Match reports for Sat. 19-Jul

Camberwell U11 Scorpions 10 def Eltham Black 6

When Eltham opened the game with two quick goals the Wells looked to be in for a disappointing day. Zupan blocked multiple shots at goal but Camberwell struggled to transfer the ball into attack and it was late into the quarter when Edward Whelen opened the Wells account.  Palfreeman was turning back many Eltham attacks and the forwards lifted with Lewis dodging for a goal and Edward Whelen giving Camberwell the lead with two further goals.  Trinity Meachem showed real promise in defense with good positional blocking and some well-won ground balls that carried the Wells into attack. The score was 4-3 at half time.

The Scorpions went to sleep in the third period as Eltham struck back with three un-answered goals but Lewis steadied them with a late goal and Finn Whelen added one before the bell to tie the scores at 6-6 at three quarter time.  Zac Watt and Zupan went to attack and Lewis to defense as the Wells set about rescuing the match.  Watt bagged two, Finn Whelen struck again and Mat Baker dragged a ball out of the mud to put the game beyond doubt.

Best: F.Whelen, Watt, Lewis

Goals: E. Whelen 3, Lewis 2, F.Whelen 2, Watt 2, Baker

Camberwell Chiefs Div 1 17 def Malvern 7

Malvern was sitting 4 points above us in the ladder and going into the game we were expecting a tough match. Despite having 17 players listed, we ended up with 11 at the whistle. Sam Green was back from the US on school holidays and we welcomed Josh Green and Al Glountnay as State League had a bye. They all proved to be critical as they provided much needed strength in midfield. The first quarter has been a slow one for us this season so it was an encouraging sign when we raced to a 5-0 lead. Malvern scored one and then 3 to start the 2nd quarter to bring it to within 1, but a couple of man-up goals swung the momentum back in our favour and we went into half time with a 9-4 lead. The 3rd quarter was pretty even and we still maintained a 12-6 lead. Malvern got a bit choppy in the 4th resulting in a few EMOs for us for an overall 17-7 win. This was perhaps our best game this season. The back line played very well, aggressive but not overly so and avoiding the temptation to chase sticks. Malvern was a bit unlucky with quite a few of their shots hitting metal, but we’ll take it J. Our midfield ran hard all day and we shared the ball well with 11 assists on 17 goals.