WIRRULLA WINS 2008 PREMIERSHIP

Bombers Raid the 2008 Mid West Flag

A  wonderful day of close, hard fought football rewarded the big crowd at the Mid West Grand Final in Wudinna on Saturday. Excellent spring weather and teams well matched had expectations high, with all players having a realistic sniff of glory.  A seasons work on the line, nerves tense as all players prepared for the final hurdle

A Grade Match Report

Wirrulla scraped into the Grand Final with a last gasp win in the Preliminary Final, but with the knowledge that they alone have stalled a minor round sweep by the mighty Hawk machine. Sides had met four times during the year, with honors shared two apiece.  The Bombers strengthened by key inclusions Tyler Baldock, Ryan Watson and Nathan Ross since their second semi loss, the Hawks themselves regained valuable utility Kirk Montgomerie. Wirrulla had the advantage of a one to two goal gentle breeze, and as so often is the case in Grand Finals, early jitters showed with both sides warily testing the opposition, not really wanting to break the game open for fear of creating cracks for the opposition to exploit.  Wirrulla was gaining plenty of possession and pushing forward via Trent Bettes. Brayden Holmes and Jarrod Parker doing well around centre.  Tyson Montgomerie was again on song, gathering the ball at will and always doing the best with it.  Wirrulla entered the quarter time break with a thirteen point lead, but honors reasonably even for the quarter and both sides missing goals that they may normally have in the book. Hawks came out running in the second quarter, winning many contests and looking dangerous on each push forward. Aiden Whitford was providing the big target, Luke Fiebig running from defence, Mark Spencer’s strong attack at the ball and body and Cameron Montgomerie outstanding across centre and half forward.  Big man Simon Riddle was holding firm in the backlines, regularly supported by the reliable Craig Johnson and runners from the Bombers as they fought to hold on in the face of that much anticipated Hawk blitz.  Hawks did score five goals to two, and spent large amounts of time up forward, and the Bombers defence held firm when called upon.  A similar onslaught by the Hawks two weeks earlier yielded 10 goals for the quarter, so the Wirrulla hierarchy had done its homework, leaving the game wide open at half time, the Hawks by four points. The game lifted again after the half, with sides more willing to run and risk.  The outstanding talent of Simon Webb to the fore again when needed for the Bombers, and Troy Olsen creating lots of headaches for the Hawk Defence.  Tyler Baldock gained valuable ball and challenged when on the ball.  The Hawks had Darren Guidera again everywhere, and James Almering confirming that he has a huge future. Both sides battled to get it through the half forward line, and allowing backline player the opportunity to punch from behind and run the ball out.  The quarter yielded four goals to three the Bombers way, who lead by a slender one point at lemon time, their last opportunity to kick with the wind now passed, and the grim prospect of keeping out the desperate Hawks. It is harder to remember a time when a club has had a greater supporter base around a three quarter time huddle than Wirrulla’s, and the noise of cheer and encouragement as the huddle broke gave goose bumps to the many impartial spectators right over the ground. The genuine passion of the people must have some effect, and the glint in the Bomber players eyes was clearly evident.  They would give this game one hell of a shake. Goals were traded early in the quarter, and the pressure rose. Both clubs were is a position to snare a victory, but there was just no time to break free, desperate players from both sides just threw themselves in, dived to effect tackles and smothers, just what Grand Finals are all about. Leigh Freeman for the Bombers lead from the front with sheer strength and desire, Jarrod Parker, Tyron Fox, Andrew Bitmead, Ryan Watson all prominent. Simon Riddle was everywhere, and backing himself for some long runs down the ground really started to create confidence within the team. Darren Guidera, Tyson Montgomerie, Damien Johnson, Dillon Montgomerie all standing tall.  Gradually the Hawks started to wilt; the quarter was wearing on and scoring difficult.  A goal eight minutes from the end saw Wirrulla out by eleven points, and the red and black supporters were in full voice.  With about four minutes to go, the evergreen Shane Pittaway landed a 50 m penalty to seal the game for the Bombers, every players dream, converting from right in front.  Wirrulla won a wonderful contest by eighteen points.  The Hawks were gallant and have again had a wonderful season, all that of little consolation to a very proud club. The second year losing a close Grand Final, but in very different circumstances this year.  Congratulations to the Mick Kessel lead Wirrulla A Grade side, they certainly have set the competition alight with their intensity and desire to win.  This is their first premiership in Mid West and sees each of the six clubs within the MWFL with an A Grade Premiership since the year 2000. The smiles of the long term Wirrulla members, supporters and volunteers is what Country Football is all about. They will long remember conquering a very classy Hawks side and lifting the golden Mid West Premiership Cup.

A GRADE SCOREBOARD

Wirrulla 4.5 6.7 10.9 14.10 (94)
West Coast Hawks 2.4 7.5 10.8 11.10 (76)

Best: Wirrulla – S Riddle, J Parker, B Holmes, S Webb, A Bitmead. WC Hawks – T Montgomerie, J Almering, D Guidera, M Spencer, C Montgomerie. Goals: Wirrulla – T Baldock 4, S Pittaway 3, T Olsen, S Webb 2, B Holmes, N Ross. WC Hawks – A Whitford 3, J Almering, T Montgomerie 2, C Strange, C Montgomerie, D Guidera.

Wirrulla comes from behind to win B Grade

Wirrulla had been fortunately strengthened by several A Grade players with the inclusion of several younger players unavailable the previous week, and they needed them, the Western Districts Tigers have been outstanding all year and also had some A Graders with the League side not competing on the day. The Tigers took and early lead and looked like they would again command proceedings, leading by twenty points at quarter time, and holding on to a nineteen point lead at the half, having dealt with the quarter against the wind. That is where it stopped however, as the Bombers started to get on top all over the ground, particularly the backline in the third quarter.  Whilst the Tigers still lead by fifteen points at three quarter time, the tide had turned, the Bombers had outscored them going against the wind, and charged into the final quarter with full momentum.  Dan Dingwall lead the ruck all day and was outstanding, Evan Whillas in defence, the reliable Mark Binder on the ball and Peter Gum providing an excellent target.  The Tigers were getting plenty of ball but couldn’t get past centre, Bryan Hodge played a great game all day, Myles Tomney around the centre line impressed again, Jacob James in the ruck and Wade Shepperd others to do well. The Bombers finished the game with five goals to none in the last quarter to secure a come from behind victory, probably the best way to win a Grand final, and sealing the end to a very entertaining game.  Both sides should be congratulated on their efforts however, and Im sure the Bombers would be first to acknowledge the tenacity of the Tigers throughout the year.   Congratulations to Wirrulla on the wonderful win.

B GRADE SCOREBOARD

Wirrulla 1.0 4.3 5.7 10.11 (71)
Western Districts 4.2 7.2 8.4 8.5 (53)

Best: Wirrulla – D Dingwall, E Whillas, D Chaytor, M Binder, P Gum. West Dists – B Hodge, M Tomney, W Shepperd, G Shoobridge, J James. Goals: Wirrulla – P Gum 5, D Pittaway 3, A Watson 1, S Kelsh 1. West Dists- E Wauchope 2, T Brace 2, D Shoobridge 2, J Holmes 1, G Tomney 1

WEST COAST HAWKS WIN COLTS

Two very well matched sides met for the final time, having lead the competition all year.  Wudinna United challenged hard early and took a well earned thirteen point lead into the first break, Josh Boylan, Tyson Jackson both into everything.  The Hawks hit back hard in the second quarter, Dale Montgomerie finding his mark, and being well supplied by Luke Mann, Mark McEvoy, Lewis Cotton. Hawks had not only bridged the gap but had opened a handy two goal lead at the half.  The third quarter was again Wudinna United as they tied the scores by three quarter time and a Magpie win was well on the cards.  Nick Wedding again in great form, Dean Cummings in the ruck, Cameron Douglass running hard. In a very tight last quarter, both sides gave everything for their club and Guernsey.  Courage and commitment was the order of the day, but the Hawks sealed a well earned victory only minutes from the end. Tristan Carcuro has had a great finals series and his great form continued, Gerard Montgomerie has a huge future, Josh Higgins was great and the Roe boys lived up to finals pressure.  A great match and players from both sides are to be commended on the way they attacked the ball and the enormous effort put in to achieve the win. Well done to the West Coast Hawks, they continue to set the standard that other clubs much reach.

COLTS SCOREBOARD

West Coast Hawks 1.1 6.2 8.4 12.9 (81)
Wudinna United 3.2 4.2 8.4 10.4 (64)

Best: WC Hawks – G Montgomerie, D Montgomerie, J Higgins, L Mann, McEvoy, T Carcuro. Wudinna United – J Boylan, T Jackson, N Wedding, J Seal, D Cummings, B Wilkins. Goals: WC Hawks – D Montgomerie 6, T Carcuro 2, S Montgomerie 1, L Cotton 1, J McInnis 1, Z Stewart 1. Wudinna United – J Boylan 6, R Seal 3, C Douglass 1

Mid West Grand Final Preview A Grade: 

West Coast Hawks vs Wirrulla

The top two teams at minor rounds end and fitting that they now play for the flag.  They have met each other four times this year with two wins apiece, although the most recent second semi final Hawks win signaled their intentions this year.  Both sides are well armed and capable of winning the big day, with coaches earning their enormous salaries getting final match ups and game plans together.  Wudinna Oval is big, at 165m x 133m the same dimensions as AAMI Stadium, and the side who runs and creates space will most likely enjoy the spoils of the day.

The Case for the Hawks Bruised and battled scared from the 2007 Grand Final, where they fell at the final hurdle, nothing, and I mean nothing could raise their desire more to avenge this match. The Hawks sent a loud and clear message to all challengers with their commanding win in the Second Semi vs Wirrulla, quick decisive ball movement, accurate kicking, running and hard tackling saw a complete finals package.  Out will go the talented young Jake Sargent with an ongoing knee, and in will be the highly motivated utility Kirk Montgomerie, missing in action last game due to an entertainment mishap not football related. The Hawks are the real deal, Strong forwards, with Aiden Whitford leading the way, Steed Sutherland prolific in the last half of the season, Mark Spencer with courage and strength and the creative Dale Montgomerie.  A no nonsense and productive backline, Derick Freeman getting the big jobs done every week, the run and passion of Luke Fiebig and Jason  McEvoy and the big frame of Darren Brown taking all before him. The centre line boast so many options that competing sides just struggle to keep up.  Montgomerie brothers Tyson, Dillon, Cameron and Kirk all run and use the ball well with every touch, Marc McEvoy’s run and skill, and young and determined Jim Almering shows he has a big future, Alan Burge strong around the contests, Michael Wheatons long gut wrenching runs to attack and Chris Strange ability to tag or just cut loose when required. Perhaps the man that sets it all going for the Hawks is the big unit Darren Guidera.  The simple weight of his first touch to the ball in ruck, strong body and ability to take multiple big marks around the ground and general play is outstanding.  The Hawks simply don’t have passengers, and will run for each other creating plenty of scoring opportunities for their excellent forwards and midfielders.  Cut one or two players out, and others step up, that’s just what they do.  The Hawks are poised and confident, no complacency, but a fierce will to win and a team with all the ammunition.  The champagne will taste very sweet when being sipped from a Hawks held cup on late Saturday afternoon.

