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Round 2 Reserves Match Report -V- Brighton 2012

On Saturday the reserves took on Brighton in our first home game of the season, in what was a tough hard fought contest.

We expected the game to be a physical encounter and in the first quarter Brighton were first to the ball, won the contested football and got the jump on us. To play our style of football we still need to win the ball and our contested football was no where near were it should have been.

After the quarter time break we started to get some fluency into our game and pegged back the difference to go into the main break with a one point lead.

In the second half we won more of the ball and were able to feed our runners to play more to our strengths and run out with a hard fought 25 point win.

Apart from the first quarter where we put our defenders under immense pressure by not putting enough pressure on our opponents up the ground, we had another even spread of contributors.

The back six where well lead again by Trent Clarke and Scotty Bester. Stuart Clarke played his best game for the club running off half back. Chris ‘Lloydy’ Harper applied the CLAMP!

Up forward Jack Anning gave us some spark across the half forward line when we became stagnate going forward in this area and Brodie Phillips finished with three goals for the Day.

Josh ‘Yonna’ McWilliams and Michael VanBeest worked hard in the ruck as did Brenton ‘Pup’ Allie when the ball was on the ground. Both wingers Simon McCarthy and Jimmie Mitchell got lots of football due to their run.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 10.8-68 def Brighton 6.7-43

Goal Kickers: B. Phillips 3, S. McCarthy 2, J. Anning 2, T. Clark , B. Allie , S. Haberfield
Best Players: B. Allie, C. Harper, S. McCarthy, S. Clark, J. Mitchell, T. Clark

Next week we travell to Kempton to take on the Central Hawks.

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 9 Reserves Report

The round 9 clash against a struggling Sorell in the rain on home turf has now consolidated our position in the top four of the ladder.  We now sit in third position with a 6-2 win/loss ratio.

In the first rain affected game of the season, it was going to be interesting how the side took to the conditions and from the first bounce we took control of the game.  Playing in front and being first to the football and while the ball was reasonable dry and not like a brick our skills especially our delivery into our forward line was excellent.

Chris Harper

The majority of the game was played in this fashion apart from our second quarter, where we let ourselves down by not playing to the conditions.  We started to become lazy and second to the contest and it showed by the amount of free kicks we gave away.

Simon McCarthy on the wing was in excellent form  and relished in the conditions with a heap of quality possessions.  Our ruck men and on-ballers dominated the center clearances and were well served by Chris Harper and Andrew Clarke who won the hard ball.  Down in defense Stuart Dare playing the full back role was a rock as where Phil Ashlin and Adrian Pennicott.  Up forward Mark Rutherford provided a handful for his opponents and Dave Smith kicked another bag of goals.

This weekend we are on the road as we travel down to Cygnet to take on the Port Power.  We need to keep our work rate up for the whole game and keep working on our deficiencies to be competitive with the top sides.

Kaine Menzie