ROBE WIN FLAG WITH LAST KICK OF THE GAME

ROBE SINK MT BURR ON THE SIREN WITH ANOTHER LAST GASP KICK

by Terry Willoughby, September 16, 2018

The South Pole gales came to the South East and made playing conditions extremely difficult. Mt Burr started well and as they did in the second semi appeared to be in complete control. The Mozzies raced to an early when they booted the first four goals of the game and Robe looked to be in deep trouble. Henry Crauford was a big winner in the ruck and around the ground for Mt Burr and this provided smaller men in Puiatti and James Wallis to drive the ball forward repeatedly. The Robe defence was in danger of being overwhelmed but fought back strongly. The Mozzies continued to pound the goal-front and led by 26 points at quarter time.

Robe had managed two valuable goals against the flow of play but when their turn with the wind arrived so did the heavy rain. The Roosters had plenty of chances but wasted most of them and only booted one goal from six scoring shots. On-baller Jon Agnew was doing everything in a bid to lift Robe but still Mt Burr led by 24 points and were looking comfortable. Defenders, Ty Stanley and Josh Wallis were doing a great job for Mt Burr and Robe found goals hard to get.

Robe started to get some momentum in the third quarter but Mt Burr still seemed to have the game under control as the wind started to change to more across the ground. Cory Gamble was having an influence for the Mozzies but Jack Sneath was on top at full back for Robe as they got three goals for the term against two from Mt Burr. Mt Burr had led for three quarters and still appeared to be the better team with a lead of 17 points.

Any wind advantage seemed to have gone as the last quarter began, Agnew was still winning kicks at the stoppages for Robe and Craig Pitt also but Mt Burr was strong in defence through Stanley and Josh Wallis. At the other end Sneath and Riley Dickinson cut out the Mt Burr forwards and play was stuck between half-back lines with many ball-ups and throw-ins. Slowly Robe cut into Mt Burr’s lead but the clock was running down. Robe had nearly every player behind centre in a bid to clog the Mt Burr forward line but couldn’t break clear to get the play forward themselves. Mt Burr lost a player to the blood rule and play was held up momentarily but Robe found a way forward from the congestion and got the ball to Craig Pitt who found himself alone in the forward 50m with only seconds remaining, his kick crossed the goal-line to put the Roosters in front for the first and only time as the siren sounded to give Robe a three point win and devastate Mt Burr who failed to score in the final quarter. It was the second time in the finals that Mt Burr had been defeated on the siren. It was the icing on the cake for Craig Pitt who recently returned from a broken jaw.

Best for Robe were the tireless Jon Agnew around the stoppages and mid-field, Craig Pitt, unheralded youngster Jack Sneath and Riley Dickinson in defence, Jake Pitt at half-forward and Jordan Pettit on the wing. For the disconsolate Mt Burr, Cory Gamble, on-baller Chris Puiatti, ruckman Henry Crauford and defenders Ty Stanley, Josh Wallis.

ROBE 9-10 64 ON THE SIREN, DEFEATED MT BURR 9-7 61

Grand Final at Glencoe on September 15, 2018

Robe2.13.66.89.10 (64)
Mt Burr6.37.69.79.7 (61)

Best:   Robe – Jonathan Agnew, Craig  Pitt, Jack Sneath, Riley Dickinson, Jake Pitt, Jordan Pettit.  Mt Burr :  Cory Gamble, Chris Puiatti, Tyler Stanley, Henry Crauford, James Wallis, Josh Wallis. Goals: Robe – Craig  Pitt 3, Kane Cuthbertson 1, Jack Kelly 1, Terrence Wilfred 1, Jake Wehl 1, Lewis Crawford 1, Jaryd Dawson 1. Mt Burr :  Jack Gregory 3, Dylan Ridley 2, Thomas Hales 2, Nathan Muhovics 1, Henry Crauford 1

MT BURR WIN THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL WITH A COMFORTABLE WIN OVER KALANGADOO

By Terry Willoughby, September 9, 2018

Mt Burr led throughout the preliminary final against a very disappointing Kalangadoo who managed only a paltry two goals for the game. Mt Burr were never in any real danger of defeat in a game that never rose to great heights with goals hard to come by.

The Mozzies led by just two points at quarter time but only had one goal on the board with defensive football the order of the day. Kalangadoo had its moments in the first quarter but had been unable to convert them. In a low scoring game Mt Burr stole a big break in the second term when they booted 4 goals to nil and held a 27 point lead at halftime.

No forward of either team had any influence with Mt Burr’s Jack Gregory the only multiple goal scorer in the game. Josh and Sam Wallis along with Tyler Stanley were near impassable in defence for Mt Burr and whilst Bannister and Reeves were solid performers for Kalangadoo they couldn’t find a way to goal. Kalangadoo’s only  two goals for the game came in the third quarter through Ben Gregory and Chris Mules but Mt Burr also goaled to maintain a match-winning 19 point lead. Try as they did Kalangadoo just couldn’t take a trick and Mt Burr with a more consistent team effort again kicked away with three goals to win by 38 points and reach another Grand Final.

Mt Burr’s best were Josh and Sam Wallis, ruckman Henry Crauford, Tyler Stanley, onballer Chris Puiatti and Cory Gamble. Jason Bannister, Matt Fatchen, Reeves and James Pratt battled hard for a very disappointing Kalangadoo.

MT BURR 9-6 60 COMFORTABLY DEFEATED KALANGADOO 2-10 22

Preliminary Final at Nangwarry on September 8, 2018

Mt Burr1.05.26.29.6 (60)
Kalangadoo0.40.52.72.10 (22)

Best:   Mt Burr – J. Wallis, S. Wallis, C. Gamble, H. Crauford, C. Puiatti, T. Stanley. Kalangadoo – J. Bannister, M. Fatchen, N. Reeves, J. Pratt, L. Hay. Goals: Mt Burr – J. Gregory 3, T. Redden, K. Gordon, M. Cutting, J. Wallis, H. Schultz, D. Ridley. Kalangadoo – C. Mules, B. Gregory

ROBE TIP OUT MT BURR TO ADVANCE TO THE GRAND FINAL

by Terry Willoughby – Monday 3 September, 2018

Robe, who stole the double chance from Kalangadoo in the last round were not highly fancied to upset MSE powerhouse, Mt Burr and for much of the game that’s how it appeared. The first quarter was even with only five points separating the teams at quarter time with Robe narrowly ahead but Mt Burr had looked more convincing. Henry Crauford was the best big man on the ground and on-ballers Puiatti and Renzi made the most of this. Dickinson and Jake Wehl had done well for Robe and restricted Mt Burr’s scoring power.

Mt Burr threatened to run away with the game in the second quarter when they slammed on seven goals to two and raced to a 25 point lead and suddenly Robe looked like a rabbit in the headlights. Renzi and Jack Gregory were amongst the goals and speedy Dylan Ridley was giving the Robe defence the run around. Robe needed to regroup quickly and this they did in the third term. Slowly but surely they brought the margin back to manageable proportions but Mt Burr still looked comfortable. No one player stood out for Robe but they surprisingly held a narrow 3 point lead heading into the last quarter.

Mt Burr defenders Josh and Sam Wallis tightened the screws and the Mozzies regained the lead as play transferred from one end to the other. The scores were locked together with only minutes but most spectators were thinking of a Mt Burr win. With only seconds to go and the scores level Tom Rechner marked 35 to 40 m form goal for Robe, needing only to score to give them a win. He steered the ball through for a goal as the siren sounded and stun Mt Burr in the process. Robe, victors by six points and into the Grand Final. Better players for Robe were Dickinson, Jake Wehl, on-baller Jon Agnew, midfielder Zac Deane, Angus Weir and forward Craig Pitt. For the stunned Mt Burr they were Dylan Ridley, coach Thomas Renzi who booted 4 goals, Puiatti and the Wallis boys, Sam, James and Josh.

ROBE 14-10 94 AFTER THE SIREN, DEFEATED MT BURR 13-10 88                     

Second Semi Final at Kalangadoo on September 1, 2018

Mt Burr2.29.511.613.10 (88)
Robe3.15.411.914.10 (94)

Best: Robe – R. Dickinson, J. Wehl, J. Agnew, Z. Deane, A. Weir, C. Pitt. Mt Burr – D. Ridley, T. Renzi, C. Puiatti, J. Wallis, J. Wallis, S. Wallis. Goals: Robe – J. Kelly 2, K. Cuthbertson 2, J. Pitt 2, J. Dawson 2, T. Rechner, Z. Deane, L. Crawford, C. Pitt, A. Everett, J. Agnew. Mt Burr – T. Renzi 4, J. Gregory 2, T. Redden, C. Puiatti, H. Crauford, J. Dowdy, H. Schultz, T. Hales, D. Ridley

KALANGADOO THRASH INSIPID HATHERLEIGH IN FIRST SEMI FINAL

by Terry Willoughby, August 26, 2018

A determined Kalangadoo swept aside an insipid Hatherleigh and exposed the gulf between the top three teams and the rest in the first semi-final at Port MacDonnell. Kalangadoo started surely and had many more contributors than the meek Hatherleigh and led by 17 points at the first change. The Magpies had a greater spread of goal-kickers with Ben Mules a strong target but it was more about his general-ship of the forward line that had Hatherleigh in trouble. The quarter time margin was as close as the Eagles got as Kalangadoo extended the lead to 27 points at halftime. Mitch Pulmer, Gerard McGrath and last week’s star Jase Bateman were trying very hard for the Eagles but saw most of the efforts dismantled by Bannister and Lowe in defence for Kalangadoo. The floodgates were easing open in the third quarter as Kalangadoo slammed on 6 goals with unerring accuracy and bolted to an unassailable 49 point lead. The Magpies had goal-kickers bobbing up everywhere as Hatherleigh became a rabble. The last quarter was a complete rout as Kalangadoo went on their merry way with Fatchen, Lindner and Stone in complete control around the midfield and bombarding the Hatherleigh defences relentlessly. The ruthless Magpies piled on another 9 goals to over-run the Eagles by a whopping 102 points. Fatchen, Bannister, Lowe and Lindner all shone for Kalangadoo whilst Ben Mules booted six goals. Hatherleigh barely gave a yelp with only Pulmer, McGrath, Bateman and Ferguson-Lane showing much resistance.

KALANGADOO 22-6 138 THRASHED HATHERLEIGH 5-6 36

First Semi Final at Port MacDonnell on August 25, 2018

Kalangadoo4.07.113.122.6 (138)
Hatherleigh1.12.44.65.6 (36)

Best: Kalangadoo – M. Fatchen, J. Bannister, M. Lowe, B. Lindner, A. Stone, S. Mcmanus. Hatherleigh – M. Pulmer, G. Mcgrath, J. Bateman, J. Ferguson-Lane, W. Chay. Goals: Kalangadoo – B. Mules 6, A. Stone 3, B. Ousey 3, B. Gregory 3, L. Jones 2, T. Mcmanus 2, B. Lindner 2, M. Krieger. Hatherleigh – T. Bell, J. Bateman, W. Chay, M. Faulkner, B. Fabris

FINAL ROUND SEES CHANGE OF ORDER WITH ROBE MOVING TO SECOND

by Terry Willoughby – August 19, 2018

Mt Burr had a very much routine win over seventh placed Tantanoola by 54 points and retained top spot in the process. Tantanoola, on the other hand, had little to play for but at least made the Mozzies work hard for the win, particular in the first half when Mt Burr led by just 11 points. The second half was a different story with Tant scoreless in the third quarter while Mt Burr went further ahead even if inaccurately. The Mozzies polished up their goal-kicking in the final term and ran out easy winners. Mt Burr coach Tom Renzi was best in a team that had much more talent.

MT BURR 12-19 91 EASILY DEFEATED TANTANOOLA 5-7 37

Hatherleigh only needed to win to remain in fourth spot against Kongorong and they did that quite easily. A five goal burst before halftime saw the margin blow out to 32 points. Kongorong briefly challenged in the third term with 6 goals to three from Hatherleigh but the Eagles still held a 13 point margin with a wind assisted last quarter to play. Hatherleigh finished strongly with seven goals as Kongorong’s resistance faded and they won comfortably by 37 points. Jase Bateman with six goals and Josh Wight four did the damage up forward for Hatherleigh whilst Kongorong coach Bronson Saffin booted two goals and was best in his last game with the Hawks.

HATHERLEIGH 17-10 112 COMFORTABLY OVER KONGORONG 11-9 75

Oh! For a day at the seaside. Well not this day anyway! The reality was that neither team was good enough to make the top four even though Port Mac actually spent time in fourth spot. The game should have been well and truly decided by quarter but Port Mac were woefully inaccurate and led by 28 points. They were rarely threatened but were never able to deliver the goods to put Glencoe away.

PORT MACDONNELL 9-17 71 TOO GOOD FOR GLENCOE 5-9 39

Bleak conditions made good football near impossible for Robe and Kalangadoo who were locked in a battle for the double chance. Goals were as scarce as hen’s teeth the longer the game went but Robe made the early running and booted three to lead by 23 points at quarter time. Midfielders Jon Agnew and Lewis Crawford were prominent for Robe but Kalangadoo burst back in the second quarter to reach a one point lead at half-time. A solitary goal by Robe against the flow of play would prove crucial at the finish though! Robe again reached the lead in the third term with two unanswered goals and led by 12 points but Kalangadoo were going to the scoring end if it could be called that in such a low-scoring game. Players had slipped and slithered all over and when they weren’t they found the buffeting winds almost impossible. That they scored the only goal of the last quarter is testament to the conditions but it was Robe who held on to win by 5 points and steal second spot in the process. The Pitt brothers, Jake 3 and Craig one who kicked most of robe’s goals but Agnew’s two coupled with his work around the stoppages that made the win possible. James Pratt, Jon Mules and Ousey toiled hard for Kalangadoo but they fell just 5 points short.

