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MID WEST FOOTBALL 2013 (Teams: Central Eyre, Elliston, West Coast Hawks, Western Districts, Wirrulla & Wudinna United)
INTER-LEAGUE MATCHES at KIMBA
May 18, 2013
Eastern Eyre 7.7 (49) def Far West 0.6 (6)
Best: Eastern Eyre - T. Davey, J. Kenny, G. Appleton, B. Seal, W. Piggott. Far West - T. Warmington, J. Trowbridge, J. Murphy, A. Braendler, M. Burnett. Goals: Eastern Eyre - B. Harris 2, M. Vandeleur , J. Kenny , N. Gale , J. Mills , J. Weetra
Mid West 10.9 (69) def Far West 3.3 (21)
Best: Mid West - J. Bruce, D. Montgomerie, A. Whitford, J. Henderson. Far West - T. Warmington, J. Trowbridge, J. Threadgold, C. Colbung, M. Hartwig. Goals: Mid West - A. Whitford 3, S. Webb 2, D. Beinke , T. Freeth , D. Kelsh , T. Brown , C. Winter. Far West - B. Wild , J. Threadgold , A. Braendler
Eastern Eyre 8.5 (53) def Mid West 4.1 (25)Best: Eastern Eyre - G. Appleton, T. Davey, W. Mason, A. Lienert, B. Harris. Mid West - D. Beinke, S. Feltus, C. Winter, L. Heath, J. Bruce. Goals: Eastern Eyre - T. Davey 3, B. Harris 2, J. Mills 2, G. Appleton. Mid West - S. Webb 2, D. Beinke , A. Whitford
Best: Mid West - M. Vanloon, A. Hurrell, J. McEvoy, T. Chapman, B. King. Far West - L. Woods, E. Thompson, J. Warmington, J. Chandler, C. Williams. Goals: Mid West - M. Vanloon 6, T. Chapman 2, A. Hurrell 2, B. Waters 1, J. McInnis 1, M. Wendland 1, J. Galliver 1, B. King 1, N. Smith 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - S. Clements, K. Smith, R. Maitland, C. Woolford, R. Mills, T. Porter. Far West - E. Thompson, D. Perry, J. Warmington, R. Rogers, K. Penna. Goals: Eastern Eyre - R. Maitland 4, K. Smith 3, E. Bizewski 2, T. Lee 1, R. Mills 1. Far West - D. Perry 1
Best: Mid West - B. King, T. Chapman, A. Hurrell, J. McInnis, L. Appleby. Eastern Eyre - J. Joyce, C. Woolford, A. Klingberg, K. Smith, R. Maitland, T. Lee. Goals: Mid West - J. McInnis 3, N. Smith 2, T. Chapman 1, B. Waters 1, J. Galliver 1, B. McComb 1, B. King 1, A. Hurrell 1. Eastern Eyre - T. Lee 1, C. Woolford 1
Best: Mid West - I. Jericho, G. Hutchison, J. Wilkins, K. Tucker, B. Forrest. Eastern Eyre - J. Beinke, A. Dewson, A. Villis, H. Walker, J. Churchett. Goals: Mid West - G. Hutchison 3, L. Elliott 3, K. Grocke 1, K. Tucker 1, M. Heath 1. Eastern Eyre - J. Beinke 2, B. Noble 1, H. Dunn 1
Best: Far West - J. Penna, G. Bowden, D. Shipard, C. Williams, C. Wild. Mid West - I. Jericho, G. Hutchison, J. Wilkins, K. Grocke, L. McInnis. Goals: Far West - C. Wild 2, J. Cummings 1, C. Williams 1, T. Newchurch 1, S. Woods 1. Mid West - G. Hutchison 3, L. Elliott 2, J. Wilkins 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - A. Villis, B. Mcfarlane, B. Noble, A. Dewson, T. Masters. Far West - C. Wild, C. Williams, G. Bowden, T. Newchurch, D. Shipard. Goals: Eastern Eyre - A. Villis 2, N. Ryan 2, B. Noble 1, C. Gerloff 1, H. Dunn 1, J. Barnett 1. Far West - T. Newchurch 2
ROUND 5 - MAY 11, 2013
