The mighty Under 14 team began their match with some of the best teamwork and support play they have displayed this year so far. Christian Blasig burst from the pack, after six faces of fantastic rucking and ball security, to run half the length of the field to score under the posts. Early in the second hald Brody Paterson scored a wonderful try from our own half, again out-pacing the opposition. James Hillsdon proved to be consistent again with the boot, converting both tries. Oxley College did not give up and their very big, hard-running centre was hard to stop. The final score was Oxley 20 Scots All Saints 14. I would like to congratulate the boys for putting in 100% effort for the entire 50 minutes.
It was great to have a home game after a couple weeks of travel. The boys were ready for a physical contest against Oxley College. We worked hard this week again on the ruck and our defense and it paid dividends. The boys came out hard in the first half with our forwards setting up the backline for three tries by Riley Monico, Hamish Siegert and Will Stanmore. We continued to dominate the ruck which gave up plenty of time to run the ball and keep possession. Isaac Poole finished the first half off with a great pick and drive try and Hamish Siegert secured three conversions. In the second half we made plenty of changes to the lineup and the boys continued to play strong footy. Our attacking game was brilliant both in the forwards and backs. Great to see flowing rugby from the boys. Isaac Poole, Will Stanmore and Riley Monico scored each to finish the game. Final Score our way 43-15. Best Performances: Will Stanmore, Hamish Siegert, Ben Radford, David Hardie.
D. Bailey and L. Newman (Coaches)
On Saturday 25 May, Scots All Saints College First XV went up against Oxley College First XV in the 4th round of ISA competition. To begin the games the SASC boys started off without a bang, and were on their back foot for most of the first half. We only managed to score one try in the first half. However, in the second half after and inspiring speech by our coaches, we started off strong, we were unstoppable that half. Compared to the first half we were trailblazers, but that still wasn’t enough to catch up to the score set in the first half. In the end, the final score was 36-23 Oxley way.
The hotshots played an outstanding game on Saturday against the Panthers Pride shooting a record amount of goals. The passing, court awareness and teamwork is going from strength to strength. Well done to Molly, Indiya, Monique and Ellie for scoring this week and for our great defenders. Again thank you to those players who stood in for the Panthers so that the game could go ahead.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (coach)
Scots All Saints College Greats
Scots All Saints Greats played a very close game on Saturday against the OOT Roadrunners. Our star shooters shot 7 goals compared to OOT Roadrunners’ 6 goals. Our mid court players worked extremely well together passing the ball up the court to our goal. Well done this week to Georgia and Ava who both demonstrated their stepping and catching skills! Fantastic effort from all players.
Miss Bronte Murray (coach)
Scots All Saints College Stars
Scots All Saints Stars played against Superstars Hotshots in a brilliant match. It was unusually hot for an autumn afternoon, but the team soldiered on. The end result was extremely close and some beautiful shots were made by Sadie and Elisabeth. Our Player of the Week was Chloe Shute, who intercepted the ball on many occasions. The team continue to work hard in weekly training sessions and I appreciate the continued effort and dedication to the sport. Our next game will be played on 1st June against Panthers Blayney at 9.55am on Court 4.
Miss Karen Arthurs (coach)
Round 4 saw the 12Red’s come up against OOT Chicks. The girls put in another great effort this week, displaying great sportsmanship. Unfortunately, round 4 saw the girls defeated but everyone had a great game and we can see constant improvements.This week all players had lots of fun, with their ball and defensive skills further developing week by week. ‘Player’s Player’ was very closely contested with a three-way tie between Imogen, Lily and Abbie. Next week SASC 12Red’s will be up against Eglington All-stars Opals on court 8 t 8:45am.
Daisy Heilman & Bronte Doyle
Whilst the 14 Orange girls played a tough outfit, thus being the Bathurst 13 Development Rep team, they were positive from the onset. I am particularly impressed with how the girls are thinking about their positional play and are now creating space for themselves and their teammates. This concept is a work in progress but the 14 Orange team are particularly good listeners and quick learners. Despite a string of losses, their netball is definitely improving and we are very hopeful for the big 3 pts on the board within the next few weeks. This week’s Player’s Player was awarded to Lisa Edwards for her excellent shooting under pressure. Congratulations to all members of the team for another impressive effort.
