Grand Final at Burra on September 21, 2019

Blyth Snowtown    3.2  5.3   7.4    7.4 (46)

BSR                         1.1  1.4   3.8    4.9 (33)

Best: Blyth Snowtown – N. Zweck, G. Ottens, J. Hunter, C. Andriske, M. Atkinson, C. Lloyd. BSR – L. Wilsdon, B. Cousins, P. Raymond, M. Longbottom, J. Clements, J. Slade. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – S. Atkinson 2, J. Hunter 2, M. Atkinson, H. Viney, C. Lloyd. BSR – I. Moller, M. Longbottom, J. Slade, S. Wilsdon

Preliminary Final at Robertstown on September 14, 2019

South Clare5.6(36)
BSR12.17(89)

Best:   BSR – I. Moller, B. Cousins, J. Clements, M. Longbottom, P. Raymond, L. Wilsdon. South Clare – M. Allen, B. Murphy, C. Gilbert, P. McInerney, D. Minney, M. Reynolds. Goals: BSR – I. Moller 7, M. Longbottom, J. Clements, J. Slade, S. Longmire, L. Wilsdon. South Clare – S. Ballantyne 2, B. Murphy 2, M. Reynolds

Second Semi Final at Mintaro on September 7, 2019

Blyth Snowtown4.110.314.415.6 (96)
South Clare3.23.27.312.5 (77)

Best:   Blyth Snowtown – R. Darling, C. Giles, D. Foulis, C. Lloyd, B. Pratt, G. Ottens. South Clare – J. Graetz, M. Grigg, M. Allen, B. Murphy, S. Ballantyne, S. Parish. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – D. Foulis 4, H. Viney 4, C. Giles 2, C. Lloyd, S. Clifford, W. Pratt, R. Darling, B. Eime. South Clare – S. Ballantyne 7, S. Parish 2, A. Falconer, D. Minney, J. Pearse

Round 16 – August 31, 2019

BSR12.12(84)
South Clare8.9(57)

Best:   BSR – A. Mackenzie, B. Cousins, M. Longbottom, A. Lehmann, L. Fuller, I. Moller. South Clare – C. Gilbert, S. Parish, M. Allen, D. Minney, C. Dinning, B. Barton. Goals: BSR – L. Wilsdon 3, S. Wilsdon 3, I. Moller 2, C. Hayes, M. Longbottom, L. Fuller, J. Sargent. South Clare – C. Dinning 2, S. Ballantyne 2, A. Falconer, D. Minney, J. Newton, E. Fetherstonhaugh

North Clare2.29.516.925.16 (166)
Min-Man1.62.86.98.9 (57)

Best:   North Clare – D. Hill, T. Stevens, T. Francis, G. Pretlove, L. Jaeschke, D. Garrard. Min-Man: B. Sandow, H. Gosse, F. Cunningham, I. Shearer, C. Woolford, A. Faulkner. Goals: North Clare – D. Hill 8, N. Prokopec 6, G. Pretlove 3, T. Francis 2, D. Garrard 2, W. Nickolai, J. O”Brien, C. Pettitt, T. Panoho. Min-Man: H. Gosse 3, I. Shearer, F. Cunningham, B. Sandow, L. Florance, T. Couch

RSMU16.15(111)
BBH4.12(36)

Best:   RSMU – P. Clark, D. Hynes, M. Rohde, M. Naumann, B. Koster, C. Mullins. BBH – B. Hook, J. Rowe, G. Hutchinson, D. Sibley, T. Torzsok. Goals: RSMU – D. Hynes 6, C. Mullins 5, J. Connell 2, M. Rohde, M. Naumann, S. Ball. BBH – C. Webster, B. Hook, C. Crompton, M. Hamilton

Blyth Snowtown4.44.411.512.8 (80)
Southern Saints3.16.77.910.11 (71)

Best:   Blyth Snowtown – C. Lloyd, D. Foulis, C. Andriske, G. Ottens, W. Pratt, N. Barr. Southern Saints – J. Wilkins, L. Wells, N. Schmidt, D. Pfitzner, B. Launer, T. Schulz. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – H. Viney 3, C. Giles 3, D. Giles 3, J. Toepfer, J. Hunter, C. Lloyd. Southern Saints – D. Pfitzner 5, B. Launer 2, L. Cluse, L. Wells, J. Mosey

Round 15 – August 24, 2019

B.B.H.1.25.38.68.7 (55)
North Clare7.511.1013.1218.14 (122)

Best: NC – T. Stevens, L. Jaeschke, D. Hill, T. Francis, C. Pettitt, N. Prokopec. BBH – K. Crompton, L. Mc Innis, G. Hutchinson, M. Hamilton, J. Rowe, E. Dayman. Goals: NC – N. Prokopec 7, D. Hill 6, T. Panoho, S. Channon, T. Francis, T. Stevens, G. Pretlove. BBH – E. Dayman 2, J. Rowe 2, B. Radford 2, M. Kellock, K. Crompton.

South Clare   11.5 (71)
Blyth Snowtown   7.9 (51)

Best: SC – B. Pearse, M. Bennie, D. Minney, M. Allen, J. Pearse, B. Barton. BS – C. Lloyd, W. Pratt, N. Barr, T. Salter, C. Giles, B. Eime. Goals: SC – A. Falconer 4, J. Newton 2, J. Pearse 2, M. Grigg, E. Fetherstonhaugh, B. Murphy. BS – D. Foulis 2, S. Atkinson, C. Giles, W. Pratt, D. Giles, H. Viney.

Southern Saints   6.4 (40)
B.S.R.   16.5 (101)

Best: BSR – I. Moller, P. Raymond, J. Clements, A. Lehmann, S. Longmire, M. Longbottom. SS – L. Wells, B. Perkins, J. Wilkins, T. Mosey, N. Schmidt, L. Kimpton. Goals: BSR – I. Moller 5, A. Morgan 4, L. Wilsdon 3, B. Cousins, M. Longbottom, J. Sargent, S. Goss. SS – L. Kimpton 3, D. Pfitzner, J. Kotz, B. Launer.

