Round 4 Match Report

Friday 10 May 2024

The weekend started with a bang on Friday with the Wellsmen Golf Day.  A record 28 groups took to the course, and the highlight came when Andrew Parker holed-in-one on his last hole for the day, the par-3 11th.  A great achievement, which would only have been bettered had he managed it on the 18th, where a car was on offer for a hole-in-one! 
Unfortunately, the footy gods caught up with Parks the next day, when he injured his hamstring and missed the second half of the game.  His absence, along with that of Robbie West, who also injured a hamstring, was a contributing factor in our senior team running out of legs late in the game against Old Geelong.  After leading by a point at three quarter time, a goal-less final quarter meant we went down by 16-point.  The team has been ultra-competitive, but a solitary goal in the second half of each of our last two matches has made winning difficult – so plenty to work on.
Our skipper, Gus Millham, played his 50th game for the club against Old Geelong.  Since joining Old Camberwell, Gus has been instrumental in the club’s rise from D1 through his outstanding leadership and ruck dominance.  Well done big-fella!
The seconds had a resounding win, restricting their opponents to just three goals in an excellent defensive display.  With three wins on the trot the ressies are in good form, with several players knocking on the door for senior selection.
Our Under 19’s also had a good win in an entertaining game against Uni Blues, drawing away in the second half to win by 41-points.  We currently sit third on the ladder with a winnable game coming up this weekend.
Unfortunately, our Women were outclassed by Old Xaverians, but the good news is that we will drop down to a more suitable division following the expiration of the regrading rounds.  Hopefully this will allow our girls to get due reward for the incredible effort they are putting in.
Having moved up a grade, the Thirds were beaten by second-placed Marcellin by 25 points.  The result shows the boys can be competitive in Div 2.
This week the Senior men’s teams play school rivals Old Trinity at home.  At stake will be the “Old Mitre Cup,” the first time the Old Boys will compete for this trophy.  The Women will play Richmond at Greythorn Park at 9.20, the Under 19’s take on Oakleigh at GBO at 11.40, while the Thirds travel to Ford Park in Ivanhoe for an 11.40 game against Carey. 
On this Mother’s Day weekend, our teams will observe a minute’s silence before each game to honour those women who have lost their lives to acts of domestic violence.  One life lost is one too many, and as a club we will stand against violence against women.  We understand that education around this subject is key, so, in parallel, we are looking to invite an expert to speak to our players and explain how we can be better.
I look forward to a big GBO crowd this Saturday as we take-on rivals Old Trinity for the first time in many years!
Go Wellers.
Gavin Powell

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Weekend Results

WOMEN   1.0.6
Old Xavs   20.15.135
SENIORS   6.12.48
Old Geelong   9.10.64
RESERVES   10.12.72
Old Geelong   3.10.28
THIRDS   9.8.62
Marcellin   12.15.87
U19   15.18.108
Uni Blues   10.7.67

-- ROUND 5 --
Saturday 11th May
9:20am vs Oakleigh (H)
9:20am vs Richmond Central (A)
Greythorn Park
11:40am vs Old Carey (H)
Men Reserves
11:40am vs Old Trinitiy (H)
Men Seniors 
2pm vs Old Trinitiy (H)



Thirds vs Marcellin

The Thirds went into an early rematch with Marcellin who were looking to get their revenge after a narrow round 1 defeat. Our Wellers suffered some very important early injuries in the match which left us a bit hamstrung for the rest of the match and gave Marcellin the lead which they held onto for the entirety of the match. It was a spirited last quarter where free flowing, fast footy was what was asked and it’s exactly what we got from them. Chris Young played hard in the guts all day and Lucas Noack was brilliant with his run around the ground. 

Unfortunately we went down by 4 goals in the end but given the adversity it wasn’t a terrible result. We get ready to go again this week at Ford Park against Old Carey! 

