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Round 8  

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Round 8 v St Virgils at home 2nd June

A big win for the Seniors but the Reserves didn't get it all their own way and inaccuracy costs the women.

Seniors

University                              5.5,  12.8,  24.12,  28.18  (186)

St Virgils                                   1.1,  2.3,   2.3,      4.4      (28)

  

GOALS, University  : E. Brock 8, B. Livingston 5, M. Alberry 3, J. Huizing 2, M. Gardner 2, N. Hardy 2, R. Douglas 2, C. Howard 1, T. Stevens 1, C. Barling 1, G. King 1

St Virgils  : A. Mann 3, D. Hassett 1

BEST, University  : T. Stevens, E. Brock, B. Livingston, N. Hardy, T. Lonergan, J. Huizing

St Virgils  : M. Brezinscak, B. Weston, R. Wakefield, L. Rice, B. Coles, D. Hassett

 

MATCH REPORT: Pictures of the 3rd quarter below.

Saturday was the best 4 quarter performance of the year. To make that even more pleasing, we had up to 8 players unavailable through injury or work and some of our youngsters stood up and played their role perfectly. Our focus all week had been about bringing the pressure and not allowing St Virgils to score more than a goal a quarter. Our tackling was a feature with 77 effective tackles, we have now set the benchmark and have to come out against Hutchins and do the same in a fortnight.
Trent Stevens was unstoppable through the middle of the ground and 
Ethan Brock (8 goals) and Braden Livingston Livingston (5 goals) were able to finish the job up forward, in a brilliant team performance.Our next 4 games will give us a clear indication on how much we have improved this year and it will really shape the top 4. Hutchins had a 1 point loss to OHA on the weekend and will be getting some quality players back into their team. They will be desperate for a win to stay in touch with the 4 and we know they always lift against us. Selection will be a pleasant headache with Forwards coach Zaccy Mastrocola making a strong return in the twos and Green being available for the next two games up forward to add some experience and class. Rinialdi, Booth, Chivers and Palmer are some of the other senior players who will be putting their hand up for selection.

Reserves

University                              1.1,  3.6,  6.8,  10.12  (72)

St Virgils                                 3.2,  5.2,  5.3,    7.5    (47)

  

GOALS, University  : M. Matuszek 8, M. Bromfield 1, Z. Mastrocola 1

St Virgils  : A. Briggs 2, J. Latham 2, J. Chapple 1, B. Parker 1, S. Willoughby 1

BEST, University  :

M. Matuszek, N. Huizing, J. Webster, C. Jordan, G. Shaw, C. Tate

St Virgils  : D. Meredith, B. Parker, Z. Barisic, C. Evans, J. Chapple, J. Atkins

 

MATCH REPORT:

Playing St Virgils we knew was going to be a very hard game as they have been very competitive in their last few games.
We welcomed back 
Zaccy Mastrocola for his first game of the year. The first quarter didn't go to plan with St Virgils jumping out of the blocks early, they had a 2 goal lead by quarter time. The second was much the same and if not for some individual performances, the Saints could have been further in front.
The second half we started to win the one on one contests which allowed us to feed our runners who gave our forwards plenty of opportunities to kick goals and by the end of the third we were 1 goal up. The last was the same as the 3rd with our runners taking control of the game and in the end we will take the 4 pts.


Women :00.07 (07) db Claremont 02.04 (16)
 

A jarring 9 point loss, but anyone who pulled on a Rainbows jumper yesterday has every right to feel proud of their efforts. The players all gave a rock-solid effort and made Claremont look disjointed and undisciplined. We were aware that Claremont win games through intimidation and free-running, as very few teams have played tough, 1:1 footy and made them accountable. They underestimated us and almost paid the price as the Rainbows applied the game plan beautifully.Our tackling was the best Iíve seen this year, and we also continued our significant improvement with ball movement, in particular, the handball to a free player outside the contest. We are starting to run in numbers and not ball-watch so much. This consistency from all players mean we can be more competitive and not play so much stop-start footy. We have got a better flow to our ball movement, although this is still very much a work in progress. We also have players who now understand what repeat efforts are and how hard you must work when the ball is in your area. I was also delighted in the increase in our marks, which showed a stronger level of intent and determination.  By taking more marks, means we maintain possession and can dictate play.However,  there are some hard realities in that we had more scoring shots but unfortunately missed 3 or 4 gettable goals, whilst our field kicking still needs remedial work.I asked for maximum effort and I got it, so I salute the teamís spirit.We are still in 5th spot, thanks to our improved percentage, but North Hobart and breathing down our necks and we play them this week, in what is a season-defining game. I reckon this season all boils down to this Sunday, so I hope we can get maximum numbers on the track for a strong and enthusiastic week.
Players'Player - Hannah Steele

Seniors - Third Quarter


A Terrible start to the quarter with young Blake Waight stretchered off.

 

 

Uni went on to kick 12 unanswered goals in this quarter.

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

               

 


Brock kicked eight goals

         

King celebrates a goal on the run.


 
A lucky break as this dribbler goes through.

 

 

It's nice when things go right. Top of the ladder but some big games coming up, especially against the Beans at home in a fortnight.