Round 5 saw the Students endure their toughest weekend in 2016, enjoying just 3 wins from 8 games.
6th Grade Plats: Sydney AFL Division 5
A keen Plats side kicked off the first of 4 games at Oval No.1, coming up against Pennant Hills on Saturday.
The Demons, who were undefeated before Saturday’s game, continued their winning form with a comfortable 139-point win.
Tom Jeffries kicked the only 2 goals for the Students, while Pat Francis, Pat Hurley, Chad Abbott and Chas Wilkinson were named among the best.
Final Score: Sydney University 2.3 15 def. by Pennant Hills 24.10 154.
U19 Colts: Sydney AFL U19s Division 1
The Colts made the trip to Manly on Saturday looking to continue their unbeaten start to 2016.
The Colts started the stronger of the 2 sides, kicking 3 goals to 1 in the first quarter to lead by 19 points at the first break.
The first quarter would be the Colts lowest scoring quarter of the game, as the boys went on to kick 4 goals, 5 goals and 5 goals in consecutive quarters to run out 79-point winners.
Lawrence Neil-Smith kicked 6 goals in his Colts debut, while Oscar Gibbins, Will Gowers, Nick Bertino and Rob O’Hara put in strong contributions.
Final Score: Manly Warringah 4.6 30 def. by Sydney University 17.7 109.
1st Grade Seniors: NEAFL
The NEAFL boys suffered their second loss in 2016, at the hands of 2015 grand finalists, Aspley.
The first quarter was a tight affair, with both teams managing just the 1 goal each.
Aspley broke the game open in the second, booting 7 unanswered goals as they skipped out to a 45-point lead at the half.
The Students had lost both Jackson Potter (concussion and fractured sternum) and Jarrod Irving (knee) by halftime, heavily impacting rotations.
The second half saw the Students match Aspley around the ground, and on the scoreboard, but still, it was Aspley who ran out winners by 43 points.
Mitch Thompson (in his 100th game), Lewis Stevenson, Mike Manteit and Nick Winmar were best afield for the Students.
Final Score: Aspley 14.12 96 def. Sydney University 7.11 53.
5th Grade Golds: Sydney AFL Division 4
The Golds sit 3rd on the ladder after a dominant display at home against the UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs.
The Students outscored UNSW in every quarter of the game, with John Dean, Paul Oscar and Josh Heazlewood all kicking 3 goals each.
Ryan Nyberg continued his good form with a solid contribution, while Sam Walker, Ben Hunter and Mitch Herps were also handy throughout the day.
Final Score: Sydney University 12.14 86 def. UNSW Eastern Suburbs 4.7 31.
2nd Grade Reserves: Sydney AFL Premier Division
The Prems endured their 3rd consecutive loss in 2016, losing by 58 points to Manly Warringah at Weldon Oval.
The Students were kept scoreless in the first and third quarter, kicking just the 2 goals before 3-quarter time.
Still, Manly only led the Students by 20 at the half, before a 5 goal last quarter ended any hopes of a Students comeback.
Luke Vella, Jacob Swarts and James Lewington were the best for the Prems on a poor day that also saw NEAFL listed Jack Campbell seriously injure his knee.
Final Score: Manly Warringah 12.7 79 def. Sydney University 3.3 21.
4th Grade Reds: Sydney AFL Division 2
The Reds endured a frustrating 22 point-lead at No. 1 Oval on Saturday.
The Students led at quarter-time by 17 points, before the Magpies kicked 7 of the next 12 goals to trail by just 2 points at the final break.
Kicking 5 goals to 2 in the last quarter, the Magpies ran away with their first win of 2016, at the expense of the Reds, who now sit 7th on the ladder.
Solomon Hanks, Gordon Willis and Tim Air were best afield for the Students.
Final Score: Sydney University 10.10 70 def. by South West Sydney 13.14 92.
Sydney University Bombers (Women’s)
The final Saturday game of Sydney Uni football took place at 5pm on Oval No.1, with the Bombers easily accounting for the Southern Power/Wolves.
The Bombers kicked 7 unanswered goals in the first half to race out to a 52-point lead at the main break.
The Bombers kicked 3 of the second half’s 4 goals, as the Bombers remained undefeated in 2016.
Nic Barr and Amy Foo kicked 2 goals each, while Casey Samuels and Alice Wood were best afield.
Final Score: Sydney University 10.16 76 def. Southern Power/Wolves 3.2 20.
3rd Grade Blues: Sydney AFL Division 1
The Blues travelled to University Oval on Sunday to face off with the undefeated Macquarie University.
The Students kicked 2 goals to Macquarie’s 3 in the first quarter, before falling further behind in the second to trail by 28 points at the half.
The third quarter saw Macquarie kick 3 unanswered goals, and stretch the lead beyond redeemable for the Students.
To the Blues credit, despite the game being over on the scoreboard, the boys outscored Macquarie in the last quarter, but still fell short by 47 points.
Jack Caspersonn, Adam Birman and John Walsh were best-on-ground, while Tom Whittaker was the only multiple goalkicker for the Students (2 goals).
Final Score: Macquarie University 13.12 90 def. Sydney University 7.1 43.
Round 6 sees the Prems, Blues and Colts return to Oval No.1, while the Reds and Golds visit North Shore, and the Plats play North-West away.
The Bombers play Newtown at Mahoney Park in Marrickville, with the NEAFL boys set to rest up during the bye.
Up the Students!