Best: Central Eyre - Jake Bruce, Clint Winter, Martin Grocke, Tyler Chapman, Hayden Heath. Wudinna United - Mark North, Tyson Jackson, Dallas Waters, Daniel Haines. Goals: Central Eyre - Martin Grocke 5, Wade O Brien 5, Clint Winter 5, Ryan Sampson 5, Tyler Chapman 4, Wudinna United - Eugene Wauchope 1, Jack Wilkins 1
Best: Elliston - Tom Rumbelow, Adam Hurrell, Adam Haarsma. Wirrulla - Jarrod Parker, Simon Webb, Izaac Halman. Goals: Elliston - Shannon Huppatz 5, Fred Romanowycz 4, Steve Paul 2. Wirrulla - Simon Webb 7, Corey Cabot 4, Julian Dickson 3
Best: WC Hawks - Nick Schumann, Dylan Kelsh, Dillon Cabot, Kirk Montgomerie, Shaun Day. Western Districts - Scott Feltus, Jesse Hull, Jerel Fromm, Ben Smith. Goals: WC Hawks - Steed Sutherland 5, Brenton Bascombe 4, Nick Schumann 3, Jake McEvoy 3, Shaun Day 2, Dillon Cabot 1, Jospeh McInnis 1. Western Districts - Matthew Carey 2, Kade Gill 1, Neil King 1, Wayne Moroney 1, Angus Gunn 1
Best: Central Eyre - Danny Collins, Jason Phillips, MacKenzie Graham. Wudinna United - Liam Tree, Andrew Taheny, Matthew Marshall. Goals: Central Eyre - Danny Collins 4, Jeff Bigg 1. Wudinna United - Zane Petty 2, Brenton Wedding 1, Harrison Petty 1, Andrew Spence 1
Best: Wirrulla - Clayton Perry, Shad Smith, M Greatbatch. Elliston - Harley Stein, Nathan Little, Matthew Bascomb. Goals: Wirrulla - Craig Johnson 7, Chris Dickson 4, Shad Smith 4. Elliston - Nathan Smith 1, Nathan Little 1, Harley Stein 1
Best: WC Hawks - Alan Burge, Tyson Squire, Mark Flaherty. Western Districts - Jamie Sellen, Jeremy Rabig, Myles Tomney. Goals: WC Hawks - Tyson Squire 5, Noah Legovini 3, Sam Johns 2, Kyle Tucker 2, Alan Burge 1, Scott France 1, Jaxon Gilmore 1. Western Dists - Jamie Sellen 1, Steven Brands 1
Best: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Ian Jericho, Harrison Petty, Samuel Buckham, Darcy Martin. Central Eyre - Kayden O Brien, Corey Waters, Brett McComb. Goals: Wudinna United - Logan Elliott 2, Jack Wilkins 1, Darcy Martin 1. Central Eyre -Hamish May 2, Brett McComb 1, Kane Grocke 1
Best: Elliston - Tristan Ryan, Guy Hutchison, Jesse Custance. Wirrulla – not av. Goals: Elliston - Jesse Custance 4, Matthew Reeves 2, Guy Hutchison 2. Wirrulla - Lachlan Ross 4
Best: WC Hawks - Jaxon Galliver, Liam Edmonds, Noah Legovini. Western Dists - Lachlan McInnis, Josh Horgan, Joel Kenny. Goals: WC Hawks - Harry Goosay 3, Jaxon Galliver 3, Kyle Tucker 2
ROUND 4 - MAY 4, 2013
Best: Central Eyre - Nathan Creaser, Kane Sampson, Jake Bruce, Hayden Heath, Tom Freeth. Elliston - Waydan Sumner, Adam Haarsma, Adam Hurrell, Robert Pickett, Lachlan Custance. Goals: Central Eyre - Kane Sampson 8, Clint Winter 4, Martin Grocke 4, Nathan Creaser 3. Elliston - Waydan Sumner 1, Luke Tiller 1, Jed Hall 1, Fred Romanowycz 1
Best: WC Hawks - Dylan Kelsh, Nick Schumann, Phil Hargans, Joseph McInnis, Brenton Bascombe. Wirrulla - Robert Holmes, Julian Dickson, Yanni Kozminski, Jason Henderson. Goals: WC Hawks - Brenton Bascombe 8, Shaun Day 2, Joseph McInnis 2, Dillon Montgomerie 1, Jake McEvoy 1, Lance Appleby 1, Max Shaw 1, Leroy Johnson 1, Phil Hargans 1. Wirrulla - Simon Webb 2, Mark Binder 1, Corey Cabot 1
