Round 15 Preview – Hearts on the Line

 

 

 
HEARTS ON THE LINE
The boys take on Uni Blacks on Saturday but a lot of the club’s attention will be on the girls. They have their last home and away game for the year against Old Mentonians. We are currently 4th and Mentone 5th on the ladder – separated by 2 points. So the winner will be playing in finals the following weekend. The teams come into the game with different form lines. Mentone were soundly beaten by the top side while The Hearts recorded a thumping win last Saturday, returning to some of their best form.  The game starts at 1pm. CARNA HEARTS!!The boys take on Uni Blacks at PP and will be looking to repeat the efforts of last Saturday. While we have a few players back, it will be a tough assignment against the third placed side. But we took it up to them earlier in the season and so should go in with a bit of confidence.Congratulations to Plymo and Ollie Sharpe who both play their 50th game this Saturday. Two club legends bound to play a lot more for the club.As reported in previous dispatches, the school XVIII recorded an emphatic win over Caulfield Grammar. The undefeated team ventured out to Berwick for the first ever 1sts game to be played on the new Main Oval out at the Edrington Campus.  With a big crowd in attendance for the opening of the new pavilion, the Bloods turned it on yet again.  The manic pressure that the team has become renowned for created constant turnovers whenever Caulfield gained possession of the ball and the Bloods netted 19 Inside 50’s to 2.  Not being able to capitalise on this, the scoreline was 4.7 to 2.0, Caulfield’s 2 goals coming from Haileybury slip ups.

It was only a matter of time before the dam wall broke and the boys ran away with it.  Peter Gentile and Josh Worrell collected possession after possession across half back, Jack Toner and Billy Mackay were running rampant through the midfield and Big Benny King showed that not only can he take marks and kick goals, he can lay some great tackles too, a run-down chase through the middle of the ground being just one of many highlights of the day.

The Bloods ran out 73 point victors having yet again won 4 quarters of football.  Incredibly, given we’ve beaten all the major contenders and all other teams have lost at least two games, the boys have become back to back Premiers with two games still to play.  The aim now if to win the last 8 quarters of football and become the Undefeated Champions for a second year.

Haileybury                        16.16.112
defeated 
Caulfield                           5.9.39

Best:     Gentile, Worrell, B.King, Weightman, Toner, Burke
Goals:   B.King 7, H.West 3, J.Laity 2, Andrews, Cleary, Ralphsmith, Sievers
 

There were only a few unsold items from Saturday night and they are still available. They are –

        Medallion Club Tickets @ Etihad
       
Footy Show Tickets 

          10% in a 2016 Fighting Sun x Purple Butterfly                  Racehorse to be trained by Matthew Brown.

Let me know if you are interested in picking up a bargain.

Some of the action from a great night. Well done to the organisers including Terry Dillon, Chelsea Frawley, Danny Frawley, Frances Jordan, Jordan Shanks and Scott Ellis.

 

 

 

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