ROBE 6-11 47 NARROWLY DEFEATED KALANGADOO 5-12 42

Round 18 – August 18, 2018

Hatherleigh2.27.610.817.10 (112)
Kongorong1.22.48.711.9 (75)

Best: Ha Jase Bateman, Joseph Rayson, Luke Macgregor, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Todd Watson, Tim Merrett. Kongorong : Bronson Saffin, Paul Ellis, Bryn Weaver, Robert Hein, Ryan Rutkowskitherleigh. Goals: Hatherleigh – Jase Bateman 6, Josh Wight 4, Tim Merrett 3, Kade Bradley 1, Jack Skeer 1, Brodie Fabris 1, Hayden Biddle 1.  Kongorong : Bodhi Pannenburg 3, John Simkin 2, Bronson Saffin 2, Bryn Weaver 1, Bradley Long 1, Robert Hein 1, Brandon Kranz 1

Mt Burr3.55.107.1612.19 (91)
Tantanoola1.44.54.55.7 (37)

Best: Mt Burr – Thomas Renzi, Tyler Stanley, Dylan Ridley, Josh Wallis, Ethan  Glass . Tantanoola :  Roy Osborne, Samuel Haniford, Hayden Brown, Braydn Reilly, Matt Pilmore, Alec Roberts. Goals: Mt Burr – Jack Gregory 2, Nathan Muhovics 2, Chris Puiatti 2, Dylan Ridley 2, Taylor Redden 1, Josh Wallis 1, Hayden Schultz 1, Ethan  Glass  1.  Tantanoola :  Matt Pilmore 4, Samuel Haniford 1

Port MacDonnell3.105.118.159.17 (71)
Glencoe2.43.65.9 (39)

Best: Port MacDonnell – Daron McElroy, Mark Smith, Angus Mcgregor, Wade Chant, Jackson Primer, Blake Lynch. Glencoe :  Tom Edwards, Dylan Pfitzner, Zacc Cocks, Clay Von Duve, Dylan Childs, Tim Biggins. Goals: Port MacDonnell – Ben McGregor 3, Brandon Newton 1, Matthew Stark 1, Christopher Driver 1, Daron McElroy 1, Angus Mcgregor 1, Jake Turner 1.  Glencoe :  Dylan Pfitzner 2, Tom Edwards 2, Clay Von Duve 1

Robe3.54.66.96.11 (47)
Kalangadoo4.74.95.12 (42)

Best: Robe – Jonathan Agnew, Lewis Crawford, Zac Deane, Jordan Pettit, Quinton McCallum, Jake Wehl.  Kalangadoo :  James Pratt, Jonathan Mules, Braiden Ousey, Mathew Fatchen, Lachy Jones, Jason Bannister. Goals: Robe – Jake Pitt 3, Jonathan Agnew 2, Craig Pitt 1.Kalangadoo :   Jonathan Mules 1, Tye Mcmanus 1, Michael Krieger 1, Mathew Fatchen 1, Benjamin Mules 1

HATHERLEIGH ALL BUT SECURE FOURTH SPOT WITH EASY WIN

by Terry Willoughby – August 12, 2018

Hatherleigh all but secured their finals spot against Tantanoola. Displaying  their best form in recent games the Eagles always looked in control despite a poor second term in which they only booted one goal but they still led by 20 points at the half-time break. Tant went scoreless in the third quarter as Hatherleigh were again switched on with key performers Caolan Buckley and Gerard Mcgrath dominating and stretched their lead to 50 points. Tant had now held up the white flag and Hatherleigh showed little mercy in adding another six goals to romp in by 80 points.

HATHERLEIGH 16-15 111 THRASHED TANTANOOLA 4-7 31

Port MacDonnell needing results to go their way very nearly shot themselves in the foot when they just held on by six points against local enemy Kongorong. Port Mac led practically throughout but were never very convincing and Kongorong closed to within six points at the long break. The game was never of high standard and heavy conditions didn’t help. Port Mac battled to 10 point lead with a quarter to play but Kongorong with only pride on the line sensed a chance to tip the bucket on Port Mac. The Hawks edged closer all through the last quarter but Port Mac’s solitary goal was just enough to get them home.

PORT MACDONNELL 9-14 68 FELL IN, KONGORONG 8-14 62

Robe were far too good for Glencoe, who managed only one goal in the first three quarters, to win easily by 81 points. With Craig Pitt starring on the forward line Robe raced to a 54 point lead by halftime. Glencoe offered little opposition again in the third quarter as Robe dominated play with good players everywhere. Robe were in cruise control in the last quarter and added a lazy five goals whilst Glencoe also booted five, just for respectability. Pitt booted six to be best for Robe ahead of Jon Agnew, Jed Jarrett, Crawford and Kane Cuthbertson. For three quarters Glencoe were barely there.

ROBE 19-12 126 OUTCLASSED GLENCOE 6-9 45

Kalangadoo frittered away chances as they demolished Nangwarry by 138 points which was as close as Nangwarry has been to any team this season but that was due more to the weather than anything else.

KALANGADOO 20-25 145 DEFEATED NANGWARRY 1-1 7

Round 17 – August 11, 2018

Glencoe1.41.51.86.9 (45)
Robe4.310.514.919.12 (126)

Best: Robe – C. Pitt, J. Agnew, J. Jarrett, L. Crawford, K. Cuthbertson, S. Huebner. Glencoe – Z. Cocks, M. Jaeschke, J. Ballintyne, D. Pfitzner, T. Biggins, J. Foster. Goals:  Robe – C. Pitt 6, B. Vidic 2, J. Agnew 2, J. Pitt 2, L. Crawford 2, J. Dawson 2, S. Huebner, T. Wilfred, J. Jarrett. Glencoe – N. Easterbrook 2, A. Gregory 2, T. Biggins, Z. Cocks

Kalangadoo8.613.1218.1820.25 (145)
Nangwarry0.11.1 (7)

Best: Kalangadoo – M. Krieger, B. Lindner, M. Lowe, A. Stone, M. Fatchen, J. Pratt. Nangwarry – V. Virtanen, J. Virtanen, J. Stratman, J. Ingley, M. Chaplin, B. Just. Goals: Kalangadoo – L. Jones 5, N. Reeves 3, B. Lindner 3, M. Lowe 2, M. Durbidge 2, M. Arthurson, B. Ousey, T. Mcmanus, M. Krieger, J. Pratt. Nangwarry – J. Virtanen

Kongorong2.35.76.118.14 (62)
Port MacDonnell4.16.78.109.14 (68)

Best: Port Mac – M. Smith, J. Primer, L. Bottomley, W. Chant, Z. Williams, D. McElroy. Kongorong – A. Lightbody, P. Ellis, H. Evans, B. Weaver, R. Hein, S. Baker. Goals: Port Mac – B. McGregor 2, M. Stark 2, D. McElroy 2, K. Mcclean, S. Enderl, J. Primer. Kongorong – B. Saffin 3, R. Franchetto 2, B. Kranz, A. Harding, B. Weaver

Tantanoola1.13.53.54.7 (31)
Hatherleigh5.66.710.1316.15 (111)

Best: Hatherleigh – C. Buckley, G. Mcgrath, B. Fabris, K. Bradley, J. Rayson, L. Walker. Tantanoola – Z. Walker, J. Gould, D. Pink, S. Haniford, R. Osborne, M. Sorella. Goals: Hatherleigh – K. Bradley 4, J. Skeer 3, J. Bateman 2, J. Faulkner 2, Z. Jones, G. Mcgrath, M. Pulmer, B. Fabris, J. Rayson. Tantanoola – J. Gould 2, B. White, B. Reilly

HATHERLEIGH TOPPLE MT BURR IN A BID TO HOLD ONTO FOURTH SPOT

by Terry Willoughby, August 5, 2018

Hatherleigh overcame a slow start to topple top placed Mt Burr by 13 points and hang on to fourth spot in the process. Mt Burr held a 10 point lead at quarter time and Hatherleigh seemed headed to defeat and out of contention. Something revived Hatherleigh at the break and they held Mt Burr to a solitary goal and booted five of their own to race to an 18 point lead by half-time. Key players in the lift were Mcgrath and Buckley with Kade Bradley dangerous around goal. Mt Burr lifted in the third quarter and clawed back the Hatherleigh lead but they still trailed by eight points at three quarter-time.  Mt Burr midfielders Puiatti and Muhovics had lifted their work-rate and Sam and Josh Wallis tightened the screws on Hatherleigh’s forwards. Hatherleigh sniffed an opportunity early in the final term and outscored Mt Burr to record their best win of the season by 13 points.

HATHERLEIGH 11-7 73 NARROWLY DEFEATD MT BURR 9-6 60

Port MacDonnell, another team in the race for fourth spot easily accounted for the under-performing Tantanoola by 92 points. Port Mac were never seriously challenged went further ahead in every quarter against feeble opposition. With McElroy winning handsomely around the stoppages and providing his on-ballers with a mountain of chances the Bayboys encountered little resistance. Tant only managed one goal to halftime and it was game over for them. Port Mac did as much as they liked in the last half but sit just outside the top four on percentage.

PORT MACDONNELL 17-15 117 TOYED WITH TANTANOOLA 4-1 25

Robe, after an even first quarter swatted away a timid Kongorong to win by 107 points. With the Pitt brothers, Jake and Craig in top form Robe sewed the game up with an eight goal to nil burst in the second term to lead by 54 points. Kongorong were no match for the more talented Robe who won almost every position on the ground with defenders Cuthbertson and Ross picking up any errant Kongorong attacks that the midfielders allowed through. Jake Pitt had another big game and booted 8 goals for Robe whislt brother Craig, Crawford and Cuthbertson toyed with an almost absent opposition. Robe moved up to second place on the ladder as a result.

ROBE 19-17 131 CONTEMPOINTUOUSLY DEFEATED KONGORONG 3-6 24

Glencoe won the raffle that is on offer against Nangwarry with a 206 point demolition. They are the third team in the hunt for fourth spot and they made sure they stayed in the race from the start. They may well have given the 300 point win a shake but mangled the opportunity with just five goals from 18 scoring shots in the last quarter.

GLENCOE 35-28 238 DEFEATED HAPLESS NANGWARRY 5-2 32

Round 16 – August 4, 2018

Hatherleigh1.06.48.611.7 (73)
Mt Burr2.43.47.49.6 (60)

Best: Hatherleigh – G. Mcgrath, C. Buckley, J. Bateman, K. Bradley, J. Rayson, J. Ferguson-Lane. Mt Burr – C. Puiatti, N. Muhovics, J. Wallis, T. Redden, D. Ridley, S. Wallis. Goals: Hatherleigh – K. Bradley 3, F. Bradley 2, J. Skeer 2, J. Bateman 2, B. Fabris, J. Wight. Mt Burr – T. Renzi 3, D. Ridley 2, J. Gregory, C. Puiatti, J. Fiebig, H. Schultz

Nangwarry3.24.25.2 (32)
Glencoe11.917.1029.1535.28 (238)

Best: Glencoe – T. Weaver, J. Foster, D. Childs, Z. Cocks, D. Paproth, D. Pfitzner. Nangwarry – C. Hicks, V. Virtanen, J. Stratman, J. Dejong, J. Virtanen, M. Thomson. Goals: Glencoe – Troy Weaver 10, A. Gregory 7, C. Von Duve 4, Z. Cocks 4, D. Childs 3, D. Pfitzner 2, M. Kasparian, D. Paproth, J. Foster. Nangwarry – C. Hicks 2, B. Dinnison 2, D. Podobnik

Port MacDonnell4.47.811.1217.15 (117)
Tantanoola0.11.12.14.1 (25)

Best: Port Mac – S. Enderl, D. McElroy, A. McGregor, M. Smith, J. Primer, N. Wilke. Tantanoola – B. Chant, H. Brown, Z. Walker, J. Williams, B. Reilly, M. Roberts. Goals: Port Mac – H. Stevens 3, S. Enderl 3, J. Turner 3, M. Stark 2, B. Newton, A. McGregor, B. McGregor, D. McElroy, F. Lynch, J. Primer. Tantanoola – M. Pilmore 2, B. White, M. Roberts

Robe2.310.914.1119.17 (131)
Kongorong2.32.33.53.6 (24)

Best: Robe – J. Pitt, C. Pitt, L. Crawford, K. Cuthbertson, J. Wehl, B. Ross. Kongorong – B. Saffin, P. Ellis, S. Baker, R. Hein, B. Kranz. Goals: Robe – J. Pitt 8, T. Wilfred 3, C. Pitt 2, J. Agnew 2, Z. Deane, J. Wehl, L. Crawford, B. Nicolle. Kongorong – B. Long, B. Saffin, T. Modra

HATHERLEIGH SIT PRECARIOUSLY IN FOURTH SPOT DESPITE HAVING THE BYE

by Terry Willoughby, July 29, 2018

Port MacDonnell, locked in the battle for fourth spot, missed an opportunity when they went under to Mt Burr by 38 points. Mt Burr were quickly into stride and led by 20 points at quarter time with Jack Gregory looking dangerous at full forward. Port Mac fought back in the second term but only through the efforts of Hamish Stevens who was leading a one-man band on the forward line and they closed to within 15 points. Mt Burr closed Port Mac down after half-time with strong defence from Josh and Sam Wallis whilst Puiatti and coach Renzi upped the stakes in the midfield. Never in danger, Mt Burr cruised to a 38 point win with Gregory booting six goals. Port Mac, teetering outside the top four, were best served by Hamish Stevens who booted eight goals but their heavy reliance on a few was their undoing.

MT BURR 17-12 114 COMFORTABLY DEFEATED PORT MACDONNELL 12-4 76               

Kongorong, who have only played in finals once since they were premiers in 1988, had a rare moment in the sun but only at Nangwarry’s expense and they haven’t won since 2014 !! The winning margin of 170 points only flatters Kongorong who sit in eight spot and Nangers in last.

KONGORONG 32-20 212 DEFEATED NANGWARRY 6-6 42

Robe crushed another disappointing team in Tantanoola by 120 points. The wheels fell off early for Tantanoola who were reduced to spectator status as Robe went about their work with the Pitt brothers, Jake and Craig booting twelve and six goals respectively out of the team tally of 22. It was Craig Pitt’s first game since the beginning of June when he suffered a broken jaw against Kalangadoo.

