U9 Teal vs Newtown Swans: Round 10

U9 Teal played Newtown Swans White at Drummoyne Oval  – while the weather was threatening, the pitch remained dry.

The boys, on instruction from the coach Moore, came out with a strong start kicking four goals in the first. Goals were shared between Ned and LT. Conor had a lot of the footy and nearly got himself some points from loose ball. Caleb came on at the latter part if the first and injected himself in to the midfield, lifting the team and getting a ton of possessions.

Ben, Otto, and Gus had huge second quarters putting more points on the board. Dylan has a lot of possessions in our half of the field. Lucas found space running out of our backline and the two Wills enjoyed getting ball in the midfield.

Lachlan C ran down Ben in the third in a beautiful tackle to get possession for his team. Finn had another strong game, also put on the opposing jersey to lend the Swans a hand. Max bagged a late goal for Teal to finish off strong game by the boys.

Otto received best on ground with Ben getting the coach’s award. Well done lads!

U11 Black vs East White – Round 10

U11 Black – Round 10

Drummoyne Oval 17.6.2017

Great to be back at Drummoyne Oval: 18 degrees, cloudy sky – but the oval in great condition to play against Easts. The boys looked on top form following their team photo.

From the first minute of the first quarter, the mighty Drummoyne Power played to win with Mikhail taking a mark followed by a clean goal. Tackling was strong and consistent. On occasions, Easts were in our half and they were challenged with good defence. Lucca was great in defence at goal with Alex again being in the right spot to defend. Tackling was strong, Toby and Luke had eaten their weeties and were unstoppable. By the end of the first quarter Cooper was on fire with a goal, followed by Luke and Denver with a point on the bell.

The team was motivated by John the runner who dashed on and off the field at impressive speed in pink bib. In the second quarter, Drummoyne Power was on top with many marks from the team and goals by Denver and Nicholas who had 2 goals in a row from his left foot. Three additional points just added to to the impressive score.

In the third quarter, the sun came out and Easts  found their game and came back with a couple of goals, DP upped the ante and push hard in defence but there was no danger of Easts pulling ahead: Three of the goals in the third quarter were from clean marks in front of goal, with DP pulling away with a convincing lead at the end of the third.

Toby swopped ruck for defence with Alex and DP fight on in the fourth. All of the team was ‘in the zone’ and every player worked hard and looked to be enjoying the game. With three subs, Anthony and John were able to rotate players. Damian kicked a long goal, Cooper took a ball in the face, bounces up and kicks a goal 30 sec later, Russell and Denver very strong tackling.

Drummoyne Power finished with a strong lead – it was a great result. The team is really improving week to week under the coaching of Anthony. As John summed up the day: it was the most complete game yet.

For me, the highlights were Brad instructing Chris as goal umpire while texting, Jackson for team sprit playing for Easts and singing the team song without the laminated sheets. Wow! These boys have made real progress.

Round 8 – Drummoyne U11 Black

Drummoyne Power U11 Black v Newtown Swans White

Round 8 Alan Davidson Oval 27.5.2017

From the first ball up the strength of the Black team was evident with Russel, Denver and Luke making a defensive wall to ensure the ball spent the majority of the quarter in the forward half, keeping Jasper and Jackson busy. Lucca was everywhere, firing a classy kick to Damien to set up Drummoyne’s first major.  The forward and centres continued to pepper to goals, keeping the Swans under pressure.  A free kick late in the quarter saw Alex drop punt a ball into the pack in front of goals, resulting in a snap goal to Lucca.

The second quarter saw Drummoyne with the majority of possession and continuing to keep the Swans defence under the hammer. Jarvyse worked tirelessly in the centre, moving the ball away from the ruck with some big clearing kicks.  Ethan’s ability to snatch the loose ball and push forward was rewarded when he combined with Luke B in a ferocious assault on the Newtown defence line, resulting in a great goal to Luke. Likewise, Russel and Hamish’s grit in the forward line created a scoring opportunity for Toby.  A crashing tackle from Jonty sparked a turnover and another push forward, and another goal to Luke.  To its credit, Newtown didn’t look like giving up, and came back late in the quarter for its first goal.

