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JAMES MOSS KICKS 12 IN CMS CROWS GRAND FINAL WIN

Report from Kenn Rogers

The CMS Crows won their fourth YPFL Premiership and first since 2006 with a comprehensive 74 point win over Kadina at Bute on Saturday.

With a star studded team the CMS Crows stamped their superiority on the season with a brilliant display of class football. Superlatives are insignificant to describe the class of this side and words don’t really do justice to how well they played. Credit must go to the Father/son coaching staff combination of John and Jamie Kemp for their dedication to the side.

Choosing best players was extremely hard as all played well and the winning side had no passengers. James Moss was on fire at the goal front with 12 goals from 13 shots.

The CMS Crows were on top of the ladder all year and capped off a good season with a brilliant win.

TOUGH OPENING

The opening term of the game between the CMS Crows and Kadina for the 2012 flag saw both sides taking the opportunity to go hard at the ball.  

Troy Goldsworthy started the Crows on their way with a goal at the four minute mark and this was followed by a series of four behinds before Wade Thompson kicked another goal at the 17 minute mark as they had kept the Kadina side to no score, with the defenders were playing very tight football. Finally Trevor Harradine got the Bloodhounds going with their solitary goal for the term. James Moss finished the term with the first of his 12 goals for the game to have the Crows in control at 3-6 to Kadina 1 goal.

In the second term the Crows gradually cleared away with great efforts by Dylan Gillies on the ball and Ben O’Donohue who was playing well. Kadina’s Jono Lee was winning the hit outs but the work of Troy Clements and Wade Thompson for the Crows made any ruck advantage redundant. For Kadina, Josh Lawson and Ben Waller were working hard but were unable to get into the game.

Brett Baillie at centre half forward was playing well for the Crows until he left the field with a broken Collar Bone after a hard tackle. Jarrod Curtis at centre half back was impassable.

Leon Franz was also playing well in ruck for Kadina when relieving Lee but the Crow centre line was working well.

With a good lead at the half time break the Crows were looking good for the flag as they lead 7-8 to 2-3.

GOAL BONANZA

James Moss was literally eating footballs in the third term as he was able to boot seven goals for the term and give the Crows a huge lead. The flag was pretty much in the Crows keeping as the centres and wing players in Pitt and Goldsworthy surged the ball forward and Kadina had no answer. Sam Mumford had to take on the half forward duties after Baillie left the field and did his job well.

Kadina were struggling to have any winning players apart from Faulkner who shut Osborn out of the game at centre, but that was all he could do as he had no influence on the game. Nick Rawson and Luke Driver were under siege in defence and Browning was no answer to the strong marking of Moss. At the other end of the ground Serle was without a goal in the first half but redeemed himself in the final term with four goals when all was lost. Shannon Goldsmith had done his job well at full back for the Crows.

Leading 17-9 to 6-3 at the final change the Crows were home, but Kadina showed plenty of fight in the final term to kick five goals, while the Crows added six.

The Crows did not have any passengers for the day and won almost every position. Simon Kretschmer was playing well on the half back flank for Kadina until he was

stretchered off in the second term.

With only losing one game during the season (and that was to Kadina) the Crows deservedly won the premiership with superior skills and determination.

Grand Final at Bute on September 22, 2012

CMS Crows

3.5

7.8

17.9

23.9 (147)

Kadina

1.0

2.3

6.3

11.7 (73)

Best: CMS Crows – James Moss, Dylan Gillies, Ben O'Donohue, Wade Thompson, Troy Clements, Adam Jolly. Kadina - Nick Rawson, Brett Burnell, Ben McNichol, Willy Serle, Jono Lee, Daniel Toole. Goals: CMS Crows - James Moss 12, Wade Thompson 4, Andrew Parsons 2, Ben O'Donohue 2, Jamie Kemp , Adam Jolly , Troy Goldsworthy. Kadina - Willy Serle 6, Luke Driver 2, Ben Waller , Trevor Harradine , Nick Rawson.

SHANE JORDAN OF MOONTA WINS MAIL MEDAL

by Kenn Rogers, September 20, 2012

In a thrilling A grade medal count the winner Shane Jordan of Moonta won the day with 21 votes from Jono Lee second on 20, while Josh Lawson was third on 19 both from Kadina.

In the B grade count Brendan Ramsey of Paskeville was a clear winner with 27 votes from Leon Franz 18 and James Lawry on 16 with both these players from Kadina.

The interesting point about Brendan’s win is that he stepped down from A grade this year to give the younger lads a go, the same thing occurred back in 1981 when his father did exactly the same and won the B grade medal that year.

Y P PRELIMINARY FINAL  by Kenn Rogers.

Paskeville v Kadina at Ardrossan.

Kadina has won through to its third Grand Final on the trot after beating Paskeville in the Prelim Final by 27 points.

Paskeville booted themselves out of a grand final spot in the first term when they could not find the big sticks, booting six behinds whilst Kadina managed 2-2 at the other end and that was virtually the difference for most of the game.

The battle between Jono Lee for Kadina and Matt Eagles for the Paske was well worth watching. Josh Lawson, Cam Faulkner and Trevor Harradine played havoc in the centre of the ground and March along with Toole on the wings gave the Bloodhounds drive from the centre. With spearhead Willy Serle giving Gardner the run around with 7 goals for the game, that was the difference between the two sides. Serle was well supported by Brendan Papps who finished with 3 goals and the inimitable Josh Lawson was on fire as when he got the ball he knew where to put it for Serle to lead and score.

Paskeville had drive last week from Ashley Bruce on the wing and Trinity McNamara on the opposite wing, but this week they were well beaten.

Cam Faulkner of Kadina was having a good battle with Mitchell Wooding at centre and both players made the best player list for their respective sides.

Martin Daniel was well held by Alex East and Luke Driver, Luke Browning and Nick Rawson were holding the defence well for Kadina.

The game saw comebacks by both sides as fortunes changed throughout the game.

In the second term Kadina managed 3-4 whilst Paskeville fought back with 3-2 to be down at the half time break 3-8 to Kadina 5-6.

Seth Matson narrowed the gap early in the third term with a goal but then Kadina opened up a premiership quarter of football kicking nine goals with Serle booting four goals Papps two and one each from McNicol, Manners and Lawson. In reply Paskeville scored goals from Matson Wooding (2) McNamara and Matz late in the term to stay in touch at the final break down 14-8 to 8-10.

The Magpies started with a rush in the final term and raised their supporters hopes with the first 3 goals for the term to be down by three goals at the 7 minute mark. Kadina steadied and took control with Lee Lawson and Faulkner all firing. Paskeville could not get back in the game as their stars of previous weeks in Bruce Helfand and Rodda tried very hard but all to no avail.

This was a good win for Kadina to defend their title hopes next week at Bute when they take on the might of the CMS Crows.

The Crows will start favourite but with only two games in four weeks the job will be hard for coach Kemp to get the side up for a win.

Prelim Final at Ardrossan on September 15, 2012

Kadina

2.2

5.6

14.8

18.9 (117)

Paskeville

0.6

3.8

8.10

13.12 (90)

Best: Kadina - Cameron Faulkner, Josh  Lawson, Cameron March, William Serle, Daniel Toole, Brendan Papps. Paskeville - Matthew Rodda, Seth Matson, Mitchell Wooding, Trinity McNamara, Abraham Helfand, Matthew Eagles. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 7, Brendan Papps 3, Josh  Lawson 3, Jayson Manners 2, Ben McNichol 1, Scott Gunning 1,  Trevor Harradine 1. Paskeville - Ashley Matz 3, Mitchell Wooding 3, Jake Westbrook 2, Trinity McNamara 2, Bradley Muster 1, Seth Matson 1,

Ashley Bruce 1

CROWS INTO GRAND FINAL, PASKY THROUGH TO PRELIM

by Kenn Rogers

With a strong breeze blowing to the eastern end of the ground at Paskeville the CMS Crows did not let that worry them in the second term against Kadina as this was where they won the game.

The Tri Colours did not let the opposition Kadina get into the game as they played breathless football and Kadina did not have a position winner on the day. Superlatives have all been used to relate how the Crows won this game.

Old timers from all clubs said after the game that was the best display of A grade football they had seen for many a year.

The big effort of Shannon Goldsmith at full back allowing Willy Serle only one kick for the game was again a focal point. Each time Goldsmith has played on Serle (3 times) he has held him to one goal whilst Serle has kicked over 100 goals for the season.

Playing with confidence and skill the southerners controlled the centre bounces with Clements, Pitt, Osborn and Thompson shooting the ball forward. The only position that Kadina equalled the Crows was in ruck where Jono Lee shaded Matt Murnane but the Crow rovers were magnificent. Wade Thompson showed his skills with his brilliant foot work to the large crowd.  

Picking best players for the Crows was hard as you could have 21 players on the list at any one time.

Ben O’Donohue returned to the game after a period of injury and finished with four goals.

James Moss was hampered in the first term with a crowded forward line and after this he showed why he could have still been playing A F L with some brilliant marking and accurate kicking for goal. After leading at the first change 5-4 to 2 points the Crows slipped into full steam to hold Kadina to 2-3 who had the wind whilst they booted 7-2 against the wind.

Clements, Osborn, Adam Jolly and Jarrod Curtis were annihilating their opposition and their team mates picked up their game as well.

The final score was indicative of the power of the Crow when they won against the second side 23-13 to 8-6.

For Kadina, Josh Lawson was my best as he did not give up all day and Luke Driver in defence was under a lot of pressure. Brendan Papps was another hard worker for the bloodhounds but they had no winners on the day.

Kadina will now tackle Paskeville next Saturday at Ardrossan in the Preliminary Final after the Magpies defeated Moonta at Maitland on Sunday for the right to play in the prelim final.

Ashley Matz was the big difference in the forward lines for Paskeville as they took on Moonta for the rights to play Kadina next Saturday.

Star of the day was youngster in Ashley Bruce who held his wing open for the Magpies all day pushing the ball forward and if the forwards were not around he finished off the job with goals and kicked three for the day. Another young star in the mix was Abraham Helfand  was roving well for the Magpies. On the other side of the ledger another young star was Dylan Mansell for Moonta who was roving well and did not give up at any stage of the day.

Players returning to the Paskeville side in Stuart Daniel, Mitchell Wooding and Matt Eagles lifted the side to a definite threat to the Crows if they make the Grand Final.

Moonta were best served by Shane Jordan with 4 goals Tim Blight 2 and Shane Moss 2. Hugo Drogemuller played a brilliant game in defence for Moonta with Adam Hamilton in ruck also playing well

Second Semi Final at Paskeville, September 8, 2012

CMS Crows

5.4

12.6

19.11

23.13 (151)

Kadina

0.2

2.5

4.6

8.6 (54)

Best: CMS Crows - Nigel Osborn, Shannon Goldsmith, Adam Jolly, Jarrod Curtis, Troy Clements, Wade Thompson.  Kadina : Jono Lee, Luke Driver, Zack Edwards, Brendan Papps, Josh  Lawson, Loren Franz. Goals: Cms Crows - Ben O'Donohue 4, James Moss 4, Wade Thompson 3, Ben Millar 3, Troy Clements 2, Adam Jolly 2, Nigel Osborn 2, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Andrew Parsons 1, Aaron Young 1. Kadina : Brendan Papps 3, Luke Browning 2, Simon Kretschmer 1, Trevor Harradine 1, William Serle 1

First Semi Final at Maitland, September 9, 2012

Paskeville

5.3

12.4

18.9

20.14 (134)

Moonta

3.2

6.4

9.6

12.8 (80)

Best: Paskeville - Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Rodda, Abraham Helfand, Martin Daniel, Trinity McNamara. Moonta - Timothy Blight, Hugo Drogemuller, Ricky Mackereth, Dylan Mansell, Brad Russell, Adam Hamilton. Goals: Paskeville - Ashley Matz 5, Mitchell Wooding 3, Ashley Bruce 3, Bradley Muster 2, Ryan Price 2, Abraham Helfand 1, Seth Matson 1, Stuart Daniel 1, Glenn Mulders 1, Trinity McNamara 1. Moonta - Shane Jordan 4, Timothy Blight 2, Shane Moss 2, Nick Blight 1, Dylan Mansell 1, Toby Haseldine 1,  Haydn Cock 1

WEEK ONE OF THE FINALS  with Kenn Rogers

What a weekend of football took place on Y P where the football purist should have been satisfied if not all results.

QUALIFYING FINAL

On Saturday the Qualifying Finals were held at the Minlaton Oval before a medium sized crowd. The weather was an ideal spring day and was no excuse for any of the results.

Second placed Kadina met third placed Paskeville and Kadina were favourite for this game. The big highlight was whether Willy Serle could score his 100th goal for the season as he started the game on 94. With three goals in the first term he looked set for the ton. During the second the Kadina players were well in control of the game, consequently they tried to help him on his way. His 99th goal was from a nonchalant one handed mark and a short time later he kicked his 100 for the season and finished the game with 9 to move to 103. The interesting part of this game was Serle with 9 goals and singles to seven other players.

The Bloodhounds were in control of the game from start to finish and led 9 goal8 to Paske 3-3 at half time to run out winners 16-14 to Paske 7-8.

Josh Lawson one of the favourites for the Mail Medal was in scintillating form roving well all day.

Paskeville did not have a winner anywhere on the ground and apart from Abraham Helfand and Ashley Bruce trying hard to get the ball forward the other best players came from the defenders in Michael Daniel, Mitchell Wooding,  Jesse Pomery and Martin Daniel who when moved to the forward area booted three good goals. The win by Kadina sees them advance to the Semis next Saturday against the might of the CMS Crows.

ELIMINATION FINAL

Sunday at Wallaroo before a large crowd saw some interesting day of footy with some fighting comebacks to keep the large crowd on their toes.

This was another game that went down to the wire and kept the good crowd on their toes until the bitter end. Moonta managed to score a win after being four goals up at the final change 12-9 to 8-9 and looked to be home as they were playing the better football.

Shane Jordan was the star of the Moonta side as he finished with 7 goals and Toby Haseldine backed him up with 4 goals.

At the other end of the ground Andrew Ross kept the Doggies in the game with 3 goals and Dylan Boundy also got 3. Shane Jordan was named best with Dylan Mansell and Adam Hamilton and Ricky Mackereth whilst Nathan Wright, Stuart green and Matthew Grillett were best for Wallaroo

DEMONS THROUGH TO WEEK 2 OF THE FINALS

Qualifying Final at Wallaroo, September 2, 2012

Moonta

3.2

3.6

12.9

15.12 (102)

Wallaroo

1.5

5.8

8.9

12.12 (90)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Dylan Mansell, Adam Hamilton, Ricky Mackereth, Toby Haseldine, Hugo Drogemuller. Wallaroo : Nathan Wright, Stuart Green, Matthew Grillett, Scott Murphy, Joshua Weight, Dylan Boundy. Goals: Moonta - Shane Jordan 7, Toby Haseldine 4, Shane Moss 1, Dylan Mansell 1, Haydn Cock 1, Dean Cutting 1.  Wallaroo : Andrew Ross 3, Dylan Boundy 3, Matthew Grillett 2, Daniel Gregory 2, Shaun Trevillian 1, Reece Page 1, Riley Westlake 1

BLOODS SMASH PIES IN QUAL FINAL

Qualifying Final at Minlaton, September 1, 2012

Kadina

4.5

9.8

10.13

16.14 (110)

Paskeville

2.2

3.3

5.8

7.8 (50)

Best: Kadina - Josh  Lawson, William Serle, Jake Boothey, Zack Edwards, Scott Gunning, Alex East. Paskeville - Michael Daniel, Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding, Jesse Pomery, Martin Daniel, Michael Woolford. Goals: William Serle 9, Josh  Lawson 1, Scott Gunning 1, Benn Waller 1, Jack Elsworthy 1, Jake Boothey 1, Loren Franz 1, Jayson Manners 1. Paskeville - Martin Daniel 3, Ashley Matz 1, Jake Westbrook 1, Abraham Helfand 1, Trinity McNamara 1

BUTE WINS AT WALLAROO BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE TOP 5

The season has ended on a sour note for all the lower sides in the Y P league. Saturday was the final round of the home and away season and the results were very poor for the bottom three sides.

CMS Crows v CY Cougars

The Crows blasted the Cougars off the ground at Minlaton with some of the most brilliant play one could hope for. The forward lines were alive for the Crows with the “Jolly/Millar barn dance show” as Ben Millar and Adam Jolly starred as they passed brilliantly and marked with brilliance to finish the game with 17 goals between them. Adam Pitt playing his second game since breaking his shoulder 12 weeks ago was starring on the wing and Wade Thompson showed his “Twinkle Toes” skills on the ball along with Nigel Osborn at centre.

The younger brigade, were not left out with Aaron Young, Troy Goldsworthy and Dylan Gillies all showing good form. For the Cougars they had a team of triers wondering what to do next. Best for the Cougars were Cam Webster, Daniel Blyth and Alex Haughey.

Kadina v Southern Eagles.

Willy Serle surged closer to the magical 100 goals for the season as he booted another 11 to take his tally to 94 in their huge win against the hapless Eagles.

The brilliant centre line, and roving department for Kadina, in Ben Waller, Josh Lawson and Ben McNicol. The Bloodhounds were without ruckman Jono lee Trevor Harradine and Derek Sansbury but all will be available for the finals at Minlaton next week.

Paskeville v Ardrossan

Following last weeks brilliant win by Ardrossan all followers thought they might have turned the corner but this was not to be as Paskeville wanted to secure third place regardless of sentiment.

Matt Eagles and the consistent Abraham Helfand along with Mitchell Wooding were named as best for the Magpies. Theo Cotsaris , who has been a consistent player throughout the year, was again named in the best players for the Kangaroos.

Wallaroo V Bute

In a game where Wallaroo wanted to put a stamp of authority in the five and give their supporters some hope for the finals the result was not one they wanted.

Bute gradually wore down the Bulldogs to win quite easily 16-7 to 10-13.

Inaccuracy cost the Bulldogs a chance of  a win as both sides had twenty three shots at goal . Matt Millard with six goals was the star for Bute whilst Andrew Ross was at his best for Wallaroo with seven goals.

Best for Bute were James Venning, Millard and Sam Trengove whilst Nathan Wright played very well in ruck for the Dogs and Andrew Grillett were best for Wallaroo.

SUNDAY MAIL MEDAL

The Medal count for the Y P will be held on Sunday the 16th September at Ardrossan at 1-30 pm.

My tip for the medal is Shane Jordan of Moonta with Abraham Helfand of Paskeville right in the mix. Others  who will poll are Josh Lawson from Kadina, Nathan Wright of Wallaroo, Alex Haughey from the Cougars plus Brad Coles Eagles.

