Match Report Round 9 v Vermont

Seniors:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Vermont 3.6-24 8.9-57 15.12-102 23.14-152
North Ringwood 2.0-12 2.3-15 2.7-19 4.7-31
Goal Kickers: J. Hoegel 2, M. Apeness 2
Best Players: S. Whelan, A. Fenton, D. Spurrell, J. Petracca, M. Locco, M. Kakaflikas

Last Saturday we had probably the toughest task in local football,  taking on Vermont at Vermont.
It was also an extremely special day ,  with one of the all time favourites Jayden van Unen playing his 150th game for the North Ringwood Football Club and young Liam Lyall playing his first game in the seniors.  Well done to both lads.
From the first bounce, it was evident the game was going to be played at a frenetic pace.  We started well with Mick Apeness converting two early chances,  to have us slightly behind at 1/4 time.
Our intensity and tackling pressure was fantastic and we were moving the ball well by hand and foot.
We stuck with them first quarter and a half,  then they broke free,  kicking 5 unanswered goals to go in with a 6 goal lead at 1/2 time.
After the 1/2 time break,  it was all one way traffic,  with Vermont kicking 15 of the last 17 goals to run out winners easily.
Better players for us,  were Sammy Whelan, Aaron Fenton, Jules Petracca, Michael Locco, Dylan Spurrell and Mick Apeness.
Half way through the season we sit 3 wins and 6 losses.

 

Reserves:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Vermont 7.2-44 13.9-87 18.15-123 19.18-132
North Ringwood 2.2-14 3.2-20 3.5-23 6.7-43
Goal Kickers: J. Hollingsworth 2, J. Moss 2, T. Falzon 2
Best Players: A. Goldsmith, A. Sharp, T. Falzon, N. Johnson, J. Moss, B. Marshall, X.Fry, J. Sultana
We took on Vermont on Saturday away.
As per previous years, we knew would be a very tough challenge against an extremely strong
opposition, but felt we were a chance to make a strong contest and maybe sneak a win.
Our first quarter was slow. We were slow to react to their intensity around the footy and some of
our skill errors really let us down.
That being said, we were able to hit the score board and kick 2.2, but gave Vermont too much of an
opportunity to also score.
Our second and third quarters were unfortunately the same on the score board front, with us being
able to score – but Vermont were also able to hit the score board; was just too much in their favour.
The last quarter we set ourselves the goal of winning the quarter and kicking 3 goals.
And we did.
We were able to outscore our opposition and kick 3 goals for the quarter – which is a significant
milestone for the group.
Some of our movement of the footy, change of direction, giving our forwards opportunity and ability
to tempo the game in the last quarter was really strong and shows the group that we have the ability
to play strong (our brand) footy and we can match it with all our competition this year.
Although we lost the game, there were some really strong learning and performances in the game
and I think gives as a strong stepping stone moving forward.
As I have said after recent games, we are not far off our first win for the year – watch this space.
Go Saints.
Paul O’Callaghan, Reserves Coach.
 
Under 19s:
Vermont 1.2-8 4.8-32 7.11-53 12.16-88
North Ringwood 1.1-7 1.1-7 2.1-13 2.4-16
Goal Kickers: J. Murfett, T. Godfrey
Best Players: W. Cuthbertson, J. Matthews, J. Murfett, A. Begg, B. Munks, J. Povey
Senior Women:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
North Ringwood 3.5-23 5.7-37 6.9-45 8.10-58
Chirnside Park 0.1-1 0.1-1 0.2-2 1.2-8
Goal Kickers: A. Harris 2, L. French, M. Gilmore, T. Deane, J. Conway, J. Sommers, J. Russell
Best Players: R. Pearce, J. Conway, J. van Unen, A. Harris, D. Rushford, E. Stephens

Match Reports Round 7 V Doncaster

 

Seniors:

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Doncaster 1.4-10 4.10-34 4.11-35 7.15-57
North Ringwood 2.3-15 3.4-22 8.14-62 10.14-74

