Happy Hawks back at home

Milla wins a ruck tap for the under-14 girls. Picture: ANTHEA HEAGNEY

Some Monbulk Junior Football Club teams played away and three teams played at home using the club’s new rooms.

The facilities outshone the scoreboard.

Under-9

Monbulk vs Yarra Junction

This was the side’s best game for the season so far.

During the week they worked on picking up the ball and kicking quickly.

This showed throughout the match and created plenty of opportunities for everyone to get a touch.

Best: T. Burke, C. Cotter, M. Gurpinar, T. Cross, R. Sangster, B. Gray.

Under-10

Monbulk vs Yarra Junction

The team came out firing on all cylinders.

There was great team play, backing up their team mates and creating space.

Best: Z. Koelewyn, A. Gray, O. Watson, N. Brown, T. Myers, J. Allder.

Under-11

Monbulk 18 d Gembrook Cockatoo 13

This was a great game, with the highlights the team’s tackle pressure, manning up and kicking to space.

Best: W. Hughson, C. Seamer, H. Brooks, G. Silverster, R. Broadbent, R. Crutchley.

Under-12

Gembrook Cockatoo 4.6.30 d Monbulk 3.3.21

This was a terrific closely-fought contest for four quarters.

The coach was really happy with the effort and improvement by so many players – lots of strong contributors.

The side shared the ball around and kept trying until the final siren.

Rewards will come if the players keep improving as a group for the remaining matches.

Best: K. Sutton, M. Pithouse, T. Gethin-Davies, L. Sturt, C. Hooper, J. Sangster.

Under-14

Belgrave 75 d Monbulk 6

We tried hard today against a bigger and stronger opposition. Pressure and tackle was excellent. Chins up and back next week!

Best: L. Smith, Sam, Logan, Jacob B., T. Koelewyn.

Under-14 girls

Monbulk 10.11.71 d Olinda Ferny Creek 1.5.11

Unselfish play gave the players a fantastic opportunity to play some great football in this match.

The side’s pressure, second efforts and transfer are becoming more consistent.

The coaching group is happy to see the growth of these girls.

Best: B. Tipping, M. Macellan, A. Hughson, R. Oleskowsi, J. Farmer, C. McInnes.

Under-16

Monbulk 17.9.111 d Wandin 2.3.15

The side was lacking numbers but the boys pulled together with great work rate in the centre and half black line.

There was plenty of team work up into the forward line.

Best: R. Finlay, G. Ross, N. Stack, J. Young, J. Turner, H. Fleming.

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