Boys’ Football Team Overpower Marcellin
In very wet and windy conditions, our football boys played with a ton of grit and determination to over-power a strong Marcellin outfit. With Kane and Bailey setting the standard, and Matthew (2 goals), Xavier and Tom (1 goal) providing great support, the boys put in their best team performance of the season to eventually win by 20 points.
Our boys’ soccer team also displayed great determination in a nail-biting draw against last year’s premiers PEGS. After levelling the scores with a penalty late in the first half, we took the lead early into the 2nd half when Daniel scored with a terrific shot. Unfortunately, we were denied a victory when PEGS scored from a penalty with less than a minute to go. This was a great comeback considering our disappointing loss in Round 1.
In hockey, our boys tried hard against a very formidable opponent in Camberwell. After fighting back to be in a respectable position at 3-5 down at halftime, we were unable to stem Camberwell’s attack in the second half and eventually went down by 5 goals.
Our netball girls got back on the winning list with a fighting win against Haileybury. Although leading by 10 at the last break, the girls had to fight off a late challenge and did so with some gritty defence and controlled play.
In girls basketball, the girls came out very competitive in the first half, going point for point with a talented Haileybury team. They pushed away a little in the 3rd quarter and while our girls gallantly competed, the experience and size of Haileybury allowed them to run away with an easy win.
In hockey, our girls played really well against a very strong Geelong Grammar team. Brigid scored two terrific goals to keep us in the game, and whilst we kept the pressure on in both halves, Geelong just proved to be too good overall.
In soccer too, the girls were up against a strong Carey team and whilst holding our own, we just couldn’t hold out their attack. In girls' football despite some good individual efforts from Taylor, Bonnie and Chiara, Mentone was just too strong across all positions and were comfortable winners.