Newtown regathered during the break and gained momentum in the third. Denver was having none of it, taking a fantastic mark to keep pushing the game towards the Newtown goal. Our U10s, Yoshi and Jacob, played exceptionally well, keeping Newtown in their own half. Toby and Denver shared the ruck duties, holding their own against larger competitors. Newtown managed another goal, however, Mikail quickly answered with another goal for Drummoyne.  This quarter saw some great football skills on show from both teams.

The sun was setting as the fourth quarter began, the bright green of the scoreboard showing that Drummoyne was well in front. The boys were tired, but kept the intensity they started with.  Ethan and Lucca did not stop, relentlessly driving that ball forward with a series of short passes and good marks. Denver took a mark in front of goals and kicked his first for the day. Newtown continued to push back, but as the clock counted down, Drummoyne had done enough, taking a well-deserved win.

U9 Teal Round 8 vs Concord Giants

Tackling pressure. Two words that underscore a sensational performance by our U9s vs Concord Giants. The boys put in one of the best games of the season to make the club proud.

The first quarter saw Otto & LT dominate the midfield clearances based on the tackling efforts of Dylan & Lachie C. Some stand out highlights were Conor’s superb mark in the midfield,  Max’s efforts in the defensive packs and Angus’s decision making when kicking out from full back. Great team play from Will R to Finn to Dylan brought up the Power’s first goal. The last goal of the quarter also came from an excellent end to end team run, finishing with Tiger nailing the six points.

The second quarter starting in the same manner as the first but the intensity went up a notch. Dylan & Lachie C provided the impetus with a series of tackles that won free kicks and provided momentum to the forward line. The Giants also stepped up in a hard-fought contest. The Power’s efforts on the defensive line were brilliant with Max & Lucas leading the effort. Lucas took full opportunity from a misdirected kick out to nail another goal for the team.

Nothing let up in the third Quarter as others stepped up with the tackling pressure. Calab pulled off one of the best tackles of the day and Dylan & Lachie C continued to rack up the fantasy stats. Some great ball movement from Otto to Calab to Ben was only soured by not getting the six points. The Giants were hard at the ball and some little niggles developed across the ground. Hats off to our coaching staff who kept things under control and channelled the boys’ energy into eagerness for winning the ball.

The final quarter continued to be a hard fought contest in these two well matched sides. The Dylan & Lachie C show continued with neither letting up with their intensity. Lucas took a spectacular diving mark & Otto’s solid efforts to win the ball were amongst the highlights of another fine team effort topped off by a great second goal by Tiger.

This game has highlighted the significant development our boys have made since rising from Auskick into the juniors. Sticking together as a unit is now paying dividends along with the focus and commitment of our coaching and support staff.

Hats off to everyone and roll on the Power !!

 

 

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U11 Teal Round 8

Under 11 Teal vs Newtown Swans

Round 8, Drummoyne Oval

It was another beautiful afternoon in Sydney as the Teal U-11 team were attempting to bounce back from the top of the table loss last week

Teal was fielding a full strength team and coach Brad produced yet another emotion charged pre-match address in the Drummoyne change rooms.

After an even first five minutes of the 1st term Teal started to break away through the outstanding run of Milo. He had a superb quarter kicking three goals from seven possessions and was well supported by a rampaging mid-field. Zac and Julian also had strong first terms and Teal had a big advantage in the ruck with Joseph giving his team first use of the ball at all the stoppages.

The first term finished with the score at 3 goals 3 behinds to Swans 1 point.

The second continued with Teal dominating in the centre. Luke produced his customary run and bounce making good use of the ball.  Harry C also came into the game and teamed up well with Lucas as Teal started to share the ball creating opportunities up forward. The Teal back line was as solid as a rock. Oscar, Hugo and Xabi were all tight in defence and gave nothing away while rebounding quickly.