Min-Man   9.3 (57)
R.S.M.U.   21.10 (136)

Best: RSMU – M. Roocke, J. Schahinger, P. Browne, M. Naumann, M. Rohde, C. Mullins. Min-Man – J. Sale, B. Sandow, L. Sandow, I. Shearer, K. Allen, L. Florance. Goals: RSMU – P. Clark 5, D. Hynes 4, J. Connell 4, C. Mullins 2, M. Roocke 2, B. Leopold, M. Rohde, M. Naumann, B. Parkinson. Min-Man – L. Sandow 3, T. Friebel 3, L. Broadbent, P. Hogben, H. Gosse.

Round 14 (Rest of Split Round) – August 17, 2019

Blyth Snowtown5.15.77.109.16 (70)
B.B.H.3.04.25.35.3 (33)

Best: BS – D. Foulis, R. Darling, C. Lloyd, W. Pratt, T. Salter, B. Eime. BBH – C. Crompton, K. Crompton, M. Hamilton, B. Hook, E. Dayman. BS – H. Viney 4, S. Atkinson 2, M. Atkinson, D. Giles, A. Giles. BBH – K. Crompton 3, C. Webster, G. Hutchinson.

R.S.M.U.4.27.38.613.10 (88)
B.S.R.1.46.79.1211.13 (79)

Best: RSMU – J. Connell, M. Naumann, D. Hynes, J. Schahinger, M. Roocke, J. Turney. BSR – A. Mackenzie, P. Raymond, M. Longbottom, J. Clements, M. Shane, S. Longmire. Goals: RSMU – J. Connell 4, P. Clark 3, C. Mullins 2, D. Hynes, T. Willmott, J. Lee, M. Connell. BSR – I. Moller 2, L. Wilsdon 2, M. Longbottom 2, A. Cousins 2, J. Clements, J. Weckert, P. Raymond.

NORTH EASTERN – Round 14 (Split Round), August 10, 2019

North Clare3.16.38.411.10 (76)
Southern Saints3.16.16.110.3 (63)

Best:   North Clare – T. Francis, L. Jaeschke, T. Panoho, D. Garrard, C. Mcinnes, C. Pettitt. Southern Saints – B. Perkins, L. Wells, B. Launer, T. Mosey, J. Wilkins. Goals: North Clare – N. Prokopec 3, C. Pettitt 3, S. Channon 2, T. Francis 2, B. Cross. Southern Saints – L. Kimpton 3, B. Launer 3, R. Schmidt, D. Pfitzner, K. Hunter, N. Schmidt

Min Man1.03.14.44.4 (28)
South Clare6.78.1115.1520.16 (136)

Best:   South Clare – M. Allen, B. Murphy, D. Minney, S. Parish, J. Newton, M. Reynolds. Min Man – A. Faulkner, A. Ackland, B. Sandow, I. Montefiore, A. Smith, H. Gosse. Goals: South Clare – S. Ballantyne 6, B. Murphy 4, D. Minney 3, S. Parish 2, J. Graetz 2, J. Newton 2, A. Falconer. Min Man – L. Broadbent, I. Montefiore, B. Sandow, F. Cunningham

Round 13 – August 3, 2019

Blyth Snowtown4.49.717.823.13 (151)
Min-Man0.12.12.22.2 (14)

Best: B/S – C. Lloyd, D. Foulis, H. Viney, N. Zweck, G. Ottens, C. Andriske. Min-Man – B. Sandow, B. Smith, A. Ackland, L. Sandow, T. Friebel, H. Gosse. Goals: B/S – H. Viney 6, S. Clifford 3, J. McRae 3, D. Foulis 2, D. Giles 2, G. Ottens, B. Eime, J. Toepfer, R. Darling, T. Salter, A. Giles, N. McCormack. Min-Man – D. Woolford, S. Nicholls.

B.S.R.2.35.510.513.8 (86)
North Clare3.29.413.616.7 (103)

Best: North Clare – D. Hill, T. Panoho, T. Francis, J. Panoho, C. Helbig, T. Stevens. BSR – M. Longbottom, P. Raymond, J. Clements, I. Moller, A. Mackenzie, A. Lehmann. Goals: North Clare – D. Hill 7, N. Prokopec 5, C. Pettitt, T. Panoho, D. Garrard, W. Nickolai. BSR – I. Moller 4, M. Longbottom 3, L. Wilsdon 3, S. Martin, T. Wilsdon, W. Longmire.

South Clare4.39.516.920.12 (132)
B.B.H.1.23.45.56.9 (45)

Best: South Clare – S. Ballantyne, M. Reynolds, M. Allen, D. Minney, J. Pearse, J. Newton. BBH – K. Crompton, L. Mc Innis, T. Tremellen, C. Crompton, T. Drew, G. Hutchinson. Goals: South Clare – J. Pearse 5, A. Falconer 4, D. Minney 4, J. Newton 2, M. Allen, S. Ballantyne, B. Murphy, M. Reynolds, A. Densley. BBH – J. Rowe 3, C. Webster, R. Bartee, M. Kellock.

Southern Saints6.18.213.514.6 (90)
R.S.M.U.1.12.32.47.5 (47)

Best: Saints – J. Wilkins, B. Launer, L. Wells, B. Perkins, J. Michalk, S. Nietschke. RSMU – N/A. Goals: Saints – L. Kimpton 4, L. Cluse 2, R. Schmidt, D. Ruiz, K. Floyd, J. Wilkins, B. Launer, D. Pfitzner, J. Kotz, S. Nietschke. RSMU – D. Hynes 2, J. Connell 2, S. Ball, C. Behn, M. Naumann.

