Round 7 Match Report

Friday 31 May 2024

On another glorious Saturday afternoon our senior men’s teams ventured to Waverley Oval to take on De La Salle – a strong, traditional B grade club.  It was awesome to see such a large contingent of Old Camberwell supporters, and they were rewarded with a heart stopping three-point win by the First VXIII.  It seems that opposition sides continue to underestimate our fight and resilience, something that is unlikely to continue now that we are in second position on the ladder, albeit in a very tight competition.
The occasion also marked the 50th game of one of our young guns, George Kalagyros, who after playing on-ball for the last couple of seasons, has fitted seamlessly into the backline this year.  Well done George!
Taking on the top side, the ressies were brave in defeat, eventually going down by 13 points in a low scoring affair.  Our boys are proving to be very competitive in B grade.
Despite losing by 39 points, our women amassed one of their highest scores for the year, managing to kick three majors.  A big weekend awaits as our girl’s Ajax teammates get to unfurl last year’s Div 2 flag.
The Under 19’s continued their winning way, crushing Old Ivanhoe by 105 points.  We now sit on top of the ladder, with a game against second placed St Bedes/Mentone scheduled for this Saturday – a big opportunity to show them who is boss.
Our Third XVIII had a thrilling 4-point win against Richmond Central, with Jim Smith coaching for the first time.  I think Jim is looking to step away and retain his unbeaten record as a coach.
This weekend our men host Old Caulfield, our women have a “home” game at Ajax at 4.15pm against Glen Eira/Old Mackinnon, the Under 19’s travel to St Bedes for a 11.40am game, and the thirds take on Old Xavs at GBO at 11.40.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible down at GBO on Saturday for another big game.
Go Wellers.
Gavin Powell

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Weekend Results

WOMEN   3.3.21
Old Trinity   8.12.60
SENIORS   12.6.78
De la Salle   11.9.75
RESERVES   4.8.32
De la Salle   6.9.45
THIRDS   9.5.59
Richmond   8.7.55
U19   17.24.126
Old Ivanhoe   3.3.21

-- ROUND 8 --
Saturday 1st June
9:20am vs Old Xavs (H)
Men Reserves
11:40am vs vs Caulfield (H)
Men Seniors 
2pm vs Caulfield (H)
11:40am vs St Bedes (A)
Southern Road Reserve, Mentone
4:15pm vs Glen Eira (A)
Gary Smorgon Oval #9


Women vs Old Trinity

Best Players: Alannah Frampton, Isabella Griffin, Justine Gabriel, Isabella Burke, Maclyn Matheson, Romy Klooger
Goal Kickers: Gypsy Folwell 1, Romy Klooger 1, Maclyn Matheson 1

Nick Hooper
Women's Coach

Seniors vs De La Salle

In a thrilling encounter, the Weller's would etch their names in the history books with a monumental win over De La Salle in a very even B Grade competition. This victory marks the first-ever senior game against De La Salle at this level, signifying a significant milestone for the club.

Ben Carlisle, fresh from the Under 19s, made his senior debut, showcasing his talent and determination on the field. Additionally, Thomas Oliver returned to the side after successfully completing two weeks of concussion protocols, adding depth and experience to the team.

Despite a sluggish start, the Weller's found their rhythm in the middle quarters, maintaining relentless pressure on the opposition. The midfield, asserted dominance as the game progressed, providing ample opportunities for the potent forward duo of Harry Laukens and Liam Thomas, who rose to the occasion with some clinical finishing.
Josh Gale’s performance on the wing was nothing short of spectacular. Gale's influence was highlighted by two scintillating goals that electrified the crowd and lifted his team's spirits. Caleb Finlayson also continued his excellent form around the ground and finished with 2 goals.

Defensively, the Weller's were rock-solid, with the back six led by stalwart Ben Hart with great support from Lachie Powell & George Kalargyros thwarting numerous De La Salle attacks. Their resilience and composure under pressure were instrumental in maintaining control of the game.

As the final quarter unfolded, De La Salle mounted a spirited comeback, but the Weller's remained resolute, weathering the storm to secure a hard-fought victory. The team's determination and unity were evident as they held off a fast-finishing opponent to seal another important win on the road.

Looking ahead, Weller's eagerly anticipates their next challenge as they prepare to face Caulfield Grammarians at home. The club extends a warm invitation to all supporters to come out and show their support at GBO.
A big thank you is extended to all the helpers & supporters whose efforts contributed to this historic and unforgettable day.

Best Players: Josh Gale, Callum Rutledge, James Allen, Lachlan Purcell, Ben Hart, Harry Veitch
Goal Kickers: Liam Thomas 4, Caleb Finlayson 2, Josh Gale 2, Harry Laukens 2, James Allen 1, David McColl 1

Anson Brownless
Senior Coach

Reserves vs De La Salle

Best Players: Andrew Parker, Patrick Dennis, Michael Hook, Flynn Chable, Rory Wheelhouse, Fraser Wells
Goal Kickers: Flynn Chable 2, Harrison Kimmitt 1, Andrew Parker 1

Steve Warr
Reserves Coach

Thirds vs Richmond Central

Best Players: David Berry, Quinn Buntine, Charlie Dore, Caine Hillier, Lucas Noack, Lachie Weinlich
Goal Kickers: Caine Hillier 3, Lachie Weinlich 3, David Augustes 1, Quinn Buntine 1, Lucas Noack 1

Harley Beechey
3rds Coach

U19 vs Old Ivanhoe

Check out the video reviews from coach Alistair: VIDEO

Best Players: Joshua Davidson, Joshua Blew, Freddie Askew, Angus McNeill, Owen Henderson, Ben Joy
Goal Kickers: Lachie Ross 4, Matthieu Gibert 2, Harrison Haintz 2, William Allsop 1, Freddie Askew 1, Joshua Blew 1, Charlie Chun 1, George Commons 1, Owen Cox 1, Charles Robertson 1, William Stamper 1, Samuel Woods 1


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