Round 14 – Pyramid Hill v Inglewood

Our boys took to the field last week with heavy hearts and our football club and the wider community were left shocked and devastated at the sudden passing of a true gentleman in Jim Hoban.  Jim was a lot of things to a lot of people, but to us he was the smiling face that greeted us at the gate each week upon arrival to the football, he was the friendly guy always up for a chat and his cheeky humour was second to none.  To say he will be sorely missed is an understatement and we all know he’ll be watching the footy, beer in hand, from above each and every week.  Our sincere condolences go out to Val, Herb, Tim and families.  RIP Jim, your presence will always be felt.

Under 18s
After a week off, the boys were up and about and keen for a big contest with Inglewood. The conditions were beautiful but our ball use going inside 50 was at times, a little shabby. As the game went on we got better and better though and our run and carry off half back was great to watch. Coen Cooper was everywhere kicking 4 goals, Dylan Goulding provided a great target across half forward, whilst Lachie Dillon was exceptional in the middle, winning numerous clearances for the day. A big test awaits next week against the Mean Machine!
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 14.14.98 defeated Inglewood 2.1.13
Goals: C. Cooper 4, R. Blake 2, D. Goulding 2, L. Dillon 1, M. Gunther 1, A. Cunningham 1, B. Gallagher 1, R. Forster 1, E. Caburnay 1.
Brett Hercus Transport Award: C. Cooper. Millers Ag Supplies Award: D. Goulding. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: L. Dillon. Special Award: B. Gallagher. Others: J. Sawyer, B. Moon, K. Shelley, M. Farrell, C. Mayman, M. Gunther.
The boys were looking to bounce back after a terrible loss last week, a win today would keep them in the top 3.
It was a physical game and a tough contest all day, the boys stood up and delivered winning by 57 points.
Some special mentions for the day were Matt “Chicken” Scott who kicked a lazy 4 being the lead up target from full forward, Ben “the candy man” Culross found himself selling dodgey candy left right and centre putting on a clinic, James “the fighter” Ritchie was fired up from the word go and wasn’t afraid to help his team mates.
The neds award went to Lewis “Ballerina” Lowndes who was graceful to watch making football look like art, kicked a few goals and set up some crucial ones.
Great confidence builder for the boys and will be a great contest next week against the top side.
#upthe2’s #2’saroundthe1’s #getonned
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 11.9.75 defeated Inglewood 3.0.18
Goals: M. Scott 4, L. Lowndes 2, A. Harper 1, D. Tonkin 1, C. Milroy 1, J. Coates 1, R. James 1.
Pony Award: M. Scott. Egan Taylor Award: L. Lowndes. National Hotel Award: D. Tonkin. Victoria Hotel Award: R. James. Club Award: B. Fawcett. Others: G. Birt.
After a slow start last week, we knew it was imperative to come hard out of the blocks – and that we did, kicking the first 4 goals of the match and taking a 20 point lead into quarter time.Inglewood steadied and clawed their way back into the contest early in the second term as we continually turned the footy over across half forward. We fixed this up however and kicked a couple of late goals to lead by 32 at the main change. Mitchell Cheesman had a 15 minute purple patch in the ‘premiership quarter’ kicking 4 goals off his own boot and was heard at one point yelling “this is my forward line now Nathan.” We played some great, team-orientated footy for the remainder of the day and increased the final margin to 80 points, which also elevated our % back over 100 and steadied our position in the Top 3. Cheesey finished with 5 whilst KB rammed home 4 in a best on ground performance.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 19.9.123 defeated Inglewood 6.7.43
Goals: M. Cheeseman 5, M. Klein-Breteler 4, N. Fitzpatrick 3, J. Woodward 3, T. Sala 2, A. Holland 1, B. Goodwin 1.
Egan Taylor Award: M. Klein-Breteler. Victoria Hotel Award: T. Sala. National Hotel Award: M. Cheeseman. Others: J. Woodward, A. Holland, R. Thiesz, Gav James, A. Dobby, T. Barri, M. Stephens.


A cool but beautiful, sunny morning welcomed the Minis to the court today. Both teams showed very strong defence and even game play during the first quarter. The second quarter saw Inglewood dominate the court but accurate passes and shooting saw Pyramid Hill improve strongly in the third quarter. The Pups continued their improvement into the last quarter with fast, strong passes and spot on shooting. Well done girls. Awards for the day went to Isabelle and Katie.
Under 15’s
It was a sunny but chilly start to the day at Mitchell Park and the Doggies came out expecting a tough match – and that it was. The girls were down by 2 at quarter time but kept their heads held high. By half time, Inglewood stood their ground and had a 9 goal lead. Unfortunately, the Inglewood girls held strong and finished the game off with a 12 point lead. Bad luck girls! Awards for the day went to Kara Farrell, Danika Wagner and Zoe Stewart. Pyramid Hill 30 defeated by Inglewood 42.
Under 17’s
After a hefty loss to Inglewood the first time they met this season, the Doggies were ready to square up to a tough component. After breaking their first centre, the Doggies were off to a great start and held a lead for the first quarter and executed what they have been working hard on at trainings. The game remained close, always within a few goals, the girls had improved out of sight and Inglewood had to step up their game to match the Doggies. The girls remained calm and collected, but a few silly mistakes cost them a couple of turnovers and Inglewood caught up to a goal for goal exciting last five minutes. Mikayla Gibson in WA was feeding goals in quickly and efficiently up the attacking end while the reliable Jorja Moon stayed calm and collected – both working hard to earn themselves best on for the match. You wouldn’t read about it, but when the final siren blew, the Doggies looked to the scoreboard to see they’d had their second draw in a row!! Pyramid Hill 50, Inglewood 50.

The Ressie girls had a slow start and were a little off their game. A lot of silly errors and mistakes cost them the first half against Inglewood. Fighting back hard in the third quarter created the momentum they desperately needed to crawl back in the last quarter. The Doggies took the lead and with an intense, nail biting final minutes, they won the game. There was fantastic defence and encouragement by Jess ‘Super Mum’ Zimmer who was awarded best on for the match. Well done girls. Pyramid Hill 22 defeated Inglewood 21.

The C grade girls knew it was going to be a tough match but they were determined to give it their all and started off with an impressive couple of goals from Issy Renner. There was strong teamwork throughout the match and great defensive pressure and accurate shooting saw the girls only two goals down at quarter time. Unfortunately, despite the Doggies best efforts with fantastic intercepts, Inglewood were able to pull away with a strong win. Pyramid Hill 34 defeated by Inglewood 56. Best on was awarded to Georgia Holland for her continued, amazing defensive work in the goal ring.
Pyramid started the game very strong against Inglewood with a 3 point lead at quarter time and followed through with fantastic game play with a 10 point lead at half time. The girls adapted well to changes amongst the Inglewood girls and came through with an awesome win in the end. All of the Pyramid girls had an impressive game and played really well – Casey who was standing in for Tess did a fantastic job. It was a great win for the B grade Doggies. Pyramid Hill 51 defeated Inglewood 34. Best on was awarded to Chelsea Emmerson.
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