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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 1 Senior Report 2011

In what was Adrian Goodwin’s first game as new Club Coach, and a long pre-season for the players, the opening game proved to set the future for 2011.
Starting slowly with the wind, the boys, under new Club Captain Justin Myers, lead by only four points at the first change.
The second quarter showed the Nu-Jet Blues in better light with Nick McWilliams adding another goal to his tally with newcomer Justin “Maz” Marriott blasting his way around all parts of the ground and booting some massive kicks to penetrate the forward line.  Maz went on to kick five majors for the game with Nicko kicking four.  Michael “Pup” Clark was sensational in contests,  Justin Myers showed leadership though demonstration.  An unselfish handpass to Assistant Coach Marriott from Cam Potter after taking a contested mark 40m out directly in front resulted in no score as the siren sounded as soon as Maz took the ball.  Brothers Brody and Matt Phillips showed their respective talents, and Justin “Froggy” Fielding did some excellent ground work and Paul Jackson ably undertook the second ruck and forward roles with a newly-honed Ricky Batt proving a hard-contesting player in our back line.
With the Blues 20 points up at the last break, they managed to outscore the Hawks against the wind with the Blues ending four goals up over the Hawks at the final siren.

We look forward to taking on Cygnet at their Slab Rd home next week.
 

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

Round 17 Reserves Report

After our loss against the Tigers down at the beach, it was important that we bounced back and get back on the winners list against the a Central Hawks team breathing down our necks on the ladder.

The game started at frenetic pace and our work rate and intensity was better than our opponents.  This limited the opportunities for the Hawks and allowed us to get a jump on them.

Chris Russell
Chris Russell

We allowed the Hawks back into the game in the second quarter as we had a lapse in our game.  We need to work on maintaining pressure and intensity for the whole game.  

We ran away with the game in the second half as we played some excellent football, probably some of the best football we have played for most of the year. Our run through the lines and the use of some long linking handballs really broke the game open.

Ricky Batt and Scott O’Connell were outstanding all day in defence and played a crucial role to the teams win. Mark Rutherford and Mitch Leale played impressive games across the centre line.  Chris Russell toiled hard in the ruck with little rest and up forward Cameron Berry was elusive slotting four goals and Josh Baliebalvari showed that he is returning to some good form.

In a game where all 22 players made good contributions a special mention should go to the Colts players that stepped up; Jy Sullivan and Kieron Isles showed that they are more than comfortable playing against larger bodies, throwing themselves at everything, and Dane Heather and Brendan Burridge where rewarded with goals.

This weekend we take on second place Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.

 

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