2 September 2017
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10:13am
With a few grades having already wrapped up, there were only six senior teams in action today - and unfortunately only one managed a victory!
Both Div 4 teams lost to Northern sides. Rob's Mustangs was missing most of his squad to take on the Dribblers, so it was the Originals who answered the SOS with a number of the O35s helping out. The Mustangs went down 2-6 but it would have been a lot worse without the Originals helping out - they stiffened up the defence, and Rich Fyfe chimed in with both 'Stangs goals. Big shout out too to Eddy and Matt who have been stalwarts for the side and always get back to the clubrooms too. And a super special shout out to Rob who put his hand up to take the reins this year - he even turns out to be a useful goalkeeper!
The Chargers had of course already sewn up the league title, so were fairly relaxed against the Lawnmowers, and Northern took full advantage by cruising to a 5-1 win. They fully deserved the win and even managed it with only 10 men for half the game, after a desperate goal-line save by a defender led to an inevitable red card. Rob banged in the resultant penalty which led to a specularly 80's celebration - Rob & partner in crime Andy showing their age. Mitch POD for another gutsy effort (although he still couldn't break his duck for the year). The result can't tarnish an incredible season!
In their final match of the season the Thirds had a thriller against Morningside at the Oval but came out on the wrong side of a 4-6 scoreline. This was despite leading 3-1 at halftime. 3rds did score a consolation with the final kick of the game - keeper/coach PV stepping up to smash in a spot kick. POD was Rory who was a tackling machine.
The Seconds faced University at the Cale and a bad first half saw us 1-3 down. We were the better team in the second half but still lost 3-4. The club's youth policy paying dividends with youngsters like Wally, Tel, and Phil Kelly starring. POD was Josh Lucas who scored a couple of goals and has had a great season.
1888's had an awesome 5-1 win over University on a very boggy Ellis 2. The win guarantees them Hanlin Shield points with a 2nd or 3rd place finish - a brilliant effort after a rubbish start to the season.
The boys went with a mentality to hit Uni hard and were physically superior (without ever quite straying into famous '4th Blacks' territory).
Andrew Lyndom continued his comeback from surgery with two classy goals, Lippy bagged another brace, and the win was capped with the best goal of the game - a fine solo effort -
skinning a couple of defenders before rifling home - from Sam Jones who's also made a great comeback from injury!
Nice touch from Lippy in giving wifey Cate POD for all her hard work done behind the scenes.
Remember tomorrow is your last chance to get your Prizegiving tickets for next Saturday night!
Today the Roslyn Premier Women took on Uni at the home of Football Ellis Park. It was a very different looking line up and squad for us today with 7 Prem girls unable to play today, so the call went out to the other teams, 3 reserve team players getting to start and looking like they had played in the team all year.
We fought extremely hard, by half time we had to sub Capt Jordyn, making her 150th Prem League appearance, due to injury, Jessie would put the arm band on, herself and Jemma would command as centre backs. The score was locked at 2 - 2 at half time, a free kick 25 yards out and a corner swung in both by Renee gave us our two goals.
Second half we were looking good, we created a number of great chances but sadly couldn't find the back of the net again, Uni would then get a third goal. A draw would have been a fair reflection on the game but well done to Uni for getting over that finish line. Well done to all our girls in a game which we never gave up, awesome work to the 5 girls that stepped up to the team including Caitlin making debut. Special mention to the Asst Refs Kenny and Peter real class on the line and were vital in this game, best lines men we have had this season by far. Player of the day could go to a number of people, for the effort this girl put in round the park Renee picks it up. Next week we Tech in last game and we will celebrate Jordyns 150th game for the Prems! - Hamish
Match report from tonight's epic match at Bowl Line. This season produced the 3rd winner in as many years. Defending champ Lily suffered from pre-game nerves to collapse in dramatic fashion to earn the horses arse trophy much to the delight of Kelli (aka loser) whose goal seemed to be to knock down 1 pin at least. Needless to say she out did herself much to Lily's dismay. Al's evening was spoiled by the continual jinxing from the Boss. Renee thought we were still playing Uni and tried her best to smash every pin as hard as she could. Lucy, Crystal and Holly W were simply average. 2015 champ Hamish (Hamo) started well only to have a shocker of a 2nd frame to leave the door open for the Walker twins 🙂 It came down to the last bowl when the senior twin Sheryl (mum) embarrassed everyone to sneak up and steal victory. Well done to all for an entertaining evening. Giddyup. - Wayne