WHILE Colbinabbin’s senior footballers were unable to maintain their undefeated status, the club’s A grade netballers continued their unbeaten streak defeating a determined and aerial Huntly side.
Again, our junior netballers and footballers are proving that the future of the Colbinabbin FNC will be very bright, getting some great wins again this week.
The round was finished off with a very insightful trivia night, a great night had by all who attended.
Thank you again to our major sponsors Morgan Legal, Reid Stockfeeds, Tyerpower Bendigo, and Old Boundary Hotel for their continued support.
The club wishes to congratulate all the Hoppers who were selected in training squads and teams for Interleague.
U17 — Colbo 7.3 (42) def Huntly 3.6 (24)
The thirds had their best win of the season, coming from behind to run down an extremely slick Huntly outfit.
After a sluggish start, Colbo were able to arrest momentum with the breeze in the second quarter, only for Huntly to gain it back, taking a two point lead into the final break.
From there our boys finished strongly adding 4.1 to 0.2 to run away comfortable 21-one point winners.
Will Brown was clearly best on ground, he controlled the game early from full back and was able to provide plenty of drive in transition.
Hugh Hamilton was able to shake a heavy tag with his hard running to put together another fine game.
Charlie Ryan stood up when the game was there be won, his foot skills through the middle of the ground were second to none.
Cooper Hamilton played a stellar game in defence and through the midfield.
Other better players were Michael Tuohey who was clean at ground level and Ned Morgan who booted his first goal for the under 17s.
Reserves — Colbo 13.11 (89) def Huntly 3.6 (24)
The reserves extended their unbeaten run to five games, easily disposing of the hapless Hawks.
After a blistering start with the wind, the lads opened up a five goal quarter time lead.
The game could well have been over at half time with Colbo having five unsuccessful scoring shots against the breeze and restricting the Hawks to just two goals.
But an eight goal to zero second half saw the lads finish 65 points in front at the final siren.
James Gledhill’s sensational start to the season continued, he brought his own Sherrin and did as he pleased through the middle of the ground.
Mick Battista returning through the reserves from injury played a blinder up front booting seven majors.
Tim Hill was the general in defence, organising the structures and providing crucial rebound.
Hugh Barlow led from the front with his intensity and aggression at the contest.
Rounding out the better players were Braden Brown who was solid in defence and Tommy Coyle whose ruck work was terrific.
Seniors — Huntly 13.13 (91) def Colbo 9.13(67)
The seniors were jumped from the get go with the lightning quick Hawks piling on six first quarter goals.
In the second term it was Colbo’s turn to shoot with the breeze but they were unable to capitalise, kicking a wayward 2.6 to Huntly’s 2.0 to reduce the half time deficit to 23 points.
The third term saw Huntly endure some goal kicking woes, booting 2.7 to Colbo’s 2.2 to leave the Hoppers within striking distance in the final quarter.
Unfortunately, for our lads the Hawks defended extremely well and didn’t allow an opportunity for us to kick consecutive goals.
Positively we were able to win the quarter booting 3.4 to the Hawks 3.0, the final margin 24 points.
Damien Carmody was incredible at centre half back, his contested marking in the blustery conditions was a real highlight.
Chris Ford excelled on a day that wasn’t designed for power forwards, he finished with three majors.
Daniel Hill was the janitor across half back, mopping up everything that came his way.
Will Lowe was at his bullocking best winning plenty of hard ball.
Other better players were Mitch Bright whose wonderful season continues and David Price who had another tricky job on Harry Whittle.
U15 — Colbo 56 def Huntly 6
With a couple of star U15 players stepping up and playing U17s it was time for our young players to hit the court.
Alex played a great first quarter feeding our goalies Ellie and Tanzin with quick accurate passes.
Jo controlled the centre court creating some great passage of plays ending half time with a 25 goal lead.
Tahlia and Laura teamed up well in defence creating many turnovers resulting in more goals by Zoe and Tanzin.
They all played extremely well taking home the win.
Canteen Voucher Award: Alex Ingram. McDonald’s Award: Ellie Moroney.
U17 — Colbo 54 def Huntly 24
Another great game from the Colbinabbin girls.
Many position changes made throughout the game, which girls adjusted well to.
The team is proving to be very versatile.
McDonald’s award: Steph Crouch. Bests: Zara Myers.
B Reserve — Huntly 36 def Colbo 20
The B res girls started strong, playing a tight first quarter.
As Huntly got away, B res worked together and scored many turnovers.
Despite losing the match, the B res girls won the last quarter, proving they did not give up and played hard right up until the final whistle.
B Grade — Huntly 32 def Colbo 24
The B grade girls got off to a strong start by getting the lead by a few points early in the game.
A close game followed with few goals separating the lead.
Unfortunately, losing the lead in the end and getting away with an eight-goal loss.
Huge thanks to Emma Milne and Morghan Cairns for stepping up and helping out the girls.
Shanee was awarded best on court for her multiple turnovers and strong leads to the ball.
A Reserve — Colbo 46 def Huntly 36
It was a tough and rough game against Huntly this week for the A reserve girls.
The whole team fought hard, finding their momentum in the second quarter.
Lizzy Ingram stepped up from U17s, and despite being the smallest on the court, made an impressive impact on the court.
Kristen was awarded best on court for the day for her determination and continuously driving hard the whole game.
A Grade — Colbo 53 def Huntly 38
A very young Colbo lineup took the court against Huntly this week, with juniors Zara Myers and Kristen Moroney stepping up into the A grade team.
They played very well against a determined Huntly team. Mardi Ryan again shot accurately, helping Colbo get the four points on the board.
Brydie Lawford and Lou Dupuy were awarded best on court for stepping up and showing great leadership and support when we were challenged by Huntly early in the game.
Brydie and Lou also provided some great entertainment in the football live stream commentary.
Thank you to Julie and Geoff Cobbledick and Kathy and Bernard Ryan for sponsoring the A grade incentives.