Football News | Week 3developer
Football Report Week 3, Term II, 2022
With some dry weather last week, the majority of Football was able to take place last Saturday against St Aloysius’ College in CAS Round 2. Opens (except 1st/2nd/3rd XI), Year 10 and Year 7 were at home whilst Year 8 and 9 traveled across the Sydney Harbour for away games. A staggering 95 goals were scored by Trinity and 49 conceded. Below are the match reports from 1st/2nd XI and Year 7 plus the CAS Round 2 ‘Team of the Week’.
1st XI Vs Barker
On Saturday, 7 May, Trinity’s 1st XI set off to College Oval to embark on a game against St. Aloysius’ College. Given that this was the first match of the 2022 CAS season, Trinity wanted to ensure that they began the competition on the front foot. Trinity started the game strong, setting the pace and maintaining most of the possession for the first half. Thanks to some combination play between James Andrianakos (12Yo) and Sebastien Portolesi (12Ar), Trinity was able to amass a few chances on goal. However, none converted, ending the first half in a 0-0 draw. At halftime, it was evident that there was a sense of frustration amongst the team as we were yet to score. With some words of encouragement from the Trinity coaching staff, the team refocused and re-entered the game with the same determined attitude we began with. Much like the first half, Trinity was setting the pace and, with some perseverance, was able to score the game’s first goal, with Isaac Cunningham (12He) scoring a header neatly assisted by Liam Rippon (11La). Despite this, Trinity did not go unchallenged as St. Aloysius’ also had a few chances on goal. Still, these chances were all stopped short thanks to the brilliant keeping by Patrick Williams (12La), who ensured that Trinity was able to keep a clean sheet, ending the game in a 1-0 lead. Overall, the game presented many challenges, yet the Trinity side was able to preserve and obtain the win. The team hopes to continue this momentum as we venture into our next game against Knox Grammar.
Dominic Ticic (12Sc) | Captain of Football
2nd XI Vs St Aloysius’ College
On Saturday, the 2nd XI Football team finally got a chance to play against St Aloysius’ College following a wash out the previous week. The game started off strongly with some early possession in the midfield from Alex Delgado (11St) and Mac Liversidge (11WH), which opened key attacking opportunities for Jacob Christou (11St), who was able to capitalise and put Trinity up by one in the first half. Following a strong showing in the first half, Trinity attempted to remain composed and hold on to our narrow lead. Ben Robinson (12Yo) and Thomas Guirguis (12Ar) combined in the back line to successfully hold out the looming threat of the rapid St Aloysius’ attackers for the majority of the second half. A brief lapse in play allowed St Aloysius’ to put a cross in our box which ended up in the back of the net. The match ended with a 1-1 draw, which may not have been the result we were hoping for but puts us in good stead heading into the rest of the season.
Rupert Dobbin (12Du)
7A Vs Barker
The 7As Football team started the game on the back foot. Five minutes in we went 1-0 down. An immediate response shortly followed, with quick successive goals from Chun Xie (7Ho) and Harrison Broderick (7Sc), to put Trinity back in front. Player of the match Hugo Walker (7Du) scoring two goals, providing an assist, and dominating the midfield for much of the game. A positive start for the 7As – who have had minimal training together due to rain but produced a performance like they’ve been playing together for years.
Mr. Dan Marques | Coach
7B Vs Barker
The 7Bs started slowly and St Aloysius’ had multiple chances, but some last-ditch defending from Alec Manoski (7St) and Alex Hu (7WH) ensured it stayed 0-0. Their pressure won them a penalty which they put wide. The boys started to grow into the game and had a few chances and shots at goal from Denny So (7Ta) and Remy Humphreys (7Hi) but unfortunately it was St Aloysius’ who took the lead. 0-1 halftime. The team had it all to do in the second half and came out pressing and winning every ball showing their desire to score. This start got better when Hayden White (7St) slotted the ball home from the penalty spot. The game level and the boys wanted more than just a point, so the pressing continued, and they were rewarded for their hard work when once again, Hayden White (7St) snuck the ball home from the byline. Some late pressure from St Aloysius’ wasn’t enough to break down the defence with some good tackles from Eddie Huynh (7Ke) and Aaron Patel (7Fo). The 7Bs showed maturity in their performance when faced with adversity from being 1-0 down to 2-1 up. They worked extremely hard, running nonstop and winning every battle and should take confidence from their performance and use this in the coming games.
