From legend to legend, it’s time for another massive milestone for the club.
Andrew ‘Needles’ Needham will be celebrating his 400th match for TEM on Sunday at H1 from 12:30pm, playing with the MPA side. Needles has been a massive contributor to the club over the years, playing a significant amount of his games at the top level. He has really stepped up over the last few years in a time of need, having been in the role of Men’s VP and playing in the MVL1 team last season to add some experience to the squad. So get down on Sunday to show him the love that we share for the old man!
Also, Garth Dawson celebrated his 200th match last weekend as his MVL1R team defeated Brunswick. We have loved having Garthy back around the club playing seniors over the past few years after a significant junior career, and hope to see him around for many more years to come. Well done mate!
Around the grounds, it’s not the busiest of weekends for the club. The juniors are still on their school holiday bye, and the Women’s Premier League are also on a break given the ongoing Under 21 State Championships. The MVL1 boys look to get back on track vs a desperate Gippsland Bulls outfit in Drouin tomorrow. Hopefully it is a successful bus trip for the squad!
Best of luck to all senior teams in action this weekend! #gotem
Milestones: Andrew Needham – 400 games (MPA), Garth Dawson – 200 games last week (MVL1R)
Performance of the week: Goes to WMA. A mighty 4-3 win against Brunswick was topped off by a hat-trick to the milestone woman Nicole Pitcher in her 300th. Thanks to the crowd that came out to support!
Round 12 Senior Fixtures:
MVL1 (4th) vs Gippsland Bulls (12th) | Sat 11th July | 2:00pm @ DRO
The boys had their most disappointing performance of the season last week against Brunswick, with a lackluster 1-4 loss. They will be looking to rebound in a big way tomorrow as they take on Gippsland Bulls, currently residing at the tail end of the ladder. Nothing will be taken for granted though, as TEM lost in the the same trip this time last year and know that the Bulls will be desperate for points to escape relegation.
MVL1R (2nd) vs Gippsland Bulls (12th) | Sat 11th July | 12:30pm @ DRO
MPA (9th) vs Waverley (4th) | Sun 12th July | 12:30pm @ H1
MPC (9th) vs Camberwell (1st) | Sat 11th July | 12:30am @ CAM
MMB (2nd) vs Hawthorn Blue (8th) | Sun 12th July | 11:00am @ H1
WPL (9th) BYE
The Women’s Premier League team won’t be back in action until Saturday the 25th July due to the Under 21 National Championships.
WPLR (10th) vs Kew (12th) | Sun 12th July | 2:00pm @ S1
WPB (3rd) vs Camberwell (8th) | Sun 12th July | 2:00pm @ CAM
WPC (8th) vs Mornington Peninsula (5th) | Sun 12th July | 3:30pm @ PHC
WMA (8th) BYE
The juniors are currently having their 2nd bye of the holiday break, and will be back in action next weekend!
Round 11 Senior Results:
MVL1 lost to Brunswick 1-4
MVL1R defeated Brunswick 3-1
MPA drew with MCC 1-1
MPC lost to Hawthorn 2-4
MMB defeated Maccabi 4-1
WPL lost to Essendon Ladies 2-3
WPLR lost t Essendon Ladies 0-1
WPB defeated Essendon Ladies 2-0
WPC drew with Kew 2-2
WMA defeated Brunswick 4-3
There were no junior matches played last weekend.