Last Saturday, Scots All Saints Green, versed Superstars Fireworks. Sadly, we were down to only 6 players, instead of our usual nine. We played a good fair game, but unfortunately, we did not win with a close score of 7-10. Our Player’s Player was Scarlett Poll, as she kept going with enthusiasm throughout the game for a personal best.
The Scots All Saints College U14’s Yellow had a great win on the weekend against Bathurst 11 Yellow. The opposition were substantially younger and smaller than our players, however they provided a fierce competition. Using their height to their advantage, SASC Yellow moved the ball around the court smoothly and successfully. The final score being 30 to 19. On Saturday 1st June SASC Yellow play Bulldogs Diamonds at 8:45am on Court 9.
Last weekend Scots All Saints 14 Blue had a great game against Blayney Panthers. We play a tight game through the first three quarters, leading by 4 at half time but came away with a loss of 24-32. I would like to thank all the girls for their amazing effort and sportsmanship.
Cassie Pearce (Coach)
After achieving success last week with 27-21 against Panthers Fireflies, SASC Navy was keen for another victory. With a score of 28-2 against the OOT Sugarbirds team, that’s what they got. Skye took to the court as Goal Shooter for the first time and was praised by the team for giving it her all. Her team mates encouraged her and all hope she will continue to increase in confidence through the coming rounds.
Miss Hodge (Coach)
No report submitted. The match was a draw 25 all.
Mrs D. Nelson (Coach)
The 16 Blue had the bye last weekend.
The Colts played Collegians for second place on the ladder. Unfortunately, with 2 players out we were playing with seven and two of them were sick. The game was very close all the way through. Collegians were getting small leads but our defenders were working extremely hard to get the score back to even. In the final quarter we made a few silly mistakes which led to a 31/33 loss. With some players out we got to try new combinations in the attacking end which worked well. When we come up against Collegians next our team will be better trained with more potential and we will hopefully play with all 9 players to get the win.
No report submitted but from verbal reports it was a comeback for the ages from the 2nds and a very good win.
No report submitted but the girls won 47 – 26
No report submitted but the girls lost 40 – 27
On Saturday the Scots All Saints College Firsts netball came up against Panthers A grade, a very challenging opposition. The game set off to a strong start with scots only being down by a couple of goals in the first quarter. Our defence started off strong with everyone constantly applying pressure on the opposition and making intercepts. There were stages throughout the game when we started to tire and make small mistakes losing possession a number of times allowing Panthers to gain a reasonable lead. Up against a strong, experienced and quite tall opposition we managed to get the ball consistently down our end of the court and into the goal thanks to our numerous defensive turnovers made by Tilly and Sasha. Unfortunately the end result left us defeated 52-24 but it is clear that teamwork is improving each game we play. With hard work during training we can improve on our game play and skills which will build out confidence and allow us to remain positive before, during and after each game. We should all be very proud of our progress as a team so far.
SASC U6s Wolves vs U6s Eglinton Blue: It was another day full of great soccer for the Wolves. The team are starting to work together and make passes to each other, spreading out and becoming more familiar with the field. There were so many goals on the day that we couldn’t keep up with counting them! More than 10 goals, for sure, mainly by Hunter and Nico, who worked really well together, passing the ball to each other and keeping the goals coming in one after the other. Lucy, Hugh and Patrick did a wonderful job at tackling, chasing and passing the ball. They were great in their kick offs and passes! Thomas’ effort on the day was impressive, calling for the ball and being ready to receive a pass. He showed the best effort on the day and received the Player of the Week Medal. Well done Wolves!
We had another good team effort with all players getting a good share of the ball and having fun. Player of the match went to Nellie for listening to her coach and improvement.
What a game Leopards! Everyone had their game face on and they owned that field. They scored many goals and passed like seasoned players. Well done to each player, everyone gave their all as we only had one sub. Player of the match was Perrin
Meerkats went exceptionally well this week. Some great listening to instructions is helping their skill development. Passing is the focus of the next few weeks.
