Hawks prove a for­mi­da­ble foe

McIvor Times - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

WHILE Col­binab­bin’s se­nior foot­ballers were un­able to main­tain their un­de­feated sta­tus, the club’s A grade net­ballers con­tin­ued their un­beaten streak de­feat­ing a de­ter­mined and aerial Huntly side.

Again, our ju­nior net­ballers and foot­ballers are prov­ing that the fu­ture of the Col­binab­bin FNC will be very bright, get­ting some great wins again this week.

The round was fin­ished off with a very in­sight­ful trivia night, a great night had by all who at­tended.

Thank you again to our ma­jor spon­sors Mor­gan Le­gal, Reid Stock­feeds, Ty­er­power Bendigo, and Old Bound­ary Ho­tel for their con­tin­ued sup­port.

The club wishes to con­grat­u­late all the Hop­pers who were se­lected in train­ing squads and teams for In­ter­league. Foot­ball U17 — Colbo 7.3 (42) def Huntly 3.6 (24)

The thirds had their best win of the sea­son, com­ing from be­hind to run down an ex­tremely slick Huntly out­fit.

After a slug­gish start, Colbo were able to ar­rest mo­men­tum with the breeze in the sec­ond quar­ter, only for Huntly to gain it back, tak­ing a two point lead into the fi­nal break.

From there our boys fin­ished strongly adding 4.1 to 0.2 to run away com­fort­able 21-one point win­ners.

Will Brown was clearly best on ground, he con­trolled the game early from full back and was able to pro­vide plenty of drive in tran­si­tion.

Hugh Hamil­ton was able to shake a heavy tag with his hard run­ning to put to­gether another fine game.

Charlie Ryan stood up when the game was there be won, his foot skills through the mid­dle of the ground were sec­ond to none.

Cooper Hamil­ton played a stel­lar game in de­fence and through the mid­field.

Other bet­ter play­ers were Michael Tuo­hey who was clean at ground level and Ned Mor­gan who booted his first goal for the un­der 17s.

Re­serves — Colbo 13.11 (89) def Huntly 3.6 (24)

The re­serves ex­tended their un­beaten run to five games, eas­ily dis­pos­ing of the hap­less Hawks.

After a blis­ter­ing start with the wind, the lads opened up a five goal quar­ter time lead.

The game could well have been over at half time with Colbo hav­ing five un­suc­cess­ful scor­ing shots against the breeze and re­strict­ing the Hawks to just two goals.

But an eight goal to zero sec­ond half saw the lads fin­ish 65 points in front at the fi­nal siren.

James Gled­hill’s sen­sa­tional start to the sea­son con­tin­ued, he brought his own Sher­rin and did as he pleased through the mid­dle of the ground.

Mick Bat­tista re­turn­ing through the re­serves from in­jury played a blinder up front boot­ing seven ma­jors.

Tim Hill was the gen­eral in de­fence, or­gan­is­ing the struc­tures and pro­vid­ing cru­cial re­bound.

Hugh Bar­low led from the front with his in­ten­sity and ag­gres­sion at the con­test.

Round­ing out the bet­ter play­ers were Braden Brown who was solid in de­fence and Tommy Coyle whose ruck work was ter­rific.

Se­niors — Huntly 13.13 (91) def Colbo 9.13(67)

The se­niors were jumped from the get go with the light­ning quick Hawks pil­ing on six first quar­ter goals.

In the sec­ond term it was Colbo’s turn to shoot with the breeze but they were un­able to cap­i­talise, kicking a way­ward 2.6 to Huntly’s 2.0 to re­duce the half time deficit to 23 points.

The third term saw Huntly en­dure some goal kicking woes, boot­ing 2.7 to Colbo’s 2.2 to leave the Hop­pers within strik­ing dis­tance in the fi­nal quar­ter.

