Previous seasons 2015
Teams: Border Downs/Tintinara, Karoonda, Lameroo, Murrayville, Peake & Pinnaroo
Preview by Ryan McArdle 30-7-2016
Just a quick recap on a B grade game last week between Peake and Karoonda at Peake, if you wonder what country football is all about, this pretty well sums it up. Karoonda were a bit short in numbers Saturday, a phone call made to Peake to advise of a possible forfeit, Peake rallied with an entourage of A team players from yesteryear some not having played in some time to fill the Karoonda B grade side so a game could be played. As the ex-Peake stars ran out in the black and white Karoonda colours it looked like any one of them could have popped a knee at any stage. The ball was bounced to start the game and BANG they were into it, they had endeavour, they had poise, skill and most of all the country footy spirit to get out there and have a go and provide a game for the B grade teams and also a great atmosphere for the fans on the day. Well done to all involved and good luck to the A grade teams this week.
Karoonda v BDT
Karoonda got off to a slow start against Peake on Saturday and although it was a closer encounter through to three quarter time, Karoonda still were no match for Peake losing by 129 points. Ben Perkins is having a good season and Josh Rosenzweig was solid taking quite a few intercepting marks across the day. Chris Rudiger was also good kicking a goal as well.
BDT had a good game against Lameroo, despite a slow first quarter. As always BDT have a lot of goal kickers leading the way was Josh Keller with three majors, Ben Tucker and Mark Vandeleur had two each. Coming into finals its good to see names like Paddy Barrett putting in BOG performances Tassie Hawthorne coming into good form and Chad Kennett and Josh Richardson are house hold names in the best players.
I really can’t see Karoonda getting any were near BDT, with the big Karoonda oval playing into BDTs hands I think they will win by a substantial margin.
Murrayville v Peake
Murrayville started well against Pinnaroo but after half time things really went downhill for the dogs. Gun forward Daniel Fry bagged 5 while James Lange and Harrison Brown got two each. The (Sams) Sam Magor and Sam Mader both had a good game, while Daniel Fry with his bag of 5 was also in the best.
Peake are looking the goods to date, and put Karoonda away easily. The whole team is working together well and with blokes like Gabe Phillips and Sam Braidwood kicking 6 each, Wade Saunders with 5 and 8 other goal scorers, Peake had plenty of forward 50 entries resulting in goals which is pleasing for coach Matt Whitford. Gabe Phillips works hard all day alongside Lachy Wilson who throws himself at every contest, Henry Olsson and Nick Gregurke are play making stars who provide plenty of drive for Peake.
Peake will continue their winning way.
Pinnaroo v Lameroo
Pinnaoo came away with a good win on the weekend, with quite a large list of goal kickers Alex Keough, Kane O’loughlin and Tyson Jenner led the scorers with three each. It’s good to see Pinnaroo creating good scoring opportunities without Ryan Nicholls. Tyson Jenner was in ripping form as well as Micah Vanloon is having a very consistent year.
Lameroo got off to a good start against BDT but failed to take the points, Lameroo had 22 scoring shots to 17, so if they had kicked a lot straighter might have made for a closer encounter. Josh Barrett, Sam O‘grady and Josh Ridgeway all kicked goals, Josh Barrett has been best for the hawks two weeks in a row, Ben Woodall is also up there, and great to see the champ Hayden Thorpe getting amongst it.
This game has proven in the past to be a close one, I think it will continue to live up to previous encounters but Pinnaroo to take the points.
Round 12 - July 23, 2016
Best: Pinnaroo - T. Jenner, A. Keough, M. Vanloon, L. Pye, S. Jenner, K. O''Loughlin. Murrayville - S. Magor, S. Mader, D. Fry, H. Brown, R. Lewis, J. Lange. Goals: Pinnaroo - A. Keough 3, K. O''Loughlin 3, T. Jenner 3, C. Tonkin 2, R. O''Driscoll 2, B. Gregory 2, B. Rosenzweig 2, L. Pye, C. Muster, L. Dabinett, M. Vanloon, N. Hyde, S. Dabinett. Murrayville - D. Fry 5, J. Lange 2, H. Brown 2, L. St Clair, S. Mader
Best: Peake - G. Phillips, L. Wilson, H. Olsson, N. Gregurke, W. Saunders, J. Niven. Karoonda - B. Perkins, J. Rosenzweig, C. Rudiger, E. Koch, D. Taylor, J. Nicholas. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 6, S. Braidwood 6, W. Saunders 5, R. Johnston 2, L. Wilson, B. Wilson, C. Jacob, N. Gregurke, B. Kielow, J. Kahl. Karoonda - C. Rudiger, B. Perkins, J. Norman, M. Deionno, H. Pilgrim, B. Stone
Best: BDT - P. Barrett, T. Hawthorne, C. Kennett, J. Richardson, T. Smith, A. Reid. Lameroo - J. Barrett, B. Woodall, H. Thorpe, B. McNeilly, F. Sampson, A. Hunt. Goals: BDT - J. Keller 3, B. Tucker 2, M. Vandeleur 2, J. Brock, D. Carter, J. Richardson, C. Kennett, P. Barrett, B. Todd. Lameroo - J. Barrett, S. O''Grady, B. Woodall, J. Ridgway, T. Brown
by Ryan McArdle
Welcome to this week’s matches, BIG congratulations to Lee Slape from BDT who played his 200th game on the weekend, combine that milestone with the nine senior premierships he has won and it’s fair to say that he’s had a solid career in footy.
Murrayville v Pinnaroo
Murrayville got off to a slow start against Karoonda but the coach demanded more and by half time saw them hit the front and take the points at the end of the day. Josh Graetz is having a great season for the dogs, while veteran Ryan McCormick was also amongst the best. Power forward Daniel Fry slotted six and Coach Nick Rees kicked four.
