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Congratulations to the School First XVIII who made it three in a row after they knocked off Geelong College on the weekend. They only lost one game for the year to share the spoils with Caulfield Grammar and Carey.
Well done to Lappas and the coaching staff who have been able to maintain such high standards. The OHAFC was pleased to be able to host the boys and families for their vote count and presentation night which, understandably, was a night of revelry.
HEARTS BEATEN BY BEAUY/BLOODS COME UP AGAINST HOT CAULFIELD
The Hearts season came to an abrupt end on Saturday losing to Beaumaris by 2 points in a nail biter at Princes Park.
It was a great standard of women’s football and each quarter was neck and neck and it was Beaumaris’s conversion to goal that was the difference in a very close encounter. As much as they tried, the girls just couldn’t find that elusive second major in a tense last quarter.
The season was very rewarding with significant development of the girls skills and general game understanding. This will only continue in the years to come.
The elimination final saw Kelly Eaton continue her great form having an impact all over the ground. The Frawley sisters played great games against strong opposition.
Sarah Allingham had a brilliant final series and was a key part of the team. Weissy, Anna Stewart and Carly Dillon brought their typical consistent footy to the game but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get the Hearts to the next phase of the finals.
A disappointing end to a promising season but this team has achieved so much and have established some terrific foundations.
Well done girls a terrific year and one which saw a very tight group become even closer under Danny Frawley’s leadership.
Old Haileyburians 1.3-9 3.5-23 3.6-24 4.9-33
Beaumaris 2.3-15 3.3-21 4.3-27 5.5-35
Goal Kickers: M. Waterman, P. Gardiyawasam, T. Vines-Chapple, C. Weiss
Best Players: S. Allingham, C. Dillon, P. Gardiyawasam, D. Frawley, T. Vines-Chapple, C. Frawley
When coming up against quality opposition, it is important to get off to a good start. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case on Saturday for the Bloods. The Caulfield visitors had clearly come to play and really dominated the first 15 minutes. The boys just couldn’t get their hands on the football and the inside 50s were a lot to not that many (I reckon 3).
So we faced a big deficit at the first break. The boys rallied in the second quarter and with goals from Thommo, Gooda and Johnny Nicolopoulos (Pop), the scoreboard had a bit more respectability. The backline with Ollie Sharp and Aaron Toy managing their forward stars restricted Caulfield to a single goal and there was a glimmer of hope at the main break.
But Caulfield soon asserted their authority and if you paid for tickets at the Dog Park End you would be looking for a refund as there were very few goals scored at that end. And while we again (marginally) won the last quarter, the damage had been done earlier. There were lots of lessons to take out of the match as we aspire look for greater on-field success. We are heading in the right direction, but still have a little way to go.
Old Haileyburians 0.1-1 3.3-21 4.4-28 8.8-56
Caulfield Grammarians 7.7-49 8.10-58 15.13-103 19.15-129
Goal Kickers: N. Gooda 3, R. Thompson 2, L. Treverton, S. Loewe, J. Nicolopoulos
Best Players: A. Toy, R. Thompson, L. Treverton, J. Gasparini, P. Gleadhill, N. Gooda
Similarly, the Ressies got off to a slow start and were never in the contest. There was a greater effort in the second half and the Caulfield boys certainly knew they were in a contest, despite the scoreboard. Veteran Scotty Ellis worked tirelessly as did Oakesy and Mark Irwin.
Old Haileyburians 3.3-21
Caulfield Grammarians 23.23-161
Goal Kickers: D. Gauci, J. Hurley, B. Oakes
Best Players: S. Ellis, B. Oakes, M. Irwin, M. Seccull, J. Hurley, F. Robinson
It was a really good performance from the Young Bloods on Saturday. They were up against one of the top sides in Mazenod and the last time these two played the Nodders won by over 20 goals. But it was a much better effort from the lads at home. Although it was a still a five goal deficit, there were passages of play where we clearly dominated and with a slightly better conversion rate, it could have been even closer.
Old Haileybury 1.0-6 4.3-27 5.5-35 6.9-45
Mazenod 3.9-27 7.12-54 9.15-69 10.15-75
Goal Kickers: S. Hall-Kahan 2, M. Taylor , A. Coleman, B. Taverniti, T. Morris
Best Players: S. Bensch, F. Laity , A. Coleman, D. Green, J. Grenda, B. Taverniti
LUNCH on 31st August
Some of the “action” from the Kids Lunch on Saturday
It was great seeing the kids running around on Saturday in their footy jumpers and when they led the team out, it was hopefully a sign of things to come.
The next lunch will take place on the 31st of August when we host Monash in the last game for the year. We are calling it “Reunion Round”. We encourage you to get a table together with some footy, school mates or old buddies and sit back and enjoy fine fare and refreshments. We will have Haileybury AFL players in attendance.
It will cost only $20 and bookings can be made here –
or by contacting Thommo on 0407 040715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AFL GRAND FINAL BREAKFAST
The lineup for the Crabtree Real Estate Grand Final Breakfast has been finalised with old favourite Steve Alison is joining Troy Kinne and Titus O’Reily – making up an all star cast. Steve last made our jaws hurt from laughter five years ago so it is great to have him on board again. This is going to be another ripper!
And it is pleasing to report that with the assistance of Breakfast Sponsor, Crabtree Real Estate, we have been able to keep prices at the same level as 2018. Tickets are only $165ph or $1550 for a table of 10. Where else would you pay such a small amount to be entertained by these first class acts? And all in the magnificent Mayfair Room at the Grand Hyatt. Thank You Crabtree.
Bookings can be made here – https://clubdata.com.au/MyClub2.aspx?ClubID=72&ProductTypeID=x
or by contacting hyxy at email@example.com
ACTION FROM THE WEEKEND
Brodie Steele about to pounce
Sam and Jack Dancing
Another win for Nick Gooda
The Aaron Toy Fist
Jimmy about to take off
Gooda goals again