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Round 10 June 24th
Keith v Mundulla
KOWREE, NARACOORTE AND TATIARA 2017
Teams: Border Dists, Bordertown, Kaniva/Leeor, Keith, Kingston, Kybybolite, Lucindale, Mundulla, Naracoorte, Padthaway & Penola
MUNDULLA NO PREMIERSHIP PRETENDERS
By Terry Willoughby, June 25, 2017
Mundulla showed supporters and others they were the “real deal” when they thrashed Keith by 80 points. Keith stayed in touch early in the game but the Moots with Hinge, Grosser and Mosey maintaining their good form around goals kicked clear by halftime and led by 47 points. The Keith Crows, by no means are pushovers, were powerless to contain the rampant Mundulla who surged again in the third quarter with a six goals to two burst and hold an unassailable lead at three quarter time of 69 points. Mcintyre and ball magnets in Grady Obst and McGrice were dominating all over the ground whilst Hinge with 7 and Grosser 6 goals put the icing on the cake. Mundulla may have eased up a little in the last quarter but Keith could make no ground on dominant Moots who romped in.
MUNDULLA 20-9 129 THRASHED KEITH 7-7-49
Kingston were another team in need of some redemption after last week’s shellacking and by quarter time were still in need. Kaniva-Leeor United bolted to a 38 point lead and Kingston’s wheels looked wobbly in the extreme. KLU were unable to reproduce the form in the second quarter and Kingston clawed back the margin to 32 but were still a long way off the pace. Former AFL/SANFL and Border Districts forward Daniel Hargreaves was in devastating form for KLU and Kingston couldn’t stop him but they kept the margin respectable in the third term with Starling proving a reliable goalkicker and Ben Warner gaining plenty of kicks. KLU added another 7 goals in the last quarter as Kingston toiled hard to boot four but the margin blew out to 51 points on the siren with Hargraves booting ten goals for the winners.
KANIVA-LEEOR UNITED 24-8 152 EASILY, KINGSTON 16-5 102
Penola bounced back after last weeks’ loss and thrashed a severely under-manned Border Districts by 139 points and remind Border’s followers of the dark old days. Penola were never serious challenged with Simon Berkefeld winning kicks in his usual prolific fashion and coach Adam Merrett monstering the Border Districts’ defence to boot nine goals. Penola really turned up the heat in the second half and slammed on twenty goals to Border District’s solitary one and win unchallenged.
PENOLA 26-15 171 CRUSHED BORDER DISTRICTS 4-8 32
Lucindale consolidated their position as equal league when they comprehensively defeated Bordertown by 114 points. Bordertown may be enduring a nightmare season but they never threatened at any stage. Lucindale a big spread of goalkickers with eleven individuals on the scoresheet. Veterans in Mark Snowball and Nic Cane were terrific for Lucindale along Spriggs and Milne. Bordertown, in unfamiliar territory near the bottom of the ladder, were best served by Angus Diment, Josh Searle and Barras.
LUCINDALE 23-11 149 BELTED BORDERTOWN 4-11 35
Naracoorte very nearly pulled of the upset of the season when they challenged Padthaway strongly in the last three quarters. After a slow start. Padthaway started as is they wanted to get the game over and done with and have a bit of match practice. Naracoorte started the second term 27 points in arrears and staring at another big loss but led by Burns, Hindmarsh and Jacobs they clawed their way back and booted four goals to just two from the Lions and trail by just 10 points. Scoring goals was difficult and Naracoorte hung tough but Padthaway still had their noses in front with a narrow lead of four points. Naracoorte wouldn’t go away but Padthaway with Seb Townsend, McNamara and Brice steady in the crucial moments held on to win by six points. The Lions collectively breathed easier on the siren but Naracoorte had a bittersweet feeling.
PADTHAWAY 9-9 63 JUST OVER NARACOORTE 8-9 57
Round 10 - June 24, 2017
Best: Mundulla - T. McIntyre, G. Obst, J. McGrice, J. Grosser, J. Hinge, B. Packer. Keith - J. Wilson, G. Hughes, C. Woolford, H. Wilhelm, N. Hunt, L. Mitchell. Goals: Mundulla – J. Hinge 7, J. Grosser 6, N. Mosey 3, J. McGrice, T. McIntyre, L. Wiese, G. Obst. Keith - J. Robertson 2, G. Hughes 2, G. Johnson, H. McMurray, J. Wilson
Best: Penola - S. Berkefeld, S. Guilhaus, S. Jackman, A. Merrett, J. Galpin, J. Pfitzner. Borders - F. Adams, R. Oliver, C. Sandercock, N. Naylor. Goals: Penola - A. Merrett 9, S. Jackman 4, J. Galpin 3, B. Foster 3, D. Williams 2, S. Merrett, J. Anderson, J. Currie, D. Bunnik, S. Berkefeld. Borders - B. Nolan, R. Oliver, M. Bellinger, D. Bray
Best: Kaniva Leeor - D. Hargraves, A. Brown, L. Vivian, J. Wagg, T. Stribling, B. Crouch. Kingston - B. Warner, T. Baker, R. Starling, T. Baker, C. Paige, S. Robertson. Goals: Kaniva Leeor – Daniel Hargreaves 10, J. Wagg 3, V. Thach 3, N. Murphy 2, J. Brown 2, T. Stribling, A. Brown, J. Jarred, C. Thiele. Kingston - R. Starling 6, B. Warner 4, M. Harrison 2, B. Kilsby, J. Millie, J. Gluyas, T. Baker
Best: Lucindale - N. Cane, S. Spriggs, M. Snowball, R. Milne, M. Kelsh, A. Smart. Bordertown - A. Diment, J. Searle, S. Barras, R. Tink, H. Trenorden, S. Creaser. Goals: Lucindale - T. Fisher 4, P. Baker 4, M. Snowball 4, S. Spriggs 2, H. Tregoweth 2, N. Cane 2, R. Milne, R. Mcinerney, R. Handbury, T. Menz, T. Mackenzie. Bordertown - L. Weatherald 2, J. Eats, L. Murch
Best: Padthaway - S. Townsend, J. Battifuoco, T. McNamara, J. Brice, M. Brown, B. Leahy. Naracoorte - J. Burns, T. Hindmarsh, R. Jacobs, J. Macdonald, F. Stephan, J. Cother. Goals: Padthaway - J. Brice 3, C. Francis 2, D. Boyanton 2, B. Leahy, L. Eats. Naracoorte - S. Patterson 2, S. Willson 2, H. Biddle, T. Hindmarsh, N. Lacey, K. Jacobs
ROUND TEN PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
June 22, 2017
The highlight of this weekend’s round of KNTFL football will be the 50thanniversary celebrations at Padthaway.
The Lions are in top form having beaten Penola last week and they host old rivals Naracoorte on a big day for the club. They should get a good win on what will be a huge reunion day for the club.
K/L United should climb a little closer to the top five with a win over Kingston, while Penola will be keen to bounce back from a surprise loss with a big performance against Border Districts. Kybybolite has the bye.
