Northern Areas

EAGLES GO BACK TO BACK

September 28, 2020

The exciting Broughton Mundoora Football Club have dominated season 2020 with all four grades making the finals and three winning in a fabulous day for the club. Crystal Brook Oval was presented in fine fettle and the game was superbly presented online in a great move for the crowds both locally and elsewhere as they could watch the game from the comfort of home.

Orroroo entered the finals series without a loss but a mounting injury toll whilst the Eagles had regathered after slowing throughout the season to run the Grand Final out in style. The game started out in a tough dour struggle as not an inch was given or taken early as Broughton crept to a 7-point lead with only three goals scored to quarter time. The second quarter saw the margin creep out to 17 points, but poor goal kicking meant it should have been more.

Orroroo needed to lift but were being held at arm’s length with a determined Eagles defence. There were five goals in the third and last quarter but with Orroroo only kicking four of them the game went the same way as the Second Semi and a deserved five goal win to the Eagles was complete.

Gene Robinson proved the difference up front and his freakish ability and goal sense sees him as one of the best seen in this region, especially given his smaller stature. He kicked six of the 10 for Broughton and was the cutting-edge difference between the two sides. Wheelen was named best afield and had plenty of other mates helping with big man Altman doing well along with Cant, Billy Hayes and the classy evasive Bowley.

For Orroroo it just did not get going and their run was stymied with good pressure and tackling. Duffy was good all day as was Solly import Tommy Head with good outings from Hughes, Lawson and Kuerschner in a losing side.

Orroroo missed the finals last year so will be happy with the season albeit not this day. They never gave in and they can look forward to a good 2021 with their senior Colts getting it done and feature some real talent.

For Broughton they will be very keen to maintain as much of this talent as they can and will go in search of the hat trick next year. When all returns to normal it will be interesting to see what players end up where for all sides. Well done to all.

Grand Final at Orroroo on September 26, 2020

Broughton Mundoora

2.3

4.7

7.11

10.14 (74)

Orroroo

1.2

2.2

4.4

6.8 (44)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – T. Wheelen, M. Altmann, B. Hayes, J. Cant, K. Bowley. Orroroo – D. Duffy, D. Hughes, J. Lawson, T. Head, J. Nicholas, S. Kuerschner. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, J. Dickeson, B. Hayes, S. Masters, J. O”Donohue. Orroroo – N. Hombsch 2, T. Moten 2, C. Froling, B. Launer

ORROROO WINS THROUGH TO PLAY IN GRAND FINAL

September 22, 2020

Orroroo have won through with a comfortable 41-point win over the BMW side in the Preliminary Final after BMW struggled all year to grasp an effective way to combat the Roo’s.

The Broughton Mundoora Eagles defeated Orroroo only two weeks ago in the Semi by 47 points and will hit the game full of confidence after a couple of close minor round losses to the Roo’s during the year. The Eagles seemed to flat spot a bit after mid-season but have timed their form to the minute to be up and about when it counts.  They have wall to wall class with the three Hewett’s, Button, Hayes, Bowley, Cant, O’Donohue and Dickeson all providing run and class whilst Masters and Robinson up front will be impossible to hold.

Orroroo have plenty as well with an undefeated minor round coming with runners like Kenny, Nicholas, Hughes, the O’Dea brothers, Reid, and Moten. Defenders Tapscott and Head will be crucial and whilst big outs in Redden and Bowman will hurt, they will get goals from the classy Launer and Hombsch.

This will be close and the game could rise and fall on two crucial clashes in ruck with Lee from Roos against Altmann from the Eagles to give their runners first use and he battle of O’Dea v the freakish Robinson up front for Broughton.

In a stab in the dark the Roo’s Prelim win was a good way to straighten are picked to reverse the second semi and win by a goal over the Eagles who have had only 1 game since the 29th August. Good luck to all sides!

TIPS

A Grade Grand Final Broughton Mundoora v Orroroo – 2.50pm at Crystal Brook

Reserves – Southern Flinders v Broughton Mundoora – 1.05pm – Tigers by 18 points

Senior Colts – Broughton Mundoora v Orroroo – 10.45am – Eagles by 3 points

Junior Colts – Southern Flinders v Broughton Mundoora – 9.15am – Eagles by 15 points

Preliminary Final at Orroroo on September 19, 2020

Orroroo

5.2

9.3

9.5

13.7 (85)

BMW

2.1

3.2

5.6

6.8 (44)

Best: Orroroo – J. Kenny, J. Lawson, B. Launer, A. Lee, J. Byerlee, G. Johnson. BMW – L. Kangur, R. Bernhardt, A. Kangur, J. Storey, J. Robinson, B. Battersby. Goals: Orroroo – B. Launer 4, J. Nicholas 2, J. Kenny 2, J. Foulis, T. Moten, D. Hughes, J. Lawson, D. Duffy. BMW – P. Cockburn 2, A. Kangur 2, R. Bernhardt, L. Kangur

UNDEFEATED ROOS STUMBLE

September 15, 2020

The undefeated Orroroo outfit stumble for their first defeat for season 2020 when they ran into a fired up reigning premier in Broughton Mundoora Eagles on the tight confines of the Wirrabara Oval in a free flowing display that led to a convincing 46 point win.

After the week off last week the Eagles were all on the same page and led the Roos from start to finish with a big eight goal third term doing most of the damage. Robinson was back in form and Odea was unable to stop him kicking six to prove a real thorn with Will Hewett complimenting him with 3. It was the runners of the Eagles that came to the fore with Hewett, Cant, Bowley and Button all having big days.

For the Roos both Hombsch and Launer were busy with their opportunities with 3 each after Redden suffered an early friendly fire blow to his jaw/cheek bone whilst their better players included half back Head who saw plenty of it plus ruckman Lee and busy winger in Kenny.

Orroroo will regroup and know they have stiff opposition in BMW charging their way this week whilst Broughton will sit back and see who they line up on. Orroroo 12.8.80 Broughton Mundoora  19.12.126

Lions surge past Roosters

The BMW outfit did all they had to to dispose of an outgiunned Crystal Brook at Broughton on Sunday by 52 points. Greenslade bagged five for the victors whilst the Kangur boys again were very good along with big man Bernhardt and Christopherson.

For the Roosters it was Hill with three to cap a good year and better players included Millard, Kupsch, Arbon and Slattery. The Lions were expected to win and they did with their real test coming this week. BMW 14.16.100 Crystal Brook 7.6.48

Grand Final spot up for grabs

Orroroo have surged from fifth last year to go through the minor round undefeated and will be wary of a BMW side that has grown in stature as the season wore on. They met iun the final round with the Roos 41 point victors in Melrose but finals pressure can do funny things.

BMW have won many admirers with the way they go about it with the Kangur brothers, McCallum up forward and big man Bernhardt against Lee in the ruck particularly important to their side’s success. Orroroo have a fleet of on ballers with Hughes, Nicholas, O’Dea, Kenny, and Moten all highly skilled and effective and they should give their forwards in Redden, Hombsch and Launer the chance to kick a winning score. Plus, they are blessed to be at home Orroroo by 24 points.

Mail Medallists

The 2020 Northern Areas Mail Medal has been won by Lukas Kangur of BMW with an incredible 15 votes from 8 games! Joint runners-up Orroroo’s Darren Hughes and Broughton Mundoora’s ruckman Matt Altmann.

B-Grade winner, for a third time was Brett Cunningham (8 votes) of Southern Flinders. In the junior grades Broughton Mundoora’s Bodhi Sims won the u17 and Orroroo’s Ned Bowman the U14s both coming from strong footballing heritage.

First Semi Final at Port Broughton on September 13, 2020

BMW

4.4

7.6

11.9

14.16 (100)

Crystal Brook

1.2

4.2

6.5

7.6 (48)

Best: BMW – L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, A. Greenslade, R. Bernhardt, K. Blesing. Crystal Brook – J. Millard, A. Kupsch, L. Slattery, L. Bartlett, I. Arbon. Goals: BMW – A. Greenslade 5, N. McCallum 3, M. Christophersen 2, J. Robinson, L. Kangur, B. Taylor, P. Cockburn. Crystal Brook – D. Hill 3, L. Slattery, T. Starkey-Treloar, A. Horace, N. Wilsdon

Second Semi Final at Wirrabara on September 12, 2020

Orroroo

3.1

7.2

8.4

12.8 (80)

Broughton Mundoora

6.2

9.4

17.8

19.12 (126)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – B. Hayes, T. Wheelen, K. Bowley, J. Cant, W. Hewett, T. Button. Orroroo – A. Lee, J. Kenny, T. Head, N. Hombsch, B. Launer. Goals; Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, W. Hewett 3, S. Masters 2, H. Nitschke 2, R. Boughen, R. Aitchison, M. Ramsey, B. Hayes, J. O”Donohue, T. Button. Orroroo – N. Hombsch 3, B. Launer 3, G. Johnson, J. Nicholas, L. Ellery, J. Kenny, D. Hughes, A. Lee

FINAL ROUND DONE AND DUSTED

Tuesday September 8, 2020

Orroroo continued their form to bat away the improving contender BMW in Melrose to come away with a convincing 41-point win to finish the minor round undefeated. Redden bagged six for the winners whilst McCallum and Lukas Kangur bagged four for the tricolours

Hughes was on song with a best afield performance along with Kenny Kuerschner and Moten whilst again it was the consistent Kangur boys and evergreen gun Taylor prominent.

BMW 11.11.77 Orroroo 18.10.118

Crystal Brook ended the Tigers season at the Brook with a 35-point win to rack up their second win for the year. Hill bagged five for the Roosters and with it left his minor round tally on 28 to win the goal kicking for the league in a super effort given their position on the ladder. Richman was best for the red and white and for the Tigers in their last game Boylan bagged four and Smith was best.