Pinnaroo had a good hit out against BDT last week and unfortunately didn’t get the points. Coming off a stella country champs performance Micah Vanloon was again a stand out, with Callum Tonkin and Alex Keough providing plenty around the ground. Clinton Muster, Alex Keough and young Brad (Rosie) Rosenzweig were all consistent with two each.
It’s Pinnaroo for me in this encounter
Peake v Karoonda
Peake are going strength to strength and got the job done against a competitive Lameroo on the weekend. Young Nick Gregurke is polling votes left, right and centre, Luke Genikas is becoming a versatile player being used in multiple roles for Peake, and Jamie Conlon is probably the most agile ruckman going around at the moment and also good to see Coach Matt Witford back and making an impact on the game. Peake had a few goal scorers but you can’t go past ‘Dukes’ Braidwood with another bag of six, Gabe Phillips was good with three also.
Karoonda fell short after a good start in the first quarter against Murrayville. They are around the mark and with Ben Perkins and young Jack Norman leading the way for the magpies hopefully they will be in the winners list soon. Hamish Pilgram and Shane Peach tried hard all day booting five between them.
Peake will continue their winning way.
BDT v Lameroo
BDT secured another win in Lee Slapes 200th game, was good to see Jarrad Brock enjoying his footy with four goals and a BOG performance, Tasman Hawthorne and Clint Richardson were also instrumental in the Crows win against the Roos. Brett Todd, Josh Keller and Ben Tucker contributed with two goals each.
Lameroo came up against top of the ladder Peake and in a close match for most of the day didn’t get the points in the end. Josh Barrett was solid, Charlie Hay was everywhere, as well as Josh Ridgeway providing plenty of drive through the midfield. Charlie Hay and Josh Barrett had a solid day in front of goals with 3 each, while Sam Jordan stood tall with two.
Again this will be a good match, but for me it’s BDT to win
Round 11 - July 16, 2016
Best: Murrayville - J. Graetz, R. McCormick, H. Brown, T. Chant, N. Rees, T. Wright. Karoonda - B. Perkins, J. Norman, H. Pilgrim, C. Rudiger, J. Rosenzweig, S. Paech. Goals: Murrayville - D. Fry 6, N. Rees 4, B. Wilson 2, H. Brown 2. Karoonda - H. Pilgrim 3, S. Paech 2, N. Zander 2, C. White 2, C. Rudiger, S. Olsen
Best: Peake - N. Gregurke, L. Genikas, J. Conlon, S. Braidwood, R. Piggott, G. Phillips. Lameroo - J. Barrett, C. Hay, J. Ridgway, B. Woodall, A. Hunt, S. Steer. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 6, G. Phillips 3, L. Genikas 3, W. Saunders 2, B. Wilson, C. Jacob, R. Piggott, N. Gregurke. Lameroo - C. Hay 3, J. Barrett 3, S. Jordan 2, J. Ridgway, F. Sampson, A. Hunt, S. Steer
Best: BDT - J. Brock, T. Hawthorne, C. Richardson, P. Barrett, C. Ferguson, B. Prater. Pinnaroo - M. Vanloon, C. Tonkin, A. Keough, S. Jenner, R. O''Driscoll, L. Pye. Goals: BDT - J. Brock 4, B. Todd 3, J. Keller 2, B. Tucker 2, M. Vandeleur, B. Prater. Pinnaroo - C. Muster 2, A. Keough 2, B. Rosenzweig 2, N. Lang, C. Nickolls, L. Pye, K. O''Loughlin
Football Preview 16-7-2016 with Ryan McArdle
Welcome back after another week off. Congratulations to those who competed in the zone match at Pt Lincoln, and good luck to this weeks teams.
Karoonda v Murrayville
Karoonda got a reasonable score on the board against Pinnaroo last game but lost the game in the end. Young Jack Norman and Dylan Taylor hit the score board with two each and Experienced Zakk Bullard was instrumental with his work around the gound, while Ben Perkins and Spoggy Neumann had plenty of the footy for the Magpies.
Murrayville found it hard going against Lameroo, with Lameroo getting an eight goal to one jump start in the first quarter it didn’t get any better after that. Harrison Brown was a sole multiple scorer for the dogs while Chris Pressor and Josh Graetz were the best for Murrayville is a lack luter game for the Dogs.
I’m going to back Karoonda in a tight one
Lameroo v Peake
Lameroo absolutely spanked Murrayville two weeks ago, they had a day out with a list a mile long of goal kickers. Big man Ben Greiger led the way with six majors, Sam Jordan with four and Josh Ridgeway with three, the list did go on for the Hawks. In what could be said was a big team effort Ben Woodall continues to get the BOGs while Frasier Sampon and Chucky Benham were also front runners.
Peake are going great guns with a solid win over BDT on their home ground. Big Sam ‘Dukes’ Braidwood had five goals at quarter time, they had to chuck BDTs Hayden Schilling onto him to get him under some sort of control as he was on fire. He ended up with seven, Gabe Phillips also bagged three. Luke Genikas has been building each week and this week took the BOG award for Peake, young star Nick Gregurke is very consistant this year and is very handy for the Lions and Dukes Braidwood with his seven also was in the best.
This will be a ripper, but I think top of the ladder Peake will take the points.
Pinnaroo v BDT
Pinnaroo also had a strong win over the Magpies last game, Micah Vanloon is starring at the minute with another great four quarter performance, Alex Keough is always around the mark and Big man Chris Shawcross is very handy around the ground. With Ryan Nicholls missing players like Alex Keough, Callum Tonkin and Brad Rosenzweig were handy contributers for the Roos.
