2006 GRAND FINAL
MID WEST FOOTBALL - 2007 (Team: Central Eyre, Elliston, West Coast Hawks, Western Districts, Wirrulla & Wudinna United)
CENTRAL EYRE UPSETS UNBEATEN WEST COAST HAWKS
The Mid West Football League Grand Final was played at Elliston in blustery conditions on the weekend. The ground was in excellent condition and the club house end was favoured by a “four to five goal” wind for most of the day. Congratulations and well done must go to the hosts, Elliston. The day was well catered and managed, making a top day for all.
The poised and highly skilled West Coast Hawks side were meeting a Central Eyre side with little to lose, already having won plenty of respect for a great finals series. The toss was won by Central Eyre which was a critical bit of luck, as the fact that they were kicking with a wind that had the potential to change direction during the day, had everyone up and taking notice.
After an arm wrestle in the first ten minutes, with both sides looking to assert pressure and both sides scoring majors, the Bulldogs started to pile the score on the board. Martin Grocke and Jesse Stringer were winning plenty of ball across the centre and with Matt Sampson prominent, the ball was constantly heading into Central Eyre’s forward area. Fourteen scoring shots for a return of 6.8, and two out on the full indicated the amount of time the Bulldogs spent in attack. The Hawks managed two goals into the strong breeze, and this wasn’t a bad result, with the game very much alive at quarter time and the Hawks to Kick with the wind trailing by 32 points.
At the start of the second quarter, quick goals came to the Hawks and they were on the chase. Luke Carey was providing a target at full forward, Jasin McGilvray and Casey McCullam dangerous across half forward, Tyson Montgomerie and Dillon Montmoerie were dominating out in the middle. Central Eyre were not to be denied however and worked the ball wonderfully into the wind, managing to kick four straight goals, by playing a well disciplined and drilled game plan. Kane Sampson and Ryan Sampson both providing targets, using the ball well when they had it. Britt Grocke was playing loose in defence and gathered many possessions, reading the ball immaculately and ensuring that forward space was filled giving the Hawks no room to run. The Bulldogs were up at the main break by 22 points, which had everyone saying “Could they keep it up?”
The third quarter saw Central Eyre out of the blocks early, kicking quick goals and more significantly the wind starting to change around to cross the ground. Kicking four goals to one for the quarter, the Bulldogs had a surprisingly commanding 41 point lead going into the last quarter and were set for a major upset.
The Hawks have been undefeated all year and no club gets to that position without a pride and passion to win, but now was the time for them to show their qualities. It wasn’t to be though as holding on grimly, the Bulldogs hugged the outer boundary, using what was now a strong cross breeze to keep out the fast finishing Hawks. They tried desperately to bring the ball towards the centre and did so regularly enough to cause a real doubt in everyones mind as to whether the lead was big enough. Adding 4.2 to 0.1 in the last quarter was not enough from the Hawks, as Central Eyre were just too far in front and went on the record a well deserved 16 point victory. For the losers, Luke Carey was a target all day, and his four goals in the conditions was a great effort. Wade O’Brien was his direct opponent and also played extremely well, this contest alone was worth traveling a long distance to see.
Others to play well for the victorious Bulldogs were John Beard on the wing, who capped an outstanding finals series for himself, his courageous efforts well beyond the call of duty. Matty Sampson was also wonderful, mature well above his beyond his age, Mark Fridd is another who has stood up all finals and will be well proud of his efforts. Four young guns in Jaseton Heath, Jesse Stringer, Zac Fitzgerald and Ty McKenna played excellent football and helped nullify a perceived Hawks pace advantage.
For the gallant Hawks, Vincent Cash at half back was great all day having to do the job on Kane Sampson, while Tyson Montgomerie in the Centre didn’t give up and had a big impact. Michael Wheaton ran hard carrying the ball across lines, while veteran Jason McEvoy also played well.
