Round 5 Match Report

Thursday 16 May 2024

Another beautiful Saturday afternoon greeted us at GBO as the Seniors battled Old Trinity for the inaugural Old Mitre Cup.  For the first time in my memory theses two Old Boys school sides met each other, in what will hopefully be the start of a great rivalry.
Both the seniors and reserves matches were preceded by a minute’s silence to recognise all women who have lost their lives to or been the victim of domestic violence.  Pleasingly, Old Trinity were also very happy to support this initiative.
Taking on the undefeated ladder leader, our Reserves were competitive, but ultimately found the opposition too strong, going down by 39 points.  We remain well in the mix, sitting fifth on the ladder.
The men’s Seniors then took to the field.  In a very high standard game, the boys prevailed by 29 points.  After kicking only one goal after half-time in each of our last two games, an eleven goal second half made all the difference.  Yet again, it was a great team performance, with everyone contributing.
After a tight first half, the Under 19’s drew away to win by 34 points against Oakleigh.  This was a vital match, with both teams level on points going into the game.
The Thirds came up against top of the ladder Old Carey, and unfortunately could not match it with their opponents, going down by 55 points.
After dropping down to a more suitable division, our Women were far more competitive, ultimately falling to Richmond Central by 21 points.  The highlight of the day was Issy Burke and Bridget Facey both playing their 50th game for the club.  Well done girls – a fantastic effort.
This week the Senior men’s teams play St Bedes/Mentone at Mentone, the Women play Oakleigh away (9.20am), the Under 19’s host Old Trinity (9.20am) and the Thirds will play out at Parkside at 11.40am. 
Lastly, I just wanted to thank all the supporters who turned out at GBO last Saturday.  It created a fantastic atmosphere and no doubt helped to get the boys over the line.  Our team want GBO to be a fortress – a place visiting teams don’t enjoy playing at, and our supporters have a huge role to play in that.
Go Wellers.
Gavin Powell

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Weekend Results

WOMEN   1.2.8
Richmond Central   3.11.29
SENIORS   18.8.116
Old Trinity   12.11.83
RESERVES   9.2.56
Old Trinity   13.17.95
THIRDS   5.4.34
Old Carey   13.11.89
U19   9.12.66
Oakleigh   4.8.32

-- ROUND 6 --
Saturday 18th May
9:20am vs Old Trinity (H)
9:20am vs Oakleigh (A)
Scammell Reserve
11:40am vs Parkside (A)
Pitcher Park
Men Reserves
11:40am vs St Bedes Mentone (A)
Mentone Reserve
Men Seniors 
2pm vs St Bedes Mentone (A)
Mentone Reserve


Reserves vs Old Trinity

Best Players: Dominic Rossetti, Louis Campbell, James Seaton-nichol, Jamie Schreuder, Declan Gaffney, Harrison Kimmitt
Goal Kickers: Liam Chester 2, Declan Gaffney 2, Timothy Heavey 2, Louis Campbell 1, Alex Taverner 1, William Woods 1

Steve Warr
Reserves Coach

Thirds vs Old Carey

The Thirds travelled to Ford Park in Ivanhoe to face a formidable Old Carey outfit. It was one of the largest footy ovals most of us had seen and unfortunately this played right into the hands of Old Carey. Their fast play style suited the ground perfectly and we were put on the back foot from the start and then couldn’t make up any ground as the match went on.

There were some brilliant individual performances as Michael Jenkin showed his class all over the ground, Carson Howard played a crucial tagging role beautifully and Dave Augustes battled hard all day in the ruck. 

We look to bounce back this week as we play in another rematch, this time against Parkside.

Best Players: David Augustes, Matt Cottrell, Charlie Dore, Carson Howard, Michael Jenkin, Dante Sciessere
Goal Kickers: David Augustes 2, Matt Cottrell 1, Charlie Dore 1, Michael Jenkin 1

Harley Beechey
3rds Coach

U19 vs Oakleigh

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Best Players: Ben Joy, Joshua Blew, Freddie Askew, Brodie Carswell, Owen Henderson, William Allsop
Goal Kickers: Brodie Carswell 4, Ben Joy 2, Joshua Blew 1, Matthieu Gibert 1, Samuel Woods 1

Women vs Richmond Central

Round 5 saw us drop down to the more suitable Division 2 level, and with it came the usual fixturing confusion.  As a result we ended up playing Richmond at the neutral Greythorn Park.
In a very competitive game, the girls played well.  Richmond had our measure however winning three goals to our one.  Izzy Dedoncker was our goal scorer, mixing ruck duties with a resting forward role.  Co-Skipper Juz Gabriel did her best impression of a brick wall, allowing nothing past, with Lans and Hayley supporting her admirably in defence.  Maclyn and Izzy won plenty of hit outs, whilst Paige, Bryony, Alix and Steph all rotated through the wing positions and did a great job.
The connection within the team is improving each week as look forward to the challenges of Divvy 2 football.

Best Players: Justine Gabriel, Hayley Mrocki, Bec Kertes, Isabel Dedoncker, Isabella Burke, Bridget Facey
Goal Kickers: Isabel Dedoncker 1

Nick Hooper
Women's Coach

Seniors vs Old Trinity

Inaugural Old Mitre Cup: Wellers vs. Old Trinity - Post Match Report

The highly anticipated inaugural Old Mitre Cup clash unfolded at Gordon Barnard, as the Wellers hosted Old Trinity in a thrilling encounter that had fans on the edge of their seats.

With the Wellers eager to secure a win following two close encounters where victory narrowly slipped away, anticipation was high amongst supporters. The return of Liam Thomas from VFL duties added a dynamic edge to the team, his prowess in marking proving to be a handful for the opposition throughout the game. Additionally, the comeback of young star Garnett Brennan, after successfully completing a two-week concussion protocol, injected further energy into the squad.

From the first whistle, the tempo of the match was set to fast and furious, with both teams displaying slick ball movement and demonstrating their skill in an enthralling display.

Standout performances were aplenty for the Wellers. Dave McColl and Harry Laukens (5goals) posed a constant threat in the forward line, keeping Old Trinity's defence on their toes throughout the match. Midfielder Harrison Veitch showcased his relentless attack on the contest, consistently putting his body on the line for the team's cause.

The defensive trio of Will Dalrymple, Ben Hart, and Lachie O'Neil exhibited dominance in the backline, providing crucial run and drive from defence to attack, effectively nullifying Old Trinity's forward thrusts.

It was great to see a great team effort that spanned all four quarters of the day. Our relentless approach gives the team great confidence in a very even B grade competition.

The Wellers extend their gratitude to the loyal supporter who added to the electric atmosphere, contributing to a memorable day for the club. As the Old Mitre Cup concludes its inaugural chapter, the Wellers emerge victorious.

Best Players: David McColl, Harry Laukens, Jack Kerr, James Allen, Josh Gale, Lachie Powell
Goal Kickers: Harry Laukens 5, Tyson Beechey 2, Jay Kennedy harris 2, David McColl 2, Liam Thomas 2, Harry Veitch 2, Caleb Finlayson 1, Jack Kerr 1, Callum Rutledge 1

Anson Brownless
Senior Coach

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