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Round 3 Reports – 2011

Round 3 -V- Claremont at Anzac Park

Seniors

A hard fought game between the two sides resulted in some hard contests throughout all four quarters with Claremont winning the first quarter by nine points.

Some appropriate encouragement from Coach Goodwin saw the boys spark up and drive some really excellent attacking footy in the second quarter.  However, not all went to plan and some inaccurate kicking saw the score line at half time being held by Lindisfarne by 10 behinds.

The long break allowed the Nu-Jet Blues some time to regroup and, with some scrappy play resulting in six goals three for Lindisfarne and the Pies netting four goals two.  With only the final quarter to play, the pressure was on both teams to score.  With the ball in the attacking 50 for Lindisfarne, some tight-angle shots proved to be too much and the Blues managed two goals six and the Pies four goals two.  The final margin was 15 points in favour of the Blues, their third win of the season.

Reserves

With a noon start, the ground looked superb, even after the rain during the week which would have closed the ground if not for some excellent work by Jamie and his team of groundsmen in the off-season in putting in some much needed drainage.

With the first game at Home for the year, the team were pumped and the game ebbed and flowed all day and, although Lindisfarne lead Claremont at the first break, the Nu-Jet Blues came off worse in the third quarter with the Magpies holding a lead of four points after the final break.

With some solid defensive work, Lindisfarne held off a strong attack and managed to hold Claremont scoreless in the final quarter.  Kicking two goals, the Ressies secured their first win of the season by 11 points at the final siren.

Shaun Haberfield lead the goal kicking for Lindisfarne with three, A Clarke with two and Standen and M Ford grabbing one each.

Colts

Getting Colts players has been an issue for both Claremont and Lindisfarne over the last five or so years as more clubs vie for our talented youth.  I give credit to Shane Johnson and his committee for putting considerable efforts into searching for a team leading up to this season.

As a result of negotiations with the Clarence District and Junior Football Clubs over the last six weeks or so, Lindisfarne has bolstered its numbers by many young Clarence players.

With a much larger pool of players, Lindisfarne can now look to fielding a Colts side for the rest of the season.  I’d like to thank Kim Farrow, Richard Mulligan, Budgie, Chilli, Fitzy, the parents and the boys for making this union a success.  It provides a pathway for young boys to play football each week and ensure community football continues to progress.

The Lindisfarne Football Club has been given special dispensation for the Colts side to wear red shorts at Home and the CDFC socks at all games for the 2011 season.  Thanks go to Angus Adams and the executive of the SFL as well as Scott Wade from AFL Tasmania for making the transition easy.

Round 2 Reports – 2011

ROUND 2 -V- Cygnet at Slab Road

The trip last week to Cygnet allowed the Blues to post a solid win over Cygnet in the Seniors and a disappointing loss in the Reserves.
Post-game beers in the Cygnet clubrooms in amiable surroundings made celebrating the mixed results enjoyable.  We thank Cygnet Football Club for extending their hospitality and we hope to reciprocate in Round 13.  Thanks to Nifty and the team.

The Centenary Ball is on Saturday 9th July at Wrest Point Casino.  To register you interest to attend, please contact the Club on the numbers listed in this record

SENIORS

Another road trip for the Two Blues, this time to Cygnet, saw our senior team take the points in perfect conditions for football at Cygnet Oval.

The first term saw both teams play some exciting end-to-end footy with the Two Blues taking a slender lead into quarter time.

Early dominance in the second quarter was a sign of things to come as the Two Blues extended their lead ay half-time.

With a strong defence, hard-working mid-field and lively forwards, the Two Blues controlled the game after half-time and never looked threatened to record a satisfying Away win.
A strong team performance was the highlight of the day, allowing Marriott to kick five goals and Nick McWilliams three with a host of other important contributors.
 

RESERVES

The Two Blues Reserves travelled to Cygnet in what proved to be a valuable earning experience for the young team.  It was terrific to see a lot of improvement from the previous week, especially the younger players some of whom have clearly signalled their intention they want to work hard and play senior football.  The return of several strong and experienced players combined with some very exciting youngsters will see the Two Blues Reserves mould into a very competitive team in the coming weeks.  The team is well coached by Boof Turner and a solid win is just around the corner.

COLTS

Unfortunately, Lindisfarne failed to get enough interest to field a Colts side last week.
Things are afoot to remedy this situation and, with the bye against Claremont this week, we have some to time to consolidate our plans.

Round 1 Colts Report

The Lindisfarne Colts, after a slow start to their training this year, missed out on playing at Oatlands last weekend.  Fortunately, some of those who had been training were given a game in the Reserves side. Colts training is continuing, with many now returning to football after a fairly long cricket season, which saw all four Lindisfarne Cricket Club TCA sides playing in the grand finals.  Well done to LCC Coach Andrew Downton, LCC CLUB Captain Brendan Drew and the boys for wining the A-Grade and C-Grade cups.  Congratulations also to Kim Dillon for getting his 500th wicket for the LCC during the finals. Now that celebrations have subsided, we welcome back our younger players to the Nu-Jet Blues in what is slated to be a good year. As with all clubs, new players are welcome and training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm at ANZAC Park, Lincoln St Lindisfarne.

Round 19 Colts Report

 

Saturday saw the colts take on Huonville in our last game at Anzac Park for the season.

 Due to a lack of numbers we were forced to feild 16 players and many thanks to Houville as they did the same.

The first Half was tight and even and the boys had many chances and we went into the major break 3 goals down but confident of pulling of an upset.

 Unfortunately the boys ran out of legs in the second half and the well-drilled Luions side kicked away.

 Better players for the day included Bodie Savage and Pete Suwathi down back, Jordan McCullum in the middle and Kizza and Nathan Brown up forward.

Special mention to Nath Brown's Left foot snap that I'm sure his still tralking about!

 Next Week we play Sorell at Pembroke Park in what would will be our last game for the season.

Scotty Bester

Round 17 Colts Report

Saturday saw the colts take on the Central Hawks at Anzac Park.

 
Going into the game we knew that the Hawks were going to throw everything at us and we were determined to start well.
 
Our pressure around the ground was fierce and our midfield were on top and we went into the major break 3 goals up.  This should of been more but credit has to be given to the hawks defence as they continuelly rebounded it out.
 
The second half saw the boys continue to pile on the pressure and we ran out 8 goals victors.
 
We now look forward to our 2 remaining games full of confidence and with a great opportunity to finish the year well.
 
Better players for the day included Jai Bannister & Jy Sullivan in the middle, Bodie Savage & Brad Riley down back and Shaun 'Froggy' Frogson booted 4 goals up forward.
 
Scotty Bester