Lindisfarne v Hobart – Seniors Match Report
Round 15 Anzac Park
Weather: Sunny, 13 degrees, winds mild tending northerly
Track condition: Slow 6
The Nu-Jet Two Blues graced the hallowed turf of Anzac Park for the eighth time this season in a tussle with their arch rivals the Hobart Tigers.
As expected it was a hotly contested beginning to the match up with Hobart competing admirably across the board. It wasn’t until around the 2 minute mark that Lindisfarne broke the shackles and opened their account via W Dare. From then onward, the first quarter was all Lindisfarne and if not for poor conversion (namely from the much maligned right hoof of Matt Howell) the game may have already been out of the reach of the Tigers.
However; Hobart, aided by a slight downhill slope in the landscaping were able to pump the ball forward numerous times (twice) and managed to get their side of the scoreboard rolling. By half time Lindisfarne led the encounter 5.13.43 to 4.4.28
The Two Blues came out of the sheds looking to make amends for a wasteful first half and they were quick to put Hobart to the sword. Although still a little wayward they managed to pile on 7.6 for the quarter and take a 38 point lead in to the final rest period.
The last quarter played out similarly to the rest of the match, with Lindisfarne being far superior in every facet of the game sans accuracy and went on to win the Miller-Midson Trophy 18.24.132 – 11.7.73
In an emotional day personally, Kase ‘Didgeridoo’ Miller put in a big one and racked up the stats. He also gathered 30+ possession, bagged 2 goals and a swathe of behinds and fittingly was a standout recipient of “The
Prancing Deer” medal for best on ground. Other prominent contributors were midfielders Braslin, Jaynes and Allie who shared 120 possessions between them whilst Mitch Grueber was great in the trenches, Declan Horseford remorseless in defence and Wally Dare contributed a modicum of goals.
- Brody “Greg” Phillips