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KOWREE, NARACOORTE AND TATIARA FOOTBALL 2011
(Teams: Border Dists, Bordertown, Kaniva/Leeor, Keith, Kingston, Kybybolite, Lucindale, Mundulla, Naracoorte, Padthaway & Penola)
LUCINDALE 2011 PREMIERS
BY COUNTRYFOOTY EDITOR, LAWRIE COLLIVER AT NARACOORTE OVAL
Lucindale showed their class and authority by winning the KNTFL Premiership by 26 points over a spirited Naracoorte outfit last Saturday.
The Demons went into the match with severe injury doubts, wingman Tom Prebble (shoulder) and mid-fielder Robert Jones (leg) were both under fitness clouds but both took their places as both sides ran out onto the ground in front of a crowd pushing 5,000.
On a fast track and in a swirly wind, Naracoorte put their devastating 20 goal loss in the second Semi behind them to kick the first four majors of the match. Michael Parker was brilliant, kicking three of the four to get the Demons off to the best possible start. One man and one man alone appeared to be keeping Lucindale in the game, ruckman Mark Snowball was dominating general play as well as winning his fair share of ruck taps as Lucindale floundered a bit in the early stages.
A couple of misses from set shots may well have put the Demons further in front, but to be fair to Lucindale they started to settle and were having a fair amount of the play, but still looked a little nervy and appeared a bit rattled.
Mid-way in the quarter Demons skipper Nathan Smith was in great touch but copped one high and had to leave the ground. Late in the term, Syd Patterson copped a heavy knock in the centre square and required assistance to return to the bench. Only a free kick was given by the Umpire on each occasion when perhaps stronger action may have been taken.
Indirectly or not the game changed after the Patterson incident, as goals came from the clever Travis Ware and the speedy Sam Mardling, so at the first change only 14 points separated the teams – Naracoorte 4.5 to Lucindale 2.3
In the second term, Lucindale started to hit their straps, as the game lifted a level. Snowball continued to play well on ball and with Mardling and McInerney starting to win their positions the Second Semi winners looked back on track. Shane McGurk was proving to be a pest for the Demons defence and kicked a spectacular goal from deep in the left forward pocket – a six-pointer that set the momentum the Roos way. 16 year-old Ethan Gill – 97 kg and about six foot five – was causing some problems on the wing and with goals to Walsh and also Mardling, Lucindale hit the front late in term.
To Naracoorte credit, they realised they had to lift and Mitch Hartree started to sweep up in the Demons defence, picking up possessions at will. Brodie Borg was blanketing Todd Price and with a brilliant goal coming late in the term to the mecurial Jones, there was just two points in it at the main break. Lucindale 6.9 to Naracoorte 6.7
In the main break, one sensed in the Demons rooms that they knew they’d need to play at the top of their game to win their third Premiership in a row. A few players were looking tired and there were several others getting treatment ahead of the second half. The word from the Lucindale rooms was that if they could keep applying the pressure, that eventually they could break Naracoorte.
The game opened up in the third term and Lucindale continued on where they left off, with Snowball winning in the centre and in the early part of the term looked as though they might run away with the game as tallman Walsh sneaked forward to kick a couple of goals.
Lucindale seemed fortunate early in the term to receive two or three free kicks forward of centre from dubious umpiring decisions, which helped them keep their momentum which they had built in the second term. Naracoorte supporters were rightly annoyed, particularly when some more spiteful incidents in the first term didn’t really receive the penalties they should have.
McInerney was also starting to prove elusive as Lucindale again picked up the pace. Naracoorte’s Hartree again had to hold his opponents at bay as things were looking bad for his team. His rebound and drive from defence was faultless.
Leading Goalkicker in the competition, Simon Cox started make his presence felt leading front and centre for a couple of goals and with James Dixon starting get a few touches, including a good goal, after a very quiet first half, the Demons were hanging in there on the scoreboard.
Snowball crept forward to score a handy goal and with Walsh kicking his third for the term – Lucindale had a nine point lead with a quarter to play. Lucindale 11.10 to Naracoorte 10.7
Under overcast skies, the last term started with many spectators asking the question – could Naracoorte dig deep a find something to win their third flag on the trot, or would the Roos’ break the Demons stranglehold on the pennant and win it themselves?
When Demons forward Brett Gould, who had been very quiet for much of the day, had a great chance to goal early in the term but missed – you sensed that was the spark that was needed for Naracoorte to win the game.
It was to be Lucindale’s day. McInerney, Mardling and the reliable Handbury all kicked goals as the Second Semi Final winners started to scent victory. Naracoorte players were on their last legs, and were battling to stay with their opponents. The Demons defence, led by the magnificent Hartree were doing their best, but the run from the Lucindale on-ballers was proving too much. When 16 year-old Ethan Gill showed a bit of class and goaled just into time on, the game was all over as the Roo’s headed for their first Premiership since 2005.
Naracoorte’s Simon Cox kicked his 5th for the game, to finish with 112 goals for the season – but as the siren sounded, it was Lucindale who could do all the celebrating, winners by 26 points, a fair margin.
After quarter time Lucindale had plenty of winners around the ground, with ruckman Snowball a clear best on ground in my book. While Ryan McInerney was a very good player, Snowball was holding it together when his team was under the pump in the first term and clearly won his battle with Virgo Medalist Craig Beggs. Tim Walsh another good player with his four goals, while Jamie McCarthy did a superb blanketing role on James Dixon to effective shut the Demons star out of the game.
For a game Naracoorte outfit, Hartree was a clear best player. He went into the match a double fracture in his hand but swept across the backline and played brilliantly right to the end. Others to do well were Syd Patterson was knocked out early and responded in the best possible way while Wilson and Munro were superb in defence. Youngster Brodie Borg dominated Todd Price, who was goalless after a 8 goal haul in the Second Semi and skipper Nathan Smith led his team in the best possible way.
In the final analysis, Lucindale were a slightly classier team, while Naracoorte’s youngsters led the way and were let down a little but some of the senior players who struggled to work themselves into the game.
Finally, I would like to congratulate the Naracoorte FC and the KNTFL people for a well run Grand Final. The home of the Demons is a great venue and the footy on the day was great to watch – well done to all concerned including outgoing Demons President Glen Hamlyn and his harding working team.
LUCINDALE TRIUMPHS IN GRAND FINAL
26 POINT VICTORY AT NARACOORTE
by Terry Willoughby, Sunday September 18 2011
The big question in the KNT Grand Final was whether Naracoorte could turn the tables on Lucindale after suffering a 20 goal loss in the 2nd semi. Naracoorte made a positive start as Lucindale conceded the first four goals. Defenders Hartree, Munro and Patterson were doing well for Naracoorte and Lucindale were finding it hard to score and trailed by 14 pts at ¼ time.
Slowly Lucindale began to exert their influence on the game through big men Mark Snowball and Tim Walsh who again proved handy near goal. Josh Walker and fellow defenders Jamie and Kane McCarthy tightened their games and now Naracoorte found scoring difficult. Greater scoring power aided Lucindale who took a narrow 2 point lead at ½ time.
Naracoorte’s season was now on the line but Lucindale matched everything and gradually began to gain control but only narrowly. Simon Cox was Naracoorte’s most dangerous forward but the Lucindale defence and midfield were on top and chances had dried up as Naracoorte trailed by 9 points at the last change. Lucindale started the last quarter with a burst of goals which broke the back of Naracoorte’s resistance. The Demons could do no more and even though Hartree and co continued to battle hard the powerful on-ballers and half-backs of Lucindale were impenetrable. A fourth goal sealed the result with Lucindale triumphant by 26 points.
Ryan McInerney starred for Lucindale, Josh Walker dominated at half-back and had plenty of assistance from the McCarthy brothers, Tim Walsh and Mark Snowball played well in ruck and kicked valuable goals when going forward. Naracoorte’s best were Mitch Hartree, Luke Munro, Sid Patterson, Nathan Smith and Brodie Borg. It was Lucindale’s day to celebrate and they were jubilant.
Grand Final at Naracoorte - September 17, 2011
Best: Lucindale – Ryan McInerney, Josh Walker, Mark Snowball, Tim Walsh, Kane McCarthy, Jamie McCarthy. Naracoorte – Mitch Hartree, Sid Patterson, Luke Munro, Nathan Smith, Brodie Borg, Matt Wilson. Goals : Lucindale - Tim Walsh 4, Sam Mardling 3, Ryan McInerney 2, Shane McGurk 2, Mark Snowball, Ethan Gill, Travis Ware, Rob Handbury. Naracoorte - Simon Cox 5 (112 for 2011), Michael Parker 3, Robert Jones, James Dixon, Jake Gilbert.
GRAND FINAL PREVIEW - from The Naracoorte Herald
LUCINDALE v NARACOORTE
Thursday 15 September 2011
NARACOORTE will strive for a rare three-peat in this Saturday's KNTFL A grade grand final - but standing in their way will be a confident and very capable Lucindale side.
While Lucindale sat and watched last week, the Roos would have been rubbing their hands together when they saw gun on-baller Robert Jones limp to the bench early with a lower leg injury in his comeback game from hamstring worries. Tom Prebble also left the ground with a bad shoulder, while captain Nathan Smith had to go off with an arm injury late in the piece.
The biggest and most obvious clash which holds the key to this game is in the ruck. Naracoorte's league medallist Craig Beggs needs a massive game to drive his side, but will be facing a very good pairing in Mark Snowball and Tim Walsh, who both also cause headaches by resting forward and kicking goals. Then there's teenager Ethan Gill to back them up.
Everything points to a Lucindale win. The Roos kicked 28 goals to eight only a fortnight ago, Naracoorte has injury worries and the Roos seem to have strength in every part of the ground. But does Naracoorte coach Dean Woosnam have something up his sleeve? The Demons have been here so many times and know what grand final day is about, so they just can never be discounted. There is no way this will be a blowout like the last time they met, and if it's a thriller, it could fall the way of Naracoorte.
NARACOORTE INTO GRAND FINAL
MINOR PREMIERS SET TO GET ANOTHER CRACK AT LUCINDALE
by Terry Willoughby - September 12, 2011
The KNTFL Preliminary Final was expected to be a tight affair and the 1st quarter went a long way towards proving that. Naracoorte kicked with the wind but Kybybolite matched them goal for goal with on-ballers Ryan Woite and Tim Pannell winning plenty of kicks. The margin at ¼ time was only 2 points in Naracoorte’s favor.
Kyby started the 2nd term well but couldn’t sustain they’re efforts and several crucial turnovers enabled Naracoorte to get goals with almost every forward making a contribution. Kyby just hadn’t done enough and with key forwards Carberry and McCracken well held Naracoorte took a 24 point lead into the 2nd half.
The Naracoorte defence and on-ballers took control with Nathan Smith, Craig Beggs and Luke Munro playing well. They added 4 goals as the sting appeared to have gone out of Kyby’s game. The Pearce brothers, Sam and Thomas were battling hard against the strong Naracoorte forwards but the greater spread of talent was hard to stop and Naracoorte held a 6 goal lead at ¾ time.
Kyby managed to outscore Naracoorte in the last quarter but only reduced the margin to 22 points. It had been a workmanlike rather than a brilliant performance by Naracoorte whose better finishing skills saw them advance to next week’s Grand Final against the in-form Lucindale. Naracoorte’s best were Luke Munro, Smith, Beggs, James Dixon and veteran Jeff Sellars. Ryan Woite, the Pearce brothers and Tim Pannell battle hard all day for Kyby.
Preliminary Final - September 10, 2011
NARACOORTE 5.3, 10.8, 14.11, 17.13 (115)
KYBYBOLITE 5.1, 7.2, 9.5, 14.9 (93)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 4, James Dixon 2, Brett Gould 2, Michael Parker 2, Nathan Smith 2, Jeffrey Sellars 2, Sid Patterson 1, Luke Munro 1, Brett Pope 1. Kybybolite: Tony Olsen 3, Kelvin Cook 3, David Arnold 2, Samuel Mccracken 2, Mark Slotegraaf 1, Luke Crossling 1, Christopher Hanley 1, Billy Laurie 1. Best, Naracoorte: Luke Munro, Nathan Smith, Craig Beggs, James Dixon, Jeffrey Sellars, Matt Willson. Kybybolite: Ryan Woite, Sam Pearce, Tim Pannell, Thomas Pearce, Ray Jaensch, Tony Olsen
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS THE PRELIM FINAL
September 9, 2011
WITH Lucindale, Naracoorte and Kybybolite - all fierce rivals - the only sides left standing in the KNTFL finals series, the next two weeks are going to be huge for local footy fans.
MINOR PREMIER EMBARRASED IN SECOND SEMI
KYBY THROUGH TO FACE ARCH RIVAL IN PRELIM FINAL
by Terry Willoughby - September 5, 2011
The KNT 2nd Semi final was expected to be a close, high scoring and high quality game but nobody expected the shock result they got. Naracoorte started as favorites especially after some midweek awards suggested that Lucindale had a monumental task ahead. Naracoorte players won the Mail Medal, the Player of the Year and the leading goalkicker so why wouldn’t they continue to dominate?
Lucindale had other ideas however, and they took control from the start. All their big guns were firing and they quickly raced to a big lead with Snowball giving Beggs a bit of a touch-up in the ruck and around the ground which sent the ball forward to coach Todd Price and other forwards Mardling and Walsh who outplayed Naracoorte’s defenders to give Lucindale a 6 goal lead at ¼ time. Naracoorte needed a lift and quick goals and whilst they stemmed the tide briefly Lucindale again outscored them with former coach Aaron Smart winning well around the packs and on the ground to help his team to a 54 point lead at ½ time. Time and again Lucindale punished Naracoorte when they turned the ball over.
A shuffling of the deck chairs at the start of the 2nd half did little as the next tsunami was about to wash over Naracoorte when Lucindale banged through 9 goals straight and march into the grand final. Every Lucindale player was involved with Kane and Jamie McCarthy starring and lesser lights Ethan Gill and Joe Foster giving plenty. Lucindale would finish with 11 individual goal-kickers and they went on with the job in the last quarter.
Like the words of the song “like a snowball down a mountain”, well Lucindale had the Snowball and rolled over Naracoorte whose “carnival balloon” had clearly popped. They added another 7 goals to complete the demolition and win by 122 points. Almost everyone could have been named in the best players but Aaron Smart, Kane and Jamie McCarthy, Travis Ware, Ethan Gill and Joe Foster were standouts. Naracoorte coach Dean Woosnam sat his players down after the game and whilst he has plenty to think about he also has plenty of ammunition to fire. His team hadn’t won a position on the ground with only Brodie Borg, Nathan Smith and Brett Gould giving battling performances.
The 1st quarter of the KNT 1st Semi was even with Scott Carberry looming as a big danger for Kyby. Neither team was able to gain an ascendency but the ball flashed up and back with clean skill and open football. Kyby had more contributors with on-ballers Woite and Buckley doing well. Ruckman Dave Arnold was doing well around the ground and Tom Pearce kept the Padthaway forwards quiet.
Kyby started the 2nd half with a 15 point lead and although Padthaway battled hard with Wanders and Degabrielle doing well and Moon dangerous near goal they couldn’t bridge the gap. The Lions raised another effort at the start of the final quarter and closed the margin to a point but Scott Carberry broke the game Kyby’s way with 3 last quarter goals and see his team home by 15 points. His 9 goals were the difference, others to do well were Dave Arnold, Tom Cooper on the ball, Ciaran Buckley and Woite. Padthaway were gallant in defeat with Wanders, Degabrielle, Cody Marshall and the dangerous Brendan Moon among their best.
2nd Semi Final at Mundulla - September 3, 2011
LUCINDALE 7.4, 12.9, 21.9, 28.12 (180)
NARACOORTE 1.1, 4.3, 5.7, 8.10 (58)
Goals, Lucindale A Grade : Todd Price 8, Samuel Mardling 4, Mark Snowball 3, Timothy Walsh 3, Ethan Gill 2, Shane Mcgurk 2, Travis Ware 2, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Jamie Mccarthy 1, Robert Handbury 1, Kane Mccarthy 1. Naracoorte A Grade : Simon Cox 2, Brett Gould 2, Jeffrey Sellars 1, Michael Childs 1, James Dixon 1, Brodie Borg 1. Best, Lucindale A Grade : Aaron Smart, Kane Mccarthy, Jamie Mccarthy, Travis Ware, Ethan Gill, Joe Foster. Naracoorte A Grade : Brodie Borg, Nathan Smith, Brett Gould, Jake Gilbert
First Semi Final at Kingston – September 4, 2011
Goals, Kybybolite - Scott Carberry 9, Tony Olsen 2, Samuel Mccracken 2, Christopher Hanley 2, Kelvin Cook 1, Michael Pannell 1. Padthaway - Brendon Moon 4, Jason Degabriele 2, George Verco 2, Matt Lampard 2, Jason Dicker 1, Tom Mclennan 1, Mark Edwards 1, Aaron Wanders 1, Nash Stark 1. Best, Kybybolite -David Arnold, Scott Carberry, Tom Cooper , Thomas Pearce, Ciaran Buckley, Ryan Woite
CRAIG BEGGS FROM NARACOORTE WINS MEDAL
Friday 2 September 2011
Naracoorte Ruckman Craig Beggs has won this years Medal after an awards night at the Bushman's Arm Hotel in Naracoorte.
He polled 29 votes, to win by a massive margin of 10 from Penola's Luke Duncan who finished on 19.
Craig Beggs also recieved a $200 cheque from Hansen Design & Print which presented by Rowan Wilken.
The Rising Star Award was won by Spencer Jackman of Penola.
TOP TEN VOTES (COURTESY THE NARACOORTE HERALD)
Craig Beggs (Narc) 29
Luke Duncan (Pen) 19
Ryan McInerney (Ldale) 17
Aaron Wanders (Pad) 15
Andrew Wilson (Keith) 15
Grady Obst (Mun) 15
Jason DeGabrielle (Pad) 14
David Arnold (Kyby) 14
Tom Cooper (Kyby) 12
Nick Tarca (B/Districts) 11
It was a big night for the Demons, ahead of their 2nd Semi Final against Lucindale on Saturday. Dean Woosnam won the Coach of the year, Simon Cox was named full forward on the Team of the year after kicking 101 goals and Mitch Hartree and Robert Jones were both named in the side which is listed below.
38th Naracoorte Herald "Team of the year"
F.F. Paul Smith BD Simon Cox Nar Todd Price Luc
HF James Dixon Nar Tim Walsh Luc Andrew Wilson Keith
C Ryan McInerney Luc Luke Duncan Pen Jason Degabriele Pad
HB Kane Cuthertson Bor Ray Jaensch Kyby Mitch Hartree Nar
FB Nathan Smith Nar Spencer Jackman Pen Grady Obst Mun
Ruck Craig Beggs Nar Michael Pannell Kyby Robert Jones Nar
Int Neil Reeves KL, George Verco Pad, Nick Tarca BD, Tom Cooper Kyby
Coach Dean Woosman Nar
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS WEEK 2 OF FINALS
September 1 , 2011
TWO clashes of traditional rivals will provide great country footy viewing this weekend in the KNTFL semi-finals round.
LUCINDALE WIN QUAL FINAL, PADTHAWAY WINS ELIM
by Terry Willoughby - Monday August 29, 2011
Kybybolite started well and matched Lucindale throughout the 1st quarter of the KNT qualifying final. They continued to keep the talented Lucindale outfit in touch until losing players to injury near half-time. Lucindale goaled late in the quarter whilst Kyby missed vital chances and trailed by 10 points.
Kyby also lost key on-baller Michael Pannell to a yellow card and Lucindale took complete control with mid-fielder Ryan McInerney starring. Key defender Josh Walker cut off many Kyby forward moves and ruckman Mark Snowball controlled the stoppages and marking duels. Lucindale rammed through 9 goals and crushed Kyby’s chances in the quarter. Todd Price and Tim Walsh both booted 5 goals as Kybys’ defence was overwhelmed.
Lucindale again had most of the play in the last quarter and won easily by 60 points. McInerney was best on ground for Lucindale but they had many good players including Walker, Snowball, Jamie McCarthy and Ethan Gill.
Kyby’s best stood out early but were hard pressed after ½ time, Michael and Tim Pannell persisted for 4 quarters, Ciaran Buckley and Ryan Woite battled hard against quality opposition.
