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TEAMS: Central Augusta, Ports, West Augusta, South Augusta, Quorn Wolves, Lions, Solomontown

GRAND FINAL played on Saturday September 23, 2006
SOUTH 16.13 (109)
CENTRAL 7.6 (48)

Best: South – D Crombie, C Reid, G O’Brien, R Barnes. Central – S McIntyre, M Fuller, B Page, C Pannach
Goals: South – B Amos 7, D Shillabeer 3, C Heron 2, B Jones, A Grantham, M Grantham, G O’Brien 1
Central – A Ruffles 3, J Harland 2, D Baker, M Kieboom 1

Preliminary Final on Saturday September 16, 2006
South 28.15 (183) def Port 7.9 (51)
Best: South – B Amos, K Harris, R Struck. Port – M Burford, C Stephens, S Roberts.
Goals: South – B Amos 11, H Shillabeer 5, G O’Brien 3, K Harris, C Reid, B Jones, T Brown 2, M Grantham 1.
Port – B Mudge, H O’Connor 2, J Coombe, C Parrish, M Burford 1.

1st Semi Final on Sunday September 10, 2006
South   4.1 8.2 10.5 15.6 (96)
West     3.7 5.9 6.14 9.17 (71)
Best: South - R Struck, A Grantham, R Johnson, K Harris, B Laube. West - R Hobbs, J Strangaways, N Khan, R Stapleton,
R Singleton. Goals: South - B Amos 7, J Brown, D Shillabeer 2, R Jones, R Struck, M Grantham, D Dohnt 1.
West - R Singleton, H Warren 3, M Brine 2, M Strangaways 1. Crowd: 991

Second Semi Final - Centrals 10.14 (74) d Port 6.6 (42) played Saturday September 9, 2006

Best: Central - A Fullerton, T O'Connor. C Pannach, D Myles, D Baker. Port: J Clarke, A Magor. B Luteria, A Fleming, J Coombe.
Goals
- Centrals: A Ruffles. C Pannach, M Kieboom 2, D Myles, J Harland, B Taylor, T Brittain. Port: C Parrish 3, J Commbe 2, D Ganley 1

Round 21 - Saturday September 2, 2006

West 24.22 (166) d Solomontown 7.6 (46).

Best - West: N Khan, D Aldridge, M Brine, S Strangways, N Collins. Sollies: C Teo, G Sismey, J Adams, M Collins, D Foster.

South 28.27 (195) d Lions 5.10 (40).

Best -- South: B Amos, K Harris, A Grantham, D Shillabeer, D Dohnt. Lions: P Madigan, T George, T Harmer, B Leys, T Horsnell.
Goals
- South: B Amos 11, G O'Brien, D Shillabeer, K Harris 3, I Brown, C Reid, C Bawdin, M Grantham 2. Lions: B Lavis 2, D Finneran,
T Harmer, P Bessen

Port def Wolves on a forfeit

Round 20 - August 26 & 27, 2006

Sunday Game: Central 8.3 15.10 27.17 32.22 (214) def Wolves 1.2 1.7 2.9 4.11 (35)
Best: Central – C Pannach, R Sawford, A Fullerton, B Taylor, D Myles. Wolves – P Jackson, A McKenzie, K Allen, J Reid. Goals: Central – A Ruffles,
M Kieboom 5, M Keatley 4, C Pannach, D Myles, J Harland, K Crabbe 3, M Fuller, S Curnow 2, A Williams, P Higginbottom 1. Wolves – J Reid 4.

South 13.14 (92) d West 12.13 (85).
Best­ --- South: J Collins, C Reid, R Struck, S Brusnahan, 0 Heritage. West: A Zubrinich, R McDonald, N Collins, S Strangways, G Grantham.
Goals
- South: B Amos 3, K Harris, C Bandin, M Grantham, D Shillabeer 2. A Frangham, I Brown West: M Strangways 5, M Brine, A Sullivan 2,
G Hull, R Dadleh, R Singleton.

Solomontown 17.17 (119) d Lions 11.10 (76).
Best Sollies: D Smith, C Tee, M Scollin, D Trennery, J Adams Lions: R Edwards, C O'Connor, T Harmer. Goals - Sollies. B Goodridge,
J Twigden 4, D Foster 3, R Hoare. K Wallace 2, C Tee, J Adams.

Round 19 - August 19 & 20, 2006

Port 17.6 (108) d Central 14.19 (93).

