Melbourne High School vs NOBSPC

Division 1
Score: 80 - 160
Brunswick Brunswick (as NOBSPC)
Melbourne High School Melbourne High School
42 - 134
La Trobe University La Trobe University
77 - 27
Kew Kew
53 - 26

Match Report

NOBSPC got the job done with a comprehensive 80-point win at Melbourne High School’s famous ground. After wasting a strong breeze in the first quarter with 4.9, we then let the home side get back in the game in the second, before an 11.8 bombardment in the third quarter settled the matter. The last quarter was a 5.2 apiece.

The move of Mick O’Donoghue from full-back to full-forward provided the greatest interest on the day. Mick was prominent early but missed four set shots and some other gilt-edged chances to get on the scoreboard in the first half. As a result he was sent back to his old spot where he promptly took a couple of saving marks. The coach then swung him forward again and six second half goals ensued. Mick later said he just needed to get his eye in early.

There were many good players on the day. Early on Peter Shepherd was back to his dominant best, while Matt Keown was our truly reliable target up forward, kicking six of his own. BOG was Adam Oakley, whose work rate continues to go through the roof. Nick Holt was strong in defence. That youngster Daniel Tonkin built on his great recent form, while midfielders Clarkson, Byrne, Nettlefold and Ezard were all good.

We have now secured a finals spot, but remain one game away from second place, so all we can do is ensure we win the last two and pray Williamstown might slip up.

Next week is our last home game against a pressing Old Mentonians, playing in the old NOBs jumpers on our inaugural Founders’ Day. Please join us for lunch and the game as we march towards the finals.

22. Michael O’Donoghue 6 2
8. Matt Keown 6 3
32. Dylan Clarkson 2 4
24. Jeremy Nettlefold 2
75. Brenton Hunt 2
31. Adam Oakley 1 1
36. Daniel Tonkin 1
9. Peter Shepherd 1
33. Scott Niewand 1
18. James Molony 1
21. Lachlan Ezard 5
3. Nick Holt 6
5. Brad Holland
20. Chris Horsley
2. Jarrod Wade
23. Ryan Benoit
42. Timothy Weaver
27. James Mirtschin
41. James Wright
12. Damon Byrne
54. Nathan Hrovatin

Venue location

Woodfull-Miller Oval

Forrest Hill, South Yarra VIC