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Knockout Football

On Monday our First XVI AFLW team competed in the State Knockout championships opening round against Kildare and Banksia Park. The first match against Kildare was in wet and windy conditions. Our girls showed great tenacity and commitment to the contest with excellent tackling pressure to lock the ball inside the Ignatius forward 50 for extended periods. The team made the most of their chances and won convincingly by seven goals.

The second match was a much tighter contest. A strong wind favoured one end, which our girls weren’t able to capitalise on in the first quarter. Some dower defending in the second quarter kept the girls in the game, only a couple of points down at half time. A terrific showing in the second half, particularly in the last quarter, saw the girls win by three goals and progress to the second round of the knockout phase.

The footballers and coaches are looking forward to the next round of matches.

Knockout Hockey

For the first time, the Open A Hockey team played in the mixed knockout competition against Unley and Adelaide High Schools. The first game vs Unley High was an exciting match with both teams creating good chances to score. Unley took the lead before half time; however, Isaac Fallo scored a beauty to make it 1-1. A penalty shoot-out ensued with goal keeper Hugo Porter making some impressive saves which took the pressure off our penalty takers. Goals to Jemima Davies, Isaac Fallo and Zac Anderson resulted a 3-2 shoot-out win.

The second game against Adelaide High saw a drop in concentration allowing a goal to the opposition in the first five minutes. Despite dominating possession and shots on goal, the team was unable to capitalise. There was a dramatic ending with Ignatius having a penalty corner in the last thirty seconds only for the shot to be blocked on the line.

It was a great experience for our Hockey players and a day they thoroughly enjoyed.

Mr Matt Panos
Senior School Sports Coordinator

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