Monbulk Junior Football Club played another home game, this time at Silvan against Woori Yallock with the girls playing Worawa.
It was a great day with all teams in high and competitive spirits, and many milestone games to celebrate.
The under-9s played a lightning premiership at Belgrave, enjoying their football and developing their skills.
Monbulk vs Woori Yallock
An 8am start saw the under-10s straight into action.
Playing on a full ground allowed the team to kick strongly and use the space effectively.
Highlights included some great tackling and hand passing.
The soft playing surface caused a few problems when bouncing on the run, but overall it was a great competitive game.
Best: S. Embleton, K. Wrigley, L. Dickason, T. Myres, W. Heap, O. Watson.
Woori Yallock 7.10.52 d Monbulk 0
This was very similar to last week’s game.
The side started well and matched its opposition.
However, in the last three quarters the players let themselves down with their aggression at the ball and lacked confidence around the contest.
Best: M. Koelewyn, R. Broadbent, R. Crutchley, G. Silvester, C. Seamer.
Monbulk 5.6.36 d Woori Yallock 4.8.32
This was an excellent contest for four quarters against two evenly-matched sides.
Plenty of pressure in the game didn’t stop free-flowing play by both teams.
The lead changed a couple of times in the last quarter but the Hawks ended up with a narrow victory – its first for the season.
It was a great effort by the whole team, reward for the improvement they’ve shown over the past couple of weeks.
Best: C. Hooper, L. Sturt, M. Pitthouse, J. Aldridge, T. Cresp.
Monbulk 5.6.36 d Worawa 2.1.13
Unfortunately, the sides only finished half a game due to an injury to a Worawa player.
Good team discipline was executed and the girls are playing a great brand of footy.
Woori Yallock 11.15.81 d Monbulk 3.0.18
Our boys tried hard. We will work on our skills at training and continue to improve. Great effort today team.
Best: J. DP, J. Wrigley, L. McGregor, C. Clift, A. Teese.
Monbulk 13.12.90 d Woori Yallock 6.5.41
The boys did a great job again.
In the second quarter they had a slow period where they weren’t running hard enough.
In the third quarter they increased their work-rate and finished strong.
Best: N. Taylor, T. Ford, J. Spencer, L. Fransen, J. Turner.