Waves undefeated going into break AFTER a tough test against Elcho Park at home the Waves division two soccer side played away to Drysdale this weekend. The home advantage proved vital as Drysdale took an early lead in the first half. The Waves tried hard before the break with chance after chance, but were thwarted by a very good defensive
performance by Drysdale. The breakthrough came in the second half as Alex Ketchen ran onto a great through ball from Gabe McClelland to round the keeper and slot the ball into an empty net. The Waves searched for the winner but could not convert their chances and it looked like a draw was on the cards. But in the last minute a sublime cross from
Mathew Boore landed on the head of Steve McGain to give the Waves a 2-1 win. Waves player and coach Luis McClelland said he was pleased with his side's character after coming from behind, and praised the second half performance. The Waves go into the long-weekend break with a 5-0 record to start the season.
It was a bad day at the office against Deakin on Sunday, with the division three Waves losing 6-nil. The game was evenly balanced at half-time with a 2-nil scoreline with the Waves having a few very good chances. On another day it could have been level. The Deakin Ducks pulled away in the second half as the Waves' younger players got tired and the
Surf veterans together
experience of the Ducks added another four second-half goals. Coach Kevin Bowers, although disappointed with the result, said the Waves had tried hard but just could not find the net. The experience the younger players are getting will benefit them later in the season.
TWO Ocean Grove surfing veterans recently caught up with good friend and legendary figure Wayne Lynch to speak about his latest movie, Unchartered Waters. Locals Steve ‘Chooka’ Piec (pictured left) and Bill Kelly (on the right) are pictured here with Lynch (middle) at his home along the Great Ocean Road with the 'evolution model replicas' surf boards, which are very rare. The iconic surf boards also featured in the film Evolution which Wayne starred in. Kelly said he, Chooka and Lynch catch up regularly have surfed together since their teenage years. “Wayne and I have been mates ever since we were little kids, we grew up together and surfed together most of our lives,” Kelly said. Lynch is widely considered one of the best goofy footers to set foot on a surf board. Unchartered Waters is available on DVD at some surf shops and at JB HiFi.
Two victories for Bellarine Bears
WINS to both Bellarine Bears A grade sides was the story from Wallington Reserve in week seven of the Geelong Baseball Association winter season. The A grade Bears put up a dominant 11-3 win over the visiting Ballarat Brewers. The Bears jumped out of the blocks in the first, courtesy of a Jonathan Lowe three-run bomb. This was soon followed by a five-run second innings, with the Bears well on their way to a 16hit tally for the day. A solo home run from Chris Barker in the fourth and three hits to Brad McKentish for the day were other highlights for the Bears. Simon Murry on the mound locked down the opposition going five innings without conceding a run. The Bears now find themselves at 5-3 going into the midseason break. IN the A reserves, it was a 7-4 win to the
Bears over Ballarat City. Brad Hockey had his first outing as a starting pitcher for the seconds going 2.1 innings. Graham Rowe was a standout in offence with three hits for three RBIs,
backed up with hits to Alex Hockey, Luke Sarah and Andy Riddett. The Bears were able to get crucial hits at the right time to take the game out. The Bears B reserves went down to the Colac
Braves 2-5 in a tight one. Pitcher Danny Nichols was able to go deep into the game backed up by some sturdy defence. Hits to Brad O’Brien and Tim Meaden were the standouts in a
Bears offence that was threatening all day. Interested in finding out more about the Bellarine Bears Baseball Club? Pay them a visit online at www.bellarinebears.org. au.