Football Report – June 19, 2015

June 18, 2015

Football Report

SPC Football Website

The football programme under the leadership of Mr Howard Clark has created an SPC Football website. All matters pertaining to each of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior programmes will be will be updated on a weekly basis.


Ballarat Grammar 9 -“ 5 -“ 59- – – – – – Defeated- – – SPC White 4- 6 – 30-

Goal Kickers: Connor Palmer, 2, Kyle Borg, James Loader

Best Players: Ethan Prenc, Kyle Borg, Cooper Andrews, Josh Pegg

Dark and dreary conditions greeted the teams on the Hill oval; SPC’s lack of height was evident from the outset, with Grammar having a number of tall options around the ground. In spite of the lack of height there was no lack of effort, Grammar got off to a quick start but SPC managed to keep the margin within 2 goals at quarter time. In what can only be described as an arm wrestle the second quarter was a real tough slog. SPC were dominant throughout hardly letting the ball out of the forward line, unfortunately unable to put goals on the board. The third quarter saw Grammar put away 3 goals but SPC were able to peg a couple back going into the last quarter with a four goal margin. SPC fought hard but were unable to bridge the gap. Well done to all the boys who played this season an enjoyable experience for all involved

Tom Ferguson

SPC White Junior Coach

SPC Keniry Blue 7 -“ 8 -“ 50- – – – – – – – – Defeated- – – SPC Galvin Green 3 -“ 4 – 22

Goal Kickers Blue: Ben Dodd 2, Jordan Pawlowicz 1, Lachlan Payne 1, Will Henderson 1, Siddarth Rajesh 1, Noah McIntosh 1

Goal Kickers Green: Callum Shaw 2, Myles King

Best Players Blue: Ben Dodd, Will Henderson, Lachlan Payne, Siddarth Rajesh, Charlie Molan, Mitchell McKee

Best Players Green: Matt Harbour, Myles King, Isaac Grant, Will Peucker, Lachlan Wright

This week saw the final week of BAS football with SPC Keniry coming up against the might of the form side of the competition, SPC Galvin Green. The Keniry boys were primed and ready and this came into fruition with the first goal of the game coming only forty seconds into the clash with a decisive clearance from the centre bounce resulting in a goal to Noah McIntosh. This set the tone for the remainder of the quarter with the Keniry boys posting three majors for the quarter and conceding only one to the opposition.

Ben Dodd was a welcome addition to the mid-field with Hunter Donald out of the side, taking on AFL Goldfields duties in Sunbury. Small forward Griffin Andrews also added some depth to the forward line following the absence of key forward Rhys Elliott who took on coaching duties for the Keniry forwards.

First gamer, Charlie Molan, showed plenty of class and speed in his debut BAS performance, the highlight of his game was a chase and tackle that resulted in a free kick that halted the opposition’s momentum and ultimately created a passage of play ending in a goal. As per usual Will Henderson was a colossus on ball displaying tremendous skill and leadership as he has done all season. Sid Rajesh played four very solid quarters of football showing that he will be a team leader for Keniry next season.

All in all, a very even team effort from a fine group of young men who play for one another and for the jumper. Well done on a great season.

John Richards

SPC Blue Junior Coach

The SPC Green was up against a strong SPC Blue who outplayed our team from the outset. SPC Blue was very well drilled and organised and had more turnovers as a result of their applied pressure.

Will Peucker in the ruck won many hit outs and was also very busy around the ground creating opportunities. Matt Harbour ran hard and contributed strongly. Myles King and Callum Shaw kicked two goals.

Our defenders Isaac Grant playing in defence and was backed up by Brayden Sands and Lachlan Wright was busy at full back and worked hard to contain SPC Blue’s forward thrusts. Overall a hard fought game to be defeated in the end by 28 points.

I would like to thank each player who had made a contribution and played for the Green team.

Mr Garry Fitzsimmons

SPC Green Junior Coach



St Patrick’s College 20 -“ 13 -“ 133- – – – – – Defeated- – – Ballarat High School 2 -“ 1 -“ 13

Goal Kickers: Mickitka Rotumah-Onus 6, Simon Butler 2. Tim Liston 2, Ollie Nash 2, Sam Mead 2, Jett Hermann 2, Will Clark 1, Cameron Tranter 1, Jarman Reid 1, Lachlan Thornton 1,-

Best Players: Mickitja Rotumah -“ Onus, Jett Hermann, Mitch Canny, Matt Geary, Nick Stuhldreier-

St Patrick’s College defeated Ballarat High School by 120 points in a display that underlined the College’s incredible playing depth. With four players making their debut for the College’s 1st XVIII programme, it was a vastly different looking side to the team that defeated Ballarat Grammar two weeks prior. With the addition of these four players, it has brought the total number of students to have represented the 1st XVIII this year to a staggering 75 players, highlighting the College’s commitment to provide a programme that is both inclusive and developmental in nature.-

The first quarter was relatively even but SPC were able to pull away and finish four goals clear at the first break. Matt Geary who was the acting captain for the day, was outstanding winning several centre clearances and picking up possessions at will, whilst Mickitja Rotumah-Onus and Simon Butler were great targets up forward with both boys kicking two goals apiece.

SPC played consistent football in the second quarter having seven scoring shots to two. Matt Geary continued his strong form in the ruck, Ambrose Gillett was dominant in the key central position across half back, Lachlan Thornton was creative with his foot skills across the middle of the ground, whilst Mitchell Canny who was playing his best game for the 1ST XVIII programme brought other’s into the game by his clever use of the ball.

The challenge was put to the playing group at half time to continue their ascendancy whilst focusing on the style of football that has become symbolic of the 1st XVIII in recent years.

The third quarter provided the coaching staff with an opportunity to rotate player’s through various positions providing them all with the unique opportunity to play in positions that was foreign to some of them. The most pleasing aspect of this was the grace and respect that the playing group displayed when informed of our changes.-

In the last quarter we were able to play our best football of the day kicking nine unanswered goals in a most dominant performance. The intensity around the packs led by Ollie Nash as a mobile ruckman certainly lifted whilst the ball movement by the highly skilled and creative Mitchell Canny and the run and carry from the equally as talented Jett Hermann provided our forwards with several goal scoring opportunities. Mickitja Rotumah-Onus continued his fine form for the College’s 1st XVIII programme, kicking two goals for the term for a combined tally of six, whilst Tim Liston moving from his defensive role down back, kicked two very opportunistic goals and Sam Mead who qualified for this 1st XVIII jumper for having his fifth game of the year also kicked two goals for the term in a very lively display. A real highlight of the game was the goal kicked by Cameron Tranter in his debut game for the College. The look of unrestrained joy on his face when he kicked the goal will be one of my lasting memories of the game and reinforced once again how important school football is to our boys.-

The BAS Grand Final now awaits us on Wednesday, July 22 before a Herald Sun Semi Final the following week. It most certainly is an exciting time but all players must continue to prepare and recover well for each match to give themselves the best chance of competing somewhere near their best.

Howard Clark

1st XVIII Coach