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Round 4 v St Virgils at Uni 01/08/2020

It was a big day of local footy at University on Saturday with all three TUFC teams taking the field for three wins.


University                           3.3,  7.8,  11.13,  16.14  (110)

St Virgils                              1.3,   1.5,    4.8,   4.10    (034)


GOALS, University  : M. Neu 4, J. Hall 2, T. Stevens 2, N. Fenton 1, L. Ayliffe 1, M. Booth 1, J. Cox 1, R. Gunther 1, A. Willing 1, M. Cooke 1, S. Chivers 1

St Virgils : Z. Lucas 2, R. Wakefield 1, N. Sneyd 1

BEST, University  : B. Waight, S. Clark, S. Vandervelde, T. Stevens, M. Neu, A. Willing

St Virgils : A. Mann, T. Arnold, N. Sneyd, S. Berry, J. Sansom, R. Wakefield


MATCH REPORT: Saturday was a hard contested game and the scoreboard does not reflect just how much St Virgils made us earn every possession. We started the game well with plenty of inside 50 entries and went into the first break with a 2 goal advantage after losing the toss and kicking into the breeze. The second term we were able to open the game up and use the ball more efficiently with the wind kicking 4 goals 5 behinds to the Saints 2 behinds, our backline has been terrific in the early part of the season, led by Skipper Mick Booth we have only conceded and average of 52 points against which is very pleasing for the coaching staff. 

Blake Waight was a clear B.O.G racking up possessions across half back at will and he was well supported by fellow backs Sean Clark and Simon Vandervelde who kept their opponents in check and provided plenty of rebound ball. Veteran Trent Stevens was again a solid contributor on ball and up forward finishing with two goals and 25 possessions. 

The last quarter was pleasing again by our boys,  keeping the Saints goalless and banging on 5 goals and  1 behind to get some much needed percentage to keep us up the pointy end of the ladder. 

The challenge doesn't get any bigger than this week as we take on OHA at home in a battle for 2nd spot. The Ships have been the talk of the OSFA with their recruiting drive over the preseason adding plenty of Ex-TSL players to their already experienced list. We believe we can more than match them with our young on ball brigade to give our forwards enough chances to kick a winning score. Nick Bien, Jack Bromfield and Ash Woodhead will all be available for selection to help strengthen our side and provide the coaching staff with some tough decisions during the week.  It should be another exciting contest so get along and Support the Bows in our 2nd last Home Game for the year.

Ginger Brown Players Player: Blake Waight   Droop Jones Tackle Award: Alec Willing


University                              5.4,  7.7,  8.11,  10.14  (074)

St Virgils                                  0.1,   2.2,  4.4,    5.6    (036)


GOALS, University  : M. Matuszek 4, M. Alberry 2, R. Miller 1, M. Rippon 1, R. Petterwood 1, L. Bartulovic 1

 St Virgils : B. Ransley 2, B. Mahony 1, B. Coppleman 1, J. Mason 1

 BEST, University  : T. Stokman, R. Petterwood, S. Volker, T. Williams, L. Kendell, J. Lanham

 St Virgils : J. Mason, M. Beck, Z. Barisic, S. Percy


MATCH REPORT: The Reserves burst out of the blocks with a 5 goal first quarter but St Virgils made this game an even contest for the rest of the game. Tommy Stokman was unstoppabble across half back. Both Ruckman gave Uni players Kendell and  Petterwood first use of the ball good to see Mav lively in the forward line. First year player  Joe Lanham was strong with the rest of the backline restricting St Virgils to 5 goals.

Thankyou to Dean Cooper for providing a voucher for the Reserves last week. Tom Stokman was the recipient


 R2 Women :                    0.3,  0.3  1.9,  2.9 (021) 

SE Suns                                 1.0,  1.3  1.3,  1.4 (010) 

MATCH REPORT: Coming off a 1 goal loss to The Port in Cygnet last week, the Rainbows knew they had to bounce back hard and re-establish their work ethic. The South-East Suns are a strong unit, they have always given us tough games and today proved no different. The Suns were in the lead for the first two and a half quarters, until Tarny Kelly kicked our first major. Unfortunately, inaccuracy was the order of the day for Uni, and it is an area we will have to address.

Defensively, it was an excellent effort, with Annie Lord, Kristy Baker and Sarah Donnelly working overtime in defence. The midfield was involved in an arm wrestle with the Suns, who also have quality players. Uniís Bonnie Grynglas was in outstanding form, assisted by Captain Sam Rose and Hannah Simpson to drive the ball forward. We only kicked 2 goals for the day, the second courtesy of an amazing Remi Bampton snap, but it was enough to take the 4 points in a close contest.  Charlotte OíNeill, Madi Mulder and Mimi Refaei also had notable games.

I could not fault the effort and grit the team displayed, particularly to come from behind to grab the win. Itís a tribute to the players that they never gave up, but there is still some work to do on our overall skills if we are to match it with the top sides.

It's worth noting that prior to the game the Suns took up a collection from their players to cover the usual $5 gate charge of the SFLW. They were under no obligation to do this, but it shows their integrity to pass this money onto Uni.

We now go into the bye weekend, with a chance to rest some players and have a short break before taking on Lindisfarne on the 15th August.