The Swans came out in the second half with a new lease of life and started to get more of the ball with some determined tackling. They put two goals on the board however the second half of the term was all Teal. Again it was the strong mid-field that lead the way. Joseph had a great quarter and Luke, Harry and Zac continued to rack up the stats.

The third term finished with a strong lead to Power.

In a consistent display Teal finished out the game with another strong quarter of football posting another three goals. They were hard at the ball and produced some outstanding tackling.

Lucas added two goals and had a real presence on the game with some strong marking. Milo added another goal to take his tally to four for the day. Other goal scorers were Nicolas, Oliver, Max, James and Zac showing once again that Teal have many options going forward.

The final score was a convincing victory to Power.

Well done boys. A great game of football and a very even performance across all four quarters. The highlight was some great handball and sharing of the ball through the mid-field and our ability to rebound off half back which opened up opportunities for the forward line. Also great to see everyone contributing…well done.

Round 7 – Drummoyne U/11 Black V West Magpies U/11 Black

Drummoyne U11 Black V West Magpies Black

Round 7, Picken Oval

Due to the recent rain throughout Sydney, the majority of the Drummoyne games were cancelled, but fortunately enough for the U/11 Black, the skies cleared and the West Magpies opened their ground to host our boys under sunny blue skies.

The game started with Toby taking up his resident position at the centre bounce, and once again cleared the ball from the centre bounce for the boys to get first possession out of the middle.

Denver and Damien were working together early and set up some good linking play to clear the ball out of our backline where Nicholas was able to show his strengths at the bottom of the pack and get the ball out to Alex P to send the ball forward.

The first quarter saw our back half under consistent pressure from the West Magpies and without our ever reliant full back Alex on the field for the first quarter, a few players had to step up and take on the defensive responsibilities.

Ethan was effective with hard work across half back and with Russell demonstrating the hall marks of an evergreen backline player, he was busting packs and linking with the centre group of players.

This provided opportunity for Lucca and Luke to get possession and start shifting the ball forward of centre, putting the opposition under some real pressure towards the end of the quarter.

It was a strong finish to the first quarter with Cooper and Jonty working hard to hold the ball in the centre of the ground so that numbers could get around them to assist which resulted in our first scoring opportunity, finishing the quarter with a point on the board.

The second quarter was strongly contested with Russell yet again getting involved early and now with Alex taking up position in the defensive goal square, our back line was settled and provided a strong platform to send the ball forward.

Ethan was involved again as the link man running through the middle providing opportunity for Denver who stood tall all day.

Jarvyse and Lucca combined from half back with a penetrating kick into our forward line where it was strongly contested by Cooper & Jonty again bringing the ball to ground and forcing it forward, which resulted in our first goal by Mikhail who finished off nicely from the square off the back of the hard work which started across half back.

Nicholas was going from strength to strength in the middle with support from Luke where both players were relishing in the strong in and under work around the packs.

Off the back of this hard work, a clearance from the middle created opportunity for Denver to link up with Ethan, Jarvyse, Cooper, Alex P, and Jasper which again found Nicholas who was drifting forward and after repeat efforts he sent the ball through the middle for another goal on the board for the Power.

Going into half time, the boys were only down by 7 points and the momentum had started to shift in our favour.

Alex P & Jasper were doing their best to keep the ball in the forward line and when the ball managed to come out, Jackson was holding sway across half back and standing strong over the ball.

Toby was making his presence felt around the ground, not only with his deft touch at the ruck contest but also with his physicality at the ball, laying some bone crunching tackles that had a few of the opposition starting to look over their shoulder.

Denver continued his hard work around the ground and this created space for Luke, Russell, Lucca and Nicholas to link up with strong team play along the wing.

Ethan was courageous in the marking contest and across half back where he was standing tall with Jarvyse who single handed beat 3 opposition players to run out of defence and through the middle.

Mikhail, Jackson and Jarvyse worked together around the ball and Damien was injecting himself by running off half back and busting through the middle to send the ball forward providing opportunity for the small forward brigade of Cooper, Jasper and Jonty yet again.

As the boys were really starting to gather momentum, the 3 quarter time siren sounded.