Recent seasons cellar dwellers Padthaway and Border Districts put on a goal-kicking display in the Elimination final. Borders led throughout the 1st half with twin forwards Barras and Smith proving a headache to Padthaway defenders. The Lions were doing well but they couldn’t bridge the gap and Borders led by 20 points at ½ time.
Slowly the Lions pegged back the lead as Borders appeared to be fading and the lead changed hands late in the 3rd term. Borders again rallied and reached the lead but Brendan Moon was dynamic for Padthaway as they kept coming and again took the lead after booting 7 straight goals in the last quarter to win by 16 points. Moon was the star for the Lions and booted 10 goals, George Verco and nuggety little man Darcy Boyanton played 4 strong quarters and Aaron Wanders added a touch of class when required.
Greg Hamilton was best for Borders along with Barras who booted 7 goals, Clint Robinson and Nick Tarca. Padthaway advance to the 1st semi after their first finals win in over 15 years.
Qualifying Final at Keith - August 27, 2011
LUCINDALE 4.2, 7.6, 16.8, 19.13 (127)
KYBYBOLITE 4.1, 6.2, 8.5, 10.7 (67)
Goals, Lucindale: Todd Price 5, Timothy Walsh 5, Ryan Mcinerney 3, Mark Snowball 2, Samuel Mardling 2, Kane Mccarthy 1, Shane Mcgurk 1. Kybybolite: Scott Carberry 3, Kelvin Cook 2, David Arnold 1, Samuel Mccracken 1, Samuel Johnson 1, Christopher Hanley 1, Stephen Craig 1. Best, Lucindale: Ryan Mcinerney, Joshua Walker, Mark Snowball, Jamie Mccarthy, Ethan Gill, Shane Mcgurk. Kybybolite: Michael Pannell, Ciaran Buckley, Tim Pannell, Ryan Woite, Kelvin Cook, Christopher Hanley
Elimination Final at Kybybolite - August 28, 2011
PADTHAWAY 5.2, 10.7, 16.9, 23.9 (147)
Border Districts 9.2, 14.3, 16.6, 20.11 (131)
Goals, Padthaway - Brendon Moon 10, Matt Lampard 3, Brett Fidge 3, Malcolm Pohlner 2, Jason Degabriele 2, George Verco 2, Aaron Wanders 1. Border Districts: Clint Barras 7, Paul Smith 6, Jay Zeuner 1, Matt White 1, Nick Tarca 1, Clinton Robinson 1, Stephen Pretlove 1, Gregory Hamilton 1, Mark Lemon 1. Best, Padthaway: Brendon Moon, George Verco, Darcy Boyanton, Aaron Wanders, Jason Degabriele, Nash Stark. Border Districts: Gregory Hamilton, Clint Barras, Clinton Robinson, Mark Ellis, Nick Tarca, Paul Smith
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS WEEK 1 OF FINALS
August 25, 2011
ALL five finals teams will be from the former KNFL area based around Naracoorte for the first time in KNTFL history when the major round starts on Saturday.
PADTHAWAY MAKE TOP FIVE, PENOLA DROP OUT
DRAW BETWEEN MUNDULLA AND KEITH
TERRY WILLOUGHBY LOOKS BACK ON ROUND 18
22 AUGUST 2011
Kybybolite sent Penola tumbling from the KNT top five with a 39 point win. Kyby with a potent forward line functioning well grabbed a three goal lead at quarter-time and although Penola matched them on the scoreboard in the 2nd quarter they couldn’t contain them. Kyby forged further ahead in the 3rd quarter with Dave Arnold and fellow on-ballers Ryan Woite, Michael and Tim Pannell in every forward move. Key forwards Sam McCracken and Scott Carberry were too big and strong as Kyby raced to a 55point lead and Penola’s finals hopes vanished. Adam Merrett, veteran Paul Mullen and coach Luke Duncan fought hard to the finish for Penola but Kyby were too strong and won comfortably.
Keith conceded an early lead to Mundulla but fought back strongly in the middle quarters to reach the lead by 9 points at ¾ time. Both sides went hard for a win in the last term but the scores were level on 90 points each at the final siren. The consistent Jake McGrice and Brad Milligan stood out for Mundulla along with Nick Davis and Ben Douglas who booted 6 goals. Stalwarts Tom Redden and Nick Hunt nearly lifted Keith to a win and Jason Snajdar booted 6 goals.
Border Districts climbed to 4th with a percentage boosting 143 point win over the hapless Kingston whose disastrous season ended without a win. Paul Smith with 12 and Clint Barras 8 goals dominated on the forward line for Borders whilst Nick Tarca and Jay Zeuner gathered possessions with scarcely any pressure.
Kaniva-Leeor United after looking a finals prospect earlier defeated a disappointing Bordertown by 67 points. Regular goal-kickers Ash Baxter and Dylan Williams booted 5 a piece whilst consistent Brad McCabe, Neil Reeve and Matt Corstens were among KLU’s best. Bordertown promised much at times during the year but delivered little.
Naracoorte were too strong for gallant Padthaway with Simon Cox booting 10 goals to reach the century. The win by almost 10 goals enabled Naracoorte to go to the top spot as Lucindale had the bye. Padthaway remain in the five despite the loss and will play in finals after many seasons near the bottom. Cox , Matt Wilson and James Dixon were best for Naracoorte whilst George Verco, Tom McLennan and Darren Francis worked hard for Padthaway.
Round 18 scores - August 20, 2011
Best: Kaniva Leeor - B. Mccabe, N. Reeve, M. Corstens, A. Baxter, C. Meyer, S. Vivian. Bordertown - M. Hayes, J. Jarrett, J. Grosser, C. Williams, D. Wurst, M. Tober. Goals: Kaniva Leeor - A. Baxter 5, D. Williams 5, B. Mccabe 2, M. Skrypek 2, S. Vivian 2, M. Corstens , A. Brown , T. Hawker. Bordertown - S. Sverdloff 2, J. Grosser 2, M. Hayes 2, J. Taylor , L. Exton
Best: Borders - N. Tarca, J. Zeuner, G. Hamilton, C. Barras, P. Smith, D. Moore. Kingston - D. Richardson, M. Hamlyn, D. Werner, T. Borrillo, T. Rothall, R. Clarke. Goals: Borders - P. Smith 12, C. Barras 8, S. King 4, C. Robinson 2, J. Zeuner 2, G. Hamilton , R. Oliver , G. Mcwaters , F. Freeman. Kingston - K. Scott 3, B. Teakle 3, R. Clarke , J. Gould , D. Richardson , D. Werner
Best: Kyby - D. Arnold, R. Woite, M. Pannell, T. Pannell, S. Johnson, S. Craig. Penola - A. Merrett, P. Mullen, L. Duncan, M. Merrrett, S. Jackman, K. Ransom. Goals: Kyby - S. Mccracken 5, S. Johnson 4, S. Carberry 3, M. Slotegraaf 2, A. Vasey 2, R. Jaensch , J. Bittner , M. Pannell , R. Woite , C. Hanley , D. Arnold , K. Cook. Penola - C. Hicks 4, L. Duncan 3, D. Hutchings 2, L. Jones 2, M. Deveraux 2, A. Merrett , S. Davoren , N. Clayfield
Best: Mundulla - J. Mcgrice, B. Milligan, N. Davis, B. Douglas, G. Obst, B. Packer. Keith - T. Redden, N. Hunt, M. Tucker, T. Mayfield, P. Makin, S. Mcmurray. Goals: Mundulla - B. Douglas 5, J. Mock 2, B. Packer 2, D. Wiese , G. Obst , N. Davis , J. Mcgrice. Keith - J. Snajdar 6, J. Mcentee 5, T. Redden 2, A. Willis
Best: Naracoorte - S. Cox, J. Dixon, M. Willson, D. Link, C. Beggs, L. Symons. Padthaway - G. Verco, T. Mclennan, D. Francis, B. Fidge, T. Forgan, D. Boyanton. Goals: Naracoorte - S. Cox 10, M. Parker 3, L. Symons 3, J. Dixon 3, C. Beggs 2, B. Borg , M. Hartree , J. Sellars , M. Willson. Padthaway - D. Boyanton 3, J. Degabriele 3, M. Edwards 2, C. Brown 2, B. Ryan , B. Fidge , G. Verco , N. Stark , D. Francis
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS OF ROUND 17
August 18, 2011
THE KNTFL minor round is set for a thrilling climax on Saturday, with three teams vying for just two top five positions.
MUNDULLA UPSETS PENOLA'S FINALS PLANS
FINALS APPEARANCE LOOMS FOR PADTHAWAY WITH A ROUND TO GO
TERRY WILLOUGHBY LOOKS BACK ON ROUND 17
15 AUGUST 2011
Mundulla upset Penola’s day in KNT football and threw their finals hopes into the fire with an upset 19 point win. The Moots overcame a 2 goal deficit at quarter-time and raced to 19 point lead by ½ time with consistent performers Grady Obst and Boyd Packer leading the way in the midfield. Cody Hicks and former coach Paul Mullen tried to lift Penola after half-time but Mundulla remained steady and even though the last quarter lacked goals they held Penola out with strong-work from Nick Davis and Craig Wiese. Penola’s loss now places them in danger of missing out after looking safe 2 rounds ago.
Lucindale dominated from the start over Bordertown. Never threatened at any stage the Roo’s powerful midfield and on-ball brigade won everywhere and Bordertown couldn’t stop them. Each week someone different is able to boot a bag of goals, this time it was Tim Walsh with 7. It was a complete team effort by Lucindale who won easily by 128 points.
Padthaway climbed to 4th place on the ladder by inflicting another belting on Kingston. The Saints were in touch early but not for long. Key forward George Verco booted 6 goals for Padthaway and mid-fielders Jason Dicker and Jason Degabriele starred.
Border Districts got back into winning form after last weeks thrashing by holding out the fast finishing Kaniva-Leeor United by 7 points. Borders had been the better side for 3 quarters with Paul Smith back in touch to boot 6 goals at full forward. They kicked clear of KLU to lead by 31 points at ¾ time and victory seemed assured but KLU stormed back with 8 last quarter goals and very nearly steal the game. Clint Robinson, Nick Thomson, Smith and classy Nick Tarca had enough of the ball to keep Borders ahead at siren-time. Brad McCabe, Ash Baxter and Neil Reeve were again amongst KLU’s best.
Keith veterans Nick Hunt, Tom Redden and full forward Jason Snajdar, 7 goals played fine games but were not able to get their team over the line against Naracoorte. The flag favorites were always in front but never by much. Strong performances from on-ballers Nathan Smith, Brett Gould and ruckman Craig Beggs combined with Simon Cox 8 goals proved the difference. Keith closed the margin to 7 points with a quarter to play but Naracoorte just had too much talent and kicked away to win by 22 points.
Round 17 scores - August 13, 2011
Padthaway 3.4, 9.8, 15.11, 20.18 (138)
Kingston 2.3, 2.4, 3.5, 4.6 (30)
Goals, Padthaway : George Verco 6, Jason Dicker 3, Brett Fidge 3, Scott Galloway 2, Matt Lampard 2, Darcy Boyanton 1, Jason Degabriele 1, Nash Stark 1, Darren Francis 1. Kingston - Matthew Menz 2, Jacob Brown 1, Thomas Borrillo 1. Best, Padthaway : Jason Dicker, Jason Degabriele, George Verco, Cory Brown, Nash Stark, Scott Galloway. Kingston: Matthew Cooper, Paul Bott, Jacob Brown, Josh Gould, Trent Rothall, Thomas Borrillo
Naracoorte 5.2, 10.7, 13.8, 18.14 (122)
Keith 2.3, 8.4, 12.7, 15.10 (100)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 8, James Dixon 3, Sam Willson 2, Brett Gould 2, Michael Childs 1, Matt Willson 1, Nathan Smith 1. Keith: Jason Snajdar 7, James Mcentee 3, Andrew Willis 1, Henry Johnson 1, Tom Redden 1, Mark Tucker 1, Alexander Bowley 1. Best, Naracoorte: Nathan Smith, Tom Prebble, Brett Gould, Craig Beggs, Simon Cox, Brodie Borg. Keith: Nick Hunt, Tom Redden, Mark Tucker, Jason Snajdar, Steven Molineux, Henry Johnson
Mundulla 2.3, 9.6, 12.9, 13.13 (91)
Penola 4.3, 6.5, 10.6, 11.6 (72)
Goals, Mundulla : Jordan Brown 4, Jake Mcgrice 1, Heath Thorpe 1, Nicky Davis 1, Darren Wiese 1, Jason Milligan 1,
Boyd Packer 1, Daniel Mead 1, Jonathan Mock 1, Sam Luckett 1. Penola: Daniel Hutchings 4, Mathew Tilby 2, Luke Duncan 1, Simon Merrett 1, Lachlan Jones 1, Kane Ransom 1, Cody Hicks 1. Best, Mundulla: Grady Obst, Boyd Packer, Craig Wiese, Nicky Davis, Jake Mcgrice, Jonathan Mock. Penola: Cody Hicks, Paul Mullen, Spencer Jackman, Kane Ransom, Adam Merrett, Brad Maney
Border Districts 3.3, 7.5, 11.6, 15.8 (98)
K L United 3.1, 3.3, 6.5, 14.7 (91)
Goals, Border Districts : Paul Smith 6, Clint Barras 3, Matt White 2, Nick Tarca 1, Rodney Oliver 1, Gregory Hamilton 1, Mark Lemon 1. K L United: Alex Brown 3, Matt Corstens 2, Ashley Baxter 2, Dylan Williams 2, Travis Lannin 1, Brad Mccabe 1, Jonty Brown 1, Leon Fischer 1, Tyson Hawker 1. Best, Border Districts: Clinton Robinson, Nick Thomson, Paul Smith, Nick Tarca, Mark Lemon, Sean King. K L United: Brad Mccabe, Ashley Baxter, Neil Reeve, Shane Dodson, Travis Lannin, Leon Fischer
Lucindale 6.4, 14.8, 18.12, 24.20 (164)
Bordertown 0.1, 2.1, 4.3, 5.6 (36)
Goals, Lucindale: Timothy Walsh 7, Todd Price 3, Ryan Mcinerney 3, Robert Handbury 3, Samuel Mardling 3, Josh Teakle 2, Joshua Walker 1, Tristan Menz 1, Kyle Press 1. Bordertown: Sam Sverdloff 2, Jed Jarrett 2, Jamie Grosser 1. Best, Lucindale: Not Av. Bordertown - Clinton Williams, Jed Jarrett, Matthew Tober, Jamie Grosser, Joshua Searle, Bradley Simcock
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS OF ROUND 17
August 8, 2011
THE seasons of Border Districts and Penola will be on the line in a big round of KNTFL football this weekend.
This should be a regulation win for Padthaway, with Lions fans probably showing as much interest in the Border Districts v K/L game as their own.
This game won't have any impact on the ladder apart from maybe Naracoorte seeking a huge win to boost its percentage in the hope of knocking Lucindale off top spot.
This is a danger game for Penola, as the Eagles face one of the best sides in the lower half of the ladder and on their day Mundulla is a very capable unit.
K/L United had its season shot last week and it will be interesting to see how they respond against another team in about the same position on the ladder as them.
Lucindale continues to take all before it at the moment and Bordertown should only be a minor hump in the road for them.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY LOOKS BACK ON ROUND 16
8 AUGUST 2011
Padthaway and Kaniva-Leeor United were locked in a battle for 5th spot. The lead changed hands often with KLU narrowly ahead by 10 points at the long break. It was not a high scoring affair with both teams battling hard to keep the other out. Padthaway started to get on top in the 3rd quarter through classy centreman Jason Degabriele and key forward Brendon Moon who finished with 6 goals. This gave the Lions a narrow 7 point lead at ¾ time. KLU weren’t done with and both sides went goal for goal in an exciting last term but the Lions were in front by a goal at the finish and probably ended KLU’s finals hopes. Degabriele, Moon and Nash Stark in defence were Padthaways best in an entertaining game. The consistent Brad McCabe played strongly for KLU and Anthony Carlile booted 5 goals.
Lucindale blew another finals aspirant in Border Districts away by 134 points. Lucindale never gave Borders a sniff, keeping them scoreless in the 2nd quarter whilst they raced to a 62 point lead. Classy forwards Sam Mardling and Todd Price with 7 and 5 goals respectively finished of the dominace of Ryan McInerney in the centre. Borders better players were hardly sighted and Lucindale continued to dominate and added a lazy 9 goals in the last to completely demoralize Borders. Ethan Gill, Sam Graetz, Jamie McCarthy and McInerney were the stars for Lucindale. Veteran Rick Adams, a victim in many a thrashing was best for Border Districts.
Kybybolite strengthened their hold on 3rd spot with a comfortable win over Mundulla. The Moots were always competitive but could never quite get on terms with the more talented Kyby who edged further ahead all day. The Tigers had greater goal-kicking targets and Mundulla couldn’t contain them. Michael Pannell was best on the ball for Kyby, ruck/forward Chris Hanley booted 4 goals and Kelvin Cook starred for Kyby. Consistent performers Jake McGrice, Jason Milligan and Ryan Pilgrim tried hard for Mundulla.
Penola seriously challenged top side Naracoorte in the 1st half with coach Luke Duncan in everything. He had willing helpers across the mid-field in Lachlan Jones, Jacob Pfitzner and Cody Hicks and they went goal for goal with Naracoorte and only trailed by 3 points with a half to play. Naracoorte with Craig Beggs dominating the stoppages took over in the 3rd term and snuffed out any challenge Penola presented. They slammed on 9 goals to 2 and held a commanding 49 point lead at ¾ time. On-baller Nathan Smith drove his team forward repeatedly and forwards Simon Cox 7 and Brett Gould 4 goals completed the rout. Naracoorte added a further 6 goals in the last quarter to win by 61 points. Kingston, Bordertown and Keith had byes to round out the draw.
Round 16 - August 6, 2011
PADTHAWAY 3.0, 4.2, 9.8, 13.10 (88)
K L UNITED 2.3, 5.6, 8.7, 12.10 (82)
Goals, Padthaway: Brendon Moon 6, Ben Ryan 2, Malcolm Pohlner 1, George Verco 1, Jason Degabriele 1, Jason Dicker 1, Cory Brown 1. K L United: Anthony Carlile 5, Ashley Baxter 2, Dylan Williams 2, Matt Corstens 2, Shane Dodson 1. Best, Padthaway: Jason Degabriele, Brendon Moon, Nash Stark, Jason Dicker, Aaron Wanders, Darren Francis. K L United: Brad McCabe, Royce Taylor, Travis Lannin, Neil Reeve, Jonathon Hicks, Matt Corstens
NARACOORTE 4.3, 9.8, 18.12, 24.15 (159)
PENOLA 3.4, 9.5, 11.5, 15.7 (97)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 7, Brett Gould 4, Michael Parker 3, James Dixon 2, Matt Willson 2, Luke Munro 1, Nicholas Boon 1, Tom Prebble 1, Sam Willson 1, Tron Congdon 1, Kane Jericho 1. Penola: Daniel Hutchings 5, Shannon Fullerton 3, Luke Duncan 2, Cody Hicks 1, Ashley Braun 1, Marcus Deveraux 1, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Adam Merrett 1. Best, Naracoorte: Nathan Smith, Craig Beggs, Matt Willson, Simon Cox, Daniel Link, Luke Munro. Penola: Lachlan Jones, Luke Duncan, Jacob Pfitzner, Cody Hicks, Josh Gale, Nick Clayfield
KYBYBOLITE 6.3, 10.7, 13.12, 17.15 (117)
MUNDULLA 4.1, 6.4, 8.5, 13.8 (86)
Goals, Kybybolite: Christopher Hanley 4, Mark Slotegraaf 3, Scott Carberry 3, Samuel Johnson 3, Ryan Woite 2, Kelvin Cook 1, Ryan Agnew 1. Mundulla: Jonathan Mock 4, Boyd Packer 3, Jay Edwards 1, Jake Mcgrice 1, Daniel Mead 1, Ryan Pilgrim 1, Heath Thorpe 1, Jason Milligan 1. Best, Kybybolite: Michael Pannell, Kelvin Cook, Stephen Craig, Christopher Hanley, Mark Slotegraaf, Ray Jaensch. Mundulla: Ryan Pilgrim, Jake Mcgrice, Jason Milligan, Grady Obst, Daniel Mead, Lachlan Duell
LUCINDALE 6.4, 12.9, 16.15, 25.22 (172)
BORDER DISTRICTS 3.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.2 (38)
Goals, Lucindale: Samuel Mardling 7, Todd Price 5, Ryan McInerney 4, Ethan Gill 3, Travis Ware 2, Timothy Walsh 2, Mark Snowball 1, Sam Graetz 1. Border Districts: Sean King 4, Matt White 2, Best, Lucindale: Ethan Gill, Sam Graetz, Jamie Mccarthy, Ryan Mcinerney, Tristan Menz, Nathan Clarke. Border Districts: Rick Adams, Sean King, Mark Lemon, Jarrad Hirst, Paul Light, Stephen Pretlove
THE NARACOORTE HERALDS PREVIEW OF ROUND 16
AUGUST 4, 2011
A MINI elimination final will be the highlight of this weekend’s round 16 of KNTFL football.
