Spencer Gulf

Round 7 Review

June 18, 2018

This first round back after the break produced three quite even albeit low scoring affairs over the weekend with the weather proving not to be ideal for high scores.

Cats run over improved Hawks

The Solomontown Cats drew back level in second spot with their victory over the bottom placed West Augusta Hawks on Sunday in an entertaining and closer affair than most expected.

By the scorecard the result seemed up in the air until the last but in honesty the wind had a large bearing and distorted the three-quarter time margin that showed only 13 points difference and the breeze assisted Cats kicked away late to their fifth victory. Both sides only managed two goals into the breeze all day but the Cats with 6 in the second and four in the last compared to four all day from West when they had the advantage in the end was where it was all won and lost.

Two huge pluses for Sollies was in increased firepower offered by the return of Jake Nitschke (three goals) from injury for his third game and more crucially the return of star Corey Davey from the Crows SANFL side to add four goals. This gave them a much more efficient forward line, and both were in the sides best. The silky-smooth Francis was best for Cats and others to go well were big man Bernhardt again along with Redman who was everywhere, and Muller and Foster chipped in for a couple each.

West were better but still have a long way to go. Harrison added two goals to his possessions to be the Hawks best whilst Slade, Ryan and Curley were busy around the ball and Singleton in defence was athletic as always.  Not Sollies greatest game but will be pleased for the win. Solomontown 12.12.84 West Augusta 6.7.43

Lions competitive against table topping South

South Augusta Hawks continued their winning ways but were made to work again by fourth placed Prop Risdon Lions who seem to compete for large parts of games as well as any side against the overwhelming Bulldogs outfit from Port Augusta.

Lions were very good in the first half and went in locked away at 4.5 each and thought they had a sniff! Their pressure was good, and they used the breeze well in the first to skip out to a 22-point lead. South steadied when they got their chance before upping their game and intensity in the second half to run out 26-point victors.

The same issue that haunted the Lions in Round three reared its head again and that was the cyclone that is Lionel Brown. In Round three Brown slotted seven goals in the final term and this time it was five and remains the only South player to score goals against Lions in the final term this year. Brown was goalless in the first half and holds the key to Souths prolific scoring with 50 now from eight games. Sadly, Lions only scored two points in two quarters into the wind and against top sides that won’t get you victories.

Onballers Shaun Edwards, Oliphant and Fuller were well up in Lions best along with defenders Tom Harmer, Chivell and Eckert particularly early held Lions in the game for long periods. Downey gave South first use of it in the ruck against undersized Ben Harmer who battled well, plus onballers Russell, the silky-smooth Thompson now injury free along with Warren and Kildea who got a bit of it. South 11.11.77 Prop Risdon 7.9.51

Port stumble on the road to Central.

The Port Bulldogs again proved the difficulty that all sides seem to find as soon as they leave home going down to Central Augusta Bloods in Port Augusta by five points.

Port would have been confident having won five of their last six and were up against a side that had won only one game all year. It was relatively close all day with Central using the breeze to skip out to a quarter time lead only to go in slightly behind at the main break. Port matched the Bloods three goals in the third and would have expected to come home strong but this was not the case. They did cop a few injuries on the day and were left very thin on the bench, this did hurt them.

Woodard with five and Grove with three kicked most of the Bulldogs score whilst Central shared their goals between eight goal kickers in an even display. Youngsters Puddy and Pisani kept up their good early season form whilst George in defence and Keane on the wing were both busy for the Dogs. Allen and Everett have been high up in Centrals best all year and again were prominent, Fisher was strong all day and Williams Baker and Miller played their part.

Port may consider themselves unlucky with injury, but they weren’t with the result, Central deserved to win. Central had five more scoring shots and Ports skill errors and turnovers cost them. Central were able to capitalise and put life back into their season. Central Augusta 11.9.75 Port 11.4.70

Round 8 – June 16, 2018

Solomontown

1.1

7.3

8.7

12.12 (84)

West Augusta

1.2

3.2

6.6

6.7 (43)

Best: Solomontown – B. Francis, C. Davey, R. Bernhardt, N. Redman, J. Nitschke. West Augusta – T. Harrison, S. Laube, C. Ryan , M. Curley, C. Singleton. Goals: Solomontown – C. Davey 4, J. Nitschke 3, K. Muller 2, T. Foster 2, B. Francis. West Augusta – T. Harrison 2, N. Collins, S. Laube, J. Dalla Santa, T. Blinman

Central Augusta

4.2

5.3

8.6

11.9 (75)

Port

1.0

6.1

9.3

11.4 (70)

Best: Central – B. Allen, B. Everett, D. Fisher, A. Miller, D. Baker. Port – D. Puddy, C. Pisani, B. Woodards, S. George, S. Keane. Goals: Central – B. Colson 2, B. Everett 2, B. Allen 2, C. Williams, J. Reid, R. Finlayson, K. Colson, R. Morris. Port – B. Woodards 5, C. Grove 3, C. Pisani, J. Akker, S. Clarke

Prop Risdon

4.5

4.5

7.7

7.9 (51)

South Augusta

1.1

4.5

6.6

11.11 (77)

Best: South – B. Russell, K. Thompson, M. Downey, L. Brown, G. Warren. Prop Risdon – S. Edwards, A. Oliphant, T. Harmer, J. Fuller, A. Chivell. Goals: South – L. Brown 6, D. Dodd 2, V. Urbancic, C. Milera, G. Warren. Prop Risdon – J. Fuller 2, J. Strawbridge 2, T. Bradley, T. Horsnell, L. Patterson

Mid Season Wrap with our local correspondent

June 14, 2018

Sadly since the Whyalla Football League were unable to meet their combined commitments this has left the SGL without any footy last week so I thought I would take the chance to give a mid-season summary, concentrating mainly on the Pirie sides.

It is looking like unless something drastic happens South have top spot all sewn up. West I feel are looking most likely to finish at the foot of the table and Central the most likely to finish fifth. This leaves the three Pirie sides. They have been incredibly even, which is great for the local games. Lions beat Port in Round one by 26 points, Solly beat Lionsin round four by 12 points, Port beat Solly in Round five by 53 points and Port beat Lions by 29 points in Round six. As you can see, its pretty even with five more cross-town derbys to come and it makes for sensational banter and one-upmanship between local rivals which is great to see! Nothing feels better than strutting about town chest out after a good win over the dreaded enemy, at least for a week or two haha!

