Daniel Plozza breaking club games record

Daniel Plozza on Anzac Day. Picture: KYLIE ROWE

By Anne-Marie Ebbels

It was a big celebration at Don Road this week with Daniel Plozza breaking Tom Ayres club games record.

Plozza played his 346th games in the red and white and the senior team made sure it was a win to celebrate the record.

With a few players unavailable due to injury, Healesville took a while to get going in the game, but once the team hit their groove, Max Donegan and Tyler Barclay finished off in front of goal kicking nine goals and five goals respectively of Healesville 17 goals.

A strong third quarter by Healesville put the game beyond doubt and Healesville ran out winners by 64 points in the milestone game.

In the Reserves, Yea got out to a quick start going into the first break with a 13-point lead.

Healesville hit back in the second quarter reducing Yea’s lead to two points at half-time. In a four goal to none third quarter Healesville took control of the game to run out winners by 20 points.

The U18s headed up the hill to Olinda for their game, the first quarter was tough with only one major scored with Healesville going into the first break six points up.

Healesville hit their straps in the second quarter keeping Olinda-Ferny Creek goalless while scoring four goals to go into the big break with a 30-point lead.

Healesville continued to dominate the second half and Olinda-Ferny Creek remained goalless for the game.

Healesville were big winners by 59 points.

The Women’s team made the trek down south to Pakenham this week. Pakenham got out to an early lead going into quarter time 10 points up.

A dour second quarter produced limited scoring opportunities for both teams with Healesville managing the only score for the quarter reducing Pakenham’s lead to nine points.

Pakenham came out the third quarter and kept Healesville scoreless while increasing their lead to 24 points at third quarter time.

Healesville struggled to create scoring opportunities in the final quarter and couldn’t convert the ones they had into goals.

Pakenham handed Healesville their first defeat this season by 34 points.

In the netball, A Grade got off to a strong start securing a number of turnovers to go into the first break with a five-goal lead.

Yea hit back in the second quarter and reduced the lead to two goals at half-time. Healesville came out hard in the third quarter and kept Yea to single goal and increased their lead to 19 goals.

Healesville maintained their dominance in the final quarter to run out winners by 25 goals.

The B Grade game was a nail biter going down to the last minutes to get a winner.

Yea got out to a fast start going into the first break with four goal lead.

Healesville hit back in the second quarter to reduce the lead to two goals at half time and then to one goal at three quarter time. In a final frantic quarter neither team could secure the centre pass break and went goal for goal with Yea being one goal in front at the final siren.

Yea got out to a fast start in the C Grade team as the Healesville struggled to transition the ball to their goal circle giving Yea a number of turnover opportunities.

This continued in the second quarter with Yea going into half time with an 18-goal lead.

A better second half by Healesville slowed the Yea scoring with the final margin being a big win to Yea by 27 goals.

The traditional long weekend break this weekend before another home game on June 15.


Senior Men Healesville 115 defeated Yea 51 Best: M Donegan, T Barclay, B Murphy, N Mende, C Frazzetto, J Savage

Reserves Men Healesville 54 defeated Yea 34 Best: R Hay, T Sund, C Boeder, T Cigetic, J Simnett, T Tweedie

Womens Healesville 5 defeated by Pakenham 39 Best: M Potter, M Cameron, P Byron, M Cianci, S Potter

U18 Healesville 63 defeated Olinda-Ferny Creek 4 Best: L Warner, R Cameron, J Ferris, T Dunne, R Bode


A Grade Healesville 52 defeated Yea 27 Best: M Erickson, K Farrow, Amy Stanley

B Grade Healesville 32 defeated by Yea 33 Best: G Milgate, S Maile, E Duff-Smith

C Grade Healesville 11 defeated by Yea 38 Best: E Birch, L Boundy