Padthaway will travel to Kaniva/Leeor United, with the sides ranked sixth and seventh on the ladder and the loser almost certain to miss out on a finals spot.
The winner is likely to take fifth spot by Saturday night - with current fifth team Borders facing top team Lucindale this week - but with two rounds of big games left, there are no certainties about who will be inside the five by the end of round 18.
K/L United v Padthaway
This would be a great game anyway with both sides capable of playing superb running football, but considering what’s on the end of it, it will be an absolute cracker.
Both sides deserve to play finals footy but the loser here will find it very hard so it will be desperate high stakes stuff.
Padthaway showed a heap against the top side last week while United suffered a surprise loss, so on that form Padthaway might be favourite here. But United is a different prospect on its own patch with its gun players very hard to stop.
If Daniel Pegler is back in the KL side from injury, they might win, but if not, it opens the door for the Lions to get up; it’s that even.
Padthaway won by only 17 points last time, and this one might be as close.
Naracoorte v Penola
Penola has shown so much at times this year including beating third-ranked Kyby, but if the Eagles are to go deep into the finals they need to be good in games like this one.
They have such a good running side and a good leader in goalkicking on-baller Luke Duncan, but would need to be at full strength to match it with the dynamic Demons.
Naracoorte has a tight defence, top ruckman in Beggs, quality onballers and a multi-pronged forward line, which added to home ground advantage doesn’t auger well for the visitors. If Penola can get within five goals it will be a win of sorts.
Mundulla v Kybybolite
Kyby will be loving the slight easing of pressure this one offers, having faced Lucindale and Naracoorte in consecutive weeks, and the Tigers badly need to bounce back into form.
Last time these two teams met Kyby coach Carberry kicked 10 goals and the Tigers would love to have him back from injury this week to emulate that effort as their forward line has been up and down without him.
Mundulla is still a very outside chance to make finals if it wins its last three, but Kyby is fighting to hold onto third and will have too much to play for to let this one slip.
Lucindale v Border Districts
Lucindale absolutely poleaxed Borders last time they met in round 3 (136 points), but this one promises to be a lot closer, particularly if gun Borders forward Paul Smith is over his hamstring injury.
Borders have produced some stunning footy in the months since then and rightly hold fifth spot at the moment. They beat Naracoorte, came within a point of Kyby and would love to add Lucindale to the collection of scalps.
The Roos won’t be a pushover of course - they aren’t top of the ladder for no reason, and they will be supremely confident of continuing their rich vein of form, especially playing at home. Borders will really battle to stop twin towers Snowball and Walsh and goalkickers Price and Mardling.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY LOOKS BACK ON ROUND 15
1 AUGUST 2011
Padthaway looked set to cement their place in five when they led KNT league leaders Lucindale by 13 points at the halfway mark. Lucindale had struggled to keep Padthaway stars Degabriele and Darren Francis quiet and forward George Verco was another to do well. The 3rd quarter saw Lucindale, with a greater spread of talent led by Mark Snowball around the stoppages and marking contests takeover. They led by only 7 points at ¾ time but Padthaway‘s challenge was fading as defenders Jamie McCarthy and Sam Graetz cut off the road to goal. Lucindale unleashed a 10 goal burst in the last quarter to completely brush Padthaway aside and win easily by 52 points but can’t afford that sort of start in finals. Snowball was best for Lucindale. McCarthy, Tim Walsh and Josh Walker also played well whilst Sam Mardling finished with 6 goals. Padthaways’ best were Francis, Verco and Degabriele but even they were over-run at the end.
Penola easily accounted for winless Kingston by 80 points and appear safely entrenched in the top five. Spenser Jackman continued his good recent form to be best for Penola ahead of veteran Paul Mullen with coach Luke Duncan booting 4 goals. Kingston battled hard for 3 tqrs before Penola raced away in the last quarter with 8 goals.
Naracoorte bolted to a big lead early and had the game in its keeping with a 46 point lead at ½ time. Robert Jones and ruckman Craig Beggs dominated the stoppages and sent Naracoorte forward many times which resulted in goals for Simon Cox, 6, Brett Gould 5, and James Dixon 4. Kyby lifted after ½ time and booted 7 goals to get back in the game but they couldn’t contain Naracoorte who still led by 48 points. Naracoorte eased up a little in the last quarter as Kyby fought on but the margin was too great and the Demons won by 36 points. Jones, Kane Donnelly, Daniel Link and Beggs were best for Naracoorte. Michael Pannell, Tony Olsen and Tom Cooper led Kyby’s revival but you can’t concede a 7 goal start to the top team.
Keith dealt a blow to Kaniva-Leeor United’s finals hopes in a strong performance at home. The Crows were in control from the start and held a commanding lead of 45points at ½ time. Jason Snajdar was in good form around the goals and he booted 6. Mid-fielders Paul Makin and Jon Wright gave plenty of drive and Tom Redden starred around the packs. KLU recovered slightly in the 2nd half but were disappointing to lose by 27 points. Neil Reeve, Matt Skrypek and Chris Chasten were best for KLU.
Border Districts held onto 5th spot with a good 56 pt win over Bordertown. They were challenged early but with key forwards Clints, Robinson and Barras booting 7 and 6 goals respectively they raced away to lead by 65 points at ¾ time. Nick Tarca was in terrific form for Borders and saw off a number of opponents, Sean King and ruckman Nathan Naylor also played well. For the Roosters Sam Sverdloff booted 6 goals, Clint Williams and Mitch Dahlitz tried hard but many were unsighted.
LUCINDALE 2.6, 5.8, 10.12, 20.15 (135)
PADTHAWAY 3.1, 8.3, 10.5, 13.5 (83)
Goals, Lucindale: Samuel Mardling 6, Mark Snowball 4, Kyle Press 2, Todd Price 2, Timothy Walsh 2, Joshua Walker 1, Shane Mcgurk 1, Aaron Smart 1, Ethan Gill 1. Padthaway: Matt Lampard 5, George Verco 2, Brendon Moon 2, Aaron Wanders 1, S Townsend 1, Scott Galloway 1, Tom Mclennan 1. Best, Lucindale: Mark Snowball, Jamie Mccarthy, Timothy Walsh, Joshua Walker, Sam Graetz, Michael Jenke. Padthaway: Darren Francis, George Verco, Jason Degabriele, Aaron Wanders, Cory Brown, Nick Lang
KEITH 6.6, 12.11, 16.15, 18.19 (127)
K L UNITED 2.2, 6.2, 10.8, 15.10 (100)
Goals, Keith: Jason Snajdar 6, James Mcentee 3, Tom Redden 3, Paul Makin 2, Mark Tucker 2, Henry Johnson 1, Alexander Bowley 1. K L United: Anthony Carlile 3, Ashley Baxter 2, Dylan Williams 2, Alex Brown 1, Brad Witmitz 1, Brad Mccabe 1, Jonathon Hicks 1, Daniel Stimson 1, Matthew Skrypek 1, Matt Corstens 1, Christopher Chaston 1. Best, Keith: Jon Wright, Paul Makin, Jason Snajdar, Tom Redden, Mark Tucker, Luke Cousins. K L United: Neil Reeve, Matthew Skrypek, Christopher Chaston, Brad Mccabe, Shain Vivian, Alex Brown
PENOLA 4.2, 8.4, 12.12, 20.15 (135)
KINGSTON 2.1, 4.4, 6.5, 8.7 (55)
Goals, Penola: Luke Duncan 4, Lachlan Jones 4, Nick Clayfield 2, Spencer Jackman 2, Simon Merrett 2, Marcus Deveraux 2, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Adam Merrett 1, Kane Ransom 1, Mathew Merrrett 1. Kingston: Tyson Baker 3, Matthew Menz 1, Kirby Scott 1, Mark Hamlyn 1, Josh Gluyas 1, David Werner 1. Best, Penola: Spencer Jackman, Paul Mullen, Simon Merrett, Nick Clayfield, Daniel Hutchings, Luke Duncan. Kingston: Kieran De Santis, Kirby Scott, Josh Gould, Josh Gluyas, Tyson Baker, Matthew Menz
NARACOORTE 7.3, 10.6, 18.7, 20.9 (129)
KYBYBOLITE 0.5, 2.8, 9.13, 13.15 (93)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 6, Brett Gould 5, James Dixon 4, Michael Parker 2, Robert Jones 2, Luke Munro 1. Kybybolite: Mark Slotegraaf 3, Michael Pannell 2, Samuel Mccracken 2, Samuel Johnson 2, Tony Olsen 2, Ryan Woite 1, Stephen Craig 1. Best, Naracoorte: Robert Jones, Kane Donnelly, Daniel Link, Brett Gould, Craig Beggs, Luke Munro. Kybybolite: Michael Pannell, Tony Olsen, Tom Cooper , Samuel Johnson, Tim Pannell, Ray Jaensch
Border Districts 3.4, 12.7, 19.13, 24.14 (158)
BORDERTOWN 4.1, 7.2, 10.2, 16.6 (102)
Goals, Border Districts: Clinton Robinson 7, Clint Barras 6, Sean King 3, Matt White 3, Mark Lemon 2, Daniel Owen 1,Rodney Oliver 1, Jack Burns 1. Bordertown: Sam Sverdloff 6, Ryan Paget 2, Thomas Wheelen 2, Jamie Grosser 2, Matthew Tober 1, Maddy Hayes 1, Braden Hill 1, Kane Cuthbertson 1. Best, Border Districts: Nick Tarca, Sean King, Nathan Naylor, Rick Adams, Clinton Robinson, Stephen Pretlove. Bordertown: Clinton Williams, Mitchell Dahlitz, Nathan Tink, Sam Sverdloff, Maddy Hayes, Angus Diment
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 15
IS the grand final race done and dusted - with Lucindale and Naracoorte certainties to play off - or is Kybybolite still in the mix?
TERRY WILLOUGHBY LOOKS BACK ON ROUND 14
25 JULY 2011
Border Districts kept in the hunt for 5th spot after defeating Keith by 17 points. They were quick out of the blocks and raced to a 3 goal lead at quarter –time. They had more dangerous forwards in Barras, Robinson and Matt White and Jarrad Hirst defended strongly at half-back. Keith couldn’t seem to get any closer than 2 or 3 goals with on-baller Tom Redden and mid-fielder Paul Makin doing most of the work. Borders were not convincing but kepoint the lead until the end to win by 17 points.
Naracoorte ran amok with 14 goals in the 2nd quarter to destroy Kingston by 143 points. Brett Gould booted 12 goals when the entire Kingston team only kicked 6. Ruckman Craig Beggs and on-baller Rob Jones did as they liked as Naracoorte romped in.
Top three contenders Lucindale and Kyby clashed but it was a one horse race with Lucindale too good in most positions. They bolted to 53 point lead with ruckman Mark Snowball dominating, ahead of centre they had plenty of goal-kickers in Tim Walsh, Todd Price and Sam Mardling. Kyby were held goal-less in the 3rd uarter as Lucindale again swarmed forward to increase their lead to 90 points. It was a dirty day for Kyby and Lucindale coasted in the final term to win by 88 points and widen the gap between the top teams.
Penola strengthened their grip on 4th spot with a hard fought win over Bordertown. The Roosters conceded an early lead but played strongly in the middle quarters to boot 8 goals to Penola’s 3 and take a handy 15 point at ¾ time. Luke Exton contributed strongly around the centre for 4 quarters and Jamie Grosser was effective with his disposals. Penola needed to lift and coach Luke Duncan provided the spark along with Spencer Jackman and veteran Paul Mullen. The Eagles charged home with 7 goals and Bordertown collapsed under the barrage. Penola appear safe in 4th having a game in hand over others courtesy of the bye.
Kaniva-Leeor United were another team to keep their final’s hopes alive with a narrow 9 point win over Mundulla. KLU edged ahead in each quarter and seemed have the game wrapped up by ¾ time when they led by 28 points. Heath Thorpe was in brilliant form trying to lift Mundulla but consistent KLU performers Shane Dodson, Brad McCabe and Neil Reeve were doing enough to keep their team in front. Mundulla raised a big challenge in the final term with Grady Obst, Luke Wiese and Jason Milligan lifting their output. They outscored KLU 6 goals to three but the damage had been done earlier as KLU held on.
Round 14 scores - July 23, 2011
Penola 4.5, 5.7, 7.9, 14.12 (96)
Bordertown 2.0, 6.3, 10.6, 12.8 (80)
Goals, Penola: Lachlan Jones 3, Simon Merrett 2, Ashley Braun 2, Nick Clayfield 1, Adam Merrett 1, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Mathew Tilby 1, Luke Duncan 1, Sam Fairclough 1, Cody Hicks 1. Bordertown: Sam Sverdloff 4, Joshua Searle 2, Jamie Grosser 1, Braden Hill 1, Luke Exton 1, Bryce Damin 1, Ty Devitt 1, Michael Crilly 1. Best, Penola - Luke Duncan, Spencer Jackman, Paul Mullen, Kane Ransom, Lachlan Jones, Sam Fairclough. Bordertown: Luke Exton, Jamie Grosser, Clinton Williams, Jamie Cammarano, Joshua Searle, Aaron Hill
Border Districts 6.3, 7.6, 10.6, 13.8 (86)
Keith 3.1, 4.3, 7.6, 10.9 (69)
Goals, Border Districts: Matt White 3, Clinton Robinson 3, Jordan Mann 2, Clint Barras 2, Mark Lemon 1, Sean King 1, Jack Burns 1. Keith - Jason Snajdar 3, James Mcentee 3, Paul Makin 1, Thomas Mayfield 1, Luke Cousins 1, Tom Redden 1. Best, Border Districts: Daniel Owen, Nathan Naylor, Jarrad Hirst, Nick Tarca, Mark Lemon, Jack Burns. Keith - Tom Redden, Paul Makin, Jacob Graetz, James McEntee, Joe Cook, Steven Molineux
Lucindale 5.6, 12.11, 18.15, 20.21 (141)
Kybybolite 1.2, 4.6, 4.9, 7.11 (53)
Goals, Lucindale : Todd Price 5, Timothy Walsh 3, Mark Snowball 2, Joshua Walker 2, Samuel Mardling 2, Shane Mcgurk 1, Jamie Mccarthy 1, Travis Ware 1, Jason Zohs 1, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Aaron Smart 1. Kybybolite: Kelvin Cook 2, Ciaran Buckley 1, Mark Slotegraaf 1, Adam Vasey 1, Tom Cooper 1, George Hannaford 1. Best, Lucindale: Mark Snowball, Timothy Walsh, Joshua Walker, Todd Price, Ethan Gill, Ryan Mcinerney. Kybybolite: Tim Pannell, David Arnold, Billy Laurie, Ray Jaensch, Ryan Woite, Thomas Pearce
Naracoorte 4.3, 18.5, 22.5, 29.9 (183)
Kingston 1.0, 1.0, 4.2, 6.4 (40)
Goals, Naracoorte - Brett Gould 12, James Dixon 3, Kane Jericho 2, Matt Willson 2, Tron Congdon 2, Michael Childs 2, Robert Jones 2, Jacob Kahl 1, Sid Patterson 1, Nathan Smith 1, Leigh Symons 1. Kingston: Kirby Scott 2, Ryan Clarke 2, Thomas Borrillo 1, David Werner 1. Best, Naracoorte: Robert Jones, Craig Beggs, Brett Gould, Nathan Smith, Brodie Borg, Drew Myall. Kingston: Josh Gould, Ben Warner, Ashley Stenner, Kirby Scott, Dylan Richardson, Kieran De Santis
K L UNITED 3.0, 6.5, 11.7, 14.8 (92)
MUNDULLA 2.4, 3.7, 6.9, 12.11 (83)
Goals, K L United: Dylan Williams 4, Ashley Baxter 3, Brad Witmitz 3, Andrew Philp 2, Shain Vivian 1, Christopher Meyer 1. Mundulla: Heath Thorpe 6, Nicky Davis 1, Daniel Mead 1, Boyd Packer 1, Darren Wiese 1, Jarred Wiese 1, Stuart Jeffries 1. Best, K L United: Shane Dodson, Neil Reeve, Brad Mccabe, Dylan Williams, Anthony Carlile, Brad Witmitz. Mundulla: Heath Thorpe, Luke Wiese, Grady Obst, Jason Milligan, Tyne Excell, Sam Excell
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 13
SUNDAY 17 JULY 2011
Padthaway showed that they are still in the hunt for finals action in KNT footy with a strong 25 point win over another finals aspirant Border Districts. Both sides need to keep winning and it was the Lions who showed greater desire. They jumped Borders early on and held a comfortable but not commanding lead at ½ time. Quality players Aaron Wanders and Jason Degabrielle were doing well and had plenty of help from Darren Francis, Cory Brown and Cody Marshall. Borders struggled to stay in the game and only Clint Barras provided a reliable avenue to goal, he finished with 5. Padthaway charged further ahead with a 7 goal burst in the 3rd term to hold a match-winning 43point lead and although outscored in the last quarter Padthaway were too strong and have moved into 5th spot.
Bordertown virtually ended Keith finals chances when after conceding a big lead they stormed home with a 10 goal last quarter to win by 21 points. The Roosters have had some narrow losses recently and probably should be higher on the ladder. Jamie Cammarano starred for the Roosters and booted 4 goals to be best afield, Matt Tober, Sam Devitt and Mick Crilly with 6 goals were consistently good. Keith worked hard to have a 19 point lead at ¾ time only to see it vanish in a flash when Bordertown took control. Tom Redden, James McEntee with 7 goals and stalwart Paul Makin played well for Keith but the rest faded in the finish.
Lucindale overcame another finals contender in Penola and temporarily sit on top courtesy of the bye. After an even first quarter Lucindale with a greater spread of talent gradually drew clear. They had more goal-kicking options up forward through Tim Walsh, Todd Price and Sam Mardling and quality mid-fielders in Ryan McInerney, Travis Ware and Jamie McCarthy to provide chances. Penola stuggled to stay in touch and even though Luke Duncan and Sam Fairclough were getting plenty of possessions Lucindale defenders Anthony Laurencic and Nathan Clarke repelled them. Lucindale were wasteful near goal in the last quarter and booted 3-8 when they had a chance to really crush Penola.
After recent good form Kaniva-Leeor United were disappointing against Kybybolite. KLU were never in the hunt. Kyby had many more effective forwards and KLU couldn’t match them. Key defender Ryan Agnew cut off many KLU forward moves and mid-fielders Tom Cooper and Ryan Woite had too much class for the opposition. Kyby kicked further ahead with 7 goals to two in the 3rd quarter and although wasteful with 2-11 in the last quarter won easily by 53 points. It was KLU’s poorest game in weeks and they tumbled out of the top five as a result. Neil Reeve on the ball, Anthony Carlile at half-back and consistent Brad McCabe tried hard in a lack-lustre performance.
Mundulla kept their finals chances alive by thrashing winless Kingston by 168 points. Their percentage is much better than several fighting for finals action but they must keep winning to stay in the race. Boyd Packer booted 7 goals, Heath Thorpe and veteran Nick Davis 6 each for the Moots but Kingston provided only token opposition.