BDT put it to Peake last week but couldn’t get over the line, Josh Keller is always dangerous, he bagged six goals, Patrick Barrett also kicked a couple and good to see Hayden Schilling get a goal too. Lachy Richardson is a good player who works hard around the ground, while Paddy Barrett and Jarrad Brock are smart footballers and will always use the ball well and give their team first look at the ball.
I think BDT will bounce back after their loss to Peake.
Round 10 - July 2, 2016
Peake proved its credentials for the 2016 Mallee Premiership with a 21 point win over BDT at Coonalpyn. The Lions got off to a great start in the first term, adding 7.2 to 3.2 to establish a 24 point lead at quarter-time. BDT pegged away for the next three quarters but couldn’t overcome that lead, which sees Peake now two games clear in top spot. Scott Braidwood kicked seven goals with Gabe Phillips kicking three, as the Lion hot shots kicked ten between them. Josh Keller kicked half his teams goals in a good effort up forward for BDT.
In other games, Lameroo gave Murrayville a footy lesson, winning by 166 points, while Pinnaroo beat a defiant Karoonda by 65 points.
Best: Peake - L. Genikas, N. Gregurke, S. Braidwood, J. Conlon, L. Wilson, G. Phillips. BDT - L. Richardson, J. Brock, P. Barrett, J. Keller, H. Schilling, B. Todd. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 7, G. Phillips 3, L. Genikas 2, B. Wilson, J. Kahl, C. Jacob. BDT - J. Keller 6, P. Barrett 2, N. Croser, H. Schilling, C. Kennett, J. Brock
Best: Lameroo - B. Woodall, F. Sampson, M. Benham, B. Grieger, J. Barrett, T. Caulfield. Murrayville - C. Presser, J. Graetz, H. Brown, T. Watts, S. Magor, R. Lewis. Goals: Lameroo - B. Grieger 6, S. Jordan 5, J. Ridgway 4, J. Barrett 3, A. Hunt 3, H. Thorpe 3, F. Sampson 2, T. Fiebiger 2, B. Woodall 2, M. Benham, M. Ridgway. Murrayville - H. Brown 3, R. Lewis, R. Watson, S. Mader
Best: Pinnaroo - M. Vanloon, A. Keough, C. Shawcross, S. Jenner, N. Hyde, C. Tonkin. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, B. Perkins, L. Neumann, H. Pilgrim, E. Koch. Goals: Pinnaroo - A. Keough 4, C. Tonkin 3, B. Rosenzweig 3, N. Lang 3, C. Shawcross 2, C. Muster 2, L. Pye, B. Gregory, M. Vanloon, N. Hyde. Karoonda - J. Norman 2, D. Taylor 2, S. Paech, H. Pilgrim, E. Koch, Z. Bullard, S. Martin, C. Rudiger, B. Perkins
Football Preview 2-7-2016 with Ryan McArdle
Round 9 brought some competitive games which was great to see at his stage of the year, let’s hope that round 10 is the same
BDT v Peake
BDT had a solid win last week and given they were missing Josh Richardson and a couple of others, just shows their depth and ability to post a good score with players missing. Patrick Barrett was in awesome form in front of goal kicking five, and the big man Hayden Schiling was vital with four majors. As stated a few times before BDT have a long list of players willing to stand up and it shows week in week out with their list of multiple goal kickers, Lachy Richardson, Chad Kennett, Josh Keller and Brett Todd all contributed with two goals each. Chad Kennett with his two goals also featured in the best with Tassie Hawthorn and Clint Richardson getting the job done for the crows.
Peake had a small scare in the last quarter against Pinnaroo, it looked like Pinnaroo were going to run away with the win but to Peake’s credit their main ball getters got busy and secured another win. Sam ‘Dukes’ Braidwood is arguably the most dangerous full forward in the comp, with his ability to pluck pack marks against the odds and then kick truly, makes him a valuable asset for Peake. Gabe Phillips is a very handy player and works hard around the ground and also contributed on the score board with 3. The ‘Top Gun’ of the U/19s Nick Gregurke is a pleasure to watch as he had the ball on a string, with Lachy Wilson and Henry Olsson who was instrumental in the last quarter rounding out the best for the Lions.
My thoughts are a tight game but BDT at home.
Lameroo v Murrayville
Lameroo met with a competitive Karoonda last week, which was good to see but as the great team that Lameroo are they got the points in the end. The third quarter saw the change of guard and if Lameroo had scored more efficiently in that term they may have won by more. Main man Josh Ridgeway booted five, Sam Jordan and Fraser Sampson getting a couple each. Billy McNeilly and Ben Woodall have been regulars in the best for the Hawks, and it’s good to see Chucky Benham amongst the best too.
Murrayville got a reality check against BDT last week, with Daniel Fry trying his hardest booting four for the dogs, with Josh Graetz who also was best afield for the dogs. Clayton Sporn and Nick Rees are solid key players who perform each week for the dogs. Murrayville will need to be at their best this week.
Lameroo will win this game.
Pinnaroo v Karoonda
Pinnaroo really brought their A game last week and were beaten by a better team in the end, but I saw their key players on full display and they look good. Players like big forward Callum Tonkin and Tyson Jenner with 3 each and young Ben Gregory with his two goals really showed some talent. Gun midfielder Alex Keough was in scintillating form and team mate Shannon Jenner was everywhere. Young Rory O’Driscoll was pretty impressive with his ball movement as well.
Karoonda had a one off week inclusion with local talent Corey Knight in the line-up for the Magpies. Karoonda really took control of the game for three quarters which would have lifted their confidence. Jarrad Woodward booting six and Eli Koch getting 3 against his name put the Magpies in a good position. Zakk Bullard is a quality player with a lot of experience and he showed all of that on the weekend, Big man Chris Rudiger, Corey Knight and power forward Jarrad Woodward rounded out the best for the magpies.