Best-­Port: N Wombat, M Burford, S Roberts, J Coombe, H Connor. Central: M Keatley, R Sanford, D Myles, A Raffles, J Keatley. Goals - Port:
J Coombe, V
Remphrey 5, N Wombat 2, C Parrish, B Peters , J Penny, B Simpson, P Pens. Central: H Ruffley 5, K Crabbe, K Crabb, J Harland 2,
C Pannach, M Keatley, M Fuller, D Myles, T Brittain

West 15.16 (106) d Lions 18.7 (115).
Best - West: A Zubrinich, M Strangways, D Tansall, N Khan, S Sirangways. Lions: C Marsland, C O'Connor, P Madigan, J Congdon, T Russack. Goals
West: R Dadleh, M Strangways, S Page 5 M Foote 3, R Stapleton 2, M Anesbury, M Brine, D Tansell, R Singleton, A Sullivan. Lions : P Sadler 5,
C Marsland, P Bessen, S Siedel 2, J Congdon, M Touhy, P Madigan, D Ley, T Horsnell, B Harmer, U Simmons

Sunday Game: South Augusta 4.6 6.13 19.19 30.22 (202) def Solomontown 2.3 2.3 4.7 4.7 (31)
Best: South - D Crombie, J Collins, D Dohnt, G O'Brien, R Struck. Solomontown - R Hoare, C Tee, L Bearman, B Simms, K Meschiati.
Goals: South - G O'Brien 7, B Amos 6, I Brown 5, C Reid 3, K Harris 2, T Hannes, C Bawden, M Grantham, T Kernahan, R Johnson, D Crombie,
D Shillabeer 1. Solomontown - R Hoare 3, D Smith 1.

Round 18 - August 12 & 13, 2006

Central 24.20 d Solomontown 5.9 (39).
Goals - Central: D Myles 4; D Baker, M Kiebom, S Curnow 3; C Pannach, M Keatly, J Harlan, C Harrison 2, J Gepp, C Redden, P Higginbottom.
Sollies: B Goodridge, K Wallace, M Scullin, R Hoare, R Myles. Best - Central: T Brittain, M Keatley, D Baker. Sollies: J Twigden, C Meschiati, L Bearman.

South 19.12 (126) d Port 10.14 (74)
Goals --- South: I Brown 5; M Curley, R Barnes 3; C Heron, B Amos 2; B Jones, C Banden, M Grantham, D Dohnt. Port: B Mudge 3; J Coombe,
N Wombat, B Puddy, J Clarke,
B Simpson, M Fitzgerald, B Simpson. Best - South: C Heron, T Hannes, R Struck. Port: M Burford, J Coombe, N Wombat.

Sunday Game: Lions 5.6 11.9 16.13 21.16 (142) def Quorn Wolves 4.1 9.3 13.7 16.10 (106)  
Best: Lions - B Lavis, C Marsland, S Wardle, C O'Connor, M White. Wolves - P Jackson, K Allen,  D Warren, J Reid, A McKenzie. Goals: Lions - B Lavis 12,
P Bessen 4, C O'Connor 2, C Marsland, M Stephens 1. Quorn Wolves - J Reid 9, J Cox 2, A McKenzie, D Warren, S Wilson, P Jackson, K Allen 1.

Round 17 - August 5 & 6, 2006

Solomontown 23.16 (154) def Wolves 11.14 (80)
Best: Sollies – R Hoare, R Saracino, B Goodridge, K Wallace, R Myles. Wolves – P Jackson, D Warren, A Grantham, C McKenzie,
T Carling. Goals: Sollies – K Wallace 6, D Foster 5, R Hoare 3, J Twigden, R Saracino 2, M Peek, L Bearman, J Brinker. Wolves –
J Reid 7, S Coix, A Grantham, T Wingfield, C McKenzie

West 23.17 (155) def Port 15.6 (96)
West: J Strangaways, R Stapeldon, A Zubrinich, D Tansell, R Dadlett. Port – B Zuteria, J Adams, M Burford, J McNamara, B Peters.
Goals: West – R Stapledon, A Sullivan, S Page 4, M Strangaways, D Tansell 3, R McDonald 2, A Zubrinich, O Hull, J Strangaways.
Port: B Mudge 4, C Parrish 3, J Coombe, B Simpson 2, J McNamara, V Remphrey, J Penny, N May 1.

Sunday Game: Centrals 6.5 18.8 19.13 26.19 (175) def Lions 2.2 3.3 7.5 8.5 (53) 
Best: Centrals - M Fuller, M Keatley, C Pannach, S Curnow, R Sawford. Lions - A Greig, T Edwards, R Edwards, M Tuohy, T Horsnell.
Centrals - S Curnow 8, C Pannach 5, T Brittain 4, M Fuller, K O'Dea 2, D Myles, K Crabbe, C Harrison 1. Lions - M Stevens 3, P Sadler, S Wardle, M White, P Bessen, P Homsch 1

Round 16 -Sunday July 30

Central 1.4 5.6 9.7 12.9 (81) def West 3.3 3.9 5.11 7.13 (55)
Best: Central – M Keatley, M Fuller, J Keatley, T O’Connor, C McKnight. West – S Strangways, R Hobbs, R Singleton,
R McDonald, N Khan. Goals: Central – M Kieboom 3, T Brittain, D Baker, S Brown 2, D Myles, M Keatley, C Pannach 1.
West – H Warren 3, A Sullivan, J Horton, P Bowey, R McDonald 1.

Saturday July 29, 2006

South 30.19 (199) d Wolves 11.6 (72).

Best - South: B Amos, S Dohnt, G O'Brien, J Collins, M Grantham. Wolves: P Jackson, S Wilson, B Munzer, C Goodwin,
A McKenzie. Goals-South:
B Amos 12, G O'Brien 10, D Brady, D Crombie 2, T Hanngs, C Reid, M Grantham, I Brown.
Wolves: J
Reid 3, P Jackson 2, A McKenzie, S Cox, D Warren, A Grantham, S Wilson, B Pollard.

