Round 3 -V- Claremont at Anzac Park
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.
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.
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.