BAROSSA DISTRICT - 2012 PREMIERS
ENDS TANUNDA'S RUN OF FOUR PREMIERSHPS
GRAND FINAL on September 22, 2012
Best: Barossa Dist - Jesse Aish, D. Sharp, L. Kent, R. Christie, P. Stelzer, M. Taylor. Tanunda - N. Schmidt, A. Prior, L. Boehm, R. Bignell, M. Grocke, B. Schiller. Goals: Barossa Dist - Roger James 3, H. Commane 3, J. Angus 2, P. Stelzer 2, Jesse Aish 2, C. Pinch. Tanunda - S. Agars 2, R. Bignell , M. Godfrey , A. Fechner , L. Wells , B. Britton , B. Kaesler
BAROSSA, LIGHT AND GAWLER FOOTBALL
Teams: Angaston, Barossa District, Freeling, Gawler Central, Kapunda, Nurioopta, South Gawler, Tanunda, Willaston
LEAGUESBEST TEAM EVER
NO DOUBTING DONNYBROOK DESTINY - Round 5 report, Sun May 19, 2013
There's no doubt the Willaston Donnybrooks are destined for the finals and in many minds they are on track to collect their first A Grade flag since 1999. Their 95 point win over Freeling leaves them undefeated thus far and with three successive victories over the 15 goal mark they have become the benchmark of the competition. 13 of their goals come from their big forwards Jamie Williams, Jimmy Jones and Stephen Marr plus there were 8 other goalkickers.
Shaun Baker led a dominant midfield and the Willaston defence pounced on any Freeling errors. Local product Tyson Ruediger, consistent new player Scott Williams and the old reliable Darren Leske were best for the Redlegs.
Tanunda and Gawler Central hit the Dog Track with changed sides from their last games, but the Magpies weren't prepared for the whacking the Tigers dished out. Tanunda have only lost a handful of games in the last five years and one would have to go back a long way to find a defeat of this magnitude. Both teams had their goal kicking radar on but 33 scoring shots to 17 shows how much more of the ball Gawler Central got.
Ex Port Adelaide forward Brad Mercer kicked 12 in a sensational display, Tiger ruckman Luke Howard sparked the clearances and Sean Brading was everywhere. Tom Schiller continued his stellar season, but early injuries to Tanunda including Nick Schmidt and Ryan Bignell saw them play without a bench for a large part of the game.
Angaston and Kapunda met with similar records, and both really needed the two points to get themselves back in contention. The Bombers were the more desperate and better organised taking control of the game right from the start. Added scoreboard pressure for the Panthers came from the Bombers amazing accuracy and the game was all but over at the long break.
Wes Farley kicked 5 for the winners, Kim Bisset was adroit in the midfield but it was Kapunda coach Jason MacKenzie who set Kapunda going in the ruck and around the ground. Midfielder Greg Bain was best for Angaston and big man Michael Griffen also stood out.
Nuri's bad record away continued at South Gawler as they succumbed to the Lions by 20 points. Neither side was at full strength with absences from defence, attack and midfield. The game started as a shootout with 11 goals in the first quarter. South jumped ahead by a significant margin in the second, however Nuri came back in the third to put the margin at just over two goals.
Chris Musolino booted 7 goals for the winners in the absence of Justin Trewen and youngster Nathan Bartsch displayed some of the midfield form which saw him one of the sensations of 2012. Dan Burgess was best for the Tigers as the temporary ruckman while evergreens Jason Rodda and Brett Thiele kept Nuri in the game.
Its only Round 6 this weekend but it could shape the final's series. Willaston versus Gawler Central has become one of the biggest games for several years. No love lost here as this game could become physical. I favour the Donnybrooks because of their unmatchable forward line. Kapunda should have too much for Freeling and claim the Mickan/Shanahan Cup, and Jason Mackenzie to win the Pitman Medal. Barossa should beat the Nuri Tigers even though it is at Centennial Park where so far they are unbeaten this year. Tanunda can regroup against South at Magpie Park but I suspect an upset!
