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Round 1 Seniors Match Report – 2012

2012 Round 1 Lindisfarne -v- Dodges ferry
Coach Adrian Goodwin has a Pre-game Meeting with the Senior side

After a long tough pre season the Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Two Blues headed to Dodges Ferry for their first roster game of the 2012 season. After 4 solid practice matches and a week off over Easter the boys were cherry ripe and chomping at the bit to get out on the park.

The senior group had a number of debutants on the weekend which included David Clark, Rubin Smith, Robbie Jackman, and Nathan Mills on duel registration from Clarence. We also had former LFJC players Jake Jenkins and Marty Alison playing their first senior game for the club, very pleasing to see a few lads progressing through the underage pathway into the senior ranks.

The group also welcomed back former players Nick Braslin and Gavin Quirk. Great to see these boys back in the Two Blues line up.

After watching Menza’s group in the Reserves register a fantastic win, the boys ran out onto a very hot and humid Shark Park. The opening quarter saw plenty of tough contested footy with both teams applying quality physical pressure, the boys settled through goals to Marriot and Fitzgibbon and went into ¼ time 2.5 17 to Dodges Ferry 3.1 19.

The 2nd quarter was begun very much like the first with not much separating both teams. With hot playing conditions the two Goody’s had the bench working over time with rotations. With all the boys putting in a super pre season we were already able to see the benefits of this in our fitness levels for the first game. Goals to Swan and Fitzgibbon saw us enter half time with a small advantage 4.8 32 to Dodges Ferry 3.5 23. Captain Justin Myers along with Jamie Ford and Nick Hobden were leading the way for the Two Blues down back.

The second half remained a close hard fought contest with the Two Blues controlling majority of the play but unable to put the results on the scoreboard. Jenkins and Alison bobbed up to register their first goals for the club, with many more to follow no doubt.

The final siren sounded with the Two Blues registering a close 9 point victory, a fantastic way to start the 2012 season. The margin could have been greater if we had kicked straight in the final term, however a victory at Shark Park is never easy so we were wrapt to take the 4 points away and have the club walk away with 2 wins.

Lindisfarne 7.22 64 Def Dodges Ferry 8.7 55

Best players for the day were: Myers, Ford, Alison, N. Hodben, M. Phillips, Mills

Goals: Fitzgibbon 2, Marriot, Swan, Alison, Jenkins 1

We now look forward to our first home game this weekend against Brighton. This game will be a great challenge for the boys to test ourself against another strong SFL opponent. We have built up a great rivalry with Brighton over the past few seasons so we’d love to see as many supporters as possible turning up to support the boys taking on the Robins.

Players/Supporters are also reminded about our first club function for the year kicking off at 7pm at the club rooms.

Lindisfarne Pre-game meeting
Pre-game meeting for seniors

Round 1 Reserves Match Report – 2012

2012 Round 1 -v- Dodges Ferry
Pre-game Instructions

The Lindisfarne Football Club currently finds itself in a strong position with huge numbers of footballers challenging each other for games.  The reality of this situation makes for a strong club but unfortunately also means players will miss games.  These players must now challenge themselves by pushing for selection and show their desire to play even though they have found themselves not playing.  Opportunities to play will arise through injuries and rotations.

Our first game of the season was against Dodges Ferry down at Shark Park.  Apart from an intermittent strong breeze that would come up and sweep across the ground the game was played in very warm weather. 

We started the game well and our contested football was excellent.  Our Intensity and desire to win the football was good early and this set the scene for the majority of the game.  Our on-ballers found good 50/50 ball and feed our runners who inturn ran the line and gave us some good entry into a forward 50.

Our defensive six led well by Michael Vanbeest and Trent Clarke, continually played tight giving their forwards limited opportunities to score. They also attacked when needed especially through Leigh Milbourne who played his role well.

Up forward Henry Pfeiffer finished the day with five goals; Shaun Haberfield’s hands were on and gave us a target to kick to when going forward and Daniel Wignall was a handful with his attack on the ball and run. 

The hard work was done by the on-ballers whose work rate was excellent.  The rucks either won or made a 50/50 of the ruck contests which allowed our on-ballers an even chance when the ball was in dispute. Brenton Allie, Matt Stone, Simon McCarthy and Brodie Phillips where hard at the ball and ran all day in very hot conditions. 

A lapse of concentration in the third quarter was the only major negative to come out of the game; we started to tire in the hot conditions and were beaten to the football.  Our decision making also suffered as we tried to take on tacklers when we should have disposed of the ball earlier. 

It’s very early into the season but some positive signs came out of the game.  We had a very even spread of contributors and stuck at our structures especially in contested situation and the use of first options to our runners was good. We still have a lot of work to do and we have a big game against Brighton this weekend.

A mention should also go out to our younger players who all played good games and showed that they are more than capable in reserves grade football if not higher for the club.  Well Done Jimmie Mitchell, Matt Hutchinson, Matt Howell and Jack Anning.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 16.9-105 def  Dodges Ferry 4.6-30

Goal Kickers: H. Pfeiffer 5, B. Phillips 2, B. Allie 2, S. Haberfield 2, M. Vanbeest , D. Wignall , R. Sice , S. McCarthy , A. Clarke
Best Players: T. Clark, L. Milbourne, S. McCarthy, H. Pfeiffer, D. Wignall, B. Allie

Round 8 Preview & President Update

I welcome you all to ANZAC Park for what is to be a good contest between the Nu-Jet Blues and the Robins.Nu_jet blues

With a disappointing losses in round seven to Dodges Ferry, the Blues are looking forward to regaining their momentum in this, the first game played under lights for the senior club.