It was another day full of great soccer for the Wolves. The team are starting to work together and make passes to each other, spreading out and becoming more familiar with the field. There were so many goals on the day that we couldn’t keep up with counting them! More than 10 goals, for sure, mainly by Hunter and Nico, who worked really well together, passing the ball to each other and keeping the goals coming in one after the other. Lucy, Hugh and Patrick did a wonderful job at tackling, chasing and passing the ball. They were great in their kick offs and passes. Thomas’ effort on the day was impressive, calling for the ball and being ready to receive a pass. He showed the best effort on the day and received the Player of the Week Medal. Well done Wolves!
The Emus faired much better this week in a hard fought, evenly matched contest. No one more involved in attack & defence than the always present Joel Banwell who came away with player of the week with some great individual runs and passing. Lucas is improving every week and Hayden is scoring goals. Jacob, Dylan and Oliver are always strong in the middle and Noah was zipping around as fast as ever creating headaches for the other team’s defence. Go Emus !
What a fantastic display by the U8s Lions this week! Teamwork, communication and vision are all now starting to become part of our game, which saw us defeat Eglinton 7-0. Aleki Finau picked up this week’s MVP with four goals, Georgie Hemsworth broke her drought with two and Divjot Nat chipped in with the remainder. I was very proud, not only of the result, but also the spirit in which our students played and represented our fine College.
The Thunder took to the field during ‘prime time’ on Saturday afternoon against a red-hot Macquarie Panthers outfit. Emily was awarded player of the match for a spectacular shot that almost landed her a goal whilst Hayden was very excited to score his first career goal. Hugh did a great job making his goal keeping debut in the second half whilst Harrison also made some great saves in the first half. Trailing 1-0 at half time the Thunder knew they were close to their second victory of the season. Unfortunately for the Thunder, the Panthers finished strongly and were hungry to get to the ball first resulting in three second half goals. With a focus on getting to the ball first and forming with structure in attack, I’m sure the Thunder will be set for a great comeback this Saturday!
Goals, goals, and more goals for Lightning Under 9s in a 6-1 win over Macquarie United last Saturday. However, the score was deceptive, and it wasn’t until well into the second half that the result was assured. Lightning led 2-1 at half-time but could have been behind by several goals; scrambling defence saved the day, time and again. Jenson was everywhere! Hayden pounced for three second half goals, but again it was the defence that was most impressive. A special mention to Nick who showed great determination and perseverance in stopping anyone getting past him in a player of the week performance. At training, we will be concentrating on teamwork and playing to our positions.
With no subs, the Under 10’s all played a very strong and very physical opposition for a full 50 minutes. Initially surprised by the intensity of the game our team lost some of the cohesion they have displayed in previous weeks. However, as a coach I was very delighted to witness how the team reset themselves for a much better second half. In the after-match debrief, the team acknowledged that they still need to work on controlling the ball before passing or taking it up-field, however, they recognised the ‘lion’ effort in defence and how they pulled together as a team.
A very proud coach this week!
The U11 Lions played the late game this past Saturday against the Macquarie United Alley Cats team at Proctor Park. The Alley Cats started strong scoring a couple of early goals against the Lions. The Lions kept their composure and continued to apply pressure to the Alley Cat defense which eventually payed off late in the first half with a goal. The second half saw a continuation of the end of the first half with both team applying consistent pressure with their offence and then supporting it with strong defense. At the midway way point during the second half some excellent team work saw the Lions even the score from a corner kick. Both teams kept the pressure up to the end whistle, which was great to testament to the players of both teams.
SASC U12s experiences their first loss of the season on the weekend, Bathurst 75s Royals dominated the game with many first half efforts finding the net. Although SASC came out fighting in the second half, finding themselves with more possession than the opposition, despite not finding the net during the game, the boys efforts were very commendable. Archer Ryan’s strong midfield displays have earned him this weeks SASC U12s man of the match.
