Yet another successful day for the Park Ridge Pirates seniors when they faced Carrara at home on the weekend.
It was a good game to watch with both sides putting together nice passages of play, the Pirates were way to strong in the end with the score line 29.20.194 to 17.9.111 in their favour.
Usual full forward Josh Mitchell started at centre half back where he dominated for the first half then moved to full forward again and finished with another five goals to his name.
Piates had multiple goal scorers including Cherry in blistering form kicking eight, Ling with five, Tarrent with four and Kassulke with three along with several other contributors.
With several players out, some of our young pirates got the call up, Swain, Ginn and Rickson showing the future talent that the club is developing. Stand out players were Mitch Vasterink, Wayne Ollington, Danny Ling, Adam Stevenson, Paul Bullock, Josh Mitchell and Brandon Cherry.
The Pirates reserves were looking for redemption and to make a statement against the 2014 and 2015 grand finalists Carrara Saints but started slow conceding the first three goals.
With a few adjustments on the bench the pirates flicked the switch, with playing assistant coach Troy Morris setting the scene for a dominant third term having a hand in the first four goals. Justin Vasterink along with Nathanael Tonkin showed their versatility and once again Brian Watts showed why he is the best ruck in the competition.
Pirates running away with a 34 point win to cement second spot on the ladder. Pirates centre half forward Rhys Pearson said they look forward to playing against the Roosters next week and stamping themselves as a real threat going into the second half of the year. Pirates winning 12.10.82 to Saints 7.6.48.
The under 15s ran out winners 14-13-97 to Jindalee 8-6-54 in wet conditions.
Once again short on numbers the Pirates fought hard and came away with an excellent win.
Nathan Colenso once again proved a dominant force in the middle racking up touches and kicking five goals, Jack Bazzano had a career best game, while Riley Greene made a successful return from injury kicking four goals.
The under 14s got off to a slow start in the first quarter but with some changes made the Pirates got right back in the game with great help from Eddie Schuller and great play from Ethan Waddell. With the Pirates still behind on the scoreboard they were asked for a big effort in the last quarter.
Ethan Lennen led from the front with great support from Jake Coxall but there efforts fell just short with the Pirates going down to Ferny Grove/Wilston Grange 5.10.40 to Pirates 5.3.33.
The under 11s worked hard all day but could not come away with a win going down to Sherwood Black 3-2-20 to 8-10-58.
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