FAR WEST 2016
Teams: Blues, Konnibba, Thevenard & Western United
BLUES UPSET GRAND FINAL WIN
Best: Blues – David Wright (BOG), E. Sansbury, L. Wilson, J. Lebois, J. Dunn, J. Collins. Thevenard – not av. Goals: Blues - B. Kloeden 5, A. Miller 4, R. Lambeff, J. Lebois, D. Wright. Thevenard - M. Hartwig 3, A. Braendler 2, J. Trowbridge 2, D. Denton , T. Hoffrichter, D. Haynes
BLUES FROM BOTTOM TO TOP
Thevenard went into the game as a short price favourite to win their third premiership in four years, Blues were seen as playing their grand final with a shock victory in preliminary final against Westies and weren’t given much hope. Thevenard had won all four meetings in the minor round where the games were close for a half before Thevenard would over power Blues in the second half. This was the sides first meeting in a Grand Final since 1989.
The game was played at Ceduna Oval and a huge crowd was in attendance, conditions were very tricky with a strong north wind blowing. Thevenard were without Coleman & Allen from their second semi-final team and bought in Cummings & Wilkins, Blues were unchanged from their preliminary final win.
Thevenard had first use of the strong breeze and took a while to settle before they scored the opening two goals of the game, Blues were then able to score the next two goals against the breeze which would prove vitally important, Thevenard then spent the last half of the ball in their 50 metre area but the strong winds made goal kicking hard, by quarter time they lead 3.7 (25) to 2.1 (13).
Blues made good use of the breeze in the second quarter kicking 5.5, Thevenard’s inaccuracy continued as they added four points for the quarter, Blues went into half time with a 19 point lead, 7.6 (48) to 3.11 (29). The big crowd was stunned as the favourites were behind and struggling to kick goals in the windy conditions.
Thevenard came out firing in the second half and kicked the first two goals, they then dominated play for some time but couldn’t convert as they kicked behinds they were slowly reducing the deficit but needed to have a good lead heading into three quarter time with Blues coming home with the wind. Blues were able to score a crucial goal half way through the third, then Thevenard came again, took the lead and headed into half time with a 10 point advantage 8.17 (65) to 8.7 (55).
Thevenard kicked the opening goal of the last quarter and extended their lead to 16 points and had the momentum, another goal by Thevenard would have almost killed the contest but the Blues dug deep and kicked the next three goals and suddenly they were in front by three points with 10 minutes remaining, with six minutes remaining Brendon Kloeden slotted his five goal, an absolute miracle shot from the forward pocket and Blues were leading by nine points, however Thevenard would not give up and Matthew Hartwig slotted his third goal with three minutes to go and the game was back alive. Thevenard took the ball and out the centre and were about to have a shot on goal but a desperate Blues tackle resulted in the ball spilling out and the Blues defenders were able to clear the ball which spent the next two minutes in the Blues forward line, Thevenard had one last desperate attack with less than a minute remaining but Blues were able to stop this at the half forward line and send the ball deep into their forward line, the final siren saw scenes of jubilation as Blues had defied the odds to win a memorable premiership by three points, final scores Blues 12.9 (81) defeated Thevenard 10.18 (78).
Blues captain David Wright was adjudged best on ground with a fine performance through the mid field and around the ground, other best players included Emmanuel Sansbury, Lionel Wilson, Jamahl Lebois, John Dunn and Jacob Collins who also played a great game in the colts premiership earlier in the day. Brendon Kloeden with five goals and Andrew Miller four were the most effective forwards on the ground. Thevenard best players were Matthew Hartwig, Adam Braendler, Jarrod Trowbridge, Dom Denton and Josh Threadgold.
The Blues rise from winless seasons in 2014 & 2015 to premiers was a remarkable achievement and matched the effort of Thevenard three seasons earlier who didn’t win a game in 2012 but claimed the 2013 premiership, Far West have now had three different premiers in the past 3 seasons.
In the B Grade Western United made it back to back premierships with hard fought victory over the Blues 6.10 (46) to 4.5 (29) this game was played when the wind was at its strongest and conditions were difficult, Tory Ware from Western United was best on ground.