As they stand on the Ladder

Top – South Augusta Bulldogs – cannot put a foot wrong at this point. They had a lost a couple and replaced them with even more. Lionel Browns return from Broken Hill has set the competition alight with 45 goals from seven games and is on target to kick 100. South are raging favourites this year, but so were Sollies last year and it’s all or nothing on one day in September. Haven’t lost a game and averaging 40 points more than any other side a game

Second – Port Bulldogs – Have recruited well and also got some back from injury and returning past players from Adelaide to add to their overall depth. Everything went wrong for the Dogs last year but this year it seems to be gathering momentum. Defence is rock solid and let through less than anyone, a real plus. Will play finals and should impact, much improved.

Third – Solomontown Cats – have had considerable player drains from last year but are starting to steady and expect a few more back more often come the last half the year. When they are at full strength they can beat all sides, would love more avenues to goal, have scored roughly 100 points less than Port and Lions.

Fourth – Proprietary Risdon Lions – Running division is very strong and last game gave them a handy two game buffer in to the top four over West and Central. Will need all their best players playing to be winning when the whips are cracking come finals time. Have an issue of a tall marking forward to add to Horsnell when Dyer is rucking.

Fifth – Central Augusta Bloods – has a good pack of youngsters and some very good but aging older champions with not enough in between. They have had a huge turnover of players that are not gelling as well as coach Redden would like. They will be better after the break and need to work hard when it starts to go against them.

Sixth – West Augusta Hawks – In the words of the Queen, this is Westies Annus Horribillus, a shocking year. All clubs go through it from time to time with a bad alignment of circumstances that is usually followed by waning enthusiasm for the size of the task at hand. Port have been through it of late and I’m sure those in charge at West are already looking and working toward solutions in the coming seasons. Westies are brave (you must be to wear that distinctive purple) and will improve in the second half the year.

Now looking at the Pirie sides we will have a look at few specific topics

Gun recruits? Who are the better players to make an impression for the locals in their new club?

Lions – Patrick Browne. Came across from the same coloured Lincoln South Eagles to join Lions without much fanfare but has blended in beautifully. His poise and run across half back has suited the game plan of coach Promnitz to a tee and he continually offers Eckert freedom to do what he does best. A quality player to gain.

Solomontown – Riley Hayes. Certainly not new to the club, but back after a long period away and is as good as any new recruit. A strong and fit midfielder that give the Cats real bite. Along with his cousin Jonno the older Cat faithfully can close their eyes and the Hayes boys can take them back to glory days of Premierships past when their dads prowled the field in the 80’s!

Port – Shaun Jared. Perhaps one that is not expected given other recruits of Coe, George, Groves and Vivar amongst others, this lad has come across the Ranges and is a huge part of Ports lock down defence. Watch him closely, he moves beautifully, has great hands and has footy smarts. A great asset.

 

Gun youngsters? All clubs love to see their youngsters coming through so we will have a look at a few.

Lions – Anthony Oliphant & Ash Chivell. Young Oliphant has been a bright light on the way for some time and now really finding his feet in the bigger bodies of League footy with real class, skill and workrate and is a joy to watch in full flight. Ash had taken a while to get his shot given Lions strong recent sides and even toyed with the idea of a move but to his credit he stuck at it and now he has his chance. He is really starting to flourish deep in defence, learning from those calm heads around him and does not lack courage or willingness to get in. A great future for both!

Sollies – Lawson Munzberg & Tyler Sciangelepore. Lawson is a massive talent and add to the big man depth of Sollies and has real ball skills for a lad that size which is rare. Will improve year on year as most big men do and good luck stopping him in a few year’s time. Tyler is a Cat favourite given his voice and passion for his club. Finally earnt his regular spot and really starting to blossom and show the talents he clearly has at that higher level. Will continue to give his all.

Port – Darcy Puddy & Cain Pisani. Darcy has the simplicity of youth and shows no fear in his key role in the last line of defence, continually backing himself and simply just playing footy. He won’t end up being a defender but for now, it’s great fun watching him go at it. Cain is a little older, but it’s fabulous to see him get an injury free run at it. He has real heart, talent and immense courage. He is equally adept at in and under clearance work, as he is in front of the sticks. He gets under a lot of team’s radar and is a star right now!

Guns of yesteryear? If we could turn back time, what player from yesteryear would each club love to have lace up this week? Not having a go at today’s players but let’s have some fun and pick one to ‘recruit’ in, here’s mine.

Lions – Have had some absolute jets in their line ups in their short, merged history but one man they would love back in his prime is Elijah Ware. His Best on Ground performance in a losing Grand Final against Port was as good as any I have seen. He had pace, he had flare, he could fly and boy did he have some serious skills that took him all the way to the AFL and multiple SANFL flags. He would set the comp on fire again and people would flock to see him play!

Solomontown – The Cats can’t seem to find their way to big scores this year and someone that I would go back to from the late 80’s is past goal kicking sensation and premiership player Larry Rawlins. Larry was Cats through and through and scored heavily over his career proving to be a real focal point with his wonderful leading, high flying and dead eye accuracy. Wouldn’t the fans at the Cattery love a 25yo Larry right now to straighten them up and create that X factor excitement.

Port – Ports Akker, Remphrey and others have been doing well in ruck but I’m sure the Dogs wouldn’t mind the services of some of their great big men in years gone by to assist. Possibly the spring heeled Michael Burford or even the Hall of Fame thinking man’s ruckman Jamie Keane. The one I would opt for though, is the late, great Hugh Murphy. Hughie was a Port Icon, a 6 time premiership ruckman with a massive ticker from the 50’s and 60’s. He was as hard as nails and would have been the perfect man to take these boys under his wing.

 

Snap back to current day! This week in summary

Sat – PropRisdon v South in Pirie. Its Lions turn to face the blowtorch that South is providing at present and whilst will be competitive for large parts of the game I’m tipping South by 36 points

Sat – Central v Port in Augusta. Central will have enjoyed the break and have had a fortnight to size up the second placed dogs. It will be closer than last time but still tipping Port by 24 points

Sun – Solomontown v West in Pirie. Hopefully the break has allowed the Hawks to regroup and get some back. They will need it though, the cats to win easy by 54 points

Round 7 Summary

June 5, 2018

All three Pirie sides took on all three Augusta sides with all results going the way of the home sides. Thankfully for the Pirie teams two of them played here!

Lions show their class and the gap to Central

In an important clash for the break down of the table Prop Risdon Lions in 4th spot put the 5th place Central Bloods to the sword to now broaden the gap and has Lions two games ahead of West & Central.

Central beat Lions in Port Augusta in Round two with a blistering last quarter but the Bloods wheels have completely fallen off since then dropping every game to everyone else in the competition since then. This result though would have stung given they only scored two goals for the day in a listless effort.

Lions took a while to get going but were purring by the end of the third quarter before settling back in the last happy with what they had done. They did not allow Central to goal in the second half and proved they when they can play to their strengths they will both defend and score heavily and they will again take higher scalps as the year goes on.