Round 12 – July 27, 2019

BBH1.25.56.58.9 (57)
BSR5.48.813.815.10 (100)

Best:   BSR – J. Clements, M. Longbottom, S. Martin, A. Cousins, A. Mackenzie, S. Goss. BBH – K. Crompton, J. Rowe, N. Haddow, T. Torzsok, C. Jones, D. Sibley. Goals: BSR – J. Sargent 4, S. Martin 2, J. Clements 2, A. Cousins 2, S. Longmire, M. Longbottom, J. Slade, S. Goss, P. Raymond. BBH – B. Hook 2, T. Drew 2, C. Webster, M. Hamilton, K. Crompton, S. Mattey

North Clare2.15.18.49.5 (59)
South Clare4.46.99.912.13 (85)

Best:   South Clare – M. Allen, D. Kuhndt, B. Murphy, S. Bevan, J. Pearse, J. Graetz. North Clare – D. Hill, S. Panoho, W. Nickolai, C. Helbig, T. Panoho, T. Stevens. Goals: South Clare – J. Graetz 3, P. McInerney 2, A. Falconer 2, D. Minney, J. Newton, M. Bennie, E. Fetherstonhaugh, J. Pearse. North Clare – D. Hill 5, N. Prokopec 3, C. Helbig

Min Man4.14.26.26.4 (40)
Southern Saints2.36.76.119.13 (67)

Best:   Southern Saints – B. Launer, K. Schulz, N. Schmidt, B. Perkins, J. Egel, J. Michalk. Min Man – F. Cunningham, B. Sandow, L. McDermid, I. Montefiore, C. Woolford, L. Sandow. Goals: Southern Saints – L. Kimpton 2, B. Launer 2, D. Pfitzner, J. Egel, K. Hunter, J. Wilkins, N. Schmidt. Min Man – L. Sandow 4, L. Broadbent, S. Nicholls

RSMU0.23.33.53.11 (29)
Blyth Snowtown5.211.516.1120.13 (133)

Best:   Blyth Snowtown – J. Hunter, M. Atkinson, T. Salter, G. Ottens, N. McCormack, W. Pratt. RSMU – K. Hart, M. Rohde, H. Ball, J. Lee, T. Willmott. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – J. Hunter 4, D. Giles 3, H. Viney 2, T. Salter 2, B. Eime 2, D. Foulis, C. Lloyd, G. Ottens, A. Giles, S. Clifford, M. Atkinson, N. McCormack. RSMU – C. Behn 2, T. Willmott

Round 11 – July 20, 2019

Southern Saints6.37.412.813.9 (87)
BBH3.15.56.610.10 (70)

Best:   Southern Saints – Z. Green, N. Schmidt, L. Cluse, L. Wells, L. Kimpton, K. Schulz. BBH – T. Drew, K. Crompton, S. Mattey, R. Bartee, M. Hamilton, G. Hutchinson. Goals: Southern Saints – D. Pfitzner 3, L. Kimpton 3, J. Egel 3, L. Cluse 2, C. Ah Chee, J. Wilkins. BBH – R. Bartee 4, G. Hutchinson 3, K. Crompton 2, E. Dayman

BSR5.313.516.1222.14 (146)
Min Man1.02.42.52.6 (18)

Best:  BSR – M. Longbottom, S. Goss, S. Wilsdon, S. Martin, P. Raymond, J. Slade. Min Man – L. Sandow, B. Sandow, I. Shearer, C. Woolford, B. Smith, H. Gosse. Goals: BSR – S. Wilsdon 5, J. Sargent 4, L. Wilsdon 3, M. Longbottom 3, J. Slade 2, S. Martin, L. Fuller, I. Moller, S. Longmire, S. Goss. Min Man – I. Shearer, C. Hallion

Blyth Snowtown2.15.46.47.7 (49)
North Clare4.25.47.98.10 (58)

Best:   North Clare – G. Armfield, T. Francis, T. Stevens, T. Panoho, L. Jaeschke, S. Panoho. Blyth Snowtown – M. Atkinson, N. Zweck, N. Barr, J. Hunter, D. Giles. Goals: North Clare – D. Hill 3, T. Francis 3, W. Nickolai, B. Cross. Blyth Snowtown – H. Viney 2, D. Giles 2, D. Foulis, R. Darling, N. McCormack

South Clare6.59.512.1214.14 (98)
RSMU0.33.43.47.8 (50)

Best:   South Clare – M. Allen, A. Densley, B. Pearse, R. Boylan, S. Ballantyne, B. Murphy. RSMU – D. Hynes, P. Browne, J. Schahinger, B. Molineux, H. Ball, P. Clark. Goals: South Clare – A. Falconer 3, D. Minney 2, J. Newton 2, M. Reynolds 2, B. Murphy 2, J. Moller, S. Ballantyne, E. Fetherstonhaugh. RSMU – P. Clark 3, C. Mullins 2, D. Hynes, C. Behn

Where to look: Six genuine top four threats in the NEFL

July 17, 2019

WELL, things are a little more complicated than they otherwise appeared to be about a month or so into the season, with results going as expected to that point.

After three rounds, the Southern Saints were winless and bottom of the table.

They bounced back to win five on the trot, including brilliant wins over top four contenders, North Clare, and reigning premiers, BSR.

The Saints slipped up against both Blyth-Snowtown and South Clare before the Zone bye, but they’ve genuinely emerged as a threatening force heading into the race towards the finals.

Blyth-Snowtown is going along swimmingly, having dropped the one match for the season to date.

This is despite losing coach, Carey Payne, earlier in the year following a personal tragedy and understandably stepping aside.

Experienced stars, Ryan Darling and Gareth Ottens have taken over with little fuss or fanfare but have the Cats primed for another premiership tilt.

BSR still sits in second but are getting the wobbles up with some recent losses and a host of injuries starting to hit home.

Full strength, they’re quality for sure, but they’ll be hoping to regain some cattle for the business end of the season.

One bloke not expected to come back is star utlity, Sam Heinjus, who apparently suffered a second achilles injury in as many seasons.

A number of people in the know think South Clare are the sleeping giants at the moment, poised on a win/loss ratio of six and four but capable of beating the best in the business when the Demons have their day.

They are closely pursued by rivals, North Clare, who had battled injury issues in the middle portion of the season but rallied to beat the dangerous RSMU at Riverton, some nine years since they last achieved the feat.

The Saints lurk in sixth but equal on points with North Clare on five wins.

Both Min-Man and BBH have struggled this season and can look to 2020 from this point but with six sides genuinely in the hunt with six weeks to go, bring on the next month and a half!

