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Rd 1: Seniors, Reserves, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's, Under 9's

Rd 2: Seniors, Reserves, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's, Under 9's

Rd 3: Seniors, Reserves, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's, Under 9's

Rd 4: Seniors, Reserves, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's, Under 9's

Rd 5: Seniors, Reserves, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's. Under 9's

Rd 6: Seniors BYE, Reserves BYE, Under 17's, Under 13's, Under 11's. Under 9's

Rounds 7-12            Rounds 13-18

 

Rd 1: Seniors v Aiport West   Tullamarine 13.13-91 d Airport West 11.7-73

New Players – Marcus Smith, Brad Allen, Matt Corbett, Rob Nikolic & Tim Barresi

With a mix of new, old and returning players we headed to Airport West for the Round 1.

Airport West coming down from Premier Division are one of the more unknown teams, that said this is in no way an opportunity to discount them in any sense and all of the lads knew that there was a challenge to be had.

We started the first quarter well with Simmons kicking the first of the game, although from here the quarter seesawed without either team able to break away. Airport West finished the quarter strong, kicking the last 2 goals to take a slight lead at the break.

The second quarter we came back strongly, Scott assumed dominance in the ruck which gave our mids first use of the ball around the stoppages, this in turn reflected with an increase of inside 50’s – Marcy taking this opportunity convert 2 our 4 goals for the term.  We went into the major break with the slim lead of 3 points.

The third quarter was another tight contest with neither team giving an inch, with an equal number of hit outs and clearances by both sides along with only 2 goals each being scored (one for APW coming off the back of a 100metre penalty). We went into the final break holding the slight lead of 4 points.

The final term is when we finally were able to play our best footy with the engine room led by M Smith and Burns hitting their straps, both were instrumental to helping us pull away with their unrelenting attack on the ball and opposition. A 4 goal to 2 final term, capped off with Sims sharp shot from the boundary sealing the win for Tulla !

Best Players – M.Smith, Sims, Marcy, Scott, Hardman, Burns

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Rd 1: Reserves v Airport West

Our first offical hit out for the year started quick out the box with the boys scoring 1 goal 9 in the first quarter, a lot of drive from the midfield helped with 10 scoring shots in the first, but we just could not settle and apply the score board pressure in front of goal.

A positive to take out of the first half was the boys were able to apply 24 plus tackles and had 8 effective clearances but we just didn't capitalise, most effective tackles were from Heath O'reilly, APW was able to apply 6 goals to our 1, a quick move to get Luke hearnden down back slowed down APW a bit an injury to Jaxson upset our back line early on.

 

In the 3rd and 4th quarter we needed to adjust our forward line and back line a bit, Which gave us more drive from our mids, Scott Thomas was able to finish with 3 goals, unfortunately due to inaccurate kicking link Robinson finished with 1 goal 6, given that we kicked 1-9 in the first, we were able to straighten up in front of goal and finished kicking 10-17 for the day. 

 

Kane mulvaney

Dale foote

William Geyer

Stefan Gianchino

Link Robinson

Adjin ferzulla

Ben Daly, all 7 players players played fantastic through out the game and had a big impact around the ground.

 

A special mention to harley piper, levin Reece and John kyprianou who's second half improved heaps from their first. 

 

Bring on round 2 against Westmeadows.

 

Reserves coach

Colin wallington.

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Rd 1: Under 17's v Jacana

Tullamarine 14.15-99 d Jacana 4.5-29

Rd 1: Under 13's v Airport West

Airport West 9.7-61 d Tullamarine 2.1-13

Rd 1: Under 11's v St Francis

Tullamarine 6.4-40 d St Francis 1.4-10

Rd 1: Under 9's v West Meadows

Scores not done for under 9's

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Rd 2 Seniors v West meadows    Tullamarine 12.6-78 d West Meadows 8.7-55

@ Leo Dineen Reserve   8 April 2017

OUT: Steele (un-available), Pereira (injured)  

IN: Robinson, Mulvaney

We welcomed two new first gamers in Link Robison and Kane Mulvaney into our senior line-up for our clash against arch rival Westmeadows taking our tally of new senior debutants for season 2017 to nine.

