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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 17 Reserves Report

After our loss against the Tigers down at the beach, it was important that we bounced back and get back on the winners list against the a Central Hawks team breathing down our necks on the ladder.

The game started at frenetic pace and our work rate and intensity was better than our opponents.  This limited the opportunities for the Hawks and allowed us to get a jump on them.

Chris Russell
Chris Russell

We allowed the Hawks back into the game in the second quarter as we had a lapse in our game.  We need to work on maintaining pressure and intensity for the whole game.  

We ran away with the game in the second half as we played some excellent football, probably some of the best football we have played for most of the year. Our run through the lines and the use of some long linking handballs really broke the game open.

Ricky Batt and Scott O’Connell were outstanding all day in defence and played a crucial role to the teams win. Mark Rutherford and Mitch Leale played impressive games across the centre line.  Chris Russell toiled hard in the ruck with little rest and up forward Cameron Berry was elusive slotting four goals and Josh Baliebalvari showed that he is returning to some good form.

In a game where all 22 players made good contributions a special mention should go to the Colts players that stepped up; Jy Sullivan and Kieron Isles showed that they are more than comfortable playing against larger bodies, throwing themselves at everything, and Dane Heather and Brendan Burridge where rewarded with goals.

This weekend we take on second place Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.

 

Kaine Menzie

LFC Reserves Update – May

With the season about a third of the way through, I thought I would do an update on how our season has been progressing.

We find ourselves in third spot on the ladder with five wins and two losses.  The two losses that we have suffered came from Claremont and Kingborough, the two teams above us on the ladder.

The club has once again found its self in a good position with good numbers and the reserves (due to club injuries & unavailability) have already had a total of 43 players play one game or more this season.  A special mention should go to the underage players in Ian "Red" Mackenzie, Jordan "Jordy" McCullum and Kieran "Kizza" Isles who when given the chance to play reserves stepped up and showed they are more than capable.

As a reserves coach it is always good to see players step up to senior level and play.  This season up to 12 players have already played in both senior grades.

The great turn around in players has not helped the reserves side due to the fact that we can have up to six changes in the team per week, but to our credit we have soldiered on and kept winning games. 

Our success so far this year has been contributed greatly by the players that are consistently doing the right things by turning up to training and giving 100%.  Down back Wally "JT" Dare has provided the attack and run while the leadership of Ricky "BattMan" Batt and Adrian "AJ" Pennicott has given us the platform to attack off The "Michele" Pfeiffer brothers (Henry & Jeremy), through the middle have given us some extra class and polish.  The hard work down back and through the middle has been capped off by Dave "Country" Smith up forward who has been a focal point for us.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to the rest of the season with some big challenges in front of us.

Kaine Menzie

 

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

Round 7 Colts Report

The Colts had a rest last week, due to the Magpies’ forfeit. 

However, we took the opportunity to place some of our Colts players into the Reserves team.  Ian MacKenzie, Kieran Isles and Jordan McCallum all performed brilliantly and have been commended on their football against a strong Clermont Reserves side.

Kieren Isles
Kieren Isles: One of three colts players to play reserves against Claremont