ROBE 22-17 149 TOYED WITH TANTANOOLA 4-5 29

Kalangadoo quickly asserted themselves against arch-rival Glencoe and made the result a forgone conclusion at quarter-time by booting 7 goals to one and lead by 37 points. former coach Ben Mules and speedy little man Andrew Stone were in everything for Kalangadoo who went further ahead in each quarter. Glencoe showed out only briefly in the third quarter but Kalangadoo stormed home with seven goals in the last to win by 79 points. Ben Mules booted seven goals and Stone four for Kalangadoo whilst Adam Gregory played a lone-hand and booted eight of Glencoe’s nine goals.

KALANGADOO 21-15 141 OUTCLASSED GLENCOE 9-8 62

Round 15 – July 28, 2018

Glencoe1.22.66.69.8 (62)
Kalangadoo7.310.1014.1421.15 (141)

Best: Kalangadoo – A. Stone, B. Mules, B. Gregory, M. Fatchen, L. Hay, S. Mcmanus. Glencoe – A. Gregory, D. Pfitzner, N. Martin, Z. Cocks, J. Foster, B. Hentschke. Goals: Kalangadoo – B. Mules 7, A. Stone 4, M. Lowe 2, B. Auld 2, B. Lindner 2, D. Barlow, T. May, B. Gregory, C. Mules. Glencoe – A. Gregory 8, C. Von Duve

Kongorong8.517.1323.1632. 20 (212)
Nangwarry1.11.11.36.6 (42)

Best: Kongorong – B. Weaver, B. Saffin, R. Hein, B. Pannenburg, B. Cordy, R. Rutkowski. Nangwarry – B. Deamer, J. Virtanen, J. Dejong, J. Ingley, A. Hill, G. Hutchesson. Goals: Kongorong – B. Pannenburg 6, B. Weaver 5, B. Cordy 4, J. Simkin 3, P. Ellis 2, A. Lightbody 2, R. Rutkowski 2, M. Waters 2, B. Kranz 2, B. Saffin 2, B. Long, S. Baker. Nangwarry – J. Virtanen 3, B. Just, A. Heron, R. Knightly

Mt Burr6.39.512.817.12 (114)
Port MacDonnell3.17.28.312.4 (76)

Best: Mt Burr – J. Wallis, J. Gregory, C. Puiatti, S. Wallis, C. Gamble. Port Mac – H. Stevens, M. Smith, D. McElroy, B. O”Dine, J. Turner, B. Lynch. Goals: Mt Burr – J. Gregory 6, T. Renzi 3, D. Bowering 3, D. Ridley, T. Fennell, K. Gordon, T. Hales, N. Muhovics. Port Mac – H. Stevens 8, J. Turner 2, B. O”Dine, S. Enderl

Tantanoola2.23.33.44.5 (29)
Robe4.28.815.1422.17 (149)

Best: Robe – J. Pitt, T. Wachtel, C. Pitt, J. Pettit, A. Clements, T. Rechner. Tantanoola – J. Williams, H. Brown, M. Roberts, B. Reilly, A. Roberts, B. White. Goals:  Robe – Jake Pitt 12, C. Pitt 6, T. Wilfred, J. Kelly, L. Crawford, J. Agnew. Tantanoola – M. Pilmore 3, A. Roberts

MT BURR DENT ROBE’S PREMIERSHIP HOPES

by Terry Willoughby – July 22, 2018

In a low-scoring contest where the winner was well hidden for three quarters Mt Burr broke clear in the last term to win comfortably by 33 points. A day at the sea-side is not nearly so attractive in July as it is in summer but this is a winter sport. Robe’s high scoring forwards were well held in the first half with Hennink, Gamble and Sam Wallis playing tightly. At the other end Mt Burr also struggled and Robe led narrowly by three points. Robe failed to score in the secondterm and Mt Burr’s two goals reflected the conditions but gave them an 11 point lead, almost huge in the context. The game resembled more of a scramble in the third quarter as Robe tried to on terms with Mt Burr but couldn’t get over the Mozzies’ defence and trailed by two points. It seemed as though the sun broke through and conditions fined up in the last quarter as Mt Burr suddenly found space and free players to slam on 6 goals as Robe seemed to have nothing in reserve and were swepoint aside. The Mt Burr mid-fielders led by Piuatti and Fiebig sent the ball forward often and confirmed the Mozzies as flag favorites.

MT BURR 11-6 72 DEFEATED ROBE 5-9 39

Hatherleigh rose from the dead and the bottom half of the ladder to stun Port MacDonnell and jump into fourth spot but in may be short-lived as they have a bye and a tough game against Mt Burr to follow. Port Mac on the other hand also find themselves on thin ice and there has been plenty of that lately. Hatherleigh had the bulk of play in the first half and should have been well ahead but 4 goals from 14 scoring shots was a poor reward. Mid-fielders Caolan Buckley and Jase Bateman were giving their opponents the run around for Hatherleigh but somehow Port Mac stayed in touch. Port Mac goaled early in the third quarter and reduced the margin to 11 points at the last change, Daron McElroy was Port Mac’s best but they only had Jake Turner looking likely to kick goals. The game was hardly inspiring but Hatherleigh clung on and extended the lead to win by 15 points. The flat track bullies that Hatherleigh are have a big percentage break on the opposition who now need luck and wins to evict Hatherleigh from the top four.

HATHERLEIGH 8-16 64 UPSET PORT MACDONNELL 6-13 49

It was Tantanoola’s turn to inflict more pain on Nangwarry this round and they did so by 211 points. It has been a miserable season for Tant so they probably enjoyed themselves but the seventh team in a nine team competition shouldn’t be able to do that!

TANTANOOLA 36-12 228 CRUSHED NANGWARRY 2-5 17       

Kongorong matched second placed Kalangadoo throughout the first half but with little to play for fell away badly after the long break to lose by 47 points. Led by Hein in the ruck and Ellis in defence Kongorong made Kalangadoo battle hard for every possession and with Cordy lively around goal the Hawks threatened to derail the Magpies. A goal-less third quarter was the end of Kongorong’s day as Kalangadoo ran clear by 34 points despite wasting chance after chance near goal. They finally got their kicking boots straightened and booted six goals without a miss win quite easily. Ben Gregory, Lindner, Reeves and Lowe played for Kalangadoo. Hein, Ellis, Cordy and Weaver tried hard for Kongorong.

KALANGADOO 16-16 112 EASILY, KONGORONG 9-11 65

Round 14 – July 21, 2018

Kalangadoo3.47.710.1616.16 (112)
Kongorong3.36.46.69.11 (65)

Best: Kalangadoo – Ben Gregory, Brett Lindner, Nathan Reeves, Mitchel Lowe, Andrew Stone, Sam Mcmanus.  Kongorong : Robert Hein, Paul Ellis, Bradley Cordy, Bryn Weaver, Ryan Rutkowski. Goals: Kalangadoo – Benjamin Mules 7, Andrew Stone 3, Ben Gregory 3, James Pratt 1, Michael Krieger 1, Brett Lindner 1.  Kongorong :  Bradley Cordy 3, Bronson Saffin 2, John Simkin 1, Brandon Kranz 1, Daniel Hann 1, Bodhi Pannenburg 1

Nangwarry7.114.625.836.12 (228)
Tantanoola1.21.21.42.5 (17)

Best: Nangwarry – Benjamin Deamer, Justin Dejong, Jack Stratman, Arron Heron, Ben Stratman, Joel Virtanen. Goals: Nangwarry  – Jack Stratman 1, Aidan Mills 1

Port MacDonnell1.32.35.96.13 (49)
Hatherleigh2.54.106.148.16 (64)

Best: Hatherleigh – Caolan Buckley, Jase Bateman, Gerard Mcgrath, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Mitch Pulmer.  Port MacDonnell : Daron McElroy, Wade Chant, Kyall Mcclean, Blake Lynch, Scott Enderl, Matthew Roscow. Goals: Hatherleigh – Matt Faulkner 2, Zach Jones 2, Gerard Mcgrath 1, Joe Ferguson-Lane 1, Jase Bateman 1, Tim Merrett 1.  Port MacDonnell :  Jake Turner 3, Mark Smith 1, Ned Wilke 1, Scott Enderl 1

Robe2.32.34.75.9 (39)
Mt Burr2.04.25.311.6 (72)

Best: Mt Burr – Brodie Hennink, Cory Gamble, Chris Puiatti, Taylor Redden, Samuel Wallis, Peter Guyett.  Robe : Jonathan Agnew, Jack Kelly, Riley Dickinson, Jordan Pettit, Zac Deane, Tom Wachtel. Goals: Mt Burr – Jack Gregory 2, Josh Fiebig 2, Kayle Gordon 1, Samuel Wallis 1, Thomas Renzi 1, Chris Puiatti 1, Thomas Fennell 1, Dylan Ridley 1, Cory Gamble 1.  Robe : Egan Regnier 1, Matthew Jennings 1, Jake Pitt 1, Jack Kelly 1

Round 13 – July 14, 2018

Hatherleigh1.25.67.812.11 (83)
Robe5.39.614.618.9 (117)

Best: Robe – R. Dickinson, K. Cuthbertson, J. Jarrett, J. Agnew, Z. Deane. Hatherleigh – C. Buckley, J. Bateman, J. Rayson, M. Pulmer, Z. Jones, M. Faulkner. Goals: Robe – K. Cuthbertson 7, J. Kelly 5, J. Pitt 3, T. Wilfred, B. Vidic, J. Agnew. Hatherleigh – M. Faulkner 5, J. Skeer 2, G. Mcgrath, J. Wight, M. Pulmer, B. Fabris, T. Smith. Robe – K. Cuthbertson 7, J. Kelly 5, J. Pitt 3, T. Wilfred, B. Vidic, J. Agnew

Kongorong2.18.29.311.4 (70)
Glencoe3.85.911.1315.17 (107)

Best: Glencoe – Z. Cocks, D. Pfitzner, M. Kasparian, B. Mitchell, C. Von Duve, N. Easterbrook. Kongorong – H. Evans, B. Weaver, T. Modra, J. Simkin, M. Waters. Goals: Glencoe – A. Gregory 4, B. Mitchell 3, M. Kasparian 2, T. Hawke, Z. Cocks, C. Von Duve, D. Paproth, D. Childs, N. McEachern. Kongorong – J. Mullan 3, J. Simkin 2, B. Pannenburg, B. Weaver, M. Von Stanke, M. Waters, B. Saffin, B. Long

Tantanoola3.04.15.25.5 (35)
Kalangadoo1.56.79.1014.15 (99)

Best: Kalangadoo – M. Lowe, M. Fatchen, B. Ousey, J. Pratt, A. Stone, J. Jones. Tantanoola – J. Williams, H. Brown, Z. Walker, S. Haniford, J. McRostie, H. Ferguson. Goals: Kalangadoo – B. Gregory 3, L. Jones 2, B. Mules 2, M. Krieger 2, J. Pratt, B. Lindner, S. Mcmanus, T. Mcmanus, M. Varcoe. Tantanoola – B. Reilly 2, G. Ha, M. Pilmore, B. Pitts

Mt Burr11.815.1425.2143.26 (284)
Nangwarry1.01.0 (6)

GLENCOE KEEP SLIM FINALS HOPE ALIVE

Terry Willoughby – June 16, 2018

Glencoe survived an early scare from struggling Kongorong and keep a finals dream alive when they won by 37 points after trailing by 11 at the half-time break. Glencoe wasted many chances in the first quarter when they only managed three goals from 11 scoring shots whilst Kongorong booted two from limited opportunities. Kongorong tested Glencoe strongly in the second quarter and made the most of every forward entry to boot six goals whilst restricting Glencoe to just one. Youngster Harrison Evans and Bryn Weaver were constantly in the action for Kongorong with Mullan and Simkin threatening around goal. Glencoe were stung into action in the third quarter and quickly closed down the Kongorong better players and booted six goals to just one from Kongorong a take a firm grip on the game. Cocks, Pfitzner and ruckman Kasparian lifted as the fire went out of Kongorong’s challenge. Glencoe quickly put the game beyond Kongorong’s reach with four last quarter goals to win comfortably by 37 points.

GLENCOE 15-17 107 DEFEATED KONGORONG 11-4 70

The lack of details in Mt Burr’s demolition of Nangwarry by 278 points suggests nobody much cares anymore!!

MT BURR 43-26 284 DEMOLISHED NANGWARRY 1-0 6

Blue sky appeared over Tantanoola early on as the home team held a seven point lead over Kalangadoo at quarter-time but that was the last time Tantanoola had anything to cheer about. The last three quarters were all Kalangadoo who had too much talent for the inept Tant. The Magpies quickly wiped off the deficit and booted five goals to race to a 12 point lead. Tant’s resolve vanished in the second half and Kalangadoo, despite not showing their best, went on to win easily by 64 points in a game that was hardly filled with highlights.

KALANGADOO 14-15 99 EASILY, TANTANOOLA 5-5 35

Hatherleigh needed a win to keep their faint finals hope alive but it wasn’t to be as the Robe goal-kicking machine quickly swung into action and opened with five goal burst that had the Eagle’s on the backfoot. Both teams booted four goals in the second term but Robe always appeared the better team. Noted defender Kain Cuthbertson was the surprise packet for Robe when placed up forward and Hatherleigh couldn’t effectively match up on him. Robe coach Jack Kelly was another that stepped into the breach left after the loss of Craig Pitt. Robe continued to outplay Hatherleigh in the second half and held a commanding 40 point lead  three quarter-time. Caolan Buckley was winning plenty of touches for Hatherleigh but only Matt Faulkner looked threatening ahead of centre whereas Robe had many goal scoring opointions. That Hatherleigh booted five last quarter goals is flattering but Robe were never in any danger of defeat and still look a real threat for the premiership.