The Case for The Bombers Entering the Grand Final with a rousing win over a past nemesis in Wudinna United, forget the loss two weeks ago in the second semi, this is a different side altogether.  Bolstered by Port Adelaide experienced Ryan Watson, Tyler Baldock and the speedy Nathan Ross, the side takes the appearance of a younger, fitter and more mobile side that is necessary to beat the Hawks.  Look for pressure on the Hawks runners to create quick turnovers and supply to the wonderful bomber forward line.  Any side boasting the goal kicking genius of Simon Webb, Troy Olsen, Craig Johnson is going to stretch any opposition, and has done so all year.  Troyhas spent time down the field, from flank, and appears to be moving with greater freedom than he has for years which spells problems in a match up for the opposition.  Trent Bettes is another who has a strong body, and commands the air. The centre line is awesome.  Jarrod Parker is a genuine champion, Mail Medalist Brayden Holmes is mercurial, and is now commanding attention from opposition taggers, releasing other wonderful midfielders like Yanni Retsas, Nathan Ross and the hard ball strength of Leigh Freeman.  Tyron Fox has had a great year and Daryl Lawrie presents an ever present danger with hard run all day. Shane Pittaway, and Todd Verrall provide plenty of utility options. The backline is lead by Simon Riddle, who will automatically pick up the best forward, and is rarely beaten.  He is a great forward option when the going is tough, Craig Johnson will fall back and read the play all day when and if needed, Alex Bond is strong and rebounds as does Oliver McCallum. Tyler Baldock, Ryan Watson are keys in a great side, and this is where the improvement from the last game will come. Wirrulla will be acutely aware that the Hawks blitz quarter needs to be stopped and inevitably it comes in every game. They are not only well set up to stop that onslaught, but to hurt them on the rebound with quick transition to their own forwards. The Bombers have a never say die attitude and they have presented themselves with their best ever chance for a first Mid West FL flag. They will lead the aerial duals, and there is no chance that there will be less than 100% effort in any contest as this well drilled team pushes for the flag.  There will be no empty cup at Bomberland, its been too long coming.

B Grade – Western Districts vs Wirrulla

The Tigers have carried all before them this year, losing only once, but that was to Wirrulla.  The Bombers look stronger than the second semi with key inclusions Mark Binder, Dan Dingwall and Dion Pittaway.  The Tigers do their homework and play to their strengths, which are plenty. Dominating Ruckman Jake James will be tested by Dan Dingwall this time around, but the Tigers have plenty of young runners perfect for the larger oval.  Wade Shepherd, Eugene Wauchope and Neil King are towers up forward for the Tigers and they will get the supply.  Mark Slattery, Evan Whillas and Andrew Patterson have the know how and the ability to quell attacks.  Dale Murphy is dangerous forward for the red and blacks, along with Peter Gum and Dion Pittaway. Excellent centre duals abound, Chris Lynch, Jethro Holmes and Simon Tucker get plenty of it, and Josh Norman and Matt Kayser will need to continue their good form. This will be an entertaining encounter, and could go down to the last kick, as happened in the 2007 Grand Final, in which the Tigers served their apprenticeship in the big game, narrowly losing, they will start a favourite to win in a match where it will be either team’s first reserves premiership in the Mid West FL.

Colts – Wudinna United v WC Hawks

Wudinna United have the big job of taking on the West Coast Hawks colts juggernaut, and look better equipped this time around with the inclusion of Stefan Wilkins as a big target up forward.  The Hawks have plenty of talent, and lead by Dale Montgomerie, know what the increased pressure of finals is all about.  Marc McEvoy and Lewis Cotton and fast and efficient, while Luke Mann is a dominant big man.  Tristan Carcuro kicked nine goals in the semi final, and will be watched closely, the Roe brothers are damaging along with Gerard Montgomerie.  For the Magpies, Tyson Jackson and Josh Boylan are keys, the Seals, Jonty and Ricky speedy and creative, Nick Wedding at Centre Half Forward, Dean and Kev Cummings strength and Carl Jericho will need to stay close at full back. The Hawks have a proud finals tradition and will list to the intensity that is needed, with The Magpies also having the talent and ability to challenge in all areas.  The game is expected to be close fought, as these sides have won two each from their four encounters this year, Wudinna United know they can do it.  The Hawks will start warm favourite to extend the run of successes at the big dance in September. Good Luck to all sides competing this weekend in Mid West. There will be plenty of entertaining football as we see how the Mid West is won!

PRELIMINARY FINAL , AUGUST 30, 2008

WIRRULLA TO MEET HAWKS IN GRAND FINAL

Wirrulla to Grand Final (Just!) Wirrulla Bombers have booked a Grand Final appointment with the Hawks, but not without providing their supporters and the remaining sizable crowd with some heart wrenching moments in the Preliminary Final against Wudinna United.  So often Preliminary Finals turn out close contests, and this was another.  Both sides gave their all for their club and jumper, with Wirrulla kicking their final and winning goal not much more than a minute before the end, the siren sounding as the Magpies were in possession and streaming forward. Both sides started the game somewhat nervously; ball handling errors were caused by constant pressure with neither side able to break free.  Earlier rain had made the ground soft, and the ball was slightly slippery. Jarrod Parker was in outstanding form out of the centre, Robert Holmes confirmed his outstanding talent with leg speed and determination, Shane Pittaway looking dangerous again up forward.  Mark North and Ryan DuBois gaining numerous possessions in the middle for the Maggies. One goal each at quarter time and it looked like the game was headed for a soccer score. The second quarter was all Wudinna United, with a slight breeze heading diagonally across the ground, four goals to nil for the quarter, their backlines holding up superbly through Troy Klante, ever reliable Simon Petty and the rugged Lincoln Ramsey holding sway, whilst Craig Watson just had the ball on a string, using his amazing pace to full damaging advantage.  The Bombers held on by their fingernails, Simon Riddle playing excellent disciplined football, Alex Bond showing dash and bravery has he fearlessly attacked the contests, and Yanni Retsas being creative as is the norm with this highly talented gentleman. Alarm bells must have been ringing around the Bombers change room, 26 points down at half time, one goal on the board, and the reality of a straight set exit staring at them.  In such adversity is when good sides come to the fore. A wonderful third quarter, the premiership quarter, with Bombers responding to the call all over the ground.  Troy Olsen playing with a controlled vigour, and causing plenty of heartache for the opposition, Nathan Ross speed and use of the ball, Tyler Baldock really lifting in the centre and Ryan Watson also showing extra class. Wirrulla were winning the ball, running and playing with a system that has seen them as one of the ladder leaders all year.  The half time gap was closed down, and the Bombers took a slender lead of six points into the final stanza. The final quarter was an epic, no side willing to give in and throwing their body at the ball, the opposition and contests without fear.  Wudinna United soon hit the lead, kicking two goals, but the Bombers kept hitting back.  The lead changed six times in a final quarter that had it all, no one in the crowd looking away for a moment. Both sides could taste a Grand Final opportunity, and their desperation to get their kept everyone enthralled to the end.  Excellent contributions by Tyler Baldock, Simon Webb, the continuous effort of Jarrod Parker, Chris Dickson and Brayden Holmes in the Centre, matched the mercurial Ryan DuBois, Rowan Jacobs and Dan Foster, always dangerous as a key focal forward. The final margin of four points was only determined in the final seconds, and Wirrulla retired jubilantly to their rooms and a rousing reception from their supporters.  Wudinna United were proud in defeat, challenging to the very end, although little recompense for them in that knowledge.  A wonderful game by two very worthy teams with the red and blacks living to fight on in the Grand Final.

A GRADE SCOREBOARD

Wirrulla 1.4 1.5 7.11 10.12 (72)
Wudinna United 1.1 5.7 6.11 9.14 (68)

Best: Wirrulla – J Parker, T Olsen, A Bond, S Riddle, N Ross, R Holmes. Wudinna United – R Dubois, R Jacobs, L Ramsey, S Petty, D Foster, M North. Goals: Wirrulla – T Olsen 3, C Johnson 2, Y Retsas 2, S Pittaway, J Parker, T Verrall. Wudinna United – D Foster 4, R Jacobs 2, C Watson, J Hutt, G Barns

B Grade

Wirrulla had been fortunately strengthened by several A Grade players with the inclusion of several younger players unavailable the previous week, at the same time the Hawks chose to rest many of their A listed players for next weeks showdown.  Wirrulla started the game strongly and never looked back, winning most positions on the ground, and constantly feeding their prolific forwards.  Dan Dingwall in the middle was regularly getting the first touch, rucking and marking contest, setting up the faster runners Matt Kayser, Josh Norman and Mark Binder.  Andrew Patterson again wore the polish from the top of his boots with his multitude of kicks and Evan Whillas strong all day. For the Hawks, Chopper Foster continued his fine form sine his late season start, Misha Karp was tenacious, Jarrad Freeman tried hard, Scott France and Elmo Elliott also stood in the way of the Wirrulla avalanche.  The Bombers will look forward to the Grand Final with a renewed confidence after this dominating display, and indicating that perhaps the Tigers still have home work to do before next week.

B GRADE SCOREBOARD

Wirrulla 3.4 5.9 11.11 16.17 (113)
West Coast Hawks 0.1 0.2 1.2 1.2 (8)

Best: Wirrulla – D Dingwall, E Whillas, A Patterson, P Gum, M Kayser. WC Hawks – S France, A Foster, M Karp, E Elliott. Goals: Wirrulla – D Pittaway 5, J Barrett, D Murphy 2, D Chayter, P Gum, J Norman, M Binder, C Perry, A Atkinson, D Mudge. WC Hawks – I Montgomerie.