One hour before our scheduled start time the heavens opened and Leo Dineen was met with a torrential downpour which was to remain ominous for much of the night, ensuring a tough and physical affair in conditions that made free flowing football difficult.

After an early team lifting goal by Dean Simmons Westmeadows controlled the next 5 minutes with four repeat Inside 50’s but were met with a rock solid defence on each occasion whose intent on spoiling aggressively was clear for all to see. As the game settled down we managed to gain the ascendency through the middle of the ground and continued to drive the wet and slippery football towards our goal, creating several goal scoring opportunities as we controlled the quarter with numbers around the ball and effective ball movement. A goal to Link Robinson followed soon after with a mark and set shot conversion by Jack Sims capped of by a clever crumbing goal from Jordy Port put us in a strong position early on.

At the 29 minute mark of the first quarter we enjoyed a four goal lead with the ball deep inside our Forward 50. However, a simple concentration loss was all it took for Westmeadows to transfer the ball from defence to attack with clinical precision to register a late goal and relieve some of the pressure that had been building as a result of our otherwise impressive first quarter.

A 50m penalty to kick start the second quarter provided Westmeadows with a certain goal and some much needed momentum and they seized on the opportunity with two more goals (both from free kicks) to bring the scores back to within a kick. We responded with two goals of our own (both from marks) to enter the half time break with a 12 point lead.

The third quarter can best be described as two 15 minute periods of contrasting football. Whilst it was clear our hit out and clearance dominance was providing forward ball movement we had difficulty registering shots on goal from our Inside 50 forays. This was due mostly to the congestion around the ball and player numbers in our forward 50. Eleven minutes into the quarter both teams were still goalless but our ability to build pressure on the opposition with the ball constantly in our forward half was beginning to show. Sure enough, we broke the deadlock with a Jack Sims goal from a free kick and then six minutes later took our game to another level with four consecutive goals in the space of ten minutes to enter the three quarter time break with a commanding 7 goal lead.  Goals to Robinson and Robbie Nikolic plus two to Brad Allen was an excellent result and was the best possible response imaginable by three of our new players. 

The last quarter started amid howling winds and a torrential downpour that was to set in for the remainder of the game. Given the wind strength it was decided to put a player behind the ball and defend our lead but two quick goals to Westmeadows and suddenly a glimmer of hope of an unlikely Westmeadows victory emerged from the darkness.

Another Westmeadows goal at the 12 minute mark brought the margin back to just four goals as both teams fought hard to get the game on their own terms. Thankfully a mark and goal by Jordy Port against the flow of traffic steadied the ship keeping the surging opposition at arms length with the result of the game more or less determined by now. A Westmeadows goal at the beginning of time on kept us on our toes but time would eventually run out resulting in a hard fought but well deserved victory for the home side. 

In a game where goals were hard to come by all night it was interesting to note, six of Westmedows eight goals were from free kicks!   

Overall, it was a pleasing outcome build on the back of an enormous amount of hard work and effort by all 22 determined Demons on a night where the team that wanted to win the most did…..!

Best players: Sims, M.Smith, Baressi, D.Scott, Burns, L.Smith, 

The four (4) major positives from the game were as follows:  

1)      We adapted to the difficult conditions well and continued to be strong over the ball and in the contest at all times throughout the night  

 

2)      Our four (4) major role players assigned dangerous opponents all performed superbly and completely nullified the major threat posed by the dangerous Westmeadows link up players 

 

3)      We responded after half time the way good teams do with a 5 goal to nil third quarter

 

4)      Our midfield team won the battle on the night with all having very good individual performances also.

