Allsorts v St Georges Basin – juniors
St Georges Basin started strong as they displayed strength in all positions across the field.
Strength was found in the centre as Louis Cameron and Thomas Dolby both worked together to demonstrate how hard, accurate passes can help a team work their way up the field.
Allsorts caught on quickly though and key players Thomas Jelavic and Lucia Edwards did their best to intercept these passes.
Macdonald siblings, Ben, Abby and Will, all worked well with other Basin members to create opportunities for their team in attack.
Allsorts’ Paton Roberts was crucial in all areas as she demonstrated great skill and technique in defence and attack.
She was also the lone goal scorer for the Allsorts team in this game.
St Georges Basin entered the second half with a 3-nil lead and were determined to extend this.
With directions to have width and length across the field, St Georges Basin were able to pull out the Allsorts defence and let the ball to do all the hard work.
Nathan Kenny and Joshua Rickwood both did well for the Basin team in attack during this second half.
In defence, Chloe Boyce showed how consistent she is as her solid traps and level-mindedness did not allow Allsorts many chances.
For Allsorts, Aidan Fleschner played extremely well in goals, saving some crucial shots taken by Basin’s Thomas Dolby.
The final result for this game was 6-1 St Georges Basin’s way.
Bluejays v The Hockeyroos – juniors
IT was Bluejays’ turn to come up against the Hockeyroos team this weekend.
With players from the previous game such as Chloe Boyce, Thomas Jelavic and Joshua Rickwood happy to play a second game, both teams were split evenly from the start.
With Scott Crisafi, Thomas Jelavic and Chloe Boyce in attack for the Bluejays team, Hockeyroos players Nick Crawford and Chris Thurbon were placed under pressure from the get go.
But with Sarah Hamilton and Madeline Gaffney staying strong for the Hockeyroos, chances for Bluejays were running thin.
In attack for the Hockeyroos, youngsters Iszabella Crawford and Aitong Crerar did well to work together and come up with three goals, two for Aitong and one for Iszabella.
The Bluejays team were able to shut down the attack of the Hockeyroos team after these three goals, with Joshua Rickwood and Lauren Richard both playing important roles.
The Bluejays team were able to score four goals all game, two going to Chloe Boyce and the other two going to Thomas Jelavic.
Bluejays v Kangaroo Valley – men
AT 1pm Kangaroo Valley played Bluejays in what was a must win game.
Kangaroo Valley had to win this game in order to stay in the top two, therefore giving them a possible second chance in the final.
With Bluejays short for numbers, their defenders were made to step up and force passes to be made between Kangaroo Valley.
This was done well in the first half as a sound defensive structure was secured and goal scoring opportunities were halted.
This did not bring down Kangaroo Valley’s spirit as defensive player and strong team member Tom Jennings began to run the ball towards his attacking circle.
After a many attempts at trying to hit the ball through Bluejays’ defenders, Sam Crisafi and Liam Connelly, and with these attempts shut down, Kangaroo Valley were left to depend on ball movers Dan Knapp and Matt Harford to develop a way to go around the Bluejays defence.
These passes were then capitalised on as Mitch Wilson and Peter Wilson were both able to score one each, while Dave Anstiss and Dan Knapp were able to score two each.
Callum Mackay and Michael Dunn did the best they can for Bluejays in both attack and defence, as Michael Dunn was able to slot one home for the Blue team, leaving the score at a 6-1 loss.
St Georges Basin v Burrawang – men
AT 2.30pm St Georges Basin were scheduled to play Burrawang.
With Burrawang guaranteed the minor premiership and a spot in the final series, the pressure was off and an enjoyable game was played.
Unluckily, St Georges Basin were unable to surpass Bluejays on the competition ladder, meaning there was no spot for them in the final series.
Both teams were fairly even throughout the game, as goal scoring opportunities were aplenty.
But with both teams’ goalkeepers playing unbelievably well, opportunities were shut down.
Burrawang were able to start the scoring as Barry Donovan was able to slam one in the back of the net.
This was then followed by a goal Jack Donovan.
Basin were quick to respond with James McKeahnie squeezing in a tight angle shot to put a one on the Basin’s goal scoring tally.
