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MAIL MEDAL WON BY GABE PHILLIPS
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Teams: Border Downs/Tintinara, Karoonda, Lameroo, Murrayville, Peake & Pinnaroo
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
Grand Final Preview 10-9-2016
The Mallee Football League A grade Grand Final for 2016 is here. Well done to Peake and BDT football teams for making it.
Peake v Pinnaroo (Preliminary Final Review)
After a down pour in the B grade Prelim at Murrayville it did fine up well for the A grade match. Peake went in as slight favourites and you could say they did a 180 degree turn from last weeks performance, they had more efficient centre clearances and it showed on the score board. Big man Jamie Conlon was giving Lachy Wilson and the Peake Mids first look, Nick Gregurke was up and about as usual, as a game changer and Peake would be comfortable with the ball in his hands. Gabe Phillips was good in the centre and up forward with three goals continuing his Mail Medal form and player coach Matt Whitford had ripping game in defence rebounding and providing plenty of run from half back.
Brad Kielow was solid through the centre providing an option for the fast flowing Peake game style, his ability to take a contested mark and utilize the ball to advantage is a win for Peake and Alistair Mills was again providing great ball pressure and is very accountable.
Pinnaroo didn’t look totally out of it, they had plenty of the ball just failed to transition into the forward 50 and score. Their midfield ball use was great but it broke down at either 50 mark, both allowing Peake to score and not providing scoreboard pressure themselves. Nick Hyde was again solid at half back and again provided plenty of run, Alex Keough started with a bang and continued all day. Shannon Jenner was again lively over the ground but unfortunately for the Super Roos they couldn’t get the job done.
Peake v BDT (Grand Final Peake Oval)
Peake will take good confidence out of their Preliminary win against Pinnaroo. They looked back to their best against Pinnaroo moving the ball quickly and taking the first option which paid off for Peake. With Gabe Philips, Lachy Wilson all looking to feed off the agile ruckman Jamie Conlon they should have the ability to get those forward 50 entries to Big man Sam Braidwood and crumbing forward Wade Saunders. If wade positions himself front and centre of Braidwood, most times he will duke the ball or wade can swoop, but rarely does Braidwood miss the mark. Nick Gregurke will be keen to have an outstanding GF performance and I reckon he will thrive on the GF pressure, Matt Whitford was the general last week and I think he will know give 150% this week.
BDT have been in more than most teams will get into in a decades worth of seasons, they are seasoned campaigners when it comes to this time of year. Josh Keller was in stellar form two weeks ago and his presence around the contest as well as up forward was great to see, Josh Richardson in the same boat. Bill Traeger will be up for a big contest in the ruck and Tassie Hawthorne will be up and about. Blokes like Lachy Richardson, brother Clint Richardson and Chad Kennett are all able ball movers and they do it well and to BDTs advantage 95% of the time, Jarrod Brock is a smooth mover and Paddy Barrett can turn it on as we know.
I think it will be a ripping contest and Grand Finals are games which can bring the un-expected. It will be the team who can get the jump early and overcome the pressure of the day and continue for four quarters. I am going for Peake at home just
Preliminary Final at Murrayville on September 3, 2016
Best: Peake - M. Whitford, A. Mills, N. Gregurke, J. Niven, L. Wilson, G. Phillips. Pinnaroo - N. Hyde, N. Lang, A. Keough, H. Boseley, S. Jenner, M. Vanloon. Goals: Peake - G. Phillips 3, S. Braidwood 2, L. Genikas 2, B. Miller 2, L. Wilson, R. Johnston, W. Saunders, B. Kielow. Pinnaroo - C. Shawcross, L. Bailey, L. Pye
Second Semi Final Preview
Mallee Football Leagues medal night was held on Saturday night with Gabe Phillips (Peake) winning the 2016 Mallee Football Leagues Mail Meal. Congratulations on a great year.
