A great weekend for the club as we notched 4 wins from 5 games, which is our best return for the season.
Senior Men 15.13.103 defeated Yarra Valley 14.8.92
The Men were at home for the 6th time this season and aiming for their 5th win of the year against old foe Yarra Valley.
Starting off well through a couple of big grabs from former Coach Ash Naulty and Josh Robertson and duly converted we were off to a flyer.
A 25 point half time lead and the feeling that we’d run away with it was quickly undone as the YOGs came hard in the premiership quarter setting up a tantalising final quarter.
It was the backline that held strong most of the day though and special mention to BOG Matt Allwood who started many forward attacks from the half back line.
A couple of crucial late goals to pocket rocket Michael Di Donato were the difference as we ran out victors by 11 points.
The win keeps us in touch with the top 4 and with a massive game this weekend against Brunswick, a win will really set up the season.
Reserves Men 12.8.80 defeated Yarra Valley 11.5.71
A sloppy start from The Bloods and an opponent who came to play saw a 4 goal deficit at the main change.
Some tremendous magnet swinging from Marshy at the break meant The Bloods came out firing and it worked as we kicked 7 goals to 2 in the second half.
A 9 point win was just deserves for a great team effort with Gavin O’Malley BOG and Aaron Kinghorn once again leading the scoring with 3 goals in his 298th game for the club.
Seniors Women 4.5.29 defeated Collegians 3.9.27
The best win in the 5 year history of the Women’s program.
After a humiliating defeat in Round 5 at the hands of the rampaging Collegians when we failed to trouble the scorers we came out absolutely ready for a contest.
Rattling Collegians with our attack on the football and with some sensational pre-match preparation we were in front for the majority of the day.
Rising Star Sienna Jones kicked the opener after a gutsy back with the flight mark and it set the tone for the rest of the day.
An astonishing 27 tackles in the final term to hold onto a slim 4 point lead was threatened when Collegians managed a goal with just 3 minutes left on the clock.
So the side had to transition from all out defence to all out attack instantaneously.
Gaining the centre clearance and ultimately ending with a free kick to Meg Dargan 30m out and straight in front this was the moment.
Would all our efforts be for nothing or would we come away with victory?
With ice in her veins Meg slotted the goal and put us back in front with 2 minutes to play and we duly held on for the best win of our short history.
BOG was Amber Saunders as the loose player in the backline and assisted by Sophie Patterson at full back.
Reserves Women 0.1.1 defeated by Collegians 16.12.108
A tough old day at the office for the Reserves as they came up against a very well drilled Collegians side.
The backline should be commended for their efforts, the scoreboard probably doesn’t show it but they were sensational all day.
Best players were Dash Reid at full back, and the dynamic trio of Gilli, Millie and Jenna in the middle.
U19s 16.16.112 defeated Old Scotch 3.8.26
A sensational game from the Young Bloods as they started off with a bang against the Scotchies.
A 6 goal opening quarter set up the match and we didn’t take the foot off the pedal all game.
BOG was Liam Choucri with 5 goals, ably assisted by Chris De Navi and Harry Flack who is putting together a very consistent season.