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Round 16 Results

25
Aug
2017

Old Scotch: 17.17.119

Fitzroy: 9.6.60

 

Goal Kickers: J. Daggian 3, L. Hill 2, J. Sansom 2, C. O''Beirne 2, J. Clarke 2, D. Gilbert 2, T. McKinley, J. Bull, L. Strathmore, M. Martin

Best Players: C. O''Beirne, J. Bull, L. Hill, J. Sansom, H. Calway, T. Macmillan

 

The Cards have continued their wonderful season, as they triumphed by 59 points over a dogged Fitzroy who are desperate to avoid relegation.


Jono Daggian has entertained all comers with his weekly brand of wizardry and sleight of hand. On Saturday he finished with 3 goals, while Hill, Sansom, O'Beirne, Clarke and Gilbert all chipped in with 2 goals apiece in an even display.


Conor O'Beirne was yet again adjudged best afield in what is turning into a marvelous break-out year for the young midfielder.


Highlight of the day was the long awaited return to senior action of Old Scotch FC favourite son, Tim Macmillan, after a long injury lay off. There was barely a dry eye in the house as Macmillan reminded everybody of what the Cards have been missing all year in emotion charged scenes, to be amongst the best players on the day.


The business end of the season is fast approaching, and the Cards are nestled in second place on the ladder behind competition pace setters Old Brighton. This week the Cards play host to Mazenod in what is sure to be an intriguing encounter.


With finals around the corner, the boys need your support to help make 2017 a year to remember. See you at McQueen Financial Park this Saturday!

Reserves v Fitzroy

Old Scotch: 23.24.162

Fitzroy: 3.4.22

 

Goal Kickers: M. Davis 4, P. Djordjevic 4, E. Furey 4, W. Stewart 3, H. Dick 2, J. Couch 2, T. Kerr 2, S. Stott, J. Daggian

Best Players: T. Holding, J. Couch, C. Melville, S. Neil, B. Hays, P. Djordjevic

 

With a top two final position already locked away the Old Scotch reserves side looked to really hit their peak football performance against Fitzroy football club on Saturday. There was a great club feel pre game as we watched the Third XVIII dismantle De La Salle, earning the week off and a spot in the grand final. Their performance showed what is possible for a side when they play team football and that theme ran into the start of the reserves game. The reserves started strong, kicking 4 goals in the opening term with Tom Kerr providing a strong target up forward and Will Stewart finishing the job with a couple of first term goals. Tom Holding gave the mids first use of the ball, proving to be the dominant ruckman in the competition. The reserves started the game with a 4-goal lead at the first break.

 

The second quarter was the Paddy Djordjevic show and having front row tickets was a priviledge. There was no answer for the lively half forward as he kicked 4 of our 6 goals in the term, with his mark and set shot being a strong feature of his game. Keeping Fitzroy to two points for the ter, Ben Hays and Joe Couch were pillars in defense as the the forwards pushed the margin out to 65 points at the half time break.

 

It was a similar story in the third quarter as the reserves kicked another 6 goals to zero. Cam Melville, in his first game back from his European escapades and was a strong contributor in the midfield. Sam Neil was back to his best as he consistently gave his body to the contest and was relentless in his pursuit of the ball. Old Scotch led 114-10 at the final break.

 

With 7 goals coming from the final quarter there was only one that really mattered to the reserves. Coach Dick sent out the message to begin operation ‘Get John Daggian a goal at all costs’.  Most of the boys were trying their all to get the great 152-game legend a rare goal, the only exception being Max Davis as the taste of goals was too delicious to share. After a beautiful lace out kick from Sam Neil hit Joh Daggian on the left nipple he finally had a chance. Then the drama starts, the siren goes, heart beating through his chest, sweat beading down his forehead and with the body sore he calmly caresses the football through the big sticks and the whole side rejoiced with John and celebrated a well fought out 140-point victory.

 

All the best.

Thirds v De La Salle (second semi final)

Old Scotch: 9.10.64

De La Salle: 5.6.36

 

Goal Kickers: B. Morley 3, N. Walmsley, A. Hayes, S. Filippou, W. Michael, J. Slobom, J. McLellan

Best Players: N. Lindsay, L. Daggian, H. McCallum, R. Goodey, W. Michael, N. Stavris

 

The mighty thirds headed into their first finals campaign in a number of years, up against a tough De La outfit with the winner heading straight through to the grand final. News filtered through during the week that skipper John Stavris would be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, which paved the way for young Richie Goodey to take the reigns as the finals captain. The game started hot and heavy with a huge crowd in attendance like never before at 9.20 on a Saturday morning. We grabbed the early ascendency, kicking the first 2 goals of the game and looked a cut above in the wet, going into the first change up 19-8. Will Michael had finally come to play, and looked the part of an AFL CHF, working all around the ground and clunking everything that came near him.

