The Under 14s team came up against a very well drilled Central Coast Grammar team on Saturday. This was the team’s first match in the ISA competition and was a tough way to start the season. I was very impressed by the way the boys played with perseverance and determination for the entire fifty minutes. Christian Blasig and Jaz Hagan made some excellent tackles but I would like to congratulate all members of the team for their efforts. We look forward to facing St Andrew’s Cathedral School next week.
Under 15s visited the Central Coast on Saturday and we came up against a formidable opponent. Unfortunately, our game plan did not come to fruition. We were dominated at the ruck and were too slow to place the ball resulting in several turnovers. We had many unforced errors which did not allow us at any point to gain momentum. At times, we would have a good forward push but we seemed to be under pressure consistently resulting in poor decisions and mistakes. The first half we were shell shocked by the speed and wide play of Central Coast resulting in them earning three tries. The second half we were much better defensively but again each time we had opportunity we gave the ball away. We held them to only one try in the second half. The boys worked hard all game and a credit to them for keeping their composure and sportsmanship during the game. Final Score Scots All Saints College 0 CCGS 24. Back to basics this week with an emphasis on the ruck. Best Performances: Lachlan Woods, Angus Parsons, Harry Price and Isaac Poole.
Coaches: D. Bailey and L. Newman
On Saturday 11 May, the Scots all Saints College First XV travelled to Central Coast Grammar School for Round 2 of the ISA competition. With many key players out of the side, the team had to shuffle new players into unfamiliar positions and combinations. The boys were immediately surprised at the speed and physicality of Central Coasts attack with 3 unanswered tries within the first 10 minutes of play. With strong team effort and some great passages of play by Cooper Nagy lead to our first try of the game by Tom Townsend. After half time the boys struggled to find there form left in the end of the first half. With players tiring from the constant defence from the forward and backline, Central Coast took advantage of this by scoring 3 more tries in the last half. Despite the unconvincing score line, the boys showed great passages of play as well as courage and team spirit throughout the whole game. I would like the thank all coaches and transport staff for making the long trip possible for us. The team face the strong St Andrew’s College away next week. With numbers back along with good preparation this week will hopefully allow the boys to become more competitive. Thank you to all who came and watched the First XV, the team really appreciates your continued support.
Scots All Saints College Blue
SASC Blue went down 4-0 on Saturday to Kelso. This was a great result considering we were one player down. Special mention to the Year 8 girls who worked tirelessly all game after a week on camp. Best and Fairest goes to Ellie Moorehead 3 points, Mia Barcham 2 points and Bella Taylor 1 point.
Scots All Saints College Red
Scots All Saints Red hockey team played against Pats W. The girls worked really well as a team, showing some promising passages of passing play. The defence worked well in clearing the ball and scrambling the Pats attack. The attack worked well by consistently getting the ball into the circle. Special mentions go to Harriet Collins who was solid in defense whilst Harriet Lowe and Lily Kable worked the ball well in attack. The final score ended with an 8-2 win. Goals went to Lily Kable (5), Megan Cooke (2) and Harriet Lowe (1). Players Player this week went to Alice Radford who after only two games is consistently working for the ball, creating space and making great passes.
Under 6 Wolves
The Under 6 Wolves continued their winning streak last weekend. Despite the fact that the other side had all played last season they were no match for the Wolves. Hunter McKee joined the ranks this week and showed some real skill with the ball, especially in defence. Whenever the ball came down our end he was usually the first on it. For his efforts he received the medal this week. The younger members of the team continue to improve. They were asking me if they could be subbed off on many occasions and I am assuming this is because they were running much harder, rather than just more interested in the off-field activities. But either way they still seem to be enjoying it. Next week the real coach returns, so I expect there will be a big lift in performance just to impress her.
Under 6 Meerkats
The Meerkats improved greatly on their first performance with plenty of running and kicking (even though it was mostly restarts). It was pleasing to see some who were reluctant to enter the field in Week 1 become more comfortable and enjoying themselves much more.
Under 6 Hawks
A week can be a long time in sport, as the Hawks found out in their match against Bathurst 75’s Lightning. The Hawks however tried exceptionally hard for the entire game, which was amazing to see from such little people! A goal to Isabella was a great moment for the team! Player of the Week went to a very deserving Pippa!
