Hello fellow movers and groovers, time to cast an eye over what’s coming up this weekend for our Storm sides in Big V Round 8. The opinion polls are pointing towards another victory for Stormy this week.
Division 1 Women
Saturday 14th May v Camberwell 6:00pm Balwyn Secondary College
It was a case of ‘close but no cigar’ last weekend for our Division 1 Women as a second quarter lapse proved costly in the end.
The great news is that our ladies will be close to full strength for the first time this season, so that will be a key point in this one, giving Coach Tim Sanderson a few more options on the floor.
Whilst Camberwell currently sit comfortably near the top of the ladder, they did fall to our opponents from last week, in Western Port, so that gives Stormy the feeling that if the Storm roll out their ‘A’ game for 4 quarters, there’s no reason why they can’t leave with the points.
Youth League Men
Saturday 14th May v Whittlesea 6:30 Mill Park Stadium
It’s a Watson Conference showdown for our Youth League Men as they travel to Mill Park to take on the Whittlesea Pacers.
The hosts sit in second place in the Conference, with the Storm right behind them in third place. Our Storm side bounced back last week to completely outclass their opponents Wallan.
Stormy senses that this one will be a rip roaring contest with both sides matching up very well. Ryan Robinson has been in super form at the moment and Stormy is bullish on the form of Ethan Nicholls, who looks really close to being back to near his best.
Stormy knows that Whittlesea are hard to beat on their own deck, however, he feels that the polls are pointing to a Storm victory in this one.
Division 1 Men
Saturday 14th May v Warrandyte 8:00 Warrandyte Sports Complex
After a narrow loss to Corio Bay last weekend, our Division 1 Men make the long trek to Warrandyte to take on the Venom in an important contest.
A win keeps the Storm in the hunt for the business end of the season as we enter a patch of very winnable games in the coming weeks.
If the Storm can manage to put together four quarters of the type of ball they played in the last quarter against Corio Bay last weekend, they’ll be very hard to beat on the night.
Stormy is confident that the boys have their groove on now and are really getting into their work, so he’s felling that a Bellarine win is on the cards here.
Youth League Women
Sunday 15th May v Albury/Wodonga 2:00 Lauren Jackson Stadium
Our Youth League Women are sitting on top of the world right now as they top the table after 7 rounds and an 8-0 record beside their name.
This Sunday, they make the big trek up the Hume Highway to take on Albury/Wodonga who have had a pretty solid start to the season with a 5-2 record, showing they’ll be no walk overs.
The Storm are looking polished this year and when they were challenged early, last week against Whittlesea, they found another gear and were able to pull away to win.
Stormy thinks that’s the key to this team, that they have an extra gear to find when the going gets tough and that’s the sign of a top team.
When it comes to a result, Stormy’s sticking fat with the Storm girls and is confident of another Bellarine victory with too many options to score than their opponents.
Okey dokey, that’s it for Stormy this week, I’m off to give some last minute pep talks before the big games on the weekend, to rev up the troops!