Round 8 – Pyramid Hill v MGYCW

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!!!

Under 18s
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!

Under 15s
What a game! Right from the beginning, the Doggies fought very hard. The first quarter involved a couple of bad passes due to the girls being extremely nervous. By the third quarter, the Doggies had started to close the 10 goal gap with some amazing intercepts and great leads. In the end, MGYCW was the better team. The Pyramid girls kept their heads up high and enjoyed the game. It was full of fantastic opportunities to learn and grow as a team and individually. Best on court went to Ally Burke. Pyramid Hill 30 defeated by MGYCW 40.
Under 17s
The Puppies were up for another challenge this week, contenders against another tough team. The girls kept even in the first quarter, not letting MGYCW get away with the ball. However, the middle quarters let the girls down and when MGYCW got a run on scoring with some well played goals, the Pyramid girls couldn’t stop it. Coach Karlee decided to change it up, allowing the girls to challenge MGYCW with their skills which gave the girls some confidence up their sleeves, but unfortunately when down to MGYCW. Best on court went to Jorja Moon and Jordann Broad, well done girls. Pyramid Hill 40 defeated by MGYCW 57.
C Reserve
The Ressie girls definitely had their Weetbix for breaky and had an impressive first quarter. The very well oiled MGYCW girls stepped up and the Pyramid girls fell away in the quarters that followed. The goalers fought hard against a strong, defensive and there was great pressure all the way down the court. The defence was absolutely outstanding and the girls stayed on their toes and there were plenty of rebounds successfully taken. A disappointing loss, but the Doggies are working really well as a team and are seeing a lot of fantastic wins compared to the last couple of seasons. Great work from all the girls, it was a close call but stand out performances and teamwork from Jules. Loz Gould took away the award for best on with her consistent running and quick accurate passes. Pyramid Hill 11 defeated by MGYCW 44.
C Grade
The C grade girls lost a tough game to MGYCW. In the first half, the Doggies played strong with their heads held high but struggled getting the ball down the mid court, but this improved in the second half. Best on went to Becca Gunther who is consistent every week and is a great team player who encourages everyone and never puts her head down. Great effort from everyone. Pyramid Hill 20 defeated by MGYCW 52.
B Grade
Pyramid came out strong in the first quarter with the defence end creating turnovers, giving the girls a 3 goal lead at quarter time. Amber and Megan worked well within the ring, with beautiful shooting. Lauren and Chels were strong down the court and around the ring. Tess, Milly and Hayley worked fantastic together creating a strong defensive side. But, unfortunately, the girls didn’t come out as the winners. Best on for the day was Hayley Hipwell. Pyramid Hill 35 defeated by MGYCW 44.
A Grade
With a fresh look, the girls were keen for a win! With a slow start the girls seen themselves down at half time, but they soon gelled together to stick to their structures and take the lead. A strong fight to hold up their wall, they came away with a great victory. Thanks to the girls who filled in. Pyramid Hill 28 defeated MGYCW 22.
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