PADTHAWAY BEATS PENOLA
By Terry Willoughby, Sunday June 19, 2017
Penola and Padthaway were engaged in a tight battle throughout the first half with Penola holding on to a narrow lead. This was another game where goals were hard to come by but Penola’s straighter kicked enabled them to be in front by 8 poits at halftime. Seb Guilhaus in the ruck had given Penola plenty of chances but Tom Edwards, Boyanton and Michael were good players for Padthaway.
Padthaway took control of the game in the third quarter when they kept Penola to a solitary goal and added five for themselves to have a strong hold and lead by 22 points in the low scoring contest. Penola needed a big finish but Padthaway defenders kept the Penola forwards under control to win by 16 points.
PADTHAWAY 11-17 83 DEFEATED PENOLA 10-7 67
MUNDULLA’S HUGE WIN KEEPS THEM ON TOP
Mundulla’s thrashing of Kingston not only gave their percentage a mighty boost in ensured they stay on top of the ladder. For Kingston it was the dirtiest of days. Mundulla hit the ground running and any semblance of a contest had vanished by quarter-time when the Moots had rammed through eleven goals to lead by 61 points. The procession continued for remainder of the game with Kingston powerless to contain Mundulla’s scoring spree. Against only token resistance Mundulla kept Kingston scoreless in the last quarter while they feasted on 12 goals to win by 226 points. Grosser with 11 and Hinge with nine goals were the main beneficiaries and veteran Boyd Packer starred. Not much can be said for Kingston.
MUNDULLA 38-19 247 TOYED WITH KINGSTON 3-3 21
Bordertown got off the bottom of the ladder with a 56 point win over Border Districts who are also languishing near the bottom. The Roosters sealed the game with opening burst of eight goals. Despite some brief moments of good play by Border Districts they never really threatened and Bordertown kicked away to a 44 point lead at three quarter-time. The game fell away in the last quarter with Bordertown in no danger.
BORDERTOWN 20-9 129 TOO GOOD FOR BORDER DISTRICTS 11-7 73
Keith were made to work harder for their win against Naracoorte than nearly all supporters would have expected given Naracoorte’s position at the bottom part of the ladder. The Keith Crows were always if front but Naracoorte frustrated them continually and kept scoring to a manageable level without really threatening. The Crows led by 29 points at halftime but they had allowed themselves to be sucked in by the negative play. The interest levels of spectators is sorely tested in such games and Keith only managed to extend their lead to 32 points at the finish.
KEITH 11-16 82 UNCONVINCINGLY OVER NARACOORTE 7-8 50
In a low-scoring game that Kybybolite badly needed to win they made a good start to lead by 16 points at quarter-time. The second term saw Ryan Mcinerney winning handsomely around the midfield to put Kyby under pressure and with veteran Scott Carberry being starved of chances it was Lucindale who went to the long break with an 8 pt lead. Lucindale continued to restrict the Kyby forwards and with Nck Cane assisting the prolific Mcinerney and Tim Mackenzie stopping most Kyby attacks Lucindale went further ahead to lead by 25 pts at three quarter-time. Scoring had been difficult as defences of both teams kept a tight hold on the game. Lucindale despite only kicking one goal in the last quarter kept Kyby to just two and ran out winners by 18 points. Kyby are now outside the top five and unless they can upset teams above them they face an uphill battle. Lucindale whilst equal on points with Mundulla have question marks on their form.
LUCINDALE 12-12 84 DEFEATED KYBYBOLITE 9-12 66
Round 9 - June 17, 2017
Best: Lucindale - R. Mcinerney, T. Mackenzie, R. Milne, N. Cane, T. Logan, H. Legoe. Kybybolite - C. Murrie, J. Mckay, M. Schinckel, D. Warren, T. Cooper, S. Crook. Goals: Lucindale - N. Cane 3, H. Legoe 2, T. Logan 2, A. Smart 2, R. Mcinerney 1, S. Graetz 1, R. Handbury 1. Kybybolite - C. Murrie 3, C. McPherson 1, T. Cooper 1, S. Carberry 1, S. Shepherd 1, J. Mckay 1,
S. Craig 1
Best: Padthaway - T. Edwards, T. Michael, D. Boyanton, J. Mccarthy, J. Brice, T. McNamara. Penola - S. Merrett, S. Guilhaus, A. Moore, D. Hackwill, J. Galpin, D. Wenham. Goals: Padthaway - J. Brice 4, T. Edwards 3, J. Dicker 2, W. Thompson 1, D. Boyanton 1. Penola - A. Merrett 2, S. Berkefeld 2, D. Clayfield 2, S. Merrett 1, J. Pfitzner 1, M. Skrypek 1, J. Mansell 1
Best: Keith - A. Dunstan, N. Hunt, G. Johnson, J. Wilson, A. Bowley, H. Wilhelm. Naracoorte - R. Pendle, R. Jacobs, K. Jacobs, J. Cother, W. Harris, T. Hindmarsh. Goals: Keith - G. Johnson 3, J. Forrest 2, P. Makin 2, L. Wilhelm 1, A. Dunstan 1, A. Bowley 1,
H. Wilhelm 1. Naracoorte - H. Biddle 2, Z. Donnelly 1, C. Gill 1, J. Burns 1, J. Cother 1, R. Jacobs 1
Best: Mundulla - B. Packer, J. Grosser, J. Hinge, G. Obst, N. Mosey, T. Perry. Kingston - T. Baker, R. Starling, B. Warner, W. Goode, J. Gluyas, T. Baker. Goals: Mundulla - Jamie Grosser 11, J. Hinge 9, N. Mosey 5, L. Wiese 3, T. McIntyre 3, G. Obst 2,
J. Obst 1, J. McGrice 1, S. Luckett 1, D. Burgess 1, C. Obst 1. Kingston - R. Starling 1, S. Bridge 1, M. Harrison 1
Best: Bordertown - H. Trenorden, C. McCarthy, J. Searle, J. Eats, B. Foulds, D. Inglis. Border Districts - G. Cother, N. Naylor, C. Sandercock, R. Oliver, F. Adams, L. Craig. Goals: Bordertown - C. McCarthy 5, L. Weatherald 3, J. Eats 3, B. Hill 2, L. Borrillo 2, H. Trenorden 1, S. Barras 1, J. Searle 1, R. Tink 1, B. Foulds 1. Border Districts - D. Bray 2, C. Walker 2, B. Nolan 1, C. Sandercock 1, S. Robinson 1, L. Bowd 1, F. Adams 1, J. Shepherd 1, R. Smith 1
ROUND NINE PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
June 15, 2017
It’s back to the KNTFL local footy this week after the interleague round, and there are some great match-ups in round 9.
There are a couple of candidates for match of the round, with Penola v Padthaway maybe taking top billing.Penola (3rd) would be favourites having lost only once for the season but Padthaway (5th) is up and about and will want to claim a big scalp. It is possible, but Penola might be too strong.
The other big game is Lucindale (2nd) v Kybybolite (6th). It’s very tight at the top of the ladder and there’s virtually nothing between these two teams, but if Kyby lose they will be struggling to stay in touch with the top five.
Another very even match-up is Bordertown (11th) v Border Districts (9th). Neither side is as bad as their ranking on the ladder and both will be desperate to prove it with a win here.
Top side Mundulla will be hot favourites against Kingston (8th) and Keith (4th) should beat Naracoorte (10th).Kaniva/Leeor United has the bye this week.
