Football News | Week 8

Last Saturday was the last CAS round for this term and it finished against Knox Grammar, against whom we always look forward to competing. It was a busy day at Trinity with a compulsory crowd for the 1st XI match, the Old Boys in attendance at their annual event, and a School Open Day for prospective parents and students.

In this report is representative news from current and past students, reports from 1st XI/2nd XI/Year 7 matches, and the team of the week for CAS Round 7. 

Representative News

Congratulations to Liam Rippon (10La) who represented NSW CIS at the NSW All Schools Championships this week where he scored three goals.

Congratulations to Old Boy, Connor O’Toole (Class of 2014) who has played full games for the Australian Olyroos this week against Ireland and Romania in Marbella, Spain. These friendlies are being used as final trials to make final decisions on who will be part of the Australian squad for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 1st XI

The First XI Football team met CAS round 7 with a 1-0 win against Knox Grammar School. Trinity were eager for a result, especially against fierce rivals Knox. With a big crowd in attendance, Trinity came into the game with confidence which helped release any early nerves during the game. A promising first half from the boys in green saw no goals. However, great Football was played in front of the fans. Trinity came out hungry for a goal and more chances were created, but still Trinity couldn’t convert. Later in the second half, a great passing combination on the right saw a ball land on the foot of James Andrianakos (11Yo) who then slotted the ball into the near post, which saw Trinity go up 1-0. The team ran to the crowd to celebrate in high fashion and then returned to the pitch to maintain the lead. The game ended 1-0 and the 1st XI were happy to see themselves gain three points. As this was the last game for Term II, Trinity will now prepare for when we meet Cranbrook in Round 8 next term.

Sebastien Portolesi (11Ar)

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 2nd XI

The Trinity 2nd XI faced Knox Grammar school in a tight match which finished 1-1. Going into the match Trinity knew it would be a hard-fought match against one of the stronger teams in the competition. The game started off equal for the first ten minutes until a free kick was given on the edge of the box. A nice save by Patrick Williams (11La) ended up at the feet of a Knox player who finished it into the bottom corner. After the half time break trinity game out firing, creating opportunities but not finding the back of the net. Then with about ten minutes to go, James Andrianakos (11Yo) found the ball just inside the box and with a nice left foot strike into the bottom right corner, the scores were now level 1-1. Both sides continued to attack but the game finished equal at 1-1. A strong effort from Trinity throughout the whole game, continuing to be dominant in attack and defence.

James Schroder (11WJ)

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7A

The 7A Football team started strongly with attacking play. A strong and high press led to our forwards pinching the ball off a stunned Knox back four. We were able to put a ball across the box and with a clean finish from Hesham Eid (7La), Trinity were up early 1-0. A lot of time during training has been spent on ball movement/ball speed and final third pattern work. It was very evident in this game as the boys were able to break down Knox on more than one occasion. A strong start to the second half had Trinity nearly two goals up when Christian Marzullo (7WJ) narrowly put his effort just over the crossbar. Two outstanding one-on-one saves from goalkeeper Carlo Furlan (7Du) kept a clean sheet and a narrow but hard-fought first win for the boys in green. We’re excited for the remaining three rounds of CAS because the team knows what they’re capable of and they’re ready to end the season on a high.

Mr. Daniel Marques – Coach

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7B

The first half in the 7Bs game was equal with both Knox and Trinity having good possession and creating chances. The first real chance came in the 16th minute when Dean Roditis (7WJ) tested the Knox goalkeeper from just outside the box, but it was a comfortable save. Trinity’s defence of Charlie Parsonage (7Ta), Alfie Nichols (7Ho), Oliver Ware (7Yo) and Hamish Turner (7Ta) stayed compact and worked hard to nullify anything Knox came forward with. It wasn’t long before Knox went in front, after a shot from just inside the box finally beat Steven Lee (7Ho) after making some great saves. Trinity tried to find an equaliser and despite some great runs down the wing from Sachin Narayanan (7Hi) and Lorenzo Luzzani (7Ta), they were unable to hit the back of the net. A gutsy effort from the 7Bs resulted in a loss but they did not give it up easily.

Ms. E Husband – Coach

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7C

The 7Cs started the game strongly vs. Knox with some great combination play through the midfield from Memphis Lo (7Ke) and Kevin Pham (7WJ), it wasn’t long before the deadlock was broken and Trinity took the lead through a Kevin Pham (7WJ) strike, after a great run from Anthony Markos (7Hi). A strong defensive performance from David Charas (7Ho) and Maddox Knapstein (7Du) kept Knox out and limited them to only two shots on target in the first half. In the second half, Knox came out raring to go and pushed for an equaliser, but Joseph Khor 7(Hi) had other ideas, after he put Trinity 2-0 up with a cool, calm finish. After this, Trinity were firmly in control with Christopher Savva (7Sc) getting into good battles and breaking down the Knox attacks. A great team performance from the 7C team.

Ms. E Husband – Coach

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7D

The 7Ds were matched by a much improved Knox side, who were very eager to avenge Trinity’s 6-2 victory played in CAS Round 2. Knox showed much more intent and played much more progressive Football in the fixture at the weekend, and challenged the Trinity boys throughout the first half, with the majority of the action being individual midfield battles. After half time though, Trinity’s resilience and grit were challenged with the quick concession of a well-worked Knox goal. After a few minutes of Trinity working to gain a foothold back in the game, the momentum quickly shifted in our favour, spurred on by a few important contributions by Luca Dawson (7Ke) in goal, and Romeo Ozdemir (7Du) on the right wing. Late in the game, Trinity came excruciatingly close to equalising on multiple occasions, thanks to the midfield work of Maddox Knapstein (7Du) and the dribbling confidence of Joseph Khor (7Hi) at striker. The increased intensity and effort by the boys proved to be, as the adage goes, ‘too little too late’, and Knox finished the game as 1-0 winners. The challenge to the boys over the school holidays is to not forget the work done in training and continue the season next term with the same intensity and effort as they finished the game against Knox.