The Under 17’s saw Blues complete the season undefeated and go back to back with a 78 point win over Koonibba 14.7 (91) to 2.1 (13) again this game was played in trying conditions and Blues kicked eight straight goals in the last quarter with the breeze to secure the premiership, Blues’s Latrell Newchurch with three goals was given the best on ground trophy.
Thevenard secured the Under 14’s premiership with a thrilling 3 point win over a gallant Western United side 4.3 (27) to 3.6 (24). Kicking against the strong breeze in the last quarter the Westies lads got within 2 points late before Thevenard scored a late point and completed a fine season where they only lost one game, Thevenard’s Ty Mullan who won the association medal by 27 votes capped off a fine season by being named best on ground.
Image - Brad Bowman
BLUES UPSET WIN SEES THEM INTO GRAND FINAL
Preliminary Final at Penong, August 20, 2016
Best: Blues - J. Collins, C. Williams, L. Wilson, R. Lambeff, D. Cook, D. Wright. Westies - J. Warmington, B. Woods, B. Chandler, D. Shipard, L. Brown. Goals: Blues - D. Wright 3, C. Williams 3, A. Miller 2, J. Lennon 2, L. Wilson, B. Holmes, J. Dunn, B. Kloeden, J. Lebois. Westies - J. Chandler 4, J. Warmington 2, J. Kenchington, L. Brown, R. Scott, D. Shipard, G. Ross, T. Dunn
THEVENARD THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL
by a Special Correspondent – August 15, 2016
Thevenard have booked a place in the Far West Grand Final with a thrilling eight point win over Westies in front of a big crowd of 900 at Thevenard Oval. This was a high intensity, action packed game that had everything from big goals, great marks, fierce tackling, a spirited Westies comeback and fine individual performances from players.
The game opened with Thevenard doing the bulk of the attacking but couldn’t convert their chances, Westies got the first two goals and by quarter time they lead by seven points.
The second term was all Thevenard as they dominated the play and the ball spent the majority of the time in their half of the ground as they kicked five goals from eleven scoring shots and Westies could only manage one goal and Thevenard went into half time with a handy lead of 23 points.
Westies needed to score early in the second half to get themselves back in the match but it was Thevenard who goaled first and the game was slipping from Westies very quickly. Westies found the spark they needed from key forward Jessie Chandler who started to get on top of his opponent and kicked two goals and the momentum had swung back to Westies by three quarter time Thevenard’s lead had been cut to just two points.
The last quarter saw some of the most desperate football of the year with players putting their bodies on the line trying to secure a win. Thevenard kicked the opening goal and Westies battled really hard and at the twenty minute mark got within four points, with the game on the line coach Braendler converted a big goal from fifty and Thevenard were out to a ten point lead.
Westies could only manage two more points from a lot of attacking. The Thevenard players were very jubilant as the siren sounded. Westies although beaten would have taken a lot out of the match and will need to quickly regroup as they face Blues in a preliminary final on their home ground at Penong.
Jarrod Trowbridge was named best for Thevenard for his work in the midfield other good players were Josh Treadgold kicked three goals off his wing, Dom Denton at centre half back, Adam Braendler through the midfield and Brayden Paues was always dangerous up forward with three goals.Tyrone Price was sensational in the midfield for and named best Westies, his strength around the contest always a threat, Jesse Chandler finished with five goals, Clayton Millard creative in the midfield, Brodie Chandler worked hard all game and Jake Warmington rounded up their best players.
Second Semi Final on August 13, 2016
Best: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge, J. Threadgold, D. Denton , A. Braendler, B. Paues. Westies - T. Price, J. Chandler, C. Millard, B. Chandler, J. Warmington. Goals: Thevenard - B. Paues 3, J. Threadgold 3, A. Braendler 2, B. Hedley-King 2, M. Hartwig, D. Allen. Westies - J. Chandler 5, T. Woods 2, T. Dunn, S. Harrison, G. Graham-Williams, M. Cox
SECOND SEMI FINAL PREVIEW
With thanks to our special correspondent – August 123, 2016
Thevenard and Westies will battle it out for a birth in the Far West Football League grand final in the 2nd Semi to be played at Thevenard Oval on Saturday. Westies have lost the past seven Second Semis and will be looking to win their first Second Semi since 2008 which was the clubs last premiership year.
