Match Reports: Round 2 2019
Written by Hugh Fitzpatrick
Scotch set the benchmark as OGS fail to fire a shot!
In what was a big day for the football club, both senior sides failed to play their brand of football as Old Scotch proved to too strong, eventually winning by a big margin. The first quarter was an even contest with Old Geelong setting the tempo early, however due to inaccuracy by our forwards, the well-coached Scotch side put the OGs to the sword kicking three goals straight to finish the quarter compared to our three behinds.
Things went from bad to worse for the OGs with Old Scotch piling on seven second quarter goals adding salt to the wounds with midfielder Ed Keach, ruckman Jack Sheridan and key defender Will Horsfall being ruled out for the rest of the match with injuries. In a match with very few highlights for the OGs, full forward Christian Hatzis left the goal square for the first time and set his sights for the sky in what was a classic highflying mark (if you haven’t seen the footage just text Christian and he will forward it through to you I’m sure!).
Jacob Jess and Mickey Nicholls continued their strong start to the season, however in what must’ve been contagious for the OGs, Jacob broke his nose in the third term and took no further part in the match leaving us without a bench for majority of the second half. Mickey Nicholls was sent into the ruck, competing against someone twice his size. Mickey, unlike his teammates, competed valiantly and was best afield for Old Geelong.
The Easter break couldn’t come at a better time for the battered and bruised OGs as they look to regroup and gel together as one. The side faces Parkdale Vultures at home in Round Three in what is to be a fiery clash given the poor start to the season by the Vultures. More importantly the OGs look to earn the respect back from the supporters and the playing group as they look to notch up their second win in Premier B.
All support is greatly appreciated by the playing group!
Written by Tilly Arthur
The women's Seniors produced their first win of the season and banked the four points against new comers La Trobe Uni!
Playing their first games of the season, VFLW stars Michaela Long and Tarryn Love were impressive early with Long producing an amazing long goal (pun intended) from 60m out on the run and Love everywhere in the middle. The new look ruck combo of Nicole Chodelka and Olivia Gleeson dominated the hit outs and gave our on-ballers first use. The domination was like having Brody Grundy and Max Gawn in the ruck for the Oggettes!
Despite enjoying the majority of the possession and territory, the Oggettes found it difficult to convert at times as LTU fought hard and challenged the hoops forwards.
Coincidently, both our captains came from the field at the exact same time with injuries via a very random bee sting for Libby Graham and a hard knock to Ally Kirkwood’s jaw. Having our leaders off the ground swung some momentum at times to LTU as they managed to penetrate a defence without its two rocks and getting themselves onto the scoreboard.
Despite the mini setback, the Old Geelong mids continued to do as they pleased with Sharni Godfrey, Eliza Scott and Tarryn providing plenty of supply for the Oggette forward line. Heading into half time with a 28 point lead, the Oggettes were well and truly on top.
LTU knuckled down to keep the hosts goalless in the third quarter. A lack of discipline and over crowding in the forward line by the hoops contributed to the goals drying up. A chance to take stock at three-quarter time and focus on structures and positioning all across the ground bought about a much better final term for the Oggettes who finished the match off strongly, booting three goals to none.
Pleasingly for the coaches, the multiple goal kickers for the day demonstrated the Oggettes ability to find ways to goal via various avenues, something that the players have been working on all preseason culminating in a 49 point victory.
On the board for 2019, our captains on the mend but lots to work on before we take on Old Camberwell after the Easter break.
Written by Matt Planner
Round Two of the 2019 Season for the Reserves was set up to be one of the toughest games that the Reserves have faced for a long time, Old Scotch at home. The Reserves were determined to send a message that they were a force to be reckoned with and that they’re here to stay.
The warm afternoon started, as cliché as it sounds, at the centre bounce. Jack “High Vis” Rawlings set the standard early with his roving abilities, splitting packs and giving the OGs first use of the ball. As always, Hugh “Can’t touch this” McKay and Sam “In ‘n’ Under” Clements battled hard in the midfield all day long, supplying the forwards with many opportunities to apply scoreboard pressure. However, it was never easy to score at either end, which was reflected in the first half scores (OGS 3.3-21 to OSFC 3.4-22).
