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.

U9 Teal Ruck

U9 Teal Round 6

U9 Teal v East Sydney Bulldogs

Round 6, Drummoyne Oval

Being up against one of the toughest teams in the comp, U9 Teal made a great team effort.  The boys made it hard for Easts to score and put in 100% for a very exciting game.  Well done all of you!

Dylan – Great tackling throughout the game. Definitely worked hard all game.

Conor – Great kicks and an awesome tackle in the 3rd quarter.

Lachlan C – Some fantastic kicks throughout the game.

Caleb – Well done with your behind and some superb kicking.

Ned – Great job in defence and a huge kick got the ball down our end – well done.

Finn – A game full of tackles – great job in defence.

Will R – Good tackle in first quarter and trying to get the ball.

Otto – Scored two goals and took an awesome mark. What a fantastic game!

Lucas – We saw some great kicks today and three very fine tackles. Well done.

Max – Had the best catch of the day and took some great tackles.

Will W –  Was in the thick of it all game and took a great mark, too.

Gus – Great defence with some fabulous catches, too.

Tiger – (U9 Black) thanks for your help today and your great goal and three behinds.

U9 Teal tackle

Drummoyne Power logo

U11 Teal: Round 5

Drummoyne Power Teal U11 vs Newtown Swans

Round 5, Saturday 6 May

Alan Davidson Oval

It was a glorious Sydney Saturday afternoon at Alan Davidson Oval for the U11-1 match between Drummoyne Power Teal and Newtown Swans. Everyone was ready for another exciting encounter between these two teams!

The first quarter was a tight and tough contest with some wonderful team work between Luke H and Harry, which led to the first goal of the day. Some excellent defensive work from Joseph, Hugo and Zach N meant that the Swans kicked a number of behinds before scoring their first goal. Some awesome midfield running from Oscar started a play where Milo skillfully kicked the ball to Nick who marked it well then went on to kick a goal. At the end of Q1 Swans were in the lead by one point.

In Q2 Drummoyne took their teamwork to another level and there were some amazing passages of play involving many of the team including Zachary I, Max, Lucas J, Lucas B and Oscar which resulted in a goal by James, his first of three for the quarter. Harry and Nick also kicked a goal each this quarter. Excellent defence by Xabi and Hugo kept the Swans to two behinds for the quarter so at half time Drummoyne were in front 50 – 17.

Q3 was another tight contest with few points being scored. There were some hard tackles by Joseph and Hugo, some wonderful running by Oscar and Luke H, terrific centre work by Lucas B and excellent marks taken by Oliver and Zachary N. A memorable passage of team play involving Oscar, Nick and Sean led to a well deserved goal – the only one for the quarter. Drummoyne had increase the lead, with a quarter left to play.

Lots of wonderful team work and great skills were on display in Q4 and three goals, one each to Max, Xabi and Zachary N was a super way to finish the day. It was a solid win to Drummoyne and a fantastic team effort with everyone supporting each other to get the job done.

Many thanks to coach Brad and all of the volunteers who supported the team throughout the match.

Match report by Kylie.

U10 Black v U10 Teal – Round 3

U10 Derby – U10 Black v U10 Teal

Round 3, Saturday 22 April

St Luke’s Oval, Concord

It was the battle for Club pride when U10 Black took on U10 Teal in one of the most toughly contested intra club matches we’ve seen for some time. This match report is presented on behalf of U10 Black, but we acknowledge the great game – and great sportsmanship – of our U10 Teal club-mates.

An amazing day was had by every one of the Drummoyne Power Black boys with a special mention to Marlowe who received the future AFL star award and Phinnaeas who received the coach’s encouragement award.

The game started with some impressive kicks under pressure by Jack followed up with solid defence and some exceptional clearances by Leon. Matty kicked us out of trouble on more than one occasion showing that determination and power comes from within, regardless of your size. Lachlan was fantastic and was in the thick of it the whole time whilet Raff brought the opposition to the ground on more than one occasion

Into the second half we saw Jack marking well and Finley clearing the centre bounce to keep the game flowing. It seemed to take multiple players of the opposition to pull Ethan down but he still managed to get the ball out and Marlowe had a fantastic goal under pressure. Matty once again was able to kick into space and the persistence of Marlowe took all the ducking and weaving and resulted in a super goal. Josh was always at the ready hassling in the ruck and provided some serious competition for the ball along with strong tackling at the goal square. Jack came up with some great spoils and Raff once again showed that being on your knees doesn’t mean that you can’t keep the ball in play. Rory was performing some great tackles and there was some fantastic team spirit to end the second quarter with Raff, Finley and Jack working together.

