Football vs St Aloysius’
Week 7, Term II, 2021
Excitement was in the air last Saturday as all sports connected to play St Aloysius’ in a round of CAS sport. Excitement was also created through this being our second round in the draw the 1st XI playing at home in their first compulsory crowd since 2019. Thank you to the crowd for their attendance and enthusiasm in their support of the game.
Well done to Opens players Sebastian Boffa (12Yo), Fenn Hodgson-Yu (12WJ), James Khoury (12We), Jordan Mikhael (12Ke) and U16s players Jacob Christou (10St) and Liam Rippon (10La) who represented CAS at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Championships at Football NSW on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The Opens CAS team won the tournament and the U16s finished second. Jordan Mikhael was selected on standby for CIS Opens Squad while Liam Rippon was selected in the U16 CIS team to compete at the NSW All Schools tournament next week.
Due to camp, sickness, injury and or approved leave, there have been a number of boys across Years 8 and 9 that have stepped up to play a higher team in recent weeks and it has been uplifting to see these students embrace the opportunity presented and respond to a higher speed of game and the need to have closer control of the ball.
There have been opportunities for Years 7 to 12 students to Referee primary games and or Coach at the Years 4 to 6 Tuesday morning training sessions in recent weeks also. It is great to see students being challenged with new scenarios and seeing what life is like when leading a group to achieve an objective or officiating a game. By taking up these opportunities, students experience growth, and these skills are invaluable for their time during and after School.
The 1st XI’s sixth game for the 2021 CAS Campaign was played against St Aloysius’ College at the home of Trinity football, No. 3 Oval. The boys in green were looking for a convincing win to satisfy the home crowd of 200 boys from Years 7 to 11. Prior to kick off, there was a ceremony for National Reconciliation Week whereby Alex Donovan (11Mu) gave the acknowledgement of land. Soon after, the game kicked off and Trinity were on the front foot from the start. With four shots in the first ten minutes, it seemed like the green machine were a high chance to score soon. Unfortunately, events went the other way and St Aloysius’ opened the scoring 1-0 after a defensive error from Trinity. Sebastian Boffa (12Yo) made sure that this didn’t deteriorate the boys’ spirit and Trinity looked to get back on the front foot as soon as possible. With convincing attacking sequences led by Jordan Mikhael (12Ke) and Thomas Stobierski (12WJ) throughout the first half, it seemed like it wouldn’t be long before Trinity would score. Unfortunately, that dream didn’t turn into reality and the boys went into the sheds at half time trailing 0-1. This misfortune continued into the second half as Sebastien Portolesi (11Ar) hit the post on multiple occasions. As the game progressed, the Trinity players discovered that it’s not easy to score when the opposition place 11 men behind the ball. The final whistle blew, and the scoreboard read 1-0 to Saint Aloysius’. Credit to the Trinity men as they continued to attack fiercely until the final second.
Adam Pascale (12Ke)
On Saturday 29 May, the Trinity 2nd XI Football team faced St Aloysius’ College in a grueling match that ended in a 0-2 loss. A goal by St Aloysius’ in the second minute put Trinity on the back foot early into the match. Coming off of a 3-0 victory previously in the season, we entered the game with confidence. However, the opposition had improved considerably since our last match, utilising the counterattack to their advantage. Even though the match resulted in a loss, a strong performance by the back line allowed us to remain competitive, with Ben Robinson (11Yo) making several crucial tackles in defence. Towards the end of the match, a critical substitution led to the team pulling together and taking numerous shots on the opposition’s goal. Despite best efforts by Laud Codjoe (12Ta) dribbling up the pitch from midfield and playing decisive attacking passes, Trinity was unable to convert, following another unfortunate goal by St Aloysius’, making the score 2-0. While a difficult match, Trinity nonetheless displayed dominance throughout most of the game, playing high into the opposition’s half.