It is difficult to come out of a Grand Final with a loss and see many positives, but the Hawks have been the seasons pacesetters, playing a wonderful fast running open style of play that was hindered by the limited confines of the Elliston Oval. Central Eyre must be congratulated, they had completed their homework and matched up with thefar more favoured opponents extremely well. Lead by the old masters brothers the Sampsons, Kane and Ryan, the Grockes, Britt and Martin and the O’Briens, Wade, Brett and Craig, they engineered a victory that will be well remembered for many years to come. The Bulldogs remained disciplined when imposing their physical presence, and this could well be the major reason that they won. After the ultimate success in his first season as Coach, David Bower will be smiling well into the summer.
Congratulations Central Eyre, MWFL Premiers 2007
GRAND FINAL SCORE from Elliston on September 8, 2007
Best - Central Eyre: K Sampson, B Grocke, W O'Brien, M Grocke, J Beard, M Sampson. West Coast Hawks: V Cash, T Montgomery, M Wheaton, J McEvoy, L Carey. Goals - Central Eyre: K Sampson, R Sampson 3, M Grocke 2, M Sampson, C O’Brien, B Hegarty, J Biggs, T McKenna, M Beinke. West Coast Hawks: L Carey 4, A Whitford 3, J Danis 2, M Box, C McCullam, J McGilvray.
GRAND FINAL PREVIEW - West Coast Hawks v Central Eyre
The Mid West Football League Grand Finals for 2007 will be hosted at the home of the Rooster, Elliston. Longer range weather forecast indicates late thunder, which will follow the fireworks on field. Congratulations to teams making the final cut, and for the players, the honor of representing their club in that one day in September. There is great expectations and pressure on the West Coast Hawks as they represent in all grades, a big achievement for any club anywhere.
Get there early as a big crowd will be there, with all clubs represented wither in the football or netball
A poised and confident West Coast Hawks outfit, undefeated for the season but not unchallenged, face the fast finishing Central Eyre Bulldogs, who are playing a great brand of fast running football at the right time of the year. The Hawks are defending their 2006 premiership, aiming for a back to back, whereas the Bulldogs have been absent from the final game since 2000, where they were narrowly beaten in their fifth consecutive grand final and ending their run of four consecutive premierships.
The Hawks are coached by Ian (Inky) Hood. Whilst the Hawks have the cattle, he is a master tactician and gets the most out of his team in all situations, also having a long record of success with junior football, club and association levels. Central Eyre are very capably coached by David (Gus) Bower in his first year at senior level. He has the Bulldogs flying at the right time and cleverly uses all at his disposal to craft wins against all sorts of odds. Both coaches are chasing their first A Grade Club Premiership, happy with their outstanding form going into the decider, and fancy their chances of lifting the cup come 5.00pm.
The is no doubt that the Hawks deserve a warm favorite to win the flag, they play a great to watch brand of hard running team football, backing each other up, strong defense and plenty of forward options. Central Eyre also have a great line up of key position players complimented by younger runners, in an excellent blend of youth and experience. A key to Central Eyre has been their fast start to games, catching oppositions before match ups are settled. The first quarter leads being set up provides them with an enormous advantage, they have done this time and again successfully during the year so the Hawks will be very mindful of nullifying the early contests. The Hawks are the best team at being able to match the Bulldogs fast early run, and are a quick rebound side.
Elliston Oval is short from goal to goal with wide wings, and is a great leveler for visiting clubs. Traditionally a great advantage to the home side, wondering whether the locals have been contacted by visiting clubs for tips on how to play the ground to advantage.
Players and match ups to watch include Luke Carey at Centre Half Forward, dominating the position for the Hawks, and likely to be picked up by Wade (Nails) O Brien, a seasoned EP, Mortlock, and Premiership legend. This match up alone will be worth the admission to view. The prolific Aiden Whitford at full forward for the Hawks, will have his work cut out against the disciplined and under rated Damien Mullan, who rarely loses a contest. At the other end of the ground, Kane Sampson has taken all before him again this year, is the go to man at Centre Half Forward, and Ryan Sampson is the driving force behind their push through the major round. Darren Brown and Derick Freeman are MWFL key defenders, who will test the Bulldog resolve all day.
