Cardijn 15.18 (108) def St John’s 1.2 (8)
Our Open A footballers responded to a disappointing loss to Concordia in previous weeks with a thumping 100 point win over St John’s. The boys knew going into this match that only a win would secure a spot in next week’s Grand Final, but with the pressure was on, they responded accordingly. Our intensity around the ball early in the contest was highly impressive and we managed to take a three-goal lead into quarter time despite kicking into the breeze. From there we pushed on, with the boys displaying an eye-catching brand of footy for those watching.
Kyle Marshall regularly gave us first look at the ball, whilst Hugo Hoeck took some great aerial marks up forward. Harry Gardner also created plenty of opportunities in attack.
This win sees us secure a home Grand Final that will be played this Wednesday. We would love to see as many staff, students and families out supporting the boys, as we chase our 2nd premiership in a row in this competition.
Cardijn vs Concordia at 3:45 Wednesday (9/9) at Cardijn.
Cardijn College Open B Boys 5.5 (35) def by Urrbrae 15.7 (97)
The boys travelled to Urrbrae High School in their last game of the regular season. The team have already cemented their spot, with the team spread with first-timers and players working run into some good form ahead of the big dance. The game itself started out chasing tail, conceding the first 4 goals of the game after missing some easy opportunities at goal. The second quarter was much the same, with the boys scrambling to gain some ascendancy on the game. After a rev up at half-time, the boys responded with 3 quick goals early in the third quarter and some impressive passages of play. The fourth quarter was much the same, kicking two goals to Urrbrae’s three. The boys almost levelled the ledger after half time, losing by about 10 goals.
Key contributors for the game were Nic Milne, who played a sensational game from the back flank. Connor Holberton and Rylee Broadstock tried their guts out down back all day. Alex Lawley and Brayden Fielder had very good all-round games, showing some great passages of class and skill. Brodie Visser finished best afield, with some great transition throughout the whole game and generated a lot of opportunities all over the field with his clean hands.
The boys take on Urrbrae High School away Wednesday (9/9) in the Grand Final. The boys are out for revenge and have their eyes on the silverware. Get down to Urrbrae High School at 3:45pm this Wednesday to cheer the boys on and support them towards their ultimate goal!