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MALLEE 2017 Reports & previews by Ryan McArdle unless otherwise stated
Week One Finals Preview 19-8-2017
by Ryan McArdle, August 17, 2017
Well, it’s finals time in the Mallee Football League, and it’s a great time of year.
The minor round ladder finished as follows, Peake finished on top, Pinnaroo second , BDT third and Karoonda fourth.
BDT to play Karoonda in this week’s game and Peake to play Pinnaroo in the following weeks game.
BDT V Karoonda (Karoonda Oval)
BDT have had a solid year with 9 wins and 6 losses.
They have some seasoned campaigners in Josh Richardson, Josh Keller, Ben Hooper, Clint Richardson, Lachy Richardson, Brett Todd and Travis Miegel to name a few.
They have been lucky to have some handy inclusions in Lachy McDonald and Daniel Clarke which have boosted the teams diversity.
Hayden Schilling is a versatile big man and Big Bill Traeger is a great ruckman. Patrick Barrett is a star and Braden and Chad Kennett are solid contributors week in, week out.
Karoonda have had a good year also, they ended up on the same amount of points as BDT, just down a touch on percentage.
They really presented a great style of footy this year and it is exciting to see, with the likes of Corey Knight, Mark Mueller, Jordan Hentschke and Rupert Benson all handy players with good skills.
Jack Norman is exciting and Jarrad Woodward has been great all year.
Big forward Adam Proud finished top of the goal kicking table for the minor round with 61 goals and will be pivotal in this game, Dylan Fry also ingood touch.
They have experience in Eli Koch, Chris Rudiger and the general Corey night.
I think on this big Karoonda oval, if conditions prevail, it will be whichever team gets over the nerves first, takes advantage of their game plan and uses the space which this oval will provides.
BDT have players which have a lot of finals experience but the young talent of Karoonda will be up for anything and eager to win this game.
I think BDT should find a way to win, through some of their experienced players taking charge.
Round 15 - August 12, 2017
Best: Peake - P. Gabb, J. Conlon, D. Hare, A. Mills, H. Olsson, M. Whitford. BDT - C. Richardson, H. Schilling, T. Miegel, C. Kennett, B. Kennett, L. Richardson. Goals: Peake - W. Saunders 4, S. Braidwood 4, J. Conlon 2, G. Phillips, R. Johnston, K. Judd, C. McLean. BDT - C. Anderson, L. Richardson
Best: Lameroo - H. Fromm, M. Benham, B. McNeilly, M. Ridgway, S. Nassif, T. Collins. Murrayville - M. Phillips, B. Collins, N. Roennfeldt, J. Venning , R. Scott, S. Mader. Goals: Lameroo - R. Kerber 3, S. Kerley 2, S. Nassif 2, B. McNeilly 2, M. Ridgway, S. Steer, H. Thorpe, J. Ridgway, L. Quinn, T. Collins. Murrayville - M. Phillips 2, H. Brown 2, J. Venning 2, T. Watts, B. Collins, D. Crane
Round 15 Preview 12-8-2017
by Ryan McArdle
Welcome to this week’s games, finals are close and its exciting.
Karoonda V Pinnaroo
Karoonda had a good win over the Lameroo on the weekend, they got the jump in the first quarter and from then on it was all one way traffic. Adam Proud was back in form with six majors, Jarrad Woodward had four and Mark Mueller also contributed a couple. The general Corey Knight led the way with a BOG performance, Jack Mckenzie was a solid contributer as well as Mark Mueller, who has had a good month.
Pinnaroo had a reality check against the Peake lions last week, the Roos got off to a good start in the first quarter but it was a damaging last quarter from the Peake lions which saw them get beaten by 68 points. Single goals to Callum Tonkin, Tom Burton, Ryan Nickolls, Rory O''Driscoll. Nick Hyde, Nick Lang and Clint Muster were all major ball winners for Pinnaroo, and Callum Tonkin and Tyson Jenner are always exciting players.
This will be a good match but Karoonda will continue their good form.
Lameroo had a disappointing loss to the Magpies, with only nine scoring shots they would be looking for more opportunities from their main ball winners. Matthew Ridgway played well and led from the front, while Billy McNeilly and Stephen Kerley were also solid for the Hawks. Jayden Barrett was the only multiple goal scorer for Lameroo with two, Craig Altus, Matthew Ridgway, Brad Wakefield and Tyson Collins also got majors.Murrayville tried hard against the powerhouse BDT last week but couldn’t get the job done, Charlie Ralli was good for the dogs with two goals. Richard Scott has had a good few weeks and Benjamin Mader was also good but Brad Collins was best for Murrayville.
Lameroo will get up for a win
Peake V BDT
Peake had a good win over Pinnaroo on Saturday, but really only powered ahead in the last quarter. Big man Sam ‘Dukes’ Braidwood bagged five, Jamie Conlon with four and the Eddie Betts of the lions Wade Saunders had three to his name. Darren hare is back to his best nearing finals time, Pat Gabb gives his mids first look 99.9% of the time and Jamie Conlon is possibly the most agile big man in the competition.
BDT are also hitting solid form heading into the finals with an extensive win over Murrayville. This team still has some experienced finals campaigners and the team looks as if its getting back into form. Ben Prater and Lachy McDonald both snagged four each for the crows, with Patty Barrett kicking three of his finest as well. Clint Richardson is a gun and showed that on the weekend, Chad Kennett is always around the mark and good to see Ayden Reid up and about.
Peake will win and continue their march towards September
Round 14 - August 5, 2017
Best: Karoonda - C. Knight, J. McKenzie, J. Woodward, M. Mueller, C. Rudiger, B. Perkins. Lameroo - M. Ridgway, B. McNeilly, S. Kerley, B. Wakefield, M. Benham. Goals: Karoonda - A. Proud 6, J. Woodward 4, M. Mueller 2, S. Thomson 2, H. Pilgrim 2, S. Martin, J. Hentschke, M. Seekamp, L. Hentschke. Lameroo - J. Barrett 2, C. Altus, M. Ridgway, B. Wakefield, T. Collins
Best: BDT - C. Richardson, C. Kennett, L. McDonald, A. Reid, H. Schilling. Murrayville - B. Collins, R. Scott, B. Mader, H. Brown, C. Presser, M. Phillips. Goals: BDT - B. Prater 4, L. McDonald 4, P. Barrett 3, C. Richardson, L. Richardson, D. Clarke. Murrayville - C. Ralli 2, B. Collins, S. Hannam
Best: Peake - D. Hare, P. Gabb, J. Conlon, J. Niven, L. Wilson, W. Saunders. Pinnaroo - N. Hyde, N. Lang, C. Muster, J. Kerber, C. Tonkin, T. Jenner. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 5, J. Conlon 4, W. Saunders 3, H. Olsson, B. Wilson, R. Morris, J. Niven. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, T. Burton, R. Nickolls, R. O''Driscoll
LEAGUE PREVIEW Round 14 – August 5, 2017
Finals are drawing near
Ryan McArdle – August 3, 2017
Firstly, congratulations to Matt Ridgway from Lameroo on his 250th A grade game.
As finals are just around the corner, teams are gearing up for the last few minor round games.
BDT V Murrayville
BDT were up against Karoonda last week and BDT came away with a good win.
Ben Prater had a good day with three majors, Daniel Clarke, Lachy McDonald and Patrick Barrett all booted two each for the crows while the Richardsons had a day out, Josh and Clint showing their class.
Murrayville had a slump in the premiership quarter allowing Peake to pile on seven goals last week, shaping the rest of the game.
