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Round 5  

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Round 5 v Richmond at Uni 5th May

A sunny but windy day saw the reserves lose a close one, the seniors win a close one and Nick Fenton play his 15th game.


University                              0.5,  4.7,  6.8,  9.10  (64)

Richmond                              1.5,  4.7,  6.9,  8.15  (63)


GOALS, University  :N. Hardy 2, G. King 2, C. Howard 1, J. Tammens 1, J. Huizing 1, B. Livingston 1, B. Waight 1

Richmond  : J. Wylie 2, L. Adams 2, K. Baker 1, D. Cragg 1, L. Polanowski 1, K. Phillips 1

BEST, University  : J. Dunstan, G. King, M. Gardner, S. Chivers , T. Lonergan, H. McLean

Richmond  : J. Dunn, L. Polanowski, D. Hoppitt, D. Burnie , A. Daft, J. Woolley

 MATCH REPORT: See pictures below

Another nail biter but thankfully we came out the other side this week. We needed to regroup after a poor performance against Huthins the previous week and as always we knew Richmond would take the game to us. The game started with some inaccurate kicking for goal with both teams unable to get a grasp on the swirling breeze, the blues held a goal lead at quarter time. We moved Nathan Hardy to full forward this week and he looked dangerous but we just couldn't nail our kicks to him inside forward 50m. Marcus Gardner again showed why he is the best ruckman in the competition being voted by his teammates as the MVP for the day. His tap work and workrate around the ground to continually feed our onballers especially against big Polanowski who is a much improved player was outstanding.. Jed Dunstan and Grant King gave their all in the stoppages and Hamish McLean showed plenty of class and composure in his first game for the club. Our backs put in another servicable game working together to repell plenty of Richmonds forward thrusts with Sam Chivers and Donny Lonergan being named in the best. In the end it was a lucky escape and we need to work hard and continue to improve if we are going to go deep into the season as the results show any team can win on their day.

Thanks to the Richmond footy club for having all your team in the rooms after the game it was great to see the clubrooms packed and is what Old Scholars footy is all about. We look forward to doing the same at Richmond in 6 weeks time.


Richmond                                0.1,  6.4,  7.8,  9.9  (63)

University                            3.4,  4.8,  6.12,  6.15  (51)


GOALS, Richmond  : H. Pfeiffer 4, J. Sullivan 1, N. Woolley 1, K. Boucher 1, S. Vucica 1, A. Kaye 1

University  : M. Matuszek 3, C. Bomford 1, T. Pointon 1, M. Alberry 1

BEST, Richmond  : J. White, J. Sturzaker, N. Woolley, R. Brumby, L. Thompson, J. Fox

University  : C. Barling, L. Kendell, Z. Fidler, J. O'Meara, D. Charlton, C. Alexander


Going into the game with our youngest and least experience side we have had in the last few years , we new it was going to be a hard game against last years premiers. We started the game well with a handy 20pt lead at quarter time with Alberry and Fidler controlling the half back line and young Centre Half Forward Conor Barling giving us a real target up forward.
The second quarter didn't go to plan and Richmond held an 8 point lead at half time. The second half was very even with both side playing some good football. In the end Richmond were just a little more experienced and we went down by two goals. To have such a young side and to take it up to Richmond just goes to show we are on the right track, better players for us Conor Barling at CHF who never gave up
Zac Fidler who is getting better every game, and on baller Liam Kendall who was everywhere along with youngsters Charlton and Alexander who did not stop running all day.

Next week we travel to the Eastern Shore to take on the Ships at Geilston Bay. Both teams will be desperate to go into the Bye in winning form so it should be a cracking contest. We should expect the exciting Ethan Brock, Ash Woodhead, Nic Huizing, Joe Broadbent, and Brad Green all to be available this week to make selection that bit tougher.


Women :00.01 (01) db Lindisfarne 17.11 (113)

The Uni Women’s team played the reigning Premiers, Lindisfarne, last Sunday and its fair to say it was a tough lesson.

This is the first time any team has really got hold of us, and Lindisfarne’s experience, strength and run was a steep learning curve. We knew how good they would be, but unfortunately, did not have the game to test them.

Our pre-game plan was to try to pressure them and restrict their run and movement – unfortunately, they did to us exactly what we had hoped to do to them and the rest is history. They had an outstanding ruckman who gave their midfielders an armchair ride and we spent the day chasing them.

Best player for the day was Amy Madsen, who was a terrier off half-back, and led the way with her strong, straight-line attack on the footy. We were also well served by Ruby Campbell, Ellie Kierath and Erin Chivers who fought hard all day.

Post-game, the girls realised how much work there is to do to become a really good team and the only remedy for our woes is to get around each other at training and work as hard as possible to keep improving our skills. We can either hang our heads and feel sorry or get back up and give Hobart a belting this weekend.

Seniors - Last Quarter pics

Only a point in it at the last break



Strong mark and goal to Hardy



Dask of King


Excellent grab to the Richmond player and tension showing on the bench.


Windy conditions made handling the ball difficult.



Great snap gave some breathing space.


Nice mark to Waight

AFL standard dribbler from the boundary should have given Uni a comfortable win but Richmond kicked two and nearly a third in the last minute to almost snatch victory.



A close win after the disappointment of last weeks one point loss to the Beans.



Disappointment for Richmond coach and ex Rainbow player Alex Gilmour

Man of the Moment, Nicholas Fenton and 150 games in the bag



Good crowd in to witness the traditional scull and presentation to Trolly Fenton