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2010 LADDER Pts Percentage
Mallala 26 58.01
Hummocks Watchman 22 58.36
Balaklava 22 56.50
Virginia 20 56.88
Two Wells 14 49.89
United 6 40.30
Hamley Bridge 2 32.61
Leading Goalkickers Club Total
Brendon Niklaus Virginia 87
Paul Christofis Two Wells 48
Stuart Lamond Balaklava 45
Jonathon Brice Balaklava 44
Peter Burgoyne United 42
Daniel Feeley Mallala 42
Brian Montgomerie Mallala 37

ADELAIDE PLAINS 2010 (Teams: Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Hummocks Watchman, Mallala, Two Wells, United, Virginia)

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GRAND FINAL AT BALAKLAVA

MALLALA             2.6    5.7    6.13     6.15 (51)

VIRGINIA             0.1    5.5    6.5        7.8 (50)

Best: Mallala - J Earl, B Hardie, C Rimmer, J Montgomerie, D Pontt, T Cawrse. Virginia - D Johnston, T Wilkey, M Young, C Howell, R Perre, B Galic. Goals: Mallala - C Rimmer 2, B Montgomerie, J Earl, L Whitwell, B Hardie. Virginia - M Young 3, T Wilkey, G Rigney, R Starr, B Niklaus

Preliminary Final - Saturday September 11, 2010

Virginia

3.2

4.3

6.6

8.11 (59)

Hummocks Watchman

0.5

1.8

2.8

2.10 (22)

Best: Virginia – N Warren, M Nykamp, P Mylonopoulos, C Dorward, A Johnston, B Galic. Hummocks Watchman – A Lockwood, D Oswald, T Sharpe, J Wilson, A Hunt, S Light. Goals: Virginia – C Howell 2, M Nykamp, C Mylonopoulos, G Rigney, P Mylonopoulos, T Wilkey, B Niklaus

First Semi Final – Sunday September 5, 2010

Virginia

3.1

6.4

6.4

7.7 (49)

Balaklava

0.3

1.5

1.8

3.9 (27)

Best: Virginia – B Galic, M Young, M Nykamp, A Seccafien, R Perre, D Oliver. Balaklava – J Michael, H Walker, J Rowland, K Job, T McPharlin, B Catford. Goals: Virginia – P Mylonopoulos 3, R Perre 2, T Wilkey, B Nicklaus. Balaklava – T McPharlin 2, S Lamond

Second Semi Final - September 4, 2010

Mallala

1.0

1.1

1.1

2.2 (14)

Hummocks Watchman

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.5 (11)

Best: Mallala – J Wildbore, J Earl, R Montgomerie, L Whitwell, J Montgomerie, T Cawrse. Hummocks Watchman – S Light, J Wilson, A Lockwood, T Sharpe, S Baker, A Hunt. Goals: Mallala – D Feeley 2. HW Eagles – T Forrest

Round 19 - August 28, 2010

Balaklava

7.2

18.5

23.10

33.19 (217)

Hamley Bridge

4.2

8.2

8.2

8.5 (53)

Best: Balaklava - H. WALKER, M. WHEATON, J. MICHAEL, J. WALKER, B. CATFORD, A. CURTIS. Hamley Bridge - S. GREGORY, J. SCHAHINGER, C. ALLEN, D. LOCKWOOD, S. RADEMACHER, J. EASTWOOD. Goals: Balaklava - S. Lamond 8, J. BRICE 4, H. WALKER 4, S. Farley 3, J. MICHAEL 3, D. FRIEDRICHS 2, S. ROWLAND 2, K. Job 2, T. McPHARLIN 2, M. WHEATON , A. CURTIS , J. WALKER. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN 3, C. BOND , T. NATT , J. SCHAHINGER , S. GREGORY , C. ALLEN

Hummocks Watchman

5.3

12.4

19.6

24.12 (156)

Two Wells

4.4

6.7

6.8

8.9 (57)

Best:  HW Eagles -  S. LIGHT, J. HUNT, R. REID, A. LOCKWOOD, D. OSWALD, L. BELPERIO. Two Wells - T. LEIGHTON, S. HUMPHRYS, C. NURTON, K. LEIGHTON, B. STRUCK, L. GODFREY. Goals: HW Eagles - J. HUNT 10, T. ROWE 3, S. BRAHAM 2, L. BELPERIO 2, R. REID 2, S. SCHUTZ , D. BARNES , J. MANNERS , J. WILSON , A. LOCKWOOD. Two Wells - C. CHRISTOFIS 2, B. FITZGERALD 2, P. CHRISTOFIS , T. HINES, D. WISE , B. HART

Virginia

6.3

7.5

10.7

13.11 (89)

Mallala

3.1

7.3

9.3

9.4 (58)

Best: Virginia - B. GALIC, M. YOUNG, C. DORWARD, M. NYKAMP, D. OLIVER, A. JOHNSTON. Mallala - R. MONTGOMERIE, T. CAWRSE, J. MONTGOMERIE, P. BLACKET, L. WHITWELL, J. WILDBORE. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 5, M. YOUNG 2, C. MYLONOPOULOS , B. GALIC , P. MYLONOPOULOS , C. HOWELL , E. TSIMIKLIS , R. PERRE. Mallala - D. FEELEY 4, B. GRIFFITHS 2, J. MONTGOMERIE , M. SAUNDERS , D. GRIFFITHS

Round 18 - August 21, 2010

Hummocks Watchman

3.4

7.7

11.13

16.18 (114)

Hamley Bridge

2.1

4.3

4.3

4.3 (27)

Best:  HW Eagles - J. WILSON, D. OSWALD, S. LIGHT, J. HUNT, L. BELPERIO, S. BRAHAM. Hamley Bridge - J. SCHAHINGER, S. RADEMACHER, S. GREGORY, M. KOCH, J. EASTWOOD, C. ALLEN. Goals: Hummocks Watchman - J. HUNT 5, D. BARNES 4, S. SCHUTZ 3, R. REID 2, J. WILSON. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN , C. ALLEN , T. NATT , D. WIESE

Mallala

0.1

3.3

8.6

9.9 (63)

United

3.2

4.3

7.3

8.3 (51)

Best: Mallala - J. MONTGOMERIE, L. WHITWELL, C. RIMMER, C. HALLION, M. SAUNDERS, J. WILDBORE. United - H. PYM, W. BANTON, A. MILLS, B. SOBEY, A. MANSFIELD, M. WARNES. Goals: Mallala - B. GRIFFITHS 2, C. RIMMER 2, D. FEELEY , B. MONTGOMERY , L. WHITWELL , B. HARDIE , M. SAUNDERS. United - H. PYM 2, J. McARDLE 2, B. SHARMAN , J. RUNDLE , A. MANSFIELD , M. WARNES

Balaklava

2.1

5.4

9.6

16.7 (103)

Two Wells

4.2

6.2

9.8

10.12 (72)

Best:  Balaklava - B. LAMOND, J. WALKER, B. MICHAEL, K. RUIZ, M. WHEATON, D. FRIEDRICHS. Two Wells - K. LEIGHTON, B. SPITERI, R. McDONALD, N. SECCAFIEN, T. LEIGHTON, C. NURTON. Goals: Balaklava - J. BRICE 4, M. WHEATON 2, T. McPHARLIN 2, B. CATFORD 2, S. Farley , J. MICHAEL. Two Wells - C. CHRISTOFIS 2, N. SECCAFIEN 2, B. FITZGERALD 2, B. HART , K. LEIGHTON , P. CHRISTOFIS , R. McDONALD

Round 17 - August 14, 2010

Balaklava

1.0

6.2

6.2

11.8 (74)

United

2.2

3.3

5.6

6.7 (43)

Best: Balaklava - D. GARDNER, B. LAMOND, H. WALKER, B. CATFORD, D. FRIEDRICHS, J. MICHAEL. United - J. CHAPMAN, H. PYM, B. SOBEY, M. EAST, M. PASCOE, B. SHARMAN. Goals: Balaklava - S. Lamond 3, J. BRICE 3, T. McPHARLIN 3, K. RUIZ , J. MICHAEL. United - S. Lamond 3, J. BRICE 3, T. McPHARLIN 3, K. RUIZ , J. MICHAEL

Mallala

3.5

9.10

11.14

21.17 (143)

Hamley Bridge

0.2

0.4

4.4

7.5 (47)