Horsnell again set them alight and was their best player as their most likely and lively route to goal finishing with five. Shaun Edwards worked well all day along with Patterson and Browne also put in another sterling performance.

Everett for Central continues to front up for Central but needs help. O’Dea showed patches as did Baker Anderson and the burley Fisher. This season is not quite half way through, but it feels as though the finals are all but settled already. Lions at their best are very good and they will look forward to testing their mettle after the break against last years Grand finalist. They will find it tougher than this as they ran out 71-point victors Prop Risdon 13.15.93 Defeated Central 2.10.22

South class overcomes Sollies fight

Solomontown travelled north to Port Augusta to play league flyers South Augusta in a replay of last years Grand Final game. Sadly, for Sollies the result ended up the same as well with South drawing away in the last for a comfortable 40-point win.

Despite being competitive all day and running into three quarter time only 10 points down South always were able to hold the Cats at bay and when the explosive Brown took off in the last his four goals for a game total of nine put the result to bed.

South have lots of footy smarts all over the ground and Brown as mentioned and Aziel Stuart are both rolled gold performers and very hard to quell. Add Kriston Thompson to this duo and another good game from Holland and Souths run and class were too much for the cats.

The Cats Achilles heel remains unsolved and despite a couple of early ones from Muller giving a hint as to a possible bag, in the end neither Muller or anyone else could snaffle any more than two. Riley Hayes was everywhere for the cats along with the classy Francis and Redman. Head repelled many attacks and Bernhardt was again very active and skilled as a big man. South overcame once again but Sollies hopefully have learnt something to help them for next time South Augusta 17.14.116 Solomontown 11.10.76

 

Resurgent Port head to the break in second spot after belting West Augusta.

Port have been involved in plenty 100-point results over the few years but thankfully for them this time they were the victors instead of the vanquished. The opened very quickly with a 5-goal lead at quarter time and repeated the dose for the second and third quarter to lead by 91, before throttling down in the last quarter to win by an even 100.

For West it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel at present and the break couldn’t come quick enough for them as the16re last three games after beating Central have resulted in losses of 100, 143 and 116 points! Slade Laube showed a bit, along with youngster Fraser but their best player for the day was Harrison.

Ports better players on the other hand were much more plentiful with winners all over the ground. Hardnosed defender Corrieri was best afield and along with Puddy who again dominated and the rest of the Dogs defence they were able to keep the Hawks to only 7 scores for the day. Grove had been competitive all this year but finally got off the leash with a bag of 8 that should have been 11 or 12 which will please the Dogs faithful. Coe has been a very handy recruit and his voice and work-rate couple with his sharpness around goals with 4 put him high up as well along with fellow on baller Pisani having a sparkling season.

All in all, coach Roberts with be pleased with his charges after the successful rebuild of the Port boys to date. 5 and 2 and in clear second spot at the break would have been an optimistic hope at seasons start, but the dogs still have plenty to do! West on the other hand need to find a way to compete, get their better players up and about and fight the year out or more heavy defeats are on the way Port. 20.12.132 West 5.2.32.

Round 7 – June 2 & 3, 2018

Prop Risdon

3.5

7.7

12.13

13.15 (93)

Central Augusta

1.3

2.5

2.7

2.10 (22)

Best: Prop Risdon – T. Horsnell, S. Edwards, L. Patterson, P. Browne, N. Saunders. Central – B. Everett, K. O”Dea, D. Fisher, S. Anderson, D. Baker. Goals: Prop Risdon –  T. Horsnell 5, L. Patterson 2, B. Harmer, T. Eckert, K. Edwards, J. Fuller, T. Bradley, T. Ley. Central –  C. Crabbe, K. Colson

Port

6.1

11.3

17.8

20.12 (132)

West

1.0

2.0

3.1

5.2 (32)

Best: Port – J. Corrieri, C. Grove, D. Puddy, A. Coe, C. Pisani. West – T. Harrison, A. Fry, C. Ryan , J. Fraser , S. Laube. Goals: Port – C. Grove 8, A. Coe 4, B. Woodards 3, C. Di Stefano, T. Dickeson, F. Collins, D. Puddy, G. Phillips. West – T. Harrison 2, N. Collins, D. McKerlie, J. McKenna

South Augusta

4.4

9.5

11.10

17.14 (116)

Solomontown

3.1

6.4

10.6

11.10 (76)

Best: South Augusta – A. Stuart, L. Brown, V. Urbancic, K. Thompson, H. Holland. Solomontown – R. Hayes, K. Head, B. Francis, R. Bernhardt, N. Redman. Goals: South Augusta – L. Brown 9, B. Russell 2, V. Urbancic 2, H. Holland 2, D. Dodd, P. Glass. Solomontown – K. Muller 2, R. Hayes 2, R. Mezzino 2, B. Heard 2, T. Foster, J. Caputo, T. Head

Round 7 Preview

May 31, 2018

Its back to Pirie v Augusta in all three games this week with some good clashes in store

South to repeat the dose against Solomontown

Solomontown travel north to face their recent nemesis in South Augusta in a 1 v 3 clash Saturday that holds good intrigue. Sollies have a few players that are not always available every week with employment and will want a full squad to choose from against the start studded Bulldogs.

Sollies need to find the right match ups for twin targets Brown (36 from six) and Hamilton (20 from four) as South are averaging 11 goals a game from these two alone! The loss of Siemer through employment to Kangaroo Island is magnified when looking at this problem on selection night. The cats will need to be up and about and running hard with Redman, Caputo, Jonno Hayes, Corey Hayes, Mezzino, Pretty and Sciangalepore requiring big games. Bearman will be wanting to repeat his goal scoring from last week and big man Berhardt will lead the attack against the SGLs leading big man Downey.

South will simply want to keeping doing what they are now with plenty of run and spread scorching all those they come up against and to be honest I cant see it changing here. South by 8 goals.   

Port look to continue the misery for West

The Port Bulldogs line up against the bottom placed West Augusta Hawks in Pirie on Saturday in a game Port will be hoping to use to sure up second spot. The common thought is that Sollies may struggle to overcome the league leaders South away so a big win here will give them a game plus percentage over the cats.

A win here will see Port move to five wins which is more wins than three out of the last four year season tallies in a pleasing return to form for the Dogs faithful. Unfortunately it is now Wests turn to endure the pain of rebuilding that Port appear to be coming out of and little pity for their situation will be offered from the Green & Whites. They will simply have too many guns scattered all over the ground and should win easily. Their defence has been resolute, their midfield consistent and deeper in defence and their forward line slowly getting more cohesive.

West are struggling as oit is and sadly it looks as if motivation and desire amongst the already thin list is starting to impact on results for them. They must find a way to fight and be competitive and this week will be as good a week as any but it wont be the case. Port by 15 goals

Lions looking to solidify a top 4 spot against Bloods.

