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Round 2 v OHA at Uni 14th April

Women :03.00 (018) db  SE Suns 07.10 (052)

Goals: R. Campbell, I. Curran, H. Steele
: S. Rose, E. Fornells Vernet, M. Garrett, R. Campbell, G. Patrikopoulos, E. Kierath

In the first Gala Day of the year, 4 games were played at Uni on Sunday, with the newly formed University Women’s team taking on last years Grand Finalists, South-East Suns.

The Uni women lost their first game of the year to Lauderdale in a low scoring affair, and had a couple of chances to get the points but made some errors late in the game. Not to be deterred, the girls were very keen to take on the Suns and show how much improvement had been made.

On a cold, wet and windy Sunday, the Rainbows took too long to get going, and at quarter time had allowed the Suns 4 goals. Whatever was in the oranges at quarter time had a positive effect, as from them on, Uni dominated the play for the next 2 quarters and player relentless, accountable team footy and asked some tough questions of the opposition. It was clear that the Suns were not expecting this type of resistance, as the Rainbows threw themselves into the fray. Georgie Patrikopolous and Molly Garrett soaked up plenty of pressure down back, while Eli Fornells Vernet, Ellie Kierath, Sam Rose and Sarah Ikin took control around the packs. Ruby Campbell had another blinder on the wing and continues to give opposition teams a headache.

 The game was poised at three-quarter time for a possible Uni upset, but as good sides do; the Suns steadied and ran over the top of the Rainbows to record a decent 30 point win. The Coach had no issues with the last quarter as the team had dug deep and showed a physical commitment that was admirable. We have so many players who are new to footy, it is staggering to see the rate of improvement and the way they play for each other. Hannah Steele, Ruby Campbell and Bella Curran all got on the scoreboard and were ably supported by Mimi Refaei and Eve Taylor who are going from strength to strength. Assistant Coach Meg Jacobs has also taken the field in the last fortnight to show her leadership skills but she now heads back to Glenorchy for her State League commitments.

 Uni have the bye next week, then travel down to Cygnet to take on The Port and hopefully get their season back on the winners track.

Gerry O'Dea


University                              4.2,  7.4,  10.7,  14.9  (93)

 OHA                                        5.2,  8.3,  9.7,  12.9  (81)


 GOALS, University  :B. Green 4, M. Palmer 2, E. Brock 2, B. Livingston 2, B. Waight 2, J. Dunstan 1, J. Tammens 1

 OHA :B. Langford 3, I. Callinan 2, D. Salpietro 2, S. Long 2, B. Allanby 1, J. King 1, S. Bradford 1

 BEST, University  :J. Dunstan, E. Brock, N. Hardy, J. Fogarty, G. King, B. Waight

 OHA :I. Callinan, B. Langford, S. Bradford, B. Allanby, S. Long, C. Garvey

Saturday was another great day for the club, winning both grades. OHA have been built up to be Premiership contenders over the preseason and we were well aware if we wanted the points we would be up for a battle. Thats exaclty how the day went, with the margin never getting bigger that a goal at the 3 breaks. Our match up's on their dangerous forwards was alway's going to be a key to winning the game and our guy's did a wonderful job, led by Nathan Hardy on Josh Hall (0 Goals)and Trent "Punchy" Stevens on the dangerous Salpietro (2) . The condition's were terrible with strong winds making it impossible to play any type of free flowing footy but both teams made up for that by giving the supporters that braved the conditions a tight contest that could have went either way. Jed Dunstan played fantastic in his first game for the club in the midfield, he was well supported by Captain Grant King, the exciting youngster's Ethan Brock and Blake Waight as well as the ever relible Josh Fogarty. Brad Green Kicked 4 and looked dangerous in his first game of the year, Palmer , Waight, Brock and Livingston also bobbed up with 2 a piece to again show our versatility in attack.

Next week we host St Virgils at University, we will be looking for a 3-0 start to the season and expecting the Saints to come out firing after we won comfortably two weeks ago.
Ben Beams


University                              4.3,  8.10,  10.12,  15.14  (104)

OHA                                         0.0,   1.1,    4.4,       4.6    (30)


GOALS, University  :M. Matuszek 5, M. Alberry 4, J. Huizing 1, H. Willis 1, C. Barling 1, T. Pointon 1, B. Lehman 1, L. Kendell 1

OHA :J. Wright 1, M. Bennett 1, B. Jones 1, B. Morris 1

BEST, University  :J. Broadbent, T. Pointon, J. Grubb, C. Alexander, C. Jordan, B. Lehman

OHA :A. Triffett, J. Franklin, B. Jones, C. Hevey, B. MacMurray, M. Padman

 It was a massive game for the twos on Saturday playing against the side that knocked us out in the finals last year , so the start was super important and what a start we got with our midfield of Grubb, Kendell , Broadbent, and Alexander and big Foss in the ruck continually giving our forwards first use of the ball . When OHA did go forward our backline led by Andrew 'Fingers' Matthews , Rippon ,Cappelli , Omera and Jordan kept repelling the ball away , by the end of the first quarter we found ourselves 5 goals up and never look back from there to score a 70 pt win.
With 13 guys missing out on selection competition for spots will be fierce at training.

Seniors - Late third quarter


Mark and goal to Ethan Brock who kicked 2 and was in the best.


Only a goal up at the last break and a tense affair




Star recruit Ian Callinan was best for OHA


King was amongst the best


A few familiar faces in the crowd


  Goal to ease the tension
..and another to give Uni a handy lead.

Wonderful snap and goal to Blake Waight



Fenton looks fit this year and was in terrific form.


The sealer!




A relieved and happy bench and coach.


Undefeated and top of the ladder. Well done!