Best: Mallala - C. RIMMER, J. MONTGOMERIE, M. Mc EVOY, B. HARDIE, R. MONTGOMERY, J. WALSH. Hamley Bridge - C. RIMMER, J. MONTGOMERIE, M. Mc EVOY, B. HARDIE, R. MONTGOMERY, J. WALSH. Goals: Mallala - B. MONTGOMERY 5, D. FEELEY 3, B. GRIFFITHS 3, C. RIMMER 2, M. Mc EVOY 2, J. MONTGOMERIE 2, B. HARDIE 2, M. SAUNDERS , J. WALSH. Hamley Bridge - B. MONTGOMERY 5, D. FEELEY 3, B. GRIFFITHS 3, C. RIMMER 2, M. Mc EVOY 2, J. MONTGOMERIE 2, B. HARDIE 2, M. SAUNDERS , J. WALSH

Virginia

7.3

8.7

12.9

15.13 (103)

Two Wells

0.1

5.2

6.4

6.6 (42)

Best: Virginia - B. MONTGOMERY 5, D. FEELEY 3, B. GRIFFITHS 3, C. RIMMER 2, M. Mc EVOY 2, J. MONTGOMERIE 2, B. HARDIE 2, M. SAUNDERS , J. WALSH. Two Wells - T. LEIGHTON, B. HART, L. ALLMOND, P. SECCAFIEN, N. SECCAFIEN, B. FITZGERALD. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 5, M. YOUNG 2, P. MYLONOPOULOS 2, C. HOWELL 2, C. DORWARD 2, M. NYKAMP , T. WILKEY. Two Wells - A. HARDIMAN 2, L. ALLMOND 2, M. ILLINGWORTH , B. HART

Round 16 - August 7, 2010

Mallala

5.4

5.6

7.11

12.11 (83)

Balaklava

1.1

2.7

6.7

9.10 (64)

Best: Mallala - J. MONTGOMERIE, J. WALSH, R. MONTGOMERIE, M. Mc EVOY, R. MONTGOMERY, L. WHITWELL. Balaklava - D. FRIEDRICHS, J. MICHAEL, B. LAMOND, M. WHEATON, K. Job, H. WALKER. Goals: Mallala - B. GRIFFITHS 4, D. FEELEY 2, M. SAUNDERS 2, C. HALLION , J. WILDBORE , D. PONTT , B. MONTGOMERY. Balaklava - T. McPHARLIN 3, B. CATFORD 2, B. MICHAEL 2, H. WALKER , M. WHEATON

Hummocks Watchman

5.7

8.11

10.15

17.17 (119)

United

0.2

2.5

3.5

5.6 (36)

Best: HW Eagles - J. HUNT, S. SCHUTZ, J. WILSON, D. OSWALD, S. LIGHT, J. WILSON. Goals – HW Eagles - J. HUNT 9, D. BARNES 2, L. BELPERIO , T. ROWE , R. REID , J. WILSON , D. OSWALD , S. SCHUTZ

Virginia

3.4

13.8

17.12

26.18 (174)

Hamley Bridge

1.3

1.4

1.5

2.5(17)

Best:  Virginia - C. HOWELL, B. NIKLAUS, A. SECCAFIEN, D. OLIVER, B. GALIC, P. MYLONOPOULOS. Hamley Bridge - J. SCHAHINGER, S. GREGORY, M. Conlan, A. HILL, T. SMITH, C. ALLEN. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 12, C. HOWELL 5, S. PAPANOTIS 2, P. MYLONOPOULOS 2, A. JOHNSTON 2, R. PERRE 2, B. NIKOU. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN , D. WIESE  

Round 15 - July 31, 2010

United

3.7

5.12

6.13

9.16 (70)

Hamley Bridge

2.6

5.9

6.16

6.19 (55)

Best Players:  United - H. PYM, M. PYM, S. SCHULZ, B. SHARMAN, B. MERRY, M. WARNES. Hamley Bridge - J. SCHAHINGER, T. SMITH, C. ALLEN, S. RADEMACHER, J. EASTWOOD, A. SLOK. Goals: United - H. PYM 3, J. McARDLE 3, P. BURGOYNE 2, S. McARDLE. Hamley Bridge - M. Conlan 2, S. GREGORY 2, D. LOCKWOOD , T. SMITH

Two Wells

2.2

4.4

4.5

6.6 (42)

Mallala

2.1

2.2

4.4

6.5 (41)

Best Players:  Two Wells - R. McDONALD, K. LEIGHTON, L. ALLMOND, S. HUMPHRYS, B. HART. Mallala - R. MONTGOMERY, D. CAWRSE, R. MONTGOMERIE, J. MONTGOMERIE, L. WHITWELL, J. WALSH. Goals: Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 2, N. SECCAFIEN , B. SPITERI , B. FITZGERALD , C. CHRISTOFIS. Mallala - D. FEELEY 2, B. MONTGOMERY 2, J. EARL , M. SAUNDERS

HW Eagles

2.5

4.7

10.11

11.11 (77)

Virginia

0.3

4.6

6.7

9.12 (66)

Best Players: HW Eagles - J. WILSON, J. HUNT, L. KNAPPSTEIN, S. SCHUTZ, J. WILSON, D. OSWALD. Virginia - M. YOUNG, C. HOWELL, N. WARREN, M. NYKAMP, B. GALIC, T. WILKEY. Goals: HW Eagles - J. HUNT 8, R. REID , D. BARNES. Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 3, E. TSIMIKLIS 2, P. MYLONOPOULOS , M. YOUNG , C. MYLONOPOULOS , B. NIKOU

Round 14 - July 24, 2010

Two Wells

3.1

9.5

12.12

16.13 (109)

Hamley Bridge

3.3

6.6

8.9

10.14 (74)

Best — Two Wells: C Nurton, A Steed, T Leighton, P Christofis, K Leighton, M Sincock. Hamley Bridge: J Schahinger, C Allen, T Smith, D Lockwood, S Rademaoher, S Gregory. Goals — Two Wells: P Christofis 7, A Steed 3, B Fitzgerald, M Sincock 2, L Allmond, C Christofis. Hamley Bridge: S Gregory, T Durdin, T Natt 2, J Sullivan, D Lockwood, C Allen, M Laurie.

Virginia

4.0

6.1

11.7

11.9 (75)

United

0.1

3.4

3.6

9.9 (63)

Best — Virginia: A Johnston, T Wilkey, B Galic, C Howell, D Johnston. United: A Mills, M Pym, B Brown, D Goodenough, S Schulz, B Sobey. Goals — Virginia: T Wilkey 3, B Niklaus, 2, A Johnston, A Seccafien, R Starr, P Mylonopoulos, C Howell, N Warren. United: P Burgoyne 4, B Sharman 2, B Shimmin, H Pym, J McArdle.

Balaklava

5.3

7.9

10.12

12.12 (84)

Hummocks Watchman

2.1

5.2

7.2

13.5 (83)

Best Players: Balaklava - M. WHEATON, B. CATFORD, E. PALIPUAMINNI, K. RUIZ, B. LAMOND, K. Job. HW Eagles - M. HIGGS, S. McGUINESS, J. WILSON, J. MANNERS, L. BELPERIO, S. SCHUTZ. Goals: Balaklava - J. BRICE 4, E. PALIPUAMINNI 3, S. Lamond 2, N. YATES , J. MICHAEL , K. Job. HW Eagles - S. McGUINESS 5, D. BARNES 3, J. HUNT 2, M. SCHUTZ , S. BRAHAM , J. WILSON

Round 13 - July 17, 2010

Mallala

4.8

6.8

7.10

12.14 (86)

Hummock Watchman

-

2.5

3.6

7.8 (50)

Best Players:  Mallala - J. WILDBORE, J. MONTGOMERIE, J. EARL, J. WALSH, T. CAWRSE, C. RIMMER. Hummocks Watchman - S. SCHUTZ, J. WILSON, T. SHARPE, B. HIGGS, J. MANNERS, J. HUNT.  Goals: Mallala - B. MONTGOMERY 3, D. FEELEY 2, C. RIMMER 2, W. FARRELLY 2, J. EARL , D. PONTT , J. WILDBORE. Hummocks Watchman - J. HUNT 5, T. ROWE , J. WILSON

Two Wells

2.0

6.7

11.13

17.16 (118)

United

4.3

4.3

6.5

6.8 (44)

Best Players:  Two Wells – A. STEED, T. LEIGHTON, K. LEIGHTON, P. CHRISTOFIS, B. HART, B. STUBING. United - A. MILLS, M. DICKIE, B. BROWN               . Goals: Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 5, L. ALLMOND 4, L. FRANKLIN 2, A. STEED 2, N. SECCAFIEN , P. SECCAFIEN , B. FITZGERALD , C. NURTON. United - B. SHARMAN 2, J. McARDLE 2, P. BURGOYNE , M. WARNES

