Results | Year 5 Kingsley Lions

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  • Round 15
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Team Award: Luca L
    Team Award: Mitchell
    Team Award: George
    Team Award: Lachlan
    Coach’s Award: Mason
    Luca L - 2
    Luca B - 1
    Mitchell - 1
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions travelled to Seacrest Reserve for the last game of the year against Sorrento-Duncraig in what were perfect footy conditions. Whilst we started with a full team a few injuries suddenly emptied our bench this week and we found ourselves having to borrow players to field a side - thanks to the SD boys who came over and played for us today, they did a great job. Our players didn’t have a fairy tale end to the season unfortunately and were soundly beaten around the ground by an opposition who wanted the ball more and were using it better. Luca L’Abbate worked hard up forward along with Mason Lyons, however entries forward were few and far between. Lachy Swinbourne was a solid performer as was Zayne May. Mitchell Hunt popped into the play with some great roving and George Scoble also worked hard today, especially with his defensive efforts. Overall we’ve had a tough season but the boys have come together well over the year and I hope to see them all back in 2019. Have a happy and safe off-season and see you next year boys!

  • Round 14
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Carine Cats
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player : Antonio
    Team Award : Zayne
    Coach's Award : Riley
    Luca B - 3
    Riley - 2
    Mason - 2
    Jayden - 1
    Logan - 1
    Coaches Comments

    In perfect footy conditions the Lions travelled to Carine this weekend and started the game very well. Some great centre clearances from Tony Franchina saw the ball moved forward more often than not and the forwards were able to capitalise with several quick scores. In what became a strong physical contest I was proud of how the boys answered the challenge and kept their heads throughout the game. Our defence was on song with Hayden Morris, Jett Morrow and Lachy Swinbourne ensuring that the Carine side could not penetrate easily. Zayne May had the ball on a string and cut through the opposition with speed and skill to push the ball forward over and over. Riley Lancaster-Smith was a dominant key forward and was ably assisted by Mason Lyons and Luca Boscar who both chipped in with a couple of majors each. Overall I was an extremely happy coach today to see how the boys worked hard, used the ball and ran all day with no bench. Well done today lads. See you all next week for the final game of the season - there has definitely been some improvement towards the back end of the year.

  • Round 13
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Kingsley Leopards
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Team Award: Luca L Team Award: Jett Coach's Award: Luca B
    Mixed
    Coaches Comments

    This week the Lions had our first trial of the new KINGSLEY Derby rules with a mixed team game with the Leopards. In what was a logistical challenge for the coaches the boys quickly settled into the game and relished the opportunity to man up on some of their team mates. The game was very evenly contested and the players from both teams had a great time in the perfect footy conditions. The game was played in great spirit and the hardness at the ball was evident with some injuries coming late in the game from good, solid attack at the Footy. Luca Bocsar and Luca L’Abbate were both fantastic today on opposing sides and Jett Morrow continued his good run of form working hard in defense and letting rip with some big kicks. Thanks to Anthony and the Leopards team for a great morning of Footy.

  • Round 12
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Sorrento Duncraig Hawks
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player - Jett
    Team Award - Antonio
    Coach's Award - Harrison
    Coach's Award - Logan
    Luca L - 1
    Coaches Comments

    After a performance last week that we weren’t too proud of the boys regrouped this week and were determined to put a better effort in, especially in terms of our physical pressure on contests. I was very proud of the way the players responded against a high quality opponent in Sorrento Duncraig. The first quarter set the tone with the boys going hard early and committing themselves when it was their turn. Harry Jones continued his good run of form working well in the back line along with Tony Franchina who was aggressive at the ball and made a contest whenever the ball was in his vicinity. Logan Wilson was outstanding all game after suffering a hand injury in last week’s game. Our best player today was Jett Morrow who was put into the backline and was instrumental in saving several goals but also in rebounding the ball over and over. Great work this week boys, we’ll continue to work on our ball use and look forward to another week of footy ahead.

  • Round 11
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Warwick Greenwood Green
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player - Lachlan
    Team Award - Mason
    Coach's Award - Mitchell
    Coach's Award - Riley
    Luca B - 1
    Coaches Comments

    This week the Lions travelled to Ellersdale Oval to play Warwick-Greenwood and despite coming out hard in the first few minutes, quickly found themselves second to the contest as their opponents took control of the game with strong attack on the ball. Our defenders found themselves under pressure for most of the game, and whilst there were few winners Hayden Morris continued his purple patch of form with another solid display. Mitchell Hunt found himself in the right spot several times and tackled hard to win the ball for the Lions and Mason Lyons was one of our few contested ball winners throughout the game. Our captain for the day, Lachlan Swinbourne, was a solid contributor in defense and lead by example throughout the match. Our big man, Riley Lancaster-Smith, was a key target and used his strength well as the game went on. We will continue to learn and develop and our focus at training this week will be winning contested ball and effective passing in space.

