From the Coaches Box

We have concluded a very important block of football in our season, one where we as a group identified as being pivotal to our season.  

Over the past two months we have played 9 straight games, which included winning 7 in a row and unfortunately dropping the last two games heading into the bye to Doncaster and Vermont respectively. 

Our list has certainly been well tested to this point having used 32 players, and having a few players in the medical room. Through injury comes opportunity, and we have been pleased to give opportunity to many of our younger players on the list, to this point Vanderhaar, North, Davis, O'Sullivan and Baglava have all tasted senior football in 2017. 

We now draw breath with a bye this weekend, and it gives us a great opportunity to regroup. The players have been really professional over the past two months and it's important for them to refresh heading into an important final month of the season. 

The match against Vermont was a pleasing effort from a very young side. I couldn't fault the endeavour, nor the courage of the players. Of particular mention was the performance of Jackson Weatherald, who not only hurt his shoulder, but strapped it up, and continued to show great courage to play through. This is the exact reason why we have great pride in him being our vice captain. 

I was encouraged by the performance of 2nd gamer Danny Baglava, who in the 2nd half showed that he can be a regular senior footballer, and the opportunity to play him in such a high level match was a great learning curve. 

Our side had the opportunity to win the match in the final term, coming from 28pts down to draw within 2 goals - we worked very hard as a group in the final term, but couldn't generate a winning score kicking 4.2 to 2 behinds. We certainly draw great confidence from the performance where 5 members of our 22 had played 12 games or less. 

Our side was well served by the performances of Kris Pendlebury who again was fantastic in defence, Shaun Cross in midfield, who was well supported by Joffy Simpkin, Rennie Gilchrist and Marc O'Reagan. 

We have 5 games to play, 3 of which are at Balwyn Park. Our goal is still in sight, and we will be looking to regroup next Tuesday, and play the way we know how. 

Go Tigers!  


Vermont 5.3-33 7.5-47 9.6-60 9.8-62
Balwyn 3.1-19 3.4-22 4.8-32 6.12-48
Goal Kickers: M. O''Regan, J. Weatherald, S. Cross, J. Simpkin, J. Gobbels, S. Tregear
Best Players: K. Pendlebury, J. Weatherald, J. Simpkin, D. Baglava, J. Wright, T. Simpkin
Vermont 8.3-51 12.6-78 19.10-124 24.16-160
Balwyn 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1.7
Goal Kickers: E. Court
Best Players: L. Toffolon, E. Court, B. Cotchett, L. O''Connell, J. Kimber, S. Kimber

Bye This week (22nd July)

Next Game (29th July)

Round 15

 Versus Rowville

at Balwyn Park

 Seniors 2.10 pm

Reserves 12.05 pm

U19s this week 10.00 am



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Division 1 Seniors Ladder

1st Division Seniors 2017
1 Vermont 52
2 South Croydon 40
3 Noble Park 36
4 Blackburn 36
5 Balwyn 32
6 Doncaster 32
7 Norwood 20
8 North Ringwood 20
9 East Ringwood 16
10 Montrose 12
11 Rowville 12
12 Bayswater 4

Divison 1 Reserves Ladder

1st Division Reserves 2017
1 Vermont 52
2 Blackburn 52
3 South Croydon 40
4 Rowville 28
5 Norwood 28
6 Noble Park 28
7 North Ringwood 20
8 Montrose 20
9 Bayswater 12
10 Balwyn 12
11 East Ringwood 10
12 Doncaster 10

Division 1 U19's Ladder

1st Division U19s 2017
1 Vermont 100.00
2 Noble Park 83.33
3 Norwood 76.92
4 Blackburn 75.00
5 Rowville 50.00
6 Montrose 45.45
7 North Ringwood 41.67
8 Doncaster 36.36
9 South Croydon 18.18
10 East Ringwood 16.67
11 Balwyn 0.00

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