The sun was shining and a big day at the Hill awaited us all as we hosted Bridgewater where 2 v’s 4, 1 v’s 2 and 1 v’s 3 in their respective grades of football. The day certainly didn’t disappoint as we took the four points from all 3 games. Our young pups started the day with the first win followed by the Reserves and then the nail biting Senior game that had the crowd sitting on the edge of their seats until the final siren where we had managed to secure the win by only 3 points. This set the scene for a certain amount of celebrating at the Annual Ball held that night. It also leaves our U/18’s and Seniors with 6-0 and the Reserves 5-1 coming into Round 7 of the season.
The young pups started sluggishly against the Mean Machine, butchering the footy across half forward and struggling to get any fluent ball movement together. A four bounce run down the wing from Mitch Gunther set up our first goal of the day and from there we continued to grasp the momentum. It was a hard fought contest against a quality outfit but when we executed our game plan, the rewards showed on the scoreboard and we kicked away to a 32 point victory. A terrific contest and we kept our unbeaten record intact. Reece Blake kicked 4 majors and those with vote cards had a very difficult task with an even team performance across the board – Jordan Godfrey named best on ground.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 8.5.53 defeated Bridgewater 3.3.21
Goals: R. Blake 4, J. Caburnay 2, J. Hutton 1, M. Gunther 1.
Brett Hercus Transport Award: J. Godfrey. Millers Ag Supplies Award: M. Stevens. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: B. Moon. Special Award: D. Goulding. Others: C. Mayman, L. Dillon, R. Blake, M. Farrell, Z. Dingwall.
It was first versus second in the Reserves on the weekend, it was going to be a tough contest for both sides.
The boys started well, kicking 5 goals to 1 at half time and ended up continuing the momentum and winning by 27 points. Credit to the boys as the pressure was on all game and they really set up our season well.
Better players for the day: Xavier “the Ned ambassador” Ryan played on the wing providing run and dash, proving to the Ned gods that he’s worthy, Dave “the bull” Mann showed that no man can tackle the beast, breaking tackle after tackle, Mitch “doesn’t invite anyone to his 21st” Dingwall had his best game for the year doing the team thing, Jack “Tic tac” Hickman had another killer game showing he’s in contention with the Con for fastest man at Pyramid. Last special mention goes to the man who will go in the history books as the first Reserves Ned winner and that is Ross “Ned god” James who had the most 1 percent efforts on the day. #upthe2’s #2’saroundthe1’s #uptheneds
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 8.12.60 defeated Bridgewater 5.3.33
Goals: J. Ritchie 3, C. Gibbons 1, D. Mann 2, R. Watson 1, M. Dingwall 1.
Pony Award: X. Ryan. Egan Taylor Award: D. Mann. National Hotel Award: M. Dingwall. Victoria Hotel Award: J. Hickmott. Others J. Douch, M. Stewart, G. Birt, R. James, J. Ritchie.
The first half in our clash with Bridgewater was a very even, low scoring tussle. The game was played majorly between the two fifties with both teams turning the ball over, not necessarily due to poor skills, but more frantic pressure. The game opened up slightly after the break with more run and carry shown from both sides but the even nature of the game was maintained as it was goal for goal and the Hill took a 2 point lead into the final change. Our backline were under the pump with majority of play in the Mean Machine’s forward line but we held firm. Bridgey did hit the leds but last quarter specialist Pece Micevski turned it on snagging 3 goals in the final quarter. In his long awaited return from a finger injury Cheesey kicked 4 and had a major influence on the game whilst KB was exceptional with his run and carry from half back. It was a nerve-racking final few minutes but the boys held on to a fantastic 3 point thanks to a terrific defensive tackle from Dylan Tonkin with just seconds remaining. #getonned.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 10.10.70 defeated Bridgewater 10.7.67
Goals: M. Cheesman 4, P. Micevski 3, N. Fitzpatrick 2, S. Gunther 1.
Egan Taylor Award: M. Klein Breteler. Victoria Hotel Award: S. Gunther. National Hotel Award: M. Cheesman. Others: B. Micevski, D. Tonkin, P. Micevski, Gav James, A. Holland.
Thank you to the Bridgewater trainer for all his help in the Seniors when one of our players came off injured. Also the maternity ward has been busy delivering our next generation of Doggy players with congratulations going out to Matthew and Gemma Scott on the arrival of Pippa, Brad and Lauren Fawcett on the arrival of Alexis and Matt and Jessica Holdstock on the arrival of Freddie.