Round 7 – Pyramid Hill v Calivil

Our trip down the road to Calivil saw our Under 18’s come home with a convincing win with Raids kicking the last goal before the final siren.  The Reserves continued with their winning streak but unfortunately the Seniors started slowly and  we were forced to play catch up in a game where the reigning Premiers outplayed us and simply would not allow us to take control of the game.  This week all teams will have to be on their toes and firing from the beginning as we take on YCW Eagles at Mitchell Park.

Under 18s
With a plethora of unavailability’s the boys were down to the bare 18 this week. However that didn’t stop us playing an exceptional brand of football. From the first bounce we were up and about and showed great control and skills in terrific conditions at Calivil. With a six goal buffer at the first change we continued to increase the margin at every break. And we did not take the foot off the pedal at all throughout the match. The final margin, 151 points in a brilliant team performance led by an unbelievable 15 goals to Reece Blake and if he had of kicked straight he could have been in the twenties…

Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 24.9.153 defeated Calivil 0.4.4
Goals: R. Blake 15, M. Swiney 2, M. Stephens 2, R. Forster 1, M. Gunther 1, J. Hutton 1, B. Moon 1.
Brett Hercus Transport Award: R. Blake. Millers Ag Award: Z. Dingwall. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: M. Farrell. Special Award: M. Stephens. Others: L. Dillon, N. Phillips, M. Swiney, B. Moon.

The reserves have really found some good form, up against Calivil this weekend it was a very tough contest. First quarter both teams only scored a goal each, setting up a tough task for the game and at half time the boys trailed by 1 point. To their credit the team showed true character and kicked away in the second half, winning by 32 points.

Better players for the day: Matt “new chick in the nest” Scott was welcomed back in the side, kicking 3 well-deserved goals, Chris “the better Drisco” Driscoll was also welcomed back in the side, providing defensive acts for the team, Matt “interception king” Moon did his role down back again, showing everyone he is the best Moon. Lastly, the prestigious Ned award went to Levi “batting above me average” Southern who played full back and just wanted to show off in front of the missus. #upthe2’s #2’saroundthe1’s #uptheneds

Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 8.5.53 defeated Calivil 3.3.21
Goals: M. Scott 4, R. Watson 2, A. Harper 2.
Pony Award: M. Scott. Egan Taylor Award: X. Ryan. National Hotel Award: M. Moon. Victoria Hotel Award: C. Driscoll. Club Award: A. Harper. Others: L. Southern, R. Watson, N. Moon, G. Birt, M. Dingwall, D. Mann, J. Douch.

The Demons were quick to fire out of the blocks kicking the first four goals and it was bleak signs for the boys, trailing by 27 points half way through the first term. However, we steadied the ship and kicked three unanswered goals to close the margin to 8 points at the first change. The second term was a tight tussle with both teams trading goal for goal and the margin was under a goal as both sides headed inside for the long break. Calivil showed their class during the third term and the boys were unable to apply the pressure that had been the catalyst for our victories in the first six rounds. Our ball use wasn’t great and the Demons made the most of our turnovers – controlling the remainder of the game and running out 35 point winners. A disappointing result, but one we will learn from and be better because of as we look forward to our clash with the Maiden Gully YCW Eagles next week.

Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 8.9.57 lost to Calivil 13.14.92
Goals: N. Fitzpatrick 2, B. Micevski 2, R. Brown 1, L. Lowndes 1, E. Caburnay 1, A. Holland 1.
Egan Taylor Award: M. Klein Breteler. Victoria Hotel Award: B. Micevski. National Hotel Award: S. Gunther. Others: B. Driscoll, D. Tonkin, A. Dobby.

Congratulations to Ed Caburnay, Zac Stovell, Brad Moon and Mitch Gunther who all represented us at the Interleague Gala Day at Maiden Gully last Sunday.  Thank you also to Dirk Gunther who waved the flags for the Under 15’s and Steven Gunther who ran the bench for the Under 18’s.

The two mini’s sides were evenly matched today, which showed over the course of the game. Our girls started slow but gradually built over the four quarters and showed great effort, especially in the second half. They worked really hard in the second half to force some awesome turnovers and got the ball into the shooters. Well done to Hayley who was best on the court!
15 & Under
The girls started the day with great excitement, a bit congratulations to Keeley for playing her first game for the U15s after 3 years off the court. All girls played great in both our attack and defensive ends, with our goalies coming into the game with sharp shooting, mids with great feeding of the ball into the ring and the defenders taking some lovely intercepts. Great win girls! Well done to Sammi Moon and Kara Farrell for a fantastic game. Pyramid Hill 66 defeated Calivil 20.
17 & Under
The Pyramid girls walked onto the court knowing it was going to be a tough game. But Coach Karlee knew that they could put up a great fight. After a very evenly matched first quarter, Calivilgot the jump on the Doggies in the second and were able to maintain that lead for the majority of the game. Best on court went to Amy Murfitt and Teagan Stewart, great work girls! Pyramid Hill 37 defeated by Calivil 53. Next week girls!!
C Reserve
The Ressie girls faced the strong, quick Calivil girls on Saturday and started off sloppy, with many errors in the first half but in the second half, the goaling dream team, Zoe, Katelyn and Mikayla worked well around the ring against Calivil’s tough defenders. Even under the pressure, the Ressie girls were able to pick up another win for the season. Fantastic team work by all! Mikayla McMahon was the stand out for the day. Pyramid Hill 29 defeated Calivil 27.
C Grade
Another great game from the C grade girls against the tough Calivil. Although unsteady at the start, the Doggies came back in the following quarters with accurate shooting by Jessa and Eimer. Excellent pressure and defence from Caity, Georgia and Casey who managed to get some great turnovers. The mid court was strong with Becca and Morgan passing beautifully down the court into the ring. The girls had a fantastic game but unfortunately, Calivil came out on top. Congratulations to Caity for being best on court. Pyramid Hill 48 defeated by Calivil 46.
B Grade
Both teams started off well, with closely contested balls down the court and great defensive pressure. At quarter time, it was 13 all, with Lisa Mitchell and Casey Kent jumping into defence and they gelled well together with the rest of the team. At half time, the Pyramid girls were down by 1 and Megan and Amber shot accurately and beautifully in the third quarter going up by 1. Coming into the last quarter, the Calivil girls really stepped it up; rebounding strongly and contesting every ball. Their intensity won them the quarter and they ran away with the win. Well done to Lauren Driscoll for best on court. Pyramid Hill 37 defeated by Calivil 45.
A Grade
The first quarter saw the Doggies come out firing, putting on pressure and showing fantastic game play down the court. Many turnovers and accurate shooting seen the girls only a few goals down at quarter time. They maintained their momentum to only be right behind Calivil at half time. In the last half, a few silly mistakes rattled the girls and they came away without a win. Congratulations to Tess Hampson who made her A grade debut against Calivil. Well done to Abbey Dingwall for best on court. Pyramid Hill 29 defeated by Calivil 44.
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