Thevenardís revival has been amazing after struggling for many years they rose from a winless season in 2012 to break a 20 year drought to win the 2013 premiership and won the premiership again last year.
Westies will be relying on big games from key players Jake Warmington, Corey Miller, leading goal kicker Jesse Chandler, Tyrone Price and Broadie Chandler who have been the leading players this year. Coach and Mail Medallist Adam Braendler, runner up in the Mail Medal Matthew Hartwig, Dom Denton, leading goal kicker Jarrad Trowbridge, Josh Threadgold and Bradyn Hedley-King have been Thevenardís best players this year and will be the keys for the Magpies.
It will be important for Westies to not let Thevenard get away to quick start as once they are in control they are difficult to stop. Both teams will be fresh after a week off and this promises to be an excellent high intensity final, for the winner another weeks rest before the Grand Final will be important, the loser will be sent to the preliminary final against Blues.
Thevenard will go in as favourite as they ended the minor round clear on top with a 10-2 record but Westies are capable of causing an upset and did win one of the four contests during the year, but I canít see them stopping the Magpies who will book themselves into their 4th straight Grand Final. Thevenard by 25 points.
FIRST SEMI FINAL - BLUES TOO GOOD
With thanks to our special correspondent – August 9, 2016
Blues booked themselves into the Preliminary Final with a convincing 58 point win over Koonibba in the First Semi Final, reversing the result of the last minor round game played the week before. Blues line up was strengthened with the inclusion of midfielder John Dunn, centre half back Joe Williams, full forward Andrew Miller and backline general Emmanuel Sansbury. Koonibba added David Thorpe and William Carbine but were missing key players Michael Newchurch and best player from the previous week Jonathon Wells.
Koonibba kicked with the aid of 2-3 goal wind and were fast out the blocks with the first two goals and really looked sharp, however the game was to swing dramatically with Blues taking full control to kick 10 of the next 11 goals to hold a 7 goal lead at half time.
Koonibba needed a big third quarter with the wind to try and keep their season alive but the Roosters could only manage 1 goal and seven behinds and had most of the play, but they struggled to find a key target up forward. Blues made the most of their limited chances and kicked three goals to increase the lead to 49 points at three quarter time. The last quarter was a bit of a formality with the Roosters season coming to its earliest end since 2008 and ending a run of seven straight Grand Finals. Blues won their first final since 2012 and will look to freshen up ready to take on the loser of this weeks 2nd Semi.
Blues best players were captain David Wright, colt Charlie Williams, John Dunn, Jessie Lennon with four goals and ruckman Brandon Willis. Koonibba were well served by ruckman Dwayne Ettridge, Wayne Miller in defence, Lorenzo Coaby, coach William Sansbury and Royden Miller.
First Semi Final - August 6, 2016
Best: Blues - D. Wright, C. Williams, J. Dunn, J. Lennon, B. Willis. Koonibba - D. Ettridge, W. Miller, L. Coaby, W. Sansbury, R. Miller. Goals: Blues - J. Lennon 4, K. Ware 2, B. Kloeden 2, J. Dunn 2, A. Miller 2, D. Cook, D. Wright, B. Holmes, B. Willis. Koonibba - R. Miller 2, C. Milera, L. Mundy, W. Sansbury, D. Ettridge
FIRST SEMI FINAL PREVIEW
With thanks to our special correspondent – August 3, 2016
Koonibba and Blues faceoff in what should be a great first-semi as finals fever hits the Far West Football league this weekend. Blues have had a much improved season after going winless in 2014 & 2015, having won four games and been very competitive most weeks. Koonibba has had a mixed season, winning three games, having some very close losses but they have also been well beaten on other occasions. These sides have clashed four times in 2016, with the Blues having a 3-1 advantage, however the last meeting just last round saw Koonibba run over the Blues with a eight goal last quarter. If Koonibba can continue that form this week they will be hard to beat especially having home ground advantage with the game to be held at the Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex. Both teams will have different line-ups to the most recent clash with key personnel missing.
