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MID WEST FOOTBALL 2011 (Team: Central Eyre, Elliston, West Coast Hawks, Western Districts, Wirrulla & Wudinna United)
WEST COAST HAWKS
DOMINATE IN GRAND FINAL WIN
PA Matthews Memorial Award: Best Player – Cameron Montgomerie (WC Hawks)
Best: WC Hawks Steed Sutherland, Jake Sargent, Max Shaw, Darren Guidera, Dillon Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie. Wudinna United - Troy Klante, Regan Petty, Daniel Foster, Aaron Lampre, Tyson Jackson, Mark North. Goals: WC Hawks - Jake Sargent 3, Aiden Whitford 2, Joseph McInnis 2, Brenton Bascombe 2, Darren Brown 1, Darren Guidera 1, Cameron Montgomerie 1, Tyson Montgomerie 1, Gerard Montgomerie 1. Wudinna United - Daniel Foster 2, Tyson Jackson 2, Eugene Wauchope 1, Darryl Marshall 1
LW Feltus Memorial Award: Best Player – Scott Williams (W/Utd)
Best: Wudinna United - Nick Wedding, Stefan Wilkins, Jonty Seal, Paul Elliott, Scott Williams. Western Dists - Leigh Davis, Callum Cook, Gareth Scholz, Luke Thurbon, Chris Lynch. Goals: Wudinna United - Shaine Dupree 2, Jonty Seal 2, Luke Nettle 2, Kevin Cummings 1,Paul Elliott 1, Stefan Wilkins 1, Scott Williams 1. Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 2, Damien Carey 2, Callum Cook 1, Brayden King 1, Brenton Mudge 1, Chris Lynch 1, Stephen Mudge 1
ML O Brien Award: Best Player – Joseph McInnis (WC Hawks)
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Leroy Johnson, Lance Appleby, Jaxon Galliver, Mace Van Weenan. Wirrulla - Matthew Greatbatch, Andrew Theunans, Jack Kessel, Corey Cabot, Jack Evans. Goals: WC Hawks - Jaxon Galliver 6, Adam Strange 4, Joseph McInnis 2, Jake McEvoy 2, Isaac Galliver 1, Lance Appleby 1, Clint Mortimer 1. Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 2, Haiden Agars 1
Grand Final Preview, Poochera Oval – 10th September 2011
LIKELY LINEUPS - WEST COAST HAWKS v WUDINNA UNITED
WEST COAST HAWKS IN BOLD KICKING UP
As the sun sets over Poochera Oval this Saturday, the spoils of a long football season in Mid West will be awarded. No second chances or wishing what could have been, there is history in the making and pride that a seasons effort has come to fruition. Nothing ever happens easily in a Grand Final. All teams brain trusts will be working overtime, where can they get that edge to win this most important contest for the year?
A Grade - West Coast Hawks v Wudinna United
The mighty Hawk machine has taken all before them in another great season, only the unexpected loss in the final round to blot a perfect record. This loss was to their challenger in the Grand Final, the Magpies, and may just provide a little reminder that any team can be beaten with the right attitude and work rate.
These teams last met in a Grand Final in 2005, with the Maggies prevailing by 18 points on that occasion. Since that time the clubs have taken different paths, the Hawks competing in every Grand Final since then. Wudinna United have had to raise themselves from the foot of the ladder last year. Quite an effort. The ledger from their three contests this year is West Coast Hawks 2 wins and Wudinna United 1 win. Since forming in 1999, the Hawks will play in their 10th Mid West Grand Final, having won five, and Wudinna United, formed 1989, is playing in their 9th Grand Final, having won four.
West Coast Hawks are a marvelous team to watch in full flight, fast, skillful and high scoring. They play on at every opportunity and work so hard for each other. Wudinna United boast a tall high marking side, and have benefited by applying huge pressure to the opposition causing turnovers. Some of the Leagues longest kicks are in the Magpie outfit, which suits the large Poochera oval.
West Coast Hawks will enter the game at full strength, fully rested whilst watching the Preliminary Final combatants slog it out. Alarm went through the Wudinna United camp when key big man Tom DuBois limped off, also versatile utility Daniel Hutchins with a knee strain, both will be fitness tested and Magpies await with baited breath, both are very important in the match.
Great match ups all over the ground, key Hawk forwards Brenton Bascombe, Darren Guidera, Tristan Carcuro and Joseph McInnis will be challenged by Tom DuBois, Troy Klante, Dallas Waters and Regan Petty. Well balanced attacks and defence here with height and pace. At the Magpie sharp end, in form forwards Darryl Marshall, Eugene Wauchope, Josh Boylan and Tony Evans will be matched against Derrick Freeman, Travis Brown, Steed Sutherland and James Almering. The Hawks have had magnificent run out of the backlines by Tyson Montgomerie and Damien Johnson, real luxuries to have running off of half back, and wonderfully experienced.
Centreline duals will be something to savour, all high level representative players on both sides. Dylan Kelsh v Mark North in the ruck, Dillon Montgomerie v Ryan DuBois, Aiden Whitford v Daniel Foster, Dillon Cabot v Tyson Jackson. Class of the very highest order. Coaching staff will look to vary these of course, but entertaining football is guaranteed Centreline duals will be bolstered with the run of Jake Sargent, Kirk Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie and Nick Schumann, against the speedsters Cameron Douglass, Aaron Lampre, Josh Mitchell and Capt Ryan Cummings. Tyson Scholz is having a great season, and he may be an option to hold strongman Darren Brown.
An argument can be easily raised for both teams as to why they will raise the Cup at 5.00pm. The game is being played at the half way point between the respective club homes and the larger surface will suit both clubs. Weather may play a part, as so much of the Magpie game surrounds big marks and long kicking, where the Hawks are probably more adaptable to most conditions. This promises to be a great contest, and hard to go past the irresistible form of the Hawks over the balance of the season for a warm favourtism here. That result a month ago still leaves the question mark however??
B Grade - Wudinna United v Western Districts
Wudinna United meet the fast finishing Western Districts on the Tigers home turf. Wudinna United have finished the season in top position and dominated the 2nd Semi with the margin surprising most. The Tigers have blasted their way through from the 1st Semi Final with scorching speed and ball movement. This promises to be an absorbing dual, as has been the case with many games with these two. Wudinna United have enjoyed a weeks rest, but it appears that the Tigers have emerged unscathed from Preliminary Final glory.
The Magpies have been a high scoring side all year, with Matthew Foster and Shaine Dupree dominating the League goal kicking list. Having shed many kilos from his big frame, Brent Wedding is spending more time up the ground, with his goal square shadow ably filled by Luke Nettle, a match winner in recent weeks. Scott Williams retained his medal form in the 2nd semi final, and other keys include Craig Brands, Chris and Anthony Foster, Kym and Liam Tree, Scott Andrew.
Western Districts impress as a well balanced outfit, good in the big man department with Stephen and Brenton Mudge, and outstanding runners over the ground. Callum Cook, despite his younger years just has the ball on a string and tackles like a man possessed. Chris Lynch is superbly skilled, danger up forward with veteran Wade Shepperd winning games of his own boot. Damien Carey, Rowan Hull and Leigh Davis carry plenty of A Grade poise and experience, with coach Myles Tomney playing wonderful football also.
The Magpies will start as a slight favourite by virtue of their great season, and also the week off. Western Districts do have a game style that will suit the larger Poochera oval, their home turf, if they get their noses in front, will have plenty of crowd support to assist them further.
Colts - West Coast Hawks v Wirrulla
The Bombers have earned the right for a re match with the Hawks with a great win in the Preliminary Final, but this could be the biggest assignment of any grade in Mid West. The Hawks are big, fit and skilled. These are neighboring clubs, therefore no short cuts are taken in trying to win these contest. The Bombers are the reigning Premiers, so they know what it takes.
Lead by Joseph McInnis, Issac Goosay and Quinn Mohi, the young Hawks ooze class. Leroy Johnson is big and strong, the speed and ball use of Clint Mortimer and Shannon Morgill is a highlight, Lance Appleby is mercurial, Zane Montgomerie and Adam Strange have big futures. The key to the Hawks, probably all grades is the way they work off of the ball and create opportunities for each other.
The Bombers have been well served by Andrew McEvoy, outstanding last week. In the middle Corey Cabot and Matthew Greatbatch are interleague level players who love the extra pressure. Cameron Parker kicked 12 last week, and will need to use his long kicking to advantage this week. Lachlan Ross, Jack Kessel, Tyson Roberts have big futures.
West Coast Hawks have the edge in overall body size, and this is important at colts level, particularly finals. They are unbeaten on the year, the only side in any grade to achieve this feat, and they must start favourite to win the flag. Expect a closer game than the 2nd Semi with Wirrulla better for another run last week
Preliminary Final at Wudinna, September 3, 2011
Best: Wudinna United – Ryan DuBois, Mark North, Tony Evans, Regan Petty, Cameron Douglass, Darryl Marshall. Wirrulla – Jarrod Parker, Chad Guelfi, Tyler Baldock, Dion Pittaway, Robert Holmes, Evan Whillas Goals: Wudinna United – Darryl Marshall 5, Aaron Lampre 3, Ashley Michael 2, Tyson Jackson 1, Mark North 1, Tyson Scholz 1, Ryan DuBois 1, Daniel Foster 1, Eugene Wauchope 1. Wirrulla – Craig Johnson 4, Tyler Baldock 3, Braden Holmes 3, Mark Binder 1, Troy Olsen 1
Best: Western Dists - Callum Hebbermann, Brenton Mudge, Callum Cook, Chris Lynch, Wade Shepperd, Brayden King. WC Hawks - Phil Hargens, Angus McInnis, Sean Eckley, Max Shaw, Simon Tucker. Goals: Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 6, Callum Cook 3, Brayden King 1. WC Hawks - Nick Schumann 1, Scott France 1, Taylor Roe 1, Phil Hargens 1, Jarrad Freeman 1, Jarrad Higgins 1
Best: Wirrulla – Andrew McEvoy, Lachlan Ross, Andrew Theunans, Jack Kessel, Jack Evans. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Toby Kelly, Brett McComb, Jacob Patterson. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 12, Andrew McEvoy 3, Nash McFarlane 2, Haiden Agars 1, Lachlan Ross 1, Daniel Theunans 1, Jack Kessel 1. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 3, Jack Sampson 2, Connor Dowden 1
Preliminary Final Preview
Wudinna Oval – 3rd September 2011
All Mid West eyes now focus on Wudinna for the Preliminary Finals, the penultimate game for the season, but the road ends here for some. The chance to advance to Grand Final glory is the prize. Preliminary Finals tend to be the hardest of the finals in any league, so often close, and to miss here, so close to the big dance in September, is simply heart breaking
A Grade - Wirrulla v Wudinna United
Two clubs who have played so many close matches in recent years, two this year decided by a goal or less. Wirrulla had a great Grand Final in their 2008 premiership year, but they had to fight all the way just getting over the line in the Preliminary Final by 4 points, a last gasp goal by Troy Olsen, yep, against the Magpies. These games are never easy, and also never won until that final siren.
This year the results are Round 1, Wudinna Utd by 35 points, Round 6 Wirrulla by 4 points and Round 11 Wudinna Utd by 6 points. All home ground wins, and significantly back to the Magpie nest for this weeks game.
The Bombers big strength is their Department of Talls, they command the marking contests so often, however the Magpies big strength these days is also that they are tall. These teams are so well matched, a close contest is virtually assured.
Coming of another loss this season to the Hawks, Wirrulla will remember their last quarter as the form they need to win finals. Another great game by Tyler Baldock last week, his likely dual with Magpie ruck champion Mark North is always absorbing viewing, both leap like there is no gravity, and are both match winners for their sides,
Key Bomber forwards, Craig Johnson, Troy Olsen, Simon Webb and Mark Binder will be matched up against big Tom DuBois, Regan Petty, Dallas Waters, Troy Klante. Hard to pick regular winners given that all players are in great form. The other end of the ground, new key forward Darryl Marshall is frantically working on a rolled ankle, but should be all go to spearhead with the reliable Eugene Wauchope, Tony Evans and Tyson Scholz. A good mix of pace and height, but Darren Mudge, Evan Whillas, Andrew Bitmead and Gareth Dudley also match up well.
So much will lie on the outcome of centerline duals. Ryan DuBois and Daniel Foster had plenty of the ball in the 1st Semi, and their disposals are deadly accurate, Josh Boylan and Centre Half Forward or on the ball is quick and clean. The Bombers are always well served by Jarrod Parker, who loves these big events, Braden Holmes quick thinking and ability to extricate himself from the busiest packs will be at his best. Dion Pittaway is most likely to match up with Neil Seaman, which will be great to watch, as they must be high in their clubs best for the season.
Champion Bomber forward Troy Olsen is sitting on 996 career A Grade goals in Mid West, so could this be the big day for him to get his 1000th, quite an achievement at any level of the game.
The winner? Well this is so hard to call, and given that both sides will be at full strength, this is as close to 50/50 starting odds that you could get. The home ground will assist the Magpies, and therefore they are an unconfident tip here.
West Coast Hawks v Western Districts
Quite a surprise the extent of the loss for the Hawks last week, it would be many years since they have come even close to half that losing margin, and they must regroup quickly, as the young Tigers showed that they are ready for business with a resounding 1st Semi Final win. The ledger is three wins to the Hawks this year, including a first round forfeit by the Tigers, but that counts for little now, as the Tigers now have the advantage of no A Grade competing, therefore bolstered by those listed outside the club top 15, quite a leveler going into this game.
