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Match Reports – Round 4 v NoblePark

Jayden vanUnen. Best On Ground.

Photo courtesy of Sharon Jones Photography.


After a close loss last week we had to keep our season moving forward. We took on Noble Park in perfect conditions at Quambee.
We didn’t start with the same energy as previous weeks. Our pressure and tackling numbers were down. We also lost a couple of players before half time to make the job even harder.
Jayden vanUnen started well and Hoegel was finding the ball in his role in the midfield.
We went to half time a few points down and us playing well below the level to what we had in previous weeks.
The players were asked for an extra effort after half time and we got it. The tackling and intent lifted. Fenton was moved forward and had an immediate impact with 5 tackles for the quarter and Phelps had a huge quarter on ball. Sheppard came to life at half forward and kicked 4 second half goals.
Cullinan and Mackinnon were also continuing to battle manfully in the ruck.
Scores were level at 3/4 time.
With two men down and a third under duress we knew it was going to be heart and effort that was going to get us home. With 5 minutes to go we kicked a couple of goals clear with a second vanUnen goal to cap off his good day. It looked as thought we would get the points but then Noble kicked two in two minutes through contested marks forward of the ball. There was some goalkeeping done on our goal line to avoid a point being rushed and in the end the siren went with us one point in front.
It was an ugly win. Sometimes an ugly win is good.  We didn’t play as well as previous weeks but I was proud of the boys to turn it around at half time. The scores remained close but our tackling numbers lifted. We had 20 to half time and had 35 after and we were able to do that down a couple of players.
To be 3-1 after 4 weeks is a good start to the season. Blackburn are much better than a 1-3 side. It is a massive game this week in context of the season for both clubs.

Best Players: J. vanUnen, M. Cullinan, M. Sheppard, G. Phelps, A. Fenton, J. Hoegel

Goal Kickers: M. Sheppard 4, C. Dunne 2, J. vanUnen 2, M. Kakaflikas, G. Phelps, D. Harris, J. Hoegel

Brett Moyle – Senior Coach

North Ringwood 4.5-29 4.9-33 8.12-60 12.14-86
Noble Park 2.4-16 5.7-37 8.12-60 12.13-85
On Saturday, we took on Noble Park at Home. Coming off a tough week last week we were
committed to giving all we had to get our third win for the season.
We started the game well and were able to get on top early.
Our pressure was strong, and we were able to win the footy first, but then we didn’t pressure the
ball carrier from Noble Park to create a turn over and win back possession.
I felt our midfield really got us moving early. Max Dymond, Dan Cox, Ash Goldsmith and Jason Sharp
for his first game back were critical getting the game on our terms. Our wings, in the form of Josh
Kennedy, Luke Braunthal, Jake Moss and Jack Murfett ran and spread well and gave our forwards
good supply.
Ralphy in the ruck and up forward really stood up, and Josh Taratuta and Tyson Wills for his first
game for the year gave us a strong contest also through the ruck and up forward.
At half time, we were up by a bit over 4 goals and were playing good footy.
Our 3rd quarter however was a little disappointing. We were able to still hit the scoreboard and kick
3 goals – but we allowed the opposition to kick 7 and get back into the game.
Our last quarter, to the credit of the boys, dug their heels in and took back control of the game.
Jasper Rouget really stood up in the last quarter and gave us a strong target up forward.
Our backline all day were very study lead by Peart, Ursich, Dan Wright, Mitch Cullen, Owen Tozer,
Tom Falzon and Jesse Cox all beating their opponents and creating run and spread.
Was great to be able to get our 3rd win for the season, and leaving us 3-1 going into Blackburn next
week which is going to be another massive challenge.
Really Proud of the boys efforts to dig their heels in and force the win. Well done lads.
Best Players: J. Moss, B. Morris, M. Peart, J. Ralph, J. Rouget, J. Ursich
Goal Kickers: J. Moss 4, J. Hollingsworth, T. Wills, J. Ralph, A. Goldsmith, M. Dymond, L. Braunthal, J. Rouget
Paul O’Callaghan – Reserves Coach.
North Ringwood 3.3-21 6.5-41 9.5-59 11.9-75
Noble Park 0.2-2 2.2-14 9.4-58 11.5-71


Under 19s:

Welcome to Round 4 – 2018
The boys wanted to come out hard this week and redeem themselves after a
disappointing game last week against Vermont.
We came out of the blocks pretty well and it was neck and neck in the first quarter
for the better part.
Bradley Whelan was playing himself in some really strong form and Mitch Heckley
continued his super start to the season.
We moved on to the 2nd quarter with message to play smarter and be accountable as
we felt that Noble Park were getting really easy exits from the contest without too much
pressure, this however was by far our worst quarter and we certainly let the boys know at
halftime this is not how we play Saints football.
I was really hoping for a strong response and was satisfied with the way the boys
responded, we defended better and got on top in the midfield with some great work from
Jack Murfett, Jacob Bell and Aiden Glassborow.
Lachlan Shield and Alex Eastwood defended really hard and we were much more
accountable, our composure was also much better in this quarter.
We continued our improvement in the Final quarter and never dropped our heads as we
lost players to injury and we play were at least 2 players short of the opposition by games
We will hit the track this week, with some areas of our game that we really need to
improve on.

