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Round 1 Reserves Match Report – 2012

2012 Round 1 -v- Dodges Ferry
Pre-game Instructions

The Lindisfarne Football Club currently finds itself in a strong position with huge numbers of footballers challenging each other for games.  The reality of this situation makes for a strong club but unfortunately also means players will miss games.  These players must now challenge themselves by pushing for selection and show their desire to play even though they have found themselves not playing.  Opportunities to play will arise through injuries and rotations.

Our first game of the season was against Dodges Ferry down at Shark Park.  Apart from an intermittent strong breeze that would come up and sweep across the ground the game was played in very warm weather. 

We started the game well and our contested football was excellent.  Our Intensity and desire to win the football was good early and this set the scene for the majority of the game.  Our on-ballers found good 50/50 ball and feed our runners who inturn ran the line and gave us some good entry into a forward 50.

Our defensive six led well by Michael Vanbeest and Trent Clarke, continually played tight giving their forwards limited opportunities to score. They also attacked when needed especially through Leigh Milbourne who played his role well.

Up forward Henry Pfeiffer finished the day with five goals; Shaun Haberfield’s hands were on and gave us a target to kick to when going forward and Daniel Wignall was a handful with his attack on the ball and run. 

The hard work was done by the on-ballers whose work rate was excellent.  The rucks either won or made a 50/50 of the ruck contests which allowed our on-ballers an even chance when the ball was in dispute. Brenton Allie, Matt Stone, Simon McCarthy and Brodie Phillips where hard at the ball and ran all day in very hot conditions. 

A lapse of concentration in the third quarter was the only major negative to come out of the game; we started to tire in the hot conditions and were beaten to the football.  Our decision making also suffered as we tried to take on tacklers when we should have disposed of the ball earlier. 

It’s very early into the season but some positive signs came out of the game.  We had a very even spread of contributors and stuck at our structures especially in contested situation and the use of first options to our runners was good. We still have a lot of work to do and we have a big game against Brighton this weekend.

A mention should also go out to our younger players who all played good games and showed that they are more than capable in reserves grade football if not higher for the club.  Well Done Jimmie Mitchell, Matt Hutchinson, Matt Howell and Jack Anning.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 16.9-105 def  Dodges Ferry 4.6-30

Goal Kickers: H. Pfeiffer 5, B. Phillips 2, B. Allie 2, S. Haberfield 2, M. Vanbeest , D. Wignall , R. Sice , S. McCarthy , A. Clarke
Best Players: T. Clark, L. Milbourne, S. McCarthy, H. Pfeiffer, D. Wignall, B. Allie

Lindisfarne’s 2012 Games

Roster has been finalised for 2012

Here are our games:
R1 14th April -v- Dodges Ferry @ Shark Park
R2 21st April -v- Brighton @ Anzac Park
R3 28th April -v- Central Hawks @ Kempton
R4 5th May -v- Claremont @ Anzac Park
R5 12th May -v- Cygnet @ Cygnet
R6 26th May -v- East Coast @ Anzac Park
R7 2nd June -v- Huonville @ Huonville
R8 9th June -v- Kingborough @ Anzac Park
R9 16th June -v- BYE
R10 23rd June -v- New Norfolk @ Anzac Park
R11 30th June -v- Sorell @ Pembroke Park
R12 6th July -v- Dodges Ferry @ Anzac Park – Friday Night
R13 14th July -v- Brighton @ Brighton
R14 21st July -v- BYE
R15 28th July -v- Claremont @ Abbotsfield Park
R16 4th August -v- Cygnet @ Anzac Park
R17 11th August -v- East Coast @ Triabunna
R18 18th August -v- Huonville @ Anzac Park

See you there!

Round 6 Reports – 2011

May 7th and 8th saw two reunions of past players at ANZAC Park.  On the Saturday a large group watched the club battle Glenorchy to record an easy win in the Reserves and a hard fought win for the Nu-Jet Blues over the Magpies by 10 points.  On Sunday, a reunion was held at the rooms for the U17 and U19 squads of the 1960’s.  Men travelled from all around Australia, from Perth WA, Warrnambool VIC and the Gold Coast Qld.  The functions were ably catered by Frank and Bev Shadwick for the Saturday and by ladies of the 60’s group on the Sunday.

Special thanks go to:  My wife, Carolyn, for her 13 hours of toil on the gate and behind the bar,  Meg and Brooke in the canteen, Andrew Santi for filling in everywhere, Justin Myers for the handmade schnitzels for dinner and Paul Jackson for his bar work on Saturday night.  Thanks to Club stalwart Bev Shadwick for cleaning on Sunday morning before the hordes arrived and Jacko again for helping me on Sunday behind the bar.  Of course a big thanks to all the past players who made last weekend so enjoyable.  Barrett Dickson, Scott Godfrey, Phil Morgan, Steve Midson, Ian Pearce and Wayne Cashion deserve special mention due to their work and support over the weekend.  Rest assured, boys, your Club is in good hands!
 
