The under 13 Lions played Central Coast Grammar on Saturday. The boys warmed up well and went into the game confident but unfortunately didn’t come away with a win. The opposition was quick to score by moving the ball out wide and scoring around the edge. There were some great passages of play from the Lions where they recycled the ball by cleaning out at the breakdown. These are the aspects of the game that we have been focusing on at training. Excellent work by Jack, Paddy and Charlie at the breakdown led to a try by Clancy. This demonstrates that if we keep using our skills learnt at training around the breakdown, it will allow us to score points in the game. Players are reminded to bring their rugby gear and mouth guard to training so we can train as a team. 3 – Jack Graf, 2 – Charlie Rendell, 1 – Paddy Mc.
Central Coast Grammar School travelled to Bathurst last weekend to play us on the All Saints’ Campus. It is common knowledge that the home ground advantage can improve your chances on the score board but none of us ever thought it would produce such a big turn-around compared to last time we played them. From the kick-off the teamwork and support from all of the Scots All Saints players was evident. Not only were we winning our own rucks but we were dominating every breakdown. Maintaining possession always leads to points and before we knew it Christian Blasig was over to score his first of three tries for the match. Tom Cox also scored an outstanding try and James Hilsdon converted. A big lesson to be learnt from this match was that you need to play for the full 50 minutes if you are going to win and even though the boys tried really hard they could not contain the Central Coast backs in the second half. I congratulate the boys on their efforts and, most of all, putting skills learnt at training into practice. The final score was Central Coast Grammar 29 Scots All Saints 22.
After playing our last two games in relative isolation, it was terrific for the Seconds to play in front of a crowd of enthusiastic Lions supporters. The cheering throughout the match spurred the boys on to their best performance of the season in our return fixture against Kinross Wolaroi School’s 4th XV. Our first encounter at the end of last term produced a very entertaining match played in great spirit, and last Saturday again afforded both teams to play with nothing more at stake than the simple joy of being with your mates and testing yourself against a like-minded opposition. First half tries to Sam Rendall and Jake Mawhood were both converted by Gareth Faulkner – whose second effort from the sideline sailed over the black dot with height to spare. The half went on for five minutes too long for our liking, with Kinross scoring two tries of their own to cut the deficit to just two points at the break.
A terse second half remained scoreless until the referee awarded us a penalty try after a backline attack would have seen winger Antonio Chen score in the corner, but for a careless high tackle. Our nine point buffer was eroded, then surpassed by two more Kinross tries, resulting in them taking a 24 – 21 lead. With five minutes to overcome a the deficit, sustained possession deep inside the Kinross quarter gave us four good opportunities to turn the tide. Credit must go to the Kinross boys whose desperate defence held out our waves of attack. A final-second pass saw Jake Mawhood appear to snare the winning try in the corner, only for the referee to adjudge the final pass to Jake as being forward. We have one fixture remaining for 2019 – the decider in our three-match series against Stannies Fifths. We warmly invite supporters to join us at 10 am this Saturday on the Main Oval at the Scots campus as our Year 12 boys play their final game of schoolboy rugby.
On the weekend the Scots All Saints First XV had a win against Central Coast Grammar for our last game of the season at All Saints Campus and for the year 12s their last game of school boy footy on the All Saints oval. The boys finally gelled together as a team and a result we played one of our best games of the season. We started the game strongly which has been a struggle point for the team this season, and due to this great start we were able to get points on the board early with a penalty kick from Ben Cant and a try from Anthony Carter-Rankin. These early points gave our boys a spur of confidence and a greater belief that we could beat Central Coast. Our forwards were consistently fast and strong at the breakdown, which enabled them to steal possession from Central Coast and keep them from taking our ball when we were on the attack, which is a great improvement from the first time we played Central Coast this season where we struggled to string together phases. Due to the possession gain from the forwards the backs we able to be free and with quick ball handling and hard running which resulted in Anthony Carter-Rankin scoring another two tries on his wing and Cooper Nagy scoring a great solo try off the back of a run from Hugh Parsons. The final score of the game was 29-15 . Hopefully the First XV can take the confidence from last weekend’s win and bring it into this weekend which will be the last game of the season and for the year 12s the last game of school boy rugby at the Scots Main Oval and last school boy rugby ever.
The Stars played against Panthers Blayney Net in another brilliant match. The team are progressing more and more each week and gaining confidence with each of the positions. Although games aren’t scored at this level, the team were ecstatic to ‘win’ 4-1. Chloe Shute was our fantastic GS in the second half of the match this week, scoring all 4 goals! A brilliant team effort from all to keep the ball at our side of the court. Our Player of the Week was Chloe Mackay, for her outstanding resilience and effort throughout the game. Well done Stars! Our next game will be played on Saturday 10th August on Court 4 at 9.55am against Nova Stars. Let’s hope the weather stays dry!
