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Round 3 Reserves Report -V- Central Hawks 2012

Our round 3 games was played in what I believe is a one off game at Kempton against the Central Hawks in very windy and wet conditions.

Our starts have not been the best in the first two games and when our captain Andrew ‘Tonguie’ Clarke won the toss and elected to kick to the highway end with the wind, I was hopeful that this trend might be about to end. Unfortunately it still took us a while to get going. Once we warmed up and started to win some contested football we started to take some ascendancy.

The second quarter was more impressive against the wind. Our work ethic kicked up a gear and we started to work into our spaces more often which inturn opened up our own running game.

We went out after the long break and started the second half the way we finished the second quarter, full of run. We had already run our opponents into the ground and we continued to link up and run the lines, giving our forwards some good ball for the rest of the game.

Once again the back six defended and set up attack after attack. Stuart Clark and Trent Clark where solid all game and set up attack either with their decision making or by running the lines.

Through the middle Matt Stone was in and under winning some hard balls. Brodie ‘Bartell’ Phillips knocked up getting possessions and his decision making was great and Josh ‘Squish’ Hobden continually sent us forward.

The forwards were fed some good ball all day by the players up the field and inturn put some good numbers on the scoreboard. The big boys up forward had a good day considering the conditions. Van Beest worked hard, Shaun ‘Ben Rafter’ Haberfield must of have had glue on his hands and Scotty Bester polished off everyone’s hard work with six goals or was that seven. Jack Anning did every thing that was asked of him and was in the right spots on more occasions than not and was rewarded with four goals.

Our structures worked ok, our run was impressive and we had 22 contributers but we still need to work on winning more contested football especially early. We need to keep this win in perspective as the Central Hawks where well underdone and this week we play a tough Claremont outfit that will definitely give us more of a contest.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 25.13-163 def Central Hawks 0.0-0

Best Players: B. Phillips, J. Anning, S. Haberfield, J. Hobden, S. Bester, M. Vanbeest
Goal Kickers: S. Bester 6, J. Anning 4, S. Haberfield 4, B. Phillips 3, H. Pfeiffer 2, M. Stone 2, J. McWilliams , M. Vanbeest , J. Mitchell , M. Stevenson

Josh Hobden
Josh Hobden Played his first game for season 2012 after some early injuries.

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 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 1 Reserves Report 2011

A team of a mix of young-bloods, new comers and Club stalwarts took to the field at midday. With the mercury holding level in low double figures and the ubiquitous wind ensuring that the game would be as interesting as in past years, spectators had on the winter woollies.
With new Reserves Coach, Brad “Boof” Turner at the helm, and ably supported by Captain Chris “Lloydy”  Harper, the first quarter was fairly scrappy but, with some position changes, the boys started to show some fluidity, with 188-game veteran hard-running Chris Turner kicking the first goal of the game.
Big Colt Brandon “Walshy” Edmondson, in his first game of football, showed tenacity in the ruck and down forward, laying some great tackles.  Being kicked in the face while on the mark changed his outlook for a minute or two but he went on to show that the right attitude can beat experience.  Michael “Beasty” Vanbeest was brilliant on the wing with some excellent movement of the ball and assisting in contests.  Watson and McCullum proved a handful in the centre and club icons Micka Hemming and “Tonguer” Clarke added experience in their respective positions.
Unfortunately, the Hawks were too good in the final quarter, with the locals beating the visitors by five goals at full-time.
 

Round 13 Reserves Report

On Saturday we travelled to Boyer oval to take on New Norfolk in perfect conditions.

The Eagles jumped us early in the game and played with intensity on their home turf and we found it difficult to find any momentum especially up forward were we wasted some opportunity on goal and we went into the first break chasing a four goal deficit.

To our credit we fought back into the game by playing some hard in and under football led by Ricky 'Batty' Batt, Andrew 'Toungy' Clarke and Matt 'Stoney' Stone and by three quarter time we were only down by 2 points. 

The last quarter was disappointing in the fact that we didn’t fight the game out and we finished the game with a five goal loss.

Our preparation was low key and this cost us.  If we are to progress to the highs that I believe we can achieve then we must all start making a sacrifice for each other on the field, off the field and on the training track.  We need to be improving and not become satisfied or content with our season so far.

Other players who played well were Mick 'Micka' Hemming, who steamed out of the backline all day and took on all that fronted him.  Mitch 'Lil' Leale also provided some smarts in the backline.

In the forward line Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided headaches for the opposition and Jeremy 'Jezza' Pfeiffer scored two goals while playing on the ball.  Chris 'CT' Turner continues to sacrifices himself for the team.

Next week we are back at home to play an improving Dodges Ferry.  We need to improve on last week’s effort and get back on the winners list.

Kaine Menzie