Virginia

-

5.7

7.7

10.9 (69)

Balaklava

2.1

2.1

8.4

10.5 (65)

Best Players: Virginia - C. DORWARD, C. HOWELL, T. WILKEY, B. NIKLAUS, A. JOHNSTON, D. OLIVER.  Balaklava -  H. WALKER, S. Farley, B. CATFORD, K. RUIZ, D. GARDNER, J. MICHAEL. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 6, C. HOWELL 2, M. NYKAMP , D. OLIVER. Balaklava  - S. Farley 3, S. Lamond 2, J. McPHARLIN 2, E. PALIPUAMINNI , J. BRICE , B. CATFORD

Round 12 - July 10, 2010

Balaklava

3.3

8.5

13.11

17.19 (121)

Hamley Bridge

0.3

2.5

3.7

6.8 (44)

Best Players: Balaklava - B. CATFORD, H. WALKER, B. LAMOND, A. CURTIS, K. RUIZ, N. YATES. Hamley Bridge - T. SMITH, C. ALLEN, D. LOCKWOOD, M. KOCH, L. SLOK, J. EASTWOOD. Goals - J. BRICE 3, S. Lamond 2, H. WALKER 2, L. GUY 2, M. WHEATON 2, B. CATFORD , N. YATES , E. PALIPUAMINNI , J. McPHARLIN , J. CMRLEC , A. CURTIS. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN 2, J. SCHAHINGER , C. ALLEN , S. GREGORY , T. SMITH

Hummocks Watchman

5.2

6.3

10.8

11.10 (76)

Two Wells

1.2

3.6

3.9

7.13 (55)

Best Players: HW Eagles - J. WILSON, T. ROWE, J. WILSON, D. OSWALD, A. HUNT, S. BAKER. Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS, T. LEIGHTON, K. LEIGHTON, D. HINES, C. NURTON, A. HUMZY. Goals: HW Eagles - J. HUNT 5, R. REID 2, S. McGUINESS 2, L. BELPERIO , J. WILSON. Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 6, N. SECCAFIEN

Virginia

1.2

6.7

9.8

11.10 (76)

Mallala

5.2

6.2

9.6

10.10 (70)

Best Players: Virginia - T. WILKEY, R. PERRE, C. DORWARD, M. YOUNG, M. NYKAMP, C. HOWELL. Mallala -  J. EARL, R. MONTGOMERIE, B. MONTGOMERY, B. HARDIE, D. FEELEY, K. JAMESON. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 5, P. MYLONOPOULOS 2, T. WILKEY 2, A. JOHNSTON , C. HOWELL. Mallala - B. MONTGOMERY 5, D. FEELEY 2, C. RIMMER , D. PONTT , M. SAUNDERS

Round 11 - June 26, 2010.

Two Wells

6.3

6.8

10.12

13.13 (91)

Balaklava

2.2

7.4

10.7

14.10 (94)

Best Players: Balaklava - H. WALKER, J. MICHAEL, T. McPHARLIN, A. CURTIS, N. YATES, M. WHEATON. Two Wells - B. HART, A. STEED, B. STUBING, N. SECCAFIEN, L. ALLMOND, T. LEIGHTON. Goals: Balaklava - S. Lamond 4, J. McPHARLIN 3, J. CMRLEC 2, H. WALKER 2, N. YATES , T. McPHARLIN , A. CURTIS. Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 4, J. ANTONY 3, L. ALLMOND 2, N. SECCAFIEN 2, B. STRUCK , B. HART

Mallala

5.4

6.5

7.6

9.9 (63)

United

1.1

2.3

6.3

8.5 (53)

Best Players: Mallala -  J. EARL, J. WALSH, R. MONTGOMERIE, D. CAWRSE, D. PONTT, C. RIMMER. United - H. PYM, B. BROWN, A. MILLS, M. PYM, M. EAST, W. BANTON. Goals; Mallala - D. FEELEY 3, B. MONTGOMERY 2, B. START , C. RIMMER , D. PONTT , B. HARDIE. United - P. BURGOYNE 3, J. McARDLE 2, B. SOBEY , S. SCHULZ , B. SHARMAN

Hummocks Watchman

4.3

9.7

15.9

18.13 (121)

Hamley Bridge

3.3

5.6

9.9

12.13 (85)

Best Players:  HW Eagles - J. WILSON, A. HUNT, L. BELPERIO, J. HUNT, R. REID, T. SHARPE. Hamley Bridge - T. SMITH, S. GREGORY, J. SCHAHINGER, C. ALLEN, T. DURDIN, D. LOCKWOOD. Goals: HW Eagles - J. HUNT 7, S. BRAHAM 2, D. BARNES 2, J. WILSON , A. HUNT , J. WILSON , L. KNAPPSTEIN , R. REID , L. BELPERIO , T. FORREST. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN 5, S. GREGORY 3, J. SCHAHINGER , T. SMITH , R. SAVAGE , M. LAURIE

Round 10 - June 19, 2010

United

4.2

9.5

11.7

13.8 (86)

Hamley Bridge

1.1

1.2

2.5

5.8 (38)

Best Players: United - A. MILLS, H. PYM, M. EAST, J. CROSBIE, M. DICKIE, B. SHARMAN. Hamley Bridge - C. ALLEN, D. LOCKWOOD, A. LEMMON, T. NATT, S. RADEMACHER, T. SMITH. Goals: United - P. BURGOYNE 4, M. EAST 2, J. McARDLE 2, D. CARTER , J. CROSBIE , R. SHARER , A. MILLS , S. McARDLE. Hamley Bridge - A. SLOK 2, S. BROOKS , T. NATT , R. SAVAGE

HW Eagles

2.3

6.10

7.14

11.22 (88)

Virginia

2.1

2.1

4.2

8.2 (50)

Best Players: HW Eagles - M. HIGGS, R. REID, N. YOUNG, A. HUNT, J. COOK, J. WILSON. Viriginia - M. NYKAMP, C. MYLONOPOULOS, D. JOHNSTON, T. WILKEY, P. MYLONOPOULOS, N. WARREN. Goals: HW Eagles - R. REID 3, S. BRAHAM 3, S. LIGHT 2, S. McGUINESS , A. HUNT , J. WILSON. Viriginia  - C. HOWELL 4, S. PAPANOTIS , A. SECCAFIEN , P. MYLONOPOULOS , N. WARREN

Mallala

6.2

10.3

12.6

16.9 (105)

Two Wells

3.1

7.7

10.10

13.10 (88)

Best Players: Mallala - J. MONTGOMERIE, J. EARL, J. WALSH, R. MONTGOMERIE, D. FEELEY. Two Wells - T. LEIGHTON, B. HART, A. STEED, N. SECCAFIEN, M. ILLINGWORTH, D. HINES. Goals: Mallala - D. FEELEY 4, B. MONTGOMERY 3, D. PONTT 2, R. MONTGOMERIE 2, B. START , C. RIMMER , P. BLACKET , B. HARDIE , B. GRIFFITHS. Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 4, B. FITZGERALD 3, N. SECCAFIEN 2, T. LEIGHTON , A. STEED , R. McDONALD , J. SHEPHARD

MID SEASON REVIEW BY WAYNE HUTCHINSON

Mallala (7-0) - Position: 1st

Average score for: 81. Average score against: 52

Highest score: 99 (vs United round 4). Lowest score: 65 (vs Two Wells round 1) 
The reigning premiers have taken it all before them to be undefeated at the break. There have been two close calls, a six point game in round two against Virginia and a one point win in round four over Hummocks-Watchmen but other than those two they have not being troubled. Their defence is rock solid, conceding a mere 52 points a game on average and their attack is getting the job done week in, week out. In the run home they have 4 games at home and 4 away, with the bye in round 14. They will now certainly be the hunted (if they weren’t already) and finals seem are as close to a certainty as you’re likely to get in sport. They’ll be looking for early wins after the break to cement a top two finish and after that they may even be in position to have a crack at a perfect season. But that of course, is a long way off at this stage. 
Balaklava (5-3) -
Position: 2nd