Best Players: Charlie Dore, Josh Hu, Lucas Noack, Oliver Purcell, Nicholas Russell, Chris Young
Goal Kickers: Michael Jenkin 2, Oliver Papillo 2, Nicholas Russell 2, Tom Masanauskas 1, Lucas Noack 1, Jarrod O’Reilly 1

Harley Beechey
3rds Coach

U19 vs Uni Blues

Best Players: William Allsop, Samuel Woods, Joshua Davidson, Owen Henderson, Ben Carlisle, Matthieu Gibert
Goal Kickers: Brodie Carswell 3, Charlie Chun 3, Lachie Ross 3, Joshua Davidson 2, Samuel Woods 2, Joshua Blew 1, Harrison Haintz 1

Women vs Old Xavs

A trip to Princes Park in Caufield to face Old Xavs (not St Kevins, Romy) was the assignment for the Wackettes last Saturday.  Xavs were in fine form and their more experienced side beat our girls.  Despite the large margin, the girls gave their all.  Romy Klooger, when she wasn’t mistaking the opposition for their mortal enemy, played superbly and was rewarded with a fine goal.
Steph Pride continues to develop her game, Maclyn Matheson enjoyed a fine last quarter when swung into the ruck, Abbey Sharbanee did some nice things in defence and Silia Thanopoulou is showing signs she will be a very good player for the club.  Lans led a busy defence with plenty of voice, Maddy Riddle continues to impress and Bella Griffin did some really good things in the mid-field.
The day was marked by a Holocaust Memorial Service honouring the survivors and featured some emotional moments where descendants of survivors gave thanks that they were able to play our great game when many others were not.  It was great for the Old Camberwell girls to stand shoulder to shoulder with their Ajax teammates and support them on this special day.
Best Players: romy klooger, Isabel Dedoncker, Isabella Griffin, Madeleine Riddle, Alannah Frampton, Isabella Burke
Goal Kickers: romy klooger 1

Nick Hooper
Women's Coach

Seniors vs Old Geelong

The weather gods were on our side as we were treated to some perfect conditions away at Como Park against Old Geelong to renew our acquaintances after 6 years . 

The boys disappointed after last week’s late fade out a last week were super keen to amend. Tom Oliver & Locklan Powellwere back into the side to strengthen our back line. 

The first half saw a very even contest with the Wellers keeping in check a very quick and determined Geelong outfit prepared to run the ball through the middle at all costs. Our defensive pressure was at a high level restricting the oppositions free flowing ball movement and scoring a few goals the other way curtesy of the elusive Laukens & hardworking mids Harrison Veitch & Dave Mccoll

Youngsters Pat Blew & Josh Gale were getting plenty of the footy on their respective wings and Jimmy Allen was working tirelessly through the middle. The boys would go into the main break with some confidence and a 7-point buffer. 

Unfortunately, our second half was full of missed opportunities to put some scoreboard pressure on our relentless opposition. We would make some mistakes late in the game and Old Geelong would storm home and capture a well-deserved 16 point victory. 

George Kalagyros was in everything all day in the middle & Dave Mccoll was again lively across half forward 

Plenty of positives from our other talented youngsters with Jack Spaulding & Lachlan Oneil both impressive down back . 

Another huge game this week at home against Old Trinity,  we hope to see you all to support our boys.

Best Players: Patrick Blew, James Allen, Harry Veitch, Josh Gale, David McColl, Kellan Percy
Goal Kickers: Harry Laukens 2, James Allen 1, Josh Gale 1, David McColl 1, Harry Veitch 1

Anson Brownless
Senior Coach

Reserves vs Old Geelong

Best Players: Alex Taverner, Dominic Rossetti, Oscar Cirulis, Harrison Kimmitt, Tyson Beechey, James Seaton-nichol
Goal Kickers: Tyson Beechey 4, Max Clark 1, Harry Crothers 1, Harrison Kimmitt 1, Lachlan Purcell 1, Alex Taverner 1, Fraser Wells 1

Steve Warr
Reserves Coach


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