Match Review Highlights
- Nodders go top with 48-point win over Old Ivanhoe
- Reserves win by a whopping 158
- Under 19s fall 15 points short in top-of-the-table clash
- Colts down by 23 points
Mazenod faced Old Ivanhoe on Saturday, with both teams entering the match undefeated. The Nodders were on top from the outset, trailing by just five points at quarter time, despite kicking into a 4 to 5 goal breeze.
Mazenod attacked relentlessly to open the second, but Old Ivanhoe held firm. However, Kieren McKeogh and Ben Phibbs broke the game open in the middle part of the quarter with two goals apiece and the Nodders took a 35-point lead into the long break.
Old Ivanhoe made an impact in the third, reducing the margin to 13 points at the final change. It was enough to give them some confidence at three quarter time, particularly given that they had come from behind to win each of their first three games of the season. Fortunately, Mazenod was up for the challenge and when BOG, Brad Kovac, marked strongly and converted from 45 metres, the flood-gates opened.
It was another tough effort from the Nodders who continue to impress with their physical pressure. The usual hard nuts, Steve Welsford, Tim bourbon and Stu Ingliss were brilliant around the stoppages all day, while Tom Mckenna was unbeatable in the one-on-ones. It sets up a huge match against flag favourites, Peninsula, this week.
1.2-8 7.8-50 8.10-58 14.16-100
2.1-13 2.3-15 6.9-45 7.10-52
Goal Kickers: B. Kovac 2, T. Cincotta 2, B. Phibbs 2, K. McKeogh 2, R. McCarthy, L. Welsford, S. Inglis, T. Bourbon, R. Mann, D. Byrne
Best Players: B. Kovac, T. McKenna, T. Bourbon, S. Welsford, N. Thomas, S. Inglis
The Reserves blew Old Ivanhoe away, winning by 158 points. The forwards had a picnic with Peter Rozanitis kicking 8, and Aaron Taun-Henderson and Jeremy Devlin 4 apiece. Assistant coach, Steve Balloch, named himself BOG.
10.3-63 15.6-96 22.10-142 26.15-171
1.0-6 1.1-7 1.1-7 2.1-13
Goal Kickers: P. Rozanitis 8, A. Taun-Henderson 4, J. Devlin 4, J. Egan 3, S. Balloch 2, N. Gentile, T. Odrowaz, L. Riley, N. Peck, J. Sharp
Best Players: S. Balloch, J. White, B. Woods, M. Rice, S. Riley, J. Trounce
The Under 19s gave a very good account of themselves in the top-of-the-table clash against Williamstown CYMS, falling by 15 points. Dylan Spooner kicked 3 and shared BOG honours with Aiden Brand-Oliver.
2.5-17 4.7-31 7.13-55 13.13-91
2.3-15 8.5-53 13.5-83 16.10-106
Goal Kickers: D. Spooner 3, M. McLellan 2, M. Zogoulas 2, A. Noone 2, S. Deegan, S. Bonacci, J. Murdock, M. D''Angelo
Best Players: A. Brand-Oliver, D. Spooner, M. D''Angelo, S. Deegan, M. McLellan, D. Wiles
The Colts were highly competitive gainst De La Salle, but their opponents pulled away in the last quarter to win by 23 points. Tom Riley booted another 3 goals to be amongst the best, but it was Lachy McKenna who shone brightest.
De La Salle
1.0-6 4.2-26 7.5-47 11.10-76
1.3-9 3.6-24 4.8-32 7.11-53
Goal Kickers: T. Riley 3, D. Di Nezza, L. McKenna, S. Connolly, I. Saina
Best Players: L. McKenna, J. Brown, T. Riley, A. Khaiyath, M. Kovac, J. Mountford