Port 19.17 (131) d Lions 14.6 (90).

Best - Port: V Remphrey, M Burford, A Fleming, T Hancock, C Stephens. Lions: T Harmer, C Marsland, T Edwards,
M White, M
Lagoidis. Goals-Port: V Remphrey 10, T Hancock, J Coombe 2, A Fleming, C Parish, J Denny, B Mudge.
Lions: P Bessen, S Siedal 3, T Horsnel, P
Sadler, C Marsland 2, P Homch, B Lavis..

Round 15 - Saturday July 22, 2006

South 15.17 (107) def Central 5.7 (37)

Best: South – D Dohnt, R Struck, M Grantham, J Collins, C Reid. Central – S McIntyre, A Williams, T O’Connor, M Keatley.
Goals: South – I Brown 4, N Amos 3, D Brady, C Heron, G O’Brien 2, C Bawdin, D Dohnt 1. Central: M Kieboom 3, J Keatley, M Keatley

Port 18.9 (117) d Sollies 8.13 (61).

Best - Port: M Burford, A Fleming, C Parish, B Mudge, A George. Sollies: R Saracino, R Myles, L Promnnitz, D Smilh, R Hoare.
Goals
- Port: C Parrish, B Simpson 4, V Remphrey, B Puddy, J Penney 2, M Adams, B Mudge, M Burtord, H Connor.

Sollies – R Hoare 3, M Peak, L Promnitz 2, D Foster 1.

West 22.15 (147) d Wolves 15.7 (97).

Best - West: R Dadleh, N Collins, J Strangways, S Strangways, J Lukici. Wolves - P Jackson, S Wilson, K Allen, D Warren,
B Pollard.
Goals: West – H Warren 5, R Dadleh 3, M Collins, R McDonald, J Lukich, M Brine 2, R Stapledon, S Page, D Tansell, M Benbow 1.
Wolves – B Pollard 4, D Warren, S Cox 3, A Grantham 2, J Warren, B Hitch, K Allen 1.

Round 14 - Saturday July 8, 2006

Port 3.3 11.4 17.7 26.10 (166) def Wolves 2.1 3.6 8.8 10.10 (70)

Best: Port – A Bergsma, H Connor, J Coombe, M Burford, B Mudge. Wolves – P Jackson, S Wilson, W Thompson, K Thompson,
R Coulthard. Goals: Port – A Bergsma 7, C Parrish 5, J Coombe 4, B Mudge 3, B Lee, M Adams 2, S Puddy, M Burford, B Simpson.
Wolves – J Reid 3, K Allen, P Jackson 2, W Thompson, B Pollard, C Warren 1.

Solomontown 13.13 (91) d West 9.18 (72).

Best -- Sollies: C Tee, M Scollin, R Myles, R Hoare, L Promnitz. West: J Lukich, N Collins, A Sullivan, S Strangways, S Foulis. Goals -
Sollies: R Hoare, D Foster 4, K Wallace 2, R Saracino, J Davies, C Tee. West: R Dadleh 2, N Collins, M Anesbury, M Brine,
M Strangways, R Singleton, J Strangways, M Benbow.

South 29.12 (186) d Lions 14.9 (93).

Best - South: D Dohnt, D Prombit, R,Johnson, I Brown, M Grantham. Lions: not supplied. Goals -- South: I Brown 10, B Amos 4,
D Dohnt, J Collins, G O'Brien 3, C Hgrow 2, B Jones, M Grantham, R Johnson, B Laube. Lions: B Lavis 4, P Bessen 3, P Sadler,
C Marsland, C O'Connor, B Seidel.

Round Thirteen - July 1 & 2, 2006

Solomontown 7.8 11.10 11.13 12.13 (85) d Lions 2.2 3.4 6.6 10.7 (67).
Best - Solomontown: C Tee, L Promnitz, B Goodrich, R Hoare, M Scollin. Lions: M Tuohy, A Akker, R Edwards, B Lavis, S Siedel.
Goals - Solomontown: R Hoare, J Davies, D Foster, K Wallace, C Tee 2, M Peek, R Saracino. Lions: S Siedel, B Lavis 3, C Marsland 2,
D Finneran, P Hombsch.

South 3.3 7.8 12.10 15.13 (103) d West 1.1 7.3 8.4 11.9 (75).
Best -South: R Johnson, D Dohnt, G O'Brien, D Crombie, R Struck. West: M Srtrangways, J Strangways, M Benbow, S Strangways,
M Anesbery. Goals - South: G O'Brien 6, B Amos, D Crombie, C Heron 2, B Jones, D Dohnt, Jas Waterworth. West: M Benbow,
D Tansell 3, R Stapleton, S Page 2, M Anesbury.

Central 1.0 6.2 9.8 15.9 (99) def Quorn 6.1 7.5 8.10 10.10 (70)
Best: Central – R Sawford, Fuller, D Myles, M Keatley, J Page. Quorn – J Jackson, D Strangways, P Jackson, S Wilson, J Reid.

