Another home game this week had us taking on the Wantirna South Devils. Netball girls couldn’t repeat their heroics of the week before going down against Upper Ferntree Gully. Our very young Under 19s recorded a stirring victory over Wanny South to start the day on a winning note. Jayden Irving with 5 majors was a stand out with Powson, Jarvis, Stingell, Veenendaal, Antoniou and Holly all named in the best. Reserves had to reshuffle their side after a couple of late withdrawals and found the going tough. Best were Barro, Brock, Young, Tsolos, George and Lee. Our very youthful Senior team had every chance in the first half showing like they did last week, glimpses of good play But a 3rd quarter fade out cost them dearly as Wanny South grabbed the 4 points MacArtney, M. Gordon, Elms, Sullivan, Glossop and McKeown were all named in the best while Jake Parente was our only multiple goal kicker.
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NO GAMES next weekend due to split round BUT Please mark down the 26th of May for the comedy night, as the Junior and Senior club come together as one for our biggest event of the year. Last year’s comedy night attracted over 400 people and we think this year’s event should be just as big - Keep an eye out for updates via the SNR and JNR Websites and face book pages. If you would like to donate goods or services for auction / raffle prizes please see BIG Gav. If you would like to book tickets
*SENIOR Club do via team app link below
**JUNIOR club book via your team manager .
Under 19s Coach report
With the improvement from last week we were confident if we bought that effort into this game we were a chance. After having the better of the start, we found ourselves a couple of goals down in the 2nd quarter. Fortunately we clicked into gear on the back of Jayden Irving in the middle we quickly got on top. With the exception of a few minor glitches we went on to comfortably score our first win in a good team performance.
We were at home again this week against Wantirna Sth who had started the season strongly on the back of recruiting some quality experienced senior players. We felt going into the contest that if we could break even around the stoppages and apply good defensive pressure when they had the footy that our leg speed on the outside would trouble them.
The first quarter was an even affair with both sides attacking the ball hard and working hard defensively making scoring difficult. The 2nd quarter was much of the same until deep into red time when we conceded 2 late goals giving Wantirna Sth a 15 point lead. The challenge was similar to the previous 2 weeks, which was to see if we could stay with a good team in the 3rd quarter when the intensity lifted. Disappointingly we were unable to do so again with a 5 goal to 2 goal quarter blowing out the margin to 37 points at ¾ time.
The last quarter was much of the same with the final margin becoming 56 points.
Zach Elms showed enormous promise in his first senior game for the club and Ryan Sullivan was also fantastic in just his 2nd senior game of footy.
With the week off we will be working hard on the track to correct the issues that are costing us in the 2nd half of games. Thanks to everyone who came out on the weekend, we appreciate the support that you give us.
Neil Winterton Senior Coach