 

After two very disappointing rounds of football, the boys put a lot of hard work into training
during the week to try and address some of the issues. As they ran out onto the ground you
could tell from their body language that today was going to be different from previous weeks.
The ground conditions were excellent, however there was quite a strong wind favouring the
end we kicked to in the first quarter. Doncaster started strongly with multiple entries into
their forward half but were held by our strong defence led by Dylan Van Unen and Billy
Schilling. We finally kicked the first goal of the match when Matthew Kakaflikas kicked off
the ground and then provided a good shepherd to allow Dylan Spurrell to run onto the ball
in the goal square. Our first quarter lead was probably not sufficient having regard to the
windy conditions.

The second quarter saw a lot of play in the Doncaster half with them peppering the goals.
Our backline remained steady and provided a lot of pressure on Doncaster to see them
score 3 goals 6 points for the quarter. Our first goal for the quarter came at the 17 minute
mark with a great snap by Aaron Fenton. We were 2 goals down at half time.
At half time Paris requested the boys keep up the extreme pressure they were putting on
the opposition through their hard running and ferocious tackling. He also stressed that we
needed to attack and hit the score board with a good lead at three quarter time.

The third quarter was probably our best quarter of football for the year. The whole team
lifted, putting pressure on the opposition and winning the ball on most occasions. The
defence held Doncaster to 1 point only for the quarter. Our forward line was continually
given opportunities with Big Mick and Kaka marking everything that came their way. We
added 5 goals 10 points for the quarter. With a little more accuracy in front of goal our lead
at three quarter time would have been even greater, however the 4 goal 3 points lead was enough to give us confidence that we could win the game if we kept up our pressure in the last quarter.

We started the last quarter with the first goal with Aaron Fenton bursting out of the centre
kicking to Big Mick, goal. Whilst we had a good lead Doncaster lifted and kicked several
goals getting to within 2 goals. It started to get a bit worrying, however the team again lifted
and gained the momentum back. Jack Whelan and Aaron Fenton were doing a great job
leading the away in attacking the football and anyone that got in front of them. Big Mick
again marked and goaled to ensure our victory.
After the game Paris was pleased with the effort and result and told the boys “if you come
to games with the right mind set, you can mix it with anyone in the Premier Division
completion.”
Great win by the boys. We now look forward to next Saturdays match against Montrose at
Quambee.

Go Saints!!

Goal Kickers: M. Apeness 4, M. Kakaflikas 2, M. Griffiths, A. Fenton, D. Spurrell, J.
Moss
Best Players: M. Kakaflikas, J. Whelan, J. Hoegel, D. Van Unen, A. Fenton, M.
Apeness

Report by Neil Sheppard

 

 

Reserves:

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Doncaster 3.4-22 4.8-32 5.13-43 9.14-68
North Ringwood 1.2-8 2.3-15 4.5-29 5.7-37

We took on Doncaster today at Doncaster in a winnable game for the squad.
Unfortunately, we had 4 players out late due to illness, injury and Call-up to the 1’s, but we still
played with 2 on the bench, and felt as a group we were up for the challenge and ready to have a
real crack.
A couple of congratulations to Griff, Kaka, and late call up Tom Falzon all up in the ones this week
after being consistent for a number of weeks in the reserves and playing strong footy. Well done
guys and well deserved.
As a summary, we were close, but not close enough.
Passages of our footy throughout the day were fantastic with our transition, change in direction and
movement; but some were also not great sections with a critical skill error or turnover.
Ash Goldsmith was fantastic all day and played a bit role for us through the middle.
I thought Adam Miles back into the squad from the seniors had a fantastic game also and was able to
move the ball freely for us and transition the ball from the midfield and out of defence. Anthony Sharp
got through the entire game and was able to get some really good touches and also kick 3 goals. I
also though the entire midfield group include Jordan Sultana, Izack Ralph, Jakeb Cullen and Josh
Taratuta were solid all day.
Bailey Marshall was fantastic in keeping their full forward goaless (whilst he was on him) and I
thought both Jake Tyler and Mitch Sproles off half back undertook a number of really solid 1%ers and
transitioned the ball from defence well.
It is disappointing we were unable to get the win, but the improvement in the group has been
exponential in recent weeks, and our consistency in games is getting deeper and deeper into each
game.
We are not far off our first win for the year – watch this space.
Go Saints.