Best: Western Dists - Scott Feltus, Shannon Horgan, Trent Brace, Brayden King, Lachlan McInnis. Wudinna United - Heath Zwar, Tyson Jackson, Eugene Wauchope, Nigel Oswald. Goals: Western Dists - Brayden King 2, Neil King 1, Damon King 1, Kade Gill 1, Nathan Hebbermann 1. Wudinna United - Eugene Wauchope 6, Jonty Seal 1, Tyson Jackson 1, Jack Wilkins 1
Best: no information
Best: Wudinna United - Craig Brands, Ian Jericho, Zac Habermann, Anthony Clark. Western Dists - Lyndon Jarvis, Sean Eckley, Shaun Carey, Chris Lynch. Goals: Wudinna United - Brenton Wedding 6, Craig Brands 1, Scott Williams 1, Ian Jericho 1. Western Dists - Leigh Scholz
Central Eyre won on forfeit from Elliston
Best: Central Eyre - Brandon North, Kane Grocke, Brandon Waters. Elliston - Guy Hutchison, Tyson Tree, R Martin. Goals: Central Eyre - Brandon North 4, Kane Grocke 3, Corey Waters 1. Elliston - Guy Hutchison 3, Tyson Ryan 1, Tristan Ryan 1
Teams Merged at Half time
Best: WC Hawks - Jaxon Gilmore, Noah Legovini, J Johns. Wirrulla - Daniel Theunans, Mitchell Gum, Kahil Evans, Sam Kessel. Goals: WC Hawks - Clint Mortimer 5, Zane Montgomerie 4, Noah Legovini 3. Wirrulla - Lachlan Ross 1, Daniel Theunans 1, Jack Kelsh 1, Austin Priest 1, J Pittaway 1
Teams merged at half time
Best: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Logan Elliott, Lewis Habermann, Harry Scholz, McKenzie Best, Ryan Lymn. Western Dists - Lachlan McInnis, Joel Kenny, Steven Brands. Goals: Wudinna United - Logan Elliott 5, Ryan Lymn 4, Jack Wilkins 3, Samuel Buckham 2, Harry Scholz 2, Harry Petty 2, Darcy Martin 2, Thomas Dupree 1, Fraser Douglass 1, Darcy Best 1, Brad Lymn 1, Matthew Freak 1, Zac Skipworth 1, Ian Jericho 1. Western Dists - Phoenix Foster 1, Elijah Oswald 1, Joel Kenny 1, Angus Tomney 1, Kyson Shepperd 1. Samuel Buckham 1
ROUND 3 - APRIL 27, 2013
Best: Wudinna United - Regan Petty, Neil Seaman, Jonty Seal, Heath Zwar. Elliston - Adam Haarsma, Adam Hurrell, Thomas Bascomb, Waydon Sumner. Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 6, Jonty Seal 5, Neil Seaman 3. Elliston - Thomas Bascomb 4, Adam Haarsma 3, Andrew McLeod 3
Best: Central Eyre - Jake Bruce, Lachlan Heath, Jared Sampson, Nathan Creaser, Clint Winter. WC Hawks - Derick Freeman, Nick Schumann, Damien Johnson. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 5, Jared Sampson 3, Jake Bruce 2, Martin Grocke 2, Ryan Sampson 2, Wade O Brien 1, Clint Winter 1, Ty McKenna 1, Kane Grocke 1. WC Hawks - Shaun Day 1, Joseph McInnis 1, Nick Schumann 1, Tyson Montgomerie 1, Jake Sargent 1, Jake McEvoy 1, Jaxon Galliver 1
Best: Western Dists - Scott Feltus, Shannon Horgan, Dylan Beinke, Justin Beard, Wayne Moroney. Wirrulla - Evan Whillas, Jason Henderson, Callan Roe. Goals: Western Dists - Wayne Moroney 3, Kaide Gill 2, Shannon Horgan 2, Dylan Beinke 2, Trent Brace 1, Brayden King 1, Mitchell Wendland 1. Wirrulla - Simon Webb 2, Mark Binder 1, Jack Kessel 1, Anthony Koutoufidis 1