Round 5 - May 18, 2013
Best: Kapunda - K. Bisset, A. Zwar, B. Williams, P. Anderson, W. Farley, C. Smith. Angaston - G. Bain, M. Griffiths, J. Wilson, A. Adams, B. Brook, B. Homes. Goals: Kapunda - W. Farley 5, P. Anderson 3, B. Williams 3, A. Zwar 2, B. Nordhausen 2, B. Taylor 2, T. Williams. Angaston - M. Griffiths 3, A. Reincke 2, G. Bain , B. Brook , B. Byster
Best: Willaston - S. Baker, B. Tosold, J. Jones, M. Brooks, J. Campbell, A. Fry. Freeling - T. Ruediger, S. Williams, D. Leske, B. Jarman, H. Robinson. Goals: Willaston - J. Williams 5, S. Marr 4, J. Jones 4, L. Turner 2, A. Fry 2, B. Tosold 2, Z. Hentschke , S. Baker , J. Campbell , S. Walton , J. Cole. Freeling - D. Horsnell 3, J. Ashenden 2, M. Stephen , B. Jarman , M. Doherty , H. Robinson , D. Leske
Best: Gawler Central - B. Mercer, L. Howard, K. Heintze, J. Latimer, C. Solly, S. Gladigau. Tanunda - T. Schiller, M. Underwood, K. Fechner. Goals: Gawler Central - Brad Mercer 12, S. Brading 4, K. Heintze 3, L. Edwards 2, J. Blakemore , C. Hill. Tanunda - S. Agars 4, B. Britton 3, T. Schiller , J. Marshall , B. Schiller , B. Newberry , K. Falkenberg , A. Fechner
Best: South Gawler - C. Musolino, B. Kerr, A. Bevis, N. White, N. Bartsch, J. Ahern. Nuriootpa - D. Burgess, J. Rodda, B. Thiele, J. O''Riley, S. Haniford, J. Juniper. Goals: South Gawler - C. Musolino 7, M. Trezeciak 3, J. Dare 2, M. Foldesdy 2, F. Moore 2, N. Bartsch 2, C. Cameron. Nuriootpa - R. Foulis 4, N. Salter 4, S. Haniford 3, R. Byrne 2, C. Gogoll , Z. Dahms , J. Rodda
WILLASTON THE REAL DEAL
Round 4 Report - Sunday 12 May 2013
The Donnybrooks continued their unbeaten start to the 2013 campaign with a 92 point drubbing of Angaston. Had they kicked straighter earlier the margin could have been greater as Willaston outclassed the Panthers in every department.
One of the biggest forward lines in recent memory saw the Donnybrooks dominate the air and their defenders turned over most Angaston forward movements with consumate ease. Shaun Baker is back to his medal winning best and along with Ashley Fry and Sam Walton dominated the midfield.
Michael Griffiths and Matt Doecke were the standouts for the losers although some credit must be given to the Angaston defenders who were under immense pressure from the first siren.
Nuriootpa had wholesale forced changes and looked to be very much understrength against a revitalised Gawler Central. Trailing at the last change by 3 goals Nuri showed their sponsors they were worth the money by kicking 6 straight to steal the game by three points.
Nat Salter as he did in the Anzac game nailed the vital goals to finish with 7 for the day. Central's big gun forward line of Brad Mercer and Paul Bova kicked nine between them as Luke Howard won the ruck, however the self belief of Nuri Tiger players like Jason Rodda, Charlie Edwards and Craig Gogoll saw them snatch an important victory.
Rumours of Roger James returning to the field for Barossa District to invigorate their season were unrealised, but it did not matter as Heath Commane booted nine to steer the Bulldogs to 29 point win over South Gawler. Barossa led all day however the Lions wouldn't go away and persisted, but just couldn't bridge the gap. Ross Christie gave his midfield first use and Paul Stelzer belted it down Commane's throat.
The rejuvenated Justin Trewen kicked four for South who were also well served by the returning Aaron Bevis, Matt Trezicack and Nathan Bartsch.
It was a similar story for Freeling at Tanunda as they managed to stay in touch all day, but found the Magpies always had an answering goal. Sam Agars complimented coach Ben Britton with 5 goals each as emerging star Lachie Kemp was also good and Tom Schiller continued his sensational form on the wing. Sam Carmichael kicked four for Freeling, who were without big man Shane Schubert that should be able to take something out of this loss.
