Round 2 – Unveiling the 2017 Premiership Flags at Mitchell Park (v BL Serp)

UNVEILING THE 2017 PREMIERSHIP FLAGS

Our A Grade netballers and 18 & Under footballers were presented with their Premiership Flags from the LVFNL. 2017 A grade Coach Deb and Best-On Court (and 2018 A Grade Coach) Zoe Kennedy had the privilege of raising the A Grade flag, while Coach Nathan Fitzpatrick and 2017 Captain Bailey Goodwin did so for the football.

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A week can make a huge difference when it comes to weather as we found out going into last weeks match.  Instead of reaching for the jackets we found ourselves reaching for the sunscreen!  The hard work and sweat did pay off with all 3 teams walking away with wins, although it must be said the S enior game was a little too close for comfort with the end result riding on the last kick of the day!

Under 18s

The water boys were the most important people on the field during our Round 2 clash with Serpentine as the temperature had already hit 27 degrees by the 10.50am start time. The boys came out of the blocks firing and worked their way to a 25 point at the main break. Our ball use was excellent and our defensive pressure never let up throughout the course of the match as we gradually increased the margin at each break. Reece Blake again was the main man up forward again adding 5 goals to his tally. Zac Dingwall was exceptional across half back intercepting almost every forward entry that the Bears had and Matt Farrell and Mitch Stephens were brilliant through the midfield. A consistent, four quarter performance that led to an 86 point victory and we now look forward to a mouth-watering clash with Marong next week.

Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 14.9.93 defeated B/L Serpentine 1.1.7

Goals:  R. Blake 5, D. Goulding 3, E. Caburnay 1, M. Gunther 1, J. Hutton 1, C. Mayman 1, J. Sawyer 1, M. Stephens 1.

Brett Hercus Transport Award: Z. Dingwall. Millers Ag Award: M. Stephens. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: M. Farrell. Special Award: J. Sawyer. Others: N. Phillips, E. Caburnay, Z. Stovell, B. Moon, J. Hutton.

Reserves

The boys were looking to bounce back after a poor round 1 appearance.  Scores were level at 3 quarter time but the lads all stepped up across the ground and we won by 20 points. Was fantastic footy to watch, some of the better players for the day were Brad “the fossil” Fawcett showing that being over 80 doesn’t affect your football ability at all, Bailey “the 2’s golden child” Goodwin provided plenty of run and carry and really stepped up in the last quarter, Chris “Milly” Milroy kicked a few goals and showed some speed and agility for a big dog, Gervase “winx the human highlight reel” Birt was deadly all over the ground with constant pressure causing plenty of turn overs.

Better signs this week and we can only build from here. #upthe2’s

Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 9.9.63 defeated B/L Serpentine 6.7.43

Goals: C. Milroy 3, A. Harper 1, N. Moon 1, B. Goodwin 1, G. Birt 1, B. Embury 1, R. Brown 1.

Egan Taylor Award: B. Fawcett. Pony Award: C. Milroy. National Hotel Award: B. Goodwin. Victoria Hotel Award: M. Dingwall. Club Award: M. Moon. Others: B. Hancock, R. Brown, B. Embury, J. Hickmott, L. Southern.

Seniors

The enthusiasm was at a high coming into our first home game after a great showing in Round 1 and that transferred into our performance as we jumped the Bears in the first half, breaking away to a 21 point lead at half time. Our pressure and work rate again was top shelf and we further increased that lead in the third quarter kicking the first two goals of the term. The Bears hit back though and gathered some momentum going into three quarter time as the margin sat at 15 points with a quarter to play. We came out firing and all of a sudden we had a 39 point buffer half way through the last quarter but unfortunately we put the cue in the rack and let Serp back into the game. They piled on 6 unanswered goals in no time at all and we hung on for dear life as the siren sounded with the Doggies 1 point ahead. Fitzy snagged 4 goals up forward whilst Stevie Gunther and Billy Micevski won plenty of contested ball and the ever-reliable Mick Slicka Bateman down back was superb as he got in the best for the 2nd time in his Pyramid Hill career. A nail-biter, but we’ll bank the 4 points!

Final Scores:  Pyramid Hill 12.9.81 defeated B/L Serpentine 12.8.80

Goals: N. Fitzpatrick 4, S. Gunther 3, B. Micevski 2, R. Watson 1, A. Dobby 1, M. Cheeseman 1.