Average score for: 76. Average score against: 66

Highest score: 119 (vs Hamley Bridge round 2). Lowest score: 39 (vs Mallala round 5) 
Balaklava has jumped into second place and looks destined for finals football. They’d be hoping to maintain their current position and secure that elusive double chance but they will certainly have their work cut out. They have played some impressive football in patches, particularly in rounds six and seven when they dealt with both Virginia and Hummocks-Watchmen by 42 and 31 points respectively. What will be of concern however is their three loses, which have all been to last years grand finalists. They went down to Two Wells by 16 points in round 4 and have twice come up short against the competition  measuring stick Mallala by over five goals. Whilst it is all well and good to be one game clear in second spot it is completely pointless if they can’t close the gap between them and last years top two in the next few months.  
Two Wells (4-3) -
Position: 3rd

Average score for: 91.Average score against: 74

Highest score: 167 (vs Hamley Bridge round 7). Lowest score: 50 (vs Mallala round 1) 
After a slow start which saw them win just one game in their first four last years grand finalists now find themselves leading a pack of three all on eight points. In fact, they have not lost since then and are currently on a three game winning streak. They proved in round 7 that their attack is still venomous and are averaging around 90 points a game. The Roosters will be ruing their slow start as it has placed them firmly in the middle of a four team battle for three spots and they seem too talented a team to be the one to miss out. However this could be a reality and now that they have seemingly found their feet they must not falter again or they will be watching on in September thinking about all the damage they could be causing.    
Virginia (4-4) -
Position: 4th

Average score for: 107. Average score against: 87

Highest score: 150 (vs Hamley Bridge round 9). Lowest score: 40 (vs Two Wells round 8)   
With the most potent attack in the league Virginia would be slightly disappointed that they are not further up the ladder. They have scored over 140 points in all four of their wins but every time has backed it up with a loss the following week. It has been a very topsy-turvy start to the season with brilliance and meagreness contributing equally. If they can add some consistency to their performances then they certainly have the forward line to carry them deep into September.  
Hummocks-Watchmen (4-3) -
Position: 5th

Average score for: 80. Average score against:

Highest score: 100 (vs United round 2). Lowest score: 45 (vs United round 9) 
Hummocks-Watchmen are living proof of just how quickly a season can turn on its ear. The Eagles were on fire when they met Mallala in round 6. Having won their first four games of the year they had an opportunity to cement themselves firmly at the top of the table with a victory. They ended up losing a tight one by a solitary point and now, a month on they find themselves unbelievably out of the four after 3 three successive losses, including a shock loss to bottom placed United. Their season seems to be slipping but the good news is that they are still right in the mix with half a season to refind the form which saw them lead the competition for the first month. They are a proud club, expect a revival. 
Hamley Bridge (1-6) -
Position: 6th

Average score for: 76. Average score against: 120

Highest score: 143 (vs United round 5). Lowest score: 23 (vs Mallala round 8) 
It has been another tough season for the Bombers but there is definite improvement, evident by their position on the ladder at the halfway mark. They recorded their first victory in over a year when they downed United in round 5, kicking an impressive 143 points and in fact their attack is not too bad. Despite only winning the one game they are averaging 76 points and when they get it right they can trouble any team. Their goal for the last half of the year should be to help shape the four and stay off the bottom of the ladder in the process. 
United (1-7) -
Position: 7th

Average score for: 57.  Average score against: 91

Highest score: 92 (vs Hamley Bridge round 5). Lowest score: 38 (vs Balaklava round 8) 
Despite being bottom the boys from United can take plenty out of their first half of the season. They have played some excellent football and troubled the better fancied teams on many occasions. They would certainly be disappointed with their loss to fellow cellar dwellers Hamley Bridge in round 5 but their round 9 victory over Hummocks-Watchmen is reward for the good football they have been playing in patches. It seems that the Eagles will not be the only team vying for a spot in the four who stumbles at the hands of United and like Hamley Bridge they should really focus on making life difficult for the five teams who are fighting for a September birth. Who knows, they may have turned the corner.   

ADELAIDE PLAINS WIN 2010 LANDMARK CUP

Northern Areas

2.2

10.7  (67)

Yorke Peninsula

2.0

4.2 (26)

Best Players: NAFA – Matt Woolford, Chris Stacey, Greg Phillips, Brett Ballantyne, Chris Elliott. Best Players: YPFL – Michael Dalla, Adam Pitt, Aidan Zwar, Jon Coombe, Sam Trengove.  Goal Kickers: NAFA – Ryan Foulis, Chris Stacey-3, Greg Phillips-2, John Bowman, Luke Ellery-1.  Goal Kickers: YPFL – Adam Pitt-2, Aidan Zwar, Trevor Harradine-1

Adelaide Plains

2.3

4.5 (29)

North Eastern

2.7

3.10 (28)

Best Players: APFL – Troy Wilkey, Christian Rimmer, Joel Montgomerie, Jason Earl, Ned Seccafein.  Best Players: NEFL – Brad Taylor, Tyson Willmott, Scott Atkinson, Craig Mullins, Craig Jaescke.  Goal Kickers: APFL – Joel Montgomerie, Shane Braham, Brad Hardie, Will Banton – 1. Goal Kickers: NEFL – Tyson Willmott-2, Luke Percy-1

THIRD/FOURTH PLAY OFF

North Eastern

4.5

7.8 (50)

Yorke Peninsula

0.0

2.2 (14)

est Players: NEFL – Brad Taylor, Craig Mullins, Ryan Darling, Tom Riggs, Luke Percy.  Best Players: YPFL– Sam Trengove, Michael Dalla, Aidan Zwar, Brad Coles, Chris Langford. Goal Kickers: NEFL – Jarrod Gillings, Andrew Waters, Luke Percy, Ryan Darling, Lachie Sandow,  Brodie Murphy, Brad Taylor-1.  Goal Kickers: YPFL – Sam Trengove, Willie Searle-1

FINAL

Adelaide Plains

5.0

9.3 (57)

Northern Areas

0.0

1.1 (7)

est Players: APFL – Joel Montgomerie, Troy Wilkey, Hayden Walker, Health Pym, Jason Earl. Best Players: NAFA – Chris Elliot, Ben Arbon, Greg Phillips, Tom Button, Brett Ballantyne.  Goal Kickers: APFL – Joel Montgomerie, Jared Wilson, Shane Braham-2, Ned Seccafien, Hayden Walker,  Christian Rimmer-1. Goal Kickers: NAFA– Greg Phillips-1

Landmark Cup Carnival Best Players – A Grade

Adelaide Plains Football League:               Troy Wilkey  

Northern Areas Football Association:       Matt Woolford 

North Eastern Football League:                 Brad Taylor  

Yorke Peninsula Football League:             Sam Trengove     

 

Landmark Cup Carnival Best Player – Under 21

Adelaide Plains Football League:                        Ned Seccafien

North Eastern Football League:                          Scott Atkinson

Yorke Peninsula Football League                       Aidan Zwar

Northern Areas Football Association;               Chris Elliot

Round 9 - June 5, 2010

Virginia

5.4

10.7

19.11

23.12 (150)

Hamley Bridge

0.2

4.4

6.6

13.7 (85)

Best·- Virginia: C. HOWELL, B. NIKLAUS, A. JOHNSTON, B. GALIC, M. YOUNG, M. NYKAMP. Hamley Bridge - J. SCHAHINGER, D. LOCKWOOD, T. SMITH, A. HILL, S. GREGORY, T. NATT. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 11, C. HOWELL 3, A. JOHNSTON 2, M. YOUNG 2, P. MYLONOPOULOS 2, B. GALIC , C. DORWARD , R. PERRE. Hamley Bridge - T. DURDIN 3, A. SLOK 2, T. SMITH 2, M. LAURIE , T. NATT , D. LOCKWOOD , C. ALLEN, S. GREGORY , D. KARPANY

United

3.8

5.9

7.13

7.13 (55)

HW Eagles

0.2

1.5

2.5

6.9 (45)

Best·- United: B. SOBEY, H. PYM, M. DICKIE, B. BROWN, M. EAST, J. CHAPMAN. HW Eagles - L. KNAPPSTEIN, D. OSWALD, A. LOCKWOOD, N. YOUNG, J. WILSON, S. LIGHT. Goals: United - D. CARTER 2, P. BURGOYNE 2, B. STARR , M. PASCOE, Matt , W. BANTON. HW Eagles - J. WILSON 2, D. BARNES , L. KNAPPSTEIN , S. LIGHT , S. SCHUTZ

Mallala

2.0

5.7

5.7

13.12 (90)

Balaklava

2.7

3.9

7.10

7.10 (52)

Best·- Mallala: J. EARL, J. MONTGOMERIE, J. WILDBORE, T. CAWRSE, B. HARDIE, R. MONTGOMERIE. Balaklava - T. McPHARLIN, D. GARDNER, L. GUY, B. CATFORD, D. FRIEDRICHS, A. CURTIS. Goals: Mallala - D. FEELEY 4, B. GRIFFITHS 2, B. MONTGOMERY 2, J. WILDBORE 2, S. ANGUS 2, B. HARDIE. Balaklava - J. BRICE 3, S. ROWLAND 2, S. Lamond , A. CURTIS

Round 8 - May 29, 2010

Mallala 11.11 (77) d Hamley Bridge 3.5 (23).

