On a beautiful Mother’s Day morning the Yarrawonga Under 14s cemented their place on top of the AWJFL ladder with a solid 39 point victory over St Patricks.
Caleb Mitchell put his stamp on the game early with a classy performance through the midfield and up forward, the silky left footer combined his running power and ability to bring teammates into the game to help set up the victory.
Mitchell was supported up forward by Hunter Surrey who highlighted his aerial improvement with a number of strong marks in the forward line which resulted in 3 goals.
Jye Leonard enjoyed more time in the midfield, running hard all day and impacting the contest.
Kobi Gallagher playing his last game for the year due to a family move to Queensland worked hard up forward hitting the scoreboard with 3 goals.
Charley McKenna highlighted his class both up forward with two goals and again when placed across the half back line, the skilful right footer ran hard and rarely missed a target when moving forward.
Ethan Byrne and Hugh Mullins played well in the ruck, both players attacked the ball in the air and were able to tackle and pressure the opposition across the ground.
The coaches were particularly impressed with a range of bottom age players who all impacted the game at different times, Mac Pendergast, Xavier Walker, Tom Ryan and Darcy Hicks all played their best games of the season.
Special thanks to our mums who supported the day with on field roles including Erin House (Assistant Coach), Katrina Kennedy (Boundary Umpire), Sam Fraser (Boundary Umpire) and Tracey Byrne (Goal Umpire).
Their roles were once again underpinned by our full time Team Manager Tracey Gilles & Property Manager Kristen Cummins who provide great support week in and week out.
The players enjoy a bye next week before taking on Corowa-Rutherglen on Sunday, May 27 at a curtain raiser to the Ovens and Murray fixtures.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons under 12s made their way over to Albury to take on St Pats in the round 6 clash of the AWJFL.
Looking to do their mums proud on Mother’s Day, the young Pigeons showed they had come play.
In the opening term Yarrawonga’s midfield had the ascendancy with Loch Harvey, Jaxon Potter and Griffin Surrey forcing the ball forward at every opportunity.
This soon resulted in a goal to full forward Jye Brennan.
Regaining some confidence Jacob Prestage presented well managing to take some strong grabs allowing Yarra to get their second goal of the quarter through great support to Loch Harvey.
In the second term both sides slogged it out with neither team being able to get clean possession, leaving the goal umpires with little to do.
Going into the third quarter Yarrawonga held a slender 14pt lead with the game up for grabs.
Undeterred by St Pat’s physical pressure the pigeons continued to battle on through with in form players Lochie Bosch and Darby Pendergast.
After being moved forward Ollie Cope made the most of his opportunity snagging Yarrawonga’s only goal for the quarter. Giving them a 16pt lead at the last change.
Mr consistency Lochie Dwyer showed his versatility by playing roles at either end of ground.
While Jordan Ibbott stepped up to the challenge playing his best game for the club thus far.
After playing a great roll at full back, the big Kiwi - Aiden steel was moved to full forward where he managed to put one through the big sticks.
Darby Pendergast had a great day on the field tacking anyone that got within arm’s reach and finished off his day scoring the last goal of the day giving Yarrawonga a 28 point win.
St Pat’s 1.0.6 defeated by Yarrawonga 5.4.34.
Awards: Jacob Prestage, Jordy Ibbott, Lochie Bosch and Ollie Cope.