Proprietary Risdon have lost a string of games recently that was interupted only by the thumping of a poor West side in Pirie but have a great chance to increase their likelihood of finals against their nearest rival Central in Pirie this Sunday. Lions have a game plus percentage over the Bloods and a two game break would be a real bonus as we approach mid season.

They will however need to reverse the result from the last time these two met with the Bloods finishing all over the Lions at home in Port Augusta for their only win for the year. Centrals have dropped off from that point and they are not travelling well.

Lions should have too much run and cohesion though with experinced guns in Eckert, Fuller, Edwards and Patterson rivalling most sides top four players plus Slattery, Oliphant, Browne and Horsnell plus Dyer if he is back! Centrals need their X Factor forward twins in the Colson boys on song along with Allen, Everett and Williams. Central have a lot of experience in Fuller, Struck, Crabbe and Morris but most would accept their best days are behind them. Lions to win by five goals  

Round Six report

May 28, 2018

Sollies and South replicated their wins from Round one whilst Port was able to turn the tables on cross-town rivals Lions with a quality win.

Port impress in good five goal victory

The Port Bulldogs reversal of recent years form has continued as they maintained second spot on the ladder by snapping their string of four consecutive losses at the hands of PropRisdon Lions.

Both sides had changes approaching this game with Sam Dyer (hamstring) and Tom Harmer (holidays) being big outs for Lions whilst Vivar, Dickeson and new recruit Di Stefano stepping in for the dogs. Lions first quarter was good having the first four scoring shots and the majority of the play in slippery conditions before a late Port goal meant they trailed by only three points at the first break.  

The second quarter changed all Ports way with the dogs quickly moving to four straight goals before butchering opportunities with 6 consecutive points whilst Lions stalled on their quarter time score. The third quarter was more of the same with four goals to two to Port before Lions after trailing by 32 at three quarter time was reduced slightly to the final 29 point margin.

Port were in control much of the game with the weather and pressure ensuring it was a low scoring affair. The Port defence stood up once again and has been a shining light for them this year with Jared and George again featuring high in best players. Akker again showed plenty for someone so young, Hutchison was his consistent quality and Coe was again busy. For Port to continue to win they need an even performance across all levels and would have been pleased with Sam Clarke who put in his best for some time in a good game and Di Stefano showed some real class patches that gives a hint on what may be to come.

Lions were outgunned but did stick at it all day winning two of the four quarters. Sean Edwards led from the front and Marsland capped his good games with three goals in a tough day up front for Lions contracting to last weeks goal fest. Chivell conitinued his best season so far and Slattery also figured prominantly. Slattery and Fuller also got touches but are harder marked than some others given thrir known class.

Lions have now dropped two games behind Port & Solly and have won one of their last five so next week is vital for them! Port are stringing a few together now having won four of their last five and play bottom placed West next week. Port 9.11.65 defeated Lions 5.6.36 by 29 point.

Solomontown return to winners circle over Central in comfortable fashion.

 Solomontown were left smarting last week after a rare touch up from Port and were keen to keep pressure on to secure that double chance second spot on the premiership table.

Coach Pollard still has his Cats going well with four wins from six but their achilles heal is finding a more potent forward line. Signs were better on the weekend with the classy Bearman moving forward and returning good reward with four of the sides 12 goals. Redman was again busy through the midfield as was Jonno Hayes who again was best afield as his Maddigan vote tally must be growing! Big man Bernhardt again was strong all day and Sciangalepore has been a real plus in his best season to date in his young career.

Centrals again started well with their first quarter effort again being its best and went in nine points up at the first break having scored 3.4. Sadly though they only scored another 2.4 for the day as the Sollies defence stepped up and over any Bloods opposition to end up winning by 42 points in a solid display.

Central have now lost four games in a row whilst Solomontown are on Ports hammer and two games ahead of fourth. Solomontown 12.8.80 Central 5.8.38

Westies woes remain in thumping against league leaders South.

The South Augusta Bulldogs started this year with a bang and a thumping 114 win over their cross town rivals, the West Augusta Hawks. The Hawks have won a game since then and would have been hoping for a better showing this time around but sadly it got worse, five goals worse.

After leading by 58 points at quarter time the game was shot to bits and eventually the marging blew out to 143 points with Brown and Hamilton both again vying for goalkicking honours with six apiece. Aziel Stuart is flying at present and again was best on ground. South 25.18.168 West 3.7.25

Round 6 – May 26 & 27, 2018

Port

1.0

4.6

8.8

9.11 (65)

Prop Risdon

1.3

1.3

3.6

5.6 (36)

Best: Port – S. Jared, S. George, J. Akker, S. Clarke, Z. Hutchinson. Prop Risdon – C. Marsland, S. Edwards, L. Patterson, A. Slattery, A. Chivell. Goals: Port – B. Woodards 2, C. Grove 2, G. Phillips 2, M. Collins, A. Coe, Z. Hutchinson. Prop Risdon – C. Marsland 3, L. Patterson 2

South Augusta

9.5

17.7

22.15

25.18 (168)

West Augusta

0.1

1.2

2.3

3.7 (25)

Best: South – A. Stuart, G. Warren, V. Urbancic, B. Russell, K. Thompson. West – M. Curley, S. Laube, J. Dare-Ryan, J. McKenna, T. Harrison. Goals: South – L. Brown 6, T. Hamilton 6, V. Urbancic 4, H. Holland 3, C. Milera 2, C. Ritter, A. Stuart, G. Warren, K. Aitken. West – J. Spooner, J. Fraser , M. Curley

Solomontown

2.1

7.6

10.7

12.8 (80)

Central Augusta

3.4

4.4

5.8

5.8 (38)

Best: Solomontown – J. Hayes, N. Redman, R. Bernhardt, T. Sciangalepore, L. Bearman. Central – B. Everett, B. Allen, S. Anderson, K. O”Dea, C. Crabbe. Goals: Solomontown – R. Bernhardt 4, R. Saracino, J. Caputo, J. Scrutton, B. Goodridge, B. Pretty, K. Cunningham, S. Warren, N. Redman. Central – B. Colson 2, C. Crabbe, R. Morris, B. Allen

Round Six preview

May 24, 2018

For the third week in a row a cracking local game will be held with Lions squaring off against Port in Pirie Sunday after Sollies and Central on Saturday!

Dogs keen for a Round 1 reversal over Lions

 Lions dented Ports off season optimism with a round one win in a spiteful game in the opening round this year, but Port has improved week on week and will be looking to show it this Sunday.

