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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 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

2012 Coaching Positions

It is with great pleasure that the LFC announces it coaching appoitments for season 2012:

 

Senior Club Coach: Adrian Goodwin

Assistant, Line & Fitness Coaches: Justin Marriot, Luke Goodsell George Fitzgibbon & Mitchell Swan.

Reserves Coach: Kaine Menzie

Underage coach: Is yet to be appointed, but stay tuned…

 

Remember: If you're not there, it's not fair…  

2010 Best & Fairest Results

The 2010 Best & Fairest count was held on Saturday the 21st of August.  The top ten for all grades are below:

2010 Best & Fairest Results

 
  SENIORS RESERVES COLTS
1st Nick Braslin 52 Kaine Menzie 52 Kieren Iles 35
2nd Dave Scott 44 David Smith 26 Jordan McCallum 31
3rd Justin Myers 29 Ricky Batt 18 Raedon Smedley 29
4th Brodie Phillips 24 Matt Stone 16 Bodie Savage 27
5th Jamie Tubb 23 Mark Rutherford 16 Luke Alsford 26
6th Gavin Quirk 21 Chris Russell 13 Jye Sullivan 22
7th Nathan Barton 19 Wally Dare 13 Shaun Frogson 21
8th Aaron Hilder 15 Andrew Kennedy 12 Jake Whittenbury 20
9th Tim Bracken 14 Chris Turner 10 Jai Bannister 18
10th Matt Phillips 12 Simon McCarthy 10 Cam Potter 14

 

LFC Reserves Update – May

With the season about a third of the way through, I thought I would do an update on how our season has been progressing.

We find ourselves in third spot on the ladder with five wins and two losses.  The two losses that we have suffered came from Claremont and Kingborough, the two teams above us on the ladder.

The club has once again found its self in a good position with good numbers and the reserves (due to club injuries & unavailability) have already had a total of 43 players play one game or more this season.  A special mention should go to the underage players in Ian "Red" Mackenzie, Jordan "Jordy" McCullum and Kieran "Kizza" Isles who when given the chance to play reserves stepped up and showed they are more than capable.

As a reserves coach it is always good to see players step up to senior level and play.  This season up to 12 players have already played in both senior grades.

The great turn around in players has not helped the reserves side due to the fact that we can have up to six changes in the team per week, but to our credit we have soldiered on and kept winning games. 

Our success so far this year has been contributed greatly by the players that are consistently doing the right things by turning up to training and giving 100%.  Down back Wally "JT" Dare has provided the attack and run while the leadership of Ricky "BattMan" Batt and Adrian "AJ" Pennicott has given us the platform to attack off The "Michele" Pfeiffer brothers (Henry & Jeremy), through the middle have given us some extra class and polish.  The hard work down back and through the middle has been capped off by Dave "Country" Smith up forward who has been a focal point for us.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to the rest of the season with some big challenges in front of us.

Kaine Menzie