Whitefriars vs St Bernards
Friday 5 August
Match Report by Luke Marriner
With a tough match against St Bernards (second on the ladder), the boys were roaring to get out on the pitch even after a long bus ride out to Essendon. We had a solid gameplan thanks to the best coach in the Year 10 hockey league, Mr Rennie.
We started the game off slow; it was a bit of a shock seeing a Victorian state hockey player run through the midfield, down to out defence with ease, and getting multiple short corners. Unfortunately, St B’s scored an early goal of a short corner after a few dirty hits into George’s shins. The rest of the half was close, with multiple opportunities for both teams to score.
The second half started with Whitefriars down 0-1 but still hopeful. Strategies were put in place to provide opportunities for us to score but we couldn’t get it to the back of the net. Our solid defence stopped them from scoring for the entire second half by using logical thinking, instead of instinct and reflexes.
George Crea: Easily ‘Best on Ground’ playing at the full back position. He was a rock in defence that intercepted everything and rebounded it back to the midfield.
Henry Ferns: Top 3 on the field; a standout performance for him. He was a menace in the midfield with at least ten interceptions and good passes.
Lenny Quinn: Half the reason St Bernard’s could only score one goal! He is the best goalkeeper in the competition, (it is very nice to have a brick wall in front of goals).
Charlie Rumble: The last line of defence stopping their runs with ease.
Oliver Pecher: The only club player in our team, provides ball control and a strong backbone for our team.
Mr Rennie: Named Best Coach, providing strong gameplans and ideas to help us defend and get it forward.
Overall, it was an amazing game as we banded together as a team and everybody played their role the entire game even through we lost 0-1.