After 4 grand final appearances on Saturday, I am excited to say we have 2 State titles under our belt! Congratulations to our Youth Girls (U16s) and our Junior Women (U18s)! A fantastic result! You can read all about the matches and see some photos in the Special Edition Grand Final Wrap : 2015 StateChamps GFs
Unfortunately both the men’s teams were unsuccessful, having finished the competition on top of their respective ladders. The MSL6 lost by a goal to the NYP Dragons 4-5, and below is a brief MSL4 match report. It was a disappointing end for both teams that should see them bounce back with more determination next year. The next competition for senior and youth players will start in April (Winter Comp) so there is quite a break now til we start up again.
Our Juniors too had their final game for the year, and will resume their competition in late January 2016. Their final match report is also below.
Don’t forget our END OF SEASON BREAK UP PARTY (and Wine Raffle Draw) is next Sunday, December 13. More details about this and a reminder, will come out during the week.
MSL4 Grand Final Match Report
The grand Doyen of matches against La Trobe Uni. We beat them 1 week ago to make the almighty match. We turned up to the match knowing what to do but try as we might we could not execute as coached by Steere. The last quarter provided a glimmer of hope when we got within 1 but the effort converted to zero.
Essendon were defeated by La Trobe University 5 – 7. Match Report by Marcus Jones.
12/U Junior Comp R11 Match Report
The game on Sunday ended up being a scratch match again with only 5 players showing up. They worked hard but DVE Aquatic was well drilled and experienced. At quarter time leading 7-0 they offered 3 players which provided us a more balanced match and an opportunity to practice coach Alex’s instructions. Our players managed to defend better, and link up OK going forward. Hopefully the 12/U team can resume in the new year with a full squad.
Essendon were defeated by DVE Aquatic 19-4. Match Report by Mal Chatterton.