Its good that Karoonda really played well last round but I think Pinnaroo comfortably this week.
Round 9 - June 25, 2016
Karoonda went close to their first win of the season, going down at the home ground to Lameroo by 12 points. They led narrowly at half time, and with accurate kicking (2.0 to 2.7) were still in touch at the last break, trailing by five points. In a high scoring last term, the Hawks added 6.3 to 5.2, to grab their fifth win of the season. In a good day for forwards, Lameroo’s Josh Ridgway kicked five goals, while for Karoonda, Jarrad Woodward kicked six.
In what was billed as match of the round Peake came from behind to win by 16 points, adding 7.1 to 2.2 in the last term, to stay a game clear as League leader. Sam Braidwood kicked seven goals, with Gabe Phillips adding three. While for Pinnaroo, Tyson Jenner and Callum Tonkin kicked three.
In the other game, BDT were too good for Murrayville to the tune of 71 points, Patrick Barrett kicked five for the Crows, Daniel Fry four for the Bulldogs.
Best: Lameroo - B. McNeilly, B. Woodall, J. Barrett, F. Sampson, S. O''Grady, M. Benham. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, C. Rudiger, C. Knight, J. Woodward, D. Taylor. Goals: Lameroo - J. Ridgway 5, S. Jordan 2, F. Sampson 2, J. Barrett, M. Ridgway, A. Hall, F. Nel, B. McNeilly, M. Benham. Karoonda - J. Woodward 6, E. Koch 3, Z. Bullard 2, J. Norman, C. Rudiger, N. Zander, L. Neumann
Best: BDT - C. Kennett, T. Hawthorne, C. Richardson, P. Barrett, H. Schilling, A. Reid. Murrayville - J. Graetz, C. Sporn, N. Rees, C. Presser, R. Lewis, M. Gordon. Goals: BDT - P. Barrett 5, H. Schilling 4, L. Richardson 2, C. Kennett 2, J. Keller 2, B. Todd 2, C. Richardson, J. Brock, C. Ferguson. Murrayville - D. Fry 4, B. Wilson, N. Rees, N. Blanch, M. Gordon, J. Graetz
Best: Peake - N. Gregurke, L. Wilson, H. Olsson, J. Niven, D. Wilson, L. Genikas. Pinnaroo - A. Keough, S. Jenner, M. Vanloon, R. O''Driscoll, H. Boseley, K. O''Loughlin. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 7, G. Phillips 3, B. Kielow 2, J. Niven, L. Genikas, N. Gregurke. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin 3, T. Jenner 3, B. Gregory 2, L. Dabinett, C. Muster
Round Nine Preview 25-6-2016
By Ryan McArdle
Round 9 is going to be a cracker, all teams have played each other and the run for finals spots is well under way. Good luck to all teams.
Karoonda V Lameroo
Karoonda met BDT who are second on the Ladder and they showed Karoonda why on Saturday. It wasn’t until half time that Karoonda put a major on the scoreboard, and with five for the game, showed their first half was a tough one for the Magpies. Spoggie Neuman bagged a couple and Josh Rosenzweig had his best game for the season. Young gun Jack Norman had plenty of the ball and continues to feature in the best players.
Lameroo on the other hand had a hard fought win over the dangerous Pinnaroo Roos clinching an 8 pt victory on the wk end. Lameroo got off to a first half flyer, but by 3 quarter time the Roos had closed to be a goal the difference. Big man Benny Greiger and Smooth mover Joshy Ridgeway got the job done on the scoreboard for the Hawks. Trav Brown is having a stella few weeks and with Gun defender Billy McNeilly, Ben Griger and Josh and Matt Ridgeway all having an impact in and around the packs sure makes it hard for the opposition.
Lameroo will continue on their winning way and will win by 15 goals +
Murrayville v BDT
Murrayville really gave Peake something to think about, on the Peake oval Murrayville filled the gaps nicely but fell short by 20 points to an impressive Peake outfit. Murrayville had multiple players with one goal each and I was really impressed by Aaron Manning taking charge over the ground. Thomas Chant was in good form for the dogs and Kev Wyatt was at his usual best.
BDT are building and going head to head with Peake at the top of the ladder. With 9 separate goal kickers for the day its fair to say BDT had a day out. With the likes of Josh Richardson kicking five sausage rolls, Bretty Todd with five, Chad Kennett and Paddy Barrett with three each, the list does go on but it does show their depth of scorers. Patrick Barrett really put on a show and Josh Richo with his seven also put him in the best. BDT always have had depth and if a few players have an off day there are another 15 that will stand up which is impressive.
BDT by a few goals
Peake v Pinnaroo
Peake were impressive against the Dogs on Saturday when the pressure got put on they really fought hard and ran away with the ball most times out of ten. The Gun veteran Wade Saunders who is cool and calm under pressure bagged three while Lachy and Ben Wilson bagged a couple each. Lachy is instrumental through the midfield and I was really impressed with Ben Wilsons forward pressure. Daniel Wilson was best afield for Peake and it was good to see Kym Markwick forming up the backlines. He is a solid performer week in week out.
Pinnaroo will be looking to make up for last weeks tight loss to the Hawks. Nick Hyde has had two best-on-grounds for the Roos in the past few weeks which says he is in good form, Alex Keough is always a solid contributor while Tonkin, Vanloon an Shawcross have been regular names in the best players this year. Both Lachy Pye and Ben Gregory kicked multiple goals for the Roos and seem to be finding the goal regularly which is great to see.
In another tight one I think Peake will prevail at home.
