Round 10 Report!

Round 10 Report!



Congratulations to Tasha Selby who played her 50th game on Saturday!

Monbulk travelled to Woori Yallock for their Round 10 encounter with the Tigers. Conditions were cool, calm and overcast with a firm but slippery ground from overnight rain. A win would bring the Hawks within percentage of the top sides while a loss could return them to the lower rungs of the ladder.

Woori started more assuredly and kicked the first three goals before Monbulk struck back with the next five of their own and a well earned 15 point buffer at the first break. There was little to separate the sides in the second term and the Hawks were still in front by 9 points at the long break. Despite Monbulk managing three goals in the third term, a late flurry from the Tigers saw them gain control of the match and edge ahead by three quarter time. Woori’s ball movement and team play stood out in the final quarter as they asserted themselves, taking out a 23 point win.

Woori Yallock 14.9.93 def Monbulk 10.10.70
Best: Joel Wensley, Joshua Spencer, Ben Grimes, Lochlan Beecroft, Bailey Rutherford, Mackay Bateson
Goals: Mackay Bateson 2, Ziggy Hatherley 2, Lochlan Beecroft 1, Kai Linde 1, Josh Wentworth 1, Glenn Strachan 1, Ben Grimes 1, Lachlan Sheppard 1

The Monbulk Reserves were never really troubled against the last placed Woori team after scoring 5 goals in the opening quarter. The Tigers did close down the Hawks for the next two terms which restricted scoring as the side did not structure up as planned. In the final quarter Monbulk finally got their game plan going again and slammed on 7 goals to cruise to a 90 point win and retain their spot in the Top 5.

Woori Yallock 1.5.11 def by Monbulk 15.11.101
Best: Joshua Iacuone, Hamish Emmett, Steve Oates, Josh Rak, Cameron Griffiths, Shane Williams
Goals: Michael Langworthy 5, Shane Williams 3, Joshua Iacuone 2, Dean White 1, Aaron Smith 1, Mark Flynn 1, Jayden Mauchline 1, Shaun Wiering 1

Under 19s
Monbulks thirds had the worst of the conditions in the morning as consistent drizzle and puddles across the ground made for a scrappy contest. Woori surprised the young Hawks with their more direct style and kicked three first quarter goals in what could have been a match winning lead. Monbulk did all the attacking in the second quarter but only scored 4 behinds for their efforts. It wasn’t until the third quarter that the Hawks kicked their first goal, which was quickly followed by two more as they hit the front for the first time. The final stanza was an even tussle and Monbulk held on for a gritty win.

Woori Yallock 5.3.33 def by Monbulk 5.11.41
Best: Riley Finlay, Nicholas Heron, Jai Farmer, Lachlan Smith, Timothy Rickard, Tait Colee
Goals: Ash Bremner 1, Kody Timms 1, Jai Farmer 1, Lachlan Smith 1, Nicholas Heron 1

The women’s team journeyed to Healesville to face the undefeated juggernaut in this competition. Mustering just 16 players to the Bloods’ 23 wasn’t ideal on the vast expanses of the Don Road Reserve. Injuries meant that they conceded a height advantage, with midfielder Genna Seamer forced into ruck duties. Their previous meeting had finished 124-0, and after Healesville scored 3 quick early goals it looked like a repeat was on the cards. The girls dug deep though and placed great pressure on their opponents for the remainder of the match, which surprised the ladder leaders, and they conceded just 5 more goals to halve the deficit this time round.

Healesville 8.15.63 def Monbulk 0.0.0
Best: Maddison Dodd, Josie Ford, Indy Bakker, Kathryn Gow, Shaye McLean, Madeline Caarels

A Grade
After some excellent form over the past two weeks, the A Grade team faced fourth placed Beaconsfield at Holm Park. A win would put them within striking distance of the top sides. The Hawks started strongly to nab an early lead but were unable to hold on to their advantage as the Eagles fought back. It was an intriguing arm wrestle with Beaconsfield claiming the honours.

Beaconsfield 48 def Monbulk 43
Best: Georgia Himmelreich, Nicole Macdowell, Jamie Clark
Goals: Peri Reid 38, Jen Dewhurst 5

B Grade
After a run of outs since their win over Berwick in Round 5, Monbulk were hoping to repeat their opening round efforts and again claim the scalp of Beaconsfield. Little separated these evenly matched teams. It was ultimately just a slight 9-6 shooting advantage that the Hawks had in the third quarter which ultimately proved the difference between these sides. Monbulk are now just half a game out of the Top 5.

Beaconsfield 32 def by Monbulk 35
Best: Georgia Wilson, Elizabeth Cutting, Paige Rondinella
Goals: Paige Rondinella 25, Dayna Walsham 10

C Grade
Since winning their opening two encounters of the season, including a win over the Eagles, C Grade have been valiant but have not again tasted success, despite coming close on occasions. In a low scoring clash, it was Beaconsfield who were able to steadily draw away from the Hawks as the match progressed.

Beaconsfield 25 def Monbulk 14
Best: Sammi Kelly, Cody Sharp, Tara Donald
Goals: Jamie Sands 7, Sammi Kelly 5, Laura Del Biondo 2

D Grade
With a stirring display to open their account last week, the D Grade team were not able to repeat their heroics and came up short against the Eagles.

Beaconsfield 36 def Monbulk 7
Best: Leah Hansby, Caitlin Utting, Kate Smith

Next week we return to the Nest!


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