14 Yellow Netball Report
Scots All Saints Yellow played Bulldogs Thunder in the minor semi-final on Saturday. Fighting wild winds and very cold temperatures, the Lions were slow to start. At the end of the first quarter, the score stood at 9 to 2 the oppositions way. Something switched in the girls in the quarter break and they came out guns blazing for the rest of the match. Caitlin and Issy stuck to their players, defended with great pressure and intercepted the ball extremely well down the opposition’s scoring end. Beth, Emily, Zanthie and Libby used the centre court to their advantage doing clean, quick passes moving the ball to our scoring end. The teamwork and sharp shooting skills of Elspeth and Heidi despite the ferocious winds was very impressive to watch. The final score being 24 – 20 our way! The SASC Yellow will face off with Panthers Wildcats at 9:45 on Saturday for a place in the Grand Final against Mana. Good luck girls!
Miss Matheson – Coach
Scots All Saints 14 Green
Last Saturday the 14 Greens played in the semi-finals against Superstar Fireworks.
We had beaten the team the previous week, so we’re keen to continue our winning streak.
With all 9 players on board, we led for the first two quarters of the game. Unfortunately, our 3rd quarter wasn’t as successful and we could not catch the opposition in the 4th quarter. The girls did not give up and displayed their usual strong sense of sportsmanship and fair play.
Sadly this is the end of our season, so I would like to thank Miss Gillespie and Mrs Nelson for training the team in my absence this term.
I would also like to thank the lovely group of parents who attended their daughters matches every week and provided undying support throughout the season.
Can’t wait ‘til next season!
Players of the Week: Charlotte Munns, Siana English
Scots All Saints 14 Green 11 def by 16 Superstars Fireworks
The 14 Blues had a great win in their semi-final on the weekend, defeating the Bulldogs Rubies 23-20. This was definitely the best game of the season with every girl putting 110% effort in throughout game. This week the girls will have a tough game in the final against Panthers Blayney.
Ms Cassandra Pearce
1sts hockey match 7/9
On Saturday the Scots All Saints 1sts hockey team came up against Souths Bathurst in the major semi-final. Souths were quick to score the first goal for the game but the girls fought hard to make it even going into half time. In the 2nd half the team worked together to get another goal scored by Sami porter, the girls fought hard right down to the last second of the game, with the girl coming away with a 2-1 win over Souths, which means a secure position in the Grand Final on the 21/9. All of the hard work at training has finally paid off.
Congratulations to Sami on scoring the two goals for the game.
See you all at the Grand Final!!!
Ms Rosi Webb
Under 6s Leopards
The leopards played a great game on Saturday. Each player gave their all in the horrible winds and it wasn’t easy that’s for sure so I give the boys so much credit along with their wonderful parents for bringing them out. They scored many goals and each player was key to these goals in assisting, blocking and keeping that ball in our goal area. Well done! The boys played incredibly well each week, but I have noticed something we need to work on immediately which is supporting their team mates. They can be quite harsh with each other at times. We don’t have long left in the season so we will be targeting that in our training sessions. Player of the match was William.
Under 6s Brumbies
On the weekend the Brumbies were exceptional in the windy conditions working as a team in defence and attack. With the cold, windy conditions we only had 4 players in attendance, Terran Mavrocordatos, Ben Alexander, Ben Carter and Hunter Dennis. All players had an equal share of the ball with all taking a turn in goal kicks and sideline kicks. All players scored goals and all deserved player of the match with Hunter Denis receiving the medal. Well done team, great effort.
Under 6s Wolves
Another incredible match from the Wolves! The weather was really unpleasant on the day and everyone was cold on the field. But, despite the wind and the cold, the Wolves put on yet another amazing performance, with great passes and, oh, so many goals! Patrick received the Player of the Week Medal for his great chasing of the ball and tackling skills on the day. I’d like to finish by saying that a parent of the opposite team approached me at the end of the match and complimented the Wolves on their performance as well as their lovely manners on the field. What a fantastic comment – you must be so proud! Well done everyone!
Under 7s Emus
Well Proctor Park showed its reputation with the weather in all its winter glory, but it didn’t stop the Emus from having a great game with Noah scoring a goal, Oliver doing some great kickoffs and Dylan playing through injury. Hayden and Lucas were flying after the ball and Joel and Jacob really worked well together with their determination playing a big factor in the result and Jacob came away with a well-deserved player of the day!
Under 9s Lightning
There is a saying that sport does not build character, but it reveals character. Last Saturday that was so very true of the Under 9’s Lightning. In bitter conditions (Usain Bolt would have struggled to run a 15 second 100m into the bitter wind!), Lightning had only 5 players against a full-strength Collegians Blue (7 players and a sub). Despite this, Lightning led 3 nil at half time. The score could have been closer, except for some brilliant goalkeeping by Louis and ‘You’ll-never-get-past-me-defence’ from Nick.
Running into the wind in the second half, the Lightning players were forced to defend for long periods inside their own goal area. Every single player worked really hard to help each other out. It was inspiring to watch. The ever-reliable Elle was everywhere, Hayden showed his skill in both attack and defence (he scored a first half goal), and Iggy showed his speed in adding a further goal to his first half double. Final score: 4-2. A terrific win against the odds. Every player also showed great sportsmanship with their opponents throughout the game, and the behaviour of both teams in such trying conditions was a lesson to all.
All five Lightning players were awarded player of the match, and it is worth mentioning their names again: Louis, Nick, Elle, Hayden and Iggy. As a coach, (and a parent), I was so very proud of you all. It was one of the most memorable and uplifting performances of the season. Kids’ sport at its best!
Under 9s Thunder
The Thunder also showed great spirit and character in the gusty conditions last Saturday against Bathurst 75 Dynamo. With the wind behind us in the first half, the Thunder bolted out to a 3-0 nil lead thanks to a double from Hayden and a long distance strike from Charlie. Emily had a quiet half as goal keeper with the Thunder forwards dominating in attack. Harrison positioned himself well whilst Mason and Isabella did a great job in defence when required. It was a story of two halves and the Thunder had to try desperately hard in defence for the second half. It was a very determined effort in defence and the wind made it difficult for us to get out of our own half. The Dynamo were able to level the scores but the Thunder defended and defended for the final 10 minutes to keep the scores level at 3-3. It was an inspiring effort and great to see the Thunder players unite and display such great spirit and sportsmanship. Well done Thunder.
The team approached the pitch with a firm resolve, facing a team who had our measure last time we played. Our team decided to open the match facing into a blustering wind. From the first kick off it may have seemed that we had chewed off too much as the ball was driven towards our goal as if enlivened by the wind … but the mantra of the pre-match meeting rang in their ears: “control, control, control!”… For the first 15 minutes our team held strong against a determined attack and a strong wind in their face. The latter part of the first half saw a change in tide… not in the wind but in possession. Short controlled passes and movement up the field with the whole team in support saw more than half the team touch the ball before it was kicked into the wind and the back of the net.
I could fill a page, but for now let me say how very proud I am of the positive attitude and determination our team displayed even as a stiff wind blew the entire match. Well done!