Waverley Blues: 0.8.8 0.12.12 2.15.27 4.19.43
Upper F'Tree Gully: 2.3.15 8.6.54 10.12.72 11.15.81
Waverley remains on just one win in 2017 after a very dissapointing result against Upper Ferntree Gully.
Arriving to the game with premium intensity and a dominant display, inaccurcay would haunt the blues, who managed just eight behinds in the first quarter, while the Kings put through two goals and three behinds to lead by seven.
Had Waverley converted, they could well have found themselves on the right side of a momentum buffer with a 30-odd point margin in their favour.
The tune would continue in the second term, with the Blues still unable to convert, while the Kings made the most of their opportunity, putting six goals through the big sticks to lead by 36-points at the major break.
Finally, Matthew Sharpe would kick the first goal for the Blues in the third quarter, and would end with another major, but it was too little too late as Kings won the match by 38-points.
However positive signs were shown in the Blues last quarter, which they won showing that they still possess the desire to win through a never-say-die attitude.
Michael Robinson played his first game for the year, bringing in good run off half back, while Ben Turner came back from injury to fill his role at half back, with episodes in the middle of the ground, replacing Matt Harrison and Pual Savage injured who were injued from last week's match.
Coach Scott Hunter mixed the team up a little bit to try and get going in the second half, and while it couldn't cause a paradigm shift on the field, it showed glimpses of what both he and the team is capable of.
Swizza Swierzbiolek tried hard all day and was the best for the Blues, while youngster Ryan McNamara was good on half back and wing backing up his form.
Ryan 'Surfer' Serpanchy also contributed with a solid performance.
Despite the result, much fun was had at the Ladies Night and Miss Waverley Blues on Satruday night.
The events keep coming, with the Gary Buchenara Luncheon kicking off our round 10 clash next Saturday against Lilydale.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Waverley Blues Reserves: 3.0.18 4.2.26 5.7.37 6.8.44
Upper F'Tree Gully Reserves: 2.0.12 4.2.26 7.3.45 9.4.58
The Waverley Reserves put in a strong performance against Upper Ferntree Gully, but ultimately the home side played the conditions better with the size of the ground, their spread and carry much better.
The Blues led at quarter time and were poised for a big game.
Dwayne Wathen, returning for just his second game of the year kicked a goal tp give the Blues the lead in the second quarter, though both teams went into quarter time on 4.2.26.
The Kings kicked some key goals in the third quarter, controlled the ball much better, giving the Blues few opportunities to attack the scoreboard.
The Kings kept their momentum for the remainder of the game, and ran out winners by 14 points.
Rhys McLeod went off hamstring injury, also dampening the day for the Blues.
Charlie Stratford was moved down back and played well, while Luke Glossop played well on the wing with his run and carry, not letting his size get the better of him with some strong marks.
Waverley Blues U19s: 2.2.14 5.3.33 6.6.42 12.8.80
Upper F'Tree Gully U19s: 2.0.12 4.1.25 5.3.33 5.4.34
The Waverley Blues Under 19s had a great game against Upper Ferntree Gully.
While the Kings kept close to the Blues, Waverley held the lead for majority of the game, with just 9-points separating the teams at the last change.
However a huge final quarter put the Blues on the winners list.
Six goals to just one behind meant the Blues would run out 36-point winners - a solid result for the team going forward.
Waverey Blues Women: 8.6.54
Norwood Women: 6.3.39
The Waverley women's team put on their third win in a row, as they beat Norwood by 15-points.
A tight seesawing affair provided a tough game, but Waverley was able to break clear and put away Norwood, who put up a brave fight.
Sam Allen, in stellar form, kicked half of Waverley's goals with four majors, while Jess McKenna put up a strong performance in the backline.
Bridget Murphy, who is also having a strong season, was good through the middle.
The girls have a bye this coming weekend, before they face Heathmont at home on Sunday July 2.