The Centreline duals will go a long way to deciding the match, Tyson Montgomerie in the centre is a hardworking land rover with a Rolls Royce engine, Kirk Montgomerie’s leg speed and prolific double sided disposal ability, Dillon Montgomerie’s quick hands, and goal kicking nouse, Damien Johnson’s sheer speed and work rate will test to the limit the Bulldogs. Matt Sampson has had a wonderful year and will face the increased pressure of a grand final for the first time at senior level, Martin Grocke with skill and use of the ball, especially within contests, the superbly talented Jesse Stringer and Ty McKenna will drive the ball forward regularly for the Dogs.
Ruck, will pit Darren Guidera, Joe Danis for the Hawks against the emerging Bradley Schopp, Justin Schultz and veteran Craig O Brien for the Bulldogs. Darren Guidera collects plenty of around the ground possessions, so will need to be closely monitored.
Hawks have plenty of run and creativity with Casey McCullam, Jasin McGilvray both goalkicking forwards who can also cause havoc in the midfield, Vinnie Cash and Brett Cash off of half back turning defence in to attack and Michael Wheaton a constant ball magnet. For the Bulldogs, Adam Murphy runs hard all day, Mark Fridd has stepped up and provides a hard body and desperation, Brett O Brien loves the close physical finals and Zac Fitzgerald reads the ball beautifully across centre and half back.
The stronger physical Central Eyre will place pressure on the Hawks, especially early, however as the game wears on, it is likely that the fit young Hawks legs will get them over the line, therefore Hawks are the pick by two to three goals. Don’t be surprised if the result is the reverse however, anything can happen in a Grand Final!
CENTRAL EYRE THROUGH TO THE GRAND FINAL....from a special correspondent
The Mid West Football Preliminary finals were held at Streaky Bay in wonderful conditions on the weekend. The ground surface would be the envy of many an AFL curator, and just a slight cross breeze, not favouring any end. The largest crowd in the current century at a Preliminary Final in Mid West was on hand to see some excellent football played.
Two well matched teams promised a solid contest, with Wirrulla having gone in to the game with the honors over Central Eyre in the home and away season.
Wirrulla started well early, going forward on many occaisions, but unable to capitalize. By the ten minute mark, Central Eyre had settled and worked away on their regular first quarter blitz tactics, just running the ball forward in numbers and looking for the big Sampson boys, Ryan and Kane at the goal front. Through the middle of the quarter, the bulldogs held sway across the centre, Martin Grocke picking up numerous possessions and crossing lines, John Beard again winning solid contests and running hard. Wirrulla weathered the onslaught to finish with late quarter goals, but the dogs kicked eight goals to four for the quarter. Entertaining football and high scoring.
The second quarter started at speed also, with Wirrulla needing to make inroads. Craig Johnson quickly kicked two goals and the game was very much alive. Both backlines were kept busy and the ball went from one end to the other at a couple of blinks, Jarrod Parker mopping up across half back. Brayden Holmes displayed beautiful skill and balance, and Lee Freeman strong in the air and at the ball. Britt Grocke was outstanding in defence whilst there, reading the ball well and using it with poise. Matthew Sampson on the ball showed why he is a star of the future.
Wirrulla won the quarter by a point, seemingly having recovered from the Central Eyre fast start, and the game was well set for the second half.
The third “premiership” quarter saw both sides attacking but struggling to score, and when they did it was only a minor score, with both sides inaccurate. Tyler Baldock was providing an option and Murray Kelsh picking up possessions at will. Wade O Brien was playing his customary outstanding game, and Damien Mullan holding sway at full back. The ruck provided plenty of entertainment and varying contest with Dan Dingwall and Craig Johnson challenging with the younger fit Justin Schultz, Bradley Schopp and also Craig O Brien. Central Eyre finished the quarter with a solid near seven goal lead, and perhaps Wirrulla had been spent.
Wirrulla had other ideas, and just kept getting their hand on the ball and driving it forward in the last quarter. Sadly at a time when goals were most needed, they scored three goals eleven for the quarter, whilst Centrals played out the game with a couple of goals, and not really putting in the extra yards, keeping an eye to next week. The game was played in good spirit, solid and hard, as expected by two sides who wouldn’t know what a backward step is, and well controlled by Eastern Eyre umpires.