With Burrawang’s Martin Howe and Jack Donovan working the ball up the field, Sam Bromfield, Blake Hill and Mitch Eccleston were able to ensure the right positioning to obtain the right ball to then take the shot.
A shattered helmet for Basin’s Scott Gee did not slow him down though as he pushed through and was able to make some extraordinary saves in the Basin’s last game.
Tony Marr and Thomas Dolby were both strong in attack for St Georges Basin as short corner opportunities and just missed balls came off their hard work and skilful execution.
But Burrawang’s scoring was not finished and Burrawang were able to slam home five more goals.
These goals going to Sam Bromfield, Jon Hill, Mat Hammond, Mitch Eccleston and Barry Donovan, resulting in a 7-1 win for Burrawang.
Shoalhaven Heads v Allsorts – men
THE last men’s game of the day saw Shoalhaven Heads play Allsorts in their last game for the year.
With Allsorts in third position on the competition ladder, they have made it into the final series.
With a game played in good spirit, Shoalhaven Heads were able to head into the second half with a 1-nil advantage after a goal was slammed home by Matt Clarke.
Allsorts did not let this dampen their spirits as they entered the second half with determination.
They were able to slot in six goals in this half.
With Aaron Lloyd in goal scoring form for Allsorts, scoring three goals, Matt Druett had to be at the top of his game in goals.
He was able to make some incredible saves to deny Allsorts more goals.
A relatively young line-up for the Shoalhaven Heads’ attack meant teamwork was impeccable.
Joel Armstrong, Robert Whittaker and Joshua Power have all made appearances in the Heads attack.
This game stood out for all three as Joel finished his second year in mens, while Robert and Joshua finished their first.
Aaron Smith was also a key player in the Allsorts attack as he was able to work the ball up the field and set up other teammates Peter Wright-Smith, Matthew Wright-Smith and Gary Lees.
Peter Hackney and Jordan Butfield both played exceptionally well for Shoalhaven Heads in defence during this game.
They were able to counteract and launch the ball to attacking players Matt Clarke and Lachlan Butfield to give them both one goal each.
This game finished in a 6-3 win for Allsorts.
Allsorts still remain third on the competition ladder and are to play Bluejays next week in the semi-final.
Shoalhaven Heads Maroon v Allsorts Green – women
A HARD game was expected for Shoalhaven Heads Maroon as they came up against Allsorts Green at 5.30pm.
With Allsorts Green now in preparation for the final series, where they are set to play St Georges Basin in two weeks time, they will be looking to develop and sustain form going into the next couple of weeks.
Consistent play makers Mel Boundy and Rachel Frew were not only MVPs for the match, but were also able to put goals away.
Boundy finished with two and Frew one.
Christina Yu was also a major player for the Allsorts Green team.
For Shoalhaven Heads, goalkeeper Anne Boatswain played exceptionally well as she was able to prevent the ball from going into the back of the net.
Nat Waters and Keira Evans both played well for the Maroons in attack and defence.
Other goals for Allsorts Green went to Celete Stolk (2) and Vanessa Phelan, leaving the score at the end of this game 6-nil.
St Georges Basin v Allsorts Orange – women
IN the final game St Georges Basin were set to play Allsorts Orange.
Allsorts Orange were in a goal scoring frenzy as they were able to obtain double digits in a 10-2 thrashing of St Georges Basin.
St Georges Basin’s Sharna McIlwain kept the trend going today as she maintained the good keeping displayed in earlier games.
Sharna has improved thoroughly in goals throughout the year and should be commended on how well she has adapted to the keeper position.
For Allsorts, key players included consistently great Eleanor Dodd, Toni Parrish and Abbey Crawford as they all displayed skilful execution throughout the game.
Danielle Dolby and Kellie McIlwain have been noted as key players for St Georges Basin’s attack as they were both able to make penetrating runs into Allsorts’ defensive half and lay the ball off in order to gain metres.
Sharon Walters and Danielle Dolby were both able to score for the St Georges Basin team.
Allsorts’ goals went to Amy Hill (3), Lauren Duncan (2), Abbey Crawford (2), Toby Bacchus and Eleanor Dodd, while also receiving an own goal against a St Georges Basin defender.