Next match (22/4/17) we play Taylors Lakes @ Lionheart Reserves in another intriguing contest amongst two very evenly matched teams.

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Rd 2 Reserves v West Meadows     West Meadows 6.13-49 d Tullamarine 7.3-45

This one hurts. 

Our boys put a massive effort into this game and listened to instruction from the start, westy had the wind in the first and couldn't convert, defence had a hard time controlling the play but after the first we were able to settle and start our game coming out of the box in the 2nd kicking 4 goals to their 1. 
John kyp did well down back along with Stefan gianchino and David Harsic, Stefan was driving our ball inside 50 off the half back and we were able to put score board pressure in the 2nd. 
After half time it was pretty even, Trent Mcguire and William Geyer played really well out of the midfield being feed by Dale foote and Levin Reece, we were in the game by far coming into the last. 
Our back 6 including Ryan Vanderpol and ajdin feruzza on wings held Westmeadows goal less in the last but it wasn't enough to get us over the line, we fell short 44-49 when the siren went, it was a real good team effort and I love the fact that we are not going to be taken lightly. 
I just want to add, the boys are really putting in a good solid effort every week for the club and I don't think this is going to change, they really are coming out every week to play football and try to win, we aren't to far away from our first win in the twos, it would be good if we could get more supporters down to support the boys in a fortnight against Taylor's lakes. 

Thanks to all that shows their support now. 

Reserves coach Colin Wallington. 

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Rd 2 U 17's    Tullamarine 13.12-90 d Keilor Park 5.5-35

Second game of the year for the new look Tullamarine under 17 boys, and after a big win last week against Jacana, the boys seemed up and about and ready to hit Keilor park running.

A great first quarter, full of run and ball sharing, we won every contest in the middle and delivered the ball well to our champion centre half forward Zack. He took 6 marks in the first quarter and setting up several goals, while our new recruit Dylan Birdo dominated in the middle alongside side Matt Watts.

We ended up with a 3 goal lead in the first, we came out in the second with more run , better skills and we attacked the score board well. Jarrah held up the back line well with a dominant performance at full back, while Tyson and Bryce gave us run and carry out of the back line. Seth in the ruck gave us first use in the middle up to half time. We went in 8 goals up.  

The heavens opened up at half time, and we hit the 3rd quarter in heavy rain and strong winds, a huge contrast, and Keilor park used the best of these conditions, we took a step back,were second to the ball and hardly won a hard contest. It was a disappointing quarter, but we were lucky the Jarrah continued his good form and holding it together, restricting Keilor park scoring.

After a solid rocket from me , the boys came back to play, and started to win the hard ball, run and carry in the wet and shared the ball in the forward line well. Liam Montrose was dangerous up forward, but also played well in the middle. It was exciting to watch, and encouraging to watch so many underdog players lift and be in our best. A gutsy win and a big win to put us top of the table with the best percentage, and now our fate is in the hands of the EDFL to see what division we will be in after to big 12goal wins.

Bryce, Seth Matt Dylan Jarrah and Liam being in our best. Very exciting times for Tullamarine under 17s.

Peter Labbad

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Rd 2 Under 13's

East Sunbury 15.11-101 d Tullamarine 3.2-20

Rd 2 Under 11's   Tullamarine 3.5-23 d St Aberfeldie 1.0-6

Tullamarine vs Aberfeldy u 11s. This  week we played Abers on a very wet and slippery home ground with only one point being scored in the first quarter by us.To my kids credit they battled hard all day with everyone chipping in and getting the job done with the final score  being 3 goals 5 to 1 goal.        
G
oals to  R Pixton, J Rallis and J Cowell all getting one each.

Richard Cowell

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Rd 2 under 9's

Tullamarine v Roxburgh Park,  No score kept for under 9's

Yesterday we played Roxburgh Park at home in what were very cold & wet conditions. The game was reduced to 10 vs 10 on the field due to our opposition not having enough kids which meant we had 2 kids on the interchange bench at any given time allowing us to consistently rotate kids through different positions and in & out of the game.

