Mixed, brisk day at Gunbower

By Campaspe News

COLBINABBIN came away with five out of nine wins on a brisk day at Gunbower.

The club’s A grade and junior netballers proving too strong against their Leitchville-Gunbower opponents.

Unfortunately, the senior footballers weren’t able to recreate their early season win against Leitchy, however the reserves and thirds had great wins.

Make sure you are keeping an eye out on our social media and ‘This Week In Colbo’ email for the online link to purchase tickets to the Colbinabbin Football Netball Club Annual Ball.

It will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm (after our away clash against Huntly) at The Fernery, All Seasons Bendigo.

Tickets are $95 per person which includes beer, wine, soft drink, canapes and entertainment.

We hope to see as many of our Colbo family there as possible.


U15 — Colbo 42 def. LG 19

U17 — Colbo 42 def. LG 37

The mid morning sun began to warm up players and spectators.

Colbo under 17 girls kept marginally ahead, then scores were equal at three quarter time.

Coggles played her space well at both ends, Abbey Blow demonstrated some impressive drives and Harper Pearson’s holds were beautiful.

Sports power award: Ella Kerlin. Subway award: Ella Coghill.

Still undefeated.

B Res — LG 50 def. Colbo 21

This week’s game against Leitchville-Gunbower was a tough game for the B res girls.

There were some strong plays throughout the game all over the court, but in the end the girls just couldn’t get away with the win.

Best on today was awarded to Ebony Graham.

B Grade — LG 42 def. Colbo 32

The Colbo B grade girls were defeated by ten goals against Leitchville Gunbower.

In the strong, windy conditions, the girls were able to hold up a fight, with Demi Taylor earning herself best on court for chasing up the loose balls and providing strong attacking drives continuously throughout the game.

Hannah Coghill with Lizzy Ingram had a tough day in the ring up against strong LG defence.

Hopefully we can come away with a win next weekend.

A Reserve — LG 46 def. Colbo 41

Lily losing the toss at the start of the game didn’t stop the girls from scoring the first goal.

Monique came out firing, taking a cracker of an intercept, which set the girls up for a good first quarter.

The defence end worked hard to win many turnovers, with Lily and Jess rewarding them with their ace shooting.

A change of weather challenged the girls in the last quarter, but Leitchville Gunbower took this in their stride turning over five goals where Colbo went down 41-46.

Best on went to Hannah and Monique for their outstanding efforts all over the court.

A Grade — Colbo 76 def. LG 26

In the A grade, the Hoppers came out all guns blazing.

Mardi Ryan played beautifully in WA, delivering the ball to the goalers perfectly.

Lou Dupuy continued her stellar form, shooting with incredible accuracy.

Liv McEvoy combined netball wisdom with agility, turning the ball over numerous times.

Colbo came away with a strong win, with awards going to Liv McEvoy and Lou Dupuy.


Thirds — Colbo 9.9 (63) def. LG 6.4 (40)

The thirds began the day with a terrific win over second placed Leitchville Gunbower.

In a very even first term played in windy, difficult conditions it was the Bombers who were able to gain the ascendency on the scoreboard, taking a slender six point lead into quarter time.

From there Colbo was able to arrest momentum kicking with the breeze, booting 3.5 in the second term to steal a ten point half time lead.

From there Colbo were composed with ball in hand and continued to score, running out the game 26-point winners.

Charlie Ryan was instrumental in the victory, his tackling pressure and clearance work were sensational, he also helped himself to four goals.

Will Brown played a lone hand in the ruck and did an incredible job, dominating the hit outs and collecting plenty of ball around the ground.

Darcy Brown led from the front with his contested ball work and willingness to work hard both ways.

Donut Morris played his best game for the season, leading up hard at the ball carrier and not wasting a possession.

Sam Ryan’s wonderful season continued as he racked up plenty of the footy and booted majors at important stages of the game.

Reserves — Colbo 11.6 (72) def. LG 4.4 (28)

The Reserves continue to go about their business, disposing of Leitchville Gunbower to the tune of 47 points.

A blistering five goal to nothing first quarter set the tone for the victory, as the Hoppers made the most of the howling breeze.

A strong effort into the wind saw Colbo win the quarter by the narrowest of margins, booting 3.1 to the Bombers 3.0 to take a 32-point lead into the main break.

From there it was all green and gold as the Hoppers kicked 3.6 to 1.1 in the second half to seal the victory.

Hugh Barlow was terrific through the middle of the ground, winning a heap of contested footy and sneaking forward to kick two goals.

Stephen Tuohey played the conditions well, running and carrying the footy to gain valuable metres for the team.

Charlie Taylor was at his silky best, winning plenty of the ball and using it with precision.

Other better players were Tommy Coyle who rucked unchanged all day and Ricky Welch whose class shone through.

Seniors — LG 9.7 (61) def. Colbo 4.8 (32)

The Seniors were in the game for three quarters against the ladder-leading Bombers but were unable to capitalise on their chances, going down by five goals.

It was a tale of missed opportunities particularly in the first quarter, where the Hopper dominated time inside 50 but couldn’t hit the scoreboard and as a result trailed by two goals at quarter time.

The Bombers kicked with the breeze in the second and the Hoppers were up to the challenge, booting two goals to three into the wind.

The third quarter saw Colbo work extremely hard and reduce the three-quarter-time margin to 14 points, well within striking distance of the Bombers.

The final term was a frustrating one as the Hoppers again dominated play and had three early shots on goal, none of which were converted.

Leitchville were able to transition the ball with the win and kick three last quarter goals to seal the victory.

Will Morrow was wonderful on a wing, providing plenty of dash and using the ball well.

Will Lowe did a terrific job on the Bombers star Jack Gleeson, shutting him down and winning plenty of his own footy.

Mitch Bright’s sensational season continued, he was industrious through the middle of the ground.

Tim O’Dwyer played his best game for the season, controlling the play in the defensive half.

Other better players were Dave Price who kept Leitchville star forward Matt Perri to one goal and Seth Hill who was reliable in defence.