Crystal Brook 14.9.93 Southern Flinders 8.10.58

NAFA Program for the weekend

Saturday 12th September (Second Semi 1v2) Wirrabara

2.30pm League – Orroroo V Broughton Mundoora

12.45pm Seconds – Broughton Mundoora v Southern Flinders

10.55am Senior Colts – Broughton Mundoora v Orroroo

9.30am Junior Colts – Broughton Mundoora v Southern Flinders

Sunday 13th September (First Semi 3v4) Port Broughton

2.30pm League – BMW v Crystal Brook

12.45pm Seconds – Orroroo V Crystal Brook

10.55am Senior Colts – Crystal Brook v BMW

9.30am Junior Colts – Crystal Brook v BMW

Tips – BMW have finished the season well and should account for the Roosters comfortably. BMW by 35 points. Orroroo and Broughton Mundoora should be an absolute belter with all players making themselves available now the pointy end of the season is here. The Eagles have struggled with injuries of late and their fortunes will rise and fall on availability. Orroroo have been on point all year and we cannot look past them, but it will be close. Orroroo by 9 points

Round 10 – September 5, 2020

Crystal Brook

2.1

4.5

9.6

14.9 (93)

Southern Flinders

3.4

4.6

7.7

8.10 (58)

Best: Crystal Brook – J. Richman, L. Bartlett, I. Arbon, D. Hill, N. Wilsdon. South Flinders – M. Smith, T. Sciangalepore, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, D. Boylan, R. Millington, J. Palmer. Goals: Crystal Brook – D. Hill 5, I. Arbon 3, J. Richman 2, E. Ackland 2, N. Lambert, J. Millard. Southern Flinders – D. Boylan 4, C. Zanker, A. Trott, M. Smith, B. Symons

BMW

1.1

5.5

8.8

11.11 (77)

Orroroo

6.4

9.6

14.8

18.10 (118)

Best: Orroroo – D. Hughes, D. Redden, S. Kuerschner, T. Moten, J. Kenny. BMW – L. Kangur, A. Kangur, N. McCallum, B. Taylor, K. Blesing. Goals: Orroroo – D. Redden 6, N. Hombsch 3, B. Launer 2, G. Johnson 2, J. Lawson 2, S. Kuerschner, J. Nicholas, D. Hughes. BMW – N. McCallum 4, L. Kangur 4, J. Robinson, P. Cockburn, J. Storey

ROUND NINE REPORT

September 1, 2020

The gap between the bottom two and the others was shone out again on the weekend with BMW powering to a 107 point thumping of the bottom placed Tigers plus Broughton put the Roosters to the sword with 111 points the difference. There was not too much to sing about for the two beaten sides whilst the battle for supremacy will heat up come finals with 3 strong sides. BMW had given Broughton and Orroroo a fair start but have closed quickly as the season has continued.

Southern Flinders 7.3.45 BMW 22.20.152

Broughton Mundoora 21.16.142 Crystal Broom 4.7.31

This week

There should be two very even games with BMW testing their improvement against the high-flying Orroroo Roo’s at picturesque Melrose Oval. Realistically the result will not impact the ladder as BMW will not catch the percentage of Broughton and will stay third and Orroroo are a game and a half clear of Broughton with a game to go and will finish top. That said, neither will want to drop a game to a fellow contender with finals a week away.

For both sides, it is all about the power through their midfields. BMW have the Kangur boys, Taylor, Robinson, Storey and Proude amongst others and have a good ruck in Bernhardt who has good hands and improving each week. McCallum averages over 4 goals a game and his form has been sensational.

For the Roo’s they have multiple medallists in Hughes, Nicholas, O’Dea, Kenny, Launer and their ruck Lee is as good as any in the league. Their attack is varied with Redden, Hombsch and livewire Moten when up front and their defence is solid. This will be close but tipping Orroroo by 12 points

It the Tigers last chance for a win against their near neighbour Crystal Brook in the Brook for the last round. Last time they met in Round five it was the Roosters by 41 points and its hard to see this going much different to that. Put simply the Tigers are struggling to score and Crystal Brook have Dan Hill who has 23 goals to be second in the league in a low scoring side which is impressive. Expect him to boot six and the Roosters to win by 40 points

Round 9 – August 29, 2020

Southern Flinders

1.0

4.1

5.2

7.3 (45)

BMW

7.5

10.9

16.13

22.20 (152)

Best: BMW – M. Christophersen, M. Foulis, K. Blesing, N. McCallum, J. Robinson. Southern Flinders – L. Pole, C. Zanker, H. Durrant, N. Kleinig, S. Woolford, R. Millington. Goals: BMW – N. McCallum 7, B. Taylor 3, J. Storey 2, P. Cockburn 2, C. Axford 2, T. Arthur, L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, R. Bernhardt, S. Larwood. Southern Flinders – A. Prior 2, D. Tenney, D. Boylan, L. Pole, C. Zanker, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen

Broughton Mundoora

5.3

12.7

16.9

21.16 (142)

Crystal Brook

1.0

3.4

4.6

4.7 (31)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – B. Hayes, T. Wheelen, T. Button, K. Bowley, J. Cant. Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, J. Millard, N. Lambert, T. Munzer, N. Wilsdon. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – H. Nitschke 4, M. Ramsey 3, D. Boundy 2, T. Button 2, M. Altmann 2, B. Hayes 2, J. O”Donohue 2, R. Boughen, D. Hewett, T. Klingberg, T. Wheelen. Crystal Brook – D. Hill 4

SIREN LEAVES LIONS AND EAGLES LOCKED AWAY

August 24, 2020

In the first draw in quite a while, a fired-up Lions pushed the Eagles to the limit with both sides finishing level on 70 points each. Last time they met the difference was 75 points with BMW improvement clear for all to see.

Broughton will rue their poor kicking as had 25 scoring shots to 15 on a windy scrappy day that favoured the northern end with only three goals scored to the town end all day. Robinson bagged four in the second and threatened to take the game away from the Lions but was held in the second half.

For BMW, the Kangur boys are tough and never give an inch and took it up the much-vaunted Eagles mids all day. Taylor got plenty of it along with Woolford and Christopherson.

Wheelen was the Eagles best with good games from Altmann, Hayes and the skilled Button. There will be no panic station by the bay, but they will be looking to get their season back headed towards finals glory after a stutter. BMW 11.4.70 Broughton Mundoora 9.16.70

TIGERS MAULED BY ROOS

Orroroo dished up a limping Tigers outfit on their home deck as they storm undefeated towards finals action. Lawson and Redden kicked 5 each for the Roo’s and were good along with Hughes, Lawson and Duffy plus another game was good for Launer after coming from injury.

For the Tigers Pole, Smith, Boylan and Sciangalepore tried all day against a never-ending wave of red and black. 184 points on a cold windy day was a tough day for the Tiges. Orroroo 29.22.196 Tigers 2.0.12

Round Nine

This week sees the Tigers take on the flying BMW at Laura. Southern Flinders has had one of those years all clubs have from time to time and are searching for the mercy of the seasons end. They will need to put up a brave performance to not get hammered by the Lions. BMW by 12 goals.

Broughton will return to the winner’s circle after not winning their last two over a fourth placed Crystal Brook for their last minor round game for the season. They have some injury concerns so the last round by may be a god send for them, but they will have too much power at Broughton for the Roosters and win by 50 points.

Round 8 – August 22, 2020

BMW

5.3

5.3

9.4

11.4 (70)

Broughton Mundoora

1.2

5.6

5.12

9.16 (70)

Best: BMW – A. Kangur, B. Taylor, J. Robinson, L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, C. Woolford. Broughton Mundoora – T. Wheelen, B. Hayes, M. Altmann, T. Button, D. Hewett, S. Roberts. Goals: BMW – C. Axford 2, A. Greenslade 2, B. Taylor, C. Graham, P. Cockburn, K. Blesing, J. Storey, A. Kangur, L. Kangur. Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 4, D. Hewett 2, B. Hayes, M. Ramsey, H. Nitschke

Orroroo

9.1

15.9

22.10

29.22 (196)

Southern Flinders

1.0

1.0

2.0

2.0 (12)

Best: Orroroo – J. Nicholas, J. Lawson, J. Byerlee, D. Hughes, D. Redden, D. Duffy. Southern Flinders – L. Pole, M. Smith, D. Boylan, T. Sciangalepore, R. Millington. Goals: Orroroo – J. Lawson 5, D. Redden 5, G. Johnson 3, B. Launer 3, N. Hombsch 3, L. Ellery 3, D. Hughes 2, B. O”Dea, T. Reid, J. Byerlee, O. Dignan, A. Lee. Southern Flinders – D. Boylan, R. Millington

BIG GUNS SLUG IT OUT IN ROUND SEVEN

August 18, 2020

Nothing separated the two big guns of the 2020 version of NAFA late in another enthralling game at Broughton between Broughton Mundoora Eagles and the Orroroo Roos. It took a kick after the siren to break the deadlock as for the second time this year the Eagles apple cart was upset.

Orroroo have been a real revelation this year after missing the finals last year they have picked up some real class and seem up for every contest and remain unbeaten after seven rounds. Launer scored three in his first game for the year having come over from Eudunda Robertstown who opted to sit out the NEFL this year and along with Moten’s three scored the majority of the Roo’s score. Another new player Kenny across from Eastern Eyre FL side Eastern Ranges also showed why he is so highly rated on the Peninsula with a best afield performance whilst Liam O’Dea put in his best game for the year along with his brother Brodie plus big games from ruckman Lee and the busy Hughes.

