It was a busy week for the coach with 10 unavailability’s through injury and holidays (fancy going to Bali in the middle of footy season.) We did however scrounge together some permit players and field a full side. A big thank you to Jack Kervin, Noah Furlong, Kai Lane and Apostoli Sakizilis who helped us out! Newbridge came out firing and kicked the first goal of the match but our midfield gradually got on top and we led by 33 points at the first change. We moved the ball quite well throughout the match and created some great opportunities for our forward with deep entries Inside 50 but our defence wasn’t quite as ruthless as they have been so far this season. A really good win though, by 92 points but plenty to work on. Carlos Ly was exeptional in the midfield whilst Nick Skinner is relishing his No.1 ruck role with Connor Mayman out of the side with a broken finger nail.
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 17.15.117 defeated Newbridge 4.1.25
Goals: K. Schmidt 3, R. Salvador 3, T. Piercy 2, M. Carroll 1, M. Farrell 1, K. Gard 1, M. Gunther 1, J. Hutton 1, K. Lane 1, C. Ly 1, T. Richardson 1, N. Skinner 1.
Brett Hercus Transport Award: C. Ly. Millers Ag Award: N. Skinner. Pyramid Bakery Cafe Award: R. Salvador. Special Award: N. Furlong. Others: T. Piercy, J. Parsons, K. Schmidt, J. Kervin, K. Gard.
A bit of a grind in the first quarter saw us take a while to get our game going. As the game progressed we settled and the better we started playing with the end result being a dominate 108 point win. Aiden Murphy was all class coming back from the ones and put a strong case forward to go straight back in, with bulk inside work he set us up well getting his first hands on the ball. Nicholas Tanner took at least 15 intercept marks and was everywhere across the half back line. Louis “ Vuitton “ Lowndes and Chris “ Big Boy “ Milroy booted a solid 7 goals and provided great scoring outlets all day. Tommy “ Pots “ Walker was very solid with his quick hands on the inside of the contest and is in rare form this year. Brad “ The Fossil “ Fawcett is playing like a 17 year old and his defensive pressure and hard 2 way running is something to admire. Woof Woof #upthe2s
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 16.12.108 defeated Newbridge 0.0.0
Goals: L. Lowndes 4, M. Shaddock 3, C. Milroy 3, G. James 2, X. Ryan 2 , D. Mann 1,, M. Dingwall 1.
National Hotel Award: A. Murphy. Victoria Hotel Award: N. Tanner. Good Sports Award: L. Lowndes. BCF Voucher: T. Walker. Others: C. Milroy, B. Fawcett, G. James, M. Dingwall.
It was a massive day for the boys who were trying to keep the momentum going as we entered the half way point of the year. It was a solid game with Newbridge really pushing it up to us, going into 3 quarter time we were down by a point but, credit to the boys, they stuck to their structures and continued playing in a way that has got us over the line so far this year. With a 5 goal final term we came away 3 goal winners in a tough game. Young Jimmy Sala was in rare mint form, 2 way running, winning his own ball and spreading and getting the ball on the outside, he was clearly best on the ground. Dylan “ Jetstar “ Morrison was dominate down back with his intercept marks and setting up some great score opportunities from the half back line, he had a great game and certainly helped us get the win. Braidy “ Dicko “ Dickens slotted 4 goals and set up a few others, the big boy is in great form at the moment. Scott “ The Betterman “ Mann was a beast and his inside midfield work was amazing, his quick hands is something of brilliance. Matthew “ KB “ Klein Breteler provided great run and carry, breaking lines setting up great scoring opportunities for the forwards. It was great to see Sam “ The Parcel “ Mewett have a great first senior game for the club, the kid backed himself in and did the old “ shake and bake “ burning off his opponents. Woof Woof. #upthe1s
Final Scores: Pyramid Hill 11.14.80 defeated Newbridge 9.8.62.
Goals: B. Dickens 4, J. Woodward 3, S. Mann 3, Matthew Klien-Breteler 1.
Victoria Hotel Award; J. Sala. National Hotel Award: D. Morrison. Others: B. Dickens, S. Mann, M. Klien-Breteler, S. Mewett, J. Woodward, M. Bateman.