Park Ridge Pirates club report

The Park Ridge Pirates under 15s girls played in extremely wet conditions against Yeronga, coming away with a hard-fought win.

The score was Park Ridge 6.9.45 to Yeronga 0.2.2.

Under 12s

Park Ridge Pirates under 12s took on Kenmore Bears at Kenmore in wet conditions. 

The Pirates started well winning lots of contested football.  

At half-time the scores were close and the rain set in making the ball slippery.

The Pirates continued to play hard, but three goals from Kenmore gave them the advantage leading into the final period.

In the last quarter, the Pirates kicked a quick goal before eventually going down 2.1.13 to 6.0.36.

Under 9s

The Pirates under 9s hosted Sherwood. The team worked well in executing their game plan, and controlled the footy for most of the game.

Standouts on the day were Drew Howlett, Chloe Watson and Declan Ivermee.

Reserves

After a few weeks of playing some good quarters the Pirates reserves travelled down the M1 to play in wet and windy conditions against Coolangatta.

They battled hard in the first quarter to keep the game within a few goals then had a lapse for a quarter and let the opposition kick some easy goals. But to their credit they dug deep and made the game competitive.

Nick Pearson was best afield closely followed by Bradie Shergold and Mitch Rixon who all battled tirelessly for Park Ridge.

Under 16s

On Sunday the Pirates under 16s defeated the top placed Narangba at Pirate Island. 

It was a wet day to say the least but the team was given a plan for the day that they executed perfectly .   Their defence was strong and kept them to two goals for the day.  

Midfield was solid as usual and forwards battled hard all day . 

Best players: Fred Ashdown, Dylan Schoemaker, Jack Bazzano , Zack Richter and Nathan Christidis.

Under 14s

The Pirates under 14s were charged with protecting their home port against an aerial attack from the Sherwood Magpies on Sunday.

With horrible conditions, it made for an even contest, with both teams in unfamiliar territory.

The first term delivered an even contest, with scrappy footy delivered by both teams, going into quarter team all tied up.

During the second, the pirates starting linking together piecing together plays as best they could with a heavy, wet football.

This provided a lead, and some breathing room going into half time, but still, it was an even battle that either team could win.

With strong performance from the midfield that saw many rotations, the pirates managed to kick on to secure the win.

The weather proved difficult in front of the sticks, with both teams struggling to kick major scores.

The team and their supporters then took all afternoon to defrost, after a cold day at the footy.

Park Ridge Pirates Under 14’s: 4.7.31 defeat Sherwood Magpies: 1.6.12