PENOLA DRAW WITH KEITH
KINGSTON CONTINUE IMPROVEMENT
By Terry Willoughby, Monday June 5, 2017
Penola may be favourites for the premiership in the eyes of many but hardly any of them would be Keith people, especially after a nail-biting draw. In a game where goals were hard to get the Keith Crows quite often looked likely to win but Penola equally looked likely at other stages. Keith led early and with Woolford, Seamus Mcmurray and Johnson doing well they led by 16 points. Penola had a good second quarter when they booted six goals and kept Keith to three and took a one point lead at half-time. Penola had menacing forwards in Adam Merrett and Galpin with ball magnet Simon Berkefeld racking up his usual high number of kicks. Scoring in the third quarter was even more difficult as defences of both teams repelled many forward moves but Keith had battled their way to a 7 point lead, which was a big margin in the context. Penola’s accurate kicking was a major factor in a very tight last quarter in which they managed 3 goals and kept Keith to two to tie the scores together in the dying stages.
KEITH 11-11 77 DREW WITH PENOLA 12-5 77
Kaniva-Leeor United had their first home game for the season after club renovations and gave finals aspirant Mundulla a torrid contest. New surroundings may have excited the locals but the Moots were less enamoured as KLU made every contest a challenge. Nic Murphy and fellow former South Adelaide team-mate were doing everything keep KLU in the contest but Mundulla were making greater use of their opportunities and maintained a narrow lead throughout the first half. Every time KLU threatened, key Mundulla players in Hinge, Grady Obst and McGrice would impose themselves on the game. Mundulla kicked away to a 23 point lead late in the third quarter and looked set for a comfortable win but KLU had other ideas. Whilst they never hit the front KLU made Mundulla work hard for the win and it was mostly the work of Hinge who booted eight goals that got the Moots a win by 16 points.
MUNDULLA 15-16 106 BEAT KANIVA-LEEOR UNITED 14-6 90
You could be excused for thinking that Bordertown were the top team and not the bottom when they stormed to a 34 point lead at quarter-time against fourth placed Padthaway but, the Lions snapped out of their trance. They slammed on ten goals in the second term and kept Bordertown scoreless and somewhat shell-shocked. The Lions pushed further ahead in the third term and Bordertown’s efforts petered out, almost completely. Padthaway finished off strongly with seven last quarter goals and even though they let Bordertown in for four, the game was done and dusted. Lachy Eats, against his old team and Thompson each booted four goals for Padthaway in the 71 point win.
PADTHAWAY 21-15 141 BELTED BORDERTOWN 11-4 70
Naracoorte were well in the game at half-time against Kingston but fell away badly after the main break. Kingston’s form has been mediocre but Naracoorte have had a season to forget so far. That they were still in touch at half-time has plenty to do with the hard –working Sid Patterson and Jacobs. Kingston took control in the third quarter with the ever reliable Ben Warner and Baker leading the way. The Sea-siders booted six goals and held a lead of 22 points, not great but Naracoorte hadn’t been finishing games at all well and so it proved again! Kingston had most of the play and booted 4 last term goals to win steadily by 36 points.
KINGSTON 14-13 97 DEFEATED NARACOORTE 9-7 61
Kybybolite gave their near neighbours, Border Districts a decent thrashing by 109 points and leave the northern Eagles languishing in tenth place on the ladder. Kyby had dropped off the pace a little in recent games although they only equal on points with the teams in third, fourth and fifth place on the ladder. Kyby dominated play in the first half and Border’s rarely threatened. Veteran Scott Carberry was having a great time at full forward and finished with seven goals. Kyby continued to pile on the goals in the second half but Borders now had some players willing to have a go and at least managed to add some token resistance. Four goals from Borders’ in the last quarter hardly added any respectability to the score as Kyby strolled in.
KYBYBOLITE 25-13 163 TROUNCED BORDER DISTRICTS 8-6 54
Round 8 - June 3, 2017
Best: Keith - C. Woolford, R. Menz, S. McMurray, G. Johnson, P. Capurso, N. Van Den Berg. Penola - S. Berkefeld, S. Guilhaus, J. Galpin, L. Walker, A. Merrett, D. Hackwill. Goals: Keith - G. Johnson 5, L. Wilhelm 1, J. Wilson 1, J. Robertson 1, C. Blake 1, S. Lehmann 1, H. Wilhelm 1. Penola : A. Merrett 4, J. Galpin 3, S. Berkefeld 3, D. Clayfield 1, T. Clayfield 1
Best: Kyby - D. Warren, T. Cooper, J. Mckay, D. Brodie, S. Munn, B. Munn. Borders - N. Naylor, Z. Edwards, R. Oliver, T. Robinson, C. Sandercock, F. Adams. Goals: Kyby - S. Carberry 7, C. McPherson 3, S. Shepherd 3, S. Munn 2, S. Craig 2, C. Murrie 2, N. Stark 2, D. Warren, J. Mckay, J. Schultz, D. Brodie. Borders - F. Adams 2, L. Bowd 2, M. Bellinger, N. Naylor, D. Bray, R. Oliver
Best: Mundulla - J. Hinge, T. McIntyre, G. Obst, N. Mosey, J. McGrice, S. Luckett. Kaniva Leeor - J. Larocca, N. Murphy, T. Stribling, J. Jarred, L. Vivian, N. Bowles. Goals: Mundulla - J. Hinge 8, J. McGrice 2, B. Douglas, T. McIntyre, L. Wiese, N. Mosey, N. Davis. Kaniva Leeor - N. Murphy 6, C. Thiele 3, V. Thach 2, J. Merrett, J. Salt, C. Hitchcock
Best: Kingston - B. Warner, T. Baker, S. Robertson, B. Smith, R. Werchiwski, A. Stenner. Naracoorte - K. Jacobs, S. Patterson, J. Bell, S. Willson, C. Gill, R. Jacobs. Goals: Kingston - R. Starling 3, B. Warner 2, G. Hewett 2, S. Bridge 2, S. Robertson 2, M. Harrison 2, T. Baker. Naracoorte - C. Gill 3, S. Willson 3, H. Biddle, K. Jacobs, S. Patterson
Best: Padthaway - T. Edwards, T. McNamara, A. Longbottom, T. Michael, D. Obst, T. Brown. Bordertown - S. Devitt, J. Verco, T. Devitt, J. Eats, A. Diment, J. Searle. Goals: Padthaway - L. Eats 5, W. Thompson 5, J. Dicker 2, T. Brown 2, D. Obst 2, D. Boyanton, J. Battifuoco, C. Marshall, C. Francis, A. Longbottom. Bordertown - L. Borrillo 2, J. Searle 2, S. Barras 2, H. Trenorden, L. Weatherald, B. Foulds, E. O''Sullivan, S. Creaser
ROUND EIGHT PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
June 1, 2017
One of the games of the season looms as the KNTFL match of the round this weekend.
Keith will play Penola, with both sides boasting 5-1 records and both trying to lock in a top three spot. Penola has won its last five and seems to be approaching top form, while Keith is just doing enough to win each week but at home will be a tough proposition.
K/L United has also hit some good form and will be playing in its first home game for the season against the impressive Mundulla. The K/L United venue is ready to go after a major rebuilding project and the Cougars will be very keen to keep their good form rolling in front of a big home crowd.
