Darley 14.23.107 def Lake Wendouree 5.7.37

Goal scorers: B. Myers (4), H. Inglis (3), L. Spiter (3), B. Wright (3), B. Bishop
Best on: Luther Baker, Zane Le Huray, Leigh Spiteri, Matt Denham, Brady Wright, Billy Myers

The game started well controlling the contest and getting many forward opportunities and defending well behind the footy to play some good forward half football.

However there were many wasted opportunities both going inside 50 and in front of goal that saw us take a 3.17 (L.W 2.3) scoreline into half time.

After a reset at half time the boys found their groove kicking 11.6 in the second half including an 8 goal blitz in the last Q to run out 70p victors.

Myers (4g) and Wright (3g) looked imposing in the air despite outnumbered and our smalls in Spiteri & Inglis (3g each) applied good pressure at ground level

Our mids dominated the contest with Bewley, Baker & Denham having 30+ possessions each supported by first gamer in Mitch Hovey in the ruck.

Le Huray and D Cadman led a young backline to stifle LW to only 5 goals for the game.

A good team effort as we welcome the Interleague bye.

Good luck to our boys representing the club in Interleague next week.

Go Devils!


Darley 9.7.61 def by Lake Wendouree 13.11.89

Goal scorers: J. Taylor (6), D. Beecham, B. Crawford, L. Noonan
Best on: James McNair, Jack Taylor, Liam Noonan, Jackson Vella, Alex Sweet, Lane Havelberg

All of us within the team were confident of a honest contest against The Lakers.

Although still undermanned, we believed we matched up well and that we still hadn’t reached our teams potential. This was evident for most of the match.

The first three quarters saw a fairly even contest but I firmly believed and I reinforced this to my troops and every break that I saw us as the better side. It was only our mistakes and bad choices that were keeping us behind on the score board.

At the last change we spoke of making a concerted effort to rectify our bad choices along with a last quarter effort.

Unfortunately Lakers took the win and nullified our endeavours, we finally succumbed by 28 points.

Some might say a 28 point loss against the 4th placed team was a gallant effort but all of us within the team feel that we left another win out on the ground.

We will keep endeavouring to improve, hopefully with players in the ones returning it will strengthen our team, we will keep trying and representing Darley proudly.

Coach Cam



Darley 1.6.12 def by Lake Wendouree 17.13.115

Goal scorers: N. Cadman
Best on: Grant Hatcher, Noah Johansen, Logan Growcott, Cooper Growcott, Cayden Hewett, Nicholas Cadman

We welcomed our opponents to Darley park on an overcast day for football.

It was a tough contest to start off with, both teams battling hard, playing a physical brand of football we ended the quarter with the score at four goals to one.

Unfortunately that was the only shot we fired for the game, credit to the opponent they were well set up and structured and as a team we struggled to find a way to break them down and could only manage minor scores for the rest of the game.

There was a lot to be learned from the game and the boys are keen to get back out on the park in two weeks time.

Josh Baker, coach


Darley 4.7.31 def by Redan 7.8.50

Goal scorers: M. Clarke (2), K. Bessell, J. Dalgleish
Best on: Lilli Condon, Jaye Dalgleish, Madison Lister, Emmerson Hitch, Abbey Killeen, Amelia Otuaha

Unfortunately, we got jumped from the start with Redan kicking with the wind and at quarter time Redan were 3 .4 to 1 behind.

The quarter time address focused on what we needed to do in the second quarter, especially with the assistance of the wind and for players to be aware that the ball would carry.

Unfortunately things did not go to plan, especially as Redan flooded back and choked up our forward 50 area.

For the dominance we had especially getting the ball forward we were only able to put four behinds on the board, so whilst also keeping our opposition scoreless and at halftime the score was Darley 0.5.5 to 3.4, the game was still within reach providing we were prepared to work in the third quarter.

The conversation in the rooms during the break was to ensure we were accountable for our players and to try and stop them from scoring as best we could, a few magnets were moved to try a couple of moves and see where we would be, come the last change.