For the Eagles Wheelen was particularly good along with the experienced Crane who rarely wastes a possession. Cant, Bowley and Harrison were also prominent, and Masters grabbed 3 goals which was handy in a low scoring game. Robinson only got the 1 and is rarely held and the Eagles will rue their squandered chances in the second half scoring 4.7 to the Roo’s 6.2

This is setting up for an epic finals series as little separates these two. Broughton Mundoora 8.11.59 Orroroo 10.5.65

LIONS GEARING UP WITH BIG WIN

The BMW Lions are doing little wrong as they try to bridge the gap to the top 2 with a big win over the Roosters. Their improvement has seen a narrow Round two win converted to a 63-point win in the return fixture last Saturday.

For the Roosters Hill kicked five of their seven goals and was best whilst Millard Horace and ex SGL player Starkey-Treloar were handy. Lions had five multiple goal scorers with both Kangurs Greenslade and Blesing with two and three for Robinson in a best on ground performance.  Crystal Brook 7.2.44 BMW 15.17.107

Round 8

Third placed BMW host the second placed Broughton Mundoora in the game of the round at Melrose this Saturday. If the Lions want to more than an awkward third wheel for the expected top two dance on Grand Final day, then this is their best chance to cut in. The Eagles are coming off a loss and BMW a good win. Last time saw a massive 75-point win to Broughton, but this should be closer. Eagles by 36 points.

The winless Southern Flinders will not get any favours from the high-flying Orroroo and simply will not be able to travel to match the depth and class of the Roo’s this Saturday. The Tigers are searching for their first win but will need to keep looking with Orroroo likely by 12 goals in their last minor round on home soil for season 2020.

Round 7 – August 15, 2020

Crystal Brook

2.1

4.1

6.2

7.2 (44)

BMW

4.1

6.7

10.13

15.17 (107)

Best: BMW – J. Robinson, A. Greenslade, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, K. Blesing. Crystal Brook – D. Hill, J. Millard, A. Horace, N. Wilsdon, N. Hayes, T. Starkey-Treloar. Goals: BMW – J. Robinson 3, A. Greenslade 2, L. Kangur 2, A. Kangur 2, K. Blesing 2, L. Proude, M. Christophersen, P. Cockburn, C. Axford. Crystal Brook – D. Hill 5, I. Arbon 2

Broughton Mundoora

1.1

4.4

5.7

8.11 (59)

Orroroo

2.2

4.3

8.3

10.5 (65)

Best: Orroroo – J. Kenny, L. O’Dea, A. Lee, D. Hughes, B. O”Dea. Broughton Mundoora – T. Wheelen, R. Crane, J. Cant, K. Bowley, C. Harrison. Goals: Orroroo – B. Launer 3, T. Moten 3, J. Lawson, N. Hombsch, L. Ellery, D. Hughes. Broughton Mundoora – S. Masters 3, M. Ramsey 2, R. Crane, H. Nitschke, G. Robinson

NORTHERN AREAS – ROUND SIX REPORT

August 11, 2020

The two standout sides in Northern Areas continued on their merry way in season 2020 with convincing wins over the fourth and fifth placed sides.

The Roos ran all over Crystal Brook with a crushing 172 point win at a freezing Orroroo Oval with Hombsch bagging seven. Nicholas continues his good form along with Hughes and the Roos have picked up another running machine in Kenny across from Eastern Eyre. Duffy has been welcomed back gladly and ruckman Lee gives the runners first use.

The Roosters will be in need of a rebuild and didn’t have many winners for day. Orroroo 29.15.189 Crystal Brook 2.5.17

Broughton hosted Southern Flinders at home and ground out a solid 35 point victory against a much stiffer Tigers outfit than they blew away in Round 1. Many of the Eagles guns were quieter than usual but still had enough to get the job done. Bowley was best afield with Wheelen, Button and the Hewett boy’s next best. For the Tigers big man Pole was their best with Woolford Durrant and Symons being in the Best. Special mention for Brett Ballantyne, who notched up his 150th in a great career to date. Broughton Mundoora 12.12.84 Southern Flinders 7.7.49

Round Seven Preview

A couple of cracker games with many tipping the Broughton V Orroroo game to be the Grand Final preview. Orroroo are yet to drop a game and surprised many with hard fought win in round two by under a goal. The Eagles have a star studded line up with Robinson averaging over seven goals a game when he plays and ex EP gun Masters as a second foil. Redden, Hombsch and Bowman form a formidable attack themselves and this should be a shootout on a good day.

The battles between the midfields/half forwards/half backs will be enthralling with the Hewett boys, Button, Bowley, Hayes, Odonohue, and Ramsey will line up against the Nicholas, Hughes, O’Dea, Moten, Duffy, Reid and Kenny. The rucks of Lee v Altman will go a long way to deciding the game.

If Robinson plays then the Eagles win by 10 points, if he does not it is the Roo’s by a goal in a belter!

BMW v Crystal Brook was another close one in Round two with the Lions just prevailing. It’s fair to say that their paths have diverged somewhat and BMW are the only others likely to challenge the top two. Their form is improving and can see them beating the Roosters by 30 points

Round 6 – August 8, 2020

Orroroo

8.4

14.8

22.11

29.15 (189)

Crystal Brook

0.1

0.3

1.3

2.5 (17)

Best: Orroroo – J. Nicholas, A. Lee, D. Hughes, N. Hombsch, G. Johnson, D. Duffy. Crystal Brook – J. Millard, L. Kapitola, J. Clements, L. Bartlett, C. Arbon. Goals: Orroroo – N. Hombsch 7, G. Johnson 4, J. Lawson 3, T. Moten 3, J. Nicholas 2, O. Dignan 2, L. Ellery 2, J. Kenny 2, D. Redden, C. Froling, D. Hughes, A. Lee. Crystal Brook – I. Arbon 2

Broughton Mundoora

3.2

5.4

8.9

12.12 (84)

Southern Flinders

2.2

3.5

5.7

7.7 (49)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – K. Bowley, T. Wheelen, T. Button, D. Hewett, W. Hewett. Southern Flinders – L. Pole, S. Woolford, K. Millington, H. Durrant, B. Symons. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – J. O”Donohue 2, H. Nitschke 2, W. Hewett 2, S. Masters 2, M. Ramsey, K. Bowley, R. Crane, D. Hewett. Southern Flinders – W. Smart 2, S. Combe, D. Boylan, A. Prior, C. Zanker, K. Millington

Brookies break through

August 5, 2020

The Crystal Brook Roosters finally lodged their first victory for the year which was against the winless Southern Flinders Tigers at Gladstone on Saturday. Both sides entered the game desperate for a win and it was the Reds that flew out the blocks with a five goal quarter. It was a steady grind from there as each quarter slowly lengthened the lead to end up a 61 point win. Weckert Hill and Hoare did the damage with five, four and three goals respectively with Nance Millard and Luke Kapitola best for the winners. The Millington boys were good for the Tigers whilst Durrant for his first game in a while, Shane Woolford and Zanker were good. Tigers 9.13.67 Roosters 17.6.108

Roo’s steady on top

Orroroo were tested by a very competitive BMW in Orroroo to maintain their undefeated status at the head of the table. The Roo’s cleared out early lead by 34 at half time before a plucky BMW finished hard to lose by 18. An inaccurate Orroroo finished with 2.7 in the last to keep the winning margin low but the Lions boys would still believe that they are within striking distance for when they meet again.

Luke Bowman was the key forward on the ground with 6 goals whilst Hughes racked up plenty of possession crumbing at the feet of one of the league’s best rucks in Lee. For the Lions McCallum with three goals and plenty of ball around half forward was particularly good whilst Storey and Aleks Kangur did their best to match the powerful Orroroo mids Orroroo 11.16.82 BMW 9.10.64

Half Way Report

The Premiership table has great symmetry after five rounds and four games each. Every team is a game apart with Orroroo leading on four wins, Broughton three, BMW two, Crystal Brook one and Southern flinders without a win. Orroroo were disappointed with their effort last season and have traditionally been slow starters in a lot of years. With this year being so short they would be rapt with their start. Many are still picking the star studded Eagles as the ones to beat and they are ideally placed for that assault. BMW finished third last year and sit there again. They will be looking for a crack at the top two when finals come around. Crystal Brook narrowly went down to BMW so will also be trying to set themselves for finals whilst the Tigers will simply be looking for a win anywhere they can get one and take it from there.

Round 6 Preview

This week sees the top two at home play the bottom two with Orroroo v Crystal Brook at Orroroo and Broughton Mundoora v Southern Flinders at Broughton. The Roosters will push the Roo’s for a lot of the game, and this will be the closer match but still picking the Roo’s by four goals. Southern Flinders will struggle through but will not be held goalless as they were in Round one. Eagles by 80 points

Round 5 – August 1, 2020

Southern Flinders

1.3

3.7

7.9

9.13 (67)

Crystal Brook

5.1

8.4

14.4

17.6 (108)

Best: Crystal Brook – J. Nance, J. Millard, L. Kapitola, M. Weckert, N. Wilsdon. Southern Flinders – K. Millington, H. Durrant, R. Millington, C. Zanker, S. Woolford. Goals: Crystal Brook – M. Weckert 5, D. Hill 4, T. Hoare 3, N. Hayes, J. Millard, A. Horace, T. Starkey-Treloar, J. Nance. Southern Flinders – J. Ambjerg-Pedersen 2, A. Prior 2, R. Millington 2, R. Hennessy, L. Pole, C. Zanker

Orroroo

3.4

8.6

9.9

11.16 (82)

BMW

1.2

3.2

5.9

9.10 (64)

Best: Orroroo – D. Hughes, L. Bowman, A. Lee, D. Duffy, T. Reid. BMW – N. McCallum, J. Storey, A. Kangur, C. Woolford, M. Christophersen. Goals: Orroroo – L. Bowman 6, T. Reid 2, G. Johnson, D. Redden, L. Ellery. BMW – N. McCallum 3, A. Greenslade 2, J. Robinson, L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur

BIG WINS IN THE NAFA – July 27, 2020

EAGLES DOWN ROOSTERS

The Crystal Brook Roosters have had many great battles with the Broughton Mundoora Eagles over recent years being the two heavy weights of the league of late. This game however was not one of the close ones though, as the Eagles flexed their muscle to overrun the Roosters by over 10 goals in a good display at the Brook.

