The Under 13 Lions played Chevalier College on Saturday in what was a tough day out for the boys. From the outset, Chevalier had us on the back foot with good technique at the breakdown which allowed them to capitalise with some early tries. The lions were strong in parts of the game with some great runs up the middle from Jack Graf, Clancy Harvey and Xaviour Adams. There was also some good tackling in the back line from Dramel Ross and Ben Lloyd. Unfortunately, the boys were out-muscled at the breakdown and that led to Chevalier coming away winners. It should be noted that there is plenty of heart in this team and they never gave up. 3 – Clancy, 2- Ben Lloyd 1- Dramel Ross, Xaviour Adams
The Under 14 team were pleased to be playing on the All Saints Campus where they train each week. They realise that they have to put in that extra bit of effort when playing at home and I was very proud of the way they tried their best for the entire 50 minutes. The match started with Chevalier kicking off and Christian Blasig almost running the full length of the field. The boys were working hard in defence for the majority of the game trying to stop some very hard-running Chevalier forwards and backs. Brody Paterson, Mitchell Ellery and Hugh Argent-Smith were tireless around the breakdown, trying their best to win the ball. James Hillsdon, Cody Robinson and Jazariah Hagan made dozens of tackles in the backline, slowing down the strong running Chevalier backs. Next week we travel to SCEGS Redlands which should be a much more evenly matched game.
Mr Chris Jackman
Scots All Saints College under 15s rugby team played Chevalier College on Edgell Oval on Saturday in front of a good home ground crowd. Our team played very well with two tries scored by Will Stanmore and a try by Lachlan Woods. All three tries were converted by Angus Parsons. After a lot of hard work and determination to win the game, some late tries from the opposition finally tipped the balance in Chevalier’s favour. The final score was 32-21 Chevalier’s way. It was a great effort from all the boys on the day and I am proud of the way we played as a team and didn’t give up; the overall performance from our team was very strong and has given us the confidence on to believe we can beat them in the future and become one of the top teams in the Under 15s competition. Special thanks to Mr Geoff Siegert who kindly stepped in to help coach us in the absence of Mr Bailey and Mr Newman.
Try Scorer: Zachary Haynes (2), Robert Jeffries, Otto Kuhn. Conversion: Andy Jackman (2)
Like many coaches do, we encouraged the team to play for their mates, to help and support each other. Well may it be said that this goal did not fall on deaf ears. The team, facing a formidable opposition could have easily allowed Chevalier to dominate but they did not. Led by Otto ‘I’m the man’ Kuhn and Charlie ‘the giant’ Harris, the forwards not only stood their ground, they began to gain ground too. Hugo Green, Robert Jeffries, Lachlan Beath, Ralph Nicholls and Jack Van Yzendorn were outstanding, working solidly in the ruck zone to secure possession. Jordan Stanmore, Hamish Carter and Max Corbett worked tirelessly on the fringes of the breakdown to both secure and pilfer the ball. The forwards were competitive and overall, won a majority of possession. The best backs were Zac Haynes, Andy Jackman and Pat Walker who never gave up probing the defensive line for weaknesses. The coaches agree that this was one of the best games the team has played this year, with glimpses of brilliance. However, we are still falling off tackles and this will be the focus of training this week. With the last round of the term next week against Redlands, we hope the team can show the crowd the tenacity, skill and gallantry that they showed against Chevalier this week. Finally, a team that believes in itself and trusts their mates! Winning isn’t always just seen on the scoreboard.
Under 16 Coaches: Mr Peter O’Neill & Mr Murray Rosewarne
Mr Peter O’Neill (Coach)
After many weeks of training it was very satisfying to see the boys from the Second XV run proudly onto Watson Oval to contest the first of three matches against St Stanislaus’ College Fifth XV.