Colts

Wudinna United lead took and early lead in the game with Central Eyre, and were never headed. In what was expected to be a much closer contest, the Bulldogs never gave up trying. They had a younger and physically smaller side, however were able to run the ball forward often.  The Magpies were lead by their generals Tyson Jackson and Josh Boylan, both class acts and blessed with pace and long kicking ability.  Nick Wedding grabbed everything near, and then some that weren’t his to get, Stefan Wilkins a constant threat with five goals from his own boot and setting up several others, Cody Boylans fast leading and Dean Cummings in the excellent in the ruck.  For the Bulldogs, it is hard to fault the effort of Lockwood medalist Jake Bruce, always 100% effort, kicks with both feet and runs all day.  The mighty Tasman Fitzgerald in the ruck and around the ground was fantastic, Max Bower, Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman and Micah VanLoon all have great futures and will be proud of their efforts. Wudinna United won by over 100 points in the end to confront the ladder leaders West Coast Hawks in the Grand Final

COLTS SCOREBOARD

Wudinna United 4.1 10.5 15.13 18.17 (125)
Central Eyre 1.0 2.1 2.4 2.4 (16)

Best: Wudinna United – T Jackson, J Boylan, N Wedding, D Cummings, S Wilkins. Central Eyre – T Fitzgerald, J Bruce, M Van Loon, M Bower, T Kelly. Goals: Wudinna United – S Wilkins 5, C Boylan 4, J Boylan 3, J Wilkins, R Seal 2, C Jericho, N Wedding. Central Eyre – J Bruce 2.

SECOND SEMI FINAL , AUGUST 23, 2008

HAWKS THROUGH TO THE GRAND FINAL

Second Semis at Poochera  

Match Summary 2nd Semi Finals 23 August 2008

Magnificent conditions met players at Poochera Oval for the showdowns of the top ranked sides in the Mid West League on Saturday.  The prize was the first berth in the Grand Final, which is extremely valuable this year given the big wins by challengers the week prior in the 1st Semi Finals.

A Grade

West Coast Hawks meeting their season’s nemesis Wirrulla, where the Bombers held an advantage 2-1 win loss record between the two over the year.  Hawks were rocked at the selection table with the versatile Kirk Montgomerie unable to prove his fitness following a nasty injury on the dance floor, but an otherwise full strength side.  Wirrulla were without young champions Ryan Watson and Tyler Baldock, both with commitments in Adelaide. Right from the first bounce the Hawks showed their finals experience, fast tackling, quick ball movement and enthusiasm had the ball out of centre and going forward time and time again.  Chris Strange matching up on Mail Medalist Brayden Holmes.  Chris gathered plenty of damaging possession, while at the same time keeping a close check on the dangerous Holmes. Darren Guidera not only won the centre duals well, his around the ground work was outstanding (again), including several forays forward setting up goals.  Aiden Whitford lead and marked well when up forward, and his five goals to quarter time had the Hawks in a commanding position. The first quarter saw the Hawks 10 goals to three, and the door to the Grand Final was well and truly open for them. The first three quarters were all the Hawks who dominated across the ground, to extent that they lead by 99 points at ¾ time, and could afford to cruise the remainder of the game out. Steed Sutherland kick 6 topping off an excellent finish to the year, the backline was outstanding, with the run of Jason McEvoy and Luke Fiebig complimenting the poise and judgment of Derick Freemen.  Tyson Montgomerie, Toy Mulders, Alan Burge, Damien Johnson, Cameron Montgomerie all played well in a convincing team performance, and apologies for not naming the rest of the team.  The only sour note for the Hawks is the repeat knee injury to young star Jake Sargent, who faces further specialist assessment to his same troubled knee. Wirrulla will be disappointed at their showing this time around, but they played well below their capability, and will be back.  Jarrod Parker worked hard in the midfield, Craig Johnson’s first game back from an ankle was good, particularly when he headed to defence, Troy Olsen looked dangerous, and was with six goals, leaving us wondering what he may have done with more ball that way.  Trent Bettes was good, as was Tyron Fox.  The Bombers were stunned by the increased pressure that comes with finals, but they are a physically tough side, and another finals game will do them no harm if they can overcome Wudinna United this week.  Their final quarter of six goals to one game a glimpse that they are capable, and they must draw confidence from this.  An injury to veteran Shane Kelsh further soured the day for Wirrulla, and they will anxiously await outcome of scans to his ribs deciding Shane’s further involvement this year. Congratulations to the Hawks, they earn the right to avenge their 2007 Grand Final loss, and it will take a concerted four quarter effort for them to be challenged.

A GRADE SCOREBOARD

West Coast Hawks 10.3 14.7 21.13 22.16 (142)
Wirrulla 3.0 5.2 6.4 12.6 (78)

Best: West Coast Hawks – D Guidera, J McEvoy,  D Freeman, C Strange, S Sutherland, A Whitford. Wirrulla – J Parker, T Bettes, T Fox, C Johnson, A Bitmead.  Goals: WC Hawks- S Sutherland 6, A Whitford 6, T Mulders, M Wheaton 2, T Brown, J Sargeant, A Montgomerie, T Montgomerie, D Guidera, C Montgomerie. Wirrulla – T Olsen 6, S Pittaway 3, C Johnson, T Fox, L Freeman

B Grade

Western Districts started warm favourites against Wirrulla by virtue of not having their A Grade playing the same day.  In an entertaining game, the Tigers displayed better ball movement to their forwards to win by eight goals, in a bruising encounter.  Brendan Frischke in the backlines was wonderful all day, Simon Tucker in the middle and around the ground, Montgomerie Medalist Jake James marked well and rucked well, Luke Thurbon and Jethro Holmes showed the dash and skill to constantly feed the star studded forward line of Wade Shepperd, Neil King and Eugene Wauchope (10 of the 14 goals between these fellows) Wirrulla also had many excellent contributors, Josh Norman, Andrew Patterson, Evan Whillas had plenty of the ball and used it well, Chris Dickson stood out against his old club, Mark Slattery battled well in key defensive roles, Darren Mudge staked a further claim for an A Grade final, Matty Kayser and Milton Holmes others to do well. Wirrulla will fight on in the Preliminary final, and enter that game with come confidence that their solid season should have given them.  Congratulations to the Tigers however, their weeks rest will be enjoyed as they plot plans for a fortnights time.

B GRADE SCOREBOARD

Western Districts 3.3 6.7 12.8 14.10 (94)
Wirrulla 1.2 1.2 3.3 6.6 (42)

Best: West Dists – B Frischke, S Tucker, J Holmes, L Thurbon, W Shippherd. Wirrulla – E Whillas, A Patterson, J Norman, M Kayser, M Holmes, C Dickson. Goals: West Dists – W Shippherd 6, E Wauchope, D Shoobridge 2, G Scholz, N King, T Brace. Wirrulla – D Mudge 3, P Gum 2, L Ferguson

Colts

The experience of the Hawks showed, as the worked the ball, ran to position, and tackled hard. Wudinna United battled on manfully, however struggled to match the Hawks strength in the end.  Mark McEvoy and Luke Mann combined to win many contests and Dale Montgomerie and Tristan Carcuro were regular targets.  Lewis Cotton, Max Shaw, Angus McInnis all put in big games.  The Magpies were well served by Tyson Jackson at Centre Half Back, Josh Boylan, Reece Boylan who displays great disposal skill and know how, Chris Thompson, Jonty Seal and Kevin Cummings. The Magpies will regroup in an attempt to rematch the Hawks in the final; however face a strong challenger in Central Eyre in the Preliminary Final. Well done and congratulations to the Hawks, the first colts grand finalist in 2008 COLTS SCOREBOARD

West Coast Hawks 4.2 8.2 11.8 19.12 (126)
Wudinna United 2.0 6.1 6.1 7.4 (46)

Best: WC Hawks – M McEvoy, L Mann, L Cotton, J McInnis, M Shaw, T Carcuro. Wudinna United – T Jackson, J Boylan, J Seal, K Cummings, R Boylan. Goals: WC Hawks – T Carcuro 9, D Montgomerie 3, A McInnis 3, J McEvoy 2, Z Stewart 1. Wudinna United – J Boylan 4, J Wilkins, N Wedding, B Franklin

FIRST SEMI FINAL , AUGUST 16, 2008

WUDINNA UNITED TOO GOOD

FOR CENTRAL EYRE

A GRADE

Wudinna United 8.6 10.10 13.19 18.17 (125)
Central Eyre 0.1 5.6 7.8 10.14 (74)

Best: Wudinna United – M North, R Cummings, R DuBois, D Foster, S Petth, R Jacobs. Central Eyre – D Mullan, M Grocke, C Winter, A Murphy, L North. Goals: Wudinna United – R Cummings, J Hutt, R Jacobs 3, M North, R Dubois 2, S Byrt, J Boylan, A Lampre, G Barns, N Seaman. Central Eyre – C Winter, R Sampson 2, J Biggs, M Bunker, J Beard, J Wagner, M Grocke, K Sampson.

B GRADE

West Coast Hawks 9.3 15.4 30.11 36.15 (231)
Central Eyre 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.4 (10)

Best: WC Hawks – D Montgomerie, T Mulders, C Hall, J Andrews. Central Eyre – D O’Brien, B Sampson, J Phillips. Goals: WC Hawks – T Mulders 11, D Montgomerie 9, L Cotton 4, L Mann, Gerard Montgomerie 3, J Andrew, Graeme Montgomerie 2, L Daniel, Scott Montgomerie. Central Eyre – D O’Brien. COLTS

Central Eyre 5.1 9.5 12.13 18.23 (131)
Elliston 0.0 0.0 0.1 3.4 (22)

Best: Central Eyre – J Bruce, T Fitzgerald, K Bedding, M Van Loon, S Murphy. Elliston – C Every, M Williams, B Kenny, T Wadsworth, S Paul. Goals: Central Eyre – J Bruce 4, K Bedding, T Cummings 3, C Dowden, C Stringer, A Filmer, M Van Loon, T Chapman, T Skipworth,, T Fitzgerald, S Murphy. Elliston – J Horton 2, M Williams.

MEDALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2008

Brayden Holmes (Wirrulla) has won this years Mail Medal by one vote from Aiden Whitford (WC Hawks)

The top five vote getters were:

Brayden Holmes (Wirrulla)      44

Aiden Whitford (WC Hawks)   43

Scott Feltus (West Dists)          42

Mark North (Wudinna Utd)      38

Martin Grocke (Central Eyre)   27

Congratulations also to:

Jacob James of West Dists

(Montgomerie Medal B and F B Grade) 37 votes

Simon Tucker of West Dists

(R/Up Montgomerie Medal B Grade) 24 votes

Jake Bruce of Central Eyre

(Lockwood Medal Colts B and F)

Josh Boylan of Wudinna United

(Doug Fox Medal R/Up Colts B and F)

PHOTOS FROM SUNDAYS MEDAL COUNTING League President Rick Dubois with Mail Medalist Brayden Holmes of Wirrulla

Leading Goalkicker Simon Webb from Wirrulla who kicked 56 goals

MWFL Presidents Medal Runner UP Aidan Whitford – with Mail Medallist Brayden Holmes

Lockwood Medallist Colts Best & Fairest MWFL – Jake Bruce

ROUND 15 SCORES, AUGUST 9, 2008

A GRADE

Central Eyre 3.2 9.8 11.12 20.15 (135)
Elliston 3.3 4.4 5.5 6.7 (43)

Best: Central Eyre – M Grocke, B O’Brien, D Mullan. Elliston – J Williams, F Romanowycz, N Little. Goals: Central Eyre – J Wagner, C Winter 3, J Biggs 2. Elliston – J Wiliams 3, S Paul 2, T Rumbelow.