Goal Kickers: A. Sharp 3, A. Goldsmith, D.Wright
Best Players: A. Goldsmith, A. Miles, A. Sharp, J. Sultana, B. Marshall , M. Sproles

Paul O’Callaghan – Reserves Coach


Under 19s:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Vermont 1.5-11 3.6-24 9.9-63 11.13-79
North Ringwood 2.3-15 0.2-2 3.4-22 3.5-23
Goal Kickers: W. Lyall, C. Smith, J. Matthews
Best Players: W. Lyall, B. Naismith, W. Cuthbertson, M. Papadakis, C. Smith
 
 
Vets:
 
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
North Ringwood 6.4-40 13.10-88 15.13-103 18.20-128
Forest Hill 0.0 0.0 0.1-1 3.1-19
The Vets took on Forest Hill, with ten changes from the previous game. Wheats and Steve Garrett playing their first games of the year. 
We started the game well keeping the opposition scoreless in the first quarter, in fact for the first half they didn’t trouble the scoreboard. Wallsy and Paddy ran amok, with 8 between them halfway through the second quarter when Paddy did a hammy. Brons did as he pleased down back with great support from all the defenders. 
In the middle, big Schaf fed the ball to our onball brigade and they happily moved the ball forward. Chucky, Billy, Eug and Coutta were on fire. 
After scoring 13.10 to nothing in the first half and not giving the opposition a sniff we were a bit disappointed in the second half. We ended up kicking 5.10 to 3 goals. 
Goals- 7 Walls, 3 Paddy,  2 Dion
1 Chucky, CJ, Billy, Brons, Zuppa, Garrett
Best- Everyone. Walls, Chucky, Bronson, Garrett, Dion, Billy, Schaf 
Paul Robertson – Vets Coach

 

Senior Women:

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Park Orchards 0.0 0.2-2 0.2-2 1.2-8
North Ringwood 3.3-21 4.3-27 5.9-39 7.12-54
 

A sunny day welcomed us onto a fast deck at Stinton’s Reserve where we were to take on Park Orchards for a second
time this season.
The team was nervous and excited by the prospect of facing the hardest opponent to date, with our Skipper and
major goal kicker Lauren Harris out due to injury there was a big question to be answered over the next four
quarters. Added to our injury list was Jorja van Unen who was a late withdrawal due to her ankle being NQR.
Big Nat got us started in the centre with a dominant display in the ruck, unbeaten all day, our midfield relished first
use of the ball and the space to run that the big oval offered us.
Chelsea VU was a bit crook but showed no let up in her pursuit of the ball, aided by Jacinta, Tayla Dan, Michaela we
were able to kick three goals in the first quarter and kept the Orch scoreless.
The second quarter saw us kicking into the wind, and a change up in our structure saw our young gun Alice thrown
into defence to kick start our rebound and along side Sherie and Kylie we managed to repel the wind powered
onslaught brought on by Park Orchards fast running brigade time and time again, we also managed to snag another
goal into the breeze.
The team were feeling the heat of the game by the time the long break came along, but a few snakes and a rev up by
Coach Joel got the crew raring to go in the third.
A barrage of scoring shots in the third only returned a one goal six-point result but the enthusiasm was evident, and
we kept the Orch scoreless again. A shining light was to see Jess Lane seize her opportunity with both hands and
Abbey Moore got her hands on the ball in a five-minute flurry, while Chelsea “bonecrusher” Wills was let loose in the
guts and displayed an uncompromising attack on the contested ball.
The last quarter saw us kick two goals three points to extend our lead and run-away winners.
The development in the new players is great to see, and even thought we have a few significant injuries we were
able to rally together and kick a winning score.
We then kicked on to the club for a Beer pong tournament which was a huge success for the club, thanks to all those
contributors in the team who helped make the night a fun time for all.
On a side note, a gofundme page has been setup to assist Hannah Jacobs with the costs of her knee reconstruction,
so if you’d like to donate please click on the link below, any help is greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/lets-get-han-a-new-knee