Early tries to Sam Rendall and Harry Cooke were quickly negated by sustained pressure by Stannies, who were able to cross for two tries of their own. A further opportunistic Rendall effort saw us head into the break with a 19 – 10 lead. An early second half converted try to Gareth Faulkner (whose goal-kicking proved to be the deciding factor in the contest) promised much, but then lack of match play took its toll on our boys in terms of endurance resulting in a decline in ball security and competitiveness at the breakdown. Scoring see-sawed; Stannies posting another two tries before Gareth was able to post our final try after some good recycling of possession within Stannies’ quarter. A Stannies converted try on the final bell reduced our winning margin to just four, with a score of Scots All Saints College 31 – St. Stanislaus’ College 27. During the match it was pleasing that the skills and structures that we have been practising at training were very evident in the boys’ play. Some of the attacking combinations showed a lot of promise, while our defence was, for the most part, enthusiastic and effective. Our forwards’ work was a little patchy in terms of attacking structure, but will come along with more game time. Match fitness and ball retention in the face of opposition pressure need to be in our minds as we prepare for Match 2 early next term, as Stannies will be out to even the series.
Scots All Saints College Stars played against Nova Stars. Despite having no subs this week, the team soldiered on and played the whole match, trying their absolute hardest. As the game progressed, the team improved their passing skills and spread out more to have a higher chance of successfully passing and receiving the ball. This week’s Player of the Week was Phoebe Marr, who has made excellent progress since the start of the season. Our next game will be played against Mana Tamariki on Saturday 22nd June at 11.05am on Court 4.
Miss Karen Arthurs (Coach)
The Hotshots played a tough game on Saturday against the very fast Mana Atlantis. We held our own though and were not deterred by the accumulating Mana score. With lots of very smart, quick moves from defence we took charge and came back strong. Alicia and Polly should be commended for their fantastic intercepts a key focus for our training at present. Thanks to Alexis for her pivotal role in wing attack to assist those girls that scored goals -well done to Grace, Molly, Ellie, Alicia, and Indiya. Great effort from Anmol, Monique, and Bridget for their leadership as centres.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (Coach)
The Greats had an amazing game on Saturday versing the same team as Round One. It was wonderful to see the improvement in sportsmanship, passing and shooting by all players. Gracie and Soana should be commended on their ability to find a space when the oppositions defence was extremely strong and intercept passes. Chontelle played her first game of the season, she had an exceptional first game demonstrating shooting and defending skills. Thank you to all parents and families that come and support our team every week!
Miss Bronte Murray (Coach)
Last Saturday, SASC 14 Purple took on the Bathurst 12 Development team in a hard-fought match. Every week the girls continue to play with enthusiasm and a positive attitude which is wonderful to see. Sarah E and Annabel made some excellent shots and our defenders Lily, Grace and Tori worked tirelessly to make many intercepts. Kitty, Sophie, Sarah K and Isabella displayed excellent teamwork skills in the middle court and although we didn’t come away with the win, the girls dedication to play for every point until the end of the game is extremely admirable. Our next match is against the Superstar Sparkles this Saturday at 11:05am.
On Saturday the 15th of June the green lions 14 had a strong game but did not come out on top. With only just enough players we pushed ourselves to our limits and beyond. Our defence was firm on the other team so we played really hard. Siana had her eyes on the hoop and did us proud. Olivia was really good at getting her own rebounds.at the end the score was 28 to 4 it was a hard game but we in enjoyed it. Mrs Simcock made everyone the player of the week. And a big thanks to Mrs Brabham for the end game brownie.
It was a shame that the training sessions for our netballers were disrupted last week due to the extra long-weekend and wet weather as the 14 Orange team could have done with some strategic planning for their game ahead. Whilst it was not one of their toughest competitors, our girls struggled to formulate any continuity down the court. In saying this, there were some flashes of excellent team work derived from turn-overs in the defensive circle all the way to our attacking circle. More importantly, the effort from all of the girls in every game is strong and evident. With a focus on channeling this week, the 14 Orange team hope to bring a new element to next week’s game.
Scots All Saints College U14 Yellow had another great game of Netball on the weekend. Our opposition was Mana, who are currently on the top of the ladder. Elspeth out with sickness meant our team didn’t have any subs, but that didn’t stop the girls from giving it their all. The final score didn’t go our way but we didn’t make it an easy win for the opposition. This week coming we have another tough match, playing second on the ladder. Our game is at 8:45am against Panthers Wildcats on Court 9.