At the other end of the ladder, Kingston will host Naracoorte in what will be a very competitive game with both having one win each so far this season.
Padthaway should be able to hold onto fifth spot by beating the winless Bordertown, while Border Districts will host a stumbling Kybybolite at Goroke.
Lucindale has the bye.
NO SHOCKS IN ROUND SEVEN
By Terry Willoughby, Monday May 29, 2017
After an even first quarter where Naracoorte kept in touch with Kaniva-Leeor United, the floodgates opened and KLU bombarded the goals in the middle quarters by slamming through 16 goals to the Demons’ solitary one. Nic Murphy, former south Adelaide captain, booted eight in a best on ground performance as KLU bolted away. Naracoorte were never in the game after quarter-time as KLU dominated all over the ground to win by 118 points.
KANIVA-LEEOR UNITED 24-12 156 THRASHED NARACOORTE 6-2 38
Penola made short work of Kingston to win easily by 124 points. Kingston looked competitive for a brief period in the second term but Penola quickly shrugged them off and went further ahead by half-time to lead by 41 points. The second half was all Penola as they kept Kingston to a single goal and powered away with 14 more in a dominant display which was notable for five goals from wily veteran Jon Copping which sat nicely alongside of coach Adam Merrett and Matt Skrypek’s four goals each.
PENOLA 23-21 RAN OVER KINGSTON 5-5 35
A tenacious Border Districts showed improved form and made Lucindale work hard for their 29 point win. Lucindale shot out to a 16 point lead by quarter-time and slowly extended the margin to 21 by half-time but Borders were never out of the contest. Border Districts showed a bit of self-belief and outscored Lucindale in the third term but still trailed by 13 points with a quarter to play but Lucindale had too much talent to allow this game to get away from them and steadied in the last quarterand maintained their winning ways.
LUCINDALE 13-11 89 DEFEATED BORDER DISTRICTS 8-12 60
Keith’s errant goal-kicking helped Bordertown stay in touch for much of the game and blurred the result for almost 3 quarters. The Roosters have hardly set the world on fire recently and had plenty to prove which they did early in the game when they by 16 points at quarter-time. The Crows kept Bordertown scoreless in the second quarter but squandered chances when they kicked only three goals from nine scoring shots to lead by 8 points at half-time. The Roosters came again in the third quarter but Keith retained the lead by just four points after further inaccuracy. The Roosters had run their race however and Keith dominated the last quarter with six goals to Bordertown’s one and win comfortably in the finish by 37 points.
KEITH 11-17 83 TOO GOOD FOR BORDERTOWN 7-4 46
Kybybolite and Padthaway goal for goal in the first quarter and the Tigers led by just a point. The Lions got on top in the second term with six good goals which pretty much sealed the result when they went to half time with a 24 point lead. Both teams scored four goals in the third quarter and Kyby had reduced the margin by only one point but Padthaway always appeared to have the game under control. Padthaway outscored Kyby in the final quarter to win easily by 46 points.PADTHAWAY 18-8 116 EASILY OVER KYBYBOLITE 10-10
Round 7 - May 27, 2017
Best: Padthaway - W. Thompson, T. Michael, D. Obst, D. Boyanton, T. Edwards, C. Francis. Kybybolite: D. Warren, D. Brodie, S. Craig, S. Munn, T. Cooper, S. Shepherd. Goals: Padthaway - W. Thompson 6, L. Eats 4, C. Francis 3, C. Marshall 1, K. Hicks 1, J. Battifuoco 1, T. Michael 1, D. Boyanton 1. Kybybolite: S. Carberry 4, C. McPherson 2, D. Warren 1, J. Stark 1, B. Munn 1, S. Shepherd 1
Best: Lucindale - D. McCarthy, H. Tregoweth, R. Milne, D. Ogilvie, J. Boschen, S. Teakle. Border Districts : Z. Edwards, K. Phillips, F. Adams, G. Hampton, L. Bowd, M. Bellinger. Goals: Lucindale - A. Smart 5, J. Teakle 2, L. Jones 2, R. Mcinerney 1, D. McCarthy 1, P. Baker 1, N. Cane 1. Border Districts - F. Adams 2, D. Bray 2, C. Robinson 2, Z. Perry 1, L. Bowd 1
Best: Kaniva Leeor - N. Murphy, C. Thiele, L. Vivian, A. Brown, N. Bowles. Naracoorte - S. Patterson, K. Jacobs, R. Jacobs, N. Boon, J. Ashby, J. Bell. Goals: Kaniva Leeor - N. Murphy 8, J. Salt 4, C. Hitchcock 3, V. Thach 3, C. Thiele 3, B. King 1, J. Merrett 1, T. Stribling 1. Naracoorte: H. Biddle 3, F. Day 1, A. Borg 1, J. Bettoncelli 1
Best: Keith - C. Woolford, A. Dunstan, J. Robertson, R. Menz, H. Wilhelm, J. Wilson. Bordertown : B. Hill, J. Eats, B. Shuttleworth, A. Diment, S. Devitt, J. Verco. Goals: Keith - N. Hunt 2, A. Dunstan 2, C. Blake 2, G. Johnson 1, L. Wilhelm 1, J. Wilson 1, S. Molineux 1, J. Robertson 1. Bordertown: C. Barras 3, B. Hill 2, J. Eats 1, L. Weatherald 1
Best: Penola - B. Foster, J. Pfitzner, S. Berkefeld, J. Galpin, S. Guilhaus, L. Walker, Kingston : B. Warner, B. Kilsby, R. Werchiwski, G. Hewett, A. Stenner, J. Del Olivera. Goals: Penola - J. Copping 5, M. Skrypek 4, A. Merrett 4, B. Foster 3, S. Merrett 2, J. Galpin 1, S. Berkefeld 1, S. Guilhaus 1, L. Walker 1, D. Bunnik 1. Kingston - G. Hewett 3, J. Del Olivera 1, T. Baker 1
ROUND SEVEN PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
May 25, 2017
It’s only round 7, but Padthaway faces a season-defining match this Saturday.
The Lions are currently sixth on the ladder, four points behind their opponents this weekend, Kybybolite, and a loss will hit their finals hopes hard.
Kyby has a number of players out and has lost two of its last four games, so Padthaway is a real chance to win and bridge the gap to the top five if it can find some avenues to goal after struggling to hit the scoreboard against Lucindale last week.
Kaniva/Leeor United will also hope to sneak closer to the top five by beating Naracoorte to record its fourth win of the year.
The other three games should all go to the higher-ranked teams.
Penola will be firm favourites against Kingston despite the Saints opening their winning account last week, the in-form Lucindale should be too good for a Border Districts side coming off the bye, and Keith will be confident of keeping Bordertown winless.
Top team Mundulla has the bye this weekend.
Round 6 - May 20, 2017
Best: Lucindale - S. Spriggs, J. Teakle, M. Kelsh, T. Menz, T. Logan, H. Tregoweth. Padthaway - T. McNamara, A. Stevens, J. Mccarthy, B. Leahy, J. Battifuoco. Goals: Lucindale - J. Teakle 6, S. Mardling 2, S. Spriggs 2, N. Cane 2, S. Hinze 1, D. McCarthy 1.
