U16 v Chevalier College Semi Final 17.8 2019
Coaches: Mr Peter O’Neill & Mr Murray Rosewarne
Manager: Mr Marcus Croft
A scintillating fixture between two excellent teams unfolded at Oakhill College. The commitment from every member of the squad was exemplary as the two teams battled for possession from the outset. The arm wrestle, particularly in the forwards, continued throughout the game and unfortunately saw a couple of our players leave the field with injury. Hugo Green had withdrawn from the game prior to kickoff so, with these injuries, our scrum was under a little pressure. However, it stood up reasonably well to a competent Chevalier pack. The forwards showed signs that they now understand that supporting each other is crucial, as did the backs, and the ball was unselfishly shared between backs and forwards. Darcy Roberts deserves special mention as he took the ball confidently from the kickoff and made a blistering run midfield and almost scored. The two halves, Angus Rendal and Will Webb, are becoming confident playmakers and starting to direct play efficiently around the breakdown. Despite showing courage executing some bone-crunching tackles at particular times, we still need to shore up the mid-field defense by moving up in an unpenetrable line before the opposition has time to get a roll-on. The tries were once again shared between backs and forwards and it was great to see success coming from the back end of some of our practiced strike plays. It is interesting to note another try to Ralph Nicholls, who is our leading try-scorer with Charlie Harris and Zac Haynes. It was great to see our inside backs running hard and straight to break a number of tackles in our drive toward the opposition line. This was a great game to watch, especially given the strength of the opposition, and the coaches were proud of the team’s courage, commitment and passion. The occasional lapse of concentration, whether it be defense or failing to support the attacking player, allowed Chevalier to score a number of quick tries which closed the gap between the scores very quickly. Well done boys on a great game. You deserve your shot in the Grand Final this week. No matter what happens, we are all so very proud of you! Do your very best and enjoy the moment.
Try Scorers: Charlie Harris, Andy Jackman, Ralph Nicholls, Darnell Polsen, Baxter Rivett, Pat Walker.
Conversions: Andy Jackman 1, Lachlan Beath 1
Under 15s V Chevalier College
On Saturday we travelled to Oakhill College in Sydney where all the grade Semi-Final matches were played (neutral grounds). Reaching the Semi-Final is a milestone this year that myself, Luke and the team had set as one of goals in the pre-season. Coming together as Scots All Saints College gave us the opportunity to build on our previous talents and skills and give our team much needed depth. The game against Chevalier was always going to be challenging as they finished in second place on the table and we were third. They beat us earlier in the season, but the boys were not discouraged in the slightest. We were determined to win this match, even willed this to happen throughout the week believing in ourselves. We came out strong scoring a try at about the ten minute mark with a lightening run by Ben Radford who fended off several opponents to eventually score under the posts. Unfortunately, we missed the conversion and led up to the half, 5 to 0. In the second half Chevalier came out firing and scored an early try to take the lead 5 to 7. Our boys quickly rallied and came back to score a try of their own with stealth run by Hamish Seigert who stepped his way through the defence. Angus Parsons converted with the score now 12 to 7 our way. From this point on it was a defensive battle, both teams going back and forth with pressure mounting as time was running out. In the end we secured the victory by maintaining possession in the crucial minutes of the game. An amazing effort by all the boys. They really dug deep as they were all completely exhausted both physically and mentally by the end of the game. It was a real nail biter and exciting match to watch. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to support the boys. This week we are back to Sydney again to take on Central Coast Grammar School in the Final.
Well done to all the boys.
Final Score: SASC 12 CC 7
Best Performances: Riley Monico, Harry Price, David Hardie, Hamish Siegert, Lachlan Woods, Ben Radford, James Edwards and Tom Hare
Coaches: D. Bailey and L. Newman
Under 6s Leopards
The leopards played incredibly well! Our Leopards were bigger and faster than our opposition so we let them use more players to make the game more fun for everyone! Liam shows no fear as he is always running towards the action and scoring goals. Thomas runs from one side of the field to the other in no time to score or protect our goal. William uses his fancy feet to steal the ball and score goals leaving the opposition behind. Ethan is always in the right place at the right time to take that ball and score. These boys have been practising passing the ball the past few months and it comes a lot more naturally in the games now. Leopards you played like champions well done today you truly have a lot to be proud of!!! Player of the match is Ethan
Under 6s Wolves
The Wolves did an incredible job last week against Macquarie United Stray Cats. Despite versing a very talented team with a strong defence, the Wolves were impressive in their tackling and attack, scoring lots of goals. What was most rewarding, was the team-work we saw on the day. There were lots of passes amongst players and a great sense of sportsmanship. Hugh was very focused and keen to attack. He did some excellent kick-offs and had a great time on the field. He received the Player of the Week Medal for his enthusiasm and motivation on the day. Keep the good work Wolves!