Goals: Central – A Ruffles, M Keatley, S Brown 4, A Fullerton, T Harland, P Higginbottom 1. Wolves – J Reid 5, S Cox 3, A Hammer, C Warren 1.

Round Twelve - Saturday June 24 & 25, 2006

Central 18.13 (121) d Port 12.6 (78).

Best-Central: A Fuffles, D Myles, M Keatley, C McKnight, T Brittain. Port: C Par­ish, H Connor, S Robeds, A Fleming,
M Burford. Goals - Centrals: A Ruffles 6, J Harland 3, M Keatley, P Higginbottom 2, S Curnow, T Brittain, C Pannach, D Myles,
D Baker. Port: C Parrish 6, B Puddy 3, J Coombe, B Mudge, N May.

West 20.9 (129) d Lions 8.8 (56).

Best - West: G Williams, H Brine, M Benbow, S Strangways, W Mclntosh. Lions C Marsland, M Touhey, D Simmons, B Harmer,
D Finneran. Goals -
S Strang­ways, R Hobbs 4, R Dadlen 3, D Tansell, M Benbow 2. S Williams, M Ansebury, G Hull, N Khan,
S Page. Lions: M White 2, C Marsland, C O'Connor, T Horsnell, P Madigan, M Stephens, S Seidel.

South 20.24 (144) def Solomontown 13.7 (85)
Best: South - D Shillabeer, T Hannes, S Brusnahan, B Amos. Solomontown - C Tee, R Hoare, J Twigden, R Myles. Goals: South - G O'Brien 5,
B Jones, B Amos, D Dohnt, I Brown, K Patterson 2, D Crombie, C Heron, D Shillabeer, M Grantham, C Bawdin. Solomontown - R Hoare,
D Smith 3, M Peek, B Goodridge 2, K Wallace, L Promnitz, D Foster 1.

June 17 & 18 - Round Eleven

Wolves 19.26 (140) d Lions 7.14 (56).

Best - ­Wolves: K Thompson, S Wilson D Warren, S Nowak, J Reid. Lions: D Finneran, P Sadler, P Bessen, C Marsland, S Edwards.
Goals - Wolves: J Reid 7, D Warren, C Warren 3, K Thompson 2, R Dodd, C Surman, P Jackson,
S Nowak 1. Lions: M Stevens,
D Finneran 2, M White, T Horsend 1.

Port 19.6 (120) def South 14.9 (93)
Best: Port – M Burford, C Parrish, B Mudge, J McNamara, A Fleming. South – M Grantham, T Hanns, J Collins, R Struck, D Dohnt.
Goals: Port – C Parrish, D Mudge 6. South – C Reid, J Collins 3, G O’Brien, T Hanns 2.

Central 40.17 (257) def Solomontown 9.8 (62)
Best: Central – A Ruffles, M Fuller, M Keatley. Solomontown – N/A. Goals: Central – A Fullerton 8, A Ruffles 7, S Curnow 5, M Keatley 4,
S Brown, M Kieboom 3, T O'Connor, P Higginbottom, C McKnight 2, D Myles, M Fuller, K Crabbe, T Brittain 1. Solomontown - S Dunkley,
D Smith, C Meschatti 2, J Adams, B Goodridge, C Tee 1.

Round Ten - Saturday June 10
Wolves 18.15 (123) d Sollies 9.15 (69).
Best - Wolves: P Jackson, R Dodd D Warren, S Wilson, J Reid. Sollies: B Goodridge, D Goster, C Tee, R Hoare, J Dunkley.
Goals - Wolves: J Reid 8, A McKenzie, D Warren 2, R Dodd, B Lenard, S Wilson, P Jackson, K Allen, C McKenzie. Sollies: D Foster 5,
D Smith 2, J Adams, B Goodridge.

Port 7.5 11.9 18.14 21.15 (141) def West 2.0 6.3 7.4 11.10 (76)

Best: Port – A Fleming, J Coombe, C Parish, M Burford, H Connor. West – H Warren, N Khan, R Stapleton, N Collins,
R
Hobbs. Goals: Port – B Simpson 5, C Parrish 4, B Puddy 3, J Coombe, N Wombet, B Mudge 2, M Adams, M Burford, B Lee 1.
West – R Stapledon 4, H Warren 3,

Centrals 7.4 10.9 17.14 22.20 (152) def Lions 0.2 3.2 4.3 6.3 (39)

Round Nine - Saturday June  3 & Sunday June 4, 2006
Port 19.20 (134) d Lions 9.11 (65).
Best - Port: J Coombe, B Lee, C Parish, H Connor, A Fleming Lions: P Sadler, D Finnergan, S Edwards, M Touhy, T Harmer.
Goals - Port: J Coombe, C Parish, B Puddy 4, B Simpson 3, A George, B Mudge 2. Lions - L Bassani 3. J McCar­thy 2, P Sadler, C Marsland,
C O'Connor, A Gordon.