Round 5 looms this week as an important round for some clubs as losses could see them start to slip behind the course needed to play finals.Tanunda travel to the Dog Track which is one of the few grounds they have lowered their colours in the last few seasons. I expect them to beat Gawler Central, however the Tigers are one of those clubs that need this to stay in touch. Willaston should be too strong for Freeling at Cherry St, the Redlegs will persist but the Donnybrooks are too big and strong. The Bombers head to Angaston and the loser of this can possible kiss the finals goodbye. Kapunda have had their bye so have a littler bit more room that the Panthers. Kapunda narrowly I feel. South host Nuriootpa, who at the moment are winning at home and losing away. This game depends on how close either can get to fullstrength, but I think South's at home in another close one.
Round 4 - May 11, 2013
Best: Barossa Dist - H. Commane, R. Christie, A. Spencer, S. Jenkins, P. Stelzer, B. Coles. South Gawler - A. Bevis, C. Cameron, N. Bartsch, N. White, L. Makris, M. Trezeciak. Goals: Barossa Dist - H. Commane 9, D. Cutting 2, M. Stelzer , P. Stelzer , C. Gill , S. Jenkins , R. Watson. South Gawler - J. Trewren 4, M. Trezeciak 3, B. Kerr , J. Dare , M. Foldesdy , F. Moore , C. Musolino , A. Bevis
Best: Nuri - N. Salter, J. Rodda, J. Juniper, S. Haniford, C. Edwards, C. Gogoll. Gawler Central - D. Stanley, J. Blakemore, L. Howard, B. Mercer. Goals: Nuriootpa - N. Salter 7, T. Laverty 2, R. Foulis 2, S. Haniford , A. Edwards , J. Rodda , R. Salter , J. Juniper. Gawler Central - B. Mercer 6, P. Bova 3, A. King 2, L. Edwards 2, M. Phillips 2
Best: Tanunda - L. Kemp, T. Schiller, R. Bignell, C. Underwood, S. Agars, L. Westhoff. Freeling - M. Stephen, S. Williams, A. Kemp, S. Carmichael, L. Heinrich. Goals: Tanunda - S. Agars 5, B. Britton 5, C. Underwood 2, R. Bignell , B. Newberry , L. Westhoff. Freeling - S. Carmichael 4, S. Williams 2, J. Robinson 2, L. Heinrich , M. Stephen , T. Muster , D. Horsnell
Best: Willaston - A. Fry, J. Campbell, R. Rosewall, L. Turner, S. Baker, T. Natt. Angaston - M. Griffiths, M. Doecke, M. Head, G. Bain, B. Kurtz, B. Brook. Goals: Willaston - J. Williams 4, B. Tosold 4, L. Turner 3, J. Farrow 2, A. Fry 2, S. Walton 2, S. Marr , R. Whiston , R. Mccard. Angaston - M. Griffiths 3, B. Kurtz 2, J. Ryan , G. Bain
ROUND THREE REPORT - Sunday 5 May 2013
It would seem its anyone's guess where the 2013 BLG season is heading after another round of extraordinary results, however I think there are some obvious indicators now.
Every club has now posted at least one win, two are undefeated albeit both have had the bye and long range final's aspirations have soared and then nosedived for others.
One early final certainty if there is such a thing is surely the Tanunda Magpies. They lost their opener after losing a host of top class players off season and were about to be written off by the pundits, but then have reclaimed their repect with two emphatic victories.
On Saturday they continued their unbeaten run in the Heidenreich Cup defeating Angaston by 53 points. They shut down the Panther's playmakers, released their own and up forward coach Ben Britton kicked 8 goals to be the difference.
Angaston matched it early and were still in touch at the long break but after injury to key recruit Jackson O'Brien were always on the back foot.
Defending premiers who retain the majority of their player stock would normally expect an easy ride but Barossa District must be wondering what football is all about after losing to Gawler Central at the dogtrack. There was only 14 points in it, which is a far cry from the huge margins in their first two outings but this combination was hugely strengthened with premiership players in James Angus and Darren Sharp returning.
