Match reports for Sat. 28-Jun

Camberwell U11 Scorpions 3 def by Caulfield  8

In cold and windy conditions both teams started slowly and had difficulty scoring.  Max Broeks made some nice saves in goal but Caulfield persisted and got onto the scoreboard late in the opening quarter. Quim was defending strongly for the Wells with Watt and E. Whelen active on the midfield for Camberwell.  Dale Wilson got the Wells going in the second period when Lewis snatched a groundball and dodged for a nice assist.  Caulfield answered with two goals and took a 3-1 lead into half-time.

Back-to-back early Scorpion goals from Edward Whelen brought the game within reach but Caulfield responded again and found the net three times despite some outstanding goalkeeping from Mathew Baker and determined defense from Palfreeman.   Camberwell switched Meachem to the centre and started the final term energetically with Finn Whelen and Lewis hunting the loose balls and Max Broeks denied by the goalkeeper after a strong dodge and outside shot.  The three goal deficit proved too much in the tough conditions and Caulfield ran away for a comfortable victory.

Goals: E. Whelen 2, D. Wilson 1

Best:  F. Whelen, Baker, E. Whelen

Camberwell U13 Blitz 6 def Moreland 4

The day did not begin well, with a combination of holidays, injuries and sickness knocking the Blitz numbers down to eight before the game. With only seven of these taking the field at game start time, the boys sensed that they were in for tough day at the office.  Hollenkamp won the first face-off to get the game off to a good start but poor passing saw the attack snuffed out and possession to Moreland. From there the game was tight, with the defences largely holding sway. Barnard scored the first two goals and we finished the quarter ahead, thanks to some nice saves from Burton in goal and typically close checking from Boontjes. Moreland hit back in the second with three goals to one (Boontjes) to level things up at the half. Sometime in the third quarter, Templeton (our late arrival) woke up fully and started to get some useful possession in the midfield. Staines chipped in with a goal to match theirs and it was all square at the last change. In the final quarter, the ball was locked up for long periods in our attack with Wildoer, in particular, very quickly on to anything loose, and Littlechilde mopping up on the wings. Barnard was impassable in goal and two goals to none sealed it for the Blitz. While marking in defence and getting free in attack were a bit below normal standards, face-offs were superb, thanks to sharp skills from Boontjes, Hollenkamp and Staines. Great job by the boys who, without a sub, ran out the game hard.


Camberwell U15 Storm 8 def by Eltham 14

The cold, windy, but dry conditions made for a bracing game.  Eltham had six core players and the game was played with eight a side until Eltham U13s could arrive.  But this did not stop Eltham getting the first goal, which was quickly replied to with a 4-3 score at the first break with Storm ahead.  The pressure was maintained in the second quarter with a 6-6 score at half time.  Chris in goal saving very well with some excellent reflexes.  Storm had a strong chance to take the game but were starting to look tired and were unable to close down running attacks.  Eltham had more shots on goal and although many missed there were enough to get them ahead by one at the last break.  Ethan B stepped up a notch providing excellent pressure but on the whole Storm didn’t play with urgency and although we had some good flurries of play with good result, Eltham continued their running form to dominate and win 14-8.  Although Eltham are a top side we can clearly match these teams when we play with commitment and effort. Thanks to Phil for refereeing and comments on Storm’s performance.