Round 13 scores - July 16, 2011
PADTHAWAY 6.3, 9.7, 16.11, 17.13 (115)
Border Districts 2.0, 7.3, 10.4, 14.6 (90)
GOALS, PADTHAWAY : Scott Galloway 4, Matt Lampard 3, Jason Degabriele 3, Brendon Moon 2, George Verco 2, Aaron Wanders 1, Cody Marshall 1, Darren Francis 1. Border Districts: Clint Barras 5, Clinton Robinson 2, Jay Zeuner 2, Sean King 2, Jack Burns 2, Andrew Cheer 1. Best, Padthaway: Darren Francis, Cory Brown, Cody Marshall, Aaron Wanders, Jason Degabriele, Scott Galloway. Border Districts: Sean King, Jarrad Hirst, Rick Adams, Nathan Naylor, Mark Lemon, Clint Barras
BORDERTOWN 1.4, 7.9, 8.13, 18.17 (125)
KEITH 6.5, 7.8, 12.8, 16.8 (104)
GOALS, Bordertown: Michael Crilly 6, Jamie Grosser 4, Jamie Cammarano 4, Sam Sverdloff 2, Bryce Damin 1, Maddy Hayes 1. Keith: James Mcentee 7, Jason Snajdar 2, Henry Johnson 2, Paul Makin 1, Tom Geyer 1, Luke (Stephen) Mitchell 1, Alexander Bowley 1, Andrew Wilson 1. Best, Bordertown: Jamie Cammarano, Matthew Tober, Sam Devitt, Michael Crilly, Jamie Grosser, Joshua Searle. Keith: Tom Redden, James Mcentee, Paul Makin, Jon Wright, Jacob Graetz, Andrew Wilson
LUCINDALE 2.2, 6.5, 11.10, 14.18 (102)
PENOLA 3.4, 3.5, 7.8, 10.8 (68)
Goals, Lucindale: Timothy Walsh 4, Todd Price 3, Samuel Mardling 3, Stanley Freeman 2, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Travis Ware 1. Penola: Adam Merrett 3, Luke Duncan 2, Mathew Tilby 2, Cody Hicks 2, Lachlan Jones 1. Best, Lucindale: Anthony Laurencic, Timothy Walsh, Travis Ware, Jamie Mccarthy, Nathan Clarke, Ryan Mcinerney. Penola: Sam Fairclough, Luke Duncan, Philip Lambert, Adam Merrett, Nick Clayfield, Spencer Jackman
KYBYBOLITE 6.2, 9.4, 16.7, 18.18 (126)
K L UNITED 3.1, 6.2, 8.6, 11.7 (73)
GOALS, Kybybolite: Samuel Mccracken 3, Tony Olsen 3, Christopher Hanley 3, Scott Carberry 3, Michael Pannell 2, George Hannaford 2, David Arnold 1, Adam Rosser 1. K L United: Ashley Baxter 3, Shain Vivian 2, Dylan Williams 1, Andrew Philp 1, Travis Lannin 1, Brad McCabe 1, Christopher Chaston 1, Shane Dodson 1. Best, Kybybolite: Ryan Agnew, Tom Cooper , Ryan Woite, Tim Pannell, Tony Olsen, Thomas Pearce. K L United: Neil Reeve, Brad Mccabe, Anthony Carlile, Jonathon Hicks, Jonty Brown, Jarrod Krooks
MUNDULLA 7.2, 13.6, 21.8, 29.16 (190)
KINGSTON 0.1, 0.1, 2.4, 3.4 (22)
Goals, Mundulla: Boyd Packer 7, Heath Thorpe 6, Nicky Davis 6, Benjamin Douglas 3, Daniel Mead 2, Jonathan Mock 1, Grady Obst 1, Jason Milligan 1, Bradley Growden 1, Nathan Milligan 1. Kingston: Josh Gluyas 1, Dylan Richardson 1, Jacob Brown 1. Best, Mundulla: Jarred Wiese, Nathan Milligan, Heath Thorpe, Boyd Packer, Nicky Davis, Grady Obst. Kingston: Josh Gould, Jacob Brown, Ben Warner, Paul Bott, Trent Rothall, Thomas Borrillo
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 13
THE finals chances of several KNTFL sides will be impacted heavily by this weekend's round 13 results.
While top team Naracoorte has the bye, the next six sides on the ladder all play one another in a real crunch round.
Padthaway v Border Districts. This game will arguably have the biggest influence of any this weekend on whether the two combatants play finals.
Padthaway is currently fifth on the ladder but has a poor percentage and will need to keep winning to stay in finals calculations, while Borders are one win further back and need the win even more than Padthaway.
The key to this game is how Padthaway goes about controlling Borders goalkicker Paul Smith, who is so hard to get a match-up for. Pohlner, Gibbs and Francis could have a go, but none might be strong enough, meaning the Lions might have to sacrifice a Verco or Edwards to do the job.
There will be a lot of attention on Smith, which means players like Barras, King and Cheer could slip under the guard. They could help Borders to a narrow and very important win.
Keith v Bordertown. One of two games which won't affect the finals make-up, this will nonetheless be a fierce contest. No love is lost between the traditional rivals and Keith will also be thinking they are just an outside chance of pushing for fifth spot on the ladder.
Bordertown has a tall forward line which could stretch Keith, but the Crows have a couple of power forwards of their own and will be hard to stop - the Crows to win narrowly.
Penola v Lucindale. Penola has done some very good things this year, but they have also been off the pace a couple of times, and if they have one of those down days this week, they might get wiped off McCorquindale Park.
The Eagles have beaten Kyby so can match it with the top three sides, but will need key players Merrett, Braun, coach Duncan and defender Jackman at their best and all the bit players to do their jobs to top an impressive Lucindale side.
The Roos with key ruckman Snowball back are going along nicely and with more game time in the legs of returning players like Smart and Graetz, they'll keep getting better. Penola is not without a chance, but Lucindale should win.
Kybybolite v K/L United. United was only beaten by the last scoring shot when they hosted Kyby earlier in the year and they will be confident of going one better than that this week.
They play an attractive brand of running football with good runners like Williams, Skrypek, McCabe and Corstens, but their fortunes rely heavily on their best player Daniel Pegler, who picked up yet another injury in the Cougars' last game and might be missing on Saturday.
Kyby coach and goalkicker Scott Carberry is a chance to return from injury which will give the Tigers another target alongside McCracken, and that could be enough to get the Tigers over the line.
Mundulla v Kingston. Despite its winless record, Kingston is improving all the time as its youngsters get more experience and the Saints could realistically look at being competitive in this hgame.
Mundulla has had its battles this year but is still a solid team and the Moots can be relied upon to win games like this.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 12
MONDAY 11 JULY 2011
TOP TEAMS REMAIN DOMINANT IN KNTFL
Kybybolite had no trouble with winless Kingston, they worked their way to a 34 point lead by quarter time and steadily increased it from there. Kingston never threatened but at least they kept the margin below 100 points. Kyby wasted plenty of chances in front of goal as the game petered out in the last quarter with Kyby up by 87 points. On-ballers Ryan Woite, Ray Jaensch and Dave Arnold did most of the damage and Sam McCracken booted 5 goals for Kyby. Ben Warner and the consistent Kirby Scott battled hard for Kingston.
Padthaway took control of the game against Bordertown with a seven goal burst in the 2nd quarter. Key goal-kickers Matt Lampard and Brendon Moon provided good targets with 5 goals apiece. The Lions went further ahead in the 2nd half despite a greater effort from the Roosters through Crilly and Cammarano. The Lions added 6 goals in the last quarter to win easily by 45 points. Jason Degabriele continued his good form to be best a-field ahead of Darren Francis, Moon and Aaron Wanders. Mick Crilly with 4 goals, Cammarano and Jamie Grosser stood out for Bordertown.
Keith with some good recent form looked a serious threat to Lucindale but after an even 1st quarter they were hardly sighted. Lucindale with a greater spread of talent led by powerful bigman Mark Snowball charged away in the 2nd quarter to lead by 48 points at the main break. Stan Freeman and Tim Walsh were creating havoc around goals and both finished with 6 goals. Keith offered only token resistance and struggled to get the ball forward as Lucindale dominated around the mid-field through the class of Ryan McInerney, Josh Walker also relished the chance to move forward and he kicked 3 goals as well. Lucindale finished off with a 9 goal last quarter as Keith tumbled to a 102 point thrashing.
Naracoorte quickly took control over Mundulla when they held a 5 goal lead at quarter time. They put great pressure on the Moots who turned the ball over too easily and the quality players such as Mitch Hartree, Michael Childs and Kane Jericho made them pay. Mundulla battled hard in the 2nd quarter but still couldn’t contain Naracoorte who had the best ruckman with Craig Beggs on top at the stoppages. A strong 3rd quarter by Mundulla brought the game alive and Ben Douglas booted 3 goals in a solo effort and Jake McGrice and Boyd Packer lifted around the forward line. Mundulla closed to within 3 goals but Naracoorte saw of the challenge with a powerful last quarter when their class players again took control and raced away to win by 37 points even after Boyd Packer took a screamer to lift his side. Tom Prebble was best for Naracoorte ahead of Childs, Jericho and Hartree. Mundulla were valiant to the end but can’t afford to give big starts to top teams. McGrice, veteran Nick Davis and Packer were best for Mundulla.
Round 12 scores - July 9, 2011
PADTHAWAY 2.1, 9.4, 13.6, 19.8 (122)
BORDERTOWN 1.2, 4.3, 8.9, 11.11 (77)
Goals, Padthaway: Brendon Moon 5, Matt Lampard 5, George Verco 3, Jason Degabriele 2, Tom Mclennan 2, Mark Edwards 1, S Townsend 1. Bordertown: Michael Crilly 4, Matthew Tober 1, Bryce Damin 1, Maddy Hayes 1, Nathan Clark 1, Jamie Grosser 1, Sam Devitt 1, Sam Sverdloff 1. Best, Padthaway: Jason Degabriele, Darren Francis, Brendon Moon, Aaron Wanders, Nash Stark, George Verco. Bordertown: Michael Crilly, Jamie Cammarano, Jamie Grosser, Maddy Hayes, Jed Jarrett, Matthew Stratford
LUCINDALE 3.7, 10.13, 14.18, 23.20 (158)
KEITH 3.1, 4.1, 6.2, 8.4 (52)
Goals, Lucindale: Stanley Freeman 6, Timothy Walsh 6, Joshua Walker 3, Samuel Mardling 3, Todd Price 2, Mark Snowball 1, Jamie Mccarthy 1, Ethan Gill 1. Keith: Jason Snajdar 2, Andrew Wilson 1, Steven Molineux 1, Matt Telfer 1, Henry Johnson 1, Tom Geyer 1, Paul Makin 1. Best, Lucindale: Mark Snowball, Stanley Freeman, Timothy Walsh, Ryan Mcinerney, Joshua Walker, Aaron Smart. Keith: Andrew Wilson, Tom Geyer, Nick Hunt, Jacob Graetz, Paul Makin, Jason Snajdar
NARACOORTE 5.3, 11.9, 12.9, 18.17 (125)
MUNDULLA 0.3, 3.7, 9.12, 12.16 (88)
Goals, Naracoorte: Brett Gould 4, Simon Cox 4, James Dixon 2, Michael Childs 2, Nicholas Boon 1, Robert Jones 1, Sid Patterson 1, Sam Willson 1, Kane Jericho 1, Brett Pope 1. Mundulla: Jonathan Mock 3, Boyd Packer 3, Benjamin Douglas 3, Heath Thorpe 2, Tyne Excell 1. Best, Naracoorte: Tom Prebble, Michael Childs, Kane Jericho, Sam Willson, Mitchell Hartree, Craig Beggs. Mundulla: Jake Mcgrice, Nicky Davis, Boyd Packer, Henry Graetz, Benjamin Douglas, Tyne Excell
KYBYBOLITE 5.5, 10.9, 15.16, 17.21 (123)
KINGSTON 0.1, 2.2, 3.3, 5.6 (36)Goals, Kybybolite: Samuel Mccracken 5, Tony Olsen 3, Mark Capt Slotegraaf 2, Michael Pannell 2, Ryan Agnew 1, Adam Rosser 1, Christopher Hanley 1, Ray Jaensch 1, William Miles 1. Kingston - Kirby Scott 2, David Werner 1, Matthew Menz 1, Ben Teakle 1. Best, Kybybolite: David Arnold, Ryan Woite, Ray Jaensch, Tony Olsen, Dylan Brodie, Tim Pannell. Kingston: Ben Warner, Kirby Scott, Nathan Daniels, Dylan Richardson, Tyson Baker
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 12
JULY 7, 2011
PADTHAWAY can sneak ahead of two of its rivals and back into the top five with a win over Bordertown in the only game likely to be close in this week's round of KNTFL football.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 11
MONDAY 4 JULY 2011
Kyby defeated Bordertown on the strength of a blistering 2nd quarter when they booted 9 goals to take command of the game in the KNTFL. Bordertown were competitive for most of the game but couldn’t get on terms and went under by 44 points. Sam McCracken with 5 goals provided a strong target up forward for Kyby but it was ruckman Dave Arnold, Matt Stilsby and mid-fielder Michael Pannell leading the way for Kyby. Jamie Cammarano stood out as Bordertown’s best along with Ryan Paget.
Naracoorte bolted away from Kaniva Leeor United with a withering 9 goal 1st quarter. Kane Jericho, Brodie Borg and James Dixon were in brilliant touch and dominated around the midfield and stoppages. Craig Beggs was the best ruckman on the ground for Naracoorte and his work provided many chances for Simon Cox to boot another 6 goals. The game was allover at the main break but KLU kepoint battling away with consistent Ash Baxter getting 5 goals with Anthony Carlile and Shane Dodson battling on to restore some pride for KLU but the league leaders were too strong and won by 42 points.
Penola dented Border Districts finals hopes with a hard fought 19 point win at Goroke. Scores were level at ½ time but Penola got on top through Matt Merrett, Sam Fairclough and Kane Ransom in the 3rd quarter. Penola restricted the chances for Border’s danger man Paul Smith who still managed 6 goals but was not the influence of recent games with star mid-fielder Nick Tarca under control. Both sides kicked 3 goals in the last quarter but Penola were steadier when it counted.
Mundulla were right in the game against 2nd placed Lucindale for 3 quarters but just didn’t have the manpower to finish it off. A greater spread of talent saw Lucindale have more play in the last quarter and although wasteful in front of goal they got out of a tight battle to win by 16 points. It was another narrow loss for the Moots but it emphasises the even-ness of the competition. Shane McGurk, Jamie McCarthy and Tristan Menz were best for Lucindale. Jason Milligan, Henry Graetz and Boyd Packer with 5 goals for Mundulla.
Padthaway kept in touch with the top five on the back of a 7 goal game from Brendon Moon. Moon was the dominant player on the ground and Keith were unable to match him. Classy Jason Degabrielle was another to play well for the Lions along with Nash Stark. Keith veteran Nick Hunt was their best and forward Jason Snajdar booted 4 goals but Padthway won comfortably by 44 points.
Round 11 scores - July 2, 2011
NARACOORTE 9.3, 14.4, 20.7, 22.8 (140)
K L UNITED 1.4, 6.8, 11.9, 14.14 (98)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 6, James Dixon 4, Matt Willson 3, Brett Gould 2, Michael Parker 2, Kane Jericho 2, Drew Myall 1, Jeffrey Sellars 1, Brett Pope 1. K L United : Ashley Baxter 5, Dylan Williams 2, Shain Vivian 2, Shane Dodson 1, Christopher Meyer 1, Brad Witmitz 1, Travis Lannin 1, Jonathon Hicks 1. Best, Naracoorte: Kane Jericho, Brodie Borg, James Dixon, Matt Willson, Craig Beggs, Tom Prebble. K L United: Anthony Carlile, Shane Dodson, Jonathon Hicks, Neil Reeve, Brad Mccabe, Travis Lannin
LUCINDALE 3.2, 4.7, 6.9, 9.15 (69)
MUNDULLA 4.0, 4.1, 6.3, 8.5 (53)
Goals, Lucindale: Samuel Mardling 2, Timothy Walsh 1, Travis Ware 1, Aaron Smart 1, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Shane McGurk 1, Mark Snowball 1, Ethan Gill 1. Mundulla: Boyd Packer 5, Heath Thorpe 2, Benjamin Douglas 1. Best, Lucindale: Shane Mcgurk, Jamie Mccarthy, Tristan Menz, Ryan Mcinerney, Ethan Gill, Mark Snowball. Mundulla: Jason Milligan, Henry Graetz, Luke Wiese, Jake Mcgrice, Craig Wiese, Lachlan Duell
KYBYBOLITE 3.2, 12.6, 13.12, 17.14 (116)
BORDERTOWN 1.3, 3.4, 7.6, 10.12 (72)
Goals, Kybybolite: Samuel McCracken 5, Tony Olsen 3, Adam Rosser 3, Tim Pannell 2, Matt Stilsby 1, Tom Cooper 1, Michael Pannell 1, Mark Capt Slotegraaf 1. Bordertown: Jamie Cammarano 2, Michael Crilly 2, Braden Hill 1, Bryce Damin 1, Angus Diment 1, Jamie Grosser 1, Sam Sverdloff 1, Clinton Williams 1. Best, Kybybolite: Matt Stilsby, David Arnold, Michael Pannell, Thomas Pearce, Tony Olsen, Ryan Woite. Bordertown: Jamie Cammarano, Ryan Paget, Clinton Williams, Sam Devitt, Maddy Hayes, Joshua Tink
PENOLA 2.6, 6.6, 12.9, 15.10 (100)
Border Districts 1.4, 6.6, 9.8, 12.9 (81)
Goals, Penola: Mathew Tilby 3, Kane Ransom 2, Cody Hicks 2, Adam Merrett 2, Mathew Merrrett 1, Simon Merrett 1, Luke Duncan 1, Daniel Hutchings 1, Nick Clayfield 1, Ashley Braun 1. Border Districts: Paul Smith 6, Clint Barras 3, Sean King 1, Dale Hannaford 1, Nick Tarca 1. Best, Penola:Mathew Merrrett, Sam Fairclough, Kane Ransom, Luke Duncan, Spencer Jackman, Philip Lambert. Border Districts: Sean King, Andrew Cheer, Paul Smith, Clint Barras, Gregory Hamilton, Clinton Robinson
PADTHAWAY 3.1, 5.2, 7.3, 11.7 (73)
KEITH 1.0, 2.0, 3.1, 6.3 (39)Goals, Padthaway: Brendon Moon 7, Aaron Wanders 1, Matt Lampard 1, Mark Edwards 1, Tom Mclennan 1. Keith: Jason Snajdar 4, Mark Tucker 1, James McEntee 1. Best, Padthaway: Brendon Moon, Jason Degabriele, Nash Stark, Darren Francis, Mitchell Gibbs, Bradley Gibbs. Keith:Nick Hunt, Jon Wright, Steven Molineux, Thomas Mayfield, Tom Allen, Mark Tucker
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 11
THE pace is not letting up in one of the most interesting KNTFL seasons in history, with another fascinating round of matches set for this weekend.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 10
NARACOORTE BEATS LUCINDALE IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH
KNT football was highlighted by close and crucial contests across the league. The top two teams Naracoorte and Lucindale appeared evenly matched when only a point seperated them at half time. Lucindale’s wayward kicking denied them the lead and when the goal-front yips continued Naracoorte kept in touch. Lucindale led by 4 points at ¾ time but had used up plenty of fuel and Naracoorte looked dangerous. The last quarter saw Naracoorte boot 4 goals whilst Lucindale added only points and the Demons drew clear by 18 points. Mitch Hartree shone out for Naracoorte, Brodie Borg and Kane Jericho gave strong 4 quarter performances and Simon Cox stood tall with 7 goals. Poor finishing cost Lucindale dearly. Tristan Menz, Travis Ware, Josh Teakle and half back Josh Walker played good football for Lucindale.
Penola and Padthaway battled for the ascendancy in a low scoring game. Defences were on top at both ends with Padthaway holding a narrow lead early before Penola snatched it before half time. The dour battle continued in the 3rd term with both sides managing a goal each but Penola were clinging desperately to a 3 point lead. Penola with the home ground advantage crept ahead in the last quarter to win by 10 points. Class players Luke Duncan and Adam Merrett excelled for Penola but Sam Fairclough was their best. Townsend , Brendan Moon and Brad Gibbs played well for Padthaway.
