A much better day for Aquinas with 2 wins from 2 matches as the Bloods put St Mary’s Salesian to the sword. The Women’s program had a bye.
Aquinas put on a stunning performance on Saturday, securing a resounding victory over St Mary’s Salesian with a final score of 19.17.131 to 13.16.94. The match was played in perfect conditions on the bottom oval at Aquinas, with a crowd of enthusiastic supporters cheering the home team on.
A scrappy start for both teams in the opening quarter before Aquinas gained the ascendancy with some late goals and never looked back, holding a comfortable lead for the rest of the day.
The star of the show was undoubtedly Harry Dwyer, who kicked an impressive 5 goals and caused havoc in the opposition’s defense throughout the match. Not far behind was Billy O’Loughlin, who kicked 4 goals and proved to be a constant threat to the St Mary’s Salesian defense.
However, the victory was not just down to the performance of the forwards. The midfield was controlled by the brilliant Michael Di Donato, who provided the perfect link between defense and attack. Meanwhile, Josh Clinton was outstanding on the wing, using his pace and skill to create numerous scoring opportunities for his teammates.
The match was a true spectacle for the Aquinas supporters, who were treated to a display of skill, speed and teamwork from their beloved team. The players worked together seamlessly, with each member of the team playing their part in securing the victory.
Overall, it was a fantastic performance from Aquinas, and one that will no doubt be celebrated by the team and supporters alike. The victory demonstrates the potential of the team, and bodes well for the rest of the season.
Looking to build on their solid Round 1 victory the 2’s came out firing with a 4 goal to 1 opening quarter.
Aquinas then managed to keep the opposition goalless for the next 2 quarters as the men in red, black and green started hitting the scoreboard with ease.
Jaycob Baxter was the star up forward booting 9 goals for the day including all 5 of Aquinas’ 2nd quarter sausage rolls.
Leon Holewa was BOG across half back while Chris ‘Disco’ De Navi was electric on the wing in only his second game of open age football.
Both teams now head in to Round 3 full of confidence before another big home match against the winless MHSOB who will be looking to cause an upset.
The Women meanwhile head to Kevin Bartlett Reserve to take on Richmond Central and both sides will be hoping to open their account for season 2023.