Conditions for football changed this week, with a heavy frost then a good day and surface greeting our Under 12s at Skipton.
U12s team enjoyed the firmer surface, kicking 4.5-29 to Waubra’s 0.0-0. Noah Kennedy won the Pinky’s voucher, Thomas Gardiner in his first game received the Skipcoin voucher, and the classy Bowen Corbett received the Bakery award.
U15s are going very well, playing as a team, with some good contributors in all positions. I know the coaching staff are working to improve every player and the team as a whole, vitally important as we get towards the business end off the season. Skipton 21.8-134 to 0.0-0. Pinky’s voucher went to Jack Sheehan, Skipcoin Harry Wills, and the Bakery award to Hamish Hall.
U18s had a great win dominating the opposition 12.14-86 to 2.2-14. This is a great reward for the hard work of the boys and coach Chris Jones. As previously mentioned it hasn’t been the easiest season numbers wise, but there is talent and promise within the group. These young men are an essential part of our clubs future, and its great to see them play well. Jack Sheehan has another Pinky’s voucher for the day, Lachlan Smyth won the Skipcoin and Brandon McCarthy the Emu Creek Deli and Gifts award.
Reserves had a pretty good game, better than the scoreboard says. We had a lot of the play but lacked the ability to convert. Skipton 2.4-16 defeated by Waubra 12.6-78. Anthony Bedggood and Alex Morcombe won the awards.
Seniors game started in a similar fashion to the last few, Skipton out of the blocks early, and at quarter time the crowd wondering if the effort can be sustained. The pressure stayed on from our team with the boys still a good chance into the last quarter. There were some nerves and concern from Waubra supporters, as it seemed a side that they demolished last year could be challenging them. The difference in the end was that Waubra scored a little more easily than Skipton from their hard work, getting away in the final stages to win by 34 points. Huge steps have been taken this year and we are going to work harder than ever to take many more.
Skipton 6.8-44 to Waubra 11.12-78. Better players Kal Dubbeldam and Jack Peeters.
The Skipton emuettes managed 3 wins when we took on Waubra at home on Saturday. Despite the very frosty start, the weather cleared to a sunny though chilly day for some very physical matches.
13b girls continued their great form and are all developing some wonderful skills and teamwork. The final score was 21 to 0 with Lyla Molloy and Ruby Gardiner receiving the awards.
13a Coach Amy Lodge was very pleased with the 13a girls and said that coming into the game the girls attitude of enthusiasm and determination helped them take control of the game from the start and continue throughout.
Some new combinations during the game saw Maddie Dunne and Lily Connell dominate in the goal ring which saw them receive the awards.
Amy was rapt with the outstanding effort by all girls during the game and the great demonstration of teamwork to take the 21 to 7 win.
U15 girls were up against some very tight defence this week and Waubras pressure made it hard to access the goal ring. Our girls did have some great plays of their own and Charlotte Maxted and Paige Kennedy tried their hardest in the 11 to 35 goal loss.
U17 girls returned to the winners list with a 25 to 16 goal win. Some great shooting and pressure down the court were highlights with Megan Liston and Jemima Howell taking the awards in the very pleasing result.
Cgrade Some of the under 17 girls then stepped up and helped out the senior section who have been riddled with injuries and broken bones.
C grade mixed it up a bit this week with Megan Liston, Jemima Howell and Ruby Bingham all stepping up very capably to senior ranks. All three girls supported the c grade girls extremely well and the fill in coach was very happy with a great team performance even though we went down 21 to 40. Awards went to Jessica Whiteside, Bec Walker (was great to see Bec fire up this week!) and Ruby Bingham. Well done girls.
Bgrade Amy Lodge, Georgie Fay and Amy Dridan took the awards in the B grade game which was an extremely physical encounter. A few falls caused by tight defence gave us injury scares as Waubras pressure was somewhat extreme at times. We held strong and continued to fight but Waubras physical attributes made them hard to get the better of and we went down 20 to 41.
Agrade Georgie Fay and Amy Lodge stepped back onto court for A grade and the first quarter it was a tight one. Waubra then put the foot down and stepped it up a notch with accurate shooting and fast movement down the court. The final result was 16 to 59 with Laura Fay solid in defence as always, Erin Gillespie in goals and Georgie Fay taking the awards.
We would love your support next week as we take on rivals Rokewood at Rokewood. With lots of history between the two clubs we are all very keen to put more wins on the board! See you there.
PLEASE NOTE - A later start next week for the netball with Rokewood not fielding an under 15 side.
13b girls will start at 9.45am
13as at 10.30am.
Enjoy the sleep in!