Goal Kickers: T. Deane 2, L. French, E. Stephens, V. Chelsea, J. Russell, A. Moore
Best Players: A. Moore, D. Rushford, N. Wilson, W. Chelsea, J. Lane, V. Chelsea

Go Saints !!

Report by Phil Harris

 

Match Reports Round 2 v Norwood

Seniors:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Norwood 4.3-27 7.8-50 12.13-85 15.18-108
North Ringwood 1.2-8 4.2-26 6.3-39 7.3-45

We headed to Norwood FC with two new debutants who both deserved their chance after a very solid preseason.

Josh Povey is a promising young talent who has shown in the preseason training he has talent in spades. He’s unfortunately succumbed to an impact injury on his “good” shoulder which will challenge his resolve but as a club, we’ll put our collective arm around him and ensure he’s back and ready to play with a full rehab program in place.

Our other debutant Dylan Spurrell faced the tough task of going out against his old club and our long-time rival Norwood, I’m glad to say Dylan equipped himself well using his elite pace to apply pressure all day.

Other shining lights were Jasper, who has been named in the best for a second week, and Sam Whelan who is benefitting from a long and dedicated preseason. The Chin again had plenty of it down back and acquitted himself well all day.

It was great to have Locco back into defence, and Big Mick Apeness is showing his strength and class all over the ground.

We’ve suffered a second loss by a big margin. We know it will take a while for the entire squad to understand and play to the new style, it isn’t easy for payers to change their habits but I’m sure were making inroads and the players are willing themselves to put into practice our new standards, behaviours and game plan.

Goal Kickers: M. Cullinan, M. Apeness, S. Whelan, J. Rouget, J. Hoegel, J. Whelan, G. Conyers
Best Players: S. Whelan, M. Apeness, J. Rouget, M. Locco, M. Payne
 Reserves:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Norwood 3.5-23 7.7-49 8.15-63 13.18-96
North Ringwood 0.0 0.1-1 0.1-1 1.1-7
 We took on our local rivals in Norwood, away for Round 2.
After a tough start for Round 1, Round 2 provided us with an opportunity to get some footy in our
hands and really have a good crack and be competitive.
Again, like last week, we had several unavailabilities and injuries for this Round. The first two rounds
have been tough with player numbers, but all things being equal we should have 6-8 players
returning following the Easter weekend which will greatly assist both in our team stability (across 1’s
and 2’s) and helping deliver the outputs we have trained across the pre-season.
Was great to welcome back Brent Morris, Daniel Wright Jnr, Mark Griffith, Jack Cirillo and Thomas
Woodward for their first games for the season, as well as Jordan Abicair playing a full game this
week and Nathan Johnson playing his first game for North Ringwood after a solid pre-season.
With a squad with restricted pre-season work, our effort and intent in the first quarter was really
solid. I felt in the first 10 minutes of the game we had full control of the footy and were just unable
to make the connection of this work with forward scores. As the quarter progressed Norwood
opened a little, but I felt we were right in the contest.
The second quarter we went away from how we were trying to play a little, and in turn we gave the
opposition too many opportunities to firstly win the footy but change direction to move the footy
forward.
We discussed this at half time and were able to restrict our opposition to only 1 goal in the third
quarter, whilst creating some of our own opportunities. It was good to see that when we focus on
playing our brand of footy, how well it can work – it is just about consistency and maintaining this.
The last quarter unfortunately we let the flood gates open a little; but were also able to make sure
we were able to get a great goal via Jordan Abicair.
Our backline was outstanding all day, and I felt our midfield were really solid. We will continue to
work on our forward movement and structure as the guys up forward worked hard, but at times got
a little lost in transition.
Not so friendly looking on the score board this week, but there were some really positive signs out of
the game; and I think with another couple of weeks on the track and some reinforcements back in the
upcoming weeks (with the Easter weekend off next week), we are going to have a rapid
improvement of the scoreboard. Heads up boys and see you at training this week.
Goal Kickers: J. Abicair
Best Players: D. Wright, A. Goldsmith, M. Kakaflikas, J. Kennedy, K. Eliott, J. Cirillo
Paul O’Callaghan – Reserves Coach
Under 19s:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Norwood 3.0-18 3.3-21 4.7-31 7.8-50
North Ringwood 3.1-19 8.3-51 10.6-66 13.6-84