The third quarter started well. We had the ball inside our forward 50 area for a short time, but again, we could not score.

After all our attacking moves, Redan was able to get the ball out and move it quickly along the wing into their forward line where they kicked a goal which took the wind out of our sales a little. For the rest of the quarter, the ball moved back and forth with Redan having a few more shots scoring another goal and at three quarter time the score was 0.6 to 6.8.

At the last break, a request was made to put in a big last quarter and to show to everyone that we were not going to give up. In the last quarter, we dominated the play and kicked four goals to Redan’s one goal, to eventually go down by 19 points.

It was a defeat that we will all learn from and ensure we are better prepared next time we play them.

Our next game is on Sunday 14th July where we will play Lake Wendouree at 12.45 at Darley Park.

We hope to see as many as possible come out to support and barrack for our women’s team.

Brett Faulkhead, Coach





Darley 47 def Lake Wendouree 22

Goal scorers: S. Mason, A. Harris
Best on: Sophia, Alyssa

The under 19s had a terrific win over Lake Wendouree on Saturday with a 25 goal win.

From the very first quarter the girls played amazingly, applying great defensive pressure down the entire court.

Our hands over pressure and hard one on one defence grew better throughout the game and was evident as we turned over many of their centre passes and mid court transitions.

We welcomed back Chelsea Mason who was pivotal in our defensive circle and turned over so many balls.

Due to the fantastic pressure being applied in defence, our goalers, Sarah Mason and Alex Harris, shot beautifully to secure the win.

Overall, the entire team played so well and are looking strong heading into the second half of the season.




Darley 17 def by Lake Wendouree 41

Goal scorers: L. Kight, K. Libbis, M. O’Hehir
Best on: Lisa Kight, Keeley Libbis

It was a wet start to the day and lakers showed their adaptability in conditions from the beginning.

We were able to build some momentum towards the end of the game and are looking forward to playing north after the week off.

Special shout out to Chloe as it was her last game before she moved away with her family.




Darley 16 def by Lake Wendouree 43

Goal scorers: M. Jackson, J. Blake
Best on: Jess Hodge, Ash Byron

A tough one on the court against Lakers.

We didn’t play our best on a wet court and and made some simple errors we’ll be able to fix up at training next week.

Another break for us which allows us to rest the injuries we had over the weekend and hopefully get back to a full side.

We do, however, lose Jess Blake which is a massive loss as she was playing some amazing netball, but we are so excited for her and her family for what’s to come.




Darley 22 def by Lake Wendouree 38

Goal scorers: A. Harris, B. Harris, M. Jackson
Best on: Ruby Gellie, Ava Densley

Unfortunately round 11 was a hard week for the C grade girls with a loss of 22-38 against a top side, Lake Wendouree.

The girls played a really good game and our defence played so well against some really experienced players.

Well done to Ebony again who is an awesome addition to our shooting team as well as Ellie who showed a consistent performance throughout the mid court.

Head up girls, with some focus and repetition on the skills and drills used throughout training I’m confident our performance for the rest of the season will improve further.




Darley 33 def by Lake Wendouree 34

Goal scorers: S. Mason, A. Nagle, B. Ellis
Best on: Ellie Martin, Addison Wright

This was a much stronger performance this week from B grade.

Unfortunately falling down by one point against one of the stronger teams it was a great effort from the girls and a step in the right direction.

Hopefully we can keep this level of performance going and build each week getting back to the way we know we can play.

Well done girls and let’s move into the second half of the season continuing with some strong performances.




Darley 42 def Lake Wendouree 35

Goal scorers: E. Closter, M. Nagle
Best on: Matilda Elliot, Anna Lawley

Our A grade team secured a win against a middle table Lakers.

Overall it was a solid performance from the team who remained controlled and steady in the wet conditions.

It was great to see the team regroup during the week and come away with a win after their first loss last week.

The team welcomed back Chelsea Mason this week and it was great to see her out on court again.