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Reserves Mid-season Report – 2012

We have just hit the half way point in the season with eight games down with another eight to play. We find ourselves with six wins and two losses and sitting third on the ladder and about to go into a game with New Norfolk that will decide second spot.

As a reserves coach it is pleasing to see a number of players who started in the reserves go up to seniors and play good football.  Brenton ‘Pup’ Allie, Dexter ‘luigi’ Bertoldo, Josh ‘Squish’ Hobden, Scott ‘the Eagle’ Bester, Leigh ‘Ben’s Brother’ Milbourne and Stuart ‘Bro’ Clark have all made the transition flawlessly when the opportunity arrived.  A special mention should go to Jimmy ‘the new JM’ Mitchell who as a sixteen year old made his debut for the seniors this year.  I would expect in the second half of the year one or two other reserves players will get the call up.

Up forward we have good contributions from a number of players. Jack ‘One Direction’ Anning continues to impress, kicking goals and being elusive. Shaun ‘Head’ Haberfield has given us a target across half forward and Henry ‘H’ Pfeiffer pops up and kicks his couple a game. 

Across the mid field we have struggled to win stoppages and be accountable against the better sides.  Josh ‘Yonna’ McWilliams has tiredly worked in the ruck.  Danny ‘nut’ Wignall has provided us with plenty of drive and Simon ‘Macca’ McCarthy has continually been one of our better players. Matthew ‘Howeller’ Howell continue to improve with every game.

Down back we have held strong on most occasions and Trent ‘Dozer’ Clarke has been solid all year.  Providing plenty of run and stopping power. 

We need to continually focus on our intensity.  When we are up, we are a good running side who wins contested football. But when we get challenged we struggle to respond.  We need to find a way to wrestle momentum back our way when it is against us. Individuals need to lift and the leadership blokes need to find it in themselves to produce more efforts, set the scene that we won’t be happy in this type of situation and lead by example.

Moving forward to the second half of the year it will be pleasing to see the return of Dave ‘Caveman’ Wooley, Phil ‘Philphy’ Ashlin and hopefully Michael ‘the Count’ VanBeest returning from injury and Brodie Phillips returning from his sojourn to the USA as a Mormon door knocking missionary.  We should also have an influx of senior players returning from injury which should help the reserves side out as they will either come through the reserves or will provide us with players dropping back.

At the start of the year if you said this side will be six and two I would have been very happy with that result, but I believe this side is more than capable of doing better.  There is still a lot of improvement in this side and my aim is to get the most out of the players every week.

Fos

 

Round 3 Reserves Report -V- Central Hawks 2012

Our round 3 games was played in what I believe is a one off game at Kempton against the Central Hawks in very windy and wet conditions.

Our starts have not been the best in the first two games and when our captain Andrew ‘Tonguie’ Clarke won the toss and elected to kick to the highway end with the wind, I was hopeful that this trend might be about to end. Unfortunately it still took us a while to get going. Once we warmed up and started to win some contested football we started to take some ascendancy.

The second quarter was more impressive against the wind. Our work ethic kicked up a gear and we started to work into our spaces more often which inturn opened up our own running game.

We went out after the long break and started the second half the way we finished the second quarter, full of run. We had already run our opponents into the ground and we continued to link up and run the lines, giving our forwards some good ball for the rest of the game.

Once again the back six defended and set up attack after attack. Stuart Clark and Trent Clark where solid all game and set up attack either with their decision making or by running the lines.

Through the middle Matt Stone was in and under winning some hard balls. Brodie ‘Bartell’ Phillips knocked up getting possessions and his decision making was great and Josh ‘Squish’ Hobden continually sent us forward.

The forwards were fed some good ball all day by the players up the field and inturn put some good numbers on the scoreboard. The big boys up forward had a good day considering the conditions. Van Beest worked hard, Shaun ‘Ben Rafter’ Haberfield must of have had glue on his hands and Scotty Bester polished off everyone’s hard work with six goals or was that seven. Jack Anning did every thing that was asked of him and was in the right spots on more occasions than not and was rewarded with four goals.

Our structures worked ok, our run was impressive and we had 22 contributers but we still need to work on winning more contested football especially early. We need to keep this win in perspective as the Central Hawks where well underdone and this week we play a tough Claremont outfit that will definitely give us more of a contest.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 25.13-163 def Central Hawks 0.0-0

Best Players: B. Phillips, J. Anning, S. Haberfield, J. Hobden, S. Bester, M. Vanbeest
Goal Kickers: S. Bester 6, J. Anning 4, S. Haberfield 4, B. Phillips 3, H. Pfeiffer 2, M. Stone 2, J. McWilliams , M. Vanbeest , J. Mitchell , M. Stevenson

Josh Hobden
Josh Hobden Played his first game for season 2012 after some early injuries.

