Giants and Bulldogs Under-14
This week the Giants played local rival the Bulldogs in perfect conditions.
In an entertaining first half, the Giants were playing some good footy to be only 10 points down at the main break, Hoby Tonks looking dangerous up forward for the Giants, while Blake Booker was getting plenty of footy for the Bulldogs.
The third quarter saw the Giants letting themselves down struggling to get their hands on the footy and not applying enough pressure.
The Bulldogs took control of the game and by the end of quarter had a handy lead.
Colby Mathieson, Lachie Boyle, Jasper Defazio and Angus O’Halloran worked really hard all game, but the Giants couldn’t close the gap in the last quarter.
Ben Cooke and Nathan Davies were great for the Bulldogs as was Ethan Guy, who booted four goals.
The Giants head to Wangaratta next Saturday to take on the Tigers, with a full four-quarter effort, the Giants can hope to have their first win of the season.
Benalla Bulldogs 11-9-75 d Benalla Giants 7-5-47
Goal Kickers Giants: L. Boyle 2, H. Tonks 2, J. Felmingham, D. Kohler, M. Clark
Best Players Giants: C. Mathieson, L. Boyle, J. De Fazio, W. O’Donoghue, A. O’Halloran, H. Tonks
Goal Kickers Bulldogs: E. Guy 4, N. Davies 3, B. Cooke 3, B. Stevens
Best Players Bulldogs: B. Cooke, B. Booker, N. Davies, E. Guy, W. Stickland, B. Stevens
Giants and Bulldogs Under-16
In the second derby this week the Giants completely dominated the hapless Bulldogs.
Adam Walsh had a day out kicking a bag of goals while Hayden Ryan was unbeatable across half back.
The Bulldogs were short a couple of their prime movers this week and tried to stem the flow by playing extra defenders but the relentless pressure the Giants kept placing on them was to no avail.
For the Bulldogs Matt Gillespie showed plenty of fight in the middle and James McConnell never gave up finding plenty of the football.
Best Players Giants: H. Ryan, A. Walsh, B. Purcell, R. Wapling, D. Button, R. Goodley
Best Players Bulldogs: M. Gillespie, J. McConnell, O. Major, M. Knight, L. Chivers, J. Rettke
In perfect conditions this week the Kangas were up against the Cats while in the second game the Tigers played the Hawks.
In the first match the Cats and Kangas played three quarters of tight contested footy before the Kangas kicked away in the final quarter.
Harley Evans Spencer and Tom Riley looked dangerous up forward all day while Olivia Moll played a fantastic game on the ball for the Cats.
For the Kangas Tyler McGregor continued his strong good form while Sam Cox had a fantastic game kicking one goal and getting plenty of the football.
Kangas 10-5-65 d Cats 6-4-40
Goal Kickers Kangas: D. Clark 2, M. Cullen 2, T. Binion 2, S. Cox, F. Weeks, J. Parmansche, J. Adams
Best players Kangas: T. McGregor, S. Cox, S. Deo
Goal Kickers Cats: H. Evans-Spencer 2, T. Riley 2, M. Macfarlane, C. Drury
Best Players Cats: O. Moll, H. Evans-Spencer, M. Macfarlane, M. Woods, L. Howe, C. Drury
In the second match we saw a low-scoring tight tussle between the two unbeaten sides from round one.
The Tigers started slowly, but fought their way back into the game with Joe Berry a standout for the Tigers while Sam Begley and Lucas Hales also had great games.
Hawks sharpshooter Ryley Ely was on fire kicking three goals in a standout performance, while Henry Hill always looked dangerous using his height and strength to advantage.
Hawks 5-5-35 d Tigers 2-9-21
Goal Kickers Tigers: L. Hales, C. Burfield
Best Players Tigers: J. Berry, S. Begley, L. Hales, J. Taylor-Parkins, B. Dervish
Goal Kickers Hawks: R. Ely 3, H. hill, Z. Monahan
Best Players Hawks: R. Ely, J. Wells, C. Marks, F. Lewis