Round 8 - June 18, 2016
June 21, 2016
Lameroo stayed in touch with the top two, after a narrow win over Pinnaroo on the weekend by six points. There was little in the game all day, as the Hawks recorded their fourth win of the season. It was the second time Pinnaroo have suffered this season to Lameroo, losing their Round three clash by a point, the Suparoos having lost two of their last three games.
Peake stayed top with a 20 point win at home against Murayville, while BDT beat the struggling Karoonda at Tintinara, by 126 points, with Josh Richardson kicking seven goals, as they stay in second spot on six wins, one game behind Peake.
Ladder after Round 8: Peake 14, BDT 12, Pinnaroo 10, Lameroo 8, Murrayville 4, Karoonda 0
Best: Lameroo - T. Brown, B. McNeilly, B. Grieger, J. Ridgway, F. Sampson, M. Ridgway. Pinnaroo - N. Hyde, A. Keough, M. Vanloon, C. Tonkin, C. Shawcross, S. Jenner. Goals: Lameroo - B. Grieger 3, J. Ridgway 2, S. Jordan 2, J. Barrett, S. O''Grady, S. Steer, S. Nassif, F. Sampson. Pinnaroo - L. Pye 3, B. Gregory 3, C. Tonkin 2, J. Kerber, T. Jenner, C. Muster
Best: Peake - D. Wilson, K. Markwick, A. Mills, L. Wilson, J. Conlon, B. Wilson. Murrayville - T. Chant, A. Manning, K. Wyatt, T. Watts, N. Rees, S. Magor. Goals: Peake - W. Saunders 3, L. Wilson 2, B. Wilson 2, B. Miller, G. Phillips. Murrayville - K. Henderson, B. Wilson, R. McCormick, D. Fry, C. Sporn, J. Graetz
Best: BDT - P. Barrett, J. Richardson, C. Richardson, J. Brock, B. Todd, C. Kennett. Karoonda - J. Rosenzweig, J. Norman, Z. Bullard, S. Milne, A. Bullard. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 7, B. Todd 5, C. Kennett 3, P. Barrett 3, H. Schilling 2, C. Ferguson 2, K. Harkness, L. Richardson, J. Keller. Karoonda - L. Neumann 2, Z. Bullard, N. Zander, J. Rosenzweig
by Ryan McArdle
The Mallee Football League is back after a weeks break for some and an association game for others. Well done to all who participated in both grades at Karoonda on the weekend, the boys did the league proud.
Lameroo v Pinnaroo
Lameroo met some tough competition in BDT a couple of weeks ago as they struggled to keep up with them on the scoreboard. Young Seaton Nassif who played in the Senior Colts Association game on the weekend kicked a couple for the Hawks but single majors there-after. Trav Brown, Fraser Sampson and Tommy Caufield were the main ball winners for the Hawks.
Pinnaroo got the jump on Murrayville and never let their foot off of the accelerator coming away with a 69 point win at the Roos home ground. The big man Christopher Shawcross bagged five while a few players Tonkin, Pye, Leith Dabinett and Kerber all slotted a couple each. Gun player Alex Keough took the BOG honor for the Roos while Shawcross with his five sausage rolls and Shannon Jenner round out the best for Pinnaroo.
Lameroo will bounce back from the BDT game and secure another win for the Hawks in another tight game.
Peake v Murrayville
Peake went to town on the Karoonda Magpies at Karoonda, in an almost identical start to their last encounter, this time it was Peake who kicked a big first quarter score. Peake had a solid 4 quarter effort both on the field and on the score board. Gabe Phillips made it look like a training drill with five majors and Sam ‘Dukes’ Braidwood also bagged five. Peake had a sound list of goal scorers which is becoming more and more regular. The General Lachy Wilson had a stella game which was a good lead up game for his involvement in the Association game, the big man Jamie Conlon is a versatile ruckman and controls the game over the whole ground.
Although Pinnaroo are quality opposition, Murrayville would have been disappointed with the game against Pinnaroo before the association game. Nick Blanch and Ryan Mckormick slotting a few goals for the Dogs and Jake Venning also chiming in with a couple. Daniel Fry didn’t get on the score board unlike previous weeks but was in the best for the dogs contributing around the contest and in score involvemnts which is great to see. Sam Mader, Josh Graetz and Aaron Manning were the best for the Dogs.
Peake at home will execute another solid game and will win by eight goals +
BDT v Karoonda
BDT are in scintillating form as we know they normally are knocking over a talented Lameroo outfit. They had a number of multiple goal kickers Chase Ferguson, Lachy Richardson and Josh Keller to name a few. Mr Reliable Clint Richardson may be having his best season yet, he is in ripper form also coming off a BOG for the MFL last week, Paddy Barrett and Braden Kennett were amongst the best for the Crows.
Karoonda are doing it tough at the moment but is still good to see them putting a team on the park and giving it a good crack every week. With persistence and hard work victory is not far away. Peake really gave them a hounding two weeks ago, but they did manage to get some goals through Zakk Bullard, Steve Olson and Nick Zander. Zakk Bullard also had plenty of posies, along with team mates Nick Zander and young Jack Norman.
I really hope Karoonda re-group after a week off but I think BDT will win by 15 goals +
MALLEE TOO STRONG IN INTER-LEAGUE
June 11, 2016
Best: Mallee - C. Richardson, B. Grieger, M. Vanloon, P. Barrett, J. Niven, C. Rudiger. Hills Div Two - N. Jaensch, M. Rupcic, N. Rowlands, N. Davey, M. Buckley, B. Hutt. Goals: Mallee - G. Phillips 4, Z. Bullard 3, P. Barrett 3, J. Richardson 3, B. Woodall 1, C. Shawcross 1, J. Keller 1, L. Richardson 1, C. Rudiger 1. Hills Div Two - J. Bollenhagen 3, N. Davey 2, M. Buckley 1, N. Jaensch 1, R. Jolly 1
Football Preview 11-6-2016
Eastern Zone Carnival
The inaugural Eastern Zone Carnival will be held at Karoonda on Saturday June 11th 2016.