Theo Cotsaris of Ardrossan and previous winner Sam Trengove of Bute shold go well

FINALS PREVIEW

Minlaton Oval will host the qualifying final between Kadina and Paskeville in A grade Kadina and Eagles in B grade, Moonta and Kadina in Under 17’s and Kadina and Eagles in Under 14’s  

On Sunday the Elimination final will be at Wallaroo where Moonta play Wallaroo in A grade, CMS Crows v Moonta in B grade, the Cougars and Eagles in Under 17’s and Moonta v Bute/Paske in Under 14’s

Round 18 - August 25, 2012

Bute

3.1

6.2

13.6

16.7 (103)

Wallaroo

3.5

7.8

9.10

10.13 (73)

Best: Bute - James Venning, Matthew Millard, Sam Trengove, Joshua Pearce, Nathan Hornhardt, Paul Ackland.  Wallaroo : Nathan Wright, Andrew Ross, Andrew Grillett, Scott Murphy, Reece Page, Daniel Gregory. Goals: Bute - Matthew Millard 6, Nathan Hornhardt 2, Jess Kenny 2, Trent May 2, Daniel Neal 2, Michael Polkinghorne 1,  Joshua Pearce 1.  Wallaroo : Andrew Ross 7, Riley Westlake 2, Ben Wall 1

Kadina

5.2

13.5

20.7

24.12 (156)

Southern Eagles

1.1

2.5

3.5

3.5 (23)

Best: Kadina - Benn Waller, William Serle, Josh  Lawson, Ben McNichol, Zack Edwards, Loren Franz.  Southern Eagles : Angus Murdoch, Bill Virgin, Brad Coles, Wil Murdoch, Ross Pedersen, Luke Liddiard. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 11, Scott Gunning 3, Kane Zilm 3, Ben McNichol 2, Brendan Papps 1, Josh  Lawson 1, Benn Waller 1, Loren Franz 1, Jayson Manners 1. Southern Eagles : Jack Scaife 1, Shaun McWaters 1, Derek Clarke 1

CMS Crows

6.4

15.8

23.12

26.16 (172)

Central Yorke

1.2

3.2

4.3

6.8 (44)

Best: CMS Crows - Adam Jolly, Nigel Osborn, Wade Thompson, Troy Goldsworthy, Ben Millar, Adam Pitt.  Central Yorke : Alex Greenslade, Daniel Blythe, Damien Hillebrand, Cameron Webster, Alex Haughey. Goals: Cms Crows - Adam Jolly 11, Ben Millar 6, Nigel Osborn 3, Wade Thompson 3, Aaron Young 2, Troy Goldsworthy 1.  Central Yorke : Lachlan Mickan 3, Keigan Elliott 1, Jacob Dutschke 1, Josh Carey 1

Paskeville

5.4

7.7

13.10

15.16 (106)

Ardrossan

0.2

1.2

2.3

3.4 (22)

Best: Paskeville - Abraham Helfand, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Eagles, Ashley Bruce, Matthew Rodda, Bradley Muster. Ardrossan : Joel Kluske, Theodosi Cotsaris, Samuel Roads, Nicholas Brind, George Rowntree, Samuel Lodge. Goals: Paskeville - Matthew Eagles 3, Matthew Rodda 2, Ashley Matz 2, Mitchell Wooding 2, Bradley Muster 2, Glenn Mulders 1, Seth Matson 1, Jake Westbrook 1, Ashley Bruce 1.  Ardrossan : Samuel Roads 2, Rhys Evans 1

UPSET WIN BY ARDROSSAN

Report by Kenn Rogers – August 20, 2012

With one round to go before the finals, Ardrossan scored the upset win of the day when they had a win at Bute to sink the Roosters chances of a finals berth. Next week Bute plays Wallaroo at the Doggies home ground but has blown their chances due to a better percentage by Wallaroo even if the Roosters win the game

 The Kangaroos played excellent football to win 13-15 to 11-9. The Blue and Whites had slender leads for most of the day and under new coach Scott Teakle recorded their first win for the season.

Better players for Ardrossan were Theo Cotsaris, Ben Davey, Sam Lodge and Nicholas Brind. Shane Kenney Luke Wood and Sam Lodge each kicked three goals each

For Bute Matt Millard kicked four goals and Victor Buzza three. Best for Bute were Matt Millard, Nathan Hewett, Joshua Pearce, and Sam Trengove.

MOONTA V WALLAROO                                                  

Meanwhile at Moonta the home side went down to a fast finishing Wallaroo. Moonta led at the final change 14-11 to Wallaroo 12-8. the Bulldogs came home in a withering rush to take the game by 3 points and secure fifth place The result could well set up a re-match in the first week of the finals as Moonta look set to finish fourth. The final score had Wallaroo home by three points 17-10 to Moonta 16-13.

Andrew Ross booted 5 goals along with Matt Grillett also kicking 5 goals. Best for Wallaroo were Matt Grillett, Stuart Green, Nathan Wright and Reece Page.

Aiden Zwar and Toby Haseldine each booted five goals for Moonta with best players Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, and Dylan Mansell.

PASKEVILLE v KADINA

Second placed Kadina played Paskeville at Paskeville with second place up for grabs.

The Bloodhounds came home with a 14-6 to Paskeville 10-7 win.

Willy Serle booted 8 goals for Kadina with best players named along with Brendan Papps, Willy Serle and Cam Faulkner.  Ashley Matz and Glen Mulders each booted three goals for Paskeville  with Michael Daniel, Mitchell Wooding and Matt Rodda named as best players.

The CMS Crows wrapped up top spot with a huge win against neighbours the Southern Eagles by sixteen goals.

The final score had the Crows 22-21 to the Eagles 6-7. The tenacity shown by both sides was not shown in the scoreboard as the Crows led well at every change with James Moss on fire with 6 goals but a little wayward with 5 behinds. Ben Millar showed strength in the forward lines and finished with 4 goals. For the game there were six posters between the two sides with one from Jason Macey of the Eagles landing on top of the goal post. A strong breeze from the South was pushing the ball across the goals as both sides found it hard to work to steer the ball through at the Southern end of the Stansbury oval.

The Crows were under manned due to injuries and the young Under 17 lads who played did their job well. Young Angus Aldenhoven and Ben Edwards performed admirably. Both these lads played Under 17’s earlier in the day

Better player for the Crows were Shannon Goldsmith in defence and on the ball. Nigel Osborn had a brilliant game in the centre and Adam Pitt who returned after a 10 weeks out  due to injury was on fire on the wing. James Moss playing at full forward, (whilst a little inaccurate) gave his opponent a big headache. Moss finished with 6-5. Dylan Gillies played very well on the half forward flank and Troy Clements back home from Hong Kong was in brilliant form kicking two goals. Best Players for the Crows were Shannon Goldsmith, Nigel Osborne, Adam Pitt and James Moss.

Sam Barlow and Derek Clarke each booted two goals. Trent Hayes, Shaun McWaters and Ross Pedersen were best for the Eagles.

The ladder after yesterdays games have the Crows on top on 28 points from Kadina 24,Moonta and Paskeville on 20 points each with Wallaroo in fifth place on 14 and Bute in sixth spot on 12 points

  The finals begin on Saturday 1st September at Minlaton when Kadina should be playing Paskeville whilst the Sunday elimination game at Wallaroo will be between Moonta and Wallaroo. The following weeks will be at Paskeville(2nd Semi) 1st Semi at Maitland with the Preliminary final at Ardrossan and the Grand Final at Bute on 22nd September

Round 17 - August 18, 2012

Ardrossan

4.7

7.10

10.13

13.15 (93)

Bute

3.0

7.3

11.5

11.9 (75)

Best: Ardrossan - Theodosi Cotsaris, Ben  Davey, Samuel Lodge, Nicholas Brind, Luke Wood, Hayden Pierson. Bute - Matthew Millard, Nathan Hewett, Joshua Pearce, Sam Trengove, Victor Buza, Nathan Hornhardt.  Goals: Ardrossan - Shane Kenney 3, Luke Wood 3, Samuel Lodge 3, Luke Carter 2, Hayden Pierson 1, Daniel Lutze 1. Bute : Matthew Millard 4, Victor Buza 3, Joshua Pearce 2, Jordan Green 1, Dane Avery 1

Wallaroo

2.4

6.5

12.8

17.10 (112)

Moonta

8.4

12.6

14.11

16.13 (109)

Best: Wallaroo - Matthew Grillett, Stuart Green, Nathan Wright, Reece Page, Nathan Murphy, Shaun Trevillian.  Moonta : Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, Dylan Mansell, Dean Cutting, Ricky Mackereth, Hugo Drogemuller. Goals: Wallaroo - Andrew Ross 5, Matthew Grillett 5, Reece Page 2, Stuart Green 2, Leith Wright 1, Ben Abela 1, Dylan Boundy 1.  Moonta : Aidan Zwar 5, Toby Haseldine 5, Shane Jordan 2, Dylan Mansell 2, Brad Russell 2     

CMS Crows

4.7

13.12

15.15

22.21 (153)

Southern Eagles

1.3

3.4

6.7

6.8 (44)

Best: CMS Crows - Shannon Goldsmith, Nigel Osborn, Adam Pitt, James Moss, Dylan Gillies, Troy Clements.  Southern Eagles : Trent Hayes, Shaun McWaters, Ross Pedersen, Brad Coles, Bill Virgin, Todd Hincks. Goals: CMS Crows - James Moss 6, Ben Millar 4, Adam Pitt 2, Wade Thompson 2, Troy Clements 2, Dylan Gillies 2,  Nigel Osborn 1, Sam Harris 1, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Shannon Goldsmith 1.  Southern Eagles : Sam Barlow 2, Derek Clarke 2, Justin Macey 1, Jack Barlow 1

Kadina

2.0

8.1

11.2

14.6 (90)

Paskeville

4.2

6.3

8.7

10.7 (67)

Best: Kadina - Brendan Papps, William Serle, Cameron Faulkner, Josh  Lawson, Zack Edwards, Scott Gunning.  Paskeville : Michael Daniel, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Rodda, Ashley Bruce, Seth Matson, Abraham Helfand. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 8, Ben Mcnichol 1, Nick Rendell 1, Scott Gunning 1, Jayson Manners 1, Kane Zilm 1,  Cameron Faulkner 1.  Paskeville :

Ashley Matz 3, Glenn Mulders 3, Matthew Rodda 1, Martin Daniel 1, Ashley Bruce 1, Trinity McNamara 1

CROWS FLY HIGH FOR FLAG.

The CMS Crows showed they mean business in trying for the 2012 flag on September 22nd.

Last Saturday they showed Kadina who was in the chair for the flag at Kadina as they ran away to a five goal win against the Bloodhounds.

Both sides started the game minus a couple of stars in Harradine and Sansbury for Kadina and Pitt and O’Donohue for the Crows. Thus the outs were fairly balanced.

Kadina had the chance to take the game away in the first term but were unable to convert points to goals due to the Crow defenders applying such pressure. Kicking with a breeze behind them Kadina could only manage 5 points for the term with the Crows unable to convert at the other end of the ground.

James Moss opened the scoring for the Crows with a good goal but that was the only on for the term. Points came from Boothey, Papps(2) a rushed and Serle(2) and a rushed behind for the Bloodhounds and this was a disaster in the final wash up of the game. The first change had the Crows leading 1-2 to Kadina 5 points.

The match ups around the ground were interesting as the Crows had the oldest player on the ground in Shannon Goldsmith playing full back on the goal kicking machine Willy Serle. Goldsmith held him to one goal for the game. At Centre the battle between Faulkner of Kadina and Osborn for the Crows ended in favour of Osborn as he played a brilliant game in forcing the ball forward all to no avail with goals.

The ruck battle between Matt Murnane and the in-form Jono Lee was first class with Lee taking the honours.

Play was hard in the second term as the ball was moved from one end of the ground to the other with speed from both sides and scoring chances were hard to come by. The Crows held sway early in the term with 2-4 to Kadina 1-1 before Kadina closed the gap with goals from Lawson and Faulkner. The Crows bounced back to score another two goals from Moss and Millar before Lawson scored on the bell for Kadina to have a three point game, Crows leading 5-5 to Kadina 4-8.

 Leading players for the Crows over the season suddenly found themselves struggling, in that Curtis had his colours lowered for the first time at centre half back with McNicol taking the honours. Brett Baillie who has been dominant at centre half forward for the Crows was well held by Alex East. Ben Waller was ruck roving well against Dylan Gillies and Josh Lawson was on fire against Wade Thompson.

The Crows made changes and started to get their game together to outscore Kadina in the second half quite convincingly as they scored 8-10 to Kadina 4-8 to run out winners 13-15 to 8-16.

Better players for the Crows were Nigel Osborne at centre, Adam Jolly the perfect foil on the half forward line for Moss at full forward, with the brilliance of Wade Thompson flashing in and out of the game. Shannon Goldsmith played superbly on Willy Serle in front of gaols as he held Serle to one goal for the game. Ben Millar played well changing on the ball and in the forward pocket.

Kadina saw Josh Lawson as best Nick Rawson in defence and Ben McNicol at C H F with Jono Lee and Alex East all playing well. Goal scorers saw Moss with 3, Jolly 3 Troy Clements 2 and Ben Millar 2 whilst for Kadina Lawson 3 Faulkner 2 and the rest were all singles.

The win by the Crows assures them of a bye in the first round of finals when they can assess their opposition sides.

WALLAROO BLOW CHANCES

The Bulldogs will have to wait with baited breath until the final round against Bute to see if they are to play in the finals this year or not. They had a golden chance to seal a final five place if they had defeated the C Y Cougars on Saturday but that was not to be as the Cougars ran out winners 13-9 to Wallaroo 8-11.

The Cougars led from start to finish and at the half time break the score was in favour of the Cougars 7-6 to Wallaroo 3-3. The Doggies had their chances in the second half but could not kick straight as they had thirteen shots to nine in the half to lose a vital chance to seal a finals berth.

Best players for the Cougars were Shaun Gatto, Alex Haughey, Cam Webster and Damien Hillebrand whilst for Wallaroo Daniel Gregory turned in another top ruck effort with Matthew Grillett and Reece Page also playing well.

Lachlan Mickan booted four goals Bryan Gatto and Alex Greenslade each booted three for the Cougars. Andrew Ross kicked three and Daniel Gregory two for Wallaroo.

BUTE V MOONTA

This was a game that Bute needed to win if they were to make the finals but all was to no avail as Moonta ran away to win 21-14 to Bute 11-9.

Toby Haseldine was on fire for Moonta with 7 goals Aiden Zwar 3, Brad Russell 3.

Shane Jordan turned in another great game at centre and did not do his medal chances any harm with Adam Hamilton in ruck and Nick Blight on the half forward line were in the best players.

Bute had Matt Millard back and he was welcome at full forward with three goals while Dane Avery also kicked three. Better players named for Bute were Nathan Hornhardt, Josh Pearce, and Michael Polkinghorne.

The door is still open for Bute to make the finals as they play Ardrossan this coming week and Wallaroo play the might of Moonta then they mmet each other in the final round.

SOUTHERN EAGLES V ARDROSSAN

The Southern Eagles made it two in a row after defeating Bute last week they downed Ardrossan at Yorketown on Saturday.

Derek Clarke was the master mind as he booted 6 goals for the Eagles and Matt Sinclair four with Sam Barlow chipping in with two. Sam Lodge is finishing the year off on a high note as he booted four goals for the Kangaroos and Shane Kenney kicked three.

Better players named for the Eagles were Jarrod Spencer, Derek Clarke Will Murdoch and Matt Sinclair. Theo Cotsaris Nicholas Brind and Sam Lodge were best for Ardrossan.

Things have not been all sweet sailing for Ardrossan as over the last couple of weeks they have replaced their coach and also their President. Shades of Port Adelaide in the AFL

Round 16 - August 11, 2012

Central Yorke

4.4

7.6

12.8

13.9 (87)

Wallaroo

2.2

3.3

5.3

8.11 (59)

Best: CY Cougars - Shaun Gatto, Alex Haughey, cameron webster, Damien Hillebrand, Daniel Hillebrand, Corey Graham. Wallaroo :  Daniel Gregory, Matthew Grillett, Reece Page, Scott Flint, Nathan Wright, Andrew Grillett. Goals: CY Cougars  - Lachlan Mickan 4, Bryan Gatto 3, Alex Greenslade 3, Shaun Gatto 1, William Correll 1, Cameron Webster 1.  Wallaroo :

Andrew Ross 3, Daniel Gregory 2, Reece Page 1, Riley Westlake 1, Dylan Boundy 1

CMS Crows

1.2

5.5

8.11

13.15 (93)

Kadina

0.5

4.8

6.12

8.16 (64)

Best: CMS Crows - Nigel Osborn, Adam Jolly, Wade Thompson, Shannon Goldsmith, Ben Millar, Matthew Murnane.  Kadina : Nick Rawson, Ben McNichol, Josh  Lawson, Jono Lee, Benn Waller, Alex East. Goals:  CMS Crows - James Moss 3, Adam Jolly 3, Troy Clements 2, Ben Millar 2, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Dylan Gillies 1, Nigel Osborn 1.  Kadina : Josh  Lawson 3, Cameron Faulkner 2, Brendan Papps 1, Kane Zilm 1, William Serle 1

Southern Eagles

6.2

9.4

14.5

16.11 (107)

Ardrossan

1.4

3.5

6.6

11.7 (73)

Best: Southern Eagles - Jarrod Spencer, Derek Clarke, Wil Murdoch, Matthew Sinclair, Brad Coles, Ross Pedersen.  Ardrossan - Theodosi Cotsaris, Nicholas Brind, Samuel Lodge, David Bickmore, Matthew Schulz, Joel Kluske. Goals: Derek Clarke 6, Matthew Sinclair 4, Sam Barlow 2, Jarrod Spencer 1, Sam Diassinas 1, Joe Virgin 1, Shaun Mcwaters 1.  Ardrossan : Samuel Lodge 4, Shane Kenney 3, Ben  Davey 1, Luke Wood 1, Jesse Evans 1, Josh Hollitt 1

Moonta

8.5

11.7

16.9

21.14 (140)

Bute

4.3

8.6

10.10

11.10 (76)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Adam Hamilton, Nick Blight, Aidan Zwar, Dylan Mansell, Toby Haseldine.  Bute : Nathan Hornhardt, Joshua Pearce, Michael Polkinghorne, Matthew Millard, Adrian Simpson, Sam Trengove. Goals: Moonta - Toby Haseldine 7, Aidan Zwar 3, Brad Russell 3, Dylan Mansell 2, Adam Hamilton 2, Nick Blight 1, Shane Moss 1, Dylan Gaston 1, Tom Ferguson 1.   Bute : Matthew Millard 3, Dane Avery 3, Nathan Hornhardt 1, Michael Polkinghorne 1, Victor Buza 1, Chris Moloney 1, Joshua Pearce 1

ROOSTERS & DOGGIES BLOW CHANCE TO SECURE 5TH SPOT

By Kenn Rogers - August 7, 2012

The race for fifth spot on the ladder is still on between Bute and Wallaroo after another Round in Y P Football last weekend. Wallaroo are in the five on percentage over Bute and they were very unlucky not to have gone a game clear as they lost to Paskeville by three points.

More on that game later but at Yorketown, The Southern Eagles upset the Roosters as they came home from behind at the last change to win by 28 points. This was a game that Bute had to win to virtually confirm fifth place but this was not to be.

Bute led most the day and at the final change seemed to have the game well in control at 7-3 to 4-7. The Eagles “Flew” home on a high as they outscored the Red and Whites 8-1 to 1-1.

Best players for the Eagles were Jack Barlow (who has missed most 2012 with a broken leg) , Luke Liddiard, Brad Coles and Trent Hayes all performed well to score the win. Derek Clarke kicked three goals and two each to Nathan Allen, Luke Liddiard and Brad Coles.

Bute has slipped badly late in the season for some unknown reason and were best served by Nathan Hornhardt, Jess Kenny and Sam Trengove. Goal scorers for the Roosters were Adrian Simpson, Dane Avery and Nathan Hornhardt with two each.

Finals chances for Bute will come down to the final minor round game when they take on the Bulldogs at Wallaroo for fifth place.

Wallaroo v Paskeville

This was a game where the spoils were not decided until 10 seconds before the final siren. The Bulldogs had fought hard all day and led for 99% of the day and fell agonisingly short of a finals berth, denied by the efforts of Glen Mulders of Paskeville who seal the game with a goal and a win by three points. Mulders finished with four goals Ashley Matz and Trinity McNamara each booted two goals.

Wallaroo were well in the game right from the start and made Paske look like juniors early as they led at every change except at the final siren. In each term Wallaroo opened well but Paske came back late in the quarters to keep the scores close but in favour of Wallaroo. Stuart Green was doing everything right from the wing for Wallaroo as he blasted the ball forward enabling the Doggies to score. Four goals on the board before Paske bounced back with four goals and Wallaroo finished the term at 4-4 to Paske 4 goals.

At the long break Wallaroo were up 7-6to Paske 5-8 after an intense term of good and bad football. Abraham Helfand was starring for Paskeville whilst on the ball. Seth Matson was having a real battle with Nathan Wright in ruck with Helfand clearing the ball on most occasions from centre for Paske. Glen Mulders was playing well in the forward lines and was a good focal point for the Magpies.

The closeness of the game kept the reasonably crowd interested and many were hoping for an upset win with a finals contender and third place taking part.

Abraham Helfand stood out as best on ground with Seth Matson and Glen Mulders very close behind for Paskeville whilst Stuart Green was by far the best player for Wallaroo  withy Nathan Wright and Daniel Gregory very high on the list of best players.

