Yea’s Daniel O’Dwyer was best on ground in the Under 19 football as AFL Yarra Ranges representative football and netball teams travelled to Beaconsfield last Saturday, May 19, to play the South East Football Netball League (SEFNL) in senior, Under 19’s football and netball open and Under 17’s competitions.
In footy AFL Yarra Ranges had no success. On the netball court the Under 17’s were defeated whilst the open team triumphed.
In senior football both sides came out full of run but South East got the jump on the Yarra Ranges before making a late first quarter comeback. At quarter time the SEFNL were 5.2 (32) to Yarra Ranges 4.5 (29).
Yarra Ranges should have been in front but were wayward with kicking. South East turned the screws in the second quarter holding Yarra Ranges to just one goal one behind 5.6 (36), while they increased their lead to 18 points at half time kicking three goals, four behinds 8.6 (54).
Yarra Ranges were still in the game but needed to regroup. They came out with more run in the 3rd, but South East again got the early jump and kicked five goals one 13.7 (85). Even though Yarra Ranges kicked three goals and three behinds 8.9 (75) it would take a big effort to get the job done in the final quarter.
The AFL Yarra Ranges team never gave up but wayward kicking saw the South East FNL win by 36.
Whilst the final score wasn’t flattering for the Yarra Ranges the game was played at a high standard in good spirit by both teams.
SOUTH EAST FNL 5.2 (32) 8.6 (54) 13.7 (85) 16.13 (109)
GOALS: Tim Gunn 4 (Berwick), Ryan Jones 3 (Cranbourne), Ash Smith 2 (Berwick), Marc Holt (Cranbourne), Luke Sheppard (Berwick), Trent Cody (Narre Warren), Brad Scalzo (Narre Warren), Mitch Cotter (Doveton).
BEST: Tim Gunn (Best on Ground – Berwick), Michael Riseley (Berwick), Michael Collins (Narre Warren), Mitch Cotter (Doveton), Troy Tharle (Cranbourne), Brad Scalzo (Narre Warren).
AFL YARRA RANGES 4.5 (29) 5.6 (36) 8.9 (75) 10.13 (73)
GOALS: James Charge 3 (Olinda-Ferny Creek), Patrick Bruzzese (Wandin), Kody Busoli (Woori Yallock), Ben Monkhorst (Woori Yallock), Chris Graham (Yea), Ethan Greenall (Olinda-Ferny Creek), Jake Matthews (Woori Yallock), Dylan Wilson (Olinda-Ferny Creek)
BEST: Patrick Bruzzese (Best on Ground -Wandin), Robbie Allen (Woori Yallock), Marcus Hottes (Olinda-Ferny Creek), James Charge (Olinda-Ferny Creek), Ethan Greenall (Olinda- Ferny Creek), Jake Pedder (Emerald)
SOUTH EAST FNL 12.11 (83)
GOALS: Myles Currie 3 (Beaconsfield), Kane Tyrrell 2 (Berwick), Jack Docherty 2 (Beaconsfield), Luke Bettio 2 (Beaconsfield), Max Sheppard (Narre Warren), Brodie Entwistle (Beaconsfield), Harrison Paul (Beaconsfield)
BEST: Tom Miller (Narre Warren), Brodie Entwistle (Beaconsfield), Jafar Ocaa (Pakenham), Connor Guley (Beaconsfield), Myles Currie (Beaconsfield), Jahvon Bergman (Berwick)
AFL YARRA RANGES 3.7 (25)
GOALS: Tallin Brill (Mt Evelyn), Jordan Hattwell (Mt Evelyn), Hunter Greenall (Olinda Ferny Creek)
BEST: Daniel O’Dwyer (Best on Ground -Yea), Dante South (Gembrook-Cockatoo), Braden Wood (Emerald), Matthew Brierley (Mt Evelyn), Jackson Merrett (Mt Evelyn).
AFL Yarra Ranges has an amazing record in the in the WorkSafe Netball Open Championships and their record lives on with another win by five goals over South East FNL.
Yarra Ranges shot 13 goals to 8 in the first quarter.
The second quarter was tight with 23 goals being shot and neither side really getting an advantage.
The margin had only grown to six goals and it was going to be a tough second half.
It was touch and go throught the third but Yarra Ranges increased their lead to eight goals.
South East FNL got a run on in the last out shooting the Yarra Ranges 14 goals to 11 but their run was left too late in the end.
AFL YARRA RANGES (48)
GOALS: Sinead Lumsden 22 (Wandin), Georgia Marsh 14 (Mt Evelyn), Madeline Hargrave 12 (Woori Yallock)
BEST: Serena Gibbs (Best on Court – Mt Evelyn), Sinead Lumsden (Wandin), Jacqui Black (Mt Evelyn)
SOUTH EAST FNL (43)
GOALS: Bianca Sanzaro 18 (Beaconsfield), Alexandra Duff 14 (Tooradin-Dalmore), Lauren Spinks 11 (Pakenham)
BEST: Caitlyn Cooke (Pakenham), Bianca Sanzaro (Beaconsfield), Sara Duncan (Tooradin-Dalmore)
Under 17 Netball
The South East FNL got the early lead shooting 13 goals to four 4 in opening term proving too strong for the AFL Yarra Ranges Under 17s.
They certainly tried but it was a game of chase down the lead. The second quarter was tighter but Yarra Ranges could not get the turnovers they needed to overcome South East’s lead.
h the second half a low scoring even test of skills with the Yarra Ranges outscoring the South East by 10 goals to 9 but the damage was done in the first quarter.
SOUTH EAST FNL 13 22 8 (30)
GOALS: Tahlia Coates 16 (Cranbourne), Mia Washington 10 (Pakenham), Yasmin Dickson 4 (Cranbourne)
BEST: Melissa Webster (Doveton), Charlotte Petelinek (Beaconsfield), Tahlia Coates (Cranbourne)
AFL YARRA RANGES 4 14 7 (21)
GOALS: Sophie Hennessy 13 (Wandin), Shona Gesler 5 (Alexandra), Keely Farrow 2, (Healesville), Monique Lee (Woori Yallock)
BEST: Mia Sudomirski (Best on Court – Woori Yallock), Sophie Hennessy (Wandin), Alana McGurgan (Woori Yallock)
-With Cameron Hutchison/AFL Yarra Ranges. PHOTOS: Bethany Hutchison/Supplied.
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