From the Captain of 1st XI – Jack Hardwicke-Owen
1st XI Report
Round 2 saw the two 2017 CAS premiers play against each other for the first time since last season. Waverley vs St Aloysius’ was definitely a fixture the team was looking forward to in anticipation of it being a close encounter. The first half began with Waverley defending solidly against a dangerous St Aloysius’ attack. As the half progressed Waverley were able to work their way into the game and began controlling the game although the half ended with the score locked at 0-0.
The second half saw St Aloysius’ take the lead early after their number 9 cleanly finished a well worked move. Although Waverley soon equalised leaving the game in the balance with plenty of time left for either side to find a winner. Some outstanding defending from the Waverley back four lead to St Aloysius’ absorbing a lot of pressure before Mario Rebollo scored a late winner. The game ended with Waverley prevailing as 2-1 victors giving the team confidence as we prepare to take on competition leaders Cranbrook at Queens Park in round 3.
From the Captain of Football – Anthony Candi
2nd XI report
Round 2 saw the 2nd XI take on St Aloysius on QP2, It was a typical cold day at Queens Park and during the early exchanges of the game rain was falling making the conditions difficult for both teams. Waverley defended well for the first 20 minutes keeping St Aloysius attack at bay through their frustration holes in their defence started to show and Waverley found the breakthrough through Jerome Mendes who rifled the ball into the top right corner. This saw Waverley take a 1-0 lead into the break.
The second half saw Waverley carry the momentum of the Mendes goal into the half dominating the midfield and looking for a second. But an St Aloysius counter attack sore a desperate tackle made in side Waverley’s 18 yard box which lead to a penalty, St Aloysius designated spot kick taker would make no mistake form the spot sending the keeper the wrong way and placing it nicely into the top left corner. This saw a massive momentum switch where St Aloysius had a dominant attacking period which saw 6 corners and 2 free kicks. This pushed Waverley’s defence to breaking point, but Waverley dug deep and found something else getting the ball into St Aloysius defensive third which resulted in a corner where Jerome Mendes would rise for his second of the game heading past St Aloysius keeper and into the bottom corner. This left 10 minutes of frantic football that saw many St Aloysius attacks but Waverley held strong taking a 2-1 victory. The 2nd XI will be back in action in next weeks local derby against Cranbrook at queens park.
From the Convenor of Football – Stephen Wilmot
Last weekend had our teams take on St Aloysius College with our Year 7, 10s and Opens playing at Queens Park and our Year 8 and 9 players travelling to Castle Cove. With some hard work at training during the previous week our teams came out fighting after some of the results from Knox. Over the day we had some great results from our teams including the 1st and 2nd XI defeating St Aloysius 2-1. Some other great results from the weekend were the 3rds 2-1 win, 7ths 2-0 win, 10As 1-0 win, 10Cs 2-1 win, 10Ds 2-1 win, 10Es 3-0 win, 9Ds 2-1 win, 9Fs 8-0 win, 8As 2-0 win, 7Bs 5-0 win, 7Cs 4-0 win, 7Ds 5-2 win, 10Es 6-0 win.
This weekend we will be versing Cranbrook down at Queens Park with both the 1st XI and 2nd XI playing on QP1, so make sure you get down to Queens Park and give the 1st and 2nds some support. The Year 7s, 10s and opens will also be playing at Queens Park and the Year 8 and 9s will be playing at Dangar oval.
Waves to win!
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