In the end the game can be summed up as Centrals getting off to another fast start and then holding the opposition in the last half. The win was convincing, and they will look forward to meeting the Hawks knowing that their form is good and they have running, marking and scoring options. The loss is disappointing for Wirrulla given the great year that they have had, and the fact that the loss of key players through injury, illness and suspension has weakened them at the final hurdle. They have good players forming the core of their club, and if they can hold the team together, success is not far off.
All eyes now turn to Elliston for the Grand Final this week, and whether the Bulldogs can match the hard run and teamwork that has seen the Hawks dominate the year. The smaller oval is a great leveler for teams who don’t play there often, and may well allow Central Eyre to devise a successful plan. We await with great interest.
Preliminary Final - September 1, 2007
Central Eyre 16.22 (118) d Wirrulla 11.22 (88).
Best -- Central Eyre: B Grocke, A Murphy, W O'Brien, M Sampson, D Mullans. M Grocke. Wurulla: R Watson, S Kelsh, M Kelsh, J Parker, D Mudge, S Webb. Goals - Central Eyre: R Sampson 7, J Beard, M Grocke, J Bigg 2, K Sampson, W O'Brien, J Stringer. Wirrulla: T Baldock 4, C Johnson 3. S Webb 2, M Kelsh, R Watson.
WEST COAST HAWKS TOO GOOD FOR WIRRULLA….by a special correspondent
Wirrulla weakened by injury and illness faced a strong and confident West Coast Hawks line up, only possibly missing key back man Darren Brown from being at full strength. Wirrulla entering the game without rugged back man Shane Kelsh, key younger players Ryan Watson and Tyler Baldock also Daryl Lawrie and Alex Bond.
Kicking with a blustery breeze, Wirrulla did well in the first quarter, holding up Hawks attacks, and returning fire with quick rebounds across centre. Luke Carey commanded the air across half forward, and the Montgomeries – Kirk, Dylan and Tyson all forcing the ball forward. Simon Webb was a target when playing forward, although coming down the ground also gaining plenty of possession.
The quarter time lead to Wirrulla was two points and the game looked poised to be a close and hard fought tussle. The Hawks had other ideas, as they absolutely dominated the second quarter, kicking nine goals to one in an awesome display of hard running and sensible team football. Jasin McGilvray executed long passes to fast leading forwards, Aiden Whitford providing a target, Casey McCullam, and Damien Johnson in everything, Matt Box picking up plenty of touches and Joe Danis using his strength. Wirrulla sent Murray Kelsh back during the quarter to try the stem the tide, Mark Slattery battled manfully against Luke Carey who was the key target across centre half forward, Craig Johnson used his strength in contests, and picked up a dozen possessions in defence for the quarter.
Wirrulla kicked five goals in the first half of the third quarter, threatening a come back, however the Hawks were able the steady out the quarter, holding a match winning eight goal lead at three quarter time.
The last quarter saw the rampant Hawks side again on the march with Wirrulla tiring as the match continued. Luke Carey continued to dominate, kicking six for the match and having a hand in many more, Vinny and Brett Cash had great games in defence, providing regular running rebound. Jarrad Parker is always hard at it and he continued to be a thorn in the Hawks side, Darren Mudge worked hard and was effective with the ball. The game was well controlled by the Far West umpire panel, allowing play to continue where possible, making for an open game.
All in all, the West Coast Hawks won well in a very convincing display of hard running and disciplined team football. They enjoyed the spaces of the larger Warramboo Oval, whereas Wirrulla struggled to cover the loss of key players pre game. Wirrulla now face a Central Eyre outfit confident of their chances to make the grand final, but have the skills and cattle to regroup and re challenge the Hawks. Of note is the Grand Final being at the smaller Elliston oval, requiring different game tactics altogether. Whilst the Hawks will retain their favourism for the second consecutive flag, Wirrulla and Central Eyre will be eyeing their chances also where the smaller oval at Elliston will be a great leveler.
Second Semi Final at Warramboo on August 25, 2007
Best: West Coast Hawks: L Carey, C McCullam, D Johnson, D Montgomerie, V Cash, T Montgomerie. Wirrulla – S Webb, M Kelsh, M Slattery, C Johnson, L Rule. Goals: West Coast Hawks – L Carey 6, A Whitford, C McCallum 3, D Montgomerie, M Box, J McGilvray 2, J Dams, T Montgomerie, S France, K Montgomerie, D Guidera. Wirrulla – S Webb 5, M Kelsh 3, J Parker 2, B Holmes, S Webb 1.