Anthony pulled the boys together and urged them to continue the desperation and bravery for one last quarter effort.

The boys didn’t let him down.

Nicholas started the quarter with a new burst of energy and with a show of strength around the pack was providing multiple opportunities for our forwards to get their hands on the ball.

Lucca demonstrated the bravery that the team prides themselves on by running back with the flight of the ball and making a solid contest to bring the ball to ground.

Jarvyse was starting to read the play well off half back and busting through the lines to send the ball forward so that Toby and Denver could present and provide opportunity for the small forwards to get on the end of the footy.

Alex P was at the bottom of the pack again and with a quick clearance off half forward, allowed Lucca to get the first of his two last quarter goals.

Luke never stopped running all day, and with a brilliant chase down and tackle, was awarded a free which saw all the boys (and the side line) lift for a last big effort by the boys.

Even with another convincing goal by Lucca, time unfortunately got away from the boys and despite their best efforts; they missed out on the chocolates this time around.

Special mention goes to Nicholas for his strong work around the ground, Denver for his running and possessions all day and being the strong presence around the ground along with Toby who is really standing tall.

Luke was given a job by Anthony to be the run with player against West’s best on ground and this allowed the boys to start to get more possession and score on the board due to the nullifying effort that he provided. Alex and Russell were tremendous down back and worked hard all day to keep sending the ball forward and they were supported by all the boys who were working around the packs and at ground level all game.

Overall, it was an extremely brave effort by all the boys who are really starting to deliver against the game plan being put in place by Anthony.

Everyone provided a great contribution to the team and the game without anyone giving up on effort for the full four quarters. This is a great sign of things to come for the rest of the season.

Round 6 – DRUMMOYNE U11 BLACK VS GLEBE GREYHOUNDS

DRUMMOYNE U11 BLACK VS GLEBE GREYHOUNDS

St Luke’s Oval, Concord

Round Six, Saturday 13 May 2017

Our home away from home, St Luke’s was looking its best with the addition of our brand new sparkling scoreboard, as we hosted the Glebe Greyhounds.

The 1st quarter was a tight contest with both teams fairly evenly matched. There was some great defence from Toby, Luke, Ethan and Cooper who all contributed to keeping the Greyhounds to a low scoring quarter with fantastic tackling.  From the offensive side, there was a number of clearance from the centre ruck from Toby that created opportunities for scoring, with both Lucca and Damien taking marks in a heavily defended goal square. Lucca was able to convert this into a great goal with both Damien and Jasper scoring well deserved behinds.

The Greyhounds got away from us in the next period with an onslaught of attacking playing. The boys kept their composure and were able to score under tough conditions with a goal from Jasper and behinds from both Denver and Leon. Although defence was not our strong point,  there were a number of excellent smothers from both Luke and Alex that was able to keep the Greyhounds within striking distance.

In the 3rd quarter the boys lifted and where able to reduce the margin. In a beautiful sequence of play, Luke was able to create a scoring opportunity with a fantastic tackle that resulted in a free kick, that allowed Ethan and Leon to combine to score. Other scoring opportunities were also taken by Lucca for his second goal of the day and a behind from Cooper. Our defence stepped up a gear with great intensity from the whole team. A special mention goes to Russell, Alex, Jasper, Alex P and Jonty for their tackling and couple of excellent smothers.

The final quarter saw scoring contributions from Mikhail, Leon and Lucca. Toby, Alex and Russell continued to defend well with marks from all three. In the end, the lead that the Greyhounds obtained in the 2nd quarter was too great to overcome with the boys eventually going down by 17 points.

Overall it was a great effort by the boys. Thanks again to Anthony and John for coaching as well as under 10s that made up our numbers. A warm welcome also to Cooper, who played his first game of the season for U11 Black.

Round 5 – Drummoyne U11 Black vs Wests Magpies

Drummoyne Power U11 Black v Wests Magpies

Round 5

After a win last week at Drummoyne Oval the boys were looking to back up with a similar performance against Western Suburbs Magpies on a sunny afternoon at Croydon Park.