Round 1 Reserves Match Report – 2012

2012 Round 1 -v- Dodges Ferry
Pre-game Instructions

The Lindisfarne Football Club currently finds itself in a strong position with huge numbers of footballers challenging each other for games.  The reality of this situation makes for a strong club but unfortunately also means players will miss games.  These players must now challenge themselves by pushing for selection and show their desire to play even though they have found themselves not playing.  Opportunities to play will arise through injuries and rotations.

Our first game of the season was against Dodges Ferry down at Shark Park.  Apart from an intermittent strong breeze that would come up and sweep across the ground the game was played in very warm weather. 

We started the game well and our contested football was excellent.  Our Intensity and desire to win the football was good early and this set the scene for the majority of the game.  Our on-ballers found good 50/50 ball and feed our runners who inturn ran the line and gave us some good entry into a forward 50.

Our defensive six led well by Michael Vanbeest and Trent Clarke, continually played tight giving their forwards limited opportunities to score. They also attacked when needed especially through Leigh Milbourne who played his role well.

Up forward Henry Pfeiffer finished the day with five goals; Shaun Haberfield’s hands were on and gave us a target to kick to when going forward and Daniel Wignall was a handful with his attack on the ball and run. 

The hard work was done by the on-ballers whose work rate was excellent.  The rucks either won or made a 50/50 of the ruck contests which allowed our on-ballers an even chance when the ball was in dispute. Brenton Allie, Matt Stone, Simon McCarthy and Brodie Phillips where hard at the ball and ran all day in very hot conditions. 

A lapse of concentration in the third quarter was the only major negative to come out of the game; we started to tire in the hot conditions and were beaten to the football.  Our decision making also suffered as we tried to take on tacklers when we should have disposed of the ball earlier. 

It’s very early into the season but some positive signs came out of the game.  We had a very even spread of contributors and stuck at our structures especially in contested situation and the use of first options to our runners was good. We still have a lot of work to do and we have a big game against Brighton this weekend.

A mention should also go out to our younger players who all played good games and showed that they are more than capable in reserves grade football if not higher for the club.  Well Done Jimmie Mitchell, Matt Hutchinson, Matt Howell and Jack Anning.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 16.9-105 def  Dodges Ferry 4.6-30

Goal Kickers: H. Pfeiffer 5, B. Phillips 2, B. Allie 2, S. Haberfield 2, M. Vanbeest , D. Wignall , R. Sice , S. McCarthy , A. Clarke
Best Players: T. Clark, L. Milbourne, S. McCarthy, H. Pfeiffer, D. Wignall, B. Allie

Round 3 Reports – 2011

Round 3 -V- Claremont at Anzac Park

Seniors

A hard fought game between the two sides resulted in some hard contests throughout all four quarters with Claremont winning the first quarter by nine points.

Some appropriate encouragement from Coach Goodwin saw the boys spark up and drive some really excellent attacking footy in the second quarter.  However, not all went to plan and some inaccurate kicking saw the score line at half time being held by Lindisfarne by 10 behinds.

The long break allowed the Nu-Jet Blues some time to regroup and, with some scrappy play resulting in six goals three for Lindisfarne and the Pies netting four goals two.  With only the final quarter to play, the pressure was on both teams to score.  With the ball in the attacking 50 for Lindisfarne, some tight-angle shots proved to be too much and the Blues managed two goals six and the Pies four goals two.  The final margin was 15 points in favour of the Blues, their third win of the season.

Reserves

With a noon start, the ground looked superb, even after the rain during the week which would have closed the ground if not for some excellent work by Jamie and his team of groundsmen in the off-season in putting in some much needed drainage.

With the first game at Home for the year, the team were pumped and the game ebbed and flowed all day and, although Lindisfarne lead Claremont at the first break, the Nu-Jet Blues came off worse in the third quarter with the Magpies holding a lead of four points after the final break.

With some solid defensive work, Lindisfarne held off a strong attack and managed to hold Claremont scoreless in the final quarter.  Kicking two goals, the Ressies secured their first win of the season by 11 points at the final siren.

Shaun Haberfield lead the goal kicking for Lindisfarne with three, A Clarke with two and Standen and M Ford grabbing one each.

Colts

Getting Colts players has been an issue for both Claremont and Lindisfarne over the last five or so years as more clubs vie for our talented youth.  I give credit to Shane Johnson and his committee for putting considerable efforts into searching for a team leading up to this season.

As a result of negotiations with the Clarence District and Junior Football Clubs over the last six weeks or so, Lindisfarne has bolstered its numbers by many young Clarence players.

With a much larger pool of players, Lindisfarne can now look to fielding a Colts side for the rest of the season.  I’d like to thank Kim Farrow, Richard Mulligan, Budgie, Chilli, Fitzy, the parents and the boys for making this union a success.  It provides a pathway for young boys to play football each week and ensure community football continues to progress.

The Lindisfarne Football Club has been given special dispensation for the Colts side to wear red shorts at Home and the CDFC socks at all games for the 2011 season.  Thanks go to Angus Adams and the executive of the SFL as well as Scott Wade from AFL Tasmania for making the transition easy.

Round 7 Seniors Report

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