Game off to flying start

Nathan Pearson gains a contested possession for Ocean Grove Colts. 156058 All pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

Round 12, U/9s
OGCC Orange (29) vs Torquay McCartney (33): With a great start to the game Cobras were up and about, as the game continued Torquay got their running game on. Co-captain Beau Maguire-Smith started the game with great leadership attacking the ball. Other co-captain Lenny Honner also strong, attacking the ball. Anthony Griffin rucked well using his height and watching the ball. Fletcher Ward used the footy well. Sonny Warren took a mark, attacked and kicked long.
OGCC White (47) vs South Barwon (40): There were some fantastic passages of play from both sides. In the second term Ned Badrock and Archie Moran linked up beautifully to dominate the term. Throughout the game Zaden Bell, Lachie Nortan and Jack McGough combined well.
OGCC Blue (33) vs Torquay Ashley (31): It was a great effort considering the side was down to 15 players requiring a full four quarters from each player. Awards: Max Foley, Luke O’Brien, Jack Gross and Charlie Confoy. A special mention this week to Bohdi Hately who was out injured this week but helped out as assistant coach.
OGCC Orange (75) vs Modewarre (19): A suburb effort by many, with lots of electric play, quick handballing, overhead marks and hard tackling on display. Awards to Josh Davitt, Jarrah Hay, Billy Hayward, Sunny McGain and Jami Hallam.
OGCC Blue (32) vs Leopold Bews (32): The Cobra Blue boys were slow out of the blocks but warmed to the task as the sun started to shine. In a thrilling encounter Riley Doheney marked in the goal square and converted to put them in front with minutes to spare in the last quarter. Despite some desperate defence the Leopold boys kicked a point to see scores level at the final siren. Award winners were Kai Caligari, Rory Phillips, Riley Doheney, Lucas Kelly, and Austin Webber.
OGCC White (47) vs Grovedale Ford (48): Grovedale Ford, undefeated and winners by over 30 points the last time, led at half-time by 26 points. To the Cobras credit, they stormed him only to concede a point late, suffering a heart-breaking, but valiant loss. Goals: Jake Connellan 2, Connor Asquith, Liam Duckett, Baxter Lindsay, Ayden Dunell, Oliver Northam. Awards: Dan Gangell, Dylan Price, Austin Derby and Jack Dodds.
OGCC Blue (55) vs St Albans Grinter (43): The Under 12 Blue boys had one of their best games of the season. They were tied at every break with St Albans Grinter, and then had a great last quarter to finish in front by 12 points. Awards: Joby Chalmers, Zak Ponder, Darcy Freeman and Tom Gross.
OGCC Orange (73) vs Torquay Davey (15): Led by Noah Collins and James Dean, the Snakes came out firing leaving the Tigers battered and bruised. Senior players Nick Gibbon, Toby Gill, Jack Newland and young gun Tom Buttler lead play all day leaving most thinking that they had the ball on a string. Young Dylan Grace’s kicking was outstanding and Ryan Drinkwater’s presence was felt as too was Will Irwin’s electric energy. Awards: Noah Collins, Nick Gibbon, Bailey Hague, Oscar Kopec-Teague, Ryan Drinkwater.
OGCC Red (68) vs Queenscliff Red (23): The Cobras travelled to Queenscliff and the Cobras supporters witnessed one of the greatest team
performances with a deplete team list of 15 available players. Against all odds the Cobras kicked seven goals in the last quarter to win. Best: Brayden Lewis McLachlan, Levi Norman, Saxon Copeland, Ryan Humphries and Baxter Stephensen.
Round 8, 2016
OGCC 1 (27) vs Lara 1 (21): Ben Gillians found form up forward, Tim Hannan and Tyler Walsh stopped many attacks going forward and Jolyan Simpson was in everything all day. OGCC 2 (47) vs East Geelong (7): The boys notched up their second win of the year with Oscar Price dominant from the first bounce, Jonah Wheeler battled hard in the ruck, Charlie Every shared the ball well and Jake Charles committed to the footy at every contest.OGCC 3 (48) vs Lara 3 (19): Some great coaching from Craig Price and Brett Kapitelli during the breaks, lead to an upset win against Lara 3. A combination of U14 and U12 boys showed teamwork. Goals to Conner Asquith, Ned Gray, Darcy Freedman and Flynn Kinsey.