Growthbuilt SUANFC enjoyed another successful weekend of football across two home venues in Henson Park and No.1 Oval. With 6 wins from 9 games, the Students have a majority of sides sitting in the top half of their respective competitions.
“Our effort was much improved and the boys work hard through some adversity to win what was a fairly close contest.
We still have a lot to work on but 2 matches in we are 2-0 and are a long way off our best football.
Good times ahead if we can keep importing and building the synergy amongst the group.
Really happy with our response this week and the players who came into the group contributed. ” – Tom Morrison.
“Tough day at Henson for all teams but Prems saw the worst of it. Hot and windy didn’t make for a great game.
More turnover than usual and our in ability to be great by foot meant we didn’t get great looks forward of centre so goals were hard to come by.
Scraped our way to 20 point lead at the half. But East Coast had good third term and we only lead by one at last change.
Tight final term both sides lead for periods East Coast kicking two in a row late to snatch the lead.
But our midfield group who had no rotation in the last quarter were superb. They just willed us back into it. We kick next two and then iced last 5 mins.” – Tony Overall.
Premier Division Reserves
“With another 8 changes this week was always going to be a tough ask against an East Coast outfit coming off a big win against last year’s Grand Finalists.
The boys dug in from the opening bounce and got off to a good albeit inaccurate start scoring 2.10 to zero in the first quarter until the game was temporarily halting with no lights.
Once play resumed they were tested all the way by EC, especially in the 3rd quarter before putting the game away late in the 4th.” – Mike Bassett.
Division One Colts
“An amazing game that came down to the last kick. Vijay Sainju the hero who kicked the winning goal with just 10 seconds left.
While inaccurate kicking at goal cost us for the second week in a row, our ability to fight through and find a way over the line was particularly pleasing.” – Joey Britton.
Division One Blues
“The intensity from both teams was great from the get go. We got on top thanks to a great performance from our back 6 but couldn’t convert our opportunities.
They got on top in clearances in the 3rd and we couldn’t regain momentum until 3-quarter time.
Harry White’s huge last quarter effort (in only his second game in the hoops) lead a gutsy comeback by the boys to put themselves in a position to win the game late.
A tough loss but plenty of positives to build off.” – Jim Beard.
Division Two Reds
“The Reds put together another great performance against East Coast Eagles, winning by 12 goals.
Very happy the team is outworking the opposition, and great to see contributions by all selected and a strong team-first culture developing.” – Adam Clark.
Division Three Golds
“Golds got done by approx 6 goals by Mac Uni playing for the JB Cup.
Got beaten by a smarter football team today. Their outside footy was good & although we tried, we couldn’t shut them down.
Our 5 first gamers toiled away & our old heads got us moving forward but the 1st half bridge was too great.” – Greg Nix.
Division 2 Colts
“From the first bounce The Students were under the pump as the Goanna peppered the goal. Inaccurate kicking and a good goal against the run of play to the home team keeping them in touch at the first break.
Jasper Dryden having an early influence with strong hands and physical pressure at the contest the highlight.
Unfortunately the Goannas proved decisive and five unanswered goals in the final quarter left the students on the wrong end of a 9 goal loss.
Overall the effort was outstanding, with tacking again being effective, but more work is needed on developing our footy smarts making sure not all players get drawn to the contest and always having the courage to play in front in the across the field.” – Jon Dyster.