Mr. Jack Gibson | Coach
7C Vs Barker
The 7Cs started their game on the front foot pressing St Aloysius’ and having lots of possession with the ball. This resulted in multiple chances from Christian Viola (7St) and Harry Ingram (7Sc) towards their goal but we didn’t have anything to show for it. Coming in at halftime at 0-0, we were on top and looked like the team to score first but this wasn’t the case when St Aloysius’ took the lead against the run of play. The 7Cs, with it all to do, worked hard and put in the effort to turn the game around and had chances from Alasdair Henderson (7Ho), Ben Gerges (7WH) and Morris Buckle (7Ke) to get the game back. This pressure soon turned into reward for them as Kyle Jiang (7Sc) netted home a one-on-one with the keeper, 1-1. The team kept applying this pressure and winning the ball back through some good defensive work from Sam de Alwis (7We) and Vasili Pappas (7Du) and were ultimately rewarded with another goal, from Kyle Jiang (7Sc) and the win. The 7Cs showed immense character to turn the game around and overcame adversity after being 1-0 down. The effort put in from the boys showed how much they wanted to win, and they should take a lot of positives from the game.
Mr. Jack Gibson | Coach
7D Vs Barker
The 7D football side from Trinity Grammar School showed their footballing abilities in a narrow 2-1 loss to St Aloysius’. The Trinity side went quickly down to 2-0 after failing to stop two set pieces. However, in the second half the Trinity side picked themselves up and showed their true abilities. With Jack Kovac (7We) pulling one back the Trinity side started to create more and more chances. Unfortunately, we couldn’t put any more chances away but the 7D side showed some promising potential in playing Football. Special mention must go out to Jonah Sidey (7La) and Corey Matthews (7Ke) who were solid at the back in the second half and kept us in the game.
Mr. Owen Duke | Coach
7E Vs Barker
The Trinity 7E football team were strong against St Aloysius’ with a strong 4-1 win. The team showed their capabilities in scoring goals with Jonathan Chau-Vuu (7We) scoring two goals from outside the box. Furthermore, our captain for the game, Callum Pares (7Hi), showed his leadership skills in volunteering to fill in as goalkeeper in the first half and providing his team with some quality saves. A good first win of the season and hopefully the 7Es can continue their winning ways.
Mr. Owen Duke | Coach
7F Vs Barker
In a match against Barker, the 7F team’s immense effort led to their amazing win with an ending score line of 4-1. Despite being their first game of the season, all the boys proved to be motivated players. Harry Volikas (7La) never failed in his pursuit of the ball, constantly challenging the opposition for possession. Amazing defence from Ryan Vu (7Ho) and John Nammour (7Ho) respectively immensely contributed to Barker’s low goal count. Of course, Lucas Fitzroy (7St) and Dhillon Bhatia (7Ar) must be congratulated for their work as strikers, both scoring two impressive goals each. There is no doubt that the rest of this season will continue to be just as exciting to watch.
Ms. Gracelyn Dao | Coach
7G Vs Barker
The 7G footballers were keen for their first game of the season after our previous fixtures were rained out. The Newington boys made a strong start, claiming an early goal. The team regrouped ready to stand solid in defence. Despite their best efforts, the Newington team scored a total of seven goals while Trinity remained scoreless. The boys kept their heads up and stayed in the game right to the very end maintaining a positive attitude. Robbie Coneliano (7Fo) got player of the match for his determination to keep possession and tireless approach on the wing. David Martin’s (7We) defence in the second half deserves mention. Our keeper, Alex Rabey (7He), maintained his focus and kept trying right to the last whistle. There are some things to work on in training this week and hopefully the boys will be bring the same enthusiasm to our next game.
Mrs. Sue Sidaway | Coach