Round 12 Match Reports and Awards
Mitcham under 9 Black vs Blackburn Black
We played a very good Blackburn side today at Morton Park. Our captain today was Zach who had a terrific game and also won the medal. We gave out two Zagame's awards today. The first went to Jake (The Extractor) who earned a second nickname today of "Bulldog" as he was relentless at going after the ball. Our second Zagame's award went to Thomas (The Terminator) who, along with Jake, was our contested ball king and also kicked a great long goal to level the scores in the last quarter. Our milkshake went to Michael (The Smiling Assassin) for his fantastic run. All day Michael ran the ball out of defense or through the middle. Ethan S (Captain Tenacious) won our Fish & Chip award for a fantastic game and looking after his mates which was a great example to the rest of the team. Special mentions to Jack (The Package) for some great play which included 2 goals, some beautiful intercepts and a kick in the teeth for his trouble. Camden (The Bull) also had a great game and Ben (The Aviator) used the ball beautifully. It was a great game to watch today with both teams dominated periods of the game. Although we don't keep score it was 7 goals a piece today and the rivalry with Blackburn continues. Go Blacks
Best Players: Zach, Jake, Jack, Thomas, Chloe, Michael, Ethan S
Goals: Jake 2, Jack 2, Chloe 1, Camden 1, Thomas 1
Mitcham under 12 Girls V The Basin
The under 12 girls were more determined than ever to get another win on the board and the went out firing. The girls knew that it wouldn’t be easy player the top of the table Basin, but they gave it their very best. Laying strong tackles and having good ball movement down the ground the girls showed how much they had improved from the last time they played this team.
Best Players: Zara L, Jemima, Maeve, Bridget, Tahlia
Goals: Zara L
Under 12B Mitcham 5-3 (33) defeated Waverley Blues 3-5 (23)
A much better performance by our boys across 4 quarters. We linked up well and had a contribution from our entire squad which was the difference in performance. Our boys worked hard and executed our game style well against quality opposition.
Best Players: Mason Porter, LeBron Gencarelli, Jack Ewison, Jaylen Allen, Ty Crupi, Mark Assaad
Goals: Mason Porter 3, LeBron Gencarelli 1, Tong Atak 1
Mitcham Under 13A 20-8 (128) defeated Croydon 0-2 (2)
Welcome back to Luke Fr & Peter C who both returned to our side after long term injures. We had Croydon at Koonung Reserve, our ball use could have been better at times but it was pleasing to see the boys sort out our ball movement. Our on field leaders implemented the change showing leadership beyond their years. We rotated the boys around in the second half providing the boys with more opportunities. Our run and carry was excellent along with our contested pressure.
Best Players: Peter C, Jai T, Hudson G, Jimmy W, Hamish G, Jack B Annguyen T, Tynan Forster
Goals: Jai T 7, Peter C 4, Hamish G 2, Luca O 2, Ryan O 2,
Under 15 Mitcham 11.7 - 73 defeated Montrose 7.5 - 47
This week saw us travel to Montrose for an important game. Knowing we needed a win to keep our chance of making finals alive, our young men came out and kicked the first 2 goals. Montrose fought back and we only had a 7 point lead at the first break. The 2nd quarter was a tight contest and we only went into halftime up by 8 points. We challenged ourselves to apply more shepherds to protect our teammates and create space, as well as run more to get handball receives to break the game open. The second half saw our men do exactly what was asked as well as laying some ferocious tackles. We were able to run out 26 point winners in the end. Well down to all the young men for keeping a high intensity and energy thoughout the game to keep our season alive and who know's what is in store for us.
Best Players: Alwyn, Connor, Dan N., DT, James, Luke, Mason, Tonnam
Goals: James 5, DT 3, Tonnam 2, Connor