Best Players: J. Murfett, J. Bell, M. Heckley, B. Whelan, A. Glassborow, A. Eastwood
Goal Kickers: B. Whelan, T. Godfrey, S. Stephens, T. Woodward
Matt Povey – Under 19s Coach
North Ringwood 1.0-6 2.1-13 3.1-19 4.2-26
Noble Park 2.3-15 8.4-52 10.6-66 15.10-100

Saints in local paper

Heath Decker chases after the ball. Picture: Richard Serong

North Ringwood falls to three-point loss against Eastern Football League powerhouse Vermont

IT WASN’T the result North Ringwood desired, but it could have been the performance that confirmed the Saints as a finals contender.

North Ringwood ran perennial premiership contender Vermont to three points on Saturday, falling to its first loss of the season.

Guy Phelps had a shot in the dying stages from a tight angle in the pocket at Terrara Rd but the ball was touched on the line, leaving Vermont as the only undefeated team in Division 1.

Despite the 14.8 (92) to 14.5 (89) defeat, North Ringwood captain Jack Whelan was encouraged by his side’s efforts against the competition powerhouse.

“We spoke after the game that we didn’t really want to pat ourselves on the back for an honourable loss because at the end of the day they mean nothing,” Whelan said.

“In saying that, there were some positives we took out of the game so I think the fact that we know when we bring that level of intensity and attack on the footy and we can match it with the best.”

Vermont led by 17 points at the final change before North Ringwood almost pulled off a come-from-behind victory.

The Saints kicked five goals to three in the final quarter but just fell short of its first 3-0 start to a season since 2013.

Curtis Dunne was the star up forward with five goals, while key defender Harry Nolan was among the best players in just his third game for the club.

Nolan was one of host of new faces to join the Saints over the summer, with Petracca brothers Julian and Rob, Jayden Hoegel, Mitch Keedle and Matt Cullinan also on the list of additions.

Whelan said belief was building at Quambee Reserve that North Ringwood could challenge for its first finals appearance since 2014, when the Saints won promotion from Division 2.

“I think it is going to be a very even competition but there is a real bit of belief that the group can hopefully snatch a spot in that top five and play some finals footy in first division for the first time in a long time,” Whelan said.

“Moyley (coach Brett Moyle) has said to us a couple of times that he wouldn’t have come back and wouldn’t have given his time to come back if he didn’t think we weren’t going to play finals.

“He’s not coming back to finish seventh or eighth, he’s got a real genuine belief and I think the group is starting to go with him.”

The Vermont clash was the start of a challenging month for North Ringwood, with games against Noble Park, Blackburn and Norwood to come before the interleague bye.

Match Reports – Round 3 v Vermont

Darcy Harris ready to pounce after checking out the score. Photo courtesy of Sharon Jones.


Close but not quite.
After two good wins in the first 2 weeks we took on a grand finalist from last year and the measuring stick for the last couple of years in Vermont.
I have belief in our group that we can contend but Saturday was going to clearly expose whether that was fact or fiction.
We started well with the first 4 goals as we jumped Vermont. Our pressure was great with 22 tackles in the first quarter. There were no easy kicks to be had and it was very competitive around the contest. Dylan Van Unen started very well across half back and our overall pressure was keeping us in the contest. We had a 3 point lead at quarter time.
In the second quarter our pressure dropped a touch and we did not force the same number of turnovers on Vermont and they were able to run and carry the ball on the outside a few times and were able to score. It was still an arm wrestle though and Vermont led by 2 points at half time. Our back 6 were holding up well with Nolan, Decker and Locco all doing well in their respective 1 on 1 duels. Whelan and Petracca were having a bit of the ball and Dunne was a dangerous forward target for us.

At half time you could see the belief growing in the group.

In the third quarter I believe we had the better of the play but our ball use across half forward was poor and we got hurt on the counter attack several times. A good side like Vermont will get you if you give the ball back too easy. The contest looked to slip away as Vermont drew clear but our boys dug in and our tackling pressure and intensity really lifted late in the quarter that resulted in a couple of scores in the last few minutes to keep us in it.  We trailed by 17 points at 3/4 time.

