Term 2, Week 6, Bulletin - Thurs 7 June 2018
Written on the 7 June 2018 by Rostrevor College
Senior Years Co-Curricular News
Mr Jeff Fischer
1st XVIII Match Report
Best: T Tacono, B Palmer O'Connell, C Taheny, H Swanbury, K Kenny, A Lochowiak
Having been in 2 close games this season already against Sacred Heart and Prince Alfred for a 1 all result, we found ourselves in another tight contest against St. Peter's, whilst contesting for the Sir Doug Nichols Trophy as part of Indigenous round. The pre-game ceremony and welcome to country by John Lochowiak, accompanied by Year 8 Harold Marranya on didgeridoo set the scene for a great afternoon.
Both teams made the most of their chances in the first quarter and Rostrevor gained the ascendency during the second, but a couple of poor decisions late in the quarter allowed St Peter's to close the gap. Throughout the second half we seemed to be poor at ground level, especially in the crumbing areas and spilled the ball too easily when confronted. These are places we will continue to work on but some of our movement, particular early, was very good.
I thought the spirit was high all day and this may have been the major reason we got over the line, as the boys fought out a closely contested match after several lead changes in the final quarter.
When we did go forward quickly Cameron Taheny and Anzac Lochowiak were dangerous and the run of Beau Palmer O'Connell was spectacular. In defence Hayden Swanbury and Kynan Kenny continued their very good seasons. Hayden is tough to beat and Kynan gives us a lot of poise and rebound. Xavier Tranfa also battled hard on ball too. I felt that Tom Tacano was the most influential player on the day and as such was awarded the Indigenous round medal, as he was solid all day but more so in the second half when he changed his positioning a bit and was a big part of our result.
We now go into a bye and are not exactly sure who our next opponent is. I do think we will need to keep improving though as the competition seems to be on the up, which is a good sign of how healthy college footy is. We will be working on all the parts of the game for which I have highlighted we need to improve. I look forward to our next opponent whoever it may be.
1st XI Soccer Match Report
Rostrevor 1 def by Trinity 4
Goal Scorers: Lachlan Barr
The First XI Soccer team fell short on Wednesday night to a clinical Trinity side who converted, with almost 100% accuracy, the few chances they had. The boys did not go down without fighting, with multiple goal scoring opportunities present throughout the match which if converted, wouldn't have seen us walk away empty handed.
Within the first twenty minutes, Luke Frangakis teed up his brother Daniel Frangakis onto a menacing run which Daniel took deep into the opponents' 18 yard box. Daniel was fouled in the box, but the referee harshly did not reward a clear penalty that Daniel deserved for his run. Adam Leombruno's crafty play gave him much freedom down the right but was unable to link up with anyone in the middle to finish. Alessio Melisi made a number of dominant attacking runs and shifted the ball out wide, whilst Antoni Piscioneri made a lively impact on the game with added energy and composure. Noah McNamara battled hard along with Andre Lewinski, Paul Leombruno and Christian Quirino to hold down the defensive fort, but the absence of key defensive players Noah Blazeka and Dylan Silvestri was felt. Our attacking presence was felt in the second half, as we played the majority of the half dominating Trinity's defensive third. Vincent Pennino, Alessio Rapetti and Tyson Linsenmeier sent a number of deadly balls into the box, but there was no one to finish off the crumbs. Despite not walking away with a clear hattrick, Lachlan Barr netted our only goal from close range.
In true Rostrevor fashion, the boys must be credited for showing a never give up attitude and to keep fighting to the end. The score line did not reflect the game itself and the dominance and control we had over it. What it does show however is missed chances and how crucial it is to net your opportunities. The team looks to bounce back and return to winning ways next Wednesday against St Ignatius.
In other Co-Curricular News:
If your son, be he a current or past scholar, has made any significant achievement in an activity outside of the College, please pass this on to me via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.
Author: Rostrevor College