First Semi Final at Wirrulla on August 18, 2007
Best: Central Eyre – J Beard, B Grocke, K Sampson, C O’Brien, W O’Brien. Elliston – K Williams, T Rumbelow, T Romanowycz, J Carter, Jay Williams. Goals: Central Eyre – R Sampson 7, J Rice, M Beinke, M Grocke 3, C O’Brien, N Cave. Elliston – J Rumbelow 4, C Romanowycz, A Leopold 3, K Williams, J Bascomb, T Romanowycz, S Bascomb.
WEST COAST HAWKS PLAY WIRULLA IN THE 2ND SEMI THIS SATURDAY
Round 15 – August 11, 2007
Best- Wirrulla: J Parker, M Kelsh, T Bettas. Wudinna United: M Norty, T Jackson, J Boylan.Goals - Wirrulla: S Webb 6; M Kelsh, D Dingwall 2. Wudinna United: D Foster 4; J Boylan, G Barns 2.
Best - Central Eyre: M Grocke, W O'Brien, M Sampson, K Sampson, R Sampson. Western Districts: S Feltus, M Carey, C Tomney, W Moroney. Goals - Central Eyre: R Sampson 11; K Sampson 6, J String 4. Western Districts: E Wauchope 2; S Gosling, M Carey.
Best: West Coast Hawks – A Whitford, T Mont, D Johnson. Elliston – B Bascomb, Jay Williams, B Agars. Goals: West Coast Hawks – A Whitford 12, C Francis, S McGilvray 3. Elliston – T Rumbelow 3, A Leopold 2.
Round 14 - August 4, 2007
Wirrulla 23.16 (154) d Central Eyre 14.9. (93).
Best - Wirrulla: M Kelsh, J Parker, L Freeman, D Mudge. Central Eyre: W O'Brien, D Mutton, M Fridd. Goals - Wirrulla: S Webb 8, M Kelsh 6, S Pittaway 5. Central Eyre: M Grocke 4, J Biggs 3, R Sampson 2.
Elliston 19.7 (121) d Western Districts 5.10 (40).
Best - Elliston: J Carter, T Rumbelow, J Williams. Western Districts: C Tourney, N Hebberman, S Feltus. Goals - Elliston: K Williams 5, A Leopold 4, J Bascombe 2.
West Coast Hawks 36.28 (244) def Wudinna United 4.3 (27)
Best: WCH – J Danis, D Montgomerie, A Whitford. Wudinna United – M North, T Klante, J Boylan, T Jackson. West Coast Hawks – C McCallum 6, L Carey, D Guidera 5, J McGilvray, A Whitford 4. Wudinna United - J Hutt 2, D Haines, R Searle.
Round 13 - July 28, 2007
Best: WCH – A Whitford, D Brown, V Cash. West Dists – S Feltus, J Tomney, M Carey. Goals: WCH – A Whitford 5, L Carey 4, L Cotton 2. West Dists – R Jacobs 3, M Carey 2.
Best: Elliston – T Rumbelow, J Williams, C Fleming. Wirrulla – M Kelsh, D Mudge, L Rule. Goals: Elliston – T Rumbelow 5, C Fleming 4, K Williams 3. Wirrulla – M Kelsh 4, D Pittaway 4, S Webb 3
Best: Central Eyre – M Sampson, M Fridd, M Grocke, A Murphy, B Hegarty. Wudinna – R Cummings, M North, N Oswald. Goals: Central Eyre – N Cook 5, K Sampson 4, J Bigg 2. Wudinna – D Foster 2, J Hutt, D Haines, N Oswald 1
Round 12 - July 21, 2007
Western Districts 4-3 8-5 14-9 16-11 107
Wudinna United 0-1 5-6 8-9 11-13 79
Best: Western Districts W.Moroney, S.Feltus, M.Carey
Wudinna United L.Ramsey, R.DuBois, T.Klante, S.Parsons
Goals: Western Districts D.Brace 5, S.Feltus 3, M.Carey 3 R.Jacobs 3
Wudinna United J.Hutt 3, D.Foster 3
Central Eyre 6.3 7.8 17.21 26.22 (158)
Elliston 1.1 1.4 2.5 4.8 (32)
Best: Central Eyre – K Sampson, J Bigg, M Grocke. Elliston – N Little, B Agars, T Bascombe. Goals: Central Eyre – K Sampson 8, J Stringer 5, M Grocke 3. Elliston – J Bascombe 2, S Agars, S Bascombe 1.
