Football News | Week 2developer
Welcome to Term III and the final part of the CAS winter season where, since the last Football Bulletin report in Term II, there have been July holiday fixtures, representative selection announcements and CAS Round 8 Vs Knox Grammar School.
Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding representative selections:
- Oscar Fryer (11Ta) on his selection in the NSW U16 Schoolboys squad to compete at the 2022 School Sport Australia National Football Championships in September.
- Isaac Cunningham (12He) and Liam Rippon (11La) on their selection in the NSW Opens Schoolboy Squad to compete at the 2022 School Sport Australia National Football Championships in September.
- Oscar Fryer on his selection and participation in an Australian U17 Joeys training camp in Canberra during the July Holidays.
CAS Round 8 Vs Knox Grammar School
In CAS Round 8, numerous games were washed out, which was a similar theme to Round 3 against Knox. Of the 16 teams that were able to play both rounds three and eight, two teams had the same result, whilst seven other teams improved their results between these rounds. Reports below focus on the 1st XI, 2nd XI, 7A and 7B games.
CAS Round 8 – 1st XI Vs Knox Grammar
As always it was matching up to be a tough fixture against Knox and it did not disappoint, with the first 10 minutes being a tough and physical contest. It was an even battle until Knox broke away, scoring two goals in quick succession leaving Trinity down 0-2. The boys didn’t give up though and continued to look for a way back into the game. With less than five minutes to go, Joshua Yeon (12Ar) was fouled in the box, with the referee awarding a penalty. James Andrianakos (12Yo) was able to step up, and convert the penalty, catapulting Trinity back into the game with not long to go. It looked all but certain that Knox would walk away with the three points until Trinity found themselves with a free kick just outside the box. It was a good delivery and Joshua Yeon was able to score, leveling the scores at 2-2. The match finished 2-2 with Trinity completing an outstanding comeback.
Jacob Christou (11St)
CAS Round 8 – 2nd XI Vs Knox Grammar
The 2nd XI Football team had a great opportunity to beat Knox away from home after a narrow loss against them in the previous encounter. The game didn’t disappoint, with a five-goal thriller. Knox were the team that started brightest with speed in attack and a few early chances. Against the run of play, Oscar Fryer (11Ta) scored an excellent goal, dribbling past two players changing direction and shooting low into the corner past an unsighted keeper. It was a man of the match performance scoring a hat-trick for Trinity. The goal spurred on the team with some good passing football as they eased themselves into the game. Jacob Christou (11St) had a strong performance as number ten with some excellent dribbling and passing throughout. A sudden lapse in concentration allowed Knox into the game and on 19 minutes and 23 minutes Knox scored two quick goals, going in at half time 2-1 up.
This was the moment the 2nd XI truly showed their fighting spirit where they managed to all step up to the challenge. Oscar Fryer scored his second goal six minutes into the second half with a superb individual goal picking up the ball on the halfway line, beating two defenders and calmly scoring past the keeper. The game was on a knife edge with chances for both teams but on 40 minutes, Oscar completed his hat-trick and game winning goal with another calm finish past the keeper. Hard work from the likes of Aidis Exarhos (12WJ) on the wing and the team defending as a unit enabled an impressive and gutsy performance from the 2nd XI for another excellent win.
Mr. Dene Ramsden | Coach
CAS Round 8 – 7A Vs Knox Grammar
The 7A had a slow start to the game and were on the back foot for the majority of the first half. Xavier Melki (7He) kept the game locked up at zero a piece with some fine saves as goalkeeper. The end of the first half saw Trinity concede a soft goal to round up the first performance. Second half, Trinity was immediately on the front foot. More proactive and aggressive pressing from Leon Parkes (7Yo) and Harrison Broderick (7Sc) saw Trinity win the ball higher up the field and score what was a classy finish from Harrison Broderick. A late goal with three minutes to go saw Knox take the victory on this occasion. Solid effort from the boys, with good performances all over the field.