The Dogs ended up losing by 72 points. Charlie Ralli was a standout for the dogs with four goals, joining Jake Venning and Nick Roennfeldt in the best players.
BDT will win.
Lameroo V Karoonda
Lameroo just fell to Pinnaroo last week and will be keen to get another two points to their name. William Werner bagged two and Stephen Kerley, Matty Ridgway and Thomas Fiebiger also managed a goal.
The big man Brad Wakefield perfected his golf swing the other day and his footy is not far behind that Matty Ridgway in some good form and Billy McNeilly always reliable.
Karoonda would have taken a bit of confidence out of their win against Peake but BDT showed the Magpies that they are still in finals contention last week.
Jarrad Woodward continues to be a good target up forward, and in ripping form he has bagged nine goals in his past three games.
Corey Knight and Mark Mueller also had plenty of the ball.
Karoonda at home will probably win.
Pinnaroo V Peake
Pinnaroo had a good win over the Lameroo Hawks, Shannon Jenner kicked five majors and Thomas Burton and Ryan Nickolls bagged eight between them.
Shannon Jenner also had plenty of the ball along with Nick Hyde, Callum Tonkin and the experienced campaigner Alex Keough.
Tyson Jenner has had a quiet few weeks so good to see him back in the mix.
In what was a windy affair for the first half Peake ran away with a good in over the Murrayville team on the weekend, Gabe Phillips back to some good form in front of goal with four as did Sam Braidwood.
Peake had a good spread of multiple goal kickers with Ryan Johnston, Ryan Morris, Wade Saunders and Lachy Wilson all with two.
Lachy Wilson was tough all day, earning him BOG, “Horse” Luke Genikas was showing his flare and Henry Olssen was up to his usual fast pace action.
Peake will get it done in a close game.
Round 13 - July 29, 2017
Best: Pinnaroo - S. Jenner, N. Hyde, C. Tonkin, A. Keough, T. Jenner, J. Kerber. Lameroo - B. Wakefield, M. Ridgway, B. McNeilly, L. Quinn, M. Benham, C. Altus. Goals: Pinnaroo - S. Jenner 5, T. Burton 4, R. Nickolls 4, J. Kerber, C. Dabinett. Lameroo - W. Werner 2, S. Kerley, M. Ridgway, T. Fiebiger, S. Steer, T. Collins
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, L. Genikas, H. Olsson, B. Miller, P. Gabb, R. Johnston. Murrayville - J. Venning , C. Ralli, N. Roennfeldt, B. Collins, S. Mader, K. Henderson. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 4, S. Braidwood 4, R. Johnston 2, R. Morris 2, W. Saunders 2, L. Wilson 2, J. Niven. Murrayville - C. Ralli 4, N. Roennfeldt, M. Phillips, B. Collins
Best: BDT - J. Richardson, C. Richardson, H. Weeks, J. Keller, T. Miegel, B. Todd. Karoonda - J. Woodward, C. Knight, M. Mueller, C. Rudiger, L. Hentschke, T. Wagner. Goals: BDT - B. Prater 3, D. Clarke 2, L. McDonald 2, P. Barrett 2, K. Harkness, L. Richardson, J. Richardson. Karoonda - J. Woodward 2, T. Wagner, D. Fry
Football Preview - Round 13 29-7-2017
BDT V Karoonda
Karoonda had a healthy 28 point win over the top of the table team in Peake. It was a great game across the four quarters and you could see both Karoonda and Peake challenging each other. Karoonda were missing Adam Proud but had a number of players step up including Dylan Fry with five goals and the regular contributers in Jarrad Woodward, Corey Knight and Lachy Hentschke all with two each. You could hear Jarrad Woodwards leadership qualities from the side lines as he won plenty of the ball as well, Chris Rudiger and Lachy Hentschke were also in good form for the Magpies.
BDT had a good win over the Lameroo Hawks on the weekend and it looks as if Josh Richardson is back to mail medal form booting five majors, Hayden Schilling and Cooper Anderson added two each to the Crows score. Lachy McDonald has been in the best in recent weeks and last week was BOG, Patrick Hunter and Kael Harkness also provided plenty of opportunities for BDT. Great to see Travey Miegel up and about and amongst the best for the Crows too.This will be the game of the round and I think Karoonda in a close one.
Peake V Murrayville
Murrayville got handed a fairly hefty loss last week and only managed to score one goal through Thomas Watts. Brad Collins and Chris Pressor played well for the Dogs and were in the contest, Nikolas Roennfeldt and Richard Scott also tried hard for Murrayville but unfortunately the Dogs had a big defeat.Peake had an ok performance by their standards against Karoonda but couldn’t quite get on top of them. It was good to see Gabe Phillips back running around and young gun Mack Pederick looks like he is going to be a good footballer. Wade Saunders is always around the mark in front of goal contributing with a couple and Henry Olssen and Ryan Johnston also chipped in with goals. Nick Gregurke went down with an injury and hopefully it’s not as bad as it looked as he is a vital part of their line-up.Peake will win this one.
Lameroo V Pinnaroo
Pinnaoo came away with a big 142 point win over the Dogs. Thomas Burton, Rory O''Driscoll and Jack Kenny all snagged four goals while Lachy Pye bagged three, there were multiple other goal scorers with the Roos as well. The gun midfielder in Alex Keough was BOG and continues to have a solid year, Nick Hyde is a gun from defence and Jack Kenny and Rory O’Driscoll ran amuck.Lameroo had a loss to BDT last week managing just four goals. Josh Ridgway is back to his best which is great to see, Hayden Thorpe is a star and Brad Wakefield has been Lameroo’s most consistent. Lameroo will keep pegging away and I hope to see them get up and about towards the end of the season.
Pinnaroo will probably win
Round 12 - July 22, 2017
Best: Karoonda - J. Woodward, C. Rudiger, L. Hentschke, M. Mueller, B. Perkins, R. Benson. Peake - A. Mills, L. Wilson, H. Olsson, B. Miller, M. Pederick. Goals: Karoonda - D. Fry 5, L. Hentschke 2, J. Woodward 2, C. Knight 2, A. Bullard. Peake - W. Saunders 2, H. Olsson, G. Phillips, R. Johnston, J. Niven, S. Braidwood
Best: BDT - L. McDonald, P. Hunter, K. Harkness, C. Richardson, T. Miegel, J. Richardson. Lameroo - J. Ridgway, H. Thorpe, B. Wakefield, B. McNeilly, M. Ridgway. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 5, H. Schilling 2, C. Anderson 2, C. Richardson, K. Harkness, N. Croser, C. Kennett. Lameroo - W. Werner, T. Fiebiger, J. Ridgway, B. McNeilly
Best: Pinnaroo - A. Keough, N. Hyde, J. Kenny, R. O''Driscoll, J. Ryan, C. Tonkin. Murrayville - B. Collins, C. Presser, N. Roennfeldt, R. Scott, T. Wright, M. Parker. Pinnaroo - T. Burton 4, R. O''Driscoll 4, J. Kenny 4, L. Pye 3, C. Tonkin 2, A. Keough 2, N. Lang, C. Box, T. Jenner, N. Hyde. Murrayville – T. Watts
Football Preview 22-7-2017
Karoonda v Peake
Karoonda and Peake are both coming off good wins last week and will be keen to continue this week. Karoonda will be wearing Wynarka guernseys as Wynarka celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their A Grade Premiership.