Arch-rivals Border Districts and Kybybolite had a stirring battle in which Borders held the lead for most of the game. They started well but Kyby fought back strongly in the 2nd term. Paul Smith was leading the way up forward for Borders and finished with 6 goals but Sam McCracken was equally effective to boot 7 for Kyby. Accurate kicking kepoint Borders in the lead by 13 points at 3/4time. Kyby were not done with yet however and lifted again in the finish to outscore borders in the last with 5 goals to three and win narrowly by a solitary point. Tom Cooper was strong throughout for Kyby, Tom Pearce, Brad Redding and Ryan Woite lifted the games at the finish. Nick Tarca again starred for Borders along with Clint Robinson, Smith and veteran Rick Adams.
Kaniva Leeor disposed of bottom placed Kingston with a solid team effort. Eleven goal-kickers emphasized their work with Matt Skrypek, Dylan Williams and Jon Hicks standing out. Kirby Scott battled hard for Kingston as KLU romped in by 103 points.
Mundulla blitzed Bordertown with a 7 goal to none 1st quarter and were never in danger thereafter. Jake McGrice, Tyne Excell and Luke Wiese were best for Mundulla. Jamie Cammarano, Jamie Grosser and Mitch Dahlitz tried hard for Bordertown.
Round 10 - June 25, 2011
PENOLA 2.2, 6.4, 7.6, 9.10 (64)
PADTHAWAY 3.3, 5.6, 6.9, 7.12 (54)
Goals, Penola: Luke Duncan 2, Simon Merrett 2, Cody Hicks 2, Ashley Braun 1, Daniel Hutchings 1, Nick Clayfield 1. Padthaway : Tom McLennan 2, Malcolm Pohlner 1, Brendon Moon 1, Mark Edwards 1, George Verco 1, Jason Degabriele 1. BEST, Penola: Sam Fairclough, Adam Merrett, Luke Duncan, Nick Clayfield, Sam Davoren, Cody Hicks. Padthaway: S Townsend, Brendon Moon, Bradley Gibbs, Cory Brown, Jason Dicker, Scott Galloway
KYBYBOLITE 0.4, 6.6, 9.10, 14.13 (97)
Border Districts 4.3, 7.3, 12.5, 15.6 (96)
Goals, Kybybolite: Samuel Mccracken 7, Tom V/Capt Cooper 2, Kelvin Cook 2, Ryan Agnew 1, Tony Olsen 1, Sam Pearce 1. Border Districts: Paul Smith 6, Sean King 3, Clint Barras 2, Mark Lemon 1, Matt White 1, Jack Burns 1, Andrew Cheer 1. Best, Kybybolite: Tom V/Capt Cooper , Thomas Pearce, Brad V/Capt Redding, Samuel Mccracken, Ryan Woite, Ciaran Buckley. Border Districts A Grade : Nick Tarca, Clinton Robinson, Paul Smith, Rick Adams, Sean King, Daniel Owen
NARACOORTE 5.3, 7.6, 10.7, 14.9 (93)
LUCINDALE 3.5, 6.11, 9.17, 9.21 (75)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 7, James Dixon 2, Matt Willson 1, Jeffrey Sellars 1, Brett Gould 1, Luke Munro 1, Kane Donnelly 1. Lucindale: Timothy Walsh 4, Todd Price 2, Travis Ware 2, Josh Teakle 1. Best, Naracoorte: Mitchell Hartree, Brodie Borg, Kane Jericho, Kane Donnelly, Leigh Symons, Simon Cox. Lucindale: Tristan Menz, Travis Ware, Josh Teakle, Joshua Walker, Michael Jenke, Joe Foster
K L UNITED 9.2, 13.4, 20.7, 25.9 (159)
KINGSTON 2.1, 4.4, 6.5, 8.8 (56)
Goals, K L United: Jonty Brown 4, Ashley Baxter 4, Shain Vivian 3, Jonathon Hicks 3, Daniel Pegler 3, Brad Witmitz 2, Matt Corstens 2, Alex Brown 1, Luke Oconner 1, Matthew Skrypek 1, Christopher Chaston 1. Kingston: Nathan Daniels 2, Josh Gould 2, Kirby Scott 1, Kieran De Santis 1, Josh Gluyas 1, Matthew Menz 1. Best, K L United: Matthew Skrypek, Dylan Williams, Jonathon Hicks, Neil Reeve, Jarrod Krooks, Matt Corstens. Kingston: Kirby Scott, Matthew Menz, Ben Warner, Paul Bott, Matthew Cooper, Gerard Purautatameri
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 10
IF THE KNTFL had a rivalry round, this weekend would be it.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 9
The tragic road crash during the week may well have had an impact on the weekend but Keith resident’s saw a glimmer of sunshine when the Crows played inspired football from the start to blitz the improving Penola. Keith raced to a big lead early but Penola slowly reduced the gap to 21 points by ½ time. The Crows found great resolve and again stormed clear with 8 goals to three and had the safely under control with a 53 point lead with a quarter to play. They continued to control the play and won easily by 59 points, their best effort for the season at a time when they need it most.
Bordertown looked like causing a boilover when they led powerful Naracoorte by 17 points at ½ time. The Roosters might be near the bottom of the ladder but have been more a handful for most but have just been tipped out. Mid-fielder Kane Cuthbertson was starring for the Roosters and they held the lead until well into the 3rd quarter. Naracoorte were sluggish early but Simon Cox with 7 goals and big game players Mitch Hartree and Rob Jones lifted and the Demons took a narrow lead before the last quarter. Greater depointh again aided the top side and Naracoorte finished strongly to win running away by 33 points. Sid Patterson played strongly for 4 quarters and was ably assisted by Matt Willison for Naracoorte. Cuthbertson was the best for Bordertown, Luke Exton, James Stewart and Cammarano with 4 goals did well. Kingston’s brief flirtation with some good form vanished as Lucindale ran amok from the start. Former coach Aaron Smart starred for Lucindale along with Rob Handbury, Todd Price booted 10 goals and Sam Mardling 6 as the Roo’s piled on a lazy 12 goals in the final term to win by 188 points. Kingston’s nightmare is about to start again as we pass the half-way mark of the season.
Mundulla had much more of the play against Border Districts but couldn’t make it count. The Moots led by 7 points at the main break but it should have been more and Borders made them pay dearly. The straight kicking Borders trailed by a point at ¾ time after Mundulla booted a woeful 2 goals 8. Borders, with their tails up took control in the last quarter and came away with a 20 point victory to prove that the win over Naracoorte was no fluke. Nick Tarca carried his interleague form on and Paul Smith 6 and Clint Barras 4 provided the majority of goals. Jake McGrice, Stuart Jeffries and Grady Obst were best for a disappointing Mundulla.
Round 9 - June 18, 2011
NARACOORTE 4.3, 6.6, 12.9, 16.17 (113)
BORDERTOWN 4.2, 9.5, 11.8, 12.8 (80)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 7, Michael Parker 2, Brett Gould 2, Jeffrey Sellars 2, Leigh Symons 1, Michael Childs 1, Brett Pope 1. Bordertown A Grade : Jamie Cammarano 4, Michael Crilly 3, Jamie Grosser 2, Luke Exton 1, Thomas Wheelen 1, David Wurst 1. Best, Naracoorte A Grade : Sid Patterson, Mitchell Hartree, Matt Willison, Simon Cox, Robert Jones, Daniel Link. Bordertown: Kane Cuthbertson, James Stewart, Luke Exton, Mitchell Dahlitz, Bradley Simcock, Thomas Wheelen
LUCINDALE 7.1, 14.5, 20.10, 32.15 (207)
KINGSTON 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7 (19)
Goals, Lucindale: Todd Price 10, Samuel Mardling 6, Shane Mcgurk 4, Travis Ware 3, Ryan Mcinerney 3, Timothy Walsh 3, Ethan Gill 1, Tristan Menz 1, Aaron Smart 1. Kingston: Dylan Richardson 1, Kieran De Santis 1. Best, Lucindale: Aaron Smart, Robert Handbury, Travis Ware, Shane Mcgurk, Josh Teakle, Ethan Gill. Kingston: Matthew Menz, Matthew Cooper, Dylan Richardson, Nicholas Telfer, Jacob Brown, Mark Hamlyn
Border Districts 2.0, 7.1, 11.3, 15.8 (98)
MUNDULLA 3.4, 7.8, 9.16, 10.18 (78)
GOALS, Border Districts : Paul Smith 6, Clint Barras 4, Gregory Hamilton 2, Sean King 2, Andrew Cheer 1. Mundulla: Boyd Packer 4, Heath Thorpe 2, Sam Luckett 2, Jason Milligan 1, Grady Obst 1. Best, Border Districts : Nick Tarca, Stephen Pretlove, Rick Adams, Dylan Moore, Sean King, Gregory Hamilton. Mundulla : Jake Mcgrice, Stuart Jeffries, Grady Obst, Tyne Excell, Darren Wiese, Henry Graetz
KYBYBOLITE 6.4, 9.6, 12.7, 15.10 (100)
PADTHAWAY 1.1, 6.3, 11.4, 14.5 (89)
Goals, Kybybolite: Samuel Mccracken 7, Christopher Hanley 3, Michael Pannell 2, Tom Cooper 1, Jamie Tidy 1, William Miles 1. Padthaway: George Verco 4, Malcolm Pohlner 3, Shane Walker 2, Scott Galloway 2, Brendon Moon 1, Mark Edwards 1, Darcy Boyanton 1. Best, Kybybolite: David Arnold, Samuel Mccracken, Ciaran Buckley, Tim Pannell, Christopher Hanley, Stephen Craig. Padthaway: Darren Francis, George Verco, Brett Fidge, Mark Edwards, Jason Degabriele, Chris Dicker
KEITH 7.2, 9.3, 17.6, 22.7 (139)
PENOLA 2.3, 5.6, 8.7, 12.8 (80)
Best: Keith - N. Hunt, J. Snajdar, A. Wilson, A. Bowley, T. Redden, T. Allen. Penola - L. Duncan, S. Jackman, J. Pfitzner, S. Fairclough, M. Morley, M. Merrrett. Goals: Keith - T. Redden 6, J. Snajdar 5, J. McEntee 5, T. Mcshane 2, C. Mcmurray , A. Willis , M. Tucker , A. Bowley . Penola - A. Merrett 3, S. Merrett 2, P. Mullen , L. Duncan , S. Davoren , J. Pfitzner , K. Ransom , N. Clayfield , C. Hicks
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 9
Padthaway was very disappointing in the two weeks before the interleague game, with two bad losses undoing much of their good early season work.
Penola has run into some nice form and deservedly sits near the top of the ladder, but they wouldn't want to take this game too easily.
It's hard to follow the Border Districts formline.
Naracoorte was a last-start loser and Bordertown a last-start winner, so that form is a tick in Bordertown's box, but wise heads say that Naracoorte loss might have been the wake-up call they needed.
The western derby is almost always a classic, but this year that's looking really unlikely. Lucindale is flying despite a host of injuries and a last-round loss to Kaniva/Leeor, while Kingston is improving but is still some way off winning a game.
KNTFL TOO GOOD IN INTER-LEAGUE CLASH
BY COUNTRYFOOTY.COM.AU STAFF - Sunday 12 June 2011
In a high class Inter-League game at Naracoorte, the KNTFL proved too strong, beating Riverland FL by 43 points. Watched by a decent crowd, Riverland got off to a good start and matched it with the homeside in the early stages. Both sides were playing an open running style of game, Riverland leading by 5 point at the end of an entertaining first term.
After trailing at quarter time, the KNTFL moved the game up a gear in the second term, adding 5.2 to 1.3 to take a comfortable lead at the main break. Part of the change in tempo of the game was brought about by Penola on-baller Luke Duncan and Ryan McInerney his counterpart from Lucindale. Both players getting plenty of hard ball gets to feed out to other players to run the ball forward. At the other end of the ground, Bordertown’s Kane Cuthbertson was proving very hard to pass at Centre Half back – taking contested marks to hold the Riverland midfield out. Penola 17 year old Matt Merrett also played a fine game clearly winning his position in a key defensive role.
After an even third term on the scoreboard, The KNTFL put the icing on the cake in the last term adding six goals to two to run out winners by 43 points.
Cuthbertson was named best afield, with the livewire Naracoorte champion Jamie Dixon kicking six after roaming the midfield most of the day. Border Districts Paul Smith was the dominant forward on the day, kicking eight goals.
For the Riverland, Vice-Captain Adam Beauchamp, Peter Dempsey, Jamie Ferguson (4 goals) and Tim Roberts (3 goals) were named best.
After the game, KNTFL coach Dean Woosnam praised his side “Cuthbertson, Smith up forward and Dixon were the standout players for us, but it was a very even effort by the lads”. “The mid-fielders worked with well with all the rotations and the difference in the teams was that we had a slightly stronger forward set up than the Riverland.”
Best: KNTFL - K. Cuthbertson, J. Dixon, L. Duncan, R. McInerney, M. Merrrett, R. Jaensch. Riverland - A. Beauchamp, P. Dempsey, J. Ferguson, T. Roberts, P. Safralidis, D. Proud. Goals: KNTFL - P. Smith 8, J. Dixon 6, T. Price 2, M. Crilly , L. Duncan , R. Jones. Riverland - J. Ferguson 4, T. Roberts 3, N. Brown , C. Miller , G. Franks , M. Middleton , J. Langdon
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS THIS WEEKS INTER-LEAGUE
June 9, 2011
NARACOORTE oval will host a big day of interleague football on Saturday as the KNTFL takes on the visiting Riverland Football League.
UPSETS GALORE IN ROUND 8
FAVOURED GRAND FINALISTS NARACOORTE & LUCINDALE WELL BEATEN
Border Districts pulled off the biggest upset of the year when they blitzed undefeated Naracoorte after ½ time. The Eagles led narrowly in the 1st half but just when most spectators expected Naracoorte to burst clear the opposite happened. Borders charged away with 6 goals to one in the 3rd term and held a match-winning 35 point lead. Paul Smith with 9 goals and Clint Barras with 6 were creating havoc for the Demon defenders and Borders rubbed salt into the wounds with another 6 goals in the last quarter to win by 64 points and leave the tiny town of Frances fairly rocking for the best win Borders have had in a long time. Sean King at half-forward and Nick Tarca were in everything for Borders. Naracoorte were stunned by the loss. Ever reliable Mitch Hartree, Michael Childs and Matt Willison were the Demons best.
Lucindale, another undefeated team were always under siege from a resurgent Kaniva-Leeor United. Whenever Lucindale threatened to break away the consistent Shain Vivian, Ash Baxter or Dylan Williams would conjur a goal. KLU’s straighter kicking kepoint them in front through the 3rd quarter whilst their defenders forced errors on the Lucindale forward line. KLU had played Lucindale to a standstill and slammed on 6 last quarter goals to win by 38 points, their most impressive win of the season. Neil Reeve starred in the ruck for KLU, Williams, Shane Dodson and Brad McCabe were strong contributors. Ryan McInerney was again best for Lucindale, Tim Walsh and consistent Kyle Press never stopped trying.
Mundulla returned to the winners list when they took control of their game against Padthaway in the 2nd half. The Llions had looked a better side early and held a 14 point lead at the long break. Mundulla kepoint Padthaway goal-less in the 3rd term and raced to a 20 point lead with Jason Milligan back from injury leading the way in ruck. Sam Luckett around the packs benefited from the ruck dominance and Mundulla kepoint the momentum in the last quarter with 5 more goals to win convincingly by 37 points. Boyd Packer, 4 goals and Grady Obst also played well for Mundulla. Matt Dean and co-defender Darren Francis battled hard for the Lions but were overwhelmed in the end.
Kybybolite was another team to win after a humiliating loss last week but not without a battle. Very little separated the Keith Crows and Kyby at ½ time with Kyby in front by just 7 points. Slowly Kyby increased its lead in the 3rd quarter with strong work from Ray Jaensch, Chris Hanley at half-forward. Mark Slotegraaf was playing a fine capointain’s game around the mid-field as well for Kyby. Keith had one last chance with a quarter to go but didn’t have enough good players to do it. Jon Wright across the centre, Nick Hunt in defence and James McEntee , 5 goals tried hard but the Crows fell 18 points short.
Kingston climbed out of the grave to nearly snatch their 1st win in 2011. The Saints led early only to see Bordertown charge away in a dominant 2nd quarter and lead by 30 points. Bordertown were still going strongly in the 3rd quarter but Kingston were showing plenty of resolve and booted 7 goals to trail by 11 points with a quarter to play. Both sides went goal for goal in the last quarter but it was Bordertown who got a last gasp win by 3 points. Jamie Grosser a forward lifeline for Bordertown booted 7 goals, Clint Williams played strongly across half forward and Kane Cuthbertson was creative. Kingston’s best were Ben Warner in defence, Nathan Daniels up forward with 5 goals and Jacob Brown.
Round 8 scores - June 4, 2011
BORDER DISTS 4.3, 8.5, 14.7, 20.9 (129)
NARACOORTE 4.1, 6.2, 7.8, 9.11 (65)
Goals, Border Districts: Paul Smith 9, Clint Barras 6, Sean King 2, Mark Lemon 2, Jarrad Hirst 1. Naracoorte: Michael Parker 4, Simon Cox 2, Matt Willison 1, Jacob Kahl 1, Tom Prebble 1. Best, Border Districts: Paul Smith, Sean King, Nick Tarca, Clinton Robinson, Rick Adams, Jarrad Hirst. Naracoorte: Mitchell Hartree, Matt Willison, Michael Childs, Daniel Link, James Dixon, Brett Pope
K L UNITED 3.3, 9.6, 14.7, 20.11 (131)
LUCINDALE 5.6, 8.9, 11.13, 13.15 (93)
Goals, K L United: Shain Vivian 4, Ashley Baxter 3, Dylan Williams 3, Daniel Pegler 2, Jonathon Hicks 1, Brad Mccabe 1, Christopher Chaston 1, Daniel Stimson 1, Travis Lannin 1, Neil Reeve 1, Brad Witmitz 1, Luke Oconner 1. Lucindale: Todd Price 5, Samuel Mardling 4, Stanley Freeman 1, Robert Handbury 1, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Timothy Walsh 1. Best, K L United: Neil Reeve, Dylan Williams, Shane Dodson, Brad Mccabe, Daniel Stimson, Christopher Chaston. Lucindale: Ryan Mcinerney, Timothy Walsh, Kyle Press, Michael Jenke, Kane Mccarthy, Nathan Clarke
MUNDULLA 1.7, 5.7, 10.13, 15.15 (105)
PADTHAWAY 3.1, 8.3, 8.5, 10.8 (68)
Goals, Mundulla: Boyd Packer 4, Jason Milligan 3, Luke Wiese 2, Jake Mcgrice 1, Henry Trenorden 1, Sam Luckett 1,
Darren Wiese 1, Grady Obst 1, Benjamin Douglas 1. Padthaway: Brendon Moon 3, Mark Edwards 3, Brett Fidge 2, Mitchell Gibbs 1, Aaron Wanders 1. Best, Mundulla: Jason Milligan, Sam Luckett, Darren Wiese, Boyd Packer, Grady Obst, Henry Graetz. Padthaway A Grade : Matthew Dean, Darren Francis, Nash Stark, Cory Brown, Scott Galloway, Jason Dicker
KYBYBOLITE 3.4, 8.5, 13.8, 15.11 (101)
KEITH 2.2, 7.4, 10.8, 12.11 (83)
Goals, Kybybolite: Christopher Hanley 5, Michael Pannell 2, Jamie Tidy 2, Ryan Woite 2, Thomas Pearce 2, Ryan Agnew 1, Tom Cooper 1. Keith: James Mcentee 5, Jason Snajdar 3, Nick Hunt 1, Paul Makin 1, Todd Mcshane 1, Charlie Hender 1. Best, Kybybolite: Ray Jaensch, Mark Capt Slotegraaf, David Arnold, Matt Stilsby, Tom Cooper , Sam Pearce. Keith A Grade : Jon Wright, Nick Hunt, James Mcentee, Charlie Hender, Paul Makin, Ryan Menz
BORDERTOWN 1.9, 8.14, 12.14, 16.15 (111)
KINGSTON 4.1, 5.2, 12.3, 17.6 (108)
Goals, Bordertown: Jamie Grosser 7, Michael Crilly 4, James Stewart 2, Thomas Wheelen 2, Clinton Williams 1. Kingston Nathan Daniels 5, Matthew Menz 2, Kirby Scott 2, Craig Watson 2, Jeffrey Puruntatameri 1, Gerard Purautatameri 1, Dylan Richardson 1, Kieran De Santis 1, Matt Dyer 1, Nicholas Telfer 1. Best, Bordertown: Clinton Williams, Jamie Grosser, Kane Cuthbertson, Sam Sverdloff, Thomas Wheelen, Sam Devitt. Kingston: Ben Warner, Nathan Daniels, Jacob Brown, Kirby Scott, Dylan Richardson, Matt Dyer
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 8
SIDES in the mix for finals face some crunch games in this weekend's round of KNTFL action.