Koonibba will need big games from Wayne Miller, Jerome Newchurch, Lorenzo Coaby, and Dwayne Ettridge who have been the team’s most consistent players this year and the up and coming Les Mundy who is the team’s leading goal kicker and still eligible for Colts. Blues will rely on midfielders Lionel Wilson & Kingsley Ware to provide the drive, centre half forward David Wright who has had a great season and the ultra consistent Emmanual Sansbury in the defence.
Picking a winner in this clash is a difficult task, on form during the season you would say Blues should win, but you can’t help but think if the Koonibba players can take the confidence from last week into this clash on their home ground they will be hard to beat.
Koonibba in a ripper by three points.
Round 12 - July 30, 2016
In the final round of action, Koonibba had an good win over the Blues at Ceduna by 31 points, recording their third win of the season. The Blues led for much of the day, with the Roosters kicking eight goals to two to run out winners. Les Mundy was dangerous up forward, with five goals, while for Brendon Kloeden kicked six for the Blues.
In the other game, Thevenard had their tenth win of the season, beating Westies by 43 points, the minor premier inaccurate in front of goal which perhaps flattered Westies a little. The finals series gets under way next Saturday, when the Blues take on Koonibba in the knockout first semi-final.
Best: Koonibba - J. Wells, W. Edwards, L. Coaby, L. Mundy, L. Benbolt. Blues - D. Wright, B. Kloeden, B. Willis, J. Lennon, C. Williams. Goals: Koonibba - L. Mundy 5, T. Ware 3, N. Merrin 3, C. Milera 3, L. Coaby 2, J. Newchurch, T. Newchurch, L. Benbolt, R. Miller. Blues - B. Kloeden 6, B. Holmes 4, D. Wright 3, J. Bennett, W. Drew, C. Williams
Best: Thevenard - D. Perry, D. Denton , J. Trowbridge, A. Braendler, J. Threadgold, M. Hartwig. Westies - B. Chandler, S. Harrison, D. Shipard, L. Brown, T. Price. Goals: Thevenard - B. Coleman 3, B. Paues 2, A. Braendler 2, J. Cummings , J. Trowbridge, T. Hoffrichter. Westies - S. Harrison 2, T. Woods, L. Brown
Round 11- July 23, 2016
Thevenard stitched up top spot on the Far West ladder, with a solid 46 point win over the Blues at Smoky Bay. After a goalless first term, the Magpies added 7.2 to 5.2 in the second term, to trail by two points at the main break. They slipped up a gear in the second half, adding 15.3 to 7.3, to win going away. Brayden Paues and Jarrad Trowbridge kicked four goals as the team passed 20 goals for the second week in a row.
In the other game, Westies were too strong for an under manned Konnibba, winning by 118 points at Penong. Kade Chandler kicked four goals. In the final round next week, Thevenard and Westies meet in what could be a Grand Final preview, while Blues host Koonibba
Best: Thevenard - T. Moschos, B. Hedley-King, A. Kouvaris , J. Trowbridge. Blues - E. Sansbury, J. Lebois, D. Smith, R. Lambeff, B. Kloeden. Goals: Thevenard - B. Paues 4, J. Trowbridge 4, M. Hartwig 3, B. Coleman 3, B. Hedley-King 2, T. Moschos 2, C. Thompson , J. Cummings , J. Jackson, D. Allen. Blues - B. Kloeden 4, B. Holmes 2, J. Lennon 2, L. Wilson, D. Wright, J. Bennett, S. Lennon, J. Collins, B. Willis
Best: Westies - D. Shipard, K. Chandler, B. Chandler, L. Oats, S. Harrison. Goals: Westies - K. Chandler 4, D. Shipard 3, S. Harrison 3, J. Chandler 3, T. Cox, J. Warmington, T. Price, T. Hoffrichter, B. Chandler, S. Sleep. Konnibba - N. Merrin, T. Newchurch
Round 8 - July 16, 2016 (make up game due to flooded over at Thevenard)
Best: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge, M. Hartwig, R. Meier, J. Threadgold, D. Denton. Blues - K. Ware, D. Wright, J. Lennon, L. Wilson, T. Theodosiou. Goals: Thevenard - B. Paues 4, M. Hartwig 4, D. King-O''Loughlin 3, B. Coleman 2, J. Trowbridge 2, J. Threadgold 2, J. Jackson, J. Cummings , A. Braendler, T. Moschos, D. Allen. Blues - J. Lennon 2, D. Wright 2, N. Marks, C. Williams, K. Ware, B. Kloeden, J. Williams, C. Williams
Round 10 - July 2, 2016
Thevenard continued its very good season, with a 59 point away win over Koonibba on Saturday. Jarrad Trowbridge was solid up forward with five goals, while Barry Coleman and Josh Cummings kicking three.