ARDROSSAN v MOONTA

The Kangaroos were never in the hunt after the first term against the Demons at Roo Park. Ardrossan opened well and led at the first change 5-2 to 2-4 but from then on the Demons took control of the game to run out winners 17-21 to Ardrossan 8-11. Moonta won easily but from all reports they were not convincing for a flag contender against the bottom side. The Moonta side was without a number of top players including Aiden Zwar, Dean Cutting and Haydn Cock. Shane Jordan and Brad Russell booted four goals each with Shane Moss scoring three. Brendan Mckeough kicked four for the Roos and Hayden Pierson booted two.

Best players for Moonta were Shane Jordan Arnie Du Toit and Shane Moss with David Bickmore, George Rowntree and Theo Cotsaris best for Ardrossan.

COUGARS V KADINA

In a game similar to the first round scores, Kadina won in a canter at Maitland with Willy Serle booting seven goals to take his season tally to 74. Brendan Papps  and Ben McNicol also booted four goals. Josh Dutschke was best in front of goals for the Cougars with two goals.

Best players for Kadina were Ben McNicol, Josh Lawson, and Ben Waller whilst Damien Hillebrand, Cam Webster and Dominic Meany were best for the Cougars.

The ladder remains the unchanged in order with the Crows (bye this week) on top with 24 points from Kadina 22, Paskeville 20, Moonta 18, Wallaroo 12 on percentage from Bute .

Round 15 - August 4, 2012

Southern Eagles

2.2

2.5

4.7

12.8 (80)

Bute

2.0

3.2

7.3

8.4 (52)

Best: Southern Eagles - Jack Barlow, Luke Liddiard, Brad Coles, Trent Hayes, Derek Clarke, Sam Diassinas.  Bute : Nathan Hornhardt, Jess Kenny, Sam Trengove, Randall Cock, Josh Whittaker, Paul Ackland. Goals: Southern Eagles - Derek Clarke 3, Nathan Allen 2, Luke Liddiard 2, Brad Coles 2, Matthew Sinclair 1, Sam Diassinas 1, Joe Virgin 1.  Bute : Adrian Simpson 2, Dane Avery 2, Nathan Hornhardt 1, Dylan Stutley 1, Shane Slade 1, Benn Adams 1

Moonta

2.4

7.11

11.15

17.21 (123)

Ardrossan

5.2

6.5

8.7

8.11 (59)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Arnold DuToit, Shane Moss, Dylan Mansell, Timothy Blight, Adam Hamilton.  Ardrossan : David Bickmore, George Rowntree, Theodosi Cotsaris, Nicholas Brind, Joshua Baker, Joel Kluske. Goals: Moonta - Shane Jordan 4, Brad Russell 4, Shane Moss 3, Troy  Colliver 1, Timothy Blight 1, Dylan Gaston 1, Adam Hamilton 1, Toby Haseldine 1, Sam Watson 1. Ardrossan : Brendan Mckeough 4, Hayden Pierson 2, Luke Carter 1, Luke Wood 1

Kadina

5.4

12.11

18.13

22.18 (150)

Central Yorke

2.0

3.1

4.2

7.4 (46)

Best: Kadina - Ben McNichol, Josh  Lawson, Benn Waller, Jono Lee, Brendan Papps, William Serle.  Central Yorke : Damien Hillebrand, Cameron Webster, Dominic  Meaney, Thomas Van Schaik, Josh Dutschke, Daniel Hillebrand. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 7, Brendan Papps 4, Ben Mcnichol 4, Kane Zilm 1, Jayson Manners 1, Trevor Harradine 1, Luke Driver 1, Benn Waller 1, Scott Gunning 1, Jono Lee 1.  Central Yorke : Josh Dutschke 2, Shaun Gatto 1, Keigan Elliott 1, Cameron Webster 1, Lachlan Mickan 1, Troy Gatto 1

Paskeville

4.0

5.8

8.10

11.14 (80)

Wallaroo

4.4

7.6

9.10

11.11 (77)

Best: Paskeville - Abraham Helfand, Seth Matson, Matthew Rodda, Mitchell Wooding, Michael Daniel, Ashley Bruce.  Wallaroo : Daniel Gregory, Nathan Wright, Ben Abela, Reece Page, Matthew Grillett, Riley Westlake. Goals: Paskeville - Glenn Mulders 4, Ashley Matz 2, Trinity Mcnamara 2, Seth Matson 1, Abraham Helfand 1, Ashley Bruce 1.  Wallaroo : Riley Westlake 3, Stuart Green 2, Leith Wright 1, Shaun Trevillian 1, Dylan Westlake 1, Andrew Ross 1, Daniel Gregory 1, Dylan Boundy 1

CMS CROWS TOO STRONG AT BUTE

By Kenn Rogers - July 30, 2012

The CMS Crows showed their strength and versatility at Bute on Saturday as they crushed the home side in a one sided match before a very small crowd.

Last week James Moss with 12 goals was the highlight but this week it was the turn of Adam Jolly who took the honours kicks 6 goals and the Crows ran away to 113 point win.

The Crows were unstoppable in all areas of the game and Bute did not have a winner anywhere on the ground.

Moss opened the scoring for the Crows with his first shot hitting the post as the Crows kicked to the southern end of the ground. Bute had some play early to score in reply with a rushed point and then a goal from Victor Buzza. Whilst the Crows controlled the play they could not come to terms with the slight wind when shooting for goal with a result of booting five points in a row as they blazed away at goal. Late in the term Taleb Tilbrook snapped a goal and Moss followed with his first for the game. Crows led 3-7 to 1-3 at the change.

The second term with the Crows kicking to the northern end of the ground saw the accuracy at goal return as they piled on goals from Moss 3,  Millar2, Kemp and Osborn adding one each to finish the term with 7-3 allowing Bute just 1-2, a goal from Buzza.

Bute were finding it hard to push the ball forward, despite the best efforts of Michael Polkinghorne, Ben Adams and Randall Cock. The Crows were overwhelming them and had winners all over the ground and played as a team. The overhead marking and ball control when it hit the ground was superb with no passengers in their side.

Leading 10-10 to 2-5 at half time the Crows held Bute scoreless until the 20 minute mark of the third term.  Osborn was on fire at centre and Shannon Goldsmith was impassable in defence. He was ably supported by Ryan Brundell enjoying a run on the half back line. Brett Baillie continued his fine form in the forward lines with his high marking and Dylan Gillies was in the thick of it grabbing the crumbs and working in tandem with Troy Goldsworthy on the wing.

Better players for Bute were hard to find but Dane Avery did all that was asked of him in defence but it was a struggle all day for the Red and Whites.

The loss by Bute and the win by Wallaroo has made the final game of the minor round a must win for both sides when they play each other at Wallaroo for the vital fifth place.

Adam Jolly booted 6 goals with James Moss 5 and Nigel Osborn 2.

The efforts from Dylan Gillies and Troy Goldsworthy were great to see as they are reaching their best late in the season. The Crows had winners in Andrew Parsons, Ryan Brundell Sam Mumford and Matt Murnane Jarrod Curtis and Brett Baillie.

MOONTA v SOUTHERN EAGLES

Moonta 20-15 defeated the revitalised Southern Eagles 17-9, after the Eagles shocked the Demons to lead at half time by 35 points.

Early in the game the Eagles held sway and were in control at the main break 11-6 to Moonta 5-7. But the Demons came out firing in the third term and blitzed the opposition with a 10 goal to 3 term to lead 15-12 to 14 -6 at the final change.

The last quarter Moonta stayed in charge and went on with the job and are firmly entrenched in fourth place and a “Smokey” for the flag

Star of the day was Aiden Zwar with 7 goals and 3 each to Shane Jordan and Lachlan Everett.

Joe Virgin and Shaun McWaters each booted 3 goals for the Eagles in what was their highest score for the season.

WALLAROO v ARDROSSAN

Wallaroo had to win this game and win it well for a chance for the final five. Ardrossan could not get started as they did not score in the first term and the game was virtually over as The Bulldogs raced away to an 8-5 to nil. The Kangaroos bounced back with 6 goals in the second going to the long break 6-1 to Wallaroo 11-7.

Unfortunately for the Kangaroos Andrew Ross had his right boots on as he finished the game with 12 goals allowing the Bulldogs to win comfortably 18-14 to 9-5.

For Ardrossan was the 5 goals from Shane Kenney. Better players for Wallaroo were Andrew Ross, Nathan Murphy and Daniel Gregory whilst for Ardrossan Morgan Crabb, Sam Lodge and Luke Carter were named as best.

PASKEVILLE V CY COUGARS

The Magpies were well in control of this game from the start and had no trouble demolishing the Cats at Paskeville with a win of 22-19 to 8-7. Matt Rodda continues to have a top season, Mitchell Wooding is getting better with every game and the continued form of Seth Matson must rate him high for a chance of a Mail Medal as he has been high in Paske best players each week.

Daniel Hillebrand, Tom Van Schaik and Shaun Gatto were best for the Cougars.

Round 14 - July 28, 2012

Wallaroo

8.5

11.7

12.12

18.14 (122)

Ardrossan

-

6.1

8.1

9.5 (59)

Best: Wallaroo - Andrew Ross, Nathan Murphy, Daniel Gregory, Nathan Wright, Shaun Trevillian, Reece Page.  Ardrossan : Morgan Crabb, Samuel Lodge, Luke Carter, Nicholas Brind, Shane Kenney, Theodosi Cotsaris. Goals: Wallaroo - Andrew Ross 12, Stuart Green 2, Daniel Gregory 2, Riley Westlake 1, Dylan Boundy 1.  Ardrossan : Shane Kenney 5, Josh Hollitt 2, Hayden Pierson 1, Morgan Crabb 1

CMS Crows

3.7

10.10

16.15

21.19 (145)

Bute

1.3

2.5

2.6

4.8 (32)

Best: CMS Crows - Nigel Osborn, Shannon Goldsmith, Brett Baillie, Adam Jolly, Dylan Gillies, Troy Goldsworthy. Bute : Dane Avery, Michael Polkinghorne, Benn Adams, Joshua Martin, Joshua Pearce, Randall Cock. Goals: CMS Crows - Adam Jolly 6, James Moss 5, Nigel Osborn 2, Ben Millar 2, Taleb Tilbrook 1, Wade Thompson 1,  Jamie Kemp 1, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Andrew Parsons 1, Brett Baillie 1. Bute : Victor Buza 2, Joshua Martin 1, Chris Langford 1

Moonta

2.4

5.7

15.12

20.15 (135)

Southern Eagles

7.2

11.6

14.6

17.9 (111)

Best: Moonta - Aidan Zwar, Dylan Mansell, Brad Russell, Shane Jordan, Adam Hamilton, Luke Moss.  Southern Eagles : Shaun Mcwaters, Jarrod Spencer, Koby   Evans, Luke  Mcmahon, Wil Murdoch, Ross Pedersen. Goals: Moonta - Aidan Zwar 7, Shane Jordan 3, Lachlan Everett 3, William Northeast 2, Dylan Mansell 2, Rohan Bock 1, Troy  Colliver 1, Brad Russell 1

Southern Eagles :  Joe Virgin 3, Shaun Mcwaters 3, Derek Clarke 3, Jarrod Spencer 2, Trent Hayes 2, Matthew Allen 1, Jack Barlow 1, Brad Coles 1, Jackson Pisani 1

Paskeville

5.6

11.13

14.14

24.19 (151)

Central Yorke

3.2

4.3

7.5

8.7 (55)

Best: Paskeville - Matthew Rodda, Mitchell Wooding, Seth Matson, Gavin Bussenschutt, Martin Daniel, Abraham Helfand. Central Yorke : Daniel Hillebrand, Thomas Van Schaik, Shaun Gatto, Alex Haughey, Ben Vaiana, Josh Dutschke. Goals: Paskeville - Matthew Rodda 3, Samuel Arthur 3, Ashley Bruce 3, Mitchell Wooding 3, Bradley Muster 3, Martin Daniel 2, Abraham Helfand 1, Glenn Mulders 1, Ryan Price 1, Ashley Matz 1, Gavin Bussenschutt 1.  Central Yorke : Cameron Webster 2, Josh Dutschke 2, Bryan Gatto 1, Corey Graham 1, Mathew Daniels 1, Troy Gatto 1

TRI COLOURS DOMINATE DEMONS

by Kenn Rogers - July 23, 2012

CMS Crows v Moonta

In what was to be the game of the round at Stansbury between the CMS Crows and Moonta turned out to be a “one horse race” as James Moss was given every chance of a bag of goals by his team. Moss finished the game on the bench in the third term with 11 goals to his name.

Both sides were minus some star players and Moonta probably suffered the most with the loss of Aiden Zwar and Hayden Cock whilst the Crows lost ruckman Murnane and rover Thompson before the game.

In brilliant moves the Crows had the game well and truly in the bag by half time with the scored 14-9 to Moonta 5-4.

The high leaping and safe hands of Moss kept the spectators in awe of his ease to grab the ball and score goals. The only blemish for his game came early in the third term when he a session of the “yipps” in front of goal along with his other forwards as they blazed away at goal wasting percentage points for the ladder (not that they needed them).

Andy Hamilton was playing well for Moonta against stand in ruck Mark Willoughby however the Crow little men in Gillies, Young, O’Donohue and Millar were taking the ball from centre and gave Moss every chance with the result he did not let them down. Andrew Parsons playing on the wing for the Crows showed his strength and tackled hard at every opportunity. The game was played in good nature but the body clashes were hard and fair. The high marking was a feature of the game from Moss, Baillie, Ryan Brundell,  Adam Jolly and Jarrod Curtis of the Crows.

Toby Haseldine was trying hard for Moonta and Troy Colliver was proving to be a nuisance to the Crow defenders in the Moonta forward lines.

The Crows not only won their positions on the field but had worthy replacements on the bench in Taleb Tilbrook, Jarred Poulton and Sam Mumford who played his 100th game for the Crows. Apart from Moss with 11 goals, Adam Jolly and Brett Baillie each scored 3 goals

Adam Hamilton and Dean Cutting booted 3 each for Moonta. Shane Jordan and Tome Ferguson and Adam Hamilton were by far the best players for lack lustre Moonta.

Crow supporters could become “Blaze`” about their chances of a flag but they will have to contend with Kadina who are hot on their heels and they play each other on 11th August to see just how good both side are coming up to finals time. 

KADINA v WALLAROO

Willy Serle the competition leading goal scorer was expected to boot 7 or 8 goals but he finished the game with 3 whilst his “foil” teammate Trevor Harradine booted 5 and Josh Lawson 3.

The final score was not as wide as what tipsters expected as Kadina won 20-17 to Wallaroo 13-5. Of the Wallaroo score Andrew Ross booted 7 goals in what was  a fine effort in a losing side.

Best players named for Kadina were Trevor Harradine, Zack Edwards, Alex East, Josh Lawson, Derek Sansbury and Ben Waller.

Andrew Ross, Ben Abela, Nathan Wright, Scott Flint, Stuart Green and Shaun Trevillian were best for Wallaroo. Good to see the association players in Harradine, Ross and Green continuing to play well.

CY COUGARS v ARDROSSAN

The Valley Cup was decided at Maitland between CY Cougars and Ardrossan with the Cougars coming out on top. The Cougars were in control of this game throughout with a comfortable lead at each change to run out winners 15-13 to Ardrossan 9-11. Alex Greenslade (who is having a great season) booted 5 goals and Alex Haughey 3

Best players for the Cougars were Haughey, Greenslade, Tom Van Schaik, Ben Vaiana, Shaun Gatto and Daniel Hillebrand. For Ardrossan Sam Lodge, Matthew Schulz, George Rowntree Leigh Cock Theo Cotsaris and Hayden Pierson played well.

PASKEVILLE v BUTE

In what was a vital game for both sides as Paske wanted to confirm third place hoping Moonta would lose and Bute needed the win to secure fifth place. At the final change it was anyones games as Paskeville led 9-7 to Bute 8-10. Bute Paske added 7 goals to 3 to win easily by 32 points, 16-12 to 11-10.

The result saw Paskeville move into third place and Bute are still languishing in fifth spot and it could come down to the final game against Wallaroo to see who grabs the last place for the finals.

Brad Muster was the star for Paske as he booted 7 goals  whilst Josh Martin booted 5 for the Roosters and Nathan Hornhardt 2. Brad Muster was named as best for Paskeville along with Seth Matson, Mitchell Wooding, and Abraham Helfand.

For Bute Josh Pearce Mick Polkinghorne and James Sutcliffe were named as best.

Round 13 - July 21, 2012

CMS Crows

7.1

14.9

18.16

22.18(150)

Moonta

3.4

5.4

7.5

11.5 (71)

Best: CMS Crows - James Moss, Andrew Parsons, Brett Baillie, Adam Jolly, Jarrod Curtis, Dylan Gillies.  Moonta : Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, Adam Hamilton, Troy  Colliver, Shane Moss, Toby Haseldine. Goals: Cms Crows - James Moss 11, Adam Jolly 3, Brett Baillie 3, Taleb Tilbrook 2, Ben O'Donohue 2, Jared Poulton 1.  Moonta : Adam Hamilton 3, Dean Cutting 3, Troy  Colliver 2, Nick Blight 1, Mitchell O'Donoghue 1, Toby Haseldine 1

Kadina

3.4

8.11

15.15

20.17 (137)

Wallaroo

3.0

6.1

7.4

13.5 (83)

Best: Kadina - Trevor Harradine, Zack Edwards, Alex East, Josh  Lawson, Derek Sansbury, Benn Waller.  Wallaroo : Andrew Ross, Ben Abela, Nathan Wright, Scott Flint, Stuart Green, Shaun Trevillian. Goals: Kadina - Trevor Harradine 5, Josh  Lawson 3, William Serle 3, Scott Gunning 2, Mitchell Miller 2, Benn Waller 2, Ben McNichol 1, Derek Sansbury 1, Kane Zilm 1. Wallaroo - Andrew Ross 7, Shaun Trevillian 1, Nathan Murphy 1, Dylan Westlake 1, Stuart Green 1, Riley Westlake 1, Dylan Boundy 1

Central Yorke

4.4

7.8

12.9

15.13 (103)

Ardrossan

1.1

3.5

6.7

9.11 (65)

Best: CY - Alex Haughey, Alex Greenslade, Thomas Van Schaik, Ben Vaiana, Shaun Gatto, Daniel Hillebrand.  Ardrossan : Samuel Lodge, Matthew Schulz, George Rowntree, Leigh Koch, Theodosi Cotsaris, Hayden Pierson. Goals: CY - Alex Greenslade 5, Alex Haughey 3, Shaun Gatto 2, William Correll 2, Bryan Gatto 1, Jacob Dutschke 1, Troy Gatto 1.  Ardrossan : Theodosi Cotsaris 2, Shane Kenney 2, Luke Wood 1, Ryan Haylock 1, Leigh Koch 1, Samuel Lodge 1,  George Rowntree 1

Paskeville

4.0

6.5

9.7

16.12 (108)

Bute

2.3

5.4

8.10

11.10 (76)

Best: Pasky - Bradley Muster, Seth Matson, Mitchell Wooding, Abraham Helfand, Craig Gardner, Michael Daniel.  Bute :

Joshua Pearce, Michael Polkinghorne, James Sutcliffe, Joshua Martin, Nathan Hornhardt, Anderson Claxton. Goals: Pasky - Bradley Muster 7, Matthew Rodda 2, Stuart Daniel 2, Ryan Price 2, Glenn Mulders 2, Mitchell Wooding 1. Bute : Joshua Martin 5, Nathan Hornhardt 2, Sam Trengove 1, Stewart Wehr 1, Chris Langford 1, Joshua Pearce 1

CROWS GIVE ROOS A LESSON

ARDROSSAN v CMS CROWS PLUS NOTES ON ROUND 12 - July 15, 2012

by Kenn Rogers.

Ardrossan was the scene for your correspondent on Saturday to see if the Crows were as good as what they seem or if the Kangaroos were as bad as they look on the premiership ladder. I came away none the wiser as the two sides are miles apart in skills and teamwork.

The Crows opened in a blitz of goals from accurate kicking to score 9-2 to 1 point in the first term. James Moss must be annoyed that his body could not stand up to the rigours of AFL as he is just the epitome of a true full forward with his position making and brilliant marking overhead combined with his accuracy in front of goal, finishing the first half with 6 goals and scored another in the third before being taken from the ground.