Mundulla's bubble has burst with four straight losses and up against a very capable Padthaway side, there's some real danger signs here.
Keith would fancy its chances here, improving every week and facing a Kyby side in a spot of bother with injuries and form.
Coach Carberry, Price and Buckley are all unlikely to front up this week, Bittner is still out and Kyby's depth will really be tested.
Keith has showed in the last three weeks it can match it with the top teams and if Kyby is even a little bit off, the Crows will win this game and send the Tigers off to their bye with plenty of thinking to do.
Borders have been up and down, but if they're even close to down this week, it won't end well for them.
It's 10th v 11th on the ladder, but Bordertown probably doesn't deserve to be that low, while Kingston is really struggling.
Bordertown still has a strong side on paper and a good spine of players up the middle who should lead the way this week. The Saints are rebuilding and might have to wait a bit longer for their first win of the year.
Lucindale has some injury worries with key players such as Snowball, Graetz, Walker and Smart all out at the moment, but the Roos certainly have depth in their favour. They will need it this weekend too, as the Cougars are playing very competitive football every week. On their home patch they will be hard to beat, but Lucindale is undefeated for a reason and should be able to maintain that record.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD REVIEWS ROUND 7
May 31, 2011
TWISTS and turns continued to come in the KNTFL last weekend with some shock results and nail-biting wins.
The biggest surprise was Penola's dominant win over last year's grand finalist Kybybolite, which suffered a number of injuries and now looks to be struggling to keep pace with the top teams.
With pace and skill all over the ground, Penola killed Kyby after quarter time and careered away to a 59-point win, doubling the Tigers' score.
Kaniva/Leeor United was involved in yet another heart-stopper and this time was on the right side of the ledger at full-time, beating Bordertown by just three points with a goal in the dying seconds.
Keith also won a thriller in a surprise result over declining power Mundulla, sneaking in by just two points.
Naracoorte had no problems in disposing of a disappointing Padthaway, with Simon Cox and Brett Gould enjoying a day out with a combined 21 goals.
Border Districts bounced back into form with a crushing win over Kingston by 20 goals, Clint Barras kicking 10 goals.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 7
Padthaway’s good form came to an abrupoint halt in KNT football when league leader Naracoorte turned on a clinic. The Demons had been less than impressive recently but unleashed their best to demolish the Lions by 178 points. Naracooorte erased any thoughts of an upset by storming to a 12 goal lead by half-time. Simon Cox and Brett Gould were dominating around the goals and finished with 11 and 10 goals respectively. Not content with the big lead Naracoorte changed into overdrive and slammed on a further 12 goals in the 3rd quarter and Padthaway were powerless to stop them. Naracoorte cruised through the last quarter with 8 goals and sent a powerful message to other teams about their premiership hopes. James Dixon was best afield closely followed by Nathan Smith, Michael Childs and Brodie Borg. The Lions best were again Jason Degabrielle, Aaron Wanders and Jason Dicker but it was a bit of a reality check.
The Keith Crows benefited from straight kicking to hold out Mundulla by 2 points in a thriller. Mundulla cruised to a 4 goal lead early with Luke Wiese and Tyne Excell doing well. They maintained the handy lead to half-time but Keith were starting to match them with Jason Snajdar and James McEntee proving a handful around goals. Inaccuracy crepoint into Mundulla’s forward efforts as Keith applied the pressure and the Moots lead was cut to just 2 points at ¾ time. Almost every shot Keith had produced a goal and this kepoint Mundulla on the defensive and when the Crows got their 4th goal they snatched a hard earned 2 point win. Tom Mayfield starred for the Crows along with veteran Nick Hunt and Paul Makin.
Penola upset Kybybolite and continued their good recent form. Kyby led narrowly at quarter time but looked a little shaky as Luke Duncan led the Eagles with a brilliant display around the packs. He provided plenty of chances for his forwards and kicked 4 goals himself. Penola took an 18 point lead at half-time. Kyby needed a big lift but it was all Penola in the 3rd term and they had the game under control when they booted 6 goals to one and lead by 47 points with a quarter to play. The result was never in doubt as Penola cruised home by 59 points. Coach Duncan was outstanding for Penola, Brad Maney, Kane Ransom and Cody Hicks also had good games. Kyby were very disappointing with only Michael Pannell, defender Ray Jaensch and Tom Pearce putting up any resistance.
Border Districts had a 120 point win over hapless Kingston with Clint Barras having a day out to boot 10 goals. Paul Smith 7 goals and Mark Lemon were also dominant for Borders who controlled play from the start. For Kingston it was another belting and this disaster of a season can’t end soon enough.
Bordertown played all over Kaniva Leeor United in the 1st half and kicked straight to hold a 42 point lead at the main break. KLU, confident after last weeks come from behind win took over in the 3rd term and despite poor kicking for goal had reduced the gap to 19 points but they were full of running. Bordertown were on empty and struggled to get the ball forward as KLU defenders cut off most attacks. Dylan Williams led the way up forward and booted 7 goals as KLU produced a big finish to win narrowly by 3 points. Neil Reeve, the consistent Matt Skrypek and Jarrod Krooks were among KLU’s best. Mick Crilly booted 5 goals for Bordertown and Sam Devitt and Clint Williams fought hard but just couldn’t hold KLU out in the end.
Round 7 scores - May 28, 2011
NARACOORTE 8.3, 17.7, 29.11, 37.15 (237)
PADTHAWAY 2.5, 5.9, 7.9, 8.11 (59)
GOALS, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 11, Brett Gould 10, James Dixon 4, Shaun Taylor 4, Brodie Borg 2, Michael Parker 2,
Jeffrey Sellars 1, Luke Munro 1, Nathan Smith 1, Brett Pope 1. Padthaway: Matt Lampard 4, Tom Mclennan 1, Brendon Moon 1, Jason Degabriele 1, Nash Stark 1. Best, Naracoorte: James Dixon, Nathan Smith, Michael Childs, Brodie Borg, Brett Gould, Simon Cox. Padthaway: Jason Degabriele, Aaron Wanders, Jason Dicker, Brett Fidge, Trent Bettess, Bill Longbottom
KEITH 2.2, 7.3, 11.3, 15.4 (94)
MUNDULLA 6.2, 9.6, 10.11, 13.14 (92)
GOALS, Keith: Jason Snajdar 6, James Mcentee 4, Paul Makin 1, Andrew Willis 1, Nick Hunt 1, Todd Mcshane 1, Alexander Bowley 1. Mundulla: Grady Obst 3, Heath Thorpe 2, Jonathan Mock 1, Sam Excell 1, Henry Trenorden 1, Luke Wiese 1, Jake Mcgrice 1, Jarred Wiese 1, Daniel Mead 1, Nicky Davis 1. Best, Keith : Thomas Mayfield, James Mcentee, Jason Snajdar, Nick Hunt, Paul Makin, Jon Wright. Mundulla : Luke Wiese, Tyne Excell, Daniel Mead, Darren Wiese, Nicky Davis, Benjamin Douglas.
PENOLA 2.3, 8.5, 14.7, 18.10 (118)
KYBYBOLITE 3.3, 5.5, 6.8, 8.11 (59)
GOALS, Penola: Ashley Braun 5, Luke Duncan 4, Cody Hicks 4, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Lachlan Jones 1, Leigh Woolston 1, Paul Mullen 1, Kane Ransom 1. Kybybolite: Ryan Woite 2, Samuel Mccracken 2, Michael Pannell 1, Shaun V/Capt Price 1, Ciaran Buckley 1, Mark Slotegraaf 1. Best, Penola: Luke Duncan, Brad Maney, Kane Ransom, Cody Hicks, Corey Gray, Spencer Jackman. Kybybolite: Michael Pannell, Ray Jaensch, Thomas Pearce, William Miles, Ryan Woite, Dylan Brodie
Border Districts 4.3, 9.6, 15.9, 24.11 (155)
KINGSTON 0.0, 2.4, 3.4, 5.5 (35)
GOALS, Border Districts: Clint Barras 10, Paul Smith 7, Andrew Cheer 2, Matt White 2, Sean King 1, Mark Lemon 1, Jack Burns 1. Kingston: Nathan Daniels 2, Josh Gould 1, Kirby Scott 1, Jesse Curkpatrick 1. Best, Border Districts: Clint Barras, Mark Lemon, Dylan Moore, Nathan Naylor, Paul Smith, Nick Tarca. Kingston: Nathan Daniels, Kirby Scott, Dylan Richardson, Matthew Menz, Jacob Brown, Nicholas Telfer
K L UNITED 2.3, 5.8, 10.14, 16.15 (111)
BORDERTOWN 4.1, 13.2, 15.3, 17.6 (108)
GOALS, K L United : Dylan Williams 7, Anthony Carlile 4, Daniel Stimson 2, Christopher Chaston 2, Shain Vivian 1. Bordertown: Michael Crilly 5, Jamie Cammarano 3, Maddy Hayes 2, Kane Cuthbertson 2, James Stewart 2, Sam Sverdloff 1, Jamie Grosser 1, Joshua Searle 1. Best, K L United: Dylan Williams, Neil Reeve, Matthew Skrypek, Jarrod Krooks, Brad Mccabe, Daniel Stimson. Bordertown: Michael Crilly, Sam Devitt, Clinton Williams, Ryan Paget, Joshua Searle, Kane Cuthbertson
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 7
Padthaway supporters would well remember knocking off hot favourites Naracoorte on their own patch last year, and they would be fairly salivating at the prospect of hosting them this week.
Keith has been very good the past two weeks with a thumping win and a meritorious loss to Naracoorte, while Mundulla has been very bad with one-sided losses to Kyby and Penola.
Penola has hit its straps in the past two weeks and thumped Mundulla last week, the same team Kyby handled easily the week before.
Borders seem to have dropped their bundle after a promising start, and with Kingston producing its best show of the season last week, the Saints could be primed to win their first game.
They are always fiercely-fought games between these sides, and there's added spice with a handful of players swapping camps in recent years.
LUCINDALE AND NARACOORTE STILL TEAMS TO BEAT
REPORT ON ROUND 6 FROM TERRY WILLOUGHBY
Monday May 23, 2011
Lucindale continue to impress in the KNTFL. After a relatively even 1st qtr they stormed away from Bordertown to lead by 58 points at ½ time. Sam Mardling was dominating the forward line and Ryan McInerney thrashed whoever became his opponent. Straight kicking flattered Bordertown on the scoreboard but it was different on the ground. McInerney was best afield and booted 6 goals for Lucindale with Kyle Press starring on the ball, Mardling booted 10 goals as Bordertown were outclassed. Kane Cuthbertson and Mick Crilly with 5 goals tried hard for the Roosters but the gap at the top of the ladder appears to be widening.
Naracoorte’s less than impressive form continued with Keith taking the game right up to the league leader. The rebuilding Crows led narrowly at ½ time with midfielders Andrew Wilson and Alex Bowley giving plenty of drive, forwards Paul Makin and James McEntee, 5 goals, also contributed strongly. Naracoorte exerted a much stronger influence with James Dixon , Robbie Jones and ruckman Craig Beggs taking control around the stoppages and set up opportunities for Simon Cox who finished with 7 goals against his former club. Keith were close enough at 3 qtr time but Naracoorte took over completely and booted 7 goals to win running away by 37 points.
Padthaway, despite inaccurate kicking were too strong for Kingston who at least managed to reach double figures on the goal tally. The Lions had a big lead of 57 points at the last change and had wasted many chances. Matt Lampard at full forward provided a strong target and booted 6 goals, Jason Degabriele in the centre and Darren Francis at half-back were big stumbling blocks that Kingston couldn’t overcome as the Lions won comfortably by 49 points. Kingston at least did not rollover and finished with a 6 goal last qtr, their best this season. Kirby Scott in the ruck, Nathan Daniels and Ben Warner were best for Kingston. Mundulla stumbled to rare defeat against an improving Penola. The Eagles started well and had the Moots in trouble early, coach Luke Duncan was in everything and Spencer Jackman defended brilliantly for Penola. Mundulla got into the game in the 2nd qtr but were matched allover by Penola. A goal-less 3rd qtr sealed Mundulla’s fate. Cody Hicks and Luke Duncan each kicked 4 goals to be high in Penola’s best and Adam Merrett provided the strength around the packs. Mundulla’s best were Boyd Packer, Grady Obst and Darren Wiese but they were generally outplayed most of the game.
Kaniva-Leeor broke their run of narrow losses when they stormed with a 10 goal last qtr to smash Border Districts by 75 points. The game was a closely fought affair for 3 quarters although KLU had skipped out to a 25 point lead at the last change. This time however, KLU turned up the heat. Consistent performers Ash Baxter, Anthony Carlile and Dylan Williams tired of being unlucky losers pushed harder as KLU piled on the goals and Borders fell apart. Borders were powerless to stop the onslaught
Round 6 scores - May 21, 2011
PADTHAWAY 2.8, 10.15, 12.19, 16.25 (121)
KINGSTON 2.5, 4.7, 4.10, 10.12 (72)
Goals, Padthaway: Matt Lampard 6, Brendon Moon 3, Aaron Wanders 2, Jason Degabriele 2, Chris Dicker 1, Nathan Frederick 1, Darren Francis 1. Kingston - Josh Gould 2, Craig Watson 2, Nathan Daniels 2, Kieran De Santis 1, Matthew Menz 1, Kirby Scott 1, Chayce Fox 1. Best, Padthaway - Jason Degabriele, Darren Francis, Matt Lampard, Jason Dicker, Brendon Moon, Trent Bettess. Kingston - Kirby Scott, Ben Warner, Nathan Daniels, Kieran De Santis, Paul Bott, Jacob Brown
NARACOORTE 3.3, 6.6, 11.6, 18.6 (114)
KEITH 3.0, 7.2, 9.4, 12.5 (77)
Goals, Naracoorte - Simon Cox 7, James Dixon 5, Nick Maxted 2, Luke Munro 1, Sid Patterson 1, Brett Gould 1,
Robert Jones 1. Keith - James Mcentee 5, Jason Snajdar 2, Thomas Mayfield 1, Todd Mcshane 1, Henry Johnson 1, Andrew Wilson 1, Ryan Menz 1. Best, Naracoorte - James Dixon, Robert Jones, Nathan Smith, Craig Beggs, Simon Cox, Luke Munro. Keith A Grade - Andrew Wilson, Paul Makin, Alexander Bowley, James Mcentee, Jon Wright, Todd Mcshane
PENOLA 5.7, 11.10, 14.16, 17.19 (121)
MUNDULLA 1.0, 7.5, 7.10, 11.15 (81)
Goals, Penola: Luke Duncan 4, Cody Hicks 4, Adam Merrett 2, Ashley Braun 2, Marshall Morley 1, Paul Mullen 1, Simon Merrett 1, Lachlan Jones 1, Mathew Tilby 1. Mundulla : Heath Thorpe 3, Boyd Packer 3, Nicky Davis 2, Grady Obst 1, Sam Excell 1, Jake Mcgrice 1. Best, Penola: Luke Duncan, Spencer Jackman, Cody Hicks, Conan Devereux, Adam Merrett, Sam Fairclough. Mundulla - Boyd Packer, Grady Obst, Darren Wiese, Jarred Wiese, Daniel Mead, Tyne Excell
K L UNITED 3.3, 10.12, 12.14, 22.17 (149)
Border Districts 5.2, 7.3, 9.7, 11.8 (74)
Goals, K L United: Brad Witmitz 4, Ashley Baxter 3, Dylan Williams 2, Anthony Carlile 2, Shain Vivian 2, Christopher Chaston 1, Nathan Meyer 1, Shane Dodson 1, Jonathon Hicks 1, Brad Mccabe 1, Daniel Stimson 1, Travis Lannin 1, Tyson Hawker 1, Royce Taylor 1. Border Districts A Grade : Paul Smith 5, Clint Barras 3, Sean King 1, Mark Lemon 1, Floyd Freeman 1. Best, K L United : Ashley Baxter, Anthony Carlile, Dylan Williams, Matthew Skrypek, Brad Mccabe, Shain Vivian. Border Districts A Grade : Nathan Naylor, Jarrad Hirst, Sean King, Andrew Cheer, Nick Tarca, Mark Lemon
LUCINDALE 5.2, 14.6, 19.8, 24.11 (155)
BORDERTOWN 3.2, 5.2, 12.2, 15.3 (93)
Goals, Lucindale: Samuel Mardling 10, Ryan Mcinerney 6, Todd Price 3, Shane Mcgurk 2, Mark Snowball 1, Michael Jenke 1, Tristan Menz 1. Bordertown: Michael Crilly 5, Jamie Cammarano 3, Joshua Tink 2, Sam Sverdloff 2, Angus Diment 1, Jamie Grosser 1, Kane Cuthbertson 1. Best, Lucindale: Ryan Mcinerney, Kyle Press, Kane Mccarthy, Tristan Menz, Samuel Mardling, Timothy Walsh. Bordertown: Kane Cuthbertson, Michael Crilly, Angus Diment, Joshua Tink, John Jarred, Jamie Cammarano
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 6
THE KNTFL football ladder will continue to sort itself out with another interesting round of matches this weekend.
Padthaway will win this game and have a sensational 4-1 win/loss record by Saturday night, but the key thing for the Lions will be how much they win by.
This won't be the blockbuster it has been in recent years, but it will still hold plenty of interest and lots of feeling between the two combatants.
Penola showed last week that despite some up and down form, it can match it with the top teams.
Lucindale is taking all before it at the moment and even a Bordertown side coming off a week's rest is unlikely to bother the Roos too much.
Kaniva/Leeor had yet another near miss last week, and if they're not careful they will slip to 1-5 against a very capable Borders side this week.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD REVIEWS ROUND 5
Tuesday May 17, 2011
THE close results keep coming in the KNTFL, as Penola almost pulled off the upset of the year in giving reigning premier Naracoorte a scare last Saturday.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REVIEWS ROUND 5
Padthaway bounced back to the winners list in the KNT when the came from 2 goals down to over-run Kaniva-Leeor in the last quarter and win by 17 points. The game was close all day but KLU appeared to be set for victory when they took the lead in the 3rd term. The consistent Ash Baxter was in everything for KLU as was veteran Shane Dodson and Matt Skrypek. Padthaway determinedly fought on strongly and added 6 last quarter goals with mid-fielders Aaron Wanders, Scott Galloway and ruckman Mitch Gibbs showing the way. The win keeps the Lions in the race for a finals berth whilst KLU will rue another lost opportunity. Keith gave Kingston another thrashing but this time the margin was only 105 points instead of 200. James McEntee with 8 goals and Jason Snajdar 7 were too good for a succession of opponents as Keith raced away after ½ time. Henry Johnson, Tom Mayfield and Nick Hunt were best for the Crows. It was Kingstons’ best effort so far but still well short of a win.
Lucindale smashed Border Districts by 136 points in a display of very accurate kicking to finish with 27- 5. Sam Mardling was unstoppable around goals and booted 9 whilst Kyle Press starred on the ball and bigman Mark Snowball controlled the rucks.
Kybybolite were another team to kick accurately when they defeated Mundulla in high scoring affair by 61 points. Only 3 points separated the teams at ½ time but Kyby powered ahead with 9 goals to two in the 3rd quarter with Scott Carberry on fire at full forward and Mitch Pannell starring at ground level. Ciaran Buckley was winning many kicks around the packs and Mundulla were blitzed. Kyby went further ahead in the finish as all resistance failed when Mundulla added only token golas. Carberry finished with 10 goals to be Kyby’s best ahead of Pannell, Buckley and ruckman Dave Arnold. The Moot’s best were mostly on show before ½ time but Tyne Excell, Grady Obst and Sam Luckett battled hard to the end.
Naracoorte were seriously challenged for the 2nd game in a row when Penola threw everything at them in the 1st three quarters and led by 4 points with a quarter to play. Spencer Jackman, coach Luke Duncan and Brad Maney played inspired football and strongman Adam Merrett kicked 3 valuable goals but just when the improbable looked possible Naracoorte burst into action. James Dixon led the last quarter revival as he often does, Mitch Hartree and Nathan Smith showed how good they were in a crisis as Naracoorte slammed 8 last quarter goals to win running away by 28 points.