Peake v BDT (Second Semi Final Review)
It was first and second facing off in a game which would send the winner straight into the 2016 Mallee Football Grand Final. It started off fast pace with BDT getting the jump on Peake with a quick goal, it looked like BDT were switched on and had plenty of confidence in their ball movement. Peake then replied early in that first quarter with Cameron Jacobs taking a good mark in the goal square and converting it into a goal. Josh Keller and Brett Todd were in good touch in BDTs forward 50. Josh Keller having a day out with six goals and Paddy Barrett was also dangerous with three. Peake really looked a bit sluggish for the remainder of the game, very un-Peake like. Peake were looking good in patches with Nick Gregurke working hard, Henry Olsen also providing plenty of run and Big ‘Dukes’ Braidwood proving a handful for Brayden Kennett. Mail medal winner Gabe Phillips was also getting plenty of the ball, but costly turn overs created by BDTs ball pressure saw Peake make mistakes they wouldn’t normally make. Josh Richardson, Clint Richardson and Tassie Hawthorne were all in good form, Jarrod Brock provided plenty, as he got free numerous times and Lachy Richardson is always present and dangerous.
Alistair Mills was outstanding for Peake working really hard and Ryan Johnston was good in patches kicking a couple of goals. When a team is second to the ball and can’t get their own game plan working it makes it hard to roll over the top of your opponent and that’s what Peake faced on the weekend. There was a couple of injuries to both teams, Hayden Schilling got a heavy knock and reportedly has a bruised kidney and possible broken ribs, and Peake had Luke Genikas with a leg injury, Jake Niven had a small scare, and Kym Marwick also obtained an injury. BDT were too strong and got the job done, so they are into the Grand Final and will await the result of this week’s game against Peake and Pinnaroo.
Peake v Pinnaroo (Preliminary Final Preview Murrayville Oval)
Peake will be very keen to make up for last week’s performance, it’s fair to say that coach Matt Whitford will be making sure all his troops have got the end goal in mind and are all on the same page. When Peake moved the ball quickly and hit targets last week they scored goals, their ball movers, Gabe Phillips, Lachy Wilson, Nick Gregurke, Henry Olsen, and Jake Niven will be all up and about, and Jamie Conlon will be giving them first look at the ball. Braidwood is the general up forward and he is very hard to stop in a one on one contest, even a one on two or three sometimes. If they get it in to him he normally rewards the goal assister. Peake have plenty of goal kicking power, with Cameron Jacobs, Ryan Morris, Wade Saunders and any of the midfielders, so Sam Braidwood isn’t the only option for them going forward. Peakes defence looked solid in patches last week, their minor rounds form was great so I think Matt Whitford will have them working like a charm this week.
I saw Pinnaroo beat Lameroo a few weeks ago, they looked very dangerous with their quick ball movement. Alex Keough is a star and will work hard all day, Shannon Jenner keeps up his appearances on a weekly basis, while young gun Rory O’Driscoll is very handy around the contest. Pinnaroos pressure on the ball carrier to create the turnover was evident against Lameroo so Peake will have to over come that. Chris Shawcross is a big unit and can move around the ground well, Nick Hyde plays that intercept defender role and rebounds the ball well. Callum Tonkin is always dangerous as is Micah Vanloon. Pinnaroo look young and eger for success this year so this game between two great teams is going to go down to the wire. Peake’s Injuries look to be manageable with Luke Genikas likely to play, Jake Niven is a certainty and fingers crossed Kym Marwick will be cherry ripe. With Peake at full strength and keen to get a Grand Finals appearance, I think they will find a way, may not be by much though.
Second Semi Final at Lameroo on August 27, 2016
Best: BDT - J. Keller, L. Richardson, C. Kennett, C. Richardson, T. Hawthorne, P. Barrett. Peake - A. Mills, N. Gregurke, H. Olsson, L. Wilson, C. Jacob, H. Deruiter, Goals: BDT - J. Keller 6, P. Barrett 3, H. Schilling 2, B. Prater 2, L. Richardson, J. Williams, B. Todd. Peake - S. Braidwood 3, R. Johnston 2, L. Wilson 2, B. Miller, C. Jacob, B. Kielow, R. Morris
MAIL MEDAL WON BY GABE PHILLIPS
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Second Semi Final Preview by Ryan McArdle
August 24, 2016
It was a great start to the finals series last week at Pinnaroo, well done to all winners and good luck to all teams this weekend
Pinnaroo v Lameroo (First final review)
There have been some tight clashes all year between these two teams, and this first final was no different. It was on from the first bounce, Pinnaroo got off to a good start and looked to be quick around the ball and efficient in their ball movement. Shannon Jenner was playing well for the Roos while Nick Nyde was strong in defense. Lameroo without star midfielder Josh Ridgway were up and about to transitioning nicely through Mark ‘Chuck’ Benham and Billy McNeilly was instrumental for the Hawks.
