Round 9 Match Report

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Mixed results on the weekend for Old Camberwell – two wins, two losses and a draw! 
Our mighty Third XVIII played in the drawn game.  It was mighty close all day – one point up at halftime, one point down at three quarter time, and level at the finish.  I guess you could say a fitting result.  Congratulations to David “Harry” Berry who played his 100th game for the club on Saturday.  Bez is a great clubman and it is fantastic to have him around.
The Under 19’s recorded another win on Saturday, this time a hard fought 19-point win against St Kevins.  We are now sitting two games clear on top of the ladder with an excellent percentage – a great position to be with eight games to go.
The Men travelled to Old Haileybury on Saturday, who welcomed back a number of their VFL listed players, meaning they were at full strength.  Consequently, their reserves were boosted by several senior players dropping back.  In contrast, Old Camberwell were missing a few, meaning the reserves were looking a little undermanned.  Given these circumstances the Ressies put on a great performance, running out winners by 27-points.  The experienced players led the way, but received great support from some of our lesser-lights who really stepped up to the challenge.
Unfortunately, our Seniors were put to the sword by a very classy Old Haileybury unit.  Their skills and ball movement proved too much for us on the day, but we now have a very clear indication of the level we need to reach to challenge this year.  It will be back to work this week with a big game against bitter rivals Old Ivanhoe to come.
Our Women fought hard against Hampton but went down by five goals – no disgrace against a side sitting third on the ladder who have only lost two games this year.
This weekend the Women visit Mazenod at 9.20am, the Thirds are at Marcellin at 11.40am, the Under 19’s host Parkside at 11.40am, and the Senior men are at home to Old Ivanhoe.
As mentioned in my previous newsletter, we will be running a membership day at the club this Saturday.  The marquee will be up, the BBQ will be on, and hopefully the supporters will be signing up! 
As always, I look forward to a big contingent of supporters at GBO this weekend as we take on one of the sides we love to beat – Old Ivanhoe.
Good luck to all teams.
Go Wellers.
Gavin Powell

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Weekend Results

WOMEN   0.3.3
Hampton Rovers   3.15.33
SENIORS   9.7.61
Haileybury   21.11.137
RESERVES   12.2.74
Haileybury   7.5.47
THIRDS   11.7.73
Kew   11.7.73
U19   7.16.58
St Kevins   5.9.39

-- ROUND 10 --
Saturday 22nd June
9:20am vs Mazenod (A)
Central Reserve

11:40am vs Parkside (H)
11:40am vs Marcellin (A)
Marcellin College
Men Reserves
11:40am vs vs Old Ivanhoe (H)
Men Seniors 
2pm vs Old Ivanhoe (H)


Thirds vs Kew

Best Players: Matt Cottrell, Cohen Frazer, Sean Larkin, Jarrod O’Reilly, Fraser Wells, William Woods
Goal Kickers: Matt Cottrell 3, Brett Cottrell 2, Sean Larkin 2, David Augustes 1, Charlie Dore 1, Charles Maccallum 1, Fraser Wells 1

Harley Beechey
3rds Coach


U19 vs St Kevins

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Best Players: Samuel Woods, Aden Shinnick, Caleb Smith, Darcy Albert, Joshua Blew, Joshua Davidson
Goal Kickers: Jack Spalding 2, Samuel Woods 2, Brodie Carswell 1, Simon Lewison 1, Lachie Ross 1


Women vs Hampton Rovers

Best Players: Isabel Dedoncker, Isabella Griffin, Alannah Frampton, Alexandra Cain, romy klooger, Isabella Burke
Goal Kickers

Nick Hooper
Women's Coach


Seniors vs Haileybury

The Wellers faced a formidable challenge against top side Old Haileybury, playing away to test the progress our team has made this year. Speedster Robbie West returned to the midfield from a hamstring injury and Flynn Chable was called up for his first senior game after strong performances in the reserves.

Old Haileybury, boasting stars across the field, started the match with an impressive 7-goal to 1 blitz in the first quarter. Despite the Wellers' determined efforts, Haileybury responded swiftly to any challenge throughout the day and maintained a comfortable 10-goal lead . We would play some patches of good football but generally were overwhelmed by a very powerful team who will take some beating for this year's flag. 

Skill errors would plague the Wellers all day, and Haileybury capitalized on these mistakes with a polished display of fast-moving football. They are the benchmark, and we will need to improve our skills under pressure during the week. 

While the day was largely disappointing, there were some highlights. Our young wingers, Pat Blew & Josh Gale tried hard all day. Ben Hart & Kellan Percy and another youngster Ben Carlisle also battled hard all day down back. 

Now, it's time for the Wellers to lick their wounds and prepare for the upcoming big clash against Old Ivanhoe.

Hopefully we see you all at GBO this Saturday to support the boys. 

Best Players: Josh Gale, Patrick Blew, Harry Veitch, Ben Hart, James Allen, Ben Carlisle
Goal Kickers: Josh Gale 2, Harry Laukens 2, Liam Thomas 2, Caleb Finlayson 1, Lachlan O’Neill 1, Lachie Powell 1

Anson Brownless
Senior Coach


Reserves vs Haileybury

Best Players: Patrick Dennis, Caine Hillier, Harry Crothers, Mathew Vogel, Jamie Schreuder, Declan Gaffney
Goal Kickers: Caine Hillier 5, Alex Taverner 3, Harry Crothers 1, Jasper Fodor 1, Lucas Noack 1, Mathew Vogel 1

Steve Warr
Reserves Coach


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