The Hawks big guns were down by their own lofty standards last week, and this doesn’t happen too regularly. Sean Eckley, Sam Wooden, Angus McInnis and Phil Hargens did play well, and will be looked to again. Simon Tucker and Scott France loom as big dangers for the Tigers to control. Dion Trezona is mercurial when he is around the contests, and big Jarrad Freeman plays anywhere to great effect.
Western Districts were well served by the fleet of foot youngsters, and this must be their game plan again on the big Wudinna Oval. Callum Cook, Dylan Cook, Stephen Mudge, Mrenton Mudge, all had big games, and Wade Shepperd, Myles Tomney and Chris Lynch have the experience and know how in finals to provide guidance.
This will be an open and entertaining contest, and the key will be a big first quarter. Very hard to peg deficits back when a side gets a grand final berth in its sights.
Hawks should bounce back for another crack at the Magpies in the Grand Final, but there effort must be supreme to get over the youthful Tigers with speed to burn!
Wirrulla v Central Eyre
The Bombers have had a big season, and lead the contests with the Bulldogs three nil. They are reigning premiers and too proud not the give their best for another shot at the Grand Final. The young Bulldogs have been impressive in the way that they work for each other, they have a great ability to kick quick goals and they will enter this game confidently. The Bulldogs look to their talls to lead the way, Tyler Chapman, Toby Kelly, Colby Stringer and elite players at this level, and Ashton Filmer, Brett McComb, Jacob Patterson all play with poise and maturity. The Bombers boast under 15 EP rep squad Corey Cabot and Hayden Parker. Look also for the exquisite skills of Lachlan Ross, Andrew McEvoy and Jack Kessel. The Theunan brothers are having huge seasons, Daniel most likely to get his hand to the ball first in the ruck contests.
Looking over the season, Wirrulla have the edge and will start warm favorites, but the return of Colby Stringer and Micah VanLoon from school in Adelaide narrows the previous advantage held by the Bombers. Wirrulla on balance are slightly physically bigger, and this always helps come finals time. This match could well be a high scoring affair, so get there early to watch our future champions in action.
Second Semi Final at Streaky Bay, August 27, 2011
Best: WC Hawks - Cameron Montgomerie, Dillon Montgomerie, Joseph McInnis, Kirk Montgomerie, Dylan Kelsh. Wirrulla - Tyler Baldock, Darren Mudge, Dion Pittaway, Jarrod Parker, Robert Holmes. Goals: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis 5, Dillon Montgomerie 4, Steed Sutherland 3, Darren Guidera 2, Dillon Cabot 1, Jake Sargent 1, Tristan Carcuro 1, Cameron Montgomerie 1, Max Shaw 1. Wirrulla - Braden Holmes 4, Mark Binder 3, Troy Olsen 2, Tyler Baldock 1, Shane Pittaway 1, Simon Webb 1, Dion Pittaway 1
Best: Wudinna United - Jonty Seal, Craig Brands, Carl Jericho, Scott Williams, Paul Elliott. WC Hawks - Phil Hargens, Sean Eckley, Scott France, Sam Wooden, Angus McInnis. Goals: Wudinna United - Luke Nettle 5, Scott Williams 4, Matt Foster 2, Jonty Seal 2, Craig Brands 2, Paul Elliott 1, Greg Barns 1, Shaine Dupree 1
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Leroy Johnson, Shannon Morgill, Lance Appleby, Zane Montgomerie. Wirrulla - Andrew Theunans, Kahil Evans, Corey Cabot, Brodie McFarlane. Goals: WC Hawks - Zane Montgomerie 3, Lance Appleby 2, Jaxon Galliver 2, Henry Smail 2, Isaac Goosay 1. Wirrulla - Corey Cabot 1, Jack Kessel 1
2nd Semi Final Preview
Streaky Bay Oval - 27 August 2011
After a great week of football at Warramboo for the first Semi Finals, the Mid West League now focuses on Streaky Bay to decide who will have the first right of passage to the Grand Final, the enjoyment of a weeks rest and favoritism for the premiership.
West Coast Hawks v Wirrulla
The clash of the western neighbors in the MWFL, both pacesetters over the past four years, and very capable sides. The mighty Hawks have taken all before them this year, that is until the last two rounds, where they were pushed by the Tigers, then beaten by Wudinna United. Is this simply an anomaly, or is the Hawk guilt edge sword starting to dull?
The Bombers also have enjoyed a great year, but they too have had a patchy seasons end, being mauled by the Hawks, dropping a close game to Elliston, and a tough game against the Bulldogs before a wonderful final quarter providing a glimpse of what they can do at full flight.
Last year the Bombers lead their encounters 2 to 1 at this point, but the roster this year is a complete wreckage. West Coast Hawks winning all three games, R1 – 57pts, R2 – 105pts, R3 – 165pts. Expect a much closer result this time around though, Clubs are back to full strength and there is plenty of pride on the line here.
There is so much to like about the Hawks and how they play their football. Most players can swap through the mid field, forward and back, containing them all is a monumental task. They will welcome back Derick Freeman, Darren Guidera and Cameron Montgomerie, all missing at the last outing. The Ruck role has been capably handled by Dylan Kelsh, and assisted by Steed Sutherland, Darren Guidera and Lijah Daniel. The mosquito fleet of the Hawks is elite, wonderfully skilled and fast. Dillon Montgomerie, Dillon Cabot, Kirk Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie, Jake Sargent will all win plenty of possession any day, and this places so much pressure on opposition backlines. Throw is Aiden Whitford anywhere, and he will win that position for his team. Up forward the key options have been Brent Bascombe and Darren Brown, both big bodies and pack markers, then Tristan Carcuro and Joseph McInnis crumbing to wonderful effect. Possibly the biggest key to the Hawks when they have played Wirrulla is the strength of the backline. The half back line of Damien Johnson, Travis Brown and Tyson Montgomerie is extremely efficient at not only winning the ball, but ensuring the next two possessions will belong to the Hawks, they just don’t miss targets. Add the likely match up of James Almering to Troy Olsen, Derick Freeman to Craig Johnson and the ability of Steed Sutherland to match any tall, the Hawks are very well served up back. Could this be a key to the game where most clubs just struggle to contain the much celebrated Bomber forwards.
Wirrulla do have the firepower to kick a big score, and fire they must. Tyler Baldock has had a superb season, and was missing in their last encounter. Up forward, the Bombers are the envy of most, Troy Olsen, sitting on 994 career goals in Mid West, Craig Johnson, Simon Webb, all strong marking and accurate. Dion Pittaway drifts forward and gets under the defense guard regularly. Mark Binder has been quite a find forward, formerly mainly of the midfield. Around the centre, Jarrod Parker, Braden Holmes, Tyler Baldock, Shane Pittaway and Robert Holmes are hugely efficient, and will win contest after contest. The backlines worked extremely well last game against the Bulldogs, with Darren Mudge, Evan Whillas and Shad Smith very disciplined in the air, and getting the ball to ground for the elusive Gareth Dudley and Andrew Bitmead to mop up with their speed.
This promises to be a good game, and quite a prize for the victor. For the loser, a date with a confident Magpie outfit coming of a last round win over both of these sides, and resting while they await.
West Coast Hawks awesome form over the season cannot be ignored, and they must start favorite, perhaps more for their ability to stop the opposition scoring than the high scoring bullet train they have been all year, however Wirrulla fear nothing in these games, and recent experiments with their game plan will help them now that the games are for higher stakes.
Wudinna United v West Coast Hawks
The ledger is two to the Magpies to one for the Hawks, with Wudinna United prevailing in the final minor round by three goals. The changes in the Hawk A Grade will see an improved side hit the oval on Saturday, and a close result is almost guaranteed between these very well matched sides. No one will want to face the Tigers for those who witnessed the 1st Semi Final, a Preliminary Final appearance will be a particularly hard game to face. Wudinna United have the goal kicking genius of Shaine Dupree on side, fed many goals by veterans Brent Wedding and Luke Nettle. Montgomerie Medalist Scott Williams is outstanding with his run and work rate. Craig Brands, Nick Wedding, Kym Tree will get plenty of possession. Matt Foster is a key to the side, along with a sturdy Backline in Scott Andrew and Liam Tree.
The Hawks have a great balance of experience and youth. Simon Tucker loves finals and brings so many team mates into the game. Paul Feltus has had another great year, as has Dion Trezona. Jarrad Freeman is a big target forward, with Scott France also needing to be watched closely. Callan Roe around the centerline is a high possession winner and uses the ball well. Eric Elliott, Sean Eckley, Sam Frick and Lachlan Miller will be keys in the Hawks progressing.
Wudinna United to starts as warm favorites given the season form guide, but Hawks have the home ground, so it will be close.
West Coast Hawks v Wirrulla
The Hawks are unbeaten this year, and play the reigning premier in the Bombers. Both sides are highly skilled, and are clear on the premiership table. For the Hawks it is hard to go past their captain Joseph McInnis for the inspiration they need. Isaac Goosay, Quinn Mohi, Lance Appleby, Mark Flaherty, Jake McEvoy, Henry Smail are enjoying great seasons, along with Mace Van Weenan, Adam Strange and Leroy Johnson form a formidable combination of run and goal scoring ability. The Bombers have Lockwood medalist Corey Cabot in outstanding form. The prolific Cameron Parker can kick goals from miles out. Matthew Greatbatch, Jack Kessel, Andrew McEvoy and Tyson Roberts have the ability to win these big games. Lachlan Ross, Andrew and Daniel Theunans ensure that there are enough big bodies the match up with the Hawks.
The Bombers love the big stage as was evidenced last year, with no game ever given up lightly. This time around they face a tall and talented Hawks outfit, who work so well for each other. The Hawks will start favorite, but don’t expect any easy possessions against the proud Bombers.
1st Semi Final - August 20, 2011
WUDINNA UNITED THROUGH TO PRELIM FINAL
Best: Wudinna United - Ryan DuBois, Mark North, Tony Evans, Tyson Scholz, Tom DuBois, Dallas Waters. Central Eyre - Matthew Sampson, Jake Bruce, Kane Sampson, Ryan Sampson, Martin Grocke. Goals: Wudinna United - Eugene Wauchope 4, Tony Evans 2, Daniel Foster 2, Neil Seaman 2, Ryan DuBois 1, Tyson Jackson 1. Central Eyre - Martin Grocke 3, Wade O Brien 3, Colby Stringer 3, Craig O Brien 1, Matthew Sampson 1
Best: Western Dists - Leigh Davis, Callum Hebbermann, Damien Carey, Callum Cook, Shaun Carey, Brenton Mudge. Wirrulla - Judd Evans, Adam Duffield, Saul Webb, Matthew Greatbatch, Mark Greatbatch. Goals: Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 4, Brayden King 4, Callum Hebbermann 2, Mitchell Wendland 2, Leigh Davis 1, Stephen Mudge 1, Gareth Tomney 1, Callum Cook 1. Wirrulla - C Olsen 3, Adam Duffield 1, Saul Webb 1
Best: Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman, Colby Stringer, Brett McComb, Jacob Patterson. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Izaac Boylan, Brock Wilkins, Harrison Petty, Bradley Jericho, Remi North. Goals: Central Eyre - Colby Stringer 3, Tyler Chapman 3, Tynan Sampson 1. Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 4, Jack Wilkins 1, Ricky Seal 1
1st Semi Final & Mail Medal Preview
Warramboo Oval 20 August 2011
Finals have arrived in Mid West, second chances are no more as team vie for the coveted flag. The 1st Semi Finals will be hosted by Central Eyre at Warramboo this weekend, play offs for the right to stay alive in 2011. The day will culminate in the Mid West awards counts and presentations. Who are the players who have caught the eye of the umpires?
The younger brigade are poised to challenge the dominance of the older players who have scooped the awards in recent years. Tyler Baldock has won the Most Valuable Player award for the year, based on club polling, which tops a year that he played in winning State Country Championship and State Country sides. He is amongst a group of younger players who are expected to poll well in the mail medal.
Tyler will be challenged for votes by club stalwart Jarrod Parker, Dion Pittaway, Chad Guelfi off of half back, Simon Webb, a proven high vote getter. The West Coast Hawks tend to be a very even side, as a club will attract many votes by virtue of the way they play football. Look for Dillon Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie and Brenton Bascombe to head the way, with Jake Sargent and Kirk Montgomerie having great seasons also. Western Districts evergreen Scott Feltus has won the medal four times, and must rate a chance again, he is always under notice for the sheer volume of work that he does. Tigers other chances are Shannon Horgan, Wayne Moroney, Jerel Fromm and Dylan Beinke. Elliston have had a difficult year with injury and players unavailable from time to time. Tom Rumbelow has been outstanding, and is the leading goal kicker along with Wade O Brien. Ross Bascomb, particularly in the second half of the year will poll well, Jay Williams, Ben Hurrell and Jason Matthews could feature.
Wudinna United have had a big season from Mark North again! Along with Tyson Jackson, Josh Boylan, Ryan DuBois will be the main medal hopes. The Central Eyre Bulldogs, Jake Bruce has topped another fine season with high level representative football. Ryan, Kane, Jared and Matthew Sampson are regulars in the best players list, with Wade O Brien also having some big games in front of goals.
The counts will start with junior netball, followed by junior football, B Grade and A Grade.
Wudinna United v Central Eyre
Off of the football oval, friends, workmates, ex schoolyard buddies for many, but who could guess that when these neighboring clubs take the field. Nothing would be sweeter for either club than to proceed in the finals at the expense of the other. Games are always hard and controversy never far away, add the incentive of a cut throat final and the stage is set for a great game.