The unheralded Tigers despite conceding an early break matched it with the premier with Jake Asher sneaking under everyone's radar again and new forward Brad Mercer complimenting the dangerous and unpredictabe Paul Bova.
If Freeling was a racetrack it would have been swarming with stewards as the Redlegs came off a 144 shellacking to eke out a 14 point win over Nuriootpa, who were coming off a strong win in the Anzac Day clash. The Tigers rested coach Nat Salter and the unfortunate Chad Obst is out again with a serious knee injury, while the Redlegs promoted a number of youngsters.
Fortunes fluctuated in the first half but the home team kept their nose in front for all the second half to record a courageous win. Locals Max Doherty and Sam Carmichael led the way for the victors as the super stars from Nuri couldn't get going.
Kapunda started the season with a bang but now have expereinced their second ricochet in a row as the unbeaten Donnybrooks smashed them in all departments. Willaston led from go to whoa on the Bomber's own runway finishing with a 9 goal last term.
Shaun Baker and Ash Fry were dynamic around the ball and big Jamie Williams led the free scoring forward line with 5 goals. Jason Mackenzie and Aiden Zwar were the best for the home team beaten by a Steve O'Connor team destined for the 'big dance' it seems.
Kapunda have the week off to recuperate while the rest return to the fray. It would be good to think that we could see some more unusual results however the season should start to settle from this round. Barossa Districts should bounce back to account for South Gawler at Williamstown, home ground advantage won't save Nuriootpa against Gawler Central, Tanunda will give Freeling a reality check and probably name your own margin for the Donnybrooks at home against Angaston. Final four from this point should be Willaston, Tanunda, Gawler Central and Barossa Districts in any order you want and I have a gut feeling that we will see the first ever all Gawler final in BLG history.
Round 3 - May 4, 2013
Best: Tanunda - B. Britton, T. Schiller, B. Schiller, J. Ward, C. Underwood, L. Westhoff. Angaston - S. Rusca, J. Ryan, D. Rathjen, M. Doecke, B. Kurtz, J. Wilson. Goals: Tanunda - B. Britton 8, T. Schiller 2, C. Underwood 2, B. Schiller , B. Newberry , S. Agars , K. Falkenberg , M. Fox. Angaston - S. Rusca 3, J. Miles 2, A. Reincke , J. Roesler , M. Griffiths , M. Doecke
Best: Freeling - M. Doherty, D. Leske, S. Williams, A. Kemp, J. Slater, S. Schubert> Nuriootpa - B. Thiele, S. Haniford, Z. Dahms, J. Rodda, J. O''Riley, N. Ruwoldt. Goals: Freeling - S. Carmichael 3, L. Heinrich 2, M. Stephen 2, S. Williams , T. Muster , S. Schubert , J. Ashenden , T. Ruediger. Nuriootpa - R. Byrne 3, S. Haniford 2, Z. Dahms , J. Rodda , J. Juniper , C. Edwards , A. Hall
Best: Gawler Central - J. Asher, J. Blakemore, T. Foreman, B. Hunt, B. Mercer, S. Gladigau. Barossa Dist - R. Christie, B. Coles, H. Commane, D. Sharp, A. Spencer, M. Taylor. Goals: Gawler Central - B. Mercer 5, P. Bova 3, J. Blakemore 2, L. Howard , S. Brading , A. King , C. Hill. Barossa Dist - H. Commane 6, D. Sharp 4, M. Stelzer , P. Stelzer , A. Thwaites
Best: Willaston - S. Baker, A. Fry, Z. Hentschke, L. Turner, S. Walton, B. Tosold. Kapunda - A. Zwar, J. Mackenzie, B. Valentine, B. Williams, K. Bisset, B. Nordhausen. Goals: Willaston - J. Williams 5, L. Turner 4, A. Fry 4, S. Baker 3, B. Tosold 2, J. Cole 2, S. Walton , B. Nottle , Z. Hentschke , S. Marr , M. Brooks. Kapunda - W. Farley 4, B. Nordhausen 4, B. Valentine
ROUND TWO REPORT - April 28, 2013
Its only 2 rounds gone in the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Association and I doubt if anyone has a grip on what's happened and what wil happen. Only one side hasn't won a game and other than Willaston who had the bye all sides who won in round one lost in round two.