ROBE 18-9 117 TOO GOOD FOR HATHERLEIGH 12-11 83

Round 13 – June 14, 2018

Hatherleigh1.25.67.812.11 (83)
Robe5.39.614.618.9 (117)

Best: Robe – R. Dickinson, K. Cuthbertson, J. Jarrett, J. Agnew, Z. Deane. Hatherleigh – C. Buckley, J. Bateman, J. Rayson, M. Pulmer, Z. Jones, M. Faulkner. Goals: Robe – K. Cuthbertson 7, J. Kelly 5, J. Pitt 3, T. Wilfred, B. Vidic, J. Agnew. Hatherleigh – M. Faulkner 5, J. Skeer 2, G. Mcgrath, J. Wight, M. Pulmer, B. Fabris, T. Smith. Robe – K. Cuthbertson 7, J. Kelly 5, J. Pitt 3, T. Wilfred, B. Vidic, J. Agnew

Kongorong2.18.29.311.4 (70)
Glencoe3.85.911.1315.17 (107)

Best: Glencoe – Z. Cocks, D. Pfitzner, M. Kasparian, B. Mitchell, C. Von Duve, N. Easterbrook. Kongorong – H. Evans, B. Weaver, T. Modra, J. Simkin, M. Waters. Goals: Glencoe – A. Gregory 4, B. Mitchell 3, M. Kasparian 2, T. Hawke, Z. Cocks, C. Von Duve, D. Paproth, D. Childs, N. McEachern. Kongorong – J. Mullan 3, J. Simkin 2, B. Pannenburg, B. Weaver, M. Von Stanke, M. Waters, B. Saffin, B. Long

Tantanoola3.04.15.25.5 (35)
Kalangadoo1.56.79.1014.15 (99)

Best: Kalangadoo – M. Lowe, M. Fatchen, B. Ousey, J. Pratt, A. Stone, J. Jones. Tantanoola – J. Williams, H. Brown, Z. Walker, S. Haniford, J. McRostie, H. Ferguson. Goals: Kalangadoo – B. Gregory 3, L. Jones 2, B. Mules 2, M. Krieger 2, J. Pratt, B. Lindner, S. Mcmanus, T. Mcmanus, M. Varcoe. Tantanoola – B. Reilly 2, G. Ha, M. Pilmore, B. Pitts

Mt Burr11.815.1425.2143.26 (284)
Nangwarry1.01.0 (6)

MOZZIES BITE AND TOPPLE KALANGADOO FROM TOP SPOT

By Terry Willoughby – July 1, 2018

The all-important double chance was on the line as Kalangadoo and Mt Burr squared up for this opportunity. Both teams tested each other in an even but low scoring first quarter. Mt Burr started the second term determined to catch Kalangadoo on the hop but found the job difficult and only through the efforts of Crauford and Puiatti were they in front at halftime. Kalangadoo were off the boil just enough to allow the Mozzies an eight point lead. Inaccuracy prevented Mt Burr from having a commanding lead at three quarter-time when they managed only two goals from two scoring chances, they had dominated play but led by only 15 points. Kalangadoo stayed in touch after scoring just two goals for the term but found it hard to break-through the solid Mt Burr defence. Mt Burr again had more of the play in the last quarter but this time with better results and two goals resulted in a 27 point win which saw them displace Kalangadoo, who dropped to third place, whilst they jumped to top. Better players for Mt Burr were Crauford in the ruck, Puiatti and Renzi around the midfield and stoppages, Stanley and Kayle Gordon with three goals. Kalangadoo veteran Ben Mules battled strongly to lift his team, Mitch Lowe, Stone and Reeves had their moments but many were unsighted.

MT BURR 11-14 80 TOO GOOD FOR KALANGADOO 8-5 53

Glencoe had any easy 109 point win over a pathetic Tantanoola and retain a very slim chance of reaching the top four. Tant trailed by just a point at quarter time after having many chances go astray. Glencoe blew the game apart in the second quarter with seven goals to one from Tant and from there-on it was just a matter of how great the winning margin would be? Tantanoola’s resistance vanished in the second half and Glencoe were allowed time and space to do whatever they liked. Veterans in Dylan Childs, Nick Martin and Zacc Cocks took advantage of Tant’s poor efforts and helped push the margin out to an unreachable 75 points. The last quarter was more of the same for Glencoe who ran out easy winners by 109 points. Childs with four goals was best for Glencoe ahead of Martin, Cocks and Foster. The less said about Tantanoola the better.

GLENCOE 22-19 151 THRASHED TANTANOOLA 5-13 43

Hatherleigh were another team to keep their slim finals hopes alive with the customary demolition of Nangwarry, this time by 234 points. As losses go, this one was most devastating as Nangwarry failed to kick a goal.

HATHERLEIGH 36-21 237 DEMOLISHED NANGWARRY 0-3 3

Robe sneakily jumped into second spot on the ladder with a solid rather than brilliant win over fourth placed Port MacDonnell. Port Mac led by a solitary point at quarter time in an uninspiring game which continued along the same path in the second quarter but Robe steadily took control to lead by 13 points. Wilfred and Jake Pitt always looked likely to score whenever Robe went forward whereas Port Mac struggled to have a winner ahead of centre. On-ballers Agnew and Weir outclassed their opponents for Robe and the lead was 30 points at three quarter-time. Robe continued to outplay Port Mac in most positions and went onto win unspectacularly by 37 points.

ROBE 12-14 86 DEFEATED PORT MACDONNELL 6-13 49

Round 12 – June 30, 2018

Glencoe3.210.916.1322.19 (151)
Tantanoola2.73.94.105.12 (42)

Best: Glencoe – D. Childs, N. Martin, Z. Cocks, J. Foster, T. Hawke, T. Horrigan. Tantanoola – J. Williams, H. Brown, B. Chant, M. Roberts, C. Hatt, T. McGrath. Goals: Glencoe – D. Childs 4, T. Edwards 3, B. Mitchell 2, D. Pfitzner 2, C. Von Duve 2, A. Gregory 2, N. Easterbrook 2, J. Bates 2, N. Martin, T. Biggins, T. Horrigan. Tantanoola – J. Peters 3, C. Saint, B. Pitts

Kalangadoo2.24.36.48.5 (53)
Mt Burr2.25.57.1311.14 (80)

Best: Mt Burr – H. Crauford, C. Puiatti, T. Renzi, T. Stanley, K. Gordon, D. Ridley. Kalangadoo – B. Mules, M. Lowe, A. Stone, N. Reeves, S. Mcmanus, M. Krieger. Goals: Mt Burr – K. Gordon 3, J. Gregory 2, H. Crauford 2, D. Ridley 2, T. Fennell, E. Glass. Kalangadoo – A. Stone 2, L. Jones, T. Mcmanus, S. Agnew, M. Krieger, B. Auld, B. Gregory

Nangwarry0.10.20.20.3 (3)
Hatherleigh9.318.627.1436.21 (237)

Best: Hatherleigh – J. Ferguson-Lane, J. Rayson, T. Ware, M. Pulmer, C. Slape. Nangwarry – J. Ingley, A. Heron, S. DeJong, J. Virtanen, J. Stratman, J. Dejong. Goals: Hatherleigh – T. Smith 7, M. Faulkner 6, B. Fabris 6, T. Merrett 4, J. Skeer 4, L. Brown 3, H. Biddle 2, J. Wight, G. Mcgrath, Z. Jones

Robe2.44.89.1012.14 (86)
Port MacDonnell2.52.74.106.13 (49)

Best: Robe – A. Weir, J. Agnew, T. Wachtel, T. Wilfred, J. Wehl, B. Ross. Port Mac – D. McElroy, S. Enderl, H. Stevens, L. Bottomley, M. Smith, N. Driver. Robe – T. Wilfred 5, J. Pitt 4, J. Jarrett, Z. Deane, J. Wehl. Port Mac – S. Enderl 2, J. Turner 2, N. Wilke, M. Roscow

DISAPPOINTING TEAMS KONGORONG AND TANTANOOLA DRAW

Terry Willoughby reports – June 24, 2018

Just when your team needs a win to lift spirits the final siren brings a sense of relief in that we didn’t  lose but we didn’t win either and that was the feeling for Kongorong and Tantanoola. Kongorong led for more than three quarters, the game which they had seemingly won earlier. The Hawks led by 19 points at quarter time with a more effective forward line and some resolute defence. In the second term Tantanoola squandered chances with poor kicking and Kongorong still held a comfortable 17 point lead going into the third quarter which historically is the crucial part of the game. Kongorong booted four goals and held Tant to just two. They had more players willing to contribute with Simkin, Weaver, Pannenburg and Franchetto all kicking three goals. Tant had plenty of work to do to get back in the contest as the last quarter started but players like Haniford, Reilly and Hatt raised another effort and slowly the margin dwindled with Kongorong now forced to defend desperately. Scores were locked together as the final siren sounded.

KONGORONG 13-15 93 DREW WITH TANTANOOLA 13-15 93  

Port MacDonnell started slowly and wasted scoring chances before inflicting the usual thrashing to hapless Nangwarry by 211 points. After quarter time the Bay boys piled on 29 goals to nil and cement themselves in the top four. Jake Turner booted another bag of nine goals as Port Mac did as they liked.

PORT MACDONNELL 32-26 218 THRASHED NANGWARRY 1-1 7

Mt Burr were never seriously threatened by Glencoe although the Murphies stayed in touch throughout the first half. Mt Burr weren’t in sparkling form early and only Jack Gregory at full forward presented a real danger and coach    Thomas Renzi was doing everything to lift his team who led by 17 points at halftime. Glencoe’s efforts started to fall away in the third quarter as Mt Burr took control and booted six goals to one and raced to a 46 point lead. The last quarter was similar with Mt Burr controlling most of the play before winning easily by 58 points. Renzi and Gregory with eight goals headed Mt Burr’s best along with Josh Wallis and Ethan Glass. The regular good players for Glencoe were again Childs, Tom Edwards and Zacc Cocks.

MT BURR 17-14 116 TOO GOOD FOR GLENCOE 8-10 58

Kalangadoo stamped their authority over Hatherleigh early on and never let the glass-jawed Eagles into the game. Courtesy of a winning mid-field brigade of Auld, Lowe and Lindner the Magpies quickly ran to a 31 point lead by quarter time. The Kalangadoo defence led by Bannister repelled most Hatherleigh attacks with ease and Kalangadoo extended their lead to 46 points by halftime. They had many good players whilst Hatherleigh struggled to have anyone capable of getting them back into the game. Kalangadoo with more goal-scoring opointions now led by 53 points and it was game over. Hatherleigh managed three last quarter goals but the Magpies had flown by then and won easily 52 points. Lowe, Bannister and Gregory were best Kalangadoo who remain in top spot. Jase Batemen, Pulmer and Joe Rayson battled hard for Hatherleigh.

KALANGADOO 15-17 107 EASILY HATHERLEIGH 8-7 55

Round 11  – June 23, 2018

Hatherleigh1.12.35.48.7 (55)
Kalangadoo5.88.1312.1515.17 (107)

Best: Kalangadoo – Mitchel Lowe, Jason Bannister, Ben Gregory, Bradley Auld, Mathew Fatchen, Matthew Davies.  Hatherleigh :  Jase Bateman, Mitch Pulmer, Joseph Rayson, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Hayden Biddle, Jack Gray. Goals: Kalangadoo – Lachy Jones 3, Brett Lindner 2, Mathew Fatchen 2, Ben Gregory 2, Mitchel Lowe 2, Sam Mcmanus 1, Michael Krieger 1, Andrew Stone 1, Scott Agnew 1.  Hatherleigh : Matt Faulkner 5, Josh Wight 1, Tim Merrett 1, Brodie Fabris 1

Mt Burr4.57.913.1017.14 (116)
Glencoe2.35.46.68.10 (58)

Best: Mt Burr – Thomas Renzi, Jack Gregory, Josh Wallis, Ethan  Glass , Thomas Fennell, Chris Puiatti.  Glencoe : Dylan Childs, Tom Edwards, Ben Hentschke, Zacc Cocks, Jesse  Foster, Jason Bates. Goals: Mt Burr – Jack Gregory 8, Josh Fiebig 2, Henry Crauford 2, Dale Bowering 2, Kayle Gordon 1, Thomas Fennell 1, Thomas Renzi 1.  Glencoe :  Bradley Mitchell 3, Tyler Horrigan 1, Adam Gregory 1, Jason Bates 1, Tom Edwards 1, Niall Easterbrook 1

Port MacDonnell3.812.1425.1832.26 (218)
Nangwarry1.11.11.11.1 (7)

Best: Port Mac – Mark Smith, Blake Lynch, Jake Turner, Daron McElroy, Matthew Roscow, Lockie Tilley.  Nangwarry : Scott Brooksby, Jack Stratman, Jay Ingley, Brent Reddan, Benjamin Deamer, Shane DeJong. Goals: Port Mac – Jake Turner 9, Matthew Stark 4, Mark Smith 3, Trent Ebejer 3, Jackson Primer 2, Matthew Roscow 2, Daron McElroy 2, Ned Wilke 1, Angus Mcgregor 1, Zack Williams 1, Adam Richards 1, Scott Enderl 1, Hamish Stevens 1, Blake Lynch 1.  Nangwarry :  Brent Reddan 1

Tantanoola2.35.97.1313.15 (93)
Kongorong5.48.812.1013.15 (93)

Best: Tantanoola – Braydn Reilly, Christopher Hatt, Samuel Haniford, Matt Pilmore, Ben Chant, Jordan Williams.  Kongorong:  Bryn Weaver, Robert Hein, Ryan Rutkowski, Paul Ellis, Joshua Smith. Goals: Tantanoola – Matt Pilmore 4, Garret  Ha 2, Braydn Reilly 1, Roy Osborne 1, Cameron Saint 1, Jordan Williams 1, Cooper Hamilton 1, Zac Walker 1, Josh McRostie 1.  Kongorong :   John Simkin 3, Bodhi Pannenburg 3, Bryn Weaver 3, Ryleigh Franchetto 3, Brandon Kranz 1

A COUPLE THRASHINGS AND A BIG UPSET

by Terry Willoughby – June 17, 2018

Mt Burr tore through the weak Kongorong defences and led by almost 50 points at halftime with Jack Gregory monstering the Hawks’ backmen. Kongorong were powerless to stop the relentless Mt Burr attacks and the Mozzies really went to work in the third quarter by booting 10 goals to three and bolted clear to lead by 89 points. On-ballers Puiatti, Crauford and Gamble dominated play and most of the Mt Burr forwards got on the goal-kicking list. Kongorong barely got a look in as the last quarter started with another avalanche of goals and Mt Burr piled on another eight to romp in by 125 points. Puiatti, Crauford Gamble, Redden and Gregory with 9 goals were best for Mt Burr.  No such good news for Kongorong with only Paul Ellis, Hein and Jack Mullan with 5 goals, a remarkable effort, doing well.

