It wasn't the best of days for either the weather or our netballers when we took on Bungaree at Bungaree on Saturday with artic temperatures and annoying rain dampening the day.
Our only winners for the day and still undefeated in their unofficial competition the under 13b girls won 10 to 3
Awards to Bronte molloy and sara Kennedy
The under 13a girls lost 12 to 17
Awards to destiny frisby and Kailah scott.
And a unfortunate loss to under 15s 5 to 32 and the awards went to Kate gowans and Alex grieves.
Under 17s had a lost 15 to 33 and the awards went to ruby bingham and vivian johnson knight.
C grade also lost 19 to 53
Awards to jess whiteside, alee bryce and bec walker.
B grade lost 20 to 40 and awards went to gemma molloy, ella dridan and natalie clark
A grade awards went to liz barr, laura fay and Hayley jones in the 7 to 62 loss
Hopefully we will bounce back in a fortnights time when we come up against gordon at home. Enjoy the week off next week!
The change from Summer to winter was very welcome, but the cooler damp conditions at Bungaree led to old fashioned, wet weather footy.
The under12s handled the conditions well, returning to the winners list 3.6-24 to 0.1-1. Cooper Cahill received the Pinky ‘s voucher and Kobi Richardson the Skipcoin.
The under 15s came up against another undefeated side in what promised to be a test for their team and team play. In a good opening quarter Skipton kicked 4 goals to 1, which in the tough conditions proved to be too much for Bungaree to challenge. Skipton finished 7.6-48 to 2.4-16. Awards went to Jonah Moloney Wise for Pinky’s and Skipcoin to Xavier Connell and Hamish Hall.
The Under 15s side had 4 representatives in the interleague at Buninyong on Sunday, congratulations to Blake Scott and Jack Sheehan for making the under 15 side, and to Marty Boyer and Bailey Meek for being selected in the under 13 team. We are very proud to have Blake and Marty captaining their sides as well. Well done boys!
The under 18s found the going a little tougher, although showing they have great talent, but limited numbers again. Bungaree were too strong , Skipton 4.3-37to 9.7-61.
Pinky’s Lachie Maxted, Skipcoin Mitch Grieves and Emu Creek Deli Ed Boyer.
The reserves football was a great game of tough physical play with the team hanging on against the odds to beat Bungaree for the first time. Skipton hit the front in the third quarter, at the final break being 6 points in front. Bungaree had the benefit of the strong wind in the last and it seemed impossible for Skipton to hang on, especially with two players being sent of in the third quarter for overly “ vigorous “ play. Skipton battled and battled, to bottle up the game, tackling hard and giving Bungaree few chances to score despit the play being in the Bungaree forward line for most of the quarter. When the final siren sounded Skipton had hung on to win by 2 points. 6.4-40 to 5.8 -38. What a win! Jack Robson and Wil Fay were amongst the best.
The senior game was not what we had hoped, a slick Bungaree outfit clicked early with the wind, and continued on through the whole game with Skipton having few winners on the day. It was very disappointing after the good win the week before, but such is the nature of football, as our team develops and plays together more, our play will become more consistent and competitive week in week out. Final score 2.3-15 to 17.12-114.
Next week is a break for inter league, so we have time to regroup , reassess and work hard before we host Gordon.