The boys had yet another big week with two games on the same day. Even though we lost both games, our improvement is obvious. Fergus Campell’s debut into our team was a warm welcome as he played like a natural in our defence. The highlight, however, was without a doubt the fact that we scored our first goal for the season! Mekhi Williott-Bird moved into the position of goalkeeper which gave as a big clearance for Thomas Dubyk to run onto the ball and put it in the back of the net. The celebrations were incredible and I thank both the students and the parents for all the support that you have given.
Under 14 Girls
This Saturday the SASC girls soccer team had a double header round at Proctor park. First coming up against Bathurst 75s the girls had a very tough fought game and came away with a 2-4 loss. The goals were scored by Shay-lee Riley after two great runs through the oppositions defence. Special mention to Jess Mills as she had an amazing game in the mid field. The afternoons match saw us coming up against one of the hardest teams in the comp. Bathurst Collegians had a lot of skilled players, and with our team being left short with no subs the girls ended with a 5-0 loss that afternoon. Our defence was strong and we still had various shots in goal but didn’t manage to concede. Overall it was a tough fought weekend and we are coming up against the SASC boys team this coming weekend so any support will be appreciated.
A midday game saw just the required numbers eager to play against Abercrombie in perfect spectator weather. As is becoming the norm we battled hard against several physically bigger and very skilful players. Whilst Cooper was having a run on the field due to a finger injury, Jayden took up the Goal Keeping duties with determination and skill pulling off save after save against very good attempts. Nevertheless a few lapses of concentration along the backline led us into the break somewhat undeservedly 4 nil down. The half time break did wonders, and we came out with better man on man marking and renewed desperation to get to the ball. Lewis took over from Jayden in goal and with Jayden’s fresh legs and Siede’s arrival after fulfilling Rugby duties, the team rallied and had surges forward that were unlucky not to result in a few goals. The full-time whistle could not come quick enough as legs became heavier from the frantic pace of the game and lack of subs. The second half a much better result, a reward for the efforts and persistence shown.
This week’s match was always going to be tough against Eglington the only undefeated team. In the first twenty minutes of game time Scots All Saints managed to hold the opposition at 2-0. Jonathan Gardiner very strong in goals as usual. We started to force the off side and also gained some penalties through sheer determination to ‘get to the ball first’. More of this attitude is needed if we are to be competitive in this very strong competition. Peter Saran’s absence made a difference in the mid field with Alex Cheng, Jonah Siede and Kenny Lo relying on his through passes. Some very fast players kept Isaac Cove busy on the wing while Austin Markwick’s strong kicks from the back helped us break down attacks. Sean Huang played as goalie second half but the skillfull opposition managed to sneak shots around him. The 15 -0 loss not an indication in the improvement Scots All Saints has made in these first few weeks.
Scots All Saints College Red
The 15’s red played their best game yet on Saturday. The team work and skill displayed by the entire team was beautiful to watch and was an apparent improvement from past weeks. Hard work from the halves, Eva Price and Harriet Collins, strengthened the defensive line while the strikers, Alice Radford, Alexis Fraser and Gab Pallister used their speed up front to create lots of scoring opportunities. Special mention goes to Lily Kable with a hat trick composed of three extremely skilful and impressive goals. Player of the match went to Harriet Collins for her “never give up” attitude and her team work. Unfortunately, the game resulted in a loss, however this did not reflect how well the girls played. Well done girls.
Scots All Saints College Blue
SASC Blue went down 3-1 in a nail biter on Saturday. It was great to have a full contingency at the game with three subs. The game was very close with both sides having lots of strikes on goals. Special mention to Bella Taylor who was our players player and saved lots of attempts on goal. Special mention to Clare who scored our only goal and Mia and Ellie who worked tirelessly all game.
Mrs Shannon Rendall
Scots All Saints College First XI
The First XI played St Pats this week. The girls have really started to work together as a unit. In defence the girls scrambled well to clear the ball away from goal. The midfield controlled the centre and the strikers made some fantastic passages of play to get the ball into the circle. The final score was 8-0 our way with goal scorers going to Rosi Webb (2), Bridget Ellis (2), Sami Porter (2) and Lily Kable (2). All girls played very well. Players player went to Rosi Webb for giving 100% the whole time, setting up goals and scoring some herself. Well done to the whole team.
Miss Stacey Tomlinson