HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president
In what was a fantastic day for the Hastings Football/Netball Club, the past players and our premiership heroes of 1975 and 1995 got to see the senior and reserve boys put on a wonderful display of modern day football.
The fantastic crowd really emphasised the point that local football is truly up and about when two local rivals go head to head.
Our Club just wants to thank our past players for making the effort and supporting the club on the day, it truly did help the boys and didn’t go unnoticed.
Hastings came up against our local rivals in what is always a big game.
We knew they would throw everything at us, and they kicked the first couple of goals, but we were able to get back into the game and come in at quarter time one goal up.
After that we played incredible team football, used all our options and our defensive pressure was fantastic.
This resulted in having a big win on what was a great day having the premiership reunions at the club. It was great to get the win this year as Crib Point defeated us on both occasions last year. The game shows that when we are switched on we are a very strong team and to have 10 different goal kickers shows how well we played.
The reserves faced Crib Point in the local derby and the boys started in great fashion applying enormous pressure through the stoppages and got on the scoreboard early, going into the quarter time break with a four goal lead.
Into the second quarter the boys upped the ante on there opponents and were moving the ball with some real speed and fantastic skills to get a couple more goals to go into the halftime break.
Into the third quarter the boys were determined not to let Crib Point back into the game and slowed it up. The on-ballers were playing some great tough footy to feed the runners the ball with two lively targets in Nicholas Guest and A.Vinson.
J.Hewitt and D.Hull were damaging around the packs and really took over.
In the clearances at stoppages around the ground , Crib Point were trying everything to stop the run by putting numbers behind the ball.
The last quarter the boys were urged to finish the game off.
With tired bodies starting to slow the game down a little, the boys stuck to the task and put a couple of goals on early to really break away.
In a highly skilled game of footy, N. Guest kicked his forth goal to have another promising day and A.Vinson three to be the most damage as forward on the ground.
The boys really ran away with it in the last ten minutes to have a convincing win
UNDER 19s by Aaron Wilson
An undermanned Hastings 19s were not able to overcome an in-form Crib Point in the round 8 local derby.
While the scoreboard showed a big defeat it didn’t tell whole story, with Hastings matching their rivals in the midfield and defence battles.
Kyron Pratt played a huge role in the ruck and centre half back.
Brennan Hassan also provided great run and direction of half back.
All in all it was a very encouraging performance from the boys.
Local derby against Crib Point was a tough day for all teams with B grade getting the closest result. We had a few new face start with us; we welcome to our club Erin Newman, Abbie Liddell and Leah Clark.
C grade continues to battle hard, with a few new players in their team to get to know. They never gave up and continued to compete until the end.
B grade got off to a slow start so they were playing catch up for the rest of the match. Well done to Jess Reid playing in B grade.
A grade got off to a great start in defence with Ebony, Zara, Erin and Taylah putting the Crib Point attack end under plenty of pressure.
The goaling end took the most of their opportunities with the goaling accuracy much improved from last week.
We lacked defensive pressure through the centre court which allowed Crib Point to score far too easily in the second half.
Rosebud away this week should be a great contest.
Comedy Night Live, 4th July, Des Dowling – Kihne, Brad Oakes – Rove fame, Mick Neven – SEN Radio. Should be a cracking night. Cost $30.00 ticket or $50.00 double. Book through the Club on 5979 1740.
July 18th Pearcedale Home Game Ladies Luncheon in support of this very important Event Breast Cancer Awareness for bookings call the club today on 5979 1740.
Next Game Away Hastings FNC vs Rosebud FNC at Olympic Park, Rosebud. Lets make sure we all make the journey down to Rosebud to watch a classic game of local football with a sea of blue supporting our men and women.