A Grade

STRATHALBYN10. 7 (67)
ENCOUNTER BAY12. 8 (80)

Goal Kickers: Nicholas Marshall 3, Patrick Mclnerney 2, Tyson Neale 2, Tyler Baldock, Mitchell Davis, Marcus Lippett, Jake Tarca, Callum Tonkin
Best Players: Cory Gamble, Marcus Lippett, Tyler Baldock, Andrew Fyfe, Callum Tonkin, Jack Crispin

Playing Strathalbyn on their home ground is always a challenge. They have an effective game plan if given opportunity to execute and are always up for a battle.

The last two weeks have been important for our group. We have been challenged both weeks in the last quarter and rallied to win close games. It has given us experience and hope for the future.We are in a great place with the ‘B’ grade placing 6-0  for their games, and we only have one loss ourselves. This provides depth and means that those consistently playing well will get opportunities, and keep the A grade accountable.

 

Scott Wendelborn
A Grade Coach

Reserves

STRATHALBYN0. 7 (7)
ENCOUNTER BAY6. 17 (53)

Goal Kickers: Blake Bailey 2, Jedd Davis 2, Scott Hannam, John Morris
Best Players: Mathew Kreuger, Griffin Clark, Bradley Kreuger, Drew Alsford, James Bradford, John Morris

It’s a pretty good start to season 2022. We’ve beaten a few good teams – in Langhorne Creek round 2, reigning premiers Myponga round 4 and two wins against Mt Compass and Strathalbyn over the last fortnight.

We might be kicking more points than goals, but if the balls in our forward half, it means we are controlling the game. We are a young team playing to win and celebrating those wins together – good stuff men.

 

Jamie Davis
Reserves Coach

Senior Colts

STRATHALBYN4. 7 (31)
ENCOUNTER BAY5. 10 (40)

Goal Kickers: James Baxter, Ryan Corby, Connor Daniels, Kieran Garrett, Bradley Woidt 
Best Players: Connor Hills, Thomas Fyfe, James Baxter, Maxi Collins, Alby Ashworth, Will Powell Humble

The boys have had a solid start to the season, having not dropped a game yet. We still have many areas to work on going forward, especially our accuracy in front of goal. The pleasing thing is that we are finding ways to come out on top even when we aren’t performing anywhere near our best which shows the maturity of the group.

Our ability to win our own footy and spread from the contest has definitely been our strength and is a significant factor as to why we are winning. It’s also fantastic to see the first year players starting to step up and play with confidence this early in the season!

A few words from our new association coach, ‘I am very excited to take on the role! This is a fantastic opportunity for my coaching development. I can’t wait to meet all the boys!’

We look forward to a big challenge this week against the Dee’s. Go bays!

 

Tom Pearsons
Senior Colts Coach

Junior Colts

STRATHALBYN6. 1 (37)
ENCOUNTER BAY5. 14 (44)

Goal Kickers: Reilly Weidenhofer 2, Ryley Bastalec, Benji Isufi, Brody Miller
Best Players: Reilly Weidenhofer, Otis Althorp, Ryley Bastalec, Mason Kreuger, Tyler Klaver, Oliver Martin

With both teams currently sitting at 4-1 for wins, this was a very important game for us to get on top of a close team.

After a slow first quarter, the team came out and played their best 3 quarters of the season; to come out with a 7 point win against a much bigger and stronger team. The boys work ethic and pressure was elite, and something that we hope to carry onto the last few games before the break.

 

Oliver Price
Junior Colts Coach

Mini Colts

A strong showing from the Bays minis against Strathalbyn, with the whole team again working hard and not giving in at any time.

Kobi was a key player in the midfield, moving the ball out of our defensive zone, and Hunter successfully moving the ball around the packs.

The third and fourth quarters were again a highlight for our team, preventing Strathalbyn from using the wind to their advantage in the third quarter. Then using the wind in the fourth quarter, along with good forward work by Brock, we finished off the match.

Best Players: Kobi, Brock, Hunter, Patrick, Luke

 

Bruce Verco
Mini Colts

Moddies U10s

This week’s game against Strathalbyn was a stand out performance for our boys and hopefully set the standard for things to come.

We changed a few things around this week and started to play the boys in set positions structured around the oval. We also gave a couple of the older boys roles to play to see if they could influence and control the game. To everyone’s credit it worked really well with the boys responding and taking ownership in their positions – with a couple of boys really dominating and controlling the game. This allowed us to move the ball around the oval quickly and effectively.

The first half saw us kicking with the wind and the boys took control of the game early. They took advantage of the wind and kicked long and direct. In the second half kicking into the wind, we changed tack a little and asked the boys to handball more and run the ball into the wind. Again the boys responded well and they ran hard through their lines to continue scoring. This was an awesome result, with all the boys contributing.

Awards this week going to Koa Allen (4 Goals) and Nate Nelson – who both played really well.

 

Will Ray
Moddies U10s

Moddies U8/9s

This week we traveled to Strathalbyn, and it was a very windy day. Our skills were tested, and many players found it difficult to adjust to these conditions. However, no one gave up and the team effort of running and hand passing the ball was amazing!

I am sure we all walked away with pride, as did I for my team. Looking forward to this week’s match at home!

 

Paul Waller
Moddies U8/9s

U14 Girls

This week the girls have been busy being the multi-team.

For those playing at home this is traditionally a bye, however we were given the option of joining other games to help teams gain numbers. This makes the games larger and more competitive. It also lets the girls get out to have more field time and gain experience.

Friday night under lights we had 7 girls play with Goolwa, and can honestly say our Bays girls dominated. It was a pleasure to watch them consistently get the ball down to the forward, and spend most of the time there.

Sundays match was Yankalilla v Willunga, and our Bays girls turned up again this time to play for Yankalilla. It was a hard, tough fighting game in the rain. Tackle counts were high, and again the Bays spent most of the time in forward, and Willunga played a hard game in defence.

Bestplayers for the 2 games were Maggie-Rose, Dhana, Mahli and Hayley – with ALL girls playing some of their best Football.

Lots of tired legs at the end of the game, and a well deserved rest now until Sunday.

 

Crissina Littlely
U14 Girls

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