Blues go down to an in-form Rosebud outfit


HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president

ON Saturday, Hastings FNC ventured down to Rosebud FNC to take on a very in-form Rosebud side across all grades. Unfortunately the club had a day it would rather forget. We just have to put it behind us and look forward to this week’s clash against Sorrento FNC.

Let’s make sure all our supporters get down to Sorrento and support the club in what will be a massive day.

Plus that night is our Comedy Night back at the club featuring some great acts: Des Dowling – Kihne, Brad Oakes – Rove, Mick Neven – SEN Radio. Tickets will be available at the door or you can pre-purchase tickets through the Hastings Club 5979 1740. Cost: $30 single or $50.00 double.


ROSEBUD was a big test for us. They had been one of the form sides of the competition, along with ourselves, and today we came up short.

We went away from what has made us good in previous weeks and tried to do too much with the football and tried to be too cute all day.

Our inability to push back defensively is what cost us in the end as we allowed Rosebud to score some very easy goals.

In saying that there was periods in the game where we had more momentum and looked better than Rosebud.

We could get them on the outside but we kept letting ourselves down with skills going forward.

The big picture is that it is only our second loss for the season and now we know that we have to improve to match it with the best.


THE boys started very slowly and let Rosebud get on top straight away.

Rosebud scored at will to get out to a fair lead by quarter time. Into the second quarter the boys tightened up and started playing  the football required to match it with top sides but kicked one goal and five points which was disappointing.

In the third quarter the boys tried their hearts out to slow the Rosebud run but everything seemed to be going their way and they got out to big lead.

The last quarter was the same; the boys were totally outclassed and let Rosebud run rampant. Better players for the day were Jake Hewitt , Kyle Delahaye, Dylan Paarlberg, Aaron Vinson.

UNDER 19s by Aaron Wilson

AFTER having reduced numbers once again the Hastings 19’s gave their all in the round 9 clash against an undefeated Rosebud.

For three quarters a gallant Hastings moved the ball well and applied great tackling pressure.

Stephen Williams was back to his best in midfield and kicking two goals while Joel Goetz had his best game after kicking one goal and laying 10+ tackles.

A last quarter blowout ensued as two players played for the reserves.

A big positive was the Rosebud coach commending the group on their endeavour and game style after the game.


C GRADE were very competitive throughout the whole match and just fell short of a win. Well done to Leah Clark on a great game being our most accurate goaler and Brooke Easy providing plenty of drive through the centre position, and our wonderful Coach Karen Gay made a special appearance which was great for the club showing the girls her moves. Well done Karen.

B grade again had a slow start but were in the match until the very end. The defence end worked tirelessly with Keely Gay having her best game for the season and Rachel Miller playing defence in the second got plenty of intercepts and combined well with Keely.

A grade had some very good passages of play but were beaten by a bit stronger team on the day. Tash Green, Amy Goodacre and Jaimi Gay had great games with Amy shooting very accurately and making the most of her opportunities.

B and C grade will meet Sorrento this week, which should see two fantastic matches.

Upcoming Functions

18th July, 2015. Ladies Day Luncheon supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. All booking to be made through the club or Renee Owen 0435 049 222.

Presidents Business Partners Luncheon on the 1st August supporting Brainwave Foundation from noon onwards. Cost will be $35.00 single. Bookings through the club 5979 1740.

This Saturday sees the Hastings FNC travel down to Sorrento FNC. Let’s make sure we all make the effort and get down and support the club.

Go Blues!

First published in the Western Port News – 30 June 2015


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