Round 5 - May 14, 2011
PADTHAWAY 5.3, 8.5, 11.8, 17.10 (112)
K L United 3.3, 9.6, 13.8, 14.11 (95)
Goals, Padthaway : Brett Fidge 4, Brendon Moon 3, Tom Mclennan 2, Matt Lampard 2, Nathan Frederick 2, Cody Marshall 2, Scott Galloway 1, Jason Degabriele 1. K L United : Ashley Baxter 3, Nathan Meyer 3, Dylan Williams 2, Shain Vivian 1, Andrew Philp 1, Matt Corstens 1, Alex Brown 1, Christopher Chaston 1, Jonty Brown 1. Best, Padthaway: Scott Galloway, Nash Stark, Mitchell Gibbs, Aaron Wanders, S Townsend, Matthew Dean. K L United: Shane Dodson, Ashley Baxter, Matthew Skrypek, Jonty Brown, Neil Reeve, Travis Lannin
KEITH 4.9, 9.11, 16.17, 22.18 (150)
KINGSTON 2.0, 4.7, 4.8, 6.9 (45)
Goals: Keith - James Mcentee 8, Jason Snajdar 7, Callum Mcmurray 1, Henry Johnson 1, Luke (Stephen) Mitchell 1, Brenton Nurse 1, Paul Makin 1, Andrew Wilson 1, Ryan Menz 1. Kingston - Nathan Daniels 1, Ben Teakle 1, Kirby Scott 1, Dylan Richardson 1, Ben Warner 1, Chayce Fox 1.Best: Keith - Henry Johnson, Thomas Mayfield, Nick Hunt, Ryan Menz, Shane Semler, Alexander Bowley. Kingston: Chayce Fox, Ashley Stenner, Nathan Daniels, Ben Warner, Kieran De Santis, Kirby Scott
NARACOORTE 2.5, 5.6, 8.9, 16.12 (108)
PENOLA 1.4, 7.7, 8.13, 11.14 (80)
Goals, Naracoorte: Simon Cox 4, Shaun Taylor 3, Mitchell Hartree 2, Sam Willison 2, Nick Maxted 1, Tron Congdon 1, Michael Childs 1, Leigh Symons 1, Tom Prebble 1. Penola: Adam Merrett 3, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Ashley Braun 1, Brad Maney 1, Simon Merrett 1, Sam Davoren 1, Paul Mullen 1, Josh Gale 1, Aaron Sims 1. Best, Naracoorte: James Dixon, Mitchell Hartree, Nathan Smith, Tom Prebble, Daniel Link, Sid Patterson. Penola: Spencer Jackman, Luke Duncan, Brad Maney, Josh Gale, Adam Merrett, Lachlan Jones
KYBYBOLITE 5.1, 10.4, 19.5, 26.8 (164)
MUNDULLA 5.6, 9.7, 11.10, 15.13 (103)
Goals, Kybybolite: Scott Carberry 10, Michael Pannell 3, Christopher Hanley 3, Brad Davies 3, Ryan Woite 2, Mark Capt Slotegraaf 1, Tom V/Capt Cooper 1, Ciaran Buckley 1, William Miles 1, David Arnold 1. Mundulla: Grady Obst 4, Heath Thorpe 3, Jonathan Mock 2, Daniel Mead 2, Nathan Milligan 1, Boyd Packer 1, Jake Mcgrice 1, Benjamin Douglas 1. Best, Kybybolite: Michael Pannell, Scott Carberry, Ciaran Buckley, David Arnold, Christopher Hanley, Matt Stilsby. Mundulla: Tyne Excell, Grady Obst, Sam Luckett, Jason Milligan, Sam Excell, Benjamin Douglas
LUCINDALE 9.1, 13.2, 20.4, 27.5 (167)
Border Districts 0.0, 3.1, 4.2, 4.7 (31)
Goals, Lucindale - Samuel Mardling 9, Robert Handbury 4, Todd Price 4, Timothy Walsh 4, Travis Ware 2, Shane Mcgurk 1, Ryan Mcinerney 1, Tristan Menz 1, Mark Snowball 1. Border Districts: Mark Lemon 1, Rick Adams 1, Sean King 1, Clint Barras 1. Best,Lucindale : Samuel Mardling, Kyle Press, Mark Snowball, Timothy Walsh, Robert Handbury, Ryan Mcinerney. Border Districts: Jarrad Hirst, Jay Zeuner, Jason Saunderson, Stephen Pretlove, Sean King, Nathan Naylor
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 5
KYBYBOLITE lost only two games for all of last season, but this Saturday the Tigers will have to pull out all stops to avoid losing their third game in the first five weeks of the 2011 KNTFL season.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD REVIEWS ROUND 4
Tuesday 10 May 2011
IT was the grand final rematch last Saturday, and the result was eerily similar when reigning premier ran over the top of Kybybolite in a dominant last quarter in the KNTFL match of the round.
TERRY WILLOUGHBY REPORTS ON ROUND 4
Lucindale burst the Padthaway bubble with an 89 point drubbing. The win showed Lucindale to be better than first thought as they raced to a big lead by quarter-time and never looked back. Todd Price with 7 goals and Sam Mardling with 5 were too much for the Lions defence. Lucindale completely shut down the Padthaway forwards in the 3rd quarter and added 6 goals to a solitary point. Kane McCarthy dominated the defence for Lucindale and Ryan McInerney and Travis Ware starred around the packs, the addition of Mark Snowball makes Lucindale look much better. Matt Lampard with 5 goals , Darren Francis and Cody Marshall tried hard for Padthaway.
Kaniva-Leeor had a much deserved win after several narrow losses. They made good use of their chances in the 2nd quarter and went to ½ time with 27 point lead. The consistent Ash Baxter and Shain Vivian were lively near goals and finished with 4 each, Keith pegged KLU back in the 3rd term but still trailed by 13 points. KLU found the smell of victory to be a tonic and booted away with 4 last quarter goals to win by 31 points and leave Keith close to the bottom of the KNT ladder. Jon Hicks, Ash Baxter, Neil Reeve and stalwart Travis Lannin were best for KLU. Keith, struggling at present were best served by Ryan Menz and Todd McShane.
Penola handed Kingston another thrashing and it must be the first time a KNT team has had 30 goals plus kicked against it in 4 consecutive rounds. Kingston have been totally uncompetitive so far and their supporters must be bewildered. Penola on the other hand would be jubilant after the 208 point win. Adam Merrett had big day to boot 11 goals as he brushed opponents aside. Josh Gale, Spencer Jackman and Jacob Pfitzner did as they liked as Penola over-ran a dispirited Kingston.
Naracoorte were seriously challenged for the first time this season when Kybybolite controlled most of the play in the 1st half to lead by 27 points. Defenders Ray Jaensch and Ray Hanley restricted the Naracoorte forwards and Ciaran Buckley was in everything around the packs. Craig Beggs was good in the ruck for Naracoorte but Kyby were winning their share at ground level. Naracoorte cut of Kyby’s forward moves in the3rd term but they still trailed by 8 points with a quarter to play. Kyby were struggling to keep Naracoorte out as the reigning premier started to take over. Naracoorte booted 4 goals to one to win narrowly by 14 points but not without a fright. Simon Cox with 6 goals was a valuable goalkicker which proved decisive for Naracoorte but it was the quality players such as Beggs, Mitch Hartree, Sid Patterson and James Dixon who stood out in the finish. Kyby were gallant in defeat with Tom Cooper, Buckley, Jaensch and Tim Pannell among their best.
No details were to be found as Border Districts notched up a 32 point win over Bordertown. The northern Eagles outscored the Roosters 12 goals to four after ½ time.
Round 4 scores - May 7, 2011
LUCINDALE 8.4, 12.8, 18.10, 23.16 (154)
PADTHAWAY 2.2, 7.3, 7.4, 10.5 (65)
Goals, Lucindale : Todd Price 7, Samuel Mardling 5, Ryan Mcinerney 2, Timothy Walsh 2, Mark Snowball 2, Tristan Menz 2, Shane Mcgurk 1, Daniel Mccarthy 1, Travis Ware 1. Padthaway : Matt Lampard 5, George Verco 3, Nathan Frederick 2. Best, Lucindale : Kane Mccarthy, Todd Price, Ryan Mcinerney, Travis Ware, Anthony Laurencic, Sam Graetz. Padthaway - Darren Francis, Cody Marshall, Matt Lampard, George Verco, Shane Walker
K L UNITED 1.1, 7.7, 9.8, 13.10 (88)
KEITH 1.2, 3.4, 7.7, 8.9 (57)
Goals, K L United: Ashley Baxter 4, Shain Vivian 4, Dylan Williams 2, Brad Witmitz 1, Jonty Brown 1, Tyson Hawker 1. Keith : Jason Snajdar 3, Simon Grosvenor 3, Steven Molineux 1, Thomas Mayfield 1. Best, K L United: Jonathon Hicks, Ashley Baxter, Neil Reeve, Travis Lannin, Dylan Williams, Anthony Carlile. Keit H: Ryan Menz, Todd Mcshane, Karl Qualmann, Brenton Nurse, Jon Wright, Alexander Bowley
PENOLA 7.4, 15.11, 26.14, 35.16 (226)
KINGSTON 0.0, 2.0, 2.0, 3.0 (18)
Goals, Penola: Adam Merrett 11, Mathew Tilby 5, Sam Fairclough 4, Cody Hicks 3, Luke Duncan 3, Ashley Braun 3,
Simon Merrett 2, Marshall Morley 1, Lachlan Jones 1, Josh Gale 1, Jacob Pfitzner 1. Kingston: Kieran De Santis 1, Kirby Scott 1, Nathan Daniels 1. Best, Penola : Adam Merrett, Josh Gale, Spencer Jackman, Jacob Pfitzner, Samuel Davidson, Cody Hicks. Kingston: Ben Warner, Chayce Fox, Jacob Brown, David Stillwell, Matthew Menz, Dylan Richardson.
NARACOORTE 3.3, 6.9, 9.11, 13.16 (94)
KYBYBOLITE 6.3, 11.6, 11.7, 12.8 (80)
Goals, Naracoorte : Simon Cox 6, Nick Maxted 2, James Dixon 2, Mitchell Hartree 1, Tron Congdon 1, Sam Willison 1. Kybybolite: Scott Carberry 4, Tom V/Capt Cooper 2, Kelvin Cook 2, Michael Pannell 1, Adam Vasey 1, David Arnold 1, Ciaran Buckley 1. Best, Naracoorte: Craig Beggs, Sid Patterson, Mitchell Hartree, James Dixon, Robert Jones, Tom Prebble. Kybybolite: Tom V/Capt Cooper , Ciaran Buckley, Ray Jaensch, Tim Pannell, Mark Capt Slotegraaf, Christopher Hanley.
Border Districts 3.3, 6.9, 13.12, 18.17 (125)
BORDERTOWN 7.1, 10.5, 12.7, 14.9 (93)
Best — Border Districts: N Naylor, S Pretlove, A Cheer. Bordertown: K Cuthbertson, S Devitt, R Paget. Goals — Border Districts; M Lemon, P Smith 4; J Mann 3; C Barras 2; A Cheer, D Hannaford, C Robinson, S Pretlove, F Freeman. Bordertown: J Stewart 6; J Jarred, N Hampel 3; J Grosser, C Williams.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 4
ALL eyes will be on the Naracoorte oval this Saturday for the rematch of the 2010 KNTFL grand finalists Naracoorte and Kybybolite.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD REVIEWS ROUND 3
NARACOORTE warmed up for this week's big local derby against Kybybolite with a very impressive 46-point win over one of its likely challengers in Saturday's KNTFL match of the round.
THIRD KINGTIDE ENGULFS KINGSTON
TERRY WILOUGHBY LOOKS AT ROUND 3 - MONDAY 2 MAY 2011
For the third game in a row Kingston has been washed away in a tsunami of goals. After a big recruiting drive in KNT football Kingston were absolutely smashed by Kybybolite to the tune of 181 points. Leading by 102 points at half time the Kyby machine settled into cruise control thereafter, eleven players contributed goals with Scott Carberry getting a lazy 10 as others fell over themselves to kick one. Michael Pannell, Tom Cooper and Matt Stilsby all had big games but met with little opposition. Former North Gambier player Matt Dyer was best for Kingston but must be wondering why he is doing this?
Penola and Kaniva-Leeor fought a tight battle all day. KLU looked impressive early with straight kicking giving it the lead in the 1st half. Ash Baxter and Shain Vivian were a handful around the goal front for KLU but Penola slowly drew closer and trailed by 18 points at the halfway. KLU‘s efforts were hampered by drizzly rain as Penola drew level at ¾ time. Scoring was difficult for both teams in the last quarter, only one goal each, until the deadlock was broken when Penola kicked a behind as the siren sounded to give them the narrowest of wins. On-ballers Sam Davoren, Sam Fairclough and mid-fielders Cody Hicks and Luke Duncan got better as the game wore on for Penola. For KLU it was another chance missed, for them Brad McCabe, defenders Matt Corstens and Anthony Carlisle were best.
Naracoorte had their toughest test so far and still managed a comfortable win over a hard-working Mundulla. The Moots stayed in touch in the 1st half but Naracoorte had some potent forwards in Simon Cox and James Dixon who managed goals whenever Mundulla threatened. Naracoorte kicked away in the 3rd term with mid-fielder Kane Jericho and Robert Jones in top form. Naracoorte’s depth of talent sorely tested Mundulla’s ability to close all avenues to goal. In the final quarter the league leader increased its’ 40 pt margin to 46 and remain undefeated. Jericho, Dixon and Jones were high in the best players and Simon Cox booted 6 goals. Sam and Tyne Excell were good for Mundulla along with Nathan and Jason Milligan. Padthaway had a rare victory over Bordertown when they finished strongly after trailing by 7 points at ¾ time. Scores had been locked together all day but Bordertown just looked a little steadier late in the 3rd term. The Lions new found belief saw them rally strongly with 5 last quarter goals to win by 19 points. Nathan Frederick and Jason DeGabrielle were handy near goal and kicked 4 and 3 respectively for Padthaway but George Verco was best for the lions ahead of Jason Dicker and Aaron Wanders. Bordertown were in a position to win but didn’t go on with it despite the efforts of Luke Exton across the centre, Jamie Grosser and David Wurst.
Lucindale were another side to continue their winning run, this time over Keith. The Keith Crows stayed in touch in the 1st half with forward Jason Snajdar making the most of every opportunity to finish with five goals but the lack of support saw Lucindale take control in the 3rd quarter. They led by 14 points at half time but defenders Sam Graetz and Jamie McCarthy stopped just about all Keith’s forward moves and Ryan McInerney dominated the centre. Keith managed only one goal in the 2nd half as Lucindale through better teamwork had more players involved. Only time will tell if Lucindale can challenge Naracoorte but they are doing well at present and this win by 53 points is a further boost. Keith tried hard with Andrew Willis and Jason Snajdar their best but they are not the power side of recent years.
Round 3 - April 30, 2011
Naracoorte 7.0, 11.3, 17.5, 22.8 (140)
Mundulla 4.0, 9.4, 10.7, 14.10 (94)
Goals: Naracoorte - Simon Cox 6, James Dixon 5, Robert Jones 2, Tom Prebble 2, Kane Jericho 2, Brett Gould 1, Brett Pope 1, Michael Parker 1, Luke Munro 1, Sam Willison 1. Mundulla: Heath Thorpe 3, Boyd Packer 3, Jonathan Mock 2, Daniel Mead 2, Benjamin Douglas 1, Jason Milligan 1, Grady Obst 1, Rhys Williams 1. Best, Naracoorte A Grade : Kane Jericho, James Dixon, Sid Patterson, Robert Jones, Tom Prebble, Simon Cox. Mundulla A Grade : Sam Excell, Nathan Milligan, Tyne Excell, Jason Milligan, Boyd Packer, Henry Graetz
Kybybolite 11.3, 18.9, 23.14, 31.25 (211)
Kingston 0.3, 2.3, 2.4, 4.6 (30)
Goals, Kybybolite A Grade - Scott Carberry 10, Michael Pannell 4, Adam Vasey 3, Samuel Mccracken 3, Matt Stilsby 3, Dylan Brodie 2, Mark Capt Slotegraaf 2, Jamie Bittner 1, Tom Cooper 1, Ryan Agnew 1, Christopher Hanley 1
Kingston: Kirby Scott 1, David Werner 1, Matt Dyer 1, Jacob Brown 1 Best, Kybybolite - Michael Pannell, Tom V/Capt Cooper, Matt Stilsby, Mark Capt Slotegraaf, Samuel Mccracken, David Arnold. Kingston: Matt Dyer, Matthew Menz, Ben Warner, Mark Hamlyn, Ben Teakle, Jesse Curkpatrick
Penola 4.2, 8.4, 12.6, 13.9 (87)
K L United 8.0, 11.4, 12.6, 13.8 (86)
Goals, Penola - Ashley Braun 3, Mathew Tilby 2, Adam Merrett 2, Jacob Pfitzner 1, Sam Fairclough 1, Brad Maney 1,
Lachlan Jones 1, Sam Davoren 1, Cody Hicks 1. K L United - Ashley Baxter 4, Shain Vivian 4, Alex Brown 1, Dylan Williams 1, Matthew Skrypek 1, Neil Reeve 1, Daniel Stimson 1. Best, Penola: Sam Davoren, Marshall Morley, Sam Fairclough, Cody Hicks, Luke Duncan, Adam Merrett. K L United: Brad Mccabe, Daniel Stimson, Matt Corstens, Ashley Baxter, Dylan Williams, Anthony Carlile
Lucindale 4.4, 9.6, 12.11, 16.14 (110)
Keith 3.4, 7.4, 8.6, 8.9 (57)
Goals, Lucindale: Ryan Mcinerney 3, Tristan Menz 3, Ethan Gill 3, Samuel Mardling 2, Daniel Mccarthy 1, Michael Jenke 1, Travis Ware 1, Stanley Freeman 1, Todd Price 1. Keith: Jason Snajdar 5, James Mcentee 2, Mark Tucker 1. Best, Lucindale: Ryan Mcinerney, Sam Graetz, Nathan Clarke, Jamie Mccarthy, Kane Mccarthy, Timothy Walsh. Keith: Andrew Willis, Jason Snajdar, Thomas Mayfield, Ryan Menz, Nick Hunt, Henry Johnson
Padthaway 3.1, 9.5, 11.7, 16.11 (107)
Bordertown 3.2, 9.3, 12.8, 13.10 (88)
Goals, Padthaway: Nathan Frederick 4, Jason Degabriele 3, Matt Lampard 2, Brendon Moon 2, Mark Edwards 2, Darcy Boyanton 1, Cody Marshall 1, George Verco 1. Bordertown: Ty Devitt 3, Maddy Hayes 2, Jamie Cammarano 2, Sam Devitt 2, Clinton Williams 2, Kane Cuthbertson 1, Jamie Grosser 1. Best, Padthaway: George Verco, Jason Dicker, Nathan Frederick, Aaron Wanders, Darren Francis, Mark Edwards. Bordertown: Luke Exton, Jamie Grosser, David Wurst, Jamie Cammarano, Clinton Williams, Maddy Hayes
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 3
Friday April 29, 2011
KNTFL footballers will have enjoyed their week off for the Easter break and will be rested and ready to leap back into action in round 3 this Saturday.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD REVIEWS ROUND 2
THE surprises keep coming in the KNTFL, with Padthaway unveiling a slick new side in its 2011 debut and Kaniva/Leeor United almost pulling off a giant upset in round 2 last Saturday.
KYBY COMES FROM BEHIND AGAINST KANIVA/LEEOR
Round 2 report with Terry Willoughby
It took a big 2nd half by Kybyolite to overcome a determined Kaniva-Leeor United. KLU stormed to a 43 point lead at ½ time after playing some exciting football to kick 7 goals to nil in the 2nd term. Jon Hicks, Brad McCabe and Dylan Williams drove the play and Vivian and Baxter finished it off with goals. A huge upset looked likely but the fightback came early as Kyby booted 8 goals with Mark Slotegraaf and Ryan Woite lifting around midfield. At ¾ time Kyby took a narrow lead of 2 points and the game was still wide open Both sides scored four last quarter goals but it was Kyby that held together for a win but it was KLU who did everything right but came away with nothing. Better players for Kyby were Chris Hanley, Slotegraaf, William Miles and Woite. KLU, not far from a win, had good games from Hicks, McCabe, Williams, Baxter and Matt Skrypek.
