Another good round of matches, with Newtown’s only losses so far being against other Newtown teams.
Women – Newtown Falcons vs Geelong, 3-1
Well done team, another good win for the girls and three straight wins. They started well, getting the first goal. The girls played as a team with lots of good passing. The second half saw a lot more talking and the team work continued, with another 2 goals resulting. Geelong tried hard but our defence held them to one goal. The goal scorers were S. Ryan, C. Pearson and M. Henry.
Men – Newtown Falcons vs Saints Red, 7-0
Newtown Falcons played Saints Red and recorded a convincing 7 nil victory, to keep Newtown Falcons undefeated on top of the Division 1 ladder. Goal scorers for the match were L. Fitzgerald 2, J. Jirik 2, N. Molyneux 1, L. Porra (c) 1 and W. Crosbie 1.
Falcons will now earn a nice rest with a bye in round 4.
Women – Newtown Gold vs Newtown White 3-0
Gold continued their great start to the season with a win in the friendly against Newtown White, making 3 wins on the trot. Newly appointed Captain, K. O’Halloran, led the way with another superb game, aided by great running support through the middle from D. Russell and T. Parker. D. Bolitho, R. Bolitho-Milne and A. Stuart all provided solid defence against the White’s frequent attacks and, as always, P. Hanley provided both attacking and defensive options for the team. K. Jiric had a terrific game forward, sneaking two goals through the White’s defence. Goal also to J. Clarke. Another great team game. Thanks to E. Crassini for filling in as goal keeper and producing some important saves.
Women – Newtown White vs Newtown Gold 0-3
Newtown White continues to impress with some great teamwork and close support game style. Strong clearances from defence by A. Woodhead, T. Barnes and H. Davis was the starting point for a number of attacking moves by Newtown White. Great running on the forward line by K. Cowle-Henry, P. Walker and S. Wallace was well backed up by great midfield defence from M. Duncan and K. Barnes. These first two games of the season have shown great promise for future matches.
Men – Newtown White vs Golden Plains 4-1