Friendly – Monday 2 September

SJC Geelong 11.11 (77) def by Iona College Geelong 15.6 (96)

GOALS: Riley M 4, Tom C 3, Liam S 1, Kai M 1, Lewis G 1, Dylan F 1

BEST: Riley M, Kooper S, Tom C, Tai M, Will A, Kai C, Tom S, Kai M

Carey Oval – St Joseph’s College Geelong

On Friday 2 September, St Joseph's was lucky enough to play a friendly footy match against Iona College. Before this game, both teams were nervous coming into the match as it is the first Interschool football game in the two school’s history. It is also the first of many games to be played for the Courage Cup.

The first quarter started off like most football games, the environment was quiet and both teams were figuring each other out. Both teams kicked multiple goals and both needed to tighten their defence up.

The second quarter was quite the opposite in the way of atmosphere. Lunchtime had just started and there were kids left right and centre coming down the hill to watch our match. The cheering and support coming from the crowd felt like we were playing at the MCG. A gigantic highlight was a fast break from the middle and a one-on-one between Dylan F and another Iona player, with a tough fight Dylan snagged a goal late in the second quarter and the crowd went wild! Our whole entire team was there to celebrate this amazing goal.

At three-quarter time the scores were level and our Coach Mr Brad Lynch gave us an inspiring speech and we were ready to battle this game out to the very end. However, the quarter started poorly for us with Iona piling on the goals. They eventually ran over the top of us and were too strong.

Although the final result was very disappointing we would like to congratulate Riley M, he was awarded best on ground for the team and also kicked four goals. Tom C was also outstanding kicking three goals. Some of our better performed players were Kooper S (editor note), Tai M, Will A, Kai C, Tom S and Kai M.

Everybody contributed to this enjoyable afternoon and it was a great experience to represent the College.