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VOLUNTEERING – Can you spare 1 hour?

VOLUNTEERING – Can you spare 1 hour?

Our club is run solely by a team of volunteer supporters and we need many more to pitch in at Home Games.
The lovely Barb Phillips has her sons Brody & Matt playing in the Seniors but spends each home game missing the action as she volunteers running the canteen.
If you can spare an hour or two to help her out please let her know.

We’d also be grateful for volunteers for:
– Gate Taking
– Time keeping
– Scoring
– Umpire Escorts
– Facebook score updates
– Photography
– Graphic design/photoshop
– Newsletter distribution

Email or talk to Chris Harper or Martin Trinder if you can help out.

Round 4 recap

Seniors Match Report – Round 4 Brighton (5.9-39) def by Lindisfarne (19.14-128)

The twin towers of the SFL, Bert and Stinky Wat in the Reserves were the reason the Seniors came out dominating in the first quarter 51-7.
The team continued the day with Bert-like strength, while displaying a Stinky Wat-style courage.

The only negative for the day would be the younger Mitchell brother, James coming away with severe nasal trauma causing local swelling of the nasal passages. The older, more experienced Mitchell brother Callum could be seen dancing around the opposition like a gazelle frolicking in the flowers, with the doza TC (Troy Cunliffe) acting as a lawn mower clearing the long grass for a clear dance floor for C MIT.

TC noted post match that he is finding Bert and Stinky Wat’s supreme mentoring to be paying real dividends this season.
The final result for the seniors was as big as Bert’s biceps or Stinky Wat’s waist line before the lap band.

-Bertolini & Lord Stinkinton Wat


Reserves Match Report – Round 4 Brighton (10.5-65) def Lindisfarne (6.9-45)

The Ressies had a hard day. From the get go, they were chasing the Robins but the small insectivorous passerine bird’s flying abilities were far too quick for the Blues.

Not even the fortress down back lead by Bertolini and Lord Stinkinton Wat could command them to victory.

The final quarter saw the boys come out guns blazing, managing to beat the small songbirds. The last quarter proved why the chix dig the back six.
If only they had played all four quarters as they did in the fourth one, who knows what could have happened?

-Bertolini & Lord Stinkinton Wat


Colts Match Report – Round 4 Brighton (12.15-87) def Lindisfarne ( 5.7-37)

In the 18’s it was the top of the table clash between the Brighton Robins and the undefeated Lindisfarne Two Blues in a heavy weight blockbuster.

It was a scrappy start to the game with Brighton dominating play but inaccurate kicking by Brighton kept Lindisfarne in the match, who took their chances going forward.

At quarter time a fired up coaching team of HOWLA and FRITTA gave the boys a solid spray asking for more commitment at the footy.

Unfortunately, the young two blues side didn’t respond and couldn’t play with the same intensity they had in previous weeks, and the Robins took control of the match and ran out convincing winners.

It was a reality check for the young side who learnt a valuable lesson; you must come to play in this sport as talent alone will not get you the 4 points. The boys will aim to bounce back against an in form Huonville outfit.



Round 3 recap

Round 3 vs Claremont

Lindisfarne did a lot of the early attacking but it was Claremont that struck first via their captain Nathan Brown. The game was then interrupted by a sour incident off the ball that left Lindisfarne forward Jake McPherson unconscious. After a holdup of over half an hour the ambulance was cleared from the field and play resumed with Lindisfarne once again doing all the attacking as they went in to quarter time with a handy 3 goal lead.

Lindisfarne continued the onslaught in the second quarter and by half time had stretched the lead to 39 points. The flow of the game did not really change throughout with Lindisfarne extending their lead at every break and running away winners by 67 points. Cal Mitchell was absolutely dominant in an ominous sign of things to come for opposing teams. Troy Cunliffe was at his usual best racking up 36 disposals, 9 tackles and 2 goals. Declan Crawford and Jimmy Mitchell were impenetrable in defense whilst Kase Miller and Matt Hutchinson provided run and poise all day. Up forward it was Ollie ‘Rev’ Rand that did most of the damage with 5 goals earning himself a cake on the day. That cake will be baked lovingly by Jack Anning who could have had a cake himself had he converted better than the 2.7 he dished up from his 13 shots on goal. Feel free to get Claudia to help you with the cake there Tiprat.

