ROUND 16 V CRESWICK
Prior to the senior game both clubs, football and netball, came together to share a minutes silence for Lachie Poulter of the Dunnstown Football Netball Club. Thanks to all for supporting this.
Creswick visited a windy Skipton on Saturday. With a strong wind pushing the play into the scoreboard pocket for a lot of the day.
U12s were not deterred by the conditions and managed 9.5-59 to Creswick’s 1.1-7. Pinky’s Pizza award went to Pat Gowans, the Skipcoin award went to James Read and the Bakers Delight award to Harry Collins.
U15s are creeping closer to an undefeated season with only Carngham Linton standing in their way for the home and away rounds. The coaching panel led by Kelvin Scott are doing a great job of keeping the boys focused on the task at hand and making sure that the essential team work is instilled into our lads, as they know that teams win finals, not half a dozen individuals. Skipton 8.4-52 defeated Creswick 2.2-14. Cameron Gardiner wins the Pinky’s award, Aiden Walsh the Skipcoin voucher and Blake Scott the Bakers Delight award. U18s When light on number wise we need everything going our way. Unfortunately that was not the case for our team with injuries to a couple of players making things tougher again. Skipton 0.4-4 to Creswick 12.14-86. Pinky’s to Jonah Moloney Wise, Skipcoin to Andrew Jackson and Emu Creek Deli and Gifts to Cree Stranks. Regardless of numbers, injuries or opposition the boys play their best, their coach Chris Jones is always positive, teaching and trying to improve the team and players. Let’s all give them all the support they deserve for the final game at Snake Valley. Reserves played well against a side that will play finals, maybe telling a tale of the season that could have been, a little more fitness, a little more settled and some focus could see a side climb the ladder in 2019. Skipton 2.4-16 to 4.10-34. Josh Appleby and Alex McLean were good investments for their respective syndicates. Seniors started with plenty of the ball, but whether it was the wind or the congestion could only kick point after point. At half time the score was 1.11-17 to 4.2-26. Anxious supporters were nervous into the start of the third, hoping we could get going and capitalise on our dominant play around the ground, praying that Creswick wouldn’t break away. Fortunately Skipton had the best of a low scoring term into the wind, drawing level at three quarter time. In the last we opened the game up, pushing hard, using the ball much better to blow the opposition away. Final scores 8.17-65 to Creswick 5.3-33. Syndicates were well rewarded for the good performance of Xavier Lourey and Kal Dubbeldam. Unfortunately in the closing seconds of the game James Welsh sustained a nasty injury from a head clash. Reports on Sunday morning tell of a broken cheekbone and eye socket, no doubt a headache as well. All the best Welshy, hope your recovery is a speedy one.
It was a tough day out for goalies with strong winds when we took on Creswick at Creswick on Saturday.