Wirrulla 7.1 10.2 15.4 15.4 (94)
West Coast Hawks 2.5 5.10 5.12 7.18 (60)

Best: Wirrulla – J Parker, A Bond, D McCullam, R Holmes. Wirrulla – A Whitford, K Montgomerie, D Montgomerie. Goals: Wirrulla – T Olsen 4, T Baldock  3, S Webb, S Pittaway 2, B Holmes. WC Hawks – L Cotton 3, T Brown 2, T Mulders, D Montgomerie.

Wudinna United 1.1 7.3 9.5 15.9 (99)
Western Districts 1.4 3.4 9.11 10.11 (71)

Best: Western United – M North, R Dubois, R Jacobs, C Brands. West Dists – T Lynch, S Feltus, J Hull. Goals: Wudinna United – R Dubois 4, D Foster 3, G Hutt 2, J Boylan. West Dists – T Brace, S North 3, T Payne, J Fromm B GRADE

Elliston 3.9 7.12 11.19 14.24 (108)
Central Eyre 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 (3)

Best: Elliston – S Forrest, D Gray, G Weetra. Central Eyre – A Cook, B Sampson, F Friske. Goals: Elliston – A Dobrovoskis 4, D Wadolski 3.

Wirrulla 6.4 9.5 11.9 13.14 (92)
West Coast Hawks 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.4 (10)

Best: Wirrulla – M Holmes, S Webb, D Murphy. Wirrulla – A Foster, I Montgomerie, L Mann. Goals: Wirrulla – D Pittaway 5, D Murphy 3, C Olsen 2, S Webb, P Gum, A Duffield. WCH – Graham Montgomerie.

Western Districts 3.4 8.8 9.10 16.12 (108)
Wudinna United 0.1 0.1 1.2 1.4 (10)

Best: West Dists – W Shepherd, S Holmes, R Tomney. Wudinna United – P Elliott, S Wilkins. Goals: West Dists – W Shepherd 7, S North 4, T Brace 2. Wudinna United – S Rigden COLTS

Central Eyre 6.1 7.1 8.1 10.3 (63)
Elliston 1.0 5.5 7.5 9.6 (60)

Best: Central Eyre – J Bruce, T Chapman, M VanLoon. Elliston – C Every, R Bascombe, D Miller. Goals: Central Eyre – C Every, R Bascombe, D Miller. Goals: Central Eyre – T Chapman 5, J Bruce, T Cummings. Elliston – S Paul 3, D Miller 3, R Bascombe.

West Coast Hawks 7.4 12.11 16.15 19.16 (130)
Wirrulla 0.1 1.2 1.2 2.2 (14)

Best: WC Hawks – L Mann, J Higgins, J McEvoy. Wirrulla – B Baldock, A Duffield, J Kessel. Goals: WC Hawks – T Carcuro 8, A McInnis 4, I Goosay 2. Wirrulla – B Baldock 2.

Wudinna United 5.9 11.14 14.16 15.20 (110)
West Districts 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.2 (26)

Best: Wudinna United – C Boylan, C Douglas, S Wilkins. West Dists – T Payne, S Mudge, C Cook. Goals: Wudinna United – J Boylan 4, C Boylan 3, S Wilkins 3, C Douglas 2

ROUND 14 SCORES, AUGUST 2, 2008

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 3.7 8.12 11.17 20.21 (141)
Central Eyre 3.3 5.4 6.7 11.9 (75)

Best – WC Hawks: A Whitford, D Guidera, D Montgomerie, T Montgomerie, L Daniels. Central Eyre: K Sampson, D Mullan, M Grocke, C Winter, B O’Brien. Goals – Hawks: D Brown, S Sutherland 3, A Whitford, M Wheaton 2. Central Eyre: K Sampson, C Winter 3, M Grocke 2.

Wirrulla 7.4 13.8 22.14 26.14 (170)
Western Districts 4.4 9.6 12.7 17.13 (115)

Best – ­Wirrulla: Y Retsas, J Parker, B Holmes, L Freeman. West Districts: S Fehus, T Lynch, M Carey. Goals – Wirrulla: S Webb 8, T Olsen 6, B Holmes, S Pittaway 3, Y Retsas, J Parker 2, S Riddle, J Nonnan. West Districts: T Brace, E Wauchope 4, S North 3, J Foreman, D Shoobridge 2, J Hull, B Mudge.

Wudinna United 4.3 9.8 13.12 21.17 (143)
Elliston 0.1 1.2 2.3 2.4 (16)

Best – Wudinna United: C Watson, S Williams, D Foster, A Cummings, M North, J Hutt. Elliston: B Hurrell, B Bascombe, J Redden, C Weetra. Goals – Wudinna United: J Boylan, R Dubois 3, D Foster, G Barns, R Helling, S Williams, C Watson, N Seaman 2. Elliston:  N Little, T Rumbelow. B GRADE

Wirrulla 2.2 3.4 3.4 7.5 (47)
Western Districts 4.4 7.6 9.13 13.15 (93)

Best: Wirrulla – J Evans, J Zipple, M Slattery. Western Dists – I Thurbon, J James, S Tucker. Goals: Wirrulla – C Ferguson, P Gumm 2. West Dists – W Sheperd 6, S North 4.

Central Eyre 0.1 1.1 4.2 4.3 (27)
West Coast Hawks 5.6 7.12 9.15 15.18 (108)

Best: Central Eyre – F Frischke, B Sampson, D Collins. WC Hawks – A Burge, A Foster, J Andrew. Goals: Central Eyre – I Phillips 2, K Bedding, N Berg. WC Hawks – W Sutherland 4, G Montgomerie 3, Gerrad Montgomerie 2, C Feltus 2. ELLISTON FORFEITED TO WUDINNA UNITED COLTS

WC Hawks 6.6 14.11 21.14 23.15 (153)
Central Eyre 2.1 4.1 4.2 8.2 (50)

Best: WC Hawks – D Montgomery, L Mann, M McEvoy. Central Eyre – J Bruce, T Fitzgerald, K Bedding. Goals: WC Hawks – M McEvoy 8, D Montgomerie 6, A McInnes 3. Central Eyre – M Dorward 3, K Bedding 2, J Bruce.

Wudinna United 6.3 8.7 8.13 11.18 (84)
Elliston 0.0 2.0 4.0 5.0 (30)

Best: Wudinna United – J Seal, C Jericho, R Boylan, J Wilkins. Elliston – T Wadsworth, D Kelsh, M Williams. Goals: Wudinna United – J Wilkins 5, C Douglass 2, R North 1. Elliston – R Bascombe, D Miller 2, L Custance.

Wirrulla 4.0 5.3 8.7 8.10 (58)
West Districts 3.4 5.11 5.11 7.12 (54)

Best: Wirrulla – D Cabot, B Baldock, B Kelsh. West Dists  – T Payne, T Lee, C Hebberman, J Dickson. Goals: Wirrulla – C Parker 3, D Cabot, B Baldock 2. West Dists – K Brands 3, T Payne 2, B King.

ROUND 13 SCORES, JULY 26, 2008

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 4.7 9.12 17.16 27.17 (179)
Elliston 1.3 6.4 7.5 10.7 (67)

Best – West Coast Hawks: S Sutherland, A Whitford, D Brown, M Forbes. Elliston: B Bascomb, B Hurrell, J Williams. Goals – West Coast Eagles – B Sutherland 10, D Brown 7, M Forbes 4, M Wheaton 3. Elliston: J Bascomb, J Williams 3, T Rumbelow, E Nunan.

Wirrulla 2.4 6.8 7.10 7.13 (55)
Wudinna United 1.7 2.9 5.12 9.14 (68)

Best: Wirrulla – J Parker, T Fox, L Freeman, A Bitmead. Wudinna United – M North, R Cummings, C Watson, A Murphy, T Klantie, S Perry.  Goals: Wirrulla – S Webb 3, R Holmes, S Pittaway, T Fox, B Holmes. Wudinna United – A Lampet, R Dubois, C Watson 2, J Boylan.

Western Districts 3.3 5.5 8.6 10.7 (67)
Central Eyre 8.1 17.1 24.4 31.9 (195)

Best: West Dists – S Feltus, L Davis, J Hull. Central Eyre – M Grocke, A Murphy, C Winter. Goals: West Dists– S North, E Wauchope, T Lynch, T Payne 2. Central Eyre – G Biggs 5, K Sampson, M Grocke 4.

B GRADE

Wirrulla 5.6 14.12 22.15 30.15 (195)
Wudinna United 0.1 0.1 1.1 2.2 (14)

Best: Wirrulla – J Norman, C Olsen, N Greatbatch, M Slattery, D Murphy. Wirrulla – E Willas, C Gamble, S Freeman, J Seal. Goals: Wirrulla – C Olsen 8, D Lawrie, P Gum 5, D Murphy 3. Wudinna United – J Seal 2.

Western Districts 5.4 11.10 19.11 22.16 (148)
Central Eyre 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.3 (9)

Best West Dists – J James, M Tomney, E Wauchope. Central Eyre – D O’Brien, B Sampson, F Frische. Goals: West Dists – E Wauchope 8, W Shepherd 8, M Tomney 3. Central Eyre – K Bedding 1. ELLISTON FORFEITED TO WEST COAST HAWKS

COLTS

Wirrulla 2.4 5.4 6.9 8.12 (60)
Wudinna United 7.2 9.3 11.4 13.4 (82)

Best: Wirrulla – D Cabot, Matt Greatbatch, T Roberts. Wudinna United – D Cummings, J Seal, C Boylan. Goals: Wirrulla – D Cabot 4, K Patterson, A Duffield. Wudinna United – C Boylan 3, C Duglass, C Jericho 2.

West Coast Hawks 7.5 11.9 12.10 16.10 (106)
Elliston 1.1 2.2 4.2 5.3 (33)

Best: WC Hawks – S Montgomerie, J McInnes, J Higgins. Elliston – C Every, R Kelsh, D Miller. Goals: WC Hawks – D Montgomerie 5, L Cotton, T Carcuro 2. Elliston – D Miller 3, L Kelsh 1.

Central Eyre 5.7 11.9 13.10 15.12 (102)
Western Districts 1.0 1.1 2.3 6.3 (39)

Best: Central Eyre – T Skipworth, J Bruce, K Bedding. West Dists – T Payne, S Mudge, J Dickson. Goals: Central Eyre – T Fitzgerald 5, H Heath 3, J Bruce, J May. West Dists – B King, J Bryant, D Quinn, K Brands, K Hul.