Miss Karen Arthurs (coach)
Saturday’s game against the OOT Ducks was fast and furious as the cold weather caused fumbled fingers and scampering’s around the court. Commitment , skill and a bit luck meant that the score board favoured the Hotshots by full time. Great game considering the conditions. The Hotshots continue to excel in their game sense and skills . Well done.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (coach)
SASC 12s Red
Last weekend the girls started off the morning enjoying an extra bit of sleep with a 9:55am game instead of the usual 8:45am games. The girls came up against a tough opposition of the Panthers Black cats. The first quarter began really strong for the girls with strong defence in all areas of the court. Lily Gray was a standout in the defensive circle getting many intercepts and turnovers for our team. With no subs the girls became versatile in the second quarter playing positions they hadn’t played before. Eliza Rennie went from centre court to GS, and Ebonny Speight went from her usual WD position to a GS in the third quarter and then Centre in the fourth quarter. Throughout the third and fourth quarters the girls held their strong defensive side but couldn’t get the ball past the Panthers circle defence to score. Unfortunately, our girls were defeated 35-0. Next week’s game is at 8:45am on court 8.
SASC 14 Orange
The SASC 14 Orange delighted their supporters once again by taking to the court with such terrific determination last Saturday. The girls welcomed Eva Green back from holidays and it was the first time the team had two subs on the bench. Up against a well drilled opposition, the girls held their own with such strength and positivity. Our players were able to find space through the centre of the court. Their confidence to drive, clear and re-offer is certainly developing. Whilst still chasing the big 3 points for a win, these girls continue to hold their head high. I am incredibly proud of the improvement they have shown and their wonderful attitude on and off the court.
SASC 14 Purple
SASC 14 Purple played another strong opponent in the Panthers Power on Saturday. We knew we were in for a tough game as this is the second time these teams have played. I commend the girls’ positivity and commitment to the very end. We had plenty of chances from the many wonderful intercepts made, however our passing wasn’t 100% and unfortunately we went down 13-26. A HUGE thank you to Emily Brown for filling in at the very last minute for us and playing superbly for the whole game. We have a bye this weekend and therefore our next game is on the 17th of August at 9:55am against Panthers Allstars.
SASC 14 Yellow
Scots All Saints College 14 Yellow played a wonderful game of netball on Saturday despite the freezing temperatures. Their opposition, Bulldogs Diamonds, we’re a strong competition throughout the whole match. Issy, Zanthie and Beth moved the ball well down the court providing great scoring opportunities for Charlotte, Elspeth and Emily who were on fire with their shooting skills. The fantastic defensive pressure from Libby and Caitlin kept the opposition score low. The final score being 25-11 our way. Well done girls.
SASC 14 Green
On the weekend netball team Scots All Saints Green versed Panthers Blayney. We had an amazing game with a final score of 24-13. Everyone played extremely well and played to their best ability. Player’s player was Charlotte Munns.
Thanks to Mila and Lillian for playing in our team.
15 to 30 (Defeat). On Saturday, the Reds versed the U12 Reps. We struggled to gain our momentum in the first 2 quarters, but picked up our pace by the 4th quarter, gaining more goals than the opposing team. However, this was too late to make an immense difference on the game. Harriet Mitchell was incredible in her shooting and driving for the ball. Baileigh Honeysett intercepted numerous passes and her stamina helped turn the game around. Charlotte Lindsay, as usual, defended exceptionally and showed great sportsmanship with her constant encouraging comments. The girls showed great teamwork and never gave up. Special thanks to Mrs Nelson and the parents who cheered us on!
Scots All Saints 16 Navy had a wonderful weekend, demonstrating strong teamwork and determination. Breaking away in the first quarter, the team held the lead and ensured their 27-22 win against Panthers Fireflies. The team hopes to maintain their rank as 4th into the semi-finals and continue playing as a united front.
Miss Hodge (Coach)
The 1st VII played against Mana last Saturday and had the closest of margins win (41-40). The girls started quite steadily and had phases of great team play mixed with small lapses of concentration and loss of cohesion. Each player is to be commended on their determination particularly when the game was going goal for goal off the centre passes. As a team we still have room for improvement. Our passing at times let us down which put us under pressure and our work rate, particularly during transition from attack to defence needs attention. This weekend the girls play Panthers Mustangs at 3.45pm. Supporters are most welcome.
Abbey Miller (co-captain)
The 2nd VII continued on their winning way with a 50 to 40 victory over Bushrangers. The girls are really starting to ‘gel’ together and are working well for each other. Another tough match is anticipated this week against CSU at 1.15pm.
Sharon Inwood (Coach)
3rd and 4th VII
SASC 3rds played against SASC 4ths on Saturday. It was fun game playing against our peers. The defence of the 3rds was string with many turnovers in the oppositions circle with fast passes to get the ball down to our shooters. SASC 3rds won 70-11, we look forward to playing the fourths again on Sunday at 1.15pm.