Wudinna United’s season had appeared to be dwindling to despair, with three consecutive losses to the lower clubs on the ladder up until this week, but what a turnaround against the previously unbeaten Hawks. The mojo is back and they now look to make up lost ground of a fortnight ago where the Bulldogs confidently ran over the top of them.by six goals. Central Eyre played well for the first three quarters against Wirrulla last week, but lost ground in the final quarter, outscored eight goals to one. Over the season two wins for Magpies and one to the Bulldogs, meaning very little, as no matter where these clubs are on a premiership table, they will lift for the derby game.
Wudinna United will welcome back Troy Klante, after a successful trial injury return in the B Grade last week, his height and experience is crucial to match up key Bulldog forwards. Mr versatile, Neil Seaman will return, Tyson Scholz and Matthew Foster availability will have some selection dilemmas for the Magpies given the great form last week.
Central Eyre will welcome key big man Tim Polkinghorne back. They anxiously await a fitness test for Josh Beinke,the vice captain in outstanding form before injury forced his absence three weeks ago. Captain courageous Matt Beinke will return, and Xavier Beinke should also.
Both sides would usually benefit by the return of key College players, however for this game it is not likely that Tasman Fitzgerald, Hayden Heath or Cameron Douglass will be back, all having college football final commitments.
Great match ups abound, with the Centre line duals looming large. Mark North with challenge Matt Sampson for the first touch, with Magpies Tyson Jackson, Daniel Foster and Ryan DuBois all coming of great games last week. The Bulldogs will rely on the pace of Jake Bruce and strength of Ryan and Kane Sampson to win their share forward. Wade O Brien leads the league with 51 goals so far, and is a big strong target to go to. Tom DuBois will need to maintain is good form to hold Wade, last game his five from Centre Half Forward probably the difference in the sides. For the Bulldogs, Martin Grocke is coming back to his best, Damien Mullan and Jeff Bigg rule the backline, and Jon Beard’s run hurts oppositions. The Magpies have plenty of centerline and running options, Tony Evans is strong and reliable, Daniel Hutchins a revalation up forward, and Josh Boylan elusive.
Both sides are very capable to win this, had Tasman Fitzgerald and Jared Sampson lined up, the Bulldogs would be warm favourite, however the confidence gained at the Magpies last outing should see them over the line by a whisker.
B Grade - Western Districts v Wirrulla
Both sides have the benefit of no A Grade playing, therefore have the option to delve into those outside the club top 15 list. Two wins to Western Districts and one to Wirrulla during the year. Wirrulla have improved during the second half of the year, whereas the Tigers have had a difficult middle of the year, but have a younger side who will enjoy the large Warramboo Oval.
The Bombers will be lead by Tyron Fox, John Barrett, stalwart Judd Evans, Daryl Lawrie, Saul Webb and Mark Slattery, all well finals experienced and premiership players. The Tigers are generally less experienced, with Shaun Carey, Dylan Cook, Brayden King, former medalist Chris Lynch, Myles Tomney, Mitchell Wendland and Wade Shepperd the keys.
The Tigers pace is impressive, and the enthusiasm of the younger brigade cannot be questioned. Bombers have the cool hand of having worked successfully though tough finals games, and also some momentum on their side. Given fine weather and little wind, the young Tigers will be at their best with leg speed to burn, but the Bomber machine may be just too strong this time around.
Colts - Wudinna United v Central Eyre
Both teams draw from the Wudinna Area School, and preparations for this game start Monday morning, every recess and lunch until a final resolution game day Saturday afternoon. One tough week for all, especially the teachers! The ledger is two wins to the Bulldogs and one to the Magpies, significantly just two weeks ago and by just three points. Expect full strength sides here, no one is injured for a derby clash, just general soreness from the lead up week. Tyler Chapman leads by example, with Toby Kelly dominating from half back or Centre. Ashton Filmer is a strong go to forward and Jack Sampson finds plenty of the ball. For the Magpies, Ricky Seal knows where to get the ball, Izaac Boylan a great mark and penetrating kick, Bradley Jericho must again win at Centre Half Back and Brock Wilkins uses his strength to advantage.
Central Eyre will start as slight favourites will a home ground advantage, but another game that will be close.
Round 15 - August 13, 2011
WEST COAST HAWKS BEATEN IN FINAL ROUND
Best: Wudinna United - Aaron Lampre, Mark North, Daniel Foster, Tom DuBois. WC Hawks - Max Shaw, Steed Sutherland, Dillon Montgomerie, Dylan Kelsh, Kirk Montgomerie. Goals: Wudinna United - Daniel Hutchins 3, Tyson Jackson 2, Eugene Wauchope 2, Josh Boylan 2, Darryl Marshall 1, Cody Boylan 1, Daniel Foster 1, Mark North 1, Izaac Boylan 1. WC Hawks - Tristan Carcuro 3. Lijah Daniel 2, Dillon Montgomerie 2, Jake Sargent 1, Brenton Bascombe 1, Max Shaw 1
Best: Western Dists - Justin Beard, Dylan Beinke, Jerel From, Shannon Horgan, Wayne Moroney. Elliston - Ross Bascomb, Jason Matthews, Fred Romanowycz, Tom Rumbelow. Goals: Western Dists - Justin Beard 3, Jesse Hull 3, Dylan Beinke 2, Leigh Davis 2. Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 5, Matthew Williams 1
Best: Wirrulla - Dion Pittaway, Braden Holmes, Tyler Baldock, Shad Smith, Simon Webb. Central Eyre - Matthew Sampson, Kane Sampson, Jake Bruce, Damien Mullan, Jeffrey Bigg. Goals: Wirrulla - Craig Johnson 5, Simon Webb 4, Shane Pittaway 3, Troy Olsen 2, Braden Holmes 2, Tyler Baldock 2, Dion Pittaway 1. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien 3, Jake Bruce 2, Martin Grocke 2, Craig O Brien 1, Kane Sampson 1, Matthew Sampson 1
Best: Wirrulla - Judd Evans, Daryl Lawrie, Saul Webb, Wade Rigney. Central Eyre - Beau Lowe, Jacob Patterson, Darren O Brien, Brett Sampson. Goals: Wirrulla - Lynton Pym 3, Saul Webb 3, Daryl Lawrie 2, Andrew Atkinson 2. Central Eyre - Kerron Cummings 3, Ashley May 3, Beau Lowe 2
Best: Wudinna United - Scott Williams, Paul Elliott, Carl Jericho, Zane Petty. WC Hawks - Angus McInnis, Sam Wooden, Scott France. Goals: Wudinna United - Shaine Dupree 4, Matthew Foster 1, Luke Nettle 1, Zane Petty 1, Scott Williams 1. WC Hawks - Scott France 2, Jason McEvoy 1, Quinn Mohi 1, Angus McInnis 1
WESTERN DISTRICTS WON A FORFEIT BY ELLISTON
Best: Western Dists - Brayden King, Thomas Lee, Callum Cook, Ryan Hutchings. Elliston - Guy Hutchison, Adam Hurrell, Rhys Kelsh, Oska Richards. Goals: Western Dists - Brayden King 10, Callum Cook 4, Thomas Lee 2. Elliston - Lachlan Custance 2, Guy Hutchison 2
Best: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, Andrew McEvoy, Caleb Thomas. Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman, Colby Stringer . Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 9, Matthew Greatbatch 3, Hayden Agars 2. Central Eyre - Jaiden Fridd 1, Tyler Chapman 1
Round 14 - August 6, 2011
Best: Dillon Montgomerie, Kirk Montgomerie, Joseph McInnis, Scott France, Phil Hargens. Western Dists – Wayne Moroney, Justin Beard, Shannon Horgan, Jerel Fromm, Scott Feltus. Goals: WC Hawks – Joseph McInnis 4, Scott France 3, Matthew Box 2, Gerard Montgomerie 1. Western Dists - Justin Beard 2, Nathan Hebberman 1, Yianni Kozminski 1
Best: Central Eyre – Matthew Sampson, Jake Bruce, Jared Sampson, John McBeath, Damien Mullan. Wudinna United – Josh Boylan, Tony Evans, Mark North, Tyson Scholz. Goals: Central Eyre – Wade O Brien 6, Kane Sampson 2, Craig O Brien 1, J Beams 1, Ryan Sampson 1. Wudinna United – Josh Boylan 2, Daniel Foster 2, Tony Evans 1
Best: Elliston – Fred Romanowycz, Andrew McLeod, Ross Bascomb, Robert Pickett, Josh Theodorous. Wirrulla – Chad Guelfi, Mark Binder, Dion Pittaway, Chris Dickson. Goals: Elliston – Tom Rumbelow 6, Adam Hurrell 2, Braden Hean 2. Wirrulla – Mark Binder 3, Simon Webb 3, Craig Johnson 2, Tyler Baldock 2
Best: WC Hawks - Sean Eckley, Wade Sutherland, Leroy Johnson. Western Dists - James Baker, Myles Tomney, Ben Raven. Goals: WC Hawks - Lance Appleby 4, Wade Sutherland 4, Jason McEvoy 3, Mark Flaherty 2, Sam Johns 2, P Irvine 2, Jarrad Freeman 1. Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 1
Best: Wudinna United - Scott Williams, Nick Wedding, Paul Sargent, Craig Brands. Central Eyre - Brett Sampson, Justin Schultz, Darren O Brien, Nick Berg. Goals: Wudinna United - Brenton Wedding 5, Jamie Tomney 2, Craig Brands 2, Scott Williams 2, Stefan Wilkins 2, Shaine Dupree 1, Carl Jericho 1, Scott Andrew 1
WIRRULLA WON DUE TO A FORFEIT FROM ELLISTON
TEAMS MERGED AT HALF TIME
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Lance Appleby, Isaac Goosay. Western Dists - Jonathan Gall, Callum Cook, Josh Horgan. Goals: WC Hawks - Isaac Goosay 4, B Hutchison 3, Joseph McInnis 2. Western Dists - Thomas Lee 2, Mitchell Wendland 1, Brayden King 1
Best: Wudinna United - Ricky Seal, Frazer Douglass, Izaac Boylan, Brock Wilkins, Harrison Petty, Remi North. Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman, Jacob Patterson, Jacob May. Goals: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 2, Jack Wilkins 1, Logan Elliott 1, Chris Thompson 1. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 3, Ashton Filmer 1, Jacob Patterson 1
Best: Wirrulla - Daniel Theunans, Caleb Thomas, Jack Evans. Elliston - Adam Hurrell, Reece Kelsh, A Bell, Matthew Reeves. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 10, Matthew Greatbatch 1. Elliston - Adam Hurrell 2, Guy Hutchison 2, Brody Kenny 1
Round 13 - July 30, 2011
Best ~ Western Districts: Shannon Horgan, Wayne Moroney, Damon King, Darren Shoobridge, Scott Feltus. Wudinna United: Mark North, Tom DuBois, Daniel Foster, Nigel Oswald. Goals —Western Districts: Jesse Hull 3, Leigh Davis 3, Callum Cook 2, Shannon Horgan 1. Wudinna United: Darryl Marshall 2, Nigel Oswald 2, Daniel Foster 1.
Best — Central Eyre: Matthew Sampson, Jake Bruce, Martin Grocke, Kane Sampson, Xavier Beinke. Elliston: Robert Pickett, Ross Bascomb, Fred Rromanowycz, Ben Hurrell, Dylan Campbell. Goals — Central Eyre: Martin Grocke 4, Jake Bruce 4, Ryan Sampson 3, Jason Phillips 3, Wade O Brien 2, Josh Beinke 1, Kane Sampson 1, Matthew Sampson 1, Matthew Beinke 1, Jon Beard 1, Kane Murphy 1, Andrew Kelly 1. Elliston; Ben Hurrell 2, Jay Williams 1, Scott Bascomb 1, Tom Rumbelow 1, Andrew Sibenalar 1, Fred Romanowycz 1, Ross Bascomb 1
Best West Coast Hawks: Jake Sargent, Gerard Montgomerie, Kirk Montgomerie, Steed Sutherland, Matthew Box. Wirrulla: Matthew Greatbatch, Chris Dickson, Robert Holmes, Evan Whillas, Andrew Bitmead. Goals — West Coast Hawks: Daren Brown 7, Tristan Carcuro 7, Jake Sargent 3, Tyson Montgomerie 2. Wirrulla: Clint Olsen 2, Lynton Pym 1.
Best: Wudinna United - Anthony Foster, Craig Brands, Chris Foster, Carl Jericho. Western Dists - Gareth Scholz, Orrin Gosling, Ben Raven. Goals: Wudinna United - Shaine Dupree 6, Matthew Foster 4, Carl Jericho 2, Bradley Jericho 2. Western Dists – Damon King
Best: WC Hawks - Taylor Roe, Shannon Morgil, Sam Wooden. Wirrulla - Tyron Fox, Jethro Holmes, Jamie Zippel, Wade Rigney, Daryl Priest. Goals: WC Hawks - Scott France 4, Wade Sutherland 4, Phil Hargens 2. Wirrulla - Mark Slattery 1, Saul Webb 1
Central Eyre won on forfeit from Elliston
Best: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan, Jack Wilkins, Logan Elliott, Bradley Jericho, Harrison Petty. Western Dists - Jonathan Gall, Callum Cook, Julian Dickson. Goals: Wudinna United - Logan Elliott 7, Izaac Boylan 3, Jack Wilkins 2, Lewis Habermann 1, Remi North 1, Bradley Jericho 1, Jeb Nettle 1, Brock Wilkins 1. Western Dists - Brayden King 5, Thomas Lee 2, Mitchell Wendland 1, Callum Cook 1, L McGuire 1.