Ports defence is only just bettered by South for the year and much of their rebound and drive is starting from here. Skipper Byerlee, George,  Jared, Corrieri, Murphy and the livewire Puddy have all featured in Ports best so far this year and will be looking for a team effort to quell Horsnell, Dyer and Patterson to keep Lions scoring to a minimum. Coe has been good along with Vivar and Pisani but the Dogs will most likely be without Murphy from last week. Woodwards and Groves will be a target and Lions will need Eckert, Browne and Harmer to be up and about.

Lions have great experience with their runners in the Edwards boys, Slattery, Simmons and Thorpe but Fuller in particular will hurt you if allowed to run unchecked and Dyer should give them first crack at it.

Port were happy with their win over Sollies last week and will be confident but Lions could not have been any more impressive in their landslide win over West. Its all set up for a beauty. Port to win, just, in a not very confident tip of 3 points, it will be a beauty! 

Sollies to bounce back against a struggling Central

Sollies are sitting at 3 wins and 2 losses equal with Port except for percentage, so a win here could put them into second if Port cant overcome the Lions! Centrals last three weeks have been poor after showing a bit in the first two rounds and they will be looking  to get back into the winners circle against Sollies to keep in touch with the top four.

Sollies on ballers have been good but finding a key goalkicker has been a bit of a worry for coach Pollard as their points for is only beating bottom placed West at this point. Both Bernhardt and Munzberg have been in good touch but more goals from them would be a huge boost as well as a few more of their on ballers bobbing up for a few as well as Muller if he is back. The Hayes boys have been great all year, as has Redman, but all will need to lift from last week.

 The Cats defence has been good and will need to be if the Colson twins get up and about as well as big man Crabbe at half forward. Central will need big games from Everett who has showed a bit along with Nance and Williams who have both been consistent so far this year.

It should be a good contest but I expect Sollies to get a few players back and send the Bloods packing to the tune of 6 goals.

South to add to Westies misery in Augusta Saturday.

After showing better signs for a few rounds only to fall in a heap last week the last thing West needed was to rtun into the well oiled South outfit. Hopefully they can show more than they did in round 1 as if they dont it could get ugly for them. South by 15 goals.

Round 5 report

May 22, 2018

After all teams have played each other we should now have a much better lay of the land but to be honest the weekends results have only made it even more intriging! South have taken all before them and cleared out, Central and West have a win each and there is only one game separating all three Pirie sides in 2nd , 3rd and 4th spot with all having a win and a loss against their cross town rivals.

Dogs power away from fading Cats

Port have finally broken through against long time tradtional rival Solomontown for their first win over them at the Port Oval! Both sides entered the game with confidence after the Cats beat Lions and Port pushing South harder than anyone away last week. It was a real arm wrestle early with Sollies first goal not coming until the second quarter but still only trailing by only 11 points at half time. This was increased to 20 at the last break before Port gathered momentum to finish the last with an additional 5 goals to again hold Solomontown goalless for the quarter.

Cain Pisani was on fire for the Dogs from start to finish capping a dominant performance with 3 goals and his evasive skills and courage was a real treat.  Clearly Port were on top in defence and were lead there by the run and carry of both Corrieri and colt Puddy who is starting to put a series of good games together. George and Jared are really starting to gel in their new team. Coe gave great run and a rare appearance from the talented Murphy home from school in Adelaide showed why he is raising eyebrows in the big smoke.

Sollies better players were harder to find but Riley Hayes gave the cats great running strength around the ball along with Bernhardt whose bigman presence gave Sollies one of the rare areas of control. Both Jonno Hayes and Redman were also busy and Mudge fared well down back where the ball spent plenty of time.

Sollies had a poor day and Port lifted when they sensed blood in the water. A good win to the Bulldogs but by no means will the Cats drop their heads, they will have better days. Port 12.12.84 by 53 points over Solomontown 4.7.31

Lions lash hapless Hawks in a dominant display!

Proprietary Risdon opened up the throttle on West Augusta in their most dominant display for the season. Everything they touched turned to gold and despite West improving is recent weeks they had a shocker and were exposed as can happen with young sides.

It was all one way from the opening bounce with West failing to trouble the scoreboard at all for the first quarter and very little after that. Lions kicked 5, 5 and 7 in the first 3 quarters to lead by over 100 points at 3 quarter time before easing down in the last to give their percentage a huge boost.

Lions found multiple routes to goial with Patterson bobbing up for 6 as a perfect complimentary force to couple with their mainstay forward Horsnell (3) and Dyer again slotted 3 as well. Eckert was dominant in defence and his ability to read, intercept and rebound is always a treat. Sean Edwards was as reliable as ever and Browne and Oliphant and Marsland was back in from a tribunal forced lay off and gave good strength and vigour around the ball.

West didnt fare so well and 6 scoring shots for 2 goals wasnt the return they were hoping for or needed! Laube had one of his best games for the year, Curley found a bit of it along with Kroes Davies and Fraser but there wasnt too much else. West look like they may have a tough year ahead but need to get games into these youngsters to hold them in good stead for the future. PropRisdon 20.12.132 by 116 points over West 2.4.16

Star studded South march on against Bloods in Augusta.

Central were brave early and was under 2 goals behind at quarter time but only managed 1 goal to 13 in next 2 quarters to end up on the wrong end of a belting. Hamilton outshone Brown in front of the sticks this week with 9 goals to Browns 6 but South had winners all over the ground. South 22.10.142 to Central 8.6.54

Round 5 – May 19 & 20, 2018

Port

2.1

4.4

7.8

12.12 (84)

Solomontown

0.3

2.5

4.6

4.7 (31)

Best: Port – C. Pisani, J. Corrieri, D. Puddy, J. Murphy, A. Coe. Solomontown – R. Hayes, R. Bernhardt, N. Redman, J. Hayes. Goals: Port – C. Pisani 3, C. Grove 2, A. Coe 2, B. Woodards 2, Z. Hutchinson, S. Jared, S. Keane. Solomontown – R. Hoare 2, M. Munzberg, N. Redman

South Augusta

6.1

11.7

19.7

22.10 (142)

Central Augusta

4.0

4.3

5.4

8.6 (54)

Best: South – A. Stuart, C. Milera, V. Urbancic, M. Downey, T. Hamilton. Central – C. Crabbe, D. Colson, J. Nance, B. Everett, C. Williams, Goals: South – T. Hamilton 9, L. Brown 6, C. Milera 2, V. Urbancic 2, H. Holland 2, A. Stuart. Central – C. Crabbe 2, D. Fisher, B. Everett, A. Miller, K. Colson, B. Colson, S. Anderson

Prop Risdon

5.3

10.7

17.9

20.12 (132)

West Augusta

1.2

1.4

3.4 (22)

Best: Prop Risdon – T. Eckert, S. Edwards, P. Browne, A. Oliphant, C. Marsland. West – S. Laube, D. Kroes, K. Davies, M. Curley, J. Fraser. Goals: Prop Risdon – L. Patterson 6, T. Horsnell 3, S. Dyer 3, T. Pellegrini 2, T. Bradley 2, A. Slattery, T. Ley, T. Eckert, J. Fuller. West – J. Milera, J. Dalla Santa

Round 5 previews

SGL’s oldest and fiercest rivalry set to resume – May 17, 2018

All roads lead to the Port Oval come Sunday with 2nd v 3rd, Port Bulldogs and Solomotown Cats set to fight out the latest chapter of their 110 year history! Last year was no doubt a low light in this history with Sollies averaged over 100 points in each of their 4 victories last year over the Dogs that left them with much soul searching over the off season.

