YAR­RA­WONGA JU­NIOR FOOT­BALL

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Un­der 16

Short on num­bers and hurt­ing af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing = loss at home last week­end, the boys fronted up to take on the Bulldogs at Wodonga.

A more phys­i­cal and ef­fort re­lated at­ti­tude made a dif­fer­ence as the boys went in hard and worked for each other gain­ing re­ward for ef­fort.

Josh Spain and Jack­son Meade were re­lent­less in their at­tack on the foot­ball. Max Hem­phill’s footy smarts par­tic­u­larly early in the game gave the boys drive from de­fence into at­tack.

Ned Pen­der­gast worked tire­lessly at half for­ward crunch­ing packs and phys­i­cally im­pos­ing him­self on the game.

Jett Smith and Fletcher Walden were solid through the mid­field.

Strong re­flec­tion on his game from the pre­vi­ous week, Jack Forge ran him­self into the ground show­ing char­ac­ter and lead­er­ship to in­spire his team mates.

Although beaten, the boys were far from dis­graced show­ing that when ef­fort is brought for the en­tire game they are more than capable of mix­ing it with the bet­ter teams in the com­pe­ti­tion. A con­tin­ued fo­cus on in­ten­sity at train­ing will see the group get the win they de­serve.

Spe­cial men­tion to Jobe Kennedy, Will Con­nell and Hugh Mullins who came up from the U14 to play their first games, all three ac­quit­ted them­selves well.

Thanks to our team spon­sors for the year: Todd Hem­phill Trans­port, STF Engi­neer­ing, Oa­sis Scaf­fold­ing & Brick Lay­ing, Yar­ra­wonga Paint Cen­tre and Win­gate Sports.

Goals: Ned Pen­der­gast 4, Will Con­nell, Tan­ner Ny­holm, Ben Wood­burn 1

Awards: Jet Smith, Josh Spain, Jack Forge, Tully Wood­ward, Will Con­nell

Un­der 14

The Yar­ra­wonga Un­der 14’s con­tin­ued their strong start to the sea­son with a dom­i­nant 93 point vic­tory over Wodonga at Mar­tin Park on Sun­day.

It was a game high­lighted by a strong con­tri­bu­tion from a range of tal­ented and de­ter­mined bot­tom age play­ers.

Hunter Frauen­felder was dom­i­nant across the day. The dan­ger­ous for­ward was able to hit the score­board with 3 classy goals.

Darcy Hicks, who has per­formed well on the train­ing track in recent weeks, kicked a great goals whilst Lochie Philips high­lighted his flex­i­bil­ity play­ing well at half back and then up for­ward where he kicked two last quarter goals.

Xavier Walker con­tin­ues to im­press the coaches with his abil­ity to win the ball and make good de­ci­sions whilst Ge­of­frey Mont­gomery per­formed solidly across the de­fence and through the mid­field.

Team favourite Rudi Vo­dusek, play­ing his first game of the sea­son, was a strong pres­ence in the for­ward, only nar­rowly miss­ing out on his first goal of the sea­son in a goal um­pir­ing de­ci­sion that some would say re­quired a ‘goal re­view’. Goal um­pire Rod Vo­dusek had some ex­plain­ing to do over the din­ner ta­ble that evening !!!

Coach Chris Kennedy praised the teams lead­ers at the end of the game, the abil­ity of the team to use team­mates in bet­ter po­si­tions was high­lighted by ac­cu­rate kick­ing of 15 goals and 4 be­hinds.

The Pi­geons will con­tinue train­ing this week with a fo­cus on skills, fit­ness and fun be­fore tack­ing the Wodonga Raiders at home on Sun­day, April 29 at JC Lowe Oval from 10.30am.

Scores: Yar­ra­wonga 15.4.94 de­feated Wodonga 0.1.1

Goals: – Hunter Frauen­felder 3, Zac Fraser 3, Lach­lan Phillips 2, Hunter Sur­rey 2, Darcy Hicks, Jyda House, Mitchell Loughnan, Caleb Mitchell, Jack Tout

Best: Zac Fraser, Jack Tout, Sam Hem­phill, Charley McKenna, Hunter Frauen­felder, Caleb Mitchell.

Un­der 12

Bathed in sun­shine, Mar­tin Park was the venue for Wodonga Ma­roon ver­sus Yar­ra­wonga Pi­geons in the U12s round three clash.

An un­de­feated Wodonga were look­ing to con­tinue on their win­ning ways while the pi­geons were aim­ing to get their first win on the board af­ter spir­ited per­for­mances in the open­ing two rounds.

Wodonga jumped out the box early, leav­ing Yar­ra­wonga a lit­tle shell shocked in the open­ing term kick­ing the first 4 goals. Lochie Har­vey con­tin­ued on with his great early sea­son form be­ing in­volved in all the ac­tion with re­peat ef­forts.

With pedi­gree on his side Ry­der Stevens showed signs of big things to come, us­ing footy smarts and courage.

Darby Pen­der­gast was un­de­terred by Wodonga’s re­lent­less pres­sure, dish­ing out his own phys­i­cal as­ser­tion with some great bumps and courage run­ning with the flight of the ball.

Re­turn­ing to the side Jaxon Pot­ter showed his im­por­tance with some silky ball skills and a will­ing­ness to work hard, while first year player Jor­dan Ib­bott iden­ti­fied the com­mit­ment he has shown on the train­ing track to put in a great com­pet­i­tive dis­play.

Not will­ing to lay down Lachie Bosch showed real en­deav­our with a crunch­ing tackle late in the game.

Un­for­tu­nately for the young Pi­geons, Wodonga were a lit­tle too good on the day run­ning out 44 pt vic­tors.

The boys should hold their heads high af­ter show­ing com­mit­ment and ef­fort.

Scores: Wodonga 8.3.51 def Yar­ra­wonga 1.1.7

Awards: M Bramich, J Pot­ter, R Bone, D Pen­der­gast.

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