Round 2 Summary
The Monbulk Football Netball Club were at home on a perfect autumn day to play in front of a large crowd gathered at the nest for an ANZAC round encounter. The Monbulk Seniors and Reserves made their debut for the year after having byes on the opening weekend. Being placed in the Premier Division this year, the Hawks were drawn to play one of the benchmark teams of the competition in the form of Narre Warren. This occasion being the first time these clubs had met in competition matches as Narre Warren became Monbulk’s 52nd different opponent since first having played against Ferntree Gully in 1895.
We would like to also take this opportunity to say a BIG THANKYOU for all players, volunteers and supports for turning up for our first game at the NEST. It felt so good everyone back together after a tough few years!
The Seniors match pitted two determined sides against each other in a high quality and fast moving match that entertained the gathered masses. Narre held a slight lead by a couple of goals for the first three quarters and it was only in the final term that they were able to break away.
Monbulk 10.9.69 def by Narre Warren 17.9.111
Monbulk Best: Jayden Joyce, Dylan Werts, Joshua Spencer, Ashley Beck, William Henderson, Glenn Strachan
Goals: Ash Beck 4, Glenn Strachan 2, Will Mutschler 2, Benjamin Grimes 1, Tom Taylor 1
The Reserves were a bit of a mismatch as many of the Hawks had not had a big pre-season and they will be better for the run.
Monbulk 2.1.13 def by Narre Warren 29.10.184
Best: Josh Rak, Matthew James, Sage Farmer, Steve Oates, Gary Ross, Brenden Teboekhorst
Goals: Joel Smith 1, Steven Shankly 1
Under 19s 🏉
For the Under 19s it was a case of deja vu all over again as they suffered a second successive defeat by the small margin of 2 points with even the scores being identical to their previous outing. With three of their best players having been promoted to the seniors, the Hawks still had a good squad to tackle one of the stronger Unders teams. In a day-long arm wrestle it was Narre who were able to keep their noses in front when the final siren blew.
Monbulk 5.5.35 def by Narre Warren 5.7.37
Best: Gary Ross, Riley Finlay, Harry Fleming, Benjamin Smith, Tully Ford, Tait Colee
Goals: Patrick Snoxell 2, Harry Fleming 1, Max Thornton 1, Benjamin Smith 1
Women’s Football 🏉
The Women met Pakenham in the evening but fell short as the backline held up well against numerous advances from the Lions.
Monbulk 2.3.15 def by Pakenham 5.2.32
Best: Yanessa Hancock-Wolfe, Simone Beattie, Molly Horne, Stephanie Pauw, Shania Turner, Maddison Dodd
Goals: Maddi Dodd 2
Narre Warren fielded three strong squads in the Netball and although Monbulk fought out each game to the end they were to come up short on the day.
A Grade 🏐
Monbulk 36 def by Narre Warren 63
Best: Paige Whitworth, Sophie Stubbs, Stephanie Puopolo
Goals: Stephanie Puopolo 27, Sophie Stubbs 9
B Grade 🏐
Monbulk 37 def by Narre Warren 53
Best: Georgia Himmelreich, Fleur de Wit, Sara Zachariah
Goals: Iris de Wit 25, Sara Zachariah 7, Jamie Sands 5
C Grade 🏐
Monbulk 16 def by Narre Warren 68
Best: Brooke O’Loughlin, Simone Beattie, Courtney Witt
Goals: Jamie Sands 8, Chloe Schmidtke 6, Simone Beattie 2