Karoonda boast the three leading goal kickers in the in the League with Adam Proud, Dylan Fry & Jarred Woodward although Adam Proud will be missing again this week. Captain / Coach Corey Knight stepped up last week with a dominant performance in the midfield while also booting 10 goals in a BOG display. Lachlan Hentschke is a versatile player who can turn a match and Tyler Wagner is showing plenty of class. Mark Mueller & Ben Perkins are good ball users in the midfield with Josh Rudiger returning to assist Lucas Neumann in ruck.
Sam Braidwood & Wade Saunders are key goal kickers for Peake and with Gabe Phillips a chance to return from a hamstring injury will have plenty of options. James Conlon is a strong, mobile centre half forward and Patrick Gabb can control the ruck. The midfield is well served by Lachlan Wilson, Nick Gregurke, Darren Hare and Ryan Johnston while coach Matt Whitford controls a solid defence. Cody McLean is a good young player while Jake Niven & Henry Olsen provide outside run.
Pinnaroo losing the last two matches has opened the door for Karoonda to pinch the double chance, but Peake may run out winners in a close match.
Pinnaroo v Murrayville
Pinnaroo have lost their last two matches and will be looking to get their season back on track this week. Jack Kenny is in great form along with Tyson Jenner. Ryan Nickolls should return to provide a target in attack. Rory O’Driscoll, Alex Keough, Harry Dunn & Tom Burton can all be dangerous around goal and run through the midfield. Callum Tonkin will have a good duel with Chris Presser in ruck while Nick Hyde will look to control the defence.
Murrayville have been competitive at times this year but have not managed to pinch a win. Brad Collins & Nicolas Roennfeldt are strong performers in the midfield while Sam Magor, Sam Mader, & Michael Phillips have been amongst the best..Ryan Lewis uses his pace and raking left foot to advantage and Jake Venning contributes each week. Chris Presser gives his all in ruck every week and Scott Hannam is a goal kicker at full forward.
Pinnaroo will return to the winners list this week against Murrayville.
Lameroo v BDT
Lameroo suffered a big loss last week with Peake kicking the last 13 goals of the match in the last quarter. Brad Wakefield has been a shining light all season and Billy McNeilly is a strong contributor. Harrison Fromm has been strong in ruck and gives his midfield a good look at the ball. Matt & Josh Ridgway put in good performances last week while Hayden Thorpe is a ball winner around stoppages. Liam Quinn has also returned from injury to add depth to the midfield. Mark Benham is a reliable player who gives his all every week.
BDT had a strong victory over Pinnaroo last week and are still a major force as we head to the finals. Josh Richardson showed he can still influence a game while Jarred Brock has been close to BDT’s best player in 2017. Lachlan Richardson has returned and his solid work will be invaluable. Patrick Barrett is strong and hard running with Chad Kennett providing grunt in the midfield. Lachlan McDonald has shown he is a valuable recruit making strong contributions this year.
BDT will be too strong for Lameroo.
Round 11 - July 15, 2017
Best: BDT - J. Richardson, C. Kennett, A. Stidiford, P. Hunter, D. Clarke, L. McDonald. Pinnaroo - J. Kenny, C. Tonkin, A. Keough, S. Jenner, L. Pye, R. O''Driscoll. Goals: BDT - K. Harkness 2, L. McDonald 2, A. Stidiford 2, J. Richardson 2, P. Barrett, L. Richardson, B. Todd, B. Prater, C. Anderson. Pinnaroo - H. Dunn 2, C. Dabinett, A. Keough, R. O''Driscoll, S. Jenner
Best: Karoonda - C. Knight, J. Woodward, L. Hentschke, B. Perkins, T. Wagner, E. Koch. Murrayville - B. Collins, R. Lewis, J. Venning , C. Presser, R. Scott, N. Roennfeldt. Goals: Murrayville – Corey Knight 10, J. Woodward 5, D. Fry 4, L. Hentschke 2, T. Wagner 2, M. Mueller, C. Rudiger. Karoonda - C. Ralli 2, N. Roennfeldt, T. Watts, S. Mader, J. Venning
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, S. Braidwood, B. Miller, N. Gregurke, W. Saunders, L. Genikas. Lameroo - B. Wakefield, M. Benham, H. Thorpe, L. Quinn, T. Caulfield. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 9, W. Saunders 6, C. McLean 3, D. Hare 2, R. Johnston 2, L. Wilson, R. Morris, M. Pederick, J. Niven. Lameroo - T. Caulfield 2, T. Collins, W. Werner, S. Steer, S. Nassif, B. Wakefield, B. McNeilly, S. Nassif
Football Preview 15-7-2017
Murrayville v Karoonda
Murrayville have bben competitive at times this year but have not managed to pinch a win. Nicolas Roenffeldt is a strong performer in the midfield while Sam Magor, Sam Mader, & Michael Phillips have been amongst the best..Chris Presser gives his all in ruck every week and Scott Hannam is a goal kicker at full forward..
Karoonda have been in good form and accounted for top side Pinnaroo in their last match. Tyler Wagner continues to show his worth and Mark Mueller is a strong inclusion in the midfield. Lucas Neumann is showing he can still contribute strongly while Adam Proud in attack and Chris Rudiger in defence can both be match winners. Corey Knight & Rupert Benson win many possessions in the midfield and Lachlan Hentschke can play many roles.
Karoonda will be looking to consolidate their position in the top four.
Peake v Lameroo
Peake have been strengthened with the return of Sam Braidwood with Gabe Phillips a chance to return from a hamstring injury. Patrick Gabb is a dominant ruck man and will have a great battle with young gun Harrison Fromm. The midfield is well served by Lachlan Wilson, Nick Gregurke, Darren Hare and Ryan Johnston while coach Matt Whitford controls a solid defence.Harrison Fromm has been strong in ruck and gives his midfield a good look at the ball while Andrew Hunt may be ready to resume from injury. Brad Wakefield has been amongst the best most weeks and Billy McNeilly is a strong contributor. Matt & Josh Ridgway put in good performances last week while Hayden Thorpe is a ball winner around stoppages. Liam Quinn has also returned from injury to add depth to the midfield.
Peake look too settled and should win over Lameroo
BDT v Pinnaroo (Coonalpyn)
BDT are having an up and down season and will be looking for some consistency. Jarred Brock has been close to BDT’s best player in 2017 and Lachlan Richardson has returned and his solid work will be invaluable. Patrick Barrett is strong and hard running with Chad Kennett providing grunt in the midfield. Josh Richardson can still have an impact with Ben Hooper a smart player at half back.Pinnaroo have Jack Kenny in good form along with Tyson & Shannan Jenner. Ryan Nickolls should return to provide a target in attack along with Rory O’Driscoll returning to the midfield. Alex Keough, Harry Dunn & Tom Burton can all be dangerous around goal.
Pinnaroo will bounce back from their loss to Karoonda to defeat BDT.