Jack Potter
PRESIDENT

Round 5 Reports – 2011

 

Round 5 Reports -V- Huonville at Huonville

The Lindisfarne Football Club wishes to announce Co-Op Toyota of Argyle St as a new major sponsor for the Nu-Jet Blues for the 2011 Season.  Co-Op have been supporting football in southern Tasmania for decades and continue to do so with this signing.  With Toyota as the naming sponsor for the AFL Season, it provides a natural space for Co-Op Toyota to fill in our league in Southern Tasmania.  Please contact Co-Op for all your new cars needs.  The Club thanks Brad Costelloe, Stuart Hawkesford and the whole team from servicing, spare parts, retail, fleet and administration at Co-Op and we look forward to a long future together.  Remember: when you thinks cars – think Co-Op.

I’d also like to welcome all the past LFC players who have come in from interstate this week who are watching today’s game and wish them well.

Seniors

After a very disappointing first half, which saw the Nu-Jet Blues trailing by three goals, a good spray from Coach Goodwin got the Seniors to regroup.  With a greater determination, the boys met the Lions front-on and proved that the Blues are in this season to win.  The tenacity and fitness which is a hallmark of this season’s group won out on the day.  Even with the siren blowing twice as Mitch Williamson took the final kick in both the 3rd and final quarters.  Although a small margin separated the teams at the end of the match, it proves that Lindisfarne is a true contender for finals this year.  Leading goal-kickers were Williamson with five and Marriott with three.  Excellent performances from “Pup” Clark, “Squish” Hobden, Flood and “I get bums on seats” Batt.  We look forward to playing the Glenorchy Magpies this week at home in front of supporters, sponsors and our past player visitors.

Reserves

The Reserves played some hard-fought football in a low-scoring game.  With the score on the cutting-edge throughout the whole game, the 30 minute final quarter saw the Lions boot the final goal in a closely contested match to equalise the scores.  Unfortunately, the siren sounded on the final bounce to see a rare draw.  Great, competitive football was the winner on the day with Dave Woolley, Dex Bertoldo, Chris Turner and “Tonguer” Clarke excelling.

Colts

The newly-formed Lindisfarne Colts suffered their first defeat for 2011 at the hands of the Lions last week.  Even with seasoned Colts campaigners Jye Bannister, Nathon Brown, Jordan Watson and Jordan McCullum, the Nu-Jet Colts were underdone against a more experienced side.  The hard-playing Huonville boys showed the new recruits the style of play which wins SFL competitions:  tenacity.  However, Jacob Walker, Jordan Rogerson and Arnie Kelly proved their worth and played well against a style of play against which they were not accustomed.  The young bloods of the day have learned from last week and hope to make a good impression this week against the Magpies at home.  

Round 4 Reports – 2011

 

Round 4 Reports -V- East Coast Bombers at Anzac Park

Seniors

The Nu Jet Blues hosted a rejuvenated East Coast Bombers outfit in difficult swirly conditions at ANZAC Park on Saturday. The opening quarter saw the Two Blues jump out of the blocks to kick an inaccurate five goals nine 39 and holding the Bombers to a solitary two behinds. This trend was to continue for the remainder of the contest, the two blues kicked away at every change eventually winning by 148 points kicking an inaccurate 31 behinds. The game was predominately played in the Two Blues forward half with forward line efficiency being the order of the day. In all, the Nu Jet Blues had a good spread of 11 goal kickers and were well served by our back six and hard running midfielders. A trip to Huonville this week will give us our sternest test to date with the outcome giving us a true indication to where we are at.

Reserves

Our Reserves Coach Spoof Turner has the boys firing with its second win in a row against an under-manned East Coast Bomber side on Saturday.  With a dominating midfield and hard running defence the bombers were no match for the Two Blues as they won by plenty. Big Jacko, young Jac Standen, evergreen Wools and Squishy taking the honours against the Bombers with seasoned campaigner Mitch Leale kicking seven goals.

Colts

Last week saw Lindisfarne put its first Colts side onto the field for 2011. With a mixture of Nu-Jet Blues Colts from the previous two years and some new recruits, we had a four-point win over a Lauderdale-enhanced East Coast Bombers side. All players played hard and Lindisfarne Junior Football Club stalwart and U16 State player Dan Blazely running hard all day along with Alex Elwell, Toby Godfrey, and the Jordans McCullum and Rogerson all adding great depth.

The boys are keen to play and Huonville looks to be a great challenge.