Round 10 – July 6, 2019

BBH6.14(50)
Min Man9.15(69)

Best:  Min Man – B. Sandow, I. Shearer, C. Woolford, I. Montefiore, T. Friebel, N. Forrest. BBH – C. Webster, T. Torzsok, R. Bartee, L. Mc Innis, G. Hutchinson, D. Sibley. Goals: Min Man – T. Friebel 3, C. Woolford 2, S. Nicholls 2, N. Forrest, J. Sale. BBH – C. Webster 4, G. Hutchinson, R. Bartee

North Clare3.28.614.1022.11 (143)
RSMU4.06.19.313.3 (81)

Best:  North Clare – D. Hill, J. O”Brien, T. Panoho, T. Stevens, S. Channon, C. Pettitt. RSMU – J. Schahinger, D. Hynes, M. Rohde, M. Connell, C. Behn. Goals: North Clare – N. Prokopec 5, D. Hill 5, D. Garrard 4, C. Pettitt 2, G. Pretlove 2, J. Panoho, S. Channon, T. Francis, M. Bannon. RSMU – D. Hynes 2, C. Behn 2, M. Rohde 2, J. Connell, D. Griffiths, T. Willmott, J. Lee, S. Noack, B. Molineux, M. Roocke

Southern Saints8.11(59)
South Clare12.7(79)

Best:   South Clare – M. Allen, S. Ballantyne, D. Minney, M. Reynolds, J. Graetz. Southern Saints – B. Perkins, J. Wilkins, J. Egel, N. Schmidt, L. Wells. Goals: South Clare – A. Falconer 3, D. Minney 3, J. Pearse 2, S. Bevan, J. Newton, S. Ballantyne, B. Murphy. Southern Saints – J. Egel 3, D. Pfitzner 2, K. Hunter, L. Wells, B. Launer

BSR0.23.55.78.9 (57)
Blyth Snowtown3.46.68.1011.15 (81)

Best:   Blyth Snowtown – R. Darling, C. Lloyd, N. Zweck, M. Atkinson, W. Pratt, J. McRae. BSR – B. Cousins, A. Mackenzie, P. Raymond, L. Wilsdon, M. Longbottom, S. Longmire. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – S. Atkinson 2, R. Darling 2, N. McCormack 2, H. Viney 2, D. Foulis, W. Pratt, C. Giles. NSR – L. Wilsdon 3, I. Moller 2, L. Fuller, P. Raymond, J. Slade

Round 9 – June 29, 2019

South Clare2.16.28.39.5 (59)
BSR4.47.59.99.13 (67)

Best:  BSR – M. Longbottom, J. Clements, A. Cousins, A. Mackenzie, B. Cousins, J. Slade. South Clare – M. Reynolds, J. Pearse, J. Newton, S. Bevan, K. Jameson, A. Falconer. Goals: BSR – S. Martin 2, S. Longmire 2, J. Weckert, L. Wilsdon, J. Clements, J. Sargent, J. Slade. South Clare – A. Falconer 3, S. Ballantyne 2, J. Newton 2, W. Pitt, J. Pearse

Blyth Snowtown2.14.47.811.15 (81)
Southern Saints2.13.23.33.4 (22)

Best:  Blyth Snowtown – C. Lloyd, B. Eime, C. Giles, N. McCormack, N. Zweck, M. Atkinson. Southern Saints – N. Schmidt, S. Nietschke, Z. Green, L. Wells, J. Wilkins, B. Perkins. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – S. Atkinson 2, S. Clifford 2, G. Ottens, A. Giles, C. Lloyd, T. Salter, H. Viney, R. Darling, B. Eime. Southern Saints – R. Schmidt, J. Wilkins, L. Cluse

RSMU6.18.711.1214.19 (103)
BBH1.21.71.81.10 (16)

Best:  RSMU – M. Naumann, C. Behn, M. Roocke, Z. Hier, D. Hynes, J. Vandeleur. BBH – R. Bartee, T. Tremellen, K. Crompton, B. Hook, T. Riggs, M. Hamilton. Goals: RSMU – C. Behn 4, C. Mullins 2, M. Rohde 2, J. Connell 2, H. Ball, M. Naumann, B. Molineux, M. Connell. BBH – M. Hamilton

Min Man9.5(59)
North Clare11.8(74)

Best:  North Clare – C. Mcinnes, T. Stevens, L. Jaeschke, N. Prokopec, C. Helbig, D. Garrard. Min Man – T. Friebel, L. Broadbent, C. Woolford, F. Cunningham, B. Sandow, K. Allen. Goals: North Clare – N. Prokopec 4, D. Hill 3, D. Garrard, T. Francis, T. Huppatz, C. Helbig. Min Man – L. Sandow 2, T. Friebel 2, B. Sandow 2, D. Woolford, T. Couch, C. Woolford

Round 8 – June 22, 2019

North Clare6.314.419.1223.15 (153)
B.B.H.2.23.54.66.7 (43)

Best: North Clare – T. Stevens, J. Brown, N. Prokopec, D. Garrard, T. Francis, M. Bannon. BBH – L. Mc Innis, E. Dayman, T. Torzsok, D. Sibley, T. Tremellen, T. Drew. Goals: North Clare – N. Prokopec 10, D. Hill 4, C. Pettitt 4, T. Francis 3, J. Brown, D. Garrard. BBH – . Drew 3, M. Hamilton, D. Sibley, T. Dalla.

Min-Man1.04.16.18.3 (51)
R.S.M.U.3.79.1013.1317.17 (119)

Best: RSMU – B. Koster, M. Naumann, M. Rohde, J. Schahinger, Z. Hier, C. Mullins. Min-Man – C. Woolford, L. Broadbent, F. Cunningham, L. Sandow, B. Sandow, D. Woolford. Goals: RSMU – C. Mullins 5, D. Hynes 4, J. Connell 2, S. Ball 2, M. Naumann 2, C. Behn, P. Clark. Min-Man – C. Woolford 3, T. Friebel 2, F. Cunningham, H. Gosse, S. Nicholls.

