Football - Boys
Welcome to the Boys Football reports page of the School website, match reports and/ or scores will be posted here as soon as possible as they are received.
Week 8 - Saturday 24 June
St Michael’s 2: 4.1.....4.1.....6.5..........11.5 - 71
Pulteney: 2.0....3.1......5.2............7.4 - 46
Best Players: Liam Geddes-Ryan, Jarrod Miller, Charlie Rowe, Liam Creaser, James Livesey, Sam Magarey, Isaac Pearce, Edward Knights, Lachlan Schatto, Elijah Randell
Goalkickers: Edward Knights 3, Liam Geddes-Ryan, Nick Laity, Lachlan Schatto,Jarrod Miller 1
report to follow
Saturday 17 June
Pulteney 0:1 (1) defeated by Westminster 22.12 (144)
On Saturday we travelled to Westminster on a frosty morning. Once again the opposition was just too big, strong and skilful for our men.
In the first quarter we showed some good signs when we had the ball. On one occasion, Ben Beswick got the ball and went for a run, kicked it with his opposite foot to Hudson, who executed a beautiful pick-up, Finlay stepped in front of his opponent allowing Hudson to handball to Angus, who ran into the forward 50 before unfortunately getting caught holding the ball. On another occasion Ben had a great pick up and snapped for goal, unfortunately hitting the post.
Jack O’Connor has been our surprise package this year, putting in 100% every week. Jack is one of our back pocket players who I believe beats his man every week. Gabs’ presence on the oval is great, with his team first attitude he rarely lets the opposition get near his team mates. It is always a great thing to watch two good friends working together on the field, and when Calvin and Ben do so, the whole team gets a spark.
The oval was quite wet, this led our disposals to be below average for the first 3-quarters, by the last quarter we had not taken a clean mark and were being caught by Westminster’s transition. I asked the boys to think about training and execute an exercise we do that practices our short-kicking, rather than just bombing it long. I was happy that the boys listened and were able to keep possession of the ball for an extended period, also taking numerous marks (finally!!).
The boys know we have a lot to work on if we want to compete, but I know by the end of the season we will get there!
Best Players: Jack O’Connor, Ben Beswick, Tom Lawrence-Doyle, Calvin Santo, Gabriel Luksich, Spencer Atterton
Wednesday 21 June
With no game on Saturday we were fortunate enough for Concordia to contact us for a Wednesday night game. The boys were up and about pre-game due to having a full side, thanks to help from our fill-ins (Julian, Otis, Seb, Zac & Will). Unfortunately we were left without our Captain (Ben), Vice-Captain (Patty), and Deputy Vice-Captain (Calvin). This left a big hole in our midfield, but was a chance for some of our senior players such as Spencer and Alex to control the team and step-up.
Scores today were irrelevant, besides the fact we managed to kick a beautiful goal through our superstar fill in, Zac!
We were left ball watching in the first quarter and it seemed like all the hard work we had put in at training went out of the window and Concordia took advantage, jumping out of the gates. Only two players seemed to be making a difference, Will and Seb, two of our fill-ins.
We started the second quarter better through Gabs’ rucking and attack on the ball and Tyson’s tackling a skill at which he excels! Hudson showed some great courage running back with the flight of the ball, but other than that we still were second to the ball. The third quarter saw some great movement of the ball when Gabs tapped the ball to Will who got a centre clearance out to Zac, who kicked our first goal.
Another tough day, but plenty to work on. We have this Saturday off, I hope the boys enjoy some good rest and look forward to another mid-week game on Wednesday, hopefully regaining our missing players.
Special mentions to Henry, who did a great job in the back lines and Alex Magarey who played all around the ground.
Best Players: Gabriel Luksich, Will Evans, Seb, Tyson Nguyen, Zac, Tom Lawrence-Doyle
(Year 8/9 Coach)
Year 6/7 - Pulteney 1:0 (6) defeated by Sacred Heart 6:7 (43)
Year 5 - Pulteney 5:4 (34) defeated by Linden Park PS 6:2 (38)
Year 4 Div 2 - Pulteney 11:7 (73) defeated Highgate PS 0:1 (1)
Harry Lumsden & Jarrod Leinert
Yr 4/5s Coaches
Year 2 - Pulteney 8:4 (52) defeated by Burnside Primary 12:4 (76)
Last Saturday, the Pulteney year two team had their first home game at Harris Oval against Burnside Primary School. Hugo Sabine and Luke Hughes were co-captains for the game. It was a real arm wrestle, and even felt like a tennis match at times with some back and forth play, but Burnside proved to be too polished in the end and ran home winners.
It was a great challenge for our boys as Burnside were probably one of the best sides we’ve come up against this season. At half time, my message was “If we do not play against teams that challenge us, then how will we get better?” Tommy Jarmer played a fantastic game as he got plenty of the footy and yelled “spread out” to his teammates when kicking out from defence. Keep it up Tommy! Henry Lush was strong in all positions as he held his marks and ran with the footy and booted it as far as he possibly could. Great stuff Henry! George Tsamandonis was super hungry for the footy as every time it was there to be won, he pounced on it and launched an attacking play for Pulteney. Ripper work George! Eli Morrow played a great game as he got plenty of the footy, but also made sure that he stuck to his opponent like glue when Burnside were in possession. Brilliant versatility Eli! Zac Holman was amongst the play and threw everything but the kitchen sink at Burnside, as he shared the footy around with his teammates and had plenty of kicks himself.
Thanks to the parents for some super sideline support and for supplying lollies and oranges to keep the boys going throughout the game. Overall, it has been a highly rewarding season for myself so far as I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching the boys and am eager for term three to begin. Enjoy the break!
Josh de Heus