Kapunda had a sensational win to kick off their season and it was expected that they would have a real chance to beat the Magpies who started the season with a loss to Willaston. Not to be, as Tanunda coach Ben britton broke their back with 7 goals, however it was nowhere near an individual effort as the remants of the squad that has won four out of the last five premierships demonstrated the structure and talent was still there. Kapunda coach Jason Mackenzie possibly picked up the three Schluter Medal votes but thereafter it was all Magpies.
The defending premier Barossa Districts reversed their result of round one with a 23 goal win over Freeling. The return of Ross Christie gave them dominance in the ruck, but still doesn't explain either result. The Redlegs had no answers and couldn't get the ball past the centre line as their defenders worked overtime to clear the ball only to see it return immediately. Dean Cutting was a stand out with 8 goals and Heath Commane also found the big sticks 6 times. It looks like a long season for Freeling.
At South Gawler the big improvers of 2012 and first round winners were given a reality check by cross town rivals Gawler Central who trailed for most of the day, but wouldn't go away and ended up winning by 20 points. The Tigers have had a massive influx over the summer with recruited players and returnees. The perennial finalists seem destined to prove that last season was an aberration while it could be back to the drawing board again for the Lions.
On form and results Round 3 looks to be a very difficult task in picking the winners but as I see it Barossa District should be too strong for Gawler Central, Nuri should dismantle Freeling big time, Angaston will bother Tanunda for a half but then the Magpies should kick away and Willaston will come off the bye to extract a workmanlike win at Kapunda.
Round 2 - April 27, 2013
Best: Barossa Dist - D. Cutting, R. Christie, L. Kent, J. Cameron, H. Commane, P. Stelzer. Freeling - T. Muster, A. Kemp, R. Jarman, L. Heinrich, D. Leske. Goals: Barossa Dist - D. Cutting 8, H. Commane 6, N. Emes 2, P. Stelzer 2, A. Spencer , D. Curtis , W. Roberts , M. Taylor , R. Christie. Freeling - L. Heinrich
Best: Gawler Central - M. Mercer, L. Howard, D. Hillebrand, C. Hill, J. Blakemore, B. Hunt. South Gawler - H. Lawry, C. Cameron, L. Hudson, J. Chapman, N. White, D. Goulding. Goals: Gawler Central - S. Brading 3, P. Bova 3, B. Mercer 2, C. Solly , M. Phillips , J. Blakemore , A. Cox , K. Heintze , B. Hunt , J. Latimer. South Gawler - J. Trewren 4, S. Evans 3, D. Goulding 2, M. Foldesdy , C. Cameron , N. Bartsch
Best: Tanunda - L. Agars, P. Neldner, B. Britton, T. Schiller, M. Underwood, K. Falkenberg. Kapunda - J. Mackenzie, B. Valentine, P. Anderson, T. Matthews- Brown, B. Talbot, L. Foster. Goals: Tanunda - B. Britton 7, S. Agars 3, T. Schiller 2, K. Falkenberg 2, B. Schiller , B. Newberry. Kapunda - B. Nordhausen 4, A. Zwar , P. Anderson , C. Browne , S. Ryan
NURIOOTPA WINS ANZAC DAY CLASH
Nuriootpa: 4.4 6.8 8.9 11.11 (77)
Angaston: 3.1 3.3 6.6 8.11 (59)
Best:Nuriootpa- N Salter, D Cragg-Sapsford, Z Dahms, N Rayner, J Juniper, J Gerhardy. Angaston - G Bain, W Falland, J Ryan, A Reincke, L Baker, M Doecke Goalkickers: Nuriootpa - R Byrne 3, J Juniper 2, N Rayner 2, Nat Salter 2, S Haniford 1, A Hall 1. Angaston - A Reincke 4, J Miles 1, M Doecke 1, M Griffiths 1, C Harvey 1
Scott James Smith Medal(N) - Nat Salter. Bob Christie Anzac Medal - Greg Bain
Anzac Medal - Nat Salter.
