Ainslie v Sydney Univ - NEAFL Rd 5
Ainslie travelled to Sydney to play their Round 5 NEAFL game against Sydney University. The game was at Blacktown International Sports Park.
Ainslie started the game well kicking the first 3 goals but Sydney Univ hit back kicking the last 2 of the first quarter. Sydney Univ were on top in the second quarter kicking 5 goals to 2 by Ainslie to hold a 9 point lead at half time.
The third quarter was similar with Sydney Univ kicking the first 3 goal to open up a 30 point lead before Ainslie responded with 2 late goals to close the margin to 22 points at the last break. Ainslie fought back in the last quarter kicking the first 3 goals to close the gap to 3 points before Sydney Univ rallied to run out winners by 10 points.
Nick Salter was a good target down forward kicking 4 goals while Nick Heyne and Jordan Harper provided lots of drive around the ground.
Sydney University 2.3-15 7.3-45 11.9-75 14.12-96
Ainslie 3.4-22 5.6-36 7.11-53 12.14-86
Goal Kickers: T. Barrett 3, T. Ayton 2, J. Derickx 2, M. Mahady 2, M. Thompson 2, S. Fong , T. Barton , T. Morrison
Best Players: , T. Ayton , M. Thompson , J. Turner , K. Barnes , T. Barton , L. Stevenson
Goal Kickers: N. Salter 4, D. Walker 2, B. Renet , N. Heyne , L. Griffiths , C. Mathis , A. Wiles , J. Harper
Best Players: , N. Heyne , N. Salter , J. Harper , L. Gemmill , S. Ellis , C. Bernasconi
In local AFL Canberra football the Ainslie 1st Grade won their Round 2 game against Gungahlin out at a windy and cold Gungahlin enclosed ground. Ainslie ended up winning by 90 points.
Gungahlin Jets 0.3-3 0.5-5 2.5-17 6.7-43
Ainslie Tri Colours 7.3-45 10.9-69 15.11-101 20.13-133
Goal Kickers: J. Hancock 2, C. Barrie 2, J. Iudica , L. O'Neill
Best Players: , B. Mace , W. Hambleton , J. Hancock , L. O'Neill , J. Iudica
Goal Kickers: W. Muir 3, A. Nolan 3, J. Hirst 2, H. Richardson 2, C. Boyton , H. Phillips , M. Sheldon , F. Hawkins , M. Boak , B. Perkins , P. Baccanello , J. Maynard , L. Harper , S. Fisher
Best Players: , J. Hirst , M. Boak , L. Harper , D. Ledda , H. Richardson , W. Muir
The 2nd Grade also won their game against Gungahlin.
Final score: Ainslie 19.17-131 def Gungahlin 0.3-3
Goal Kickers: D. Paine 4, A. Thompson 3, D. Simpson 3, A. Meek 2, M. Tyrrell , M. Brothers , T. Moore , H. Murdoch , J. Paine , A. Mitchell , B. Rivers
Best Players: , B. Rivers , J. Paine , D. Paine , A. Thompson , A. Meek , A. Mitchell
The Rising Stars played Marist at Lindwall Oval and after leading all day were over-run by Marist in the last quarter to lose by 4 points.
Final score: Ainslie 7.7-49 def by Marist 8.5-53
Goal Kickers: Z. Mason 2, J. Hogan , B. Jamieson , A. Cummins , N. Beaumont , L. Jamieson
Best Players: , N. Beaumont , J. Hedington , W. Beaumont , J. Powell , B. Jamieson , W. Folkard
The Ainslie 5th Grade played a night game on Friday 8 May at Greenway Oval against Tugeranong. Ainslie won the game 10.18-78 to 4.7-31
Goal Kickers: W. Oldfield 4, M. Jillard 3, D. Stewart , M. Thomas , P. White
Best Players: , D. Stewart , W. Oldfield , L. Merrington , A. Thornton , M. Ahrens , R. Johnson
The Round 2 Women's game against ADFA/RMC has been postponed until 3 June.