Under 6s Meerkats
We had a tough game against good opposition but the Meerkats are definitely making improvements especially those players who were originally timid.
Under 6s Brumbies
On the weekend the Brumbies performed well with all players supporting each other and working as a team. All players had fun and always enjoy their half time refreshments, no juries to report. Ben Alexander received player of the match for an outstanding performance.
Under 7s Emus
The emus highlight was the boys looking for one another to pass to which we have been working on through the year. Joel was super strong in defence with Noah and Hayden. Lucas had one of his best games and Oliver was keen to do some big kick offs ! Isaac was happy to help out scoring some great goals with Jacob coming away with player of the day having a strong game whilst carrying an injury.
The U8s Lions bravely faced a strong Eglinton side this week, but unfortunately went down 3-7. There were a few players away this week, so those who played showed true grit in getting through the entire game without rest. Awesome commitment in defence was a feature this week, while our goals were shared by Georgie Hemsworth, Aleki Finau and Leila Markwick. Sebastian DeGabriel had a massive game both in attack and in-goal, which saw him awarded this week’s MVP. Our U8s Lions are such a pleasure to watch each week and they are improving every time they step out onto the field.
Under 9s Thunder
Thunder played a tremendous game against Macquarie United Lions on Saturday. The players are really starting to show their understanding of positional play and our goal was to ensure no-one took a ball off their own player. It was great to see the forwards occupy their end of the field and look for attacking opportunities. Our midfielders and backs delivered some great balls to our forwards and it was exciting to watch some of the combinations developing. Hayden opened the scoring with a cracker of a goal from out wide. Felix scored a double and Jenson one to cap off it off but most exciting was the way players were positioning themselves. Hugh and Charlie were great examples of this and had several shots at goal. Mason had his best game of the season in the forwards whilst Harrison and Emily kept beautifully to keep Macquarie scoring to a minimum.
This week the U10’s played Eglinton Blue in the best match of the season. With both teams playing hard and fair, the Lions spent much of the first half in opposition territory but a determined Eglinton Blue defence kept us out for all but one strike by Andy who trapped the crossed ball cleanly and struck it into the back of the net. Charlie was fast between the forward and midfield as he continually harassed the defence with sharp passes across the opposition goal. Ben tackled the ball off the defence again and again opening up opportunities to cross the goal or take a shot himself. Noah and Neel had their highest energy game, with no subs for the team, they ran and ran to support our forwards while keeping an eye on defence. In defence, Callum put his body on the line with quite a number of jarring impacts on the same ankle but was always able to continue on and put in a huge dive to block a first strike on goal. Tim as goalie in the first half kept the ball out and moved to back in the second half. Here he timed his kicks to clear the ball time and time again. Peter’s tackling in the left back frustrated the opposition attack as he ran forward in defence, while Peter in the right back covered a huge amount of ground as he often went forward to support the mid fielders in defence. With all of this individual effort it would be easy to miss the best part of this game from the perspective of the coach. The game was played with a positive, affirmative, and encouraging spirit which made me most proud of all.
The hotshots played an exhilarating game on Saturday against the Panthers Thundercats. It was so fabulous to the see the court being covered with some really great partnerships. In the first half Monique(GS) and Grace (GA) startled us with their shooting abilities. Molly –C and Alicia (WA) displayed speed and sharp passing in the centre third, Alexis – C and Bridget (WD) some very strong defence and utilized every available intercept to gain control of the game. Tarani (GS) and Ellie(GA) worked together brilliantly to add a number of scores to the board. Anmol (GD) and Polly (WA) you were everywhere on that court creating space and providing options for your teammates. GK was covered by a number of players and each player stepped up to the challenge. Every quarter there was at least two turn arounds due to the enthusiastic and sharp goal keeping.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (Coach)
On Saturday the Greats were eager to come back to Netball after having two weeks off due to weather and a bye. The Greats played against Nova Galaxy, with only six of our players it was an amazing effort by Polly, Alexis and Grace who gave one hundred and ten percent to the entire game. Emily, Tess and Polly scored our 8 goals with Alexis and Ava doing a remarkable job at passing the ball towards the goal third. Each week we grow as a team become more familiar with each other on the court. This week at training we are going to focus on driving for the ball getting involved in the game. Thank you to Polly, Alexis and Grace for stepping up and playing with it, we all greatly appreciated it!
Miss Bronte Murray (Coach)
SASC 14 Orange
We are absolutely loving the fact that we now have nine members in our netball team! They aren’t just nine netballers, they are an amazing bunch of young ladies who have developed a terrific rapport with each other. The comradery that they share is evident both on and off the court week in week out. Now that we are at the pointy end of the season the girls are specialising in positions that are more suited to them and benefit the team as well.
