Round One Summary

Premier Division 2022 Round 1
The Senior and Reserve footballers began the season with a bye after a promising pre-season with practice matches against Gembrook-Cockatoo and Kilcunda-Bass. They will play their first games in Round 2 after Easter on April 23.

The Under 19s played on Friday night at Emerald and went down narrowly by 2 points after having all the play in the last 6-7 minutes but were unable to break through for the much needed goal.
Emerald 5.7.37 def Monbulk 5.5.35
Best: Benjamin Grimes, Ben Hughson, Patrick Snoxell, Jai Farmer, Gary Ross, William Henderson.Goals: Jai Farmer 2, Charlie Barge 1, Max Thornton 1, Ziggy Heatherley 1.

The Senior Women’s football team played their first match this week after having to forfeit in the opening round last week. They travelled up to Thornton and, despite only having 14 players, were able to secure their first win since 2019, coincidentally against the team that they beat for their last win in the 2019 Preliminary Final. Two first quarter goals set up their game and they led 2.1.13 to 0.0.0 at quarter time. Despite having another 10 scoring shots after that they were unable to find another goal but had done enough to eventually run out comfortable winners by 17 points
Thornton-Eildon 1.0.6 def by Monbulk 2.11.23
Best: Caitlyn Harris, Laura Gillard, Indy Bakker, Molly Horne, Stephanie King.Goals: Maddi Dodd 2.

The netball ladies travelled to Beaconsfield for their first matches in the Premier Division of Outer East. This was the first time that the Hawks had met the Eagles in competition matches.
C Grade started a little slowly and trailed by 3 goals at quarter time. A 9 goal to 4 second term had the Hawks edge in front by half time and they gradually extended their lead to run out comfortable 5 goal winners in a confidence building victory.
Beaconsfield 22 def by Monbulk 27
Best: Chloe Schmidtke, Jorja Wragg, Jamie Sands.Goals: Jaimie Sands 17, Chloe Schmidtke 10
B Grade began their match with some blistering play to establish a 12-4 lead by quarter time and had a commanding 25-11 lead by half time. Beaconsfield challenged in the second half but Monbulk were not to be denied, coming away with a 15 goal win.
Beaconsfield 28 def by Monbulk 43
Best: Olivia Crook, Iris de Wit, Fleur de Wit.Goals: Iris de Wit 31, Dayna Walsham 12
The A Grade girls burst out of the blocks and established a 5 goal lead by the first change. The margin hovered in this region until late in the third term when Beaconsfield reduced the lead to just 3. The Eagles continued their attack in the last and got to a 1 goal lead before the Hawks regrouped with some positional changes and steadied for a good win by 4 goals.
Beaconsfield 34 def by Monbulk 38
Best: Paige Whitworth, Sophie Stubbs, Stephanie Puopolo.Goals: Tarnee Adams 14, Sophie Stubbs 14, Stephanie Puopolo 10

Round 2 will be at Monbulk on April 23 against Narre Warren with the footballers playing in their traditional slots of 10:20 for the U19s, Reserves 12:10 and Seniors 2:10. The Netballers will play at 12:30, 1:35 and 3:00 respectively. The fixture for the Women’s football will be reworked as one team appears to have dropped out and still needs to be confirmed going forwards.

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