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
||Nick Braslin 52
||Kaine Menzie 52
||Kieren Iles 35
||Dave Scott 44
||David Smith 26
||Jordan McCallum 31
||Justin Myers 29
||Ricky Batt 18
||Raedon Smedley 29
||Brodie Phillips 24
||Matt Stone 16
||Bodie Savage 27
||Jamie Tubb 23
||Mark Rutherford 16
||Luke Alsford 26
||Gavin Quirk 21
||Chris Russell 13
||Jye Sullivan 22
||Nathan Barton 19
||Wally Dare 13
||Shaun Frogson 21
||Aaron Hilder 15
||Andrew Kennedy 12
||Jake Whittenbury 20
||Tim Bracken 14
||Chris Turner 10
||Jai Bannister 18
||Matt Phillips 12
||Simon McCarthy 10
||Cam Potter 14
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.
Last weekend’s game at home was the rematch of the Colts’ first win in four years against Triabunna earlier in the year.
We knew last Saturday’s game was going to be a tough affair, with several of our key players out through injury.
Tribaunna started hard at the ball and continued that way for the rest of the game. The first quarter was disastrous for us, but, to their credit, our boys fought back through the next three quarters with some excellent football and never let up. Our under-strength side battled well but, unfortunately, was unable to make much of a dent into a well-structured and hard playing Roos side.
The boys travel to Boyer this week to tackle New Norfolk. With key players returning to the side we look confident that, by playing to our strengths and structures, we can give good account of ourselves.
Best players last week were: L Alsford, C Potter, J Whittenbury, J Bannister, B Brown and J Sullivan
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.
Saturday saw the colts travel to Oatlands to take on the central hawks.
After a few hard weeks of playing the benchmark teams the boys were confident on taking on the hawks who have been struggling this year.
Kicking into a stiff breeze in the first term we were happy to come of at 3 goals a piece and by half time we were up by around 4 goals. The third term saw the hawks take the ascendancy and with the breeze they were leading by a solitary point heading into the last. The boys dug deep and with the aid of the breeze kicked 7 unanswered goals to run out winners by 46 points.
Better players for the day included Jake Whittenbury, Kieren Iles, Raedan Smedley, Shaun Frogson, Jordan Watson and Luke Alsford.
Major goal kickers were Jake Whittenbury with 4 and Shaun Frogson with 3.
Was pleasing to see that our game-plan is coming together and our forward structure is working.