Big man Hill was a real focal point with six goals for the Roosters, but it was the mercurial Robinson that shot the lights out with nine. He is a real excitement machine and much easier to watch and admire from the crowd than from the opposition defence. The Eagles were too fast and mobile through their midfield with Hewett, O’Donohue, Hayes and Button showing great skill and pace and Roberts judged best afield.

The Brook stuck at it with Millard and Saracino giving their all but were over run. The Eagles will take some stopping. Roosters 9.4.58 Eagles 19.8.122

LIONS TAME TIGERS

BMW continued to keep Southern Flinders winless with a very polished display at Melrose Saturday running out convincing winners by just under 15 goals. The Lions were fast out the gates with ex Solly Bernhardt putting in his best display since joining the club. The Kangur boys again were strong with good games from McCallum with six goals and Christopherson at his athletic best.

Tigers better players were hard to find with Boylan bagging four and Millington and Pole working hard.

BMW 21.12.138 Southern Flinders 7.9.51

THIS WEEK – ROUND FIVE

This week sees Orroroo front up at home to BMW in the pick of the round. Orroroo have yet to lose and BMW gathering momentum from last week to gain confidence. The on-ball clash will be exceptional with Lee v Berhardt in the pivot giving use to the Orroroo runners in Reid, Moten, Nicholas, O’Dea, and Hughes up against the Kangurs, Robinson and Storey.

Orroroo have good forwards in Redden, Hombsch and Bowman whilst Nic McCullum has been sparkling at half forward with Woolford and Christopherson and the resting on ballers always dangerous. Winning form is good form and at home the Roo’s by three goals

The winless duo of Southern Flinders and Crystal Brook front up with desperation to stay off the bottom rung. Crystal Brook have lost plenty but still have class in Kapitola, Hayes, Millard, Slattery, and Hill and have run both Orroroo and BMW close for much of those clashes.

Southern Flinders have also had plenty of turnover and will play at home in Gladstone with hope that Palmer, Millington, Boylan, and Combe can turn it on for a win. There will not be much it for a long part of the day but tipping Crystal Brook to break through for a win by 15 points.

Round 4 – July 25, 2020

Crystal Brook

1.1

3.3

6.3

9.4 (58)

Broughton Mundoora

4.3

9.4

18.7

19.8 (122)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – S. Roberts, M. Altmann, W. Hewett, J. O”Donohue, T. Wheelen, M. Hayes. Crystal Brook – D. Hill, J. Millard, R. Saracino, J. Nance, N. Hayes. Goals; Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 9, W. Hewett 3, M. Altmann 2, M. Ramsey 2, M. Hayes, T. Button, J. Chapman. Crystal Brook – D. Hill 6, T. Hoare, M. Weckert, T. Starkey-Treloar

BMW

7.3

12.5

17.11

21.12 (138)

Southern Flinders

2.1

3.3

4.4

7.9 (51)

Best: BMW – R. Bernhardt, N. McCallum, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, L. Kangur. Southern Flinders – K. Millington, D. Boylan, L. Pole, N. Kleinig, B. Symons. Goals: BMW – N. McCallum 6, J. Woolford 3, J. Storey 3, A. Kangur 2, R. Bernhardt 2, J. Robinson, M. Vogelsang, L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, P. Cockburn. Southern Flinders – D. Boylan 4, W. Smart 3

WINS FOR BROUGHTON MUNDORRA AND ORROROO

July 21, 2020

Round three in has been run and won with Orroroo and Broughton Mundoora remaining the two standout teams with convincing wins to make it five of the six wins between them so far this year.

Tigers 7.6.48 Roo’s 12.14.86

Orroroo Roo’s travelled in form to the expanses of the Laura Oval to take on the Southern Flinders Tigers who had a well-placed week off after a disastrous round one. Many had this one pegged as an easy Roo victory based on their different results v the Eagles in each of their last games, but the Tigers were much stiffer opposition at home.

Orroroo held the scrapping Tigers at bay all day with a two-goal margin most of the day before a four goal to one last quarter blew the game out to a 38-point win. In the end the top end talent of the Roo’s in JJ Nicholas, Moten and Hughes all had good days with four goals to Moten and three to strong marking Hombsch. Ex Solly Cat Tom Head played well in defence.

The young athletic Ambjerg-Pedersen gave the Tigers a much-needed route to goals with four whilst Smith Millington Kleinig and Amey also gave strong performances.

Eagles 20.14.134 Lions 8.11.59

The star-studded Broughton Mundoora Eagles roared back into life over the travelling Booleroo Melrose Wilmington Lions after the Eagles stumbled against the Ross last week.

The Eagles have a powerful running division and dynamic forward line, and both were on show all day. Journeymen forwards in the livewire Robinson and strong marking Masters bagged six and five respectively whilst Ramsey, Button and Hewett showed their class all day. BMW battled hard with both Kangur boys continuing their consistent competitive form with Robinson and Lehmann giving their all and five goals to Nick McCallum was a good effort in a tough day.

Round Four preview

This week sees the league leading Orroroo take a well-earned break with the bye. Coach Dignan will be thrilled with their early season efforts after missing finals action last year. A Grand Final replay should be the game of the round with the winless Crystal Brook Roosters hosting Broughton. The player losses to the Brook though have been substantial and whilst they will win games this year, it will not be this week, the Eagles likely to win by 70 points.

Melrose will be the picturesque venue for the Lions to host the Tigers in what will be an interesting clash and a rematch of last year’s first-semi. BMWs improvement over the last season has been sharp and they will continue this growth over a Tigers outfit that will be scrambling and fighting to remain a finals participant. The Lions by 25 points

Round 3 – July 18, 2020

Southern Flinders

2.2

4.3

6.4

7.6 (48)

Orroroo

4.1

5.7

8.8

12.14 (86)

Best: Orroroo – J. Nicholas, T. Head, T. Moten, D. Hughes, D. Ellery. Southern Flinders – M. Smith, K. Millington, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, N. Kleinig, D. Amey. Goals: Orroroo – T. Moten 4, N. Hombsch 3, D. Hughes 2, T. Reid, J. Lawson, L. Bowman. Southern Flinders – J. Ambjerg-Pedersen 4, R. Millington, L. Pole, C. Zanker

Broughton Mundoora

4.1

9.4

17.12

20.14 (134)

BMW

1.3

3.8

4.9

8.11 (59)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – M. Ramsey, T. Button, W. Hewett, M. Altmann, T. Wheelen. BMW – L. Kangur, N. McCallum, A. Kangur, J. Robinson, B. Lehmann. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, S. Masters 5, M. Ramsey 2, J. O”Donohue 2, T. Button 2, W. Hewett 2, M. Hayes. BMW – N. McCallum 5, J. Storey, A. Kangur, L. Proude

Round 2 – July 11, 2020

BMW

5.5

(35)

 

 

Crystal Brook

4.9

(33)

 

 

Best: BMW L. Kangur, A. Greenslade, A. Kangur, L. Proude, M. Foulis. Crystal Brook –  J. Millard, L. Kapitola, T. Starkey-Treloar, A. Kupsch, S. Kapitola. Goals: BMW – A. Greenslade 2, A. Kangur, L. Proude, P. Cockburn . Crystal Brook – D. Hill 2, J. Nance, J. Richman

Orroroo

1.3

3.4

4.6

5.11 (41)

Broughton Mundoora

2.1

3.3

4.5

5.7 (37)

Best: Orroroo – T. Moten, A. Lee, D. Hughes, J. Byerlee, L. Bowman, G. Johnson. Broughton-Mundoora – T. Wheelen, R. Crane, M. Altmann, M. Hayes, W. Hewett. Goals: Orroroo – L. Bowman 3, T. Moten 2. Broughton-Mundoora – M. Altmann 2, J. O”Donohue, H. Nitschke, S. Masters

Round 1 – July 4, 2020

Crystal Brook

2.1

4.1

5.1

8.5 (53)

Orroroo

2.2

8.3

10.5

10.7 (67)

Best: Orroroo – J. Nicholas, M. Bowman, D. Duffy, N. Hombsch, A. Lee.  Crystal Brook – S. Kapitola, L. Kapitola, L. Bartlett, S. Richards, N. Wilsdon, J. Nance.  Goals: Orroroo – N. Hombsch 3, L. Bowman 3, S. Kuerschner, C. Froling, J. Nicholas, L. Ellery. Crystal Brook – T. Hoare 2, D. Hill 2, R. Saracino, L. Slattery, J. Richman, B. Coffey

Southern Flinders

0.2

0.5

0.7

0.8 (8)

Broughton Mundoora

9.2

12.6

16.9

26.14 (170)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – B. Hayes, M. Hayes, K. Bowley, T. Wheelen, T. Button, D. Hewett. Southern Flinders – Best Players: R. Millington, J. Palmer, M. Smith, K. Millington, D. Tenney, K. McKenzie. Goals: Broughton-Mundoora – G. Robinson 7, S. Masters 5, M. Hayes 4, T. Wheelen 3, K. Bowley 2, M. Altmann, M. Ramsey, T. Button, B. Hayes, K. Sims

