Junior Match Reports Week 1

Sunday 15 April 2018

Under 8’s

A fantastic effort from our Tooradin under 8s today, with really tough weather conditions they played an amazing first game.

A huge shoutout to Blake Howlett, Koby Lieuwen and Zander Simpson for scoring a goal each and Connor Schreurs  for scoring a point.. Well done!!!!

Under 9’s

With tough conditions and a lot of players unavailable the under 9’s played well. A special mention to Annie Holloway for an outstanding game and Noah Baker for scoring a point . A big thank you to the under 8’s for filling in, also we wish Jack Alexander a speedy recovery thanks

Under 10’s

Today was the first round of the new season our under 10’s played Noble Park first up in a hard game the boys got home by 1 point 3 3 21 to 3 2 20. Next we played Fountain Gate in a great team game we won by 12 points to win both games. Well done to all the boys. Go Seagulls!

Under 11’s

Berwick Springs Green 11.14-80 vs Tooradin-Dalmore 2.0-12

On cold and wet conditions our Under11’s put in a great effort for our 1st game of the season.

Awesome leadership from Tommy Dowel our captain with Kasy Deren and Brock Ryan backing him up as Vice Captain’s.

It was a tough day against a good opposition but we did have some fantastic footy played with Lenny and Jett both kicking goals for us. The boy’s never gave up all day with standout games by Lenny Goldberg, Jett Evans, Kasy Deren, Kade Howes and Bevan Bell. Special mention to Callum Scorah who walked an injured opponent off the ground super display of sportsmanship well done mate.

Well done boys! A massive thank you to all the volunteers for today’s efforts.

Under 12’s

Tooradin-Dalmore 18.11-119 vs North Dandenong 0.2-2

Tooradin under 12’s started their new season today in wet and windy conditions at Rutter Park, Tooradin. With our two co captains Aaron Knight and Cooper Simpson leading the charge we took on a shorthanded North Dandenong team. But with great sportsmanship our players bolstered their ranks so a game could be played. Our team connected well and put weeks of training into action in a one sided match. Congratulations to Matthew Huxtable on playing his 50th game for the Seagulls kicking 1 goal.

Other goal scores were Aaron Knight 3, Cooper Simpson 3, Jay Petersen 2, Jordan Bury 2, Ashtyn Paku 2, Lachlan Plant 2, Merrick Stewart-Wells 1, Foti Ploudias 1 and with his first goal of his career, Brodie Alsemgeest.

Under 13’s

Lyndhurst 0.0-0 vs Tooradin-Dalmore 6.11-47

Our season opener away to Lyndhurst was played in true footy conditions; wet, windy and with a muddy centre square. With 5 new faces and a new coach, the team was keen to put their preseason learnings into practice.

It was a solid contest from the first bounce with new and old players combining to score early and set the tone for the remainder of the match. Lyndhurst fought valiantly all game and the Tooradin players were constantly working hard to gain possession from the stoppages and in contested play. Today’s performance was a true team effort and it was great to see the level of enjoyment the boys had in their first match back.

Goals: Anthony Mirauta 3, Vasili Papas 1, Charlie Shinners 1, Jesse Craven 1.

Under 14’s

Tooradin-Dalmore 4.2-26 vs Beaconsfield Gold 4.12-36

Round 1 well what a day to start back at footy… rain wind you name it Melbourne had it all.

Today our under 14’s took on Beaconsfield Gold, the boys came out strong and showed determination and showed they were eager to play football. First goal of the game was kicked by Ben Sellings, this gave the boys a nice confidence boost to then kick the next goal by Jayden Govaars. The rain continued to pour down but we kept on going. We had quiet 2nd quarter letting Beaconsfield kick 9 behinds. The 3rd quarter we came back with 2 more goals, 1 by Ryan Ilbery and another one to Jayden Govaars. Unfortunately Beaconsfield came back at us in 4th winning by 10 points. Coach Paul Ray was happy with boys’ effort and hoping for a win next week.

Best players -Tyler Evans, Brock Marshall, Charlie Ogier, Ben Sellings and Kye de Little

Under 17’s

Tooradin-Dalmore 10.9-69 vs Berwick Blue 2.5-17

Today was not only opening round for junior football, but also the first round of competitive football at Tooradin’s new junior ground at Rutter Park Memorial Reserve.

The under 17’s took on Berwick Blue and the won the first premiership point game played at Rutter park. On a cold, wet and windy morning the boys performed at a high level, showing that their hard work during pre season is paying off. Working together as team which helped them get up. Returning this season for Tooradin Matthew Birnie made his presence felt by showing courageous effort by taking some of the games great high flying marks and kicking 4 goals. Robbie Loudon showed some great fast running play breaking the lines.

Our goal kickers for the day as mentioned were with a remarkable 4 goals Matthew Birnie with a further. 2 goals for Cian O’Riordan, Single goal kickers: Robbie Loudon, Jack Jenkins, Corey Potrich and Ned Harrison

Well done boys!