West Coast Hawks 2.6 6.12 12.16 19.19 (133)
Wirrulla 2-0 6.2 6.2 12.7 (79)
Best: WCH – J McGilvray, T Montgomerie, K Montgomerie. Wirrulla – B Holmes, R Watson, T Bettas. Goals: WCH – A Whitford 6, J McGilvray 4, L Carey 2. Wirrulla – T Bettas, T Baldock 3, B Holmes 2
Round 11- July 7, 2007
Best: Elliston – J Carter, N Dobrovoski, B Agars. Wudinna United – R Dubois, N Oswald, M North. Goals: Elliston – K Williams 7, A Leopold 5, B Agars 2. Wudinna United – M North, R Searle, J Hutt, A Other 1.
West Coast Hawks 21.16 (142) def Central Eyre 8.10 (58)
Best: WCH – B Cash, D Johnson, J MacGilvray. Central Eyre – D Mullan, R Sampson, M Fridd. Goals: WCH – A Whitford 6, M Wheaton, L Carey, J McGilvray, S France 3. Central Eyre – J Stringer, N Cook, M Grocke 2.
Wirrulla 20.13 (133) def Western Districts 20.11 (131)
Best: Wirrulla – M Kelsh, A Bond, D Mudge. Western Dists – S Feltus, L Davis, R Jacobs. Goals: Wirrulla – M Kelsh 7, D Pittaway 3, S Pittaway 2. Western Dists – R Jacobs 6, W Shepperd, M Carey 3.
Round Ten - June 30, 2007
Best: West Coast Hawks – K Montgomerie, T Montgomerie, L Carey. Elliston – J Williams, J Carter, B Agars. Goals: West Coast Hawks – L Carey 6, S France 5, A Whitford, D Guidera 3. Elliston – A Leopold 2.
Best: Wudinna United – L Rmasey, D Sparrow, R Little. Wirrulla – B Holmes, S Kelsh, J McEvoy. Goals: Wudinna United – C Watson, D Foster, G Barns 5. Wirrulla – M Kelsh, T Olsen, B Holmes 3.
Best - Central: M Sampson, R Sampson, M Grocke. Western Districts - J Hull, L Davis, C Tomney. Goals - Central: W O'Brien 3, M Grocke, K Sampson 2. Western District: J Fromm 2, J Tomney, E Wauchope.
Round Nine - June 23, 2007-
Best – Wirrulla – J Parker, D Mudge, A Bond, B Holmes. Central Eyre – M Sampson, M Grocke, K Sampson, J Bigg. Goals: Wirrulla – M Kelsh 6, T Olsen 3, J Parker, D Pittaway 2. Central Eyre – K Sampson 5, N Cook, M Beinke 2.
Best – Elliston: B Agars, T Rumbelow, A Leopold. Western Districts – S Feltus, M Carey, J Tomney. Goals: Elliston – A Leopold 10, T Rumbelow 4, W Shute 3. Western Districts – S Feltus, M Carey, S Fromm 1.
Best: West Coast Hawks – D Johnson, D Guidera, B Cash. Wudinna Utd – N Oswald, P Sargent, R Little. Goals: West Coast Hawks – S France 5, D Johnson 4, T Danas 3. Wudinna United – J Boylan 2.
Round Eight - June 16, 2007
West Coast Hawks 15.13 (103) d Western Districts 3.11 (29).
Best - West Coast Hawks: D Johnson, S France, C Strange. Western Districts: J Fromm, S Tucker, W Schoobridge, J Hull. Goals - West Coast Hawks: A Whitford, S France 5, M Box 2. Western Districts: D Brace 2, T Brace.