The reduced numbers on the field seemed to make the game free flowing and surprisingly taking into account the weather a high scoring game as well. Once again all kids showed great intent, were not afraid to go in get ball and apply tackles as required. The kids showed good improvement in walking back on the mark & it was great to see  Tyler, Toby & Lachlan a lot more involved & in the thick of the action this week.

At the end of the day, kids from both sides struggled with the cold weather however a lot of positives came out of the game, it is evident the kids confidence & skills will continue to grow with experience.

A big congratulations to Ollie & Indi on kicking their 1st goals for the club & Aidan who kicked 3 goals making it 4 for the season. Matilda nearly joined the 1st goal club however just missed, the way she is playing I am sure her 1st will not be far away.

WELL DONE TO ALL THE KIDS..

Lee Barley

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Rd 3 Seniors   Taylors Lakes 14.12-96 d Tullamarine 12.9-81   22nd April 2017 

In – Steele, Pereira, Geyer, Reece, Gianchino, Piper

Out – Flannigan, Laurie, M.Smith, L.Smith, Hardman, Becker

We came into our round 3 clash against Taylors Lakes with 6 enforced changes, with three players making their Tullamarine senior debut, Levin Reece, Steph Gianchino and Harley Piper, regardless of these changes we were confident that if our mids could match theirs we would be a strong chance to come away with the win.

The first quarter seen Tulla kicking into a strong breeze, Taylors Lakes took advantage of this and continually kicked long to their forwards, although our backs held strong led by the ever reliable Craig Steele and we generally repelled the attack and whilst in turn were also able to put pressure on the scoreboard ourselves with Jack Sims and Robbie Nikolic both kicking goals. We went into the first break on even pegging with Taylors Lakes at 2.2.14 apiece.

The second quarter started well for Tulla with us hitting the scoreboard numerous times in the first 10 mins, David Scott as he has in previous weeks assumed dominance in the ruck which in turn gave our mids first opportunity at the ball. Whilst we were in control of the game we were unable to completely capitalize on this by putting Taylors Lakes out of the game with them kicking 2 late goals to make the difference 14 points in our favour at the main break.

Taylors Lakes come out after half time up and about and took full advantage of the strong wind in their favour; with numerous inside 50’s our backs were stretched, whilst continuing to perform well Taylors Lakes were able to kick 5 goals to our 2 to go into the final break leading by 7 points.

Tulla started the final quarter well kicking 4 unanswered goals including Daniel Devine kicking an opportunist goal from the half forward flank followed by Steph Gianchino kicking his first goal in the seniors, we had Taylors Lakes by the throat – although instead of these goals lifting the boys they seemed to counter act, from being up by 2 goals half way through the quarter we relinquished our lead and let Taylors Lakes back into the game who kicked 5 goals against the breeze to run away with a 15point win.

Obviously a disappointing outcome as for 75% of the game we were in control, although hopefully a lesson has been learnt!! Moving onto this week we have Glenroy fresh off an ANZAC Day win against Westmeadows on Sunday at home.

 Best players: Mulvaney, Sims, D.Scott, Burns, Steele, D.Bartrop, A.Bartrop. 

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Rd 3 Reserves
Taylors Lakes 20.14-134 d Tullamarine 3.5-23

Rd 3 Under 17's    Tullamarine 22.19-151 d Jacana 4.3-27

Well Jacana again, bit disappointing as we still don’t know how we are placed in the scheme of things, but you can only play against the team drawn for us.

A good solid start in the first quarter , the instructions were to only play down the middle and kick to a 3 man forward set up and it worked. Zack ,Dylan Watts and Liam were dangerous up there and the feed from the middle was outstanding. Bryce was also providing some good runs from Half back setting us up well.

