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Round 5 Reports – 2011

 

Round 5 Reports -V- Huonville at Huonville

The Lindisfarne Football Club wishes to announce Co-Op Toyota of Argyle St as a new major sponsor for the Nu-Jet Blues for the 2011 Season.  Co-Op have been supporting football in southern Tasmania for decades and continue to do so with this signing.  With Toyota as the naming sponsor for the AFL Season, it provides a natural space for Co-Op Toyota to fill in our league in Southern Tasmania.  Please contact Co-Op for all your new cars needs.  The Club thanks Brad Costelloe, Stuart Hawkesford and the whole team from servicing, spare parts, retail, fleet and administration at Co-Op and we look forward to a long future together.  Remember: when you thinks cars – think Co-Op.

I’d also like to welcome all the past LFC players who have come in from interstate this week who are watching today’s game and wish them well.

Seniors

After a very disappointing first half, which saw the Nu-Jet Blues trailing by three goals, a good spray from Coach Goodwin got the Seniors to regroup.  With a greater determination, the boys met the Lions front-on and proved that the Blues are in this season to win.  The tenacity and fitness which is a hallmark of this season’s group won out on the day.  Even with the siren blowing twice as Mitch Williamson took the final kick in both the 3rd and final quarters.  Although a small margin separated the teams at the end of the match, it proves that Lindisfarne is a true contender for finals this year.  Leading goal-kickers were Williamson with five and Marriott with three.  Excellent performances from “Pup” Clark, “Squish” Hobden, Flood and “I get bums on seats” Batt.  We look forward to playing the Glenorchy Magpies this week at home in front of supporters, sponsors and our past player visitors.

Reserves

The Reserves played some hard-fought football in a low-scoring game.  With the score on the cutting-edge throughout the whole game, the 30 minute final quarter saw the Lions boot the final goal in a closely contested match to equalise the scores.  Unfortunately, the siren sounded on the final bounce to see a rare draw.  Great, competitive football was the winner on the day with Dave Woolley, Dex Bertoldo, Chris Turner and “Tonguer” Clarke excelling.

Colts

The newly-formed Lindisfarne Colts suffered their first defeat for 2011 at the hands of the Lions last week.  Even with seasoned Colts campaigners Jye Bannister, Nathon Brown, Jordan Watson and Jordan McCullum, the Nu-Jet Colts were underdone against a more experienced side.  The hard-playing Huonville boys showed the new recruits the style of play which wins SFL competitions:  tenacity.  However, Jacob Walker, Jordan Rogerson and Arnie Kelly proved their worth and played well against a style of play against which they were not accustomed.  The young bloods of the day have learned from last week and hope to make a good impression this week against the Magpies at home.  

Round 4 Reports – 2011

 

Round 4 Reports -V- East Coast Bombers at Anzac Park

Seniors

The Nu Jet Blues hosted a rejuvenated East Coast Bombers outfit in difficult swirly conditions at ANZAC Park on Saturday. The opening quarter saw the Two Blues jump out of the blocks to kick an inaccurate five goals nine 39 and holding the Bombers to a solitary two behinds. This trend was to continue for the remainder of the contest, the two blues kicked away at every change eventually winning by 148 points kicking an inaccurate 31 behinds. The game was predominately played in the Two Blues forward half with forward line efficiency being the order of the day. In all, the Nu Jet Blues had a good spread of 11 goal kickers and were well served by our back six and hard running midfielders. A trip to Huonville this week will give us our sternest test to date with the outcome giving us a true indication to where we are at.

Reserves

Our Reserves Coach Spoof Turner has the boys firing with its second win in a row against an under-manned East Coast Bomber side on Saturday.  With a dominating midfield and hard running defence the bombers were no match for the Two Blues as they won by plenty. Big Jacko, young Jac Standen, evergreen Wools and Squishy taking the honours against the Bombers with seasoned campaigner Mitch Leale kicking seven goals.

Colts

Last week saw Lindisfarne put its first Colts side onto the field for 2011. With a mixture of Nu-Jet Blues Colts from the previous two years and some new recruits, we had a four-point win over a Lauderdale-enhanced East Coast Bombers side. All players played hard and Lindisfarne Junior Football Club stalwart and U16 State player Dan Blazely running hard all day along with Alex Elwell, Toby Godfrey, and the Jordans McCullum and Rogerson all adding great depth.

The boys are keen to play and Huonville looks to be a great challenge.

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 19 Colts Report

 

Saturday saw the colts take on Huonville in our last game at Anzac Park for the season.

 Due to a lack of numbers we were forced to feild 16 players and many thanks to Houville as they did the same.

The first Half was tight and even and the boys had many chances and we went into the major break 3 goals down but confident of pulling of an upset.

 Unfortunately the boys ran out of legs in the second half and the well-drilled Luions side kicked away.

 Better players for the day included Bodie Savage and Pete Suwathi down back, Jordan McCullum in the middle and Kizza and Nathan Brown up forward.

Special mention to Nath Brown's Left foot snap that I'm sure his still tralking about!

 Next Week we play Sorell at Pembroke Park in what would will be our last game for the season.

Scotty Bester

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