Round 10 - July 1, 2017
Best: Karoonda - S. Thomson, T. Wagner, A. Proud, C. Knight, H. Pilgrim, L. Neumann. Pinnaroo - T. Jenner, J. Kenny, C. Tonkin, S. Jenner, M. Wendland, N. Hyde. Goals: Karoonda - A. Proud 6, D. Fry 4, L. Hentschke 3, T. Wagner 2, C. Knight, S. Thomson. Pinnaroo - T. Burton 2, D. Virgo 2, J. Kenny, H. Dunn, S. Jenner
Best: Lameroo - B. Wakefield, B. McNeilly, L. Quinn, M. Ridgway, H. Thorpe, S. Steer. Murrayville - T. Wright, N. Roennfeldt, R. Scott, S. Hannam, C. Presser, T. Watts. Goals: Lameroo - L. Quinn 6, T. Fiebiger 3, T. Collins 2, B. Wakefield 2, S. Nassif, J. Ridgway, W. Werner, S. Steer. Murrayville - S. Hannam 4, H. Brown 2, J. Venning 2, B. Mader
Best: Peake - R. Johnston, N. Gregurke, S. Braidwood, P. Gabb, W. Saunders, L. Wilson. BDT - J. Richardson, B. Todd, J. Keller, L. McDonald, P. Barrett, H. Keller. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 6, W. Saunders 5, D. Hare, N. Gregurke, L. Wilson, R. Morris, C. McLean. BDT - P. Barrett 2, D. Clarke 2, H. Schilling, B. Kennett, B. Todd, J. Richardson
Football Preview 1-7-2017
Peake V BDT
Peake came up against the competitions ladder leader Pinnaroo last week and were beaten by 30 points. Peake welcomed back “Big Dukes” Braidwood to the team but were still missing some of their key players. Darren Hare, Lachy Wilson and Nick Gregurke are smart ball users, while Ryan Morris and Wade Sounders will work in well with Sam Braidwood and Jamie Conlon also adds versatility over the ground.
BDT had a solid win over Murrayville by 78 points. Good to see young Kael Harkness popping up with three majors, and the Richardson brothers Clint and Josh were effective all day. Paddy Barrett in some good form and Big lad Hayden Schilling also providing plenty. My thoughts are a tight game but Peake to bounce back at home.
Lameroo V Murrayville
Lameroo met with a competitive Karoonda last week, with the Magpies taking the points. Lameroo got a good start but the second quarter saw Karoonda pull away. Tyson Collins bagged three goals along with Joshy Ridgway. Brad Wakefield is showing us what made him a well known name in the RMFL, and great to see Matt Ridgway dominating. Billy McNeilly rebounds well and Hayden Thorpe and Chucky Benham are always reliable.
Murrayville got off to a slow start against the Crows last week. Nathan Wright-Bramfit was the only multiple goal scorer for the dogs, Nicholas Roenfeldt was great for Murrayville and has been good for the past few months, Sam Mader is also a regular ball winner and Michael Phillips stood tall. Murrayville will need a four quarter effort from all of their players to beat the Hawks.Lameroo will win this game.
Pinnaroo V Karoonda
Pinnaroo really brought their A game last week against Peake winning by 30 points. Players like big man Callum Tonkin and Tyson Jenner really showed some talent. Gun Nick Hyde was in scintillating form and team mate Shannon Jenner was everywhere. Tom Burton was pretty impressive with five goals and Ryan Nickolls was strong with three to his name.
Karoonda are very much up and about and seem to be hitting their straps at the right end of the season. The big man Adam Proud bagged 10 goals, he is a huge focal point for the Magpies and he takes some stopping. Dylan Fry had six to his name and Jarrad Woodward also slotted three. Jack Mackenzie had a BOG performance, Tyler Wagner and Lachy Hentschke were also good for the Magpies.
Karoonda really played well last week but I think Pinnaroo might get up this week.
Round 9 - June 24, 2017
Best: Karoonda - J. McKenzie, T. Wagner, L. Hentschke, A. Proud, C. Knight, S. Thomson. Lameroo - B. Wakefield, M. Ridgway, T. Collins, B. McNeilly, S. Steer, J. Ridgway. Goals: Karoonda – Adam Proud 10, D. Fry 6, J. Woodward 3, L. Hentschke, C. Knight, A. Bullard. Lameroo - T. Collins 3, J. Ridgway 3, H. Fromm 2, W. Werner, J. Barrett, L. Quinn
Best: Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, N. Hyde, T. Jenner, J. Kenny, T. Burton, S. Jenner. Peake - D. Hare, D. Wilson, N. Gregurke, J. Niven, J. Conlon, H. Olsson. Goals: Pinnaroo - T. Burton 5, R. Nickolls 3, J. Kenny 2, C. Dabinett, R. O''Driscoll, H. Dunn, S. Dabinett. Peake - D. Hare 2, S. Braidwood 2, N. Gregurke, R. Morris, M. Green, W. Saunders
Best: BDT - P. Barrett, C. Richardson, K. Harkness, J. Richardson, P. Hunter, H. Schilling. Murrayville - N. Roennfeldt, S. Mader, M. Phillips, R. Lewis, T. Watts, A. Funcke. Goals: BDT - K. Harkness 3, J. Richardson 3, C. Kennett 2, P. Barrett 2, C. Richardson, B. Hooper, J. Keller, D. Clarke. Murrayville - N. Wright-Bramfit 2, J. Venning
BDT v Murrayville (Tintinara)
BDT are coming off a loss to Karoonda last week and will be looking to rebound quickly. Jarred Brock has been close to BDT’s best player in 2017 and will be a welcome inclusion after missing last week’s match. Lachlan Richardson is still under an injury cloud and will likely miss a few weeks. Patrick Barrett is strong and hard running with Chad Kennett providing grunt in the midfield. Josh Richardson can still have an impact with Ben Hooper a smart player at half back.Murrayville had some big names in last week (Trent Sporn, Brett Thornton & Luke Livingstone) but they will not be there this week. Nikolas Roennfeldt has been a strong performer in the midfield while Sam Magor played his best match for 2017 last week. Sam and Ben Mader are consistent players while Chris Presser gives his all every week.BDT are not in their best form but should overcome a competitive Murrayville outfit.
Pinnaroo v Peake
Top of the table clash on a larger Pinnaroo Oval should suit both sides who like to move the ball with speed.Pinnaroo have lost Micah Vanloon for 2017 but Jack Kenny has stepped up and will continue to add class in the midfield and up forward. Ryan Nickolls does not have to kick a bag of goals to have an influence – he is a strong marking target with plenty of eager crumbers around him. Shannan & Tyson Jenner, Alex Keough, Harry Dunn are all influencing games for Pinnaroo.Peake will be strengthened if Sam Braidwood returns to the goal front this week although Mail Medalist Gabe Phillips will be missing again with another hamstring injury. Patrick Gabb is a dominant ruck man and Pinnaroo’s Callum Tonkin will need to jump over him all day to curb his influence. The midfield is well served by Lachlan Wilson, Nick Gregurke, Darren hare and Ryan Johnston while coach Matt Whitford controls a solid defence.Pinnaroo won the first time they met and can win again this week.
Lameroo v Karoonda
Lameroo must win to maintain any hope of playing finals in 2017. Harrison Fromm has been strong in ruck but may miss with injury while Andrew Hunt may still not be ready to resume from injury. Brad Wakefield has been amongst the best most weeks and Billy McNeilly returned last week and will be a strong contributor. Matt & Josh Ridgway put in good performances last week while Hayden Thorpe is a ball winner around stoppages. Liam Quinn has also returned from injury to add depth to the midfield.Karoonda held on for a good win against BDT last week and a win this week will almost certainly confirm a return to finals in 2017. Lachlan Hentschke put in a Best on Ground performance last week and Tyler Wagner continues to show his worth. Lucas Neumann is showing he can still contribute strongly while Adam Proud in attack and Chris Rudiger in defence can both be match winners. Corey Knight & Rupert Benson win many possessions in the midfield and Jarred Woodward can be potent at half forward.
Karoonda look more settled and should win at Lameroo.
