1st Grade Seniors: NEAFL
The SUANFC NEAFL side has moved into its second NEAFL Preliminary Final in 2 years following their 77-point win over the Gold Coast Suns at Blacktown on Saturday.
It was goals-galore in the first quarter as both sides exchanged blows on the scoreboard, but it would be the Suns who would lead at the first break by just a single point.
The Students came out of the quarter time huddle refocused and in fine form, kicking the next 5 goals of the game to break the contest open and take a 33-point lead into halftime.
After a scoreless second quarter, the Suns fell further behind as the Students booted another 5 goals, including 3 majors from Jake Derickx in the third.
The Suns registered 2 goals in the final quarter, but once again were unable to handle the Students pressure around the football, with the blue & gold hoops finishing the game with a third consecutive 5-goal quarter.
Jake Derickx (4 goals, 10 marks), Mike Manteit (3 goals, 23 disposals) and Damien Bonney (3 goals, 21 disposals) were among the best up forward for the Students, while Nick Winmar (28 disposals, 2 goals), Kane Murphy (35 disposals, 1 goal) and Lewis Stevenson (33 disposals) dominated in the middle.
The Students will now play for a spot in the 2016 NEAFL Grand Final this Saturday when they take on the UWS Giants at Blacktown.
Final Score: Sydney University 19.15 129 def. Gold Coast Suns 7.10 52.
6th Grade Plats: Sydney AFL Division 5
The Plats fairy tale run came to an end yesterday afternoon at Henson Park, after falling to UNSW by 67 points.
Starting slowly, the Plats trailed by 39 points at the half, before reducing the margin to 28 points by 3-quarter time.
The final quarter saw the Bulldogs ensure a spot in this week’s Division 5 Grand Final by increasing the final margin to 67 points by the final siren.
Kyall Homberg and Sam Prendergast shared 7 goals between them, while Angus Robinson and Axel Norris were named best afield.
Final Score: UNSW 20.11 131 def. Sydney University 10.4 64.
Sydney University Bombers (Women’s)
The Bombers suffered a tight loss at the hands of rivals UNSW on Sunday at Blacktown.
Leading at every break, the Bombers surrendered their advantage late in the final quarter, conceding 2 goals to lose by just a single point.
Tara McKenty booted 2 goals for the Bombers, while the familiar names Rachael Stack and Nicola Barr were once again among the best.
The Bombers will now host Newtown at Henson Park on Sunday, with the winner earning a spot in the 2016 Women’s Premier Division Grand Final against UNSW.
Final Score: UNSW 3.6 24 def. Sydney University 3.5 23.