The third quarter started with some fantastic play between Leon and Raff kicking their way down the field and some quick hands from Rafa saw Phinn have a solid run and kick to send the ball down toward our goals. Marlowe showed some true grit against a great opposition while Matty once again showed his power and speed, with Leon taking a stunning mark in the air showing us all how it is done. The third quarter ended with Ethan scoring but after the hooter – unfortunately it didn’t count on the scoreboard (not that we have a scoreboard in U10) but showed that he was well and truly making an impact on the game.

Coming into the final quarter we were behind but that didn’t stop the boys – Coach Matt had some strong words of encouragement and told the boys they needed to win it from defence and they all banded together, did just that and pulled off an amazing final quarter to remind everyone that the game isn’t over till the final whistle.

Jack started the final quarter showing us all that a little bit of friendly push and shove was not going to intimidate him and Ethan brought his vice like grip to the centre meaning if his hands were on the ball, no one else was getting it. Leon had some fantastic runs and Phinn shook off some solid defence, which ended in a goal. Rory took a fantastic high mark and Ethan took some strong tackles meaning Leon was left open and went in for the goal. Jack managed to keep hold of the ball under some serious pressure from the opposition whilst Ethan did some more fantastic tackling. Lachlan was able to set up a run, kick and chase and followed it all the way to the ground whilst Raffa’s patience with the bounce saw him win the ball and clear it for us. Josh found himself at the bottom of the pile, but came out with the ball and even when tackled by a mate stood firm. Leon found himself another couple of goals, but the last of the quarter was the best when Leon, Phinn and Marlowe worked together to make it happen.

A great game was had by everyone on the field. Three cheers for our worthy opponents, U10 Teal. It is a great sign when two of the Club’s U10 teams are so strong and so evenly matched. It was lovely to see the boys join up afterwards, for an all-in team song.

 

 

 

 

Teal U10 take on the Newtown Swans, round 2

U10 Teal v Newtown Swans

Round 2, Alan Davidson Oval

A beautiful warm summery morning at Alan Davidson saw Power Teal take on the Newtown Swans.

Drummoyne Power was looking strong from the opening ball.

Newbies to the team (Archie, Sam, Rory and Lincoln) fitted in beautifully and the whole team looked like they’d been together for years.

Our boys started off well in the first quarter with two fast easy goals. They showed brilliant team work via handballs and short kicks plus straight long kicks and marks. They were able to keep up the momentum with determined tackling and some great goals and behinds.

Thanks to Coach Sean for such a positive and fun game. The Under 10s are really listening to instructions and it is paying off.

Thanks also to all parents and to our very professional goal umpire, Will N.

Coach’s award (player of the day and Encouragement award by the coach:

Nic C – Brilliant player in all areas yet he still offloaded the ball to teammates and showed terrific sportsmanship.

Lincoln P – awarded the Coach’s encouragement award for huge effort for the whole game. He is a real asset to Teal.

Under 11-2 Black, Round 2

Drummoyne Power U11-2 v Concord Giants

Round 2, St Luke’s Oval

Finally, the rain eased off and conditions could not have been more perfect for Drummoyne to take on the Concord Giants at St Luke’s Oval.

Both teams looked strong and after a good warm up session were ready to get stuck in.

A decent and solid start to the first quarter – the boys in mid field applied excellent pressure. The under 10s playing up provided great support by taking some hard balls. Passing between the team was sharp. The quarter wrapped up with Giants slightly ahead.

Good pressure from both Drummoyne and Concord in the 2nd quarter, our Nick in particular applying pressure and skilled kicking, our Mikhail took some solid marks. The boys in the backs found their feet – good strategic play – there were a few good breaks to keep Concord on its toes. Special mention to Alex, Toby and Yoshi for doing a great job this quarter.

Quarter 3 was far the best quarter for the boys. This quarter was all about refocussing and regaining some composure in the first 10 minutes followed by stepping it up a gear. Concord was well ahead but this did not stop Drummoyne applying maximum effort. Some good attempts to clear the ball in the backs – applying solid pressure to hold Concord back. Mikhail was kicking really well in this quarter.

The boys continued their gutsy effort to wrap up the final quarter,  some mighty attempts to tackle some of the ‘giants’ and a great break from u10s player Yoshi. It was a tough game, and despite a great effort, a well seasoned Concord was just too good. True to the spirit of the Power – the boys did not look like giving up for the entire game. Well done to both teams.  Special thanks to Anthony for coaching, Joe for keeping us organised and for the U10s boys who played up.