Best: Wudinna United - Craig Brands, Nigel Oswald, Scott Williams, Brad Jericho. Elliston - Shannon Huppatz, Harley Stein, Lachlan Custance, Clay Smith. Goals: Wudinna United - Harrson Petty 5, Zane Petty 4, Logan Elliott 3. Elliston - Thomas Bascomb 4, Adam Haarsma 3, Andrew McLeod 3
Best: W C Hawks - Angus McInnis, Shannon Morgill, Noah Legovini. Central Eyre - Jeff Bigg, Craig O Brien, Jack Sampson. Goals: WC Hawks - Zac Stewart 3, Kyle Tucker 2, Tyson Squire 2, Isaac Goosay 1, Paul Feltus 1, Noah Legovini 1, Quinn Mohi 1, Angus McInnis 1, Mace Van Weenan 1. Central Eyre - Jeff Bigg 1, Jamie Tomney 1, Justin Schultz, Danny Collins 1
Best: Wirrulla - Gareth Dudley, Milton Holmes, Clayton Perry, Shad Smith, Lachlan Ross. Western Dists - Jamie Sellen, Neil King, M Kerry. Goals: Wirrulla - Gareth Dudley 5, Andrew Patterson 3, Lynton Pym 1, Shad Smith 1. Western Dists - Neil King 2, Brenton Mudge 1, Matthew Carey 1, Clint Gamble 1
Best: Wudinna United - Ian Jericho, Samuel Buckham, Jeb Nettle, Ryan Lymn, Jack Wilkins, Remi North. Elliston - Brody Kenny, Guy Hutchison, Tyson Tree, Jed Kenny. Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 7, Thomas Dupree 2, Remi North 2, Logan Elliott 2, Jackson Petty 1, Frazer Douglass 1, Brad Lymn 1, Ian Jericho 1, Ryan Lymn 1, Rhys Habermann 1. Elliston - Guy Hutchison 2, Brody Kenny 1, Matthew Reeves 1
Best: W C Hawks - Jaxon Gilmore, Noah Legovini, Kyle Tucker, Declan Edmunds. Central Eyre - Connor Dowden, Kane Grocke, McKenzie Heath, Tynan Sampson. Goals: WC Hawks - Harry Goosay 2, Declan Edmunds 2, Noah Legovini 2. Central Eyre - Hamish May 1
Best: Wirrulla - Mitchell Gum, Jack Kessell, Daniel Theunans. Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland, Kirk Hull, J Kenny. Goals: Wirrulla - Lachlan Ross 2, Jack Evans 2, Sam Kessel 1, Jack Kessel 1. Western Dists - Kirk Hull 4, C Madern 1, Lachlan McInnis 1
ROUND 2 - APRIL 20, 2013
Best: Central Eyre - Jake Bruce, Lachlan Heath, Clint Winter, Kane Sampson, Nathan Creaser. Western Districts Dylan Beinke, Scott Feltus, Justin Beard, Shannon Horgan, Jerel Fromm. Goals: Central Eyre - Kane Sampson 6, Clint Winter 3, Wade O Brien 3, Micah VanLoon 2. Western Districts - Kaide Gill 2, Truman Hoffrichter 1, Callum Cook 1, Justin Beard 1
Best: West Coast Hawks - Kirk Montgomerie, Dillon Montgomerie, Derick Freeman, Lance Appleby, Jake McEvoy. Elliston - Adam Hurrell, Tom Rumbelow, Jed Kenny, Liam Newton. Goals: Jake McEvoy 3, Jake Sargent 2, Joseph McInnis 2, Nick Schumann 2. Elliston - S Sumner 3, Jay Williams 2
Best: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan, Jeremy Jackson, Jack Wilkins, Ashley Michael. Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 5, Eugene Wauchope 3, Izaac Boylan 2, Remi North 2, Jonty Seal 2, Matthew Foster 2, Ashley Michael 1, Aaron Lampre 1. Wirrulla - Simon Webb 3, Troy Olsen 2, Braden Holmes 2, Corey Cabot 1, Izaac Halman 1, Tyron Fox 1Jason Henderson, Izaac Halman, Simon Webb, Oliver McCallum.