They will enter this game with renewed optimism after a disappointing loss early doors to Lions was followed up with 2 good victories over West and Central and a spirted defeat to South showing they are very much an improved unit circa 2018. Phgillips is back up forward and back in form with 14 from his first 4 games. Youngsters Puddy, Akker and Collins have held their own whilst Vivar, Coe, George and Jared have proved to be good contributors at their new home. Grove will click sometime soon with a boom game, the green and white faithful will hope its this week and couiple with Woodards they have the firepower to trouble most sides.

For Sollies those with longer memories will love having 2 Hayes boys back in their side with anostalgic nod to yestertyear whiulst their youngsters have also shown plenty with Foster improving, Munzberg proving he could be become a real top shelf performer and Scrutton if he is back will cause headaches with his athleticism. Seasoned performers in Saracino, Bearman, Redman and Mudge will compliment the likes of Francis, Caputo, Mezzino and the Head brothers who all blossomed last year in a golden run of form. Coach Pollard would love for someone to take charge up front as a major goalkicker has been lacking and covered via a big spread of contributors. Whilst vthey sit second on the ladder they are 4th in total points scored with 6 goals from Jonno Hayed their best contributor but still not in the leagues top 10.

Whether Port can overcome the scars of last year will be the testand whilst brave I still see the Cats winning by 6 points in a much improved contest.

Lions looking to consolidate top 4 spot over West

Saturdays clash at Port Oval looks a much tighter contest than it did a week and a half ago with West Augusta Hawks buoyed by their victory over Central coming up against the Risdon Proprietary Lions who were bettered by Centrals in round 2.

Lions on ball brigade led by their ruckman Dyer should get first crack at it and will want Fuller, Slattery, Ewardsx2 and co to fire them forward. Horsnell was impressive last week against the Cats and his finishing and abilty to get loose and read the ball make him a hard match up for the inexperienced Hawk outfit. They will need help from Bradley and others to help mount a winning score.

The Lions defence has leaked a few goals this year and their record is only 3 goals in front of the leagues worst in the Hawks including the 157 points they gave up in a round 1 belting at the hands of the dual premiers South. They have good players in Eckert, Browne and the 2 Harmers and will want a committed effort to win.

For West their defence has been better with Singleton being as good as any backs so far this year complimented by the consistent Packard amongst others. Big man Hore has been working into the season and on ballers and runners in the silky Collins, Cammarano, Bejah and Milera will want to pump it forward to Rooster Dadleh and VonSenden as well as chiming in themselves.

This will be West first journey South to Pirie this year and Im tipping it wont be a succesful one with Lions taking the chocolates by 24 points.

South Augusta to wallop stumbling Central.

The timing of this match couldn’t be worse for Central as they scramble to regain form after there last 2 poor performannces and there is nothing South love more than putting the Bloods to the sword. The Dogs will have too much run, too much cohesion and too much firepower for Central and should win by 60.

Whyalla pull the pin on Combined footy

The SGLs league game set for 9th June against Whyalla has been abandoned with the Whyalla Football League dropping out of the scheduled game in a disappointing outcome. Whyalla has been stricken with oval availability with Bennet Oval out and placed the League under massive strain with some league games starting as early at 10.30 in the morning. Last years result in Whyalla of a 179 point thumping to SGL also would not have helped along with this years game having them travelling to Pirie. This now leaves the SGL with no combined footy this year but Whyalla are still hoping to organise some games at junior and senior colts level.

Round 4 report 

The most competitive round for the year so far with all games under 5 goals

May 15, 2018 – by a special correspondent

Even Cats hold out determined Lions

In a strongly fought hard defensive display of country footy Solomontown Cats has held the Proprietary Risdon Lions to steal early season bragging rights over their cross town rivals. Very little separarated the sides all day with the Lions heading into the long break leading by a point but let it slip in the match defining third quarter with the Cats scoring 4 goals to 2 from the Lions to end up being the game result.

For the defeated Takka Horsnell kept the Lions in the game with a match high 5 goals adding to the only other scorer Saunders with 2. If they could have found another route to goal to compliment sharpshooter Horsnell they very well may have snatched victory. Oliphant was lively all day in his best display for the year to date and Dyer continued his good form along with Slattery and Patterson.

For Sollies it was youngsters in Munzberg and Foster that played well complimented by the consistent Jonno Hayes, livewire Redman and Bernhardt again showing his worth in a victory that enabled the Cats return to the coveted top 2 spot! Solomontown 9.8.62 PropRisdon 7.8.50

South out run and out muscle Port in the battle of the dogs

It was Bulldog v Bulldog as the Port team travelled North to Face South Augusta at their home ground but were found short against the undefeated reds. South handed out some fearsome hidings to Port last year and the wait to turn the tables will continue as a very even first half opened out into a relatively comfortable 29 point victory as Soth drew away.

Phillips coming off his 8 goals last week led the scoring for Port with 3 but for Port to compete against the best they need more from Grove and Woodards who only managed 1 each in a tough day. Darcy Puddy starred for the travellers after being handed the poison chalice of standing early season sensation Lionel Brown and did a magnificent job replacing his his lack of experience with energy and commitment. He wa shelped in defence by skipper Byerlee and George whilst onballers Hutchinson and Vivar continued their early season form.

For the league trend setters Thompson put in his second good one in a row along with the immensely talented Milera and also Bolitho putting in his best game for some time. Shirley was great holding Ports key attacking bigmen down and Brown whilst much quieter still eeked out 4 goals along with 3 from burley forward Hamilton.

In wasn’t all gloom and doom for Port as they were brave in defeat and will play better games this year. Sadly for them so will South! South Augusta 11.8.74 Port 6.9.45

West storm over Central for break through victory!

Central were left kicking themselves as their inaccuracy in the second half kicking 1.8 left the door ajar for the West Hawks as they slammed on 6 final quarter goals to snatch victory after trailing by 11 at 3 quarter time!