He was backed up by the strong Brett Baillie at CHF, Ben Millar in the pocket and the speed of Wade Thompson when on the ball to assist him if he happened to spill a mark.

Lately the weather on Y P has been quite rainy but on Saturday the sun shone and the strong cold breeze blew in from the south/south west. This caused the Crows a bit of a headache in the second term as it was Ardrossan’s best player as the Crows could only manage 5-4 for the term after a scintillating first term.  

At the long break the Crows led 14-6 to one point from the Roos.

O’Donohue, Goldsworthy and Taleb Tilbrook were all dangerous in and around the packs along with Aaron Young. Ardrossan did not have a winner at any stage just a group of hard tryers who never gave up but kept coming up against a brick wall in the Crow defence.

Shannon Goldsmith, Damian Bennett, Ryan Brundell, Jarrod Curtis and Jamie Kemp were very solid, in this department.

Hardest of all the tryers for the Roos was Hayden Pierson who never gave up for one minute of the game.

The Kangaroos were unfortunate to lose Brendan McKeough, early in the game with a broken nose and this left a big hole in the forward lines of Ardrossan.

The first goal for the Roos came at the seven minute mark of the third term and their only other two goals came during the final term. Despite the big winning margin injuries still occurred for the Crows with Thompson, O’Donohue and Moss all benched for the final term.

Whilst the Crows attack was on fire their defenders came into play in the second half as Ardrossan tried Hard to get the ball forward.

Better players for Ardrossan were Cotsaris, Sam Lodge, Luke Wood and Neil Hicks.

Others to do well for the Crows were Nigel Osborn, Aaron Young and a brilliant display by Andrew Parsons on the wing and Brett Baillie. First game in A grade for Liam Cocks from the under 17’s was a worthwhile exercise as he played very well when given the chance.

In other games, Bute managed to score a one game break over Wallaroo (Bye) for fifth place as the Roosters defeated the C Y Cougars in a close fought game to win 15-10 to 10-7 . Bute led at halftime 8-5 to the Cougars 5-5 but ran away in the second half.

Sam Trengove was damaging for Bute as he booted 4 goals and was named second best. Zone player Josh Martin also booted 4 goals. Troy Gatto scored 4 for the Cougars with Shaun Gatto three

Paskeville moved level with Moonta on points but still in fourth place on percentage following their win against the lowly placed Southern Eagles 11-12 to 9 goals straight.

In an unusual result and a rarity the Southern Eagles did not score a minor score for the game as they went down to the Magpies.

Inaccurate kicking by Moonta has once again cost them the chance of securing third place as they went down to Kadina 17-8 to 6-12. After the loss by the Demons they are still third hacing a slight slight percentage advantage over Pasky.

Willy Serle continues to lead the goal kicking for the Y P as he bagged another 7 goals to move to 64 for the season. Dean Cutting kicked another four for Moonta to have 28 for the season.

The final run up to the end of the minor round  will be very interesting to see who will finish in first second or third place.

The Crows are one game clear of Kadina but have to play Moonta, Bute, Bye Kadina, Southern Eagles and The Cougars whilst Kadina play Wallaroo, Cougars, Crows Paskeville and the Eagles. The results could well see these two teams level on points and percentage the decider.

 Paskeville should finish in third place as they play Bute, the Cougars, Wallaroo, have a bye and Ardrossan which is a fairly easy ride home with Moonta having the harder draw which includes a bye

Round 12 - July 14, 2012

CMS Crows

9.2

14.6

19.12

24.15 (159)

Ardrossan

0.1

0.1

1.4

3.4 (22)

Best: CMS Crows - Shannon Goldsmith, Andrew Parsons, Nigel Osborn, James Moss, Aaron Young, Brett Baillie. Ardrossan: Hayden Pierson, Theodosi Cotsaris, Samuel Lodge, Luke Wood, George Rowntree, Neil Hicks. Goals: CMS Crows - James Moss 7, Brett Baillie 4, Ben Millar 2, Andrew Parsons 2, Troy Goldsworthy 2, Wade Thompson 2, Ben O'Donohue 1, Taleb Tilbrook 1, Aaron Young 1, Adam Jolly 1, Sam Mumford 1.  Ardrossan : Theodosi Cotsaris 1, Luke Wood 1, Josh Hollitt 1

Paskeville

3.5

5.9

9.11

11.12 (78)

Southern Eagles

3.0

4.0

7.0

9.0 (54)

Best: Paskeville - Mitchell Wooding, Michael Daniel, Seth Matson, John Platten, Trinity McNamara, Tom Bussenschutt. Southern Eagles : Shaun McWaters, Trent Hayes, Matthew Allen, Wil Murdoch, Luke  McMahon, Lyndon Mason. Goals: Paskeville – not av. Southern Eagles - Jack Barlow 3, Lyndon Mason 1, Jarrod Spencer 1, Sam Diassinas 1, Joe Virgin 1, Trent Hayes 1, Brad Coles 1

Kadina

3.1

6.5

9.7

17.8 (110)

Moonta

3.2

3.6

4.10

6.12 (48)

Best: Kadina - Benn Waller, Cameron Faulkner, Luke Driver, Zack Edwards, Alex East, Ben McNichol.  Moonta : Shane Jordan, Brad Russell, Adam Hamilton, Matthew Carter, Ricky Mackereth, Dylan Gaston. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 7, Derek Sansbury 2, Mitchell Miller 2, Trevor Harradine 2, Brendan Papps 1, Ben McNichol 1, Benn Waller 1, Kane Zilm 1. Moonta : Dean Cutting 4, Rohan Bock 1, Troy  Colliver 1

Bute

3.5

8.5

12.7

15.10 (100)

Central Yorke

2.3

5.5

8.5

10.7 (67)

Best: Bute - Nathan Hornhardt, Sam Trengove, Joshua Pearce, Michael Polkinghorne, Dane Avery, Chris Langford.  Central Yorke :  Alex Greenslade, Troy Gatto, William Correll, Corey Graham, Shaun Gatto. Goals: Bute - Sam Trengove 4, Joshua Martin 4, Nathan Hornhardt 2, Benn Adams 2, Daniel Hutton 1, Tom Price 1, Joshua Pearce 1. Central Yorke : Troy Gatto 4, Shaun Gatto 3, William Correll 1, Daniel Hillebrand 1, Mathew Daniels 1

MOONTA VICTORIOUS AT PASKEVILLE

July 9, 2012

The game of the round was at Paskeville where the scores were close all day until the final two minutes when Moonta managed to take home the two premiership points and secure third place on the ladder.

Late in the final term play became very physical and the Umpires almost lost control of the game

With just minutes to go the Magpies held the lead by two points after an exciting game when the scores were close all day and they looked to be set for a win. However the “storm” came from Moonta and in the final 90 seconds scored two goals and a point to win the game by fifteen points, leaving Pasky supporters “shell shocked”

The game was played under ideal conditions with no wind to advantage either side and the Magpies chose to kick to the eastern end, scoring two goals in the opening two minutes of the game from Brad Muster and Glen Mulders. As Paskeville held play in their forward lines before Moonta took over to reply with three behinds

During the next ten minutes play was hard a fierce as both defensive lines were under pressure before Pasky broke free to end the term with another two goals to go to the first change with a handy lead, Paskeville 4-3 Moonta 2-3.

MOONTA BOUNCE BACK

The battle in ruck between Matson and Hamilton was first class with high leaping to enable the centre players to clear the ball and it was here that Shane Jordan excelled along with Mackereth and Oliver ably supported by Aiden Zwar on the wing.

The Demons jumped away to outscore the Magpies five goals to 2 in the term to have the scores one point apart at the long break.

Seth Matson and Glen Mulders were soaring high in ruck and general field play whilst Must was a headache for Moonta along with Matt Rodda and Matt Eagles from the wing who were playing very well. Toby Haseldine, Dillon Mansell and Zwar were showing their strength for Moonta along with Dean Cutting being a big headache for Pasky in the forward lines. Scores at the final change had Moonta in front by two points leading 11-9 to 11-7

BLOCKBUSTER FINAL TERM

The final term had everything for the supporters with brilliant play close scores tempers frayed and a report as the scores see sawed back and forth.

Moonta opened with a goal from Cock followed by a behind and looked like running away with the game. Paskeville had other ideas and bounced back with two goals from Matz and Rodda to lead 13-8 to Moonta 12-10. This was the point when tempers flared and Paskeville lost the run of the game and Moonta went on to score goals from Haseldine, Cutting and Gaston to seal the game 15-10 to 13-8 in the final couple of minutes.

My best for Moonta were Haseldine, Cutting and Shane Jordan who was instrumental in the win at centre.

For Paskeville I gave Seth Matson the vote for his ruck work from Mitchell Wooding, Ashley Bruce and Matt Eagles on the wing.

Goal scorers were Dean Cutting with 5, Shane Jordan 3 and Brad Muster of Paskeville with 3

Round ten shaped up to be an interesting round but the final results saw only close game all day. Bute took on Kadina at Kadina and had to put up a good showing with the finals only a short distance away. In the first round the Roosters defeated the Bloodhounds but on Saturday the result was turned around with ease.

Kadina scored an easy win, 21-15 to Bute 5-6. Brendan Papps with 5 goals with both Willy Serle and Trevor Harradine 4 apiece.  Kadina had six other players with one each which means they are a very even side.

Best for Kadina were Trevor Harradine, Josh Lawson, Cam Faulkner, Luke Driver Alex East and Ben Waller.

Better players for Bute saw Sam Trengove, Jesse Kenny, Nathan Hewett, Paul Ackland and James Hewett named.

The game at Wallaroo was one in which to see if Wallaroo had improved well enough for the finals when they took on the might of the CMS Crows. All was to no avail as the Crows crushed the Doggies 22-11 to 6-7.

James Moss again led at the goal front with a bag of 7 with Andrew Parsons, Adam Jolly and Wade Thompson each booting 3 goals. Brad McGreen booted 3 goals for Wallaroo.

At the Maitland oval the game virtually for 7th and 8th spot saw the Eagles blaze home in the final term to win by 30 points after the scores were only two points apart with the Eagles leading 8-6 to 8-4.

The final term saw the best football for the day as the Eagles raced on 6-4 whilst the Cougars were able to score two goals to have the final score - Southern Eagles 14-10 to C Y Cougars 10-4.

Best players for the Eagles were Matthew Barlow, Skipper Brad Coles and Will Murdoch. Whilst for the Cougars - Alex Haughey, Shaun Gatto, Ben Vaiana, Alex Greenslade, and Ben Hancock.

Round 11 - July 7, 2012

Moonta

2.3

7.6

11.9

15.10 (100)

Paskeville

4.4

7.4

11.7

13.7 (85)

Best — Moonta: S Jordan A Zwar D Cutting R Mackereth T Haseldine D Gaston. Paskeville: M Wooding J Platten S Matson M Rodda M Daniel A Bruce. Goals — Moonta: D Cutting 5 S Jordan 3 R Bock T Haseldine H Cock 2 S Moss. Paskeville: B Muster 3 M Rodda M Eagles A Matz G Mulders R Price J Platten.

Southern Eagles

5.1

8.4

8.6

14.10 (94)

Central Yorke

2.1

3.3

8.4

10.4 (64)

Best — Southern Eagles: M. Barlow, B. Coles, W. Murdoch, J. Spencer, S. McWaters, L. Luke. Central Yorke; A Haughey S Gatto  B Vaiana A Greenslade B Hancock.  Goals — Southern Eagles: M. Barlow 3, J. Virgin 2, K. Glover 2, B. Coles 2, R. Pedersen , J. Spencer , L. Luke , S. Diassinas , T. Hayes. Central Yorke: B Gatto J Hunt J Smith A Greenslade 2 B Darwin S Gatto.

CMS Crows

3.2

10.5

13.9

22.11 (143)

Wallaroo

1.1

2.2

5.5

6.7 (43)

Best — CMS Crows: N Osborn W Thompson A Jolly J Moss J Curtis S Goldsmith. Wallaroo - N Murphy R Page D Gregory D Westlake S Green N Wright. Goals - CMS Crows: J Moss 7 A Parsons A Jolly W Thompson 3 T Goldsworthy B Millar B Baillie 2. Wallaroo - B McGreen 3 A Ross A Watts R Westlake.

Kadina

4.7

9.8

14.13

21.15 (141)

Bute

0.2

1.2

2.3

5.6 (36)

Best — Kadina: T Harradine J Lawson C Faulkner L Driver A East B Waller. Bute: S Trengove J Kenny N Hewett P Ackland J Hewett B Adams.Goals — Kadina: B Papps 5 T Harradine W Serle 4 J Lawson 2 K Zilm J Boothey I McMillan B Waller D Sansbury D Toole. Bute: N Hornhardt D Stutley S Trengove S Wehr A Claxton.

CMS CROWS SMASH PASKEVILLE

by Kenn Rogers - June 24, 2012

Under fine conditions and a good breeze to the eastern end of the ground the game between the Crows and Paskeville at Minlaton was one that everyone wanted to see as it would be regarded as a yard stick as to just how good each team was going and what was their chances for the flag at the end of the season. Unfortunately it turned out to be a virtual one horse race with the Crows on top in every department winning by 78 points.

The Magpies did not offer a “Peck or a Dive Bomb” throughout the game as the Crows were unstoppable in the air and on the ground leading from start to finish.

Jarrod Curtis was brilliant at Centre Half Back as he shut down Matt Eagles until very late in the game.

Nigel Osborn was outstanding in the centre and did not allow his immediate opponents any time to breath, let alone kick the ball. Clearances from the centre and ball ups around the ground saw the Crows well in control with Poulton Thompson Mumford and Tilbrook well in control. The Crows had a spearhead in James Moss to aim at and he marked well and kicked 6.3 for the game. On the other side of the coin Paskeville looked to be all at sea,  had trouble getting their hands on the ball and when they did they did not know what hit them with the ferocious tackles laid by the Crows.

Seth Matson, Mitchell Wooding and Abraham Helfand were trying hard but had no assistance from their team mates as they struggled hard all day and it seemed as though the Crows had36 players on the field as they backed each other up all the time. Ashley Bruce the brilliant Paske winger had his colours lowered on the wing which is a rarity from this brilliant youngster.

The disappointing part was where Paskeville did not bother the scoreboard for a long period of the game. At half time they were down 8-8 to 5-1, their next score took place nine minutes into the final term as they were held scoreless during the third term.  

Goals from Eagles and Wooding barely made the scoreboard respectable late in the game, for Paske to go down in a heap.

All in all it was a disappointing game for both sides as the Crows were extremely inaccurate and expected more pressure whilst the Paske lads looked jaded.

Best players as I saw them were Curtis, Osborn and Moss along with Andrew Parsons, Ben O’Donohue and Matt Murnane who played well in ruck, but had a big opponent in Seth Matson (who was my best for the Magpies) for the Crows and Matson Helfand and Wooding for Paskeville. The Magpies lacked intensity and were overwhelmed by Crow players when they did get the ball. Wade Thompson played well but we have come to expect more from this explosive player but that was missing on Saturday. Ben Millar showed good form and is rising to his best for the finals.

Kadina v Ardrossan

The Bloodhounds dislike playing at Ardrossan at the best of times but Saturday was not going to worry them as they were hoping a Paskeville win over the Crows would give them top spot, however that was no to be and they slaughtered an undermanned Kangaroos side to the tune of 26-13 to 8-3.

The two goal kicking stars for both sides contributed well with Willy Serle jumping well clear on the goal kicking list with 9 to be at 53 for the season. Meanwhile at the other end of the ground Brendan McKeough booted 5 in a losing side.

Wallaroo V Southern Eagles played at Edithburgh

In a fairly close game all day the Wallaroo Bulldogs came home with a comfortable win of 12-15 to Eagles 6-7. It was not an easy win for the Bulldogs until the final term when they ran away with the game.

Best for Wallaroo were Daniel Gregory, Ben Abela, Reece Page, Nathan Wright, Ben McGreen and Stuart Green. Derek Clarke in ruck for the Eagles played well along with Trent Hayes, Matt Barlow, Sam Diassinas, Nathan Clarke and Brad Coles.

Moonta v CY Cougars

Moonta scored a good percentage win against the lowly placed Cougars as they went on to win 27-13 to Cougars 10-6. At half time Moonta led 11-9 to 5-4 and at the final change they led 19-12 to 7-3.

It was a field day for the Moonta forwards with Dean Cutting booting 7, Shane Jordan 5, Hayden Cock Hugo Drogemuller 3. Jo Hunt booted 3 for the Cougars.

Best for Moonta were Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, Dean Cutting, Adam Hamilton, Nick Blight and Aiden Zwar. Best for the Cougars were Alex Greenslade, Alex Haughey, Bryan Gatto, Jo Hunt, Ben Hancock and Shaun Gatto.

As a result of these games the Crows are on top with 16 points from Kadina on 14, Moonta on 12, Paskeville12, Bute and Wallaroo both on 10 points and percentage could decide fifth place come finals time.

Round 10 - June 23, 2010

CMS Crows

5.7

8.8

14.15

18.20 (118)

Paskeville

2.0

5.1

5.1

8.2 (50)

Best: CMS Crows - Jarrod Curtis, Adam Jolly, Nigel Osborn, James Moss, Ben O'Donohue, Andrew Parsons.  Paskeville : Seth Matson, Mitchell Wooding, Abraham Helfand, Craig Gardner, John Platten, Matthew Eagles. Goals: CMS Crows - James Moss 6, Ben Millar 4, Wade Thompson 3, Ben O'Donohue 2, Adam Jolly 1, Nigel Osborn 1, Taleb Tilbrook 1.  Paskeville : Matthew Eagles 2, Stuart Daniel 1, Mitchell Wooding 1, Jake Westbrook 1, Abraham Helfand 1, Ashley Bruce 1, John Platten 1

Moonta 27.13 (175) def Central Yorke 10.6 (66)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, Dean Cutting, Adam Hamilton, Nick Blight, Aidan Zwar.  Central Yorke : Alex Greenslade, Alex Haughey, Bryan Gatto, Joseph Hunt, Benjamin Hancock, Shaun Gatto. Goals: Moonta - Dean Cutting 7, Shane Jordan 5, Haydn Cock 3, Hugo Drogemuller 3, Aidan Zwar 2, Shane Moss 2, Bronte Mansell 2, Dylan Gaston 1, Rohan Bock 1, Tom Ferguson 1.  Central Yorke : Joseph Hunt 3, Shaun Gatto 2, Alex Haughey 2, Ben Darwin 1, Lachlan Mickan 1, Troy Gatto 1

Wallaroo

4.5

5.7

9.11

12.15 (87)

Southern Eagles

0.1

3.4

5.6

6.7 (43)

Best: Wallaroo - Daniel Gregory, Ben Abela, Reece Page, Nathan Wright, Ben McGreen, Stuart Green.  Southern Eagles : Derek Clarke, Trent Hayes, Mathew Barlow, Sam Diassinas, Nathaniel Clark, Brad Coles. Goals: Wallaroo - Ben McGreen 3, Andrew Ross 2, Riley Westlake 2, Shaun Trevillian 1, Stuart Green 1, Adam Watts 1, Daniel Gregory 1, Dylan Boundy 1.  Southern Eagles : Jarrod Spencer 1, Matthew Allen 1, Liam Luke 1, Keegan Glover 1, Joe Virgin 1, Trent Hayes 1

Kadina

6.2

11.9

19.10

26.13 (169)

Ardrossan

4.1

5.3

7.3

8.3 (51)

Best: Kadina - Willy Serle, Cameron Faulkner, Tim Neumann, Derek Sansbury, Jayson Manners, Brendan Papps.  Ardrossan : George Rowntree, Nicholas Brind, Samuel Lodge, Brendan McKeough, Josh Hollitt, Josh Mullins. Goals: Kadina -  William Serle 9, Brendan Papps 5, Trevor Harradine 4, Josh  Lawson 2, Scott Gunning 2, Ben McNichol 1, Cameron March 1, Mitchell Miller 1, Kane Zilm 1.  Ardrossan : Brendan McKeough 5, Hayden Pierson 1, Ryan Haylock 1, Luke Wood 1

BULLDOGS SCATTER THE ROOSTERS

by Kenn Rogers - June 19, 2012

Wallaroo were the talk of the YP on Saturday night after they led from start to finish to beat Bute and keep their hopes of a finals berth well and truly alive

Leading at the first change 3-1 to 1-1 Wallaroo were not headed during the game, they held a two goal advantage at half time and increased this to four goals at the final change. Despite a comeback by Bute in the final term the Bulldogs ended up having Rooster for tea with a win of 13-9 to Bute 10-5.

