Seymour Junior Football Netball Club
After a week off we were a little rusty coming up against a well structured Euroa side. We worked hard and soon regained our composure to bring an even contest. There was a lot of quick ball movement which kept everyone on their toes. Overall a fantastic contest.
The boys went into the game knowing it was always going to be a challenge, with three of our best out against a side above us on the ladder.
Euroa jumped us at the start, which showed in the statistics recorded, and they had more handball receives and inside 50s at 15 to 4. After the first break the score was Euroa 8.4 to Seymour just one point.
We asked the boys to be more accountable in defence. We were winning 90 per cent of the ruck taps and needed to get our hands on it from the centre clearances. They did this with Cody Lorenzi kicking our first goal, then Tom Goodman kicked one, followed by Muthi Charlie kicking one after an impressive mark on the siren. We out-scored Euroa in that quarter.
At the start of the third term our ruckman came off injured and the scales shifted. Euroa were on it immediately and attacked the ball as they had at the start, kicking 11 goals that quarter.
In the last quarter, we started with 15 players and managed to get the ball to Joel Baumann who kicked two for the term.
The boys have never been defeated by 20 goals before and Euroa are a good side, but teams need to learn from defeat so they can truly understand victory.
St Mary’s Junior Football Netball Club
Another good performance against an undermanned squad at Yea.
In perfect conditions — the boys really tried to stick to the team game of creating space, constant lead forwards, and tight backmen.
It was difficult and in the third quarter we gave the quieter guys a run up forward. Well done Tyler ‘Torpedo’ Ryan for taking the opportunity and snagging two goals, with 13 goal scorers overall.
Jack Davey was brilliant up forward. We were missing Alex Elliott with a brain injury — it was his leg but who jumps in puddles? Jack stepped in, kicked six goals and passed many more. His lead up marking was great, busting packs and Kouta-like one-handed escapes. Lewis Lubeck kicked four goals and was lively in the forward line all game.
Regan Gardner had a great game all around the ground. Regan has been in the best every week showing great consistency, reliability, and fitness. Quiet achiever Fraser Rutherford rebounded down the wing pumping the ball in long, another consistent contributor.
No game next week as Wandong don’t have an Under-14 team.
Thanks to Granty for the water, Dean Gardner for Goalie, and Towty for timekeeping.
See you all in a fortnight at home in a massive game against Euroa.
Seymour Junior Netball Association
Seymour Green Under-9
Evie intercepted many passes, getting the ball back to our team and keeping play going. Grace did a great job of being open for passes through the centre third. The defence team of Lilly, Lucy and Tayla played exceptionally well together this week, getting some rebounds and getting the ball out of the opponents’ goal third. Isobel and Marcus shot some nice goals and it was great to see their confidence growing. The team has certainly learned a lot in the early stages of the first season and are working well as a team and perfecting their individual strengths.
Seymour Red Under-11 v Seymour Purple Under-11
It was a high intensity, fast-paced game played under sunny skies. Seymour Red found the speed of the game daunting initially but adjusted their mindset quickly. Tahlia was fantastic through the centre of the court, provided many opportunities for forward players and was strong in defence. Madi and Chloe also gave us great speed and aggression through the centre and demonstrated great determination.
Georgia played an unaccustomed role in defence and was fabulous. She intercepted passes and took down one-grab rebounds before confidently passing the ball forward. Georgia repelled many attacks.
Tilly played a great game as our shooter, despite being unwell and she competed with determination the whole game. Evelyn played some great netball as our centre. She made good decisions and passed the ball strongly. Gabby undertook a variety of roles, playing forward, in defence and through the centre. Her energy, determination and skill were remarkable to see. Gabby really helped turn around Red’s game in the second half and gave the other girls something to work around.
Seymour Purple Under-11
The clash of the season was round 5 between Seymour Purple and Seymour Red, and with both teams being bottom age it was going to be a tightly contested match. Purple won the toss with this week’s captain Paige choosing first centre pass. Brielle playing wing attack and Molly in centre wasted no time bringing the ball down into the goal third where Oliver and Paige worked tirelessly together to convert the goals.