Coach McKenzie will be a relieved man after a tough tough start as gaffer and Central coach Redden will have headaches leading into his next 2 games against last years Grand Final combatants. West 9.6.60 Central 5.15.45

Round 4 – May 12 & 13, 2018

West Augusta

1.4

1.5

3.5

9.6 (60)

Central Augusta

1.3

4.7

4.10

5.15 (45)

Best: West – J. Fraser , D. Von Senden, J. Milera, C. Singleton, N. Collins. Central – B. Allen, C. Williams, J. Nance, M. Fuller, T. Scott. Goals: West – D. Von Senden 3, J. Milera, D. McKerlie, J. Fraser , H. Nunn, K. Bejah , T. Hore. Central – B. Everett, J. Reid, D. Armstrong, K. Colson, R. Morris

South Augusta

4.1

5.4

9.6

11.8 (74)

Port

3.2

4.4

5.5

6.9 (45)

Best: South Augusta – W. Bolitho, C. Milera, K. Thompson, C. Shirley. Port – D. Puddy, J. Vivar, T. Byerlee, S. George, Z. Hutchinson. Goals: South Augusta – L. Brown 4, T. Hamilton 3, W. Bolitho, K. Aitken, H. Holland, C. Milera. Port – G. Phillips 3, M. Collins, C. Grove, B. Woodards

Prop Risdon

2.1

4.4

6.4

7.8 (50)

Solomontown

2.1

4.3

8.7

9.8 (62)

Best: Solomontown – L. Munzberg, J. Hayes, N. Redman, T. Foster, R. Bernhardt. Prop Risdon – T. Horsnell, S. Dyer, A. Oliphant, L. Patterson, A. Slattery. Goals: Solomontown – T. Foster 2, J. Hayes 2, T. Head, J. Caputo, L. Bearman, R. Bernhardt, M. Caputo. Prop Risdon – T. Horsnell 5, N. Saunders 2

Round Four Previews  – 10 May 2018

The local Cats and Lions face off for the first time this year in a crucial clash whilst the improved Port will get an early season audit againt the all conquering South outfit to test how close or otherwise they are to finals this year.

Solomontown and Lions – where do they stand!? Last year Lions were unable to better the Cats all year but still made it through to the preliminary and finished only one spot below in third. At present they sit third and fourth and Lions had a good win against Port first up in the only local derby this year so far.

Both sides have a good deck of runners with the Lions stars in Bearman, the Hayes cousins, Francis, Redman, Mezzino, Francis, Caputo and the Head brothers probably slightly shade the Lions stars in Fuller, the Edwards brothers, Patterson, Saunders, Thorpe and Oliphant but its close.

Sollies big men in Muller Bernhardt and Munzberg will give the Cats good options despite the best efforst of spring heeled Dyer and Lions will need great games from Ley, Tom Harmer and Bradley who has scored each week to drive them closer. Eckert will always play well and Browne gets better each week but they are missing Marslands presence up front.

This one should be a belter and Im picking the Cats to prevail with more scoring options but not by much, 9 points.

Top of table clash for the Dogs. Whilst early season premiership tables can sometimes throw up some unusual positioning its probably fair to say that Port have improved from last year and this week we get to see by how much.

After a couple of good wins they will head to Port Augusta with some optimism but know they will be up against it. South have been sweeping all before them and have winners all over the ground. Brown coming off a seven goal last quarter against Lions for a 20 goal tally for 3 games will take some stopping and whoever gets the job will need some serious pace and footy smarts, possibly Murphy but good luck to whoever gets the task!!

Similarly though Phillips set the ground alight himself last week and crumbing at the feet of big man Groves has reapt great rewards for the seasoned sharpshooter. Kerin or Shirley will be given the tasks on Woodards and Groves but it’s the onballers that South have will be the difference. Kildea, Thompson, Holland, Stuart, Fuschtei and the mercurial Milera will lead Coe, Vivar, Hutchinson, Collins, Pisani, Dickeson and Keane a merry dance and whilst brave I cant see them getting there. South by 31 points

Central V West – Both sides will be screaming for a win in Port Augusta to stay in touch with the top four and whilst West have shown improvement from the orching at the hands of South in round 1 I still cant see them flipping the Bloods. Central by 23 points

PIRIE SIDES TURNED THE TABLES ON THEIR NORTHERN NEIGHBOURS WINNING 2 OUT OF 3!

Round 3 Match Reports

Phillips fires as Dogs maul Bloods

In one of the best displays from Port for quite a while, the dogs put a much improved Central side to the sword in Port Pirie on Saturday. Central had finished fast the previous two weeks versus Sollies and Lions for two close results, one win and a loss, but were never in the game as Port jumped out to a 20 point quarter time lead that increased to 46 then 66 before the final 63 point margin.

Phillips cut a swathe through the opposition defences early with 7 goals in the first half to finish with 8 whilst at the other end the livewire Central forwards the Colson twins were held to a goal between them in a solid display at both ends. Jacob Akker again showed his talent and played well in the ruck against evergreen Fuller whilst the rebounding defenders in Jared and George did well to set up many attacking moves from behind the centre. Coe was busy again whilst Hutchison gave plenty and Vivar showed what talent he has in his best display for the club.

For the travellers better players were harder to find in a display that would have disappointed coach Redden. Their forwards were held and their movement and run never got going. Kuerschner and Everett battled all day with Williams their best and Armstrong their only multiple scorere with 2.

We wont get the full picture till everyone has played everyone but that is a real handy one for Port with South and Sollies to come! Port 15.14.104 Central 6.5.41

South roll Lions in comfortable clash

The high scoring South Augusta side continue to knock aside all challngers and has mad it 3 from 3 with a 57 point win over the travelling Proprietary Risdon Lions.

The Lions battled hard all day and early on traded goals with South with doubles each to Fuller and Urbancic for a 1 point game at quarter time. The game started to stretch away from here with the lead out to 23 at the main break as South run and spread on the big oval started to open Lions up. The third again went against Lions with 5 goals to 3 as Lions struggled to stay in touch before South opened up in the last. In honesty it wasn’t so much South as it was Lionel Brown! Brown had already racked up bags of 5 and 6 in the first two rounds and added to the 2 he already had this game with all 7 goals that South kicked in the last quarter for a bag of 9. A dynamite performance.

Fuller was agin best for Lions with a bag of 4 to add to his swag of possessions with partner in crime Eckert again being prominent. Browne chimed in with great poise to be one of Lions better players along with youngster Chivell that’s showing good signs! For South there was plenty to choose from, Brown for his 9 goals, Kriston Thompson finally seeming to shake his injuries to put in a blinder along with Stuart and Rusell whilst key defenders Shirley and Kerin were very efficient as always.

