in WA with good support by Bec L in C.
C GRADE were out to prove themselves this week and show that they are up there with the best. Marcie & Lauren were on fire in goals while the combination of Lauren D and Kate P in defence was exciting to watch. The girls put together a great team effort to walk away with the win 39-35.
B GRADE were also on the hunt for their next win after a narrow loss to Seaford last week. With a few new combinations across the court the B grade side looked invigorated & put together a solid performance. In a tight 1 goal win (42-41) Jo & Karen C teamed well while Bayley & Peta were great in defence.
A GRADE started slow but were quick to pick themselves back up. In a very physical game with multiple lead changes Jess and Kate M were stand out performers while Kierra & Michelle were a great combo in defence. In a very tight last quarter the Mounties just ran out of time going down by 2 goals (41-43).
Next week we take on Langwarrin at Langwarrin – we will be celebrating 50 games for Karen Caldwell. Well Done Kaz!!
We rocked up to a cold, wet, muddy, crowd packed ground ready for a fight.
The girls were off to a slow start with Edi moving the ball well and scoring a few early goals.
Lauren booted 3 for the day kicking crucial goals at vital moments of the game.
We welcomed 2 Frankston dolphin girls to our team and they dominated in the middle and down back playing their roles well.
Meg joined the scoreboard after dominating the game from the middle with 20 touches.
Our Vice Captain Sarah kicked a goal in the 3rd for us to hit the front in a low scoring affair.
The girls really came together with fantastic tackling and pressure in the last quarter with Ella and Maddie holding the backline tight.
With the scores level late in the last quarter, a few stoppages on the wing and a long kick forward we were able to lock it in our 50 and pull a behind out of nothing. A quick turn over to follow, secured the game and we walked away with 4 hard earned points.
A great win from the girls in tough conditions with everyone playing their roles and contributing.
Well done ladies.
The seniors needed respond after a poor performance the week before, 5 changes and the inclusion of Frankston VFL listed player Blake Mullane (the 33rd Redleg to play senior football in 2016 ) we headed down the road to play an inform Seaford outfit.
By the main break the scores were even with Seaford kicking 6 straight and our boys a little wayward booting 5 . 7 .
Kicking into the breeze in the third quarter we needed to win the footy out of the middle , that we did 14 clearances 7 of them from Blake Mullane and 6 from Heasa, JV had more tackles than he has in his career and Jordie Capkin just reminded us all of his abillty.
Mt Eliza 13 – 15 – 93
Seaford 9 – 6 – 60
Better Players – Blake Mullane , Justin Van Unen , Rohan Heasley and Jordie Capkin.
We came up against a 4th place Seaford away, which is always a challenging task. We got off to a solid start firing 10 shots at goal to their 1 and taking a 35 point lead into quarter time. The second term was a tight struggle although we did manage to extend our lead to 34 points at the main break.
We came out firing after halftime and booted 8 goals to one and put the game well beyond Seaford’s reach. The trend continued through to the last term and we ran away with a more than comfortable 103 point win.
Riley Thorpe was great with his attack on the ball and his tackling pressure.
Brenton Lambert rucked most of the day and dominated the hitouts as well as taking some contested arks around the ground.
Will Mace also worked hard all day laying many tackles and finished with 3 majors.
Cal Armstrong was solid all game and also hit the scoreboard a few times.
Troy Parker provided a great option up forward and finished with 5 goals.
