There is no question that on Sunday we saw the true red, white and black spirit on display at the peanut farm.

It was kicked off by the pups (Youth Girls) having their first home game at the farm. This in itself was a milestone event for the Club, as on display was the future of the club. Although the girls didn’t come away with the win, improvement each week has been evident as the pups learn and gain experience playing football.

Reserves: Writen by Marnie ‘DJ’ Rosenberg

There was a big build up to the weekend, in light of three milestones at our club, Netti with 50, Richo with 100 and Blouse breaking a world record with 300 games. Perhaps there was some pressure and nerves that crept into the game, but ultimately we couldn’t quite get over the line.

There were some incredible passages of play resulting in some beautiful goals from Tam Hyett (2) and first gamer Steph Townsend (1). As well as some fiesty forward crumbing and an exceptional long kick at goal from Plummer (2), ensuring a very long year spent on the sidelines in 2013, finally saw her play her first game for the Sharks.

Lots of courage was displayed as Melbourne Uni put on some decent tackles and bumps and as instructions were given to keep our feet, we stood up to the physical aspect and continued to fight right until the final siren. We had other first time players in Kayla Mizzi, Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, Lisa Lymbery and Sher Taulla, who all put in 100% to try and net us the win. Our backline once again fought hard and our mids pushed through every contest. Netti played one of her best games in her milestone game and special mention to Blousey who was named BOG in her milestone game.

Some small skill errors and perhaps a lack of run let us down ever so slightly, which gives us some great things to work on at training. The use of our voice on the field will be the focus this week, as we look ahead to facing Diamond Creek and hopefully adding another win to our tally.


Round 2 for the premier league saw the first game for the senior side and the celebration of Richo’s 100th game. If the practice match against Melbourne Uni a couple of weeks ago was anything to go by, it was clear that it was going to be a very tough encounter. This game surely didn’t disappoint, with a very hard fierce contest between both sides.

Up to half time, the game was basically goal for goal, with momentum changes throughout. No team was able to settle into their game plan and get on top. Hard hits, massive tackles, and pressure seem to be the order of the day.

In the third quarter Melbourne Uni came out firing. Running in waves, easily switching the ball and breaking the lines to pile on 5 goals to 1 goal to stretch the lead to 23 points going into the last. Although the seniors fought hard in the last quarter with a couple of things not going our way the seniors were unable to come away with the win. Jenna in the midfield was consistent all day and never stopped running, making it to each and every contest. Lozza battled hard all day in the ruck. Hateley on the last line of defence was solid all day, with moments during the game where her defensive efforts saved the team many goals.

With every game there are things you learn, learn about yourself as a player but also learn about as a team. There are improvements that we can make all over the ground, starting with improving our voice and run on the field. With that in mind the senior side look forward to next week and the hit out with Diamond Creek.

Sarah Chapman

The Farm – Episode 2 (Milestone Edition)