B.S.R.2.27.59.611.10 (76)
Southern Saints2.23.36.612.7 (79)

Best: Saints – L. Wells, B. Launer, T. Mosey, Z. Green, J. Egel, B. Perkins. BSR – J. Clements, M. Longbottom, A. Mackenzie, S. Goss, S. Wilsdon, S. Heinjus. Goals: Saints – D. Pfitzner 4, K. Hunter 3, J. Kotz 2, D. Ruiz, B. Launer, J. Egel. BSR – P. Raymond 2, M. Longbottom 2, L. Wilsdon 2, A. Ashby, J. Clements, J. Sargent, S. Goss, A. Cousins.

Blyth Snowtown1.16.211.411.6 (72)
South Clare1.23.43.55.8 (38)

Best: BS – D. Foulis, M. Atkinson, N. Zweck, S. Atkinson, N. Barr, N. McCORMACK. South – M. Reynolds, D. Kuhndt, M. Allen, A. Densley, S. Ballantyne, C. Gilbert. Goals: BS – S. Atkinson 4, H. Viney 3, D. Foulis, C. Lloyd, G. Ottens, J. Hunter. South – A. Falconer 2, J. Pearse, S. Ballantyne, M. Reynolds.

Round 7 – June 15, 2019

BSR2.35.55.67.11 (53)
RSMU3.14.78.1311.15 (81)

Best:  RSMU – J. Schahinger, D. Hynes, Z. Hier, J. Vandeleur, B. Koster, P. Clark. BSR – J. Clements, L. Fuller, B. Cousins, L. Wilsdon, M. Longbottom, S. Martin. Goals: RSMU – D. Hynes 5, M. Naumann 3, J. Lee, M. Rohde, P. Clark. BSR – M. Longbottom 3, S. Martin, A. Cousins, S. Goss, M. Shane

BBH1.12.23.25.3 (33)
Blyth Snowtown3.96.1112.1414.19 (103)

Best:  Blyth Snowtown – C. Lloyd, H. Viney, J. Hunter, N. Zweck, W. Pratt, T. Salter. BBH – E. Dayman, L. Mc Innis, T. Drew, B. Hook, M. Kellock. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – H. Viney 6, J. Hunter 3, S. Atkinson 2, D. Foulis, R. Darling, J. Gogoll. BBH – H. Webster, C. Webster, B. Sibley, R. Bartee, T. Drew

South Clare6.18.314.420.11 (131)
Min Man2.12.33.46.5 (41)

Best:   South Clare – M. Reynolds, M. Allen, A. Falconer, D. Kuhndt, B. Murphy, A. Densley. Min Man – I. Montefiore, C. Woolford, L. Sandow, T. Friebel, B. Sandow, A. Ackland. Goals: South Clare – A. Falconer 6, M. Reynolds 3, S. Bevan 2, B. Murphy 2, B. Pearse 2, J. Pearse 2, P. McInerney, S. Ballantyne, R. Boylan. Min Man – L. Broadbent, A. Smith, W. Pearson, B. Sandow, C. Woolford, T. Friebel

Southern Saints2.55.97.911.9 (75)
North Clare2.04.45.108.17 (65)

Best:   Southern Saints – B. Launer, J. Egel, J. Wilkins, K. Hunter, N. Schmidt, L. Wells. North Clare – L. Jaeschke, T. Stevens, C. Helbig, S. Panoho, J. O”Brien, S. Channon. Goals: Southern Saints – K. Hunter 5, J. Egel 2, L. Cluse 2, J. Kotz, D. Ruiz. North Clare – N. Prokopec 5, C. Pettitt, J. O”Brien, T. Stevens

Round 6 – June 1, 2019

BBH3.24.26.3 (39)
South Clare6.37.512.816.10 (106)

Best:  South Clare – S. Ballantyne, J. Pearse, M. Allen, B. Murphy, B. Barton, P. Mcinnerney. BBH – T. Drew, E. Dayman, B. Hook, R. Bartee, B. Radford. Goals: South Clare – J. Pearse 5, A. Falconer 4, P. McInerney 2, B. Pearse, D. Minney, S. Ballantyne, B. Murphy, J. Graetz. BBH – B. Hook 3, B. Sibley, M. Deer, R. Bartee.

North Clare0.24.44.86.11 (47)
BSR2.46.49.611.8 (74)

Best:  BSR – L. Wilsdon, J. Clements, A. Cousins, S. Wilsdon, M. Catford, A. Mackenzie. North Clare – J. Nickolai, C. Mcinnes, J. Brown, T. Stevens, L. Jaeschke, J. Panoho. Goals: BSR – L. Wilsdon 6, A. Cousins 2, M. Longbottom, M. Catford, J. Sargent. North Clare – T. Francis 2, T. Stevens 2, C. Helbig, J. O”Brien.

Min Man2.02.15.45.6 (36)
Blyth Snowtown3.34.54.95.17 (47)

Best:  Blyth/Snowtown – R. Darling, C. Lloyd, J. Andriske, Z. Bennett, W. Pratt, C. Giles. Min-Man – F. Cunningham, C. Woolford, I. Shearer, B. Sandow, L. Broadbent, L. Sandow. Goals: Blyth/Snowtown – H. Viney 2, T. Salter 2, C. Giles. Min-Man – L. Sandow 2, S. Nicholls, B. Sandow, A. Smith.

RSMU3.84.97.14 (56)
Southern Saints6.17.19.29.5 (59)

Best:  Saints – T. Mosey, B. Perkins, L. Kimpton, Z. Green, L. Wells, J. Wilkins. RSMU – M. Connell, M. Naumann, J. Schahinger, B. Koster, W. Noll, C. Behn. Goals: Saints – J. Kotz 3, J. Egel 3, W. Loffler, K. Hunter, B. Lauber. RSMU – C. Behn 2, D. Hynes, P. Clark, C. Mullins, M. Naumann, M. Roocke.

ROUND FIVE REPORT – MAY 26, 2019

SOUTH Clare claimed its second piece of mid-season silverware in two weeks, accounting for RSMU in Round Four to win the Vandeleur Cup for the first time in about seven years, before backing it up against rivals, North Clare, in the local derby on Saturday.

Patrick McInerney and Daniel Minney have enjoyed brilliant starts to the season, but it was enigmatic, Mitch Reynolds, who can break games open on his day, who did the damage.

