31 August 2017
Congratulations to our Year 7 Boys and Junior Girls Australian Rules football squads for taking out the 2017 State Championships.
Coach Martin Walsh has submitted the following game report
Playing Mornington Secondary College on the wide expanses of Highgate Reserve the Maribyrnong boys got off to a slow start with the ball spending the majority of time in the backline. Mornington could not capitalise on this and through some great link up play in the midfield Maribyrnong kicked to quick goals against the run of play to gain the ascendency. A late goal saw Maribyrnong take a 3 goal lead into quarter time. Marby 3.3.21 to Mornington 0.3.3.
The second quarter was played on Maribyrnong’s terms with the boys starting to gain control all over the ground, and winning key one on one contests. Sam Rogers was a dominant figure through the midfield and down back during the first half. At halftime Maribyrnong led 7.5.42 to 0.8.8.
After the main break Mornington came out strong kicking with the breeze but a strong backline performance from Joquin Bugeja, Evan Clappart, Darcy Gregory-Francis and Darcy Campbell restricted Mornington to 1 goal 4 behinds for the quarter, whilst Maribyrnong managed to kick 2 goal 1 behind. Marby 9.6.54 to 1.12.18.
The last quarter saw Maribyrnong continue to assert its dominance over Mornington kicking another 3 goals to Mornington’s 1. The run and carry from the backline through the midfield was a highlight.
Maribyrnong College 12.8.80 def Mornington Secondary College 2.13.25
Best: Sam Rogers, Joquin Bugeja, Josh Attard, Dane Harvey and Jai Bahnert.
Played Rowville Secondary College kicking into the breeze the Marby girls controlled play through the midfield thwarting many of Rowville’s forward thrusts. Ella Nickolaus and Marli McLeod playing key roles across the middle of the ground, restricting Rowville to just 2 points to Maribyrnong’s 1 point at the end of the first quarter.
Kicking with the breeze in the second quarter Marby were a little wasteful in attack kicking 3 goal 7 points for the quarter with Charlotte Baskaran (Best on ground) and again Ella Nickolaus starting to dominate through the midfield. Marby leading 3.8.26 to Rowville 0.2.2 at halftime.
Teah Reichart started to get on top in the ruck giving our midfielders first use. The pressure acts by the girls when not in possession of the ball was fantastic led by Jade Robertson and Kiralee Collings, allowed other players such as Tylah Hooper to have a greater impact on the game. Rowville managed to kick 1 goal 1 point for the quarter taking them to 1.3.9 trailing Maribyrnong 3.10.28 at ¾ time.
In the last quarter the Maribyrnong girls kept up the relentless pressure keeping Rowville scoreless while adding 2 goals themselves through Charlotte Baskaran.
Maribrynong College 5.12.42 def Rowville Secondary College 1.3.9
Goals: Charlotte Baskaran 3, Ella Coulson 1, Tylah Hooper 1.
Best: Charlotte Baskaran, Ella Nickolaus, Teah Reichart, Mali McLeod, Kiralee Collings, Jade Robertson and Tylah Hooper
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