HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president
SATURDAY saw the club travel to Tyabb FNC with one purpose in mind; to turn around our fortunes from the previous round.
The boys did this in spades playing a wonderful team orientated brand of football to take the four points.
We now travel to Crib Point FNC next Saturday in what looms as a season defining game for our club.
It’s a very exciting time around the club presently and we certainly will not be taking Crib Point lightly. So lets make sure we get a great crowd to the game.
THIS week was a great response after a disappointing week prior.
We were looking for a team performance and for us to keep our structures. It was really pleasing to get a big win; we now know that next week is a massive game for us.
Well done to all the players and supporters that braved the cold. Also congratulations to Damien Stone for playing his 50th and a big congratulations to Colin McVeigh on his 150th game for the club.
Best on field were Luke Clark with 10 Goals, Lance Brouwer and The Business Biviano.
WE travelled just up the road to Norton Gates Oval to take on Tyabb and to get back on the winners table.
The first quarter was a slog with both sides trying their hardest to score; the ball just going end to end with no conviction and bad misses on goal.
In the second quarter the boys started to get on top of their opposition and went into the half-time break with a five goal lead.
Into the third quarter the boys dropped right off and Tyabb threw everything at them. It was a very even quarter and not the performance we where looking for.
The boys were urged to lift the intensity into the last and give their all which they did and finished off with a few goals to win by eight.
Well done to Stuey Gay on his first game for the Hastings Football Club.
Better players on the day were Carey Sawosz, Captain Josh Ward, and Jason Bradshaw.
Under 19’s (By Aaron Wilson)
HASTINGS Under 19’s notched up their third win of the year against a spirited Tyabb.
In a relatively high scoring game, Hastings came away with a 37 point win.
Midfield/defender Joel Goetz had a big day and was fierce in the contest while full forward Kyron Pratt bagged eight goals.
A satisfying day for the boys in blue!
Thankfully the rain cleared after a very wet week and we played for the first time on Tyabb’s new courts.
C grade, as always, were very competitive and reached the goal to improve the score from the last time we met. Ebony Mercieca toughed it out for four quarters in the centre position having her best game for the year.
B grade was a very tough match. Tyabb showed why they are second on the ladder. Their defensive pressure was relentless over the four quarters. Very proud of the commitment the Hastings girls showed to fight the match out.
A grade was another tough battle against the tall strong Tyabb girls. Tash Green is starting to come into some great form in defence and earned herself best on court this week.
Next week sees the Hastings Football/Netball club travel down to our local neighbour Crib Point FNC. All games will be starting at 10am. Let’s make sure we all make the effort to get there and support the teams.
Upcoming Functions 22nd August last home game vs Rosebud FNC. The very Talented Ben Janz live at the Hastings Club. $10 entry fee. Start time 8.00 pm.