Half time saw a three goal lead to the Pinnaroo team but despite that it still seemed like Lameroo weren’t out of it. Come the last quarter the Hawks struck back kicking some good goals through Josh, Jayden Barrett and Sam Jordan. Alex Keough was best afield for the Roos as he also kicked three goals. Ben Grieger was good over the ground and Sam O’Grady also played well.
Pinnaroo came away with a three point win and get to move onto the loser of the second semi between Peake and BDT. Pinnaroo looked good when they had the ball and their pressure around the contest was outstanding. They will give their next opponent a good run for their money.
Peake v BDT (Lameroo Oval)
Peake finished on top of the ladder at the end of the minor round with some great performances over the season. They have some great players who are just hard workers around the ground. Jamie Conlon will be back from overseas duties and he will be a massive inclusion for Peake, Lachie Wilson, and Nick Gregurke are major ball winners for the Lions and with Gabe Philips able to be influential in the middle and up forward makes him dangerous for BDT. Big ‘Dukes’ Braidwood has had a bag of goals next to his name all year and finals is when he needs to perform most, he holds a high standard and this weeks game will be no different. Coach Matt Whitford who likes to lead by example will be looking to continue their minor round form and really cement a Grand Final appearance.
BDT have a massive list of star players and finals experience. Blokes like Josh Keller who can turn it on at any stage and Josh Richardson who is in the same boat will be dangerous for the Peake Lions to watch out for. Patrick Barrett, Lachy Richardson and Clint Richardson are all vital midfield players who will need to be firing this week. Tassie Hawthrone was a strong performer in their last encounter against Peake, and Hayden Schilling will be vital as he is a big body for the Crows to utilize.
Their last game against each other in the last game of the minor round saw a tight encounter with BDT getting over the line by 6 points. This week will be an absolute ripper, and as with all finals it can go either way.
Tip - Peake by couple of goals
First Semi Final at Pinnaroo on August 20, 2016
Best: Pinnaroo - A. Keough, R. O''Driscoll, S. Jenner, L. Pye, M. Vanloon, C. Shawcross. Lameroo - B. McNeilly, S. O''Grady, M. Benham, S. Kerley, R. Kerber, B. Grieger. Goals: Pinnaroo - A. Keough 3, R. O''Driscoll 3, C. Tonkin, L. Pye, H. Boseley, T. Jenner. Lameroo - J. Barrett 2, S. Jordan 2, J. Barrett 2, B. McNeilly, S. Steer, B. Grieger, A. Hall
First Semi Final Preview 20-8-2016
Well it’s FINALS time in the Mallee Football League, which is always a great time of year. The minor round ladder finished as follows, Peake in top spot, Border Downs/Tintinara 2nd, Lameroo third and Pinnaroo fourth, with Lameroo to play Pinnaroo in this weeks knockout final and Peake to pay BDT in the second semi.
Pinnaroo v Lameroo (Pinnaroo Oval)
What a cracker this contest has been all year between these two teams, both have a lot of pride around their respective clubs, with Lameroo having a little bit more recent finals experience. I have heard a little rumour that star mid fielder Josh Ridgeway from Lameroo ran into a bit of trouble on the weekend, with what sounded like it was a heat of the moment incident, which may see him having a cup of tea at the Tribunal this week to see if he is able to run out on the park for the Hawks this Saturday.
