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Reserves 2010 Elimination Final Report

 

The first week of the finals was on us and we had to travel to Huonville to take on New Norfolk in a fourth –V- fifth knockout final.

The word was that New Norfolk where eligible to drop half a dozen senior players into their side since their senior’s where not playing, but we went into the game confident that the 22 that we came up with were more than capable of taking on any side in this finals series.

We started the first quarter in the right mindset, we played to our game plan, our intensity and pressure was good and we lead at the first break by two goals.  

Our luck was soon to change as the senior side took Andrew Kennedy due to Tim Bracken’s late unavailability after being attacked by a dog while taking his dog for his Saturday morning walk. Adrian Pennicott then suffered a hamstring injury after playing some good football and then with about 10 second to go in the second quarter Joshua Baliebalvari and myself crashed heads, which resulted in concussion and a hospitalization.

After these series of events, we went stagnant and were unable to find our form back and ended up losing the match by 78 points.

Better players on the day were Ricky Batt who did a fantastic job, still got a lot of possession and showed a lot of leadership.  Mathew Weeding up forward plucked every ball that came his way and was our only major goal kicker.  Mick Grimsey, Chris Russell, Jesse Hamill and Kieren Iles battled hard all day.

In conclusion on the year:  It was a year that promised so much but ended up fizzling out due to the club’s injury list and non-committed players.

A big thank you should go out to all reserves players who seen the year out to the end.  We did have a winning season only losing five roster games and I owe all of you a big thanks.

To my assistant coach Nathan Senior, runner Kenny Weir, stats man Frank Menzie and my various team managers, I thank you all for the un-rewarded work that you all do.

In a week or two I will do a recap on season 2010, so stay tuned.

Stay Frosty! 

Kaine Menzie

2010 Best & Fairest Results

The 2010 Best & Fairest count was held on Saturday the 21st of August.  The top ten for all grades are below:

2010 Best & Fairest Results

 
  SENIORS RESERVES COLTS
1st Nick Braslin 52 Kaine Menzie 52 Kieren Iles 35
2nd Dave Scott 44 David Smith 26 Jordan McCallum 31
3rd Justin Myers 29 Ricky Batt 18 Raedon Smedley 29
4th Brodie Phillips 24 Matt Stone 16 Bodie Savage 27
5th Jamie Tubb 23 Mark Rutherford 16 Luke Alsford 26
6th Gavin Quirk 21 Chris Russell 13 Jye Sullivan 22
7th Nathan Barton 19 Wally Dare 13 Shaun Frogson 21
8th Aaron Hilder 15 Andrew Kennedy 12 Jake Whittenbury 20
9th Tim Bracken 14 Chris Turner 10 Jai Bannister 18
10th Matt Phillips 12 Simon McCarthy 10 Cam Potter 14

 

Round 19 Reserves report

On the weekend we took on Huonville in our last roster match on our home soil at Anzac Park. 

We started the game very low key and this attitude stayed with us for the majority of the game.  Even though we outplayed our opponents and lead in all our performance indicators, we only coasted in a game where we should have been using to gain some good momentum coming into the finals. 

In the end we won the game by 13 goals and credit should be given to the 22 who took to the field as we still suffer from a huge amount of club injuries and player unavailability’s.   A huge thank you should go out to all the colts’ players and last minute inclusions who have stepped up.  None of these guys have let the side or themselves down and have done a terrific job. 

Some really good individual efforts were had by the twin towers up forward in Wally 'Sack' Dare and Mathew 'The Big Show' Weeding up forward.  Through the middle Andrew 'AK' Kennedy and Matt 'Stoner' Stone played valuable roles but the defense were solid all game and none better than Adrian 'AJ' Pennicott, Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Ricky 'Batty' Batt. 

Our last roster match this weekend will be against Sorell at Pembroke Park.  A tough contest is expected against a side that will have nothing to loose. 

Kaine Menzie

Round 16 Reserves Report

Injuries and player unavailability has been costly for the club this year and especially so the weekend just past, when an undermanned reserves side took on the undefeated Kingborough Tigers.

We eventually scrapped a side together with the help of four Colts players in Jordan Mccallum, Jai Bannister, Luke Alsford and Kieren Isles who doubled up to ensure a full squad hit the field.

The side played good football for the first half as we applied as much pressure to our opponents as we could, but their better skills and speed eventually wore us down and being a well drilled side kicked away from us in the second half.  To our credit we battled hard all day and we could walk off the ground knowing that at least the group that took to the field where out their playing for each other.

Our back line was terrific all day considering the amount of football that was in their area.  Mick Grimsey played the majority of the game injured; Daniel Donavan continued to spoil his taller opponent and Wally Dare, Mick Hemming and Adrian Pennicott repelled as best they could.

Andrew Kennedy is starting to find some good form and set the scene early with some courageous football.  Chris Russell toiled all day in the ruck.  Jordan Watson played well above his years, as he was on the bottom of many packs and got plenty of possessions.

Some positives to come from the day were that we won the last quarter and the young players that played showed that they are well capable of playing in this grade and above.

This weekend we need to bounce back when we take on the Central Hawks at home, who are breathing down our necks on the ladder.

Kaine Menzie

Round 6 Reserves Report

This week the reserves took on the Central Hawks at Oatlands, who even though undermanned were always going to give us a physical contest on their home turf.

We won the toss and with a decent breeze blowing to the eastern end of the ground, we decided to kick with it.

Knowing that the breeze was not going to do it for us we went out and played some good football.  Playing in front with quick ball movement and some good skills allowed us to set our game up and go into the first break with a seven goal advantage. 

The second quarter was a lot different as we had to work a lot harder to move the ball quickly into our forward line.  We started to be second to the footy and started to get lazy, prepared to leave the hard work up to someone else.

After the main break we started to get our game back on track and the second half seen our attack on the football improve and our run to link up or to get numbers to a contest get better as we continued to run the legs off our opponents to win the  game by around 10 goals.David Smith

Our main focal point up forward was Dave 'Country' Smith who even though double teamed and out numbered, led to the right spots and then converted his opportunities to finish the game with five goals.  Paul 'Smokey' Jackson and Chris 'Rusty' Rusell gave the on-ballers good use of the ball and presented well across half forward all day.  The 'Michelle' Pfeiffer brothers got plenty of the football and fed our forward with some accurate disposal and Andy 'Tonguey' Clarke, Andrew 'AK' Kennedy and Jesse 'Sammy' Hamill played some good hard in and under contested football.

We now look forward to the challenge that is Claremont who are undefeated and sit on top of the ladder. 

Kaine Menzie