ROUND 12 SCORES, JULY 19, 2008

Elliston 2.0 7.1 7.1 9.8 (62)
Western Districts 2.3 3.3 5.9 7.9 (51)

Best Elliston —  S.Agars A Mills B Agars Goalkickers J Bascomb 2  T Weetra 2 A Mills 1 Best S Feltus L Davis J Hull Goalkickers C Lynch 2 B Mudge 1 T Brace 1

West Coast Hawks 5.3 11.7 17.12 21.13 (139)
Wudinna United 0.2 0.4 3.6 5.8 (38)

Best WC Hawks – A Whitford D Freeman D Guidara L Fiebig C Strange Goalkickers D Montgomerie 5, A Lampre, A Whitford 4 C Strange 3 D Brown D Mongomerie L Cotton 2, M Wheaton M Forbes T Moulders. Best Wudinna United M North R Cummings L Ramsey Goalkickers A Lampre 4 R Cummings.

Central Eyre 6.4 10.6 15.15 16.16 (112)
Wirrulla 1.3 7.7 7.8 13.14 (92)

Best: Central Eyre – J Stringer, R Sampson, J Heath, A Murphy. Wirrulla – B Holmes, T Fox, J Parker, A Bitmead. Goals: Central Eyre – K Sampson 5, C Winter, C O’Brien 2. Wirrulla – B Holmes, S Webb 3, T Baldock 1. B GRADE

West Coast Hawks 6.6 13.10 19.13 28.20 (188)
Wudinna United 0.0 1.1 2.1 3.1 (19)

Best: WC Hawks – Gerard Montgomerie, Kade Hood, Jake Picken, A Foster. Wudinna United – C Gamble, L Tree, L Calvert. Goals: WC Hawks – Gerard Montgomerie 8, I Montgomerie, G Montgomerie 4, I Hood 3, S Frick 1. Wudinna United – N Wedding 2, C Gamble.

Central Eyre 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 (12)
Wirrulla 6.3 12.7 16.9 20.16 (136)

Best: Central Eyre – C Dowden, D O’Brien, K Murphy. Wirrulla – D Murphy, O McCullam, C Olsen. Goals: Central Eyre – K Murphy, D Covenrtry. Wirrulla – C Olsen 5, D Murphy 5, P Gum 4, J Barrett 3, C Perry, A Atkinson, O McCullen.

Western Districts 3.1 7.5 9.6 11.9 (75)
Elliston 1.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 (15)

Best: West Dists – M Tomney, J James, B Lynch. Elliston – J Forrest, S Huppatz, R Bascombe. Goals: West Dists – R Tomney, N King 3, S North 1. Elliston – S Forrest, J Tabaka. COLTS

West Coast Hawks 1.4 3.6 3.8 4.13 (37)
Wudinna United 4.3 8.8 9.9 10.10 (70)

Best: WCH – D Montgomerie, L Cotton, J McInnes. Wudinna United – J Boylan, T Jackson, S Wilkins. Goals: WC Hawks – L Cotton, S McInnes, D Montgomerie, A McInnes. Wudinna United – J Boylan 6, J Seal, S Wilkins, C Boylan.

Central Eyre 11.4 11.4 13.7 15.8 (98)
Wirrulla 0.0 6.3 8.3 9.6 (60)

Best: Central Eyre – M VanLoon, T Fitzgerald, D Kwaterski. Wirrulla – Matt Greatbatch, B Kelsh, B Baldock. Goals: Central Eyre – D Kwaterski 4, M Van Loon, T Chapman 3, T Cummings 2, T Fitzgerald, J Bruce, T Sampson. Wirrulla – B Kelsh 3, D Kwaterski 2, M Gum, B Baldock, S Kessel, K Patterson.

Elliston 6.3 12.6 14.8 17.11 (113)
Western Districts 1.1 1.1 3.2 4.3 (27)

Best: Elliston – T Wadsworth, D Miller, R Bascombe. West Dists – S Mudge, T Rayne. Goals: Elliston – T Wadsworth 6, S Paul, M Williams 3. West Dists – T Payne, K Brands, D King. ROUND 11 SCORES, JULY 12, 2008

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 7.7 8.11 17.16 18.18 (126)
Western Districts 0.0 1.4 1.4 5.5 (35)

Best – Hawks: C Strange, D Brown, A Whitford. Western Djstricts M Carey, T Lynch, W Shoobridge. Goals ­Hawks: A Whitford 7, S Sutherland 3, D Brown 2, T Lynch, W Shoobridge. Western Districts, I Hull, J Posti, J Tomney, S Feltus, M Carey

Central Eyre 6.3 8.5 12.10 17.12 (144)
Wudinna United 1.1 4.4 4.4 6.8 (44)

Best – Central Eyre: Z Fitzgerald, M Grocke, J Beard, J Stringer. Wudinna United C Brands, L Ramsey, J Tomney, R Helling. Goals – Central Eyre: J Bigg 5, J Stringer, C Winter, Z Fitzgerald 2, M May, W O’Brien, R Sampson M Grocke, M Beinke. Wudinna United: R Jacobs 2, J Hutt, S Williams, D Foster, G Barnes.

Wirrulla 7.3 10.6 17.12 21.13 (139)
Elliston 1.2 4.3 5.5 6.9 (45)

Best: Wirrulla – S Webb, J Parker, A Bitmead. Elliston – C Weetra, J Williams, B Agars, J Redden. Goals: Wirrulla – S Webb 11, S Pittaway 3, T Olsen 2. Elliston – T Bascmb 2, B Agars, J Williams. B GRADE

Central Eyre 3.0 6.6 7.6 12.10 (82)
Wudinna United 4.0 4.0 6.0 6.0 (36)

Best: Central Eyre – D O’Brien, M Fudd, L North. Wudinna United – A Murphy, B Wedding, P Elliot. Goals: Central Eyre – J Wagner 4, L North 2, K Cummings, A Cock, M Fridd, D Collins, C Dowben, C Murphy. Wudinna United – B Peters, A Barns 2, C Gamble, B Wedding.

Western Districts 4.4 4.5 7.10 7.10 (52)
West Coast Hawks 0.0 4.2 5.2 5.5 (35)

Best: West Dists – Jethr Holmes, Simon Tucker, Neil King. WCH – I Montgomerie, G Elliott, L Cotton. Goals: West Dists – Rhys Tomney, Trent Brace, N Wendland, S Tucker, B McKinnie, C Tomney, W Shepard. West Dists – G Montgomerie 2, I Hood, I Montgmerie, L Cotton. Elliston forfeited to Wirrulla COLTS West Coast Hawks 19.5 (119) def Western Districts 0.1 (1) Best: WCH – L Cotton, C Roe, L Mann. Western Dists – T Payne, K Brands, J Dickson. Goals: Dale Montgomerie 11, A Strange 3, J McEvoy 2.

Wirrulla 2.2 2.2 5.3 8.6 (54)
Elliston 1.3 9.11 12.16 20.18 (138)

Best: Wirrulla – D Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, W Rigney. Elliston – J Newton, T Wadsworth, C Every. Goals: Wirrulla – B Baldock 4, D Cabot, A Duffield 2. Elliston – D Kelsh, T Wadsworth 4, S Paul 3.

Wudinna United 0.1 10.5 11.9 15.10 (100)
Central Eyre 3.3 3.3 5.4 5.4 (34)

Best: Wudinna United – J Boylan, J Seal, C Thompson. Central Eyre – T Fitzgerald, K Bedding,J Bruce. Goals: Wudinna United – J Boylan 6, S Wilkins 5, J Seal 2. Central Eyre – H Heath 2, T Chapman, D Kwaterski.

ROUND 10 SCORES, JUNE 28 2008

First loss for West Coast Hawks A Grade in a minor round game since Round three in 2005

A GRADE

Wirrulla 1.4 11.8 13.10 16.14 (110)
West Coast Hawks 8.3 9.5 16.7 16.11 (107)

Best: Wirrulla – T Baldock, B Holmes, A Bond, D Lawrie, N Ross. WCH – D McEvoy, Dale Montgomerie, C Strange, J Sargeant. Goals: Wirrulla – S Webb 6, T Baldock 4, D Pittaway, S Pittaway, T Fox 2. WCH – J Sargent, A Whitford 3, D Montgomerie, D Brown, C Strange 2, T Montgomerie, K Montgomerie, D Montgomerie, M Wheaton 1.

Central Eyre 6.6 9.8 20.14 24.16 (160)
Elliston 1.1 5.5 7.8 12.12 (84)

Best – Central Eyre: K Sampson, C Winter J Wagner, M Beinke. Elliston: B Bascombe. T Rumbelow, B Hurrell, J Bascombe. Goals – Central Eyre: J Wagner 8, K Sampson, C Winter, C Beard 3. Elliston – J Bascombe 5, F Romanowycz, T Rumbelow 3.

Wudinna United 8.5 10.5 14.14 19.16 (130)
Western Districts 1.1 9.6 9.7 15.11 (101)

Best – Wudinna United. A Michael, M Foster, R Dubois, R Cummings, S Perry, S Best. Western Districts. J Tourney, M Carey, S Feltus. Goals – Wudinna United: R Jacobs 4, R Dubois, S Wilkins, S Best 3, J Hutt 2. Western Districts: J Post 4, C Tomney, M Carey, T Payne 2. B GRADE

Wirrulla 6.1 6.3 8.11 8.11 (59)
West Coast Hawks 1.1 3.5 4.5 7.14 (56)

Best: Wirrulla – Q Webb, B Ryan, C Perry. WCH – C Hall, L Daniel, G Elliott. No Goalkickers available for either side

Central Eyre 5.6 9.13 17.14 24.16 (160)
Elliston 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.5 (11)

Best: Central Eyre – T Fitzgerald, D O’Brien, B Sampson. Elliston – S Forrest, D Gray, B Kenny. Goals: Central Eyre – K Cummings 6, D Collins 5, A May 3, J Phillips 3. Elliston – R Phillips.

Wudinna United 2.5 2.5 4.8 4.8 (32)
Western Districts 2.1 7.5 9.8 10.16 (76)

Best: Wudinna United – G Walters, N Wedding, B Peters, C Foster. West Dists – S Tucker, G Tomney, G Scholz. Goals: Wudinna United – N Wedding, B Wedding, B Peters, C Foster. West Dists – S Mudge,  G Scholz, M Tomney, J Brace, D Phillips, B Lynch, D King. COLTS

West Coast Hawks 13.4 17.7 19.9 21.10 (136)
Wirrulla 0.0 2.3 4.3 8.5 (53)

Best: WCH – M McEvoy, L Cotton, J McInnes. Wirrulla – D Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, B Baldock. Goals: WCH – L Cotton 5, T Carcuro 4, J McEvoy 3. West Coast – B Baldock 3, A Duffield 2.

