Woori Yallock clinch close win

Harvey Smith celebrates kicking a goal. Picture: ADAM SYKES

By Brendan Donovan

It was back to perfect conditions again as Woori Yallock hosted Healesville and Officer.

The day started with a good game of footy in the U18s, the game ebbing and flowing with Healesville hitting the scoreboard in the last quarter to seal the deal. The young Tigers are having good patches but just need to string them together.

Final scores Woori Yallock 7.10, 52 to Healesville 11.5, 71. Top Tigers were Noah Dare, Gabriel Conboy, Tyler Ormsby, Lucien Primavera, Joshua Sykes and Ronan Taylor.

The Ressies was a tale of two halves with Officer jumping out of the blocks and having a strong lead at half time, but the Woori boys to their credit held Officer goalless for the second half and in a pulsating last quarter got within 3 points, close but no cover for the fellas, the weekly improvement is a credit to the team.

Final scores Woori Yallock 9.9, 63 to Officer 10.6, 66. Top Tigers were Marcus Baxter, Jude Hay, Thomas Heron, Tom Kear, Matthew Cliff and Ryley Dare.

The netball results were up and down with the A and B sides having super close wins which was great reward for effort for the girls and the coaching staff, while the C and D teams played gallantly for their losses.

A Grade: Woori Yallock 56 defeated Officer 50. Top Tigers were Chelsea Smith, Jaymee Tough and Gaby Clarke.

B Grade: Woori Yallock 53 defeated Officer 52. No best players selected.

C Grade: Woori Yallock 23 defeated by Officer 51. Top Tigers were Jessica Ford, Melanie-Rose Jakobs and Grace Sibley.

D Grade: Woori Yallock 21 defeated by Officer 46. Top Tigers were Rebecca Jackson, Natalie Glanville and Cassidy McInnes.

17 and Under: Woori Yallock 14 defeated by Officer 54. Top Tigers were Georgia Sands, Monique Brown and Oliver Stenhouse.

Under 15s: Bye

The women’s footy got another deal done under lights as they continue their fantastic season, it’s a pleasure to watch the teamwork.

Final scores Woori Yallock 8.7, 55 to Officer 3.1, 19. Top Tigers were Piper Crymble, Casey Wright, Anelise McCracken, Sky Wilson, Michelle Brown and India James.

In the Senior Men’s, kudos must go to Officer for the approach to the game, they jumped out the blocks and hit the scoreboard early, Woori’s pressure wasn’t up to the standard set this year and Officer made them pay. While the Tigers may have looked down for the count, the side’s leaders edged their way back to hit the front and the team’s game management in the finals minutes was well done.

Final scores Woori Yallock 8.12, 60 to Officer 8.9, 57. Top Tigers were Bradd Arnold, Liam Odea, Zach Monkhorst, Jordan Williams, Joel Smith and Kody Busoli.

This week Woori Yallock will travel to Upwey for what’s sure to be a massive day of sport with supports encouraged to make the effort to support the teams.