Westbourne v St Michael’s
Westbourne and St Michael’s first introduced the concept of night games to the ACS four years ago and it has been a resounding success. It began with 1st Football and has grown to include 1st Netball which was played on the 29 July to celebrate the opening of the new Westbourne Netball Court. The teams were presented to the supporters and the wonderful Melbourne Vixens Premiership winning Coach; Simone McKinnis who stayed to watch the match and present the match trophy to the winning team.
There was a great turn out of family and friends for the match which was of an excellent standard. St Michael’s played with a fluid game structure and their shooters maintained a high conversion rate to give St Michael’s a solid 66 – 44 win against Westbourne. Westbourne played well all evening and fought hard but just couldn’t maintain the same consistency as the well drilled St Michael’s team.
Overnewton v Loyola
On Wednesday 5 August 2015; Overnewton and Loyola joined the night game club with their inaugural 1st Football night match played at Keilor Oval. There was a huge crowd of family, friends and former students to support the teams for what was a terrific contest.
The first quarter was a tightly contested affair with both teams hard at the ball but Overnewton’s strength and depth dominated in the final three quarters to run out solid winners 122 to Loyola 29. To the Loyola team’s credit they never gave up and played good football in front of an appreciative crowd.
Ivan Maric; Richmond’s joint vice-captain and a former Overnewton student was thrilled to have the medal for best on ground named in his honour. Clayton Bonello from Overnewton kicked 12 goals in a masterful display of marking and goal kicking and was a most worthy recipient of the Maric Medal presented to him by Ivan.