BROUGHTON MUNDOORA TOO STRONG

Grand Final on September 14, 2019

Broughton Mundoora

4.3

8.4

14.7

18.9 (117)

Crystal Brook

3.0

5.3

8.5

12.8 (80)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – K. Bowley, T. Wheelen, J. Schmitt, M. Hayes, G. Robinson, F. Kessling.  Crystal Brook:  W. Combe, D. Hill, L. Kapitola, N. Lambert, L. Bartlett. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 7, T. Button 4, R. Boughen 2, W. Hewett 1, R. Crane 1, J. O’Donohue 1, K. Sims 1, K. Bowley 1.  Crystal Brook: D. Hill 6, W. Combe 2, M. Weckert 1, J. Richman 1, L. Coates 1, J. Millard 1

Preliminary Final at Port Broughton on September 7, 2019

Crystal Brook

3.3

7.8

12.9

15.12 (102)

BMW

2.1

2.3

5.4

9.7  (61)

Best:   Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, A. Kupsch, W. Combe, B. Heard, J. Richman, D. Hill. BMW  – A. Kangur, L. Kangur, J. Robinson, K. Blesing, E. Brereton, S. George. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 4, D. Hill 4, J. Millard 2, H. Mills, J. Slattery, L. Coates, J. Richman, L. Kapitola. BMW – J. Storey 3, L. Kangur, S. George, S. Potts, M. Christophersen, M. Griffiths, A. Kangur

Second Semi Final at Orroroo on August 31, 2019

Crystal Brook

6.12

(48)

 

 

Broughton Mundoora

13.9

(87)

 

 

Best:   Broughton Mundoora – F. Kessling, M. Hayes, J. Cant, T. Button, T. Wheelen. Crystal Brook – W. Combe, L. Kapitola, A. Kupsch, L. Bartlett, N. Lambert. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 5, H. Nitschke 2, M. Hayes, R. Crane, F. Kessling, T. Button, J. O”Donohue, T. Wheelen. Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 2, B. Coffey, W. Combe, J. Slattery, D. Hill

 

First Semi Final – August 24, 2019

Southern Flinders 2.0 3.1 5.2 5.3 (33)
BMW 4.0 5.1 6.1 10.5 (65)

Best: BMW – B. Taylor, L. Kangur, J. Robinson, S. George, B. Battersby. SF – K. Millington, B. Zwar, M. Hobbs, J. Palmer, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, Z. Kay. Goals: BMW – B. Taylor 6, M. Francis 2, L. Kangur, P. Cockburn. SF – M. Smith, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, T. Harradine, W. Serle, L. Pole.

Round 16 – August 17, 2019

Crystal Brook

2.9

8.18

14.25

17.28 (130)

Orroroo

1.3

3.4

5.4

5.4 (34)

Best: CB – A. Kupsch, N. Lambert, W. Combe, L. Kapitola, J. Eagle. Orroroo – D. Hughes, J. Lawson, D. Ellery, A. Catford, J. Nicholas. Goals: CB – D. Hill 5, J. Eagle 5, J. Slattery 3, W. Combe 2, L. Kapitola, N. Lambert. Orroroo – J. Foulis, J. Byerlee, D. Hughes, T. Baker, T. Moten.

Southern Flinders 

2.3-15

4.6-30

9.13-67

13.14 (92)

Jamestown-Peterborough

0.1-1

0.3-3

0.3-3

3.7 (25)

Best: SF – B. Zwar, K. Millington, Z. Kay, M. Smith, J. Turner, M. Hobbs. JP – S. Tooley, H. Hall, G. Farr, D. Voumard, M. Voumard, D. Munro. Goals: SF – W. Smart 3, W. Serle 3, K. Millington 2, R. Millington 2, A. Prior, J. Palmer, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen. JP – H. Hall, T. Kitschke, D. Robinson.

Broughton-Mundoora

4.4

7.12

9.15

14.17 (101)

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

1.1

2.3

3.4

6.6 (42)

Best: BrMun – W. Hewett, T. Button, J. O”Donohue, M. Ramsey, M. Hayes, H. Nitschke. BMW – E. Brereton, L. Kangur, G. McCALLUM, B. Taylor, N. McCallum. Goals: BrMun – H. Nitschke 4, M. Hayes 3, W. Hewett 2, D. Hewett 2, M. Ramsey, J. O”Donohue, T. Wheelen. BMW – S. Potts 4, L. Kangur 2.

Round 15 – August 10, 2019

BMW

1.3

1.3

8.4

8.5 (53)

Crystal Brook

1.3

2.9

3.12

7.15 (57)

Best:   Crystal Brook – L. Coates, L. Bartlett, L. Slattery, J. Millard, B. Coffey. BMW – N. McCallum, A. Kangur, S. George, L. Kangur, K. McCallum. Goals; Crystal Brook – D. Hill 2, L. Slattery 2, J. Millard, L. Coates, J. Slattery. BMW – N. McCallum 4, M. Francis, M. Griffiths, K. McCallum, L. Kangur.

Jamestown Peterborough

3.3

3.5

3.6

4.7 (31)

Broughton Mundoora

2.2

4.2

4.5

4.8 (32)

Best:   Broughton Mundoora – M. Hayes, T. Button, F. Kessling, T. Wheelen, C. Elliott. Jamestown Peterborough – J. Larcombe, H. Hall, N. Rowe, P. Clark, D. Munro, S. Tooley. Goals; Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 2, M. Hayes, W. Hewett. Jamestown Peterborough – H. Hall, S. Tooley, C. Hounsell, P. Clark

Orroroo

1.2

2.2

3.5 (23)

Southern Flinders

4.3

4.3

5.5

5.5 (35)

Best:   Southern Flinders – B. Zwar, K. Millington, M. Smith, M. Hobbs, Z. Kay, J. Turner. Orroroo – D. Ellery, D. Hughes, A. Catford, L. O”Dea, C. Ackland. Goals: Southern Flinders – W. Serle 3, L. Pole, A. Prior. Orroroo – D. Hughes, J. Byerlee, O. Dignan

Round 14 – August 3, 2019

Southern Flinders 3.1 4.3 6.3 7.4 (46)
BMW 3.2 4.5 10.10 13.15 (93)

Best: BMW – L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, J. Robinson, B. McCann. Southern Flinders – K. Millington, B. Zwar, Z. Kay, M. Hobbs, R. Millington, T. Harradine. Goals: BMW – A. Kangur 4, P. Cockburn 3, K. Blesing 2, S. Potts, N. McCallum, B. Taylor, M. Christophersen. Southern Flinders – T. Harradine 2, W. Smart, W. Serle, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, C. Zanker, K. Millington.

Jamestown-Peterborough 0.1 0.4 1.4 1.4 (10)
Orroroo 4.2 9.4 11.9 19.15 (129)

Best: Orroroo – D. Hughes, N. Hombsch, J. Lawson, J. Nicholas, B. O”Dea. J/P – J. Kitschke, S. Tooley. Goals: Orroroo – N. Hombsch 7, J. Byerlee 3, O. Dignan 2, T. Baker 2, L. Rowe, T. Hilder, A. Lee, J. Lawson, B. O”Dea. J/P – J. Larcombe.

Broughton-Mundoora 4.1 5.3 6.3 6.5 (41)
Crystal Brook 3.3 9.7 14.13 16.15 (111)

Best: CB – W. Combe, A. Kupsch, L. Bartlett, L. Kapitola, D. Hill. BM – T. Button, T. Wheelen, J. O”Donohue, H. Nitschke, F. Kessling, J. Dickeson. Goals: CB – D. Hill 5, J. Eagle 4, W. Combe 3, L. Bartlett, J. Millard, J. Richman, L. Kapitola. BM – H. Nitschke 4, G. Robinson 2.

Round 13 – July 27, 2019

BMW

3.3

6.3

7.6

15.11 (101)

Jamestown Peterborough

2.2

5.4

7.4

7.5 (47)

Best:   BMW  – A. Kangur, G. McCallum, B. Taylor, M. Christophersen, S. Potts, K. McCallum. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rowe, S. Tooley, D. Munro, L. Sandland, H. Hall, T. Kelly. Goals: BMW – B. Taylor 3, P. Cockburn 2, N. McCallum 2, A. Kangur 2, J. Robinson, S. Potts, M. Francis, P. Lock, K. Blesing, J. Kumnick. Jamestown Peterborough – D. Munro, D. Clark, J. Weatherley, P. Clark, C. Hounsell, S. McCarthy, N. Rowe

Crystal Brook

1.2

4.7

5.10

7.11 (53)

Southern Flinders

2.2

5.2

9.4

10.6 (66)

Best:   Southern Flinders – B. Zwar, K. Millington, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, Z. Kay, J. Turner. Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, L. Slattery, S. Richards, L. Bartlett, H. Mills. Goals: Southern Flinders – W. Serle 5, W. Smart 2, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, T. Harradine, A. Prior. Crystal Brook – D. Hill 3, N. Lambert, L. Coates, S. Kapitola, J. Slattery

Orroroo

2.2

3.5

7.6

7.8 (50)

Broughton Mundoora

1.0

4.2

8.6

14.12 (96)

Best:   Broughton Mundoora – T. Button, T. Wheelen, J. O”Donohue, K. Bowley, J. Dickeson, R. Crane. Orroroo – J. Lawson, A. Lee, D. Hughes, D. Ellery, T. Moten, B. Tapscott. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, H. Nitschke 4, J. O”Donohue 2, J. Chapman, T. Wheelen. Orroroo – N. Hombsch 4, J. Lawson, C. Froling, L. Ellery

Round 12 – July 20, 2019

BMW

0.1

6.9

7.9

13.11 (89)

Orroroo

2.3

2.3

4.10

6.10 (46)

Best:  BMW – M. Christophersen, N. McCallum, L. Kangur, B. Taylor, A. Kangur. Orroroo – J. Lawson, D. Hughes, A. Lee, L. O”Dea, B. O”Dea. Goals: BMW – B. Taylor 3, N. McCallum 3, J. Robinson, L. Kangur, P. Lock, M. Christophersen, P. Cockburn, J. Robinson, A. Kangur. Orroroo – J. Lawson, L. Ellery, D. Hughes, L. O”Dea, N. Hombsch, B. O”Dea

Crystal Brook

8.2

14.7

19.9

24.17 (161)

Jamestown Peterborough

1.4

2.5

5.6

5.7 (37)

Best:  Crystal Brook – J. Eagle, W. Combe, L. Kapitola, H. Mills, N. Lambert. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rowe, S. Tooley, S. McCarthy, J. Weatherley, B. Home. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 11, W. Combe 4, H. Mills 2, B. Coffey, J. Richman, N. Lambert, J. Millard, I. Arbon, L. Bartlett, M. Weckert. Jamestown Peterborough – J. Weatherley, N. Rowe, D. Redden, S. McCarthy, C. Hounsell.

