What the clubs said this week

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Old Scotch website following their 30-point win over Collegians

Coming off back to back wins to start the season, The Cards knew they had another fight on their hands, facing a desperate and winless Collegians outfit. It was a special day for the club’s marquee player, Adam “Franchise” Houlihan, who in his 10th season at the club finally reached the 100 game milestone. It was also a noteworthy occasion for James Strauss who was playing his first game for the club, and Andrew Hummerston making his senior debut. (Read More)

Old Trinity website following their 32-point win over Old Carey

Both sides entered the clash at Dunshea high on confidence after recording wins the previous week. Carey knocked off the reigning premiers and the T’s knew that they’d have to respect their opposition and commit to the plan. A stirring rendition of the ‘last post’ by a year-10 Carey boy had players from both sides reflecting on the importance of Anzac Day and the traits soldiers embodied. For the first ten minutes the T’s hunted in packs and dominated the possession count. However, from the first four scoring shots of the match, the T’s were wasteful and could only manage 1.3 for all their hard work.

Old Xaverians website following their 3-point loss to De La Salle

The siren for which the Xaverian faithful had prayed for long minutes eventually came, but ten seconds too late. When it sounded, De La had possession and a shot come from point blank range. The ascendancy enjoyed by the Red ‘n’ Blacks since the first bounce was wiped and the four premiership points lost. This Anzac Day fixture was, as is often the case when these sides clash, more of a contest than a spectacle. Overnight rain produced slippery conditions, but the Claret and Stout had the best of it in the first term. (Read More)

Old Brighton website following their 29-point win over Hampton Rovers

Led by the continuing good form of its attacking defenders and a ten goal contribution from key forwards, Dan Anthony and Charlie King, Old Brighton Grammarians took charge of the local derby against Hampton Rovers in the third quarter and held on to a comfortable lead, ultimately winning the match by an impressive 29 points. The Tonners also benefitted from the excellent performance of captain, Marcel Bruin, who was back to his best, winning the ball all over the ground and distributing it accurately and intelligently to the team’s advantage. Anthony was in brilliant form, marking strongly on the lead and kicking three first quarter goals to give Brighton the early edge. He finished with seven and was the outstanding player of the match. (Read More)

Oakleigh website following their 44-point loss to Marcellin

Oakleigh failed to fire against Marcellin in Saturdays VAFA Premier C match at Scammell Reserve. A goalless opening term, which is no way to start a game you hope to win, left the Krushers 21 points adrift at the first change. Hopes were raised after a fighting second quarter realised 5 goals to Marcellins 3 and slashed the deficit to 8 points at the long break. An early goal in the third term had the Oakleigh faithful cheering but then Marcellin kicked it up a gear and booted 7 unanswered goals to effectively blow the Oaks away. Another 4 to the visitors had the margin out to 11 goals late in the last quarter but, to their credit, Oakleigh fought back with 4 of their own to cut the final margin to 44 points. (Read More)

St Marys Salesian website following their 49-point loss to Bulleen/Templestowe

On ANZAC Day, Bulleen Templestowe was our opponent at Ted Ajani Reserve (known as the ‘Taj’) in Bulleen. The Bullants are coached by Anthony Palmer and finished ninth last year but stayed in Division 1 when Banyule (C grade) left VAFA competition. We heard that Bulleen Templestowe was disappointed with its (zip – two) start to the season and had held a players’ meeting earlier in the week – so a tough game was expected.

Power House website following their 33-point loss to Hawthorn AFC

It was a disappointing day from the PHAFC seniors, the game started ok and the boys looked like they were ‘on’ early and even took a slight lead into the first change – Unfortunately from there it was all downhill! Hawthorn went on a rampage kicking 6 goals in the 2nd term followed by 5 goals in the 3rd term. The last quarter proved an arm wrestle with 3 goals apiece, but the damage had already been done. (Read More)