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Hoppers on a hot run of form

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May 10, 2018

Abbey Blow in action for Colbo U17s.

Dan Morgan attempts to mark for Colbo reserves.

COLBINABBIN senior football and A grade netballers have continued to lead from the front, scoring themselves their fourth straight wins of the season.

The trip over the hill proved successful for all our football teams, all be it by some very tight margins, and our junior netballers following the lead of their A grade mentors.

Apologies to anyone who hoped to watch the senior match via live stream in round 4, due to very sparse mobile phone coverage, the stream was abandoned. It will be back up and running this week for our home game against Huntly.

Make sure you stick around after the round’s matches as we have our Family Trivia Night over at the Colbo Hall. $20 tickets for adults and $10 for children, it is set to be a ripper night.

Make sure you check out our event on Facebook page or check the weekly email for all the minor details. We hope to see you all there!

Again, we’d like to thank our major sponsors Morgan Legal, Reid Stockfeeds, The Old Boundary Hotel and Tyerpower Bendigo for their continued support throughout the 2018 HDFNL season.

Football

U17 — Colbo 13.7 (85) def. Mounts 7.7 (49)

The thirds began the day with a hard fought victory over a spirited Mount Pleasant side.

After a sluggish start, the boys were able to get back to their best footy, lifting their intensity and pressure around the contest.

Pleasingly, the young hoppers were able to absorb the early pressure and run out four goal victors.

Cooper Hamilton led from the front, putting his body on the line and taking some very valuable intercept marks.

Hugh Hamilton was sensational again, adding another bag of five goals to his growing season tally.

Harry Rathjen’s good early season form continued, his forward pressure and attack on the ball were first rate.

Rounding out the better players were Will Brown and James McTaggart who were rock solid in defence all day.

Reserves — Colbo 11.6 (72) def Mounts 10.6 (66)

The reserves had their first real test of the season, being pushed all the way to the final siren by the classy Blues.

Despite being undermanned and with a few new faces in the line up, the Hoppers were able to maintain their composure and finish the game strongly to win by seven points.

Joe Barlow was very busy through the middle of the ground, his ability to win the contested ball was magnificent.

James Gledhill’s strong start to the season has continued, he won plenty of the footy and used it with precision.

Ricky Welch was electric up front, his pace and contested marking put real pressure on the Blues defenders.

Skipper Darcy Taylor stood up when the game was on the line, winning vital contested ball late in the game.

Other better players were Ben Griffin in his first game for the season and Charlie Taylor who was productive through the midfield.

Seniors — Colbo 12.15 (87) def Mounts 10.14 (74)

The seniors survived a scare against the lower placed Blues, scraping home by two goals just a week after knocking off the reigning premiers in Leitchville Gunbower.

Mounts’ pressure and intensity was far greater than Colbo’s from the outset, which led to them having more of the play and more scoring shots in the opening half.

Thankfully the Blues were wayward in front of goal and weren’t able to put the Hoppers away, allowing them to lead at every change.

Mitch Bright was at his bullocking best in the middle of the ground, as was Sam Vale who won plenty of his own footy.

Nat Nixon’s class was on display again, another fantastic game surely sees him as an early Cheatley medal favourite.

Damien Carmody was marvellous in defence, restricting his direct opponent whilst providing valuable drive in transition.

Rounding out the better players were Mitch McEvoy on return from the US and coach Nick Knight who was dangerous up front, eventually booting the sealer in the dying minutes.

Netball

Primary D

Fantastic effort again by all girls in D primary with strong and accurate passes into the goal ring.

Monique had a strong last quarter in goals winning the McDonalds Award.

Summer never stopped running and defending, she is the awarded the Subway award.

Amayah was not intimidated by height of the opposition and continued to work on her defensive moves.

U15 — Colbo 42 def Mounts 26

The U15’s had a bit more of a tight game this week against Mounts.

There was some great passages of play through the mid court and tight defence.

They managed to lead at every change taking home the 16 goal win.

Subway Award: Keely Parker Sportspower Award: Leila Palmer.

U17 — Colbo 35 def Mounts 19

A great game from the girls today.

Tanzin Myers stepped up from under 15 and played a great game in defence along side sister Zara.

Abbey Blow had many intercepts through the mid court, whilst Stella Martin and Lizzie Ingram had great games, also stepping up from under 15s.

Best on Court: Abbey Blow. Second best: Tanzin Myers.

B Reserve — Mounts 53 def Colbo 15

B res had a slow start, with Mounts coming out firing from the first whistle.

Being down quite a few players this week, coach Hannah Coghill and Megan Fuller stepped up and helped out in the third quarter.

In the end, Mounts were just too strong, both in defense and attack.

Best on Court: Chloe Laurie.

B Grade — Mounts 43 def Colbo 37

The B grade girls played a tight fast game.

With the lack of numbers, due to injury and the notorious ‘Groovin’ the Moo, we included two junior players up and two players came down for a half each from A reserve.

Hannah Fuller starred through the midcourt, whilst juniors Ella Kerlin shot and rebounded well and Lizzie Ingram played a great role in WD.

The game plan went out the window as Paige Crouch went down with an injury during the A reserve game and was unable to jump on court during the B grade game.

Luckily Morghan Cairns was also named, as star defender Megan Leask suffered an injury in the third quarter.

After a short break, she was able to come back on and dominate in defence, earning her best on court.

A Grade — Colbo 49 def Mounts 33

Mount Pleasant are set to be one of Colbinabbin’s toughest competitors in A grade this season, they work hard on and off the ball and came out very determined to get the four points on the board.

It was a very close tussle in the first and last quarters, but some skills and finesse from the Colbo lineup in the middle of the match allowed Colbo to get over the line with a 16 goal win.

Allie Nixon dominated in the second half in WD and Kate Chirnside was also moving very well in GD and GK.

Georgie Rodger also played a key role in the win.

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