Best A Mallala; J Montgomerie, J Earl, R Montgomerie, B Montgomery, B Hardie, C Rimmer. Hamley Bridge: J Schahinger, A Natt, C Allen, S Gregory, A Lemmon, A Hill. Goals ~ Mallala:  B Griffiths, B Montgomery 3, D Feeley 2, D Pontt, M McEvoy, A Lawrie. Hamley Bridge: M Laurie, J Sullivan, D Millar.

Two Wells 8.6 (54) d Virginia 5.10 (40).

Best — Two Wells: B Spiteri, D Hines, T Leighton, S Lange, B Hart, N Seccafien. Virginia: A Johnston, C Mylonopoulos, D Oliver, R Perre, M Nykamp, T Wilkey. Goals — Two Wells: M Abdilla, B Fitzgerald 2, P Christolis, B Spiteri, A Steed, N Seccatien, Virginia: B Niklaus 2, A Johnston, P Mylonopoulos, T Wilkey

Balaklava

1.1

3.4

3.4

5.11 (41)

United

1.1

1.2

6.2

6.2 (38)

Best·- Balaklava: B. LAMOND, T. McPHARLIN, H. WALKER, J. MICHAEL, M. WHEATON, D. FRIEDRICHS. United - B. BROWN, A. MILLS, M. PYM, S. SCHULZ, B. SHIMMIN, W. BANTON. Goals: Balaklava - S. Lamond 2, J. MICHAEL , B. CATFORD , B. LAMOND. United - P. BURGOYNE 2, J. McARDLE 2, J. CROSBIE , B. SHIMMIN

WAYNE HUTCHINSON TAKES A LOOK AT THIS WEEKS GAMES

Balaklava has sent shockwaves through the Adelaide Plains, raising its hand as a real premiership threat with an impressive five goal win over Hummocks-Watchmen. The Eagles, who won their first four matches and looked destined for an easy top two finish, have now dropped their last two to be clinging to second, only by percentage. 

The Peckers are now very much a realistic threat as they dealt with the Eagles with minimum fuss to join their counterparts in equal second. It was a much better effort than their round five encounter with league leaders Mallala when they could only muster a measly 39 points for the entire game.

Balaklava led at every change and was led by a sensational solo performance from Jonathon Brice who finished with 9 goals for the game. Also terrific was Kane Ruiz whist for the Eagles David Barnes was the stand-out.    

Hummocks Watchmen only have the one game before the bye against winless United in a fortnight. They’ll be desperate to get back on the board with a win and should expect to go into the break with a solid 5-2 record, a result I’m sure they would’ve taken at the start of the year. 
Balaklava also take on United and should expect to go to five wins before the big clash with Mallala in the final round before the break. This game comes at the perfect time for the Peckers who will be looking to put up a much better show than they did in round five. If they play with the care-free spirit they did in the weekend there’s no reason they couldn’t be 6-1 at the break. 
Elsewhere it was a couple of one-sided affairs with Two Wells and Virginia recording massive wins on 95 and 84 points respectively. 

The Roosters were led by Paul Christofis who also bagged nine. There were five multiple goal kickers in their 25 goal day out.  

The Roosters take on the Rams next week in a game that could well decide who gets that elusive fourth spot just before the break. 

The Rams who once again were led by a Brendan Niklaus bag (this time he could only manage 8) have a game extra on Two Wells, taking on Hamley Bridge in the last game. This should be enough to see them in fourth place at the break. The only thing that remains to be seen is whether they will be two games clear or in by percentage only.  

Having said that if Hamley Bridge could repeat their heroics from round five they could also be in the mix for the four. United seems to be a long shot, even at this early stage as they will probably find themselves four games out of with only half a season to make up the ground.  

Round 7 - May 22, 2010

Two Wells

4.4

13.8

15.11

25.17 (167)

Hamley Bridge

4.0

7.1

9.5

11.6 (72)

Best·- B. SPITERI, P. CHRISTOFIS, D. HINES, K. LEIGHTON, B. HART, N. SECCAFIEN. Hamley Bridge - S. GREGORY, J. SCHAHINGER, T. SMITH, C. ALLEN, A. LEMMON, M. LAURIE. Goals: Two Wells - P. CHRISTOFIS 9, S. WISE 4, B. FITZGERALD 4, R. McDONALD 3, K. LEIGHTON 2, L. ALLMOND , M. ABDILLA , B. HART. Hamley Bridge - M. LAURIE 4, S. GREGORY 2, C. ALLEN , D. KARPANY , T. SMITH , T. NATT , D. WIESE

Balaklava

4.2

7.6

13.9

17.12 (114)

HW Eagles

3.3

4.8

7.9

12.11 (83)

Best·- Balaklava: J. BRICE, K. RUIZ, H. WALKER, D. FRIEDRICHS, D. GARDNER, T. McPHARLIN. HW Eagles - D. BARNES, J. MANNERS, A. HUNT, S. SCHUTZ, T. SHARPE, L. BELPERIO. Goals: Balaklava - J. BRICE 9, H. WALKER 2, S. Lamond 2, K. RUIZ , B. CATFORD , L. GUY , S. ROWLAND. HW Eagles - R. REID 2, S. McGUINESS 2, N. YOUNG 2, T. FORREST 2, M. HIGGS , L. BELPERIO , L. KNAPPSTEIN , D. BARNES

Virginia

6.6

13.8

16.13

21.16 (142)

United

2.1

5.4

6.6

8.8 (56)

Best·- Virginia: A. JOHNSTON, C. HOWELL, M. YOUNG, N. WARREN, T. WILKEY, B. NIKLAUS. United - A. MILLS, B. SHIMMIN, S. SCHULZ, A. MANSFIELD, M. MCLEAN, J. CROSBIE. Goals: Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 8, B. GALIC 3, P. MYLONOPOULOS 3, C. HOWELL 2, R. PERRE 2, B. NIKOU , A. SECCAFIEN , T. WILKEY.  United - P. BURGOYNE 4, B. SHIMMIN 2, M. WARNES , M. MCLEAN

Round 6 report from Wayne Hutchinson

A one point win has seen Mallala go one game clear at the top for the first time since last season. 

It was expected that the Magpies and Eagles would play out a thriller and that they certainly did. Both sides proved that they are the real deal as they played out an epic contest which never saw one team exert any dominance over the other. Whilst Mallala were very pleased with their win it would be hard to deny that they could just as easily have been on the other end. A draw would have been an appropriate result for these two teams which seem at this point in time to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.  

The Magpies named Captain Jason Earl best with Vice-Captain Brad Hardie as second. This seemed appropriate as it was the experienced players who held their nerve in the dying stages and ensured they came away with the points. Tim Cawrse was also excellent and Brad Montgomery’s five goals were telling in a tight contest. 

The Eagles were led by Shaun Light who is fast reasserting himself as the number one big man in the league. David Barnes was also excellent as was Nathan Barnes who chipped in with three.  

Hummocks-Watchmen will get their chance to even the score when they meet again in round 13. For those of you eagerly awaiting the next instalment it’s a long two months away.   

Elsewhere Balaklava was too strong for Virginia, coming away with a seven goal win. Young Todd McPharlin was best on ground with four goals. The Peckers are now one game clear of the Rams in third spot. 

Two Wells also notched up an important win over United who are now alone at the foot of the table. The 46 point win keeps the Roosters very much in finals contention.  

This week will reveal more in to which teams will shape the finals with the Eagles hosting the Peckers, the Roosters taking on the Bombers and the Tigers travelling to play the Rams.  

