Depleted Pigeons win
Last weekend saw the Yarrawonga youth girls footy take to the ground in a very depleted team against Murray Felines with both teams very determined for the victory on the day.
The first quarter saw Murray Felines score a few quick goals which put the backline under immense pressure where Darcy Barton battled hard to stop the goals from scoring.
Quarter time saw Coach Rodger asking the team for one thing, to give options and run to the space as well as further encouraging the girls to take ownership of their opponents.
The second quarter saw the girls answer the coaches wishes in a fantastic display of selflessness with Gabby leading the way in showing her teammates how it’s done.
The final minute of the second quarter saw the girls start their game with Elly delivering a few quick goals down forward with the help of Ruby taking strong marks.
At half time the girls knew they had answered the coach’s challenge by the smile on his face, however the job was not yet done.
Coach Rodger asked the team to run the last half out hard and leave nothing behind.
The encouragement and challenge from the coach saw team-mates Zali and Tayla demonstrating their fierce competitiveness attitude for never giving up through ongoing possession and creating the space the girls needed to win the ball.
Fourth quarter saw the girls take control of the game through Juliette’s fierce determination in closing down her opponents options and following up on second options.
With only 10 seconds left in the game the drills done at training were put into place through the winning of the tap out at centre bounce, which led by excellent play in a last minute goal.
A huge thank you to Murray Felines for a competitive game and for lending players for the game.
Coach Rodger congratulated the team on showing discipline and heart in being able to run the game out with minimum numbers.
A huge thanks to supporters for cheering the girls on.
Awards: Ruby Kennedy, Gabby Murray, Darcy Barton, Tayla Sampson, Juliette Pearce, Elly Robilliard and Zali Peters. Special note – The Under 16s Yarrawonga Youth Girls are still looking for anyone interested in playing.
Training is Monday and Wednesday nights at 6pm to7pm at the Grove.
Yarrawonga 18.13.121 defeated Murray Felines 2.2.14.
Fantastic game by the girls. The Pigeons rotated positions all day putting everyone out of their comfort zone.
Durnford, Knight and B Thompson stepped up and played for the other team being the stars of the side. Nankervis and Giggins playing as always a ripping game.
The runner was a legend.
Awards: Sun Runners: H Durnford, Victoria Hotel: J Knight, B.E Ware: J Butcher, MDMK: B Thompson.
16 and under
Murray Felines 16. 12 108 to Yarrawonga 7.4 46.
Goals: Robilliard 3, Peace, Peters, Sampson and D Woodburn one each.
Best Players: A sensational team effort. Keep up the good work girls.
On what can be only described as a magnificent Autumn day the Yarrawonga 16 and under girls took on the Murray Felines.
With only 7 girls available due to unavailability and injury of many of the team, the magnificent 7 set about the job at hand with a little help of a couple of player from the Felines which was much appreciated.
The game started well with Elly Robilliard in the ruck, knocking it down to Gabby Murray for the first couple of clearances.
You could have been mistaken and thought it was the Krakouer brothers for a minute.
The girls put on an early goal before the Felines kept getting the ball out the back to an unmanned player for repetitive scores.
The girls put their heads together and decided to man up and get the game back on their terms.
Once they did this they played their best football with Tayla Sampson and Zali Peters continually pumping the ball into the forward line.
Juliette Peace decided she would get on the end of some of this good work and bullock her way to a great goal.
In the third term the Felines got a bit of a run on and Ruby Kennedy and Darcy Barton were under siege. They were often outnumbered yet managed to stand tall and contest each battle like their life depended on it.
With four goals on the board at three quarter time the challenge was put to the girls to kick another 3 in the last quarter.
This was a huge ask as the girls had covered more ground than Burke and Wills in playing 8 a side footy. But they weren’t to be outdone.
With more moves than a tin of worms the girls shared the ball around and next thing you know Sampson, Peters and Robilliard all put one through the center of the twin Oregon’s.
Elly Robilliard taking a contested mark.
Amy Nunn dropping the ball to her boot.