Round 5 was always going to be a big test. It was the greatest unknown. How would we fare against a good team who is new to the competition?
Our three senior sides travelled to Keysborough Reserve to take on the league newcomers. The day began at 9:45am with the thirds. After a fast start by the Skye lads, Keysborough kicked their first and looked like they may go the distance. Skye quickly put an end to that notion, allowing Keysborough only one solitary point for the remainder of the game. The thirds eventually ran out 169-point winners. Captain Heath Burridge was named best-on-ground in a dominating performance at centre half back.
The reserves then took to the park. Not much can be said aside from mentioning the ferocity of the contest and that the reserves continued their unbeaten run. It was another impressive win for the reserves, eventually getting the points in a 60-point win. Coach Chris Smith was best-on-ground.
Then came the big one. For the most part our senior boys were competitive and at times, closed the gap. Injuries to Adam Beness and Aaron Pacey left us with only two on the bench. Our boys continued to fight, but Keysborough were able to keep kicking away to eventually run out 27-point winners. Marty Watts was best-on-ground in what was a tough slog for the midfield group.
The under 19s faced some tough opposition in St Kilda City and the result showed with our boys going down by 102 points. Our boys fought hard as always but the bigger bodies of the Saints was too much to overcome. Brett Dawson led the way being named best-on-ground.
Back at the netball complex, the B-side grabbed their first victory in a 4-point win over Murrumbeena. The A-side weren't so fortunate, going down to St Kilda City by 3-points.
This weekend promises to be another big one with three games at home. The seniors and reserves face Caulfield, while the thirds take on Doveton Eagles. The under 19s travel to Jack Barker Oval to take on Cheltenham.
At the netball complex, the A-side face a tough task against Dingley, while the B-side will face Cheltenham.
Stay tuned for team selections later in the week.