MT BURR 27-12 174 THRASHED AN INSIPID KONGORONG 7-7 49

Nangwarry endured another thrashing, this time from high scoring Robe to the tune of 186 points which is remarkable in itself but probably would have been 300 plus in fine weather, which it wasn’t! In the absence of the broken-jawed Craig Pitt, the League’s leading goal-kicker another Pitt stepped up and booted nine goals. Isn’t that just the pits for Nangwarry.

MT BURR 28-18 186 CRUSHED NANGWARRY 1-3 9

Kalangadoo slogged out a 20 point win over fourth placed Port MacDonnell to maintain their grip on top spot. On a day where two neighbouring grounds had big winning scores this one had tough, grind your way to goal approach. Kalangadoo always appeared to be in control with a lead of 14 points at quarter time and the same at the halftime break. Bull-dozing Scott Agnew enjoyed the heavy going and Andrew Stone zipped around the forward line to boot 4 goals and the Magpies skipped a little further ahead at three quarter-time. Both teams booted 3 goals in the final quarter but Port Mac were to get no closer. Agnew, Stone, Sam McManus and Mitchell Lowe were best for Kalangadoo. Jacob Langdon, Ben McGregor, McElroy and Scott Enderl battled hard for Port Mac.

KALANGADOO 10-7 67 COMFORTABLY DEFEATED PORT MACDONNELL 7-5 47

Glencoe stunned the normally high scoring but fragile Hatherleigh by 24 points. Playing more determinedly Glencoe took the lead and never allowed Hatherleigh to get on equal terms. Glencoe had more players willing to get involved in the heavy conditions and match anything Hatherleigh did in the second term. On-baller Tom Edwards and ruckman Matt Kasparian were in almost every forward move for Glencoe who maintained a tight grip on the game even though Hatherleigh challenged strongly in the third quarter with 3 goals and reduced Glencoe’s lead to just 7 points with a quarter to play. Glencoe saw off every challenge and booted 4 last quarter goals to a dismal 1 from eight scoring shots by Hatherleigh to score an upset win and severely dent Hatherleigh’s finals chances.

GLENCOE 12-10 82 UPSET HATHERLEIGH 8-10 58

Round 10 – June 16, 2018

Mt Burr5.59.919.1027.12 (174)
Kongorong0.12.25.57.7 (49)

Best: Mt Burr – Chris Puiatti, Henry Crauford, Jack Gregory, Taylor Redden, Cory Gamble, Dale Bowering.  Kongorong : Paul Ellis, Robert Hein, Bryn Weaver, Jack Mullan, John Simkin. Goals: Mt Burr – Jack Gregory 9, Dale Bowering 3, Dylan Ridley 3, Josh Fiebig 2, Ethan  Glass  2, Chris Puiatti 2, Thomas Hales 2, Taylor Redden 2, Thomas Fennell 1, Nathan Muhovics 1. Kongorong : Jack Mullan 5, John Simkin 1, Sam Baker 1

Glencoe3.16.38.412.10 (82)
Hatherleigh1.24.37.38.10 (58)

Best: Glencoe – Tom Edwards, Matthew Kasparian, Zacc Cocks, Dylan Childs, Clay Von Duve, Jack Miller.  Hatherleigh : William Chay, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Mitch Pulmer, Jase Bateman, Hayden Biddle, Travis Ware. Goals: Glencoe – Adam Gregory 3, Bradley Mitchell 2, Ethan Bronca 2, Dylan Childs 2, Matthew Kasparian 1, Niall Easterbrook 1, Jayden  Ballintyne 1.  Hatherleigh : Brodie Fabris 2, Matt Faulkner 2, Joe Ferguson-Lane 1, Tim Merrett 1, Josh Wight 1, Jase Bateman 1

Kalangadoo3.35.47.510.7 (67)
Port MacDonnell1.13.24.27.5 (47)

Best: Kalangadoo – Scott Agnew, Andrew Stone, Sam Mcmanus, Mitchel Lowe, Dallas Jeffree, Jason Bannister.  Port MacDonnell: Jacob Langdon, Ben McGregor, Daron McElroy, Scott Enderl, Jake Turner, Matthew Roscow. Goals: Kalangadoo – Andrew Stone 4, Michael Krieger 2, Mathew Fatchen 2, Lachy Jones 1, Ben Gregory 1. Port MacDonnell : Jake Turner 5, Jackson Primer 1, Ned Wilke 1

Robe10.617.1122.1628.18 (186)
Nangwarry1.01.11.31.3 (9)

Best: Robe – J. Wehl, R. Dickinson, K. Cuthbertson, E. Regnier, J. Sneath, A. Clements. Nangwarry – not av. Goals: Robe : J. Pitt 9, J. Jarrett 3, L. Crawford 3, J. Wehl 3, B. Vidic 3, K. Cuthbertson 2, J. Kelly 2, J. Sneath, T. Wilfred, J. Agnew. Nangwarry: A. Mills

ROBE HOLD OUT KALANGADOO IN THRILLER

June 3, 2018 – by Terry Willoughby

Top team Kalangadoo started well against big improvers Robe and led by seven points at the first change and appeared on track to maintain their status as premiership favourite. Jones and Larson were looming dangers near goal and defenders Jeffree and Auld had tight control over the high scoring Robe forwards. Robe bounced back in the second quarter with five unanswered goals with on-baller Jon Agnew involved in many forward entries, coach Jack Kelly was also prominent and suddenly Kalangadoo looked shaky as Robe went to half-time with a 25 point lead. Robe continued to have most of Kalangadoo covered as the play swung back and forth. The prolific goal-scoring Pitt brothers had been well held but Robe found other ways to goal and still led by 20 points with a quarter to play. Kalangadoo realised the seriousness of their position and mounted a strong challenge and slowly cut into Robe’s lead. Bannister and Chris Mules provided the drive across the middle and Jeffree continued to be strong in defence. Larson loomed as the big threat for Kalangadoo and the lead was dwindling but time was also running out. Robe were desperately holding on and Kalangadoo just couldn’t get that final goal for victory and Robe won by two points. Robe’s best were Agnew, Crawford, Kelly, the consistent Jake Wehl and Zac Deane. For Kalangadoo it was Bannister, Chris Mules, Jeffree, Larson and Auld.

ROBE 12-8 80 BY A WHISKER DEFEATED KALANGADOO 12-6 78

As in every other round the thrashings continued. Hatherleigh sitting just outside the top four demolished Kongorong by 79 points. The Eagles had plenty of high flyers that Kongorong just couldn’t control. They raced to an early lead and never relinquished their grip on the game, outscoring Kongorong every quarter. They led by 37 points at the halfway mark but really put their collective feet down in the second half and slammed on 14 goals as Kongorong folded meekly. Hatherleigh’s forwards out-played the Kongorong defence with ease, Fabris five, Matt Faulkner and Tim Merrett each four headed the long list of goal-kickers. Caolan Buckley was best for Hatherleigh ahead of Jones, and Ferguson-Lane. Only Lightbody, Ellis and Marty von Stanke showed much resistance for Kongorong.

HATHERLEIGH 23-15 153 THRASHED KONGORONG 11-8 74

Mt Burr also went on a goal-kicking rampage against the disappointing Tantanoola to win by 131 points. In a game that more resembled match practice than the real deal Mt Burr led at every change against little opposition. Mt Burr tuned up nicely in the first half and led by 42 points but got serious thereafter as Tantanoola fell away badly. Thirteen individual goal-kickers added to Tantanoola’s woes as Mt Burr players seemed to be lining up everywhere to get on the score-sheet. The Mozzies booted 11 goals in the last quarter to complete the rout. Dylan Ridley with six goals was best for Mt Burr, Puiatti, Ethan Glass, Sam and Josh Wallis also did well but Mt Burr won everywhere. Tantanoola were dreadful.

MT BURR 26-22 178 DEMOLISHED TANTANOOLA 7-5 47

Port MacDonnell under threat in fourth place on the ladder had a strong win over the continuously under-performing Glencoe. Glencoe offered some early hope for their supporters when they trailed by just five points at quarter-time but from thereon Port Mac drew clear. Big Jake Turner was monstering the Glencoe defence and Daron McElroy was winning handsomely in the ruck and marked strongly around the ground which provided chances for smaller players in Enderl, Primer and Smith. Port Mac kicked right away in the second half and finished powerfully with seven goals in the last quarter to win easily by 53 points. McElroy was best for Port Mac and Turner bagged nine goals. Kasparian and Tom Edwards tried hard for Glencoe who will go another year without finals action, just the same as Kongorong.

PORT MACDONNELL 20-17 137 EASILY ACCOUNTED FOR GLENCOE 12-12 84

Round 9 – June 2, 2018

Glencoe4.27.510.812.12 (84)
Port MacDonnell5.310.713.1020.17 (137)

Best: Port Mac – Daron McElroy, Jake Turner, Scott Enderl, Lockie Tilley, Jackson Primer, Mark Smith. Glencoe : Matthew Kasparian, Tom Edwards, Dylan Childs, Zacc Cocks, Adam Gregory, Tim Biggins. Goals: Port Mac – Jake Turner 9, Benjamin O’Dine 2, Jackson Primer 2, Scott Enderl 2, Matthew Stark 2, Daron McElroy 1, Fraser Lynch 1, Ned Wilke 1.  Glencoe :

Adam Gregory 4, Dylan Childs 3, Clay Von Duve 2, Dane Paproth 2, Nicholas Martin 1

Kalangadoo3.33.47.612.6 (78)
Robe2.27.510.812.8 (80)

Best: Robe – Jonathan Agnew, Lewis Crawford, Jack Kelly, Jake Wehl, Zac Deane, Riley Dickinson.  Kalangadoo : Jason Bannister, Chris Mules, Dallas Jeffree, Leroy Larson, Bradley Auld, Liam Hay. Goals: Robe – Terrence Wilfred 3, Lewis Crawford 2, Jake Pitt 2, Craig  Pitt 1, Matthew Jennings 1, Zac Deane 1, Liam Fennell 1, Jonathan Agnew 1.  Kalangadoo :  Lachy Jones 3, Leroy Larson 3, Ben Gregory 2, Nathan Reeves 1, Andrew Stone 1, Jason Bannister 1, Michael Krieger 1

Tantanoola2.34.46.47.5 (47)
Mt Burr5.510.1015.1826.22 (178)

Best: Mt Burr – Dylan Ridley, Chris Puiatti, Ethan  Glass , Samuel Wallis, Josh Wallis, Thomas  Renzi.  Tantanoola : 

Cooper Hamilton, Ben Chant, Braydn Reilly, Christopher Hatt, Brandon Pitts, Mitchell Kipping. Goals: Mt Burr – Dylan Ridley 6, Jack Gregory 5, Josh Wallis 3, Dale Bowering 2, Cory Gamble 2, Taylor Redden 1,  Nathan Muhovics 1, Thomas Fennell 1, Brodie Hennink 1, Chris Puiatti 1, Mitchell Cutting 1, Ethan  Glass  1, Henry Crauford 1.  Tantanoola :  Samuel Haniford 2, Garret  Ha 2, Jordan Williams 1, Cooper Hamilton 1, Zac Walker 1

Kongorong1.04.17.311.8 (74)
Hatherleigh4.69.816.1223.15 (153)

Best: Hatherleigh – Caolan Buckley, Zach Jones, Matt Faulkner, Brodie Fabris, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Jack Gray.  Kongorong : Aaron Lightbody, Paul Ellis, Marty Von Stanke, Bodhi Pannenburg, Ryan Rutkowski. Goals: Hatherleigh – Brodie Fabris 5, Matt Faulkner 4, Tim Merrett 4, Tyson Smith 3, Joe Ferguson-Lane 2, Caolan Buckley 2, Samuel Waring 1, Travis Ware 1, Louis Brown 1.  Kongorong :  John Simkin 3, Robert Hein 2, Bodhi Pannenburg 2, Ryleigh Franchetto 1, Bryn Weaver 1, Bronson Saffin 1,  Callum Wagstaffe 1

ROBE SAVAGE A PITIFUL GLENCOE

May 27, 2018 – by Terry Willoughby

After a slow start where they led by six points at quarter time Robe tore large holes in the Glencoe defence with an eight goal to one burst that had the Murphies demoralised. Craig Pitt was the dominant player on the ground but Robe had reduced most of Glencoe’s players to mere spectators as they led by 53 points. Robe continually brushed aside the feeble opposition with Crawford, Wehl, Zac Deane and coach Jack Kelly doing pretty much as they liked. The last quarter was a goal-kicking procession as Robe piled on ten as Glencoe watched on. Craig Pitt with six goals, Agnew and Crawford with five each starred for Robe. Glencoe offered only token resistance with Kasparian, Childs and Paproth as battlers.

ROBE  27-16 178 SMASHED GLENCOE 9-8 62

Hatherleigh with Matt Faulkner back after injury outplayed Tantanoola after quarter time to win easily by 75 points. Tant made the early running and led by nine points but wheels started to wobble in the second term when Hatherleigh booted four goals to reach the lead but squandered plenty of chances through inaccuracy and only led by seven points. Tant’s resolve vanished in the second half as Hatherleigh outplayed them all over the ground and banged on nine goals with Faulkner unstoppable up forward, Wight and Fabris were too good for any Tant opponent as Hathereligh raced to a 58 point lead at the last change. The Eagles cruised in the final quarter but Tant had already raised the white flag. Faulkner booted nine goals for the winners and Wight, Fabris, and Buckley the best players. For Tant it was another sorry tale with the consistent Haniford again their best ahead of Kipping and Williams.