Best players for Wallaroo were Shaun Trevillian, Matthew Grillett, Nathan Wright, Ben Abela, Daniel Gregory and Dylan Boundy. For Bute, Nathan Hornhardt booted 3 goals with Josh Martin 2 with their best Pearce, Adams, Hornhardt along with Michael Polkinghorne, Adrian Simpson and James Sutcliffe.

The Southern Eagles performed better against Kadina than many people thought despite Kadina winning easily 20-13 to 12-4.

Willy Serle booted four goals, Scott Gunning 3, Brendan Papps, Kane Zilm, and Trevor Harradine each booted 2 goals.

Brad Coles booted 4 goals for the Eagles and Jackson Pisani 2. Best players for Kadina were Josh Lawson, Trevor Harradine Jono Lee and Cam Faulkner. Best for the Eagles were Coles, Joe Virgin and Sam Diassinas.

Paskeville had a tougher game against Ardrossan than most people thought as the Magpies won 13-10 to Ardrossan 5-4. Matt Rodda and Jake Westbrook each booted 3 goals for the Magpies. Jack Kuhndt kicked 2 goals for Ardrossan.

Best players for Paske were youngster Abraham Helfand, Craig Gardner, the in-form Mitchell Wooding and Matt Rodda. Best for Ardrossan saw Hayden Pierson, Morgan Crabb, Theo Cotsaris and Luke Wood got the nod.

Top of the table team The CMS Crows  “slayed” the C Y Cougars  by the biggest margin for the day as they rampaged to a 22-18 to 8-9 win.. Leading from start to finish the Crows were never troubled as Nigel Osborn on the wing and Wade Thompson roving ran rampant to be named as best players. Adam Jolly returning after injury also played well with Jarrod Curtis in form at Centre Half Back and Dylan Gillies changing as rover all played very well.

Best at the goal front were Wade Thompson with 6, James Moss 4, Brett Baillie, Ben Millar 3 each and Troy Clements along with Adam Jolly 2 . For the Cougars Joe Hunt and Lachlan Mickan each booted 3 goals. Better players for the Cougars, Alex Greenslade, Alex Haughey and Troy Gatto.

The ladder now has The CMS Crows on top followed by Kadina and the “Dark Horse” for the flag Paskeville, Moonta and a battle for fifth place between Bute and Wallaroo who are equal on points.

Round 9 - June 16, 2012

CMS Crows

5.6

11.9

17.13

22.18 (150)

Central Yorke

3.4

5.6

7.9

8.9 (57)

Best: CMS Crows – Nigel Osborn, Wade Thompson, Adam Jolly, Jarrod Curtis, Dylan Gillies. Central Yorke - Alex Greenslade, Alex Haughey, Troy Gatto, Shaun Gatto, Lachlan Mickan. Goals: CMS Crows -  Wade Thompson 6, James Moss 4, Brett Baillie, Ben Millar 3, Troy Clements , Adam Jolly 2. Central Yorke - Joseph Hunt 3, Lachlan Mickan 3, Bryan Gatto 1, Keigan Elliott

Wallaroo

3.1

6.2

11.8

13.9 (87)

Bute

1.1

4.2

7.2

10.5 (65)

Best: Wallaroo - Matthew Grillett, Nathan Wright, Ben Abela, Daniel Gregory, Shaun Trevillian, Dylan Boundy. Bute : Joshua Pearce, Benn Adams, Michael Polkinghorne, Adrian Simpson, Nathan Hornhardt, James Sutcliffe. Goals: Shaun Trevillian 2, Andrew Ross 2, Daniel Gregory 2, Riley Westlake 2, Dylan Westlake 1, Stuart Green 1, Adam Watts 1, Glen Bretten 1, Nathan Wright 1.  Bute : Nathan Hornhardt 3, Joshua Martin 2, Dylan Stutley 1, Jess Kenny 1, Sam Trengove 1, Benn Adams 1, Joshua Pearce 1

Kadina

5.2

11.8

15.8

20.13 (133)

Southern Eagles

2.1

5.1

8.2

12.4 (76)

Best: Kadina - Josh  Lawson, Trevor Harradine, Jono Lee, Cameron Faulkner, Benn Waller, Scott Gunning. Eagles - Brad Coles, Joe Virgin, Sam Diassinas, Ross Pedersen, Jackson Pisani, Matthew Allen. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 4, Scott Gunning 3, Brendan Papps 2, Kane Zilm 2, Trevor Harradine 2, Simon Kretschmer 1, Luke Driver 1, Loren Franz 1, Jayson Manners 1, Benn Waller 1, Josh  Lawson 1, Cameron Faulkner 1. Eagles - Brad Coles 4, Jackson Pisani 2, Nathan Allen 1, Sam Barlow 1, Jack Barlow 1, David Laws 1, Nathaniel Clark 1

Paskeville

4.3

7.6

12.8

13.10 (88)

Ardrossan

1.0

2.2

3.2

5.4 (34)

Best: Paskeville - Abraham Helfand, Craig Gardner, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Rodda, Mark Rundle, Daryl Porter. Ardrossan - Hayden Pierson, Morgan Crabb, Theodosi Cotsaris, Luke Wood, Joel Kluske, Samuel Lodge. Goals: Paskeville - Matthew Rodda 3, Jake Westbrook 3, Ashley Bruce 2, Matthew Eagles 1, Mitchell Wooding 1, Abraham Helfand 1, Martin Daniel 1, John Platten 1. Ardrossan - Jack Kuhndt 2, Theodosi Cotsaris 1, Luke Wood 1, Morgan Crabb 1

TWO CUPS TO YORKE PENINSULA IN LANDMARK CUP

Report from Kenn Rogers reports from Balaklava - June 11, 2012

Following the good win by the Under17’s to win their second Landmark Cup, (the first one was at Kadina two years ago)the A grade final between Yorke Peninsula and Adelaide Plains was a thriller right to the second final siren.

For the first time in 6 years of Landmark Cup football there was a draw in the grand final and extra time was needed to break the deadlock when the Y P side won the Landmark cup.

In the game for third and fourth place also went down to the wire between Northern Areas,  and North Eastern as Northern led 7-2 to North East 6-6 with time running out only to see North East forward Jarrod Gillings mark on the siren and kick accurately to win the game by four points after the siren.

GRAND FINAL

Adelaide Plains dominated the game in the first half but were astray at kicking for goal leading at the change over five points to nil. Lee Allmond was the star for the Plains and young Under 21 player Khan Leighton was also playing well.

Unfortunately for the Y P side good players were hard to find and the game became very scrambly. In the second half the Y P lads started to take control to play as a team and held the opposition to points whilst they managed to lead 8 points to 2 points half way through the final term. Josh Lawson, Aiden Zwar and Trevor Harradine were starting to get on top for Y P and they managed two quick goals  to have the scores level at 2-2 to 1-8 and a draw was on the cards.  

The siren sounded the goal Umpires conferred and play was restarted. The rules stated that the first team to score would be awarded the cup. Within 45 seconds of the bounce Harradine grabbed a big mark at centre half forward and kicked truly to bring the cup to Yorke Peninsula for the first time since the inception of the Landmark Cup series.

Better players for the Y P were Josh Lawson (player of the series for the Y P) Alex Haughey Aiden Zwar Trevor Harradine Ben Waller and Adam Pitt until injured. The defence efforts of Ryan Brundell Brad Cole and Ricky Mackereth were strong in both games and in particular in the second game.

To reach the grand final, the Y P side defeated Northern Areas 7-4 to 4-5 after  trailing at the half time break 3-1 to 3-4

Josh Lawson was the star of this game as he roved brilliantly and as the team took control in the second half he booted 2 goals and Brendan McKeough was hard and tough at the ball at CHF with the elusive Trevor Harradine running rings around the opposition. Adam Pitt until injured was working hard and taking hard knocks and Aiden Zwar was instrumental in the win playing on the wing. Ryan Brundell at full back Brad Coles in the pocket with Ricky Mackereth and Martin Daniel in defence were also playing well.

The win in this game of 7-4 to Northern Areas 4-5 saw them take on Adelaide Plains in the grand final.

The team that was chosen to represent the Y P comprised  Ben Illman, Adam Pitt (Capt) Ryan Brundell, Andrew Parsons (CMS CROWS), Josh Lawson, Simon Kretschmer, Ben Waller, Trevor Harradine (Kadina), Rick Mackereth, Adam Hamilton, Aiden Zwar, Dylan Mansell, Hugo Drogemuller, and emergency Nick Blight all from Moonta. Alex Haughey,(Cougars)Josh Martin (Bute), Ashley Bruce, Michael Daniel, Martin Daniel, Abraham Helfand (Paske), Derek Clarke, Brad Coles (Eagles) Brendon Mckeough (Ard)

Players chosen in the Zone training squad from the P are Trevor Harradine, Josh Martin, Alex Haughey, Aiden Zwar, Dylan Mansell, Ben Waller, Josh Lawson, Toby Haseldine, Stuart Green, Ashley Bruce, and Adam Pitt. Unfortunately Adam Pitt will be unavailable due to a broken shoulder sustained during the final on Saturday.

Scores from Balaklava - Final

Yorke Peninsula 3.2 (20) def Adelaide Plains 1.8 (14)

Best: YP – B Coles, J Lawson, A Zwar, R Mackereth. Adel Plains – L Allmond, J Allmond, J Montgomerie, H Walker. Goals: YP – J Martin, A Zwar, T Harradine. Adel Plains – L Allmond.

3rd place playoff

North Eastern 7.6 (48) def Northern Areas 7.2 (44)

Best: NE - Z. Hier, M. Leibelt, M. Lawrie, R. Prior, NA - C. Turner, J. Palmer, B. Arbon, J. Nicholas. Goals: NE - J. Gillings 4, M. Leibelt , R. Darling , B. Sandow, NE - D. Hill 2, R. Foulis 2, J. Palmer , T. Button , L. Ellery. Preliminary Matches

YP 7.4 (46) def Northern Areas 4.5 (29)

UNDER 17’s.

In a tight first half against Northern Areas where the score was 2-2 each at the half time break the young guns went on to blitz the opposition in the second half to run out winners 5-5 to2-2.

Jacob Dutschke playing as a rover was brilliant with his disposal of the ball along with Riley Westlake on the half back line and Ben Edwards in ruck got the side going in the second half to set up a good win and a chance in the grand final.

With the chance to make history the lads took on Adelaide Plains in the grand final and blitzed their opposition from start to finish, as they held the Plains to no score until late in the game when they scored a solitary point. The Y P went on to win 5-4 to 1point to takeout their second Landmark Cup. They won at Kadina two years ago. Players in that side who have stepped up to the big time were Ashley Bruce, Abraham Helfand and Michael Daniel

The side was well served once again by Jacob Dutschke who won the Y P medal for best player of the series, Alex Hayes. Lachlan Glazbrook and Sam Lodge

  The players named in the side were Jacob Dutschke, Josh Carey, Curtis Blyth,(Cougars), Angus Aldenhoven, Wayne Wardale, Liam Cocks, Charlie Litster, Ben Edwards (Crows), Nathan Allen, Jack Scaife, Hugh Murdock, Alex Hayes, Liam Luke, Daniel Gutsche (Eagles), Jack Earle, Lachlan Glazbrook, (Kadina), Tyler Andrews, Sam Watson, Scott Cody, (Moonta), Riley Westlake, Jordan Owen (Wal), Sam Lodge(Ard)

MAGPIES UPSET BLOODS AT KADINA

Report from Kenn Rogers - June 6, 2012

The big upset of the day was at Kadina when Paskeville led from start to finish. Leading 2-3 to 0-1 after first quarter kicking with the wind the Magpies held sway at every change.  In the second term they managed to hold firm to lead at the long break 4-4 to Kadina 3-3.  Play was hard and tough throughout the day with Ashley Bruce and Mitchell Wooding starring for the Magpies whilst Kadina were being served well by Cam Faulkner and Simon Kretschmer.

Paskeville kicked 6-4 and held Kadina to 3-0 in the third term to set up a strong finish as Kadina came back at them in the final term kicking with the wind. Paskeville only able to score a point whilst Kadina booted 3-4 with Pasky holding out to win by 8 points.

Best players for Kadina were Faulkner, Kretschmer and Alex East. Paskeville were served very well by Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding, Brad Muster, Craig Gardner and Abraham Helfand.

Wallaroo v Moonta

The another thriller for the day was at Wallaroo where Moonta were expected to win this game with ease. However, they almost kicked themselves out of the game as they led at the long break 4-14 to Wallaroo 6-8.The Demons had their right boots on after half time as they came out and booted 3 goals with Wallaroo booting 2-3 and a chance to have a good lead coming into the final term as the score were still in Wallaroo’s favour of 8-11 to Moonta 7-14. Late in the final term Wallaroo held the winning hand but were unable to stop the marauding Demons as they stormed home in the final minutes to win by two points with the final score being Moonta 8-19(67) to Wallaroo 9-11(65)

Ardrossan v Bute

The Kangaroos were no match for the Roosters at the seaside oval as the Bute side scored an easy win against the bottom side 19-12 to 6-9.

Best for Bute were Nathan Hewett, Sam Trengove, Nathan Hornhardt and Ben Adams. Josh Martin booted 5 goals Nathan Hornhardt 4 with Josh Pearce 3 for Bute.

Best named for Ardrossan, were George Rowntree, Josh Baker, Brendan Mckeough and Theo Cotsaris.

Brendan McKeough booted all 6 goals for Ardrossan.

Southern Eagles  CMS Crows

Conditions at Windy Hill “Warooka” saw a stiff South Easterly blowing favouring the Northern end of the ground.

This game did not reach any great heights and became very scrambly.

Following a tight first term with the Eagles kicking with the wind the game was all Crows as Wade Thompson, Aaron Young and Nigel Osborne inflicted their speed and effective passing to team mates. Matthew Allen played a solid game in defence for the Eagles along with Will Murdoch and Derek Clarke who had a real battle with Matt Murnane in ruck. For the Crows Ben Illman played brilliantly in defence along with Damien Bennett. Brett Baillie came back to his best with his safe hands and Andrew Parsons was playing well in the forward lines.

Following the first term the Crow defenders had very little to do as the ball did not pass the strong centre line of the Crows in Tilbrook Osborn and Millar.

Wade Thompson played brilliantly and kicked 4 goals with Andrew Parsons 3 and Adam Jolly 2, Taleb Tilbrook 2 and Brett Baillie also 2

Best for the Eagles were, Matthew Allen, Will Murdoch, Derek Clarke and Ross Pedersen.

Next week the inter association game takes place at Balaklava between Y P, Adelaide Plains, North Eastern and Northern Areas with Under 17’s starting the day at 9-50am.

Round 8 - June 2, 2012

Paskeville

2.3

4.4

10.8

10.9 (69)

Kadina

0.1

3.3

6.3

9.7 (61)

Best: Pasky - Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding, Bradley Muster, Craig Gardner, Abraham Helfand, Matthew Rodda.  Kadina : Cameron Faulkner, Simon Kretschmer, Alex East, Nick Rawson, Josh  Lawson, Jono Lee. Goals: Pasky - Matthew Rodda 2, Ashley Matz 2, Ryan Price 1, Mitchell Wooding 1, Glenn Mulders 1, Craig Gardner 1, Ashley Bruce 1, Trinity McNamara 1. Kadina : Derek Sansbury 4, Brendan Papps 2, Trevor Harradine 1, Kane Zilm 1, Cameron Faulkner 1

Moonta

2.3

4.14

7.14

8.19 (67)

Wallaroo

4.6

6.8

8.11

9.11 (65)

Best: Moonta - Dylan Mansell, Ricky Mackereth, Aidan Zwar, Nick Blight, Adam Hamilton, Tom Ferguson.  Wallaroo : Matthew Grillett, Daniel Gregory, Stuart Green, Nathan Wright, Scott Murphy, Reece Page. Goals: Moonta - Shane Jordan 2, Shane Moss 2, Dylan Mansell 2, Adam Hamilton 1, Sam Watson 1.  Wallaroo : Adam Watts 2, Daniel Gregory 2, Reece Page 1, Dylan Westlake 1, Stuart Green 1, Ben Abela 1, Riley Westlake 1

Bute

6.4

7.5

13.8

19.12 (126)

Ardrossan

3.2

4.6

5.7

6.9 (45)

Best: Bute - Nathan Hewett, Sam Trengove, Nathan Hornhardt, Benn Adams, Anderson Claxton, Joshua Martin. Ardrossan - George Rowntree, Joshua Baker, Brendan Mckeough, Theodosi Cotsaris, Josh Mullins, Dale Treloar. Goals: Bute - Joshua Martin 5, Nathan Hornhardt 4, Joshua Pearce 3, Stewart Wehr 2, Dylan Stutley 1, Jess Kenny 1, Trent May 1, Benn Adams 1, Chris Langford 1.  Ardrossan : Brendan Mckeough 6

CMS Crows

2.2

7.10

10.12

14.16 (100)

Southern Eagles

2.3

2.4

3.7

5.7 (37)

Best: CMS Crows - Nigel Osborn, Aaron Young, Wade Thompson, Andrew Parsons, Brett Baillie, Damien Bennett.  Southern Eagles : Matthew Allen, Wil Murdoch, Derek Clarke, Ross Pedersen, Brad Coles, Trent Hayes. Goals: CMS Crows - Wade Thompson 4, Andrew Parsons 3, Adam Jolly 2, Taleb Tilbrook 2, Brett Baillie 2, Matthew Papageorge 1.  Southern Eagles - Liam Luke 2, Sam Barlow 1, Jarrod Spencer 1, Joe Virgin 1

KADINA REIGN SUPREME OVER THE CROWS

by Kenn Rogers, Monday 28 May 2012

Kadina came into to flag favouritism with a vital win in slippery conditions against the CMS Crows at Minlaton on Saturday. Both sides were missing star players with possibly the Crows suffering more so with no Ben O’Donohue, James Moss, Sam Mumford, Sam Harris Troy Clements who were unavailable or out with injury. The depth of Kadina showed as their youngsters stepped up to take on the job. Brendan Papps suffered further injury to his shoulder from last week along with Cameron March (family reasons).

Play was hard and tough early as Kadina started well to lead by 18 points at quarter time.

The Willy Serle “circus” came to the fore in this half of the game when he kicked the first three goals in the first quarter and another two in the second term. Jono Lee was winning the ruck hit outs whilst Cam Faulkner was running the ball out of centre along with Ben Waller.

The Crows were unable to kick a goal in the first term and came good in the second with six.

Other goals in the first half for Kadina came from Fraser Ellis, Jayson Manners, Cam Faulkner, and Derek Sansbury to have 9-5 to 6.3 on the board at main break.

Following the long break Shannon Goldsmith was placed at full back on Serle and kept him goalless in the second half. Play was hard and tough and at times very scrambly and at one stage of the game neither side scored for a period of 12 minutes. The rain came and made the ball and ground very slippery. Ben Waller was having a good day for Kadina  and Simon Kretschmer held down the half back place on Wade Thompson very well.

Adam Jolly was the only forward the Crows could rely on as he booted five of their eleven goals. Nigel Osborn played well at centre,  Adam Pitt was at his usual hard working best and Andrew Parsons also played well. The Bloodhounds were supreme overall winning most positions on the ground.

The other matches in the round were fairly tight, with Bute beating Moonta at Moonta 14-11 to 12-17. The final term was one of the hardest fought between these two clubs as players tackled hard and refused to give in.

Best players for Bute were Josh Martin (7 goals), Josh Pearce and Chris Langford, whilst Kerry Graham, Dylan Mansell, and Shane Jordan were best for Moonta.The win puts Bute back at 3 wins/3 losses, whilst Moonta are a disappointing 3/4  now and still have a bye left in this round.

In a tight match at Wallaroo, the Bulldogs scored a one point win in their game against the C Y Cougars 13-11 to 13-10. Andrew Ross booted six for Wallaroo whilst Troy Gatto kicked four for the Cougars.The Cougars led narrowly at half time and seem to be improving as the season wears on.