Best: WC Hawks - Leroy Johnson, Quinn Mohi, Joseph McInnis. Wirrulla - Lachlan Ross, Corey Cabot, Andrew McEvoy, Caleb Thomas. Goals: WC Hawks - Isaac Goosay 5 Lance Appleby 2, Joseph McInnis 2. Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 7, Corey Cabot 1Central Eyre won on forfeit from Elliston
Round 12 - July 23, 2011
Best: Elliston - Tom Rumbelow, Delahay Miller, Steve Agars, Ross Bascomb. Wudinna United - Tony Evans, Mark North, Tom DuBois, Josh Boylan. Goals: Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 9, Ben Hurrell 2. Wudinna United - Darryl Marshall 3
Best: WC Hawks - Jake Sargent, Brenton Bascombe, Joseph McInnis, Nick Schumann, Travis Brown. Central Eyre - Kane Sampson, Jake Bruce, Ryan Sampson, Matthew Sampson, Matthew Beinke. Goals: WC Hawks - Brenton Bascombe 8, Gerard Montgomerie 3, Lijah Daniel 3, Dylan Kelsh 3, Nick Schumann 2, Darren Guidera 2, Darren Brown 2, Joseph McInnis 1, Kirk Montgomerie 1, Jake Sargent 1. Central Eyre - Colby Stringer 2, Ryan Sampson 2, Craig O Brien 1, Martin Grocke 1, Beau Lowe 1, John McBeath 1
Best: Wirrulla - Darren Mudge, Tyler Baldock, Troy Olsen, Chad Guelfi, Simon Webb. West Dists - Julian Dickson, Stephen Mudge, Dylan Beinke, Nathan Hebbermann, Wayne Moro. Goals: Wirrulla - Troy Olsen 6, Tyler Baldock 5, Craig Johnson 2. Wudinna United - Leigh Davis 3, Nathan Hebbermann 3, Jarrad Tomney 2
Best: Wirrulla - Saul Webb, Tyron Fox, Ben Edwards, Carl Sullivan. Western Dists - Jamie Baker, Callum Hebbermann, J East, Gareth Scholz. Goals: Wirrulla - Clint Olsen 5, Cameron Parker 2, Mark Slatery 2. Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 4, Russell Moroney 2
WUDINNA UNITED WON ON FORFEIT FROM ELLISTON
WEST COAST HAWKS WON A FORFEIT FROM CENTRAL EYRE
Best: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan, Remi North, Jack Wilkins, Bradley Jericho. Elliston - Reece Kelsh, Guy Hutchison, Brody Kenny, Y Coby. Goals: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 10, Logan Elliott 4, Jack Wilkins 2, Ricky Seal 2. Elliston - Adam Hurrell 4, Matthew Williams 2, Nathan Smith 2
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Lance Appleby, Mace VanWeenan. Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Jacob Patterson, Colby Stringer. Goals: WC Hawks - Harry Goosay 3, Noah Legovini 3, Mace VanWeenan 3. Central Eyre - Tynan Sampson 2, Joe O Brien 2
Best: Wirrulla - Andrew McEvoy, Cameron Parker, Lachlan Ross, Jack Evans. Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland, Julian Dickson, Ethan Tomney. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 7, Jack Kessell 4, Andrew McEvoy 3. Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland 2
Round 11 - July 16, 2011
Best WCH: Dillon Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie, Jake Sargent, James Almering. Best Elliston: Delahay Miller, Steve Agars, Andrew McLeod, Jason Matthews. Goals WCH: Brenton Bascombe 5, Dylan Kelsh 2, Gerard Montgomerie 2. Goals Elliston: Andrew McLeod 3, Tom Rumbelow 2, Jay Williams 2
Best: Wudinna United - Josh Boylan, Tyson Jackson, Mark North, Regan Petty. Wirrulla: Tyler Baldock, Darren Mudge, Evan Whillas, Izaac Halman, Dion Pittaway. Goals: Wudinna United: Josh Boylan 4, Darryl Marshall 3, Nick Wedding 2, Tony Evans 1. Wirrulla: Craig Johnson 5, Tyler Baldock 5, Chris Dickson 1
Best - Central Eyre: Jake Bruce, Ryan Sampson, Martin Grocke, Matthew Sampson, John McBeath. Western Dists - Shannon Horgan, Nathan Hebberman, Dylan Beinke, Scott Feltus. Goals: Central Eyre - Jon Beard 3, Wade O Brien 3, Jake Bruce 2. Western Dists: Dylan Beinke 2, Jesse Hull 1, Damien Carey 1
Best: Central Eyre - K Phillips, Darren O Brien, Jason Phillips, Western Dists - Chris Lynch, Stephen Mudge, Myles Tomney. Goals: Central Eyre - Kerron Cummings 2, Jeremy Wagner 1, Darren O Brien 1, K Phillips 1, Mark Fridd 1, Jason Buckley 1. Western Dists - J Baker 3, Brayden King 1, Mitchell Wendland 1, Dylan Cook 1
Best: WC Hawks - Nick Schumann, Scott France, Phil Hargens. Elliston - M Nash, Luke Tiller, Steve Paul. Goals: WC Hawks - N Sherman 7, Jarrad Freeman 6. Elliston - Harley Stein 1
Best: Wirrulla United - Scott Williams, Jarrad Elson, Jonty Seal, Zane Petty. Wirrulla - Judd Evans, Corey Cabot, Saul Webb. Goals: Wudinna United - Jonty Seal 4, Greg Barns 3, Shaine Dupree 3, Scott Williams 2. Wirrulla - Lynton Pym 1
Best: Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman, Micah vanLoon, Jacob Patterson. Western Dists - Steven Brands, Mitchell Wendland, Brayden King. Goals: Central Eyre - Ashton Filmer 7, Tyler Chapman 6. Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland 3, Russell Moroney 2, Brayden King 2
Best: WC Hawks - Mace van Weenan, Adam Strange, Quinn Mohi. Elliston - Matthew Williams, Adam Hurrell, Reece Kelsh, G Tree. Goals: WC Hawks - Adam Strange 7, Mace VanWeenan 5, R Saunders 4. Elliston - Matthew Williams 2
Best: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, Lachlan Ross, Kahill Evans. Wudinna United - Bradley Jericho, Izaac Boylan, Adam Jericho, Ryan Lymn. Goals: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot 6, Andrew McEvoy 3, Daniel Theunans 1, Jack Kelsh 1, Lachlan Ross 1. Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 1, Remi North 1
Round 10 - July 2, 2011
Best: WC Hawks - Tristan Carcuro, Steed Sutherland, Tyson Montgomerie, Dillon Cabot, Aiden Whitford. Wudinna United - Tyson Jackson, Dallas Waters, Mark North, Cameron Douglass. Goals: WC Hawks - Tristan Carcuro 8, Brenton Bascomb 3, Lijah Daniel 3 Joseph McInnis 2, Gerard Montgomerie 1, Dillon Montgomerie 1, Aiden Whitford 1. Wudinna United - Darryl Marchall 3, Nigel Oswald 2, Ryan DuBois 1, Bradley Jericho 1
Best: Elliston - Tom Rumbelow, Steve Agars, Jay Williams, Ben Hurrell, Jason Matthews. Western Dists - Leroy Hull, Wayne Moroney, Shannon Horgan, Jerel Fromm. Goals: Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 3. Western Dists - Wayne Moroney 3
Best: Wirrulla -Tyler Baldock, Dion Pittaway, Brodie Baldock, Gareth Dudley, Braden Holmes. Central Eyre - Jake Bruce, Ryan Sampson, Martin Grocke, Kane Sampson, Matthew Beinke. Goals: Wirrulla - Andrew Cox 5, Tyler Baldock 5, Simon Webb 3, Troy Olsen 3, Craig Johnson 3, Dion Pittaway 2, Mark Binder 1. Central Eyre - Martin Grocke 4, Wade O Brien 4, Matthew Beinke 2, Craig O Brien 2, Jon Beard 1, Ryan Sampson 1, Jake Bruce 1, Jeremy Wagner 1
Best: Wudinna United - Chris Foster, Paul Elliott, Daniel Haines, WC Hawks - Sam Wooden, Eric Elliott, Matthew Carcuro. Goals: Wudinna United - Ricky Seal 2, Izaac Boylan 1, Kevin Cummings 1, Shaine Dupree 1, Simon Petty 1, Scott Williams 1, Craig Brands 1. WC Hawks - Lance Appleby 1, Nick Schumann 1, Taylor Roe 1, Matthew Carcuro 1, Paul Feltus 1
Best: Western Dists - Chris Lynch, Gareth Scholz, Brayden King. Elliston - Lachlan Custance, Scott Bascomb, Luke Tiller. Goals: Western Dists - Brayden King 6, Stuart Jericho 3. Elliston - D Norman 1, Scott Bascomb 1, Jesse Custance 1
Best: Wirrulla - J Edwards, Clayton Perry, Daryl Lawrie, Saul Webb. Central Eyre - Keiron Bedding, Darren O Brien, Jason Phillips, Danny Collins. Goals: Wirrulla - Clint Olsen 4, R Lee 3, Saul Webb 2
Best: W C Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Mace Van Weenan, Lance Appleby. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Izaac Boylan, Remi North, Logan Elliott. Goals: WC Hawks - Lance Appleby 3, Joseph McInnis 2, Isaac Goosay 2. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 2, Ricky Seal 1, Frazer Douglass 1
Best: Elliston - Liam Newton, Adam Hurrell, Guy Hutchison, Jake Smith. Western Dists - Julian Dickson, Callum Cook, Brayden King. Goals: Elliston - Guy Hutchison 7, Matthew Williams 3, Adam Hurrell 2, Lachlan Custance 2. Western Dists - Brayden King 8, Callum Cook 2, Julian Dickson 2
Best: Wirrulla - Andrew Theunans, Corey Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Jacob Patterson, J McCartney. Goals: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot 3, Matthew Greatbatch 2, Jack Kessell 1. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 3, Toby Kelly 1
Round 9 - June 25, 2011
Best: WC Hawks - Darren Brown, Kirk Montgomerie, Damien Johnson, Tristan Carcuro, Jake Sargent. Western Dists - Wayne Moroney, Shannon Horgan, Trent Brace, Scott Feltus. Goals: WC Hawks - Tristan Carcuro 8, Darren Brown 5, Dillon Montgomerie 2, Lance Appleby 2. Western Dists - Matthew Carey 1, Nathan Hebberman 1, Trent Brace 1
Best: Wudinna United - Ryan DuBois, Mark North, Paul Sargent, Dallas Waters, Tony Evans. Central Eyre - Ryan Sampson, Martin Grocke, Jake Bruce, Andrew Kelly, Damien Mullan. Goals: Wudinna United - Darryl Marshall 5, Ryan DuBois 2, Tony Evans 2. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien 2, Jon Beard 2, Jeremy Wagner 2
Best: Wirrulla - Simon Webb, Tyler Baldock, Matthew Greatbatch, Chad Guelfi, Mark Greatbatch. Elliston - Ben Hurrell, Jay Williams, Tom Rumbelow, Josh Theodorus, Robert Pickett. Goals: Wirrulla - Simon Webb 6, Shane Pittaway 4, Troy Olsen 4, Lynton Pym 3, Mark Binder 2, Matt Greatbatch 2, Corey Cabot 1, Tyler Baldock 1, Dion Pittaway 1, Chad Guelfi 1. Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 5, Jay Williams 3, Tom Beaty 2, Dylan Campbell 1
Best: WC Hawks - Simon Tucker, Quinn Mohi, Matthew Carcuro, Jarrad Higgins. Western Dists - Myles Tomney, Chris Lynch, Milton Holmes, Dale Moroney. Goals: WC Hawks - Jake McEvoy 2, S Southern 2, Jarrad Freeman 2, Callan Roe 1. Western Dists - Brayden King 1, Brenton Mudge 1, Chris Lynch 1
Best: Wudinna United - Scott Williams, Craig Brands, Graham Walters, Kym Tree. Central Eyre - Justin Schultz, A Clements, Keiron Bedding. Goals: Wudinna United - Shaine Dupree 4, Matt Ellerington 1, Chris Foster 1. Central Eyre - Jeremy Wagner 2, Jack Sampson 1, Danny Collins 1
Elliston forfeited to Wirrulla
Best: Wirrulla - Hayden Agars, Mitchell Gum, Jack Kessell, Brody McFarlane. Elliston - Guy Hutchison, Lachlan Custance, Tyson Tree. Goals: Wirrulla - Jack Kessell 3, Mitchell Gum 3, Corey Cabot 2, Tyson Roberts 1. Elliston - Lachlan Custance 2, Tyson Tree 2, Tristan Ryan 1, Michael Every 1
Best: Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Tyler Chapman, Brett McComb, Connor Dowden. Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan, Harrison Petty, Jack Wilkins, Logan Elliott. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 8, Cain Reynolds 2, Toby Kelly 1. Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 2, Jack Wilkins 2, Ricky Seal 1
Best: WC Hawks - Jake McEvoy, Quinn Mohi, Harley Smail, Joseph McInnis. Western Dists - Callum Cook, Thomas Lee, Julian Dickson. Goals: WC Hawks - Adam Strange 4, Jaxon Galliver 3, Quinn Mohi 3. Western Dists - Julian Dickson 1
Round 8 - June 18, 2011
Best — Wudinna United: Mark North, Tyson Jackson, Stefan Wilkins, Nick Wedding. Western Districts: Jerel Fromm, Dylan Beinke, Clint Tomney, Shannon Horgan. Goals — Wudinna United : Neil Seaman 2, Daniel Hutchins 2, Nick Wedding 1. Western Districts: Callum Cook 2, Angus Gunn 1, Shannon Horgan 1
Best - West Coast Hawks: Aiden Whitford, Max Shaw, Dylan Kelsh, Darren Brown, Travis Brown. Wirrulla - Chad Guelfi, Tyler Baldock, Robert Holmes, Chris Dickson, Shane Pittaway. Goals — West Coast Hawks: Darren Brown 5, Tristan Carcuro 4, Lijah Daniel 3, Jake Sargent 2, Gerrard Montgomerie 2, Aiden Whitford 1, Dillion Montgomerie, Angus McInnis, Darren Guidera. Wirrulla - Dion Pittaway 2, Troy Olsen 1, Simon Webb 1.