Round 6 scores - May 15, 2010

Mallala

3.4

6.4

9.8

11.10 (76)

Hummocks/Watchman

1.1

5.3

9.5

11.9 (75)

Best·- Mallala:   J. EARL, B. HARDIE, J. MONTGOMERIE, T. CAWRSE, B. MONTGOMERY, R. MONTGOMERIE. HW Eagles - S. LIGHT, D. BARNES, S. BRAHAM, A. HUNT, J. MANNERS, T. SHARPE. Goals: Mallala - B. MONTGOMERY 5, D. FEELEY 2, A. LAWRIE 2, R. MONTGOMERIE , P. BLACKET. HW Eagles - N. YOUNG 3, L. KNAPPSTEIN 2, S. McGUINESS 2, S. BRAHAM , R. REID , J. WILSON , D. BARNES  

Balaklava

3.2

7.6

15.11

17.12 (114)

Virginia

4.0

5.1

7.2

11.6 (72)

Best·- Balaklava: T. McPHARLIN, H. WALKER, D. FRIEDRICHS, J. BRICE, B. LAMOND, K. RUIZ. Virginia - C. HOWELL, T. WILKEY, M. NYKAMP, C. DORWARD, M. YOUNG, B. NIKLAUS. Goals: Balaklava - J. BRICE 4, T. McPHARLIN 4, S. Lamond 3, J. WALKER 2, N. YATES , J. CMRLEC , B. CATFORD , A. CURTIS. Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 4, C. HOWELL 2, T. WILKEY 2, A. JOHNSTON , A. SECCAFIEN , R. STARR , C. DORWARD.

Two Wells

4.5

7.10

12.15

13.18 (96)

United

2.3

3.3

5.7

7.8 (50)

Best·- Two Wells: J. WILLIAMS, T. LEIGHTON, L. ALLMOND, D. HINES, B. SPITERI, R. McDONALD. United - A. MILLS, A. MANSFIELD, M. MCLEAN, B. SHIMMIN, B. STARR. Goals: Two Wells - S. WISE 4, P. CHRISTOFIS 3, L. ALLMOND 2, K. LEIGHTON, B. SPITERI, R. McDONALD , R. COLEMAN . United - P. BURGOYNE 5, B. STARR , A. MILLS

HAMLEY BRIDGE GRAB FIRST WIN

more on Round 5 with Wayne Hutchinson

Hamley Bridge has recorded their first win in nearly two years, downing United by a massive 51 points at home.   The Bombers, who before Saturday hadn’t belted out the club song in well over twenty games, seemed destined to go under yet again as they found themselves trailing the winless Tigers by 28 points at quarter time. Peter Burgoyne was running rampant on his way to kicking seven for the game and perhaps nobody but the Hamley Bridge players themselves could expect what was to come; a Bombers onslaught.  

They had an unbelievable 16 scoring shots in the second quarter alone and had they not been so wasteful and the Tigers so accurate the game could’ve unbelievably been out of reach for United. As it was they suddenly found themselves five points adrift to a team which could sense its first win since 2008. 

Another six goal term by the Bombers saw the three quarter time margin expand to 31 points but there would be no more amazing comebacks in this game. Six more in the last sealed the deal, an emphatic win - a 79 point turnaround after quarter time the cherry on top.

Young Stuart Gregory is having an outstanding season and was named best for the winners. Craig Allen was also exceptional as was Justin Schahinger who bagged four.  

The Tigers who now find themselves at the bottom of the ladder, despite being competitive in all of their games, were once again led by quality footballer Simon Schulz.  

In other games both Mallala and Hummocks-Watchmen recorded their fourth straight wins of the season, defeating Balaklava and Two Wells respectively. The two teams are the standouts of the competition and finally meet this Saturday in the game of the season to date.

The Eagles play with flair and consistently find multiple avenues to goal. Big man Shaun Light gives their quality midfield first look and when up and running they are a highly potent and well drilled outfit.  

Conversely the Magpies have made winning a habit in recent times and like all good teams get the job done week in, week out with minimal fuss. They have a remarkable ability to find an extra gear when troubled and are brilliantly led by the experienced Christian Rimmer. Despite being 4-0 one can’t help but feel the sleeping giant is yet to be awoken.  

It seems the League has been waiting for this clash of the titans and all eyes will be on Mallala oval to see who draws first blood in what is already looking to be the battle for the 2010 flag.

Round 5 scores - May 8, 2010

Hamley Bridge

2.3

9.12

15.15

21.17 (143)

United

6.7

9.7

11.8

14.8 (92)

Best·- Hamley Bridge : S. GREGORY, C. ALLEN, T. SMITH, J. SCHAHINGER, D. LOCKWOOD, T. NATT. United -  S. SCHULZ, H. PYM, A. MILLS, B. BROWN, G. GRAHAM. Goals: Hamley Bridge - D. KARPANY 4, T. SMITH 3, D. WIESE 2, S. FORD 2, S. GREGORY 2, D. LOCKWOOD 2, T. DURDIN 2, J. SCHAHINGER , A. LEMMON , M. LAURIE , J. EASTWOOD  United - P. BURGOYNE 7, A. MILLS 4, B. SHIMMIN 2, A. MANSFIELD

Mallala

3.3

6.7

9.8

10.13 (73)

Balaklava

1.1

4.2

6.2

6.3 (39)

Best·- Mallala: B Hardie, J Earl, J Walsh, T Cawrse, J Wildbore, M Mcevoy. Balaklava – D Friedrichs, J Michael, J Brice, B Catford, K Ruiz, A Curtis. Goals: Mallala – W Farrelly 3, C Rimmer, J Earl, J Wildbore, M McEvoy, B Hardie, B Tucker, A Lawrie. BalaklavaS Lamond 3, J Brice 2, H Walker

Hummocks Watchman

1.2

2.2

7.3

11.5 (71)

Two Wells

0.2

2.7

4.8

8.9 (57)

Best·- HW Eagles – S Light, A Hunt, S Braham, A Lockwood, L Belperio, T Forrest. Two Wells – T Leighton, C Nurton, B Spiteri, N Seccafien, P Seccafien, S Lange. Goals: HW Eagles – J Wilson 4, S Schutz 2, S Braham, D Guthburg, S McGuinnes, B Higgs, T Forrest. Two Wells – C Nurton 2, P Seccafien, P Christophers, S Wise, K Leighton, L Allmond, N Seccafien

Round 4 wrap with Wayne Hutchinson

Virginia’s Brendon Niklaus has led Virginia to their second victory of the season, kicking ten goals. Just two weeks after bagging nine away to Two Wells, Niklaus went one better as the Rams belted a winless Hamley Bridge to the tune of 59 points.  

Despite the result, the Bombers had the early running and actually led five goals to four at quarter time. Unfortunately this was as good as it got as the Rams slammed on 18 goals to eight in the last three quarters.  

Troy Wilkey was named best for the third time this season and is shaping as one of the favourites for the Plains Producer Medal. Also prominent were Anthony Seccafien and Billy Nikou who also bagged four.  

Although they are now 0-3 and at the foot of the table it’s not all doom and gloom for the Bombers who found ways to score consistently throughout the day, kicking a season high 89 points.  

Elsewhere Mallala joined the Eagles on three wins, disposing of United by 52 points at home. The Magpies who are yet to lose a game this set up the win with a blistering seven goal to one opening before relaxing and going goal for goal with the Tigers for the rest of the day.  

Mallala seemed to play within themselves and are looking very ominous. They have won their games with minimum fuss and are yet to flex their collective muscle. Ryan Montgomerie was again terrific as was Jon Clarke and Christian Rimmer who has also started the season with a bang. Daniel Feely and John Southern led the scoring front, both bagging three.  

For the winless Tigers captain Simon Schulz was best on for the second week in a row and was well supported by young Heath Pym William Banton and James Rundle with his three goals.   

In the only other game Two Wells notched up their first win with a solid display at home against a wasteful Balaklava. Despite having only one less shot than the Roosters the Peckers went down by sixteen points, rueing their inefficiency in front of goal which saw them kick 9.16.  

That being said, the Roosters were very impressive and showed great heart and character to turn a seven point three quarter time deficit into a comfortable three goal win. Although it is their only win for the season they have had a tough run early and should now string together a few wins in the last half of the round.  

Conversely the Peckers missed a golden opportunity to join the Eagles and Magpies at the top of the table and are now locked back in battle in the middle of the table. 

Best for Two Wells were Ben Stubing and Ned Seccafien whilst Balaklava named leaders Dereck Fredriechs and Hayden Walker.

This week Balaklava are at home to Mallala, United are away to Hamley Bridge and Hummocks Watchmen host Two Wells. Virginia has the bye.    

