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
Last week’s game was important to both teams as we were looking to consolidate our position in the top six and Brighton needed the win to push up the ladder to vie for a spot in the finals later in the season.
We started the game very well, jumping out of the blocks and sustaining plenty of pressure on Brighton when they had possession of the ball. This enabled us to kick six goals in the opening quarter and come to the quarter-time break with a handy lead of 21 points. From then on, I think the game was pretty much in the balance with Brighton throwing everything at us. However, to our guys’ credit, we persisted and won plenty of the ball in general play which enabled us to go on and record an 18 point victory.
With lots of new faces and young players in the team, it is pleasing to see us improve week by week and stand up to the pressure of senior football.
I also think the attitude of the players toward their football and what the group wants to achieve has improved and has been fantastic.
Best players were: Brodie Phillips, Nathan Barton, Justin Myers, Gav Quirk, Brad Turner, Dexter Bertoldo and Kase Miller.
In what was a good contest all day, I felt that we were a little sloppy with our skills which resulted in too many turnovers. Our decision making at times was poor as we put ourselves under too much pressure during the match.
The first quarter saw us kicking into a slight breeze but we had plenty of the footy but struggled to put scoreboard pressure n the opposition, coming into quarter time with a 12 point lead.
The second quarter was much the same: giving our forwards plenty of opportunity but we failed to convert; kicking two goals and eight behinds, which allowed Claremont to stay in touch.
The second half was neck and neck with us finally putting a match-winning lead of 20 points halfway through the final term.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was good to come away with the victory.
This week is another tough challenge; fronting up against Huonville at Huonville.
Best player were: D Scott, J Myers, J White, N Barton, D Bertoldo, and S Habberfield with J Tubb booting three goals up forward.
Justin 'Chooka' Rainbird
This week the reserves took on Dodges Ferry down at Shark Park and we went into the game loosing around six players (due to injuries in the senior side) from the side that defeated New Norfolk the week before. This was not going to be a big deal as the club has a lot of depth and the players bought into the side were more than capable.
Dodges were always going to give us a hard contest as they were coming off the bye and their side included some very capable players. To our credit we took control of the game early and held possession until we were able to hit up our large forwards.
87 points is a good victory but we also kicked at goal poorly. 18 goals 25 behinds is not a good conversion rate and is something that needs some work to improve.
Our back line was terrific all day as Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey again went about his business along with Nathan Barton who repelled many attacks and Ricky Batt who was hard at it all day. Andrew Clarke was also impressive all over the ground as was Jesse Hamill and Chris Russell who gave the on-ballers a lot of the footy. Luke Mason played in a number of positions and showed his versatility to the side.
We now have the weekend off due to the bye and will hopefully come back the week after full strength to take on undefeated Kingborough.
Round 2 Reserves Report –V- New Norfolk. Season 2010
The Two Blue reserves team went into last weekend’s game prepared for the challenge that was New Norfolk, who are the reigning premiers and also were coming off a big win against Dodges Ferry.
The game started with the expected intensity with players on each side giving everything to win the footy. The Two Blues seemed to settle into the game a lot early than our opponents which gave us the early lead which we built on during the game.
A huge positive for the side was that we were able to maintain our hard straight line running and also our work rate never slipped. We continued to have numbers running the lines, linking up and putting on protection for each other. This was especially pleasing considering the hot conditions that the game was played in.
A lot of run and clearance work was done by Dexter Bertoldo who played another good game for the club since transferring from the Central Hawks. The defense held strong all day and was well served by Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Mick Hemming. Shaun Skelly and Dave 'Country' Smith provided a headache for opposition players at both ends of the ground. Nathan Barton’s skill and attack on the football was exceptional and Henry 'The H Man' Pfeiffer provided many assists to the forwards. Chris 'Psycho' Turner also played a great game by doing the team things that don’t usually get recognized.
All up a positive day for the Two Blues reserves, were everyone contributed to a good win. Going forward we still have a lot of improvement in us as a team as we work towards sticking to our game plan.
This weekend we play Dodges Ferry at Shark Park and will be up for another challenge from a strong club on their home turf coming off a bye. We now must maintain the standard that we have set ourselves.
Kaine 'Sheffield' Menzie