Football News | Week 5developer
Football Report Week 5, Term II, 2022
Only the 7H and 1st XI teams played in CAS Round 4 due to wet weather on Saturday 21st May. Below are the reports from these matches as well as reports from the Independent Schools Cup and Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Championships.
1st XI Vs Barker
On Saturday, 21 May, Trinity’s 1st XI participated in the 4th round of the CAS competition against Cranbrook School. The game started strongly with Trinity on the front foot. Sebastien Portolesi (12Ar) and Isaac Cunningham (12He) combined well and controlled the midfield for the majority of the first half. Marcus Smith (10Hi) also displayed excellent goalkeeping and prevented Trinity from conceding any early goals. Likewise, Cranbrook also portrayed good defence, mitigating Trinity’s opportunities on goal, ending the first half in a 0-0 draw. Being nil-all, it was evident that there was a sense of frustration amongst the team as we were yet to score; however, with some words of encouragement from the coaching staff, the team was refocused and eager to score. Much like the first half, Trinity was controlling the game and, with some persistence, was finally able to get a goal thanks to Shivam Whadera (11Ke) neatly slotting a cross assisted by Liam Rippon (11La). Despite our best efforts, Trinity’s lead was short-lived as a lapse in concentration enabled Cranbrook to capitalise on the game’s final kick, ending the score in a 1-1 draw. Although this wasn’t the desired result, there was a lot to learn from the game, which Trinity will ensure to improve and build upon for the remaining games to come.
Dominic Ticic (12Sc) | Captain of Football
7H Vs Newington College
The 7H team produced a marked improvement on last week’s performance. The score was closer than what was indicated, with Newington scoring three goals in the last few minutes. TGS had many scoring opportunities with Matthew Nguyen (7Ar) making many good runs. The midfield of Hitay Taner (7WH), Xander Vaccarella (7La) and Alexander Germanos (7La) ran back and forth in attack and defence. Nikolas Roufas (7Fo) and Marcus Chiam (7Sc) never stopped trying in defence. Dylan Rattanasone (7We) was instrumental in keeping the score to single digits as the goalkeeper.
Mr. Joe Vaccarella | Acting Coach
1st XI Independent Schools Cup Round 3 Vs St Philip’s Christian College
On 18 May, the first XI played against St. Philip’s Christian College in the third round of the Independent Schools Cup. Going into the fixture, it was guaranteed to be a difficult match, and despite two goals in the second half scored by Liam Rippon (11La), and Shivam Wadhera (11Ke), the match ended with the final score of 2-4. Despite the defeat, the team showed great resilience and fight in the second half. It was a great effort from all the boys involved, and this tournament was a great experience which really allowed us to bond and improve our team chemistry, which will undoubtedly assist us during this CAS season.
Jacob Christou (11St)
Well done to Henry Mansfield (10Ke) for his man of the match performance on Saturday 14th May against Knox in the 10A match. With 14 in the squad and an 8am kick, the team unfortunately had several students withdraw overnight which made it difficult to find replacements. Henry, a field player by trade, stepped up to the role of goalkeeper when the spot became available and made diving saves throughout the match and helped his depleted team to secure a 1-0 victory.
Well done also to Marcus Smith (10Hi) who made his debut in the 1st XI on Saturday 21st May. Due to sickness and injury, four goal keepers from the Opens were unavailable and Marcus received the call up on Friday afternoon. Marcus accepted the invitation and as the 1st XI report noted above, Marcus was called upon to nullify several attacking raids.
Congratulations to the following students who participated for CAS teams at the CIS Championships on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of May:
|CAS Opens:||CAS U16:|
Congratulations to the following who achieved further selection for the CIS Squad and will participate at the NSW All Schools Championships later in the term.
|CIS Opens:||CIS U16:|
CAS ROUND 4
TRINITY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Matthew Nguyen (i) – 7H||James Andrianakos (vi) – 1st XI||Shivam Wadhera (ii) – 1st XI|
|Hitay Turner (i) – 7H||Xander Vaccarella (i) – 7H|
|Christian Falato (ii) – 1st|
|Alexander Germanos (i) – 7H||Nikolas Roufas (i) – 7H||Marcus Chiam (i) – 7H||Spyridon Konidaris (ii) – 1st|
|Marcus Smith (iv) – 1st 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
CAS Round 4 Results
W= Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
|2nd XI||Wash Out|
|3rd XI||Wash Out|
|4th XI||Wash Out|
|5th XI||Wash Out|
|6th XI||Wash Out|
|7th XI||Wash Out|
|8th XI||Wash Out|