The SASC Colts netball team had a close loss on the weekend going down by 1 to Sportsco Spirit. The girls lacked height in the shorting circle against tall defenders but our attackers rose to the challenge and found alternative ways to pass around the circle. The game was very close and fast for the whole 60minutes with players making impressive and much needed intercepts and turnovers for our team. The final score was 33-32 Sportsco’s way.
Tilly Proctor (Captain)
The Reds had a fabulous game on Saturday right from the very first centre pass. It was an incredibly tight game where the girls were in front only by a few girls but unfortunately lost their lead in the last few minutes. All girls should be very proud of their amazing effort. Special mentions to Harriet and Maddie for their shooting in the 3rd quarter. They were unstoppable.
Miss Evie Tellam (Coach – fill in this week for Mrs Nelson)
On the weekend, Scots All Saints College 4ths came up against Collegians Storm. Although playing a very great game we went down with a disappointing loss of 57-11. The girls kept very positive throughout the whole game, even only having 6 players. Our defence worked very hard without a wing defence trying to obtain as many rebounds or turnovers as possible. The mid-court had a little more pressure on them as they didn’t have that extra person through the middle to help bring the ball to our goal circle, but they put all their effort in and did a great job. Our goal shooters did very well with great combos and did well to obtain us as many goals as they could.
On Saturday SASC 2nds went up against Superstars Winks in what proved to be a tough game. Everyone tried their hardest keeping the scores close for the first half. Unfortunately, the opposition slipped away from us in the third quarter, after a few quick goals that we couldn’t catch up on. Final Score: 54-42 their way.
Unfortunately, the opposition team forfeited to us on Saturday. This was match that we were looking forward to as it is a team we feel we could compete with.
Under 6s Brumbies
This weekend we played in Oberon. The team played well in attack and defence enjoying the game and having plenty of fun. No injuries to report. Player of the Match went to Benjamin Carter.
Under 6s Leopards
The leopards were keen to get started after a week off. The first half was quite close but that seemed to bring out the best in each player! We had our snack break and the boys dominated from then on. There was some amazing passing from Ethan and Thomas to incredible assistance from William. Liam the champion tackler and Perrin the kicking machine all gave their best. I am so proud of all of their efforts. Player of the match was Thomas R.
Under 6s Meerkats
The Meerkats are all starting to get involved, attacking the ball at any opportunity. Passing is starting to develop which is an excellent achievement for such a young side.
Under 6s Wolves
The Wolves keep getting better and better and I was so proud to see everyone come into the field with such determination. Eglinton White was a tough team to play against. A few of their players were quite experienced and were very quick with the ball. But, despite scoring a few goals against us, the Wolves’ score tally outnumbered the oppositions. There was a very special goal scored by Lucy, who just saw the opportunity to grab the ball and ran towards the goal, followed by a desperate defence who were no match for her. Nicholas received the Player of the Week Medal for his enthusiasm and effort throughout the match. Well done Nico and well done Wolves!!!
Under 7s Emus
The Emus turned up in full numbers again against a determined Panorama side with Lucas leading the way with his best game yet and Joel scoring a cracking goal. There was lots of hard work in the middle from Hayden & Dillon. Noah’s defence saved many attempts with his speed and Oliver was strong up front a usual. Jacob received player of the day as he was everywhere the with the ball and his footwork caused headaches for the other side in attack. See you at training Emus !
It was our turn this week to venture up into the high country to face Oberon. The game was evenly poised for most of the first half until Oberon broke through for the opening goal. Oberon had a number of big, fast and skilful players, however our hustle, teamwork and skill saw us fight back and run away with the game 5-1. Goals this week were shared around by Georgie Hemsworth, Divjot Nat, Aleki Finau and Ben Lenehan. The big improver of the week was Sebastian De Gabriel who showed focus and tenacity throughout the game to break through with his maiden goal, walk away with the MVP and the cheers of his wonderful team mates.