Round 8 - June 17, 2017
Best: Karoonda - L. Hentschke, A. Proud, C. Rudiger, T. Wagner, C. Knight, S. Thomson. BDT - B. Hooper, J. Richardson, P. Barrett, P. Hunter, H. Schilling. Goals: Karoonda - A. Proud 6, D. Fry 2, S. Thomson. BDT - D. Clarke 2, J. Richardson 2, B. Donaldson, C. Anderson, P. Barrett, C. Ferguson
Best: Peake - J. Conlon, L. Wilson, N. Gregurke, G. Phillips, H. Olsson, D. Wilson. Murrayville - S. Magor, N. Roennfeldt, B. Mader, C. Presser, L. Livingston, B. Thornton. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 7, C. McLean 3, W. Saunders 2, J. Conlon 2, R. Johnston, R. Morris. Murrayville - L. Livingston 6, B. Thornton 4, J. Venning 2, N. Roennfeldt, R. Lewis, T. Sporn
Best: Pinnaroo - J. Kenny, S. Jenner, J. Kerber, T. Jenner, A. Keough, H. Dunn. Lameroo - M. Ridgway, L. Quinn, B. McNeilly, J. Ridgway, B. Wakefield. Goals: Pinnaroo - J. Kenny 6, H. Dunn 6, T. Burton 3, S. Jenner 2, L. Dabinett 2, C. Dabinett 2, A. Keough, H. Boseley, N. Hyde, R. Nickolls, S. Dabinett. Lameroo - S. Steer 3, J. Ridgway 2, S. Nassif, B. Wakefield
Pinnaroo V Lameroo
Pinnaroo are top of the table and are playing confident football while Lameroo are a team that you never question their ability and endeavour. Lameroo have plenty of goal kicking power in Jayden Barrett, both Josh and Matt Ridgway, Brad Wakefield and Liam Quinn. Combine that with their major ball winners getting their hands on the footy like Hayden Thorpe, Josh Ridgway and Liam Quinn I think they have the ability to kick a winning score.
Pinnaroo have been up and about most weeks this year and they are taking on each team with a certain amount of confidence which is getting their opponents unsettled. Alex Keough and Cejay Dabinett are running amuck while kicking goals, the Jenner boys run and provide opportunities all day and the big me the Nickolls are key players.
Peake V Murrayville
Peake are going well too and after a solid win over Karoonda they will be confident heading over the border this week. Peake have a good structure up forward and down back they are powered by player coach Matt Whitford. Cody McLean is vital up forward and also is Wade Saunders, Nick Gregurke is a player who gives his all and Lachy Wilson in the same boat. Matt Whitford is the General down back and with his role as coach as well he seems to get the job done on and off the field which is a credit to him.
Murrayville are really looking to bag a big scalp this week on their home turf. On any given day a team can still pull off a win even if it’s against the trend. Both teams have equal players on the field and I think if Murrayville can provide substantial pressure around the contest whilst also having an offensive game plan, they have every chance. Benjamin Mader seems to be doing everything for the dogs scoring as well. Nikolas Roenfeldt is also a bloke who can get his hands on the ball, and I think Jake Venning and Scotty Kirkbright need to have big games for the dogs to have a chance.
Tip: Peake will execute another solid game and will win by 8 goals +
BDT V Karoonda
BDT have stars all over the ground, all 3 Richardsons, Josh Keller is still holding down a key position and Jarrad Brock having great year. There are a few names which are not regular BDT names but seem to be kicking goals and racking up the possessions which is great to see.
Karoonda are a solid team, Adam Proud is a big target up forward with Jarrad Woodward and also the experience of Corey Knight, can make Karoonda dangerous up forward. I have really liked the look of Ruert Benson and Donald Andrews. Karoonda have a good spread of players with the caabiities to break a game open in their favor if given the opportunity.
Tip: BDT will win
Round 7 - June 3, 2017
Best: BDT - J. Brock, C. Richardson, B. Kennett, D. Clarke, L. McDonald. Lameroo - H. Thorpe, C. Altus, D. Steer, L. Quinn, E. Hancock. Goals: BDT - L. Richardson 3, J. Brock 2, J. Richardson 2, B. Todd 2, C. Ferguson 2, H. Weeks 2, J. Keller, D. Clarke, B. Donaldson, L. McDonald. Lameroo - M. Ridgway, J. Barrett, S. Nassif, B. Wakefield, T. Collins, L. Quinn
Best: Peake - N. Gregurke, M. Whitford, R. Johnston, L. Wilson, J. Niven, C. McLean. Karoonda - J. Woodward, C. Knight, R. Benson, J. McKenzie, T. Wagner, D. Schmidt. Goals: Peake - C. McLean 4, W. Saunders 2, J. Conlon, L. Wilson, J. Niven, M. Green, L. Genikas. Karoonda - J. Woodward 3, L. Hentschke 2, A. Proud, D. Fry
Best: Pinnaroo - A. Keough, J. Kenny, C. Tonkin, S. Jenner, T. Jenner, R. O''Driscoll. Murrayville - B. Mader, N. Roennfeldt, B. Edwards, R. Lewis, S. Kirkbright, T. Wright. Goals: Pinnaroo - A. Keough 8, C. Dabinett 8, J. Kenny 8, T. Jenner 2, J. Villis, S. Jenner, L. Dabinett, R. O''Driscoll. Murrayville - B. Mader 4, N. Roennfeldt, S. Mader, N. Wright-Bramfit
Football Preview 3-6-2017
Karoonda V Peake
After an even first quarter for Karoonda last week, they had a big second quarter to blow Murrayville out of the water and put them in the box seat for the win. They ended up winning by a healthy 96 points. Dylan Fry and Jarrad Woodward combined for the Magpies up forward kicking 11 between them, and was good to see a hand full of other players kicking a single major as well. The experienced player coach C Knight was influential all day, with Rupert Benson and Lachy Hentshcke not far behind.Peake had a solid win over the Lameroo Hawks last week. It was great to see the young man Nick Gregurke up and about, he is a smooth mover. Lachy Wilson is always hard at it and Henry Olsson is hard to keep up with from a defenders point of view. Ryan Morris keeps adding to his goal kicking tally for the year with three, and the brains of the forward line Wade Saunders also had three.Peake have been travelling well and will continue with another win.
Lameroo V BDT
Lameroo had a loss last week up against the Peake Lions. Todd Collins was good in front of goal with two and also got to plenty of contests snagging the Hawks BOG. Matthew Ridgway is a gun, experience oozes from his sweat and he loves contributing each week. Good to see Duano Simon hitting the score board and also Jayden Barrett.BDT had a tough opponent last week in Pinnaroo, losing by 23 points. Josh Richardson booted a couple along with Lachy McDonald and Hayden Schilling got a major along with a bag of touches he was best on for BDT. Harry Weeks is in good form and Braden Kennett. I did hear a rumour that the gun from the Coorong Brad Biddle was gonna slip on the boots at some stage, he would be a welcomed addition to the crows. We will see what happensI think Lameroo might get the jump on the crows but I don’t see the crows losing three in a row.
Pinnaroo V Murrayville
Pinnaroo are the in-form team of the comp at the moment, I watched them a couple of weeks ago and they still had plenty of run and carry right to the dying moments of the game. Ryan Nickolls is a big target for them up forward and Harry Dunn and Micah Vanloon pitched in with two each. Rory O’Driscoll is one of these young home grown talents, Tyson Jenner is very handy and Nick Hyde sees himself in the best most weeks.Murrayville are trying hard this year but not having a great deal of luck. Austin Brown bagged a couple for the Dogs and Harrison Brown helped himself to a major. Chris Pressor was BOG for the dogs giving a four quarter effort, along with Michael Phillips and Nikolas Roennfeldt. Although the dogs haven’t been posting big scores this year it’s still good to see them putting a game together and competing in this competition.