Best: Western Dists - Matthew Carey, Neil King, Jeremy Rabig. Central Eyre - Jamie Tomney, Danny Collins, Justin Schultz. Goals: Western Dists - Stuart Jericho 2, Julian Post 2, Kevin Brands 1, Brenton Mudge 1, Ben Forrest 1
Central Eyre - Craig O Brien 2, Mark May 2, Kane Grocke 1
Best: WC Hawks - Paul Feltus, Leroy Johnson, Shannon Morgill.
Elliston - Fred Romanowycz, Nathan Little, Scott Bascomb.
Goals: No info as yet.
Best: Wudinna United - Greg Barns, Tom DuBois, Tyson Scholz, Zac Habermann
Wirrulla - Daryl Lawrie, Mitchell Gum, B Thompson, Shad Smith, Lee Rule
Goals: Wudinna United - Greg Barns 5, Craig Watson 2, Nigel Oswald 1, Andrew Spence 1, Scott Andrew 1. Wirrulla - Peter Gum 3, M Sullivan 1
Congratulations, Andrew Spence – Wudinna United 200 club games + 200 games with Cleve FC = 400 games
Best: Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Corey Waters, Kane Grocke.
Western Districts Lachlan McInnis, C Muirhead, Declan James-Boylan.
Goals: Central Eyre - Toby Kelly 3, Kane Grocke 2, Connor Dowden 2.
Western Districts Mitchell Wendland 4, Lachlan McInnis 2, C Muirhead 2
Best: WC Hawks - Noah Legovini, Harmon Baldock, Isaac Galliver.
Elliston - Brodie Kenny, Dale Shipard, Guy Hutchison.
Goals: WC Hawks - Tyson Squire 3, Declan Edmonds 2.
Elliston - Guy Hutchison 9, R Martin 1.
Best: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Harrison Petty, Remi North, Samuel Buckham. Wirrulla - Charles Williams, W Drew, Jack Kessel, K Abbott.
Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 5, Remi North 2, Samuel Buckham 1, Thomas Dupree 1, Jack Lange 1. Wirrulla - Sam Kessel 1, Charles Williams 1.
FOOTY UNDER WAY
ROUND 1 - APRIL 13, 2013
Best: Western Dists - Truman Hoffrichter, Shannon Horgan, Jesse Hull, Wayne Moroney. Elliston - Tom Wadsworth, Ross Bascomb, Adam Hurrell, Tom Rumbelow, Tyson Tree. Goals: Western Dists - Truman Hoffrichter 4, Shannon Horgan 4, Kaide Gill 3. Elliston - Lachlan Custance 1, Adam Hurrell 1, Nathan Little 1, Adam Haarsma 1
Best: Central Eyre - Jake Bruce, Jared Sampson, Kane Sampson, Ty McKenna, Clint Winter. Wirrulla - Julian Dickson, Evan Whillas, Jason Henderson, Izaac Halman. Goals: Central Eyre - Jake Bruce 7, Kane Sampson 4, Wade O Brien 3, Ty McKenna 3. Wirrulla - Russell Erck 2, Robert Holmes 1, Yanni Kozminski 1, Dion Pittaway 1, Corey Cabot 1
Best: WC Hawks - Tyson Montgomerie, Jake Sargent, Travis Brown, Dillon Cabot. Wudinna United - Derek Williams, Neil Seaman, Anthony Foster, Ashley Michael. Goals: West Coast Hawks - Kingsley Ware 2, Gerard Montgomerie 2, Joseph McInnis 2, Jake Sargent 2. Wudinna United - Eugene Wauchope 2, Matthew Foster 1, Jack Wilkins 1
Best: Wirrulla - B Lawrie, Andrew McEvoy, Daryl Lawrie, Clayton Perry, Shad Smith. Central Eyre - Mike Tanner, Craig O Brien, Danny Collins. Goals: Wirrulla - Lynton Pym 6, Brodie Baldock 3, Clayton Perry 2. Central Eyre – not available.