In the last quarter we were all over Vermont. We won around the contested ball and surged the ball forward. At times not polished enough and our decision making at times letting us down but our intensity and thirst for the contest was terrific. Taylor came to life and his pace forward resulted in a couple of goals and Dunne also kicked his fourth for the day. We just missed a couple of late chances that just missed and resulted in points but also missed a few chances with inside 50 entries. A little more composure could have meant us taking a big scalp. It wasn’t to be though and we feel 3 points short.

I am very disappointed because we could have and should have won with how we played in the last 40 minutes of the game. However, it is great to have it confirmed through performance that we are a genuine contender this year. That doesn’t get us the 4 points that we desperately needed Saturday and we need to ensure we bring the same level of effort this week against Noble Park at home to get the 4 points this week.

Best players- Locco, D.Van Unen, Nolan, Dunne, Decker, Whelan, Fenton.

Goal Kickers: C. Dunne 4, L. Taylor 3, M. Cullinan, J. Hoegel, A. MacKinnon, D. Harris, J. Whelan, M. Joyner, S. Barnard

Brett Moyle – Senior Coach

Vermont 3.3-21 8.4-52 11.7-73 14.8-92
North Ringwood 4.0-24 8.2-50 9.2-56 14.5-89
On Saturday, we took on Vermont away.
We went into the game with some confidence with 2 wins to start the year, however knew it was
going to be a very tough contest and would require our 110% all day.
The report this week will be short, as it was a tough day at the office.
I felt we were slightly off at the start of the game, and weren’t prepared to play contested man on
man football. We were beaten winning at the coal face and our opposition run, kicking and spread
really exposed us.
This is a good learning for the group, that even at reserves grade football in division 1, you cannot be
off, and if you are – you need to kill the contest and get yourself into the game.
At half time, we had a good chat about the game, what we could do to improve and get ourselves
back into the contest. Focus being on 1 on 1 contested footy, lifting our pressure and tackling, and
matching Vermont with uncontested marks.
After our chat, our 3rd term was strong and we matched Vermont 8?12 on the scoreboard, which
proves to the group when we commit to playing a tough brand of footy we can match it with the
best. Unfortunately, however in the last quarter the intensity again fell away and we were again hurt on the
Vermont are a very strong team and have some seriously experienced footballers running around, and
take nothing away from their performance. As a group, we need to believe we can match it with the
best through, and this was clear we are able to with our effort in the third quarter.
A couple of notable performances. I thought Jordan Ursich was fantastic holding full back and
keeping his opponent goalless. Kaka was also strong at CHB and forward in the first quarter. Dan
Cox, Todd Morgan and Max Dymond all tried their guts out in the centre and I thought Matt Payne
made a strong impact.
Was also great to have Josh Ralph back playing footy and Jake Cullen who both contributed.
So, we need to take learning from this week and rebound to make sure we are competitive next
week and get the W against Noble Park at home.
Best Players: J. Ursich, M. Kakaflikas, M. Payne, D. Cox, T. Morgan, J.Ralph, B.Marshall
Goal Kickers: M. Kakaflikas, J. Moss

Paul O’Callaghan – Reserves Coach

Vermont 6.2-38 13.5-83 14.11-95 22.16-148
North Ringwood 1.2-8 1.4-10 2.6-18 2.6-18


Under 19s:

Welcome to Round 3 – 2018
After coming off a big win last week against Knox, we were excited by the prospect
of taking on Vermont at their ground.
We were down a lot of personnel this week, due to school footy, injury and
unavailability – which certainly wasn’t ideal leading into a game against one of the top
We got off to a super start with Nicko and Wheels our captains leading by example
and brining some real physicality, Vermont seemed a little shell shocked.
Stevo got on the end of a couple of early goals which was great, and it was also great
to have Sharkey back from suspension really presenting well up forward and giving us a real
We went into quarter time with some real belief only 5 points down at this stage.

Unfortunately this was short lived as we lost more personnel and Vermont started to really take ownership of the game and we ran out of fight end in the end.

We will reset and get a couple of players back this week, I expect us to really
challenge Noble Park next week, we are a young Developing side and we are Building some
real chemistry, unfortunately we will have these challenging weeks as it’s all part of the Journey.
Stick fat boys and re-load for a big effort this week.

Better Players: Heckley, Bell, Naismith, Sheild, Murfett, Sharky
Goal Kickers: Stephens 2, Whelan

Matt Povey – Under 19 Coach.

Vermont 4.1-25 8.7-55 16.11-107 22.13-145
North Ringwood 3.1-19 3.1-19 3.1-19 3.1-19