Egan Taylor Award: S. Gunther. Victoria Hotel Award: B. Micevski. National Hotel Award: M. Bateman. Others: N. Fitzpatrick, B. Dalton, L. Lowndes, G. James, A. Holland, R. Thiesz.

This week we make the journey to Marong to play off in the annual Micheal Herrick Memorial game, a day where we pay tribute to a man and family that is synonymous with both clubs.  After the game we will head back into the National Hotel for a meal.

Congratulations also to Alyce (nee Kennedy) and Pat O’Brien on the safe arrival of their baby boy Lucas last week.  The club wishes you all the best and hope to see Lucas in Bulldog colours in years to come.

Until next week……….go doggies.

NETSETGO

Our NetSetGo girls did a great job at keeping the ball moving whilst finding their feet. The fantastic coaching and encouragement kept their energy up and the smiles on their faces glowing. Some great goals and intercepts were taken amongst brilliant team work. A big thank you to the coaches for all their efforts organising the match. Awesome work girls!!

MINIS

The sun was out this week for our second round and the girls started strong with their goal shooting being spot on. Their was excellent intercepts and flow of game play from both teams. The Pyramid girls maintained great pressure throughout, with the girls working very hard in defence and our goal shooters also proved a force to be reckoned with. Fantastic work girls! The award for the day went to Isabelle Caspani.

UNDER 15’s

The sun was hot at Mitchell Park and excitement was in the air as the Pyramid girls warmed up for their first home game. The Serpentine girls came out roaring in the opening minutes of the first quarter, but the Doggies remained fierce with their great movements across the court. The under 15 girls are consistently improving their game play and they continue to be a crowdpleaser every Saturday morning. Pyramid Hill 69 defeated Serpentine 8 with Brianna Stevens and Ally Burke as the stars of the day! Well done girls.

UNDER 17’s

T’was a hot and sunny day and the under 17 girls were ready to take on the Bears. By the first quarter the Pyramid girls were up and determined to stay in the lead for the rest of the match. Staying in the lead, the second quarter was a success with many intercepts and by the third quarter the girls gave it their all and saw a great win ahead. The girls played a magnificent game with a 42 point win against Serpentine, 73 – 31. Well done to Jordann Broad and Teagan Stewart for winning best on for the match!

A GRADE

In hot conditions, the girls worked the ball quickly down the court for all four quarters of the game. The defence across the court presented excellent pressure against the Bears leading to many turn overs for the Doggies. Another great win for the A grade girls with Kate Burton’s defence being impressive, giving her best player for the match. Pyramid Hill 63 defeated Serpentine 19.

B GRADE

After playing in torrential rains last week we took the court in weather conditions only suitable for swimming! From the get go Georgia Holland was bombing lobs into Megan who was on fire in the goal ring. Defenders, Hayley and Milly, worked well under the pressure of accurate Serpentine goalers. Tess moved the ball out of defence nicely into Amber who shot well. Danica featured in the last quarter, making an impact on the game. Great game girls! Pyramid Hill 42 defeated Serpentine 27 with Hayley Hipwell receiving best on for B grade.

C GRADE

There was a slight delay to the game, but once on the court the girls hit the ground running and never looked back! C grade Pyramid Hill and Serpentine Bears were the game of the day, being a close match from start to finish. Pyramid defence fought extremely hard and maintained spot on pressure in shutting down the Bears in their attack and goal shooting. There was great movement by all players that lead to a nail biting finish. With a complete change around for the last quarter, the girls finished it off being cool, calm and collected in accurate shooting and impressive pressure. Isabelle Renner with her accurate shooting and ability to get in front, awarded her best on for the game! Pyramid Hill 33 defeated Serptentine 30. Awesome job girls!

C RESERVE 

Pyramid girls started the game strongly but the unexpected heat took its toll. With many position changes, the girls managed to stay on their feet and stay strong within a 10 goal reach. The Doggies were unable to bring it home but it was a fantastic effort by all players. The girls are improving their game play each week and are beginning to gel extremely well together. Well done to Mikayla McMahon taking home best player of the match with her amazing play and shooting within the goal ring. The end result was Pyramid Hill 21 defeated by Serpentine 30.

Our season opener saw us travel to Newbridge where the weather was no where near as warm as the welcome message on the bottom of Newbridge’s new electronic scoreboard!  The wind and rain certainly reminded us that this is a winter sport and had us all reaching for our jackets.  Eventual results for our boys were 2 wins and a narrow lose for the Reserves in the final minutes of the game.



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