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Round 5 Reports – 2011

 

Round 5 Reports -V- Huonville at Huonville

The Lindisfarne Football Club wishes to announce Co-Op Toyota of Argyle St as a new major sponsor for the Nu-Jet Blues for the 2011 Season.  Co-Op have been supporting football in southern Tasmania for decades and continue to do so with this signing.  With Toyota as the naming sponsor for the AFL Season, it provides a natural space for Co-Op Toyota to fill in our league in Southern Tasmania.  Please contact Co-Op for all your new cars needs.  The Club thanks Brad Costelloe, Stuart Hawkesford and the whole team from servicing, spare parts, retail, fleet and administration at Co-Op and we look forward to a long future together.  Remember: when you thinks cars – think Co-Op.

I’d also like to welcome all the past LFC players who have come in from interstate this week who are watching today’s game and wish them well.

Seniors

After a very disappointing first half, which saw the Nu-Jet Blues trailing by three goals, a good spray from Coach Goodwin got the Seniors to regroup.  With a greater determination, the boys met the Lions front-on and proved that the Blues are in this season to win.  The tenacity and fitness which is a hallmark of this season’s group won out on the day.  Even with the siren blowing twice as Mitch Williamson took the final kick in both the 3rd and final quarters.  Although a small margin separated the teams at the end of the match, it proves that Lindisfarne is a true contender for finals this year.  Leading goal-kickers were Williamson with five and Marriott with three.  Excellent performances from “Pup” Clark, “Squish” Hobden, Flood and “I get bums on seats” Batt.  We look forward to playing the Glenorchy Magpies this week at home in front of supporters, sponsors and our past player visitors.

Reserves

The Reserves played some hard-fought football in a low-scoring game.  With the score on the cutting-edge throughout the whole game, the 30 minute final quarter saw the Lions boot the final goal in a closely contested match to equalise the scores.  Unfortunately, the siren sounded on the final bounce to see a rare draw.  Great, competitive football was the winner on the day with Dave Woolley, Dex Bertoldo, Chris Turner and “Tonguer” Clarke excelling.

Colts

The newly-formed Lindisfarne Colts suffered their first defeat for 2011 at the hands of the Lions last week.  Even with seasoned Colts campaigners Jye Bannister, Nathon Brown, Jordan Watson and Jordan McCullum, the Nu-Jet Colts were underdone against a more experienced side.  The hard-playing Huonville boys showed the new recruits the style of play which wins SFL competitions:  tenacity.  However, Jacob Walker, Jordan Rogerson and Arnie Kelly proved their worth and played well against a style of play against which they were not accustomed.  The young bloods of the day have learned from last week and hope to make a good impression this week against the Magpies at home.  

Round 1 Reserves Report 2011

A team of a mix of young-bloods, new comers and Club stalwarts took to the field at midday. With the mercury holding level in low double figures and the ubiquitous wind ensuring that the game would be as interesting as in past years, spectators had on the winter woollies.
With new Reserves Coach, Brad “Boof” Turner at the helm, and ably supported by Captain Chris “Lloydy”  Harper, the first quarter was fairly scrappy but, with some position changes, the boys started to show some fluidity, with 188-game veteran hard-running Chris Turner kicking the first goal of the game.
Big Colt Brandon “Walshy” Edmondson, in his first game of football, showed tenacity in the ruck and down forward, laying some great tackles.  Being kicked in the face while on the mark changed his outlook for a minute or two but he went on to show that the right attitude can beat experience.  Michael “Beasty” Vanbeest was brilliant on the wing with some excellent movement of the ball and assisting in contests.  Watson and McCullum proved a handful in the centre and club icons Micka Hemming and “Tonguer” Clarke added experience in their respective positions.
Unfortunately, the Hawks were too good in the final quarter, with the locals beating the visitors by five goals at full-time.
 

2010 Best & Fairest Results

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

 
  SENIORS RESERVES COLTS
1st Nick Braslin 52 Kaine Menzie 52 Kieren Iles 35
2nd Dave Scott 44 David Smith 26 Jordan McCallum 31
3rd Justin Myers 29 Ricky Batt 18 Raedon Smedley 29
4th Brodie Phillips 24 Matt Stone 16 Bodie Savage 27
5th Jamie Tubb 23 Mark Rutherford 16 Luke Alsford 26
6th Gavin Quirk 21 Chris Russell 13 Jye Sullivan 22
7th Nathan Barton 19 Wally Dare 13 Shaun Frogson 21
8th Aaron Hilder 15 Andrew Kennedy 12 Jake Whittenbury 20
9th Tim Bracken 14 Chris Turner 10 Jai Bannister 18
10th Matt Phillips 12 Simon McCarthy 10 Cam Potter 14

 

Round 16 Senior Report

Last week we travelled down to the small Kingston Beach Memorial Oval to tackle Kingborough.  With injury hitting us hard this season, it has been difficult getting our best 22 players on the field all at one time.

The Tigers got out of the blocks and put us on the back foot right from the first bounce.

Nick McWilliams
Nick McWilliams

The disappointing thing from our point of view was that we didn’t stick to the plan and our efforts at times weren’t up to scratch.  We were second to the ball and allowed our opponents too much space to run the footy through the middle of the ground.

No excuses will be made for our poor performance on the weekend:  we were just beaten in all areas of the game by a better team on the day and credit must go to Kingborough.  They played some really good footy.

Best players for us were M Phillips, C Turner, N Braslin, N McWilliams and S Bester.

It is important for us now to regroup, bounce back and play some really good football in the last month if we wish to participate in this season’s finals.

 

Justin Rainbird

Round 13 Reserves Report

On Saturday we travelled to Boyer oval to take on New Norfolk in perfect conditions.

The Eagles jumped us early in the game and played with intensity on their home turf and we found it difficult to find any momentum especially up forward were we wasted some opportunity on goal and we went into the first break chasing a four goal deficit.

To our credit we fought back into the game by playing some hard in and under football led by Ricky 'Batty' Batt, Andrew 'Toungy' Clarke and Matt 'Stoney' Stone and by three quarter time we were only down by 2 points. 

The last quarter was disappointing in the fact that we didn’t fight the game out and we finished the game with a five goal loss.

Our preparation was low key and this cost us.  If we are to progress to the highs that I believe we can achieve then we must all start making a sacrifice for each other on the field, off the field and on the training track.  We need to be improving and not become satisfied or content with our season so far.

Other players who played well were Mick 'Micka' Hemming, who steamed out of the backline all day and took on all that fronted him.  Mitch 'Lil' Leale also provided some smarts in the backline.

In the forward line Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided headaches for the opposition and Jeremy 'Jezza' Pfeiffer scored two goals while playing on the ball.  Chris 'CT' Turner continues to sacrifices himself for the team.

Next week we are back at home to play an improving Dodges Ferry.  We need to improve on last week’s effort and get back on the winners list.

Kaine Menzie