 

The second quarter was all De La Salle; they hunted and willed themselves over the footy pushing it out to their good users who were putting it in all the right areas. It’s no lie to say we were truly dominated in the quarter, and the frustration showed with little spot fires breaking out left right and centre. Despite their dominance, our formidable back 6 once again stood up as they have done all season to concede just 2 goals for the quarter, leaving us 1-point down at the main break.

 

A lift was definitely needed and a lift is exactly what we received. The midfield quartet of McCullum, Daggian, Goodey and Sheehan begun to look a cut above, absolutely dominating every contest and willing the ball forward for some quick early goals. Down the other end, the ever-reliable Nick Stavris was repelling every attempt, taking intercept mark after intercept mark and scoring a whopping 63 super coach points for the quarter. We headed into the last change up by 15 points, knowing full well that De La was heading back to the scoring end in the final passage, the game was far from done.

 

The last quarter continued on our strong work, as De La simply could not keep up with us and our “premier b thirds’ level of fitness. The most inspiring moment of the last was 5 minutes in, with the game still on the line, a De La Salle player broke from the pack and stepped around one just outside the arc. Little did he know, he was being hunted by Jack ‘metres gained’ McIntosh, who drove him straight into the turf in a textbook tackle that even the MRP would get around. The cheer around the ground was something else and Macca started to see his name in the bright lights. After that, the opposition were mentally checked out and we ran away 28-point winners and with a well deserved week off before a huge grand final in 2 weeks time.

 

Under 19s v De La Salle

De La Salle: 10.3.63

Old Scotch: 9.7.61

 

Goal Kickers: A. Capp 2, L. Padbury 2, H. Longbottom, S. Dawborn, B. Quint, T. Blenheim, K. Forbes

Best Players: T. Blenheim, S. Dawborn, E. Maxwell, A. Harding , A. Capp, H. Longbottom

 

The U19 Premier team came up against De La Salle this week. After watching the U19 Reserves draw against De La beforehand, needing a win to keep their finals hopes alive, we were motivated to give De La a run for their money. A strong first half saw us enter the break down by just 4 points. The 3rd quarter was gruelling as both teams fought it out to get on top. We kicked 4 goals to De La's 3 and went into the final break with a 3 point lead. 3 quick goals to the opposition in the last quarter made life hard for us, but we fought back with the next 2 goals, including a lovely right footed volley front Lachy Padbury. Unfortunately a few bounces and decisions didn't go our way in the final minutes and we couldn't kick one last goal, ultimately losing by 2 points. Thanks to schoolboys Tom Blenheim, Hugh "Nev" Longbottom, Charlie "The Better" Cormack and Lachie Fish for  joining us and putting in some great performances.

 

Under 19 Reserves v De La Salle

De La Salle: 8.3.51

Old Scotch: 6.15.51

 

Goal Kickers: M. Hackett 2, J. Loveridge, A. Roller, H. Starkins, T. Lindholm (O/A U19)

Best Players: J. Loveridge, D. Shrimpton (O/A U19), C. Westacott, H. Hinge, H. Glaspole, H. Starkins

 

It was do or die for the Under 19 Reserves as a win would see us a slim chance to play finals. With some handy inclusions back in the team there was a huge sense of optimism for us. Waverly oval hadn’t been treated kindly by the weather it was an absolute bog.

 

Both teams started the game strongly with early goals, which really set the tempo of the game with goals being exchanged back and forth.

It was a hard fought slog through the middle with our fitness being tested on the heavy ground. Our inaccuracy and wastefulness in front of goal was starting to prove costly as we should’ve been leading for most of the game, yet couldn’t capitalize on the scoreboard.

 

We were 5 points down at 3-quarter time and knew what kind of effort we had in front of us in order to win the game and keep our season alive. De La Salle came flying out of the blocks kicking 2 goals early in the last quarter, which deflated our spirits. However, Hackett and Starkins worked overtime to get the ball forward, which gave us a chance. We managed to crawl back to a 7-point deficit with 5 minutes to go.  The game had turned into an absolute scrap with players from both teams pushing that extra inch to recover the ball. The Scotchies managed to get one more goal on the board to get us only a matter of points away from the win. We just couldn’t kick a goal to save ourselves. The Cards had kicked 6 behinds for the quarter. We were shooting ourselves in the foot. In the dying minutes with the scoreboard level on 51 a piece. De La was running in on a certain game-winning goal when Pistol Pete Georgiadis made a crunching game saving tackle. Although it was little too late for us as the siren blew for a draw. We had put in a solid performance but unfortunately our inaccuracy had cost us the game.

 

So our season was now over as we have a bye next round.

A real up and down season for the Under 19 Reserves but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.