Pinnaroo may get a little bit scary this week with their score, we will see what happens but Pinnaroo for mine.
Round 6 - May 27, 2017
Best: Karoonda - C. Knight, R. Benson, L. Hentschke, D. Schmidt, B. Perkins, J. Woodward. Murrayville - C. Presser, M. Phillips, N. Roennfeldt, T. Wright, D. Crane, B. Collins. Goals: Karoonda - D. Fry 6, J. Woodward 5, L. Hentschke, C. Knight, H. Johnson-Schroeder, L. Neumann, R. Benson, S. Thomson, A. Bullard. Murrayville - A. Brown 2, H. Brown
Best: Peake - N. Gregurke, L. Wilson, H. Olsson, J. Niven, R. Johnston, R. Morris. Lameroo - T. Collins, M. Ridgway, C. Altus, H. Thorpe, B. Wakefield. Goals: Peake - R. Morris 3, W. Saunders 3, C. McLean 2, R. Johnston, N. Gregurke, J. Niven, G. Phillips. Lameroo - T. Collins 2, D. Simon, J. Barrett, M. Caulfield, S. Steer
Best: Pinnaroo - R. O''Driscoll, T. Jenner, M. Vanloon, N. Hyde, C. Tonkin, J. Kerber. BDT - H. Schilling, H. Weeks, B. Kennett, J. Richardson, B. Todd. Goals: Pinnaroo - H. Dunn 2, M. Vanloon 2, L. Pye, J. Villis, T. Jenner, L. Dabinett, R. O''Driscoll, R. Nickolls. BDT - J. Richardson 2, L. McDonald 2, B. Prater, H. Schilling, P. Barrett
Round Six Preview 27-5-2017
BDT V Pinnaroo
BDT came up against Peake last week and in a tight encounter Peake took the points by a point. Patrick Barrett and Lachy McDonald led the way for the Crows slotting three goals each, while Harry Weeks showed off his class and experience. Josh Keller was also solid in defence. BDT worked hard but couldn’t seem to shake the Lions.Pinnaroo are marching on this year, after taking another solid win against Karoonda. They had a healthy list of goal kickers, led by Ryan Nickolls and Harry Dunn with four each. Micah Vanloon is proving to be a regular top three for Pinnaroo, week in week out and Rory O’Driscoll and Nick Hyde are stand out competitive players for their age.
This will be absolute crackers, Pinnaroo for me.
Murrayville V Karoonda
Murrayville took it to Lameroo last week but fell short in the last quarter, mirror imaging this exact encounter same time last year. It seemed that the dogs were competitive for three quarters and while Phillips and Roenfeldt were working hard for the Dogs, they couldn’t get it done. Phillips kicked a handy three goals and Hannam chipped in for a couple.Karoonda had a hard day against Pinnaroo last week losing by 51 points, Adam Proud continues to impress in front of goal kicking five and Jarrad Woodward also had a good day with four. Jordan Hentschke is in ripping form, he moves through the packs well, Eli Koch is an experienced campaigner and played well on the weekend. Coach Corey Knight has a good list which sees them sitting mid ladder.
Murrayville need the win but I think Karoonda will take the points
Peake V Lameroo
Peake are looking the goods after winning a grueling hard fought game against BDT at Tintinara. It seemed what BDT threw at Peake, Peake could respond in a positive way. The reliability of C McLean up forward, and Jamie Conlon who is the most agile big man in the comp gave Peake options all day. Ryan Morris is growing into a fine player, with his ball use and ability to find space good to see.Lameroo are building every game, and starting to look the goods, Big man Brad Wakefield had five majors and Shaun Walker bagged four. Collins, Fromm and Thorpe were major ball winners for the Hawks and Matt Ridgway is always up and about.
In a close one Peake will get the points.
Round 5 - May 20, 2017
Best: Lameroo - T. Collins, H. Fromm, H. Thorpe, M. Ridgway, B. Wakefield. Murrayville - M. Phillips, N. Roennfeldt, D. Crane, B. Edwards, R. Lewis, C. Presser. Goals: Lameroo - B. Wakefield 5, S. Walker 4, J. Barrett 2, M. Caulfield 2, H. Fromm. Murrayville - M. Phillips 3, S. Hannam 2, J. Venning 2, N. Roennfeldt, C. Ralli, N. Wright-Bramfit, S. Mader, R. Lewis
Best: Pinnaroo - H. Dunn, M. Vanloon, R. O''Driscoll, N. Hyde, C. Tonkin, S. Jenner. Karoonda - J. Hentschke, E. Koch, R. Benson, B. Perkins, J. McKenzie, J. Woodward. Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 4, H. Dunn 4, R. O''Driscoll 4, A. Keough 3, M. Vanloon 3, N. Hyde 2, T. Jenner. Karoonda – A. Proud 5, J. Woodward 4, C. Knight, H. Johnson-Schroeder, B. Perkins
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, N. Gregurke, C. Jacob, M. Whitford, R. Johnston, D. Wilson. BDT - H. Weeks, J. Keller, H. Schilling, J. Brock, T. Kennett. Goals: Peake - C. McLean 3, J. Conlon 2, J. Niven, R. Morris, M. Pederick, W. Saunders. BDT - P. Barrett 3, L. McDonald 3, J. Richardson 2, H. Schilling
Round Five Football Preview 20-5-2017
Karoonda V Pinnaroo
Karoonda played the mighty Lameroo Hawks last week and came away winners by 17 points. Karoonda had plenty of run and carry to their main man up forward Adam Proud, who booted seven goals and now has 15 to his name in the past 3 weeks, Dylan Fry and Jarrad Woodward hit the scoreboard as well. Tyler Wagner and Rupert Benson were the major ball winners for the Magpies.Pinnaroo had a solid four quarter effort against last weeks ladder leader Peake and gave them a workout coming away winners by 48 points. Ryan Nickolls bagged four with Jed Villis had three to his name. Shannon and Tyson Jenner were up and about with Micah Vanloon and Rory O’Driscoll was had around the contest.Pinnaroo looked impressive and will continue on their winning way.
Murrayville V LamerooMurrayville came up against a strong BDT side and went down by 56 points. Brad Collins and Jake Venning bagged two each for the dogs. Was great to see Harrison Brown getting plenty of the ball while Ben Mader and Chris Pressor also had good games.Lameroo would be disappointed with their loss to Karoonda last week. Great to see Josh Ridgway bag four goals and Travis Brown chipped in with a couple. Very pleasing to see an old mate of mine Andrew ‘Warno’ Warnest donning the boots for the Hawks, he is a gun. Hayden Thorpe showing he is still on top of his game along with Harrison Fromm.Lameroo will bounce back in this game and take the pointsPeake V BDT
Peake came up against a red hot Pinnaroo on the weekend and although Peake had a few players out, they got beaten around the ground. Cody Mclean and Jamie Conlon bagged a couple each, and giving them first look at the ball was big man Pat Gabb who was dominant in the ruck. Lachy Wilson is also having a consistant year. I think Peake will get a couple back this week but will still have some under injury clouds.BDT had a good win against the Murrayville outfit, scoring quite consistently in each quarter. Patrick Barrett, Lachy Richardson and Josh Richardson all bagged four for the Crows, while Jarrad Brock has come back to some of his best form, Clint Richardson always shows some class and Chad Kennett is up and about.