T Parker 5, W Mace 3, A McIlroy 2, C Armstrong 2, C Fosternally 2, D Kent, T Campelj, P Trump, J Tognazinni, K Rice and R Cranwell all with 1 each
Seaford 10-7-62 lost Mt Eliza 12-10-82
We travelled to Seaford on another sunny morning although more windy then we would’ve liked. Days like these on the small Seaford Oval it is going to be a tough contest, it’s important to win the toss and get away to a good start. The 1st qtr was played at a fierce pace and if we converted our chances we would’ve led well at quarter time, as it was we met our scoreboard KPI although with the aid of a 3 goal wind the lead was par only. Could we defend in the second quarter? Could we kick goals against the wind like Seaford it in the first quarter? It was our best quarter for the game highlighted by fierce contested footy, strong tackling and glimpses of team brilliance. We held a 30 point lead at half time and been pretty happy at the long break. The second half was also played at the same fierce pace both sides not giving too much away. We kicked with the aid of a three goal wind in the third and lost the quarter on the scoreboard, outscored by nine points to lead by 21 points at the last break. The result of not matching the hard attack on the ball by enough players… Could we hang on? Could we match the fierceness the seafood boys had for the contest? Could we kick enough goals against the wind? The answer is yes. A gritty last quarter highlighted by some acts of courage, brilliance and resilience saw us hold off a very determined Seaford.
Credit to both team for the spirit the game was played in.
Goals – Hallpike 3 and singles to 9 other players in a good sharing of the load
1. Patrick Coates was outstanding and set a great example of head over the ball and determination, clearly our best player
2. Liam Berry was again great in defence with great support from Branca and Danks all day
3. The two Lachys played ripper little roles of team first football with high level of skill
4. Birthday boy Sam Hallpike showed glimpses of brilliance and finished with 3 goals
We knew in round 6 we would be tested in all grades & that we had to bring our A game. D GRADE started on a positive note staying undefeated with a 28 goal win (31-11). There were some terrific passages of play with Kate T playing a great game in WD & Bec H providing good support in WA.
C GRADE were out to prove that they can perform with the best & came out firing with a 17 goal first quarter. C grade are to be commended on their depth and versatility, with 11 players on the team each person played their part & really clicked this week. Zoe & Lauren D played great in defence supported by Abbey also in the 47-29 win.
B GRADE had a tight match on their hands with Seaford clearly eager for the win. The girls started slow but as the game went on they built momentum & just fell short at the final whistle. Defence again was strong with Di, Peta and Bayley teaming well. Unfortunately B grade suffered a narrow loss 27-31, however with 3 wins & 3 losses more positives are just on the horizon for the hard working B grade side.
A GRADE looked to be in trouble in the first couple of minutes losing the first 3 centres, however to their credit they bounced back quickly to lead at ¼ time. The trend stayed much the same from there leading at every break. Jayde and Jess combined well in defence while Carly R and Chloe were great in the mid court. However it was a whole team effort that saw them win by 15 goals against the strong & in form Tigers. Well done on the 55-40 goal win, an effort to be very pleased with. Next week we have the break for interleague – a good time to regroup & get ready for the next challenge.
3 hard fought wins in a row for the girls, and this game wasn’t easy. We were second to the footy all day and behind at every break, but our leaders really stood up in the last quarter with Kirra kicking 3 and Kate booting 5 for the day.
Maddie Stock & Ella were fearless down back against bigger bodies and wasn’t scared of the challenge. Sophie, week in week out keeps holding the backline tight and today was our best player. Kate T pushed up forward for a change of scenery and kicked her first for the club, while Emer and Amie consistently perform from the middle.
Rio rang rings around Knox, while she played her best game of the year.
Was a great, heartfelt win by the girls who really switched on after 3/4 time and played fantastic team footy.
The Senior team started sluggishly against the bottom of the table Bonbeach and they dominated the scoring with 3.6 to 0.1 in the 1st quarter.
We came back with 4 goals in the 2nd however they managed another 5 to lead by 5 goals at the main break.
Once again we failed to impact the scoreboard in the 3rd term, with Bonbeach kicking another 4 goals to 1.
Coach Troy wanted a big effort from the boys in the last and was confident of a big comeback. We kicked the first inside the 1st minute and another 5 for the quarter to get to within 3 goals but they kicked the final goal of the game to win by 21.
JV booted 3 and Stricko Jnr & Heasa a couple – Better players were Jay Neratzoglou, Lombo, Matt Lillie, Jimmy C & Lefty.