The restitution of the Anzac Day clash between close rivals Nuriootpa and Angaston proved a great success with a semi final size crowd and respectful observance of the day.
If any one was concerned about the message of Anzac being lost they would have been overwhelmed by the template displayed at Nuriootpa on Thursday. It was a case of Jekyll and Hyde with both teams reversing their results and commitment from the previous week, and then within the game itself.
Nuri were terrible against Kapunda the previous game but against Angaston on Thursday they were committed and accountable from the first bounce. Duncan Cragg- Sapsford set the ball rolling edging Panther big man sensation Michael Griffiths on the day and Zac Dahms did a wonderful job on mercurial playmaker Jackson O'Brien.
The Tigers dominated the first half and probably should have been more than 23 points up at halftime. Only luck and some desperate defence by Lachlan Baker, Wil Falland and Dan Fischer kept a lid on the Tigers.
In the second half it was Angaston who squandered the opportunities and Nuri defenders Jarrad O'Riley, Craig Gogoll and Cale Ellison kept the Panthers at bay. Greg Bain, Jack Ryan and Matt Doecke lifted for the visitors. All stats including free kicks, clearances and inside 50's were reversed in the second half.
The key moment of the game came in the 3rd quarter when after a period of Angaston domination Ellison backed his judgement and came down the corridor to intercept a centering kick and put the Tigers into the 50m arc for the first time in the half.
Some steadying goals and circumspect play by Nathan Rayner meant that the Panthers who had got within four points at that stage were still behind on the scoreboard.
Two Coach's goals to Nat Salter in the last stanza sealed the result in a game where the highest skill displayed was tackling and constant stoppages prevented either side from finding any real rhythm.
OPENING ROUND FULL OF INTEREST
by a special correspondent Sunday 21 April 2013
Round one of the 2013 Barossa Light & Gawler Football Association season was one of the most sensational in many memories. Not only were the two grand finalists from 2012 beaten but unheralded Kapunda battered the touted improvers Nuriootpa by 74 points. Even Freeling's 5-3 goal loss to South Gawler was short of the sizweable margin predicted by most pundits.
2012 wooden spooners Angaston defeat of the reigning premier Barossa Districts by nearly 12 goals was the leading upset. The Bulldogs were without some of their stars from the flag winning side through retirement and unavailability plus lost Michael Taylor early in the game from friendly fire but even so seemed to have the talent to beat Angaston. Panther's two major recruits Michael Griffiths and Jackson O'Brien were prominent for the victors as was the returning Craig Harvey. Barossa defenders Craig McAlpine and Micheal Baraglia were best for the home team seeing plenty of the ball as Angaston kept up the pressure for four quarters. The Panthers led on all statistics but most telling were the centre clearances and tackles.
A new look youthful Tanunda went to Willaston to confront an unknown in the 2013 Donnybrooks under returning mentor Steve O'Connor. The Magpies have won four out of the last five flags but may have to shelve aspirations for the 5 in 6 seasons record held by Nuriootpa if this game can be taken as an indicator. Schluter medalists duet of Sam Walton and Shaun Baker and big forward Jamie Williams led the way for the winners while Craig Underwood and SA country rep Nick Schmidt were the standouts for Tanunda. South Gawler led for most of the day at Freeling but couldn't get a convincing break on the Redlegs. Freeling have been unusually quiet on the recruiting scene this year and have put their faith in local youngsters and would probably be happy with this effort against a probable finalist. One game doesn't make a season however Kapunda have given themselves a great start by demolishing Nuriootpa who were very active and successsful in the recruiting market over summer.
Nuriootpa only have five days to bounce back against Angaston as they compete on Anzac Day this Thursday. Almost impossible to select now as form in trials and first game results are at odds with each other. Perhaps Angaston are slight favourites because they are coming off a real boosting win, but the Tigers will be keen to reverse everything from last Saturday. The return of Ross Christie should be enough for the Bulldogs to beat Freeling at Lyndoch and start their season rolling. Gawler Central had the bye and are unsighted to a certain extent but with the plethora of players recruited to the club in the off season they should be one of the improvers. They play South Gawler at the South ground and I would expect them to win. The last game is a tipping dilemma as Tanunda host Kapunda. Kapunda were the only team to beat Tanunda in the minor round last year but then were bundled out of the finals by the Magpies. Kapunda may be the smoky once again and as the team on the rise against a team desperately trying to tread water they should be the first to beat Tanunda at Tanunda for five years.