HATHERLEIGH 18-16 124 EASILY, TANTANOOLA 7-7 49

Local derbies are usually hard fought and the one between Port MacDonnell and Kongorong was just that. Port Mac led all day but never by more than a couple of goals. They had an edge in the ruck contests and more opointions around goal but Kongorong continued to battle hard throughout. Port Mac led by 13 points at quarter time but Kongorong seemed able to get a valuable goal just when the game started to get away from them. Mark Smith was winning plenty of kicks around the midfield and Langdon was having his best game for the season. Port Mac held a 14 point lead heading into the last quarter but it was Kongorong who mounted a serious challenge and cut back that advantage steadily. They outscore d Port Mac but the siren came too soon as Port Mac held on to win by eight points. Smith, Langdon, Ben O’Dine, McElroy and Angus McGregor were best for Port Mac. Kongorong never able to quite match it were best served by Waters, Ellis, Telford and Bronson Saffin.

PORT MCDONNELL 13-10 88 NARROWLY DEFEATED KONGORONG 12-8 80

Kalangadoo added their name to the list of mountainous scores they when crushed Nangwarry by 264 points with 14 individual goal-kickers. Nangwarry failed to score after quarter time as the Magpies ruthlessly and relentlessly played on. Relief is in sight for Nangers as they have the bye next week.

KALANGADOO 42-19 271 TOYED WITH NANGWARRY 1-1 7

Round 8 – May 26, 2018

Hatherleigh2.46.915.1318.16 (124)
Tantanoola4.16.27.57.7 (49)

Best: Hatherleigh – J. Wight, B. Fabris, Z. Jones, M. Faulkner, M. Pulmer, C. Buckley. Tantanoola – S. Haniford, M. Kipping, J. Williams, B. Chant, Z. Walker, C. Hamilton. Goals: Hatherleigh – M. Faulkner 9, J. Wight 3, Z. Jones 2, S. Waring, L. Macgregor, T. Merrett, M. Pulmer. Tantanoola – C. Hamilton 3, J. Williams 2, S. Haniford, G. Ha

Nangwarry1.11.11.11.1 (7)
Kalangadoo11.422.1030.1542.19 (271)

Best: Kalangadoo – B. Gregory, M. Krieger, L. Larson, A. Stone, B. Auld, B. Lindner. Nangwarry  – S. DeJong, A. Heron, B. Deamer, J. Dejong, S. Brooksby, B. Dinnison. Goals: Kalangadoo – B. Gregory 7, S. Agnew 6, M. Krieger 6, L. Larson 6, J. Bannister 3, M. Lowe 3, C. Mules 2, B. Lindner 2, N. Reeves 2, D. Jeffree, A. Stone, L. Jones, E. Maney, T. Mcmanus. Nangwarry – A. Mills

Port MacDOnnell4.37.69.713.10 (88)
Kongorong2.25.37.512.8 (80)

Best: Port Mac – M. Smith, J. Langdon, B. O”Dine, D. McElroy, A. Mcgregor, M. Stark. Kongorong – M. Waters, P. Ellis, A. Telford, B. Saffin, M. Cordy. Goals: Port Mac – J. Turner 4, N. Wilke 3, B. McGregor 2, B. O”Dine, F. Lynch, S. Enderl, J. Primer. Kongorong – J. Mullan 4, J. Simkin 3, B. Pannenburg 2, J. Smith, R. Hein, B. Saffin

Robe4.412.917.1227.16 (178)
Glencoe3.44.48.69.8 (62)

Best: Robe – C. Pitt, L. Crawford, J. Wehl, Z. Deane, J. Kelly, J. Pettit. Glencoe – M. Kasparian, D. Childs, D. Paproth, Z. Cocks, C. Von Duve, T. Biggins. Goals: Robe – C. Pitt 6, J. Agnew 5, L. Crawford 5, J. Sneath 3, J. Pitt 3, K. Cuthbertson 2, Z. Deane 2, J. Kelly. Glencoe – A. Gregory 2, M. McRae 2, J. Bates 2, T. Edwards 2, C. Von Duve

NO SURPRISES –  BUT HATHERLEIGH GIVE MT BURR A SCARE

Terry Willoughby – May 20, 2018

Hatherleigh’s recent form has been anything like good whilst Mt Burr has beaten all but Kalangadoo. Hatherleigh’s best would match most teams and when they led by a goal at quarter time the signs were promising. Hatherleigh withstood anything threw at them and booted 6 goals in the second quarter to Mt Burr’s four and increase their lead to 16 points at halftime. Mt Burr were working hard to get on terms with Hatherleigh but the Eagles still led as play entered the last quarter. Mt Burr mounted a serious challenge with the game in the balance and despite kicking poorly with just three goals from ten scoring shots they overhauled Hatherleigh’s 13 points advantage and reached the lead midway as Hatherleigh tired late. Ethan Glass, Ty Stanley, veteran Dale Bowering, Wallis headed Mt Burr’s in a patchy performance. No details available from Hatherleigh which is also disappointing!!

MT BURR 11-18 84 LAST GASP WINNERS, HATHERLEIGH 11-8 74   

Kongorong made a bold bid for victory early in the game against third placed Robe but fell away in the second quarter as Robe stepped on the gas. Robe’s wayward kicking allowed Kongorong to stay in touch but only on the scoreboard. The Pitt brothers were too hot to handle for the Kongorong defence and they booted ten goals between them as Robe steamed ahead after halftime. The consistent Wehl, coach Jack Kelly and Crawford rounded out the best players for Robe but other teams must surely notice that if they contain them, Robe struggle. Not much to be said for Kongorong with only much resistance shown by Baker, Bryn Weaver and Lightbody.

ROBE 17-20 122 THRASHED KONGORONG 9-7 61

Port MacDonnell jumped into the top four with an uninspiring 17 points win over the lowly Tantanoola. Tant started well enough and looked capable of an upset when they led by 23 points at the long interval but that was enough for Tant. They barely gave a yelp after halftime, adding just a solitary goal whilst Port Mac booted seven. Port Mac have hardly looked threatening all season but they will take any win that puts you into the top four. Ben McGregor gave a workmanlike display to be best for Port Mac along with Mark Smith, Primer and veteran Ben O’Dine. Haniford, Mitch Kipping and Jordan Gould headed Tant’s thin list.

PORT MACDONNELL 11-13 79 DEFEATED TANTANOOLA 9-8 62

It was Glencoe’s turn this round to inflict more pain on Nangwarry and they did so with a 158 points win. Three players contributed 22 of Glencoe’s 28 goals but that is hardly a talking point anymore. Clay von Duve with eight and Gregory and Cocks with seven goals each did the damage as the losses continue to pile up for Nangers.         

GLENCOE 28-25 193 MONSTERED NANGWARRY 5-5 35

Round 7

Glencoe9.412.1121.2025.25 (193)
Nangwarry1.03.13.15.5 (35)

Best: Glencoe – Clay Von Duve, Adam Gregory, Zacc Cocks, Ben Hentschke, Tom Edwards, Michael McRae.  Nangwarry :

Arron Heron, Scott Brooksby, Benjamin Deamer, Jack Stratman, Dylan Smith, Aaron Hill. Goals: Glencoe – Clay Von Duve 8, Zacc Cocks 7, Adam Gregory 7, Dane Paproth 2, Dylan Childs 1, Nicholas Martin 1,  Jack Miller 1, Ben Hentschke 1.  Nangwarry : Joshua Clayfield 2, Benjamin Deamer 1, Joel Virtanen 1

Kongorong4.27.27.59.7 (61)
Robe3.48.1012.1617.20 (122)

Best: Robe – Jake Pitt, Craig  Pitt, Jake Wehl, Lewis Crawford, Jack Kelly.  Kongorong :  Sam Baker, Bryn Weaver, Aaron Lightbody, John Simkin, Paul Ellis. Goals: Robe – Jake Pitt 6, Craig  Pitt 4, Lewis Crawford 3, Kane Cuthbertson 2, Jack Kelly 2.

Kongorong :  John Simkin 4, Jack Mullan 2, Ryleigh Franchetto 1, Sam Baker 1, Bodhi Pannenburg 1

Mt Burr2.46.68.1111.18 (84)
Hatherleigh3.49.411.611.8 (74)

Best: Mt Burr – Ethan  Glass , Tyler Stanley, Dale Bowering, Samuel Wallis, Jake Dowdy, Cory Gamble. Goals: Mt Burr – Jack Gregory 2, Jake Dowdy 2, Tyler Stanley 1, Cory Gamble 1, Taylor Allen 1, Thomas  Renzi  1,  Thomas Vanderhorst 1, Henry Crauford 1, Dylan Ridley 1

Tantanoola5.28.49.49.8 (62)
Port MacDonnell2.14.58.1311.13 (79)

Best: Port Mac – Ben McGregor, Mark Smith, Jackson Primer, Benjamin O’Dine, Brandon Newton, Daron McElroy.  Tantanoola :  Samuel Haniford, Mitchell Kipping, Jordan Gould, Braydn Reilly, Zane Walker, Ben Chant. Goals: Port Mac – Scott Enderl 3, Mark Smith 2, Ned Wilke 2, Hamish Stevens 2, Matthew Stark 1, Jackson Primer 1.  Tantanoola :  Jordan Williams 2, Bradley White 1, Cameron Saint 1, Garret  Ha 1, Roy Osborne 1, Zane Walker 1, Samuel Haniford 1, Cooper Hamilton 1

TOP 3 CLEARING AWAY AS BIG MARGINS AGAIN DOMINATE

Terry Willoughby, Sunday May 13, 2018

Kalangadoo crushed arch-rival Glencoe in emphatic style by 138 points. Building slowly after the first quarter Kalangadoo bolted clear before halftime when they slammed on seven goals to nil and lead by 63 points at the long break. Larson and Lachy Jones were in top form around the forward line and Glencoe had no answers. The third quarter was more of the same as the undefeated Magpies marched on relentlessly adding another 6 goals to a paltry one and the lead was now out to 100 points and Kalangadoo had winners all over the ground but their best was yet to come. The Magpies turned up the heat in the last quarter when they heaped further indignity on Glencoe by piling on 10 goals. Glencoe’s saving grace was the belated four goals they kicked when Kalangadoo became charitable. Larson with six and Jones five goals were excellent and Gregory and Auld also had a day out. Not much could be said for Glencoe. Kalangadoo remain undefeated and are clearly flag favorites after just 6 games.

KALANGADOO 27-19 181 CRUSHED GLENCOE 6-7 43

Nangwarry may have thought they were in with a chance against eighth placed Kongorong but that thought evaporated in the second quarter when the Hawks booted 8 goals to nil and led by 70 points at half-time. The chance to get some much needed confidence was not lost on Kongorong and they pressed home their advantage with another eight goals in the third term before cruising to victory by 142 points. It was not a great spectacle but a win’s a win after all even if you don’t move anywhere on the ladder. For the hapless Nangwarry at least they kicked their biggest score this season!

KONGORONG 25-25 175 BELTED NANGWARRY 5-3 33

Robe bounced back after last weeks thrashing and took out their revenge on Tantanoola. Tant made a game of it in the first quarter as Robe squandered chances around the goal-front and only led by four points. Robe took control in the second quarter as Tant began to fall away, they restricted the Tigers to just one goal and added 6 themselves and raced to a 35 point lead with coach Jack Kelly and Craig Pitt too hot to handle for the Tant defenders. Robe faced a more determined Tant in the third term with both teams adding four goals but the margin remained the same. Robe, urged on by their coach and supporters turned on a clinic in the last quarter with a ten goal finish and blew Tant out of the water to win by 85 points, the closest game of the round. Kelly and Pitt each bootedfive goals and were high in the Robe best along with Wehl and Crawford. Tantanoola remain anchored in the bottom half of the ladder. Their best were Reilly, Williams and Haniford.

ROBE 23-13 151 EASILY OVER TANTANOOLA 10-6 66

Inaccuracy around goal by Mt Burr made Port MacDonnell look better than they were but at least they were in the game with the Mozzies only ahead by 18 points at quarter time. The goal-kicking yips continued for Mt Burr in the second quarter but Port Mac couldn’t take advantage and trailed by 19 points heading into the third quarter. With Jack Gregory on top at full forward Mt Burr raced further in front with coach Tom Renzi winning numerous possessions and Hennink in defence closing the direct route to goal. Mt Burr dominated play in the last quarter and booted eight goals to a solitary one from Port Mac and won effortlessly by 92 points. Renzi, Hennink, Josh Wallis and Gregory with eight goals stood out for Mt Burr. Only McElroy, Tilley and Primer showed much resistance for Port Mac.

