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Round 5 Seniors Report -V- Cygnet 2012

The Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Two Blues went into their Round 5 clash with the Cygnet Power on the weekend, looking to make it 5 and zippo and build on our promising start to the season. With the SFL rep game the weekend after, the boys were keen to put in a strong performance going into the week off.

With a cold, wet and windy forecast ahead both teams knew it was going to be an old fashioned brand of football that would bring home the chocolates. With Declan Crawford out sick with a nasty case of the runs, Josh ‘Squish’ Hobden came in to play his first senior game of the season. This was a good reward for Josh, who had a super pre season and some solid form in the Reserves. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Josh’s driving skills – Josh had a bit of Lara bingle on the way to Cygnet, but escaped unharmed and we were glad he eventually made it to the ground in one piece.

For the 5th game in straight the boys ran out after a victory in the Reserves – super work from Menz and the boys.
The first half saw a very even contest in ordinary conditions with Cygnet playing a tough and competitive brand of football. We entered the major break 6 points up, 6.4: 40 to Cygnet 5.4: 34. Midfielders Sam Hodben, Marty Allison and Nick Braslin were the pick of the players during the first half.

After a well deserved rocket from Coach Goodwin the boys ran back out onto the paddock with plenty to prove in the 2nd half. Michael Clarke worked himself into the game with 2 early sausages and George Fitzgibbon was moved up the ground and instantly proved a spark which been missing early in the game. By ¾ time the game was in the bag with the Two Blues leading by 37 points.

The final quarter saw the margin increase to 58 points with Fitzgibbon and Jenkins slotting through goals to make it a 3 pack a piece. The final siren sounded with the Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Two Blues defeating the Cygnet Power 15.8: 98 to 6.4: 40.

Best players were Batt, Fitzgibbon, Allison, S. Hobden, Swan & Braslin
Goal Kickers: Fitzgibbon & Jenkins 3, Swan, Allison, M. Clark & J Hobden 2, Allie 1.

Congratulations and good luck to Gavin Quirk, Mitchell Swan, Matt Phillips and Marty Allison who will be representing the SFL in Ulverstone on the 19th May. Matt has also been selected in the State U/23 squad which is a great effort.

Players/Supporters are also reminded about our next club function. Sat 26th May after our home game against the East Coast Bombers – put this date in your diary!!!

George Fitzgibbon LFC Fitness Coach
George 'G-Funk' Fitzgibbon Slotted two goals in wet and ugly conditions down at Cygnet

Round 2 Reports – 2011

ROUND 2 -V- Cygnet at Slab Road

The trip last week to Cygnet allowed the Blues to post a solid win over Cygnet in the Seniors and a disappointing loss in the Reserves.
Post-game beers in the Cygnet clubrooms in amiable surroundings made celebrating the mixed results enjoyable.  We thank Cygnet Football Club for extending their hospitality and we hope to reciprocate in Round 13.  Thanks to Nifty and the team.

The Centenary Ball is on Saturday 9th July at Wrest Point Casino.  To register you interest to attend, please contact the Club on the numbers listed in this record

SENIORS

Another road trip for the Two Blues, this time to Cygnet, saw our senior team take the points in perfect conditions for football at Cygnet Oval.

The first term saw both teams play some exciting end-to-end footy with the Two Blues taking a slender lead into quarter time.

Early dominance in the second quarter was a sign of things to come as the Two Blues extended their lead ay half-time.

With a strong defence, hard-working mid-field and lively forwards, the Two Blues controlled the game after half-time and never looked threatened to record a satisfying Away win.
A strong team performance was the highlight of the day, allowing Marriott to kick five goals and Nick McWilliams three with a host of other important contributors.
 

RESERVES

The Two Blues Reserves travelled to Cygnet in what proved to be a valuable earning experience for the young team.  It was terrific to see a lot of improvement from the previous week, especially the younger players some of whom have clearly signalled their intention they want to work hard and play senior football.  The return of several strong and experienced players combined with some very exciting youngsters will see the Two Blues Reserves mould into a very competitive team in the coming weeks.  The team is well coached by Boof Turner and a solid win is just around the corner.

COLTS

Unfortunately, Lindisfarne failed to get enough interest to field a Colts side last week.
Things are afoot to remedy this situation and, with the bye against Claremont this week, we have some to time to consolidate our plans.

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 10 Reserves Report

Considering the amount of rain that fell before the game, the Cygnet ground was in good shape and when we finally took to the ground the sun was out and the ball was sticky.

Cygnets were always going to be a hard assignment down there and they defiantly had come to play today.  The first quarter they totally dominated the center clearences but our backline held up and gave us some drive to finish the quarter only a goal up.

After quarter time, changes were made and the ruckmen and on-baller started to get some first use of the football which in turn gave us some momentum and our forward capitalized on.  Once we had a good lead, we were never able to break the game open, with us kicking two goals then the Power responding with a goal of their own.

 Jeremy Pfieffer

Jeremy Pfieffer was prolific around the ground.  Matt Stone and Daniel Rattenbury showed a lot of leadership by being hard in and under. The back line held together all game.  Mike Grimsey was into everything off a half back flank, Ricky Batt never gives an inch to his opponent and Wally Dare keeps improving in any position he plays.  Up forward Mark Rutherford was elusive finishing with four goals and numerous goal assists.

Even though I was happy with the day and our tackling pressure was good, we still let ourselves down by having lapses in our game and being led to the football on to many occasions.

This week we play an enthusiastic Brighton team in a third versus fourth battle in a must win game for ourselves if we want to maintain ladder position and give ourselves a chance of a top two finish for the year.

Kaine Menzie

Round 10 Colts Report

Saturday saw the colts travelling to Cygnet, for what looked like to be a close encounter taking in consideration previous results.
 
We were greeted by light rain, but the oval was in the good condition and there was no wind to note.
 
All day it was a close encounter with both sides swapping the lead several times but unfortunately we found ourselves on the wrong side of a 3 point margin at games end.
 
Better players included Shaun Frogson, who kicked 5 goals at full forward, Jordan McCullam, Ian McKenzie and Bodie Savage through the midfield and Luke Alsford down back.
 
We now head back to the track looking to work a little harder and keep improving.
 
 
Note:  Friday night the U18's and U15's will be playing a mixed match under lights at Anzac Park kicking off around 6pm.  All players and supporters welcome.
 

Scotty Bester