Best: Wudinna United - Greg Barns, Nigel Oswald, Andrew Taheny, Daniel Haines. West Coast Hawks - Sam Johns, Lance Appleby, Lachlan Miller, Mace Van Weenan. Goals: Wudinna United - Grant Elson 2, Logan Elliott 2, Andew Taheny 2, Craig Brands 1, Tyson Scholz 1, Greg Barns 1. West Coast Hawks - Scott France 4, Jason McGilvray 2, Mace Vanweenan 2
Western Dists 30 Def Elliston 0 on FORFEIT
Best: Elliston - Tyson Tree, Guy Hutchison, K Paul, Oliver Bridgewater. Western Dists - Lachlan McInnis, Kirk Hull, Mitchell Wendland. Goals: Elliston - Tristan Ryan 4, Brody Kenny 4, Matthew Reeves 4, Tyson Tree 2. Western Dists - Lachlan McInnis 5, Ryan Hutchings 1, Mitchell Wendland 1. Kirk Hull 1
Best: Central Eyre Toby Kelly, Connor Dowden, Brett McComb. Wirrulla - Jack Kessell, J Collins, A Priest. Goals: Central Eyre -
Toby Kelly 5, Connor Dowden 3, Hamish May 3, Tynan Sampson 2, Joe O Brien 1, Brandon North 1. Wirrulla - J Ashby 3, Jack Kessell 1, J Collins 1, B Tremain 1, N Miller 1, Lachlan Ross 1
Best: WC Hawks - Jaxon Galliver, Noah Legovini, Kyle Tucker. Wudinna United - Harrison Petty, Samuel Buckham, Darcy Martin, Rhys Habermann. Goals: West Coast Hawks - Harry Goosay 3, Noah Legovini 2, Jaxon Gilmore 2, Jaxon Galliver 1, Tyson Squire 1. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 3, Thomas Dupree 2, Lewis Habermann 1, Logan Elliott 1
April 9, 2012
Late season warm weather has greeted the start of the 2013 season in Mid West with all teams primed and ready to go. Each club has won an A Grade premiership in the past nine years, and therefore all know what it takes to get to the ultimate goal. Elliston looks to defend their crown, hard won in last years finals series, but all clubs appear to have a playing list that can go all the way, these early games so important in the overall scheme.
Elliston are the reigning premiers rising from bottom the previous year, a wonderful achievement, of which they rightfully should feel very proud. Stellar seasons from Jay Williams and Tom Rumbelow led the way and they will again be looked to. Elliston played so well in the finals last year, others have watched their style of play, where the drive comes from and how dangerous they are around goals, so their challenge will be harder this time around. Ben and Adam Hurrell are wonderful ball getters, with Adam away at school this year so will play less games, Jason Matthews leading the rucks, but just as capably in a key position. Fred and Tod Romanowycz will provide forward line bite. New players to the club include Thomas Bascomb, returning from Lameroo, Adam Haarsma from Cougars in Great Flinders and Kane Tiller from Lock. A key out will be Aaron Hand, a big key position player, who has returned to Andamooka. Stalwarts in Luke Northcott, Rhys Prior and Christian Weetra will ensure that the club stays up and about. No-one travels further on the EP than the Roosters to play football, and this travel issue sees challenges the win away games in the middle of winter, conversely they run a fortress of a home ground, very capably coached by Chad Fleming so expect to see red and white going around in September.