Round 4 scores - May 1, 2010

Two Wells

4.2

6.7

7.8

12.14 (86)

Balaklava

3.4

4.9

7.15

9.16 (70)

Best·-Two Wells: B Stubbing, N Seccafien, B Hart, T Leighton, K Leighton, C Nurton. Balaklava – D Fredrichs, H Walker, J Michael, J Cmrlec, J Rowland, D Gardner. Goals — Two Wells: S Wise 3, K Leighton, T Leighton 2, A Hardman, B Fitzgerald, L Allmond, N Seccafien, B Hart. BalaklavaS Lamond 3, J Brice 2, J Cmrlec, K Ruiz, B Catford, J Walker

Virginia

4.4

11.8

16.13

22.16 (148)

Hamley Bridge

5.3

8.4

11.9

13.11 (89)

Best —— Virginia: T Wilkey, B Niklaus, A Seccatien, B Nikou, B Galic, C Dorward. Goals — Virginia: B Niklaus 10, B Nikou 4, M Young 2, A Johnston, A Seccafien, M Catanzaritti, A Bascombe, C Howell, T Wilkey.

Mallala

7.2

8.3

11.8

15.9 (99)

United

1.0

2.3

4.4

7.5 (47)

Best: Mallala - R. MONTGOMERIE, J. CLARKE, C. RIMMER, J. WILDBORE, M. Mc EVOY, T. CAWRSE. United - S. SCHULZ, H. PYM, W. BANTON, B. SHARMAN, A. MANSFIELD. Goals: Mallala - J. SOUTHERN 3, D. FEELEY 3, A. LAWRIE 2, B. MONTGOMERY 2, B. GRIFFITHS , B. START , J. EARL , J. MONTGOMERIE , B. HARDIE. United - J. RUNDLE 3, P. BURGOYNE 2, J. McARDLE 2

EAGLES JUGGERNAUT ROLLS ON by Wayne Hutchison

The Eagles juggernaut kept on rolling on Saturday with their third win in as many starts coming in the form of a 50 point demolition job of Hamley Bridge. Hummocks Watchmen jumped the Bombers early with a five goal to one opening term and were never really challenged. As is proving to be a trademark of the Eagles this year the scoring was once again evenly shared with eight goal kickers, four of which were multiples. Big man Shaun Light was terrific as was Vice-captain Shane Braham whilst for the Bombers Luke Slok and young Stuart Gregory were among their best.   

Balaklava also managed to remain undefeated in the early stages of 2010 with a hard fought win over a much improved United. The Peckers trailed for much of the day but managed to overcome a five point deficit at the final change to get home by 13 points.

Benjamin Catford was once again prominent for the winners and was aided by Vice-captain Grant Willmer. The Tigers who were led by Captain Simon Schulz and young Brodie Brown were perhaps unlucky to lose and will be ruing a slack second quarter in which they failed to score but both these teams were impressive and can expect plenty of success throughout the rest of the season. 

In the other game for the round Mallala defeated Virginia in a thriller. The two quality teams exchanged one quarter of dominance each in the middle of the game with the first and final quarters being virtually dead even. The Magpies dominated the second quarter, kicking six goals to one to open up a 33 point lead and the task to get back into the game looked beyond the Rams. To their credit however, they came out after half time, all guns blazing and added seven goals to two to close the gap to just three points at the final change. The final quarter was a dogged affair with only one goal being kicked. The Rams could only add four points enabling the Magpies to hang on by a straight kick. The experienced players led the way for Mallala with Jason Earl and Christian Rimmer the stand-outs. Also terrific were Brad Griffiths and Daniel Feely with four goals each. On the other side of the coin Graham Rigney was excellent with his three goals as was Anthony Johnston.  

No one side can take a clear advantage out of this game and indeed the only thing Saturday revealed is that we can expect some red hot battles from these two teams who will feature prominently in September. 

This week winless United host third placed Mallala and this game could be a lot closer than previous form suggests. The Magpies are a quality outfit but the Tigers are playing some good footy despite being winless and particularly at home they will take some beating. 

Two Wells are at home to Balaklava this week and this is a big ask for the Roosters who are yet to accumulate any premiership points. Polar opposites, the Peckers haven’t lost any points this season and deserve to go in hot favourites, even at Two Wells Oval. 

Bottom placed Hamley Bridge will travel to Virginia in the only other game for the round. Even though the Rams didn’t come away with the points they were quite brilliant in patches last week and should deal with the Bombers quite comfortably.  

Round 3 - April 24, 2010

Hummocks Watchman

5.2

9.4

10.8

13.12 (90)

Hamley Bridge

1.2

3.2

5.3

6.4 (40)

Best: HW Eagles - S. LIGHT, S. BRAHAM, M. HIGGS, R. REID, A. LOCKWOOD, T. FORREST. Hamley Bridge - L. SLOK, A. HILL, S. GREGORY, A. NATT, M. KOCH, D. LOCKWOOD. Goals: HW Eagles - J. WILSON 3, S. BRAHAM 2, S. McGUINESS 2, J. HUNT 2, M. HIGGS , D. GUTHBURG , R. REID , S. LIGHT. Hamley Bridge - M. LAURIE 2, S. FORD , T. DURDIN , J. SCHAHINGER , L. PRATT

Balaklava

1.2

3.6

4.7

8.10 (58)

United

2.2

2.2

5.8

6.9 (45)

Best: Balaklava - B. CATFORD, G. WILLMER, D. FRIEDRICHS, M. WHEATON, H. WALKER, D. GARDNER. United - S. SCHULZ, B. BROWN, A. MILLS, J. CHAPMAN, G. GRAHAM, M. PASCOE. Goals: Balaklava - J. BRICE 2, M. WHEATON 2, S. Lamond 2, K. RUIZ , A. CURTIS . United - A. MILLS 2, M. LANCE 2, B. SOBEY , M. McLean

Mallala

3.4

9.8

11.9

12.10 (82)

Virginia

3.4

4.5

11.6

11.10 (76)

Best: Mallala - J. EARL, C. RIMMER, D. GRIFFITHS, J. MONTGOMERIE, B. MONTGOMERY. Virginia - G. RIGNEY, A. JOHNSTON, D. JOHNSTON, E. TSIMIKLIS, M. NYKAMP, C. MYLONOPOULOS. Goals: Mallala - B. GRIFFITHS 4, D. FEELEY 4, B. MONTGOMERY 2, D. GRIFFITHS , J. EARL . Virginia - G. RIGNEY 3, B. NIKLAUS 2, A. JOHNSTON , A. SECCAFIEN , M. YOUNG , M. CATANZARITI , C. HOWELL , C. DORWARD
EAGLES WIN DESPITE BURGOYNE INFLUENCE

by Wayne Hutchinson
Hummocks Watchman have surged to the top of the ladder on the back of a five goal win at home against United. Despite the notable presence of Peter Burgoyne who kicked six for the Tigers, the Eagles ran away after halftime to eventually win by 32 points and go a game clear at the head of the table. A five goal to one third quarter was the main difference in an otherwise evenly contested game full of highlights. Best for the winners was Joshua Shultz with his three goals and Joe Wilson who also kicked three whilst Glen Graham was the only Tiger to be named above Peter Burgoyne.
Balaklava also had a successful weekend, beating Hamley Bridge by seven goals. Stuart Lamond had a day out and proved to be the difference in the end, kicking eight for the Peckers who, despite leading by the slimmest of margins at quarter time were never really troubled. Danny Wiese also had a game to remember, kicking five in a losing side. Best for the Peckers were Michael Wheaton and Ben Catford whilst the Bombers named Allen and Gregory as their best.
Also chalking up their first win for 2010 were Virginia in a shootout at Two Wells. The match between two powerhouses of the previous season lived up to all expectations, producing a season high 41 goals. In a wonderful game both sides had nine separate goal scorers with Brendon Niklaus bagging nine for the winners and Lee Allmond six for the losers topping the list. Scott Wise also kicked five for the Roosters.
The Rams set up the 16 point win with a six goal to three second quarter and named Troy Wilkey and Christian Dorward best whilst ever consistent Lee Allmond and Daniel Hines led the way for the Roosters.
Plenty of action can be expected again this week with three cracking games. Mallala host Virginia and both sides will be keen to continue their winning ways. Virginia proved they are still capable of posting massive scores but Mallala at home is always a tough ask. This is another game that could go either way but the Rams may have too may options up forward.
Winless United host in form Balaklava and on paper this seems an easy win for the Peckers. However, the Tigers are much improved this year and any team that has Peter Burgoyne trotting around cannot be dismissed as an easy beat. That being said, the Peckers have done nothing wrong this season and should still win.
In the only other game for the round Hummocks Watchmen travel to Hamley Bridge in a clash of top versus bottom. The Eagles are looking ominous and will be far too strong but hopefully the Bombers can put up a fight at home.