  • Round 10
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Sorrento Duncraig Lions
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player: Logan
    Team Award: Kristian
    Coach's Award: Harrison
    Coach's Award: Hayden
    Jayden - 2
    Luca B - 1
    Luca L 1
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions took on Sorrento-Duncraig today at home in very wet conditions and took some time to get into the game. After losing the toss and going against the strong breeze the ball was pushed forward by our opponents too easily and they got an early jump on the scoreboard. A refocus at quarter time saw the boys get into the contest by applying some physical pressure on the ball and going in hard to win contested possession. Zayne May worked hard all day and was a consistent winner of the ball when it was in dispute, and Hayden Morris and Harry Jones continued their solid performances from the past few weeks in defense. Logan Wilson had another fantastic game working hard throughout the midfield all day. Despite being sick during the week Kristian Pugh battled valiantly and led by example with a dominant display in the mid-field, getting his hands on the ball and moving it forward for the team. His tackling and ball use were fantastic, well done. Overall a good last three quarters were played and some improvement seen over the game. We’ll keep working on the track and making the most of these wet conditions to hone our skills around stoppages.

  • Round 9
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Kingsway Black
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player - Zayne
    Team Award - Hayden
    Coach's Award - Luca B
    Luca B- 3
    Aiden - 1
    Luca L - 1
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions faced Kingsway Black at Kingsway Reserve this week in a tight but fairly contested tussle in good footy conditions. The players worked hard to clear the ball from congested zones and both teams were effective in keeping the ball moving despite the wet conditions. There were some great efforts with Luca Boczar working hard all game winning clearances and kicking goals. Hayden Morris stuck to his job and was solid in defense along with Zayne May who went hard at the ball and rebounded nicely all day off the half back line. A few lapses allowed quick scoring from Kingsway which was the difference in the end, however a good result this week.

  • Round 8
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player - Luke
    Team Award - Jett
    Coach's Award - Luca B
    Luca L (1)
    Coaches Comments

    Today’s game was against the Sorrento Duncraig. The first half was up there with out best performances this year. Unfortunately we were not able to translate our dominance to the scoreboard. The second half we had a laps in pressure for 5 minuets which cost us goals. We recovered our pressure and despite injuries to our midfielders we put up a fantastic effort. The most pleasing thing today was the across the board performance of all our players. Everyone had a red hot go and got involved into the game.
    A special mention to Jet Morrow who played well despite soreness, Luke Mitchell ran hard for us all day & played very well, Luca Boczar had his usual fantastic four quarter contribution. A small mention to Luca L’abbate who I sat at full forward fighting a cold, unlucky not to get a bag.
    At training this week we will continual to work on getting value from our work, if we keep working hard the second half of the season should be great.

  • Round 7
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Carine Cats
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player: Aiden
    Team Award: Riley
    Coach's Award: Jett
    Mason - 1
    Luke - 1
    Aiden - 1
    Coaches Comments

    Today’s game was against the Carine Cats. It was a close hard fought game and while we did not win, we can take a lot of positives out of the game. Adian D’amico continues his stela season with a great four quarter effort.
    Riley Lancaster-Smith stepped up his performance today and special mention to Jet Morrow & Jayden Wilcock for their great efforts playing a role down back.
    The Boys on a whole are getting the ball but we need to work on getting value from this. That will be our focus at training this week.

  • Round 6
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Kingsley Leopards
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player - Kristian
    Team Award - Aiden
    Coach's Award - Mitchell
    Five individual goal kickers
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions came up against the Leopards in blustery and wet conditions for the Kingsley Derby in Round 6. Both teams fought extremely well and were hard at the ball all day which was pleasing to see. Players who were willing to commit to the contest were rewarded and the game was played in good spirit all day. Aiden D’Amico was a solid contributor all game despite having to come off momentarily to get his thumb strapped. Mitchell Hunt tackled hard consistently and earned several free kicks from high quality pressure. Kristian Pugh spent most of the day on the ball and was instrumental in the stoppages with a great display of hard Footy today. All in all the players had a great day today with no interchange - I was a happy coach! Well done Lions