Best — Central Eyre: Jared Sampson, Jake Bruce, Wade O Brien, Ryan Sampson, Andrew Kelly. Elliston: Jay Williams, Ross Bascomb, Robert Pickett, Dylan Campbell. Goals — Central Eyre: Wade O Brien 7, Tyler Chapman 3, Martin Grocke 3. Elliston: Tom Rumbelow 3, Fred Romanowycz 2, C Griffiths 2
Best: Wudinna United - Paul Sargent, Shaine Dupree, Chris Foster, Luke Boylan. Western Dists - Chris Lynch, Gareth Scholz, Julian Dickson. Goals: Wudinna United - Paul Sargent 4, Shaine Dupree 4, Cam Foster 3. Western Dists - Dylan Cook 3, Jamie Brands 2
Best: WC Hawks - Scott France, N Box, Sam Wooden, Wade Sutherland. Wirrulla - Zac Thomas, Lynton Pym, Andrew Atkinson, Wade Rigney, D Priest. Goals: WC Hawks - Lance Appleby 4, Scott France 4, Jarrad Freeman 2, Phil Hargens 1, Wade Sutherland 1, Callan Roe 1, Dion Trezona 1, Tristan Roe 1, Jarrad Higgins 1, Paul Feltus 1, Eric Elliott 1, Shaun Trevellion 1. Wirrulla - W Slattery 3, Lynton Pym 2, John Barrett 1
Best: Elliston - A McCarie, J Paterson, M Nash. Central Eyre - Brett Sampson, Jason Buckley, Brett McComb. Goals: Elliston - Nathan Little 3, Brody Kenny 3. Central Eyre – not av.
Best: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan, Bradley Jericho, Cody Boylan, Chris Thompson. Western Dists - Julian Dickson, Callum Cook, Thomas Lee. Goals: Wudinna United - Izaac Boylan 6, Remi North 3, Ricky Seal 2. Western Dists - Brayden King 4, Mitchell Wendland 3, Callum Cook 3
Best: WC Hawks - Shannon Morgill, Quinn Mohi, Joseph McInnis, Sam Johns. Wirrulla - Lachlan Ross, Matthew Greatbatch, Andrew Theunans, Jack Kelsh. Goals: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis 4, Jaxon Galliver 3, Isaac Goosay 2. Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 5
Best: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Toby Kelly, Brett McComb. Elliston - Guy Hutchison, Lachlan Custance, Brody Kenny, R Martin. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 9, Tynan Sampson 2, Toby Kelly 2. Elliston - Guy Hutchison 5, Nathan Smith 3, Lachlan Custance 2
Round 7 - June 4, 2011
Best: WC Hawks - Derick Freeman, Darren Guidera, Lijah Daniel, Aiden Whitford, Cameron Montgomerie. Central Eyre - Ryan Sampson, Jared Sampson, Jake Bruce, Jon Beard, Josh Beinke. Goals: WC Hawks - Darren Guidera 3, Brenton Bascomb 3, Aiden Whitford 3, Tristan Carcuro 2, Dillon Cabot 2, Dylan Kelsh 2, Lance Appleby 2, Darren Brown 2, Jake Sargent 1, Cameron Montgomerie 1, Max Shaw 1. Central Eyre - Martin Grocke 2, Jon Beard 2, Matthew Beinke 2, Jake Bruce 1, Craig O Brien 1, Kane Sampson 1, Kane Murphy 1, Josh Beinke 1
Best: Wudinna United - Mark North, Ryan DuBois, Josh Mitchell, Dallas Waters. Elliston - Jay Williams, Todd Romanowycz, Jason Matthews, Robert Pickett, Tom Beaty. Goals: Wudinna United - Neil Seaman 9, Josh Mitchell 3, Nick Wedding 3, Ryan DuBois 2, Tyson Jackson 2. Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 6, Darryl Marshall 5, Todd Romanowycz 2
Best: Wirrulla - Craig Johnson, Tyler Baldock, Robert Holmes, Braden Holmes, Dion Pittaway. Western Dists - Yianni Kozminski, Trent Brace, Angus Gunn, Gareth Tomney, Nathan Hebbermann. Goals: Wirrulla - Craig Johnson 5, Shane Pittaway 4, Tyler Baldock 2, Andrew Cox 2. Western Dists - Wade Shepperd 2, Angus Gunn 2, Scott Feltus 1, Jesse Hull 1, Damien Carey 1
Best: Western Dists – not av. Wirrulla - Jethro Holmes, Andrew Atkinson, Blake Thompson. Goals: West Dists - Darren Shoobridge 3, Dylan Cook 3, Callum Cook 1, Chris Lynch 1. Wirrulla - Clint Olsen 3, Carl Sullivan 1, Andrew Atkinson 1, Mark Slattery 1
Elliston forfeited to Wudinna United
Central Eyre forfeited to West Coast Hawks
Best: WC Hawks - Quinn Mohi, Sam Johns, Jaxon Gilmore, Toby Kelly. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Brett McComb, Toby Kelly. Goals: WC Hawks - Izaac Goosay 6, Quinn Mohi 4
Best: Wudinna United - Ricky Seal, The Team. Elliston - Nathan Smith, Tyson Tree, Guy Hutchison. Goals: Wudinna United - Logan Elliott 4, Chris Thompson 3, Izaac Boylan 2, Brock Wilkins 2, Darcy Martin 1, Jeb Nettle 1, Remi North 1, Ian Jericho 1, Ricky Seal 1, Fraser Douglass 1. Elliston - Guy Hutchison 3, Nathan Smith 2, Lachlan Hutchison 1, Brody Kenny 1
Best: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot, Daniel Theunans, Matthew Greatbatch. Western Dists – not av. Goals: Wirrulla - Andrew McEvoy 4, Corey Cabot 3, Daniel Theunans 2, Jack Kessell 2, Mitchell Gum 1. Western Dists - Julian Dickson 1, Kirk Hull 1
Round 6 - May 28, 2011
Best – Western Dists: Wade Shepherd, Wayne Moroney, Jarrad Tomney, Jerel Fromm, Damien Carey. Central Eyre - Kane Sampson, Jared Sampson, Andrew Kelly, Jake Bruce, Matthew Beinke. Goals: Western Dists - Wade Shepherd 5, Wayne Moroney 3, Matthew Carey 2, Damien Carey 2. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien 2, Damien Mullen 2, Jake Bruce 1, Jared Sampson 1
Best – Wirrulla: Tyler Baldock, Simon Webb, Alex Bond, Chad Guelfi, Troy Olsen. Wudinna United - Neil Seaman, Tyson Jackson, Daniel Hutchins, Ryan Cummings. Goals: Wirrulla - Craig Johnson 6, Robert Holmes 3, Corey Cabot 2. Wudinna United - Neil Seaman 6, Eugene Wauchope 4, Ryan Du Bois 2
ELLISTON FORFEITED TO WEST COAST HAWKS IN A & B GRADES
Best – Western Dists: Kevin Brands, Dylan Cook, Shaun Carey, Callum Hebberman, Callum Cook. Central Eyre - Jason Phillips, Nick Berg, Danny Collins, Todd Matthews. Goals: Western Dists - Kevin Brands 9, Dylan Cook 5, Gareth Scholz 2, Tom Lee 1, Mitchell Brands 1
Orrin Gosling 1, Brayden King 1, Shaun Carey 1, Chris Lynch 1. Central Eyre - Kerron Cummings 3, Jack Sampson 1, Brody Sampson 1
Best: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster, Scott Williams, Brenton Wedding, Craig Brands, Kevin Cummings. Wirrulla - Blake Thompson, Lynton Pym, Tyron Fox, Judd Evans, Saul Webb. Goals: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster 8, Shaine Dupree 4, Isaac Boylan 2, Scott Williams 2, Ricky Seal 1. Wirrulla - Peter Gum, Judd Evans, Andrew Patterson. John Barrett
Best: Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland, Julian Dickson, Josh Horgan. Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Brendan North, Tyler Chapman, Jacob Patterson. Goals: Western Dists - Brayden King 4, Callum Cook 4, Julian Dickson 3, Ethan Tomney 2, Ben Forrest 1, Tom Lee 1. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 1, Brendan North 1
Best: Wirrulla - Andrew McEvoy, Lachlan Ross, Andrew Theunens. Wudinna United - Samuel Buckham, Harrison Petty, Isaac Boylan, Brock Wilkins. Goals: Cameron Parker 6, Andrew McEvoy 3, Jack Kessel 2. Wudinna United - Isaac Boylan 1
Best: WC - Hawks Sam Johns, Jaxon Gilmore, Mark Flaherty. Elliston - Reece Kelsh, Nathan Smith, Michael Ever. Goals: WC Hawks - Adam Strange 5, Shannon Morgill 3, Joseph McInnis 2. Elliston - J Johns 2
Eastern Eyre Crowned Kings of the Upper Eyre
May 24, 2011
All eyes were at Wudinna Oval at the weekend for the trial of a new three league competition concept in Football and Netball. About 450 players between the football and netball, competing against the best from neighboring competitions. The football was played in Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and League levels, with a round robin format keeping the great crowd entertained. A horrendous wind blew from the north at the start of the day, only easing for the final match in the A Grade Football. Despite the difficult conditions, the football was fast and furious, the shorter games not allowing any time to recover from concentration lapses.
Starting with Eastern Eyre playing Mid West, a highly skilled game in difficult conditions. The first half saw Mid West kick two goals into the wind with Eastern Eyre three goals five with it, it looked as if wayward kicking may take its toll on the boys from the East. Rising to the occasion in the second half, desperate football saw the game come down to the wire with a narrow two point win to the Eastern Eyre side.
Whilst the Magpies took a rest to review what they needed to do next, a strong Far West outfit took to the ground, and won the toss kicking with the wind. Similarly to the first game, many shots on goal went astray, and the green and whites were ruing 2 goals 7 points at the half, to excellent two goals straight into the wind. Eastern Eyre knew just how to play with the wind in the second half and attacked constantly, eventually running out 15 point winners. Both sides had 11 scoring shots, however Far West missing the mark more often which ultimately cost the game.
Mid West returned in the final game to play Far West. Interestingly, the final game probably saw more open football than the whole day, with players adapting to the conditions. Twelve goals were kicked between the sides, which is a great return given the conditions, Mid West running out 23 point winners.
Some very impressive displays of skill and teamwork see a wonderful future for football on the upper Eyre. Kym LeBois was outstanding, covering the whole ground to take out the overall best and fairest award. Team best players were Jack Wilkins from Mid West, Brock McFarlane for Eastern Eyre and Kym LeBois of Far West. Other notable contributors were Corey Ainsworth, Matthew Ramsey, Mark Wedding, Ethan Kwaterski, Alex Villis for Eastern Eyre, Connor Dowden, Guy Hutchison, Lachlan McInnis, Kyle Tucker, Tristan Ryan, Kane Grocke and Zane Montgomerie for Mid West, Ian Milera, Sam Woods, Corey Miller, Garrett Bowden, Taran Montgomerie and Joel Shipard for Far West
Mid West sent out the challenge right from the first bounce, kicking 6 goals seven to no score at the half, although the wind would have been worth the six goals. Eastern Eyre battled hard in the second half, however were not able to penetrate the strong Magpie backline often enough to challenge on the scoreboard. They did control the ball well, however the Mid West were able to chip the ball and find targets into the wind, running out victors by 31 points.
Staying on the ground to meet Far West, the Eastern Eyre boys had a great first half into the wind, holding Far West to two goals. They learned from the first game and approached the game with an extra man in defense, while Far West was trying different ways to goal. Eastern Eyre fired up for a five goal second half, in a great display of team running football to run out 25 point victors.
Mid West returned to face Far West, kicking with the wind in the first half of the final game, and amassing another six goals to nil. The second half was very competitive, however Mid West was able to hold on to the lead that they had gained and ran out a 48 point win.
Tyler Chapman won the Carnival Best and Fairest and also the Mid West Best Player award in a dominant display, handling the difficult conditions better than most. Normy Wombat won the Far West Best Player and Riley Mills the Eastern Eyre Best Player Medal. Other big contributors include Mid West’s Cameron Parker, Lance Appleby, Izaac Boylan, Lachlan Ross, Brayden King, Sam Johns and Toby Kelly, Eastern Eyre’s Riley Maitland, Nick and Sid Masters, Shannon Jenner, Sheldon Dennis and Jake Hodgins. For Far West Lachie Woods, Dale Haynes, Ryan Rogers, Jessie Chandler, Jawy Wombat and Stewart Wilkins.
Entertaining fast football and a great warm up for the Port Adelaide Cup in three weeks time.