It’s hard to say just where the Roosters are at, as on paper, the talent is there.

But with Nick Prokopec (no offence) carrying the bulk of the scoring load this season, it rings alarm bells instantly.

The big fella is no stranger to booting big bags but at 36/37 (we think), he’s more than earned a spell as second fiddle behind the next up and comer.

Prokopec has a club-high 14 goals for the year, with three appearances in the best players.

Dallas Hill’s availability would also be more than handy.

BSR remains unbeaten at the top of the ladder following a good win over a plucky BBH side.

Few clubs share the workload around like the Tigers and even without leading goal kicker, Lachie Wilsdon, adding to his tally of 13 majors for the season, they got the points in style.

It’s all looking promising at this point.

The Rams are clearly undermanned again after losing a few good players in the offseason but Kyle Crompton (former Port/Roopena lad) has been a handy pick up.

Tom Drew goes about it in heartening fashion and the combatic Robbie Bartee doesn’t mind the tough stuff either.

BBH is probably set to battle out the spoon against Min-Man, which is winless despite a commendable effort against fellow battlers, Southern Saints, which shade the Rams on the ladder in sixth spot.

Warhorse, Bill Sandow, has led the way for the Eagles, supported by recruit, Isaac Montefiore (St Peters OS).

The Saints look set to be battling out those spots from seventh to fifth, with Jack Wilkins in good form to date, while ruckman, Luke Wells, has been an important pick up from Tanunda.

Two of the sides who look set to form the top four, Blyth-Snowtown and RSMU, have started the season well, although the Cats are looking pretty dangerous after five rounds.

They ruffled the Hawks’ feathers on Saturday, leaving them in outright second with just the one loss to date.

Recruit, Harry Viney (Norwood), leads the league’s goal kicking with 16, but he’s been supported by local, Scott Atkinson, with 15.

We’ve got a lot of time for centre-half-back, Gareth Ottens, a genuine country footballer, good bloke and honest as the day is long. He’s having another good season.

So is talented midfielder, Caleb Lloyd, whose courage can never be questioned.

While on the subject of honesty and good blokes, RSMU pairing, Martin Rohde and Zack Hier, perhaps at different ends of their A grade careers, have been brilliant in 2019 for their club as well.

Round 5 – May 25, 2019

South Clare3.66.911.1014.14 (98)
North Clare2.14.36.66.9 (45)

Best: South – M. Reynolds, B. Murphy, M. Allen, P. McInerney, B. Pearse, M. Bennie. North – J. O”Brien, J. Brown, N. Prokopec, J. Nickolai, C. Mcinnes, M. Bannon. Goals: South – A. Falconer 3, M. Reynolds 3, M. Bennie 2, B. Murphy 2, C. Gilbert 2, S. Ballantyne, B. Pearse. North – N. Prokopec 5, D. Gerrard.

B.S.R.3.25.69.89.9 (63)
B.B.H.0.31.42.54.8 (32)

Best: BSR – M. Catford, T. Wilsdon, A. Ashby, A. Cousins, J. Slade, B. Cousins. BBH – K. Crompton, T. Drew, D. Sibley, M. Hamilton, R. Bartee, L. Mc Innig. Goals: BSR – J. Slade 3, J. Sargent 2, W. Longmire 2, M. Shane, S. Wilsdon. BBH – B. Hook 2, J. Rowe 2.

Southern Saints4.57.711.912.12 (84)
Min-Man2.15.46.58.10 (58)

Best: Saints – D. Pfitzner, J. Egel, L. Wells, T. Launer, J. Michalk, J. Kotz. Min-Man – I. Montefiore, A. Smith, I. Shearer, B. Sandow, T. Couch, A. Ackland. Goals: Saints – R. Schmidt 3, J. Kotz 3, B. Launer 2, S. Nietschke, D. Launer, D. Ruiz, W. Loffler. Min-Man – L. Sandow 4, L. Broadbent, I. Montefiore, B. Sandow, S. Heinrich.

Blyth Snowtown5.25.58.79.8 (62)
R.S.M.U.0.13.54.86.10 (46)

Best: Blyth/Snowtown – N. McCormack, G. Ottens, B. Eime, C. Lloyd, J. Andriske. RSMU – J. Vandeleur, M. Naumann, M. Rohde, Z. Hier, B. Koster, D. Hynes. Goals: Blyth/Snowtown – S. Atkinson 2, J. Gogoll, H. Viney, T. Salter, B. Eime, D. Giles, S. Clifford, C. Andriske. RSMU – M. Rohde 2, C. Mullins 2, M. Naumann, C. Behn.

Round 4 – May 18, 2019

BBH9.6(60)
Southern Saints11.15(81)

Best: Southern Saints – J. Egel, L. Kimpton, K. Hunter, L. Wells, S. Nietschke, J. Wilkins. BBH – B. Hook, L. Mc Innis, T. Torzsok, D. Sibley, S. Mattey, C. James. Goals: Southern Saints – K. Hunter 3, K. Schulz 2, T. Launer, J. Wilkins, J. Kotz, J. Harrison, D. Pfitzner, W. Loffler. BBH – B. Radford 2, B. Hook 2, B. Sibley, K. Crompton, M. Hamilton, B. Kirby, M. Kellock

North Clare1.03.23.44.6 (30)
Blyth Snowtown6.610.1218.1622.20 (152)

Best: Blyth Snowtown – J. Brown, M. Bannon, C. Mcinnes, H. Calaby, J. Panoho, N. Prokopec. North Clare – C. Lloyd, H. Viney, N. Zweck, A. Giles, J. McRae. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – H. Viney 8, S. Atkinson 4, C. Lloyd 3, N. McCormack 2, D. Giles 2, C. Andriske, T. Salter, G. Ottens. North Clare – N. Prokopec, J. Nickolai, T. Francis, C. Pettitt

Min Man1.21.43.63.8 (26)
BSR5.28.213.619.10 (124)