Round 2 scores - April 17, 2010

Balaklava

4.3

12.6

16.8

18.11 (119)

Hamley Bridge

4.2

5.3

8.7

11.9 (75)

Best: Balaklava - M. WHEATON, B. CATFORD, T. McPHARLIN, A. CURTIS, B. LAMOND, J. CMRLEC. Hamley Bridge - C. ALLEN, S. GREGORY, D. WIESE, D. LOCKWOOD, S. RADEMACHER, J. SCHAHINGER. Goals: Balaklava - S. Lamond 8, J. BRICE 3, M. WHEATON 2, K. Job 2, H. WALKER , J. MICHAEL , B. CATFORD. Hamley Bridge – D  WIESE 5, S. GREGORY 2, S. FORD , A. SLOK , T. DURDIN , T. SMITH

Hummocks/Watchman

4.0

6.4

11.9

14.16 (100)

United

4.1

7.6

8.6

10.8 (68)

Best: HW Eagles - J. SCHUTZ, J. WILSON, J. WILSON, S. LIGHT, D. GUTHBURG, R. REID. United - G. GRAHAM, P. BURGOYNE, J. TYNAN, J. CHAPMAN, B. BROWN.Goals: HW Eagles - J. WILSON 3, J. SCHUTZ 3, J. WILSON 2, J. HUNT , M. HIGGS , L. KNAPPSTEIN , S. LIGHT , D. BARNES , T. FORREST. United - P. BURGOYNE 6, A. MILLS , B. SHARMAN , J. RUNDLE , B. SOBEY 

Two Wells

4.4

7.6

13.7

19.8 (122)

Virginia

5.7

11.9

18.12

22.16 (148)

Best: Two Wells - L. ALLMOND, D. HINES, B. SPITERI, K. LEIGHTON, S. WISE, M. ILLINGWORTH. Virginia - T. WILKEY, C. DORWARD, N. WARREN, M. NYKAMP, C. HOWELL, B. NIKLAUS. Goals: Two Wells - L. ALLMOND 6, S. WISE 5, B. SPITERI 2, N. SECCAFIEN , M. ABDILLA , K. LEIGHTON , B. FITZGERALD , J. ANTONY , C. NURTON. Virginia - B. NIKLAUS 9, T. WILKEY 3, G. RIGNEY 2, P. MYLONOPOULOS 2, C. DORWARD 2, M. YOUNG , A. BASCOMBE , C. HOWELL , N. WARREN

ROUND TWO PREVIEW by Wayne Hutchinson

Balaklava vs. Hamley Bridge @ Balaklava 
Both teams are unknown entities in season 2010 so this should be an intriguing battle. The Peckers finished seventh with six wins last year whilst the Bombers went the entire season without singing the song. If 2009 is anything to go by, Balaklava should win and win well, but then again stranger things have happened, particularly in the opening rounds. 

Tip - Balaklava by 40 points  

Hummocks Watchmen vs. United @ Pt. Wakefield 
The Eagles, coming off a strong win over the Rams last week, will host the Tigers in what will be their first hit out. The Eagles were excellent last week, looking very fit as they overran their opponent in the last quarter and already look like a team to fear in season 2010. The Tigers just missed out on the finals last season, winning seven games, just one less than their opponents Saturday but I expect Hummocks Watchmen to be far too strong this season. 

Tip – Hummocks Watchmen by 28 points   

Two Wells vs. Virginia @ Two Wells 

Both sides have started their respective seasons on the back foot with opening round losses and will be desperate to right the ledger on Saturday. The Roosters lead for much of the day, away to the Magpies but could only manage three goals after halftime. The Rams were also in a winning position at three quarter time against the Eagles but couldn’t go on with the job. This is shaping up to be the game of the round and it could go either way. Perhaps the home ground advantage will just be enough. 

Tip - Two Wells by 7 points 

MALLALA WINS OPENING ROUND by Wayne Hutchinson

Mallala started their premiership defence on the right foot with a 15 point win over Two Wells on Saturday. The slow starting premiers trailed Two Wells by 15 points at half time before a strong second half saw them reverse the deficit.   

Two Wells started quickly but missed plenty of gettable opportunities early, eventually coming back to harm them in the second half. The Roosters doubled the amount of scoring shots of the Magpies in the first half but could only convert their dominance into a two goal lead. 

Once Mallala got running after halftime they showed signs of the form which earned them the flag last year and managed to kick seven goals to two.

Best for the winners were Ryan Montgomerie and Jason Earl, with Brad Griffiths kicking four. Lee Allmond was excellent for Two Wells as was Brad Fitzgerald who kicked two.    

In the only other game for the round Hummocks Watchmen finished out a tight game much better than Virginia to eventually win by 21 points. It was a close for much of the day with deficits of fewer than 10 points at all three breaks. The Eagles were full of run in the final quarter and recorded a strong win over a team which will again be around the mark. 

David Barnes kicked three and was named best ahead of Vice-captain Shane Braham and Captain Jared Wilson. For the Rams  Troy Wilkey and Mark Nykamp played good games as did Brendon Niklaus who also kicked three.

Round 1 - April 10, 2010

Mallala

2.0

3.2

7.4

10.5 (65)

Two Wells

3.3

5.5

6.6

7.8 (50)

Best – Mallala – R Montgomerie, J Earl, B Hardie, S Angus, C Rimmer, J Walsh. Two Wells – L Allmond, B Fitzgerald, B Spiteri, R McDonald, D Hines, B Hart. Goals: Mallala – B Griffiths 4, D Feeley, C Rimmer, B Montgomery, W Farrelly, B Hardie, A Lawrie. Two Wells – P Christofis 3, B Fitzgerald 2, N Seccafien, A Hardiman.

Hummocks Watchman

2.1

5.5

8.9

14.10 (94)

Virginia

3.4

4.8

7.10

10.13 (73)

Best – HW Eagles – not available. Virginia – T Wilkey, M Nykamp, C Dorward, A Johnston, C Howell, D Johnston. Goals: Virginia – B Niklaus 3, C Howell, T Wilkey 2, A Johnston, S Lioulios, P Mylonopoulos

April 8, 2010

ROUND ONE PREVIEW by Wayne Hutchinson

Mallala vs. Two Wells @ Mallala 

A replay of last year’s grand final, this game should be a cracker. The Magpies finished last season one game clear with 13 wins and 3 losses, progressing straight to the grand final with a win over Virginia in the second semi.  

The Roosters finished third after the home and away season with 10 wins and 6 losses but an impressive finals campaign saw them advance to the grand final with wins over Hummocks Watchmen in the first semi and Virginia in the preliminary. 

As expected Mallala proved to be too strong, pulling away after quarter time to win by a comfortable 39 points to cap off a terrific season. The Magpies deserve to go in favourites but expect a closer affair this time around. There will be a number of very talented players strutting around with Plains Producer medallist Liam Whitwell (Mallala), runner-up Lee Allmond (Two Wells) and Des Ross Trophy holder Aaron Hand (Two Wells) the pick of the bunch.  

Tip - Mallala by 15 points

Virginia vs. Hummocks Watchmen @ Virginia 

A disappointing end to an otherwise terrific season, Virginia will be looking to go one better this year. The Rams finished second with 12 wins and 4 losses but lost successive games in the finals to ultimately finish third. The Eagles meanwhile held on to fourth spot with 8 wins but bowed out in the first semi to grand finalists Two Wells. Virginia will be keen to reassert themselves as a force and put the disappointment of last September behind them and at home they should be too strong for the Eagles. 

Tip- Virginia by 31 points. 

MALLALA TOO STRONG IN GRAND FINAL

Played September 19, 2009

Mallala

2.2

8.3

13.6

16.7 (103)

Two Wells

2.1

5.9

6.9

9.10 (64)

Best: Mallala – D Feeley, L Whitwell, R Montgomerie, J Danis, M Birchmore, J Earl. Two Wells – N Seccafien, W Sansbury,  J Hart,  S Humphrys,  A Hardiman, J Antony. Goals: Mallala – D Feeley 6, B Hardie, L Heeley, B Montgomery, B Starter, L Whitwell, B Griffiths, M Birchmore, P Blacket, A Bruggerman. Two Wells – L Allmond, S Wise 2, J Antony, A Hand, J Hart, W Sansbury, T Uren.

 

WALKER WINS HIS SECOND ADELAIDE PLAINS MEDAL

Hayden Walker from Balaklava has won his second Mail Medal. The bearded Peckers ruckman finished on 20 votes. Hummocks Watchman's Jared Wilson finished second with 17 and Mallala’s Jason Earl with 15.

 

 

 

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