U17 INTERLEAGUE AT WUDINNA
GAME 1 – EASTERN EYRE 9.9 - 63 V MID WEST 0.0 - 0
Eastern Eyre having lost the toss began the first game well using link handball to run the ball into the strong northerly wind. Eastern Eyre Ruckman Brent Gray goaled early followed by opportunistic goals to Jordan Kenny and Rhyce Beinke. Kenny’s defensive work up forward resulted in a number of scoring opportunities as his tackling and chasing prevented any clean movement for Mid West out of their defensive half. Matt Williams and Corey Cabot worked hard through the mid field for Mid West but they could not penetrate the strong defensive line of Eastern Eyre with Fraser Kessling, Ayden Smith and Justin Mills continually repelling any Mid West movement forward.
Signs were ominous early in the second half of game 1 as Brent Gray goaled for Eastern Eyre followed by Blair Buchanan from outside 50m with the strong wind. Eastern Eyre continued to regularly rotate midfielders through the bench with Fraser, Tom Gray, Cant and Mills benefitting from the dominant Ruck work of Brent Gray and Rayner. Buchanan continued to dominate up forward for Eastern Eyre as his ability to lead into space and finish well added two further goals for Eastern Eyre. Shad Smith, Julian Dickson and Bradley Jericho battled manfully in defence for Mid West only to have the likes of Rayson and Sampson kicking truly from on or around the 50m arc.
Eastern Eyre ran out easy winners in game 1 with a dominant display across the ground. Mid West will gladly welcome back key players in Douglas, Fitzgerald and Murphy from College to add some strength and height around the ground for the Kinlough Cup.
GAME 2 – EASTERN EYRE 11.6 – 72 V FAR WEST 1.1 – 7
After a short break Eastern Eyre moved into their positions to kick with the wind in the second game against Far West. Blair Buchanan continued his strong form from game one up forward kicking 2 early goals as Eastern Eyre moved the ball cleanly through the midfield. Far West having taken time to adjust to the conditions began to win their share of the ball through Broadie Chandler and the ungainly but effective work of Truman Hoffrichter. Eastern Eyre continued to display their dominance across the field with forwards like Rayson and Villis capitalising. Brady Woods and Jai Mahar displayed strong defensive skills for Far West with the assistance of midfielders Ty Hoffrichter and Jerome Newchurch who tried to run the ball into the wind.
Early in the second half Joseph Williams for far West began to use his height well around the ground to give the likes of Broadie Chandler and Ty Hoffrichter first use of the ball. This was to no avail as any movement by Far West into their forward 50m was stopped by the taller and stronger Eastern Eyre players like Kessling, Larwood and Harris. Their ability to move the ball effectively from defence allowed the Eastern Eyre midfield to run and carry the ball into the wind resulting in regular scoring opportunities for Tom Gray, Rayson, Villis and Kenny. Late in the half the hard work of Chandler and Woods resulted in a number of scoring opportunities for Far West with Jerome Newchurch kicking a great crumbing goal to somewhat dampen what was clearly a dominant display from Eastern Eyre.
GAME 3 - MID WEST 7.4 – 46 V FAR WEST 4.4 – 28
Having had the advantage of a break between games, Mid West benefitted further through winning the toss and kicking with the wind. Colby Stringer pushed forward early to mark and goal. With an increased level of confidence Stringer began to dominate in the ruck around the ground which resulted in a number of clearances through the Mid West mid field of Williams, Johnson and Greatbatch. Jesse Chandler having already played U15 for Far West read the play well to take numerous defensive marks only to have Mid West push the ball back into their forward 50m for Wilkins, Johnson and Appleby to goal. The stronger bodies for Far West in Newchurch, Broadie Chandler and Brady Woods continued to push the ball forward with help from Truman Hoffrichter negating the dominance of Stringer in the Ruck. A late opportunistic goal for Williams of Mid West resulted in a 6 goal lead at the break.
With the advantage of the wind Far West completely controlled the first 5 minutes of the second half resulting in goals to Williams and Newchurch. Far West continued to win the contested ball but struggled to capitalise on numerous movements forward. A positive movement into the gale for Mid West along with a 50m penalty resulted in a goal to Shannon Morgill of Mid West. A heated exchange followed as Far West again moved forward resulting in a player from each team sent from the ground. Truman Hoffrichter then goaled on the run from 50m to give Far West a slim chance of victory with less than 5 minutes to play. Far West continued to push forward only to be stopped by the strong defensive work of Dickson and the ability of Jonty Seal to find a target under pressure for Mid West. A long goal to Brady Woods finished the game well for Far West but the run and use of the ball in general by Mid West resulted in an 18 point victory.
All three sides presented with strong line ups, including new faces. It is interesting to note that in all three games, each of the three sides found themselves in a winning position at some time in the game, with Eastern Eyre having the poise and confidence to prevail in the tight moments.
The first game saw Mid West off to a relatively slow start in the first half, having the breeze, but the red and blue boys attacking well into the wind. Entertaining on ball duals with Eyre Peninsula squad representatives facing off. Mid West ran out the final ten minutes of the first half piling on quick goals, setting up a 22 point half time lead but Eastern Eyre’s three goals into the wind are a testament to hard work and thinking football. For a while, it looked like Mid West may hold on, scoring into the breeze and holding Eastern Eyre out, but like the first half, with ten minutes to go Eastern Eyre applied the blow torch scoring five unanswered goals to run out three goal victors. Tyler Baldock did well in the ruck for Mid West, Dillon Montgomerie enjoyed a great return to representative football after injuries last year, Tyson Jackson demonstrated skills and toughness to show he is a player of the future, Aiden Whitford as always and Simon Webb at Centre Half Forward. For Easter Eyre, Josh Fitzgerald was the big target that possibly won the game for the men of the east, Nick Franklin just kept getting the football and using it exquisitely, Wayne Piggott impassable in defense, Ryan Montgomerie dominated against his old side, and Shannon Larwood's speed and know how at this level makes huge difference.
The second game saw a renewed Far West line up take the field, with the wind slowly abating. After settling to the conditions, Far West was able to set up a seven point lead at the half, whist some excellent running displays, constantly winning the ball across centre and half back. Again though, Eastern Eyre was able to score into the wind, which was the key to their day. The second half of the game produced some inspiring football as both sides knuckled down to physical, hard tackling and pressure that it takes to win Mortlock Shields. Whilst there were some mistakes in the conditions, the commitment of players for their respective league can not be doubted. In a nail biting finish, Eastern Eyre was able to hold on by three points, but the game could have gone either way. Again Eastern Eyre’s ability to hit key targets and score into the wind was important, but Far West will consider themselves unlucky.
For the winners, very hard to miss the hard work of jack Burton, Wayne Piggott again held the opposition and bay with sheer strength, Nick Franklin and Ryan Montgomerie showed cool head under the pressure, and they will be keys at Mortlock, Tom Davey, Ben Clements, and Brook Seal were good. Far West combined well as a side, Todd Warmington is a very welcome return to the side, Drew Hardy’s leg speed and constant ball winning ability, Dom Denton pulled down strong marks, Wayne Miller up forward and Jay Reimann showed that he will be an asset at Mortlock
The final game probably enjoyed the best conditions, with the wind dropping, but the cloud making it quite dark. The lights were turned on and a yellow ball used. Once again entertaining football saw the two evenly matched EP western neighbors hard at it. Mid West set up a half time lead of 10 points which didn’t have any feel of large enough to be match winning. The second half however saw Mid West slowly pull away, despite Far West’s valiant ongoing attempts to force the ball forward. Perhaps Mid West’s five rounds already played in the season had a slight advantage in fitness levels. Good performances again by Jake Bruce and Tyson Jackson, Simon Webb covered enormous ground at Centre Half Forward and along the way a road to goal, the experienced Scott Feltus, Aiden Whitford enjoyed a great day all round, in the air or on the ground he is equally damaging, and Robert Holmes showed some good form. For Far West, welcome back Waylon Johncock, he is a class act, David Wright in defense is a rock of Gibraltar, Michael Newchurch strong at the contests, and hard ball winner, Drew Hardy again along with Jay Reimann and Lachie Brown.
Overall a great day of inter-league football, and matches that lived up to the promise, despite the windy weather. The three side concept seemed to be well received by the players and the day was played in wonderful spirit by all sides. The future of this style of May inter-league competition will be discussed over the coming months, and it is will be interesting to review the idea with the Netballers also. Congratulations to all Leagues and the way that the change was positively embraced by everyone.
RESULTS FROM MAY 22 INTER-LEAGUE WEEKEND
EASTERN EYRE TOO STRONG IN THEIR TWO MATCHES
INTER-LEAGUE at Wudinna
Best: Eastern Eyre - N Franklin, J Fitzgerald, W Piggott, R Montgomerie, S Larwood. Mid West - T Baldock, D Montgomerie, T Jackson, A Whitford, S Webb. Goals – Eastern Eyre: J Fitzgerald 5, E Hunt 1, N Johnson 1, N Franklin 1, B Seal 1. T Davey 1. Mid West - S Webb 3, A Whitford 2, J Matthews 1, T Baldock 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - T Burton, W Piggott, T Davey, N Franklin, R Montgomerie. Far West - T Warmington, D Hardy, D Denton, J Reimann, W Miller. Goals – Eastern Eyre: J Fitzgerald 2, B Clements 1, N Johnson 1. Far West - W Miller 3, T Warmington 1
Best: Mid West - S Webb, A Whitford, S Feltus, T Jackson, J Bruce. Far West - D Wright, M Newchurch, D Hardy, T Reimann. Goals – Mid West: J Bruce 2, A Whitford 1, M Grocke 1, D Montgomerie 1, R Holmes 1. Far West - J Trowbridge 2, L Brown 1, W Johncock 1.
Overall Best and Fairest - Tyler Baldock (Mid West FL)
Best Player Awards
Mid West FL - Tyler Baldock
Far West FL - Drew Hardy
UNDER 17s (WON BY EASTERN EYRE)
Best: Eastern Eyre - F Sampson, B Gray, J Villis, R Rayson, R Beinke. Mid West - J Dickson, M Williams, S Smith, B Jericho, R Rayson. Goals: Eastern Eyre - B Buchanan 3, B Gray 2, J Kenny 1, F Sampson 1, R Beinke 1, R Rayson 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - F Sampson, B Gray, R Rayson, T Gray, J Villis. Far West - B Chandler, Ty Hoffrichter, J Newchurch, B Woods, J Williams. Goals: Eastern Eyre - B Buchanan 3, J Villis 2, T Gray 2, R Rayson 2, J Kenny 2, F Sampson 1. Far West - J Newchurch 1
Best: Mid West - M Williams, J Seal, C Stringer, L Johnson, B Jericho. Far West - J Williams, J Newchurch, Tr Hoffrichter, B Woods. Goals: Mid West - C Stringer 2, M Williams 2, B Wilkins 1, L Johnson 1, L Appleby 1. Far West - J Williams 1, J Newchurch 1, Tr Hoffrichter 1, B Woods 1
Overall Best and Fairest - Reece Rayson (Eastern Eyre)
Mid West FL - Matthew Williams
Far West FL - Brody Woods
Eastern Eyre FL - Fraser Sampson
UNDER 15s (WON BY MID WEST)
Best: Mid West - T Chapman, L Appleby, L Ross, S Johns, C Parker. Eastern Eyre - R Mills, S Dennis, R Maitland, J Hodgins, S Jenner. Goals: Mid West - C Parker 2, T Chapman 2, M Wendland 1, C Cook 1, S Johns 1. Eastern Eyre - S Masters 2, J Larwood 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - R Maitland, S Masters, R Mills, N Masters, S Dennis. Far West - L Woods, N Wombat, J Chandler, J Wombat, R Rogers. Goals: Eastern Eyre - A Klinberg 2, S Masters 1, J Larwood 1, R Andrew 1. Far West - N Wombat 2
Best: Mid West - T Chapman, I Boylan, T Kelly, C Parker, B King. Far West - N Wombat, J Wombat, R Rogers, D Haynes, L Woods. Goals: Mid West - C Parker 3, T Chapman 2, C Cook 2, I Boylan 1. Far West - J Wombat 1
Overall Best and Fairest - Tyler Chapman (Mid West)
Mid West FL - Tyler Chapman
Far West FL - Normy Wombat
Eastern Eyre FL - Riley Mills
Under 13s (WON BY EASTERN EYRE)
Best: Eastern Eyre - B Mc Farlane, A Villis, M Ramsey, M Dewson, C Ainsworth. Mid West - J Wilkins, G Hutchison, K Grocke, Z Montgomerie, L McInnis. Goals: Eastern Eyre - M Ramsey, 1 A Villis 1, B Mc Farlane 1. Mid West - I Galliver 1, B Forrest 1, L Elliott 1, J Wilkins 1
Best: Eastern Eyre - M Wedding, C Ainsworth, B McFarlane, E Kwaterski, C Duncan. Far West - K LeBois, G Bowden, I Milera, S Woods, C Williams, C Miller. Goals: Eastern Eyre - B McFarlane 2, E Kwaterski 2, M Wedding 1. Far West - K LeBois 2
Best: Mid West - J Wilkins, C Dowden, G Hutchison, K Tucker, T Ryan. Far West - K LeBois, I Milera, C Miller, T Montgomerie, J Shipard, C Wild. Goals: Mid West - J Wilkins 4, C Dowden 1, M Gum 1, L Elliott 1, K Tucker 1. Far West - K LeBois 3, K Chandler 1
Overall Best and Fairest - Kym LeBois (Far West )
Mid West FL - Jack Wilkins
Far West FL - Brock McFarlane
Eastern Eyre FL - Kym LeBois
“Kings” of Upper Eyre Football up for Grabs
by Andrew Buckham - May 17, 2011
Eastern Eyre, Far West and Mid West will clash head on the weekend in Wudinna to see who will reign as the best Football League and Netball Association on the upper Eyre Peninsula.