Mundulla smashed Kingston by 171 points, the Saints second thrashing in two rounds. The Moots dominated from the start with players queuing up to kick goals. Heath Thorpe finished with 9 and Grady Obst got 7 in a best on ground performance. Mundulla led by 87 points at ½ time and proceeded to power away with an equally strong finish. Other good players for Mundulla were Sam Luckett, Jake McGrice, Dan Mead and Tyne Excell but everyone could have been named. Kingston have barely raised a yelp so far but Kirby Scott, Paul Bott and Josh Gould battled hard.
Padthaway had a morale boosting start to the season with a good 45 point win over last weeks giant-killers Border Districts. Scores were in touch throughout the 1st three quarters of an entertaining game with the Lions holding a narrow lead at each change. The last quarter saw Padthaway kicked with 8 goals to two and win comfortably. Recruit Jason Degabrielle was outstanding for the Lions and booted 4 goals, key forward Matt Lampard booted 7 and veteran Mark Edwards showed great leadership. Borders disappointed at the finish. Clint Barras, Dylan Moore and Jarred Hirst were Borders best and Paul Smith booted 5 goals.
Penola were again slow to get moving and Lucindale had the game wrapped up by ½ time when they led by 43 points. Forwards Travis Ware and Sam Mardling were strong targets and midfielders Kyle Press and Dan McCarthy continually drove the ball forward. Lucindale kicked further ahead in the 3rd term. The last term was just a formality as Lucindale eased up and Penola kicked 6 late goals but Lucindale won easily by 37 points. Ware, Press and Tim Walsh were best for Lucindale. Alex Moore, coach Luke Duncan and Paul Mullen tried to lift Penola but too many players were down on form.
Round 2 scores - April 16, 2011
SATURDAY NIGHT RESULT
KEITH 3.4, 9.7, 14.10, 18.14 (122)
BORDERTOWN 1.2, 5.10, 9.10, 10.15 (75)
GOALS, KEITH: James McEntee 8, Jason SNAJDAR 5, TOM REDDEN 3, Henry JOHNSON 1, Paul MAKIN 1. BORDERTOWN: Jamie CAMMARANO 5, Jamie GROSSER 1, Ryan PAGET 1, Kane CUTHBERTSON 1, Braden HILL 1, Jed JARRETT 1. BEST, KEITH: MARK TUCKER, Andrew Wilson, James McEntee, Alexander BOWLEY, TOM REDDEN, Shane Semler. BORDERTOWN: Luke EXTON, Ryan PAGET, Kane CUTHBERTSON, JOHN JARRED, Jamie CAMMARANO, Clinton WILLIAMS
PADTHAWAY 5.2, 11.4, 15.6, 23.10 (148)
Border Districts 4.3, 8.7, 13.10, 15.13 (103)
GOALS, PADTHAWAY: Matt Lampard 7, Nathan Frederick 4, Jason Degabriele 4, Brendon Moon 3, George Verco 2, Aaron Wanders 1, Jason DICKER 1, Nash Stark 1. Border District : Paul Smith 5, Clint BARRAS 4, Mark LEMON 2, Sean King 1, Floyd FREEMAN 1, Rodney OLIVER 1, Dale Hannaford 1 BEST, PADTHAWAY: Jason Degabriele, MITCHELL GIBBS, Mark EDWARDS, Aaron Wanders, Shane Walker, Nash Stark Border Districts : Clint BARRAS, DYLAN MOORE, JARRAD HIRST, Mark LEMON, Rick Adams, Paul Smith
LUCINDALE 8.6, 10.6, 14.8, 15.12 (102)
PENOLA 0.1, 3.5, 3.9, 9.11 (65)
GOALS, LUCINDALE: Travis WARE 4, Samuel Mardling 4, Ryan MCINERNEY 2, Stanley FREEMAN 1, Tim Walsh 1, Todd PRICE 1, Ethan GILL 1, Shane MCGURK 1. PENOLA: Cody Hicks 4, Sam DAVOREN 1, Spencer Jackman 1, Mathew TILBY 1, Lachlan JONES 1, Luke Duncan 1. BEST, LUCINDALE: Travis WARE, Kyle PRESS, Tim Walsh, Samuel Mardling, Daniel McCarthy, Ryan MCINERNEY. PENOLA: Alex MOORE, Luke Duncan, paul Mullen, Conan Devereux, Cody Hicks, Sam Fairclough
KYBYBOLITE 3.4, 3.6, 12.10, 16.14 (110)
K L UNITED 3.4, 10.7, 12.8, 16.10 (106)
GOALS, KYBYBOLITE: Scott CARBERRY 3, William MILES 2, Ciaran BUCKLEY 2, Kelvin COOK 2, Ryan WOITE 2, Christopher HANLEY 1, Mark SLOTEGRAAF 1, David ARNOLD 1, Adam VASEY 1, Jamie BITTNER 1. K L UNITED: Shain VIVIAN 5, Ashley BAXTER 4, Dylan WILLIAMS 3, Brad MCCABE 1, DANIEL PEGLER 1, MATT CORSTENS 1, Jonathon HICKS 1 BEST, KYBYBOLITE: Christopher HANLEY, Mark SLOTEGRAAF, William MILES, Ryan WOITE, Brad DAVIES, Sam PEARCE K L UNITED : Jonathon HICKS, Brad MCCABE, Dylan WILLIAMS, Ashley BAXTER, Matthew SKRYPEK, Daniel Stimson
MUNDULLA 7.4, 17.6, 26.12, 35.16 (226)
KINGSTON 1.1, 3.3, 4.5, 8.7 (55)
GOALS, MUNDULLA: Heath THORPE 9, Grady OBST 7, Daniel MEAD 4, Jake McGRICE 4, Boyd PACKER 3, Sam LUCKETT 3, Jonathan MOCK 2, Tyne EXCELL 1, Lachlan DUELL 1, Benjamin DOUGLAS 1. KINGSTON: David WERNER 3, KIRBY SCOTT 1, Matt Dyer 1, Josh Gould 1, Jeffrey Puruntatameri 1, Dylan RICHARDSON 1 BEST, MUNDULLA: Grady OBST, Sam LUCKETT, Jake McGRICE, Daniel MEAD, Tyne EXCELL, Jonathan MOCK. KINGSTON: KIRBY SCOTT, paul bott, Josh Gould, Matthew Menz, Anthony PURUNTATAMERI, Aaron Daniels
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS OF ROUND 2
AFTER an opening round full of upsets, this Saturday's round 2 of KNTFL football promises plenty of interesting match-ups as well.
THE NARACOORTE HERALD SUMMARY OF ROUND 1
Tuesday 12 April, 2011
A ROUND of upset results was an ideal way for the KNTFL season to start last Saturday.
Three of the five games were won by the underdogs in a sure sign that the league is set for an even, unpredictable season.
Last year's losing grand finalists Kybybolite were a first-round casualty, going down to a fired-up Lucindale side with several new recruits leading the way.
The Roos lost three players to injury through the day, including star utility Gerard McGrath, but still managed to hold off a desperate Kyby by two goals.
Keith was expected to be one of the big improvers, but they were overrun by 17 points by a surprisingly good Border Districts, who didn't win a game last season.
Penola was also expected to be among the front-runners, but they were shocked by Bordertown, who won by 16 points despite losing double figure numbers of A grade players over the summer.
The two other games went as expected. Mundulla was too strong for Kaniva/Leeor United, winning by 32 points.
Reigning premier Naracoorte thumped the struggling Kingston, who introduced four new players from the Tiwi Islands, to the tune of 178 points. New assistant coach Simon Cox kicked 10 goals and James Dixon eight.
DEMONS RUTHLESS, BORDERS GRAB FIRST UP WIN
Round 1 review with Terry Willoughby - April 11, 2011
Naracoorte started in red-hot form with a blistering display against Kingston. The Demons simply brushed the hapless Saints aside in every quarter. It was a massacre in any language as Kingston offered no resistance, expensive recruits delivered little and the signs for other teams was ominous. Former Western Bulldogs player Simon Cox brushed aside opponents to boot 10 goals and had others in James Dixon and Brett Gould chiming in with 8 and 6 respectively. Rob Jones was named best afield for Naracoorte ahead of Dixon, ruckman Craig Beggs, Sid Patterson and Cox. Kingston were left shell-shocked but at least they’ve got 8 rounds to recover.
Bordertown despite some off season departures had a solid 16 point win over Penola. The Roosters led throughout, stretching their 21 point half-time lead to 33 at the last change. Penola showed some form in the finish and outscored Bordertown 5 goals to two but the margin was too great. Kane Cuthbertson continued his good form from 2010 for Bordertown, others to do well were Clint Williams, James Stewart and former Portland and Casterton star Jamie Cammarano. For Penola Alex Moore, Sam Fairclough, Sam Davoren and coach Luke Duncan performed well.
Last years runners-up Kybybolite gave away a big start to Lucindale when they trailed by 32 points at quarter-time. They recovered most of it in the 2nd quarter but Lucindale kicked further ahead in the with 6 goals to three and held a commanding lead of 35 points going into the last quarter. Kyby with straight kicking closed the gap to just 12 points but Lucindale had more effective forwards contributing. Tristian Menz was best for Lucindale, Kyle Press, Ryan McInerney and Tim Walsh also impressed. Scott Carberry with 6 goals was Kyby’s only true avenue to goal and defender Ray Jaensch battled hard along with ruckman Dave Arnold and Kelvin Cook.
The Easybeats were a great Australian rock band in the 60’s and Border Districts were the “easybeats” of football in recent years but the Eagles rocked after their first up win over recent powerhouse team, Keith. The Crows are obviously going through rebuild phase and poor kicking did not help, they booted 3-10 in a wasteful 3rd quarter and were held scoreless in the last. Borders capitalized and booted enough goals in the last quarter to have a morale-boosting 17 point win, their first over Keith in many seasons. Paul Smith was their go to man up forward and he booted 6 goals, Nick Tarca, Dale Hannaford, Jay Zeuner and veteran Ricky Adams contributed strongly to the win. The familiar names of Mark Keighley, Nick Hunt, Henry Johnson were among better players for Keith and former Naracoorte coach Brad Richardson has plenty of work to do. Mundulla had a solid 32 point win over a battling Kaniva-Leeor United. The Moots jumped to a big lead by quarter time and maintained it throughout. KLU closed to within 20 points by ¾ time but the effort fell away in the last as Mundulla kicked away. Heath Thorpe started the year well to boot 6 goals for Mundulla, Grady Obst got 4 in good display but Tyne Excell was best for the winners. A lack of depth will hinder KLU but Ash Baxter with 4 goals stood out, last year’s star Daniel Pegler also showed good form.
Round 1 scores - April 9, 2011
Border Districts 3.2, 6.4, 8.7, 10.12 (72)
KEITH 1.2, 3.9, 6.19, 6.19 (55)
GOALS, Border Districts: Paul Smith 6, Stephen PRETLOVE 1, Clint BARRAS 1, Rodney OLIVER 1, Nick Tarca 1. KEITH: Jason SNAJDAR 2, James McEntee 1, Jon Wright 1, Tom Geyer 1, Henry JOHNSON 1. BEST, Border Districts - Nick Tarca, Dale Hannaford, Jay ZEUNER, Sean King, Rick Adams, Clinton ROBINSON. KEITH - Mark KEIGHLEY, Henry JOHNSON, Ryan Menz, Shane Semler, Nick HUNT, MARK TUCKER
BORDERTOWN 3.2, 6.8, 9.10, 11.13 (79)
PENOLA 2.1, 3.5, 4.7, 9.9 (63)
GOALS, BORDERTOWN: Michael CRILLY 3, James STEWART 2, Jamie GROSSER 2, Braden HILL 1, Joshua SEARLE 1, Jamie Cammarano 1, Maddy HAYES 1. PENOLA - Simon MERRETT 2, Aaron SIMS 2, Sam DAVOREN 1, Spencer Jackman 1, Ashley BRAUN 1, Luke Duncan 1, Marcus DEVERAUX 1. BEST, BORDERTOWN - Kane CUTHBERTSON, Clinton WILLIAMS, James STEWART, JOHN JARRED, Jamie GROSSER, Jamie Cammarano. PENOLA - Alex MOORE, Sam Fairclough, Sam DAVOREN, Luke Duncan, Aaron SIMS, Josh GALE
LUCINDALE 5.2, 6.4, 12.7, 15.10 (100)
KYBYBOLITE 0.0, 5.1, 9.2, 14.4 (88)
GOALS, LUCINDALE- Ryan MCINERNEY 3, Samuel Mardling 3, Stanley FREEMAN 3, Timothy WALSH 1, Shane MCGURK 1, Jason ZOHS 1, Ethan GILL 1, Josh TEAKLE 1, Todd PRICE 1. KYBYBOLITE - Scott CARBERRY 6, Lee CURNOW 2, Michael PANNELL 2, Ryan AGNEW 1, Jamie BITTNER 1, Adam VASEY 1, Ryan WOITE 1. BEST, LUCINDALE - Tristian Menz, Ryan MCINERNEY, Kyle PRESS, Timothy WALSH, Samuel Mardling, Travis WARE. KYBYBOLITE - Ray JAENSCH, Mark SLOTEGRAAF, David ARNOLD, Kelvin COOK, Tom COOPER, Scott CARBERRY
MUNDULLA 6.4, 12.6, 13.11, 17.12 (114)
K L UNITED 1.3, 7.6, 10.9, 12.10 (82)
GOALS, MUNDULLA: Heath THORPE 6, Grady OBST 4, Tyne EXCELL 2, Jonathan MOCK 2, Benjamin DOUGLAS 2, Boyd PACKER 1. K L UNITED: Ashley BAXTER 4, Shain VIVIAN 3, Brad Witmitz 2, Dylan WILLIAMS 2, DANIEL PEGLER 1. BEST - Mundulla: Tyne EXCELL, Grady OBST, Sam LUCKETT, Jake McGRICE, Nathan MILLIGAN, Boyd PACKER. K L UNITED - Ashley BAXTER, Neil REEVE, Nathan Meyer, DANIEL PEGLER, Jonty Brown, Dylan WILLIAMS
NARACOORTE 10.11, 17.14, 28.18, 37.23 (245)
KINGSTON 2.2, 6.5, 6.6, 10.7 (67)
GOALS, NARACOORTE - SIMON COX 10, James DIXON 8, Brett GOULD 6, Michael PARKER 4, SID PATTERSON 3, Sam WILLISON 2, Matthew TOBER 1, Tron CONGDON 1, Matt WILLISON 1, Brett POPE 1. BEST, NARACOORTE: Robert JONES, James DIXON, Craig BEGGS, SID PATTERSON, SIMON COX, Michael CAPPELLUTI
ROUND ONE PREVIEW THANKS TO THE NARACOORTE HERALD
April 7, 2011
ROUND one of KNTFL footy kicks off this week with a number of games sure to set the tongues wagging about new recruits, new coaches and their teams chances throughout the year.
WOOSNAM RETURNS TO COACH THE DEMONS IN 2011
Tuesday October 12, 2010
2006 Naracoorte Premiership Playing Coach Dean Woosnam is back at the Demons to coach the club in 2011. Since winning in ’06, Dean and wife Jane moved to Queensland, Dean working for Teys Brothers in Rockhampton, whilst coaching the Glenmore Bulls in the Capricornia Competition. The Woosnam’s returned this year to live in Naracoorte and after initially looking to have a year away from footy, Dean coached Border Districts for the second half of the season, after the club sacked their appointed coach mid-season.
Dean says it was tough to knock back the job at Border Districts, with the club very keen for him to stay on.
“They were obviously disappointed, but took the decision well when I told them last Saturday night. They’ve made my wife Jane and I very welcome and wished us all the best. They are great people at Borders and we wish them well also.”
After much deliberation though Naracoorte won out in the battle for his services, “Some of the senior players came to me last week and said they were pretty keen for me to come back. "That’s what made my mind up. When experienced blokes like Rob Jones, Sam Logan and Brett Pope said they wanted to play under me again, it was easy to decide I should return.”
Woosnam will take over from Brad Richardson, who has finished at the club after guiding Naracoorte to back to back Premierships in 2009 and 2010.
“They’re a great club and it’s good to take over again with the club still going very strongly”
Woosnam expects to keep many of the side that won in 2010, but concedes it will be a challenge to get the team up for a three-peat.
“It’s going to be a big challenge. Brad Richardson has done a great job with the lads in the last few years and to stay at the top will be tough”
Despite winning the last two flags, the club is on the look out for recruits, Woosnam says “The club has met with a few players already, so we are definitely on the look out for some new faces to keep us strong in 2011”
NARACOORTE MAKES IT BACK TO BACK
report from The Naracoorte Herald - Tuesday September 21, 2010
Photo: Pete Chatfield, courtesy of the Naracoorte Herald
Naracoorte 15-14 (104 pts)
NARACOORTE made it back-to-back premierships in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League as they produced a stunning last quarter to overrun a gallant Kybybolite combination.
NARACOORTE 7 GOAL LAST TERM WINS 2010 FLAG
TRIUMPH FOR COACH BRAD RICHARDSON AS HIS DEMONS GO BACK TO BACK
by Terry WIlloughby - September 20, 2010
Kybybolite were another team seeking to end a premiership drought when they met finals hardened Naracoorte in the KNTFL Grand Final. The Tigers were strongly fancied having been on top and comfortably beating Naracoorte in the 2nd Semi. Kyby started well with Ryan Woite prominent and Scott Carberry dangerous near goals. Kelvin Cook and Tim Pannell were also picking up plenty of kicks and Kyby held a 6 pt lead at qtr-time. Naracoorte were in touch but unable to get the lead. Rob Jones was again in everything for Naracoorte and Leigh Symons in the centre was constructive but Kyby had many players chipping in and they still held the lead at half-time although by only 10 pts and they didn’t look at all convincing.
They started to look better in the 3rd qtr with Tom Pearce and Kelvin Cook proving difficult for Naracoorte to pass. At the last change Naracoorte had reduced the margin by only a point, Kyby led by 11 but they were looking a little tired.
Naracoorte responded to coach Richardson’s ¾ time address and played inspired football. They took control all over the ground, Mitch Hartree was moved forward and he set them alight along with Symons and Jones. The last qtr was all Naracoorte and they booted 7 goals to storm past Kyby who were powerless. Kyby’s earlier good players were over-run. Naracoorte’s dominant mid-fielders in Symons, Ty Scullion and Jones carved holes in the Kyby backline. Craig Beggs was on top in the ruck and Nathan Smith strong at half-back.
Naracoorte swept Kyby aside to win running away by 31 pts with Kyby scoring only a belated goal in the dying minutes of the game. Leigh Symons won the Medal for best a-field and Rob Jones had a mountain of possessions to be high in Naracoorte’s best, Scullion, Nigel Block and Beggs also played well as did Hartree when switched forward but every player was involved at the finish.
Kyby disappointed hugely after leading for 3 qtrs. Tom Pearce, Kelvin Cook, Tom Cooper and Tim Pannell were their better players but the premiership continues to elude them
GRAND FINAL AT BORDERTOWN
KYBYBOLITE 3.3 8.4 10.7 11.7 73
NARACOORTE 3.3 6.6 8.8 15.14 104
BOG - Leigh Symons (Naracoorte)
Best: Naracoorte - Robert JONES, Leigh SYMONS, Tyrone SCULLION, Nigel BLOCK, Craig BEGGS, Nathan SMITH. Kybybolite - Thomas PEARCE, Kelvin Cook, Tom COOPER, Tim PANNELL, Brad REDDING, Ciaran Buckley. Goals: Naracoorte - James DIXON 3, Tyrone SCULLION 2, Robert JONES 2, Sam LOGAN 2, Michael PARKER 2, Jeffrey SELLARS 2, Nigel BLOCK 1, Brett GOULD 1. Kyby - Scott CARBERRY 3, Ciaran Buckley 2, Michael PANNELL 2, Samuel McCracken 2, Adam VASEY 1, Ryan WOITE 1