Williamstown CYMS Round 4

 by Dene Macleod 

 williamstown cyms football club 



ELTHAM                     7.2    11.4    16.10    18.11-119

WILLIAMSTOWN   2.2     7.4     12.4      13.7-85


Williamstown CY’s made the long trip to Research on Saturday only to be comprehensively beaten by Eltham Old Collegians. In a replay of last year’s Sect. D 3 Grand Final, the ‘Turtles’ jumped the CY’s at the start to establish a match winning 30 point lead at the first change. Although Williamstown had closed the gap to just four straight kicks by half time, this week unlike last week against Peninsula, there was to be no third quarter heroics with Eltham having the better of the term to regain their quarter time lead of 30 points at the last change. Try as they might the Cy’s made little impact in the last term and lowered their colours to a well organised and committed Eltham combination that ran out comfortable 34 point winners at the final siren. Eltham had come to play and by putting their bodies on the line and invariably being first to the ball, dominated the mid field combining quick movement by hand from the stoppages with some quality delivery going forward to keep the CY’s chasing tails all day. Despite playing in front of a mid field that was trounced, Ben Gray bagged 6 goals for the day to be Williamstown’s best player. Youngsters Zac Read and Nick Walsh kept great contributors all day and will benefit from getting through a game where they had to earn every possession. Williamstown’s defence was stood up reasonably well under the pressure of a torrent of quality ball supply, with Andy McKay and Ben Hynes in particular showing tremendous spirit to the end. Will Cooper had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right, committing a couple of major clangers, but earned the acknowledgement of his coach as he kept trying to make things happen right to the final siren. Williamstown are on the road again next week when they travel out to Park Orchards, to play Yarra Valley Old Boys, and they will have to pick up their intensity if they are not to trip up against the section’s current cellar dwellers.



Goal Kickers: A. McClaren 4, L. Ogilvie 3, B. Strickland 3, J. Galvin, B. O”Malley, G. Turner, T. Wenborn, B. Garrard, H. Dillon, J. Murphy, R. Bux
Best Players: J. Galvin, R. Bux, L. Ogilvie, M. Crooks, A. McClaren, L. Austin


Goal Kickers: B. Gray 6, W. Cooper 2, Z. Read 2, S. Barlow, N. Walsh, L. Forrester
Best Players: B. Gray, N. Walsh, Z. Read, B. Hynes, A. McKay, W. Cooper





ELTHAM                     4.1    6.1       7.1        7.3-45

WILLIAMSTOWN   4.3    8.6    12.11    18.14-122


Williamstown CYMS’ second 18 continued their recent good form with a well constructed 77 point victory over an Eltham side that was competitive in the first half but fell away after half time as the CY’s took control all over the ground. In a timely reminder to their senior counterparts, Willy was best served by mid fielders, Brad Hinsley, Matthew Sultana and Jack Connors all of whom collected many contested possessions in and around the center square. Tom Hogan continued his improvement in recent weeks to be a very creative option up forward and down back John ‘Hondros’ Di Grazia and Will McLaren were solid and reliable for the second week running. Ruckman, Lachie Ryan, kept the pressure on the selectors with another powerful game in the ruck, complimented by some strong marking around the ground.



Goal Kickers: T. Andrews 3, J. Gilbert 3, C. Paine
Best Players: J. Gilbert, J. Barker, S. Mead, J. Foo, T. Powell, E. Mc Dowell


Goal Kickers: G. Burgess 4, M. Sultana 4, J. Buttigieg 3, M. Manning 2, T. Hogan 2, M. Tennant, F. Henry, C. Mathews
Best Players: B. Hinsley, T. Hogan, W. McLaran, J. Digrazia, M. Sultana, L. Ryan





WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS   3.0    6.2   14.6   18.8-116

WERRIBEE                              0.3    4.6     4.6     6.8-44


The Williamstown CY’s Club 18 side hosted long time rivals Werribee at home on Saturday and come away with a very comfortable 12 goal win. After a relatively even first half, which saw the Cy’s take an 8 point lead into the long break, the game was blown open by an 8 goal to nil third term by the home side. Williamstown’s best players were, Michael Keating who put in a solid 4 quarter effort in a number of different roles, Christian Elliott[4 goals] playing his last game up forward before jumping on a plane for the UK & Europe and Clinton Pach through the mid field. Chase Goucher and Ryan Danaher both put their stamp on the game with determined and skilful football and Lachie McKenzie started to show some of the football he is capable of playing after resuming with the clubbies last week.



Goal Kickers: C. Elliott 4, D. Lee 3, M. Sneddon 2, J. Wright 2, C. Pach, J. Street, P. Cardamone, J. Davis, R. Danaher, M. Keating, B. Hann
Best Players: M. Keating, C. Elliott, C. Pach, C. Goucher, R. Danaher, L. McKenzie


Goal Kickers: L. Elevato 2, M. Butler 2, R. Hyssoli, F. Hyssoli
Best Players: P. Mambrino, A. Hovey, M. Moyle, A. Alabakis, J. Alabakis, M. Cations


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