The Hawks are that bit stronger with him and will hope he is all good to go. Blokes like Mark ‘Chucky’ Benham, Ben Woodall, Big man Benny Greiger and Matthew and Josh Ridgway are all key stars for the Hawks and with them all firing will be hard to beat. They have a lot of goal kicking firepower in Sam Jordan, Jayden Barrett and the Ridgway boys along with a handful who can pop up every now and then which makes them dangerous.
Pinnaroo have been in reasonable form throughout the year but have struggled to capitalize on some games which could have re-shaped their season and minor round ladder position. Callum Tonkin has been very handy, as has Micah Vanloon, Alex Keough, the Jenner brothers, Big man Chris Shawcross, Brad Rosenzweig, Lachy Pye and young Gregory. They have a team that can transition quite well from their defensive half into their forward 50, which sees them being dangerous if not made accountable.
Pinnaroo will have to play their best to overcome this experienced Lameroo team, but I think with the Hawks finals experience they will scrape over the line in a tight one.
This game sees BDT taking on Murrayville. BDT have had a steller last few games notching up some wins and putting themselves in a good position to tackle the finals series. They beat Murrayville quite convincingly last time they met a few weeks ago, so it will be interesting to see if they can back it up on a mutual ground in the Pinnaroo oval. Seeing BDT first hand last week they looked in good nick and with Lee Slape and Aaron Freeman in control of the coaching board I think they will get the job done.
Peake take on Murrayville in the senior colts, and after a bit of a pasting in their last encounter with BDT, Peake will be looking to bounce back against Murrayville knowing they can get the job done as they did three weeks ago. Peake to win.
Murrayville to take on Pinnaroo in this match. With Murrayville having beaten Pinnaroo in the minor rounds, I think they will continue their success and win.
Round 15 - August 13, 2016
Best: Pinnaroo - N. Lang, T. Jenner, C. Tonkin, S. Jenner, A. Keough, B. Gregory. Karoonda - C. Rudiger, D. Taylor, E. Koch, H. Pilgrim, J. Rosenzweig, S. Milne. Goals: Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin 4, T. Jenner 4, L. Pye 2, N. Young 2, R. O''Driscoll, H. Boseley, A. Keough, S. Jenner, B. Gregory, C. Shawcross, S. Dabinett, B. Rosenzweig. Karoonda - J. Woodward 5, C. Rudiger 2, L. Neumann 2, D. Taylor
Best: Lameroo - B. Grieger, J. Barrett, F. Sampson, B. McNeilly, H. Thorpe, S. Kerley. Murrayville - B. Wyatt, S. Mader, S. Magor, D. Fry, T. Watts, A. Manning. Goals: Lameroo - J. Barrett 4, S. Jordan 4, M. Ridgway 2, F. Sampson 2, J. Barrett, J. Ridgway, M. Benham, A. Hunt. Murrayville - D. Fry 5, S. Mader 2, D. Crane 2, J. Venning 2, J. Graetz, N. Blanch, J. Lange.
Best: BDT - T. Hawthorne, J. Richardson, J. Brock, C. Richardson, H. Schilling, C. Kennett. Peake - L. Genikas, H. Olsson, J. Niven, L. Wilson, M. Whitford, R. Piggott. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 4, B. Prater, T. Smith, D. Carter, L. Richardson, T. Hawthorne. Peake - S. Braidwood 3, W. Saunders 2, B. Wilson, G. Phillips, L. Genikas, R. Piggott
Football Preview 13-8-2016
Welcome to this weeks preview, it was a week of one sided affairs as the Finals are just around the corner and it’s exciting to see what form teams are in, in the lead up to the finals.
Karoonda v Pinnaroo
Karoonda were in the game in the first quarter but got blown away in the second quarter and the end of the game saw the Magpies going down by a fair bit. Jarrod ‘Woody’ Woodward and Lucas ‘Spoggy’ Neumann combined with seven goals between them but that was it for the Magpies as far as goal kickers. Bug guy Chris Rudiger was best on as he had plenty of the ball and he also covers the ground well, good to see Eli Koch up and about as he has been a solid contributor for many years now.
