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2022 Round 2 Football Report

Seniors:

We were up against all odds after the previous game versus a strong St. Paul’s. Paul’s Bentleigh.

We had to make 9 forced changes to the side for the east Malvern game. A 120 point turnaround is a testament to the clubs youth program and depth.

In all a total team effort led by impassable backline lead by Thomas , Firns and 1st gamer Tommy Smith earned us the 4 points. We look forward to our annual Cheltenham challenge on Anzac Day.








Development:

Following up from a scrappy win last week the development team took on East Malvern at home this week. After losing the toss and kicking against the wind in the 1st quarter we started of sluggish allowing East Malvern dominate early giving them a 2 goal lead at quarter time.


Unfortunately not much changed in the second quarter with East Malvern extending there lead to 5 goals at half time. Not much changed in the 3rd with Malvern extending their lead by 1 goal. Our boys managed to take some control in the last and claw back a little bit but was too little too late as we went down 8.13.61 to 5.5.35.


Michael Laskey finished with 2 goals to his name with Robbo and new recruits Mitch Pattison and Tom Congerton finishing with 1 each. Tom was also amongst the best players along with Woosh and Snorta. We look to bounce back in a couple of weeks against Cheltenham.



Thirds:

Up against the best of the past few years - Dingley.

Hot sunny morning on a huge ground was going to test our fitness levels.

Few key outs. Loses to the development team.

Picked up some handy new players. Welcome to James Caia , Luke Wescombe, Samuel Coulson, Ben Taberner and Jason Gorbonos.

Dingley 10.6.66 vs Bentleigh 6.10.46

Goals: Kiely 4, Duncan 1, Patrick 1

Best: Kiely, Dorrofield, Speecchley, Ferdinand, Dog, Nankervis

Highlights:

Lochie Kiely outstanding at CHF and in the Ruck with 4 goals.

Ryan Nankervis best on ground til half time before succumbing to a corky.

Mac Lawrence desperate chase and tackle at end of game. Showed great determination and dedication to team.

Glenn Richards "Dog" attack on the footy. Leaving one bloke to get a handful of stitches.

Chins up boys. Played a good side, we copped a few significant injuries. Still getting to know one another. All in all still pleased with the effort.

Will be better side for todays game.


Womens:

The girls this week travelled to Frankston to take on the Frankston Dolphins.

In perfect conditions we welcomed the following players playing their first game for Bentleigh:

Tayla, Annabelle, Jen, and our new trainer Slyvie.


After a slow start the girls started to adapt to our game style, and our fitness levels were a little more superior than the Dolphins.

Final Score:

Bentleigh 8.3.51 def Frankston 2.4.16

Best: J Vial, J Meehan, T Daly, C Davies, E Fisher, E Stuber.



Our next game is against Lyndale at home on Friday 22nd April starting at 7.00pm.

Friday nights game is Jordy Cooper's 50th Game, hope fully we can reward Jordy with a win.



Under Nineteens Red:

Another big win in grading for our first home game of the season. A whole team 4qtr effort, pleasing to have 15 different goal scorers. A great indication of the selfless footy we are playing.


Under Nineteens Blue:

Round 2 saw our first home game and a 7:30, bright and early, arrival. It was a perfect day for footy albeit a bit wet to begin. We had our chances early but failed to gain reward for effort going into the first break 1 Goal 6 Behinds to Highett 1 Goal straight.


We picked up our game halfway through the second quarter and really put our foot down. From then, we never looked back. Harry Richards dominated with 7 goals for the game, just one more than Kobe Heitlinger who kicked 6 despite playing in defence for the first quarter. We played a fast, selfless and relentless brand after half time and won by 15 goals.


We had solid contributors all around the ground and were really pleased seeing players do well in different positions in the win. Ilan Kaplan rebounded everything, Tyler Bishop excelled as a tall wingman, Connor Doherty lead the midfield, Mark Banducci showed he is more than just a backman and Captain Baxter lead with his attack on the ball and great communication.


If we can combine our fast start in Rd 1 with our great finish in Rd 2, a scary good 4 quarter performance awaits.


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