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Round 16 Results

25
Aug
2017

Old Scotch: 17.17.119

Fitzroy: 9.6.60

 

Goal Kickers: J. Daggian 3, L. Hill 2, J. Sansom 2, C. O''Beirne 2, J. Clarke 2, D. Gilbert 2, T. McKinley, J. Bull, L. Strathmore, M. Martin

Best Players: C. O''Beirne, J. Bull, L. Hill, J. Sansom, H. Calway, T. Macmillan

 

The Cards have continued their wonderful season, as they triumphed by 59 points over a dogged Fitzroy who are desperate to avoid relegation.


Jono Daggian has entertained all comers with his weekly brand of wizardry and sleight of hand. On Saturday he finished with 3 goals, while Hill, Sansom, O'Beirne, Clarke and Gilbert all chipped in with 2 goals apiece in an even display.


Conor O'Beirne was yet again adjudged best afield in what is turning into a marvelous break-out year for the young midfielder.


Highlight of the day was the long awaited return to senior action of Old Scotch FC favourite son, Tim Macmillan, after a long injury lay off. There was barely a dry eye in the house as Macmillan reminded everybody of what the Cards have been missing all year in emotion charged scenes, to be amongst the best players on the day.


The business end of the season is fast approaching, and the Cards are nestled in second place on the ladder behind competition pace setters Old Brighton. This week the Cards play host to Mazenod in what is sure to be an intriguing encounter.


With finals around the corner, the boys need your support to help make 2017 a year to remember. See you at McQueen Financial Park this Saturday!

Reserves v Fitzroy

Old Scotch: 23.24.162

Fitzroy: 3.4.22

 

Goal Kickers: M. Davis 4, P. Djordjevic 4, E. Furey 4, W. Stewart 3, H. Dick 2, J. Couch 2, T. Kerr 2, S. Stott, J. Daggian

Best Players: T. Holding, J. Couch, C. Melville, S. Neil, B. Hays, P. Djordjevic

 

With a top two final position already locked away the Old Scotch reserves side looked to really hit their peak football performance against Fitzroy football club on Saturday. There was a great club feel pre game as we watched the Third XVIII dismantle De La Salle, earning the week off and a spot in the grand final. Their performance showed what is possible for a side when they play team football and that theme ran into the start of the reserves game. The reserves started strong, kicking 4 goals in the opening term with Tom Kerr providing a strong target up forward and Will Stewart finishing the job with a couple of first term goals. Tom Holding gave the mids first use of the ball, proving to be the dominant ruckman in the competition. The reserves started the game with a 4-goal lead at the first break.

 

The second quarter was the Paddy Djordjevic show and having front row tickets was a priviledge. There was no answer for the lively half forward as he kicked 4 of our 6 goals in the term, with his mark and set shot being a strong feature of his game. Keeping Fitzroy to two points for the ter, Ben Hays and Joe Couch were pillars in defense as the the forwards pushed the margin out to 65 points at the half time break.

 

It was a similar story in the third quarter as the reserves kicked another 6 goals to zero. Cam Melville, in his first game back from his European escapades and was a strong contributor in the midfield. Sam Neil was back to his best as he consistently gave his body to the contest and was relentless in his pursuit of the ball. Old Scotch led 114-10 at the final break.

 

With 7 goals coming from the final quarter there was only one that really mattered to the reserves. Coach Dick sent out the message to begin operation ‘Get John Daggian a goal at all costs’.  Most of the boys were trying their all to get the great 152-game legend a rare goal, the only exception being Max Davis as the taste of goals was too delicious to share. After a beautiful lace out kick from Sam Neil hit Joh Daggian on the left nipple he finally had a chance. Then the drama starts, the siren goes, heart beating through his chest, sweat beading down his forehead and with the body sore he calmly caresses the football through the big sticks and the whole side rejoiced with John and celebrated a well fought out 140-point victory.

 

All the best.

Thirds v De La Salle (second semi final)

Old Scotch: 9.10.64

De La Salle: 5.6.36

 

Goal Kickers: B. Morley 3, N. Walmsley, A. Hayes, S. Filippou, W. Michael, J. Slobom, J. McLellan

Best Players: N. Lindsay, L. Daggian, H. McCallum, R. Goodey, W. Michael, N. Stavris

 

The mighty thirds headed into their first finals campaign in a number of years, up against a tough De La outfit with the winner heading straight through to the grand final. News filtered through during the week that skipper John Stavris would be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, which paved the way for young Richie Goodey to take the reigns as the finals captain. The game started hot and heavy with a huge crowd in attendance like never before at 9.20 on a Saturday morning. We grabbed the early ascendency, kicking the first 2 goals of the game and looked a cut above in the wet, going into the first change up 19-8. Will Michael had finally come to play, and looked the part of an AFL CHF, working all around the ground and clunking everything that came near him.