Un­for­tu­nately, for our lads the Hawks de­fended ex­tremely well and didn’t al­low an op­por­tu­nity for us to kick con­sec­u­tive goals.

Pos­i­tively we were able to win the quar­ter boot­ing 3.4 to the Hawks 3.0, the fi­nal mar­gin 24 points.

Damien Carmody was in­cred­i­ble at cen­tre half back, his con­tested mark­ing in the blus­tery con­di­tions was a real high­light.

Chris Ford ex­celled on a day that wasn’t de­signed for power for­wards, he fin­ished with three ma­jors.

Daniel Hill was the jan­i­tor across half back, mop­ping up ev­ery­thing that came his way.

Will Lowe was at his bul­lock­ing best win­ning plenty of hard ball.

Other bet­ter play­ers were Mitch Bright whose won­der­ful sea­son con­tin­ues and David Price who had another tricky job on Harry Whit­tle. Net­ball U15 — Colbo 56 def Huntly 6 With a cou­ple of star U15 play­ers step­ping up and play­ing U17s it was time for our young play­ers to hit the court.

Alex played a great first quar­ter feed­ing our goalies El­lie and Tanzin with quick ac­cu­rate passes.

Jo con­trolled the cen­tre court cre­at­ing some great pas­sage of plays end­ing half time with a 25 goal lead.

Tahlia and Laura teamed up well in de­fence cre­at­ing many turnovers re­sult­ing in more goals by Zoe and Tanzin.

They all played ex­tremely well tak­ing home the win.

Can­teen Voucher Award: In­gram. McDon­ald’s Award: Moroney. U17 — Colbo 54 def Huntly 24 Another great game from the Col­binab­bin girls.

Many po­si­tion changes through­out the game, which ad­justed well to.

The team is prov­ing to be very ver­sa­tile.

McDon­ald's award: Steph Crouch. Bests: Zara My­ers.

B Re­serve — Huntly 36 def Colbo 20

The B res girls started strong, play­ing a tight first quar­ter.

As Huntly got away, B res worked to­gether and scored many turnovers.

De­spite los­ing the match, the B res girls won the last quar­ter, prov­ing they did not give up and played hard right up un­til the fi­nal whis­tle.

B Grade — Huntly 32 def Colbo 24

The B grade girls got off to a strong Alex El­lie made girls start by get­ting the lead by a few points early in the game.

A close game fol­lowed with few goals sep­a­rat­ing the lead.

Un­for­tu­nately, los­ing the lead in the end and get­ting away with an eight­goal loss.

Huge thanks to Emma Milne and Morghan Cairns for step­ping up and help­ing out the girls.

Sha­nee was awarded best on court for her mul­ti­ple turnovers and strong leads to the ball.

A Re­serve — Colbo 46 def Huntly 36

It was a tough and rough game against Huntly this week for the A re­serve girls.

The whole team fought hard, find­ing their mo­men­tum in the sec­ond quar­ter.

Lizzy In­gram stepped up from U17s, and de­spite be­ing the small­est on the court, made an im­pres­sive im­pact on the court.

Kris­ten was awarded best on court for the day for her de­ter­mi­na­tion and con­tin­u­ously driv­ing hard the whole game.

A Grade — Colbo 53 def Huntly 38

A very young Colbo lineup took the court against Huntly this week, with ju­niors Zara My­ers and Kris­ten Moroney step­ping up into the A grade team.

They played very well against a de­ter­mined Huntly team. Mardi Ryan again shot ac­cu­rately, help­ing Colbo get the four points on the board.

Bry­die Law­ford and Lou Dupuy were awarded best on court for step­ping up and show­ing great lead­er­ship and sup­port when we were chal­lenged by Huntly early in the game.

Bry­die and Lou also pro­vided some great en­ter­tain­ment in the foot­ball live stream commentary.

Thank you to Julie and Geoff Cob­bledick and Kathy and Bernard Ryan for spon­sor­ing the A grade in­cen­tives.

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