The Lions have a big clash against the Cats this week before they round out their first complete round with West and will be looking to add to their 1 win as soon as they can. But this one gave them a sight of where they need to be to be in the mix come finals and went down by 57 points South 19.10.124 Lions 10.7.67

 

 

Sollies outlast Hawks in a low scoring win

For the second time this year the Cats have travelled north to Port Augusta and came home victorious to nudge their season tally to 2 wins 1 loss to draw level with Port. There was only 13 goals scored all day and its fair to say there will be more attractive free flowing games for both sides as the season rolls out. Sollies in particular were poor in front of the sticks with 32% conversion and 17 points for the day to help keep the margin lower than it should have been.

Again West were keen early as they search for there debut win and should have led my more as there 5 point lead was all behinds with 7 scoring shots to 2. Sollies slowly steadied and gathered momentum to regain the lead at half time before slowly drawing away as the game played out.

It was Sollies run that in the end won the day as although West get a lot of the ball they havent the players or moreso experience to convert it to scoreboard pressure. Skipper Bearman was good for the Cats along with other runners in the Hayes cousins Jonno and Riley with his best game since returning. Their youngsters are also starting to chime in with Scrutton showing glimpses, along with Munsberg who was good and Foster who scored a goal.

For West for the second week running defender Singleton continues to shine showing his speed and athleticism along with the seasoned champion Collins and good games from Laube Von Senden and Harrison.

Sollies now look forward to cross town clash with Lions whilst West might give themselves a chance to draw level with Central who have only won one game from three. It was Sollies day and 2 wins from 2 away they will be happy with Solomontown 8.17.65 West 5.7.37

Round 3 – May 5 & 6, 2018

West

2.5

3.5

3.7

5.7 (37)

Solomontown

2.0

4.6

7.12

8.17 (65)

Best: Sollies – R. Hayes, J. Hayes, K. Head, L. Bearman, L. Munzberg. West – C. Singleton, D. Von Senden, N. Collins, S. Laube, T. Harrison. Goals: Sollies – J. Hayes 2, K. Muller, R. Bernhardt, B. Francis, J. Scrutton, R. Hayes, T. Foster. West – N. Collins, R. Dadleh, T. Hore, D. Von Senden, S. Laube

South

3.2

7.8

12.9

19.10 (124)

Prop Risdon

3.1

4.3

7.4

10.7 (67)

Best: South – K. Thompson, C. Shirley, M. Kerin, B. Russell, A. Stuart. Prop Risdon – J. Fuller, T. Eckert, P. Browne, A. Simmons, A. Chivell. Goals: South – L. Brown 9, B. Russell 4, V. Urbancic 3, H. Holland 2, D. Dodd. Prop Risdon  –  J. Fuller 4, T. Bradley 2, S. Dyer 2, M. Brown, T. Eckert

Port

4.2

10.7

13.10

15.14 (104)

Central

1.0

3.3

3.4

6.5 (41)

Best: Port – G. Phillips, J. Vivar, J. Akker, S. George, Z. Hutchinson. Central – C. Williams, R. Kuerschner, B. Everett, T. Finlay, M. Fuller. Goals: Port – G. Phillips 8, A. Coe 3, C. Grove 2, J. Vivar, S. George. Central – D. Armstrong 2, C. Crabbe, M. Fuller, B. Everett, B. Colson

Round 2 – April 28 & 29, 2018

West

1.1

3.1

5.3

5.5 (35)

Port

2.1

5.5

7.7

10.11 (71)

Best: Port – M. Collins, B. Woodards, S. Jared, D. Puddy, S. Keane. West – C. Singleton, M. Curley, T. Harrison, T. Hore, N. Collins, Goals: Port – B. Woodards 4, C. Grove 3, A. Coe, G. Phillips, S. George. West – R. Dadleh 2, J. Milera, S. Laube, J. Fraser

Central

2.0

4.4

6.4

11.7 (73)

Prop Risdon

5.4

5.6

9.7

10.7 (67)

Best: Central – B. Everett, A. Miller, T. Finlay, C. Williams, J. Nance. Prop Risdon – J. Fuller, T. Eckert, S. Edwards, A. Simmons, T. Thorpe. Goals: Central – R. Morris 3, B. Colson 2, K. Colson 2, D. Armstrong 2, J. Reid, B. Allen. Prop Risdon – T. Horsnell 2, A. Oliphant 2, T. Bradley 2, K. Binell, A. Slattery, J. Fuller, T. Pellegrini

Solomontown

3.2

3.4

4.9

5.9 (39)

South

0.3

4.7

7.9

12.14 (86)

Best: South – M. Kerin, A. Stuart, C. Milera, C. Shirley, V. Urbancic. Sollies – J. Hayes, R. Mezzino, T. Sciangalepore, L. Munzberg, R. Saracino. Goals: South – L. Brown 5, G. Warren 4, D. Dodd, C. Milera, K. Aitken. Sollies – J. Hayes 2, J. Baker, J. Caputo, B. Heard

Round 1  – April 21 & 22, 2018

Central

1.3

3.6

4.6

10.9 (69)

Solomontown

2.0

3.3

8.7

12.8 (80)

Best: Sollies – K. Muller, R. Bernhardt, J. Hayes, R. Hayes, B. Goodridge. Central – B. Allen, J. Nance, C. Williams, D. Colson, A. Miller. Goals; Sollies – R. Bernhardt 3, J. Caputo 2, J. Nitschke 2, K. Muller, B. Francis, J. Davies, T. Foster, L. Bearman. Central – B. Colson 4, B. Allen 3, K. Colson 2, B. Everett

West

4.1

5.4

5.6

6.7 (43)

South

4.3

10.8

17.13

24.13 (157)

Best: South – C. Milera, A. Stuart, L. Brown, M. Downey, S. Maule. West – J. Dalla Santa, C. Ryan , J. Packard, J. Fraser , S. Laube. Goals: South – L. Brown 6, V. Urbancic 4, G. Warren 3, C. Milera 2, T. Hamilton 2, D. Dodd 2, R. Irvine, K. McKenzie, H. Holland, K. Aitken, K. Thompson. West – T. Warren 2, S. Laube, M. Curley, D. Von Senden, J. Dalla Santa

Prop Risdon

2.2

5.5

9.8

13.8 (86)

Port

1.3

5.3

5.7

8.12 (60)

Best: Prop Risdon – S. Dyer, T. Eckert, T. Ley, T. Thorpe, T. Horsnell. Port – A. Coe, F. Collins, J. Akker, D. Puddy, O. Gray. Goals: Prop Risdon – S. Dyer 3, B. Harmer 2, J. Fuller 2, T. Bradley, T. Horsnell, T. Ley, L. Patterson, C. Marsland, A. Chivell. Port – A. Coe 2, G. Phillips 2, B. Woodards 2, M. Collins, C. Grove

 

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