The only thing arguably more exciting than our seniors being 4 and zip into a season where we’d been written off, was the reintroduction of our half-time game for the little tackers of our club. It was uplifting to see 30 of our next generation kids out there putting the skills they’ve been learning each Thursday night into practice. These kids are the future of our club and we hope that in years to come we see the same passion and determination they demonstrated yesterday in our 18 & Under, Reserve & Senior teams.
Getting the half-time match back up and running was no mean feat, thank you to all of our parents that assisted in any way, shape or form. Special thanks to our 2018 Auskick and Sporting Schools coordinator Kelly Gould (also C Reserve netball coach – is there anything this woman can’t do?), coaches Chris Cain and Ashley Gould, and helpers Mitch Gunther and Marcus Fergusson. We look forward to watching our little superstars having a run most home matches at Pyramid Hill.
Round 4 saw us welcome Mitiamo to Mitchell Park where we saw sun, clouds, rain and a magnificent rainbow all the in one day. Our U/18’s had the week off but the other two games gave us some exciting footy to watch and was topped off by watching our Auskickers have a game at 1/2 time in the Seniors. These juniors are the future of our club and it was great to see them getting involved on Saturday.
It was 2nd versus 3rd in the Reserves against Mitiamo. It was a tough contest all day and at 3 quarter time the boys were only up by 5 points but to their credit they fired up and won the game by 5 goals. Some great signs going forward but still plenty to build on.
Better players for the day: Mitchell “loves his missus” Stewart who has cemented himself in the back line being a solid leader down there.
Xavier “The Ned Commander” Ryan played his first game for the year and showed he has a lot to offer on the field, not just drinking ned cans on the sidelines, Matt “Chicken” Scott had plenty of kicks but also kicked plenty of points, Kiel “you never know what you’re gonna get” Kerrison was up to his usual antics but he did buy a slab of Jacks for the lads so we forgive him for the 50’s.
The boys have really set their season up strong and the package enjoyed being captain for the day #captainpackage
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 7.14.56 defeated Mitiamo 4.4.28
Goals: M. Scott 2, K. Kerrison 2, A. Harper 1, M. Dingwall 1, X. Ryan 1.
Pony Award: M. Stewart. Egan Taylor Award: K. Kerrison. National Hotel Award: M. Dingwall. Victoria Hotel Award: M. Scott. Others: B. Fawcett, X. Ryan, B. Moon, D. Mann, T. Woolhouse, L. Southern.
A few changes to the side this week with some injuries but the boys had one goal – to maintain our unblemished record. A scrappy opening term saw most of the play occurring in the middle of the ground with neither side able to propel the ball deep into their forward 50. Youngster Ed Caburnay snagged a goal with his first kick on debut and we grabbed some late momentum heading into quarter time with a 2 goal lead. It was a see-sawing affair in the second term as both sides traded goal for goal and butchered the footy going forward. We however maintained our buffer and went into the main break 17 points ahead. The third quarter was one way traffic and not in our direction as we lacked intensity and got smashed in the clearances leaving a power of work to our defenders who couldn’t stop the Superoos fast ball movement and we had given up our lead when the three quarter time siren sounded, trailing by a goal at the last break. The pressure was put on the midfield to stand up and that they did, right from the first minute of the last quarter as we scrapped our way back into the game. We kicked 4 goals to 0 in the final quarter and showed great fight and character to get over the line in a hard-fought, tough game of football. Caburnay had a day out finishing with 4 goals. Billy Micevski and young gun Ben Dalton were terrific through the midfield while Andrew Dobby again was sensational with his run and carry off half back. 4-0 for the Doggies!
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 11.7.73 defeated Mitiamo 8.7.55
Goals: E. Caburnay 4, S. Gunther 2, A. McErvale 2, L. Lowndes 1, Gav James 1, B. Micevski 1.
Egan Taylor Award: B. Micevski. Victoria Hotel Award: A. Dobby. National Hotel Award: B. Dalton. Others: Gav James, S. Gunther, E. Caburnay, B. Driscoll, T. Barri, Glen James.
Each week there are a multitude of jobs done by volunteers within our club that enable our football and netball teams to take to the field and court. As many hands make light work please be prepared to help out when asked or even put your hand up and ask what you may be able to do to help ease the load of those volunteers trying to juggle multiple jobs each week. This week we venture to Inglewood and wish all teams the best of luck for the day.
Until next week……..Go Doggies
The Pyramid and Mitiamo girls took up the court together for the first time since the grand final in 2017. The first quarter saw the girls fight hard and were close behind Mitiamo. By half time, the Pyramid girls lost their mojo and unfortunately struggled against the better team of the day. The Pyramid girls fought hard but ran out of puff and went down, Pyramid Hill 25 defeated by Mitiamo 62. A stand out was, Milly Opt’Hoog, a new girl who has fit nicely into the A grade side. The girls have a week off and will come roaring out against Bridgewater in Round 6.
With Mitiamo coming out strong and taking a 5-0 lead, the Pyramid girls fought back hard! A goal for goal game resulted from great pressure down the court and great passages of play. Although Mitiamo crept out and got in the lead, the Doggies did not make it easy for them. Pyramid Hill 29 defeated by Mitiamo 33. Star of the day was Chelsea Emmerson.
The Pyramid girls came out against a very strong Mitiamo side. The Doggies started out slow but had great fight in them and kept their heads up high the entire game. There was amazing pressure down the court with some great game play. The Pyramid girls in C grade have gelled well together seeing improvements every week by each girl. This week saw Jessica Gunther as the stand out player, gaining more confidence every week. Next time girls! Pyramid Hill 28 defeated by Mitiamo 57.
The Doggies started the game well, demonstrating great team work. Everyone played an important part of the game, with Julia ‘Jumping Jack’ Fernandez working hard to get some great turnovers. The ‘dream team’, Zoe Webb and Katelyn Wandin, shot well together in the ring. Defence was strong and the pressure managed to get turnovers. It was a great game and thank you the the C grade girls for stepping in. Jess ‘Super Mum’ Zimmer impressed us all again and was awarded best on. Pyramid Hill 32 defeated Mitiamo 23.
Keen to keep their winning streak, the Pyramid girls were eager running onto the court. The first quarter started off slow, keeping each team goal for goal. At quarter time, encouraging words from coach Karlee Gilmore got the Doggies back firing for the rest of the game. Spectacular defence and the transition through the mid court with accurate shooting, got the Pyramid girls a win with Mikayla Gibson and Teagan Stewart as best ons for the day. Pyramid Hill 56 defeated Mitiamo 33.
At Mitchell Park the Pyramid girls played Mitiamo. Both sides put up a tough fight but the Dogettes were the strong side for the day. With some fancy foot work and impressive intercepts, the girls kept their lead. Well done girls for another great game and win. Keep it up!! Pyramid Hill 64 defeated Mitiamo 7. Danica Magner and Imogen Broad received the best on awards.
Back to the usual 4 quarters, this week was against Mitiamo, the Pyramid girls made the most out of their court time and filled in with the Net Set Go game when they were benching. The girls showed great effort and enthusiasm during the entire game and there is consistent improvement every week as they get back into the swing of netball season! Great effort girls and well done to Eleesha Fergusson for being our star of the morning.