Under 6 Leopards
Saturday morning was very cold and the players were eager to get started. Their enthusiasm was wonderful, they really are coming together as a team. The players are taking more advantage of the field this week which was to their benefit. We do have some things to improve on but for their second game we are well on our way to a great season. Player of the match was Liam.
Under 7 Emus
The Emus were a much improved side this week with concentration on the job hardly wavering. Noah came away with the medal through some great goal scoring! It really was a great team effort this week and the boys used the interchange like clockwork. Joel, Jacob, Hayden and Oliver made some strong runs whilst Dylan was always in the mix and Lucas’ reverse footwork kept the other team guessing!
Under 7 Roos
The Roos proved to be too strong for the opposition, producing an incredible performance late on Saturday afternoon. The Roos’ passing was fantastic, as was the defence, a complete team effort! Goals to Ella-Jane (first half) and Elizabeth (second half) were complemented by amazing work from Alexander, Charlotte and Hunter! Isaac was strong again and with his four goals, the Roos came out with a convincing 6-2 win. Player of the Week was a sensational Elizabeth!
What a fantastic display from the U8s Lions this week! With a dominant display, our team came out victorious 5-1 over Eglinton. Not only were we impressive in attack, but our defence was as equally strong. Goals were scored by Benjamin Lenehan, Aleki Finau, Jackson Munns and two from Divjot Nat. As coach, it was very pleasing to see our players putting into practice what we are working on at training so early in the season. Well done team! Go Lions!
Under 9 Lightning
The Under 9 Lightning continued on their winning way with a 7-0 win over Collegians Blue. For the second week in a row everyone played strongly. The first two goals were launched from deep inside Lightning’s half, and these laid the platform for further raids on the opposition goal. Amtoj scored four goals, and there were some nice touches from Jenson, Hayden and Iggy. Yet again, Louis was irresistible in defence, and his good mate Nick also proved hard to get past. However, the spotlight shone mostly on Elle. What a super game. She was everywhere! Well played everyone. Keep up the great work!
Under 9 Thunder
The Thunder played another tremendous game on Saturday. The team worked tight in defence to thwart numerous shots at goal by Bathurst 75 Dynamo. Felix did a stellar job as goalkeeper in the first half whilst Emily also impressed in the second half. Mason was very impressive in defence and got us out of trouble on a few occasions. Our formation in attack was much better as Harrison, Charlie and Hayden combined on several occasions to set up some shots at goal. Hugh also got himself into some open positions to work the ball down the field. This was a very tight defensive game and the score remained at 0-0 until the final minute where Bathurst 75 snuck one through the goal after applying some consistent pressure. Great effort Thunder!
Scots All Saints Under 10’s played another strong game on the weekend, this time against Churches United Wallabies. As a team, they were working on calling when in space, for listening out, and passing the ball in response. The Team were very pleased with their progress and noted how effective it was to play using the full field when working together. It lead to the ball progressing quickly up the field and much of the game was played in the opposition half. As a team they decided that they would like to work on keeping their energy up for duration of both halves and thinking more about where they direct the ball out of their own half of the field. As a coach I am very pleased with how our team is translating skills they are learning at training onto the field. Well done!
Under 11 Lions
A cold, windy and gloomy Saturday was laid on for the U11 Lions Vs City Red Tops at Proctor Park this week just gone. Again the Lions displayed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the game. This was highlighted by six players (Abbey, Evie, Banjo, Kosema, William and Toby) who all played half a game for the other side because they were short in players. At the end of the game The City Red Tops Coach and some parents came over and thanked all our players for helping out and for being such great ambassadors for the Scots All Saints School.
Mr Chris Walsh
Under 14 Girls
This week the SASC girls soccer team had a tough but well fought game. Despite ending with a 4-1 loss, our forwards and midfield had many shots on goal. All of the girls have improved immensely even from the previous week’s game. With Shay-lee Riley scoring in the second half and Taylor Kleinschafer making a many great runs up the wing and through the centre in striker she managed to come away with players player from the game. Our backs did an exceptional job and credits to our goalies Perth and Georgie Hodgkinson. We have a packed week of soccer this week with two midweek games and also a Saturday game, any support would be greatly appreciated.