Pinnaroo had a reality check against the top of the ladder Peake lions on the week end it was the premiership quarter that hurt the Roos. Callum Tonkin kicked a few goals and was also best on for the Roos, Young gun Rory O’driscoll flexed his muscles and good to see Brad Rosenzweig hit the score board.
Pinnaroo will be too strong
Murrayville v Lameroo
Lameroo had a belter of a day on Saturday, after scoring 28 goals against Karoonda and and impressive 55 scoring shots in total. Sam Jordan killed it in front of the big sticks with nine, he is a smooth mover along with Josh Ridgeway who is also a smooth mover, he added six, and the remainder of the hawks goal kickers list was the length of a short essay. Mark ‘Chucky’ Benham was Gold for the hawks, giving them first look most times, while Ben Woodall is continuing his stella season. Young Fraser Sampson is also great to watch.
Murrayville tried hard against the powerhouse BDT last week but couldn’t get the job done, Daniel Fry contributed with three and Nick Blanch kicked a couple. Sam Mader and Sam Magor are having great seasons for the dogs, while Nick Rees is solid and will need to play a good game this week if the dogs are a chance against the Hawks.
In saying all that, I think Lameroo by plenty
Peake v BDT
Peake were up and about on the weekend, letting the comp know that they aren’t backing down as they head into the finals. Big Dukes Braidwood bagged seven, and his goal kicking numbers are outstanding, his last three weeks have been six, eight, and seven. Gabe Phillips has also been a regular goal sneak with five of his own. Jake Niven is a hard working player who reaps the rewards by spreading hard and linking up through the middle of the ground. The General Lachy Wilson is a star and his hard ball gets are second to none.
BDT are also hitting solid form heading into the finals with an extensive win over Murrayville. Josh Richardson is a champ, he slotted seven sausage rolls and was best on for the crows, Paddy Barrett with five and Bretty Todd with four were only a few of the goal kickers. Good to see Clinton Richardson the bearded warrior have another good game, and Paddy Barrett also racked up plenty of the ball.
Peake to continue on their merry way
Round 14 - August 6, 2016
Best: BDT - J. Richardson, P. Barrett, C. Richardson, C. Kennett, B. Todd, H. Schilling. Murrayville - S. Mader, S. Magor, N. Rees, C. Presser, R. Lewis, T. Wright. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 7, P. Barrett 5, B. Todd 4, C. Kennett 3, B. Prater 2, B. Tucker, L. Richardson, M. Vandeleur, J. Brock. Murrayville - D. Fry 3, N. Blanch 2, S. Mader, R. Lewis, R. Konopka
Best: Lameroo - M. Benham, B. Woodall, F. Sampson, J. Ridgway, B. Grieger, S. Jordan. Karoonda - C. Rudiger, D. Taylor, E. Koch, J. Woodward, J. Rosenzweig, S. Milne. Goals: Lameroo - S. Jordan 9, J. Ridgway 6, S. Nassif 4, M. Benham 2, D. Kerber, B. Grieger, F. Sampson, J. Barrett, E. Hancock, B. McNeilly, S. Steer. Karoonda - J. Woodward 4, L. Neumann 3
Best: Peake - J. Niven, G. Phillips, L. Wilson, A. Mills, H. Olsson, R. Johnston. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, S. Jenner, R. O''Driscoll, A. Keough, T. Jenner, L. Pye. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 7, G. Phillips 5, L. Wilson 2, J. Niven 2, W. Saunders 2, L. Genikas, R. Johnston, B. Wilson, N. Gregurke, B. Kielow. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin 3, K. O''Loughlin 2, B. Rosenzweig, R. O''Driscoll, S. Jenner
Football Preview 6-8-2016
with Ryan McArdle - August 3, 2016
Welcome to this weeks preview. Congratulations are in order for Josh Richardson from BDT on his 200th game. As finals are just around the corner, teams are gearing up for the last few minor round games to hopefully get a finals gig. Good luck to all teams.