Wolves 22.12 (144) d South 14.14 (98)
Goals - Wolves: J Ried 7; K Thompson 6; K Allen 3; S Cox, S Warren 2; S Nowak, C McKenzie. South: T Brown 4; T Hannes,
C Reid, M Reid, J Collins 2; D Crombie, R Waye. Best - Wolves: K Thomspon, W Thompson,
S Wilson. South: R Struck, D Crombie, I Brown.
West 19.13 (127) d Central 15.11 (101)
Goals - West: M Strangways 8;
W Warren 7; M Brine 2; G Hull, M Benbow. Central: A Ruffles 4; G Redden, K Crabbe 3; T O'Conner,
S Curnow 2; C Pannach. Best - West: M Strangways, M Annesbury, L Mclntosh. Central: D Backer, T O'Connor, C McKnight

Round Eight - Saturday May 27 & Sunday 28
Port 13.16 (94) d Sollies 11.15 (81).

Best : Port - B Mudge, B Simpson, J Coombe B Lee, C Parish. Sollies: C Tee, J Adams, R Saracino, C Meschiati, M Peek.
Goals - Port: B Simpson 4, M
Adams, M Burtord, P Pens 2, B Lee, A Bergsma, J Clark. Solhes: D Foster 4, P Spooner, M Peek 3, L Bearman.

West 24.26 (170) d Wolves 17.5 (107)
Best: West – P Jackson, S Wilson, J Reid, S Cox, D Warren. Goals-West: M Strangways 6, R Singleton, S Page 4, T Warrior,
M Brine 3 R Zubrinich, L Mclntosh, M Anesbury. Wolves: J Reid 9, D Warren, C Goodwin, P Jackson 2, M Dyson, C Warren

Sunday Game: Central 19.10 (124) def South 6.9 (45)
Best: Central – M Keatley, B Price,
S Curnow. South – R Johnson, R Struck, A Grantham. Goals: - Central: J Harland 5, C Pannach,
D Baker, C Redden, R Clarke,
S Curnow 2, M Keatley, R Sawford, T Brittain, S Blascher 1. South – D Shillabeer 3, D Crombie,
D Dohnt, T Hannes 1.


Round Seven - Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21

West Augusta­ 20.16 (136) def Solomontown 11.9 (75).

Best - West Augusta: A Zubrinich, R McDonald, G Hull, J Lukich, R Hobbs. Solomontown: L Myles, R Hoare, C Tee, J Adams,
T Pryor. Goals -
West Augusta: S Pagae 5, R Stableton, G Hull 3, M Brine, M Strangways 2, J Lukick, M Anesbury, R Singleton,
M Bon Bon, J Coulthard. Solomontown: R Heare, C Tee 3,
N Anderson, B Goodridge M Wallace, L Promnitz, P Spooner 1.

Port 19.14 (128) d Wolves 10.11 (71)

Best - Port: B Mudge, J Combe, M Adams, C Parrish, B Simp­son. Wolves: S Wilson, P Jackson, J Martin, D Strangways, C Goodwin.
Goals-Port: C Parrish 5, J Coombe 4, M Adams, B Simpson 3, V Remphrey 2, B Mudge, P Pens. Wolves: J Reid 5, Z McKenzie 2,
C Goodwin, A Martin, J Martin.

South 12.18 (90) def Lions 11.5 (71)

Best: South – C Heron, D Dohnt, S Brusnahan, R Johnson, R Struck. Lions – P Madigan, D Finneran, C O’Connor, T Harmer, P Bessen.
Goals: South – C Heron 3, I Brown, J Collins, R Waye 2, R Johnson, C Abrahamson, R Struck. Lions: L Bassani 4, T Sorenson, A Greig 2,
J McCarthy, C O’Connor, P Bessen.

Round Six - Saturday May 13, 2006

Central 29.24 (198) d Quorn Wolves 12.9 (81).
Best-Central: C Pannaach, A Ruffles, M Keatley, D Baker, R Blaschek. Wolves: J Martin, Z McKenzie, S Wilson, J Reid, C McKenzie.
Goals - C Pannach 10, A Ruffles 5, K Crabbe 4, M Keatley 3, R Blaschek, M Fuller, B Page 2, N Lawrence. Wolves: J Reid 5, Z McKenzie 2,
T Carling, J Martin, A Grantham, D Strangeways,
S Wilson 1.

West 13.8 (86) d South 12.11 (83)
Best - West: A Zubrinich, D Eldridge, R Hobbs. South: A Grantham, D Shillabeer, M Grantham Goals - West: S Page, H Warren 3;
M Brine 2; N Collins, R McDonald, A Zubrinich,
S Foulis, R Hobbs. South: I Brown, D Shillabeer, 3; D Crombie 2; C Reid, D Dohnt 1.

Solomontown 14.8 (92) d Lions 7.11 (53)

Best: Sollies – R Myles, J Adams, C Tee, M Peek, L Promnitz. Lions – C Marsland, M Congdon, O Simmons, C O’Connor, M White.
Goals: Sollies – M Peek 6, J Foster 3, J Adams, B Goodridge, K Wallace, J Dunidey, R Hoare 1. Lions – A Gordon 2, T Harmer, A Greig,
M Congdon, T Sorensen, B Bossan 1.

