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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 Senior Report 2011

In what was Adrian Goodwin’s first game as new Club Coach, and a long pre-season for the players, the opening game proved to set the future for 2011.
Starting slowly with the wind, the boys, under new Club Captain Justin Myers, lead by only four points at the first change.
The second quarter showed the Nu-Jet Blues in better light with Nick McWilliams adding another goal to his tally with newcomer Justin “Maz” Marriott blasting his way around all parts of the ground and booting some massive kicks to penetrate the forward line.  Maz went on to kick five majors for the game with Nicko kicking four.  Michael “Pup” Clark was sensational in contests,  Justin Myers showed leadership though demonstration.  An unselfish handpass to Assistant Coach Marriott from Cam Potter after taking a contested mark 40m out directly in front resulted in no score as the siren sounded as soon as Maz took the ball.  Brothers Brody and Matt Phillips showed their respective talents, and Justin “Froggy” Fielding did some excellent ground work and Paul Jackson ably undertook the second ruck and forward roles with a newly-honed Ricky Batt proving a hard-contesting player in our back line.
With the Blues 20 points up at the last break, they managed to outscore the Hawks against the wind with the Blues ending four goals up over the Hawks at the final siren.

We look forward to taking on Cygnet at their Slab Rd home next week.
 

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 20 Reserves Report

On the weekend we travelled to Pembroke Park to take on Sorell.  Considering the rain that the ground had seen, it was in very good condition and the only bother was the constant wind that pushed the ball to the Sorell side wing.
 

We got the early jump on our opponents and played some really good running football.  Our communication was top notch and for the majority of the game our decision making and pressure was at the level it needs to be.  

These are all encouraging signs leading into the finals series.

Big Mathew 'Weeds' Weeding up forward was constantly out numbered as Sorell played numbers behind the ball but he finished with a solid five goals and  Henry 'H' Pfeiffer was an elusive handful for his opponents in the forward line.

In defense Adrian 'AJ' Pennicott was solid and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided plenty of run and attack when the opportunity was there.  Ricky 'Batty' Batt also played a very good game in either defense or in the ruck. 

Congratulations to my reserves boys for finishing fourth and on having a very good season.  Now our focus must go into this week’s final and we all need to be 100% keen and committed.