The Premiership favourites are now a game clear on top, with a game in hand with the rescheduled “flood” match to come this weekend against the Blues on July 16.
Westies kept their solid hold on second, with a 49 point win over Blues at Penong. Jesse Chandler from the Tigers kicked five goals with Tom Woods kicking three. It’s a bye for all teams this weekend, with the SA Country Zone Championship being played.
Best: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge, D. Perry, D. Allen, A. Braendler, B. Hedley-King, L. Syrianons. Koonibba - W. Miller, T. Ware, R. Miller, D. Ettridge, J. Newchurch. Goals: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge 5, B. Coleman 3, J. Cummings 3, M. Hartwig 2, D. Denton , J. Penna, C. Thompson , B. Paues, D. Allen. Koonibba - N. Merrin 3, M. Newchurch 3, L. Mundy, T. Ware, B. Ingomar
Best: Westies - T. Price, B. Chandler, J. Chandler, J. Warmington, C. Miller, T. Woods. Blues - C. Williams, E. Sansbury, D. Cook, J. Williams, J. Lennon. Goals: Westies - J. Chandler 5, T. Woods 3, S. Harrison 2, K. Dunn, S. Benbolt. Blues - C. Knudsen 2, L. Wilson, J. Dunn, J. Lennon
DRAW FOR REST OF 2016 (THANKS TO BRAD BOWMAN)
Round 9 - June 25, 2016
Best: Blues - L. Wilson, K. Thiele, D. Wright, R. Lambeff, C. Williams. Koonibba - L. Coaby, M. Komai, D. Ettridge, R. Miller, W. Miller. Goals: Blues - A. Miller 5, C. Williams 4, C. Knudsen 4, L. Wilson 2, D. Wright 2, R. Lambeff 2, J. Dunn 2, J. Lebois. Koonibba - M. Newchurch 3, C. Milera, T. Newchurch, D. Ettridge
Best: Thevenard - A. Braendler, D. Denton , J. Jackson, B. Hedley-King, M. Hartwig, J. Trowbridge. Westies - J. Warmington, S. Harrison, J. Chandler, T. Price, T. Dunn. Goals: Thevenard - A. Braendler 3, M. Hartwig 3, J. Trowbridge 3, C. Thompson 2, D. Denton. Westies - J. Chandler 3, S. Harrison 2, T. Dunn 2, K. Dunn, S. Thiselton
Round 8 - June 18, 2016
Best: Westies - C. Miller, J. Chandler, T. Price, J. Warmington, L. Brown. Konnibba - C. Milera, W. Miller, J. Newchurch. Goals: Westies - J. Chandler 4, T. Woods 3, J. Warmington 2, S. Thiselton 2, G. Ross 2, T. Ware, T. Price, C. Miller. Konnibba - L. Mundy 3, W. Edwards 2, D. Ettridge 2, R. Miller, J. Kartinyeri, D. Dudley, N. Merrin, T. Newchurch
No game due to heavy rain on Friday night, which flooded the Thevenard Oval. Match to be rescheduled.
