Tag Archives: Tim Bracken

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 13 Senior Report

Dave Scott
Dave Scott

Last week saw us travel up to Boyer to take on New Norfolk which is always a tough challenge but we headed up there with confidence after winning our last four matches.

The first quarter saw us get off to a good start; controlling most of the play and being first to the ball which enabled us to get the ball into our forward line many times and give our forward players many chances.  Unfortunately for us, I felt we didn’t take full advantage of this; kicking 3.3.21 for the quarter to new Norfolk’s one behind.  Even though we had a lead of 20 points at the first break, I felt our lead should have been two or three goals more.

The second quarter saw New Norfolk take control with them kicking 6.4 to our 2.1 giving them a lead of seven points at half time.

The third quarter, I think, was an even contest, with the footy continually going up and down both ends of the ground with both defences standing up to the pressure.  New Norfolk won the quarter by 11 points, leaving us 18 points behind going into the last.

Bracken scored the first goal of the last quarter and Tubb had a chance just minutes later but missed the shot on goal which would have got us to within a kick and maybe even an upset on the cards.  However, New Norfolk steadied; kicking away in the last half of the quarter, winning the game by 44 points.

I thought our attitude, attack on the ball, and the way we played was very good which enabled us to compete and prove to each other that we are capable of matching it with the teams above us on the ladder.

Best players were: D Scott, S Bester, N McWilliams, J White, J Fielding and G Quirk.

Justin Rainbird

Round 12 Senior Report

Last week’s game saw us take on the struggling Triabunna Kangaroos who are yet to register a win this season and it was important for us to get a big victory to boost our percentage which may play a part in the positioning of the ladder later on in the season.

From the first bounce to the final siren I felt we were in total control of the game and it was pleasing to see that we got off to a great start kicking 12.6 to one behind in the first quarter, coming to the break with a 77 point lead.

From there on the game became scrappy with a lot of stoppages around the ground and not a lot of free-flowing footy going on.

The thing that was most pleasing was that we stuck to structures and played for each other and didn’t become selfish which at times can happen when you’re dominating a game.

The only disappointing part on our behalf was our inaccuracy in front of goal, finishing the match with 25 goals, 28 behinds which means that that we kicked 13 goals 22 behinds since quarter time which is something we have to improve.

The end result was a 163 point victory which will give us confidence heading into the next round against a very tough opponent in New Norfolk at Boyer.

Best players were: M Phillips, B Phillips, T Bracken, J Tubb, N Braslin  and D Scott 
 

Justin Rainbird 
 

Round 6 Seniors Report

In what was a very important game for us in getting our season back on track, we had the difficult task of travelling to Oatlands and tackling the Central Hawks who had been in pretty good form.

After three losses on the trot, we went into the game with the mindset of getting back to enjoying our footy and giving one hundred percent to every contest.
 

The first quarter saw us kicking against a four to five goal wind and this made it difficult to score at one end of the ground. We came in at quarter time failing to register on the scoreboard and being 39 points down. However, we knew we had had our own share of the footy and things would turn our way.

For the second quarter, it was our turn to use the wind and, to our credit, we continued to win the ball and start pegging back the margin on the scoreboard. At half-time the deficit had been reduced to 13 points and we were right back in the contest.  After half time, the wind had died down and we were able to match Central by winning the quarter and, being only seven points down at the final change. Kicking downhill to the scoring end of the ground, we were confident that if we continued to win the ball our fitness would get us over the line.
Josh White

 

The last quarter saw the lead change a couple of times but, to our credit, we worked hard for each other and the result came our way, winning the game by eight points.
 

Best players in what was a great team effort were: Josh White, Nick Braslin, Matt Phillips, Dexter Bertoldo, Justin Myers, Scott Bester, Tim Bracken, Dave Scott and Jamie Tubb.