Mr. Daniel Marques | Coach
CAS Round 8 – 7B Vs Knox Grammar
The 7B started the game well, after a previous 5-1 loss to Knox last time out, and the boys were determined to embrace the challenge and overcome adversity. The game started with opportunities at either end. Goalkeeper Tim Buultjens (7WH) put his body on the line to ensure that we didn’t concede, whilst Kyle Jiang (7Sc) and Ethan Hanser (7Yo) tested the Knox defence. The first half ended nil-all; some brave defending from Alex Hu (7WH) prevented multiple chances that Knox had. The second half saw more chances for both sides with a thrilling end to end football and a goal beckoned. Though it didn’t come, another top save by Tim Buultjens and great defensive efforts from Alec Manoski (7St) and George Drivas (7Ta) secured a draw. This was a performance from which the team should take great confidence and pride.
Mr. Jack Gibson | Coach
During the July holidays, there were three fixtures for the 1st XI against Barker College (CAS Round 1 replay due to washout), Newington College and Dulwich Hill FC (where there was also an U14 game against this opposition). Reports below focus on these fixtures.
July Holidays CAS Round 1 Replay – 1st XI Vs Barker College
On Tuesday 18 July, Trinity Grammar’s 1st XI traveled north across the Harbour Bridge to take on a strong Barker College. This was a very competitive game due to its very close scoreline throughout the game. At half time the game was a draw at 1-1 with Max Wende-Dunstan (11Du) scoring a header off a corner. Despite the cold temperature and heavy wind and rain conditions, Trinity managed to put three more goals past Barker in the late game with Joshua Yeon (12Ar) scoring a goal and Sebastien Portolesi (12Ar) scoring two goals. Trinity finished 4-1 in front.
Christian Falato (11Sc)
July Holidays CAS Round 1 Replay – 2nd XI Vs Barker College
Only fixtures in 1st XI are replayed if washed out. However, a 2nd XI fixture was organised as preparation for CAS Round 8. Unfortunately, there were some late withdrawals for the 2nd XI, but those present displayed good spirit. Ben Robinson (12Yo) assembled a non-stop running game. Congratulations to our whole team who performed bravely and who are looking forward to their next game against Knox Grammar.
James Mallios (12Hi)
July Holidays Week 3 – 1st XI Vs Newington College
Trinity and Newington switched possession often throughout the first ten minutes. Newington scored the first goal after a lapse in concentration from Trinity. Later Trinity found themselves regaining their footing. Isaac Cunningham (12He) scored with a touch of finesse from outside the box. Newington scored a goal to regain their lead, but Trinity was eyeing two goals to leave the game with a victory. That plan was executed by Isaac Cunningham again and Jacob Christou (11St) who both scored goals within a matter of minutes to give Trinity the lead. Newington pressed hard for the last ten minutes but a defensive shift was put in by Joel Maher (11Ta) and Aidis Exarhos (12WJ) to close the game out and leave Trinity with a victory.
Kian Guildea (11Du)
July Holidays Week 2 – 1st XI Vs Dulwich Hill Football Club
In the holidays Trinity Grammar took on NPL side Dulwich Hill FC U18s. Trinity managed to get a goal in the first half from Spyridon Konidaris (12Sc) who completed a nice finish by chipping the goalkeeper. Unfortunately, Trinity conceded a goal in the second half to make the score 1-1. Soon after Dulwich Hill scored to make the score line 2-1. Even though Dulwich Hill were ahead, Trinity kept their heads up and put up a good match.
Joel Maher (11)
July Holidays Week 2 – U14 Vs Dulwich Hill Football Club
The U14 team started the match off with great intensity but after they were down a goal, they started to drop off this intensity. In the second half, Trinity picked up the intensity and had many chances at the goal, but they could not convert. The final score was 3-0 to the opposition. The player of the match was Cristian Marzullo (8WJ) who had many shots at the goal, and he was supported by Baxter Fryer (8Ta) who did not stop running in midfield and won all his tackles.
Ethan Hilton (8Ta)
|CAS ROUND 8
TRINITY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Adam Bahmad (ii) – 5th XI||Oscar Fryer (ii) – 2nd XI||Zethan Zaiter (i) – 3rd XI|
|Baxter Fryer (i) – 8A||Adam Taleb (i) – 5th XI|
|Alex Hu (vii) – 7B|
|Reece Mihas (ii) – 10A||Zac Ugov (ii) – 10B||Max Wende-Dunstan (v) – 1st XI||Archer Guest (i) – 7th XI|
|Xavier Melki (ii) – 7A|
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 8 Results
W= Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; R = Wash Out