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Reserves Mid-season Report – 2012

We have just hit the half way point in the season with eight games down with another eight to play. We find ourselves with six wins and two losses and sitting third on the ladder and about to go into a game with New Norfolk that will decide second spot.

As a reserves coach it is pleasing to see a number of players who started in the reserves go up to seniors and play good football.  Brenton ‘Pup’ Allie, Dexter ‘luigi’ Bertoldo, Josh ‘Squish’ Hobden, Scott ‘the Eagle’ Bester, Leigh ‘Ben’s Brother’ Milbourne and Stuart ‘Bro’ Clark have all made the transition flawlessly when the opportunity arrived.  A special mention should go to Jimmy ‘the new JM’ Mitchell who as a sixteen year old made his debut for the seniors this year.  I would expect in the second half of the year one or two other reserves players will get the call up.

Up forward we have good contributions from a number of players. Jack ‘One Direction’ Anning continues to impress, kicking goals and being elusive. Shaun ‘Head’ Haberfield has given us a target across half forward and Henry ‘H’ Pfeiffer pops up and kicks his couple a game. 

Across the mid field we have struggled to win stoppages and be accountable against the better sides.  Josh ‘Yonna’ McWilliams has tiredly worked in the ruck.  Danny ‘nut’ Wignall has provided us with plenty of drive and Simon ‘Macca’ McCarthy has continually been one of our better players. Matthew ‘Howeller’ Howell continue to improve with every game.

Down back we have held strong on most occasions and Trent ‘Dozer’ Clarke has been solid all year.  Providing plenty of run and stopping power. 

We need to continually focus on our intensity.  When we are up, we are a good running side who wins contested football. But when we get challenged we struggle to respond.  We need to find a way to wrestle momentum back our way when it is against us. Individuals need to lift and the leadership blokes need to find it in themselves to produce more efforts, set the scene that we won’t be happy in this type of situation and lead by example.

Moving forward to the second half of the year it will be pleasing to see the return of Dave ‘Caveman’ Wooley, Phil ‘Philphy’ Ashlin and hopefully Michael ‘the Count’ VanBeest returning from injury and Brodie Phillips returning from his sojourn to the USA as a Mormon door knocking missionary.  We should also have an influx of senior players returning from injury which should help the reserves side out as they will either come through the reserves or will provide us with players dropping back.

At the start of the year if you said this side will be six and two I would have been very happy with that result, but I believe this side is more than capable of doing better.  There is still a lot of improvement in this side and my aim is to get the most out of the players every week.

Fos

 

Round 2 Reserves Match Report -V- Brighton 2012

On Saturday the reserves took on Brighton in our first home game of the season, in what was a tough hard fought contest.

We expected the game to be a physical encounter and in the first quarter Brighton were first to the ball, won the contested football and got the jump on us. To play our style of football we still need to win the ball and our contested football was no where near were it should have been.

After the quarter time break we started to get some fluency into our game and pegged back the difference to go into the main break with a one point lead.

In the second half we won more of the ball and were able to feed our runners to play more to our strengths and run out with a hard fought 25 point win.

Apart from the first quarter where we put our defenders under immense pressure by not putting enough pressure on our opponents up the ground, we had another even spread of contributors.

The back six where well lead again by Trent Clarke and Scotty Bester. Stuart Clarke played his best game for the club running off half back. Chris ‘Lloydy’ Harper applied the CLAMP!

Up forward Jack Anning gave us some spark across the half forward line when we became stagnate going forward in this area and Brodie Phillips finished with three goals for the Day.

Josh ‘Yonna’ McWilliams and Michael VanBeest worked hard in the ruck as did Brenton ‘Pup’ Allie when the ball was on the ground. Both wingers Simon McCarthy and Jimmie Mitchell got lots of football due to their run.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 10.8-68 def Brighton 6.7-43

Goal Kickers: B. Phillips 3, S. McCarthy 2, J. Anning 2, T. Clark , B. Allie , S. Haberfield
Best Players: B. Allie, C. Harper, S. McCarthy, S. Clark, J. Mitchell, T. Clark

Next week we travell to Kempton to take on the Central Hawks.