Best players for Wallaroo Scott Flint, Nathan Wright, and Stuart Green. Best for the Cougars were Alex Haughey, Troy Gatto and Alex Greenslade.

In the battle for the “Wooden Spoon” the Southern Eagles led all day to outclass Ardrossan 11-18 to 8-11. Sam Barlow booted 5 for the Eagles and Josh Hollitt 3 for Ardrossan.

Trent Hayes, Will Murdoch, and Ross Pedersen were best for the Eagles with Dale Treloar, Luke Wood and Theo Cotsaris were best for Ardrossan.

On the goalkicking tally,  Willy Serle from Kadina holds top place with 36 from Ashley Matz (Paskeville) 24, Andrew Ross (Wallaroo) booted 6 to move to 22 and Shane Jordan with four is on 21.

Are home grounds and advantage? After Saturdays games one has doubts it as the Crows were at home and lost to Kadina,  Moonta were at home to Bute and lost. Also, with the final five being set in some ways, it will be interesting to watch the bottom four fight it out for the rest of the season. The Cougars will be keen to keep improving, with Wallaroo, the Eagles and Ardrossan all desperate for a win when they face each other.

Round 7 - May 26, 2012

Kadina

3.3

9.5

10.11

12.13 (85)

CMS Crows

0.3

6.3

9.3

11.5 (71)

Best: Kadina - Cameron Faulkner, Zack Edwards, William Serle, Benn Waller, Alex East, Simon Kretschmer.  CMS Crows : Shannon Goldsmith, Nigel Osborn, Andrew Parsons, Adam Pitt, Brett Baillie, Adam Jolly. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 5, Scott Gunning 2, Derek Sansbury 1, Trevor Harradine 1, Jayson Manners 1, Fraser Ellis 1, Cameron Faulkner 1.  CMS Crows : Adam Jolly 5, Wade Thompson 2, Andrew Parsons 1, Matthew Murnane 1, Matthew Papageorge 1, Adam Pitt 1

Wallaroo

6.3

8.8

11.9

13.11 (89)

CY Cougars

4.3

9.5

10.7

13.10 (88)

Best: Wallaroo- Scott Flint, Nathan Wright, Stuart Green, Reece Page, Andrew Ross, Dylan Boundy. CY Cougars - Alex Haughey, Troy Gatto, Alex Greenslade, Shaun Gatto, Joseph Hunt, Damien Hillebrand. Goals: Wallaroo - Andrew Ross 6, Riley Westlake 2, Dylan Westlake 1, Stuart Green 1, Tyler Flint 1, Daniel Gregory 1, Dylan Boundy 1.  CY Cougars : Troy Gatto 4, Joseph Hunt 2, Mathew Daniels 2, Damien Hillebrand 1, Ben Darwin 1, Bryan Gatto 1, Shaun Gatto 1, Josh Dutschke 1

Bute

3.1

7.5

12.9

14.11 (95)

Moonta

3.5

7.8

8.13

12.17 (89)

Best: Bute - Joshua Pearce, Joshua Martin, Chris Langford, Benn Adams, Michael Polkinghorne, Nathan Hewett. Moonta - Kerry Graham, Dylan Mansell, Shane Jordan, Ricky Mackereth, Bronte Mansell, Timothy Blight. Goals: Bute - Joshua Martin 7, Stewart Wehr 3, Nathan Hornhardt 2, Matthew Millard 2.  Moonta : Shane Jordan 3, Kerry Graham 2, Toby Haseldine 2, Haydn Cock 2, Shane Moss 1, Hugo Drogemuller 1, Ricky Mackereth 1

Southern Eagles

4.6

6.11

7.16

11.18 (84)

Ardrossan

1.1

2.5

3.7

8.11 (59)

Best: Southern Eagles - Trent Hayes, Wil Murdoch, Ross Pedersen, Luke  McMahon, Sam Barlow, Matthew Allen.  Ardrossan: Dale Treloar, Luke Wood, Theodosi Cotsaris, Morgan Crabb, Leigh Koch, Hayden Pierson. Goals: Southern Eagles - Sam Barlow 5, Joe Virgin 2, Mathew Barlow 1, Jack White 1, Jarrod Spencer 1, Shaun McWaters 1.  Ardrossan : Josh Hollitt 3, Brendan McKeough 3, George Rowntree 2

GAP OPENS UP - FIVE NEARLY SETTLED ALREADY

Round 6 - report from Kenn Rogers

May 21, 2012

Results of Saturday’s games saw the gap between the top five and the bottom four sides widen to alarming proportions as the Crows (bye) head the list with 10 points from Kadina and Moonta both on 8, Paskeville 8 and Bute 6 make up the top five. Only Wallaroo appears to be the only possible to make the five from Cougars 2, Southern Eagles and Ardrossan who are both yet to register.

flying high against a weak Ardrossan with a final score of 32-18 to 11-4. Highlight of this game was Hayden Cock the former Bute player kicking another six goals (two weeks in a row) and Toby Haseldine also with another bag of five goals.

The game was well and truly over by half time as the Demons were leading 18-13 to Ardrossan 6-1.

Paskeville coasted to an easy win over a determined Wallaroo at Paskeville as they won 14-7 to 9-3.  Leading at the long break 8-2 to 3-2 Paskeville had enough up their sleeve to record an easy win. The second half saw a resurgence by Wallaroo as they matched each other with six goals for the second half.

Ryan Price was the star forward for Paske with 5 goals, Ashley Matz 4 whilst Andrew Ross booted 4 for Wallaroo.

Better players named were Stuart Daniel, the consistent youngster Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding and Matt Rodda. For Wallaroo Daniel Gregory, Matt Grillett and Luke Hann were best.

Bute v Southern Eagles.

It was a long road trip for the Southern Eagles to travel to Bute but it was a longer trip home as the Roosters won comfortably 11-14 to 8-8. The second half saw the Eagles gain some heart as they outscored the Rooster 6-2 to 5-4 in a spirited comeback.

For Bute Stewart Wehr, Matt Millard each booted 3 goals with Ben Adams kicking 2. The Southern Eagles had all single goal scorers.

Better players for Bute saw Adrian Simpson, Benn Adams, Michael Polkinghorne and Chris Langford high on the list. For the Eagles Keegan Glover, Shaun McWaters and Ross Pederson were named as their best.

Next week two games worth watching will be the top four sides CMS Crows playing Kadina at Minlaton and Moonta taking on Bute at Moonta, Paskeville has the bye

Kadina  v C Y Cougars.

WILLY SERLE DAY AT KADINA

The Willy Serle show continued on its way as he jumped to the head of the goal kicking list with a “lazy” 13 goals two and( one kick that he would like to forget) as he led the Bloodhounds to an easy victory. Trevor Harradine and Cam Faulkner fed the big full forward to an easy meal. The marking ability of this goal scorer is worth watching.

Serle now leads the list with 31 with Ashley Matz kicking four on Saturday to move t0 24.

The Cougars opened the game against the Bloodhounds with gusto as they scored the opening point, but that was all the “kittens could meow” as they did not offer another ‘scratch’ for the game. An opening point (a rarity) for Willy Serle and a blaze of three goals in quick succession by Brendan Papps put paid to the Cat’s game as the Bloodhounds bounded away to score 6-1 for the term whilst Cam Webster scored the only goal for the Cougars to be 1-1 at the first change.

Ben Waller opened the scoring in the second term for Kadina which was one of four for the Bloodhounds in this term. The Cougars tried hard but could not get their game together and wasted many opportunities by criss crossing the ground and at time had some good passages of play but that was all it was with no result. Alex Greenslade booted the only goal for the Cougars in the second term. Shaun Gatto was the outstanding player for the Cougars on the half back line but he did not have the support up front and the Kadina defence was tight as a drum. Willy Serle had started to assert his goal kicking skills at this stage as he had four goals on the board to the main break.

Half time saw Kadina lead 10-3 to Cougars 2-3.

A spirited third term start by the Cougars as Hunt and Graham put some bite back into the Cougar fight,but it was soon thwarted by the in-form Bloodhound. Serle was not to be outdone with six goals for the term to have ten at ¾ time. Jono Lee was firing in ruck and around the ground for Kadina with Trevor Harradine and Cam Faulkner moving with brilliant speed who were feeding Serle at the goal front.

From this point on the game “fizzled out” as the Red and Blacks were far superior and the Cougars appeared to give up with some sloppy football as the opposition doing as it liked.

Best for the Cougars were Shaun Gatto, Alex Haughey and Cam Webster.

Brendan Papps back from injury after five weeks played well for Kadina and Jayson Manners playing his first A grade game played very well and booted a goal in his to celebrate this effort.

Round 6 - May 19, 2012

Moonta

10.4

18.13

26.14

32.18 (210)

Ardrossan

3.1

6.1

7.3

11.4 (70)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson, Aidan Zwar, Dylan Mansell, Ricky Mackereth, Brad Russell. Goals: Moonta - Haydn Cock 6, Toby Haseldine 5, Shane Jordan 4, Dylan Mansell 3, William Northeast 3, Kerry Graham 2,  Nick Blight 2, Aidan Zwar 2, Hugo Drogemuller 1, Shane Moss 1, Rohan Bock 1, Brad Russell 1,  Ricky Mackereth 1

Paskeville

5.2

8.2

10.3

14.7 (91)

Wallaroo

1.1

3.2

7.3

9.3 (57)

Best: Pasky - Stuart Daniel, Ashley Bruce, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Rodda, Ryan Price, Michael Daniel. Wallaroo - Daniel Gregory, Matthew Grillett, Luke Hann, Stuart Green, Nathan Wright, Leith Wright. Goals: Pasky - Ryan Price 5, Ashley Matz 4, Matthew Rodda 2, Stuart Daniel 1, Martin Daniel 1, Ashley Bruce 1. Wallaroo :  Andrew Ross 4, Stuart Green 2, Riley Westlake 2, Daniel Gregory 1

Bute

2.7

6.10

9.12

11.14 (80)

Southern Eagles

1.0

2.6

4.7

8.8 (56)

Best: Bute - Adrian Simpson, Benn Adams, Michael Polkinghorne, Chris Langford, Sam Trengove, Dane Avery.  Southern Eagles: Keegan Glover, Shaun McWaters, Ross Pedersen, Luke  McMahon, Matthew Allen, Bill Virgin. Goals: Bute - Stewart Wehr 3, Matthew Millard 3, Benn Adams 2, Sam Trengove 1, Joshua Martin 1, James Venning 1.  Southern Eagles: Sam Barlow 1, Jarrod Spencer 1, Matthew Allen 1, Daniel  Redden 1, Joe Virgin 1, Keegan Glover 1, Derek Clarke 1, Jackson Pisani 1

Kadina

6.1

9.3

15.7

21.11 (137)

CY Cougars

1.1

2.3

5.5

5.6 (36)

Best: Kadina Willy Serle, Jono Lee, Brendan Papps, Trevor Harradine, Benn Waller, Cameron Faulkner.  Central Yorke: Alex Haughey, Cameron Webster, Corey Graham, Daniel Blythe, Thomas Van Schaik, Shaun Gatto. Goals: Kadina – Willy Serle 13, Brendan Papps 3, Josh  Lawson 1, Benn Waller 1, Trevor Harradine 1, Jayson Manners 1, Lachlan Glazbrook 1. 

Central Yorke : Corey Graham 2, Alex Greenslade 2, Joseph Hunt 1

CROWS FLY HIGH AGAINST ROOSTERS

ROUND 5 REPORT  by Kenn Rogers

Monday May 14, 2012

The high marking and accurate kicking by the Crows at Curramulka on Saturday was just part of their winning strength in a 70 point win at Curramulka. The ground play and a winning centre line and a brilliant forward line saw the Tri-colours remain undefeated and the only real test left for them is against Kadina in a fortnight’s time at Minlaton.

Kicking with the wind in the first term the Crows had all the play but they were unable to break the strong defence of Bute on many occasions but still held a good lead at the first break. Highlights of the Crows effort was the goal shooting of Andrew ParsonS early in the term who finished with three. James Moss took a brilliant mark which added to the excitement of the Crow supporters.

Behinds by Nathan Hornhardt and Josh Martin were the only scores by Bute against the wind.

Matt Murnane was winning the ruck and Pitt along with Thompson and O’Donohue were taking the ball away from the bounces. At the first break the Crows led 4-4 to two behinds.

CRACKER OF A SECOND TERM

The Crows continued where they left off in the first term and booting into a 4-5 goal wind they poured on the goals with ease.  The quarter became the James Moss show as he marked everything that came his way and booted accurately to have 5 goals for the term. Adam Pitt and Wade Thompson joined in on the glory with a goal each whilst Josh Martin and Travis George were the only goal scorers for Bute.

The battle in ruck between Murnane and Claxton was fairly even in this term and the centre line was won by the Crows with ease to have them go into the long break with a lead of 11-6 to Bute 2-6.

CLOSER CONTEST

The second half was a much closer contest as Bute moved their players forward in groups making it hard for the Crows to play their wide open game. The Crows lost Thompson and O’Donohue to injury in the second term and the side felt their absence.

Chris Langford and Jarrod Curtis were having a real battle at the vital centre half area with both players making the best player list. Curtis finished a shade in front in this contest. The Crows won the term but they did not make any real inroads with the wind and scored 5-3 to Bute 4-1 to have a 10 goal lead at the final change, 16-10 to Bute 6-7.

Once again playing into the wind the Crows never gave up pushing the ball forward and their defence stood tall, led by Ryan Brundell, Sam Mumford and Damien Bennett. Shannon Goldsmith was moved to the centre and made his presence felt with some devastating tackles.

The Crows ran out good winners 19-14 to Bute 8-10.

Best players for the Crows were Adam Pitt with another gutsy performance, James Moss with seven goals in his first A grade game, Nigel Osborne on the wing  and Matthew Murnane for a first class effort in ruck.

For Bute it was hard to choose best players as the Crows shut them out of the play in all positions. Josh Martin tried hard in the forward lines and Sam Trengove was at his ever reliable best. Anderson Claxton tried hard in ruck and took over when Murnane had a rest.

OTHER GAMES

PASKEVILLE v C Y COUGARS.

The Cat’s were no match for the Magpies at the “Mountain” on Saturday as the Maggies romped away to a 10 goal victory. After losing their first couple, the Magpies are back on track with three straight wins and look set to make to be part of the Finals actions. Stars for Pasky were Ryan Price with four goals and Ashley Matz three. Final scores saw Paskeville 15-8 defeat Cougars 5-10.

ARDROSSAN v WALLAROO

Wallaroo had the better of Ardrossan on Saturday winning by 25 points. Following their drubbing by the Crows last week this was a heartening result for the Roos as both sides had 21 scoring shots.

Andrew Ross the consistent forward for the Doggies booted another 5 with Brett Burgess three. Brendan Mckeough booted four for Ardrossan , the Roos still seeking their first win. Better players for Wallaroo were Nathan Wright, Daniel Gregory, and Stuart Green, while David Bickmore, Hayden Pierson and Luke Wood  were best for Ardrossan.

MOONTA v SOUTHERN EAGLES.

Things just get worse and worse for the Southern Eagles as they were completely outclassed at Warooka on Saturday as they went down by 144 points.

Toby Haseldine and Hayden Cock shared the goals with six each Shane Moss chipped in with four Shane Jordan three.

Best players named were Shane Jordan, Aiden Zwar and Tim Blight, whilst Sam Barlow, Shaun McWaters, Nat Clarke, Jake Symonds, Jarrod Spencer and Rohan Williams tried hard for the Eagles.

A bit of news from the B Grade this week. The ever resilient Geoff James of Wallaroo booted seven of his sides 12 goals in their win against the Ardrossan side who managed seven in total.

At Curramulka, Tyson Tilbrook booted ten goals  as  the Crows scored 16-11 to Bute 7-8.

Round 5 - May 12, 2012

CMS Crows

4.4

11.6

16.10

19.14 (128)

Bute

0.2

2.6

6.7

8.10 (58)

Best: CMS Crows: Nigel Osborn, Adam Pitt, James Moss, Jamie Kemp, Jarrod Curtis, Matthew Murnane.  Bute : Joshua Martin, Sam Trengove, Chris Langford, Anderson Claxton, Dane Avery, Dylan Stutley. Goals: Cms Crows - James Moss 7, Andrew Parsons 4, Adam Pitt 2, Aaron Young 1, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Dylan Gillies 1, Ben Edwards 1, Wade Thompson 1, Taleb Tilbrook 1.  Bute - Josh Martin 2, Sam Trengove 1, Jack Kenny 1, Travis George 1, Chris Langford 1, Jay Pridham 1, Matthew Millard 1

Paskeville

2.2

5.7

9.9

15.8 (98)

CY Cougars

0.3

3.4

4.6

5.10 (40)

Best: Pasky - Seth Matson, Ryan Price, Stuart Daniel, Mitchell Wooding, Matthew Rodda, Martin Daniel.  Central Yorke : Ben Vaiana, Cameron Webster, Shaun Gatto, Damien Hillebrand, Alex Haughey, Alex Greenslade. Goals: Pasky - Ryan Price 4, Ashley Matz 3, Matthew Eagles 2, Matthew Rodda 1, Glenn Mulders 1, Bradley Muster 1,  Ashley Bruce 1, Brodie Paige 1, Michael Woolford 1.  Central Yorke : Joseph Hunt 2, Shaun Gatto 1, Cameron Webster 1, Lachlan Mickan 1

Wallaroo

3.3

6.4

10.5

15.6 (96)

Ardrossan

1.3

3.6

6.8

10.11 (71)

Best: Wallaroo - Nathan Wright, Daniel Gregory, Stuart Green, Nathan Murphy, Shaun Trevillian, Ben Abela.  Ardrossan : David Bickmore, Hayden Pierson, Luke Wood, Nicholas Brind, Rhys Evans, Josh Hollitt. Goals: Wallaroo - Andrew Ross 5, Brett Burgess 3, Scott Flint 1, Shaun Trevillian 1, Ben Abela 1, Riley Westlake 1, Adam Zanker 1, Glen Bretten 1, Scott Bown 1.  Ardrossan : Brendan McKeough 4, Hayden Pierson 1, Daniel Lutze 1, Luke Wood 1, Nicholas Brind 1, John Harrop 1,  Samuel Lodge 1

Moonta

5.6

11.8

19.13

27.15 (177)

Southern Eagles

0.2

2.4

3.6

4.9 (33)

Best: Moonta - Shane Jordan, Aidan Zwar, Timothy Blight, Ricky Mackereth, Tom Ferguson, Toby Haseldine. Southern Eagles : Sam Barlow, Shaun McWaters, Nathaniel Clark, Jake Symonds, Jarrod Spencer, Rohan Williams. Goals: Moonta - Toby Haseldine 6, Haydn Cock 6, Shane Moss 4, Shane Jordan 3, Aidan Zwar 2, Hugo Drogemuller 2, Dean Cutting 2, Nick Blight 1, Ricky Mackereth 1.  Southern  Eagles : Joe Virgin 2, Derek Clarke 2

CROWS CONTINUE STRONG START TO SEASON

ROUND 4 REPORT By Kenn Rogers

Sunday 6 May, 2012

The young inexperienced Ardrossan A grade contingent travelled to Curramulka as rank outsiders against the CMS Crows who are arguably Premiership favourites at this early stage of the season.

The Roos were no match for the smart moving, machine like side with the Crows having winners in all positions for most of the day.

At times the Roos showed some brilliant patches but they were few and far between being unable to put it all together on a regular basis. The Crow machine would not let them and from the first bounce Matt Murnane controlled the ruck work and Pitt, Thompson and co whisked the ball into their forward lines with ease.

The Baillie and Parsons show started in the opening term in the forward area as they took control of the game and put the Roo defence was under all sorts of pressure. The Crows outscored the opposition in all areas on the ground and won the first term handsomely 8-4 to 2 points.

Brett Baillie playing at centre half forward was marking well and feeding off when unable to mark and this was where Pitt O’Donohue and Thompson scored well. At the other side of centre Jarrod Curtis was emulating Baillie’s effort and turned the tide on a number of occasions. The work put in by the younger brigade in Tilbrook Young Harris and Brett Baillie was first class.