Padthaway - L. Eats 2, J. Dicker 2, D. Boyanton 2, C. Marshall 1
Best: Kingston - T. Baker, B. Warner, M. Harrison, L. Exton, S. Robertson, B. Kilsby. Bordertown - C. Barras, S. Barras, B. Foulds, A. Diment, M. Leigh, L. Weatherald. Goals: Kingston - T. Baker 5, G. Hewett 3, G. Shuttleworth 2, S. Robertson 2, H. Rothall 1, C. Baker 1. Bordertown - C. Barras 5, R. Tink 1, J. Eats 1, A. Diment 1, L. Borrillo 1
Best: Keith - H. McMurray, N. Hunt, S. McMurray, P. Makin, A. Bowley, N. Van Den Berg. Kybybolite - S. Craig, J. Bittner, S. Crook, J. Jaensch, L. Black, T. Cooper. Goals: Keith - J. Robertson 3, G. Johnson 2, L. Wilhelm 2, J. Wilson 2, A. Bowley 2, R. Menz 1, A. Dunstan 1, S. Schreiber 1, H. Wilhelm 1. Kyby - S. Shepherd 3, C. McPherson 2, S. Carberry 2, J. Bittner 1, T. Cooper 1, S. Munn 1, B. Munn 1, S. Craig 1
Best: Penola - L. Walker, O. March, S. Berkefeld, S. Guilhaus, D. Hackwill, J. Pfitzner. Kaniva Leeor United - T. Stribling, C. Thiele, C. De Visser, J. Salt, J. Jarred, C. Meyer. Goals: Penola - B. Foster 4, O. March 3, P. Lambert 3, A. Merrett 3, S. Berkefeld 2, L. Walker 1, T. Williams 1, J. Currie 1, L. Gibbs 1. Kaniva Leeor - J. Wagg 2, N. Murphy 2, N. Bowles 1, J. Salt 1, N. Bowman 1, T. Stribling 1
Best: Mundulla - L. Wiese, S. Luckett, N. Mosey, J. Hinge, J. Grosser, J. Milligan. Naracoorte - J. Bettoncelli, W. Harris, T. Hindmarsh, H. Biddle, J. Cother, J. Macdonald. Goals: Mundulla - J. Grosser 7, L. Wiese 5, J. Hinge 4, N. Mosey 4, N. Davis 2, D. Ridgway 1, G. Obst 1. Naracoorte - J. Bell 1, H. Biddle 1, B. Hill 1
ROUND SIX PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
May 19, 2017
There are some great games on the slate for round 6 of KNTFL footy on Saturday.
Kingston and Bordertown will both be seeking their first win of the year in what could qualify as match of the round because of how closely matched it looks. Both sides have been competitive at times without being able to break through.
Padthaway play Lucindale (Live on 5TCB tomorrow) with both sides definite finals chances – currently third and fifth on the ladder – and with the extra motivation of playing for the Ryan Cup.
Keith will host Kybybolite, with both sides wanting to win to keep their top three chances heading in the right direction.
Penola will be favourites but will be up against a K/L United side which has taken it up to a number of top five teams and might be capable of causing an upset with a fully fit side.
Mundulla will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Penola with a strong performance against a struggling Naracoorte side.
Border Districts have the bye this week.
Round 5 - May 13, 2017
Best: Penola - S. Merrett, B. Foster, M. Skrypek, J. Anderson, A. Merrett, J. Galpin. Mundulla : S. Luckett, G. Obst, J. Grosser, T. Perry, J. Obst, B. Packer. Goals: Penola - A. Merrett 5, B. Foster 5, J. Galpin 2, D. Bunnik 2, S. Merrett 1, S. Guilhaus 1, L. Gibbs 1. Mundulla : J. Grosser 3, T. Perry 1, N. Mosey 1, L. Wiese 1
Best: Lucindale - T. Logan, S. Graetz, R. Milne, D. McCarthy, S. Spriggs, J. Watson. Keith : C. Woolford, R. Menz, N. Van Den Berg, S. Schreiber, J. Wilson, S. McMurray. Goals: Lucindale - A. Smart 4, J. Teakle 3, M. Snowball 2, T. Menz 1, H. Tregoweth 1, D. McCarthy 1. Keith : J. Wilson 2, L. Mitchell 2, G. Johnson 1, S. Molineux 1, A. Bowley 1, P. Makin 1
Best: Padthaway - J. Battifuoco, T. Michael, T. McNamara, C. Francis, D. Boyanton, B. Ryan. Border Districts - C. Sandercock, T. Robinson, K. Phillips, G. Hampton, H. Pretlove, Z. Edwards. Goals: Padthaway - C. Francis 5, L. Eats 5, D. Boyanton 3, J. Dicker 2, C. Marshall 1, S. Townsend 1, W. Thompson 1, J. Brice 1. Border Districts: K. Thompson 1, D. Bray 1, C. Sandercock 1, C. Robinson 1
Best: Kyby - N. Stark, S. Carberry, L. Black, J. Stark, T. Cooper, M. Black. Kingston: L. Exton, T. Baker, B. Kilsby, B. Warner, M. Harrison, S. Robertson. Goals: Kyby – Scott Carberry 12, J. Stark 3, S. Craig 2, B. Munn 2, N. Stark 2, S. Shepherd 1, M. Black 1, M. Schinckel 1. Kingston : R. Starling 4, B. Warner 2, T. Baker 2, B. Kilsby 2, M. Harrison 1, C. Baker 1, J. Gluyas 1, T. Baker 1
Best: Kaniva Leeor - C. De Visser, N. Murphy, A. Brown, C. Meyer, J. Wagg, J. Maddern. Bordertown: H. Trenorden, L. Borrillo, B. Foulds, S. Devitt, S. Creaser, J. Searle. Goals: Kaniva Leeor - N. Murphy 5, J. Lyon 3, L. Vivian 2, C. De Visser 2, J. Maddern 1, J. Salt 1, V. Thach 1. Bordertown : L. Borrillo 4, J. Searle 2, T. Devitt 1, H. Trenorden 1, L. Weatherald 1, D. Inglis 1, S. Creaser 1
ROUND FIVE PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
May 11, 2017
Two powerhouses will meet in one of the matches of the season in round 5 of KNT football this Saturday.
Mundulla will travel to Penola, with Mundulla undefeated on top of the ladder and Penola only losing once this season by less than a goal. Pundits are predicting that this could be a grand final preview, with the midfield match-up between Mundulla’s McGrice, McIntyre, Grosser and Mosey against Penola’s Berkefeld, Galpin and Merrett a highlight.
Lucindale are at home to Keith in another outstanding match-up, with both sides entrenched in the top five but neither having a big scalp to their credit yet.
Border Districts will host Padthaway at Goroke in an even match-up with both sides a chance to keep finals within touching distance.
Bordertown will host Kaniva/Leeor United in what should also be an even game. Kybybolite should be too strong for a Kingston side which was very competitive for a half against Lucindale but fell away after that.
Naracoorte has the bye this weekend.
