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Reserves 2010 Elimination Final Report

 

The first week of the finals was on us and we had to travel to Huonville to take on New Norfolk in a fourth –V- fifth knockout final.

The word was that New Norfolk where eligible to drop half a dozen senior players into their side since their senior’s where not playing, but we went into the game confident that the 22 that we came up with were more than capable of taking on any side in this finals series.

We started the first quarter in the right mindset, we played to our game plan, our intensity and pressure was good and we lead at the first break by two goals.  

Our luck was soon to change as the senior side took Andrew Kennedy due to Tim Bracken’s late unavailability after being attacked by a dog while taking his dog for his Saturday morning walk. Adrian Pennicott then suffered a hamstring injury after playing some good football and then with about 10 second to go in the second quarter Joshua Baliebalvari and myself crashed heads, which resulted in concussion and a hospitalization.

After these series of events, we went stagnant and were unable to find our form back and ended up losing the match by 78 points.

Better players on the day were Ricky Batt who did a fantastic job, still got a lot of possession and showed a lot of leadership.  Mathew Weeding up forward plucked every ball that came his way and was our only major goal kicker.  Mick Grimsey, Chris Russell, Jesse Hamill and Kieren Iles battled hard all day.

In conclusion on the year:  It was a year that promised so much but ended up fizzling out due to the club’s injury list and non-committed players.

A big thank you should go out to all reserves players who seen the year out to the end.  We did have a winning season only losing five roster games and I owe all of you a big thanks.

To my assistant coach Nathan Senior, runner Kenny Weir, stats man Frank Menzie and my various team managers, I thank you all for the un-rewarded work that you all do.

In a week or two I will do a recap on season 2010, so stay tuned.

Stay Frosty! 

Kaine Menzie

Round 20 Reserves Report

On the weekend we travelled to Pembroke Park to take on Sorell.  Considering the rain that the ground had seen, it was in very good condition and the only bother was the constant wind that pushed the ball to the Sorell side wing.
 

We got the early jump on our opponents and played some really good running football.  Our communication was top notch and for the majority of the game our decision making and pressure was at the level it needs to be.  

These are all encouraging signs leading into the finals series.

Big Mathew 'Weeds' Weeding up forward was constantly out numbered as Sorell played numbers behind the ball but he finished with a solid five goals and  Henry 'H' Pfeiffer was an elusive handful for his opponents in the forward line.

In defense Adrian 'AJ' Pennicott was solid and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided plenty of run and attack when the opportunity was there.  Ricky 'Batty' Batt also played a very good game in either defense or in the ruck. 

Congratulations to my reserves boys for finishing fourth and on having a very good season.  Now our focus must go into this week’s final and we all need to be 100% keen and committed.
 

Presidents Update July 2010

The season is now 2/3 of the way through, and after Saturday’s game against Dodges everyone is looking forward to a weekend off with the bye.

All three sides have shown positive signs this season. It has been particularly pleasing to see the continual improvement, in particular by the colts and seniors.

The seniors showed last week that they can compete with everyone in the competition, having a solid display and taking it right up to New Norfolk. The reserves have been solid all season and I am sure will get over the minor hiccup they had against New Norfolk last week. The colts under Scotty Bester have become a solid unit and should win more games before the season’s end.
 

We still have 3 home games to go and are always looking for extra help on match days. It takes a lot of help to run the club on home games. This includes finding bar staff, canteen staff, 4 people to man the gate, people to sell the raffles and margin tickets and a couple of people to man the BBQ and wet area. On top of this, on the football side we need 3 match managers, people to man the scoreboard and time-keep in each game,  water boys, trainers, interchange stewards and at the start of each day people to set up the ground. The day finishes off with people cleaning the ground and clubrooms. In this context I’d like to thank those people who tirelessly help each week, they have done a great job.

If anyone reading this letter can lend a hand for an hour or so please let me know. Extra help is always most welcome.
 

Finally I’d like to wish the three sides all the best for the last part of the season, in what we hope is a lead up to another finals campaign in each grade.
 

Trevor Bailey – President 

Round 10 Reserves Report

Considering the amount of rain that fell before the game, the Cygnet ground was in good shape and when we finally took to the ground the sun was out and the ball was sticky.

Cygnets were always going to be a hard assignment down there and they defiantly had come to play today.  The first quarter they totally dominated the center clearences but our backline held up and gave us some drive to finish the quarter only a goal up.

After quarter time, changes were made and the ruckmen and on-baller started to get some first use of the football which in turn gave us some momentum and our forward capitalized on.  Once we had a good lead, we were never able to break the game open, with us kicking two goals then the Power responding with a goal of their own.

 Jeremy Pfieffer

Jeremy Pfieffer was prolific around the ground.  Matt Stone and Daniel Rattenbury showed a lot of leadership by being hard in and under. The back line held together all game.  Mike Grimsey was into everything off a half back flank, Ricky Batt never gives an inch to his opponent and Wally Dare keeps improving in any position he plays.  Up forward Mark Rutherford was elusive finishing with four goals and numerous goal assists.

Even though I was happy with the day and our tackling pressure was good, we still let ourselves down by having lapses in our game and being led to the football on to many occasions.

This week we play an enthusiastic Brighton team in a third versus fourth battle in a must win game for ourselves if we want to maintain ladder position and give ourselves a chance of a top two finish for the year.

Kaine Menzie

Round 10 Colts Report

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.
 

Scotty Bester