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VFL 2018: Isaac Conway ruptures ACL just two weeks after sister Sophie suffers the same injury

From the Port Phillip Leader
Reported by Paul Amy

TWO weeks ago Isaac “Izzy’’ Conway was consoling his sister Sophie after she suffered an ACL injury while training with Richmond’s VFL Women’s team.

She was to make her debut for the Tigers the following day.

Now the 19-year-old Brisbane player must sit out the 2019 AFL W season.

ISAAC CONWAY DEDICATES SEASON TO LATE MOTHER

Last Sunday the fickle finger of fortune dealt the Conways another blow when powerful Port Melbourne onballer Izzy sustained the same knee injury, cutting short what was shaping as a best-and-fairest year for the Borough.

Conway hobbled off the ground in the second quarter against Box Hill Hawks at the City Oval. Scans the following day confirmed he had ruptured the ACL in his left knee.

Sophie Conway dishes off a handball. Picture: Hamish Blair/AAP

From Paul Amy, Caulfield Glen Eira Leader

June 15, 2018 5:00pm

IT has been booted off its ground for the third time season, but Port Melbourne Football Club is likely to get some good news about North Port Oval next week.

Port Phillip Council this afternoon confirmed it was trying to bring forward the planned reconstruction of the playing surface to this year.

If funding for the multimillion-dollar project is approved at a meeting on June 20 the works will start at the end of the season.

From localfooty.com.au and the Port Phillip and Caulfield Glen Eira Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
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 Jenny Tserkezidis

For Port Melbourne, the wait was worth it.

Owing to problems with the surface of the ground, the Borough had to shift their Round 1 and 2 matches away from North Port Oval.

It meant not only giving up two home games to start the season, but delaying the unfurling of the 2017 premiership flag won so thrillingly over Richmond.

Port finally returned to North Port on Saturday, for a Round 6 clash with Footscray, and shortly after 2pm club stalwarts Henry “Pug’’ Tucker and Henry Knight were given the honour of raising the flag.

Almost three hours later the club faithful were clapping again. The Borough posted a 33-point victory, 15.12 (102) to 10.9 (69), after an authoritative second half in which they kicked 10 goals to three.

When Port coach Gary Ayres saw the team sheets he must have been tempted to tap his senior assistant, former league ruckman Peter “Crackers’’ Keenan, on the shoulder and ask, “Couldn’t give us a quarter, could you big fella?’’

The Doggies went in with 200cm Tom Campbell, 205cm Tim English, 200cm Jordan Roughead and 197cm Jackson Trengove, as well as 196cm Nathan Mullenger-McHugh.

Borough Sign Ryan Pendlebury for Season 2018

From the Port Melbourne Football Club website
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Borough Sign Ryan Pendlebury for Season 2018

 

Port Melbourne have pulled off a last-minute recruiting coup for season 2018 in adding highly-credentialed ex-Collingwood VFL key defender Ryan Pendlebury to its playing list.

Pendlebury is the younger brother of Collingwood skipper Scott and joins the Borough with 55 VFL games next to his name, which also included Team of the Year representation in 2015.

Originally from Gippsland, 25-year-old Pendlebury has previously played his best football on the opposition’s second and third tall forward.

With the departure of draftee Brody Mihocek, Brodie Murdoch (relocation) and Hugh Sandilands (retired) from the 2017 Premiership defensive unit, Pendlebury will be a welcome addition to the group as the season progresses.

Pendlebury is currently nursing a hamstring injury, and Port fans can expect to see him on the field in the next 3-4 weeks as he works through his recovery and match fitness.

Pendlebury will don guernsey number 48.

We welcome Ryan to the Borough and look forward to seeing him in action over the next few months!

 

Paul Amy, Port Phillip Leader - Full article - Click here

MORE than a year on, Craig McRae remembers the loss acutely. It was accompanied by the beating of drums on the Frankston hill.

The Brisbane premiership star was three games into his role as Richmond’s VFL coach when the Tigers were toppled by the Dolphins.

It was Round 3 of 2016. Frankston failed to win a match in 2015; its most recent success had been in July, 2014.

“We did it!’’ timekeeper Michael Robinson fizzed on social media after the Dollies came from 29 points down at quarter time to win by 13.

McRae regards the match as a pivotal moment in Richmond’s rise in the VFL.

From defeat emerged a resolve to get better.

“It was their (Frankston’s) first win in, I’m not sure how long,’’ McRae was saying at the VFL grand final press conference at Carlton on Wednesday.

 

From Localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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Borough captain Toby Pinwill gets away a handball against Footscray this season.Borough captain Toby Pinwill gets away a handball against Footscray this season.

Port Melbourne champion Toby Pinwill poised to play his 200th VFL senior game

There is a little bit of history between Toby Pinwill and Box Hill Hawks.

In the past decade Pinwill’s Port Melbourne and the Hawks have played out a series of enthralling matches, in home-and-away rounds and especially finals.

If Borough video man Cameron Towson was to cut a compilation disc of them, he would have much material at his disposal; nothing in the VFL rivals the recent Port Melbourne-Box Hill Hawks rivalry.

Pinwill has been at the heart of the battles, brick-hard in his approach and often among the best players on the ground.

The Box Hill president, Tony Pinwill, has presumably been impressed by the Port No 10. Tony is Toby’s uncle. He’s always pleased to see his nephew have a good day, but he’s happier still when the Hawks can squawk about victory.

 

 

From the Port Melbourne FC website
 

The Port Melbourne Football Club wishes to advise that club legend Bob Bonnett has been battling ill health for some time.

Recently, Bob was admitted to St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and at this stage, is unlikely to return home.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife June, and the family.

We will also endeavour to provide further updates as they come to hand over the coming days and weeks.

 

 

 

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