The second term was when the Kangaroos showed they could make a game of it if they were given the chance with some brilliant passages of play. However the Crow defenders stood tall particularly at centre half back with Jarrod Curtis in excellent form taking some brilliant marks. His ground play was first class and he was well backed up by Sam Mumford, Damien Bennett and Ryan Brundell.

A tirade of goal shooters from the Crows made sure the opposition would not get on top. Goals from Gillies, Millar, Baillie, O’Donohue,Clements, Murnane and Parsons allowed the Crows to set up a good lead at the long break. Jesse Evans (2) Leigh Koch, were the goal scores for Ardrossan in this term.

The game was well in hand for the homeside at the long break with the Crows leading 16-6 to Ardrossan 3-6.

If this was the premiership term it started off with a breathtaking goal from Wade Thompson. The ball was tossed by Murnane down to Thompson who with brilliant burst of speed left everyone wondering and within five seconds of the ball up a goal came from his boot. The good crowd roared their approval. This was the first of a devastating term for the Ardrossan side as Adam Pitt and the Crow centre and forward lines dominated play to score 7-7 to 1 goal.

For Ardrossan, Dale Treloar at full back had his hands full with the battery of forwards 50’s the Crows threw at him. Sam Graham battled hard all day in ruck against Murnane and Nick Brind playing against his old club was working hard on the half back line.

Leading at the final change 23-13 to 4-6 the Crows could have slackened off a bit but this they did not do.

The final term was just a routine by both sides but the young Roo side did not let the scores get in their way as they threw themselves in hard and the younger Crows started to cramp up and this is where a good bench came in handy.

Adam Pitt picked 40 plus touches for the day and booted three goals to be best player.  Choosing other best players in the Crows was very hard as Jarrod Curtis and Wade Thompson were playing brilliantly and young Brett Baillie  had his best game ever and was my best on ground. Matt Murnane played very well in ruck and wade Thompson showed his brilliant speed around the ground. Other players to impress were Aaron Young, Dylan Gillies Sam Harris and Taleb Tilbrook.

On many occasions the Ardrossan side were first to the ball but were swamped by a stronger fitter side and worthy winners.  

Kadina v Moonta

In other games, Kadina scored the shock victory of the day, not so much by winning against Moonta but by the margin. Kadina were in control all day and with spearhead Willy Serle on fire with 9 goals, Trevor Harradine 3 won 21-5 to Moonta 10-10.

Dean Cutting and Tim Blight kicked two apiece in what a disappointing effort for the Demons who have lost their past two matches. The scores did not really indicate the game as both sides had a large number of shots but the Bloodhounds were more accurate. Best players named for Kadina were Willy Serle at the goal front. Jono Lee in ruck, Cam Faulkner in the centre Simon Kretschmer Zac Edwards and Trevor Harradine.

Ricky Mackereth has earned his return to the Demons with another first class disply in defence along with the ever reliable Toby Haseldine and Aiden Zwar. Others to do well were Nick Blight, Shane Jordan and Tom Ferguson.

Cougars v Bute

Bute got their season back on track at Maitland with an 11 goal win over the Cougars. We saw another bag of goals by Bute player with Joshua Martin kicking 9, whilst Matt Millard kicked five and Nathan Hewett four in the final tally of 22-14 to Cougars 11-10.

Alex Greenslade bagged 3 whilst Shaun Bryan Gatto each scored two.

Best players for Bute were Josh Martin, Dane Avery, Josh Pearce, Nathan hewett, Sam Trengove and James Venning. Best named for the Cougars were Shaun Gatto, Joseph Hunt, Corey Graham and Tom Van Schaik.

Paskeville v Southern Eagles.

The game was played at Paskeville and was an easy win for the Magpies over the Eagles as they attacked well and “de feathered” the Eagles with ease particularly after half time.

Paskeville won 19-8 to Eagles 5-10.

In a  day for the forward across the League, Ashley Matz  finished with 7 goals and Mitchell Wooding Glen Mulders and Ashley Bruce each with three.

Best players named were Mitchell Wooding, Ashley Bruce, Matz, Seth Matson and Stuart Daniel for Paskeville. For the Southern Eagles the efforts put in by Nathan Clarke, Brad Coles and Trent Hayes along with Matthew Allen, Luke McMahon and Will Murdoch.

After this round The CMS Crows remain undefeated with Kadina one game behind followed by Paskeville Bute and Moonta all on equal points.

Kadina’s Willy Serle has 18 goals and takes over the lead in the goal kickers list ahead of  Matz from Paskeville with 17 and Ben Millar of the Crows on 13

Round 4 scores - May 5, 2012

CMS Crows

8.4

16.6

23.13

28.15 (183)

Ardrossan

0.2

3.6

4.6

6.10 (46)

Best: CMS Crows - Jarrod Curtis, Adam Pitt, Brett Baillie, Wade Thompson, Nigel Osborn, Matthew Murnane.  Ardrossan : Luke Wood, Dale Treloar, Nicholas Brind, Daniel Hall, Sam Graham, Samuel Lodge. Goals: CMS Crows - Brett Baillie 4, Andrew Parsons 4, Adam Pitt 3, Taleb Tilbrook 3, Wade Thompson 3, Ben O'Donohue 2, Ben Millar 2, Troy Goldsworthy 2, Nigel Osborn 1, Dylan Gillies 1, Matthew Murnane 1, Aaron Young 1, Troy Clements 1. Ardrossan : Leigh Koch 2, Shane Kenney 1, Daniel Lutze 1, Jesse Evans 1, Josh Hollitt 1

Kadina

5.0

9.2

16.2

21.5 (131)

Moonta

3.1

6.3

8.7

10.10 (70)

Best: Kadina - Willy Serle, Jono Lee, Cameron Faulkner, Simon Kretschmer, Zack Edwards, Trevor Harradine. Moonta : Ricky Mackereth, Toby Haseldine, Aidan Zwar, Nick Blight, Shane Jordan, Tom Ferguson. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 9, Trevor Harradine 3, Ian McMillan 2, Zack Edwards 2, Fraser Ellis 2, Josh  Lawson 1, Scott Gunning 1, Daniel Flowers 1.  Moonta : Dean Cutting 4, Timothy Blight 2, Shane Jordan 1, Nick Blight 1, Shane Moss 1, Ricky Mackereth 1

Bute

6.1

11.4

18.11

22.14 (146)

CY Cougars

4.1

4.4

7.6

11.10 (76)

Best: Bute - Joshua Martin, Dane Avery, Joshua Pearce, Nathan Hewett, Sam Trengove, James Venning. Central Yorke :  Shaun Gatto, Joseph Hunt, Corey Graham, Thomas Van Schaik, Daniel Hillebrand, Alex Haughey. Goals: Bute - Joshua Martin 9, Matthew Millard 5, Nathan Hewett 4, Joshua Pearce 2, Jack Kenny 1, Stewart Wehr 1.  Central Yorke : Alex Greenslade 3, Shaun Gatto 2, Bryan Gatto 2, Damien Hillebrand 1, Alex Haughey 1, Joseph Hunt 1, Corey Graham 1.

Paskeville

4.2

11.4

14.7

19.9 (123)

Southern Eagles

3.2

4.2

4.7

5.10 (40)

Best: Pasky - Mitchell Wooding, Ashley Bruce, Ashley Matz, Seth Matson, Stuart Daniel, Matthew Rodda. Southern Eagles : Nathaniel Clark, Brad Coles, Trent Hayes, Matthew Allen, Luke  McMahon, Wil Murdoch. Goals: Pasky - Ashley Matz 7, Mitchell Wooding 3, Glenn Mulders 3, Ashley Bruce 3, Matthew Rodda 2, Ryan Price 1. Southern Eagles : Sam Barlow 1, Liam Luke 1, Sam Diassinas 1, Joe Virgin 1, Nathaniel Clark 1

CROWS MOVE TO TOP SPOT WITH WIN AT MOONTA

April 30, 2012 - Round 3 review by Kenn Rogers,

CROWS FLY HIGH

The top of the ladder clash drew a large crowd to the Moonta oval in fine sunny conditions allowing first class football to be played between these two class sides.

The match of the round opened with fast flowing football with eleven goals were scored in the first term. Dean Cutting in the forward lines for Moonta was giving the Crow defence a headache whilst at the other end of the ground against the wind a number of Crow players were peppering the goals to keep pace. The good breeze (worth 3-4 goals) was to the eastern end with Moonta using it to advantage.

Moonta booted away to a four goal two to Crows one goal one early in the game. Shane Jordan and Dean Cutting were doing everything right for Moonta while for the Crows, Troy Clements, Adam Pitt and Andrew Parsons were keeping their side in the game.

Matt Murnane was playing well in ruck for the Crows and also on the ground as he booted two great goals late in the term to grab the lead however Dean Cutting bounced back with two very late goals to have Moonta in front at the first break 6-3 to Crows 5-2.

CROWS CONTROL PLAY...

Kicking with the wind in the second term the Crows controlled the play with Ben Millar, Wade Thompson and Adam Pitt who were playing brilliantly along with Clements and Shannon Goldsmith on the half back line.

The Crows were a bit on the inaccurate side due to the strong Moonta defence in Toby Haseldine and Ricky Mackereth. Ruck rover Dylan Mansell and small man  Aiden Zwar were playing but the Crows dominated the term adding 5-6 and held Moonta to 2-2.

Moonta were still in the game at the long break with late goals from Cutting and Dylan Mansell.

The Crow defence led by Ryan Brundell, Jarrod Curtis and Damian Bennett was almost impassable to keep the Crows on top. At the long break the Crows held a two goal lead and Moonta were still in with a chance. Crows 10-7 to Moonta 8-5.

During the half time break the wind started to change from the west to the south, consequently it was across the ground at Moonta although it did not affect the standard of the game. 

EVEN TERM

In third term both sides threw their bodies into the game and clashes were hard with fierce tackling and very good high marking. From the opening bounce down of the second half Troy Clements grabbed the ball and had a goal on the board within ten seconds to set the crowd alight.

At the ball up in the centre confusion reigned between players and umpires as to who broke the centre square bounce rule but all was settled after what seemed an eternity...

Matt Murnane of the Crows and Henry Drogemuller from the Demons were having a real battle in ruck and the battle between Pitt and Mansell saw Pitt come out on top with strong support from Ben O’Donohue. The wing battles between young Ben Illman and Tom Ferguson along with John Andrews and Nigel Osborne on the other wing were intriguing with the Crow players coming out on top. Wade Thompson and Shane Jordan were having a good battle in the centre but were playing well apart from each other.

Coming into the final term the Moonta side was still in with a chance as the scores had the Crows at 13-13 to Moonta 10-9.

BRILLIANT FINAL TERM.

The strong Crow defence lead by Ryan Brundell who played brilliantly at full back Jarrod Curtis at centre half back were ably supported by Shannon Goldsmith and Jamie Kemp, who were an inspiration to the younger players.

Sam Harris came off the interchange and booted two goals to boost his confidence and Taleb Tilbrook also off the bench played extremely well

Fitness proved the winner in this game as the Crows ran away with the game in the final term outscoring the Demons 5-3 to 1 goal to win easily 18-16 to 11-9.

The win by the Crows has sounded a warning to other clubs not to take them lightly as they are fit and ready to defend their top  spot on the YPFL ladder.

BUTE V PASKEVILLE

From Cock of the Roost last week to a “feather duster” this week was the story for the Bute side as they went down to the Magpies.

Last week they played their grand final opponents of last season in Kadina and turned the tables but Saturday was a different story.

The scores were fairly close at the long break with Bute leading by a point 7-10 to 7-9. However from here on Bute were held goalless as Pasky went on to record a brilliant win 14-14 to 7-14. Sam Arthur and Ashley Matz each booted three goals for Paske with Matt Rodda, Stuart Daniel and Ashley Bruce kicking two apiece.

Better players for Paskeville were Michael Daniel, Ashley Bruce, Matthew Eagles, Stuart Daniel, Gavin Bussenschutt and Seth Matson who is improving each game in the ruck.

For Bute Stewart Wehr continues to kick goals finishing with three, best for Bute were Josh Pearce, Adam Cock, Adrian Simpson and Nathan Hewett.

Wallaroo V Kadina

Kadina has a handy lead at the half time break with against Wallaroo 10-9 to 7-3 . However Wallaroo failed to fire in the second half whilst Kadina booted away to an easy win to wash away the previous weeks defeat to Bute. Kadina finished in front at the final siren with 16-15 to 8-4 win. Willy Serle booted four goals, Trevor Harradine and Kane Zilm three each. Adelaide Plains recruit Brett Burgess booted four of Wallaroo’s eight goals.

Trevor Harradine was named as best for Kadina ahead of Ben Waller, and Zac Edwards. Best for Wallaroo were Matt Grillett, Reece Page, Adam Watts and Dylan Boundy.

Ardrossan v C Y Cougars.

In the battle of the first round for the Valley Cup between these two sides the Cougars took the honours with an 18-13 to 10-4 win. The game was played at Ardrossan where Alex Greenslade booted four goals for the Cougars. Better players named for the Cougars were Alex Haughey, Todd Payne, Shaun Gatto, and Jo Hunt.

Theo Cotsoris, Daniel Lutze, Luke Wood each booted two goals for Ardrossan  with George Rowntree, Theo Cotsaris, and Hayden Pierson named as best players.

So after three rounds, all teams by Ardrossan have a win on the board. This weekend bottom meets top with Ardrossan hosting the CMS Crows. Kadina and Moonta meet in the Cousin Jack derby, Bute travels to Maitland to play the Cougars and the Southern Eagles have a long trip to Paskeville in what is an important game for both sides.  

Round 3 scores - April 28, 2012

Central Yorke Cougars 18.13 (121) def Ardrossan 10.4 (64)

Best: CY Cougars - Alex Haughey, Todd Payne, Shaun Gatto, Joseph Hunt, Damien Hillebrand, Corey Graham.  Ardrossan : George Rowntree, Theodosi Cotsaris, Hayden Pierson, Daniel Lutze, Luke Wood, David Bickmore. Goals: CY Cougars - Alex Greenslade 4, Shaun Gatto 2, Bryan Gatto 2, Joseph Hunt 2, Mathew Daniels 2, Cameron Webster 2,  Lachlan Mickan 2, Damien Hillebrand 1, Josh Dutschke 1. Ardrossan: Theodosi Cotsaris 2, Daniel Lutze 2, Luke Wood 2, Rhys Evans 1, Hayden Pierson 1, Shane Kenney 1, Josh Hollitt 1

Paskeville 14.14 (98) def Bute 7.14 (56)

Best: Pasky - Michael Daniel, Ashley Bruce, Seth Matson, Matthew Eagles, Stuart Daniel, Gavin Bussenschutt.  Bute : Joshua Pearce, Adam Cock, Adrian Simpson, Nathan Hewett, Stewart Wehr, Benn Adams. Goals: Pasky - Samuel Arthur 3, Ashley Matz 3, Matthew Rodda 2, Stuart Daniel 2, Ashley Bruce 2, Glenn Mulders 1, Michael Daniel 1.  Bute :  Stewart Wehr 3, Dylan Stutley 1, Sam Trengove 1, Joshua Martin 1, Joshua Pearce 1.

CMS Crows 18.16 (124) def Moonta 11.11 (77)

Best: CMS Crows - Adam Pitt, Nigel Osborn, Shannon Goldsmith, Ben O'Donohue, Wade Thompson, Ben Millar.   Moonta: Dylan Mansell, Shane Jordan, Toby Haseldine, Dean Cutting, Ricky Mackerath, Aidan Zwar. Goals: CMS Crows - Ben Millar 4, Wade Thompson 3, Troy Clements 2, Matthew Murnane 2, Sam Harris 2, Adam Pitt 2,  Andrew Parsons 1, Adam Jolly 1, Matthew Papageorge 1.  Moonta: Dean Cutting 5, Shane Jordan 4, Timothy Blight 1, Dylan Mansell 1

Kadina 16.15 (111) def Wallaroo 8.4 (52)

Best: Kadina - Trevor Harradine, Benn Waller, Zack Edwards, Luke Driver, William Serle, Derek Sansbury.  Wallaroo: Matthew Grillett, Reece Page, Adam Watts, Dylan Boundy, Nathan Murphy, Nathan Wright. Goals: Kadina - William Serle 4, Trevor Harradine 3, Kane Zilm 3, Scott Gunning 2, Daniel Flowers 2, Josh  Lawson 1, Simon Kretschmer 1.  Wallaroo : Brett Burgess 4, Daniel Gregory 1, Riley Westlake 1, Nathan Wright 1, Dylan Boundy 1

BUTE DEFEATS KADINA IN GRAND FINAL RE-MATCH

by Kenn Rogers and staff reporters

April 23, 2012

Scores in Y P football were very interesting at the end of the day as some much needed rain had fallen across most of the region. As welcome as the rain was it dragged the standard of play seeing the top and bottom sides closer together.

BUTE v KADINA

This was the game of the day and a replay of last year’s grand final. Bute led early but the Bloodhounds kept at it and hit the front thanks to a goal from Giles Ellis with around ten minutes to play.

Bute kept their cool and Chris Langford kicked the goal to put the Roosters back in front with only minutes remaining. It was an important pyschological win for them, Kadina having beaten them in the past two Grand Finals.

Best players for Bute were Adam Cock, Jesse Kenny, Jack Kenny, the ever reliable Sam Trengove, Josh Pearce and Stewart Wehr (4 goals).

For Kadina Ben Waller, Cam Faulkner, Giles Ellis, Jono Lee, Trevor Harradine and Josh Lawson.

Giles Ellis was the only multiple scorer for Kadina with three majors.

EAGLES v COUGARS

In the other close game of the round, “Windy Hill” at Warooka saw the Cougars in control early against the Southern Eagles. As the game progressed the Eagle boys clawed their way back to have a very tight finish. With the final score going the Eagles way  8-12 (60) to the Cougars 8-10 (58)

The Eagles struggled up forward to kick a winning score did not have a dominant forward and finished with eight single goal kickers. Their better players were Jarrod Spencer, Jackson Pisani, Ross Pederson, Trent Hayes Shaun McWaters and Luke McMahon. Best players named for the Cougars were Joseph Hunt, Alex Haughey, Cam Webster, Ben Vaiana, Shaun Gatto and Lachlan Mickan.

CROWS v WALLAROO

Two unbeaten teams met at Curramulka in a match that ended as a reasonably good win for the Crows. However, the Doggies managed to stay with them for three quarters but ran out of steam in the final term.

The game was marred by the scraggy play by both sides as they tackled hard and the greasy ball did not make for any real highlights. Many chest marks slipped through and overhead marks were almost unsighted all day.

The game was umpired by the experienced Des Fuss and Peter Mitchell , the latter umpiring his 400th game. Both officials had their hands full all day keeping control of the game.

At the half time break the Crows were in front 6-8 to 4-4 and looked like pulling away, but they were unable to make the break until the final term when the Doggies ran out of gas.

A smart move by CMS coach Jamie Kemp saw Matthew Pappageorge moved to full forward where he repaid the faith with three quick goals and another late in the term as the Crows raced away to a final term score of 6-3 to Wallaroo 1 goal 2. Final scores saw the Crows winning 14-16 (100) to Wallaroo 7-6 (48)

Adam Pitt turned in a brilliant game as did Ben O’Donohue and Jarrod Curtis. Others to do well were Aaron Young, Andrew Parsons, Troy Clements and Adam Jolly.

For the Wallaroo boys, best named were Reece Page, Daniel Gregory, Nathan Murphy and Nathan Wright. Andrew Ross and Daniel Gregory each booted two goals. For the Crows were Pappageorge 4, Adam Pitt 3 Adam Jolly and Ben Millar 2 each

At Moonta, The Demons accounted for Paskeville by 21 points. Aiden Zwar was best on ground while Tim Blight was the dominant forward kicking four. Matthew Eagles and Stuart Daniel were best for the Magpies.

This week Moonta hosts the CMS Crows, the winner to go to top spot. Bute plays Paskeville in what should be an interesting clash. Wallaroo plays Kadina and Ardrossan hosts the Cougars, with one team set to record their first win.