MT BURR 20-18 138 THRASHED PORT MCDONNELL 6-10 46

Round 6 – May 12, 2018

Kalangadoo4.411.717.1627.19 (181)
Glencoe1.11.42.66.7 (43)

Best: Kalangadoo – B. Auld, L. Larson, B. Gregory, L. Jones, M. Lowe, N. Reeves. Glencoe – D. Cleggett, B. Hentschke, M. Kasparian, Z. Cocks, C. Von Duve, J. Foster. Goals: Kalangadoo – L. Larson 6, L. Jones 5, A. Stone 2, M. Lowe 2, T. Mcmanus 2, B. Auld 2, B. Gregory 2, B. Lindner 2, M. Fatchen, S. Mcmanus, B. Mules, M. Krieger. Glencoe – M. Kasparian, N. Easterbrook, B. Hentschke, C. Von Duve, Z. Cocks, D. Childs

Nangwarry3.23.24.35.3 (33)
Kongorong5.513.1221.1425.25 (175)

Best: Kongorong – H. Evans, J. Wright, J. Mullan, B. Kranz, A. Telford. Nangwarry – S. Brooksby, B. Kelly, B. Deamer, J. Dejong, S. DeJong, H. Dunn. Goals: Kongorong – J. Simkin 4, R. Hein 4, J. Mullan 4, J. Wright 3, J. Smith 2, A. Telford 2, R. Franchetto, K. Rothall, M. Waters, B. Pannenburg, T. Modra, M. Cordy. Nangwarry – B. Dinnison 2, B. Reddan, B. Kelly, B. Deamer

Port MacDonnell2.15.45.66.10 (46)
Mt Burr4.77.1112.1520.18 (138)

Best: Mt Burr – T. Renzi , B. Hennink, J. Gregory, J. Wallis, C. Gamble, T. Vanderhorst. Port Mac – D. McElroy, L. Tilley, J. Primer, N. Driver, B. Newton, F. Lynch. Goals: Mt Burr – J. Gregory 8, T. Vanderhorst 3, D. Ridley 2, J. Dowdy 2, T. Fennell, B. Hennink, T. Redden, J. Fiebig, S. Hughes. Port Mac – N. Wilke 2, J. Primer 2, A. Mcgregor, H. Stevens

Robe3.59.813.1123.13 (151)
Tantanoola3.14.38.510.6 (66)

Best: Robe – J. Kelly, J. Wehl, L. Crawford, C. Pitt, Q. McCallum, J. Jarrett . Tantanoola – B. Reilly, J. Williams, S. Haniford, C. Hamilton, Z. Walker, M. Kipping. Goals: Robe – J. Kelly 5, C. Pitt 5, L. Crawford 4, J. Pitt 3, J. Sneath 2, K. Cuthbertson, Q. McCallum, J. Pettit, Z. Deane. Tantanoola – R. Versace 3, G. Ha 2, S. Haniford, M. Roberts, C. Saint, C. Hamilton, A. Roberts

ROBE BUBBLE BURSTS AND NANGWARRY KEEP LOSING MARGIN UNDER 150 POINTS

Terry Willoughby reports, May 6, 2018

The Mozzies recent form had not been all that flash and they looked rusty at the start but still led by 9 points against the high scoring Robe. With Crauford winning handsomely around stoppages Mt Burr took control in the second quarter and cut-off Robe’s scoring power. They added 7 goals to nil in reply and held a match winning 53 point lead at half-time. Muhovics and Fiebig across the midfield had benefitted greatly from Crauford’s ruckwork and Stanley and Hennink were strong in defence as Mt Burr pressed home their advantage in the second half. Robe coach Kelly was trying hard to lift his team but only Wehl and the Pitt brothers were showing any resistance. Mt Burr should have won by more but wayward kicking cost them in the last quarter.

MT BURR 17-22 124 OUTPLAYED ROBE 9-8 62

Hatherleigh started slowly against Port MacDonnell who wasted many scoring chances and trailed by 12 points at quarter time. The Bay boys went scoreless in the second term as Hatherleigh got on top and booted 4 unanswered goals and raced to a 14 point lead. Watson and McGregor were good for Hatherleigh but Newton and Driver were doing just as well at the other end for Port Mac. The game tightened considerably in the third quarter as Port Mac closed the margin. Straight kicking allowed Hatherleigh to lead almost until three quarter time but Port Mac now looked the better team despite inaccuracy. Both teams had chances to win in the last quarter but it was Port Mac who were a little steadier at the finish and they held on by just two points.

PORT MACDONNELL 11-15 81 SCRAPED IN, HATHERELIGH 12-7 79

Kalangadoo were never in any danger against Kongorong and ran out easy winners by 79 points. An 8 goal opening quarter all but sealed Kongorong’s fate as the Magpies went further ahead at every change. Krieger, Jones, Fatchen and McManus provided Kalangadoo with more goal-scoring options and Kongorong couldn’t match them. Kalangadoo won handsomely across the centre and at the stoppages and anything that passed them was pushed back with solid defensive work.

KALANGADOO 20-9 129 TROUNCED KONGORONG 7-8 50

Almost the same old story again for Nangwarry but at least the losing margin was below 200 points. Maybe that says more about Tantanoola’s prospects but they did win after all. Tantanoola powered ahead in the second half while Nangwarry failed to score. That’s not good for football at all!

TANTANOOLA 22-24 156 THRASHED NANGWARRY 3-2 20

Round 5 – May 5, 2018

Hatherleigh4.18.310.412.7 (79)
Port MacDonnell5.75.79.1211.15 (81)

Best: Port Mac – M. Stark, N. Driver, B. Newton, H. Stevens, N. Wilke, L. Tilley. Hatherleigh – T. Watson, J. Rayson, L. Macgregor, J. Wight, J. Gray. Goals: Port Mac – N. Wilke 3, D. McElroy 2, M. Roscow, M. Smith, H. Stevens, M. Stark, J. Turner, A. Mcgregor. Hatherleigh – J. Sullivan 3, J. Wight 2, T. Merrett 2, B. Fabris, H. Biddle, B. Wight, J. Wight, J. Bateman

Kongorong4.16.47.57.8 (50)
Kalangadoo8.212.317.820.9 (129)

Best: Kalangadoo – M. Fatchen, M. Lowe, B. Lindner, T. Mcmanus, D. Jeffree, N. Reeves. Kongorong – J. Wright, P. Ellis, H. Evans, M. Waters, B. Kranz. Goals: Kalangadoo – M. Krieger 4, L. Jones 3, M. Fatchen 3, T. Mcmanus 3, B. Lindner 2, L. Larson 2, A. Stone, B. Auld, B. Gregory. Kongorong – B. Saffin 2, B. Drew, J. Simkin, J. Smith, M. Cordy, J. Wright

Mt Burr4.511.914.1417.22 (124)
Robe3.23.46.69.8 (62)

Best: Mt Burr – N. Muhovics, J. Fiebig, D. Ridley, H. Crauford, B. Hennink, T. Stanley. Robe – J. Kelly, J. Wehl, C. Pitt, J. Pitt, E. Regnier. Goals: Mt Burr – J. Gregory 4, T. Renzi 2, D. Bowering 2, D. Ridley 2, B. Hennink, E. Glass , J. Fiebig, P. Guyett, N. Muhovics, H. Crauford, T. Redden. Robe – C. Pitt 3, J. Kelly 2, J. Pitt 2, K. Cuthbertson, L. Crawford

Tantanoola3.58.716.1322.24 (156)
Nangwarry2.23.23.23.2 (20)

Best: Tantanoola – B. Reilly, M. Kipping, C. Hamilton, G. Ha, M. Hunter, J. McRostie. Nangwarry – J. Dejong, S. Brooksby, S. DeJong, B. Deamer, J. Virtanen, H. Dunn. Goals: Tantanoola – G. Ha 7, C. Hamilton 4, R. Versace 4, S. Haniford 2, S. Varcoe 2, J. Williams 2, B. Reilly. Nangwarry – D. Podobnik, M. Khan, B. Deamer

GLENCOE COME BEHIND IN CLOSEST CLASH

By Terry Willoughby, April 29, 2018

Glencoe saved its best until the last quarter and snatched a 12 point win against Kongorong. The lead had changed hands several times throughout with Kongorong on top in the first quarter via the strong work around the stoppages of coach Bronson Saffin. Glencoe hit back hard before the long break with a seven goals to three quarter and hold a 12 point margin and seemingly have the momentum to go on with the job. However the third quarter saw Kongorong wrest back some control and keep Glencoe goal-less whilst adding three to head into the last quarter with a nine point lead. Saffin continued to provide Kongorong with strong leadership but being asked to do too much as Glencoe lifted. They finished powerfully with five goals and over-ran Kongorong late in the quarter with ruckman Matt Kasparian and on-baller Tom Edwards showing out.

GLENCOE 14-12 96 NARROWLY OVER KONGORONG 12-12 84

Tantanoola were never in the hunt against Kalangadoo who outscored them in every quarter to win easily by 93 points. The Magpies were on top in almost every position and increased their lead substantially each quarter. Around the mid-field, Lowe, McManus and Krieger had a mountain of possessions and Tant were powerless to stop them, especially Krieger who also booted five goals. Leroy Larson could have been the “man with the pearl earring”, apologies Stieg, as he dominated on the forward line and finished with 6 goals. Kalangadoo kepoint up assault right to the end with an eight goal finish.  

KALANGADOO 24-14 158 THRASHED TANTANOOLA 9-11 65

Mt burr inflicted a fourth 200 point plus belting on Nangwarry but it was Nangers’ closest margin so far in 2018, a lazy 227 point win to Mt Burr.

MT BURR 34-29 233 BELTED NANGWARRY 1-0 6

The vastly improved Robe took Hatherleigh to the cleaners after quarter time to romp in by 140 points. The result was something of a shock as only three points separated the teams at quarter time with Robe narrowly ahead in a high scoring contest. Robe really took control from there-on when they kept Hatherleigh scoreless in the second term and rammed through nine goals to bolt to a 63 point lead at half-time and was as good as game over for Hatherleigh. Around the goal-front Cuthbertson and the Pitts, Jack and Craig were dominant, they each booted six goals. Hatherleigh were now in the pits of their own as Robe pressed home their dominance in the third quarter with another eight goals to one and extend the lead to 111 points. The horror day continued for Hatherleigh as Robe coasted in by 140 points. Hatherleigh managed only one goal after quarter time whilst Robe slammed through 21. Wehl, Deane,Jjack and Craig Pitt and Jon Agnew were best for Robe and McGrath battled hard against overwhelming numbers for Hatherleigh. Hatherleigh minus surfboards suffered a terrible wipe-out.

ROBE 27-24 186 SMASHED HATHERLEIGH 7-4 46

Round 4 – April 28, 2018

Glencoe2.19.59.714.12 (96)
Kongorong4.27.510.1012.12 (84)

Best: Glencoe – Matthew Kasparian, Tom Edwards, Clay Von Duve, Michael McRae, Dylan Pfitzner, Nicholas Martin.  Kongorong – Bronson Saffin, Harrison Evans, Paul Ellis, Brandon Kranz, Matthew Cordy. Goals: Glencoe – Patrick Mitchell 4, Adam Gregory 3, Jaymie Dobie 2, Ben Hentschke 1, Tim Biggins 1, Zacc Cocks 1, Clay Von Duve 1, Jesse  Foster 1.  Kongorong :  Bronson Saffin 3, John Simkin 2, Ben Drew 2, Jack Mullan 2, Brandon Kranz 1, Joshua Smith 1,  Matthew Cordy 1

Kalangadoo6.210.916.1224.14 (158)
Tantanoola0.23.47.79.11 (65)

Best: Kalangadoo – Mitchel Lowe, Michael Krieger, Leroy Larson, Brett Lindner, Sam Mcmanus, Lachy Jones.  Tantanoola :  Tyson McGrath, Samuel Haniford, Braydn Reilly, Marc Roberts, Mitchell Kipping, Alec Roberts. Goals: Kalangadoo – Leroy Larson 6, Michael Krieger 5, Lachy Jones 4, Ben Gregory 4, Sam Mcmanus 2, Matthew Davies 1, Brett Lindner 1, Mitchel Lowe 1.  Tantanoola :  Roy Osborne 3, Braydn Reilly 1, Josh McRostie 1, Mason Hunter 1, Rob Versace 1, Garret  Ha 1, Ben Chant 1

Nangwarry1.0 (6)
Mt Burr34.29 (233)

Best:

Robe6.515.1123.1827.24 (186)
Hatherleigh6.26.27.37.4 (46)

Best: Robe – Jake Wehl, Zac Deane, Jake Pitt, Craig  Pitt, Jonathan Agnew.  Hatherleigh :  Gerard Mcgrath, Jase Bateman, Luke Macgregor, Todd Watson, Joe Ferguson-Lane. Goals: Robe – Kane Cuthbertson 6, Jake Pitt 6, Craig  Pitt 6, Jack Kelly 2, Harry Bigmore 2, Jake Wehl 2, Benjamin Vidic 1, Matthew Jennings 1, Zac Deane 1.  Hatherleigh : Jase Bateman 2, Caolan Buckley 1, Brodie Fabris 1, Brad Wight 1, Jake Wight 1, Tim Merrett 1

WHEN WILL SLAUGHTER STOP FOR NANGWARRY ??

By Terry Willoughby – April 22, 2018

Nangwarry have not won a game since 2014 and that won’t change anytime soon. This time they suffered more humiliation at the hands of flat-track bullies Hatherleigh to the tune of 299 points. The bye can’t come soon enough for Nangers! What is football getting here? Players doubling up games repeatedly, many past useful playing age! Are officials and SA Community Football blind to this or don’t they care?

HATHERELIGH 49-18 312 POUNDED NANGWARRY 2-1 13

Port MacDonnell produced their best form for the season so far but couldn’t sustain it for an entire game and went down to the much improved Robe by 25 points. Port Mac got off to a flying start with a six goal first quarter and led by 20 points with Turner and Wilke dangerous around goal. Robe seemed unable to get into the game and Port Mac again dominated to second quarter and increased their lead to 30 points. Robe responded strongly after the interval and added 7 goals in the third quarter but Port Mac kept their noses in front with deadly accurate kicking, the lead was now down to 15 points and Robe had momentum. Jon Agnew was in everything for Robe as Port Mac faltered with many players now unsighted. Pitt and Cuthbertson were getting more chances for Robe and finished with 6 and 3 goals each. Port Mac stopped to a walk as Robe piled on the goals to win by 25 points.

ROBE 19-16 130 WITH A STRONG FINISH DEFEATED PORT MACDONNELL 17-3 105

Glencoe have rarely threatened any of the teams higher on the ladder in recent times and so it looked again. They led early in the game through the efforts of Tom Edwards and Jaymie Dobie before Tantanoola got on top. It was hardly a game filled with highlights but the scores were close for more than three quarters. Tant led by seven points at halftime and with goals hard to come by they led by three at the last change. Glencoe were just a guilty of clangers as Tant in the first three quarters but now were somehow inspired to produce their best football and swamped Tant with eight goals to a solitary one in reply and dominate the last term to win by 37 points. Tom Edwards booted four goals to be best for Glencoe just ahead of Dobie, Childs and Giersch. Kipping defended strongly for Tantanoola but lacked support when it was most needed.

GLENCOE 16-9 105 POWERED IN TANTANOOLA 9-14 68

Kalangadoo’s sharpness at the goal-front was crucial in them holding a narrow lead throughout the first half against Mt Burr. Everytime the Magpies went forward they seemed to boot a goal whilst Mt Burr worked much harder for theirs. Mt Burr squandered plenty of chances in the second quarter and Kalangadoo punished them on the rebound to lead by 16 points despite having fewer shots at goal. Around the stoppages Ben Mules and Sstone were doing well with Bannister resolute in defence for Kalangadoo. Mt Burr outscored Kalangadoo in the third quarter but the Magpies still had their noses in front with Lachy Jones a danger on the forward line. Mt Burr were still in touch through the work of Fiebig, Redden and Crauford but it was Kalangadoo who did much better in the last quarter, again with better finishing around goal. Ben Mules leadership was vital many times, Stone, Fatchen, Bannister and jones with 5 goals played well for Kalangadoo who have put a little dent in Mt Burr’s premiership defence.