Best: BSR – P. Raymond, M. Longbottom, J. Clements, S. Wilsdon, A. Cousins, S. Heinjus. Min Man – S. Heinrich, L. Sandow, B. Sandow, I. Shearer, C. Woolford, L. McDermid. Goals: BSR – M. Longbottom 5, P. Raymond 3, S. Heinjus 2, S. Cousins 2, W. Longmire 2, S. Goss 2, S. Wilsdon 2, A. Ashby. Min Man – L. Broadbent, N. Forrest, S. Heinrich

RSMU9.11(65)
South Clare14.10(94)

Best: South Clare – D. Minney, J. Newton, P. McInerney, J. Graetz, S. Ballantyne, E. Fetherstonhaugh. RSMU – J. Vandeleur, B. Molineux, S. Noack, D. Hynes, Z. Hier, W. Noll. Goals: South Clare – J. Graetz 5, A. Falconer 3, J. Newton 2, M. Reynolds, S. Ballantyne, B. Pearse, J. Pearse. RSMU – C. Mullins 3, P. Clark 2, M. Naumann, Z. Hier, C. Behn, S. Noack

Round  Three report – Sunday May 12, 2019

The grand final rematch was a dour affair, as BSR held off a valiant Blyth-Snowtown by 34 points.

The sides were locked together for most of the match but four goals to none in the last quarter carried the Tigers to victory.

BSR star, Sam Heinjus, showed no concerns from that troublesome achilles injury that kept him out of most of 2018, while Mickey Atkinson was named best for the Cats in a rare appearance at the top of the BPs.

South Clare continued its solid start to the season, this time accounting for Southern Saints by 41 points.

Northern Areas product, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh, was best for the Demons, while Dane Pfitzner put in a brave effort for the Saints.

Min-Man fell agonisingly short of BBH, the Eagles falling by just one point in trying conditions.

Neither side kicked a goal in a tense final term, Casey Cooper’s Rams winning by attrition kicking four behinds to two.

Jack Rowe was best for BBH, while Bill Sandow relished the wet conditions for Min-Man.

Some familiar names came to the fore for RSMU against North Clare, with premiership stars, Marty Rohde, Zac Hier, Justin Schahinger and Patrick Clark, all in the best players.

Youngster, Charlie McInnes, was best for the Roosters, while Dallas Hill was back from Port Adelaide, kicking two majors.

The win has the Hawks perched on top of the ladder unbeaten, along with BSR, while North Clare and Blyth/Snowtown are in hot pursuit.

South Clare has showed positive signs but sit outside the four, followed by BBH and the winless Min-Man and Southern Saints.

Round 3 – May 11, 2019

Blyth Snowtown0.32.43.63.7 (25)
BSR2.24.64.88.11 (59)

Best: BSR – S. Heinjus, T. Wilsdon, B. Cousins, P. Raymond, A. Ashby, M. Longbottom. Blyth Snowtown – M. Atkinson, G. Ottens, J. McRae, C. Andriske, W. Pratt. Goals: BSR – L. Wilsdon 4, J. Sargent, S. Martin, P. Raymond, J. Slade. Blyth Snowtown – B. Eime, C. Andriske, C. Lloyd

South Clare3.34.136.149.15 (69)
Southern Saints1.21.31.53.10 (28)

Best: South Clare – E. Fetherstonhaugh, P. McInerney, D. Minney, S. Ballantyne, A. Densley, M. Allen. Southern Saints – D. Pfitzner, K. Floyd, T. Mosey, J. Wilkins, S. Howie. Goals: South Clare – M. Reynolds 2, D. Kuhndt 2, A. Falconer, D. Minney, M. Bennie, J. Pearse, J. Graetz. Southern Saints – C. Voigt 2, D. Launer

Min Man2.33.35.65.8 (38)
BBH2.24.25.55.9 (39)

Best: BBH – J. Rowe, T. Drew, K. Crompton, D. Sibley, R. Bartee, L. Mc Innis. Min Man – B. Sandow, I. Montefiore, I. Shearer, N. Forrest, C. Dodd, L. McDermid. Goals: BBH – T. Drew 2, B. Sibley, S. Mattey, G. Hutchinson. Min Man – T. Friebel 2, L. Florance, L. Broadbent, N. Forrest

RSMU4.49.412.512.6 (78)
North Clare0.33.105.136.15 (51)

Best: RSMU – M. Rohde, Z. Hier, J. Schahinger, P. Clark, B. Koster, B. Leopold. North Clare – C. Mcinnes, L. Jaeschke, T. Stevens, D. Hill, J. Brown, J. Nickolai. Goals: RSMU – C. Behn 3, J. Connell 2, M. Rohde 2, C. Mullins 2, P. Clark, S. Ball, J. Lee. North Clare – D. Hill 2, T. Stevens, J. Brown, C. Pettitt, A. Noble

Round 2 – May 4, 2019

BBH1.14.35.58.8 (56)
RSMU4.49.714.1119.17 (131)

Best: RSMU – Z. Hier, J. Schahinger, P. Clark, J. Connell, B. Koster, M. Rohde. BBH – L. Mc Innis, G. Hutchinson, R. Bartee, T. Drew, S. Mattey, K. Crompton. Goals: RSMU – J. Connell 5, M. Naumann 3, C. Behn 2, P. Clark 2, M. Rohde 2, C. Mullins, B. Koster, B. Molineux, S. Ball, T. Vater. BBH – K. Crompton 3, G. Hutchinson 2, T. Tremellen, J. Rowe, C. James

North Clare3.45.109.1413.16 (94)
Min Man1.02.24.35.4 (34)

Best: North Clare – L. Jaeschke, J. O”Brien, N. Prokopec, C. Pettitt, T. Francis, B. Cross. Min Man – N. Forrest, A. Smith, I. Montefiore, L. Sandow, B. Sandow. Goals: North Clare – N. Prokopec 6, C. Pettitt 2, J. O”Brien, D. Hill, R. Moulds, A. Simpson, C. Helbig. Min Man – C. Woolford, T. Friebel, H. Gosse, I. Montefiore, T. Couch

Southern Saints4.14.36.37.5 (47)
Blyth Snowtown4.36.615.721.10 (136)