Round 2 scores - April 21, 2012

Moonta 15.8 (98) def Paskeville 11.11 (77)

Best, Moonta : Aidan Zwar, Timothy Blight, Shane Jordan, Ricky Mackereth, Brad Russell, Greg Pederson.  Paskeville : Matthew Eagles, Stuart Daniel, Michael Daniel, Abraham Helfand, Glenn Mulders, Ryan Price.  Goals, Moonta : Timothy Blight 4, Aidan Zwar 3, Hugo Drogemuller 3, Shane Jordan 2, Nick Blight 1, Shane Moss 1,  Dean Cutting 1.  Paskeville : Ashley Matz 4, Matthew Rodda 2, Glenn Mulders 2, Matthew Eagles 1, Ryan Price 1, Seth Matson 1.

Southern Eagles 8.12 (60) def CY Cougars 8.10 (58)

Best: Sth Eagles - Jarrod Spencer, Jackson Pisani, Ross Pedersen, Trent Hayes, Shaun McWaters, Luke  McMahon.  Central Yorke : Joseph Hunt, Alex Haughey, Cameron Webster, Ben Vaiana, Shaun Gatto, Lachlan Mickan. Goals: Sth Eagles - Ben Sinclair 1, Jarrod Spencer 1, Matthew Allen 1, Sam Diassinas 1, Joe Virgin 1, Derek Clarke 1,  Shaun Mcwaters 1, Nathaniel Clark 1.  Central Yorke : Lachlan Mickan 3, Bryan Gatto 2, Joseph Hunt 2, Scott Prime 1

CMS Crows 14.16 (100) def Wallaroo 7.6 (48)

Best: CMS Crows - Adam Pitt, Ben O'Donohue, Jarrod Curtis, Andrew Parsons, Aaron Young, Adam Jolly.  Wallaroo : Reece Page, Daniel Gregory, Nathan Wright, Nathan Murphy, Stuart Green, Matthew Grillett.  Goals, CMS Crows : Matthew Papageorge 4, Adam Pitt 3, Adam Jolly 2, Ben Millar 2, Jamie Kemp 1, Wade Thompson 1, Ben O'Donohue 1.  Wallaroo : Andrew Ross 2, Daniel Gregory 2, Leith Wright 1, Stuart Green 1, Ben Abela 1

Bute 9.9 (63) def Kadina 8.11 (59)                                             

Best: Bute - Adam Cock, Jess Kenny, Jack Kenny, Sam Trengove, Joshua Pearce, Stewart Wehr. Kadina : Benn Waller, Cameron Faulkner, Giles Ellis, Jono Lee, Trevor Harradine, Josh  Lawson. Goals: Bute - Stewart Wehr 4, Joshua Pearce 2, Dylan Stutley 1, Chris Langford 1, Anderson Claxton 1.  Kadina : Giles Ellis 3, Ian McMillan 1, Cameron March 1, Simon Kretschmer 1, Kane Zilm 1, William Serle 1

CROWS BLITZ MAGPIES - Monday 16 April, 2012

from Kenn Rogers

The opening game of the season had fans from both sides in awe of one player in Wade Thompson of the CMS Crows who played a brilliant game. Thompson showed his fleet footed disposals were still as great as when he played for North Adelaide and the Port Adelaide Power. Thompson set the field alight out of centre. To start the second term he was on the bench for no other reason having a rest, when called back into play he showed more of his skills as the team booted another two quick goals.

Paskeville were tipped to push the Crows but were unable to match the pressure coach Kemp has got the tri-colour lads playing. Although beaten in ruck by Seth Matson the work by Pitt, O’Donohue and Thompson saw them get the ball into the forward lines with ease. The spearhead in Ben Millar was a good move and he finished the game with five goals.

Paskeville were struggling and kicking with the wind could only manage two goals as the Crow defence was as mean as ever. Jarrod Curtis at centre half back was very impressive ably supported by Jamie Kemp and Ryan Brundell Shannon Goldsmith and Damien Bennett in the last line of defence.

At the long break The Crows had booted 11-6 to Paskeville 4-5 .

The third term was just as dismal for Paskeville as they could only manage 3-1 whilst the Crows piled on 5-2 into the breeze. In the final term The Crows drove the nail further into the coffin of Paske as they held the Magpies scoreless until the last minute of the game whilst they kicked 6-6 to Paske 1-1.

Adam Jolly starred on the half forward line as he broke loose to boot 6 goals for the game, he was ably supported in the forward lines by Aaron Young, Andrew Parsons, Brett Baillie and Dylan Gillies.

Paskeville did not have a winner anywhere on the ground except for Seth Matson in ruck. Abraham Helfand, Michael Daniel, Matthew Eagles and Matt Rodda were the only players of any note for Paske. Ashley Matz at full forward was the only player in the forward lines to give the Maggies any chance of scoring, as he booted 3 goals for the game.

Injuries will be the only obstacle for the Crows in their quest for a flag whilst Paskeville has a lot of work to do if they are going to be a force in the competition.

Other matches

The revitalised Cougars were no match for the new look Moonta side at Maitland as the Demons raced away to a big win of 20-14 to 9-7. At three quarter time Moonta led 14-11 to Cougars 6-5.

There were no best players or goal kickers available at time of going to print.

Wallaroo had the better of the Souithern Eagles right from the start and whilst there was not a great margin until the final term when Wallaroo kicked away to win 13-13 to Eagles 7-4.

Andrew Ross booted 5 goals with Stuart Green and Riley Westlake each kicking 2 for Wallaroo. The Southern Eagles saw Joe Virgin boot 3. Best for Wallaroo were Nathan Wright, Reece Page, Daniel Gregory and Andrew Ross. The Eagles were best served by Jack White, Luke McMahon, Liam Luke, and Joe Virgin.

Kadina hosted Ardrossan for their opening game and Ardrossan took the game up to the Bloodhounds in the first term, however, from here on it was all Kadina as Kadina had a lead of 9-6 to 5-0 early in the second term.  Half way through the final term Kadina had kicked away to a 17-10 to 7-6 lead to run out winners 24-16 to 14-13.  Ian McMillan and Willy Serle each booted 4 goals and Papps booted 3.

Round 1 scores - April 14, 2012

Wallaroo 13.13 (91) def Southern Eagles 7.4 (46)

Best Wallaroo : Nathan Wright, Reece Page, Daniel Gregory, Andrew Ross, Matthew Grillett, Nathan  Murphy.  Southern Eagles: Jack White, Luke  McMahon, Liam Luke, Joe Virgin, Shaun McWaters. Goals: Wallaroo : Andrew Ross 5, Stuart Green 2, Riley Westlake 2, Leith Wright 1, Shaun Trevillian 1, Daniel Gregory 1, Ben Abela 1.  Southern Eagles: Joe Virgin 3, Sam Barlow 1, Lyndon Mason 1, Shaun McWaters 1, Brad Coles 1

CMW Crows 22.14 (146) def Paskeville 8.8 (56)

Best: CMS Crows : A. Jolly, W. Thompson, A. Parsons, B. Baillie, A. Pitt, B. Illman. Paskeville - Seth Matson, Abraham Helfand, Michael Daniel, Matthew Eagles, Matthew Rodda, Mitchell Wooding. Goals: Crows - Adam Jolly 6, Ben Millar 5, Wade Thompson 2, Aaron Young 2, Dylan Gillies 2, Troy Goldsworthy 1, Andrew Parsons 1, Ben O'Donohue 1, Brett Baillie 1, Adam Pitt 1. Paskeville - Ashley Matz 3, Mitchell Wooding 1, Matthew Eagles 1, Abraham Helfand 1, Ashley Bruce 1, Brodie Paige 1

Moonta 20.14 (134) def CY Cougars 9.7 (61)

Best: Moonta - H. Drogemuller, D. Mansell, S. Jordan, N. Blight, R. Mackereth, A. Zwar. CY Cougars – not av. Goals: Moonta - S. Jordan 3, T. Blight 3, A. Zwar 2, S. Moss 2, D. Mansell 2, H. Drogemuller 2, B. Mansell 2, T. Ferguson , K. Manning , A. Hamilton , R. Mackereth. CY Cougars – Not av. 

Kadina 24.16 (160) def Ardrossan 14.13 (97)

Best: Kadina -  C. Faulkner, J. Lawson, J. Lee, M. Miller, B. Waller, F. Ellis. Ardrossan - L. Koch, B. McKeough, D. Bickmore, D. Lutze, G. Rowntree. Goals: Kadina - I. McMillan 4, W. Serle 4, B. Papps 3, J. Lawson 3, S. Gunning 3, S. Kretschmer 2, K. Zilm , T. Harradine , B. Waller , M. Miller , F. Ellis . Ardrossan - B. McKeough 7, R. Evans 2, L. Koch 2, T. Cotsaris , D. Treloar , G. Rowntree

2012 SEASON PREVIEW

with Kenn Rogers

April 12, 2012

Football is back on the Yorke Peninsula this Saturday.

There has been a number of coaching changes with last season’s runner up Bute appointing Mark Stuttley of Broughton/Mundoora to replace David Polkinghorne. On the player front, the Roosters have regained Josh Pearce (Walkerville) and 21 year-old tall forward Josh Martin (BMW). Mildura lad, tried at Sturt. Key utility Chris Langford returns from Queensland after winning a flag in a local Queensland competition.

Wallaroo has a new coach in Rian Nelson formerly of Hamley Bridge, Forward Brett Burgess comes across to the club from Adelaide Plains club Mallala, while they have also recruited from a few SAAFL Amateur Clubs.

Moonta has appointed the well known and travelled ex Port Adelaide Premiership player in Paul Northeast as their coach for 2012 in the hope he will bring a flag to the club. He replaces Travis Skipworth, Ricky Mackereth returns after some time at the HW Eagles in Adelaide Plains, while Haydn Cock has moved across from Bute.

Paskeville has also appointed Shaun Glacken as their coach and Shaun is a cousin of the great Herbie Glacken of the Port Victoria era. The have also recruited from the Amateur League so it will be interesting to see how they get on.

Reigning Premier Kadina has retained the services of coach Greg Clarke once again and will be looking for three in a row. They will again be right up there in Premiership favouritism and have lost a few players but with their depth should be able to cover the losses and be a threat again.

The CMS Crows has reappointed Jamie Kemp to the top job and he has been on the lookout for new players. Wade Thompson an ex-Power and North Adelaide player joins the club.

But the Crows have lost a number of young lads who were on the brink of an A grade future and some had already made the grade. The Dixey boys - Jarryd and Kieran have returned to Port Districts along with Shay Wilkinson and Rick Hodgkinson. Others who have departed are Tom Bailie, Jo and Darren Parsons.

The Crows are not the only team to lose players as bottom end neighbour Southern Eagles have also lost a number of their younger brigade plus a veteran who has called it day.  Jon Coombe has finally retired, having threatened to do so for a number of years, this time he has kept his promise. The Eagles have reappointed Daniel Goldsmith as their coach.

Ardrossan are struggling in the junior grades for numbers and this does not auger well for the future of the club. Craig Wilson will coach with Brendan McKeough (Reynella) a key recruit along with Theo Cotsaris and David Bickmore (Aldinga) to join the club from the Southern Footy League.

Last year’s cellar dwellers Central Yorke Cougars will continue with Justin McCormack as coach, after he took over midway through 2011. The Cougars appeared to have recruited far and wide, with Brad Hudson (CMS Crows) and Damien Hillebrand (Gawler Central) amongst many who come to the Club. Damien is the son of Glenn Hillebrand who played in the 1986 and 1988 Premierships with Arthurton.

Umpires Des Fuss is the new umpires coach and he has reported that they have a squad of 19 lads on the training track. Former umpires John Millard and Jason Brown are two who have returned to the fold.

The hierarchy of the league have remained with Brad Haylock as President, Phil Brand as Secretary and Ian Rayner the master of the purse strings.

Games this weekend have Paskeville hosting the CMS Crows, Kadina hosting Ardrossan for the annual “Back to the Bloods” weekend, Wallaroo play host to the Southern Eagles and The CY Cougars are opening their season against Moonta at Maitland. Bute has the bye.

KADINA MAKE IT BACK TO BACK OVER BUTE

by Kenn Rogers at Yorketown Oval - Sunday 18 September 2011

Kadina sat at the top of the tree all season and were the side to beat for the premiership. They did not let their supporters down before a crowd of over 4,000 at Yorketown on Saturday as they managed to score goals instead of points to defeat Bute for the 2011 flag.

Despite having the same number of shots each the scores were reversed with Kadina being 13-9 and Bute 9-13, however the game was still in doubt late into the final term.

Bute opened the game kicking to the northern end of the ground with a strong cross wind from west to east after an entertaining rendition of Advance Australia Fair.        

Kadina opened the scoring after seven minutes of torrid tackling and poor kicking due to the pressure from both sides. Bute replied with a point three minutes later and this was the scenario for most of the term until Josh Lawson broke free and booted a good goal for Kadina at the 19 minute mark. Slade replied a short time later for Bute with their first goal a couple of minutes later. Cam Miller took the ball from the centre bounce and had a long shot only to see the ball hit the goal post high up to have the scores at the first change, Bute ahead 1-5 to Kadina 1-4.

The long awaited clash of Serle and Caleb Prime did not eventuate as Ben Nelson had the task of handling Serle and did a good job.

Bute opened the second term with a brilliant goal from Ben Adams within ten seconds of the bounce but the game changed as goals dried up for both sides. Jack Kenny had the opportunity to score a full pointer running into an open goal only to miss kick and score a behind.

Kadina were held to one point for most of the term until Serle managed to break free to score his first goal , which was followed by a good goal from Joel Phillips. For the rest of term they held play in their forward lines and did not give Bute the opportunity to score.

Derek Sansbury and Simon Kretschmer were impassable in defence for the Bloodhounds which helped give a narrow lead to his side at the half time break, Kadina were 4-5 to Bute 2-8.

Kadina played brilliantly in the third term compared to the first half as Lawson, Lee, Papps, Harradine, Sansbury and Kretschmer in control of their opponents. Bute had very few winners anywhere on the ground apart from Michael Clinch and Ben Nelson who was still holding Serle extremely well.

Highlight of the term was when defenders Sansbury and Kretschmer combined to shoot the ball forward with Kretschmer running down field to kick a goal. This goal set the large crowd alight and lifted a hard tussle of a game to greater heights. Kadina kicked 3-1 to Bute 2-3 with the Bloodhounds  7-6 to Bute 4-11 with a term to play.

The opening of the final term saw Bute fire up with a long goal from Shane Slade in the first 30 seconds of the term, however Willis decided to get in on the act and replied shortly after with a good goal. Other goals came from Kadina’s Brett Burnell and Serle to give Kadina breathing space but Bute would not go away with Sam Trengove keeping them in the game.

Bute were lacking a top ruckman and Lee was well in control and ably supported by Lawson and Waller. March was having a good battle on the wing with Polkinghorne and Burrnell was in a real tussle with Nathan Hewett.

Every time in the final term Kadina looked like having the game in hand Bute kept coming back at them as Clinch and Millard flashed into the game to bridge the gap but were left lamenting of what could have been had they kicked straighter early in the game . 

Best player afield was Brett Burnell who kicked three goals. Other good players included Derek Sansbury, Simon Kretschmer, and Jono Lee.  For Bute, Michael Clinch, Ben Nelson, Dane Avery and Nathan Hewett all did their club proud.

Grand Final at Yorketown – September 17, 2011

Kadina

1.4

4.5

7.6

13.9 (87)

Bute

1.5

2.8

4.11

9.13 (67)

Best – Kadina: Brett Burnell, Jono Lee, Derek Sansbury, Simon Kretschmer, Nick Rawson, Luke Browning. Bute – Michael Clinch, Benjamin Nelson, Dane Avery, Nathan Hewett, Adrian Simpson, Randall Cock. Goals: Kadina – William Serle 3, Brett Burnell 3, Josh  Lawson 2, Josh Willis 2, Brendan Papps 1, Simon Kretschmer 1, Joel Phillips 1. Bute – Cam Miller 2, Shane Slade 2, Michael Clinch 1, Jack Kenny 1, Benn Adams 1, Matthew Millard 1, Nic Polkinghorne 1

 

PREVIOUS GRAND FINAL RESULTS

2012 PROGRAM

Round 1 April 14
CY Cougars Moonta
Maitland
Paskeville CMS Crows
Paskeville
Kadina v Ardrossan
Kadina
Wallaroo Southern Eagles
Wallaroo
Bute Bye
Round 2 April 21
Moonta Paskeville
Moonta
Southern Eagles CY Cougars
Warooka
CMS Crows Wallaroo
Curramulka
Bute Kadina
Bute
Ardrossan Bye
Round 3 April 28
Ardrossan v CY Cougars
Ardrossan
Moonta v CMS Crows
Moonta
Bute v Paskeville
Bute
Wallaroo v Kadina
Wallaroo
Southern Eagles Bye
Round 4 May 5
CMS Crows v Ardrossan
Curramulka
Kadina v Moonta
Kadina
CY Cougars v Bute
Maitland
Paskeville v Southern Eagles
Paskeville
Wallaroo Bye
Round 5 May 12
Southern Eagles v Moonta
Warooka
Ardrossan v Wallaroo
Ardrossan
CY Cougars v Bute
Maitland
CMS Crows v Bute
Curramulka
Kadina Bye
Round 6 May 19
Moonta v Ardrossan
Moonta
Paskeville v Wallaroo
Paskeville
Kadina v CY Cougars
Kadina
Bute Southern Eagles
Bute
Round 7 May 26
Ardrossan v Southern Eagles
Ardrossan
Moonta v Bute
Moonta
Wallaroo v CY Cougars
Wallaroo
CMS Crows v Kadina
Minlaton
Paskeville Bye
Round 8  June 2
Ardrossan v Bute
Ardrossan
Wallaroo Moonta
Wallaroo
Southern Eagles v CMS Crows
Warooka
Kadina v Paskeville
Kadina
CY Cougars Bye
June 9 Landmark Cup
Jamestown
Round 9 June 16
CY Cougars v CMS Crows
Maitland
Southern Eagles Kadina
Edithburg
Bute v Wallaroo
Bute
Paskeville v Ardrossan
Paskeville
Moonta Bye
Round 10 June 23
Moonta v CY Cougars
Moonta
CMS Crows Paskeville
Minlaton
Ardrossan v Kadina
Ardrossan
Southern Eagles v Wallaroo
Edithburg
Bute Bye
June 30/July 1 Zone Games
Berri
Round 11 July 7
Paskeville v Moonta
Paskeville
CY Cougars Southern Eagles
Maitland
Wallaroo v CMS Crows
Wallaroo
Kadina v Bute
Kadina
Ardrossan Bye
Round 12 July 14
Ardrossan v CMS Crows
Ardrossan
Moonta v Kadina
Moonta
Bute v CY Cougars
Bute
Southern Eagles v Paskeville
Edithburg
Wallaroo Bye
Round 13 July 21
CY Cougars v Ardrossan
Maitland
CMS Crows v Moonta
Stansbury
Paskeville v Bute
Paskeville
Kadina v Wallaroo
Kadina
Southern Eagles Bye
Round 14 July 28
Moonta v Southern Eagles
Moonta
Wallaroo Ardrossaan
Wallaroo
Paskeville v CY Cougars
Paskeville
Bute v CMS Crows
Bute
Kadina Bye
Round 15 August 4
Ardrossan Moonta
Ardrossan
Wallaroo Paskeville
Wallaroo
CY Cougars Kadina
Maitland
Southern Eagles Bute
Yorketown
CMS Crows Bye
Round 16 August 11
Southern Eagles v Ardrossan
Edithburg
Bute v Moonta
Bute
CY Cougars v Wallaroo
Maitland
Kadina v CMS Crows
Kadina
Paskeville Bye
Round 17 August 18
Bute v Ardrossan
Bute
Moonta v Wallaroo
Moonta
CMS Crows v Southern Eagles
Stansbury
Paskeville v Kadina
Paskeville
Round 18 August 25
CMS Crows v CY Cougars
Minlaton
Kadina v Southern Eagles
Kadina
Wallaroo Bute
Wallaroo
Ardrossan v Paskeville
Ardrossan
Moonta Bye
FINALS
Sat September 1 Qualifying Final
Minlaton
Sun September 2 Elimination Final
Wallaroo
Sat September 8 2nd Semi Final
Paskeville
Sun September 9 1st Semi Final 
Maitland
Sat September 15 Preliminary Final
Ardrossan
Sat September 22 Grand Final 
Bute