Friendly rivalry between the teams showed a competitiveness to win possession of the ball with loads of turnovers travelling up and down the court the one-on-one defense was tight. Chloe displayed her strength in playing goal defender with strong shoulder passes travelling a third down the court. Ruby’s height was an advantage against Red this week while Sophie’s strength as goal keeper was no match helping her team secure the win. A great game was played from both sides.
Seymour Yellow Under-13
They didn’t come away with a win but the girls were competitive and tried hard. Tiffany and Abbey worked tirelessly in defence to limit the Broadford team from scoring. These girls didn’t give up and didn’t drop their work rate the whole game which was fantastic to see.
Mackenzie is improving every week and had several key passes and intercepts in the wing. Ruby contributed to this great defensive effort with her hard work in both keeper and centre where she used her speed well.
Lexi was her usual proficient self in the goal circle and made the most of every opportunity. Molly had a turn at shooting this week and showed her versatility by scoring and creating opportunity in the circle. Kayla was fast and efficient in the wing and centre and supported the shooters with her efforts.
Sonya worked really well in the centre and then moved to defence where she had a great game and is this week’s player of the match for her efforts.
A game well played and a bit more practice will see these girls step up to the next level. Great work girls.
Seymour Black Under-16
While coming off a high from last week’s win they started the game off well, leading at quarter time.
Broadford bounced back taking control of the second quarter with both teams fighting hard to keep possession of the ball. Seymour continued to push hard after half-time going goal for goal with the opposition in the third.
Tenisha kept the pace on with Lucy in centre court as Polly and Lily netted the goals. Hayley stepped up taking the turnovers that came our way. Jack playing out the last quarter in goal defence worked tirelessly throughout the match to minimise Broadford’s opportunity to score. Brandy was able to get her hands on a few loose balls through the mid court, but it wasn’t enough to recover from, going down 34-27.
Another solid win for the Under-12s at Wandong.
Will Ledeux was very good — he was tough at the footy, laid some big hard tackles and took some cracking overhead pack marks.
Joel Mills was back in form with a solid performance in the ruck. He crashed and banged the footy forward all day and got plenty of the pill.
Angus Nash was smooth playing on the ball. He moves like a gazelle and has silky skills.
Jazz Smith is starting to learn that attacking the footy creates more opportunity for him and the team.
Heater turned himself up in the third quarter. He was front and centre at every opportunity and bagged a couple of majors for his efforts
Big man Lucan Black was great when playing back in defence in the last quarter.
Score: Tabilk 11-8-74 v Wandong 4-0-24.
Best: W. Ledeux, A. Nash, E. Reid, J. Mills, H. Shiner, T. Mason, A. Nash, L. Webb, K. Jackson, O. Loweke, J. Wall, H. Lane, J. Smith, L. Black, C. Palmer.
Goals: J. Smith 3, E. Reid 2, H. Lane 2, A. Nash 1, L. Black 1, T. Mason, L Webb.
The Under-16 boys had a great match today despite being down on numbers due to injuries.
It was a real team effort, the hard work they are putting in at training is really starting to pay off with handballs and kicks consistently hitting their target.
Pressure was applied across the ground resulting in a number of turnovers and multiple goal kickers. Josh Robertson had a great day in front of goals slotting through eight for the day. Tom Barnes and Ben Bath both marked strongly, combining well with the running players — Nick Smidt, Lach Robinson, Will Burn and Nick Glentz. Jamison and Gus also provided a focal point, both kicking multiple goals.
Corey, Mitch Berens and Scotty Mac made the Wandong boys work hard for every score, while Moose, Lach Russell and Jake combined well through the centre to maintain possession from the centre bounce.
Mackai Harriden played a standout game today, his continued efforts in the forward line assisted with a number of goals.
Awards for the day went to Lach Robinson (Boxgrove Premium Lucerne), Mackai Harriden (Nagambie Bakery) and Nick Glentz (Team Managers award).