RD 2 - Vs WALPEUP / UNDERBOOL
Seniors - The stand out performance of Laurence Angwin in the forward line was exactly the type of leadership Ouyen United lacked in round one. He made himself known early in the match and was a strong presence throughout the day. Laurie accrued 9 goals for the match and won the Top End Training award. The backline, led by Andrew Jardine, did a stellar performance in shutting down the Walpeup/Underbool forwards. Andy received the North West Ag award for his drive and leadership throughout the game and Simon Jardine won the Pengelly Electrical award for his efforts in shutting down his opponent all day. The midfield, under the direction and motivation of Marc Hahnel and Ben Gregg, provided hard, strong bodies over the footy. Moving the ball quickly out of packs and delivering it, laces out, to the waiting Ouyen United forwards. Marc earned the MFL award and the Haeusler's award went to Ben. Jason Stewart was solid in the ruck and received the Cat Signs award for his efforts around the ground. Constant rotation of the midfield enabled Ouyen to keep fresh legs driving the machine. This combined with some unfortunate injuries to the Walpeup/Underbool side allowed Ouyen United to come away 82 point winners on the day.
Reserves - The Reserves took the field against a highly physical Walpeup/Underbool side. Never really looking like holding ground and a lack of tenacity towards the ball, saw Ouyen United go down by 29 points. However, It’s not all doom and gloom. Fast legs and level heads saw Joel Monaghan, Harley Lunt, Ryan Monaghan, Tye Maloney, Leigh Willox and Tim Weir win awards. Joel received the Heenans Caltex award for his leadership around the ground. The Patche Pub award went to Harley for the physicality he brought to the game. Ryan won the Ouyen Vic Hotel award for his ability to link passages of play. Tye’s constant run and controlled movement of the ball saw him win the North West Butchers award. Leigh played hard all game and collected the Euphoria Hair award for his efforts. Tim was awarded the Ouyen Club (Glass) for his direction and control in the backline.
U16s - The day began with the U16's unfurling last year’s premiership flag. Once the game started it appeared the boys had picked up from where they left off last week. With three very handy inclusions they scored freely against a much undermanned Walpeup/Underbool side. Fresh from V/Line cup duties Lachie McLean booted 6 goals in the first quarter, receiving the Mallee Route Café award for his efforts. Ryan McKay worked hard all over the ground and Tom Morrish showed plenty of poise and skill in a best on ground performance. Both boys received awards, with the Australia Seed Cleaning award going to Tom and Ryan winning the Mallee Ouyen Bakery award. Kyle Sporn and Matt Cresp again played great games, changing over to the Walpeup/Underbool team after quarter time. Kyle’s performance earned him the Greggs Electrical award. In a well-rounded performance Jack Cook and Liam Munro were also named in the best after playing parts of the game for Walpeup/Underbool. Jack received the North West Ag (Coach’s) award and Liam snagged the Nab (glass) award.
U13s - The under 13s was a fantastic match to watch. Samuel Scott worked hard all game, receiving the Best on Ground award for his efforts. Heath Smith used the ball well and was able to make a few good kicks throughout the game. He won the Coach’s award. Jarn Clark received the Encouragement award for his continual run during the game. Well done to all the boys!
All games were played in great spirits and the day was a fantastic tribute to Tony.
A big thank you to all the volunteer trainers, water boys, runners and umpires, without whom we wouldn’t be able to play the game we love.