Doveton v's Beaconsfield
We didn't have an ideal preparation going into the game having 7 changes, 6 of them forced. We were missing our two captains and our vice captain but to the boys credit some guys really stood up and showed great leadership. It's always dissapointing to lose but there is lot of positives to take from the game. Beacy are a very good side and made the most of there oppertunitys with very accurate kicking and were a little more polished then us. We competed well and gave great effort all day. We let our selves down by allowing beacy to kick easy goals and at the end of the day that was the difference.we had equal scoring shots and more inside 50s and we proved that we can match it with the best. Congratulations to shannon Brennan on his first senior game, he played well. There's no doubt we will be better for the run and now we look forward to bouncing back this week against Hampton Park at home.
The reserves went down by 31 points after a pretty even contest up until a send off left them a man short late in the 2nd. Though the boys worked hard they couldnt contain Beacy and failed to get on the scoreboard themselves. Mitch Woolgar put in another great performance whilst Ben Hillard and Jamie Tapner played probably their best games for the club so far. The effort and tackle pressure was good all day and with a few players to comeback they will get back on track.
A very encouraging team effort by the boys against Beaconsfield no matter what the scoreboard shows at the end of the day. Our intensity at the contest & tackling was inspiring from the first bounce, but 7 minutes of fade out allowed Beaconsfield to take a 41 point lead at halftime. To our credit the boys showed great effort in the 3rd qtr outscoring Beaconsfield, but they were too good with their run & spread on the day. Matt Dyer showing great signs at full forward kicking 3 goals while Micheal D'Agostino was sensational all day in the Ruck. Shane Anthony & Logan Hillman were solid in defense.
Under 18's ( Try and keep it as brief as possible Dave)
We over come a slow start and bad kicking to beat a determined Beacy. Good to have a win when we were not playing at our best.
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Seniors Reserves Under 19's Under 18's
Doveton 11-9-75 Doveton 3-8-26 Doveton 5-4-34 Doveton 7-13-55
B'field 16-4-100 B'field 8-9-57 B'field 16-17-113 B'field 7-1-43
Doveton V's ROC
The seniors had another close win. The game was a reall arm wrestle for he first quarter and a half, then we were able to gain momentum and kick 3 quick goals and took a 4 goal lead into half time. After the break we started really well kicking the first goal, unfortuneatly we missed another 3 chances and left the door open for roc to make a come back, to there credit they lifted and took a slight lead into the last quarter. The last quarter was a reall battle, the momentum shifted several times. 10 points down with only 6 minutes to play we dug deep and found something extra. Late goals to Laz and Jordy put us infront with only a minute left on the clock. Down to only one player on the bech and one down with the send off it was a great win and showed reall character! We have plenty to work on and still haven't played our best footy but we are sitting 3 and 0 and couldn't be in a better position going into this weeks bye and now our attention turns to beacy in 2 weeks Wich will be a great contest and a good challenge for the boys.
A "win is a win" they say and that can be said for the reserves scrappy 23 point victory. After two encouraging games the boys were unconvincing but still managed to hold off ROC fairly easily whilst not being able to hit the scoreboard as much as they should have. Mitch Woolgar and Harley Primrose in defense were the reason ROC were not closer at the final siren whilst Chris Rodriguez (pictured) played a great captains game. Mitch Anderson returning from injury had plenty of it whilst Ash Scott and Ethan O'Connell-Webb also put in solid performances
Under 19's Report
Our boys new we had a battle ahead of them, & a battle it was. ROC being the better team on the day, showing more endeavour to run all day & win the football like we did against Tooradin the week before. Great game by Cam Bowman, Charlie O'Neill & Jack James who were inspirational all day. Heads up lads ! Bounce back against Beaconsfield.
Under 18's Report
"Great team effort by the boys today. We started with a 5 goal to 0 lead in the first quarter & went on from there to win by 11 goals ! It's been a long time since we've beaten Narre Warren and the victory was sweet ! "
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Seniors Reserves Under 19's Under 18"s
Doveton 10-18-78 Doveton 7-5-47 Doveton 4-9-33 Doveton 16-3-99
ROC 11-10-76 ROC 3-6-24 ROC 10-8-68 Narre Warren 4-9-33
Doves Scrape In By One Point
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Seniors Reserves Under 19's Under 18's
Doveton 16-6-102 Doveton 18-15-123 Doveton 7-8-50 Doveton 8-13-61
Tooradin 16-5-101 Tooradin 7-3-45 Tooradin 6-6-42 Tooradin 6-7-43
It's A Good Friday
Congratulations to Hampton Park for putting on a great day, awesome weather, great crowd and a Doves victory. A lot of people thought the senior game would be a one sided affair in Dovetons favour, well everyone except the Hampton Park players, they had a red hot go for the whole four quarters and at one stage looked to have a sniff of victory in the third quarter, but to the boys credit they settled and took back control of the game in the last to take a first up win into the season ahead. You can see the potential this side has and with a few weeks, more games together and they will give the top sides a run for there money. Great to see big Russ back and along with Frankie we have a very formidable ruck combination to lead the way and what about the comeback kid "Callum" is he still the craziest footballer you'll see, the man's got no fear, great to watch. In a typical Doveton- Hampton Park hard and at it clash I was rapt in the young players who stood tall al day, Mitch Pierce, Cameron Bowman and Luke Coad (pictured)well done boys.
The reserves had a comfortable win and like the seniors I thought they could have done a lot better, maybe I'm expecting to much this early in the season but there is a lot of talented young footballers in this side who could all push for senior selection in the season ahead. Top game by Shaun Semmens hard at it all game, Nathan Smith controlled the half backline, Jamie Tapner played a great first up game for the club and Harley Primrose along with Trevor Finck dominated the ruck.
Next week we have the official season start against Tooradin at Robinson so let's keep ahead of the field and record our second win.
Note: THE UNDER 18 FIXTURE HAS CHANGED AGAIN WITH ONLY SIX SIDES LEFT, NEW ONE TO COME.
Photo Gallery has been updated
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Here We Go Again
Hi everyone, welcome to the Doveton Football Club and the new SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE for season 2015. The club has been busy setting up the season on and off the field, training has been in full swing for a while with the boys looking fighting fit and ready to go, we have recruited well with some new players to the club and we have some older heads returning. Watching the intra club hit out the other night the standard was great, and the form of the younger players was brilliant and how good was the battle in the ruck with big Rus and Frankie. There's another hit out this Friday night so come down and support the boys as they prepare for the season ahead. chech out the training schedule for practice matches and training dates.
The committee has been busy setting up the functions for the year ahead, the first is the GOLF DAY this Sunday the 8th at Settlers Run Golf Course, The SEASON LAUNCH on the 21st March, FULL MOON PARTY on the 18th April and more.
The clubs facebook page is building momentum and the league website is coming together nicely ( links in right column ).
I mustn't forget the netball they are the defending champions of course, and are back in full swing at training.
OK, it's all go from here and we'll keep you posted on what's happening at our "GREAT CLUB"