Intermediate Boys Football State Finals04/09/2018
On Thursday 16 August, the Intermediate Football team participated at the School Sports Victoria football quarter and semi-finals at Marty Busch Reserve, Ballarat.
Quarter Final vs Trinity College Colac
The CMC boys were keen to continue their form from the previous round and it showed in their first match against Trinity College Colac. The boys started the game at a frantic pace, with multiple smothers and tackles in the first five minutes setting the tempo. The immense defensive pressure led to many goal-scoring opportunities and the forwards were able to capitalise on it. At quarter time CMC led Trinity 6.2.38 to 0.0.0. Our ball movement was exceptional throughout the match, which created many entries inside fifty. Strong performances from Lincoln White, Mason Wakefield, Sam Conforti, Isaac Carracher, Abe Sheahan and Joe Fiske-Kealy were all influential in the victory.
Final Score: CMC: 12.7.79 def Trinity College Colac: 3.2.20
Semi Final vs Grovedale
The boys were full of confidence heading into the State Semi Final against Grovedale. This contest was tight from the opening bounce with neither side able to take control and gain momentum. CMC scored the opening goal of the game, however Grovedale equalised within minutes. Our midfielders worked tirelessly, winning contested possessions at the stoppages and our defenders were able to rebound Grovedale’s entries inside fifty. Both sides were inaccurate in front of goal, with the margin only a few points at three quarter time. It was going to come down to a massive last quarter. A late goal by Sam Conforti from the pocket brought the scores level with only minutes remaining and it looked like we were a chance of taking the lead. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as Grovedale scored a late goal to seal the victory. Congratulations to the boys on a fantastic effort and great game of football.
Final Score: Grovedale: 4.6.30 def CMC: 3.6.24
BACK L-R: Luke Hampton MK7 (Assistant), Brodie Hartland BK10, Bryce Laird JR11, Lincoln White VT1, Harrison Welch BK2, Kyle Jones CH11, Isaac Carracher CH9, Timothy Hosking CH9, Thomas Bennett CH4, Abe Sheahan BK8, Darcy Mulquiny MY11, Tyron Papallo CH7, Nicholas Wallace MK10, Mitchell Winter-Irving (Coach)
FRONT L-R: Harvey Gallagher MY4, Jack Keating CH4, Liam Shiell JR11, Matthew Wilkinson VT3, Thomas Hartley JR11, Samuel Conforti BK11, Mason Wakefield CH11, Nicholas McKinley BK9, Joseph Fiske-Kealy BK10, Ethan Arnold MK11