Second quarter was much of the same , Zack and Dylan hitting the score board well. Back line was good , but the guys in the middle were solid. Seth in the ruck dominated again, whist matt watts and Dylan Birdo were getting the ball out every time.  Jake was amongst it in the middle as well playing very well to half time.

3rd quarter was a different story, so 3 games down and 3 losses in the 3rd quarter. Very disappointing. I had change the side around to be fair, but all that did was expose some of the weaknesses we have to date that we need to work on. Jacana beat us kicking 4 goals to 1 in the 3rd. But as mentioned, we gave some opportunities to guys to see where they are best suited.

Last quarter was great to watch. We banged on 10 goals and shared the ball very well. Zack finished with 6 goals 6 and Dylan watts with 5 goals 3. The new look forward line functioned very well. Midfield was outstanding and hard at the ball, whilst the backline was quite, they still did the job asked of them.

Some really good performances to note, Nick for his first game was solid all day for us, and Kane was fearless, putting his head over the ball and body on the line. Elise was solid down back and has been for all 3 games. Jasper and lars also had some influence. Tyson on the wing along with Matt our skipper were outstanding for all 3 quarters, while Seth keeps impressing me as the number one ruckman.

Very proud of the boys to date on the commitment and mindset. 

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Rd 3 Under 13's
Keilor 11.9-75 d Tullamarine 1.3-9


Rd 3 Under 11's   Tullamarine 7.1-43 d Avondale Heights 3.3-21

This week we played Avondale heights at home. Avondale heights got off to a quick start kicking two goals early in the first quarter ,we kicked our first goal late in the quarter and were down by 7 points at quarter time. In the second quarter we came out firing and Oliver kicked two goals. The final score was 7 goals 1 to 3 goals 3 ,with Oliver racking up 3goals with a best on ground performance and our girls all getting a lot of the ball which was great ,it was a great team effort by us and everyone played really well. The goal kickers were Oliver 3,Joshua 1,Alex 1,Joseph 1 and Cooper 1.

 

Richard

Rd 3 Under 9's
Tullamarine v Keilor,  No score kept for under 9's

Seniors Rd 4   v Glenroy @ Tullamarine 30th April 2017 Tullamarine 8.11.59 def by Glenroy 13.13.91

In –Flannigan, M.Smith, L.Smith, Hardman, Becker

Out – Pereira, Geyer, Reece, Gianchino, Piper

Our stand alone Round 4 clash was held on the unfamiliar day of a Sunday this week to compensate Glenroy for playing on Tuesday, this is turn giving us an 8 day break, coupled with the inclusion of much needed tall timber of Flannigan and Hardman along with the experienced heads of M.Smith, L.Smith and Will Becker put us in a position where we were quietly confident that we would be able to match Glenroy across the ground and in turn come away with a win.

We jumped out of the blocks in the first quarter, moving forward quickly and taking advantage of numerous mismatches. Marcy made the most of this kicking our first and setting up our second which was finished by Allen. M.Smith who started off the bench in his return game, came on and made an immediate impact, drawing a free kick and slotting the goal from 30metres out. Disappointingly Glenroy were able to kick 2 late goals against the play, which had us go into quarter time with a 20point advantage.

The second quarter started relatively well, with us kicking 2 goals in the first 14 minutes, although this is where it stopped. Glenroy took full advantage of this concerning flat patch, streaming forward at every opportunity, which in turn put our backs under extreme pressure, resulting in Glenroy kicking 5 second quarter goals –putting them ahead by 1 point at half time.

We went into the third quarter hoping we could make amends to our drop off in the second half of the second quarter, although this did not eventuate. Glenroy continued on their way, attacking the ball with more vigor, running harder both ways and generally playing better footy. Whilst we went forward numerous times, we could not get ourselves in a position to convert opportunities, which showed with us only able to add 2 solitary points to our half time score.