Miss Johnstone (Coach)
The SASC Colts netball team had an unfortunate loss this weekend against the Bathurst 14’s Reps. The girls put a lot of effort into this game but with the 14s speed and the help of turn overs from our silly mistakes they were able to gain the lead and maintain it. As a result of the recent holidays and injuries we haven’t had a full team available for the past 3 games which has challenged us physically and mentally; due to a lot of changes in normal positions. But hopefully we can put that behind us and end the season well. This game places the team in 4th position and to make the semi-finals we need to maintain this position for the next 5 rounds. The final score was 49-36 Bathurst Reps way.
Matilda Proctor (captain)
Under 6s Brumbies
The Brumbies had another enjoyable game with all players getting a good share of the ball. Playing well in defence and attack all players had a go at kicking the ball in to their team mates. Player of the match went to Hunter.
Under 6s Meerkats
The Meerkats are starting to play really well as a team, passing down the field and tackling with vigour.
Under 6s Leopards
Wow I am so proud of our Leopards! Saturday’s game was out of this world, we are now working well as a team. Each player is working well with the other players with passing as well as working well individually with confidence. I am so impressed with our progress! Well done Leopards! Player of the match was Thomas.
Under 6s Wolves
Despite the Wolves playing Oberon United, they were comfortable playing in the usual familiar fields of Proctor Park. The team did a fantastic job on the day and were awarded several goals. Everyone played so well, with special thanks to Nicholas who filled in for the opposition at times. Lucy showed great focus, enthusiasm and resilience on the day, and so, she received the Player of the Week medal. Congratulations on a great match Wolves!
Under 7s Emus
The Emus had a full squad on Saturday and performed very well with some refreshing interchanges. Dylan played strongly even through injury with Oliver and Lucas making an impact when dearly needed. Hayden was strong in the middle with some reverse plays and Jacob and Noah covered lots of ground in attack and defence. The medal of the day went to a well-deserved Joel Banwell who created some very exciting moments with his non-stop enthusiasm on the ball. See you at training Emus!
Under 8s Lions
This week U8s Lions faced a Collegians team full of running and skill. It was a very tight game, played mostly in the middle of the field with very few scoring opportunities for both teams. The score of 2-1 reflected this tussle and we very nearly claimed a draw with the final kick of the game being well blocked by the opposition keeper. Georgie Hemsworth scored this week’s sole goal, while our player of the week, Kobe Wollaston, defended his heart out at the back. Well done team, a pleasure to coach as always!
Under 9 Lightning
Well, what a game! The result could have gone either way; both teams had many chances, but in the end, a solitary goal scored by Iggy, in the second half, proved the difference. It was a very hard-fought match, with neither team dominating. When Lightning found space we didn’t make the most of our opportunities. Learning to pass the ball to players in better positions is a work in progress. We are improving, but more work needs to be done. Once we get into the groove of passing, we have the makings of a very impressive team. As always, every player displayed moments of brilliance. Goalkepper Amtoj and everywhere-man Jensen were named joint players of the match for their teamwork in stopping a seemingly unstoppable Cougars goal. Great work guys! Nick had some good touches in the forward line in the first half; stand-ins Harry and Hugh were tireless; and Hayden, Elle, and Iggy read the game beautifully. The latter three also played a game among themselves when passing in a triangle deep inside their own half and completely bewildering the opposition. It was wonderful to watch. So, on we go.
The U10’s played a team who understood positional play quite well. As a result they were able to move the ball down the field into our own half for significant periods of the game. This provided an opportunity for our defence to step up and this they did! The U10 Lion’s defence was wonderful with some big dives by the goalie to save a number of goals and the mid-field ran back hard to support the backs in defence. It was a very impressive defensive effort, however, the U10 Lion’s also moved the ball with some smooth runs and well timed passes to return pressure upon the opposition. Often the mid-field and forwards would run up the wing to cross the opposition goal for quite a number of shots at goal; with a good number hitting the back of the net. Well done for another very good game of soccer!
On Saturday the 3rd of August, the Scots All Saints College 1st XI had their first defeat of the 2019 season. The game was a hard fought contest against Souths who won the match 3-2. Our girls played well with some nice passages of play and teamwork across the field. Special mention should go to Sami Porter who appeared to be everywhere on the field. The game was a hard fought match and the girls look forward to versing Souths again in the next round for a rematch. The two goal scorers of the match went to Lily Kable and Brooke Webb. Sami Porter was the well-deserved player’s player.
Tuesday the 6th of August saw the 1st XI have a catch up game against Kelso. Kelso came out strong and even had the first PC of the match. Our girls scrambled well in defense, managing to clear the ball for a counter attack. The girls were focusing on their passing this match- making the ball do the work. This led to some beautiful teamwork and team goals. The final score was 4-2 our way. Goal scorers were Bridget (2) and Lily (2). Special mention for the game goes to Natalia Burgess. She was a solid foundation in defense that allowed for multiple re-possessions of the ball. Nat was our player’s player for this game.