Under 9s Lightning
Sometimes the score doesn’t indicate how tight a soccer match was, and that’s certainly true of the game played between Lightning Under 9’s and the Macquarie Demons. Lightning won 3-0 (their sixth win in a row), but the result could have easily gone the other way, and in fact Macquarie had many times more shots at goal throughout the match than the Lightning players did. Jenson continued on his irresistible way, scoring two first half goals; his opener was a cracker after he pounced on the ball well inside his own half and bolted all the way unopposed to find the net. Amtoj scored from a curling left footer to complete the scoreline. All players had their special moments, especially Hayden Maher, who read the game brilliantly in the first half to deserve joint player of the week with Jenson. Lightning now have a 26-1 For and Against record. It’s impressive, but just remember team…the next game starts at 0-0, and who knows what will happen!
Under 9s Thunder
The Thunder took on the Macquarie Cougars last Saturday in a tight defensive battle. Hayden Hodges saved us on many occasions as he continued his great form in the backs whilst Harrison pulled off some of the saves of the season as goal-keeper including a spectacular dive to the right. Charlie narrowly missed a shot at goal as it scraped the post. The Cougars led 1-0 at half time which was a great result for the Thunder given their tireless effort in defence. After a half-time position shuffle, Thunder found themselves under more pressure from the skilful Cougars outfit. Like Harrison, Charlie too made some great saves but the pressure continued to mount with Cougars scoring back to back goals. Following another position shuffle which brought Mason up into the forward line, our forwards combined nicely providing Harrison with a nice goal. Down 3-1 with less than a minute to go, Cougars scored one final goal to claim a 4-1 win. The Thunder continue to impress with their defence and will now look to maximise scoring opportunities in future weeks.
Game six and our team faced Collegians in a fairly even game. Our team were pleased with how their control of the ball and their deliberate passing with each other continues to improve. In this game, they were particularly working at timing their passes to allow our players to progress down the field as much as possible while not being ‘caught’ with the ball when tackled by the opposition. The team has identified that they would like to improve two areas, running onto the ball and clearer calling strategies. As team manager, I was delighted by a number of our students who ran hard the entire game, always ensuring that after assisting they ran back into position. Next week we will change up our current positions to help the team build their ‘game’ awareness and how the different positions operate. Once again, well done Under Tens!
Scots All Saints U11 Lions played the Collegians team in a tightly contested match this Saturday just past. The score line of 5 to 3 in favour of the Lions shows how closely match the two teams are in skill and desire to succeed. The Lions defense was immediately placed under pressure from the whistle, the Collegians displayed some excellent individual ball control, backed with strong team support. After weathering this early attack of their goal the Lions took back control with strong efforts by Oscar Withers, Max Hemsworth, Abbey Hunter and Leo Klonis. The half time score was 3 to 1 in favour of the lions. The second half saw some excellent play from both sides. The Collegians goalie stopped many attempts by the lions to increase their lead with many players trying to get one by the keeper. The Collegians scored two quick goals midway through the second to come within one point, but ultimately the lions strengthened their defence with some quick thinking by Ashley Mullins who dropped back to offer the back line some more support in the crucial last quarter of the game. Player of the match this week goes to Max Hemsworth for his excellent individual efforts and for constantly back up his fellow team mates.
On Saturday the 15’s Blue versed St Pats White. The opposition came out strong, attacking and forcing lots of short corners. The SASC Blue held well with great defence by Mia, Callie, Bella, Tikira and Clare keeping all shots out. The forwards all worked well as a team making lots of short passes. Eventually we managed to score with Clare scoring 3 goals and the opposition scoring 2. Players Player went to Mia, Clare and Bella.
Saturday morning saw the 1st XI play a highly contested match against Souths. The match was very even with both teams displaying good passages of play. The girls worked well as a team and have begun working on switching the ball from one side of the field to the other. Bridget should have special mention for her distribution of the ball and her never-give-up attitude. Belinda consistently contributed to stopping souths attack, she was this week’s player’s player. Goals came from Rosi and Bridget. The final score was 2-1 our way.
Miss Stacey Tomlinson