The fourth quarter unfortunately followed a similar path of our performance from the 14th minute of the second quarter; our work rate was not good enough whilst Glenroy increased theirs and began to draw away, winning the ball outside and getting it long inside their forward 50 at ease, a late quarter goal to Robinson gave little consolation to the 4 goals of Glenroy, who ended the game 32 points ahead – which actually was somewhat flattering to us considering the last half we played.

Whilst overall a disappointing result it certainly isn’t the end of the world, the expectation is that boys hit the track hard this week, get back up and about and start playing with the confidence, pressure and determination that we are renown for this Saturday against the winless Hadfield at Leo Dinnen.

Best players: Steele, Mulvaney, Corbett, Baressi, D.Bartrop, A.Bartrop

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Reserves Rd 4   Glenroy 22.16-148 d Tullamarine 1.5-11

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Under 17's Rd 4

A very positive and solid Thursday night on the track converted to a very positive morning at Keilor park before the bounce.

Having 26 players at the ground, we need to rest 2 players and have 6 on the bench, healthy and pleasing. The 2 boys that were rested ran water and did the boundary umpiring. Great team work and commitment.

We started a little slow in the first 8 mins, with Keilor Park kicking the first goal and really taking it up to us. But halfway through the quarter, we kicked into gear and played some pleasing football.  The game plan again this week was to use the ball through the middle and not around the wings, and it worked, as we scored well and led by 5 goals at the first break.

Second quarter was good, lots of run and shared the ball well. Seth won every ruck tap giving our on ball brigade first use. Little Liam Montrose had 4 to half time and was very dangerous. Matt and Dylan watts continued to be damaging, whilst Dylan Birdo was tough and strong in the middle.

A few changes at half time with Zack Zilkuie  moved from full forward to the middle, and it paid off, he was excellent through the guts, winning it on several occasion and sharing it around well. Forward Liam Montrose banged on a few more and also set up 3. The major pleasing factor was Josh and Lachlan having an impact after half time. A great quarter and it showed on the score board.  

We continued on in the last quarter with lots of run and carry, but also all 24 players were involved in many plays over the 4 quarters. So pleasing to watch and exciting.  Liam ended up with 8 goals whist matt watts with 4.
Great TEAM effort.

We have improved our score board over the 4 weeks, which shows our fitness it paying off, running out games better.

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Under 13's Rd 4   Greenvale 14.10-94 d Tullamarine 1.5-11

4 grading games.

Tullamarine u13s in 2017 is going to be a roller coaster of a ride as we look to teach a young and largely inexperienced side to play team football. We will struggle some weeks and then sometimes we will click and play great team footy. Either way it will be fun to coach and it will be exciting to see them improve every week. We have now been graded to division 5, which will help our team reach their full potential with a mix of teams that are on a par with us in terms of experience and age. Really looking forward to a fun and successful year. Improving every week is our goal and having fun.

Go Tulla!!!

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Under 11's Rd 4   St Francis 1.2-8 d Tullamarine 1.1-7

This week we played St Francis at jacana in a very low scoring game we went down by one point with the final score 1 goal 1 to 1 goal 2, on the good side of things  a lot of our younger less experienced players like  Marley, Max,Koorina and Jackson kicking his first goal for the season really stepped up. Madison, Jack, Zavier and Joseph also played very well.

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Under 9's Rd 4   Tullamarine v Maribyrnong Park,  No score kept for under 9's

Sunday we played a much bigger and older Maribyrnong Park side. In the 1st half our kids were struggling to keep up with the pace of the game and often found themselves chasing the opposition. It was very pleasing that this turned around in the 2nd half and the kids put in a much improved and competitive performance, Matilda was fantastic all game taking many fantastic marks & was often our last line of defence, Lachlan tried his heart out, was very competitive and was trying his hardest to get the team a goal, Ryan, Ollie and Rogan put on lots of pressure & competed hard all game. It was fantastic to see the courage of Darcy, Beau and Tyler who suffered injuries throughout the game and bravely fought on.  

