PAFC Newsletter 10, 2022
CALL is unjust, unfair, heart breaking, even cruel.
But no matter how you term it, last Saturday’s second successive one point loss, this time to PEGS at Toorak Park left a bitter taste for all players, coaches and supporters.
To lose after the siren to a free kick when leading by five points was hurtful enough, worse still it places finals aspirations in serious jeopardy.
News this week that PEGS lost four premiership points due to an ineligible player gifting Glen Eira four points and top of the ladder status is another blow to the Two Blues.
But somehow the players must dust themselves off and return to the field with renewed energy and enthusiasm to take on another top three team Oakleigh at Scammell Reserve on Saturday.
Oakleigh has only lost one match at home- to Kew- and two games ago toppled PEGS at home so that formline suggests they will present a formidable challenge heading into the mid season break.
As usual their champion full-forward Aaron Cloke will be the key player.
Cloke has kicked bags of 9 and 7 in the past two weeks and tops the Division 1 goal kicking with 37 majors.
(Action photos by Trevor Evans)
Shaun Chapman gets his kick away under pressure
Jonny Simonetta shows his silky kicking skills
The big men fly, Matthew Noonan (left) and Shaun Chapman launching to mark in the Two Blues forward line
MATCH DAY AWARDS
Osborne Rooftop bar: Jayden Williams
State Bank Past Players: Joel Hume
Hagen’s Organic Meats: Jon Simonetta
Osborne Rooftop bar: Michael Woods
STATE BANK/SOUTHBANK RE-UNIONS
CELEBRATORY re-unions for the 1972 State Bank and 1990 State Bank premiership teams proved an unqualified success at Toorak Park last Saturday.
Some past players travelled from interstate with a most impressive roll call attendance from the 1972 premiers which were each presented with a memento jumper by guest speaker, AFL great Des Tuddenham.
Tuddy was his usual forthright self discussing footy topics of the past and present and topped the day with his famous old “Four ‘n Twenty’ pies ad rendition to close out the luncheon.
Congratulations to the organisers in particular Alan Pitts, Peter Wabbis and Russ Linford.
State Bank 1972 premiers decked out on their commemorative jumpers
Former Collingwood and Victorian captain Des Tuddenham with Ian Bennett
Craig Jackson, 1990 State Bank premiership coach (left) , Geoff Cameron, 1972 State Bank premiership coach (centre) and Neil Wallmeyer, 1990 State bank premiership captain and, general manager and life member.
BYE WEEKEND June 11th
Rd 10 18 Jun 18: Therry Penola, away
Rd 11 25 Jun 25: Old Camberwell, Toorak Park
FRIDAY JULY 1, FOOTY PANEL SHOW @ OSBORNE ROOFTOP
Rd 12 2 Jul 2: Peninsula, Toorak Park, CLUB BALL @ WINK WINK
BYE Weekend 9th
Rd 13 16 Jul 16: Glen Eira, away
Rd 14 23 Jul: Oakleigh at Toorak Park
Rd 15 30 Jul: St Mary's Salesian at Toorak Park
Rd 16 06 Aug: PEGS
Rd 17 13 Aug Kew, at Toorak Park, HOME game luncheon/, Players after match function at Toorak Park
Rd 18 20 Aug: Whitefriars , away
JACK MORGANS LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER 9