Southern Flinders

2.1

4.3

5.3

8.5 (53)

Broughton Mundoora

4.2

9.4

10.7

12.12 (84)

Best:  Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson, M. Hayes, J. Cant, T. Wheelen, K. Bowley, J. Dickeson. Southern Flinders – J. Turner, M. Smith, R. Millington, B. Zwar, Z. Kay, C. Zanker. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 8, H. Nitschke 3, D. Hewett. Southern Flinders – W. Serle 3, D. Tenney, T. Harradine, M. Smith, C. Zanker, L. Pole

Two-horse race emerges

July 17, 2019

THE NAFA genuinely looks another two-horse race after 11 rounds, both Crystal Brook and Broughton-Mundoora clear of the pack with 10 wins and one loss, having defeated each other in their two encounters to this point.

The Roosters seem to have a few more attacking options when heading inside 50, particularly when Dan Hill slots in with Jason Eagle deep in the forward line.

However, Hill has been in and out a fair bit with injury niggles this season, so there’s always that doubt lingering about whether he will be there when the whips are cracking at finals time.

Here’s hoping, the bloke is a jet.

Speaking of jets, Gene Robinson has delivered on the preseason hype around him for the Eagles, leading the league’s goal kicking by some margin.

How much support he has in attack will be the question mark, with both the top two sides sporting stellar midfield groups.

Great to see veteran, Willy Serle, still getting amongst the majors, this time with Southern Flinders.

Willy is well travelled in his career but has always provided a handy forward focal point.

Speaking of veterans, the lesser known Elliott Sumner has done a stellar job to get back into the Tigers’ A grade side.

Sumner was a star junior player at Roopena in Whyalla.

His ability was unquestioned but his fitness often was. It’s not an issue anymore, Sumner hitting the gym hard and getting the reward for it.

Outside of that, any hopes the Tigers had of pressing the top two were obliterated when they loss to bottom-placed Jamestown-Peterborough in round 11.

It was the Magpies’ first win of the season.

Last year’s grand finalists, Orroroo, have lost considerable ground on 2018 and look set to make up the numbers in fourth.

The question is suddenly emerging whether the Roos will even be there in September, after BMW did a number on them in round eight and went on to press Crystal Brook in credible fashion.

The Lions have shown genuine improvement under Alek Kangur and there is a genuine opportunity emerging to feature in the finals in 2019, just one game behind Orroroo at the moment.

Jamestown-Peterborough, as mentioned earlier, is at the foot of the table with just one win but they fell short of BMW about a fortnight ago by less than a kick, so there’s still some upside around the Magpies without necessarily being a threat this season.

Round 11 – July 6, 2019

Jamestown Peterborough

2.2

4.3

9.5

11.5 (71)

Southern Flinders

1.0

3.2

3.2

5.3 (33)

Best:  Jamestown Peterborough – H. Hall, N. Rowe, D. Clark, J. Weatherley, B. Moreton, J. Larcombe. Southern Flinders – Z. Kay, N. Kleinig, M. Hobbs, B. Zwar, M. Smith. Goals: Jamestown Peterborough – C. Hounsell 4, T. Kitschke 3, J. Larcombe 2, D. Robinson, D. Clark. Southern Flinders – W. Serle 3, M. Smith, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen

Orroroo

1.3

1.5

4.8

4.8 (32)

Crystal Brook

6.2

8.5

9.9

16.13 (109)

Best:  Crystal Brook – W. Combe, L. Slattery, B. Eagle, A. Kupsch, L. Bartlett. Orroroo – A. Catford, D. Hughes, J. Lawson, C. Ackland, D. Ellery. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 6, A. Kupsch 3, L. Bartlett 2, H. Mills, M. Weckert, H. Jackson, J. Millard, W. Combe. Orroroo – O. Dignan, T. Moten, J. Rowe, L. Ellery

Broughton Mundoora

5.2

7.5

12.7

14.10 (94)

BMW

4.1

6.2

6.4

7.7 (49)

Best:  Broughton Mundoora – H. Nitschke, J. Cant, T. Button, M. Hayes, T. Wheelen. BMW – L. Kangur, N. McCallum, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, B. Taylor. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – H. Nitschke 5, G. Robinson 4, D. Hewett 3, M. Ramsey 2. BMW – J. Storey 2, L. Kangur 2, J. Robinson, S. George, B. Taylor

Round 10 – June 29, 2019

Crystal Brook

3.1

6.3

9.6

11.8 (74)

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

2.0

6.0

8.1

9.5 (59)

Best: Crystal Brook – B. Eagle, S. Kapitola, L. Bartlett, W. Combe, L. Kapitola. BMW – A. Kangur, B. Taylor, L. Kangur, J. Robinson, G. McCALLUM. Goals: Crystal Brook – W. Combe 4, J. Eagle 2, J. Millard 2, H. Mills, S. Kapitola, N. Lambert. BMW – B. Taylor 4, J. Storey 2, M. Christophersen, S. George, L. Kangur

Broughton Mundoora

3.3

7.10

15.12

21.14 (140)

Jamestown Peterborough

1.1

1.3

1.4

1.5 (11)

Best:  Broughton Mundoora – J. Cant, B. Hayes, T. Wheelen, D. Hewett, M. Ramsey. Jamestown Peterborough – M. White, D. Munro, D. Voumard, H. Hall, D. Redden, N. Rowe. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, M. Ramsey 4, D. Hewett 4, B. Hayes 3, B. Caden 2, T. Button 2. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rynne

Southern Flinders

7.12

(54)

 

 

Orroroo

6.6

(42)

 

 

Best:  Southern Flinders – T. Harradine, J. Turner, B. Zwar, C. Turner, K. Millington, M. Smith. Orroroo – D. Hughes, D. Ellery, T. Moten, D. Redden, J. Lawson. Goals: Southern Flinders – W. Serle 3, E. Sumner, T. Harradine, J. Turner, M. O”Brien. Orroroo – D. Redden 2, N. Hombsch 2, A. Lee, T. Reid

Round 9 – June 22, 2019

Crystal Brook 

4.2

7.5

9.7

12.11 (83)

Broughton-Mundoora 

4.3

7.7

11.11

13.13 (91)

Best: BM – B. Hayes, T. Wheelen, T. Button, M. Hayes, K. Bowley. CB – L. Kapitola, D. Hill, L. Bartlett, A. Kupsch, B. Heard. Goals: BM – G. Robinson 5, T. Button 2, M. Ramsey, M. Hayes, J. Cant, H. Nitschke, D. Hewett, J. Chapman. CB – D. Hill 6, B. Coffey, N. Lambert, H. Mills, W. Combe, L. Kapitola, J. Eagle.

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

3.0

4.5

7.11

9.11 (65)

Southern Flinders

2.3

3.5

4.6

10.9 (69)

Best: SF – B. Zwar, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, T. Harradine, C. Zanker, Z. Kay. BMW – B. Taylor, L. Robinson, L. Kangur, A. Kangur, K. McCallum. Goals: SF – J. Ambjerg-Pedersen 3, M. O”Brien 2, Z. Kay 2, R. Millington, W. Serle, C. Zanker. BMW – B. Taylor 4, M. Christophersen, A. Kangur, T. Christopherson, M. Griffiths, S. George.

Orroroo

2.3

9.6

15.8

18.10 (118)

Jamestown-Peterborough

3.2

4.6

6.9

8.9 (57)

Best: Orroroo – N. Hombsch, D. Redden, J. Lawson, C. Ackland, B. O”Dea, L. O”Dea. JP – N. Rynne, J. Larcombe, J. Weatherley, H. Hall, P. Kelly, M. White. Goals: Orrooo – N. Hombsch 8, D. Redden 3, A. Lee 2, T. Baker, T. Reid, J. Nunn, J. Lawson, B. O”Dea. JP – J. Larcombe 2, C. Hounsell, T. Kitschke, J. Weatherley, M. White, N. Rynne, W. Slattery.