Best - Wudinna United: T Klante, R Cummings, R Dubois, M North, J Boylan. Central Eyre: M Grocke, W O'Brien, B Grocke, M Sampson. Goals- Wudinna United: D Foster 4, J Boylan 3, R Dubois, J Hutt 2. Central Eyre: K Sampson 4, J Wagner, M Grocke, R Sampson 2.
Wirrulla 26.17 (173) d Ellison 16.7 (103).
Best - Wirrulla: J Parker, T Olsen, M Kelsh. Elliston: B Agers, J Williams, T Rumbelow. Goals - Wirrulla: T Olsen 11, M Kelsh 6, J Parker 2. Elliston: A Leopold 7, T Rumbelow 2.
Round Seven - June 2, 2007
Western Districts 23.16 (154) def Wudinna United 8.5 (53)
Best: Western Dists – R Jacobs, J Fromm, S Feltus. Wud United – G Walters, R Cummins, J Boylan. Goals: West Dists – R Jacobs 7, J Fromm 5, J Hull 2. Wud United – J Hutt, J Twomey, A Lampre 2.
Best: WCH – T Montgomerie, J McEvoy, C McCullam, J Davis. Wirrulla – D Mudge, S Kelsh, M Slattery. Goals: WCH – L Fiebig 3, L Carey 2, J Hollitt 2. Wirrulla – T Olsen 5
Best: Elliston – Jay Williams, T Rumbelow, Josh Williams. Central Eyre – K Sampson, W O’Brien, M Grocke. Goals: Elliston – A Leopold, T Rumbelow 5, D Grocke 2. Central Eyre – M Grocke 4, R Sampson 4, A Cook 2
Round Six - May 26, 2007
Best - West Coast Hawks: J McGilvray, J McEvoy, D Montgomerie. Central Eyre: K Sampson, M Crocks, C O'Brien, W O'Bnen. Goals - West Coast Hawks: J McGilvray 6, L Carey 5, A Whiiford 3. Central Eyre: K Sampson 4, A Murphy, N Cook 3.
Best: Elliston – B Bascombe, F Romanowycz, S Bascombe, T Rumbelow. Wud United – M North, R Dubois, C Watson, R Little, G Walters. Goals: Elliston – B Bascombe 9, A Leopold 4, T Rumbelow 3. Wud United – H Watson 3, R Dubois, R Little, A Lampre 2.
Best: Wirrulla – J Parker, T Bettas, M Kelsh, S Pittaway. West Dists – N King, W Schoobridge, M Carey. Goals: Wirrulla – T Olsen 7, S Pittaway 6, S Webb 3. West Dists – M Carey, R Jacobs 3, T Brace 2.
Round Five - May 12, 2007
Best - Central Eyre: K Sampson, M Sampson, J Beard, L Rodda. Western Districts: L Davis, L Scholz, S Feltus. Goals -- Central Eyre: D Mullan 4, K Sampson 3, N Cook 2. Western Districts: R Jacobs 6, N King, T Brace 3.
Best: WC Hawks – D Mont, M Wheaton, L Carey. Elliston – F Romanowycz, Josh Williams, Tom Rumbelow. Goals: WC Hawks – L Carey 8, J McGilvray 4, J Davis 2. Elliston – F Romanowycz 3, T Romanowycz, A Leopold 1.
Best: Wirrulla – J Parker, D Lawrie, M Slattery, D Mudge. Wudinna United – R Dubois, C Watson, A Lampre. Goals: Wirrulla – C Johnson, M Kelsh 5. Wudinna United – A Lampre 4, R Cummings 3, N Scholz, R Dubois 2.
Round Four - Saturday May 5, 2007
Best: Wirrulla – A Bond, B Holmes, M Kelsh. Central Eyre – M Sampson, M Grocke, J Beard. Goals: Wirrulla – M Kelsh 5, B Holmes, D Dingwall 3. Central Eyre – N Cock 3, R Sampson 2.
Best: Wudinna United – M North, S Best, T Jackson, J Boylan, D Haynes. WC Hawks – D Johnson, D Brown, C McCallum, B Cash. Goals: Wudinna United – R Dubois 2, M North, S Best 1. WC Hawks – J Davis, C McCullam 5, L Carey 3.
