From the Convenor of Football, Stephen Wilmot
Round 3 of CAS saw Waverley take on Barker College, with the first home game of the season for the footballers. With the fog still covering fields and the smell of the BBQ in the air, the teams were warming up and were ready to continue to some of their great results. The 2nd XI had a great 2-1 win, unfortunately the 1st XI lost 5-3 in a great match. A detailed report of the 1st game can be found below in the Captain’s report.
This weekend we have another home game against Trinity, which should see great games in all year groups. With Year 9 supporters’ duty on at Queens Park, it would be great to have as many people as possible at the 1st XI game supporting the boys. The players travelling out to Trinity are reminded to leave plenty of travel time to get to the fields.
The Waverley Football Supporter Group also ran the BBQ at Queens Park on Saturday. It was a great success and I would like to thank all the parents who gave up some of their time to assist with the cooking and selling. The Supporter Group would also like to thank the Rugby Supporter Group for their assistance during the day. Their assistance played a big part in making the BBQ run smoothly.
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.
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 and Team App.
From the Captain of Football, Julian Imvriotis
2nd XI report
After a long pre-season at away venues, Waverley College’s 1st XI had the honor of hosting their first home game of the CAS season. The 2nd XI kicked off against Barker showing their dominance on their home pitch. It was a tough battle in both halves but the final result saw Waverley secure a 2-1 win with the goal scorers Josh Donovan and Alex Bayas.
1st XI report
The 1st XI were keen to walk out onto the pitch at home knowing it was going to be a tough game against rivals Barker. The team’s strategic planning proved good as Waverley fought hard, finally sealing a goal in by superstar scorer Zac to make it 1-0. After a lapse in concentration, Waverley conceded, making the score 1-1. After this Waverley dropped their dominance and unfortunately conceded yet another goal making it 2-1. After multiple attempts on goal the overall team effort for Waverley was fantastic but they couldn’t capitalise on their chances. Barker netted another goal just before half time making it 3-1.
The second half was under way and the heart and spirit of the Waverley boys showed as they fought their way back into the game by scoring another goal making the score line 3-2. After the continuous battle on the pitch, the game became even and was a tough game to win possession. Barker took the upper hand and sealed another goal making it 4-2. Moments after Waverley were awarded a penalty. None other than acting captain – otherwise known as the penalty specialist – belted a lovely strike to make it 4-3. Despite the great teamwork and efforts displayed by the team, Barker took their chances and made the score line 5-3 taking this all the way to the final whistle.
The 1st XI has learnt from this and are looking forward to take charge of the CAS competition this week and striving for a win.