Round 4 - May 6, 2017
Best: Lucindale – not av. Kingston - T. Baker, B. Warner, R. Werchiwski, L. Exton, A. Stenner, G. Hewett. Goals: Lucindale - T. Logan 5, S. Hinze 3, J. Watson 2, S. Graetz 1, D. McCarthy 1, T. Fisher 1, J. Teakle 1, A. Smart 1, S. Mardling 1. Kingston - G. Hewett 2, H. Rothall 1, B. Smith 1, R. Starling 1, G. Brice-Marwood 1
Best: Penola - S. Berkefeld, A. Moore, B. Foster, J. Galpin, S. Guilhaus, S. Merrett. Penola - R. Pendle, W. Harris, S. Willson, K. Jacobs, J. Cother, S. Patterson. Goals: Penola - S. Berkefeld 4, D. Williams 3, D. Bunnik 3, L. Gibbs 3, B. Foster 3, J. Galpin 3, S. Merrett 2, S. Guilhaus 2, O. March 2, M. Skrypek 2, D. Hackwill 1, J. Currie 1, A. Merrett 1. Naracoorte - N. Lacey 2, F. Day 1, S. Willson 1, R. Palma 1
Best: Keith - A. Dunstan, G. Johnson, S. Schreiber, N. Hunt, T. McAllister, L. Mitchell. Borders - D. Bray, G. Hampton, J. Thomson, Z. Edwards, K. Phillips, G. Cother. Goals: Keith - G. Johnson 6, A. Dunstan 4, H. McMurray 3, S. Lehmann 2, J. Wilson 1, S. Schreiber 1, W. Sandford 1, H. Wilhelm 1, P. Makin 1, L. Wilhelm 1. Borders - D. Bray 4, F. Adams 2, B. Nolan 1, Z. Edwards 1, M. Ellis 1
Best: Kyby - N. Stark, M. Schinckel, R. Jaensch, S. Carberry, T. Cooper, S. Munn. Kaniva Leeor: C. Thiele, N. Murphy, C. De Visser, T. Stribling, J. Wagg, J. Salt. Goals: Kyby - S. Carberry 5, S. Munn 2, S. Shepherd 2, N. Stark 2, W. Russell 1, T. Cooper 1, S. Craig 1. Kaniva Leeor United: C. Thiele 4, J. Salt 3, B. King 2, A. Brown 2, K. Councillor 1
Best: Mundulla - T. McIntyre, S. Luckett, T. Perry, J. Milligan, T. Ballinger. Bordertown : S. Devitt, R. Tink, J. Searle, E. O'Sullivan, D. Inglis, S. Creaser. Goals: Mundulla - J. Grosser 4, J. Hinge 4, T. Perry 3, T. McIntyre 3, L. Wiese 2, J. Obst 1, N. Mosey 1, W. Packer 1, S. Luckett 1. Bordertown : C. Barras 2, T. Devitt 2, Z. McLellan 1, H. Trenorden 1, J. Searle 1, S. Creaser 1, L. Borrillo 1, M. Leigh 1
ROUND FOUR PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
May 4, 2017
This week’s round 4 of KNTFL football looks easier to pick than last week’s games.
Five teams that most people would expect to be in the running for finals play five opponents that will struggle to make it to the major round.
The most competitive game could be Kyby v Kaniva Leeor United, with both sides coming off a hard-fought loss. United got close to a highly rated Lucindale side last week and will give itself a chance of winning against a Kyby side that will be without ruckman David Arnold and a few others with injury.
Kingston will host Lucindale, with Lucindale wanting to win by a more comfortable margin than last week.
Naracoorte will host a powerful Penola side fresh from a week off with the bye.
Keith will host Border Districts in what could be a competitive game, Borders having broken through for their first win last week.
And Mundulla will host arch-rival Bordertown, with the two sides sitting at opposite ends of the premiership ladder and Mundulla hot favourites to win.
Padthaway has the bye.
Round 3 - April 29, 2017
Best: Mundulla - T. Ballinger, H. Thorpe, J. Grosser, J. Obst, B. Packer, B. Douglas. Kybybolite - J. Bittner, N. Stark, S. Craig, C. Murrie, D. Brodie, R. Jaensch. Goals: Mundulla - J. Grosser 5, S. Lewin 3, N. Mosey 2, J. Hinge 1, B. Douglas 1, D. Mosey 1, G. Obst 1, S. Luckett 1, T. McIntyre 1. Kybybolite - S. Carberry 6, S. Craig 1, J. Bittner 1, S. Munn 1, M. Schinckel 1
Best: Borders - B. Nolan, C. Sandercock, G. Hampton, B. Keast, F. Adams, N. Naylor. Kingston - T. Baker, L. Exton, W. Goode, M. Harrison, G. Shuttleworth, S. Robertson. Goals: Borders - C. Sandercock 2, F. Adams 2, B. Nolan 1, D. Bray 1, B. Keast 1, G. Cother 1, L. Nicholas 1, K. Thompson 1. Kingston - G. Shuttleworth 3, B. Warner 2, R. Starling 2, T. Baker 1, S. Robertson 1
Best: Keith - G. Johnson, P. Capurso, H. McMurray, H. Wilhelm, J. Wilson, S. Lehmann. Padthaway – T. McNamara, J. Mccarthy, B. Leahy, T. Edwards, S. Townsend, K. Hicks. LGoals: Keith - G. Johnson 4, J. Wilson 2, H. Wilhelm 1, P. Makin 1. Padthaway - C. Francis 2, M. Brown 2, B. Leahy 1, L. Eats 1, J. Dicker 1, J. Brice 1. Padthaway - M. Brown 2, C. Francis 2, J. Brice, L. Eats, J. Dicker , B. Leahy
Best: Lucindale - S. Spriggs, N. Cane, R. Mcinerney, W. Gould, T. Mackenzie, D. McCarthy. Kaniva Leeor - T. Stribling, J. Creaser, A. Brown, L. Vivian, C. Thiele, J. Larocca. Goals: Lucindale - S. Spriggs 3, N. Cane 2, A. Smart 2, T. Logan 1, P. Baker 1, S. Mardling 1, M. Snowball 1. Kaniva Leeor - N. Murphy 5, C. Thiele 2, B. King 1, J. Salt 1, C. Hitchcock 1
Best: Naracoorte - K. Jacobs, S. Patterson, J. Cother, T. Atkins, C. Myall, W. Harris. Bordertown - A. Diment, S. Devitt, H. Trenorden, B. Shuttleworth, R. Tink, J. Trenorden. Goals: Naracoorte - C. Myall 4, F. Day 2, J. Kelson 2, K. Jacobs 1. Bordertown - T. Devitt 2, C. Barras 1, J. Eats 1, D. Inglis 1
ROUND THREE PREVIEW from The Naracoorte Herald
April 28, 2017
The footy gods have aligned to produce a great round of match-ups in the KNTFL for round 3.
All five matches look to be highly competitive, with the game between Kybybolite and Mundulla a stand-out between two sides destined for finals action. Both sides are undefeated after two rounds and have been touted as grand final hopefuls, with Kyby perhaps carrying some sore bodies in after playing on Tuesday.
Border Districts will host Kingston with both sides looking for their first wins for the year.
Padthaway will play Keith, with both sides yet to taste defeat in 2017 and both aiming for finals participation.
Lucindale and Kaniva/Leeor United are both sitting 1-1 and would love to take their record to 2-1 to enhance their finals hopes.
