Month: April 2016

April 17, 2016 Neil Brindley

Clarky

GREENSBOROUGH continued its strong start to the season with a thumping win over Northcote Park in Round 2.

The Boro showed an excellent display from start to finish and simply outplayed the Cougars in the 19.15 (129) to 6.8 (44) result at War Memorial Park.

David Ellard was a dangerous prospect for the entire match and kicked a game-high four goals, while Ricky Mullins was dominant in the midfield for the Boro.

Daniel McLinden played an outstanding game from centre half back and stayed composed in even the most intense moments, keeping the Cougars from scoring on many of their forward 50 entries.

Bronik Davies competed well all day in the middle for the Cougars, and Wayne Schultz’s speed and run on the outside was looking hard to stop early.

Northcote Park’s inefficiency going forward hurt its chances of winning the game, while Greensborough made the most of its chances when surging forward and thoroughly deserved the 85-point win.

Greensborough was very good early and had plenty of the ball in its forward half, with Mullins opening the scoring with the first goal of the game from a free kick.

Harmit Singh and Lachlan Boscarini were keeping the Cougars in the game early with their brave defensive efforts, though Greensborough’s forward pressure was immense, causing plenty of turnovers and denying the Cougars any chance of rebounding.

Ellard and Jason Rogers added to the Boro’s strong opening quarter with goals from separate contests, rewarded for their early tackling pressure.

Northcote Park struggled to get the ball forward in the opening quarter, though a Jesse Harris goal, set up by Boscarini, against the run of play kept them within reach at the break, to only trail by 15 points.

The Cougars’ intensity increased greatly in the second term and their pressure was keeping them in the game.

Despite not having much of the play in the quarter, Greensborough still managed to kick the first two goals through a second major from Ellard, and skipper Lachlan McQuilken.

A costly turnover in defence from Greensborough’s Matthew Hyde saw Brody Ricardi kick a well-earned goal in his Cougars debut, giving his side their first for the quarter.

After a dominant period of play from the visitors they were unable to capitalise on their opportunities. McLinden continued to take intercept marks whenever Northcote Park was looking dangerous, and his efforts helped maintain the Boro’s lead.

A long set shot goal from Nik McNiece gave the Cougars plenty of hope, however a quick reply from Josh Grubb gave the Boro a 19-point lead at the main break.

The premiership quarter began and Northcote Park’s intensity in the backline, which was prominent in the first half, was suddenly missing. Easy goals to Rogers, Grubb and Rhys Boyden extended Greensborough’s margin to seven goals early in the quarter.

Ellard continued his dominance, adding another two goals to his name, as the Boro were starting to get on top in all aspects of the game and took a 63-point lead at the last change of ends.

Mullins and Matthew Fowler continued to win the ball from the middle in the last term and were surging Greensborough forward with every opportunity they got.

The Boro’s big men were hard to stop in the final quarter as junk time began. Michael Hooper won clearances and Andrew Stellas kicked two goals to see the home side take a comfortable four points.

Northcote Park plays host to the undefeated West Preston-Lakeside at Bill Lawry Oval in Round 3, as it looks to rebound.

Greensborough will be out to make it three wins in a row as it hosts Bundoora at War Memorial Park.

Final score: Greensborough 19.15 (129) def Northcote Park 6.8 (44)

 

By: Jarryd Barca

April 9, 2016 Neil Brindley

GFC Playing Jumpers 

Anyone looking for a long sleeve GFC jumper or a small child’s Greensborough jumper please contact Mark Emery or Caz Brindley

Cost for a senior jumper is $59, Children’s jumper cost TBC

The cut off will be next Thursday 14th April, This will be the last chance to order jumpers for the season.  Please ensure you provide a size, for all jumpers. For the children’s jumper please advise what number you would like and any names on the back.

Scarves

We have some terrific club scarves coming in, they are grey in colour with the GFC logo embroidered on them. These scarves are very popular with the ladies. Great idea for Mothers day or for your girlfriend or wife. Get your orders in now as these scarves are while stocks last. $35 each.

 GFC Grey Scarf

Contacts

Mark Emery – mark.emery@news.com.au
Mobile: 0438 602 370

Caz Brindley – caz.brindley@gmail.com

April 3, 2016 Neil Brindley

The Boro boys had a hit out yesterday versus Doncaster East. The 1st game saw our combined U/19 & Reserves side field a team of around 26 players. Doncaster East fielded a team of 17, so we had a fair few rotations during the day. Our boys got up easily winning by 66 points. Really impressed by some of our bottom age U/19s, who don’t physically have the body size of their opponents, but make up for it in skill and game sense.

The 1sts came up against a very spirited Doncaster East outfit and we were down 3 goals to nothing early in the 1st term. We started to find more of the ball and win more contested footy. The lads pulled away and scored an impressive 74 point win with only a couple of players pulling up a bit sore and no major injury worries. Our field kicking again was impressive and with 6 X U/19 boys in the side and all playing their part, it’s an exciting time to be at the club.

We still need plenty more supporters to get to our games and become a part of our family. The 2016 GFC Season Launch is being held today and if you’re interested in attending, don’t hesitate to check out our events page and get in contact with the co-ordinators.

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