1st XI v Scots Old Boys Fixture
After 3 barren years and some heavy defeats, the Old Boys came up trumps at UNSW last Saturday. Lachlan Millist continued his hot streak in front of goal and nudged the Scots 1st XI 1-0 in front in the opening minutes, but the Old Boys were quick to reply, and found themselves 3 -1 up by half time. Matthew Vandenberg was amongst the scorers, and who could ever forget when he does score. Old Boy Alex Timms controlled the midfield beautifully and a new Old Boy recruit, staff member and 2nd XI Coach Dave Oswell, causing havoc down the right and the highlight being his nutmeg on Kurtis Gourlas, who claimed he let him do it, really.
The second half followed a similar pattern, with the 1st XI pulling a couple of goals back, but in the end, the Old Boys’ experience and cunning was too much and saw them add to their tally, with goals from Adam Maier and a 25 metre strike from the cultured left foot of Marcus Svinos with the final score ending 6 – 3. The 1st XI management team of Will Cooper, Joe Ballesteros and Chris Petrie have a year to recover from the defeat. A special thank you to Mr Keith Scott who officiated the game superbly. It is great to see a past teacher of the College so keen to come back and be involved in this important event.
Prep 1st v Year 7 XI Curtain Raiser
The second ever game between these two teams once again resulted in a win for the Year 7 boys. The Prep boys were missing the influential Kennedy-Hunt, so coach Alex Robertson brought in a few new players who looked remarkably too old to be in year 6. The Year 7 boys got off to a good start by scoring in the first 2 minutes through John Roman and they continued to dominate play through Cristian Suvak, Xavier Roche and Liam Arthur. The 4-0 scoreline at half time making coach Louis Chaperon a content man. The Prep plan of using players that looked very similar to Colin Suvak and Peter Groenlund did not work, so throwing caution to the wind or just being very desperate to avoid a landslide, the oldest Prep player ever in Director of Coaching Tony Canning, made his debut at half time. Tony made little impression on the game as he fouled Liam Arthur and lots of others. James Clemesha, Harrison Adkin and Charlie Heffernan all had strong games for the Prep. The Year 7 boys added two more goals to finish up worthy 6-0 winners.
Thanks to Mr Wilsmore and Mr Dedrick for organising such a fun day. The whole day was a success, making it the fun day it was meant to be.