Welcome to Round 2 – 2019
We took on Norwood in Round 2 at Mullum Mullum reserve – the ground was in
good condition, with the sun shining and minimal wind.
The Boys were looking forward to bouncing back after a disappointing start in round 1.
We identified our areas that needed improvement during the week and worked hard
to address these in readiness.
We welcomed Matt Trotta in for his first game at North Ringwood.
The Game started off well for us dominating around the contest and getting lots of good
forward entries. The first quarter was an arm wrestle, but there were plenty of positive signs
from our boys.
Quarter time NRFC 3.1-19 Norwood 3.0-18
The message at quarter time was to continue doing what we had been doing in the first
quarter but take it up yet another gear, the boys were definitely up an about and we
needed to capitalise on this.
We did exactly that, we lifted and some of the passages of play were nothing short of
sensational, it was so pleasing to see the boys opening up the ground and executing their
skills at a high level.
Half time: NRFC 8.3-51 Norwood 3.3.21
We continued to dominate the contested ball with Trotta and kizza getting well on top of
their taller opponent in the ruck.
Spud, Murf and Lowdon working hard around the ground getting us plenty of clearances.
Jama and Belly were presenting well up forward and become a dangerous duo for the
opposition.
3 Quarter time: NRFC 10.6.66 Norwood 4.7.31
We finished off the last quarter really well considering we had lost a couple to injury;
Norwood were certainly trying hard to get back in the game, but we managed to keep
responding.
The most pleasing thing from this game was that we really stuck to our structures and
executed everything that we have been working on really well.
Final score: NRFC 13.6.84 Norwood 7.8.50

Better Players: Lowdon, Matthews, Murfett, Lyall, Heckley, Trotto, Bell, Cuthbertson

Goal Kickers: N. Lowden 4, J. Matthews 3, J. Bell 2, P. Dunne, E. Purbrick, T. Godfrey, M. Heckley

Matt Povey -Under 19 Coach.

Past Players And Officials Day 1st June

North Ringwood Football Club

Cordially invites all Past Players, Coaches, Committee & Trainers to

PAST PLAYERS REUNION

Saturday 1st June 11.30 Onwards

Celebrating: 30th Anniversary of Seniors 1989 Premiership

20th Anniversary of Seniors 1999 Premiership

50th Anniversary of Reserves 1969 Premiership

30th Anniversary of Under 18s 1989 Premiership

20th Anniversary of Under 18s 1999 Premiership

10th Anniversary of Under 18s 2009 Premiership

Club Rooms, Quambee Reserve, Wonga Road, North Ringwood

This is a Home Game v Montrose

Cover charge  $40.00

Includes Free Ground Entry – please advise gatekeeper on entry

Finger food, draught beer, wine & soft-drink (12 till 2)

Please RSVP by 17th May

To Joe Tunstall: Email joetunstall@gmail.com
or text/phone 0424 522 646