We wish spectators all the best and hope you enjoy this landmark game for the Blues.  I’d also like to draw your attention to the signage around the ground regarding the drinking of alcohol.  The Lindisfarne Football Club is working in close cooperation with the Clarence City Council, Liquor and Gaming, and Tasmania Police in curbing alcohol-related incidents at sporting events.  We actively encourage barracking for, and support of, your club in the interest of Good Sports, of which the Club is a Level Two accredited organisation.

Alcohol is only permitted to be purchased and consumed in the clubrooms.  A selection of hot and cold food as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks is available at the canteen.

Congratulations to Seniors player Matt Phillips (Guernsey #38) for being selected in the State U/23 squad after a sterling performance last weekend in the SFL side, being named second on ground in what was a hard fought game – especially since the U/23s had eight on the bench!.  Congratulations also to my son Cam (Seniors player #14) for playing his first representative game in Tasmania in last week’s game.

Finally, I’d like to thank Shaun and Leon from Tasmanian Traffic Management for their time and efforts in managing the road closure this afternoon as well as to Jenny Howell of Clarence City Council and Brendan Smith of Tasmania Police for their assistance in making this afternoon and evening a success.

Tasmanian Transport Managment

Tasmanian Traffic Management; for all you traffic management solutions.  Phone: Leon on mobile 0459 144 884 or email traffic@rnh.com.au.

Jack Potter

PRESIDENT

 

And now for some blatantly advertising for upcoming events:

Life Members, Sponsors, Premiership Players, past coaches and partners are invited to:

THE CENTENARY BALL

Saturday 9th July 2011

Wrest Point Casino – Derwent Room

Pre-dinner drinks at 7pm

Three-Course Dinner

Beer, wine and soft drink included

Live Band, Comedian, Raffle, Memorabilia Auction

$130 per seat

Please contact Paul Jackson, Assistant Event Organiser on 0409 963 061 or lindisfarnefc@gmail.com for tickets.  Further information can also be requested from using our contact system on our website www.lfc.org.au.

Please extend the invitation to any other past player with whom you may be in contact.

Cheques Payable to Lindisfarne Football Club or Direct Deposit BSB 017-318, A/C 2574-63481 Quoting your name as reference.  Paid tickets can be picked up from the door or posted out by request.

 

ANNUAL MARQUEE DAY

Saturday 23rd July 2011

Raine & Horne Marquee Day

Hosted by Scott Devine and Brendan Cowan

12 noon ‘til 4pm on the back oval

Spit Roast and Beers

All players, past players, sponsors and supporters welcome

See our website www.lfc.org.au for details closer to the event.

 

For website design and hosting contact Kaine Menzie at Eniak design http://www.eniak.com.au, proud sponsor of the Lindisfarne Football Club.

Eniak Design

Round 14 Reserves Report

Round 14 saw the Two Blues take on the Dodges Ferry Sharks on our home turf of Anzac.

The reserves side went into the game bolstered by some handy inclusions from the side that went down to New Norfolk but, we were still aware of the fact that the Sharks were playing some good football and building momentum from their slow start to the season.

We started the game the way that we intended with intensity and lots of run. Our skills were good and we gave our forwards plenty of football. At the first break we held a 21 points lead and got the start we wanted.

This soon came crashing down and when the pressure was put back onto us we started to become undisciplined and unfocused which in turn gave our opponents too many easy goals.

Mick Hemming
Mick Hemming

In the second half our attitude, our work rate and our decision making all improved and we bounced back to play some very good football including a last quarter in which we kicked nine goals and kept the Sharks scoreless.

Mick 'Micka' Hemming, Mitch 'Lil' Leale and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey were solid in defense all game.  Our midfielders in Phil 'Philphy' Ashlin and Jeremey 'Jez' Pfeiffer knocked up getting possessions and Dave 'Country' Smith up forward held everything that came his way.

We still have a lot of improvement in us as a team and we need to play four quarters of good football and eliminate the bad quarter that we so often play.  This week we play the ladder leaders in Kingborough, and we will need a four quarter effort to knock the Tigers off.  

Kaine Menzie

Round 13 Colts Report

Saturday morning the colts travelled to Boyer to take on the undefeated New Norfolk.
 
In what was always going to be a tough game, we were reduced to 17 players by the start of the match with some of the boys succumbing to injury and work commitments.

To the boys credit they never dropped their heads and even though New Norfolk ran out easy winners by 150+ pts we gained some positives going forward.
 
Better players for the day included Cam Potter through the midfield, Shaun Frogson & Kieren Iles down back while the 2 ruckmen Raeden Smedley and Dave Cruse both gave massive efforts.
 
Next Week we take on Dodges Ferry at Anzac Park, and with the return of key players it promises to be a close game.
 
Scott Bester