And Bordertown and Naracoorte will both be looking to break their season ducks with a win. Naracoorte players have the shorter recovery time after playing on Tuesday.
Penola has the bye.
Round 2 - April 25, 2017
Best: Kyby - C. Murrie, S. Munn, R. Jaensch, C. McPherson, T. Cooper, J. Bittner,. Naracoorte - R. Pendle, K. Jacobs, F. Stephan, J. Macdonald, N. Boon. Goals: Kyby - S. Munn 5, C. Murrie 4, C. McPherson 2, T. Cooper, S. Craig, B. Munn, N. Stark, R. Jaensch, S. Crook. Naracoorte - S. Bates 2, J. Bell, B. Hill, J. Bettoncelli, F. Day, J. Macdonald
Round 2 - April 22, 2017
Best: Kaniva Leeor Utd – A. Brown, C. Thiele, C. Meyer, T. Stribling, V. Thach, L. Vivian. Goals: Borders - F. Adams, T. Robinson, G. Cother, B. Keast, G. Hampton. Goals: KL United - C. Sandercock 4, J. Thomson 2, B. Keast 2, M. Bellinger 2, C. Robinson 2, F. Adams, L. Nicholas. Borders - C. Sandercck 4, J. Thomson 2, B. Keast 2, C. Robinson 2, M. Bellinger 2, F. Adams 1, L. Nicholas 1
Best: Penola - S. Berkefeld, S. Guilhaus, L. Walker, J. Currie, S. Merrett, S. Jackman. Bordertown: J. Searle, L. Borrillo, B. Shuttleworth, H. Trenorden, B. Foulds, N. Dahlitz. Goals: Penola - D. Williams 5, S. Berkefeld 5, A. Merrett 4, L. Walker 3, B. Foster 3, D. Bunnik 2, L. Gibbs 2, S. Merrett 2, D. Hackwill 1, J. Galpin 1, O. March 1, S. Guilhaus 1. Bordertown: C. Barras 2, L. Borrillo 1, N. Dahlitz 1, J. Searle 1
Best: Mundulla - T. McIntyre, G. Obst, J. Hinge, D. Ridgway, T. Perry, W. Nankivell. Lucindale: T. Mackenzie, T. Menz, A. Smart, D. McCarthy. Goals: Mundulla - G. Obst 4, N. Mosey 4, T. McIntyre 3, T. Perry 2, J. McGrice 2, W. Nankivell 2, J. Grosser 2, J. Hinge 2, D. King 1, L. Wiese 1, D. Mosey 1, N. Davis 1. Lucindale: A. Smart 6, R. Mcinerney 1, J. Boschen 1, D. McCarthy 1, N. Clarke 1, T. Fisher 1, S. Spriggs 1, T. Mackenzie 1
Best: Padthaway - L. Eats, S. Townsend, J. Battifuoco, T. McNamara, M. Brown. Kingston: L. Exton, T. Baker, A. Cunneen, S. Robertson, R. Clarke, J. Gluyas. Goals: Padthaway – Lachie Eats 10, J. Dicker 5, C. Marshall 2, K. Hicks 1, S. Townsend 1, D. Boyanton 1. Kingston: T. Baker 1, G. Hewett 1, M. Harrison 1, G. Shuttleworth 1, C. Baker 1
ROUND TWO PREVIEW WITH THE NARACOORTE HERALD
APRIL 20, 2017
Some interesting match-ups loom in round 2, which starts this Saturday and finishes with the Anzac Day clash between Naracoorte and Kyby.
The match of the round is undoubtedly the game between Mundulla and Lucindale at Mundulla on Saturday.
Both sides have come into 2017 with high expectations and did nothing to dampen those hopes with big round 1 wins over Border Districts and Naracoorte respectively.
Mundulla seems to have much improved depth this season with stars Tim McIntyre and Grady Obst added, along with a handful of others which means they have a deeper list.
Lucindale has probably less depth but its stars are as good as any in the competition and they will be tough to knock over in this one.
Border Districts will host Kaniva/Leeor United which will give both sides a chance for their first wins of the season. Borders aren’t as bad as the round 1 result might suggest.
Kingston will host Padthaway, with Padthaway looking to build on a round 1 win, while reigning premiers Penola will host a Bordertown side which will be very different to last year’s with so many of its A grade players gone.
Then it’s on to Anzac Day on Tuesday, when Naracoorte will host Kyby.
Kyby will be hot favourites after making last year’s grand final and beating reigning premiers Penola in round 1, while Naracoorte was well beaten by Lucindale.
But clashes between these two clubs are rarely one-sided and Naracoorte will want to put on a good show on its home deck on such a big day on the footy calendar.
As usual on Anzac Day, the order of games will be junior colts at noon, followed by reserves, A grade and then senior colts under lights.
Round 1 - April 8, 2017
Best: Padthaway - T. Edwards, A. Longbottom, L. Eats, J. Dicker , I. Noles, B. Leahy. Kaniva Leeor - N. Bowles, C. De Visser, A. Brown, C. Hitchcock, J. Brown. Goals: Padthaway - L. Eats 3, C. Francis 3, J. Dicker 3, T. Edwards 2, A. Longbottom 2, T. Brown, D. Fraser, W. Thompson, B. Leahy. Kaniva Leeor - J. Salt 3, C. Thiele 2, J. Wagg, A. Brown, C. Hitchcock, V. Thach, J. Jarred
Best: Lucindale - T. Logan, N. Cane, R. Mcinerney, T. Mackenzie, J. Watson, D. McCarthy. Naracoorte - J. Macdonald, J. Bettoncelli, R. Pendle, R. Jacobs, B. Hill, W. Harris. Goals: Lucindale - T. Logan 4, A. Smart 3, S. Spriggs 3, R. Mcinerney 2, N. Cane 2, T. Mackenzie 2, T. Fisher 1, S. Mardling 1, L. Jones 1, S. Graetz 1. Naracoorte - J. Bell 2, N. Boon 1, S. Patterson 1, T. Hindmarsh 1, J. Ashby 1, J. Kelson 1
Best: Kyby - T. Cooper, N. Stark, B. Munn, S. Craig, D. Warren, W. Russell. Penola: J. Galpin, S. Berkefeld, S. Guilhaus, S. Merrett, M. Skrypek, B. Foster. Goals: Kyby - W. Russell 2, C. McPherson 1, S. Carberry 1, S. Munn 1, T. Lawrie 1, B. Munn 1, C. Murrie 1, S. Shepherd 1, S. Craig 1, J. Bittner 1, T. Cooper 1. Penola: S. Berkefeld 2, A. Merrett 2, J. Galpin 2, S. Jackman 1, S. Merrett 1, M. Skrypek 1, D. Williams 1, L. Gibbs 1
Best: Mundulla – G. Obst, T. McIntyre, J. McGrice, B. Packer, N. Mosey, J. Grosser. Borders – Z. Edwards, B. Keast, K. Phillips, G. Cother, N. Naylor, C. Robinson. Goals: Mundulla - J. Grosser 6, G. Obst 5, T. McIntyre 5, N. Davis 4, J. McGrice 4, D. King 3, J. Hinge 2, S. Luckett 2, L. Wiese 1, B. Douglas 1. Border Districts : D. Perry 1, Z. Perry 1, L. Bowd 1, C. Robinson 1
Best: Keith - P. Capurso, S. Lehmann, G. Johnson, S. Molineux, T. McAllister, S. Schreiber. Kingston: B. Warner, L. Exton, W. Goode, R. Werchiwski, B. Smith, R. Williams. Goals: Keith - S. Molineux 5, S. Schreiber 5, G. Johnson 2, J. Wilson 2, H. Wilhelm 2, H. McMurray 1, A. Dunstan 1, S. Lehmann 1, P. Makin 1, L. Wilhelm 1. Kingston - R. Starling 2, B. Warner 1, G. Shuttleworth 1
THE NARACOORTE HERALD PREVIEWS ROUND 1
April 6, 2017
Round 1 of the KNTFL footy season kicks off on Saturday, with great interest surrounding big changes within quite a few clubs.