Best: Blyth Snowtown – B. Eime, H. Viney, G. Ottens, N. McCormack, W. Pratt. Southern Saints – K. Schulz, B. Launer, J. Wilkins, Z. Green, L. Cluse, T. Launer. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – H. Viney 6, S. Atkinson 4, D. Giles 3, W. Pratt 2, S. Clifford 2, T. Salter, C. Lloyd, N. McCormack, G. Ottens. Southern Saints – K. Schulz 4, Z. Green, D. Pfitzner, J. Harrison

BSR3.25.48.411.8 (74)
South Clare3.44.85.137.17 (59)

Best: BSR – J. Clements, S. Martin, A. Cousins, S. Heinjus, B. Cousins, M. Shane. South Clare – : D. Minney, P. McInerney, B. Dinning, J. Newton, D. Kuhndt, B. Murphy. Goals: BSR – L. Wilsdon 3, S. Martin 2, M. Longbottom 2, P. Raymond 2, S. Heinjus, M. Shane. South Clare – J. Graetz 2, S. Ballantyne, J. Newton, D. Minney, J. Pearse, P. McInerney

ROUND ONE REPORT – April 28, 2019

North Clare got an expected win over BBH. Dallas Hill kicked 6 goals and defender, Lachie Jaeschke, was solid too. South Clare showed big signs of improvement under new coach, Todd Brand, but it wasn’t enough to get over a strong Blyth-Snowtown, with Will Pratt (ruck) and Ryan Darling major contributors.

Min-Man was on the verge of a huge upset against RSMU, leading by 11 points at three-quarter time in a dour affair, but the Hawks kicked into gear with a seven-goal final term. The Southern Saints also took it right up to BSR, but the influence of veteran, Adam Mackenzie, and new recruit, Jordy Clements, got the Tigers over the line.

NORTH EASTERN – Round 1

BBH4.35.57.68.8 (56)
North Clare1.24.810.1316.15 (111)

Best: North Clare – L. Jaeschke, T. Stevens, A. Simpson, C. Pettitt, T. Huppatz, D. Hill. BBH – T. Drew, M. Kellock, B. Hook, J. Rowe, T. Torzsok. Goals: North Clare – D. Hill 6, A. Simpson 4, T. Huppatz 2, J. Brown, C. Helbig, T. Francis, D. Garrard. BBH – B. Sibley 3, M. Kellock 2, G. Hutchinson, T. Drew, B. Radford. BBH – D. Hill 6, A. Simpson 4, T. Huppatz 2, J. Brown, C. Helbig, T. Francis, D. Garrard

South Clare2.35.47.512.5 (77)
Blyth Snowtown0.23.311.812.14 (86)

Best: Blyth Snowtown – W. Pratt, R. Darling, G. Ottens, C. Lloyd, S. Atkinson. South Clare – B. Dinning, J. Newton, M. Reynolds, D. Minney, P. McInerney, A. Densley. Goals: Blyth Snowtown – S. Atkinson 5, R. Darling 2, C. Giles, C. Lloyd, A. Giles, H. Viney, S. Clifford. South Clare – A. Falconer 2, M. Bennie 2, J. Newton 2, S. Ballantyne 2, C. Gilbert, J. Pearse, D. Kuhndt, P. McInerney

RSMU1.21.42.59.5 (59)
Min Man1.31.43.103.10 (28)

Best: RSMU – S. Noack, M. Rohde, J. Schahinger, Z. Hier, J. Vandeleur, B. Koster. Min Man – C. Woolford, B. Sandow, F. Cunningham, I. Montefiore, I. Shearer, H. Gosse. Goals: RSMU – P. Clark 2, M. Rohde 2, D. Hynes, C. Mullins, J. Connell, S. Ball, M. Naumann. Min Man – C. Woolford 2, T. Friebel

Southern Saints1.02.35.59.6 (60)
BSR4.58.911.1312.15 (87)

Best: BSR – A. Mackenzie, J. Clements, L. Wilsdon, B. Cousins, M. Longbottom, S. Martin. Southern Saints – B. Launer, L. Kimpton, J. Wilkins, L. Wells, J. Egel, L. Cluse. Goals: BSR  – L. Wilsdon 6, J. Clements 2, T. Wilsdon, M. Longbottom, J. Slade, C. Longbottom. Southern Saints – B. Launer 2, D. Pfitzner 2, K. Hunter 2, J. Egel, L. Cluse, J. Mosey

Demons re-Brand, Nicholls the man for Min-Man

Les Pearson reports:   March 13, 2019

ONLY two major changes have been announced in North Eastern coaching ranks.

Justin Michael has moved on from South Clare after three seasons, including a preliminary final finish in 2017.

He has been replaced by former Southern Flinders and Northern Zone coach, Scott Brand.

Brand has brought some former Tiger talent with him, including the prodigious potential of Shane Ballantyne.

The other coaching change came somewhat as a shock, with former junior coach, Jake Nicholls, taking over at Min-Man.

He replaces star onfield coach, Ryan McDermid, who stepped down for personal reasons.

Peter Cook (North Clare), Steve Lubcke (RSMU), Casey Cooper (BBH), Carey Payne (Blyth-Snowtown) and David Cluse (Eudunda-Robertstown) remain at their respective clubs.

In terms of player turnover, Min-Man has copped a few losses it could ill-afford, with Pinnaroo export, Dylan Ribbons, moving on, while Steve Rusca has headed to Angaston in what looks a star-studded line-up in the Barossa competition.

The loss of Mitch Sandery from RSMU has been countered by the return of 2017 Mail Medallist, Patrick Clark from Glenelg, while efforts to clear former Central Districts product, Jackson O’Brien, from his former Tasmanian state league side to North Clare, have been rebuffed to date.

Star Roopena junior, Kyle Crompton, has somehow found his way from Port Adelaide to BBH in a great get for the Rams, although the loss of X-factor, Johnny Lynch, will hurt a bit.

Harrison Viney’s move to Blyth-Snowtown from Norwood adds some serious midfield arsenal to an already talented bunch too.

But arguably the signing of the summer is former Kimba junior and Port Magpies development player, Jordan Clements, coming off back to back Producer Medals with Mallala in the Adelaide Plains Football League.

His move to BSR just about locks them in as premiership favourites, with the Tigers seeking a three-peat in 2019.