Football News | Week 9developer
What a term of Football we have had at Trinity Grammar School. The wild wet weather, not having a home pitch whilst TGS 2 was completing its surface renovations and the battering that the flu brought to society created plenty of moments to test one’s resolve and to facilitate the building of one’ s character.
To finish off the term, Sydney sparkled (despite the forecast of rain) as Trinity played St Aloysius’ College in Round 7 of CAS. Below are the reports from the 1st XI, 2nd XI, Year 9 + a report from the U15 squad where Trinity hosted Endeavour Sports High School in Round 4 of the Bill Turner Cup.
1st XI Vs St Aloysius’ College
On Saturday the 18th of June, Trinity 1st XI played Round 7 of CAS Football, against St Aloysius’ College. The game began fast paced and both teams came out firing. St Aloysius’ was able to score one goal before half time. This gave the Trinity 1st XI a lot to talk about at half time. However, St Aloysius’ showed no mercy and were given a penalty, which they were able to score. St Aloysius’ being 2-0 up meant Trinity’s 1st XI team had the odds stacked against them. However, super-sub Jacob Christou (11St) kicked off the scoring for Trinity’s 1st XI with a cracking goal from outside the box which drove into the bottom left corner. With Trinity fired up and St Aloysius’ on the back foot, Trinity’s 1st XI struck again as James Andrianakos (12Yo) scored to tie the game 2-2. In the final 10 minutes there were chances on both sides of the field as both teams were fighting to capitalize and score a goal to win the game and three points. A through ball was played and Liam Rippon (11La) utilised his pace and was able to take the ball around the goalkeeper and score, which would see Trinity win the game. Like Round 6, Trinity’s 1st XI was able to show a tremendous amount of heart, determination and resilience and was able to bounce back from adversity.
Christian Falato (11Sc)
2nd XI Vs St Aloysius’ College
The 2nd XI Football team had a great opportunity to gain another win for the season in perfect playing conditions. Trinity started well with some good passing football and eased themselves into the game. In the 28th minute, a passing move that included 10 slick passes, released Oscar Fryer (11Ta) to calmly finish past the outstretched keeper and this was the best team goal of the season. A second goal just one minute later came from John Dalla-Camina (10La) making his debut for the 2nd XI, who finished calmly past the keeper to go in 2-0 up at half time.
The 2nd XI came out in the second half with even slicker passing and pressure in midfield by man of match, Alex Delgado (11 ST), who was rock solid throughout the match as a defensive midfielder. Moments later, an excellent corner from Alex Delgado was whipped in and met with a bullet header from Aidis Exarhos (12WJ), only to smash against the crossbar. In the 56th minute, Michael King (11Ta) followed in a free kick that was spilt by the goalkeeper to pounce and score an easy third goal to finish 3-0 and a very convincing win. The best all-round performance of the season from the 2nd XI.
Mr. Dene Ramsden | Coach
9A Vs St Aloysius’ College
From the outset the 9As showed a great intent to play resulting in some inspiring passages. Leon Livingstone (9We) and Marcus Kekatos (9Ar) were instrumental in recovering the ball for Trinity and this led to many scoring chances. Despite all the attacking football, Matteo Portolesi (9Ar) demonstrated fantastic penalty saving abilities in denying two chances. The 9As continue to show exciting improvements and are looking forward to an exciting final three rounds of CAS football.
Mr. Zac Galluzzo | Coach
9B Vs St Aloysius’ College
The 9Bs were courageous in a tough encounter against St Aloysius’. Despite multiple positional changes the boys demonstrated a great willingness to learn and adapt which resulted in some encouraging passages of play. Will Sartor (9Du) and Euan Fouracre (9WH) were remarkable both on and off the ball and showed great resilience to continue their play until the final whistle. The 9Bs should take great positives from the game and remain open to improvements in the coming weeks.
Mr. Zac Galluzzo | Coach
9C Vs St Aloysius’ College
In a challenging game against a strong opponent, we came ready to play and battled stoutly throughout the match. We conceded halfway through the first after both teams looked to score. Unfortunately, we were unable to penetrate their defence and create goal scoring opportunities with St Aloysius College having a number of shots in the 2nd half, eventually scoring a 2nd goal. Albert Zhou (9WJ) our goalkeeper should be commended for keeping us in the game, while Aaron Soosay (9La) was committed in his defensive efforts. Looking forward to next term and the upcoming games.
Mr. Paris Svilichich | Coach
9D Vs St Aloysius’ College
Despite the heavy defeat all our players persisted and gave their best. Our regular goalkeeper was unavailable and up stepped Luc Brown (9La). Luc was immense, making countless saves to keep the opposition at bay. In fact, we didn’t concede until the 22nd minute and we’re only 0-2 at halftime. Unfortunately, they scored two goals in two minutes at the start of the 2nd half and more goals followed. As previously said, the boys were committed to the end and will now have a well-earned break in the School holidays.
Mr. Paris Svilichich | Coach
Round 4 Bill Turner Cup Vs Endeavour Sports High School
Trinity Grammar School’s Bill Turner Squad challenged Endeavour Sports High School on the 15th of June. Trinity went down 1-0 in the 5th minute however Joshua Falato (9Sc) scored the equalising goal to tie the game. Unfortunately, Trinity was down 3-1 going into halftime. The boys came out in the second half motivated to win and put up a very big fight. Early in the second half, Leon Livingstone (9We) scored to make the game 3-2. Taj Wardle (9Ta) kept Trinity in the game by scoring off a corner from Lucas Kotevich (11We) making it 4-3. The boys pushed hard and let Endeavour know we would not make this easy for them although they were the stronger side at the end of the day finishing off the game at 6-3.
Leon Livingstone (9We)
|CAS ROUND 7
TRINITY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Euan Potter (ii) – 10A||Kingston Huang (i) – 8F||Zethan Zaiter (i) – 3rd XI|
|Jacob Christou (vi) – 1st XI||Juan Borg (ii) – 7H|
|Joseph Khor (i) – 8D|
|Eddie Huynh (iv) – 7B||Alex Delgado (ii) – 2nd XI||You in CAS Round 8?||Thomas Low (i) – 8E|
|Matteo Portolesi (ii/iv) – 10A|
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 7 Results
W= Win; D = Draw; L = Loss