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A weekend of mixed results


It was a mixed bag for Fitzroy with last weekends games resulting in a win for the Reserves and Under 19s, a close one in the Seniors, and the second womens team taking the field for the first time.

Despite leading much of the day in the home ground clash with Old Haileybury, it was the fitter visitors who came home strongly and beat the Fitzroy Senior team at BSO, erasing a three quarter time deficit to win 12.11.83 to 10.7.67.

The Footy Almanac features a great article by David Wilson, so for a more thorough exploration of the game and co-captain Daniel Bisettos efforts hellip;leaping over packs like an impalaplease have a read:

For the second week in a row, Bisetto was named best player in a losing team. Matt Kyroussis (pictured in action) and vice-captain Dom Pound-Palmieri also came in for special mention from the coaches.

Congratulations to Sam Buckley on his first win as Reserves coach, getting over Old Haileybury 8.10.58 to 6.6.42. The team was led well on-field by new captain Drew Olarenshaw, Cailean Moore and Emile Pavlich.

The injury-hit Fitzroy-ACU Womens team had a clear indication of the level expected, after they stepped up to the VWFLs Division 3 on Sunday. They came up against the powerful Gippsland side and went down 20.14.134 to 0.4.4. They have a break now until 1 May when they take on Ajax.

Premier B Thirds had a very hard day out at Gerry Green Reserve, going down to Parkdale Vultures 20.9.129 to 8.12.60. They will be playing the opening game of the triple-header against Ajax at Brunswick Street Oval on Anzac Day and pushing hard to set the day off on the right note.

After struggling in Round 1 against St Bedes/Mentone, the Fitzroy Under 19s had a good win over Old Trinity Grammarians, 15.13.103 to 10.8.68, with Rory Patterson kicking five goals, having come back down from the seniors after Round 1.

Sunday was an important day for the club with the second Fitzroy-ACU womens team playing their very first game. They also had a mighty struggle with Melton Central but did get a couple of goals on the board going down 19.11.125 to 2.2.14. The team will learn a lot from their first outing and coaches Jo Hogan and John Marshall will go to work on identifying the positives and the priorities for next game.

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