  • Round 5
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Kingsway Teal
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Zayne: Best Player
    Luca L: Team Award
    George: Coach's Award
    Luca B - 2
    Luca L - 2
    Zayne - 1
    Jayden - 1
    Logan - 1
    Coaches Comments

    This week the Lions travelled to Kingsway Reserve to play the Teal side in wet conditions. The Lions settled into the game well early with the midfield working hard to give the forwards plenty of opportunities to score. The players were hard at the ball and were tackling well which earned them first use for the majority of the day. Some loose defence allowed Kingsway to score a few quick goals, but the Lions runners held sway with the contested ball. Aiden D’Amico continued his outstanding season with another 4 quarter effort and Luca L’Abbate had another great game, showing his marking and kicking skills are a cut above the rest with a live wire performance up forward. Captain for the day George Scoble kept his troops on task in defence and controlled the kick ins beautifully. In his best performance for the year, Zayne May was instrumental for the Lions continually winning disputed possessions and moving the ball our way. Overall the talk and effort of the team was great to see today, some real thought and strategy beginning to emerge from the group.

  • Round 4
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Stirling Saints
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Lachie - Best Player
    Jayden - Team Spirit
    Luke - Coach's Award
    Mason - 2
    Luke - 2
    Jayden - 2
    Coaches Comments

    A fired up Lions met the Stirling Saints at home this week and came ready to play. Following a solid week on the training track the boys were first to the ball all day and attacked the contest with some great determination. Good skills were on display with our passing and marking much better than we’ve been able to put together so far this season. Although there were several amazing personal efforts across the team this week our best performers were Luke Mitchell who played his forward roll perfectly today, Jayden Wilcocks who worked hard all day and Lachy Swinbourne who was tireless around the ball and gave plenty of second and third efforts to win the ball our way. Well done boys!

  • Round 3
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Sorrento Duncraig Hawks
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Luca B - Best Player Award
    Aiden - Team Spirit Award
    Mason - Coach's Award
    Luca B - 2
    Maon - 1
    Zayne - 1
    Jett - 1
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions met the Sorrento-Duncraig Hawks today at Seacrest Reserve and were slow out of the blocks for the Mothers Day clash. After some soul searching at quarter time the boys rallied in the second and the spirit shown lifted significantly. Mason Lyons showed true fighting spirit, tackling hard and giving second and third efforts which was eventually rewarded with a fantastic goal. Unfortunately there were few winners around the ground and the Lions were outclassed by the skilful Hawks. Aiden D’Amico continued his outstanding season giving everything until the final siren and Luca Bocsar showed his class with another good performance. We’ll hit the training track and look to turn things around next week.

  • Round 2
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Kingsley Leopards
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player Award - Logan
    Team Spirit Award - Luca L
    Coach's Award - Harry
    Luca B (1)
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions met a very talented Kingsley Leopards team this week and were fired up early in the contest with some great tackling and intensity on the ball. Despite getting plenty of entry into the forward line we lacked conversion and weren’t able to get value for effort. The conditions led to some congestion around the ball, however the players from both sides acquitted themselves well, went in hard and were sensible in their tackling. The second half saw the Lions over run with quality use by the Leopards up forward. There were some great efforts, Harry Jones was strong in the packs, Luca L’Abbate found plenty of the ball and used it well and Logan Wilson fought hard all day.

  • Round 1
    Kingsley Year 5 Lions V Balga Bombers
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Best Player Award - Jayden
    Team Spirit Award - Kristian
    Coach's Award - Antonio
    Luca B (7)
    Jayden (3)
    Mitchell (2)
    Coaches Comments

    The Lions made their way to Barry Britton Reserve for their round 1 clash with the Balga Bombers and conditions were perfect for a great game. Whilst under-manned, the Bombers brought a fierce attack on the ball and the Lions responded to the challenge lifting their intensity on the ball and working as a team to win contested possessions. The mid-field were able to get on top of the clearances and use the ball well going into the forward line and as always the Lions tackling was ferocious. Jayden Wilcocks had a fantastic first game using his pace and strength to the team’s advantage and adding a few goals to the scoreboard. Kristian Pugh battled hard all day and heeded some coaching advice by moving the ball on quickly to his team mates which was great to see. Tony Franchina was another good performer who read the play well for the day and set up his team mates with good use of hand and foot. We look forward to next week’s game back at Kingsley Oval