Round 1 - April 20, 2013
Best: Angaston - J. O''Brien, C. Harvey, M. Griffiths, D. Fisher, G. Bain, M. Head. Barossa Dist - M. Baraglia, C. McAlpine, S. Jenkins, C. Pinch, A. Spencer, J. Cameron. Goals: Angaston - M. Head 3, M. Griffiths 2, J. O''Brien 2, J. Ryan , A. Kurtz , J. Miles , D. Fisher , S. Rusca , N. Falland , G. Bain , A. Reincke , B. Kurtz , L. Baker , C. Harvey , M. Doecke. Barossa Dist - H. Commane 2, D. Cutting 2, A. Spencer , D. Curtis , P. Stelzer , B. Bussell
Best: South Gawler - N. Bartsch, D. Goulding, N. White, H. Lawry, J. Ahern, L. Makris. Freeling - S. Schubert, S. Williams, T. Muster, R. Jarman, T. Ruediger. Goals: South Gawler - J. Trewren 3, N. White 2, N. Bartsch 2, M. Foldesdy 2, J. Dare 2, D. Goulding , H. Lawry , L. Makris , H. Norton , C. Cameron , R. Barker. Freeling - T. Ruediger 3, S. Williams 2, T. Muster 2, D. Horsnell 2, J. Oleary , T. Barnes , D. Redden
Best: Kapunda – not av. Nuriootpa - C. Obst, B. Thiele, J. Rodda, N. Salter, A. Modistach, L. Jaunay. Goals: Kapunda not av. Nuriootpa - R. Byrne 2, S. Haniford , B. Thiele , J. Juniper , C. Edwards.
Best: Willaston - S. Walton, S. Baker, J. Williams, B. Tosold, A. Fry, A. Barclay. Tanunda - C. Underwood, N. Schmidt, R. Ferrett, A. Fechner, B. Schiller. Goals: Willaston - J. Williams 5, S. Walton 3, M. Brooks , R. Rosewall , R. Mccard , J. Carter , T. Natt , A. Parsloe , J. Farrow , L. Turner. Tanunda - B. Britton 4, A. Fechner 3, B. Schiller 2, S. Agars 2, C. Underwood , K. Falkenberg , L. Westhoff
NEW COACH FOR ANGASTON - MATTHEW HERRMAN
October 17, 2012
Following the resignation of Craig Hadden as Angaston Football Club’s A-Grade coach before the end of the 2012 minor round, the Panthers last Monday night appointed Matthew Herrmann as his successor.
Matthew began his coaching career in 1997 as Assistant Coach Under 15, Gawler Central Football Club.
Since then in 2001 he was Assistant Coach Reserves at Gawler Central Football Club, 2003 Assistant Coach A-Grade, Hamley Bridge Football Club; 2005 Assistant Coach Reserves, Gawler Central Football Club; 2006 Assistant Coach Division 1 Reserves, Salisbury North Football Club; Assisted (player match-ups) A-Grade Division 1, Salisbury North Football Club; 2007 Coach Under 15, Gawler Central Football Club; Assistant Coach Division 1 Reserves, Salisbury North Football Club;
2008 Coach Under 17½, Gawler Central Football Club, B, L, & G Junior Coach of the Year; 2009 Coach Under 17½, Gawler Central Football Club, Coach Under 15 C.D.F.C Country Development Squad, Coach Under 17½ B., L. & G. Association Team; 2010 Coach Under 17½, Gawler Central Football Club; Coach Under 15 C.D.F.C Country Development Squad;
2011 Assistant Coach U18’s (Midfield line coach), Central District Football Club (SANFL); 2012 Assistant Coach U18’s and U16’s (Midfield line coach), Central District Football Club (SANFL).
In 1997 - Level 1 Coaching Course completed and 2008 - Level 2 Coaching Course completed.