West Coast Hawks are the perennial danger, having played in every grand final since 2005, Dillon Montgomerie takes over as coach of a fast and classy outfit. No doubt the off season loss of highly respected club president Brenton Joyce will provide an additional spur to the club. The Hawks are good on every line and boast a depth of talent that other clubs envy. Tyson Mont and Damien Johnson rebound from the backs ensure the forward line of Brenton Bascombe, Darren Brown and Gerard Montgomerie have ongoing opportunities. Aiden Whitford up forward or on the ball, Jake Sargent coming off a great 2012 season are keys. Leg speed abounds, even Kirk Montgomerie is back to full fitness after his summer of romance. The club welcomes Joe Danis back from Roxby Districts, Shaun Day from Gladstone and Kingsley Ware from Koonibba. A mean defence and productive forward line will again see the Hawks challenging for the flag and likely to kick some big scores along the way
Central Eyre will feel that their third placing last year perhaps didn’t best reflect their season or their talent, and they would be right. At their best will challenge any side and appear to have the firepower this year to be a genuine threat right through to the last match in September. Great recruits/ returning players include Jared Sampson and Ty McKenna, both premiership players at Borderdowns Tintinara, Nathan Creaser from Mypolonga will boost a side already very well balanced Players such as Wade O Brien, Kane Sampson, Martin Grocke and Damien Mullan have been around for many years and know success. Jake Bruce is outstanding, having cleaned up every award in 2012 including the Mail Medal. Ryan Sampson is a key, winning the tough balls and contests. Clint Winters leg speed and great rebound from Beau Lowe and Tom Freeth. Tyler Chapman kicked plenty of goals last year and was elusive as always. He is likely have some on ball time this year, and his mercurial reading of play and ball handling are magic, even for opposition to appreciate. Another to look for is the emerging Brett McComb, deceptively quick and great potential. The Bulldogs are coached again by Peter Cock, they are fit, have height, strength and speed. So long as they can manage injuries, the red white and blues will be playing very very late into the season!
Western Districts continue to be an enigma. So regularly seeing themselves losing the close games, they have found themselves lower on the ladder than they deserve. Always competitive, and missing out to last years premier by a few points see them very close to the mark. Scott Feltus takes the coaching helm again, and he has proven to be very astute, both at the match and trainings. New to the club are Ben Smith from Waybacks, Jeremy Rabig – South Augusta, Warren Smith Sedan Cambrai and Trueman Hoffrichter – Western United. Look to Dylan Beinke, Jesse Hull and Jerel Fromm to provide drive around the middle . Trent Brace and Damien Carey’s run from the backline and the strength of Rohan Hull to steady the ship when the going gets tough. They are well served by Shannon Horgan around the middle, and expect big seasons from Brayden and Damon King. The Tigers like to shorter chip and run game, which opens up scoring opportunities should see them once again playing finals.
Wudinna United dropped the first eight games in 2012 before a late season recovery saw them win against all clubs but Central Eyre in the race for a finals berth. Tall timber Eugene Wauchope and Darryl Marshall will test the best defenders, with Troy Klante, Anthony Foster leading the defence. Mark North regularly gets his hand to the ball first in ruck duels and leads the way around the ground. Tyson Jackson has enormous potential, so look for a big year from him, Aaron Lampre and Ashley Michael in the midfield. Regan Petty is a mean defender and Matthew Foster in a very welcome return to the game late 2012. Luke Nettle is in his second year of coaching the club, is astute in his reading of the play and has an enormous passion for the game. The Magpies will be affected by some good young players away at school including Remi North and Izaac Boylan, but also have some great emerging talent in Jack Wilkins and Logan Elliott. Will win and lose games throughout the year, but if they can force a finals berth, seem to play their better football at the right time, and could just challenge right through.
Wirrulla was hardest hit with injury and player loss in 2012, but have been active in the off season and expect an improved showing this year. Jason Henderson returns from Balaklava, Russell Erck from Waratahs NT, Jake Adamson-Thain from Mitcham, Shad Smith returning from Elliston, Julian Dickson – Western Districts all recruited this year. Players of the ilk of Craig Johnson in Ruck, elusive Dion Pittaway, Simon Webb, Troy Olsen and Mark Binder up forward, Andrew Bitmead, Chad Guelfi and Darren Mudge all stern defenders who start many forward moves. Matthew Greatbatch has emerged as a great A Grade defender, and Braden Holmes adds skill and poise around the contests. Evan Whillas leads a strong backline, and the run of Robert Holmes and Corey Cabot ensure the ball is heading Wirrulla’s way often. The Bombers are again coached by Peter Holmes, a League stalwart who will get the best from his charges.