Go Tulla      Lee Barley

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Seniors Rd 5 v Hadfield   6th May 2017   Tullamarine 18.27.135 def Hadfield 2.1.13

In –McGuire, Laurie, Watts, Geyer

Out – M.Smith, Marcy, Devine, Allen

Our Round 5 clash once again played at home sees us up against the winless Hadfield. After the disappointment of our last 2 games, we came into the game with the expectation that regardless of the opposition we needed to put in a solid 4 quarter effort in order to come away with a win.

Debuting for Tullamarine was young Trent McGuire returning back from injury, as well as 17 year old Matthew Watts after banging down the door with his outstanding start to the Under 17 season. Also coming in was Russ Laurine, who returned from injury, and Will Geyer.

The first quarter started well for us with Becker converting a set shot at the 1.22min mark, this was followed up a minute later by an opportunist goal from Corbett. We continued to control the tempo of the game whilst getting the ball consistently into our forward 50 – shown by being +19 for the quarter for inside 50’s. Whilst being in the dominant position we failed to fully convert on the score board, having 14 scoring shots on goal for a return of 5.9 at the first break.

We started as we finished the first quarter in the second, winning the ball at want and getting it into our forward 50, again as per the first, whilst dominating time in possession we failed to fully capitalise on the scoreboard by at times blazing away instead of hitting up the best option, this shown again with us kicking 5.8 for the quarter to go into half time with 77 to 1 lead.

Hadfield come out after half time showing more want for the contest, this left us for the first 10mins in a scrap of stoppages around the ground – definitely not the way we wanted the game to be played. Although we were able to turn this around with added grunt from our mids, led by Burns, D.Bartrop and co and were able to start surging the ball forward. Link Robinson was able to get his hands on it numerous times to kick back to back goals and setting up another.  Although this was again another quarter where minor scores outweighed majors with us kicking 3.7 for the term.

The final quarter had us back playing the style of footy we wanted, direct and attacking. The Rolls Royce, D.Bartrop, capitalised on the Hadfield’s lack of fitness racking up possessions at want, sending us into attack and even jagging a goal of his own. Scoreboard wise we were able to turn around the inaccuracies of the first 3 kicking 5.3 for the quarter to end the game with 122 point win.

Overall a solid result on the day, that said we cannot get ahead of ourselves and must ensure we put the hard yards in on the track over the next weeks in preparation for our round 7 clash at home again, against East Keilor.

Best Players – D.Bartrop, L.Robinson, W.Becker, J.Burns, K.Mulvaney, M.Corbett, J.Flannigan.

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Reserves Rd 4 v Hadfield   Tullamarine 16.15-111 d Hadfield 5.8-38

U 17's Rd 5 v Burnside Heights  Tullamarine 13.4-82 d Burnside Heights 4.3-27

A big week on the track after being promoted to Division 4.  The hype and anticipation of what was ahead gave us an air of excitement and nervousness.

But we coped very well with it kicking 6 goals to nothing in the first quarter. Zack and Liam were very dangerous up forward, creating lead after lead and option after option. Matt watts showed no fatigue after his debut in the ones and won the ball in the middle several times.

Second quarter was a little different. Burnside ran us off our legs, they were quick and eager to move the ball quickly. They had kicked 3 goals to 1 and really started to take it up to us. We lost the ball in the middle, even though Seth was winning the taps, and we were carved up on the wings.

Third quarter was better for us , a few changes with Tyson moving to the middle and Tyler into the ruck started to work again ,and we steadied very well to hold a solid 8 goal lead.

Last quarter Burnside had the breeze, and I thought we may have been challenged, BUT, the hard running at training shone through, we held Burnside scoreless, whist we kicked a couple of goals. We finished with a 10 goal win and our first ever in Divi 4.