Annika and Lisa are formidable in the goal circle, they have been focusing on balancing the circle, patience and utilizing their WA and C to gain the best possible shooting position. Eva, occasionally joins our shooting duo but is also dynamic in the defensive circle and down the court. She is responsible for many turnovers through exceptional intercepts or spoils. Nikki and Hannah, whilst not the tallest of circle defenders, make up for height by their tenacity and hunger for possession. Nikki’s balance is exceptional and Hannah’s proprioception has developed significantly. Tehya has particularly developed skills in driving and clearing thus creating excellent space for herself and team members. Adina’s timing when driving for the ball is one of her strengths. She can be relied upon to find space at opportune moments. Molly and Charlotte give 100% in the centre court, their availability, game awareness and control help to keep the team steady. With two more games to go this season, the team remain hopeful of a win. If this aspiration is fulfilled the jubilation, I am sure will last for weeks.
SASC 14 Blue
After a strong first quarter, the 14s Blue went down to the 13s Bathurst Development team. The game was excellent to watch with both teams showing significant improvement from the first round of games. Our attacking lines and speed were an area that we had been working on and this was evident by the easy of how the ball was moved down the court. Well done to all players for their hard work every training and game.
SASC 14 Purple
SASC 14 Purple came out fighting on Saturday morning against the Panthers Allstars. We welcomed back Sarah Edwards from injury and she proved she hadn’t lost any of her finesse, playing superbly! The girls had a wonderful first quarter coming out strong with a 12 to 2 lead. Sarah K, Isabella, Kitty and Lily proved to be a force to be reckoned with in defence, while Sarah E and Annabell showcased their excellent shooting skills. Grace and Sophie were brilliant in attack and worked extremely well together to feed the ball into our shooters. The end result being 26-19 for our second win of the season! I am so proud of the girl’s determination and attitude throughout the game, and they definitely deserved the win, well done girls! Our next match on Saturday is at 12:10pm against the Bathurst 12 Development team.
SASC 14 Green
The Stars played against Mana Tamariki in a great match. I am really proud of the effort the team put in to play with no subs this week. The Stars did a brilliant job of defending and tried to intercept the ball when possible. The team continue to grow in their confidence with the game and are looking forward to their last few matches of the season. This week’s Player of the Week was Ramona Shi, who didn’t stop running throughout the match! Our next game will be played on Saturday 24th August against Panthers Blayney on Court 4.
SASC 16 Red
This week’s game was a pleasure to watch as the girls demonstrated their growth in netball skills and sportsmanship. We were playing the team who are currently in at the top of the ladder and have yet to concede a game. They were victorious once again but not without a battle. The defence combination of Maddy, Bridgette and Baileigh was strong and well supported by the mid court duo Jess and Sam. Once the ball made it to our goal end Eliza and Lyndzee made short work of popping the ball through the hoop. It was a long game and the girls never stopped trying even as fatigue began to take hold. Well done to the seven girls who were present on the day.
Mrs Nelson (Coach)
The Colts played the 2nd ranked team Panthers on Saturday morning. In a top class match the girls matched it with their opponents and narrowly went down. It was a very highly paced and skilled game with some awesome team work and sportsmanship on display. It was a very entertaining game to watch. Our girls w ill need a strong performance this weekend if they are any chance of making the semi finals.
On Saturday the 17th of August the 3rds set out for their hardest game of the season. this match would determine if the 3rds kept their undefeated streak. With our full team ready to take the court the we set out to maintain our streak. With some brilliant shooting form Giaan, Tzarina and Lana who never fail to astound with their precision and ease. Our centre court players, Gabby B, Meg and Prudence who always give the opposition a run for their money. Finally, the defence who managed to hold off our biggest opponent preventing them from taking the lead with fantastic defence from Gab S, Stella and Nyah. Especially Nyah whose fantastic intercepts and consistently great passes allowed us to take the win and for her to take the title of player of the match. A victory of 49-22.
On Saturday SASC 2nd’s went up against OOT Rosellas. All players put up a mighty fight in order to achieve many turnovers and goals. As a team we have improved so much and hopefully will continue to, throughout the season. Massive congratulations to everyone for winning 72-29! Because of this amazing win we have climbed to 2nd on the ladder!
The 1st VII played against CSU on the weekend. The girls took control of the game in the first quarter establishing a health lead of 6 girls. The girls continued to build on this in the 2nd quarter to get a 9 goal lead. Some tactical changes in the 3rd quarter changed the flow for the team and to CUS’s credit they found some good form and capitalized on it. Our lead was dwindled back in the 4th quarter and we even went a goal behind. Fortunately, the girls found a second wind late in the 4th quarter and forced a few turnovers resulting in some goals against the centre break. Clutch shooting from Evie Simpson in the final minute saw the girls escape with a 3-point win.