Wudinna United 9.5 17.9 22.10 24.13 (157)
Western Districts 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2 (8)

Best: Wudinna United – J Seal, J Boylan,  S Wilkins. West Dists – T Payne, S Mudge, C Cook, D King. Goals: Wudinna United – Josh Boylan, Cody Boylan, Stefan Williams 4. West Dists – K Hull 1.

Central Eyre 0.4 4.9 5.10 9.10 (64)
Elliston 1.3 3.4 6.9 6.9 (45)

Best: Central Eyre – J Bruce, H Heath, K Bedding, T Skipworth, M Bower. Elliston – C Every, R Bascombe, D Miller. Goals: Central Eyre – H Heath, T Cummings, T Chapman, K Bedding 2. Elliston – S Paul 2, R Bascomb, M Williams, C Every, G Hutchinson 1.

REX FOSTER REACHES 350 SENIOR  GAMES

Rex Foster 350 games of Senior Football for United and Wudinna United Career: Began playing senior Football with his first A grade Game on the 15th June 1974, ironically almost 34 years to the day to his 350th today 14th June 2008.  During this year, 1974, Rex was still playing colts football and played the first two of his 350 senior games. On this day United played Warramboo at Yaninee and lost 18-14 (122) to 13-12 (90). Other players playing A grade for United on this day included Jeb Alsop, Ken & Bob Barns, Charlie Edmonds, Robert Fraser, Alan McGuire, John, Dean & Graeme Oswald, Tim & Kingsley Scholz and Barry Wilkins Rex played 116 A grade games and 7 B Grade games for the United club prior to its amalgamation with Wudinna and then continued to play B Grade until the present day culminating in this achievement of 350 games.  He holds the club record for the most number of B grade games and is second only to Mark Bubner on the clubs all time games record and like Marks record is unlikely to be surpassed for some time, if ever. Rex missed almost 4 years of football in his prime through the 1980’s because of family and work commitments which, if he had played during those years, he would probably have eclipsed Marks record by now. We believe that no player involved in our club has played football over as many years as Rex has and few anywhere have had the pleasure (or pain) of playing for over 30 seasons of senior football. To put this into perspective, none of today’s A Grade team were born when Rex played his first game, and only a handful of “old buggers” in the B Grade were around at that time. Also in 1974 Australia’s population was 13.5 million (approx ), Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin, John Howard entered Parliament as member for Bennelong, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, Don Dunstan Premier of SA, Bankcard was introduced, Countdown was first aired, Think Big won the Melbourne Cup and Richmond won the VFL flag. Rex still is making important contributions to our B grade each week and is consistently in the best players at over 50 years of age. Other career achievements include 1977 United A Grade Best Utility, 1997 B Grade Best & Fairest, 2007 B Grade Best & Fairest Runner Up, 1992, 2001 & 2006 B Grade Most Consistent, 2005 B Grade Coaches Trophy, 1998 B Grade Best Team Man. In 2008 Rex has been honoured with the B Grade Captaincy. Over all the years Rex has played he has only achieved the games ultimate, a Premiership, once, with Wudinna United B Grade in 1991. Congratulations Rex, hope you enjoy and savour this achievement as not many footballers anywhere will get to experience and we sincerely hope you are still around and playing for a bit longer yet.

PHOTOS OF REX FOSTER

ROUND EIGHT SCORES, JUNE 14 2008

A GRADE

Wudinna United 2.3 6.7 9.11 13.16 (94)
Wirrulla 1.6 3.7 6.8 10.9 (69)

Best – Wudinna United: R Dubois, C Watson, G Barns, T Jackson. Wirrulla – B Holmes, S Webb, S Riddle, D Mudge. Goals: Wudinna United – D Foster 3, R Jacobs, R Dubois, J Hutt, G Barnes 2, J Boylan, R Cummings. Wirrulla – T Olsen 4, S Webb 2, B Holmes, S Pittaway, T Fox, C Johnson

West Coast Hawks 3.9 8.14 12.21 16.26 (122)
Elliston 1.1 4.5 5.5 6.12 (48)

Best – WCH: D Montgomerie, S Francis, C Strange. Elliston – J Bascomb, C Weetra, B Agars. Goals: WCH – S Francis 4, C Strange, M Wheaton 2. Elliston – B Hurrell 2, B Agars, B Bascomb.

Central Eyre Defeated    full scores published
Western Districts      when available

B GRADE

Wudinna United 0.1 1.6 3.9 5.11 (41)
Wirrulla 3.1 7.1 8.4 9.4 (58)

Best – Wudinna United: Andrew Murphy, Graham Walters, Rex Foster, Matt Harsnal. Wirrulla – C Petty, A Patterson, D Murphy. Goals: Wudinna United – Andrew Murphy 4, Shane Dupree. Wirrulla – A Atkinson, N Greatbatch 2, I Gumy, J Barrett.

West Coast Hawks 3.1 9.4 12.8 17.8 (110)
Elliston 3.2 4.2 5.3 8.3 (51)

Best – WCH: T Mulders, G Montgomerie, A McInnes. Elliston – J McGuire, S Forrest, Z Closs. Goals: WCH – G Montgomerie 4,Graham Montgomerie 3, L Mann 2. Elliston – R Phillips, S Bascombe 3, D Kowolski 2.

Western Districts defeated      
Central Eyre        

COLTS

Wudinna United 17.10 (112)
Wirrulla 0.0 (0)

Best – Wuddina United : J Boylan, C Boylan, N Wedding. Wirrulla – D Cabot, Matt Greatbatch, Mark Greatbatch. Goals: Wudinna United – G Boylan 6, J Boylan 4, N Wedding 4

West Coast Hawks 7.6 12.14 13.17 16.17 (113)
Elliston 0.1 0.4 2.6 4.7 (31)

Best – WCH: D Montgomerie, M McEvoy, S Montgomerie. Elliston – D Miller, B Kenny, R Bascomb. Goals: WCH – D Montgomerie, A McInnes 4, G Montgomerie 2. Elliston – T Wadsworth 2, S Paul, M Williams

Central Eyre        
Western Districts        

MID WEST COMES THIRD IN

2008 MORTLOCK SHIELD

Mid West finished a credible third in last weekends Mortlock Shield. The battle for the Shield started well for Mid West with a win over Port Lincoln by 20 points. There was just one point the difference at half time before MW eased away in the second half with Scott Feltus named as best player. Eventual winner Great Flinders did enough to win in Mid West’s second game, running out winners by 7 points in a low scoring affair. Scott Feltus was again best for Mid West.

On Monday, MW played Whyalla and sealed third place with a comfortable 38 point victory. A massive second term set up the win where MW added 9.3 to 1.3, to give them a 63 point lead at half time. Ryan DuBois and Jess Stringer were named best while Rowan Jacobs kicked six goals.

Scott Feltus was the winner of the Carnivals best player, as he along with Jess Stringer (21), Tyson Montgomerie, Ryan DuBois, Jay Williams (u21), Brayden Holmes (u21), Rohan Jacobs (u21), Aiden Whitford all made the Eyre Peninsula squad.

SCORES

Mid West         4.2 9.3 (57)

Port Lincoln 4.1 6.1 (37)

Mid West Best – S. Feltus, T. Montgomerie, C. Watson, R. DuBois, T. Baldock, J. Stringer

Mid West Goals – A. Whitford 2, R. DuBois 2, T. Baldock 2, C. Johnson, C. Watson, R. Jacobs. Port Lincoln Best – R. Hunt, J. Cragg-Sapsford, R. Campbell, M. Goodwin, L. Smith, S. Kidney. Port Lincoln Goals – M. Kelsh 2, M. Goodwin, R. Hunt, J. Burgoyne, B. Watherston

Great Flinders 1.2 2.5 (17)

Mid West           0.4   1.4 (10)

Great Flinders Best – P. Jefferson, M. Parker, S. Pedler, J. Telfer, A. Castley, M. Habner

Great Flinders Goals – S. Pedler, B. White. Mid West Best – S. Feltus, J. Stringer, T. Montgomerie, B. Holmes, J. Williams, D. Freeman. Mid West Goals – S. Webb

Mid West 3.2 12.4 13.6 20.7 (127)

Whyalla    1.4 1.7     8.9 13.11 (89)

Mid West Best – R. DuBois, J. Stringer, S. Feltus, J. Williams, R. Jacobs, B. Holmes.

Mid West Goals – R. Jacobs 6, R. DuBois 2, B. Holmes 2, S. Webb 2, C. Strange 2, A. Crocke, A. Whitford 3, C. Watson 2. Whyalla Best – C. Clothier, D. Smedley, D. Colson, B. Page, K. Grund, N. Wohling. Whyalla Goals – C. Clothier 4, S. Barford 2, D. Hanneman 2, K. Patterson, D. Colson, D. Smedley, R. Baker, G. Fiebig

ROUND 7 SCORES – May 31

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 5.5 6.7 11.8 15.9 (99)
Wudinna United 2.3 8.7 10.11 12.13 (85)

Best – WCH: T Montgomerie, D Brown, J Sargeant, A Whitford, J Almerang. Wud Utd – M North, R Cummings, R Dubois, C Watson. Goals: WCH – D Borwn 5, A Whitford 4, T Brown 2, J Sargeant, S Sutherland, C Strange, T Motgomerie. Wud Utd – R Jacobs 4, D Foster 4, G Barns 2, M Foster, M North 1.

Wirrulla 6.4 10.5 18.11 25.12 (162)
Central Eyre 4.6 9.9 11.13 14.17 (101)

Best –  Wirrulla – A Bond, S Webb, B Holmes, T Olsen. Central Eyre – S Pittaway 6, S Webb 5, B Holmes 5, D Pittaway 5, T Olsen 3. Central Eyre – M Grocke, J Beard, G Wagner 3, K Sampson 2.

Elliston 6.1 8.4 11.4 12.6 (78)
Western Districts 2.4 3.7 4.13 9.16 (70)

Best –  Elliston: B Hurrel, B Agars, Jay Williams, J Bascombe. West Dists – J Hull, J Tomney, D Carey. Goals: Elliston – R Prior, E Nunan, B Agars 2. West Dists – T Lynch 3, B Frischke 2, J Post 1.   B GRADE Elliston forfeited to Western Districts

Wirrulla 5.4 9.7 13.15 16.18 (114)
Central Eyre 0.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 (14)

Best –  Wirrulla:  J Evans, A Patterson, J Barrett. Central Eyre – D O’Brien, B Sampson, D Collins. Goals; Wirrulla – A Patterson, S Freeman 3, P Gumm 2. Central Eyre D Chapman, D Heath

West Coast Hawks 5.3 10.5 15.8 18.10 (118)
Wudinna United 3.1 3.3 4.8 7.11 (53)

Best: WC Hawks – T Mulders, T Hill, K Hood. Wudinna United – C Gamble, L Tree, A Clark. Goals: WC Hawks – T Hill 6, J Montgomerie 3, J McEvoy 2. Wud United – D North, A Barns, K Tree 1. COLTS

West Coast Hawks 3.4 4.8 6.8 8.9 (57)
Wudinna United 1.1 1.4 3.7 4.12 (36)

Best: WCH – S Montgomerie, J Higgins, Jake McEvoy. Wud United – Carl Jericho, Tyson Jackson, Jonty Seal. Goals: WCH D Montgomerie 3, A McInnes 2, J McEvoy, S Montgomerie. Wudinna United = Josh Boylan 2, Nick Wedding 2.

