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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

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 19 Colts Report

 

Saturday saw the colts take on Huonville in our last game at Anzac Park for the season.

 Due to a lack of numbers we were forced to feild 16 players and many thanks to Houville as they did the same.

The first Half was tight and even and the boys had many chances and we went into the major break 3 goals down but confident of pulling of an upset.

 Unfortunately the boys ran out of legs in the second half and the well-drilled Luions side kicked away.

 Better players for the day included Bodie Savage and Pete Suwathi down back, Jordan McCullum in the middle and Kizza and Nathan Brown up forward.

Special mention to Nath Brown's Left foot snap that I'm sure his still tralking about!

 Next Week we play Sorell at Pembroke Park in what would will be our last game for the season.

Scotty Bester

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

Round 16 Reserves Report

Injuries and player unavailability has been costly for the club this year and especially so the weekend just past, when an undermanned reserves side took on the undefeated Kingborough Tigers.

We eventually scrapped a side together with the help of four Colts players in Jordan Mccallum, Jai Bannister, Luke Alsford and Kieren Isles who doubled up to ensure a full squad hit the field.

The side played good football for the first half as we applied as much pressure to our opponents as we could, but their better skills and speed eventually wore us down and being a well drilled side kicked away from us in the second half.  To our credit we battled hard all day and we could walk off the ground knowing that at least the group that took to the field where out their playing for each other.

Our back line was terrific all day considering the amount of football that was in their area.  Mick Grimsey played the majority of the game injured; Daniel Donavan continued to spoil his taller opponent and Wally Dare, Mick Hemming and Adrian Pennicott repelled as best they could.

Andrew Kennedy is starting to find some good form and set the scene early with some courageous football.  Chris Russell toiled all day in the ruck.  Jordan Watson played well above his years, as he was on the bottom of many packs and got plenty of possessions.

Some positives to come from the day were that we won the last quarter and the young players that played showed that they are well capable of playing in this grade and above.

This weekend we need to bounce back when we take on the Central Hawks at home, who are breathing down our necks on the ladder.

Kaine Menzie