What a sensational game — Tabilk under-11’s first win for the season was against the undefeated (until now) Seymour Lions.
Tess dominated in defence winning the award and Jess stepped it up showing more aggression after a wobbly start.
Goalies Mikayla and Katie were on point, the mid court pocket rocket Millie, Lucy and Georgie were on fire and Larni had a stellar game in centre. These girls gave it their all and pulled together as a team to get their first win.
Well done girls, you have shown great improvement.
The girls played well on Sunday against Seymour at Avenel. We trialled a few different combinations and they all worked well — we are fortunate to have a versatile group of players.
The game started slow with low scores in both sides at quarter time, however once both teams warmed up it was a great game to watch. Stand-out players were Olivia, Abby and Meg with Charlotte being awarded the Nagambie Outdoors award for her great work in attack and her improvement with her goals.
Well done girls, another fantastic win.
A great day for footy at Avenel, with all players ready for the second half of the season, little did I know that we were going to kick our highest score for the year so far.
The on-baller brigade were awesome with James, George, Will, and Fionn too strong over the ball and winning the 50/50 contests.
A four-quarter effort from Connor, Will, Locky and Angus in the back line made it hard for Seymour to score. It was great to see week by week the improvement and the strength among our last line of defence.
Rielly, Jordan, Mitch and Kane were unbelievable around goals with Jordan kicking five. Young Ben Shelton with $20 on the line for each goal, put on a show, and is now on the board and hunting the packs for more. Watch out Shelton family (you might need to drop it to $5).
One of our first-year players Buff Wright kicked his first goal and gave another off. Fantastic team work Wrighty, keep pushing hard, it’s working and your efforts are getting rewarded.
What a team effort, the way we played today shows all of us that with a bit of guts, a lot of hard push and working as a team, the second half of the season is going to be a great one. I wish I had 22 best-on awards to give out.
The Royal Mail Best on Ground: Rielly Fox-Old.
The Auld match award: Jordan Wallden.
The Coach Stop have a Go award: Brayden Wright.
Goal kickers: J. Wallden 5, J. Auld 4, W. Dalton 3, R. Fox-Old 2, G. Chamouras 2, B. Shelton 1, B. Wright 1, M. Coll 1.
Final score: Tabilk 22.12.144 to Seymour 1.2.8.
A lacklustre start to the game saw Seymour kick away to a good lead at quarter time. They appeared to want the ball more than us and at quarter time Coach Barnes asked every player to get in front and to run and help each other. To their credit, they responded. Nick Glentzes and Mitchell Lusted ran all day, continually pushing the ball into our forward line.
After kicking two goals, Robbo came off injured, leaving us with only 15 on the field, and Jamison contesting with two or three each time in the goal square.
Half-time saw us three goals down and holding our own. The second half was a vast improvement on the first, as the boys began playing for each other.
Dan Mawson and Lachy Russell both gave everything despite going into the game with injuries. Lachy Robinson played perhaps his best game for the year, capped off by an outstanding goal.
The last quarter saw us with most of the play, but unable to score goals. Ben Bath and Tom Barnes both marked well and provided plenty of opportunities up forward, but unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalise and came up short by a few kicks.
Well done to Seymour, and thanks to Ethan Quigg for swapping jumpers for the day.
Awards: Box Grove Premium Lucerne Award — Mitchell Lusted.
Nagambie Bakery Award — Lachlan Robinson.
Team Managers Award — Mackai Harriden.
On Sunday we played a quality team filled with talent, Euroa. Our boys got off to a ripper start but inaccuracy was a concern.
The team dominated all day and peppered the goals constantly, luckily down the other end of the ground, Hugh Smith did an outstanding job on their danger forward.
Final scores: 15.25.115 to Euroa 3.0.08.
Under glorious football conditions at Kings Park on Sunday, the boys were ready for a good game against the well disciplined side of Euroa.
Coach Tony Best laid down the game plan of applying pressure to the opposition, and from the opening bounce there seemed to be a high level of expectation of a solid performance against the second side on the ladder.
The Saints were great in the first quarter in carrying out the coach’s orders, with lots of run and pressure on the Euroa boys.
Nic Quigg again proved his worth in booting four goals with excellent feed from the centres. And with captain Matty Collard returning from injury, the Saints applied a lot of pressure to the opposition ball carriers and at stoppages to keep the Euroa players to a goal down at quarter time.
The second half was an even struggle and was a tighter contest with Euroa clawing their way back to be a goal in front at half-time.
The third quarter witnessed Euroa slowly but surely gaining ascendancy and the pressure that was there against them was lifted — Euroa up by 13 points.
The last quarter was a dismal one for the Saints; poor pressure and run allowed the Euroa boys to kick five goals unanswered and win by 49 points.
The Saints will need to learn to play four quarters if they are going to match it against the top sides.
Best: Ollie Lubeck, Lachy Aldous, Darcy Gleeson, Nic Quigg.