Ricardo Delgado (12St)
The team had most of the possession and were able to bring the ball up to the goals but failed to take shots. St Aloysius’ had 2 clear opportunities and converted both. On a day where the wind dominated, our passing was not accurate enough. A lack of physicality and a missed penalty all meant that this game had slipped away. Our defence including Will Martin (12WH), Thomas Guirgis (11Ar), Joshua Marcos (11Fo) and Owen Peck(12Fo) worked hard all throughout the game.
Mr. J. Vaccarella | Coach
This game was another example of the tenacity of this team. The 4th XI were 1-0 up through a fine header by Antony Zafiropoulos (12Yo) before the opposition scored. Lachlan Stubbs (11Ho) had another outstanding game in the midfield as did Jack Barter (11St) and Marco Nagode (11WJ) as our central defenders. Every player gave 100% and we were unlucky not to win the game as we were able to maintain possession for five or six consecutive passes.
Mr. J. Vaccarella | Coach
After going down to St Aloysius’ in the first round 5-1, the 5ths were eager to show what they were capable of in the sixth round. After dominating the play and procession in the first half, Trinity conceded from a corner to make it 0-1 going into the break. Strong attack led by James Henderson (11We) and Brandon Wong (11Hi) saw continued pressure to be placed on the opposition keeper, but they could not find the back of the net. Continual attack left the Trinity back line exposed, but a man of the match performance from Oliver Moffatt (11WH) kept them at bay. An unfortunate error from Trinity gifted the opposition a second goal, only to see James Henderson (11We) respond by scoring minutes later. The final score ended at 1-2 with Trinity close not to come away with points.
Mr. C. Patrick | Coach
After not winning a game in round one, the team was fired up for a win. At halftime, the game remained scoreless. However, about ten minutes into the second half saw vice-captain Chris Esposito (12Ke) put the ball into the goal after a wonderful cross kick. With about ten minutes to go, Liam Filby (12Yo) scored a magnificent goal. St Aloysius’ continued to fight hard. However, our defence led by Nick Kaleel (12Mu) held back a number of raids into our goal area.
Mr. P. Stenhouse | Coach
The Open 7th Football team met CAS Round 6 with a 4-2 loss, against St Aloysius’ College at Flockhart Park. The midfield worked well to protect our backs whilst feeding the strikers with many members showing greater control and skill development. The team’s goals were scored by Daniel Seo (11Du) and Curtis Siolas (11La). Well done to the team, who played hard on this crisp morning, and we are looking forward to this coming Saturday against Knox.
David Davies | Coach
CAS Round 6 vs St Aloysius’ College – Trinity Football Team Of The Week
(ii) – 10B
(i) – 7G
(i) – 7H
(i) – 8A
(iii) – 4th XI
(i) – 9A
(i) – 3rd XI
(i) – 4th XI
(vii) – 6th XI
(ii) – 8C
(vii) – 9E
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
vi. Gathered/Took On Feedback & Implemented
vii. Bravery: Put ‘Body on the Line’
Luke Gray | MIC Football and Director of Football Coaching
Results Vs St Aloysius’ College Round 6 – 1st XI
|Type of Game||Opposition||Team||Trinity Score||Opposition Score||Result|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||7A||0||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||7B||0||0||Draw|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||7C||2||2||Draw|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||7D||7||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||7E||11||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||Other||7F||1||3||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||Knox||7G||4||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||Other||7H||3||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||8A||2||1||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||8B||2||2||Draw|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||8C||0||0||Draw|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||8D||3||2||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||8E||2||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||Other||8F||0||10||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||Other||8G||0||4||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||9A||1||5||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||9B||1||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||9C||2||3||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||9D||0||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||9E||2||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||10A||0||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||10B||5||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||10C||4||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||10D||1||5||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 1st XI||0||1||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 2nd XI||0||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 3rd XI||0||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 4th XI||1||1||Draw|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 5th XI||1||2||Loss|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 6th XI||2||0||Win|
|CAS Round 6||St Aloysius||Opens 7th XI||2||4||Loss|
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