This will be a tight encounter but Peake will bounce back this week
Round 4 - May 13, 2017
Best: Pinnaroo - M. Vanloon, T. Jenner, R. O''Driscoll, J. Kenny, B. Miller, A. Keough. Peake - J. Conlon, D. Wilson, P. Gabb, L. Wilson, L. Genikas, M. Whitford. Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 4, J. Villis 3, J. Kenny 2, M. Vanloon 2, H. Dunn 2, A. Keough, S. Jenner, T. Jenner. Peake - C. McLean 2, J. Conlon 2, R. Johnston, W. Saunders, L. Genikas, C. Jacob
Best: Karoonda - T. Wagner, A. Proud, R. Benson, L. Hentschke, H. Pilgrim, D. Fry. Lameroo - H. Thorpe, H. Fromm, J. Ridgway, J. Barrett, T. Brown. Goals: Karoonda - A. Proud 7, D. Fry 4, J. Woodward 3. Lameroo - J. Ridgway 4, J. Barrett 2, T. Brown 2, W. Werner, H. Fromm, A. Hunt, A. Warnest
Best: BDT - J. Brock, C. Richardson, L. McDonald, C. Kennett, P. Barrett, H. Schilling. Murrayville - H. Brown, B. Collins, B. Mader, C. Presser, K. Henderson, N. Roennfeldt. Goals: BDT - P. Barrett 4, L. Richardson 4, J. Richardson 4, B. Todd 3, D. Clarke, L. McDonald. Murrayville - B. Collins 2, J. Venning 2, K. Henderson, S. Mader, R. Scott, R. Lewis, C. Ralli
Round Four Preview 13-5-2017
Lameroo V Karoonda
Lameroo hit the flying Roos last week and got beaten by a large margin. 36 scoring shots to 11 says a lot and if Pinnaroo had kicked straight it could have been more damaging for the scoreline. Jayden Barrett, William Werner, Tom Bell and Seth Nassif rounded out the Hawks goal kickers with Tyson Collins and Brad Wakefield getting plenty of the ball.Karoonda just went down to BDT last week, they had a ripping third quarter to get them to within three points but BDT pulled away in the last quarter. Adam Proud booted three and Hugh Johnson-Schroeder kicked two for the Magpies. Rupert Benson and the Coach Corey Knight were the ball magnets for Karoonda.I think it will be close game and Karoonda will just get over the line at home
Pinnaroo V PeakePinnaroo had a convincing win over Lameroo last week, Jack Kenny is having a great year and had a day out with four goals, Lachy Pye and Rory O’Driscoll and Tyson Jenner combined with six between them, and the goal kicking list goes on for the Roos. Peake had another good win, the first quarter was close but after all downhill for the Lions, “Mr Versatile” Jamie Conlon and Darren Hare bagged three each, while the Big man Pat Gabb was unstoppable around the ground and so was Lachy Wilson.This will be a ripper of a game and I’m going with Peake in a tight one.
BDT V Murrayville
BDT had a good win over the Magpies last week, Josh Richardson was in mail medal form with three goals and a best on ground, while Brett Todd and Paddy Barrett were also major ball winners.Murrayville had a tough day at Peake, they showed a bit of zing in the first quarter but couldn’t get their hands on the ball after that. Charlie Ralli was good in front of goal with three majors, while Brad Collins and Harrison Brown tried hard for the Dogs.
Going for BDT who will win comfortably.
Round 3 - May 6, 2017
Best: BDT - J. Richardson, P. Barrett, C. Richardson, B. Todd, J. Brock, B. Binns. Karoonda - R. Benson, C. Knight, L. Neumann, J. Woodward, T. Wagner, J. Rosenzweig. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 3, B. Todd 2, P. Barrett 2, L. McDonald, L. Richardson, B. Donaldson. Karoonda - A. Proud 3, H. Johnson-Schroeder 2, J. Woodward, A. Bullard, J. Norman
Best: Pinnaroo - T. Jenner, J. Kenny, R. O''Driscoll, M. Vanloon, N. Hyde, S. Jenner. Lameroo - T. Collins, B. Wakefield, T. Brown, H. Fromm, B. McNeilly. Goals: Pinnaroo - J. Kenny 4, R. O''Driscoll 2, J. Villis 2, T. Jenner 2, L. Pye 2, A. Keough, M. Vanloon, H. Dunn. Lameroo - J. Barrett, W. Werner, T. Bell, S. Nassif
Best: Peake - P. Gabb, L. Wilson, R. Johnston, B. Miller, D. Hare, A. Mills. Murrayville - B. Collins, H. Brown, S. Mader, C. Presser, B. Mader, D. Crane. Goals: Peake - J. Conlon 3, D. Hare 3, C. McLean 2, L. Wilson 2, N. Gregurke 2, R. Morris 2, W. Saunders, B. Kielow, H. Olsson, R. Johnston, B. Wilson. Murrayville - C. Ralli 3, R. Lewis
Football Preview - May 6, 2017
In what was another great round of football in the Mallee, Peake, Lameroo and Pinnaroo were on the winners list.
Round three looks set to be another great round of football, with three interesting matches on the cards.
Border Downs-Tintinara v Karoonda
Karoonda came up against a red hot Peake Lions last weekend and it was a good hit out for the first half but Peake were too good in the end.
Karoonda do have some good run and were very competitive; Jordan Hentschke was great all day for the Pies and Adam Proud bagged five goals in a great effort.
Border Downs-Tintinara went head-to-head with Lameroo and wasn’t this game a ripper.
It was tight at after every break and the last quarter brought a change in lead and saw Lameroo take the points.
Lachy Richardson and Josh Keller booted two each for the Crows while fig man Hayden Schilling was best for BDT.
This game could be closer than we think but BDT look set to rebound from last week.
Peake v Murrayville
Murrayville came up against the raging Roos on the weekend and Pinnaroo got done by a big margin.
Brad Collins and Michael Philips tried hard for the Dogs, while Charlie Ralli scored a couple in a low score line for Murrayville.
Peake travelled to Karoonda and it was a good game for most of it with Peake pulling away in the last quarter to keep top spot.
Gabe Phillips was off the leash bagging eight goals in a best on ground performance and Jamie Conlon snagged five as well.
Lachie Wilson continues his strong form and his influence around the ball was great.
Peake should win this clash by a few goals.
Lameroo v Pinnaroo
Pinnaroo are up and about and showed Murrayville that they are setting their sights on September action.
They kicked 25 goals in total with Ryan Nickolls leading the way with six, and Lachy Pye with five.
Jack Kenny was best on ground and Shannon and Tyson Jenner were creating plenty of run as they do.
Lameroo played BDT and came away with a win which was great to see, a tight game all day but the hawks got the points.
Seth Nassif bagged a couple and was best on ground, Andy Hunt got in on the scoring action and was great to see young Billy McNeilly and Brad Wakefield among the best for the Hawks again.
This will be a cracker but Lameroo should win what could be a tight match.
