MOCFC Newsletter 1st September 2016




Match Centre

This Week
Finals action in full swing this week with the Seniors/Reserves playing 2nd Semi Finals, and Colts in Preliminary Final action. The U19s went down in a nail biting 1st Semi Final against Ormond last week, however the boys showed tremendous fight to draw level in the last 1/4 after being 6 goals down in Q3. A very solid year from Paul Deegan and the boys which was highlighted by 8 players from the Under 19 squad playing senior football. 

Saturday 3rd September
Seniors  & Reserves  vs  Caulfield Grammarians, 2.10pm/11.50am, Bill Lawry Oval, Westgarth St, Northcote.

Sunday 4th September
Colts vs Parkside, 11.30am, Waverley Oval, Waverley Rd, East Malvern 

Congratulations to the mighty Mazenod Panthers Blue team and coach Matt Johnson on winning their FIDA Division 2 Grand Final last weekend. 


MOCFC Presentation Night
Friday 23rd September


Glen Waverley Bowls Club. 
$45 per person
Drinks at Bar Prices


MOCFC Past Players and Supporters Reunion
Thursday 1st September 7pm

Central Reserve

Around the club

Steve Paolucci has a full time position available in his bricklaying business. Please call Steve on 0419 375 453.  

Presentation Night Trophy Donations
Everyone has the opportunity to sponsor a trophy on presentation night which will be recognised in the night. Trophies start at $25 and if you want to assist the club with meeting these costs please contact Chris Smith (0414 752 762 /

Match Review

Match Review Highlights
- Seniors hit form ahead of finals with 11-goal win
- Reserves down by 3 points
- Under 19s heartbreaking elimination final loss
- Colts to play in prelim after convincing elimination final win
Match Reviews
Mazenod tuned up for the finals with a dominant performance against Williamstown CYMS. The 67-point win should give the team confidence as they head into this week’s semi final against Caulfield Grammarians.
The Nodders started well with the wind, taking a 21-point lead into the first change, but they really turned the screws in the second. The miserly Mazenod defence, led by Steve Oldman, Dean Izon and Xavier Patti, has conceded fewer points that any other team this year and were again at their best as they defended against the breeze. They kept Williamstown goalless while providing enough run to allow our forwards to kick three goals. At half time, the lead was a comfortable 34 points.
With the game in hand, the Nodders continued to press in the second half and ran out 67-point winners. It was a terrific four-quarter effort with standout performances from Xavier Patti, Nick Gentile and Jaydyn Hill.
Mazenod OC
4.2-26  7.4-46  13.5-83    17.8-110

Williamstown CYMS
1.1-7   1.6-12   3.8-26   5.13-43

Goal Kickers: B. Phibbs 3, B. Kovac 2, J. Murdock 2, F. Reed 2, R. Thomas, S. Inglis, N. Thomas, D. Izon, J. Devlin, T. Cincotta, S. Welsford, A. Taun-Henderson

Best Players: X. Patti, N. Gentile, J. Hill, D. Izon, S. Welsford, R. Mann

The Nodders fell to third-placed Williamstown by three points, but retain second position and will battle Caulfield for a place in the grand final this week. Francis Palleschi and Josh Trounce were best for the Nodders.
Mazenod OC
1.4-10   3.4-22   4.9-33   7.10-52

Williamstown CYMS
1.2-8  4.3-27   7.5-47   8.7-55

Goal Kickers: P. Rozanitis 2, F. Palleschi 2, S. Balloch 2, A. McIntyre

Best Players: F. Palleschi, J. Trounce, D. Hayes, J. Egan, N. Peck, B. Woods

 Under 19s
The under 19s exited season 2016 in heartbreaking fashion, falling to Ormond by 7 points after a brave fight back.
The Nodders were jumped by their opponents early and trailed by four goals at the first break. Despite an improved effort in the second, the deficit extended to 29-points at half-time and all seemed lost. Coach Paul Deegan urged his charges to be bold in the second half and they responded. With ben Gannon and Damian Byrne hitting their straps, the margin was reduced to 18 points at the final change. In a high-quality final quarter, the Nodders drew level with just minutes to play and looked set for a memorable victory, but Ormond found something to kick the final goal and secure a 7-point victory.
It was a tough way to finish the season, but the Nodders can be proud of the character they displayed, not only in the second half of the match, but throughout the year. Several players, including Damian Byrne, Aidan Brand-Oliver and Corey Martino, also played plenty of senior football, which bodes well for the future of the club.
0.2-2   2.2-14    6.5-41   11.7-73

4.2-26   6.9-45   8.11-59    11.14-80

Goal Kickers: D. Fowler 3, M. D''Angelo 3, S. Deegan 2, D. Byrne, D. Di Nezza, A. Brand-Oliver

Best Players: B. Gannon, D. Byrne, M. D''Angelo, S. Deegan, D. Wiles, J. Buccella

Mazenod progressed to the preliminary final with a win over St. Bedes Mentone on Saturday. The Nodders held the ascendancy for most of the day and may have led by more than 12 points at three-quarter time if not for some wayward goal kicking. St. Bedes threatened to make Mazenod pay in the last with an early-qurater surge, the Nodders were not going to let this one slip and powered away to a 27-point win. Tom Riley put on a clinic, kicking five of Mazenod’s eight goals. He was well supported by Jake Charman and Matt Kovac who were brilliant throughout.

2.4-16   4.8-32    5.10-40    8.14-62

St Bedes / Mentone
0.1-1   2.2-14    4.4-28     5.5-35

Goal Kickers: T. Riley 5, J. Mountford, J. Cochrane, N. Nguyen

Best Players: T. Riley, J. Charman, M. Kovac, L. McKenna, I. Saina, N. Smith

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