Football News | Week 10developer
Black & Green Shield
Last Saturday Trinity competed in the annual Black &Green Shield against St Patrick’s College. Unfortunately, games scheduled for grass fields were washed out in advance of Saturday. Three synthetic surfaces (TGS No. 2, SPC No. 2 and Mason Park) were able to host 21 fixtures. Below are match reports from Opens games, the ‘Team of the Week’ and results from all fixtures.
1st XI Vs St Patrick’s College
The 1st XI played the highly anticipated pre-season game against St Patrick’s College on Saturday at their campus in Strathfield. There was a positive feeling around the team in the dressing room and in the warmup before the game. The boys were excited to play their first full game together as a team even though there were many absentees due to sickness and injuries. The game kicked off and the boys fought well throughout the first half which finished 0-0. Spyridon Konidaris (12Sc) and James Arthur (12WH) both made courageous goal line clearances for Trinity to prevent seemingly inevitable goals for the St Patrick’s Football team. Mr. Gibson held an encouraging team talk at half time although and adjustments in both attack and defence were made to continue fighting with the hopes of getting a goal in such a tightly contested game. The second half brought various challenges in defence from the opposition with chances for both sides. Unfortunately, St Patrick’s College were able to score a goal within the second half to secure an eventual 1-0 loss for the Trinity 1st XI. The effort from the team was extremely commendable, especially with the loss of some important players, and it allows us to have a positive lead up for what will be a tightly contested CAS season.
Patrick Williams (12La)
2nd XI Vs St Patrick’s College
The 2nd XI Football team started the Black and Green Shield fixture looking a little nervous in the first five minutes, but they soon got into their stride. Some excellent attacking play from Oscar Fryer (11Ta) resulted in a few early shots on goal, supported well with a strong performance in midfield from player of the match, Johnny Gergis (12WJ), who showed some excellent link up play and passing throughout the game. The first goal came on at 18 minutes with an excellent passing move and a great through ball by Mac Liversage (11WH) to Oscar Fryer (11 Ta), who finished calmly past the keeper. A second goal by Oscar Fryer was provided a few minutes later by a pass by Reece Mihas (10La). The 2nd XI going in at half time were looking comfortable but 2-0 is always a dangerous score line. They often say Football is a game of two halves and this described the second half encounter. St Patrick’s came out in the second half looking for the equaliser and got themselves a scrappy free kick on the edge of the box. A deflected free kick gave Kian Gildea (11Du) no chance in goal, who had been solid to this point. Minutes later a second free kick in a similar position resulted in a second goal. Mac Liversage stepped up minutes later for a free kick for Trinity, only to see the excellent St Patrick’s goalkeeper tip it onto the bar. With only minutes to go on the clock, a lapse in concentration in defence, allowed a shot on goal which rebounded, and a third goal was scored. In the final minute, double saves by the outstanding St Patrick’s keeper denied an almost certain equaliser from Oscar Fryer with the follow up from Mac Liversage blocked at the second attempt. A disappointing loss, but many lessons learned for the upcoming season.
Coach – Mr. Dene Ramsden
3rd XI Vs St Patrick’s College
The game plan was to maintain possession, be compact in defence and to pass accurately. For the first 20 minutes the team did exactly that but as time went on the lack of fitness became more apparent. Felix Leckie (12La) was a standout in defence and cleared the ball methodically to our midfield or made penetrating runs before distributing. Marko Kurtovic (12Fo) displayed his usual impressive ball work in the midfield. The goal was scored in the second half when Oliver Dawson (11WJ) picked up on a loose ball which was not cleared by defenders, and he neatly slotted it past the goalkeeper. The man of the match though goes to the Keeper James Mallios (12Hi) who made save after save when the rest of the team’s energy was near spent. Well done team.
Mr. Joe Vaccarella – Coach
4th XI Vs St Patrick’s College
The 4th XI started their game strongly and applied pressure onto the opposition, and this in return nearly resulted in an early goal from Thomas Ferguson (11We), but he was unfortunately offside. This pressure soon turned into reward for the 4th XI after Lachlan Stubbs (12Ho) slotted it home making it 1-0 to Trinity. The team kept this pressure and intensity on and were rewarded for their hard work once again, as a Noah De Barros’ (11Ke) strike landed bottom corner past the opposition goalkeeper to make it 2-0. The opposition started strongly but some great defensive efforts from Wilson Russell (12Ar) and Emmanuel Rizkalla (11Sc) ensured that we didn’t concede. This in return allowed us to get the ball forward for William Maistry (11La) who snuck the ball home late to make it 3-0 to Trinity. The 4ths worked extremely hard, running nonstop and winning every battle, and should take confidence from their performance and use that in the first game coming up next term.
Mr. Jack Gibson – Acting Coach
5th XI Vs St Patrick’s College
The 5th XI started on the back foot as two early goals from the opposition had us 2-0 down early. The 5th XI fought back into game from there and were on the attack. Gabriel Simeos Peixeiro (11Sc) and Peter Georgelos (11WH) led the line for Trinity and had good opportunities to score, but it was James Kountouris (11Mu) who got a goal back when his looping header ended up past the opposition goalkeeper. The 5th XI started the second half on the front foot, having multiple chances and putting the pressure on the opposition, but a quick break from them had us 3-1 down and then later 4-1 down. The 5th XI should be proud of their performance as they never gave up and gave it their all to get back into the game.
Mr. Jack Gibson – Acting Coach
|BLACK & GREEN SHIELD
TRINITY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Ahmed Aref (ii) – 8C||Shivam Wadhera (iv) – 1st XI||Joshua Leverton (i) – 10C|
|Freddie Clunas (i) – 10A||You on Saturday 30th April in CAS Round 1?|
|Johnny Gergis (i) – 2nd XI|
|Wilson Russell (i) – 4th XI||Cameron Mock (iii) – 9B||Jonathan Chau Vuu (i) – 7E||Ethan Condren (i) – 9D|
|James Mallios (vii) – 3rd XI|
Key – to letters mentioned above in ‘Team of the Week’
i. Effort in Attack/Defence & Transitions (Never Gave Up)
ii. High Level of Consistency in Completing Job
iii. Communication to Help Organise Others ‘On and/or Off the Field.
iv. Embraced the Challenge and Overcame Adversity
vi. Gathered/Took On Feedback & Implemented
vii. Bravery: Put ‘Body on the Line’
Luke Gray | Director of Football
Black & Green Shield Results
|W= Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; I = Internal; R = Wash Out||Black & Green Shield|
|Vs St Patrick’s College|