Round Five - Sunday May 7, 2006

Central 3.2 7.4 12.7 17.10 (112) defeated Port 0.2 7.4 7.7 10.7 (67)

Best: M Keatley, C McGrath, C McKnight, B Page, S Curnow. Port -  J Coombe, S Roberts, J McNamara. Goals: Central – A Ruffles,
C Pannach 3, M Keatley, S Curnow 2, R Blaschek, M Fuller, J Harland, S Brown, D O’Connor, C McKnight, N Lawrence 1.
Port- B Simpson 3, J Coombe, M Fitzgerald, A Fleming, B Mudge, J Clarke, N May 1.

Saturday May 6, 2006

West 5.1 13.4 20.9 31.13 (199) d Lions 5.3 5.3 7.4 7.4 (46).

Best: West - A Zubrinich, D Eldridge, H Warren, N Collins, C Jonas. Lions: C Marsfand, P Sadler, B Perry, S Edwards, P Bessen.
Goals - West: H Warren 9, N Collins, M Benbow 5, M Oldtield 4, M Strangways, J Strangways 2, R Stapleton, R McDonald, L McIntosh,
D Tansez

South 2.4 7.7 11.14 17.16 (118) d Solomontown 4.3 8.6 9.6 15.8 (98).

Best - South: J Collins, Brusnahan, R Johnson, C Abrahamson, 5 Treleaven. Sollies: J Twigden, C Tee, R Hoare, R Myles, B Goodrich.
Goals-South: D Crombie 5, I Brown 4, B Amos, D Dohnt 2, T Hannes, T Kernahan, R Johnson, M Reid. Sollies: R Hoare 6, K Wallace 3,
B Goodridge 2, M Promnitz, R Cable, J Dawes, P Spooner

ROUND FOUR - Sunday April 30, 2005       Famous win for Ports (from Sean Holden of The Transcontinental who saw the match)

It is very tempting to use the well-worn cliché "It was an old fashioned arm-wrestle" to describe the clash of the Bulldogs but I wont...even though it was. Rather I will describe the Port victory over South Augusta as famous. That is, the galloping greens came to Central Oval to play the team that has played in the past two grand finals with a team that had beaten the 2005 Premiers in West Augusta the week before.

The game was tough, uncompromising, fast-paced and at times bad-tempered. South went into the game without three talls in Crombie, Di Paolo and Smith leaving the ruck work to Gilbert Taylor and Mark Reid against the well-credentialed Michael Burford. The ex-WAFL ruckman won every centre bounce tap feeding the hungry midfielders as Port won much of the clearances out of the middle. If it weren’t for the hard-working backline of South the advantage of first use of the ball would have buried Kernahan’s charges well before the last quarter.

The first quarter was very entertaining and play accentuated with contested possessions all over the ground as Kevin Harris kicked the first score of the match, a goal. Almost immediately Vance Remphrey replied as Mc Namara and Magor kept the Port boys in the contest rebounding out of defence as Harris pumped the ball in towards Brown and Reid in the South forward line. Impressive was utility Coombe and it took until five minutes to go before early Madigan Medal fancy Chad Parrish got going on a wing. With Ricky Johnson slotting a major on the siren South lead by four points at the first break.

The first ten minutes of the second quarter saw Michael Reid extend South’s lead only to watch as Parrish and then Bergsma goaled and Port got within two minors. Then Amos, Lee and Struck goaled as the ball moved quickly end to end. The peripheral vision of Harris and his foot skills were underscored in a neat passage of play involving a pass to Struck who found Brown to score six more points with ten minutes to play. Youngster Darren Shillabeer was the veritable "unregistered dog" as he seemed to be everywhere with no obvious owner, Christian Reid and Matt Grantham both were "fighting above their weight" in defence against taller/bigger opponents. However, Port full forward Mudge was just beginning to shake Grantham in this quarter and goaled. Rugged Ben Lee helped to have Port within two points at half time.

The third stanza started and finished in a rough and ready fashion and was interspersed with scuffles and pushing and shoving as the ball was more often than not in dispute with five or six players looking to resolve the issue. At the risk of boring the reader and "banging on" about the lack of reporting it is apparently okay to multiple punch someone whilst they are on the ground and it seems that "square-ups" are permitted and whilst it is a football truism that the player who retaliates always gets pinged whilst the thrower of the first punch never seems to be reported "two wrongs don’t make a right" (there and I thought I would get through without an obvious cliché!). Suffice to say no reports were made! From the fifteen-minute mark it became increasingly obvious that the Port players wanted the ball and the win more. In particular Port’s Fleming, after kicking a goal from the free kick and fifty-metre penalty he received for an infringement by Digance, was excellent. The standard dropped as both teams seemed to be looking forward to ending hostilities and starting again for the last quarter with the scores tied.