The program for the day has Mallee Under 18 v Hills Division 2 Under 18 starting at 9-30am followed by Hills Division 1 Under 18 v Riverland Under 18 at 11-05am.
The A Grade kicks off at 12-40pm with Hills Division 1 taking on Riverland then Mallee v Hills Division 2 at 2-55pm.
The Mallee A Grade team played Hills Division 2 at Lobethal in 2015 and came away with a narrow victory.
Injuries have been kind to the Mallee in 2016 with few players unavailable. The final team will be selected after training at Tailem Bend on Wednesday night.
There could be up to 10 debutants in what should be a side that will rely on quick ball movement.
The big men will be lead by Ben Grieger, Nick Hyde and Chris Shawcross with Callum Tonkin likely to be the No. 1 ruckman. Daniel Fry is the leading goal kicker in the League and should hold down full forward.
Veterans Josh Richardson and Josh Keller will again be a force but should have strong support from Lachlan Wilson, Clint Richardson, Micah Vanloon, Lachlan Richardson and Gabe Phillips through the midfield. Patrick Barrett is a hard running midfielder with Fraser Sampson, Ben Woodall, Tyson Jenner, Shannon Jenner Jake Niven, Josh Barrett & Zakk Bullard all vying for a position in the final side.
Braden Kennett has been consistent in defence and may get a chance to step up to the next level with Chris Rudiger, Chad Kennett, Nick Gregurke and Henry Olsen all enjoying good form in local football.
The Mallee side will be a well-balanced and versatile team and can come away with a win over Hills Division 2 at Karoonda.
Round 7 - June 4, 2016
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, J. Conlon, G. Phillips, H. Olsson, J. Niven, B. Miller. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, N. Zander, J. Norman, E. Koch, J. Woodward. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 5, S. Braidwood 5, L. Genikas 4, W. Saunders 3, B. Miller 3, R. Johnston, L. Wilson, B. Wilson, C. Jacob, J. Conlon, J. Niven. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, S. Olsen, N. Zander
Best: BDT - C. Richardson, P. Barrett, B. Kennett, C. Ferguson, C. Kennett, J. Brock. Lameroo - T. Brown, F. Sampson, T. Caulfield, R. Kerber, B. Grieger, B. Woodall. Goals: BDT - C. Ferguson 2, L. Richardson 2, B. Prater 2, C. Kennett 2, J. Keller 2, J. Richardson, T. Hawthorne, P. Barrett, B. Todd. Lameroo - S. Nassif 2, F. Sampson, T. Caulfield, S. Jordan, B. Grieger
Best: Pinnaroo - A. Keough, C. Shawcross, S. Jenner, M. Vanloon, N. Hyde, N. Lang. Murrayville - S. Mader, J. Graetz, A. Manning, C. Sporn, H. Gibson, D. Fry. Goals: Pinnaroo - C. Shawcross 5, C. Tonkin 2, L. Pye 2, L. Dabinett 2, J. Kerber 2, C. Dabinett, A. Keough, B. Gregory, M. Vanloon, S. Jenner. Murrayville - N. Blanch 4, R. McCormick 2, J. Venning 2, J. Graetz
Round 6 - May 28, 2016
Peake have kept top spot with a 21 point win over Lameroo. The Lions were inaccurate early, kicking 4.7 in the first term, but took over in the third, adding 6.2 to 2.1 to set up a match winning lead. Sam Braidwood kicked six, while Gabe Phillips and Ben Wilson kicked three each
BDT moved into second spot, proving too powerful in the second half for Pinnaroo by 74 points. The two bottom sides, Murrayville and Karoonda fought out a good match, with the Bulldogs too good in the end by 40 points. Daniel Fry kicked six goals to take his season tally to 33, he leads Peake’s Sam Braidwood on 27, with Ryan Nickolls (Pinnaroo) on 22.