NO MATCH TODAY AT THEVENARD DUE TO FLOODING
Saturday June 18, 2016
Overnight, up to three inches of rain has caused todays Thevenard v Blues matches to be abandoned and will be rescheduled later in the season, possibly July 2nd. Netball has gone ahead as scheduled.
Thanks to Brad Bowman, our man on the ground there for the photo
TWO THRILLERS IN ROUND SEVEN
Round 7 - June 4, 2016
The 2016 season in Far West continues to provide close matches, with Westies and Koonibba winning by under a goal in their respective Round Seven matches. Blues, who have been resurgent in 2016 after a few poor seasons, led Westies all day until late in the final term, with Westies kicking the match winning goal with around three minutes to go. The Blues were in attack when the siren sounded. For Westies, Jesse Chandler was the match winning forward with six goals, while Chris Knudsen kicked five for the Blues.
At Thevenard, the Magpies lead for much of the second half, before Koonibba took over in the third term adding five goals to two, to hit the front by four points with a quarter to go. In an exciting last term, Konnibba kicking 4.1 to an inaccurate 3.7 to hand to win by four points. In the battle of the forwards, Les Mundy kicked six, with Matthew Hartwig doing the same for Thevenard.
Best: Westies - J. Warmington, C. Miller, J. Chandler, T. Price, S. Sleep. Blues - D. Wright, D. Dudley, C. Knudsen, E. Sansbury, K. Thiele. Goals: Westies - J. Chandler 6, G. Ross 3, J. Warmington 2, T. Ware 2, T. Woods, L. Brown. Blues - C. Knudsen 5, A. Miller 4, J. Lebois 2, K. Thiele, C. Williams, D. Wright, D. Dudley
Best: Koonibba - W. Edwards, G. Bilney, C. Milera, J. Newchurch, L. Coaby. Thevenard - D. Denton , J. Threadgold, B. Hedley-King, A. Braendler, M. Hartwig. Goals: Koonibba - L. Mundy 6, C. Milera 5, T. Ware 2, L. Coaby 2, D. Ettridge, T. Newchurch. Thevenard - M. Hartwig 6, J. Trowbridge 3, T. Moschos 2, D. Denton , A. Braendler, D. Allen, J. Threadgold
TIGHT ENCOUNTERS IN ROUND SIX
May 29, 2016
The very evenly fought Far West season continued on the weekend, with both games close contests to the final siren. Five of the twelve games have been the decided by ten points or less, showing the Premiership battle is wide open.
The Blues continued their good season, grabbing their third win, after a five point away win over Koonibba. Brad Bowman reports that Koonibba had a shot on goal just after the siren went, but the kick was out on the full,
While at Penong, Thevenard came from behind to beat Westies by seven points. The Magpies kicked 9.2 to 5.1 in a high scoring last term, with Truman Hoffrichter kicking five great goals to clinch their fifth win of the season.
Round 6 - May 28, 2016
Best: Thevenard - M. Hartwig, D. Denton , T. Hoffrichter, J. Threadgold, A. Braendler. Westies - J. Murphy, J. Warmington, J. Chandler, C. Miller, L. Oats. Goals: Thevenard - T. Hoffrichter 5, M. Hartwig 3, J. Trowbridge 2, T. Moschos, A. Braendler, K. Penna. Westies - V. Day 4, T. Woods 3, J. Chandler, B. Woods, T. Dunn, J. Warmington, J. Wittwer, S. Sleep
Best: Blues - K. Thiele, D. Wright, C. Williams, D. Smith, S. Lennon, J. Lennon. Koonibba - W. Miller, D. Thorpe, C. Milera, R. Benbolt. Goals: Blues - C. Williams 2, B. Holmes 2, K. Thiele 2, A. Miller 2, J. Lebois, D. Wright, J. Lennon. Koonibba - T. Ware 2, S. Betts 2, D. Thorpe 2, T. Newchurch 2, R. Miller, L. Mundy, C. Champion, D. Dudley
Round 5 - May 21, 2016
Westies kept hold of second spot at the weekend, with eight point win over Koonibba at Penong. They trailed by 15 points at the last change, but added 5.5 to 2.0 to grab their third win of the season.
