ON Saturday the Hastings Football/Netball club travelled to Rye in what was going to be a very testing encounter against a fired up Rye FNC.
They had been ridiculed by the one and only Toe Punt, so our club knew we had to be on our game.
Unfortunately after quarter time the senior boys were unable to play the type of football required.
We ended up going down by five goals on a wet miserable day.
The shining light for the day was our Under 19s who are going from strength to strength recording their second win on the trot in a display that will see them win many more games throughout Season 2016.
Our netballers are improving every week and are so competitive in every aspect but are just not able to get the win on the board.
If they keep working as hard as they have been a wins are not too far away.
A disappointing day on Saturday as we went down to Rye and got done.
We had our chance to put Rye away in the first quarter. We kicked 4.7 and had a lot of the play and Rye were able to kick some cheap goals to keep them in it.
After that it was all Rye. They out ran us and all their big name players stepped up. Full credit to Rye as they played a good four quarter effort where we were only able to put about a quarter and half of footy together.
It came down to this. At the end of the day not enough of us put our hand up and beat our man or “earned our seat on the bus”.
In a must win game for the reserves we had a nightmare preparation and a lot of the boys didn’t come to play.
We were outclassed in every way.
We go into the bye with a lot of soul searching to do to try and turn our season around.
Well done to the under 19 players PJ, Andy, Patty and Kaylen. You boys were awesome to play your game and then come and play pretty much a whole game for us. It shows how much character you boys have.
Best afield: PJ, Andy, Patty, Kaylen
Under 19s Report
We travelled down to Rye full of confidence after notching up our first win against Dromana.
The plan for the day was for us as a side to stick to our structures and to bring our whole side into the game.
We started fast with Aaron King in the ruck giving us first use time and again, a trend that would continue all day. Luke Mcveigh and Shelby Lothian Burdett were busy early creating opportunities forward with smart kicking across the centre of the ground.
Once again Matt Foy proved to be a fantastic target forward ably assisted by Jesse Shore and Andy Jeffs who pressured, tackled and constantly held the ball inside our forward fifty.
By half time the boys had built a nice lead with everyone contributing across all lines.
It’s great to see the boys start to put some polish on their game and really hold to the structures that we work on at training.
This week the back six went about their role like they have played together for years easily stopping any entries. Lachie Gibbs a standout at CHB. Kaylen Jansen continues to improve with some solid marking and long runs.
Overall a great team effort and a big win. Well done boys, just reward for all of your hard work! Well done.
Best on the day: Luke Mcveigh Shelby Lothian Burdett Andy Jeffs, Matty Foy with nine goals.
We were back on the road again with the his weeks match up against Rye.
We saw our C grade girls start very strong leading at the first change. With Monique Boer prominent in defence, providing our goalers Talia Brouwer and Grave Williams with plenty of scoring opportunities.
Paired with Tessa Caves best game of the year thus far in WA controlling the ball through the mid court into goals.
Rye returned to the court with fight, our C grade girls going down by six in the end.
Onto our B Grade girls, we welcome Olivia Remy to both the club and our B grade side for her first match of the season.
We played a strong defensive game, placing visible pressure on Rye, causing numerous unforced errors on their behalf.
Our B grade girls need to work on steadying the ball and maintaining possession when bringing the ball down the court.
Our passes, especially feeding into the goal ring let us down this week, with plenty of opportunities to covert but unable to make this a reality.
This week we’re trying new positions and working to consolidate certain combinations in an attempt to strength our team game.
Overall we’re happy to see improvements from both sides and excited for the future matches to come.
Next week is a bye. Our next game is at home against Tyabb for the George Slocombe Shield on the 18th June, 2016.