BDT v Murrayville
BDT were up against Karoonda last week and the first quarter summed the game up really an 11 goals to one first quarter lead to BDT, which was the start of their huge win. The 200 gamer Josh Richardson bagged six and third best, just reminding us that he can get the job done all over the ground. Jackson Williams, Ben Prater and Brett Todd combined with 13 goals between them. Tassie Hawthorne and Chad Kennett were major ball winners for the crows.
Murrayville had a stinker last week against Peake, not kicking a goal until the last quarter. The only goal kickers for the Dogs were Daniel Fry and Nick Blanch. Nick Blanch was best on while the two Sams, Mader and Magor tried their hardest for the dogs. Murrayville really missing some experience and depth over the ground and will need to do something special this week if they are to win.
BDT to repeat last weeks domination and win
Lameroo v Karoonda
Lamroo had a ripping win last week against Pinnaroo, the tight encounters between those two teams continue with Lameroo winning by five points. Billy McNeilly stepped up with four majors, Sam Jordan pitched in with three and the big man Andy Hunt with a couple of majors. It’s great to see Ben Woodall winning lots of the ball and the Ridgeways Matt and Josh played their usual solid games.
Karoonda got a reality check last week against BDT, Christian Koch, Jack Norman and Josh Rudiger kicked goals for the Magpies, while the Rudiger brothers were best for Karoonda. The Magpies have some really good young talent in Jack Norman and Shane Peach, they probably just struggle with offensive and defensive pressure, over four quarters to become competitive.
Lameroo comfortably for mine
Pinnaroo v Peake
Pinnaroo just fell short last week against the mighty hawks, Callum Tonkin and Lachy Pye kicking four each. Pinnaroo also had seven other goal scorers which is pleasing to see. Callum Tonkin is having a great year as well as Micah Vanloon proving a great recruit for the Roos. Alex Keough is a general and will always lead from the front.
Peake had 59 scoring shots against the dogs last week coming away with a 207 point victory. Big Sam ‘Dukes’ Braidwood is the number one forward in the comp and proves week in week out that he is dominant in front of goal. He kicked eight last week along with Gabe Phillips with eight also. Luke ‘Horse’ Genikis kicked three with young talent Brad Keilow with two. Gabe Phillips contributes all over the ground, as does Nick Gregurke proving this year that he is a gutsy and classy player, while Henry Olsson is solid and quick.
Peake to have a tussle with Pinnaroo but Peake to get the points.
Round 13 - July 30, 2016
Best: BDT - T. Hawthorne, C. Kennett, J. Richardson, B. Traeger, B. Todd, J. Brock. Karoonda - C. Rudiger, J. Rudiger, D. Taylor, J. Norman, S. Thomson, H. Pilgrim. Goals: BDT - J. Richardson 6, J. Williams 5, B. Prater 4, B. Todd 4, T. Smith, N. Croser, M. Vandeleur, J. Brock, T. Hawthorne. Karoonda - C. Koch, J. Norman, J. Rudiger
Best: Peake - G. Phillips, N. Gregurke, H. Olsson, S. Braidwood, L. Wilson, R. Johnston. Murrayville - N. Blanch, S. Magor, S. Mader, R. Lewis, T. Wright, A. Manning. Goals: Peake - S. Braidwood 8, G. Phillips 8, L. Genikas 3, B. Kielow 2, C. Jacob 2, L. Wilson 2, N. Gregurke 2, R. Johnston, J. Conlon, B. Wilson, M. Pederick, J. Kahl, H. Olsson. Murrayville - D. Fry, N. Blanch
Best: Lameroo - B. Woodall, B. McNeilly, M. Ridgway, J. Ridgway, D. Kerber, F. Sampson. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin, M. Vanloon, A. Keough, T. Jenner, L. Pye, R. O''Driscoll. Goals: Lameroo - B. McNeilly 4, S. Jordan 3, A. Hunt 2, A. Hall, J. Ridgway, J. Barrett, M. Ridgway, B. Woodall, J. Barrett. Pinnaroo - C. Tonkin 4, L. Pye 4, S. Jenner, A. Keough, K. O''Loughlin, R. O''Driscoll, C. Muster, T. Jenner, B. Gregory
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