Thevenard scored their fourth win from five matches after beating Ceduna Blues by 57 points. The Magpies led by just 11 points at three quarter-time, but pulled away with an eight goal last term. Jarrad Trowbridge was best on ground with seven goals for Thevenard.
Best: Westies - S. Benbolt, J. Chandler, T. Cox, C. Miller, J. Murphy. Koonibba - M. Newchurch, R. Benbolt, C. Milera, J. Wells, S. Miller. Goals: Westies - S. Benbolt 3, G. Ross 3, T. Warmington 3, J. Chandler 2, T. Dunn 2, T. Woods, V. Day. Koonibba - C. Milera 4, D. Ettridge 4, R. Miller 2, S. Betts 2, J. Newchurch, B. Ryder, D. Dudley.
Best: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge, D. Perry, J. Cummings , M. Hartwig, A. Braendler. Blues - K. Ware, C. Knudsen, R. Lambeff, J. Lennon, E. Sansbury. Goals: Thevenard - J. Trowbridge 7, T. Montgomerie 3, J. Jackson 2, A. Braendler 2, M. Hartwig, J. Penna, J. Kavanagh , J. Cummings , T. Moschos. Blues - C. Knudsen 4, K. Ware 3, A. Miller, C. Williams, K. Thiele
BLUES WIN AGAIN
Round 4 - May 7, 2016
The Blues continued their good form, beating Westies at Ceduna by 20 points. Andrew Miller kicked five goals and saw his team to the second win on the trot.
In the other game of the day, Thevenard bounced back from last weeks loss to beat Konnibba by 55 points. The Magpies kicks nine goals in the second term, with Adam Braendler kicking four goals and Truman Hoffrichter three.
After four games, Thevenard are on top with three wins, Westies and Blues have two, while Konnibba are on one. The 2016 season is setting up to be one of the most even in many years.
Best: Blues - K. Ware, D. Wright, E. Sansbury, A. Miller, L. Wilson. Westies - C. Miller, B. Chandler, T. Price, J. Warmington, S. Sleep. Goals: Blues - A. Miller 5, C. Knudsen 3, K. Ware 2, C. Williams, C. Williams, D. Wright. Westies - T. Woods 3, T. Warmington 2, T. Dunn, C. Miller, J. Warmington, G. Graham-Williams, J. Chandler
Best: Thevenard - A. Braendler, D. Denton , J. Grills, M. Hartwig, J. Grills. Koonibba - J. Newchurch, M. Newchurch, W. Miller, R. Benbolt, W. Sansbury. Goals: Thevenard - A. Braendler 4, T. Hoffrichter 3, D. Denton 2, J. Threadgold 2, J. Trowbridge, J. Wilkins , J. Cummings , B. Hedley-King, T. Moschos. Koonibba - L. Mundy 4, J. Newchurch, R. Benbolt, C. Milera
BLUES FIRST WIN SINCE 2013
Round 3 - April 30, 2016
Ceduna Blues had their first win since Round eight, 2013, when they beat Koonibba by seven points. They added 6.7 to 2.2 in the last term to clinch an important win for the club. The other match was a tight affair, with Westies falling over the line against the reigning Premiers, Thevenard. Westies led by 18 points at three quarter-time, adding 0.2 to 2.0 in the last quarter to hang on to win.
Thanks to Brad Bowman for the heads up on the Blues first win since 2013.
