Young Cobras in good form

Solidarity among the boys. 167527 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

Junior football kicked off a new season on the weekend with Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras fielding an impressive 13 teams.
OGCC Orange (29) def Swans Red (13)
A home game at the Snake Pit against South Barwon Swans Red saw a fantastic opening match by the boys who ran hard and dominated with an awesome team effort. Awards: Lenny Honner, Ryan Tolley, Byron Hansford and Charlie Eales.
OGCC White (57) def Torquay Boak (21)
An impressive start to the season. The OGCC White team gave a great team effort with everyone contributing. Working together the team used great skill and pressure on the ball which stood up against the Torquay Boak team.
OGCC Blue (3) def by Swans Blue (115)
The under 9s Blue team had a tough first match against South Barwon. It was the first game for most of the boys. They battled hard all day. Awards went to Ned Allen, Koby Carlesso, Ryder Stewart and Ewan Millard.
OGCC Red (132) def Torquay Grossman (7)
The boys had a great start to the year with a great team effort win against Torquay. The teamwork was the highlight of the day with all players contributing. Award winners were Ben Miners, Finn Corby, Xavier Johnson and Ned Badrock.
OGCC Orange (26) def by Swans Blue (34)
The Orange boys were fired up for the season opener against South Barwon at home. They came together for a top performance and were unlucky only going down by eight points. Award winners were Hamish McDonough, Xavier Wallace, Slater Hatfield and Tane Napier.
OGCC White (38) def Swans White (25)
After an even first three quarters, the game was in the balance until the boys, through unselfish play, kicked away in the last quarter to score a win. A pleasing team effort and well done to all the boys to come home winners on home soil.
OGCC Blue (116) def Drysdale Renfrey (18)
Great start to the season for the U10 Blues. The scoreline was quite impressive but possibly exaggerated by the shorter ground. The impressive thing about this game was the very broad involvement across the team, effective use of the ball and the relentless effort throughout four quarters. Award winners were Koby Millar-Burton, Fraser Stow, Zaden Bell and Liam Seddon.
OGCC Orange (15) def by Drysdale Wilton (30)
Super-close hard fought out night game saw the Hawks snag two late in the last to secure the win. The Orange snakes put on a fine display long link ups with lots of courage. Goals to Ash Dwyer and Jack Every. Awards to Harry Rolfs, Miller Keck, Michael Wilkinson and Will Irwin.
OGCC White (47) def Grovedale Delaney (35)
What a start the White team made in the first round. Some skilful handballs and accurate kicking gave us an early lead and when Grovedale came back, our boys dug deep to take home the win. Awards to Sam Leonard, Alex Gibbon, Cooper Brown and Daniel Lamprecht.
OGCC Blue (27) def by Queenscliff (66)
The Queenscliff boys ran out victors setting the pace early, but to the boys’ credit they fought back well in the second half and with some great passages of play, they kicked three goals in the third quarter. Award winners were skipper Levi Norman, Blake Hodgson, Harry Hillier and Sam van Uijtert.
UNDER 14s Grading
OGCC 1 (51) ef Bell Park 1 (27)
A great start to the season by Cobras against Bell Park. The boys showed committed teamwork along with best effort in each quarter. Best players were Nathan Down, Brodie Muscat, Sam Donegan, Oscar Price, Fletcher Keck and Luke Donegan.
OGCC 2 (85) def Geelong West Giants 2 (1)
It was a great first up effort by the Cobra boys with winners all over the ground. It was pleasing to watch the continued hard work around the ground right to the final siren. A great start to an exciting year ahead.
OGCC 3 (14) df by St. Joseph’s 3 (44)
Great turnout and effort for the first game with a full team and full bench. Awards to James Mitchell who played an inspirational game at fullback, Charlie Mahoney and Tahj Wirth were outstanding in the midfield and a solid effort from Flynn Ness. The team is looking forward to a great season, building on team work, confidence and honing their skill set as the season progresses.