Round 2 - April 29, 2017
Best: Lameroo - S. Nassif, B. McNeilly, B. Wakefield, T. Brown, S. Nassif. BDT - H. Schilling, C. Ferguson, C. Kennett, J. Richardson, C. Richardson, T. Kennett. Goals: Lameroo - S. Nassif 2, A. Hunt 2, B. Wakefield, H. Fromm, M. Caulfield, T. Caulfield. BDT - L. Richardson 2, J. Keller 2, J. Richardson, B. Todd, B. Binns, L. McDonald
Best: Peake - G. Phillips, L. Wilson, J. Conlon, N. Gregurke, R. Johnston, P. Gabb. Karoonda - J. Hentschke, R. Benson, C. Knight, A. Proud, C. Rudiger, T. Wagner. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 8, J. Conlon 5, L. Genikas 3, M. Bonney, L. Wilson, R. Morris. Karoonda - A. Proud 5, L. Hentschke 2, J. Woodward 2, D. Fry 2
Best: Pinnaroo - J. Kenny, S. Jenner, T. Jenner, C. Tonkin, M. Vanloon, L. Pye. Murrayville - B. Collins, M. Phillips, T. Wright, B. Mader, H. Brown, A. Brown. Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 6, L. Pye 5, J. Kenny 4, T. Jenner 3, R. O''Driscoll 2, C. Tonkin, K. O''Loughlin, A. Keough, S. Jenner, J. Villis. Murrayville - C. Ralli 2, S. Mader, A. Brown
Football Preview 29-4-2017
The Nerves have settled and the Mallee A Grade Football teams have their first game for 2017 under their belt. Good luck to all teams this week.
BDT V Lameroo
BDT came up against Pinnaroo last week with the opening quarter looking quite even and then the scoreboard stayed even across the day with BDT coming up winners with a 9 point win.
BDT had a number of multiple goal scorers while Pinnaroo had Ryan Nickolls bagging three. Lachy McDonald and Paddy Barrett were best for the Crows and Calum Tonkin and Rory O’Driscoll were best for the Super Roos.
Lameroo headed to the Lions den last week and seem to start a little slow giving Peake the opportunity to get a few goals up early. It wasn’t until the third quarter were Lameroo piled on some goals in quick succession to bring them to just on six goals. Peake ended up being too good and taking the points. Peake had some players who scored heavily with Wade Saunders four, Jamie Conlon four, and Gabe Phillips three, Jamie Conlon was best on for the Lions. Josh Ridgway bagged three for the hawks and was good to see Billy McNeilly in good nick and also Big Brad Wakefield, he is looking fit and set to make an impact for the Hawks this year.
This Week BDT take on the Lameroo Hawks and this game always seems to be a big encounter year in year out. I will back BDT in a tight one
Murrayvile V Pinnaroo
Murrayville took on the mighty Magpies last week and Karoonda really gave them a touch up winning by 86 points.
Thomas Watts and Harrison Brown bagged three each for the Dogs, while for the Magpies Adam Proud bagged eight, Lachy Hentschke doug deep with five. Nicholas Roennfeldt was inspiring along with Harry Brown for the Dogs, and is great to see Josh Rosenzweig leading the way for the Maggies.
Pinnaroo are looking very competitive this year and are strengthened with Ryan Nickolls heading up their forward line. Young guns Rory O’Driscoll and Alex Keough are always in tight and the Jenner boys are great play makers creating opportunities all over the ground.
Pinnaroo will take the points in this battle against the Dogs.
Peake V Karoonda
Both Peake and Karoonda coming off good solid wins last week and both teams will be eager to stay on top of the ladder and not give in too early in the season.
It seems Peake played well last week but it was in patches and against good teams you really have to give a four quarter effort. I think the first game of the year for everyone is challenging, match fitness is something that will become easier a few games in so we really can’t be too critical early on.
Karoonda are probably in the same boat with match fitness but good to see them post a 25 goal plus scoreline which means they have a structure sorted, that structure may be tested this week against a quality outfit in the Peake Lions.
think Peake will continue on their winning ways.
Round 1 - April 22, 2017
Best: Karoonda - L. Hentschke, J. Rosenzweig, A. Proud, B. Perkins, J. Hentschke, H. Pilgrim. Murrayville - N. Roennfeldt, H. Brown, B. Collins, D. Crane, S. Magor, K. Henderson. Goals: Karoonda - A. Proud 8, L. Hentschke 5, D. Fry 4, M. Seekamp 3, J. Woodward 3, H. Pilgrim, J. Norman, C. Knight. Murrayville - T. Watts 3, H. Brown 3, M. Phillips 2, N. Roennfeldt, S. Hannam, K. Henderson, S. Mader, B. Mader
Best: Peake - J. Conlon, A. Mills, W. Saunders, R. Johnston, N. Gregurke, G. Phillips. Lameroo - B. McNeilly, H. Fromm, B. Wakefield, L. Quinn, T. Brown. Goals: Peake - W. Saunders 4, J. Conlon 4, M. Green 3, G. Phillips 3, L. Wilson 2, R. Johnston, B. Wilson, L. Genikas, N. Gregurke. Lameroo - J. Ridgway 3, J. Barrett 2, T. Collins 2, H. Fromm 2, E. Hancock, R. Kerber, W. Werner
Best: BDT - L. McDonald, P. Barrett, C. Richardson, H. Weeks, H. Schilling, B. Donaldson. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, R. O''Driscoll, A. Keough, S. Jenner, M. Vanloon, T. Jenner. Goals: BDT - P. Barrett 2, L. Richardson 2, L. McDonald 2, J. Richardson 2, C. Richardson, D. Clarke, B. Todd. Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 3, M. Vanloon 2, R. O''Driscoll 2, S. Jenner, A. Keough, T. Jenner
Football Preview 22-4-2017
The 2017 Mallee Football League season is upon us again with lots of player movement as usual over the off season. Good Luck to all teams in the first round.
Karoonda V Murrayville
Both teams coming off a disappointing year again last year, I can only imagine they both want to get off to a cracker start to the year and come away with a win in round 1. Karoonda have some experience in local star and player coach returning to the magies Corey Knight, he will bring an enthusiastic list of additions to the club which I think will put them in good stead for a solid year.
Murrayville have lost a few players but have gained some as well, Brad Collins, Scott Hannam and Jack Weller to name a few.
I think Karoonda will get the win
Pinnaroo V BDT
Pinnaroo had a reasonable year last year and will gain a couple of ins this year including Ryan Nickolls. They did seem to play good patches of footy last year so hopefully they can build on last year.
BDT are regular finals attendees and capitalized again in the GF again last year. They have also lost a few payers including Ben Prater and Tassie Hawthorne, but with their inclusions adding to their already accomplished list of players I see them having another competitive year.
BDT will be too strong and start the year off with a win.
Lameroo V Peake
Peake had a good season again last year and were unlucky to get beaten in the GF last year. No outs listed and a few gains including Darren Hare and Mark Boothy along with Max Sparks
Lameroo coming off another solid year last year have also been bolstered by some good recruits in Ben Quinn and Big man Brad Wakefield.
A few big outs include Ben Woodall, Ben Greiger and Fraser Sampson but one thing with Lameroo is their star local lads in Matt and Josh Ridgeway and a few others will always give 100% so they’re always a challenge.
Peake to get over the line
BDT CROWS WIN 2016 FLAG
Grand Final at Murrayville on September 10, 2016
Best: BDT - C. Richardson, T. Hawthorne, J. Richardson, J. Keller, B. Traeger, A. Reid. Peake - N. Gregurke, H. Olsson, A. Mills, J. Conlon, M. Whitford, L. Genikas. Goals: BDT - P. Barrett 3, B. Todd 2, L. Richardson 2, B. Prater 2, C. Richardson, J. Richardson, J. Brock. Peake - G. Phillips 3, N. Gregurke 2, L. Genikas 2, S. Braidwood 2, R. Piggott
First named teams to host