Round 1 Reserves Match Report – 2012

2012 Round 1 -v- Dodges Ferry
Pre-game Instructions

The Lindisfarne Football Club currently finds itself in a strong position with huge numbers of footballers challenging each other for games.  The reality of this situation makes for a strong club but unfortunately also means players will miss games.  These players must now challenge themselves by pushing for selection and show their desire to play even though they have found themselves not playing.  Opportunities to play will arise through injuries and rotations.

Our first game of the season was against Dodges Ferry down at Shark Park.  Apart from an intermittent strong breeze that would come up and sweep across the ground the game was played in very warm weather. 

We started the game well and our contested football was excellent.  Our Intensity and desire to win the football was good early and this set the scene for the majority of the game.  Our on-ballers found good 50/50 ball and feed our runners who inturn ran the line and gave us some good entry into a forward 50.

Our defensive six led well by Michael Vanbeest and Trent Clarke, continually played tight giving their forwards limited opportunities to score. They also attacked when needed especially through Leigh Milbourne who played his role well.

Up forward Henry Pfeiffer finished the day with five goals; Shaun Haberfield’s hands were on and gave us a target to kick to when going forward and Daniel Wignall was a handful with his attack on the ball and run. 

The hard work was done by the on-ballers whose work rate was excellent.  The rucks either won or made a 50/50 of the ruck contests which allowed our on-ballers an even chance when the ball was in dispute. Brenton Allie, Matt Stone, Simon McCarthy and Brodie Phillips where hard at the ball and ran all day in very hot conditions. 

A lapse of concentration in the third quarter was the only major negative to come out of the game; we started to tire in the hot conditions and were beaten to the football.  Our decision making also suffered as we tried to take on tacklers when we should have disposed of the ball earlier. 

It’s very early into the season but some positive signs came out of the game.  We had a very even spread of contributors and stuck at our structures especially in contested situation and the use of first options to our runners was good. We still have a lot of work to do and we have a big game against Brighton this weekend.

A mention should also go out to our younger players who all played good games and showed that they are more than capable in reserves grade football if not higher for the club.  Well Done Jimmie Mitchell, Matt Hutchinson, Matt Howell and Jack Anning.

Lindisfarne Nu-Jet Blues 16.9-105 def  Dodges Ferry 4.6-30

Goal Kickers: H. Pfeiffer 5, B. Phillips 2, B. Allie 2, S. Haberfield 2, M. Vanbeest , D. Wignall , R. Sice , S. McCarthy , A. Clarke
Best Players: T. Clark, L. Milbourne, S. McCarthy, H. Pfeiffer, D. Wignall, B. Allie

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 9 Reserves Report

The round 9 clash against a struggling Sorell in the rain on home turf has now consolidated our position in the top four of the ladder.  We now sit in third position with a 6-2 win/loss ratio.

In the first rain affected game of the season, it was going to be interesting how the side took to the conditions and from the first bounce we took control of the game.  Playing in front and being first to the football and while the ball was reasonable dry and not like a brick our skills especially our delivery into our forward line was excellent.

Chris Harper

The majority of the game was played in this fashion apart from our second quarter, where we let ourselves down by not playing to the conditions.  We started to become lazy and second to the contest and it showed by the amount of free kicks we gave away.

Simon McCarthy on the wing was in excellent form  and relished in the conditions with a heap of quality possessions.  Our ruck men and on-ballers dominated the center clearances and were well served by Chris Harper and Andrew Clarke who won the hard ball.  Down in defense Stuart Dare playing the full back role was a rock as where Phil Ashlin and Adrian Pennicott.  Up forward Mark Rutherford provided a handful for his opponents and Dave Smith kicked another bag of goals.

This weekend we are on the road as we travel down to Cygnet to take on the Port Power.  We need to keep our work rate up for the whole game and keep working on our deficiencies to be competitive with the top sides.

Kaine Menzie