A mixed bag for the high school over the weekend saw the club go 1-3 again unable to capitalise on their chances. The results did not sour what was a fantastic Mr Unicorn, however they might increase the training intensity Tuesday and Thursday.
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The Jnrcorns capped off an excellent training week with a dominant win over the Hampton Rovers. Two Mr Unicorn contestants proved they have what it takes on-field before backing it up off-field; Nick Campbell finishing with 2 Goals was in the best and took the title in the Mr Unicorn return, whilst Chris Tetaz kicked one and was electric for the majority of his Saturday. Sahil Arora continued his fine form up forward, his three goals taking his tally up to 12 goals in five games.
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A final quarter comeback was not enough for Melbourne High, falling just short of the NOBS(PC) of Brunswick. In a well spirited contest the high school were unable to capitalise on Rob Coxon’s “soaring display” up forward as his three goals and plenty of “clunks” not enough to lift the team. Adam Granger was terrific down back for the high-schoolers rightfully earning the BOG. Congratulations to Nicholas Taranto on 50 great games for the High and Rhys Johnson for a great bounce. A full match report is available on the Club XVIII Facebook page.
One could be forgiven for thinking this contest was over following the quarter time result, where the twos looked certain to roll over their top of the table opponents. It appeared the reserves thought so too as they completely switched off and allowed Prahran to dominate the next 60 minutes of Football. A third quarter blowout showed the High School what happens if you are not prepared to deliver the intensity required. In a rare highlight for the day Bill Hart kicked an absolute blinder despite opting for the controversial long sleeve jumper option. Defensive stall-wards Zac Smooker and Shannon Keough ensured the result flattered the high with terrific contested work all game.
A plethora of debutants lifted the spirits of the firsts who had suffered two narrow losses in the past weeks. Despite their efforts the debutants and the high were unable to contain Prahran ball use and saw the game just get away from them. Dylan Hamilton-Ho worked hard all day, adequately backed up by Tom Hickey, who bounced back from falcon of the year to put in a fine performance. This weeks game proves critical in getting the high school back on track, a good win provides an opportunity to leap frog Bulleen on the ladder.