Best: Blues - D. Wright, K. Ware, L. Wilson, M. Mozol, J. Lebois. Goals: Blues - B. Holmes 3, A. Miller 3, C. Williams 2, J. Lennon, J. Lebois, K. Ware, B. Willis, J. Dunn, D. Wright. Konnibba - C. Milera 4, J. Newchurch 3, W. Edwards 2, N. Merrin 2, M. Komai, L. Mundy, D. Dudley
Best: Westies - J. Murphy, T. Warmington, T. Price, S. Benbolt, J. Chandler, S. Harrison. Thevenard - L. Syrianons, B. Hedley-King, T. Moschos, J. Grills, D. Perry. Goals: Westies - V. Day 2, T. Woods 2, S. Harrison 2, T. Warmington, J. Chandler. Thevenard - J. Trowbridge 3, M. Hartwig, B. Paues, T. Moschos, B. Coleman
Round 2 - April 23, 2016
Thevenard made it two from two, as they led all day at Ceduna, to beat the Blues by 23 points. Barry Coleman was hard to stop, kicking five goals. In the other game Konnibba kicked 7.7 to 1.0 in the third term, to run out winners over Westies by 15 points.
Best: Thevenard - J. Threadgold, B. Coleman, A. Braendler. Blues - E. Sansbury, N. Marks, L. Wilson, J. Lebois, B. Holmes. Goals: Thevenard - B. Coleman 5, A. Braendler 2, J. Threadgold 2, D. Denton , M. Hartwig, J. Penna, T. Moschos. Blues - J. Lebois 4, C. Williams 2, A. Johncock, B. Willis, B. Holmes, K. Ware, A. Malcolm
Best: Koonibba - W. Sansbury, M. Newchurch, D. Ettridge. Goals: Koonibba - L. Mundy 3, N. Merrin 2, T. Newchurch 2, W. Edwards 2, R. Miller, S. Miller, C. Milera, L. Coaby
Round 1 - April 16, 2016
There were too high scoring games to start the season, with Thevenard and Westies both passing the 100 mark in posting wins. The reigning Premiers Thevenard, had seven goals kicked agains them in the first term, but responded well in the second to kead by seven points. Both sides had plenty of run, in the end the Magpies did more than enough, to win by 13 points, with Matthew Hartwig kicking five goals. At the other end, Les Mundy (five goals) and Nigel Merrin (four) played good games up forward
Westies led all day at Penong to beat Ceduna Blues by 37 points. Todd Warmington kicked four goals for the victors, while Andrew Miller was named best for the Blues.
Best: Thevenard - B. Hedley-King, J. Threadgold, T. Moschos. Koonibba - L. Mundy, W. Miller, J. Newchurch, L. Coaby. Goals: Thevenard - M. Hartwig 5, A. Braendler 3, T. Moschos 3, J. Trowbridge 2, B. Paues, B. Hedley-King, B. Coleman, J. Threadgold. Koonibba - L. Mundy 5, N. Merrin 4, D. Ettridge 2, D. Thorpe, T. Newchurch, W. Sansbury, L. Coaby
Best: Westies - C. Millard, J. Warmington, T. Warmington, B. Chandler, S. Harrison. Blues - A. Miller, E. Sansbury, D. Smith, B. Holmes, D. Cook. Goals: Westies - T. Warmington 4, J. Chandler 3, J. Warmington 3, C. Cooper 2, T. Price 2, J. Kenchington, S. Harrison, B. Chandler, B. Edwards
THEVENARD WINS FLAG FROM THIRD SPOT
Photo thanks to Brad Bowman and Vangie Blums
Grand Final on August 29, 2015
Best on ground: Matthew Hartwig (Thevenard)
Best: Thevenard - B. Paues, M. Hartwig, J. Trowbridge, L. Wilson. Koonibba - D. Thorpe, Q. Ware, D. Ettridge, S. Harrison. Goals: Thevenard - M. Hartwig 4, B. Coleman 4, J. Trowbridge 2, T. Woods 2, B. Paues, E. Thompson, L. Wilson. Koonibba - C. Ware 4, D. Dudley, S. Harrison, T. Ware, W. Edwards, T. Milera, A. Cox
2016 MAIL MEDAL WON BY ADAM BRAENDLER OF THEVENARD
Adam Braendler (Thevenard) - 32
Matthew Hartwig (Thevenard) - 25
David Wright (Ceduna Blues) - 23
Best Under 21
Jake Warmington (Western United)
B Grade - Blackham Medal won by Peter Jericho (Ceduna Blues) 22 votes
(With thanks to Brad Bowman)