Tough season Start for Seniors and Reserves


A new season always brings new challenges in the VAFA and so it proved for Prahran Assumption on Saturday. The results were a mixed bag, the Seniors and Reserves endured heavy defeats, a win for the Thirds in their new competition in Division 4 but, with due respect, the highlight with the historic win by the women's team playing for the first time for premiership points in Division 3. The Two Blues girls scored a 37 point win and sit on top of the ladder with a whopping percentage of 384%!! . Congratulations to the players and off field management for getting the team to the post for starters, then to win so emphatically.

Meanwhile at Gunn Reserve all was not as rosy. ORMOND, a dominant force in VAFA Division 1 last year, away from home was always going to be a serious challenge for promoted Division 2 premier Prahran Assumption. And so it proved with Ormond too skilful, fast and strong as the Two Blues struggled to adapt to the higher tempo of Division 1 football. A Jack Matherson pass to Will Brereton for a goal in the first two minutes into the breeze was encouraging.Then the Monders flexed their muscles to add eight unanswered goals. The half time score line of 11-6 to 2-2 was a fair reflection of the gulf in class between the two teams, but credit to the Two Blues who rallied in the second half to prevent a complete blow out.

A six goal last quarter from the Two Blues gave some respectability to the final score line of 18-12 (120) to 10-5 (65). Among the positives were Riley Hogan, the standout best player as an onballer while first gamer Ed McKenzie showed potential as a ruck and up forward and key forward Riley Conlan kicked two goals in his first senior game.
Next Saturday the Two Blues unfurl their 2017 Senior and Reserve premiership flags at Toorak Park before taking on Hampton Rovers.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 1-0 2-2  4-3 10-5 (65) lost to ORMOND 6-3  11-6  14-10  18-12 (120)

Goals: Dickeson, Conlan 2, Hogan, Adams, Simonetta, Quinn, W Brereton. 

Best: Hogan, Musster, N Costin, Quinn.



Ormond were premiers and undefeated in Division 1 last year and carried on the same vein against an undermanned Prahran Assumption team unrecognisable from the Division 2 premiership team.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 1-4  1-4  1-6  1-7 (13) lost to ORMOND  4-9  4-9  6-16  10-20 (80)



PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 3-2  6-2  7-4  12-7 (84) d WEST BRUNSWICK  2-1   4-2   5-3   6-5 (41)