Western Districts 2.4 5.9 5.15 8.17 (65)
Elliston 2.1 2.2 3.7 4.9 (33)

Best –  West Dists – T Payne, S Mudge, J Dickson, M Wendland. Elliston – T Wadsworth, R Bascombe, A Hurrell, C Every. Goals: West Dists – D Quinn, K Brands 3, T Lee, J Pecina. Elliston – R Bascombe 2, C Every, T Wadsworth 1.

Central Eyre 3.2 6.3 9.5 11.8 (74)
Wirrulla 0.0 2.3 3.5 5.8 (38)

Best –  Central Eyre – J Bruce, K Bedding, T Skipworth. Wirrulla – D Cabot, M Greatbatch, B Baldock. Goals: Central Eyre – K Bedding 3, T Chapman, J Bruce 2. Wirrulla – H Agars, A Duffield 2, D Cabot.

ROUND SIX SCORES – May 24

A GRADE

Elliston 1.2 4.2 8.3 13.5 (83)
Wirrulla 2.2 4.7 7.8 8.11 (59)

Best: Elliston – B Bascomb, T Rumbelow, Jay Williams. Wirrulla – C Dixon, T Fox, T Verrall. Goals: Elliston – B Bascomb, T Rumbelow 3, C Every 2. Wirrulla – D Pittaway, T Olsen 2, S Webb 1

West Coast Hawks 4.5 8.8 11.13 14.15 (99)
Western Districts 3.2 10.5 12.7 14.10 (94)

Best: West Coast Hawks – C Strange, D Guidera, D Freeman, K Montgomerie, A Burge. West Dists – D Gregory, J Hull, S Feltus. Goals: WCH – A Whitford 3, M Sargeant, M Forbes 2, D Johnson, D Brown, L Daniels, C Strange, D Guidera, M Wheaton. West Dists – J Post 3, D Carey, D Gregory, M Carey, T Lynch 2, J Fromm, L Lynch. Wudinna United 21.10 (136) def Central Eyre 10.9 (69) B GRADE ELLISTON FORFEITED TO WIRRULLA

West Coast Hawks 1.1 4.3 4.3 7.3 (45)
Western Districts 3.9 7.12 10.17 15.18 (108)

Best: WCH – D Montgomerie, M McEvoy, J Freeman. West Dists – W Shepard, S Tucker, C Lynch. Goals: WCH – P Sargeant, M McEvoy 2, T Carcuro, T Hill, D Mongomerie. West Dists – C Lynch 6, G Tomney, K Gill 3, R Tomney, S Carey, W King Central Eyre 7.7 (49) def Wudinna United 4.7 (31) COLTS

Elliston 4.8 10.9 18.10 22.13 (145)
Wirrulla 0.1 1.3 1.6 2.12 (24)

Best: Elliston – C Every, R Bascomb, D Miller. Wirrulla – D Cabot, B Baldock, A Duffield. Goals: Elliston – S Paul 7, T Wadsworth 5, D Kelsh 4. Wirrulla – D Cabot, A Duffield 1.

West Coast Hawks 19.10 (124)
Western Districts 0.0 (0)

Wudinna United 16.17 (113) def Central Eyre 1.1 (7)Best: WCH – D Montgomerie, S Montgomerie, G Montgomerie. Western Dist – T Payne, C Cook, S Mudge. Goals: WCH – M McEvoy 5, D Montgomerie 5, G Montgomerie 3

ROUND FIVE SCORES – May 10

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 7.7 12.14 15.17 17.17 (119)
Wirrulla 0.2 3.4 8.6 10.7 (67)

Best – West Coast Hawks: D Johnson, D Guidera, A Whitford, K Montgomerie, C Strange. Wirrulla: L Holmes, T Fox, A Bond, S Webb, R Holmes. Goals – West Coast Hawks: A Whitford, M Wheaton, D Pittaway 3, D Brown, L’Daniels, S Pittaway 2, Y Cozminski, S Webb, T Olsen. Wirrulla: C Strange 2, C Montgomerie, M McEvoy, T Montgomerie, D Johnson, D Guidera, J Sargent.

Wudinna United 6.2 10.6 15.10 19.14 (128)
Western Districts 1.5 2.6 4.9 9.11 (65)

Best: Wudinna United – N North, C Watson, R Jacobs, R Dubois. West Dists – S Feltus, M Carey, T Payne. Goals: Wud Utd – R Jacobs 7, A Lampre 3, T Watson 2, M Foster 2. West Dists – T Payne 3, M Carey 2, B Friscke 2.

Central Eyre 4.4 7.9 18.11 22.20 (152)
Elliston 1.2 4.4 7.6 10.9 (69)

Best: Central Eyre – K Sampson, M Grocke, W O’Brien. Eillston – Jay Williams, F Romanowycz, E Noonan. Goals: Central Eyre – R Sampson 8, K Sampson 5, M Grocke 2. Elliston – Jay Williams 3, C Every2, C Dehle 1. B GRADE

Western Districts 9.4 13.9 21.13 23.18 (156)
Wudinna United 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.2 (14)

Best: Western Dists – J James, N Wendland, L Cotton. Wudinna United – Nick Wedding, Jonty Seal, R Foster. Goals: West Dists – N King 5, M Quinn 3, S Brands 3. Wudinna United – R Foster 2.

Wirrulla 1.0 6.2 11.7 13.12 (90)
West Coast Hawks 0.5 2.6 5.6 6.9 (45)

Best: Wirrulla – D Lawrie, S Webb, A Atkinson. West Coast Hawks – D Mont, J McEvoy, B Joyce. Goals: Wirrulla – P Gum, J Barrett 4, P Agars, P Lihou 2, M Slattery. West Coast Hawks – D Mont 2, D Trezona, D Brougham, G Mont, J Picken Elliston forfeited to Central Eyre. COLTS

Wudinna United 7.5 12.10 18.13 22.16 (148)
Western Districts 0.0 1.0 2.1 2.1 (13)

Best: Wud Utd – C Douglas, J Boylan, D Cummings. West Dists – C Hebberman, T Payne, B H-King. Goals: Wud Utd – C Boylan, C Douglas 4,  R Seal 3, N Wedding, J Boylan 2. West Dists – T Payne, K Brands

Central Eyre 2.2 5.6 10.8 15.12 (102)
Elliston 1.1 1.2 3.2 5.3 (33)

Best: Centrral Eyre – T Chapman, K Bedding, J Bruce. Elliston – C Every, R Bascomb, D Miller. Goals: Central Eyre – K Bedding, T Chapman 4. Elliston – S Paul 2, D Miller 1.

West Coast Hawks 23.13 (151)
Wirrulla 8.2 (50)

Best: WCH – D Mont, S Mont, L Mann. Wirrulla – B Edwards, M Greatbatch, B Baldock. Goals: WCH – D Mont 7, M McEvoy 4, L McInness 3, S Mont 2

ROUND FOUR SCORES – May 3

Central Eyre 2.3 6.4 7.6 12.9 (81)
West Coast Hawks 2.4 12.11 18.16 25.20 (170)

Best — Central Eyre: K Sampson, M Bienke, D Mullan, C Winter.  Hawks: M Wheaton. D Freeman, A Whittord. Central  Eyre: L North 3, M Grocke, K Sampson 2. Goals – Hawks: T Montgomerie 7, M Wheaton 4, C Strange, M Forbes, M McEvoy 3. Central

Wudinna United 0.4 2.6 4.8 9.11 (65)
Elliston 2.0 4.1 9.7 11.12 (78)

Best — Wudinna: M North, R Helling, H Dubois, J Tomney. Elliston: Jay Williams. B Agars, S Agars. Goals – Wudinna: J Boylan 4, R Jacobs, R Dubois, S Petty, S Best, G Barns. Elliston – T Romanowycz 5, Jay Williams 2, T Rumbelow, F Romanowycz, B Agars, S Huppatz.

Wirrulla 3.3 11.6 15.8 22.9 (141)
Western Districts 2.2 5.4 7.9 10.11 (71)

Best – Wirrulla: C Johnson, S Webb, B Holmes, T Bertes, R Holmes. Western Dist –  J Hull, W Shoebridge, J Post Goals – Wirrulla: D Pittaway, S Pittaway 6, S Webb, C Johnson 3. Western Dist –  J Post 3. T Lynch, S North, C Tomney 2 B GRADE Elliston forfeited but a scratch match was played

Wudinna United 1.4 5.4 6.8 8.8 (56)
Elliston 3.2 3.5 4.9 5.10 (40)

Best: Wudinna United – C Jericho, S Bowley, C Thompson. Elliston – all played well. Goals: Wudinna United – S Bowley 6, C Thompson 2.

Central Eyre 1.2 1.5 2.7 3.11 (29)
West Coast Hawks 4.1 9.3 9.6 12.9 (81)

Best: Central Eyre – B Sampson, D O’Brien, D Chapman. WCH – I Montgomerie, C Hall, J Sweet. Goals: Central Eyre – B Sampson, C Stringer, S Murphy. WCH – G Montgomerie 5, G Montgomerie 3, J Freeman 2, L Mann, S Georigou

Wirrulla 6.9 (45)
Western Districts 13.7 (85)

Best: Wirrulla – C Perry, A Patterson, D Lawrie. West Dists – D Phillips, S Tucker, I Cotton COLTS

Wirrulla 3.3 9.5 10.7 14.7 (91)
Western Districts 1.1 3.1 5.2 6.2 (38)

Best: Wirrulla – Mark Greatbatch, B Baldock, D Cabot. Western Districts – C Cook, D King, T Payne, B King. Goals: Wirrulla – B Baldock 4, K Patterson 2. West Dists – T Payne 3, D Quinn 2

Central Eyre 4.2 12.3 15.3 16.3 (99)
West Coast Hawks 8.2 10.4 15.6 18.9 (117)

Best: Central Eyre – K Bedding, J Bruce, H Heath. WCH – M McEvoy, D Montgomerie, L Man. Goals: Central Eyre – K Bedding 4, J Bruce 3, T Skipworth3. WCH – M McEvoy 4, T Carcuro 3, D Montgomerie 3.

Wudinna United 4.2 9.8 10.9 10.13 (73)
Elliston 1.0 1.0 3.3 6.5 (41)

Best: Cam Douglass, T Jackson, C Jericho, K Cummings. Elliston – D Miller, C Every, L Custance. Goals: Wudinna United – J Boylan 4, R Boylan, J Williams, A Nixon. Elliston – M Williams, A Hurrell, L Custance, M Reeves.

