Churchlands took control of the game early, leading at half time by 13 points. The Stingers controlled the footy for extended periods of time in the first half, but couldn’t deliver going forward. Despite this, Shenton’s tackling pressure and hardness at the ball nearly won them the game, but due to lack of marks, the boys unfortunately couldn’t rebound in the second half. Churchlands increased their lead by 1 point and steadied from that point on.
There were many Shenton players that played their roles well, but only a few stung Churchlands when they were in possession of the ball.
Yr12 Brock Ward once again did a brilliant job down back, highlighted by a play where he ran from full back to the centre of the ground to overlap the opposition.
Nick Sgambelluri was arguably the best midfielder on the ground, moving the ball fast and shrugging off anyone that attempted to tackle him.
When Ben Gaspar moved out of the ruck, he went up forward to kick a goal and gave the Shenton Stingers the momentum.
Andrew Fischer also produced another great performance, producing many rebounds and defensive plays.
Josh Gentle from Yr 10 definitely wasn’t gentle as he went hard at the ball.
The final margin was Churchlands by 14 points.
Shenton 2.6 (18)
Churchlands 4.8 (32)
Mr Miles MVP: Nick S, Brock W, Callum M, Jamie F, Lewis W
Tackle of the week: Ryan Yovich
Next Game: Shenton Stingers V John 23rd
Venue: Shenton College
Date: 18th of May, Wednesday, 2016
Thanks to all the teachers, parents and students, which came along to the game to support the Shenton Stingers. Unfortunately we didn’t get the win but expect Shenton to rebound strongly next week when they play John 23rd.
Article written by Bradley Johnston (Yr11)