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VFL alignment ‘working well’: McPhee

From the St Kilda FC website
Reported by Tom Morris
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SANDRINGHAM coach and St Kilda development coach Simon McPhee believes the alignment between the two clubs has been a success so far this year, following an impressive start to the season in which the Zebras have lost just two games.

Sandringham won four of its first five games this year, with a draw against Box Hill the only minor hiccup in what was an outstanding response to a lacklustre 2013 campaign.

“We were very happy with the way the team was playing early. The first month was great with everyone up and running,” McPhee told SAINTS.com.au this week.

“We didn’t have too many injuries and our side was full of quality players pushing for higher honours.”

However St Kilda’s spate of casualties began to take its toll before the bye last weekend and the effects filtered through to Sandringham against Footscray and Werribee in consecutive losses earlier this month.

“We lost our way a little bit in the last couple of weeks and we’ve had a few selection issues because we lost so many players to injury,” McPhee said.

Zebras zap past off-target Dolphins


Reported by Paul Amy
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FRANKSTON had more forward entries and 10 more scoring shots, 32 to 22.

But Sandringham won the count that mattered, on the scoreboard at the final siren, in the Round 1 VFL match at Kars St on Saturday.

In an encouraging season-opening effort from the Zebras, they triumphed 17.5 (107) to 11.21 (87) in a game in which momentum swung back and forth like a pendulum.

Sandy were sluggish in the first quarter, struggling to take the ball across their half forward line, and should have trailed by more than 16 points at quarter time.

From Bayside Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
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SUPPORTERS formed a line extending from the fence of the Trevor Barker Oval to the changerooms, clapping, cheering and whistling.

The Sandringham players they were showering in admiration wore a satisfied glow, knowing they'd pulled off a splendid victory over the Northern Blues.

At the 20-minute mark of the third quarter of Sunday's match, the Blues went 38 points clear when Luke Mitchell kicked his third goal.

But Sandy turned their desperate position into a 13-point win that will long live in the memory.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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SANDRINGHAM was unfancied against Werribee but ultimately untroubled and ultra impressive.

A blazing second half speared the Zebras to their first victory of the season, a 64-point triumph at Chirnside Park on Saturday that will have the bookies hastily revising the premiership market.

Who would have thought it would turn into a fat percentage earner for a Sandy side that fronted up for the match with only a draw to show from its first three matches?

It turned into a romp after the Zebras, using a strong wind, booted eight goals in the third quarter.

Charlie McAdam signs at Sandringham Zebras

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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HE'S the son of former St Kilda and Brisbane star Gilbert, but Charlie McAdam has arrived at Sandringham intent on forging his own reputation in Victorian football.

The 22-year-old left-footer landed in Melbourne three weeks ago and phoned Zebras general manager John Mennie asking if he could train with the VFL club.

Sandy signed him after one session.

They did their home work, noting McAdam had played at two national Under 18 championships.

Family ties to Sandringham's AFL affiliate St Kilda tempted him to the Trevor Barker Oval.

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