Wednesdays and Fridays 5pm til 6.30pm @ Wandin North (Main Ground)
Game – Round 7 vs Healesville
Wandin vs Healesville @ home 2:25pm
Previous Round Summary
Hi all this week’s game saw the Wandin boys traveling to Upwey Tecoma. Our Masterful coach Marcus was away watching Joel Garner take to the Field for his very first game with Port Adelaide, well done Joel. So Brian Uppo Upton stepped in to do the honours leaving us short with the running duties. But our saviour for the day came from our now famous (silver back) president in Scotty Coghlan The Man in Pink. The first quarter saw Upwey Tecoma come out hard and got the jump on our boys kicking 6-2-38 to our 3-1-19. Again in the second quarter the Wandin boys were out classed by their opposition, a nasty incident had our ruckman Lachy Riddiford suffer a painful whiplash injury and taken to hospital. We were left with our 18 players and no bench. Scores at half time Wandin 4-2-26 to Upwey Tecoma 11-4-70. Brian took the boys in close and spoke to them, “Come on boys we are better than this, let’s forget about the scores and take the game on, be proud of your jumper”. Third quarter was a total different approach, the boys giving it all, and I must say we saw a massive YOU BEAUTY screamer taken by Flynn to rev up the team. We outscored them leaving us only 30 points in the rears. The fourth quarter saw the boys kick 2 quick goals giving them every chance, but with only 18 players and each one of them spent, Upwey Tecoma advanced forward and kicked their only goal for the term but it was enough to get them over the line.
Final scores Wandin 11-12-78 to Upwey Tecoma 15-8-98, a great fight back boys you showed true grit. Goal kickers for the day Connor with 3, Flynn and Branden (U14) 2 each, singles to Daniel, Lachy, Sammy and Nugget. Thanks Branden for the huge effort filling in for the boys, well done. Thanks again to all our helpers, and special mention to a young lady Yasmin Riddiford who ran the boundary for us, but the appalling behaviour from the opposition supporters who showed a lack of compassion for a young girl volunteering her time with an absolute disgraceful act booing her boundary decisions. This made her change her volunteer duties at half time to feel safe. The matter will be forwarded to the league and hopefully dealt with in the appropriate manner. We require our helpers every week and they should not be treated this way, you’re a great helper/person Yassie, keep it up. Please as a supporter if you hear or see anything that is abusive to our players/helpers report it to your team manager/coach so it can be handled correctly. And most importantly think before you act, these are our children!!!
Thanks guys see you all next week,
Upwey 15.8-98 def Wandin 11.12-78
Brian Upton & Ollie Kroeger
Trainer / First Aid
Danny Alderman / Kevin Paul