Best: W Dists – L Davis, S Feltus, J Post. Elliston – A Leopold, T Rumbelow, D Grocke. Goals: West Dists – R Jacobs 5, N King, J Fromm 4. Elliston – A Leopold 6, T Romanowycz 5, T Rumbelow 2.
WEST COAST HAWKS STAY UNBEATEN IN THE MID WEST..May 2, 2007
The West Coast Hawks continued their impressive early season form with a 35 point win over Western Districts at Streaky Bay. After kicking 4.5 to 3.1 in the first term, the Hawks led from go to woe and might have won by more if they had kicked straight. Andrew Whitford was best for the Hawks while Scott Feltus and Shaun Buchanon were best for Western Districts.
At Elliston, both sides struggled with their accuracy in the first term with Elliston leading 1.7 to 1.4. Wirrulla took control in the second term adding seven goals to two, to lead at half time by 30 points. In the end they proved too good for the homeside, winning by 80 points. Troy Olsen had a day out, kicking seven goals to take his season’s tally to 21.
At Warramboo, Central Eyre gave Wudinna United a touch up to the tune of 113 points.
This week, Western Districts play at Elliston, with both teams looking to break their winning drought, Wirrulla host Central Eyre and Wudinna United hosts the unbeaten West Coast Hawks.
Round Three - Saturday April 28, 2007
Best: West Coast Hawks – A Whitford, J Danis, S France. Western Districts – S Feltus, S Buchanon, M Carey. Goals: WCH – C Strange 3, M Box, S France 2. WD – M Carey, R Jacobs 2.
Central Eyre 22.10 (142) d Wudinna 4.5 (29)
Best - Central Eyre: M Sampson, K Sampson, M Bienke, J Wagner, J McBeth. Wudinna: K Tree, R Cummings, A Lampre. Goals - Central Eyre: K Sampson 7, J Wagner, W O'Brien 3. Wudinna: P Sargent 2, S Parsons, J Hutt.
Best: Wirrulla – B Cooper, M Kelsh, R Watson. Elliston – T Rumbelow, J Williams. Goals: Wirrulla – Troy Olsen 7, M Kelsh 5, R Watson 2. Elliston – T Rumbelow, B Bascombe 2.
Round Two - Saturday April 21, 2007
Best - Wudinna United: D Foster, R Cummings, D Waters, G Waiters. Western Districts: S Feltus, R Jacobs, D Moroney. Goals- - Wudinna United: D Foster 12, C Watson, J Huff, P Sargent 2. Western Districts: R Jacobs 4, L Hull, T Brace, T Lynch.
Best- WCH: M Wheaton, J Danis, D Montgomerie. Wirulla: C Johnson, L Freeman, T Baldock. Goals: WCH- S France 4, J Danis 4, A Whitford 3. Wirrulla – B Cooper, T Olsen 3, Y Retsas 3
Best: Central Eyre – Ty McKenna, M Grocke, B O’Brien. Elliston – Jay Williams, Tom Rumbelow, S Agars. Goals: Central Eyre – K Sampson 6, R Simpson, C Winter 3. Elliston – Jay Williams, T Rumbelow, S Agars 1.
FOOTY UNDERWAY IN THE MID WEST
VICTORIES FOR WESTERN DISTRICTS, WEST COAST HAWKS AND WUDINNA UNITED
Saturday April 14, 2007
Best: West Dists – M Quinn, C Fitzgerald, S Feltus. Wirrulla – T Olsen, J Parker, L Freema. Goals: West Dists – R Jacobs 5, T Lynch 2. Wirrulla – T Olsen 11, M Kelsh 4, D Lawrie 2
Best: Wudinna – C Watson, M North, A Lampre. Elliston – B Hurrell, J Mathews, T Rumbelow. Goals: Wudinna – N Seaman 4, C Watson 3, J Hutt, T Klante 2. Elliston – T Romanowycz 3, B Hurrell, W Shute 2.
Best: West Coast Hawks – D Montgomerie, S France, S Lawrie. Central Eyre – Z Fitzgerald, J McBeath, T McKenna. Goalkickers: WCH – S Lawrie 6, S France 4. Central Eyre – J Stringer 3, T McKenna, R Sampson 2.
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