Round 6 Report

Round 6 Report Below!

Mt Evelyn controlled the first half and took in a 32 point lead at the long break, which could have been significantly more had they made the most of their opportunities. The Rovers runners and link up play had been dominant in most facets. Facing a daunting deficit the Hawks regrouped at half time and took a ‘never say die’ attitude into the second half. Monbulk harassed, pressured and chased their opponents which eventuated in the margin being reduced to 15 points by three-quarter time. Mt Evelyn still seemed in control of the match by the 18 minute mark but then the Hawks dug deep and kicked three late goals to snatch an unlikely win by 10 points as the home fans rejoiced. The win lifted Monbulk from 8th to 6th and keeps them in touch with the Top 5.

Monbulk 11.8.74 def Mt Evelyn 8.16.64
Best: Max Thornton, Glenn Strachan, Lochlan Beecroft, Brodie Emmett, Bailey Rutherford, Kai Linde
Goals: Max Thornton 3, Brodie Emmett 2, William Mutschler 2, Mackay Bateson 1, Dylan Werts 1, Josh Wentworth 1, Lochlan Sheppard 1

The Monbulk Reserves got out to a 15 point lead just before quarter time when Mt Evelyn scored just on the siren. This lifted the Rovers and they kicked 6 of the next 7 goals and held a comfortable lead of 20 points by the completion of the third term. The Hawks controlled the final quarter but were wasteful in front of goal as they eventually fell short by just 5 points despite having 16 scoring shots to 11. The Hawks remain 3rd on the ladder but the chasing pack is closing in.

Monbulk 6.10.46 def by Mt Evelyn 8.3.51
Best: Cameron Griffiths, Josh Rak, Jesse Dodd, Aaron Smith, Hamish Emmett, Steven Shankly
Goals: Jesse Dodd 2, Steven Oates 1, Dean White 1, Thijs Koelewyn 1, Michael Langworthy 1

Under 19s
The Monbulk thirds were drawn to meet last years’ Grand Finalists, Upwey-Tecoma, and acquitted themselves well early as they scored a goal in the opening minutes and were out to an 11 point lead by the first change. From that point on Upwey began to reel in the Hawks and scores were tied by three-quarter time although the Tigers had their chances which were squandered. In the last quarter Upwey slotted four goals, to which the Hawks had no answer, and were 23 points up when the siren sounded.

Monbulk 5.3.33 def by Upwey Tecoma 8.8.56
Best: Noah Rutherford, Hamish Strathairn, Coby Passingham, Zeke Charlton, Riley Finlay, Tait Colee
Goals: Ash Bremner 1, Casper Griffiths 1, Zeke Charlton 1, Riley Finlay 1, Jai Farmer 1

Monbulk’s Women’s team has many players missing at present and Coach Sascha Wolfe has virtually a second side of absent players on the reverse side of his team board. The last placed Hawks were up against the top side Healesville this week and the result went accordingly. This team is however not wallowing under the weight of the weekly results but maintains a positive outlook. The bench, and the vocal supporters that gather there, cheer on every kick, every mark, every smother and every tackle.

Monbulk 0.0.0 def by Healesville 17.22.124
Best: Shania Turner, Siobhan Munday, Genna Seamer, Madeline Caarels, Indy Bakker, Molly Alchin

A Grade
While Monbulk have a superb record against Mt Evelyn in the Senior football, the opposite is the case in A Grade, where the Rovers have long been the nemesis of the Hawks. Playing first up, as the broadcast game, Mt Evelyn grabbed the early ascendancy and never let Monbulk back into the game. The final margin blew out in the final quarter as Monbulk went down by 21 in the end.

Monbulk 31 def by Mt. Evelyn 52
Best: Peri Reid, Nicole Macdowell, Paige Whitworth
Goals: Peri Reid 26, Sophie Stubbs 5

B Grade
Monbulk’s B Grade team is the only netball side from the club that was currently in the Top 5. They faced an undefeated Mt Evelyn team that hit the ground running and showed no mercy as they rattle on 16-4 in the opening term. For the remaining three quarters Monbulk held their own as the Rovers won that period 39-33 but they were not able to work their way back into the game.

Monbulk 37 def by Mt. Evelyn 55
Best: Rihanna Kelly, Alice McCormick, Siobhan Munday
Goals: Paige Rondinella 28, Jen Dewhurst 7, Chloe Schmidtke 2

C Grade
Monbulk’s C Grade side battled consistently across the four quarters but Mt. Evelyn had answers to every challenge and made fewer errors as they claimed a 17 goal win over the Hawks.

Monbulk 22 def by Mt. Evelyn 39
Best: Jamie Sands, Jess Whitworth, Sammi Kelly
Goals: Jamie Sands 15, Sammi Kelly 4, Laura Del Biondo 3

D Grade
The young Monbulk D Grade team is yet to taste success this season as their fight to retain possession from the defensive arc to their goalers is broken by more experienced teams, but there are promising passages which show that this side has a good future.

Monbulk 10 def by Mt. Evelyn 27
Best: Caitlin Utting, Kate Smith, Bronte Passingham
Goals: Kate Smith 6, Hannah Dickason 2, Eireann Lawson 2

Next Saturday is going to be a big one…. it’s Presidents Lunch and then our surprise guest speaker will be taking the court…… keep an eye on our socials for more details!!!

All teams take on Pakenham except Under 19s who will face Emerald – all games at the Nest!

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