Round 10 Match Reports

Senior Women
I knew we were close to success, I knew we had it in us, we just had to covert what we do at training into game day.
The theme today was:

  1. Be fearless- do not fear failing
  2. Choices, making good choices to help the team to be successful.

We took on one of the top teams (Berwick) at Quambee. The easy thing to do was to go into our shell because of who we were playing. The easy thing to do was to roll over after giving up a couple of cheap goals in the second quarter after we dominated in the first quarter. The easy thing to do was give up when Berwick got 7 points up with a few minutes to go in the last quarter. But we didn’t, we didn’t go into our shell, we didn’t roll over and we certainly never gave up…..we believed and we won by a single point with only seconds to go. I have to say one of the most exciting games I have witnessed.

The margin didn’t truly represent the game, the reality was we dominated Berwick with double the scoring shots  (22-11) and spending an estimated 75% in our front half. The girl were fearless with every player doing their job plus the percenters. They were disciplined with the structures and game plan all day. My only critique is our composure, especially in the forward line. We rushed too often which resulted in 18 points for the day. When we did slow it down we converted goals. We will practice this at training this week.

Final scores North Ringwood 4 goals 18 points defeated Berwick 6 goals 5 points. So proud of the girls, our challenge now is keeping the believe for the rest of the season- we know we can match it with the best teams!

Best players= The whole team.

Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
North Ringwood 0.6-6 1.8-14 2.14-26 4.18-42
Berwick 0.1-1 3.2-20 3.5-23 6.5.41

Match Report – Round 10 V Noble Park
The game started at a quick competitive pace with Noble Park kicking the first goal 5 minutes in. Our first goal came at the 18 minute mark following a big contested mark from Luke Patterson who slotted it from the boundary line. Noble Park were asserting their supremacy with their hard running game and were able to take advantage of several of our turnovers in the first quarter that resulted in goals for them. The rest of the game saw Noble Park in total control.
Michael Locco was easily our best player in the first half with his strong marking and tenacious defending.  The score board would have looked worse if not for Michael’s hard work and also the assistance provided by Jasper Rouget. Unfortunately Michael was injured early in the third quarter and took no further part in the game.
Riley Smith rucked well all day. Matt Sheppard gained some good possessions, including 2 last quarter goals. Other good efforts for the match were provided by Harvey Chin, Jackson Braunthal and Jack Whelan.
It’s probably best to not to delve any further on this game, but to now look ahead. Next week Blackburn at Blackburn. That will be hard!
Come on Saints let’s show them what we are made of.

Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
North Ringwood 2.2 – 14 2.3 – 15 3.7 – 25 5.7 – 37
Noble Park 5.1 – 31 8.2  – 50 13.4 – 82 19.9 – 123

Goal Kickers:  M. Sheppard 2, R. Nahas, L. Patterson and M. Cullinan
Best Players: R. Smith, M. Sheppard, M. Locco, H. Chin, J. Braunthal and J. Whelan


Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
North Ringwood 2.2 – 14 2.4 – 16 3.5 – 23 4.6-30
Noble Park 1.1-7 5.3-33 9.8-62 12.12.84

Noble Park Match Report
Back on the home deck the u/19’s took on a formidable Noble Park who are sitting 2nd on the ladder.

While it was a cold morning, the rain held off and the boys were keen to get out and bring it right up to a premiership contender.

Our attack on the ball and pressure around the contest was high, and Noble Park were not prepared for such a contest. We were all square at the first 2 breaks, with Jacob Broad kicking a goal from outside 50 right before the half time siren.

We had a small lapse in the 3rd quarter, leaking a couple of avoidable goals. To their credit the boys never dropped their heads, with Nick Rule kicking 2 goals and getting us back to within 1 point late in the 4th quarter. We took some necessarily risky options to try get us over the line, but ultimately fell short.

This was without a doubt our best game of the year, regardless of the result.
If we bring the same attitude each week for the second half of the year, wins will come.

Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
North Ringwood 2.1-13 5.1 – 31 7.4-48 9.5-59
Noble Park 2.1-13 5.1 – 31 8.6-54 12.6-78