KALANGADOO 17-10 112 SOLIDLY OVER MT BURR 11-15 81    

Round 3 – April 21, 2018

Tantanoola3.46.78.119.14 (68)
Glencoe5.45.68.816.9 (105)

Best: Glencoe – Tom Edwards, Jaymie Dobie, Dylan Childs, Sam Giersch, Michael McRae, Zacc Cocks.  Tantanoola :  Mitchell Kipping, Marc Roberts, Hayden Brown, Bradley White, Mason Hunter, Josh McRostie. Goals: Glencoe – Tom Edwards 4, Adam Gregory 3, Patrick Mitchell 2, Clay Von Duve 2, Dylan Childs 1, Dane Paproth 1, Zacc Cocks 1, Michael McRae 1, Dylan Pfitzner 1

Tantanoola :  Rob Versace 4, Cooper Hamilton 2, Bradley White 1, Jordan Williams 1, Braydn Reilly 1

Mt Burr4.37.910.1011.15 (81)
Kalangadoo7.011.113.617.10 (112)

Best: Kalangadoo – Benjamin Mules, Andrew Stone, Mathew Fatchen, Jason Bannister, Lachy Jones, Michael Krieger.  Mt Burr :

Josh Fiebig, Taylor Redden, Henry Crauford, Cory Gamble, Dylan Ridley. Goals: Kalangadoo – Lachy Jones 5, Mathew Fatchen 3, Brett Lindner 3, Mitchel Lowe 2, Ben Gregory 2, Andrew Stone 1, Michael Krieger 1.  Mt Burr :  Jack Gregory 3, Ethan  Glass  2, Henry Crauford 1, Dylan Ridley 1, Jacob Gregory 1, Thomas  Renzi  1,  Josh Fiebig 1, Brodie Hennink 1

Hatherleigh13.523.837.1249.18 (312)
Nangawarry1.11.12.1 (13)

Best: Hatherleigh – Matt Faulkner, Brodie Fabris, Joseph Rayson, Joe Ferguson-Lane, Mitch Pulmer, Zach Jones.  Nangwarry : Justin Dejong, Shane DeJong, Andrew Russell, Benjamin Deamer, Arron Heron, Scott Brooksby. Goals: Hatherleigh – Matt Faulkner 15, Brodie Fabris 9, Tim Merrett 7, Jase Bateman 5, Hayden Biddle 3, Jack Sullivan 2, Louis Brown 2, Joseph Rayson 2, Caolan Buckley 1, Dylan Clough 1, Gerard Mcgrath 1, Joe Ferguson-Lane 1, Nangwarry : Shane DeJong 1, Bradley Talbot 1

Port MacDonnell6.011.316.317.3 (105)
Robe2.45.912.1219.16 (130)

Best: Robe – Jake Wehl, Riley Dickinson, Jonathan Agnew, Jed Jarrett, Egan Regnier, Craig  Pitt.  Port MacDonnell :  Liam Bottomley, Jake Turner, Benjamin O’Dine, Daron McElroy, Wade Chant, Blake Lynch. Goals: Robe – Craig  Pitt 6, Kane Cuthbertson 3, Angus Weir 2, Jake Pitt 2, Jed Jarrett 2, Jake Wehl 1, Zac Deane 1, Jonathan Agnew 1, Benjamin Vidic 1.  Port MacDonnell : Ned Wilke 4, Jake Turner 4, Brandon Newton 2, Matthew Stark 2, Angus Mcgregor 1, Trent Ebejer 1, Ben McGregor 1, Jackson Primer 1, Blake Lynch 1

ONLY ONE DEMOLITION BUT NO SURPRIZES

By Terry Willoughby, April 16, 2018

Even in the relatively sheltered conditions of Mt Burr play was affected by the atrocious weather. Mt Burr could have had the game wrapped up by quarter time if they had kicked straight but they only led Glencoe by seven points. The Mozzies kept Glencoe to a solitary goal in the second quarter and stretched their lead to 12 points. The difficulty of goal-scoring was emphasised by only two players scoring more than one for the game, Renzi booted three for Mt Burr and Gregory four for Glencoe. Glencoe battled hard to stay in touch in the third quarter but Mt Burr skipped away to a 26 point which was large in the context of the game. Both teams scored two goals during the last quarter but Glencoe were unable to reduce the margin.

MT BURR 11-13 79 TOO GOOD FOR GLENCOE 8-5 53

Hatherleigh were another team that failed to stamp some authority over Kalangadoo when it managed only one goal from seven scoring shots whilst Kalangadoo had a perfect record of two from two, scores were level at quarter time. Kalangadoo performed better in the second term and Lachy Jones and Gregory were a threat near goal whilst Lindner and Stone picked up kicks on the outside. Hatherleigh hit back strongly after the main break and booted four goals to hit the front by five points with only a quarter remaining. Wight and Joe Ferguson-Lane had led the way. The battle to score was still a challenge but Kalangadoo were a little stronger and better in the big moments and came away to win by nine points.

KALANGADOO 9-12 66 OUTLASTED HATHERLEIGH 8-9 57

Kongorong looked likely to record their first win when they led throughout the first half against Tantanoola with the margin at 19 points which was large in the low-scoring conditions that prevailed. Tantanoola started to make cuts in Kongorong’s lead with tighter work in defence and a more productive forward line, they kept the Hawks scoreless and reduced the lead to just four points at three quarter-time. In the final term Kongorong booted four goals but Tant had more of the play and edged out Kongorong by just four points. Pitts booted five goals to be best for Tant ahead of Mcrostie and White. Evans, Pannenburg and Bryn Weaver tried hard for Kongorong but just couldn’t get them over the line.

TANTANOOLE 10-10 70 SCRAPED IN, KONGORONG 10-6 76   

Port MacDonnell, thrashed by 90 points in round one crush Nangwarry by 258 points in round two. No details necessary, but you can check them in the details below, if you want to.

PORT MACDONNELL 43-18 276 DEFEATED NANGWARRY 2-6 18

Round 2 – April 14, 2018

Tantanoola2.53.55.810.10 (70)
Kongorong4.36.66.610.6 (66)

Best: Tantanoola – Brandon Pitts, Josh McRostie, Bradley White, Matt Pilmore, Hayden Brown, Mason Hunter.  Kongorong : Harrison Evans, Bodhi Pannenburg, Bryn Weaver, Bradley Long, Joshua Smith, Brandon Kranz. Goals: Tantanoola – Brandon Pitts 5, Rob Versace 3, Matt Pilmore 1, Mason Hunter 1.   Kongorong :  John Simkin 4, Joshua Wright 3, Joshua Smith 2, Robert Hein 1

Mt Burr3.75.89.1111.13 (79)
Glencoe3.04.26.38.5 (53)

Best: Mt Burr Samuel Wallis, Cory Gamble, Taylor Redden, Hayden Schultz, Tyler Stanley, Nathan Muhovics.  Glencoe : Sam Giersch, Clay Von Duve, Zacc Cocks, Dylan Childs, Jaymie Dobie, Nicholas Martin. Goals: Mt Burr – Thomas  Renzi  3, Chris Puiatti 1, Tyler Stanley 1, Hayden Schultz 1, Brodie Hennink 1, Thomas Hales 1, Henry Crauford 1, Dylan Ridley 1, Taylor Redden 1.  Glencoe :  Adam Gregory 4, Clay Von Duve 1, Nicholas Martin 1, Dylan Childs 1, Zacc Cocks 1

Port Maconnell11.220.933.1243.18 (276)
Nangwarry0.11.31.62.6 (18)

Best: Port Mac – D. McElroy, M. Smith, J. Turner, N. Wilke, M. Roscow, J. Bald. Nangwarry – A. Russell, H. Dunn, B. Kelly, A. Hill, J. Ingley, A. Gartside. Goals: Port Mac – Jake Turner 12, N. Wilke 8, J. Bald 7, M. Smith 4, B. O”Dine 3, B. Lynch 2, D. McElroy 2, B. Newton, L. Lewis, T. Ebejer, Z. Williams, F. Lynch. Nangwarry – Aidan Mills 1, Bradley Talbot 1

Kalangadoo2.05.66.89.12 (66)
Hatherleigh1.63.77.78.9 (57)

Best: Kalangadoo – L. Hay, B. Lindner, M. Lowe, A. Stone, B. Auld, E. Maney. Hatherleigh – J. Wight, J. Ferguson-Lane, W. Chay, G. Mcgrath, M. Pulmer, Z. Jones. Goals: Kalangadoo –  L. Jones 3, B. Gregory 3, B. Mules, B. Auld, A. Stone. Hatherleigh – J. Wight 2, S. Waring, C. Buckley, J. Faulkner, J. Skeer, G. Mcgrath, T. Merrett

FOOTY STARTS WITH A ROUND OF MASSACRES

By Terry Willoughby, Sunday April 8, 2018

Hatherleigh and Glencoe had the closest game of the day but that ended in a conclusive 73 point win for Hatherleigh. The Eagles were slow to begin but still led early before extending their lead to 25 points at half time. McGrath and Travis Ware were the driving force for the Eagles and Glencoe couldn’t contain them. Glencoe dropped away badly in the third quarter as Hatherleigh raced to a big lead of 58 points. Glencoe kicked a handful of face-saving goals in the last quarter but Hatherleigh finished strongly and ran out easy winners by 73 points.

HATHERLEIGH 21-14 144 TOO GOOD FOR GLENCOE 10-11 71

Kongorong made a positive start against reigning premier Mt Burr and led narrowly by 3 points at quarter time and had their supporters hopes uplifted, then the wheels started to fall off. Mt Burr took control and led by 26 points with Dylan Ridley in everything including kicking the goals. He had plenty of help through Cory Gamble and Redden who booted 5 goals.  Mt Burr bolted away after half time and led by 84 points against the mesmerised Hawks. Mt Burr continued to pile on the goals in the last quarter and crushed Kongorong by 123 points in a win which sent tremors through the other teams.

MT BURR 29-14 188 CRUSHED KONGORONG 10-3 63

Kalangdoo made short work of Port MacDonnell and led at every change. They were never seriously challenged at any stage and raced clear in the second term to lead by 10 goals at the long break. The sting had gone out of the game by the finish as warmer than usual conditions fatigued many players as Kalangadoo won well by 90 points. McManus, Reeves and Gregory were best for Kalangadoo.

KALANGADOO 20-20 140 OUTCLASSED PORT MACDONNELL 7-8 50

Nangwarry’s season started more disastrously than any other in recent years, and they haven’t  been good, when they were swept aside by Robe to the tune of 291 points. Yes, that is not a mistake, 291 points. Robe couldn’t be happier but there can nothing more debilitating for football than this. Robe had 16 individual goal-kickers with the Pitt brothers booting 10 and 7 each.

ROBE 48-15 303 SAVAGELY DEFEATED NANGWARRY 2-0 12

Round 1 – April 7, 2018

Hatherleigh4.57.914.1421.18 (144)
Glencoe2.43.85.1010.11 (71)

Best: Hatherleigh – Gerard Mcgrath, Travis Ware, Samuel Waring, Lewis Walker, Jack Gray, Luke Macgregor.  Glencoe :  Jesse  Foster, Zacc Cocks, Tom Edwards, Trent Hawke, Jaymie Dobie, Sam Giersch. Goals: Hatherleigh – Brodie Fabris 4, Matt Faulkner 4, Travis Ware 3, Josh Wight 2, Jack Skeer 2, Gerard Mcgrath 1, Jake Wight 1, Jase Bateman 1, Lewis Walker 1, Joseph Rayson 1, Tim Merrett 1.  Glencoe :  Adam Gregory 4, Clay Von Duve 3, Patrick Mitchell 1, Tom Edwards 1, Zacc Cocks 1

Kalangadoo7.313.618.1320.20 (140)
Port MacDonnell3.33.65.67.8 (50)

Best: Kalangadoo – S. Mcmanus, N. Reeves, B. Gregory, M. Fatchen, A. Stone, M. Krieger. Port Mac – W. Chant, Z. Williams, N. Wilke, M. Smith, A. McGregor, T. Ebejer. Goals: Kalangadoo – L. Jones 5, M. Krieger 3, L. Larson 3, M. Fatchen 3, M. Lowe 2, T. Mcmanus, S. Agnew, B. Gregory, S. Mcmanus. Port Mac – J. Turner 3, B. Lynch, Z. Williams, N. Wilke, J. Bald

Robe11.522.834.1348.15 (303)
Nangwarry1.01.01.02.0 (12)

Best: Robe – J. Pitt, Q. McCallum, J. Wehl, Z. Deane, C. Pitt, L. Crawford. Nangwarry – A. Russell, J. Ingley, B. Deamer, B. Dinnison, J. Dejong, A. Heron. Goals: Robe – J. Pitt 10, C. Pitt 7, B. Vidic 4, J. Agnew 4, Z. Deane 4, L. Crawford 3, J. Wehl 3, M. Jennings 3, B. Ross 2, J. Dunsford 2, Q. McCallum, B. Nicolle, H. Bigmore, K. Cuthbertson, E. Regnier, J. Sneath. Nangwarry – B. Talbot, J. Virtanen

Mt Burr3.38.918.1429.14 (188)
Kongorong4.15.16.210.3 (63)

Best: Mt Burr – D. Ridley, C. Gamble, E. Glass , T. Redden, J. Fiebig, H. Schultz. Kongorong – B. Weaver, B. Saffin, J. Wright, H. Evans, B. Kranz. Goals: Mt Burr – D. Ridley 8, T. Redden 5, C. Puiatti 3, E. Glass 3, D. Bowering 3, J. Fiebig 2, N. Muhovics 2, T. Hales 2, T. Renzi. Kongorong – J. Wright 4, J. Smith 2, J. Simkin, B. Weaver, B. Saffin, R. Hein