ROUND THREE SCORES – April 26

A GRADE

Western Districts 1.5 2.8 6.10 8.13 (61)
Central Eyre 3.1 7.6 13.10 17.16 (118)

Best: West Dists – S Feltus, M Carey, L Davis. Elliston – J Stringer, K Sampson, D Mullan. Goals: West Dists– J Fromm 2, T Lynch 1, L Scholz 1. Central Eyre – R Sampson 4, C Winter, J Wagner 2.

Wirrulla 2.3 7.10 10.13 12.19 (91)
Wudinna United 2.1 2.1 4.3 5.4 (34)

Best — Wirrulla: M Binder, Y Retsas, R Watson, Q Gill. Wudinna. M North, G Barns, N Seimans. Goals –  Wirrulla: T Olsen 4, S Webb 3, D Pittaway 2. Wudinna:  S Wilkins 2  ­

West Coast Hawks 4.1 10.4 11.9 19.12 (126)
Elliston 2.1 3.1 4.2 4.4 (28)

Best: WCH – M Wheaton, D Johnson, A Whitford. Elliston – B Bascombe, T Rumbelow, A Cross. Goals: WCH – A Whitford 5, M Wheaton 3, K Montgomerie,  J Serjeant 2, L Daniels, C Strange, D Montgomerie, S Sutherland, T Montgomerie, T Brown, C Montgomerie.  Elliston – J Williams, B Agars, B Hurrell, T Rumbelow. B GRADE

Western Districts 5.3 9.10 10.12 15.18 (108)
Central Eyre 3.2 3.2 4.2 4.2 (26)

Best: West Dists – Jake Jones, Chris Lynch, Jethro Holmes. Central Eyre – C Dowden, D O’Brian, M Fridd. Goals: West Dists – Sam North 5, B McKinnie 3, N Wendla 3. Central Eyre – C Dowden 2, D O’Brian, M Fridd 1. Wudinna United forfeited to Wirrulla Elliston forfeited to West Coast Hawks COLTS

Western Districts 0.4 2.6 4.7 5.6 (36)
Central Eyre 4.6 6.8 9.9 9.12 (66)

Best: Western Districts – J Dickson, O Johnson, T Payne, J Muirhead. Central Eyre – T Skipworth, J Bruce, T Fitzgerald. Goals: Western Districts – O Johnson 2, J Muirhead, M Wendland, D King. Cent Eyre – J Bruce 3, H Heath 2, K Bedding, M Van Loon, M Dorwoo, C Dowden.

Wirrulla 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.2 (14)
Wudinna United 7.4 12.10 13.13 15.17 (107)

Best: Wirrulla – C Cabot, Matthew Greatbach, B Baldock. Wudinna United – C Douglas, C Boylan, J Boylan. Goals: Wirrulla – A Duffield, H Agars 1. Wudinna United – C BOylan 5, S Wilkins, J Boylan 3.

West Coast Hawks 17.21 (113)
Elliston 0.0 (0)

Best: West Coast Hawks – D Montgomerie, L Mann, C Roe. Elliston – R Bascombe, R Kelsh, C Bennie. Goals: WCH – D Montgomerie 6, S Montgomerie 5

ROUND TWO SCORES – April 19

A GRADE

West Coast Hawks 3.6 9.16 16.18 18.20 (118)
Wudinna United 3.0 3.4 5.7 7.14 (56)

Best – West Coast Hawks: C Strange, J Phleming, T Montgomerie. Wudinna United: T Klante, P Theodosiou, M North, R Helling. Goals – West Coast Hawks: A Whitford 4, R Montgomerie 2, T Montgomerie 2, J Sergeant 2, C Montgomerie 2, C Strange 2, D Montgomerie, S Sutherland, M Wheaton, D Johnson 1.  Wudinna United: R Jacobs 2, S Parsons, S Best, C Watson, G Elson 1.

Central Eyre 3.0 6.6 9.10 16.13 (109)
Wirrulla 9.5 13.8 16.10 21.11 (137)

Best – Wirrulla S Webb, T Baldock, Y Retsas, S Pittaway. Central Eyre: M Grocke, W O’Brien, Ty McKenna, Craig O’Brien. Goals — Wirrulla: T Olsen, S Pittaway 4, S Webb 3. Central Eyre – M Grocke 4, W O’Brien 3, A Murphy, K Sampson 2.

Western Districts 4.4 9.7 12.9 17.14 (116)
Elliston 3.8 6.11 10.15 14.17 (101)

Best: Western Districts – S Feltus, M Carey, J Fromm. Elliston – T Romanowycz, T Rumbelow, B Bascomb. Goals: West Dists – T Lynch 5, S Post 3. Elliston – T Romanowycz 7, B Agars 2. B GRADE West Coast Hawks defeated Wudinna United on a forfeit.

Western Districts 6.3 10.7 19.8 21.11 (137)
Elliston 2.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 (21)

Best: West Dists – S North, J Holmes, G Showbridge. Elliston – T McDougall, M Wohling, S Bascomb. Goals: West Dists – S North 12, T Brace 3, B Hodge 1. Elliston – L Newton 2, D Waldowski 1.

Central Eyre 2.1 6.2 7.5 8.5 (53)
Wirrulla 3.4 6.8 10.11 17.13 (115)

Best: Cent Eyre – C Wiouter, L North, D O’Brien, K Cummings. Wirrulla – M McDonald, C Perry, T Verrall. Goals: Cent Eyre – T May 5, J Phillips 2, A May 1. Wirrulla – C Perry 4, P Gum 4, B Baldock 3, A Atkinson 3, T Fox, S Webb, T Verrall 1. COLTS

Elliston 7.9 11.12 20.13 24.18 (162)
Western Districts 0.0 0.1 7.4 7.4 (46)

Best: Elliston – M Hall, D Kelsh, L Newton. Western Districts – T Payne, J Muirhead, S Mudge. Goals: Elliston – M Hall 5, R Bascombe 4, T Wadsworth 3. Western Districts – J Muirhead 4, A North 2, T Lee 1.

West Coast Hawks 0.3 2.13 4.17 10.18 (78)
Wudinna United 5.5 6.6 10.10 12.13 (85)

Best: WCH – T Carcuro, M McEvoy, J Higgins. Wud United – K Jericho, T Jackson, N Wedding, J Seal. Goals: WCH – S Montgomerie 2, M McEvoy 2, L Mann 2. Wud Utd – K Boylan, J Boylan, B Wedding 3.

Central Eyre 4.7 11.10 18.13 21.13 (139)
Wirrulla 2.1 4.4 4.4 6.8 (44)

Best: Cent Eyre – J Bruce, K Redding, T Gent. Wirrulla – B Baldock, N Ross. Goals: Cent Eyre – T Gent, T Chapman 4, M Bail, T Fitzgerald 3. Wirrulla – B Baldock 5, T Roberts 1. ROUND ONE SCORES – April 12, 2008

A GRADE

Wudinna United 0.2 2.6 3.7 5.8 (38)
Central Eyre 3.6 8.10 15.15 17.18 (120)

Best: Wudinna United – M North, T Klante, P Elliott, R Cummings, M Foster. Central Eyre – M Grocke, W O’Brien, K Sampson, J Heath, T McKenna. Goals: Wudinna United – R Jacobs, S Williams, A Lampre, J Hutt, N Spaman. Central Eyre – W O’Brien, R Sampson 4, K Sampson 3.

Western Districts 1.3 4.5 4.9 8.10 (58)
West Coast Hawks 5.5 12.12 14.17 22.25 (157)

Best – Hawks: D Guidera, A Whitford, T Montgomerie. West­ ern District: S Feltus, M Carey, J Post Goals — Hawks: A Whitford 5, T Montgomerie 4, R Mont 3. Western District J Post 3, L Thurbon 2, T Lynch.

Wirrulla 4.2 8.5 13.9 18.14 (122)
Elliston 4.4 6.5 7.9 11.11 (77)

Best – Wirrulla: S Riddell, Y Ratses, R Watson. Elliston: J Williams, T Bascomb, S Agars. Goals — Elliston: S Agars, W Shute, J Bascombe 2. Wirrula: C Johnson 4. T Baldock, J Norman 2.

B GRADE

Wudinna United 1.3 1.4 2.5 7.6 (48)
Central Eyre 3.3 8.5 12.6 12.7 (79)

Best: Wudinna United – S Best, B Wedding, J Elson, A Clark. Central Eyre – Darren O’Brien, S Trobridge, J Phillip, L North. Goals: Wundinna United – Rex Foster 2, Brenton Wedding 2, Craig Watson 2, Jonty Seal 1. Central Eyre – J Trobridge 3, L North 3, H Heath 2, D Collins 2, B Sampson 1, M Frid 1.

Western Districts 2.5 5.6 8.8 9.13 (67)
West Coast Hawks 2.2 3.3 5.4 6.5 (41)

Best: West Dists – Gareth Tomney, Darren Shoebridge. West Coast Hawks – Matt Carcuro, Jim Almering, Jake Picken. Goals: West Dists – B Frischke 5, T Brace 2, D Shoebridge. West Coast Hawks – J Picken, T Carcuro 2, G Montgomery 1.

Wirrulla 9.4 15.10 17.13 22.18 (150)
Elliston 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.4 (10)

Best: Wirrulla – C Dickson, T Breed, P Gumm. Elliston – X Cloos, C Deale, A Mills. Goals Wirrulla – P Gumm 7, D Murphy 5. Elliston – Duffield

COLTS

Wudinna United 1.0 5.3 6.4 8.7 (55)
Central Eyre 3.5 7.7 9.8 12.11 (83)

Best: Wudinna United – S Wilkins, B Jericho, C Boylan, B Franklin. Central Eyre – D Kwaterski, H Heath, J Bruce. Goals: Wudinna United – S Wilkins 4, J Wilkins 2, R Seal, J Seal. Central Eyre – T Gent 4, D Kwaterski, T Cummings 3.

Wudinna United 1.0 5.3 6.4 8.7 (55)
Central Eyre 3.5 7.7 9.8 12.11 (83)

Best: Wudinna United – S Wilkins, B Jericho, C Boylan, B Franklin. Central Eyre – D Kwaterski, H Heath, J Bruce. Goals: Wudinna United – S Wilkins 4, J Wilkins 2, R Seal, J Seal. Central Eyre – T Gent 4, D Kwaterski, T Cummings 3.

Wirrulla 2.2 3.3 4.3 4.4 (28)
Elliston 0.8 5.14 8.17 13.14 (92)

Goals: Wirrulla – B Baldock 3, N Ross 1. Elliston – S Paul 4, D Miller, T Wadsworth 2.