Round 8 – June 15, 2019

Southern Flinders

1.2

2.8

3.12

4.15 (39)

Crystal Brook

6.4

10.6

13.7

16.9 (105)

Best:  Crystal Brook – S. Kapitola, W. Combe, J. Richman, L. Slattery, J. Slattery. Southern Flinders – M. Hobbs, W. Smart, Z. Kay, K. Millington, J. Turner, T. Harradine. Goals: Crystal Brook – D. Hill 5, W. Combe 5, J. Slattery 3, J. Richman, J. Millard, N. Lambert. Southern Flinders – W. Serle 2, A. Prior, D. Kerr

Jamestown Peterborough

2.3

4.6

4.8

5.10 (40)

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

0.2

0.3

1.7

6.8 (44)

Best:  BMW – B. Taylor, L. Kangur, J. Robinson, A. Kangur, N. McCallum, M. Francis. Jamestown Peterborough – G. Farr, B. Moreton, N. Rynne, N. Rowe, D. Redden, D. Clark. Goals: BMW – N. McCallum 2, S. George 2, A. Kangur, M. Francis. Jamestown Peterborough – C. Hounsell 3, D. Redden, N. Rowe

Broughton Mundoora

5.4

9.7

21.9

26.10 (166)

Orroroo

0.3

1.5

2.5

4.5 (29)

Best:  Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson, B. Hayes, D. Hewett, M. Hayes, W. Hewett, T. Button. Orroroo – A. Catford, N. Hombsch, D. Hughes, L. O”Dea, T. Baker. Broughton Mundoora –  G. Robinson 10, D. Hewett 4, W. Hewett 3, B. Hayes 3, M. Hayes 2, M. Ramsey, K. Bowley, K. Sims, J. Chapman. Orroroo – N. Hombsch 4

Round 7 – June 1, 2019

Orroroo

2.1

2.6

4.8

6.8 (44)

BMW

3.4

10.7

11.10

16.15 (111)

Best:  BMW – J. Robinson, B. Taylor, A. Kangur, M. Christophersen, M. Griffiths. Orroroo – N/A. Goals: BMW – L. Kangur 4, J. Storey 4, S. Potts 3, J. Robinson 2, J. Kumnick 2, A. Ayles. Orroroo – N/A.

Jamestown Peterborough

5.2

6.2

7.4

9.4 (58)

Crystal Brook

4.1

8.7

13.8

21.9 (135)

Best:  Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, J. Richman, D. Hill, J. Clements, T. Arbon. Jamestown/Peterborough – N. Rynne, H. Hall, J. Weatherley, G. Farr, C. Hounsell, D. Clark. Goals: Crystal Brook – D. Hill 8, J. Millard 4, B. Coffey 2, N. Lambert 2, J. Slattery 2, J. Richman, M. Weckert, S. Kapitola. Jamestown/Peterborough – C. Hounsell 4, N. Sparks, S. Jaeschke, H. Hall, S. Tooley, W. Slattery.

Broughton Mundoora

8.3

10.8

13.15

15.18 (108)

Southern Flinders

0.4

3.4

7.6

11.9 (75)

Best: Broughton/Mundoora – B. Hayes, T. Button, F. Kessling, T. Wheelen, M. Hayes, W. Hewett. Southern Flinders – J. Turner, W. Serle, B. Zwar, K. Millington, M. Hobbs, Z. Kay. Goals: Broughton/Mundoora – G. Robinson 3, M. Ramsey 2, T. Wheelen 2, H. Nitschke 2, J. Cant 2, D. Hewett 2, W. Hewett, B. Hayes. Southern Flinders – W. Serle 6, W. Smart, D. Amey, T. Harradine, J. Turner, K. Millington.

ROUND SIX REPORT – UNBEATEN CRYSTAL BROOK CLEAR FAVOURITES

MAY 26, 2019

IT’S business as usual at Crystal Brook, with the reigning premiers remaining unbeaten after six games after a comfortable 11-goal win over grand finalists, Orroroo, in what were slippery conditions across the entire Mid North.

In the absence of his brother, Campbell, Will Combe is well and truly standing out for the Roosters, picking up his third best player ranking of the season.

He is also yet to miss being named in the best from six matches and looms as a genuine Mail Medal prospect.

You do have to wonder how many votes Campbell picked up from him given the likeness of the two. Both fantastic players and blokes, although one a little more celebrated over the journey.

Nice to see Harry Mills getting in the best players too after coming across from BSR Tigers to Crystal Brook.

Both Dan Hill and Jason Eagle were amongst the goals again and look a dangerous duo when fit. Just a question mark over keeping their bodies right but at the moment, they’d trouble most defences in country SA.

Speaking of gun forwards, Gene Robinson has 39 majors for the year at Broughton-Mundoora, the gun recruit certainly returning the faith placed in him.

In fact, the Eagles have picked up a few handy ones, with Hamish Nitschke (Millicent) also joining B/M in the offseason and has 13 goals to his name, the second most at the club.

The Eagles easily accounted for BMW, Alek and Lukas Kangur best for the Lions, who are putting up some credible performances given their struggles in recent years.

They are probably playing like they should get six wins for the year but will likely only end up with three given the strength of the four sides above them.

Southern Flinders atoned for a slow start to run over the top of Jamestown-Peterborough, which recently farewelled the Peterborough home deck for good.

Not much is going right for the Magpies, challenged by depth again, but the future growth prospects from young guns such as Nick Rynne, who was superb again on Saturday, is something you could grow a side around.

The Tigers got the job done without Willy Serle, but big man, Brady Zwar, led the way, supported by former Lock export, Ziek Kay.

Round 6 =- May 25, 2019

Crystal Brook

1.3

4.7

12.11

13.14 (92)

Orroroo

0.1

0.2

0.2

2.4 (16)

Best: Crystal Brook – W. Combe, L. Bartlett, H. Mills, A. Kupsch, J. Richman. Orroroo – A. Lee, D. Hughes, J. Lawson, B. Tapscott, D. Ellery. Goals: Crystal Brook – D. Hill 4, J. Eagle 3, J. Millard 2, L. Kapitola 2, H. Mills, W. Combe. Orroroo – J. Lawson, A. Lee.

BMW

3.2

5.6

6.6

7.8 (50)

Broughton-Mundoora

7.2

9.10

15.15

16.15 (111)

Best: Broughton-Mundoora – B. Hayes, G. Robinson, M. Hayes, W. Hewett, T. Button. BMW – L. Kangur, A. Kangur, J. Robinson, G. McCALLUM, M. Francis. Goals: Broughton-Mundoora – G. Robinson 7, M. Hayes 2, K. Bowley 2, M. Ramsey, B. Hayes, J. Cant, H. Nitschke, T. Button. BMW – A. Kangur 2, J. Robinson, J. Storey, B. Taylor, N. McCallum, D. Smith.

Southern Flinders 

1.1

4.3

9.4

11.8 (74)

Jamestown-Peterborough

2.3

3.5

4.6

5.7 (37)

Best: Southern Flinders – B. Zwar, Z. Kay, N. Kleinig, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, J. Turner, M. Smith. Jamestown-Peterborough – N. Rynne, D. Robinson, H. Hall, J. Weatherley, B. Moreton, D. Clark. Goals: Southern Flinders – J. Ambjerg-Pedersen 4, W. Smart 2, R. Hennessy, D. Boylan, T. Harradine, M. O”Brien, M. Hobbs. Jamestown-Peterborough – N. Rynne 2, P. Kelly, J. Weatherley, C. Hounsell.

Round 5 – May 18, 2019

Jamestown Peterborough

1.2

2.2

4.6

5.8 (38)

Broughton Mundoora

5.6

13.10

14.12

20.17 (137)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – M. Hayes, B. Hayes, K. Sims, G. Robinson, T. Wheelen. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rynne, H. Hall, B. Home, N. Rowe, W. Slattery. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 8, T. Wheelen 4, H. Nitschke 2, D. Hewett 2, R. Crane, J. Ireland, B. Hayes, C. Harrison. Jamestown Peterborough – D. Clark 2, N. Rowe 2, M. White

Orroroo

2.2

8.4

10.6

12.10 (82)

Southern Flinders

2.2

4.4

5.8

6.10 (46)

Best: Orroroo – N. Hombsch, C. Ackland, D. Hughes, B. O”Dea, A. Catford, B. Tapscott. Southern Flinders – M. Smith, N. Kleinig, S. Woolford, B. Zwar, T. Harradine, W. Serle. Goals: Orroroo – N. Hombsch 7, D. Hughes 2, T. Reid, A. Barton, T. Moten. Southern Flinders – W. Serle 4, W. Smart, T. Harradine

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

1.2

3.3

6.6

11.6 (72)

Crystal Brook

5.2

10.3

17.5

21.8 (134)

Best:  Crystal Brook – B. Eagle, W. Combe, J. Eagle, J. Millard, L. Bartlett. BMW – L. Kangur, B. Taylor, A. Kangur, J. Robinson, D. McCallum. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 6, J. Slattery 3, D. Hill 3, W. Combe 3, I. Arbon 2, M. Weckert 2, J. Richman, L. Kapitola. BMW – J. Storey 2, L. Kangur 2, A. Kangur 2, M. Blesing, D. Smith, M. Christophersen, S. Potts, K. Blesing.

Round Four Report

Sunday May 12, 2019

Southern Flinders overcame a gallant and rapidly improving BMW side to win by 17 points.

Prodigal Son, Joel Palmer, was once again vital for the Tigers, while well-travelled recruit, Willy Serle, booted five goals. Lions coach, Alek Kangur, was particularly influential for the vanquished, kicking five goals and possibly claiming the three votes.

There was no farewell fairytale for Jamestown-Peterborough, the Magpies playing their last game at the historic Peterborough ground.

Orroroo was too classy after quarter time, Tom Reid booting six goals to be named best for the Roos, while Nick Rowe took best player honours for the home side. Veteran, Bernie Kelly, kicked two goals.

The Roosters rallied to defeat fellow flag fancies, Broughton-Mundoora by nine points.

Crystal Brook was trailing by 21 points at the last change but veterans, Luke Kapitola and Luke Slattery, stung the visitors back to life. Jason Eagle kicked five goals for the Roosters, while star recruit, Gene Robinson, continued his ominous form for the Eagles, booting seven.

Maddy Hayes and Fraser Kessling were key contributors for the defeated side.

