Just 2 wins from 7 games saw SUANFC endure one of its toughest rounds in 2016 to date.
6th Grade Plats: Sydney AFL Division 5
The Plats returned to the field following a quiet month where the side had not played a game due to the weather and long weekend.
Playing against Nor-West, a side they were yet to beat in 2016, the Plats showed no signs of rust, dominating the first quarter to lead by 2 goals at the first break.
Their 2 goal margin was quickly added to in the second quarter, as the Plats kicked 3 goals to the Jets’ 1, to lead by a comfortable 29 points at halftime.
Starting from their backline, the Plats put in a strong performance during the 3rd quarter to keep the Jets scoreless, while piling on 4 majors of their own.
The Jets managed to kick 3 goals in the final quarter, but it was too late, as the Plats enjoyed a welcomed win over a tough opposition.
Kyall Homberg and Kieran Matic were best afield for the Plats, while Sam Prendergast and Trent Millsteed kicked 2 goals each.
Final Score: Sydney University 12.20 92 def. Nor-West 5.5 35.
5th Grade Golds: Sydney AFL Division 4
The Golds endured their first loss of the season since Round 1, going down to St George by 14 points at No.1 Oval on Saturday.
Starting the better of the two sides, the Golds led by 5 points at quarter time, following an ultra-competitive first quarter.
St George wrestled back the lead in the second quarter, thanks to some straight kicking in front goal.
The Golds came out of the main break in fine form, kicking 4 goals to 2 in the 3rd quarter, as they took a 1 goal lead into the final quarter.
The clinical St George side converted their chances in the final quarter, while the Golds could only manage 3 behinds.
Josh Heazlewood and Ben Hunter were named among the best for the Golds, while forward, Lachlan Godfrey booted 3 goals.
Final Score: Sydney University 8.12 60 def. by St George 10.14 74.
1st Grade Seniors: NEAFL
The SUANFC NEAFL side visited Spotless Stadium for the first time in 2016, as they battled with 4th placed GWS.
The first quarter was hotly contested, with both sides dominating at different stages. The Giants were able to convert their chances better than the Students, handing them a 5 point lead at the first break.
The second quarter saw both sides continue to dominate for different stages, as the Giants maintained their 5 point lead heading into halftime.
The Giants began to get on top of the Students in the third quarter but failed top convert, as the Students hung tough, kicking 3 goals straight to the Giants’ 3.6, to trail by 11 points leading into the final quarter.
Once again, the Students were the better of the two sides when it came to converting their opportunities, but the sheer volume of chances meant the Giants would run away with a 17-point win on their home deck.
Jake Derickx was strong throughout the day kicking 4 goals, while Tom Young and Matt Rawlinson shared 60 disposals between themselves.
Final Score: GWS Giants 13.15 93 def. Sydney University 11.10 76.
3rd Grade Blues: Sydney AFL Division 1
Playing against Holroyd-Parramatta at No.1 Oval on Saturday, the Blues fought hard for 4 quarters, but ultimately came up short to a side that beat them by 66 points in Round 1.
The Blues led at quarter time, following a spirited start which caught their opposition off guard.
Holroyd-Parramatta quickly wrestled back control of the game following a 5 goal to 2 second quarter, which saw Holroyd-Parramatta lead by 13 points at halftime.
The third quarter was a battle for both sides, with neither team dominating the play for any stretch of time. Holroyd-Parramatta managed to kick 2 goals to 1, as they marginally increased their lead to 21 points at the final break.
The last quarter was once again a tight affair, with both sides kicking 2 goals. The Blues were unable to make inroads into their deficit, going down to Holroyd-Parramatta by 22 points.
Sam Ryan, Ryan Kennedy and Michael Baker were the best for the Blues.
Final Score: Sydney University 8.8 56 def. by Holroyd-Parramatta 11.12 78.
2nd Grade Reserves: Sydney AFL Premier Division
In an important match for both sides, the Prems played Western Suburbs for the Peter Ramus Cup at Picken Oval on Saturday.
The winless Magpies started the game well, playing their tough contested style of football, which saw them lead by 8 points at quarter time.
Goals were flowing fast in the second quarter following a quiet start to the game. Both sides managed 4 goals each, but it was the Magpies who enjoyed more opportunities in front of goal, stretching their lead to 2 goals at halftime.
Another 8-goal quarter saw both sides play an exciting brand of football, but against the odds and recent history, the Magpies continued to increase their lead.
Outscoring the Magpies in the final quarter, the Students looked likely to pull off a spirited comeback, but with seconds to go, the Magpies snared the final goal of the game to win by 5 points.
Tom Elkington was best on ground for the Students with 5 goals, while Aron Everett and Luke Vella continued their good form.
Final Score: Western Suburbs 12.11 83 def. Sydney University 12.6 78.
4th Grade Reds: Sydney AFL Division 2
The Reds suffered a tough loss at the hands of Camden on Saturday.
Trailing by just 9 points at quarter time, the Reds conceded 14 goals in the 2nd & 3rd quarters, before outscoring Camden in the final quarter.
Jonathan Mbakwe was named best on the ground with 2 goals, while Luke Freemantle backed up his best on ground performance in Round 12 with another mention in the best.
Final Score: Camden 18.15 123 def. Sydney University 5.7 37.
Sydney University Bombers (Women’s)
The Bombers continued their unbeaten streak with a comfortable 44-point win over Power Wolves at No.1 Oval on Saturday.
Nicola Barr, Aoife McDonnell, Jasmine Fergus and Meredith Gray each kicked 2 goals in the win for the Bombers.
Final Score: Sydney University 10.6 66 def. Power Wolves 3.4 22.