 

The second quarter was all De La Salle; they hunted and willed themselves over the footy pushing it out to their good users who were putting it in all the right areas. It’s no lie to say we were truly dominated in the quarter, and the frustration showed with little spot fires breaking out left right and centre. Despite their dominance, our formidable back 6 once again stood up as they have done all season to concede just 2 goals for the quarter, leaving us 1-point down at the main break.

 

A lift was definitely needed and a lift is exactly what we received. The midfield quartet of McCullum, Daggian, Goodey and Sheehan begun to look a cut above, absolutely dominating every contest and willing the ball forward for some quick early goals. Down the other end, the ever-reliable Nick Stavris was repelling every attempt, taking intercept mark after intercept mark and scoring a whopping 63 super coach points for the quarter. We headed into the last change up by 15 points, knowing full well that De La was heading back to the scoring end in the final passage, the game was far from done.

 

The last quarter continued on our strong work, as De La simply could not keep up with us and our “premier b thirds’ level of fitness. The most inspiring moment of the last was 5 minutes in, with the game still on the line, a De La Salle player broke from the pack and stepped around one just outside the arc. Little did he know, he was being hunted by Jack ‘metres gained’ McIntosh, who drove him straight into the turf in a textbook tackle that even the MRP would get around. The cheer around the ground was something else and Macca started to see his name in the bright lights. After that, the opposition were mentally checked out and we ran away 28-point winners and with a well deserved week off before a huge grand final in 2 weeks time.

 

Under 19s v De La Salle

De La Salle: 10.3.63

Old Scotch: 9.7.61

 

Goal Kickers: A. Capp 2, L. Padbury 2, H. Longbottom, S. Dawborn, B. Quint, T. Blenheim, K. Forbes

Best Players: T. Blenheim, S. Dawborn, E. Maxwell, A. Harding , A. Capp, H. Longbottom

 

The U19 Premier team came up against De La Salle this week. After watching the U19 Reserves draw against De La beforehand, needing a win to keep their finals hopes alive, we were motivated to give De La a run for their money. A strong first half saw us enter the break down by just 4 points. The 3rd quarter was gruelling as both teams fought it out to get on top. We kicked 4 goals to De La's 3 and went into the final break with a 3 point lead. 3 quick goals to the opposition in the last quarter made life hard for us, but we fought back with the next 2 goals, including a lovely right footed volley front Lachy Padbury. Unfortunately a few bounces and decisions didn't go our way in the final minutes and we couldn't kick one last goal, ultimately losing by 2 points. Thanks to schoolboys Tom Blenheim, Hugh "Nev" Longbottom, Charlie "The Better" Cormack and Lachie Fish for  joining us and putting in some great performances.

 

Under 19 Reserves v De La Salle

De La Salle: 8.3.51

Old Scotch: 6.15.51

 

Goal Kickers: M. Hackett 2, J. Loveridge, A. Roller, H. Starkins, T. Lindholm (O/A U19)

Best Players: J. Loveridge, D. Shrimpton (O/A U19), C. Westacott, H. Hinge, H. Glaspole, H. Starkins

 

It was do or die for the Under 19 Reserves as a win would see us a slim chance to play finals. With some handy inclusions back in the team there was a huge sense of optimism for us. Waverly oval hadn’t been treated kindly by the weather it was an absolute bog.

 

Both teams started the game strongly with early goals, which really set the tempo of the game with goals being exchanged back and forth.

It was a hard fought slog through the middle with our fitness being tested on the heavy ground. Our inaccuracy and wastefulness in front of goal was starting to prove costly as we should’ve been leading for most of the game, yet couldn’t capitalize on the scoreboard.

 

We were 5 points down at 3-quarter time and knew what kind of effort we had in front of us in order to win the game and keep our season alive. De La Salle came flying out of the blocks kicking 2 goals early in the last quarter, which deflated our spirits. However, Hackett and Starkins worked overtime to get the ball forward, which gave us a chance. We managed to crawl back to a 7-point deficit with 5 minutes to go.  The game had turned into an absolute scrap with players from both teams pushing that extra inch to recover the ball. The Scotchies managed to get one more goal on the board to get us only a matter of points away from the win. We just couldn’t kick a goal to save ourselves. The Cards had kicked 6 behinds for the quarter. We were shooting ourselves in the foot. In the dying minutes with the scoreboard level on 51 a piece. De La was running in on a certain game-winning goal when Pistol Pete Georgiadis made a crunching game saving tackle. Although it was little too late for us as the siren blew for a draw. We had put in a solid performance but unfortunately our inaccuracy had cost us the game.

 

So our season was now over as we have a bye next round.

A real up and down season for the Under 19 Reserves but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.

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