Round 6 VWFL match report
Development: The Collingwood development team kicked off this Sunday’s round against the Richmond tigers. The pies competed really well in the first half, despite a spurge of quick goals from the tigers. Pies experienced defenders Alex Gale-Grime and Matthew Blunt did all they could throwing their bodies on the line in order to keep the scores as close as they could. Star forward Andrew Paddle was the pies only goal scorer on the day but did all he could to provide a strong option up forward. It was a 63-point loss in the end for the Collingwood Development side, however strong teamwork in the second half was able to put a stop to the tigers heavy scoring.
Final Scores: Collingwood 1.5 – 11 Richmond 10.4 – 64
Goal Scorers: Andrew Paddle. 1
Seniors: The Collingwood Wheelchair Senior side faced the Richmond tigers in a thrilling game of Wheelchair Football. It was a fast start to the tigers, who were able to get consecutive goals as the pies worked on getting match ups right on the court. The pies went into the second quarter with a mission to get the game back on their terms. Collingwood forwards Riley Fitzgerald and Captain Ben Jankovski were able to click into gear during the second and third quarter, linking up well to slowly reduce the tiger’s lead. Collingwood star center Josh Christian was up to his very best being constantly on the move and providing the forwards with as much support as he could. Experienced defenders Brian Owens and Troy Hawkins were immense with their tactics to stop the Richmond forwards from getting easy access to goal. The pies got onto a roll in the last quarter where they hit the front and looked so make a clutch comeback, however in the dying seconds of the game the tigers managed to get a late goal. For the first time in VWFL history, a draw was played out and the points would have to be shared between two teams. A fantastic performance for the Collingwood seniors who proved when they are at their very best, they can compete with anyone.
Final Scores: Collingwood 11.7 – 73 Richmond 11.7 – 73
Goal Scores: Riley Fitzgerald. 8, Ben Jankovski. 3