The headline clash is the rematch of last year’s grand final, with runners-up Kybybolite hosting reigning premiers Penola, but the other four games will also be followed closely.
Border Districts v Mundulla. Borders have just about wiped the slate clean with a huge turnover of players from last season. new coach Darrin Wilson has brought a heap of new recruits with him and they will be keen to play good footy together, but losing top players such as Nick Tarca, Corey Burr, Dan Hargraves and Nyani Thomas definitely won’t help.Mundulla looks like being quite steady from last year and has added some class and depth with the return of some young former locals as well as key on-baller Grady Obst. The Moots will be looking to build on last year's fifth placing and will be warm favourites to start 2017 with a win.
Keith v Kingston. Keith’s non-playing coach of the last few years Brad Richardson gets a tough challenge first-up in his debut game in charge of Kingston.Keith is perenially strong and there’s no reason why they can’t finish as high or higher than last year’s fourth placing.Kingston has been near the bottom the last few years and has lost quite a bit of class with on-baller Karl Lohde and a handful of others moving on. The Saints will be keen under Richardson but might be outclassed here.
Kybybolite v Penola. Kyby would have been looking for grand final redemption ever since being beaten by Penola in last year’s premiership finale, and they haven’t put a foot wrong in preparation thus far.The Tigers have kept nearly all of last year’s top 21 and have added a few more including WA recruit Josh Stark, so confidence will be high that they can start on a positive note at home.Penola has lost several of last year’s stars including on-ballers Matt Willson, Kane Ransom and Brett Lindner, forwards Ryan Richardson and Bailey Walker and defenders Tom Pearce and Matt Ferguson, but the big news this week is former K/L United ruckman Seb Guilhaus has lodged a clearance to play with the Eagles.With key position player Drew Clayfield also coming back to the club and with enviable depth having won the reserves premiership in 2016, Penola will still run out a fit and strong side and this game is nearly too hard to call. A narrow win to the reigning premiers maybe?
Lucindale v Naracoorte. Lucindale has held on to all of its stars from last year and added a good one in ex-SANFL player Scott Spriggs, while 2016 recruit Riley Milne has recovered after missing all of last year. The Roos look set to finish at least as high as last year’s third placing.Naracoorte hasn’t been able to find many recruits apart from Hayden Biddle, and has lost its best tall in George McWaters and best small in Matt Gill.Despite adding some good senior colts from last season, it looks like being a tough year for Naracoorte and Lucindale will be hot favourites to have a first-up win at home.
Padthaway v K/L United. There’ll be plenty of interest in this one with both sides picking up some exciting recruits.Former Port Adelaide AFL players Wade Thompson (Padthaway) and Cam Hitchcock (KLU) will go head to head and there are many other new players for both sides.Padthaway only just missed the finals last year and has a more solid base to build on, so while KLU will look to improve, Padthaway at home will be a tough game in round 1.
Bordertown has the bye in round 1.
PENOLA TOO STRONG FOR KYBY IN GRAND FINAL
Report by Terry Willoughby - September 18, 2016
Kybybolite kicked with the wind in the first quarter and needed a good start against the powerful Penola outfit whose winning form returned last week. Adam Merrett looked set to impose himself on the game when he kicked the first goal before veteran Scott Carberry put Kyby on the board but the Penola defence led by Scott Merrett repeatedly turned Kyby back and Spencer Jackman also made many intercepts. Adam Merrett and Foster goaled for Penola but clever small man Nathan Stark goaled to keep Kyby in touch but they hadn’t made any use of the wind and trailed by four points. Penola exploded into action in the second quarter when Adam Merrett and Dylan Williams ran riot around the goal-front. The Eagles slammed on 6 goals in the first 12 minutes and rocketed to a big lead and leave Kyby with a mountain of work to do. Mid-fielder Tom Cooper and ruckman Dave Arnold were battling hard against the odds for Kyby but Stark was their only goal-kicker for the quarter before Cooper got one right on half-time. Penola had burst the game open with their nine goal effort when the third quarter started but Kyby were not done with yet.
Both teams lost key players to injury. Carberry goaled immediately on resumption and McPherson followed soon after before Carberry again put life into the game. Kyby held Penola to a solitary point for the third quarter and booted five goals to give themselves an outside chance at three quarter-time but the Eagles still led by 11 points and would come home with the wind.
Foster, Matt Willson and the menacing Merrett all goaled early and put the game beyond Kyby’s reach but the Tigers battled on for Carberry to boot his fourth goal. Merrett iced the game with his eighth before little men Skrypek and the elusive Dylan Williams sealed the deal. Kyby continued to battle away and goals to Munn and Cooper averted a rout but Penola ran out convincing winners by 34 points and plunge Kyby into another year’s wait for that elusive premiership. Adam Merrett was adjudged best on ground for Penola with his eight match-winning goals but was closely pressed by Scott Merrett in defence, Spence Jackman on the ball played well, Matt Willson used his pace and trusty left foot to good effect and injury ravaged Ry Richardson did well when shifted to defence. Kyby’s better players were the hard-working Tom Cooper, ruckman Dave Arnold, Carberry booted four good goals, Nathan Stark, Munn and Dave Warren all had good moments, just not enough of them.
Grand Final at Kaniva on September 17, 2016
Best: Penola - A. Merrett, S. Merrett, S. Jackman, M. Willson, R. Richardson, J. Pfitzner. Kyby – T. Cooper, D. Arnold, S. Munn, D. Warren, N. Stark, J. Bittner. Goals: Penola - A. Merrett 8, D. Williams 4, B. Foster 2, M. Willson 1, S. Berkefeld 1, B. Lindner 1, M. Skrypek 1, K. Ransom 1. Kybybolite: S. Carberry 4, T. Cooper 3, N. Stark 2, C. McPherson 1, S. Munn 1, M. Schinckel 1
Round 1 April 8th
Round 2 April 22th
Kingston v Padthaway
Naracoorte v Kybybolite
Round 3 April 29th
Round 4 May 6th
Round 5 May 13th
Round 6 May 20th
Round 7 May 27st
Round 8 June 3rd
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Round 9 June 17th
Round 10 June 24th
Round 11 July 1st
Round 12 July 8th
Round 13 July 15th
Round 14 July 22nd
Round 15 July 29th
Round 16 August 5th
Round 17 August 12th
Round 18 August 19th