In the first time of a new concept for May inter-league formats, each will play each other in a format style of the AFL Pre Season games. The football is fast and furious, and a big test for players and coaching staff. All grades will be on show, Under 13s on the Wudinna area School oval, Under 15s, Under 17s and the A grade to complete a big day of football.
This carnival style game is used at Port Adelaide Cup, Kinlough Cup, Mortlock Shield and State Country Championships, so this is an ideal way to prepare for these events.
Games are played in two halves, which include time on, with three games played in each grade. Due to the shortened game, attacking football is needed to score quickly, so expect plenty of fast ball movement, big marks and long goals.
Mid West played in the Grand Final last year at Mortlock Shield, and will be keen to atone for their loss to Port Lincoln. They finished third on percentage. Eastern Eyre only lost once at Mortlock last year, narrowly to Mid West, and finished the carnival in second place (based on premiership ladder format). These team are very well matched and have both played five home and away games ensuring that players are match fit. Far West’s Mortlock campaign last year was a little more disappointing after a good 2009, but have recruited some wonderful players this year, and will be keen to fly the green and white flag high. The larger Wudinna Oval will suit the leg speed of Far West, who have drawn to play the two later games, which is always an advantage.
Gates for the day open at 8.30am, with bacon and egg rolls available for breakfast early.
This will be a big day of football and netball action and a great preparation for the upcoming interleague season. The best players in each league will be on show, Eyre Peninsula selectors looking on and pride on the line.
Program for Day
(2 x 20 min halves plus time on with 5 minutes half time on oval)
ROUND FIVE - May 14, 2011
Best: West Dists - Yianni Kozminski, Jerel Fromm, Leigh Davis, Trent Brace, Damien Carey. Elliston - Jay Williams, Tom Rumbelow, Ross Bascomb, Jason Matthews, Josh Williams. Goals: West Dists - Brenton Mudge 2, Jerel Fromm 2, Callum Cook 1. Elliston - Tom Rumbelow 8, Dylan Campbell 1, Tom Beaty 1
Best: Wirrulla - Jarrod Parker, Simon Webb, Tyler Baldock, Andrew Cox, Robert Holmes. Central Eyre - Kane Sampson, Ryan Sampson, Wade O Brien, Matthew Beinke. Goals: Wirrulla - Simon Webb 7, Tyler Baldock 6, Andrew Cox 3. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien 6, Tyler Chapman 3, Martin Grocke 2
Best: W C Hawks - Dillon Montgomerie, Brenton Bascomb, Travis Brown, Tristan Carcuro. Wudinna United - Aaron Lampre, Troy Klante, Dallas Waters, Regan Petty. Goals: WC Hawks - Tristan Carcuro 6, Darren Brown 4, Darren Guidera 3, Brenton Bascomb 3. Wudinna United - Aaron Lampre 3, Eugene Wauchope 3
Best: WC Hawks – n/a. Wudinna United - Scott Williams, Simon Petty, Michael Freak, Brock Wilkins. Goals: WC Hawks - Ricky Seal 2, Brett Peters 2, Clint Gamble 1. Wudinna United - Lance Appleby 2, N Schumann 1, Shaun Trevellion 1
WEST DISTS WON ON FORFEIT FROM ELLISTON
WIRRULLA WON ON A FORFEIT FROM CENTRAL EYRE
Best: West Dists - Callum Cook, Matthew Brands, Ben Forrest. Goals: West Dists - Brayden King 8, Ben Forrest 5, Josh Horgan 2
Best: Wirrulla - Corey Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, Jack Kelsh. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Toby Kelly, Jack Sampson. Goals: Wirrulla - Andrew McEvoy 5, Cameron Parker 4, Jack Evans 2. Central Eyre - Ashton Filmer 2, Jack Sampson 1, Tyler Chapman 1
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Mark Flaherty, Sheridan Roe. Wudinna United - Harrison Petty, Remi North, Logam Elliott, Ricky Seal. Goals: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis 3, Clint Mortimer 3, Isaac Goosay 2, Adam Strange 2, Quinn Mohi 1, Lance Appleby 1, Jake McEvoy 1, Henry Smale 1, Sam Johns 1, Jaxon Galliver 1
ROUND FOUR - MAY 7, 2011
Best: Wudinna United - Mark North, Tyson Jackson, Ryan DuBois, Eugene Wauchope, Josh Mitchell. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien, Jake Bruce, Matthew Sampson, Kane Sampson, Ryan Sampson. Goals: Wudinna United - Eugene Wauchope 9, Daniel Hutchins 4, Aaron Lampre 3, Ryan DuBois 1, Tyson Jackson 1. Central Eyre - Wade O Brien 9, Tyler Chapman 2, Jon Beard 2, Jake Bruce 2, Ryan Sampson 1
Best: Wirrulla – Shad Smith, Brad Holmes, Tyler Baldock, Craig Johnson, Jarrod Parker. Elliston – Ross Bascomb, Robert Pickett, Braden Hean, Jason Matthews, Todd Romanowycz. Goals: Wirrulla – Craig Johnson 9, Simon Webb 6, Tyler Baldock 5, Mark Binder 5. Elliston – Tom Rumbelow 4, Todd Romanowycz 2, Harley Stein 1
Best: WC Hawks - Damien Johnson, Darren Guidera, Dillon Cabot, Cameron Montgomerie, Steed Sutherland. West Dists - Jerel Fromm, Trent Brace, Shannon Horgan, Jesse Hull. Goals: WC Hawks - A Whitford 4, Darren Guidera 2, Dillon Montgomerie 2, Tristan Carcuro 2, Lance Appleby 1, M Shaw 1, Brenton Bascomb 1, Gerard Montgomerie 1, Jake Sargent 1, Dillon Cabot 1, Angus McInnis 1, Steed Sutherland 1, Darren Brown 1. West Dists - Justin Beard 1, Shannon Horgan 1, Yianni Kozminski 1
Best: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster, Craig Brands, Scott Williams, Liam Tree. Central Eyre - Jason Phillips, Adam Murphy, S Speed. Goals: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster 7, Shaine Dupree 5, Scott Williams 4, Brenton Wedding 3, Brett Peters 3. Central Eyre - Jacob Patterson 1, Jeremy Wagner 1
Elliston forfeited to Wirrulla
Western Dists forfeited to West Coast Hawks
Best: Wirrulla: Cameron Parker, Tyson Roberts, Corey Cabot. Elliston - Lachlan Custance, Adam Hurrell, Tyson Tree, Tristan Ryan. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 6, Jack Kessell 3. Elliston - Nathan Smith 2, Michael Every 1
Best: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis, Quinn Mohi, Harley Smail. West Dists - Brayden King, Callum Cook, Jonathan Gall. Goals: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis 7, Clint Mortimer 3. Western Dists - Brayden King 1
Best: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Brett McComb, Toby Kelly. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins, Bradley Jericho, Brock Wilkins. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 11, Jacob May 3, Joe O Brien 1 Kane Grocke 1. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 2, Bradley Jericho 2, Fraser Douglass 1
ROUND THREE - APRIL 30, 2011
Best: Wudinna United – Josh Boylan, Neil Seaman, Nick Wedding, Eugene Wauchope. Western Dists – Jesse Hull, Matthew Carey, Shannon Horgan, Dylan Beinke. Goals: Wudinna United – Eugene Wauchope 6, Josh Boylan 3, Aaron Lampre 2, Daniel Hutchins 2. Western Dists – Jerel Fromm, Matthew Carey 3, Yanni Kosminski 2
Best- Central Eyre: Jake Bruce, Tasman Fitzgerald, Ty McKenna, Wade O'Brien, Jaseton Heath. Elliston – Delahay Miller, Todd Romanowycz, Ross Bascombe, Jay Williams, Ben Hurrell. Goals — Central Eyre: Jake Bruce 5, Ty McKenna, Josh Beinke, Wade O‘Brien, Matthew Beinke. Elliston: Todd Romanowycz, Mark Kenny.
Best — West Coast Hawks: Dillon Cabot, Tyson Montgomerie, Derick Freeman, Darren Brown, Jake Sargent. Wirrulla: Jarrod Parker, Chad Guilgi, Evan Whillas, Gareth Dudley, Darren Mudge. Goals — West Coast Hawks: Brenton Bascombe 3, Steed Southerland, Darren Brown, Tristan Carcuro 2. Wirrulla: Andrew Cox 3, Oliver McCallam, Tyler Baldock.
Best: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster, Scott Williams, Scott Andrew, Brett Peters. West Dists - Callum Cook, Dylan Cook, Viv O Brien. Goals: Wudinna United - Matthew Foster 5, Brett Peters 5, Craig Brands 3, Brenton Wedding 2. Western Dists - Callum Cook 2, Dylan Cook 1, Viv O Brien 1, Mitchell Wendland 1
Best: WC Hawks – n/a. Wirrulla - Daryl Lawrie, Adam Duffield, Blake Thompson, Carl Sullivan. Goals: WC Hawks - Scott France 5, Max Shaw 2, Jake McEvoy 2, Angus McGuiness 2. Wirrulla - Carl Sullivan 2, Adam Duffield 2
CENTRAL EYRE WON ON A FORFEIT BY ELLISTON
Best: West Dists - Callum Cook, Brayden King, C Muirhead. Wudinna United - Bradley Jericho, Ricky Seal, Darcy Martin, Harrison Petty
Goalkickers – Western Dists: Callum Cook 5, Russell Moroney 4, Brayden King 2, S Brands 1, Thomas Lee 1, R Hutchins 1. Wudinna United - Remi North 2, Logan Elliott 1, Ricky Seal 1, Isaac Boylan 1
Best: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Brett Mc Comb, Connor Dowden. Elliston - Matthew Williams, Adam Hurrell, Tyson Tree, Guy Hutchison. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 8, Micah Van Loon 6, McKenzie Heath 5. Elliston - Matthew Williams 5, Guy Hutchison 2
Best: WC Hawks - Jake McEvoy, Lance Appleby, Joseph McInnis, Sheridan Roe. Wirrulla - Jack Kelsh, Matthew Greatbatch, Jack Kessell. Goals: WC Hawks - Joseph McInnis 10, Quinn Mohi 3, Jake McEvoy 2. Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 1, Corey Cabot 1
Best – Elliston: Mitchell Hall, Reece Bawden, Ben Hurrell, Jason Matthews, Tod Romanowycz. Wudinna United – Mark North, Troy Klante, Tyson Jackson, Josh Boylan. Goals: Elliston – J Harvey 3, Josh Williams, Fred Romanowycz 2. Wudinna United – Josh Boylan 3, Tony Evans 3
Best – Wirrulla - Tyler Baldock, Jarrod Parker, Simon Webb, Mark Binder. Western Dists - Scott Feltus, Jesse Hull, Justin Beard, Dylan Beinke. Goals: Wirrulla - Tyler Baldock 4, Craig Johnson 3, Andrew Cox 2 Western Dists - Jesse Hull 3, Shannon Horgan 2, Clint Tomney 2
Best – WCH: Dillon Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie, Matthew Carcuro, Dillon Cabot, Tristan Carcuro. Central Eyre - Damien Mullan, Tasman Fitzgerald, Ryan Sampson, Kane Sampson, Hayden Heath. Goals: WC Hawks - Darren Brown 3, Tristan Carcuro 3, Gerard Montgomerie 2, Cameron Montgomerie 2, Steed Sutherland 1, Wade Sutherland 1, Damien Johnson 1, Lance Appleby 1. Central Eyre - Tasman Fitzgerald 2, Matthew Beinke 2, Wade O Brien 2, Martin Grocke 1, Jon Beard 1, Ryan Sampson 1Best –
Best – Wudinna United: Izaac Boylan, Jonty Seal, Michael Freak. Elliston – A Nisbet, Dylan Campbell, H Richards.
