Friday night was netball time with the Premier team East Burwood Black getting the job done 55 – 34 over the Heathmont Jets. The Div 1 team were also able to get their first win for the season, beating Kilsyth 35 – 28. Confusion reigns here at review central as the I try and make sense of how the teams work in the Prem and Div 1 competition with only 4 teams playing in Div 1 and 6 teams playing in Premier, but the ladders have 5 teams each so there is something that I need to ask Lisa the Netball President about.
In Div 3 the girls had a tough game against Warrandyte and were unable to grab another win, going down 15 – 38. In Div 6, Scoresby got up in a tight game 29 to 25.
On Saturday, we were aiming for a threepeat of threepeats for the senior footy teams. Winning all 3 games for the 3rd week in a row. I was going to write 3 peat, but as it turns out that’s a registered trade mark of a bedding company. The ground looked spectacular with new sponsor signage going up during the week. Massive thanks Libby for making it all happen, the place looks the part.
The 19s had a tough game against Balwyn. Talk during the week was about the possibility of having a reduced Balwyn team due to the number of players available however that didn’t eventuate and their TAC players were available and they put on a good display of footy. The slick passing and fast paced footy the RAMS normally play was hard to lock in with pressure all day from Balwyn, but the boys got home 13.9.87 – 12.11.83. I think they were trailing Balwyn for most of the game, getting up in the late stages. However the EFL match centre scores are showing some odd entries for the qtr by qtr progress (4.40 in the last qtr? I don’t think so!) so I’ve still got that confused feeling.
The other senior teams were playing the Glen Waverley Hawks, a club we last played in 2018 when they knocked us out of a place in the grand final. Even though the Whitehorse Pioneers were premiers that year, the Hawks still went up a division thanks to the EFNL expanding from 4 to 5 divisions.
The Reserves last played the Hawks 1041 days prior in 2018 with the final score way back then: RAMS 12.11.83 to the Hawks 2.5.17. However on Saturday I didn’t remember any of this so I was expecting a tough game. It was a tough game, but at the end of it all the score line didn’t reflect it. Again I can’t really give you the cold hard stats qtr by qtr as the EFNL Match Centre is showing oddness all over the place. 3.87 in the last qtr? Yeah, nah mate that’s not correct. Final score 28.18.186 to 0.1.1. But as I said, the score lines doesn’t really reflect the pressure the Hawks put on us. But even with that pressure, Aggers shined with 10 goals and that’s still with some time out of the forward line. 6 goals for Jordy and 3 a piece for Nicko and Riley. Bad hair kept Juzzy’s kicking a little off target with 1 goal 3, and there were another 5 players with single goals each. But at the end of the day, the top 2 goal scorers out scored the remaining 8 goal scorers.
The Senior have not won the last two encounters with the Hawks, and things were not looking great to turn this around early. The club geek had the game live streaming to facebook so that club legends Collen Tainton and Beer Booth Boss Peter Dickson could watch the RAMs while recovering from medical treatments. We did the 3rd qtr comeback again and there was some great leading and scoring from Kyle and Braeden resulting in 3 a piece and hitting the front with a final score line of 8.11.59 to 5.14.44. That was the final peat in the threepeat of threepeats.
The iPod shuffle night was on fire with the speakers getting a hard workout, the disco lights blinging away and beer pong all over the place. The dance floor was cleaned up after the beer pong and was instantly packed with 99.85% of the netball players and a few footy players. Pizza’s didn’t last long, nor did the cruisers and the dance floor was packed all night. Just in case you didn’t get the message on the night, follow Juzzy Winder on Instagram. The major prize was won by someone from the netball team, but that only stopped the dancing for about 5 seconds. A great night all round!
The Under 9s impressed everyone yet again, as did the U10s. AFL scouts are on the lookout so keep at it!
The under 11s went down to South Belgrave by only 4 points in a tight one, the under 12s also went down to Mooroolbark, but the 13B team manged a win at home also against Mooroolbark 7.8.50 to 4.7.31. The 13D team were away at Kilsyth were they had a big win, 13.10.88 to 0.0.0. The U15s were also at home against The Basin and have a good game with a win 9.5.59 to 7.6.48. Check out the facebook video of the teams arm in arm as they stand in silence to pay show their respect to our ANZACs and all service personnel.