HASTINGS FNC by Phil Stone, club president
IT was a good weekend for the Hastings Football/Netball club. We showed each other a new side of ourselves that we haven’t seen, and that is grit and determination.
It was a cold windy day and for the most part dry but rain at times. I feel that we played good football at times but we were a little too unaccountable for our men too and the Bombers made the most of this.
We had our chances and were the best side on the day for sure but not converting really cost us in the third quarter. We kicked 5 goals 10 and should have put the game away in the third but we didn’t, and we found ourselves in a hot battle.
The last quarter was a hard fought quarter and we hung on for a 4-point win. I’m proud of the way we forced stoppage after stoppage and went in hard at the contest with great determination.
I am extremely proud of the boys and the way we fought it out. Last year we would have lost that game and it shows how far we have come.
Final score: Hastings 12.17 (89) to Frankston 13.8 (86).
WE travelled up to take on the Frankston Bombers at their home ground. In slippery conditions during the first quarter we kicked against the wind and had our chances early to kick some important goals but missed some easy ones. Into the second quarter it was a very even contest and neither side could break away with the ball spending a lot of time on the ground due to the conditions. Into the third quarter the boys were urged to show more commitment but went the opposite way with some undisciplined free kicks which resulted in goals to Frankston.The last quarter was all pressure from both sides giving their all to break away. In the end the Blue boys ran out of time and the bombers won by 4 points. Best players: Dylan Paarlberg, Chris Watson , Dan Lehmann, J.Hewitt , M.Cave
UNDER 19S by Aaron Wilson
AFTER a sterling round 1 win, the 19s came back down to earth at the hands of a 7-goal loss to the Frankston Bombers on the Anzac Day weekend.
In wet conditions, it was hard contested footy for most of the game as it was Hastings holding a slender lead at halftime. The end scoreboard didn’t tell the story of the whole match as the Bombers piled on a few late goals.
Kyron Pratt was pivotal at CHB using his strength and skill to move the ball forward. Joel Goetz was also important laying plenty of tackles and find plenty of the ball.
Missing a bevy of talented players, Hastings will rue many opportunities going forward. Bombers on the contrary capitalised.
With players to gain back into side, signs are positive as they look to make it 2-1 for round 3s contest against Dromana.
THIS week saw us travel to Frankston for the Anzac Round clash in wet and slippery conditions for most of the day with occasional sun peeping through.
C grade battled hard all day in drizzly slippery conditions. Defenders worked hard to create opportunity for the team to score. The team as a whole are taking instruction from their coach Talia and doing their best to implement it however fell short losing to an experienced Frankston side.
B grade was a great game but the score didn’t reflect the standard at which the girls played. It was an entertaining battle in the mid court. The defenders did a great job creating opportunities but unfortunately turnovers were costly and our conversion rate was low which was reflected in the score. We are really proud of the way you all conducted yourselves and fought the match until the end.
A grade started strongly with the hard work at training paying off. Continued commitment to training hard will see our results improve. There were some great passages of play and scored easily at times which was a great improvement and a great spectacle.
A new developing team that is still getting to know each other and are trying hard to execute a very new way of playing the game.
This week A and C grade meet Dromana at home.
Next week the Hastings Football/Netball club is at Home against Dromana Football/Netball club all games start at 10am. Get down and support your local Club. Go Blues.