Best – Western Dists - Liam Cook, T Hoffrichter, Wade Sheppherd. Wirrulla - Kieran Patterson, B Thompson, Adam Duffield. Goals: Western Dists - Wade Sheppherd 6, Brayden King 4, Kevin Brands 3. Wirrulla - John Barrett 2, B Thompson 1, P Gum 1
Best – WC Hawks: Max Shaw, Jake Picken, Dion Trezona, Lijah Daniel. Central Eyre - Jeremy Wagner, Kerron Cummings, John McBeath, Toby Kelly. Goals: WC Hawks - L Sweeney 6, Dion Trezona 4, Paul Feltus 3, Max Shaw 2, J Frick 2, M Freeman 2, Jake Picken 2, Lijah Daniel 1, Shaun Trevellion 1, Jarrad Higgins 1. Central Eyre - Danny Collins 1, Shaun Murphy 1
Best – Wudinna United: Cody Boylan, Jack Wilkins, Izaac Boylan, Brock Wilkins. Elliston – Adam Hurrell, Lachlan Custance, A Bell, Jeb Kenny. Goals: Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 6, Logan Elliott 3, Izaac Boylan 3. Elliston – Lachlan Custance 2
Best – Wirrulla: Daniel Theunans, Lachlan Ross, Jack Kessell. Western Dists - T Hoffrichter, Mitchell Wendland, Brayden King. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 7, Jack Kessell 4, Hayden Agars 2. Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland 1, Julian Dickson 1, T Hoffrichter 1
Best: WC Hawks - Lance Appleby, L Johnson, Izaac Goosay. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman, Toby Kelly, Connor Dowden. Goals: WC Hawks - Izaac Goosay 8, Adam Strange 7, Jake McEvoy 4. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 2, Brendan North 2
ROUND ONE - APRIL 9, 2011
Best: Wudinna United - Tyson Jackson, Tom DuBois, Daniel Foster, Daniel Hutchins, Nick DuBois. Wirrulla - Tyler Baldock, Darren Mudge, Brayden Holmes, Shad Smith, Simon Webb. Goals: Wudinna United - Nick DuBois 3, Eugene Wauchope 2, Josh Mitchell 2, Tyson Jackson 1 Greg Barns 1, Nigel Oswald 1, Daniel Foster 1, Mark North 1. Wirrulla - Troy Olsen 4, Simon Webb 1, Andrew Cox 1, Brayden Holmes 1
Best — Central Eyre: Kane Sampson, Jarrad Sampson, Josh Beinke, Clint Winter, Martin Grocke. Western Dists - Leroy Hull, Jerel Fromm, Yanni Kosminski, Justin Beard, Jesse Hull. Goals: Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 6, Wade O Brien 3, Martin Grocke 2, Josh Beinke 2, Kane Sampson 2. Western Dists - Brenton Mudge 3, Shannon Horgan 2, Leigh Davis 2
Best: WC Hawks - Dylan Kelsh, Travis Brown, Steed Sutherland, Tyson Montgomerie, Jake Sargent. Elliston - M Hall, Ben Hurrell, Todd Romanowycz. Goals: WC Hawks - Steed Sutherland 4, Brenton Bascomb 3, Darren Guidera 2. Elliston - M Hall 3, Tom Beaty 1, Dylan Grey 1
Best: Western Dists - Gareth Scholz, Chris Lynch, Travis Beard. Central Eyre - Xavier Beinke, Jason Phillips, Mark Watkins. Goals: Western Dists - Travis Beard 6, Brayden King 3, Luke Thurban 3, Dylan Cook 1, Callum Hebbermann 1, Mitchell Wendland 1, Wade Shepherd 1, Myles Tomney 1. Central Eyre - Jeremy Wagner 1, Jacob Patterson 1, Mark Watkins 1, Ashton Filmer 1, Danny Collins 1
Best: Wudinna United - Anthony Clark, John Pfieffer, Carl Jericho, Isaac Boylan. Wirrulla - Daryl Lawrie, Saul Webb, Jethro Holmes. Goals: Wudinna United - Luke Nettle 3, Brenton Wedding 2, Isaac Boylan. Wirrulla - Saul Webb1, Cameron Parker 1
Best: West Coast Hawks - Alan Burge, S Clough, J Higgins. Elliston - Dylan Campbell, Frank Kenny, Josh Whittle. Goals: WC Hawks - Max Shaw 4, M Floreti 3, Kaide Hood 2. Elliston - Elliott Nunan 1
Best: WC Hawks - L Johnson, Jake McEvoy, Shannon Morgill, Lance Appleby. Elliston - Adam Hurrell, Reece Kelsh, Lachlan Custance, T Tree. Goals: WC Hawks - Adam Strange 4, Lance Appleby 2, Quinn Mohi 2. Elliston - Guy Hutchison 1
Best: Wirrulla – Team effort. Wudinna United - Remi North, Ricky Seal, Jack Wilkins, Samuel Buckham. Goals: Wirrulla - Jack Kessell 5, Cameron Parker 4, Corey Cabot 1, Bronty Roberts 1, Andrew McEvoy 1, Jack Parfitt 1. Wudinna United - Jack Wilkins 1
Best: Western Dists - Callum Cook, Travis Beard, Brayden King. Central Eyre - Toby Kelly, Brett McComb, Tyler Chapman. Goals: Western Dists - Mitchell Wendland 4, Brayden King 4, Callum Cook 3. Central Eyre - Tyler Chapman 3, Jack Sampson 1, Jacob May 1
HAWKS TOO STRONG IN PREMIERSHIP DECIDER
Report September 15, 2010
The 2010 Mid West FL finals series reached its conclusion at Kyancutta Oval on Saturday in perfect conditions. The day was wonderfully set up and hosted by Central Eyre, and the stage set for a great last day of our winter sport for the year. The best sides had made it through and rightly held high expectations of success in front of a great crowd.
A GRADE SCORES - September 11, 2010
Best: WC Hawks - Aiden Whitford, Darren Guidera, Waylon Johncock, James Almering, Cameron Montgomerie. Wirrulla - Izaac Halman, Tyler Baldock, Oliver McCallum, Dion Pittaway, Ryan Watson, Alex Bond. Goals: WC Hawks - Darren Guidera 6, Graham Ross 3, Scott France 3, Darren Brown 3, Waylon Johncock 2, Gerard Montgomerie 2, Angus McInnis 1, Damien Johnson 1, Cameron Montgomerie 1, Kirk Montgomerie 1
Travis Brown 1. Wirrulla - Dion Pittaway 3, Simon Webb 2, Tyler Baldock 2, T Olsen 1, Jarrod Parker 1, Lynton Pym 1, Robert Holmes 1, Shane Pittaway 1.
The West Coast Hawks have produced one of their finest finals performances, possibly ever. Wirrulla entered the game as warm favorites in many eyes, winning three of the four encounters between the two during the year, and other that the single loss mid season the the Hawks, were otherwise undefeated. Bombers great form means that opposition are looking at you and people are assessing your methods and strengths. Hawks have had this attention for many years, so know what that is like. Right from their on ground warm up at ¾ time in the Reserves, the West Coast Hawks displayed a level of concentration and intensity that would carry right through the game.
As is the case with many Grand Finals, early scoring was difficult as sides were wary of making mistakes, however the Hawks started getting ascendancy about half way through the quarter, The centre ruck work of Tyler Baldock and Joe Danis providing entertaining viewing, the Hawks were getting enormous drive from Aiden Whitford, Dillon Montgomerie and Cameron Montgomerie. Quarter time saw a handy 17 point lead to the Hawks, but the Bombers were still within striking distance.
Nobody really saw the second quarter Hawk blitz coming, gut wrenching running came to the fore. The huge frame of Darren Guidera provided a regular target of a centerline starting to dominate. Waylon Johncock gathered damaging possession after possession, and each time he disposes of the ball it will be in the hands of another Hawk. Guidera kicked five for the quarter, and had ample opportunities with Johncock, Kirk Montgomerie, Cameron Montgomerie, Jake Sargent in command. Wirrulla had Jarrod Parker, and Izaac Halman battling their hearts out, but the constant ball going towards the Hawks goal front, meant that the ever reliable Bomber backline were always in the play. Alex Bond, Ryan Watson and Ollie McCallum were doing well under great pressure. The half time margin increased to 51 points, alarm bells for the Bombers.
The third quarter saw the Bombers out competitive early, and really needed the Hawks to defend their lead. The Hawks however weren’t ready to sit back on the work they had already set up. The running and endless attack continued, players fanning out at each turnover providing many opportunity for further run damaging forward movement. The Hawks tended to run the ball across the Centre and kick over the half forward line rather than work each line separately, whereas Wirrulla preferred to aim for centre half forward and hope. Steed Sutherland grabbed numerous marks across half back, James Almering did another admirable job on opponent Troy Olsen. Derick Freeman and Luke Fiebig worked in great tandem again, proving again their huge value in a talented side. For the Bombers Dion Pittaway work hard across centre, and was a valuable forward option also, Tyler Baldock around the ground, Simon Webb tried hard, and Robert Holmes picking up possessions. Three quarter time saw the Hawks out by an even 10 goals.
Wirrulla battled the game out but the West Coast Hawks powered on again, seven goals to four sealing what will be a memorable and satisfying victory for the side. Aiden Whitford finished the game in great style, and along with Waylon Johncock finished the game with enormous disposal statistics. Waylon landed the PA Matthew Medal for best on ground, scoring seven votes, but closely followed by Aiden with five votes. Darren Guidera’s sorty forward split the game open in the second quarter and he was a constant Bomber headache thereafter. The Hawks performance was one which carried no passengers and so many players raised their hands to work and support the team. Too many to name all here, but
coach Brian Durack and Assistant Coach Tyson Montgomerie will be very proud of the effort that returned the result. The Bombers have had a great year in all respects but the last day, coach Michael Baldock could have done little else to prepare the team. Wirrulla will be disappointed for their final game was also their poorest of the year, but that is what builds a desire for future success, their apprenticeship is now complete.
Congratulations to the mighty Hawk, two in a row, the spoils are theirs.
Best: WC Hawks - Simon Tucker, Callum Roe, Tristan Carcuro, Alan Burge, Darren Brougham. Wudinna United - Josh Mitchell, Paul Sargent, Scott Williams, Cameron Douglass, Matthew Foster. Goals: WC Hawks - John Buckley 3, Tristan Carcuro 2, Wade Sutherland 1, Jonathan Sweet 1, Lijah Daniel 1, Jarrad Freeman 1, Chris Georgiou 1, Shaun Georgiou 1. Wudinna United - Scott Williams 4, Matt Foster 2, Cameron Douglass 1, Josh Mitchell 1, Luke Nettle 1, Graham Walters 1
Where the A Grade was a big margin, the Reserves was a close and entertaining match right from the first bounce, not decided until the final seconds. In true grand final style, nothing was asked or given, as pressure reigned supreme for both sides. The Magpies out to a handy 15 point lead at the first break, and extending that to 18 points at half time in a dour second quarter. Josh Mitchell across the centre, Cameron Douglass and Matt Williams dangerous for the black and whites, whilst Simon Tucker, again leading from the front, Alan Burge and Darren Brougham doing well for the Hawks. The third quareter saw the game open up, and scoring much more freely, the younger Hawk runners starting to find space and ball. Callan Roe was critical to the Hawk revival, Tristan Carcuro, Jarrad Freeman and Wade Sutherland all having increased influence. Brent Wedding, Paul Sargent and Scott Williams charging in for the Maggies.
Wudinna United took a narrow seven point lead to the final break and were being severely challenged. The last quarter saw two sides with a genuine understanding of the importance of the game, and football that proved this, the ball going from one end to the other, and players throwing themselves in for the benefit of the team. Wudinna United relinquished the lead for the first time half way through the quarter and the Hawks looked home as their young fit runners were running hard. Not to be outdone, the Magpies rattled on two late goals to see them in the match to the final few seconds, with the siren sounding as the ball was about 30m from their goal front. Two sides who can be very proud of the effort that went into the match and the spirit that it was played, but only one winner, the Hawks by a solitary goal. Simon Tucker earned the LW Feltus Memorial Best On Ground Award, topping off his Montgomerie Medal for the best player in the competition,
Callan Roe came second in the award and ended a great personal finals campaign for himself. Others to excel includes Jon Sweet, the height of John Buckley was telling and Shaun Georgiou was damaging. For Wudinna United, Luke Nettle as usual, Chris Foster, Craig Brands and the Tree brothers worked hard. A great start to the senior football for the day, and a well deserved Hawk premiership having lead the competition through out the year.
Best: Wirrulla - Matthew Greatbatch, Kieran Patterson, Andrew McEvoy, Jack Kessel, Zack Thomas, Corey Cabot. Western Dists - Callum Cook, Julian Dickson, Matthew Brands, Damon King, Brayden King. Goals: Wirrulla - Cameron Parker 4, Kieran Patterson 3, Corey Cabot 1, Daniel Theunans 1
Hayden Agars 1, Matthew Greatbatch 1. Western Dists - Damon Cook 4, Brayden King 2, Damon King 1, Callum Hebberman 1, Julian Dickson 1, Callum Cook 1
Two talented young sides who have lead the colts competition throughout the year, Wirrulla never having won the colts since the inception of Mid West, Western Districts last won in 1998.
A big crowd was assembled early to witness this game, and it lived up to all that it promised. Western Districts away early and threatening to get out of reach. Playing from the front, kicking to space and running saw a Tiger lead of 20 points at the first change, an early Districts goal in the second seeing that lead heading towards five goals. Something seemed to change in the game, the Bombers were starting to get their run going, players holding marks and hitting targets. The Districts lads still held sway by 13 points at half time, but still anyones game.
Wirrulla displayed their famous never say die attitude, which sees them in any game, and their third quarter really set the game up for themselves, kicking a staggering five goals to one, converting their half time deficit to a 10 point lead at three quarter time, not enough to be match winning, but going to the huddle with a momentum that almost had the coaching staff needing to calm them down and relax and refocus for the one final onslaught. Momentum is hard to stop once it starts, but Western Districts were not finished, like all good sides, they came out with early goals and came back hard. Both sides set up chances and converted, the ball going up and down the ground at speed, bravery to the fore. The game ebbed and swayed, and Wirrulla kicked the final goal to win a wonderful contest by four points, both sides earning the praise of their supporters. For the winners, Cameron Parker was a dangerous forward all day with four goals, Matthew Greatbatch, Corey Cabot across centre, Kieran Patterson back and forward, Andrew McEvoy, Zack Thomas had huge games, Jack Kessel and Andrew Theunans. For the Tigers, Callum Cook again showed what a great player he is with the ML OBrien Best on Ground award, Julian (Bango))Dickson used his strength, Damon and Brayden King picked up plenty of ball, Matty Brands worked hard, as did Callum Hebberman and Thomas Lee.
Well done to the Bombers, coach Andrew Patterson has seen them come up with quite a few come from behind victories, not the best for coaching heart rates, but great for the crowd and memories of all those involved.