Congrats to Tony Vanin on his debut game for the Redlegs.
Need to bounce back this week at Seaford.
The Reserves once again started brilliantly with a 5.5 to nil 1st quarter against the 2nd placed team and led comfortably at 1/2 time. Bonbeach fought back after 1/2 time and got the game back to 10 points late in the last quarter before the boys found something extra, booting the last 3 goals of the game to win 11.10 to 7.6
Better players were Kenty, Lambie, Buz, Groota, Cuz & newcomer Jake Tognazzini.
Round 5 saw Mt Eliza take on Bonbeach at Home. We started the day with a Mother’s Day breakfast & the positives continued with another dominant performance & 4 wins on the board.
D GRADE had some sharp skills on display; they were dominant in defence limiting the Sharks scoring opportunities. Bec L played well in the mid court to deliver the ball well into goals. In a great team effort Mounties won 50-18.
C GRADE asserted their control over the game from the start; they took away the win 59-25 in what was an excellent display across the whole court. Lauren D & Kate P were great in defence while Marcie, Lauren M & Bec combined well in goals.
B GRADE aimed to continue the winning trend & although they did not have their best start it was clear that the intensity would outlast the Sharks as the game went on. The defensive pressure applied caused our opposition to make errors while we were able to maintain our composure & play smart netball to win the game 47-33. Steph H was excellent in goals while Tess offered great support in WA.
The A GRADE game started goal for goal, with an early injury to Allana the depth of the team was on display with a seamless entry into this position by Abbey. At the 1/4 time break we went in with the momentum & it was a case of playing smart netball to out run the already tired Sharks. We continued to apply relentless pressure & widened the winning margin as the game progressed. Abbey starred in goals while Jess was a force in the mid court. Another solid performance by the A grade team saw them walk away with a convincing 61-40 goal win. This week we take on Seaford at Linen House – GO MOUNTIES!
After experiencing the Senior girls first win last week, the girls were eager and hungry to sing that song once more. We were off to a good start with everyone contributing and working as a team to secure a few early goals. Riley dominated the ruck as she has done all year, with great support from Red. Kate Penny and Sarah Astone dominated up forward with towering marks and thumping kicks, adding 12 goals between them. Aimee and Emer kicked a few goals playing through the middle, while new recruit Abbey kicked her first for the red and blue. Maddie & Sophie held the back half tight while Beth fought hard and tough till the end before being taken to hospital with a broken arm. Hope everything is okay and we will see you back in no time!
The girls were well lead by their fearless leader Kirra and leadership group. Another phenomenal day and its really exciting seeing you girls coming together as a group and see great results for your hard work.
ROUND 4. Mt Eliza V Chelsea
Once again our opposition came to play. Chelsea have started the season well and Saturday was no different. Conditions made it difficult for both sides however Chelsea led by 4 points at the main break and if it wasn’t for some missed opportunities the lead could have been far greater!
The second half was somewhat different with the Redlegs, lifting and setting up the game with an 8 goal third quarter and a 40 point win.
Nick Strickland slotted 4 goals in his first game for the year, Happy Hammond back from the VFL, Callum Armstrong impressed in his debut, but it was Birthday Boy Matt Lilllie that shone with a strong 4 quarter performance.
The Seniors kicked the only 3 goals of the 1st quarter to lead by that margin before Chelsea kicked the only 3 of the 2nd to lead narrowly at the main break.
With Heasa & Matt Lillie dominating in the 3rd term and Nick Strickland booting 3 himself we kicked 8 goals to 1 to set up a 7 goal lead at 3/4 time.
A 3 goal to 2 last term saw the boys record a great 40 point win!
Best players included A Cleary, Stricko (4 Goals), Heasa, Langers & Lombo.
Congrats to Cal Armstrong on his debut Senior Game.
14-8-92 to 6-16-52
The Reserves were never challenged, restricting their opponents to just 0.3 to 3/4 time. Troy Parker was dominant deep forward with 4 goals in the 12.18 to 1.7.13 win.
