ROUND 4 – Wednesday 16th May
SJC Geelong 8.6 (54) def Whitefriars Donvale 6.9 (45)
1.1 2.3 4.3 8.6.54
1.3 3.6 4.9 6.9.45
GOALS: Brayden Maurer 2, Sam Bourke 1, Louis Clifton 1, Brad Edwards 1, Josh Sorgiovanni 1, Jacsen Jewell 1, Jay Dahlhaus 1
BEST: Izaak De Agrela, Will Tamassy, Gus Humphrey, Josh Sorgiovanni, Jacsen Jewell, Ben Jaska
At Elderslie Reserve Newtown
ROUND 4 – Tuesday 15th May
SJC Geelong 15.12 (102) def Mazenod Mulgrave 2.3 (15)
2.4 7.6 9.8 15.12.102
1.0 1.0 2.2 2.3.15
GOALS: Oliver Henry 5, Jordan Thompson 4, Kyle Skene 3, Henry Walsh 1, Clay Bassett 1, Cameron Fleeton 1
BEST: Gennaro Bove, Jordan Thompson, Mitchell Keane, Kyle Skene, Cameron Fleeton, Oliver Henry
@ Elderslie Reserve, Newtown
After a must win game last week against Whitefriars, the boys were determined to keep up the winning streak. Needing to win every game for the rest of the season to have a chance to make the top two, the team took no chances against Mazenod at home.
With four players on debut coming into the team for the early 1pm clash at Elderslie Reserve, the coaches were looking to change things up and look to play players in different positions. With the emphasis of the game to play smart and own the outside, the boys got off to a good start. Bryce Dunell courageously put his body on the line in the first quarter, copping a cut to the ear requiring a few stiches. Bryce’s opponent came off second best, being carried off the ground in a stretcher with a bad concussion.
The second quarter started and the boys were off to a flyer, with Gennaro Bove taking some strong intercept marks in the back 50 to hold Mazenod to no score for the quarter. On the other end of the ground Ollie Henry was starring, booting five goals before half time.
The third quarter kicked off with the boys showing their fitness over the struggling Mazenod, with the pressure beginning from the backline and showing the results down forward. Both Fleeton brothers starred in the third quarter by attacking the ball hard and restricting Mazenod’s forward entries. Mitchell Keane was dominating through the midfield, pushing towards every contest and influencing the play. Jordan Thompson worked up and down the ground and managed to dominate the midfield and supply quality entries up forward.
Going into the fourth quarter the boys had a stronghold on the game and knew how important percentage would be going into late in the season. Strong pressure from all around the ground caused numerous mistakes by Mazenod and led to the Joeys boys to kick six goals, with the backline managing to restrict the Mazenod to no score. With 30 seconds left the boys were desperate to kick their 15th goal, which led to the team getting their first game reaching over 100 points.
The 2nd win of the year for the team truly showed our potential to play well together and showed great fitness all around the ground. The players on debut really stepped up and proved how much depth there is in the whole squad. Another early game at home against St Joseph’s Ferntree Gully will hopefully continue the teams winning streak and team culture throughout the whole squad.
Year 10 Leader
ROUND 3 – Tuesday 8th May
SJC Geelong 11.5 (71) def by Mazenod Mulgrave 12.6 (78)
3.1 5.3 10.4 11.5.71
3.0 5.3 6.4 12.6.78
GOALS: Tom Ashley 3, Oscar Morrison 2 Jack Doyle 2 Rory Diamond 1, Jack Sagar 1, Tom Barnett 1, Patrick Visentin 1
BEST: Finn Laffy, Tom Ashley, Angus Coburn, Tom Barnett, Jack Sagar, Noah Bartollo, Hamish Bourke
@ Mazenod College Oval