Saturday at Red Hill saw the U/17 girls set the tone again with a convincing win to kick off the day. They are stringing together a record that would suggest they will be a force all season.
The D and C grade followed with 2 competitive efforts, and as per last week are improving every time they take the court.
The B Grade was probably the highlight of the day and we were thrilled to open our account with a win, hopefully the first of many. The girls were fully focused from the get go, and their relentless pressure saw us take a solid 9 goal victory.
A grade, whilst not registering a W next to their name, showed that we are very close to taking a few scalps in the next few weeks with a really pleasing performance, and arguably a bit stiff not to win.
Let’s keep working hard at training and stick together, as we are building a solid foundation for the next few weeks.
A solid win against Red Hill sees us go 3-0 . Inaccurate in the 1st qtr with 5 behinds still had us leading . 2nd qtr we got our ball movement going and also started to win it in close to kick 4.3 for the term and to lead by 26pts at the half . A poor 3rd brought them back into and then a good last qtr got us out of trouble again , confirming our fitness as a real strength. A.Dignan was best with L.Hodder back from Stingrays mighty in the second half . J.Sengstock in the last kicked 3 to assure the win . That win sets up a top of the table clash with the also undefeated Sorrento this week at home
We headed to Red Hill to play against a new, unknown opponent who had two big wins in recent weeks.
The game was close all day in what was be a very low scoring game on the massive ground. We headed into the last quarter 8 points down with some confidence and belief that we could get the job done. We certainly gave ourselves every chance but couldn’t impact the scoreboard and finished 4 points at short. Bit of work for us to do but a good learning curve for us.
“Where the hell is Red Hill Football Ground”
Our Newest team in Division 1 Red Hill FNC are known for putting on a good show. They were ready to host our exciting young senior team. It was 1998, before many of the team were born, the last time a Mt Eliza senior team played at Red Hill.
The ground is really big and the conditions usually really poor. The conditions didn’t disappoint, what started out a fierce quick ball movement game turned into a slippery slug fest as the weather set in. It never dampened effort which was a highlight yet again of our team in any conditions. Very proud of the team spirit and selfless attitude by all
The scores where never much more than a goal and they were premium. 8 goals for the day from a combined 750 possessions give an indication of the hard fought territory battle. We could really easily be 3 wins from 3 games right now, and it provides our motivation to improve every week
The Mt Eliza Football Netball club means a lot to a lot of people. There’s those who have come before us and built a foundation of safe solid success. Those who put their money where their heart is and sponsor us. There are those who put their bodies on the line each week to compete for ‘that’ trophy, the envy of the Peninsula. And then there are those who love the club for love itself. A place to enjoy, come together and feel familiar.
This week saw some great examples of that.
Our Thursday night team selection dinner was yet again a great success!! Record numbers as people enjoyed a delicious Corner Pantry meal in a fun, youthful atmosphere. Sport on the big screens, music and, last week, our club was splashed across a national football show ‘The Front bar’ (but that’s enough about that).
Then there was the huge contingency who made their way up to RedHill to watch our 8 matches. There was a sea of ‘Blue and Red’ with everyone sporting their new season apparel. (the new range is on display and available at home games – drop by and ‘suit up’!)
It was ANZAC Round and the respect shown by everyone upheld the Redleg spirit. My Son Cole (16) and Dad, Geoff (Vietnam Veteran) wore the colours with pride.
Saturday night, the players held a fantastic event, a ‘good ole’ players disco. We had local DJ’s, two dance floors and all the makings of a great party night for Footballers, Netballers and friends. Everyone shook off the tough day on the sporting fields and enjoyed a fabulous party at the club.
Come and join us this weekend as we do it all again at Impact Realty Oval (Emil Madsen). We take on Sorrento on, what will be, another 22 degree sunny day with lots of fun for all.
It’s ladies day so please ‘frock up’, bring your wives, girlfriends, sisters and mothers. This weekend is all about the girls.
See you down there David