A cracking day for footy this week with the Tigers taking on Park Orchards at the MCG of the East. Unfortunately we only returned one win from the footy with the reserves recording a stirring victory over the 2nd placed sharks. The under 19s were totally out classed by a very good Park Orchards team and the seniors again suffered a second half fade out to go down by a couple of goals. Netball girls continued their good run with a hard fought 2 goal win over The Basin to main their position in the top four. Another sold out Lunch, with 140 plus people enjoying the very dry and humorous Collingwood Legend Dane Swan along with BIG Gav who kept the large crowd well and truly entertained. BIG THANK YOU to Graham Bradtke for the great photos and sponsor Nickos Tavern for another great Lunch.
The MND Ladies lunch NEXT Saturday with Neale Daniher is shaping up as one of the biggest events ever held on game day at our club. With over 250 ladies in attendance in a Marquee on the netball court, we owe Phil Hine from Hine Hire a BIG THANK YOU who has helped to make this happen, along with our Major Sponsors Noel Jones Mitcham, Colourtech and Networkpak for their support. Please also save the dates for the major draw Saturday 18th August and Presentation night Thursday night 27th September.. Head to our official MFC face book page @mitchamfootballclub and Official Website www.mitchamfc.comfor all these stories and more #strongandbold
Under 19s Coaches Report
Our young under 19 team has hit the wall the last two games. After 2 great efforts against Croydon and Lilydale where we saw marked improvement, Park orchards handed us a reality check on Saturday, best quickly forgotten. The next four weeks are critical for our season as we look to discover the spark from earlier in the season
Kevin Bentley Under 19s Coach
Reserves Coaches Report
Terrific win by the boys against 2nd place Park Orchards who have only lost 3 for year to date, our ability to stick to our plan all day with one qtr at a time our focus was just brilliant. The intensity the guys displayed and selfless attitude for each other just proved that our footy is well and truly good enough to play finals at this level. After a even 1st qtr where we had more of the play we stuck to the task at delivered a strong performance in the 2nd with a 4 goal to zero qtr, clearly on top in all areas at the main break. The 3rd again had us kick 4 to get out to a 8 goal lead as we shut them out completely. The last was solid again to take the points by 6 goals. With an even contribution from all it’s hard to pick out the best and that’s testament to true team 1st performance and attitude, awesome support the boys received so thanks to all our supporters. We are very motivated to finish the year off in form so this week we can’t wait for against Bayswater.
Steve Jordan Reserves Coach
Senior Coaches Report
This week we hosted Park Orchards who needed to win to stay in touch with top 4. Our focus was to bring pressure and not allow any easy ball movement.
We did this for the 1st half and held a comfortable 3 goal lead going into half time. The challenge was to be able to stand up when they made their run at us in the 3rd quarter which we knew was coming.
We were unable to respond to the challenge in the 3rd quarter which was disappointing and at 3 quarter time we faced a 3 goal deficit.
We were able to get the margin back to 2 goals during the last quarter but were unable to sustain the effort and ended up going down by 4 goals.
Jackson Glossop was fantastic down back all day and Matt Hill used his speed and kicking ability to break the lines for us.
Thanks to all the supporters who came down on the weekend and to everyone who attended the presidents lunch, we appreciate your support
Neil Winterton Senior Coach