After the half time break, the Reserves were finally able to break free of Old Scotch pressure and kick some much-needed goals. Will “Wrecking Ball” Griffiths alongside Joe “Ol’ Reliable” Kemp provided an aerial assault on the Old Scotch defence kicking two majors each, with Tom “Defenders Nightmare” Wilson and Will “Twinkle Toes” Simson sweeping up the crumbs. The backline, led by Harry “General” Sleigh, held Old Scotch to two goals during the third quarter.
Despite their efforts, the Reserves were unable to keep Old Scotch quiet, allowing them to kick three unanswered goals in the final term, sealing the win. It was unfortunate to lose after being ahead at the final break, but the Reserves never gave Old Scotch an inch, paving the way for a more than competitive season.
The Reserves look to get in some R&R during the Easter break before facing Parkdale next round.
Written by Emme Richardson
The Oggettes Reserves have won their second match for the season, comfortably accounting for newcomer La Trobe University with a 105-0 victory.
The Oggettes got off to a good start when all forwards shared their names across the scoreboard in the first half. With most of the game being played in our forward 50, the Reserves did rue many missed shots at goal. Although this didn’t affect the overall outcome of the game, these misses will be something we will look to reduce in our upcoming matches so we take all the chances we get.
Jessie Gleeson followed on from her great game last week, proving a best on ground performance in the middle. Alice Long was dangerous all game off the half-back, whilst Georgie Rule and Caroline Edwards patrolled the backline with confidence when La Trobe were showing signs to compete in their forward half.
The Reserves should be commended on their repeated efforts, which was a strong focus the reserves coach, Tilly Arthur, wanted the girls to bring to their game.
A mighty finish saw the team kick six goals in the final term, making it an exciting game to watch for family and friends spectating.
Thank you to Georgie Steggall, Georgie Gleeson and Maddy Pham who filled in for La Trobe on the day, due to low numbers. A great example of our club values, of integrity and respect on display. Without these girls efforts the game would not have been able to occur.
Written by Chris Gubbins
The men's Thirds played Hawthorn Amateur Football Club last Saturday at Rathmines Reserve.
Although the result was regrettable the boys held their heads high and put in a four quarter effort with Ned Hellier and Harry Gubbins providing copious options up forward.
Harry Mcdonald and Johno Thompson where defiant in the midfield providing run and spread, allowing Jimmy Cave (Cave man) to break the lines.
Fish, Calanchini and Higgins held up like sherman tanks in the back line making Hawthorn Ammo’s forward entries always well contested.
Harrison Jess (possible relative of the great Jim Jess, although unconfirmed), provided an aerial masterclass while Harry Veal with bone crushing impact made the the opposition earn each of their score attempts
Written by Jack Roe
The Old Geelong Under 19s were very eager to keep the momentum they had gained from their Round One win against PEGS up and were therefore enthusiastic to start in the best possible way aginst St Kevins.
This became evident as three quick goals were kicked straight after the first bounce. The rest of the quarter continued to be dominated by the OGs with Eddy Stillitoe snagging four goals in the opening term.
Unfortunately, the second quarter was not as smooth for the Old Geelong U19s as inaccurate kicking and maybe a little bit of complacency let them down. Although this gave an opportunity for key defender Alex Crowe to step up as he very impressively kept St Kevins goalless for the rest of the half.
The second half started very similarly to the first half as successive goals were kicked early on. With a few of the boys starting to tucker out some critical gut running and link up play from Oliver Pesscott and Bailey Austin provided the needed boost to the rest of the team to see out the rest of the third.
The aim for the fourth quarter to finish off the game was to make a statement and extend the lead. This was helped along by Toby Lever kicking four goals for the day and Seb Hutley kicking three not to mention Eddy Stillitoe capping his game off with another goal finishing for five for the day.
The final score was OGs 114 vs. SKOBS 31.