Crystal Brook remain unbeaten after four rounds, with the Eagles in hot pursuit in second.

Southern Flinders, Orroroo and BMW look like they will battle out the final two spots in the four, while Jamestown-Peterborough is set for a testing season head.

Round 4 – May 11, 2019

Southern Flinders

3.2

6.3

11.8

13.11 (89)

Booleroo Melrose Wilmington

4.1

6.2

7.3

11.6 (72)

Best: Southern Flinders – J. Palmer, J. Turner, K. Millington, W. Serle, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, B. Zwar. BMW – A. Kangur, B. Taylor, J. Robinson, L. Kangur, S. Jones. Goals: SF – W. Serle 5, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen 3, T. Harradine 2, L. Pole, J. Prior, D. Kerr. BMW – A. Kangur 5, B. Taylor 2, J. Storey 2, J. Kumnick, L. Kangur.

Jamestown Peterborough

2.2

3.4

6.8

8.10 (58)

Orroroo

2.1

7.3

9.5

16.10 (106)

Best: Orroroo – T. Reid, J. Lawson, D. Hughes, A. Lee, J. Nicholas. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rowe, S. Jackson, G. Farr, C. Hounsell, N. Lynne.. Goals: Orroroo – T. Reid 6, N. Hombsch 3, J. Lawson 2, J. Foulis, T. Dearlove, B. Reid, T. Moten, D. Hughes.. Jamestown Peterborough – B. Kelly 2, N. Rynne 2, R. Simpson, H. Hall, S. Tooley, N. Rowe.

Broughton Mundoora

4.3

6.4

12.7

12.9 (81)

Crystal Brook

1.2

6.3

9.4

14.6 (90)

Best: Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, L. Slattery, B. Eagle, W. Combe, S. Richards.. Broughton Mundoora – M. Hayes, F. Kessling, W. Hewett, C. Harrison, G. Robinson.. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Eagle 5, J. Millard 3, D. Hill 2, W. Combe 2, L. Slattery, L. Kapitola.. Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 7, D. Hewett 2, M. Hayes, H. Nitschke, K. Bowley.

Round 3 – May 4, 2019

Crystal Brook

4.5

7.10

8.13

10.16 (76)

Southern Flnders

0.3

2.4

3.6

5.6 (36)

Best: Crystal Brook – L. Kapitola, J. Richman, L. Slattery, W. Combe, S. Richards. Southern Flinders – R. Millington, J. Palmer, M. Hobbs, K. Millington, C. Turner. Goals: Crystal Brook – W. Combe 3, J. Millard 2, D. Hill, J. Richman, N. Lambert, J. Clements, S. Kapitola. Southern Flinders  – W. Serle 2, W. Smart, Z. Kay, C. Turner

Orroroo

2.0

2.1

5.2

7.2 (44)

Broughton-Mundoora

4.1

8.5

12.9

19.18 (132)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – H. Nitschke, M. Hayes, B. Hayes, C. Harrison, G. Robinson. Orroroo – D. Ellery, A. Catford, B. Tapscott, A. Lee, N. Hombsch, J. Nicholas. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – G. Robinson 6, H. Nitschke 5, M. Hayes 3, D. Hewett 2, K. Bowley, W. Hewett, B. Hayes. Orroroo – T. Reid 3, N. Hombsch 3, J. Foulis

BMW

8.5

10.7

13.11

14.11 (95)

Jamestown Peterborough

1.0

2.4

3.5

5.6 (36)

Best: BMW – A. Kangur, L. Kangur, B. Taylor, J. Storey, K. Blesing. Jamestown Peterborough – H. Hall, N. Rowe, G. Farr, S. Redden, D. Clark. Goals: BMW – J. Storey 5, L. Kangur 4, J. Robinson, B. Taylor, C. Woolford, G. McCallum, J. Arthur. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Rowe 2, A. Parsons, H. Hall, N. Rynne

NORTHERN AREAS REPORT – ROUND TWO

The machine that is Crystal Brook kept Jamestown-Peterborough to just one goal, while Dan Hill and Jason Eagle booted seven each. Will Combe shone in the midfield, with brother, Campbell, playing at North Adelaide.

BMW went down by the barest of margins in a heartbreaker against Orroroo, Lukas Kangur (BMW) was best on ground. Broughton-Mundoora’s James Cant was best for the Eagles in his side’s comfortable win over Southern Flinders, with high-profile recruit, Gene Robinson, kicking six goals.

Round 2 – April 27, 2019

Crystal Brook

6.2

13.4

22.9

27.15 (177)

Jamestown Peterborough

0.0

0.1

1.2

1.4 (10)

Best: Crystal Brook – W. Combe, L. Kapitola, J. Eagle, L. Bartlett, B. Eagle. J/P – N. Rowe, A. Leese, M. White, H. Hall, L. Sandland. Goals: Crystal Brook – D. Hill 7, J. Eagle 7, W. Combe 4, N. Lambert 3, H. Mills 2, J. Millard 2, M. Weckert, L. Kapitola. J/P – A. Parsons.

Southern Flinders

0.2

4.3

4.6

5.7 (37)

Broughton Mundoora

2.2

4.3

9.9

10.13 (73)

Best: SF – Z. Kay, K. Millington, J. Palmer, B. Zwar, M. Smith, J. Turner. BM – J. Cant, F. Kessling, G. Robinson, M. Hayes, H. Nitschke, T. Button. Goals: SF – D. Kerr 2, W. Serle 2, K. Millington. BM – G. Robinson 6, H. Nitschke 3, D. Hewett.

BMW

3.0

6.0

7.3

7.5 (47)

Orroroo

3.3

4.5

4.9

6.12 (48)

Best: BMW – L. Kangur, B. Battersby, J. Robinson, K. McCallum, S. Potts. Orroroo – A. Catford, D. Ellery, B. Tapscott, C. Ackland, B. O’’Dea. Goals: BMW – J. Storey 2, P. Lock, C. Woolford, B. Taylor, A. Kangur, S. Potts. Orroroo – J. Foulis 3, J. Nunn, J. Nicholas, A. Lee.

Round 1 – April 13, 2019

Orroroo

6.3

7.5

10.9

11.10 (76)

Crystal Brook

2.3

6.4

10.4

12.10 (82)

Best: Crystal Brook – W. Combe, N. Lambert, B. Eagle, S. Richards, L. Kapitola. Orroroo – J. Lawson, D. Hughes, D. Redden, A. Lee, A. Catford, B. O”Dea. Goals: Crystal Brook – W. Combe 4, D. Hill 2, J. Eagle 2, L. Kapitola, M. Weckert, J. Millard, I. Arbon. Orroroo – T. Moten 3, D. Redden 2, T. Dearlove 2, J. Foulis, J. Lawson, A. Lee, T. Reid

Jamestown Peterborough

1.2

1.4

2.4 (16)

Southern Flinders

4.3

6.6

10.9

16.13 (109)

Best: Southern Flinders – J. Palmer, K. Millington, S. Combe, B. Zwar, L. Pole. Jamestown Peterborough – N. Sparks, P. Kelly, B. Moreton, S. Redden, S. Jackson. Goals: Southern Flinders – W. Serle 6, L. Pole 3, K. Millington 2, D. Tenney 2, J. Ambjerg-Pedersen, W. Smart, E. Sumner. Jamestown Peterborough – A Parsons 2.

Broughton Mundoora

4.5

5.9

9.10

17.12 (114)

BMW

2.1

3.4

5.6

6.7 (43)

Best: Broughton Mundoora – T. Button, B. Hayes, M. Ramsey, J. Cant, M. Hayes, K. Bowley. BMW – L. Kangur, M. Christophersen, J. Robinson, A. Kangur, A. Ayles. Goals: Broughton Mundoora – To come. BMW – A. Ayles 2, J. Storey, M. Christophersen, K. Blesing, L. Kangur

Chinks in the Chooks’ chokehold

Les Pearson reports:  March 13, 2019

THE vice-like grip Crystal Brook has on the NAFA competition looks somewhat compromised following a few major changes announced in the off-season.

Following the near-perfect season in 2018, just the one loss all year culminating with a flag, Luke Slattery stepped aside and was replaced by Steve Merkel.

The talent pool runs deep at the Roosters but with triple Mail Medallist, Campbell Combe, giving the SANFL another crack, there is at least one major chink in the armour.

Expect major improvement out of BMW, which has lured country footy journeyman, Aleks Kangur, up to coach after an onfield stint at CY Cougars.

His appointment has opened the floodgates for a stack of talent now heading to the Lions.

Speaking of talent, newly appointed player-coach, Nick Hewett, has pulled off a recruiting coup, luring star forward, Gene Robinson, up to Broughton-Mundoora from Mannum

Defenders across the Mid North will be pretty nervous when coming up against the Eagles.

Jamestown-Peterborough will be under new leadership, with former RSMU and Roopena player, Luke Sandland, taking over from Luke Clark.

Ben Brown will be going around again at Southern Flinders following a solid first season as coach in 2018.

CRYSTAL BROOK TOO STRONG IN GRAND FINAL

Grand Final at Jamestown on September 15, 2018

Photo: Thanks to Brad Bowman

Crystal Brook

2.1

7.4

9.8

10.8 (68)

Orroroo

1.2

3.5

3.7

4.11 (35)

Best: Crystal Brook – C. Combe, W. Combe, B. Eagle, S. Richards, E. Palmer. Orroroo – D. Hughes, A. Lee, B. Reid, T. Moten, D. Foulis, A. Catford. Goals: Crystal Brook – J. Richman 2, D. Hill 2, W. Combe 2, J. Eagle 2, C. Combe, J. Slattery. Orroroo – N. Hombsch 2, D. Redden, T. Moten

 

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