In the first term, Drummoyne Power started strong and prevailed with contested possession. Denver showed skill in his ruck work and Luke slotted the first goal after some great passing and marks from the boys. Lucca showed a lot of involvement in all parts of the field, creating attacking opportunity from his scrapping and fighting to win the ball at every opportunity. Nicholas closed out the term with a straight kick to finish in front of Wests.

In the second term Wests came out more determined and our defensive efforts were called upon to defuse the attacking raids from the Wests boys. Alexander H and Toby stood tall and won the majority of ball ups. It was pleasing to see how hard all the Power boys fought for the ball, chasing, tackling and running to gain the upper hand. When the forwards got an opportunity in front of goal they didn’t let it slip with Luke kicking the only goal of the term.

Drummoyne muscled up well to start the the third term, with Power scoring one goal from a nice kick from Ethan. Mikhail took on two defenders to push the ball out to Jasper on the goal line who picked up the ball and slotted the goal. Momentum was with Drummoyne and they really turned it on in attack. Another two goals rounded out the term one from Nicholas and Jasper’s second.

The last term Drummoyne played hard and were determined to close the game out and grab the win. Alexander P. won the ball and headed goalwards he snapped the ball across his body and it sailed through the tall timbers for a well deserved goal. The boys never gave an inch in defence regardless of the scoreline. They showed plenty of courage around the ball wining the crumbs whenever the ball was cleared at a contest. Toby claimed a well deserved goal in the last term and Jasper kicked his third goal of the day in the closing stages.

All in all, Drummoyne played with confidence, excellent hand passing, kicking, marking and tackling. The improvement and courage demonstrated by the boys gets better by the week.

 

Round 4 – Drummoyne Power Black U11 V Glebe Greyhounds Black U11

Drummoyne Power Black U11 V Glebe Greyhounds Black U11

Drummoyne Oval, Round 4, 29.4.2017

A convincing win from the boys and a real testament to Anthony’s enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of the game as our new coach.

I noticed that the kicking accuracy had improved greatly and our boys were finding the target more often. A number of fantastic marks in a thrilling game to watch, with team Black continually turning the tables on Glebe.

Match Highlights:

  • Our forwards started strongly with some solid kicking by Luke, taking three goals
  • Ethan fired back with three goals in the last quarter
  • Jonty was on the ball constantly
  • Toby kept up his reputation for solid tackling and winning the ball-ups
  • A great long-range attempt at goal by Damien
  • Denver hammered through a sneaky banana kick for a half point
  • Some great kicking and handballs from Samuel
  • As usual, Mikhail was all over the defence
  • A jaw-dropping long range kick from Russell
  • Hamish was solid in defence with some solid tackling
  • Alexander took the mark of the day
  • Rory darted and weaved his magic and was integral to a consecutive chain of possessions
  • Jackson hammered Glebe with some enthusiastic tackling
  • Lucca kept the game moving with some quick passing and bustling
  • Solid defensive kicking from Jasper
  • Jarvyse saved a final attack on our goal with some great smothering defence

 

U11 Drummoyne Black vs Drummoyne White – Round 3

U11 Drummoyne Black v Drummoyne White

Moore Park, Round 3

Q1

Sunny warm day in Moore Park

Tough opposition. Good forward forays from the backline with great tackling by Toby. Good marking by all especially Hamish.

Q2

Russell very consistent today with good ball movement. Luke has a great spoil and again more great tackling by the boys with particular mention to Luke B. Toby again with some tough bursts through traffic out of the middle. Luke gets plenty of marks today.

Q3

Ongoing persistence in the forwards yields a goal for Damien. Hamish gets some great tackling done and Lucca has a great spoil. With some free running and space Samuel E gets a great two bounce goal for Black. Well done!

Q4

Great tackling in defence and using the space gives a nice open goal to Jackson. The extra space the boys are creating provides more opportunities to score. Confident mark by Samuel E in the centre. The better communication and talking by the boys provides a more free flowing game. Another goal by Jackson. Lucca just doesn’t give up – great work. Good clearances out of the backline. Best quarter of the game.