A sense of deja-vu prevailed with the score line 3-6 again, however this game was a tale of two halves. Playing against an older bigger side, Macquarie started powerfully and with no subs available to us we struggled to match players against opponents to halt their advances. Cooper was valiant in stopping many shops being fired at him. A few changes of positions and renewed enthusiasm with closer player to player marking saw us win the second half with Lewis finishing well to pick up two. James also picked up one, a just reward for plenty of work done chasing down many very fleet-footed players on Macquarie’s side. The effort put in again bodes well for future results as we learn to change our positions and strategies mid game to counteract opposition strengths.
Scots All Saints Football (Soccer) played Panorama FC for only their second field match. The first half was a steep learning curve for us, with Jonathan Gardiner kept busy with attacks of his goal. First half ended 5-0 in the oppositions favour. The second half quickly turned in our favour with many gaol attempts bouncing off the posts and not our net. Marco had moved into our goalie position giving Jonathan the opportunity to play on the field. Ryan made a speedy dash for Panorama’s goal, was tripped and given a penalty. Joey took the kick and drove a shot into the top right corner. Score for the second half 1-0 our way. A promising finish, even though a 5-1 loss, in preparation for our double round next weekend.
Scots All Saints College Hotshots
The Hotshots had a great game on Saturday against the Panthers, the team spirit was high from the start as the girls worked together with impressive speed and agility. Every single player put in their best effort in and it paid off by the second half when we scored three goals. Congratulations! A special cheer to Tarani and Alexis for their shooting skills however we all know that it take the entire team to score so well done to all. A huge gracious thank you to those players who admirably played for the opposing team (Panthers).
Mrs Buffy Phillips (Coach)
Scots All Saints College Stars
Scots All Saints Stars played against Mana Tamariki. Despite the freezing cold weather, the team played extremely well. The team demonstrated confidence with the game this week as well as their positions on the court. Defence strategies were particularly strong during the game and all players made a conscious effort to shadow their player from the opposition. Our next game will be played against Panthers Blayney on the 18th May at 9.55am on Court 4. Thank you for your continued support!
Miss Karen Arthurs (Coach)
Scots All Saints College Greats
Scots All Saints College Greats had a wonderful game against Superstars. The team demonstrated great defensive skills in the circle and in the mid court. All the girls were very strong at shadowing their opponent and using shoulder passes throughout the game. Despite the icy conditions the girls played extremely well and never gave up! Another wonderful game SASC Greats, we are all looking forward to another weekend at the windy, cold Netball Courts.
Miss Bronte Murray (Coach)
Scots All Saints College 12 Red
This week the girls came up against Panther’s Hotshots. Throughout the game all of the girls displayed very strong defensive skills, intercepting many of the opposing teams passes and gaining many turnovers. Throughout the first three quarters it was a very close game, with the hotshots only leading by two. Unfortunately in the last quarter, their attacking skills got the better of us, defeating SASC 12 red’s 9-3. Ebonny Speight had an excellent game in wing defence, Harriet Coffman also played well in the unfamiliar position of Goal Shooter. The girls should be highly commended for their efforts in the cold weather whilst also being a few players shorts this week. Congratulations to Lucy Roohan who was named Players Player by her peers after having a cracking game in the positions of Goal defence and Goal Keeper. Round 3 will see the girls take on Panther’s Black cats at 9:55am on court 9.
Scots All Saints College 12 Blue
Round 2 for the SACS 12 Blues saw our first defeat for the season, with a loss to City Colts thunder. Clancy White captained the team with great positivity and giving it her all. Ayla Pigot-Baker had the highlight of the game by scoring a goal whilst falling out, she also showed her bravery and dedication to her team when she fell over and had to be taken off but continued to support them from the sideline. With this loss we have learnt the areas in which we need to improve on which include passing and coming forward to the ball. This weekend we verse OOT Mocking J’s at 8:45am on court 11.
Scots All Saints College 14 Blue
On 11 May the Scots All Saints 14 Blue Netball team went up against the Scots All Saints 14 Orange team. Both teams have started the session working well together and showing great teamwork and enthusiasm. The Blue team came away with the win. There was a lot of fast play and movement. Good job to both teams.
Mrs Cassie Pearce
Scots All Saints College 14 Green
Scots All Saints 14 Green (8) v Bathurst 11 Blue (20) .
Last Saturday Scots All Saints 14 Green played the Bathurst 11 Blue. The girls played with much enthusiasm and focus throughout the match. Our Attack players, Olivia, Matilda, Charlotte and Siana consistently worked on driving to the ball and passing with purpose. Charlotte’s skill at shooting, with Olivia’s support, saw us score 8 goals. Our defenders Scarlett, Connie, Hannah, Lizzy and Abbey played together to block the opposition successfully on many occasions throughout our game. Congratulations on a much improved effort. This week at training we will focus on pace and passing. Players of the Week: Charlotte Munns.
