Round 7 Seniors – Round 5 Juniors Wrap

What’s on at Southern?

Legend’s Day

Big weekend coming up. Come and celebrate our club and its history. We welcome the under 12 and under 10 players also as they become guards of honour for the premier league teams following their joint training with premier league coming up on Thursday.

Comedy for a Cause
and of course comedy for a cause on More excitement coming with the Comedy for a Cause on 28th July, put the night in your diary NOW, bookings can be made at See details here

Other News

As a family friendly club, it is great to see our best and quietest supporters at the club each week. Well most are quiet, we wont mention the incredible howl… There are so many gorgeous pups appearing at the club the moment, at least one deserved a look in for the newsletter this week. Whose turn is it next week?

Big Match Weekend

Special fixtures for this weekend had our top four men’s teams playing on Saturday and the top four women’s teams on Sunday.

The Saturday weather was perfect for the large crowd of supporters with some old faces returning in the different teams. Pennant C started the afternoon, with Bobby Sleeth returning to hockey, joining brother Mick who came back at the start of the year, giving the three brother combinations for the team: Eddingtons, Lazyells and Sleeths. The score 2-0 up at half time, but Donnie took advantage of some less than perfect play and the result a frustrating 2-2 draw and wishing for a better result against TEM next week.

The premier league teams played Brunswick. When Brunswick firsts scored the first goal, the shock on the crowd was evident, with Southern equalising 1-1 at half time, but far from the game that we were expecting. The second half saw the men play a stronger game to finish 5-1 up. Great to have you back at the club Rens.

The men’s premier league reserves in a rough game finished 7-0 up, Lachie Eddington we hope the stitches in the head heal quickly.

Men’s pennant A finished the afternoon of great hockey. The team really wanted a win, and got it, 3-2 over Footscray. Second trip to hospital for a Southern player with Nick Davey hit in the chest. Great to hear you are on the mend.

On Sunday, like the men, the women had an afternoon of great weather for the top four women’s team at home on Sunday. The women’s pennant E started the day with a strong 5-1 win over Sandy Women, clearly showing they want to keep the spot in the four after being promoted from pennant F.

The women premier league teams played the promoted Hockey Geelong. The premier league result was far from the desired result with a 1-1 draw with Amy scoring in the last minutes. Congratulations Molly on your first premier league game. The reserves showed the result that all were hoping for with a 5-1 win, with the youngsters scoring: two to Laura, one to Molly and Evie, and captain Ash also scoring one.

The women’s pennant B finished the afternoon of great hockey with a 2-0 win over Donnie.

Men’s & Women’s teams

The men’s pennant E who have started the season so strongly in their new grade did not quite have the strength against the hard playing Brumbies. While men’s pennant D had a tough day at unforgiving Camberwell, thanks Louis for helping out.

The women’s metro A team had a tough game at Elgar Park against Old Xavs, but came out ahead in their 1-0 win. The women’s metro B at Brighton took a strong win over Bayside 5-1. Metro B keep their place on top of the ladder and metro A third.

The men’s metro teams did not have a great day. The amazing men’s metro B group of guys suffered their first loss, with a very depleted team, Mornington was just too strong. While metro A also went down against Brumbies with Jacques taking to the other end of the pitch scoring Metro A’s one goal. The games leaving Metro A still in the four, and metro B dropping to second on the ladder.

Juniors Round 5

It is still early in the season for the juniors, with the weekend seeing round five of fourteen, but what a round for the under 16s. Under 16 mixed shield and pennant both had a top of the table clash at Farm Rd on Friday night, with both teams coming out on top.

It was great to see the cohort of premier league players there supporting the teams on Friday night, the Ephraums clan also coaching the under 14 mixed shield and under 16 mixed pennant (with Hayden) also helps.Under 16 mixed shield played Waverley, with the loss in the grand final in an interesting penalty shoot out remaining in everyone’s mind. But the Southern team were clearly up to the task. The first half had the Southern team with the upper hand going in to half time 3-0 up. After half time Waverley came out with a different game plan flooding the defence making it harder to get our counter attacks. A goal five minutes in to the second half, 3-1, and then a stroke, 3-2 would make it very close. Saved. Waverley kept on fighting with more shots on goal than Southern in the second half but 3-1 was the final score.Under 16 mixed pennant played Knox. Both undefeated. Knox were the grand finalists last year in 16 pennant. The Southern boys showed their strength with Andre scoring a massive four goals in the 6-2 win and two to Hannes. Awesome work guys.The under 16 shield girls had a bye last week, and came back in form against Camberwell. 1-1 at half time and our girls sealed the win with the one goal in the second half a ripper goal from Anna.

The under 16 south competition with ten teams continues to be a close competition, with St Bedes out in front and the following seven teams very close. The black team had the upper hand this week over Dandenong while the red team went down to Frankston. Welcome to our two new players, Mo and Singtong, who join the large Mentone Grammar cohort in our under 16 teams.

Under 14 mixed shield also at Farm Rd on Friday night had probably what is best described as a frustrating 0-0 draw against the Waverley boys, where both teams really feel they should have got more out of the game. The under 14 shield girls are improving every week, the results are not quite showing how well they are doing. Against Waverley on Friday night, where Waverley has the strength of a number of state girls, our girls were only 2-0 down at half time, they continued to hold Waverley quite well until late in the game, going down 8-0 in the end.

The results at Brighton on Friday night, although not wins, were positive. The under 14 south with so many new players continue to enjoy their hockey, against top of the table Mornington finished 4-0 down. A pretty good result, with some exceptional saves by Ollie, thanks for doubling up. The under 14 pennant were down 2-0 at half time, they held their own well in the second half to finish the game at 2-0.

Saturday morning at Farm Rd started with our Under 10 Quarter field as always. The group of under 10s from Southern, Bayside and Mentone continue to improve each week. The under 10 half field against Mentone followed with the boys on top this week, and the girls suffering a loss.

The under 12 boys pennant hit the Mornington Freeway to play Mornington, the boys put up a great fight going down 3-1 with three Lachies and two Oliie’s what a challenge for any coach. The under 12 boys shield put up a great show against the much stronger Hawthorn, 2-0 down at half time, and only going down 4-0.

The under 12 girls shield continued their winning ways with a strong win over the bottom of the struggling Burra girls. While the under 12 district girls also had a 4-1 win, over Footscray, with Jazz scoring two, and Juliet and Rosey on apiece. Welcome to Ellen, it is always great to see when players encourage their friends to join.

The under 12 boys district boys had the “joy” of a Sunday morning game, in the lovely sunshine, after the Sharks cleared the field, before the women’s games. The boys really are improving and a 1-1 draw gives them some points on the ladder.

Fixtures Round 8 Seniors &
Round 6 Juniors

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