It is a sort of "home coming" for Matthew as his father, Barry "Bunny" Herrmann was an A-Grade premiership player for Angaston in 1971 and Colts premiership player in 1966. Matthew’s cousins, John and Tim Herrmann also played junior and senior football for the Panthers in the 1980’s/90’s/00’s.
Another cousin, Grant played for Freeling and Willaston throughout his career.
Matthew’s older brother, Kym was footballer of the year in 1997 when playing for Gawler Central and won a Mail Medal in 2003 for Hamley Bridge.
Many Angaston supporters will remember Matthew’s grandfather and grandmother, Con and Kit Landers who lived in the old railway house opposite the Angaston Town Hall (now Taste Eden Valley) during the late 60’s/70’s.
Con’s brother, Vin Landers was a League footballer for West Torrens in the early 1960’s.
Rnd 1 - April 20
Freeling v South Gawler
Barossa District v. Angaston at Lyndoch
Kapunda v Nuriootpa
Willaston v Tanunda
Gawler Central Bye
Thursday April 25
Nuriootpa v Angaston (Anzac Day)
Barossa District v Freeling at Lyndoch
South Gawler v Gawler Central
(Tom Symes Cup and Anzac Day Medal)
Tanunda v Kapunda
Rnd 3 - May 4
Gawler Central v Barossa District
Freeling v Nuriootpa
Angaston v Tanunda
(Vintage Festival Cup and
Heidenreich Cup/Kleinig Medal)
Kapunda v Willaston
South Gawler Bye
Rnd 4 - May 11
Nuriootpa v Gawler Central
Tanunda v Freeling
Willaston v Angaston
Barossa District v South Gawler
Rnd 5 - May 18
Gawler Central v Tanunda
Freeling v Willaston
Angaston v Kapunda
South Gawler v Nuriootpa
Barossa District Bye
Rnd 6 - May 25
Willaston v Gawler Central
Kapunda v Freeling
(Mickan/Shanahan Cup & Pitman Medal)
Tanunda v South Gawler
Nuriootpa v Barossa District
Rnd 7 - June 1
Gawler Central v Kapunda
Freeling v Angaston
South Gawler v Willaston
Barossa District v Tanunda
June Long Weekend no matches
Rnd 8 - June 15
Angaston v Gawler Central
Kapunda v South Gawler
Willaston v Barossa District
Tanunda v Nuriootpa
Rnd 9 - June 22
Gawler Central v Freeling
South Gawler v Angaston
(Blue & White Cup/McGrath Medal)
Barossa District v Kapunda
Nuriootpa v Willaston
Rnd 10 - June 29
South Gawler v Freeling
Angaston v. Barossa District
Nuriootpa v Kapunda
Tanunda v Willaston
Gawler Central Bye
Rnd 11 - July 6
Zone Championships Weekend
Gawler Central v South Gawler
Freeling v Barossa District
Angaston v Nuriootpa
Kapunda v Tanunda
Rnd 12 - July 13
Barossa District v Gawler Central
Nuriootpa v Freeling
Tanunda v Angaston
Willaston v Kapunda
South Gawler Bye
Rnd 13 - July 20
Gawler Central v Nuriootpa
Freeling v Tanunda
Angaston v Willaston
South Gawler v Barossa District
Rnd 14 - July 27
Call To Arms Round
Tanunda v Gawler Central
Willaston v Freeling
Kapunda v Angaston
Nuriootpa v South Gawler
Barossa District Bye
Rnd 15 - Aug. 3
Gawler Central v Willaston
Freeling v Kapunda
South Gawler v Tanunda
Barossa District v Nuriootpa
Rnd 16 - Aug. 10
Kapunda v Gawler Central
Angaston v Freeling
Willaston v South Gawler
Tanunda v Barossa District
Rnd 17 - Aug. 17
Gawler Central v Angaston
South Gawler v Kapunda
Barossa District v Willaston
Nuriootpa v Tanunda
(George Heath Cup)
Rnd 18 - Aug. 24
Freeling v Gawler Central
Angaston v South Gawler
Kapunda v Barossa District
Willaston v Nuriootpa
First Semi Final at South Gawler
Second Semi Final at Nuriootpa
Preliminary Final at Kapunda
Grand Final at Gawler Central