Mrs Michelle Simcock
Scots All Saints College 14 Orange
After having a bye for the first round the 14 Orange players were extremely keen to take the court on Saturday. With Tehya and Adina out this week, it was always going to be tough. Fortunately, Grace Francis from 14 Purple very capably stepped up to the mark. Despite playing their first game against the SASC 14 Blue, the girls held their own and the score wasn’t overly reflective of the competitiveness of the match. I was particularly pleased with the girls’ hunger for the ball and their ability to take on advice given to them during the breaks. Whilst all of the girls played a terrific game, the ‘Players Player’ this week was awarded to Hannah Gill. Congratulations girls on a gutsy start to the season.
Mrs Kay Nelson
Scots All Saints College 14 Purple
Scots All Saints 14 Purple had a tough game against the Superstars Bellbirds in the cold conditions on Saturday. With most of the team being away all week on camp and not being able to train, they did a magnificent job. It was a hard match, but credit must go to our team who kept a positive attitude throughout the whole game. Most of the girls played a full game after we had an injury and they did well to make many intercepts and to get the ball down to our shooters. The team had plenty of support from their enthusiastic spectators which was wonderful to see. The final score was 11 to 33 to the Superstars Bellbirds. We look forward to our next game against Panthers Power at 11:05am on Court 7.
Miss Louise Gillespie
Scots All Saints College 14 Yellow
Returning from a week at camp, the Scots All Saints College U14 Yellow fought through their exhaustion to play a great game of netball in very cold conditions. The Panthers opposition came out firing right from the start, but Yellow didn’t let them take the win without a fight. Shadowing their players, maintaining great defensive pressure and moving the ball well around the court, Yellow managed to score 8 points on their opposition. Although the final score didn’t go our way, the girls should be very proud of the effort, sportsmanship and determination they showed throughout the game. Our next game is Saturday 18 May at 11:05 am against Bulldogs Thunder on Court 9.
Miss Victoria Matheson
Scots All Saints College 16 Blue
It was an unfortunate loss for the 16A Blue team going down 29 to 34. There was some great defence all the way down the court from Morgan Watts who secured several intercepts. We also had some very good centre court play from Megan and Sophie. Our goal defence play from Phoebe Moller was exceptional as she took loads of rebounds. Overall, it was a great game with a newly formed team. We have some more room for improvement and hope to come away with a win next week.
Scots All Saints College 16 Red
The girls took the court with enthusiasm despite a very early and cold start. Play was hard and fast which soon warmed them up. Every player gave her all and the ball moved swiftly from one end to the other. Simi is to be congratulated on great court cover and intercept of the day and Jess, Sammy and Harriet covered the centre court well. The winning score was a reflection of the girls’ teamwork.
Mrs D. Nelson (Coach)
The Colts netball team won their first game for the season beating their opposition 31 to 26. The girls are continuing to work well in their new team combination and are playing with good sportsmanship and with loads of encouragement from the sideline. The team showed a lot of speed through the mid court and because of our talented shooters we were able to convert most of the turn-overs that our defenders worked hard to get. With our continued improvement, a full and healthy team and some efficient training the team has great potential and should have a successful season.
Scots All Saints College 4th VII
Unfortunately, the Highland Society Debutante Ball impacted too heavily on the 4th VII and they had to forfeit the match.
Scots All Saints College 3rd VII
Another stellar game by the 3rd VII. The SASC 3rds continued their strong start to the season defeating Superstars Blaze 72 to 15. The team was down some players due to debutante ball. Thank you to the players that played up a grade, Felicity Webb and Megan Redpath, who both competed well. Well done SASC 3rds.
Ms Johnstone (co coach)
Scots All Saints College 2nd VII
On Saturday the 2nds went up against Bulldogs Spritz. It was a tight game, but with enough determination and focus we came away with a win. Everyone worked really well together to turn over the ball, resulting in multiple goals. A special thanks goes out to Robin Fernando-Gillon and Phoebe Moeller for playing up for us, without you we couldn’t have done it. End result 39 to 34.
Scots All Saints College 1st VII
The opponents forfeited to the 1st VII this week.