The Grand Final returns to Elliston this year, and with recent Grand Final regulars West Coast Hawks having ever only won one out of their five finals games at the venue, it sets up for an interesting season. Good Luck to all clubs along the way, winter sport days being so important to our social life on the Eyre Peninsula
ELLISTON MAKES HISTORY
FIRST MID WEST CLUB TO GO FROM
WOODEN SPOON TO PREMIERS
by Lawrie Colliver - Sunday 9 September 2012
Elliston took out the 2012 Mid West Premiership, defeating the West Coast Hawks by 41 points at Wirrulla. After a great first term by Elliston where they kicked 4.6 to 2.2 the Hawks bounced back in the second term and at the long break led by four points.
In the third term, Elliston put paid to the Hawks comeback and dominated proceedings, adding 6.1 to 0.1 to set up a match winning lead. They finished off the job in the last quarter, breaking a 12 year drought and ending the Hawks run of three consecutive flags.
Club President Darryl Huppatz was “over the moon” with the result, saying the win was the result of a lot of hard work.
“We had a lot of issues last year, finishing bottom and struggling to field a B grade, so in the off-season the Committee worked very hard. We did some recruiting, the lads had a big pre-season and it has paid off”
“We still had our fair share of injuries, using over 50 players in the A Grade this season and it wasn’t until the Grand Final that we actually had our best side on the park. “
Huppatz says it’s a big deal for the small Eyre Peninsula town of just 240 people. “We along with Wirrulla are the only two teams in the competition to not have some sort of amalgamation, so to win the Premiership is great and hopefully will set us up for the future”.
Meanwhile Huppatz says the celebrations will last most the week, “Not too many lads went to bed last night and with our Club end of season day today, it’ll be the start of a few big few days”.
GRAND FINAL at WIRRULLA, September 8, 2012
ELLISTON BOTTOM TO TOP PREMIERSHIP WIN
BOG – PA Matthews Medallion for Best on Ground – Tom Rumbelow (Ell)
Best: Elliston Tom Rumbelow, Jay Williams, Steve Agars, Robert Pickett, Ben Hurrell. WC Hawks - Dylan Kelsh, Travis Brown, Derick Freeman, Dillon Cabot. Goals: Elliston - Aaron Hand 4, Jason Matthews 2, Robert Pickett 2, Fred Romanowycz 1, Tom Rumbelow 1, Jed Hall 1, Christian Weetra 1, Jay Williams 1, Todd Romanowycz 1. West Coast Hawks - Brenton Bascombe 2, Darren Brown 2, Jake Sargent 1, Nick Schumann 1, Dylan Kelsh 1
LW Feltus Medallion for Best on Ground – Paul Sargent (WU)
Best: Wudinna United - Paul Sargent, Stefan Wilkins, Carl Jericho, Brad Jericho. Wirrulla - Callan Roe, Oliver McCullam, Milton Holmes, Lynton Pym, Gareth Dudley. Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 5, Izaac Boylan 4, Greg Barns 2, Chris Foster 1, Brenton Wedding 1, Paul Sargent 1. Wirrulla - Lynton Pym 6, Clint Olsen 1, Andrew Patterson 1, Callan Roe 1
ML O Brien Medallion for Best on Ground – Lance Appleby (WCH)
Best: WC Hawks - Lance Appleby, Joseph McInnis, Jake McEvoy, Noah Legovini, Sam Johns. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Micah VanLoon, Toby Kelly. Goals: WC Hawks - Jake McEvoy 8, Joseph McInnis 5, Mace Van Weenan 2,Jaxon Galliver 2, Lance Appleby 2, Zane Montgomerie 1, Quinn Mohi 1,Noah Legovini 1, Declan Edmonds 1, Isaac Galliver 1. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 5, Micah VanLoon 4, Toby Kelly 1, Kane Grocke 1, Hamish May 1