Round 8 Match Report

Thursday 13 June 2024

This edition of the newsletter comes to you after a well-earned break for our players over the King’s Birthday long weekend.  The last round of footy seems like a long time ago, but it was memorable for a couple of reasons.
Our Unders 19’s travelled to the tricky St Bedes/Mentone ground to take on the ladder leaders.  In a very professional performance our lead increased at every change, eventually stretching to 35 points by game’s end.  With victory came first position on the ladder – a great place to be at the halfway point of the season.
Our Reserves had a day out against an undermanned Old Caulfield outfit, winning by 111 points.  The margin would have been greater had it not been for inaccurate kicking for goal – 16.25, a lot of scoring shots!  That welcome boost to our percentage sees the boys in fifth position on the ladder, equal on points with fourth placed Old Geelong.
Without playing particularly well, the Seniors got home by four points against Old Caulfield.  Inaccurate kicking almost cost us, as we kicked a solitary goal from eight last quarter scoring shots.  In the end it took a late snapped goal from Harry McColl to restore the lead, which was followed by some gritty defence as the clock wound down.
Our Third XVIII came up against the undefeated Old Xavs, who cruised to a 78-point victory.  We remain in fourth position on the ladder, two games clear of the fifth-placed team.
Our Women were right in the game at halftime but unfortunately could not sustain their effort, eventually going down by 20 points.  Since being re-graded to Div 2 the women have been far more competitive, and as a result are enjoying their football a lot more.
This weekend the Women play at Hampton at 11.40am, the Thirds are at Kew at 2.00pm in a crucial game, the Under 19’s host St Kevins at 11.40am, and the Senior men travel to Old Haileybury.
Just a note to say that on Saturday 22 June we will be running a membership day at the club.  The marquee will be up, the BBQ will be on, and hopefully the supporters will be signing up!  More on that next week.
This Saturday promises to be very exciting, with the seniors coming up against Old Haileybury in a top of the table clash.  No doubt Old Haileybury will be looking to teach “the upstarts” a bit of a lesson, so we are expecting a massive challenge.  It would be great to see as many supporters as possible down at Princes Park in Caulfield South to cheer the boys home.
Go Wellers.
Gavin Powell

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Weekend Results

WOMEN   1.0.6
Glen Eira   3.8.26
SENIORS   7.14.56
Caulfield   8.4.52
RESERVES   16.25.121
Caulfield   1.4.10
THIRDS   4.2.26
Old Xavs   14.20.104
U19   12.10.82
St Bedes   6.11.47

-- ROUND 9 --
Saturday 15th June
9:20am vs St Kevins (A)
TH King Oval
11:40am vs Hampton Rovers (A)
Castlefield Reserve, Hampton
Men Reserves
11:40am vs vs Old Haileybury (A)
Princes Park, Caulfield
Men Seniors 
2pm vs Old Haileybury (A)
Princes Park, Caulfield
2pm vs Kew (A)
Victoria Park, Kew

U19 vs Old Ivanhoe

Check out the video reviews from coach Alistair: VIDEO

Best Players: Aden Shinnick, Darcy Albert, Samuel Woods, William Allsop, Charlie Chun, Mitchell Horn
Goal Kickers: Darcy Albert 3, Charlie Chun 3, Lachie Ross 2, Billy Booth 1, Brodie Carswell 1, Aden Shinnick 1, William Stamper 1


Women vs Glen Eira

Best Players: Isabella Griffin, romy klooger, Justine Gabriel, Madeleine Riddle, Alannah Frampton, Paige Southwick
Goal Kickers: Bec Kertes 1

Nick Hooper
Women's Coach


Seniors vs Caulfield

A huge game for our boys with second spot up for grabs saw Old Camberwell clinging to a narrow victory in a nail-biting encounter against Caulfield.

The rain added a sense of urgency in the second quarter, sparking some quick ball movement that resulted in a dominant 4-goal to 1 quarter. Liam Thomas was the star of the period, snapping two sensational goals. Despite a slow start, we flexed our muscles and went into halftime with a comfortable 27-point lead.

However, the second half was a different story. Old Camberwell struggled to replicate the brand of footy we have been accustomed to over the last four weeks. Poor skill errors and a lack of intensity saw us fall behind as Caulfield mounted a comeback. A 5-goal blitz from Caulfield in the third quarter saw them take the lead, putting us on the back foot.

In the final quarter, we managed to slow the game down and held on to secure a slender 4-point victory. The term "winning ugly" was thrown around the rooms after the contest, reflecting the gritty nature of the win.

Key performances came from Lachie Powell and Ben Hart, who were solid down back, and Harry McColl, who found plenty of the ball through the midfield and managed to score two valuable goals. One of Harry's goals, a sensational snap in the last quarter, guided us home to victory.

A big thanks to all the supporters who braved the weather and cheered us on throughout the match!

Best Players: Lachie Powell, Patrick Blew, Garnet Brennan, Harry McColl, Ben Hart, Kellan Percy
Goal Kickers: Liam Thomas 3, Harry McColl 2, Caleb Finlayson 1, David McColl 1

Anson Brownless
Senior Coach

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Reserves vs Caulfield

Best Players: Flynn Chable, Harrison Kimmitt, Angus Warburton, Alex Taverner, Mathew Vogel, William Woods
Goal Kickers: Alex Taverner 3, Timothy Heavey 2, Harrison Kimmitt 2, Mathew Vogel 2, Patrick Boakes 1, Max Clark 1, Harry Crothers 1, Michael Hook 1, Oliver Lloyd 1, Tom Nicholson 1, Angus Warburton 1

Steve Warr
Reserves Coach


Thirds vs Old Xavs

Best Players: Matt Cottrell, Cohen Frazer, Jarrod O’Reilly, Lachlan Peake, Oliver Purcell, Chris Young
Goal Kickers: Caine Hillier 2, Matt Cottrell 1, Owen Cox 1

Harley Beechey
3rds Coach


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