As you can see, Claudia wasn’t impressed with Jack’s effort that night.


Round 2 recap

Seniors Match Report – Round 2
New Norfolk (4.7.31) def by Lindisfarne (14.10.94)
In round 2 the Two Blues made the journey West-Northwest to Boyer Oval still seething from a narrow loss to the Bye in round 1.

The first quarter was a similar story to round 1 with Lindisfarne kicking with the wind and having all of the possession yet not being able to fully capitalize.

Matt Phillips was lively early taking mark after mark however his tactic of kicking the ball as high as possible to counter the strong winds did not reap the rewards he was hoping for and he finished the day with just 5 behinds.

The scoring opened up a little more in the second quarter with Ollie Rand putting his stamp on the game, snaring 3 of his 4 goals as the Two Blues went in to the long break 19 points in front. Lindisfarne came out firing in the 3rd quarter and were quick to put some separation between the two sides piling on 5.4 all the while keeping New Norfolk scoreless.

This trend continued in the last quarter as Lindisfarne skipped away to win 14.10.94 to 4.7.31 Dave Clark and Cal Mitchell worked in tandem all day quelling New Norfolk’s forward movement as well as driving the Two Blues forward with run and flair.

The ruck tandem of Toddy Willing and Blair Fazackerley dominated all day providing first use to the veterans Michael Clark and Andrew Fleming who worked tirelessly all day on the inside of the contest whilst providing opportunities for the outside run of Jack “Tictac” Anning who played with plenty of confidence coming off a whirlwind week of personal achievements. To a lesser extent Mazz Howell played ok after an indifferent preseason and the round one letdown that cost his team the 4 points.


Reserves Match Report – Round 2
New Norfolk (2.6.18) def by Lindisfarne (23.14.152)

Our Reserves team had the most convincing win of our trip to Boyer with a massive 134pt victory over their rivals.

Wally Dare kicked a career best 7 goals, however did not trouble the ‘best on’ scorers.  Taking that credit was Justin Myers, Gruuueber, Nick Braslin, Andrew Clarke, Rob Sice and Tyler Blowfield in a team balancing experience and youth.


Colts Match Report – Round 2
New Norfolk (3.2.20) def by Lindisfarne (21.9.135)

Many have commented that the game of the day was our u18s who started their season with a bang, with a huge 110 point victory over the Eagles.

The team had a wealth of new players who proved their value alongside last year’s stars.  It was a great team effort.

After a challenging year last year it is fantastic to see this young group developing in to a skilled, impressive unit that is sure to enjoy many more wins this season.

Round 1 recap

Round 1 recap

After a really strong preseason the Two Blues were full of confidence heading in to round 1 but were also fully aware that it would take a mean feat to be able to come away with the 4 points.
Our opponent, The Bye, had just recently been promoted from the Old Scholars league and were desperate to make their mark on the SFL competition.
The much anticipated matchup between Jack ‘Tiprat’ Anning and no one looked set to thrill as things started well for the Blues, winning the toss on a blustery day at Anzac Park.
Lindisfarne were full of running in the first quarter with 100% of possession and forcing the bye on to the back foot early; but inaccurate kicking ensured that they were unable to trouble the scorers, going in to quarter time locked at nil all. The Blues did all the attacking again in the second quarter but still were unable to find the goals and the frustrations began to show. Luckily the Bye was still unable to apply any scoreboard pressure and the game was deadlocked at the half with Blues fans screaming for more from the players.
In the 3rd quarter Lindisfarne began to show signs of fatigue against the lightly tried Bye outfit and amazingly, despite any possessions for the game it would be the Bye that would hit the scoreboard first courtesy of an errant Matt Howell kick inside defensive 50 gifting the Bye a point and crucially the lead, despite the council not yet putting the goals up. Not even an old fashioned 3 quarter time spray could spark a resurgence in the last as the Bye were able to grind out a narrow 1 point win, stranding Lindisfarne at the foot of the ladder.