From the Convenor of AFL, Alan Riordan
Waverley College XVIII vs St Joseph’s College – Captain, Matteo de Vecci
Score: Waverley 3.3.21 to St Joseph’s 13.13.91
It was the second last game of the season and Waverley were 3-3 and were looking forward to playing St Joseph’s College. Waverley were missing key members of the squad meaning it would be a very long day.
In the first half the game was very close with contested possessions being shared between both sides as the lead never got past 15 for either team. Going into the 4th quarter both teams were very capable of winning the game but unfortunately St Joseph’s College came out firing breaking out with consecutive goals to win the game. This means Waverley are now at 3-4 going into the last game next week against St Ignatius’ College Riverview.
Goals: Matteo De Vecci, Luca Reiners, Max D’Agostino
Waverley 9/10’s vs Shore – Coach Emmet Pugh
Score: Waverley Forfeit
The game was a forfeit due to only having 14 players arrive at the oval.
With only 14 players the game was a fun scratch match. Absentees have really let down the team. This is the last game of the season and I’m thrilled with the efforts of a few players. Brock Preston has lead the team with his hard attack on the ball, repeated efforts and hard running. William Mazor has shown great commitment to training and attendance to this seasons games. Been a fun year with the lads and looking forward to next season.
Waverley 7/8A’s vs Knox Blue – Coach Fred Pawle
Score: Waverley 8 to Knox Blue 128
Waverley year 7/8A’s travelled out to Acron oval for the second last game of the year to face Knox Blue; a team that beat Waverley 156-0 on their last outing. After last weeks’s loss to St Aloysius, the Waverley boys were keen to put up a fight.
The first quarter started very quickly in Knox’s favour with their flashy midfield running straight through us and leading to two quick goals. However, Waverley didn’t give up, achieving something they couldn’t do at all during their last game and that was to get two inside 50’s in a quarter.
The game was much the same, with Knox running through the centre and getting quick goals. However, the game wasn’t without Waverley highlights; as a quick breakaway from Marlin Bowring followed up by a clean kick to Jake Simcocks led to Waverley’s first goal against Knox blue, as players streamed from around the ground to celebrate. The final score was 128-8.
Waverley 7/8B’s vs Knox – Coach Blair Ryan
Score: Waverley 59 to Knox 8
Gearing up towards the latter end of the season, the 7/8 B’s were primed and ready for a tough match against an impressive Knox outfit. After a week of good training the boys well and truly turned up to play.
With a slow start in the first quarter Waverley continued to apply pressure on Knox’s forward 50 resulting in several goal scoring opportunities. Despite our lack of accuracy from set shots the points continued to mount.
With an extremely dominant all round effort from all 18 boys, Waverley ran out convincing winners 59-8.
Best on Ground: Luke Higgins, Dylan Brown, Sam Connolly and Darcy Burke.