MOCFC Update 19th July 2012
Mazenod faces fourth-placed Old Camberwell away this week in what shapes as a mini-final. A win will see Mazenod climb into the four for the first time.
Seniors vs. Old Camberwell, 2.30pm, Gordon Barnard Reserve, Camberwell
Reserves vs. Old Camberwell, 12.15pm, Gordon Barnard Reserve, Camberwell
Thirds vs. St. Kevins, 2.00pm, TH King Oval, Glen Iris
U/19s vs. PEGS, 2.00pm, Central Reserve
Big congratulations go out to Josh Cowan (pictured) on his selection for victoria in the recent U19 VAFA representative match against the Victorian Country Football League.
- Saturday 4th August - Mazenodian luncheon. RSVP to Wayne Francis (email@example.com / 0447 252 845).
- Sunday 5th August - Black White and Blue Day @ clubrooms
Tickets are out and selling fast max 300 tickets with first prize depending on how many tickets are sold. Please contact Dale Micallef ( 0421 915 145 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Paolucci (0419 375 453 / email@example.com).
- Saturday 18th August - 1991/92 Premiership Reunions @ clubrooms 3pm onwards
Nodders roll on
Mazenod played as well as they have all year to dispose of second-placed Fitzroy by 52 points and are now the form team of the competition.
After Mazenod started well, Fitzroy slammed on four quick goals to take a four-point lead at the first change. First-gamer Nick Jookwas impressive early, and veteran Ben Chamberlain continued his great form. The quality of the play didn’t diminish in second, even as the goals dried up. In defence, Byron Bonner, Steve Oldman, and Sam Reed combined to prevent the opposition from scoring a goal while at the other end Chamath Jayawera (5 goals) looked dangerous every time the ball entered the forward 50.
In the third, Mazenod went to another level, kicking seven goals to nil. Ben Phibbs and Jimmy Egan each kicked two brilliant goals and Luke Greco again brought some pace and flair to the forward line. Mazenod held a 46-point lead at the final change.
Mazenod didn’t let up in the last. Tav Vallance continued to ruck tirelessly, Dave Chamberlain was relentless, and Damian Macleod buried himself in packs at every opportunity. The final result was very pleasing, although the team must now steel itself for a huge match against fourth-placed Old Camberwell.
The reserves again suffered a heart-breaking loss, this time falling to the undefeated Fitzroy by 2 points. The 2s will likely miss the finals, despite proving in recent weeks that they are actually one of the best teams in the competition. Jake Beard kicked five in a BOG performance with Steve Mann chipping in with three. Tom Bailey and Luke Castledine were also very good.
The thirds thrashed bottom-team Whitefriars, by 10 goals to retain fourth spot. Steph Davis bagged another seven goals whileGareth Joachim and Darren McMullin were named best.
The Under 19s won on forfeit against St. Bernards.