What a season the Under 15s have had...they have gone through the home and away season undefeated, which is no mean feat in itself. Marty & Blake Captains and BOGs for the Under 13 and Under 15 CHFL Interleague teams respectively. Top all of that off with Blake winning the League Beat & Fairest and we have the makings of a great team of footballers for many years to come...GO EMUS!
ROUND 1 v CLUNES
A great win, lending players to the opposition which led to the unlucky Xavier Connell who was filling in for Clunes receiving a knock on the ribs as well as concussion. He went to hospital to be checked over and spent the night. Fortunately Xavier is OK and well on the road to a full recovery. A very good win with entertaining football being played. Skipton 25.17-167 def Clunes 0.0-0
ROUND 2 v SMYTHESDALE
A great effort to win in the wet conditions. The rain continued through this game, but the team battled on very well. Campbell Corbett received the Pinky’s voucher. Skipton 8.3-51 def Symthesdale 4.1-25
ROUND 3 V LEARMONTH
In a one sided game in favour of Skipton the under 15s recorded a strong win. Blake Scott and Jack Sheenan impressing in the middle. Marty Boyer and Jessie Kennedy enjoying the space in the forward line. Awards to Luke Peeters. Skipton 25.17-167 def Learmonth 1.0-6
ROUND 4 V NEWLYN
The side continues to work on their teamwork and bringing all players into the game. Coach Kelvin Scott is very keen to develop the younger players as well as the more senior guys and thinks there is good progress in this area. He is aware that you need a whole team playing well when they are challenged by better sides in the games to come and is trying to prepare the side accordingly. A highlight was to see one of the younger players in Marty Boyer kick the first 7 goals of the game. He kicked 11 for the game. Awards, Pinky’s Jesse Kennedy and Skipcoin Jack Shady. Skipton 18.9-117 def Newlyn 0.1-1
ROUND 5 V DAYLESFORD
Continuing to improve each week, while they seem to be untroubled by the opposition score lines this year, the improvement and work they do on playing as a team is great to see. Kelvin with the assistance of Alistair Wills have the boys playing better as a team every game. Awards were Pinky’s to Charlie Savage, and Skipcoin to Nathan Dean.
Skipton 11.8-74 def Daylesford 2.0-12
ROUND 6 V BUNGAREE
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. Awards went to Jonah Moloney Wise for Pinky’s and Skipcoin to Xavier Connell and Hamish Hall.
Skipton 7.6-48 def Bungaree 2.4-16
What a day at the CHFL Interleague for the Emus.
Marty Boyer named Captain of the U13 team plus awarded BOG for the day plus Bailey Meek playing a great game. Blake Scott named Captain of the U15 team and also awarded BOG for the day and also Jack Sheehan named in best.
ROUND 7 V GORDON
CONGRATULATIONS!! Bailey and Blake played their 100th game respectively for the mighty Emus this week, congratulations on this great achievement!
They came up against another undefeated side in a test for their team play. They hit the ground full of enthusiasm looking to help Bailey Meek and Blake Scott celebrate their 100th games. After an evenly matched first half Skipton were able to control a relatively low scoring game. Awards went to Bailey Meek for Pinky’s pizza , and Marty Boyer received the Skipcoin. Skipton 7.6-48 def Gordon 4.2-26.
ROUND 8 V BUNINYONG
The side got out of the blocks well, making the most of the breeze scoring 4.3-27 to 0.0-0 in the first quarter. They managed to contain Buninyong when they had the breeze in the second, and the game continued in that fashion with Skipton managing to score a goal against the wind in the last, taking the margin out to 33 points. Best players B.Scott, L.Wills, J. Sheehan, M. Boyer, B.Nash and J. Liston. Skipton 9.7-61 def Buninyong 4.4-28
ROUND 9 V BALLAN
Another great win, on top all day. A few injuries with Jack Sheehan, Marty Boyer and Ben Nash out of the team they pulled together and played well as a unit, with over a 100 point win and keeping Ballan scoreless. Blake Scott and Jack Liston profluent goal scorers for the day. Award winners Jack Liston and Lachy Maxted.
Skipton 18.22-130 def Ballan 0.0-0
ROUND 10 V DUNNSTOWN
Rolling along very nicely sitting on top of ladder. The return of Harry Wills helped cover some injuries and he booted 5 goals along with his brother Lachy who also snagged 5 goals. Keep up the good work!! Awards to Tom McCarthy, Campbell Kennedy and Jack Liston.
Skipton 13.12-90 def Dunnstown 1.1-7
ROUND 11 V BEAUFORT
Beaufort had the best of us in the first quarter, leading by 7 points at the first break. Thereafter however Skipton turned it on, restricting Beaufort to only one more scoring shot while adding 7 goals of their own. Again it was a good team effort by our boys to shut the opposition down. Awards went to Ben Van Gaans for the Pinky’s voucher, Skipcoin to Campbell Kennedy, and Bakery to Aiden Walsh.
Skipton 7.4-46 to Beaufort 2.2-14.
ROUND 12 V HEPBURN
Managed to reverse the results of the U12 game, kicking 17 goals in the heavy going was a good effort. Awards went to Lachlan Wills receiving the Pinky’s Pizza award, Ben Walsh the Skipcoin voucher, and Bakery Ward to Nathan Dean. Skipton 17.8-110 def Hepburn 1.3-9
ROUND 13 V WAUBRA
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. Pinky’s voucher went to Jack Sheehan, Skipcoin Harry Wills, and the Bakery award to Hamish Hall.
Skipton 21.8-134 def Waubra 0.0-0
ROUND 14 V ROKEWOOD
Still undefeated for the season but had to play a very competitive opposition who were coached well and put the pressure on our best players. Award winners were B Meek, C Mackenzie and M Boyer. Skipton 6.7-43 def Rokewood 0.2-2
ROUND 15 V SPRINGBANK
On their way to the finals, it looks like nothing can stop these boys. Whilst Springbank kept them on their toes during the game, they ran away with the win in the end. Awards to Lachlan Maxted, Charlie Savage and Jesse Kennedy. Skipton 6.9 45 def Springbank 1.2 8.
ROUND 16 V CRESWICK
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. Cameron Gardiner wins the Pinky’s award, Aiden Walsh the Skipcoin voucher and Blake Scott the Bakers Delight award. Skipton 8.4-52 defeated Creswick 2.2-14
ROUND 17 V CARNGHAM LINTON
Victorious again. A great win over rivals Carngham secured an undeafeated season and a ticket into the finals next week. Award to Campbell Corbett. Skipton 23.15-153 def Carngham 1.1-7
LEAGUE BEST & FAIREST
Well done to Blake on winning the U15 league Best & Fairest and to all the other players who polled votes on the night... Blake Scott 43, Jack Sheehan 26, Lachlan Wills 10, Benjamin Nash 5, Harry Wills 2, Jack Liston 2, Marty Boyer 2
WHAT A SEASON 2018 HAS BEEN FOR OUR UNDER 15s! Well done Kelvin and Al on leading these young men through a great season, we hope all your hard work is rewarded with a great finals journey!
WEEK 1 FINALS - It would be great to see a huge Emu crowd to show our support to the Under 15s. Let’s hope they can go all the way and top off what has been a fantastic year for our up and coming stars!
Qualifying Final at Learmonth
Saturday 18th August
Skipton V Beaufort
Adults $12, Pensioners and U18 $6, U15 Free