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                             Doveton v's Tooradin

                                                                Seniors
Finally some reward for effort with the Senior team running out 6 goal winners against Tooradin. Forced changes were again required and once again we had late changes to deal with aswell. Of these changes we benefited by the availability of Lachie Batten, Josh Battle and Mitch Lewis who all jumped at the chance of representing the football club. Each of these young boys along with our other inclusion Taylor Rainey made significant contributions to the win. Maybe it was the father-son massage pre game but Lachie wearing his old fathers old jumper started like a train and fed the ball to Josh who was very potent up forward. Mitch Lewis ran hard all day but lined up down the wrong end at the start of the last quarter which isn't a good advertisement for his school. Of our mainstays, Franky got his chance to dominate the rucks with Mitch Davies, Travy Davis was a constant threat up forward kicking 4 whilst Spanna Henwood bagged 5. Some minor indiscretions and drop offs slowed our momentum at times but all in all it was a solid effort across the board with some great improvement by guys looking for some touch after a couple of down weeks. The win pushes us back up into the five with a great chance to consolidate our position when we take on Beaconsfield at the nest next week. Lets make it 2 in row...... Congratulations to our skipper on his new arrival, hopefully he will have recovered from his hard labour in time for next week. Go Doves

                                                     Reserves
The reserves had a good 29 point win in trying conditions at Tooradin. Whilst not being a great spectacle for the crowd the boys managed to play some good team football and but for some inaccurate kicking in the 2nd quarter especially, could have been up by much more.  Missing many core players due to the mounting injuries in the ones it was good to see the boys get some reward for the efforts.  Best players on the day were Jamie Tapner, Harley Primrose, Aron Elysee, Chris Rodriquez, Steve Henwood and Matt Cram.

                                                     Under 19's
The U/19's went into this game full of confidence knowing we had beaten Tooradin previously. The game didnt start well at all, with the boys getting confused to which way we were kicking after the toss, with the forwards in the backline & the backline now as forwards. Tooradin went hard early & went into qtr time with 9 point lead. The boys come out strong in the second term with full intensity & our willingness to run & spread over the ground was too strong for Tooradin with us kicking 6 goals to one in the qtr. The 2 last qtr's we're very similar with Mitch Pierce kicking 5 goals & Charlie O'Neill was once again inspirational all over the ground.  A great team effort boys, lets  give it to Beaconsfield next week.

                                                   Under 18's
tough battle down at Berwick where we put in a solid performance but just run out of steam in the last quarter to lose the game by 3 goals. Our attack on the ball was better than it has been for some time but we just didn't have enough guys put in 4 quarter efforts. We must continue to work hard and play as a team to regain top spot. Solid games from our captains, Sam and Tyson was very pleasing. Mick Hann played a great game and never gave up all day and Mitch Cotter continued to win the hard ball at the stoppages. Thanks to all our supporters who got up early to be there for us, especially Andy Humphries, Josh Battle and Mitch Lewis who all had to play seniors but made time to be there for their mates.

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      Seniors                           Reserves                           Under 19's                           Under 18's
 Doveton  16-11-107           Doveton    6-13-49            Doveton  14-12-96               Doveton  5-5-35
 Tooradin  10-13-73            Tooradin    1-14-20           Tooradin    4-6-30                Berwick   7-13-55

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                            Doveton v's Cranbourne

   Congratulations Michael Rodriquez 200 games
                                                      
                                                  Seniors

In the senior game we took on Cranbourne back at the nest looking to get back on the winners list after losses in the past fortnight. After dominating play in the early stages we again failed to take our chances and were left to rue these missed opportunities as Cranbourne slotted 6 majors to none by quarter time. From quarter time onwards we battled away manfully but were unable to make any ground on the scoreboard, losing by 7 goals in the end. Skill errors affected us all day, most notably our delivery into the forward line which was not at the standard that we require to compete with the strong teams in this competition. Dermo backed up his performance from last week with another dominant display off half back whilst Micky Rodders did a super job on the last line against Cranbourne's Marc Holt. The footy gods continue to punish us with more injuries to come out of the game which will continue to challenge us in the coming weeks. As said previously, it's a challenge we are capable of meeting provided we continue to stick together, work hard and stay the course to turn our fortunes around. Go Doves

                                               Reserves
The reserves went down to the top side after a really promising first quarter.  Unfortunately lapses in effort, intensity and simple skill errors brought any good work undone. Consistency of performance is what we need to strive for going forward and I am sure that we will get there eventually.  Our captain C-Rod was sensational all day, whilst Taylor Rainey and Ash Scott were also good.  Michael McLean was super in the ruck against much bigger opposition trying his heart out all day.

                                              Under 19's
After two such heavy defeats in the past couple of weeks, the boys went into this game still feeling confident against Cranbourne. We allowed them to get the jump early & once again poor decision making was costing us. Cam Bowman returned & was making a impact up forward before having his chin opened up & requiring 9 stitches. Cranbourne were too good all over the ground with there ball use & high marking. Adam Sorati was once again a stand out whilst Dylan Bowman from the U/18's was giving his all at Full Back.We once again showed that we are capable of playing good football in patches but we must do it for four quarters solid.Boys keep persisting each week both at training & on the field & the rewards will come.

                                              Under 18's
A totally different side this week went out and put in a solid four quarter effort. Our handball to running players was back and our intensity at the ball and in the contest was great. We still need to work on our stoppage spread and start taking advantage of our ruckmans dominance. Our small forwards dominated and after a tough week on the track Ricky kicked a career high 7 goals along with The Snowman who also did the same kicking 4. Sam played a great 4 quarter game that earnt him BOG honours. We will have to lift again if we want to beat Berwick next week but after today's effort the signs are positive. Well done boys.

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    Seniors                               Reserves                          Under 19's                       Under 18's
   Doveton     5-12-42            Doveton  4-3-27                 Doveton  4-4-28               Doveton  19-9 123
Cranbourne  12-11-83         Cranbourne  12-13-85        Cranbourne  14-11-95        Cranbourne  2-5-17

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