Port had the comforting knowledge that they would finish the game with the breeze but it was South who took the early advantage as Digance found Shillabeer with a magnificent one step forty metre pass across the fifty metre arc and full points were gained. The dogged Magor had Brown’s measure and at the other end Mudge was gaining the upper hand over Matt Grantham goaling after four minutes to level the scores once again. A focussed Fleming led the charge of the green and white brigade as Port steam-rolled through centre time after time as Mudge, Coombe, Lee and Bergsma starred. For South, Shillabeer, Heron and Amos tried desperately to right the sinking ship. In one passage of play Amos gathered the ball backward of centre ran through a pack of ‘dogs and remarkably bounced the ball as he sidestepped and ran around an opponent put in ten quick metres to deliver into the forward line only for it to be rebounded out. With five minutes to go and nine points down Abrahamson had the chance a to pinch a goal and possibly set up a win as he worked magnificently along the wing, cut inside and had a leading Brown to hit only to miss-kick and find the only defender, Mc Namara within coo-ee on the chest. When youngster Paterson goaled with only minutes to play it was game over. Port coach Donny De Palma was ecstatic and celebrated as if he had won the flag and fair enough his charges had just one a magnificent finals like game and further enhanced their growing reputation as last quarter "game-closers".

Port 2.4 7.5 9.5 14.11 (95) defeated South 3.2 7.3 9.6 12.7 (79)

Best: Port - A Fleming, M Burford, B Lee, S McNamara, C Parrish. South - K Harris, A Grantham, D Shillabeer, C Heron, B AmosGoals : Port - B Mudge 4, B Lee, C Parrish 3, A Fleming, V Remphrey, A Bergsma, M Patterson 1. South: K Harris, R Johnston, C Heron 2, A Grantham, R Struck, B Amos, I Brown, D Shillabeer, M Reid 1.

ROUND FIVE PREVIEWS - Saturday May 6  2:20pm Central Oval

South Augusta (3rd) v Solomontown (5th) This is an absolute must win for the Bulldogs after an agonising last quarter loss to Port last week confidence needs to be restored. The Cats were unceremoniously thrashed by the Bloods in Pirie and have more than pride to play for. Their season is going to hinge on victories over sides like South, West and Wolves. The Bullies need bigs in Crombie, Di Paolo and Smith to return to add height and grunt and help undersized Matt Grantham, Brusnahan and Heritage in defence and Taylor in ruck. And if Jones can get back and add much needed spark out of the centre Conroy Street will be much the happier.

Tip: South 25-30 points.

2:20pm Memorial Oval: Lions (7th) V West Augusta (4th) Looming as another demoralising defeat for the Lions as the Hawks will atone for the fourth quarter fade out against Port two weeks ago. Westies have had a week off to fine tune and re-focus. The Lions must surely play man-on-man, field a lot of runners and attack on the rebound. At the risk of being disrespectful to the Blue & Gold’s’, I shudder to think how many Hayden Warren will kick against them and if Gary Hull returns to the paddock look out!

Tip: West 50-60 points.

Sunday May 7 Central Oval Central Augusta (1st) V Port Pirie Bulldogs (2nd) - Potentially a blockbuster! The Bloods are undefeated and are fresh from hammering the Cats in Pirie last week, whilst Port outlasted South in an epic at Central Oval. As meritorious as Port’s win against the Red and Whites was it is difficult to see how they will beat Centrals. The midfield duels will be a purist’s dream with the low centre of gravity thickset body types of Luteria, Adams, Lee, and Fleming versus the more lithe Blaschek, Keatley and Pannach. The importance of Sawford will be even more obvious as he is the one Centrals midfielder that is difficult to budge over the ball. Increasingly impressive is Centre Half Forward Anthony Ruffles and would almost be firming in the Madigan Medal stakes perhaps with Chad Parrish. The now expected strong finishing last quarters of Port will hold them in good stead but will not be enough to claim the points.

Tip: Centrals 20-35 points.

Saturday April 29, 2006

Wolves 23.13 (151) defeated Lions 15.12 (102)

Best: Wolves - J Reid, P Jackson, S Wilson, E Fielding, J Martin. Lions - J McCarthy, S Edwards, C Marsland, A Akker, M Congdon. Wolves - J Reid 9, S Cox 4, T Carling, A Grantham 2, B Wintanna, J Martin, D Warren, K Thompson, P Jackson, C McKenzie. Lions - K McCarthy 6, B Lavis, C O'Connor 2, L Black, J Lockett, P Madigan, M Congdon, R Edwards 1.

Central 25.19 (169) defeated Solomontown 6.6 (42)

Best: Central - A Ruffles, M Fuller, R Blaschek, J Harland, R Sawford. Solo- D Foster, R Myles, M Scullon, J Davies, R Saracino. Goals Central - A Ruffles 6, M Keatley 4, M Fuller 3, R Blaschek, C Pannach, J Harland, C Redden, M Kielon 2, D Baker, S Curnow 1. Solo-n/a.

ROUND THREE - Sunday April 23, 2006 (Scores thanks to SGFL and Sean Holden)

Port 3.3 7.5 10.5 19.14 (128) defeated West 5.2 12.5 18.9 19.9 (123)

Best: Port - J Coombe, S Roberts, C Parish, M Burford. West - M Oldfield, H Warren, K Higgins, D Eldridge, L StrangwaysGoals: Port - C Parish 5, B Simpson 5, B Mudge 4, B Puddy 3, J Coomb 2. West - H Warren 8, S Page 3, R Singleton 3, M Oldfield 2, L Strangways, M Brine, M Benbow 1. Attendance: 460

Saturday April 22, 2006

Central 10.1 19.8 23.16 29.21 (195) defeated Lions 1.2 1.3 3.6 4.7 (31)