Best: Peake - N. Gregurke, J. Niven, L. Genikas, S. Braidwood, J. Conlon, H. Olsson. Lameroo - B. Woodall, S. O''Grady, B. McNeilly, J. Ridgway, S. Kerley, T. Brown. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 6, B. Wilson 3, G. Phillips 3, B. Miller 2, J. Niven, W. Saunders, H. Olsson. Lameroo - J. Ridgway 3, B. McNeilly 2, T. Caulfield 2, J. Barrett 2, J. Barrett, B. Woodall, F. Sampson, M. Ridgway, A. Hunt, S. O''Grady
Best: BDT - B. Hooper, P. Barrett, C. Richardson, L. Richardson, J. Brock, B. Todd. Pinnaroo - N. Hyde, M. Vanloon, C. Shawcross, T. Jenner, N. Lang, L. Bailey. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 3, J. Keller 3, L. Richardson 2, C. Kennett 2, J. Brock 2, T. Hawthorne, H. Schilling, B. Todd. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, A. Keough, L. Pye, B. Gregory
Best: Murrayville - N. Blanch, C. Sporn, A. Manning, T. Watts, J. Venning, H. Brown. Goals: Murrayville - D. Fry 6, K. Henderson 3, J. Venning 2, C. Sporn 2, T. Watts, C. Presser, H. Brown, B. Wilson
Round 5 - May 21, 2016
Best: Pinnaroo - M. Vanloon, T. Jenner, S. Jenner, A. Keough, N. Hyde, N. Lang. Karoonda - M. Butler-Chaseling, S. Milne, S. Drew, N. Zander, S. Thomson, C. Rudiger. Goals: Pinnaroo - A. Keough 4, L. Dabinett 3, S. Jenner 2, M. Vanloon 2, B. Gregory 2, T. Jenner 2, C. Nickolls, C. Shawcross, S. Hannam, C. Dabinett, L. Pye. Karoonda - S. Drew 3, M. Butler-Chaseling, S. Thomson, B. Jones, D. Taylor, C. Rudiger, L. Neumann
Best: Lameroo - J. Barrett, S. O''Grady, B. Woodall, R. Kerber, F. Sampson, B. Grieger. Murrayville - N. Blanch, C. Sporn, S. Mader, J. Graetz, B. Wyatt, K. Wyatt. Goals: Lameroo - B. Grieger 4, J. Barrett 4, J. Barrett 3, A. Hunt 2, S. Nassif 2, J. Ridgway, S. Steer, B. Woodall, W. Hall. Murrayville - D. Fry 3, N. Blanch 2, H. Gibson 2, S. Mader 2, K. Henderson, K. Wyatt, N. Rees, T. Chant, R. McCormick, C. Sporn
Best: Peake - G. Phillips, N. Gregurke, S. Braidwood, L. Genikas, J. Conlon, B. Wilson. BDT - B. Hooper, C. Kennett, C. Richardson, B. Kennett, J. Richardson. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 4, B. Kielow 2, S. Braidwood 2, B. Wilson, J. Kahl, R. Johnston, W. Saunders, N. Gregurke. BDT - J. Richardson 7, J. Brock, B. Prater, J. Keller, H. Schilling, C. Kennett
PEAKE SUFFER FIRST LOSS, BIG WIN FOR PINNAROO
A fascinating 2016 season is shaping up, with BDT, Peake and Pinnaroo all equal Premiership contenders after four games. Pinnaroo beat the previously unbeaten Peake, winning a tight tussle by 11 points. Ryan Nickolls was one of the heroes with five goals, with Chris Shawcross best for Pinnaroo, kicking three.
Border Downs/Tintinara were too strong over Murrayville, winning by 74 points, to join Pinnaroo and Peake on three wins and one loss. Josh Richardson was in top form with four goals. Daniel Fry played a lone hand up forward for Murrayville, kicking five out of his sides six goals.
While Lameroo moved into the top four with a comfortable 110 point win over Karoonda, with Ben Greiger kicking five goals for the Hawks.
Round 4 - May 14, 2016
Best: Lameroo - J. Barrett, B. Woodall, B. Grieger, F. Sampson, S. O''Grady, J. Ridgway. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, N. Zander, S. Drew, S. Thomson, M. Butler-Chaseling, S. Milne. Goals: Lameroo - B. Grieger 5, F. Sampson 3, J. Barrett 3, J. Finch 2, T. Hancock 2, S. Steer 2, J. Barrett, T. Brown, S. Kerley, S. Nassif, M. Ridgway, L. Young, J. Ridgway. Karoonda - J. Woodward 2, Z. Bullard 2, J. Norman 2, J. Rudiger
Best: Pinnaroo - C. Shawcross, M. Vanloon, T. Jenner, S. Jenner, C. Tonkin, K. O''Loughlin. Peake - D. Wilson, A. Mills, J. Niven, L. Genikas, N. Gregurke, W. Saunders Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 5, C. Shawcross 3, T. Jenner 2, B. Gregory 2, L. Dabinett. Peake - S. Braidwood 4, R. Johnston 2, B. Kielow, B. Wilson, J. Kahl, G. Phillips, W. Saunders
Best: BDT - C. Richardson, J. Richardson, K. Harkness, J. Brock, B. Prater, T. Miegel Murrayville - R. Lewis, S. Mader, J. Graetz, D. Fry, A. Scopelitis, N. Blanch. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 4, J. Keller 3, L. Richardson 3, J. Brock 2, C. Ferguson 2, C. Kennett, H. Schilling, B. Binns, P. Barrett. Murrayville - D. Fry 5, R. Lewis
PEAKE SIT ALONE ON TOP AFTER ROUND THREE
Round 3 - May 7, 2016
Peake now are on top of the Mallee competition, after 59 point win over Murrayville. Five goals to Gabe Phillips saw them to their third win on the trot, while Daniel Fry kicked a handful for Murrayville. Lameroo returned to the winners list, with a one point victory over Pinnaroo. After trailing by 17 points at half-time, the Hawks kicked 7.7 to 4.7 in the second half to grab the win, with Jayden Barrett kicking five goals, while Ryan Nickolls kicked five for the Pinnaroo.
In the weekend’s other game, BDT were too strong at Karoonda, winning by 114 points, with Josh Keller kicking six.
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, G. Phillips, J. Niven, L. Genikas, N. Gregurke, J. Conlon. Murrayville - R. Lewis, R. McCormick, A. Manning, N. Blanch, S. Mader, D. Fry. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 5, R. Johnston 3, S. Braidwood 3, C. Jacob 2, J. Niven 2, L. Wilson, C. Ballard, L. Genikas. Murrayville - D. Fry 5, K. Henderson, R. Lewis, S. Mader, H. Brown
Best: Lameroo - B. Woodall, B. Grieger, H. Thorpe, M. Ridgway, B. McNeilly, J. Barrett. Pinnaroo - S. Jenner, M. Vanloon, T. Jenner, C. Tonkin, C. Muster, K. O''Loughlin. Goals: Lameroo - J. Barrett 5, S. Nassif 3, J. Ridgway 2, B. Woodall, F. Sampson, E. Hancock. Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 5, C. Shawcross 2, S. Jenner 2, L. Pye, C. Muster, M. Vanloon, C. Dabinett
Best: BDT - Clint Richardson, Patrick Barrett, Chad Kennett, Joshua Keller, Benjamin Hooper, Hayden Schilling. Karoonda - Z. Bullard, C. Rudiger, S. Drew, J. Woodward, S. Milne. Goals: BDT - Joshua Keller 6, Lachlan Richardson 4, Hayden Schilling 4, Brett Todd 3, Josh Richardson 3, Chad Kennett 2, Patrick Barrett 2, Jarrad Brock 1, Chase Ferguson 1 . Karoonda - M. Butler-Chaseling 2, C. Rudiger 2, J. Norman 2, J. Woodward, L. Neumann, S. Drew
PINNAROO AND PEAKE SIT ON TOP
Round 2 - April 30, 2016
Pinnaroo and Peake sit on the top of the Mallee competition after the first two rounds of the season. Pinnaroo won by 51 points over Murrayville, with Ryan Nicholls the star, kicking eight goals.
