The wheels certainly fell off last week with all 3 teams unable to secure a win. A disappointing day all round but one we must now pick ourselves up from and move forward. One thing that became very clear was that the void left by the Club Presidents decision to sun himself poolside at a 5 star Resort in Bali instead of attending a winters day at football was too big to fill and there definitely will not be anymore mid season holidays for him!!!
The Grand Final rematch against MGYCW was much anticipated and the boys really looked forward to the challenge. The first half was very scrappy with both sides applying frantic pressure and both sides quite wayward in front of goal. A late goal from the Eagles gave them a 12 point buffer at half time in a low scoring affair. Our intensity and pressure significantly declined after the main break and Maiden Gully swooped and made us pay on the scoreboard. They kicked six goals to one in the second half and blew the margin out to 47 points. A very disappointing performance from the young pups but one we will learn from and improve because of.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 2.7.19 lost to Maiden Gully YCW 9.12.66
Goals: E. Caburnay 1, J. Caburnay 1.
Brett Hercus Transport Award: Z. Stovell. Millers Ag Award: M. Stephens. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: M. Farrell. Special Award: C. Maymann. Others: J. Godfrey, E. Caburnay, J. Caburnay, A. Sheahan.
The Reserves were coming off a good win but had another big challenge this week. The side suffered injuries in the Seniors as well as some key Reserve personnel against Calivil but we managed to fill a full side. It was 5 goals to 3 in YCWs favour at quarter time and it went goal for goal from there. The lads ended up losing by 16 points in the end.
Better players for the day were Matt “power forward” Scott who kicked a lazy 5 and didn’t miss a single shot, Taylor “swift” Smart was welcomed with open arms in the Reserves getting plenty of hard ball gets, Gervase “no sleep” Birt played his role but was a bit dazed after the game. Lastly the prestigious “Ned Award” went to Chris “mini hulk” Driscoll who put his body on the line when the team needed him. #upthe2’s #2’saroundthe1’s #getonned
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 9.4.58 lost to Maiden Gully YCW 12.2.74
Goals: M. Scott 5, C. Driscoll 2, A. Harper 1, R. Watson 1.
Pony Award: M. Scott. Egan Taylor Award: C. Driscoll. National Hotel Award: T. Smart. Victoria Hotel Award: M. Moon. Club Award: G. Birt. Others: X. Rayn, J. Douch, M. Stewart, M. Del Mastro.
Not too much to report on in our Round 8 clash with the Eagles. We were completely outplayed in all facets of the game. The margin was just 19 points at half time but we were left to ponder what on Earth happened after a third quarter where YC kicked nine goals to three. Our ball use was below par and we could not pull the momentum back at any point throughout the match. Fitzy and Woody both kicked 3 whilst Gav James showed his silky skills and was named best on ground. We will now reflect over the bye period to help ensure we get back to playing the footy that served us so well in the first 6 rounds.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 12.12.84 lost to Maiden Gully YCW 20.9.129.
Goals: N. Fitzpatrick 3, J. Woodward 3, Gav James 2, M. Cheeseman 1, T. Sala 1, A. Holland 1, R. Blake 1.
Egan Taylor Award: Gav James. Victoria Hotel Award: B. Micevski. National Hotel Award: A. Holland. Others: M. Klein Breteler, B. Goodwin, T. Sala, M. Cheeseman, A. Dobby.
An overcast morning greeted the girls as they found their feet. Strong defensive from both sides equalled a faster paced game. By half time, the girls were alive and on fire with intercepts. Pyramid’s defensive really stepped up but some wayward passes and lack of communication allowed MGYCW to maintain pressure. The girls answered the call but MGYCW proved too strong. The star of the day was Carolyn!