Mr. C. Screnci – Coach

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7E

During the game against Knox at the weekend, the 7Es played some of the best Football they have played all season. Although the score line was not the largest it has been this year, the quality of Football merited a resounding 5-0 win against a much improved Knox side. Dilan Petrides (7Yo) is proving a constant threat for oppositions, adding two goals to his tally this season, as did Sasha Ratnavadivel (7Du). However, the highlight of the match came from a goal scored by Ian Kim (7Ar) immediately prior to half time. The ball was well won by Peter Galanos (7St) who expertly muscled a winger off the ball, and calmly set up a five pass string, culminating with a perfect cross by Sasha Ratnavadivel (7Du), allowing Ian Kim (7Ar) to volley into an empty net. We are very pleased with the progress the team has made, but the squad must not become complacent in their abilities, and continue to work hard in training, should they want to achieve their end-of-season goals.

Mr. C. Screnci – Coach

CAS Round 7 Vs Knox Grammar – 7F

The 7Fs had a strong performance on the weekend which resulted in a comfortable 2-0 win. Starting strong, Benjamin Lim (7Ar) converted an indirect free kick, set up well by Benjamin Wyatt (7WJ). Following this, a good run into the box and goal by Aidan Wong (7Yo) saw the team go 2-0 up within the first half. With a strong defensive effort from Lucas Fan (7He) and Dominic Chen (7Ar) we were able to maintain our lead and keep a clean sheet.

Mr. P. Webb

CAS Round 7 Vs St Patrick’s – 7G

Following on from last week, the 7Gs had a convincing 3 – 0 win against Knox. A beautiful strike by Isaac Bassily (7Yo) into the bottom right hand corner saw Trinity take the lead. With consistent pressure throughout the first half the beginning of the second half saw Max Tyson (7St) sneak one past the keeper. Within the final 15 minutes, Ruben Lim (7WJ) managed to blast one into the roof of the net sealing a comfortable 3-0 win.

Mr. P. Webb

CAS Round 7 Vs Reddam House – 7H

The 7Hs were opposed by Reddam House, a non-CAS school located in the Eastern Suburbs, and played against their ‘D’ team. Naturally, the boys found difficulty against a higher graded team, and conceded frequently in the first half. However, after the half time team talk, the effort and resilience from the boys was exemplary and inspiring. Standout performers in the side included Zeke Gourlas (7La) who threatened the Reddam defence with his pace and dribbling ability, and Julian Greham (7St) for his tireless work in midfield. Special appreciation must go to Eesa Bokhari (7St) and Aidan Nallaiah (7Mu) for rotating as goalkeeper. Although the game finished 0-8, the team can take many positives out of that performance.

Mr. C. Screnci | Coach

CAS ROUND 7 VS KNOX GRAMMAR TRINITY FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

Liam Rippon (ii) – CAS & CIS U16 Luke Meers (i) – 7th XI Sasha Ratnavadivel (ii) – 7E
 Ben  Liggins (i) – 6th XI Michael Boumelhem (i) – 9E 
  Chase Quach (v) – 8A  
Chris Papantanio (i) – 9C  Jack  Athanassiou (i) – 9B Dominic Ticic (i/vii) – 1st XIOscar Favelle (vii) – 10B
  Carlo Furlan (vii) – 7A  

Key – to letters mentioned above in ‘Team of the Week’

i.  Effort in Attack/Defence & Transitions (Never Gave Up)

ii. High Level of Consistency in Completing Job

iii. Communication to Help Organise Others ‘On and/or Off the Field.

iv.  Embraced the Challenge and Overcame Adversity

v.  Sportsmanship

vi.  Gathered/Took On Feedback & Implemented

vii. Bravery: Put ‘Body on the Line’

Luke Gray | MIC Football & Director of Football Coaching

Results Vs Knox Grammar – CAS Round 7

Type of GameOppositionTeamTrinity ScoreOpposition ScoreResult
CAS Round 7Knox7A10Win
CAS Round 7Knox7B01Loss
CAS Round 7Knox7C20Win
CAS Round 7Knox7D01Loss
CAS Round 7Knox7E50Win
CAS Round 7Knox7F20Win
CAS Round 7St Patrick’s7G30Win
CAS Round 7Reddham7H08Loss
CAS Round 7Knox8A15Loss
CAS Round 7Knox8B15Loss
CAS Round 7Knox8C10Win
CAS Round 7Knox8D04Loss
CAS Round 7Knox8E50Loss
CAS Round 7Other8F14Loss
CAS Round 7Bye8G   
CAS Round 7Knox10A12Loss
CAS Round 7Knox10B10Win
CAS Round 7Knox10C13Loss
CAS Round 7Knox10D06Loss
CAS Round 7Knox9A02Loss
CAS Round 7Knox9B12Loss
CAS Round 7Knox9C20Win
CAS Round 7Knox9D01Loss
CAS Round 7Knox9E03Loss
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 1st XI10Win
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 2nd XI11Draw
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 3rd XI16Loss
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 4th XI13Loss
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 5th XI03Loss
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 6th XI12Loss
CAS Round 7KnoxOpens 7th XI113Loss

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