Peake but Karoonda to the sword by 41 points, with Scott Braidwood kicking four goals, as the Lions had 44 shorts on goal. BDT had their first win of the season, beating Lameroo by 35 points, after a strong first half where they added 8.6 to 2.0
Best: BDT - C. Richardson, T. Hawthorne, B. Kennett, B. Prater, T. Kennett, C. Ferguson. Lameroo - T. Geyer, T. Brown, B. Woodall, T. Caulfield, M. Benham, J. Ridgway. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 3, P. Barrett 3, L. Richardson 2, H. Schilling, K. Harkness, C. Kennett, B. Todd, B. Kennett, C. Ferguson. Lameroo - T. Maynard 2, J. Ridgway 2, J. Barrett 2, T. Hancock, S. Kerley, M. Ridgway
Best: Pinnaroo - T. Jenner, C. Shawcross, R. Nickolls, A. Keough, C. Tonkin, L. Pye. Murrayville - J. Graetz, S. Mader, T. Wright, D. Fry, J. Venning, A. Scopelitis. Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 8, L. Pye 3, C. Dabinett 2, B. Gregory, S. Dabinett, T. Jenner, C. Muster. Murrayville - D. Fry 4, S. Mader 3, K. Henderson, J. Venning
Best: Peake - L. Wilson, J. Conlon, N. Gregurke, B. Kielow, H. Olsson, G. Phillips. Karoonda - S. Milne, S. Martin, C. Rudiger, Z. Bullard, L. Hocking, B. Perkins. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 4, B. Wilson 2, G. Phillips 2, L. Genikas 2, B. Kielow 2, J. Kahl, B. Miller, N. Gregurke, J. Conlon. Karoonda - J. Woodward 5, S. Drew 3, Z. Bullard 2, M. Butler-Chaseling, S. Martin, J. Loechel
FRY KICKS TEN AS MURRAYVILLE WIN ROUND ONE CRACKER
Round 1 - April 23, 2016
Murrayville and Karoonda staged a cracking season opener, with both sides kicking seven goals each in the first quarter. The Magpies also had a good second term, adding 3.4 to 1.1, to lead at the main break by 20 points. The Dogs though worked their way back into the game, and with things on the line in the last quarter, hit the lead to kick 6.1 to 1.1 to win by 19 points. Daniel Fry had a great day, kicking ten goals, Steven Drew kicked six for Karoonda.
Peake also had a fine start to the season, winning at Lameroo by 44 points, with Sam Braidwood kicking eight goals. Pinnaroo had a good win first up at home, leading all day to beat BDT by 14 points, Ryan Nickolls kicking four goals.
Best: Murrayville - D. Fry, T. Wright, J. Graetz, S. Mader, R. Lewis, K. Henderson. Karoonda - M. Butler-Chaseling, Z. Bullard, S. Martin, S. Drew, N. Zander. Goals: Murrayville - D. Fry 10, N. Blanch 4, K. Henderson, J. Graetz, R. Lewis, J. Venning, K. Lycett. Karoonda - S. Drew 6, M. Butler-Chaseling 3, J. Woodward 3, S. Martin, N. Zander
Best: Peake - S. Braidwood, L. Wilson, J. Conlon, H. Olsson, J. Niven, G. Phillips. Lameroo - T. Brown, M. Benham, A. Hunt, H. Thorpe, B. Grieger, J. Ridgway. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 8, G. Phillips 3, J. Niven 2, N. Gregurke, L. Genikas, B. Miller, C. Jacob. Lameroo - S. Jordan 4, B. Grieger 2, J. Barrett, J. Ridgway, M. Benham, B. Woodall
Best: Pinnaroo - N. Hyde, A. Keough, C. Shawcross, B. Gregory, C. Tonkin, M. Vanloon. BDT - B. Kennett, H. Schilling, J. Keller, C. Kennett, B. Todd, H. Keller. Goals: Pinnaroo - R. Nickolls 4, M. Wendland, S. Jenner, M. Vanloon, C. Muster. BDT - J. Keller 3, P. Barrett, B. Todd, C. Ferguson
LAMEROO WINS FIRST FLAG SINCE 2009
ENDS BORDER DOWNS/TINTINARA'S RUN OF FIVE FLAGS IN A ROW
Grand Final at Karoonda on September 12, 2015
Best: Lameroo - F. Sampson, M. Benham, H. Thorpe, V. Noonan, A. Hunt, T. Maynard. BDT - J. Keller, L. Richardson, R. Vandeleur, C. Kennett, C. Gregory, J. Richardson. Goals: Lameroo - J. Ridgway 3, S. Agelis 3, V. Noonan 3, M. Sumner 2, B. Grieger 2, T. Maynard, B. Woodall. BDT - M. Vandeleur 3, J. Keller 2, P. Barrett 2, B. Hooper 2, J. Richardson, D. Head, L. Richardson
First named teams to host, BDT home games at either
(C) = Coonalpyn or (T) = Tintinara