HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president
ON Saturday the club travelled down to Crib Point for the right to retain the Ron Moncrief Shield. In a terrific game of footy both sides went toe to toe in the opening quarter with a very high standard of hard footy.
But from quarter time onwards the Hastings FNC took complete control to run out very comfortable winners and enable the club to have a tilt at playing finals football.
A huge congratulations to Brendan Dunne and the players on their performance on the weekend. It was very disciplined in a game we just had to win.
This coming weekend is our last home and away game of Season 2015. The club faces top of the ladder Rosebud FNC at home in what will be the match of the round.
We need to get a big support crew to this game to cheer on our young warriors in what will be a great day for the Hastings Blues. So to all our supporters, sponsors and members please make the effort and come and cheer us on.
We took on close rivals this week in what was a very important game for us to win to maintain our finals hopes.
We didn’t start that well and Crib definitely had the better of us early; things were not looking good at quarter time.
The second quarter saw us get some momentum back and go into half time with a small lead.
The boys really played well in the second half with the back line keeping Crib scoreless in the third quarter.
We ended up running away with the game and got a great win away.
Well done to Pete Mawson on his 100 games.
On Saturday we travelled just down the road in the local derby against our neighbours in Crib Point.
The first quarter was very tightly contested footy. The pressure from both sides made it scrappy with lots of mistakes. Crib Point got ahead by a couple of goals by the quarter time break.
Into the second quarter the boys settled a bit and started to take control of the game. They kicked a few goals to go into the half-time break with scores level and a very even contested game.
The third quarter was very much the same with both sides not being able to break out and take full control.
Just in front at three quarter time the boys were urged to give everything they possibly could to get the win and they didn’t disappoint. In a fantastic last quarter they kicked five goals in some quick movement of the footy to run out 20 point winners.
Better players on the day were D. Hull, D. Wishart, A. Vinson, J. Bradshaw, K. Delahaye, J. Elton.
Under 19’s (By Aaron Wilson)
HASTINGS under 19’s were gallant in defeat against Crib Point in their round 15 clash. Undermanned, Hastings were always in the contest right up until the final siren. Stephen Williams was back to his best, while Thorin Brooks and Sean Hewitt also gave strong performances. Next week they face league leaders Rosebud which will be another big challenge.
ALL grades fought hard through their matches with C and B grades struggling for numbers with sickness and injury.
Well done to C grades girls Ebony Mercieca for another great game and Mel Symington scoring her first goals for the season.
B grade were very undermanned and came up against a very talented Crib Point side. Bec Blackney and Renee Owen need to be congratulated for continuing to compete and helping to keep the girls heads up. Alana Stone was terrific in defence.
A grade competed hard the entire match with Taylah Strange and Tash Green making the Crib Point goalers work for every ball. Crib Point were a tight defending, quick moving team that made it very hard for us to score.
Last game of the season at home against Rosebud should see a tight contest. Awards are compulsory this week. Let’s all get back to the club and have some fun!
This Saturday sees your Hastings Blues back at home against the Rosebud FNC.
This Saturday Night get back into the rooms for Jackpot Joker from 5pm to win a massive amount of cash. On offer is $1500 and it will go off! Turn the Joker around and WIN.
Ben Janz Live at The Hastings Club 22nd August 2015 from 8.00 pm cost of tickets will be $10.00.