A very fast game, and you can see the difference already from Division 5 to 4. SO we have some work to do and change our game planning . Liam followed up from his 8 goal performance last week to kick another 5 this week, whilst Zack , Jake and Timmy were outstanding again. Tyler had a solid 4 quarter game and Seth again was tough in the ruck.

Top of the table clash this week, with both Tullamarine and Sunbury undefeated. So there will be only one team next week that will have no losses against them, it could be us if we are ready to play. Looking forward to a big game.

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U 13's Rd 5 v Greenvale  Greenvale 11.10-76 def Tullamarine 4.2-26

Tullamarine started the game very well and looked to be in the match, winning the first quarter.

Unfortunately a couple of quick goals to Greenvale in the second quarter led our kids to drop their heads and go into half time down 3 goals. The last half saw Greenvale kick away to a 50 point win. I thought at times we really mixed it with our opponents and if we can sustain that over the 4 quarters we can certainly give ourselves a chance of winning.

We, as a team need to remember how to win and have that real desire to not give up, it will come as we are improving every week.

Go Tulla!!!!

U 11's Rd 5 v Maribyrnong Park

This week's game was against Maribyrnong Park.The game started off with us having a lot of the ball in the first quarter but unfortunately not converting on the board. Although we never gave up they seemed to have too many loose players which I will have to address at training this week. The final score was 3 goals 8 to 2 goals 1 with Joshua, Ethan, Jack, Zavier , Ryan and Janelle all playing really well. The goal kickers were Oliver and Joseph scoring one each.

Richard

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U 9's Rd 5 v Strathmore

Yesterday we played Strathmore at Lebanon Reserve. 

The Strathmore team came out hard and fast in the first quarter showing some impressive skills.  Tullamarine were asked to try for at least 1 goal in the 2nd quarter and delivered 2! 

The teams perseverance was admirable and they never gave up continually chasing and tackling to gain possesion.

The strong defensive work really started to dry up Strathmore's  goal kicking which was pleasing to see. Ollie Chatfield and Tyler Hall are starting to become hard tacklers which was evident yesterday

A big congratulations to Darcy Lleydin who kicked his 1st goal for the club. 

WELL DONE TO ALL THE KIDS..

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Rd 6 U 11's v Aberfielde Aberfielde 6.10-46 d Tullamarine 2.0-12

This week we played Aberfielde, after getting off to a good start again we seemed to be second to the ball alot and couldn't match their speed and intensity going down  6 goals 10 to 2 goals, on a good note Alex played a great game at full back and both Oliver and Joseph scoring one goal each for their mothers on mother's day.

Rd 6 U 9's v Ascot Vale

Yesterday we played Ascot Vale at home. Ascot Vale had a lot of kids on the Bench so 3 kids played on our side every quarter.

The extra numbers on the ground created a lot of contested footy and Beau Alymer and Indi Lloyd really stood out with that style of play. Toby Dunn was also running hard to create a contest.

It was a very high scoring game with both sides having a lot of scoring opportunities., the slippery ball did pose some challenges with accuracy

It is great to see the improvement in our group week after week as they learn to play as a team and improve their skills

WELL DONE TULLA

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Rd 6 U 13's v Taylors Lakes Tullamarine 7.8-50 def Taylors Lakes 3.3-21

Congratulations to the team on their first win for the season. It really is satisfying to win a game of footy when a team effort is given. Taylor's lakes started well kicking the first goal of the game. They really pushed us hard and we had to fight to hold them from scoring more. To our teams credit they didn't drop their heads and kicked the next 3 goals in the second quarter to put Taylor's lakes on the back foot. The second half saw us take control of the game kicking 4 goals to 2 to win the game by 29 points.

A great team effort and positive attitude was the highlight of a good win for Tullamarine.

Go Tulla!!!!!

Rd 6 U 17's v East Sunbury East Sunbury 21.19-145 d Tullamarine  0.4-4