This week saw Minyip Murtoa travel the Western Highway to Ararat, where Ararat did not disappoint with the cold weather!!! Some good wins from a few of our teams, with a few losses to the sleek Ararat Rats, Saturday 27th May the Burras host Stawell at Murtoa, there should be some super games throughout the day
ROUND 5 – MMFNC v’s STAWELL @ MURTOA
TEAM PHOTOS (JUNIORS) – 27TH MAY @ MURTOA
**more details to follow**
UNDER 12 FOOTBALLERS – NO GAME THIS WEEK
TRAINING @ MURTOA THIS WEEK ** PIE NIGHT TO FOLLOW FOR ALL JUNIORS **
5.00pm – 6.00pm
14 AND UNDER
A really solid effort from our under 14’s finished with the Burra Boys kicking 2 goals to 9 against Ararat. Best players included Bailey Young, Rhys Pidgeon and Lachlan Drum. All the boys contributed and it showed a lot of character to outscore the talented Rats in the last quarter. We are looking forward to taking on Stawell next week.
17 AND UNDER
An under manned Burras line-up travelled down the highway to Alexandra Oval to take on the Ararat Rats. The boys started slowly but played some great patches of football in the 2nd quarter, which saw Aaron McQueen slot a goal from 50m! Although eventually outclassed by the strong Ararat team, the boys’ effort was fantastic and the improvement is noticeable through the first 4 rounds. We look forward to another great challenge against Stawell on Saturday at Murtoa.
BEST PLAYERS: Mat Spalding – Schiers
Jordan Weyberg – Wimpak
Cody Bell – K & J Baker
Under 13’s – 4.00pm – 5.00pm @ STADIUM
Under 15’s – 5.00pm – 6.00pm @ STADIUM
UNDER 17’S – 5.00pm – 6.00pm @ NETBALL COURTS
13 and Under
Minyip Murtoa 16 defeated Ararat 6
Best players for MM: 1st – Jenna McCALLUM,
2nd – Finley GOODIN
Achievement Award – Caitlin FUNCKE
Game review: Although the girls were on a very wet and slippery court the Minyip Murtoa team started strongly with good passages of play. Great shooting from Bella Powell and Annie Robbins helped the team to a 10 goal lead at quarter time. With the large lead it gave the team an opportunity for players to try different positions and all did extremely well. Another excellent win.
15 and Under
Minyip Murtoa 7 defeated by Ararat 71
Best players for MM: 1st – Jessie DELAHUNTY
2nd – Mackenzie GOODIN
Achievement Award – Breanna BELL
Game review: It was always going to be a very big task for the Minyip Murtoa team to play against a physically stronger and well-polished Ararat side. Although the score line was tipping heavily, there were some excellent passages of play from the Minyip Murtoa side in all quarters. With limited scoring opportunities Jessie Delahunty and Cleo Baker converted well with both girls shooting +80%.
Lots of positives to take from this match.
17 and under
Ararat 42 defeated Burras 28
The girls again put up a fight and a half but were beaten by a well-drilled side. Promising signs were seen throughout the game though with some brilliant passages of play from the centre and defence down to the attacking end. Captain Maddi led by example, well supported by the defensive and midcourt.
Awards: Maddi Morgan, Serena Hateley, Courtney Campbell
Burra Blue played a competitive game against Kalkee on Saturday. Everyone showed improvement in areas of their game and there were some great passages of play especially from Mikeala Wright and Bella Noonan. Girls only losing the game during the last quarter but showed determination and kept trying until the end. Another fantastic team effort.
Encouragement award went to Mikaela Wright.
Jess Whyte – 0428847381 MMFNC JUNIOR COORDINATOR
Cathie Weidemann- 0411166914
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