Best (Central) - A Fullerton, A Ruffles, S Brown, M Fuller, B Page. (Lions) - M White, N Wells, C O'Connor, D Finneran, S Edwards.Goals (Central) - R Blasche, S Brown 5, A Ruffles, J Harland 4, M Fuller, D Myles 3, M Keatley, D Taylor 2, P Higginbottom 1. (Lions) - P O'Connor 2, L Bassan, P Bessen 1. Attendance: 378

Solomontown 4.6 9.11 15.17 16.20 (116) defeated Quorn Wolves 1.4 4.5 5.5 8.10 (58)

Best (Solo) - R Myles, R Saracino, C Tee, R Hoare, B Goodridge. (Wolves) - R Coulthard, J Reid, Z McKenzie, T Carling, C Goodwin. Goals (Solo) - R Hoare 4, B Goodridge 3, T Pryor 2, L Promnitz, K Wallace, J Twigden, R Cable, C Tee, P Spooner, J Davies 1. (Quorn) - J Reid 3, J Martin, A Grantham, D Strangaways, S Wilson, K Allen 1. Attendance: 420

Tuesday April 18, 2006

ROUND THREE this weekend - Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April

THE LEAGUE: at Port Augusta on Saturday, Central plays the Lions at 2.20pm. At Port Pirie: Sollies face the Wolves on Saturday at 2.20pm. On Sunday at 2.20 Port plays West at Port Pirie. No games on Anzac Day

ROUND TWO - Saturday April 8 2006 at Port Augusta

South 29.12 (186) defeated Quorn Wolves 7.7 (49)Best (Sth) - D Shillabeer, B Amos, A Grantham, T Collins, D Dohnt. (QW) - Z McKenzie, J Martin, P Jackson, A McKenzie, C McKenzi. Goals (Sth) - T Brown 6, D Shillabeer 5, B Amos, J Collins 4, C Heron 3, C Reid, B Jones, M Grantham, D Dohnt, G Taylor, M Reid, A DiPaolo. (QW) - A McKenzie, J Martin, D Strangaways, J Reid, C McKenzie, Z McKenzie, C Warren 1.

Central 15.16 (106) defeated West 9.11 (65)

Best (C) - A Zubrinich, S Foulis, L McIntosh, J Lukich. Goals (C) - A Ruffles, R Brascher 4, P Higginbottom 3, M Keatley 2, J Crabtree, K Crabbe 1.

Sunday April 9 at Port Pirie

Ports 2.3 8.4 12.8 22.14 (146) def Lions 1.0 1.3 4.5 6.5 (41)

Best: Ports – C Parrish, M Patterson, J McNamara, M Adams, M Burford. Lions – P Sadler, C O’Connor, B Lavis, C Marsland, A Gordon.
Goals: Ports – C Parrish 6, M Adams 5, V Remphrey 3, R Connelly, B Simpson 2, J Coombe, A Wauchope, A Magor, M Patterson 1.
Lions – M Stephens 2, P Sadler, C Marsland, P Madigan, A Gordon 1.

Friday April 7, 2006

Things go under way last Thursday night at Port Pirie when Port accounted for Solomontown by 33 points. On Saturday, Port Augusta hosted a double-header which saw Central nine point winners over South in early game, Souths wasting their opportunities kicking 6.20, while in the 4pm game, West gave the Wolves a 67 point drubbing.

This Saturday at Port Augusta, Centrals meet West in the early game while South plays the Wolves. On Sunday at Port Pirie, Port plays the Lions, who had the Bye last weekend

Everyone has next weekend off which is Easter.

SCORES ROUND ONE - Thursday March 30 2006

Port 12.13 (85) defeated Solomontown 8.4 (52) at Memorial Oval

Best: (Port) - B Mudge, C Parish, B Puddy, M Burford, B Luteria. (Sol) - J Adams, J Davies, D Foster, C Tee, R Hoare.

Goalkickers (Port) - B Simpson 3, B Mudge, J Combe 2, C Parish, M Burford, D Alison, B Puddy, S Roberts 1. (Sol) - J Adams, L Promnitz, R Cable, D Thompson, S Morris, R Hoare, K Hudson, J Twigden 1.

Saturday April 1 2006

Centrals 9.11 (65) defeated South 6.20 (56) at Port Augusta

Best (C) - A Williams, B Page, D Myles, C McKnight, C Pannach. (S) - J Di Cance, P Grantham, D Shillabeer, S Brusnahan, M Reid.

Goalkickers (C) - C Pannach, J Harland 2, M Fuller, D Myles, S Brown, T O'Connor, S Curnow 1. (S) - B Amoss, J Collins 2, T Wannes, D Shillabeer 1.

West 19.16 (130) defeated Quorn Wolves 9.9 (63) at Port Augusta

Best (W) - A Zubrinich, R Hobbs, D Eldridge, M Anesbury, G Hill. (QW) - P Jackson, S Wilson, J Martin, A McKenzie, C Surman

Goalkickers (W) - G Hull 7, H Warren 4, M Oldfield 3, R Stapledon, M Brine 2, R Singleton 1. (QW) - C Warren 3, P Jackson, J Reid 2, D Strangway 1.