Williamstown CYMS Round 4 Review

by Dene Macleod


WERRIBEE 6.3         12.8        17.10     24.16.160

WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS 3.2         3.4          7.5          8.7.55


Goal Kickers: A. Taylor 4, A. Panayi 4, M. Taylor 3, M. Palmington 2, A. Tedeso 2, J. McLellan 2, R. Fastuca 2, M. Dean, J. Palmer, W. Pelar, S. Callea, A. Murphy
Best Players: M. Palmington, C. Lee, A. Taylor, D. Morrish, T. McCutcheon, S. Callea


Goal Kickers: B. Gray 2, J. Vanderloo 2, Z. Read, S. Lee, M. Carland, J. Wong
Best Players: D. Weston, B. Gray, J. Wong, Z. Read, N. Walsh, T. Burns-Wallace

Werribee AFC handed Williamstown one of its biggest hidings for quite some time when they embarrassed the visitors in a 105 point drubbing at Soldiers Reserve on Saturday. In the battle of the Western Derby, Williamstown was no match for a fitter, committed and very well drilled Werribee combination. After a relatively even opening 20 minutes the home side put on a couple of goals in time on to lead by three at the first break. Any chance that the CYs had of getting back into the game was quickly blown away by a hard running and very skilful Bees combination as they kicked six goals to nil in the second quarter to have the game well and truly in their keeping at half time. With their pride on the line Williamstown was able to stem the onslaught in the third quarter and continued in similar fashion into the last quarter. At the 20 minute mark of the final term Williamstown, to their credit, had been outscored by only 8 points in the second half, but then the wheels fell off and Werribee piled on seven unanswered goals to run out comprehensive and well deserved 105 points winners.

In a game where it was hard to pick any real winners for the visitors, a few stood out for their ability to fight it out to the end. Young Darcy Weston gave everything he had on his wing. Ben Gray stood out for his fine marking and astute play around the ground and skipper Andrew McKay was typically courageous in his endeavours across half back. Zac Read showed glimpses of a return to his 2009 form, Nick Walsh had an in and out day on his wing and Tom Burns-Wallace, playing his first senior game, battled away manfully in the ruck.


WERRIBEE 2.3         5.6          7.11        7.13.55

WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS 1.3         5.5          7.7          10.11.71


Goal Kickers: C. Alabakis 2, C. Jack 2, B. Apps, N. Renaut, T. Morrish
Best Players: D. Laing, M. Walsh, S. Hudson, M. Link, A. Alabakis, J. Ayling


Goal Kickers: D. Toscas 2, C. Solomon 2, P. Gallivan, R. Danaher, F. Henry, D. Russ, A. Yacin, D. Page
Best Players: L. Andrusiw, R. Danaher, J. Munro, M. Tennant, L. Henry, D. Toscas

Williamstown CYs fared much better in the early match, when after a closely fought game they were able to shrug off a determined home side with a 3 goals to nil last quarter and go on to record a very good 16 point victory.

Williamstown was best served by Lenny Andrusiw who dominated the game from centre half back and in doing so staked a strong claim for return to senior ranks. Ryan Danaher was another to put his hand up with a strong marking game up forward. He was well supported by a very consistent Matthew Tennant and together they provided a very reliable avenue forward all day. James Munro and Lawrence Henry were clear winners and provided many opportunities for the CYs forwards. Jimmy Toscas had another fine game using his great pace and excellent delivery to set up many forward thrusts.


WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS 2.4         8.9          11.15     19.19.133

OLD CAREY 4.3         6.3          7.5          8.5.53


Goal Kickers: D. Wouda 5, H. Knight 3, G. Burgess 3, B. Jones 2, S. James, J. Muscat, M. Manning, T. Monti, C. Pach, G. Williams
Best Players: J. Willis, D. Wouda, B. Jones, M. Manning, J. Muscat, D. Williams

The Williamstown Club 18 side continued on its winning way on Saturday with a comprehensive 80 point thrashing of Old Carey. The CYs came back from a two goal deficit at quarter time to win going away and in doing so kept their undefeated record intact.

Best for Williamstown was Jacob Willis who showed a clean pair of heels to the opposition all day and put himself in line for a return to the next level with a fine four quarter effort. Veteran David Wouda turned back the clock to bag five goals and was a constant threat to the Old Carey defence with his clever reading of the play and good goal sense. Ben Jones and Michael ‘Meatballs’ Manning were others that stood out and Jon Muscat made a good return to footy after missing a couple of games due to a new arrival to the Muscat family.

The CYs will face their sternest test yet next week when they play away to top of the ladder Old Essendon.

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