From the Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot
CAS Round 7 vs Cranbrook
Last Saturday our football teams took on our rivals Cranbrook. After a quite successful weekend the last time we played against them, teams were eager to take them on and improve on their results. The training and game preparation was evident as our teams took the pitch and for most dominated the field.
From 28 teams at the College, 20 walked away with a win and 3 with a draw. These are great results for the teams and I congratulate the players and coaches for these great results.
Some of the notable results with a 5-point score difference were: 1st XI 5-0 win; 5ths 6-1 win; 9Cs 7-0 win; 8As 5-0 win; 8Ds; 7-0 win; 7As 5-0 win and 7Bs 6-1 win.
Coming up in Football
Football training will resume on Tuesday 18 July for Round 8 against Barker on 22 July, followed by Trinity, and then Knox.
Please also save the date of Saturday 5 August for the Football presentation night in the PAC. More details will be sent out early next term about bookings and times.
Players are reminded to wear the correct Waverley uniform to matches on Saturdays. This includes Waverley Football Jersey, shorts and sock; shin guards and boots. If it is cold, they can wear the Waverley sports jacket over the playing gear.
Players are also reminded that they are to turn up 30 minutes before the game starts for a warm up. Players are not to turn up for a game they prefer due to times; they are to turn up for the team they are in. If players are unsure of teams they can check the canteen notice board or TeamApp.
Waves to Win!
Captain’s Report – Julian Imvriotis
Waverley 1st XI vs Cranbrook
The squad was ready to embark on the next round of CAS after a break from the long weekend. The warm up was looking sharp as Waverley were ready to do some serious damage on the pitch. The first half kicked off and Waverley took possession of the ball spreading it around well.
For the first 15 minutes, Waverley dominated the pitch getting good chances at goal. After few attempts Waverley scored their first goal by George in a nice close range finish. Cranbrook had few dangerous attacks but goalkeeper Phillip kept the goals out. Shortly after, Waverley scored their second goal by an excellent free kick by Skipper Mitchell. Towards the end of the first half Waverley were in the search for another goal and Mitchell again put one away before the whistle.
The second half kicked off and by this time Cranbrook’s confidence was shattered. Waverley dominated possession mostly for 10 minutes, then some intensity dropped. Cranbrook took their chances and had some dangerous attacks. Waverley received a corner and Tyler sealed another goal making the score line 4-0. The game continued and the squad as a collective played well and just before time was up Mitchell sealed his hat trick with a great strike from outside of the box. It was a great effort from the lads and they were happy to walk away with a 5-0 win.