Best Players were Anthony Vanin, Cuz, Fonz & Riley Thorpe.
We look forward to getting a few players back from injury in the next week or so, which will further strengthen the teams.
We played Chelsea at home in almost perfect conditions “windy” the only complaint. A quick call Thursday night to our under 17 coach Paul Vosti resulted in two boys coming up to make the 22 players required, thanks Lachy Young and Lachy Avery. Injuries,opportunities in senior football and work commitments left us short two players. Paul’s understanding of development is to be congratulated. Accordingly our Vice Captain Sam Danks went up and played well in the development team.
Game day theme was about attitude and importantly personal attitude. It was a team before self day and sharing the load was going to be needed by all.
The windy conditions made skill levels hard to maintain for long periods and emphasise why basics skills at high level is still the most important measure.
The team played good contested footy and without some of our leaders playing the load was shared well between the boys.
Keeping Chelsea to 0 zero goals into the wind and only 2 goal kicking with the wind is a big tick and exceeds the team KPI per qtr
Kicking 17 goal of our and exceeding 100 points a great team result. Harry Scott was asked to kick 5, he did, Jacko kicked 2 and the next 10 were singles. 12 goal kickers very pleasing team footy.
MEFNC 17.10.112 def CFNC 2.4.16
Scott 5, Jackson 2, Brattle, Coates, Blake, Snooks, Berry, Campbell, Morrison, Woolcock, Craig, Rea
Scott, Coates, Danks, Berry, Avery, Snooks
4 must be our lucky number; we had 4 from 4 wins in Round 4 against Chelsea.
D GRADE had the first win of the day defeating Chelsea 32-23, it was tough going at times with new combinations in the mid court but the girls stood tall against the physical opposition. Renae & Bridget were fantastic in defence & Kate H held her own in the mid court.
C GRADE came out firing from the first whistle, the intensity was high & the work rate was fantastic allowing Chelsea to only score 1 goal in the first quarter. With new combinations across the whole court it was a real team effort in the 53-24 win. Kelsey starred in centre & Abbey was a force in defence.
B GRADE were keen for the win & it showed in the way they attacked the ball, they managed to break Chelsea’s first centre stamping their authority. The mid court was great, Bree put in a solid effort in centre, Di & Peta were unstoppable in defence & Steph scored with good accuracy in attack. B grade put on a show in the 50-27 win & should be proud of their performance.
A GRADE also were hungry for a good win coming off a narrow loss last week. The towering line up in goals with Steph & Allana proved a tough task for Chelsea with a 17 goal first quarter. The mid court flowed well this week while Michelle & Bayley had their hands on everything down in defence. The girls managed to put their foot down at every quarter to take the win 62-40.
Next week we take on Bonbeach at home – we will be looking for another 4 from 4 in round 5.
Womens Footy Mt Eliza V Edi Asp:
Mt Eliza 11.7.73
Edi Asp 10.9.69
This is one for the history books, the first every win by our women’s team at Mount Eliza.
It was a team effort across all four quarters and in a game where every contest mattered. The backline, led by Kate T, not only stopped a barrage of scoring attempts by Edi-Asp, but rebounded with positive, fast ball movement in a fashion not seen in the previous games. The Irish Import, Emer, starred in the midfield, picking up kicks & handballs and providing a balance to Caity’s determined attack at the contest. It was great to have some rotations through the ruck, with Red, Emily and Riley working so well. Red went forward and provided a great leading target. Coach Greg noted that it was Amy’s best game ever and she showed that she is prepared to be an inside player as well as the great finisher around goals.
Prior to the game, the players and team officials had voted Kirra to be captain of the Redlegs in 2016, and Sarah A, Caitlin & Kate P to be vice-captains. I’m not sure what Kirra said to the girls in the rooms before the game, but they played with a sense of belief and a determination to never give up. With the game riding on an opposition kick after the siren, they needed that determination, making sure that kick went nowhere near goals.