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DIVISION 2 FOOTBALL
Uraidla Dist. 14-5 (89) d Lobethal 7-7 (49)
Goals - Uraidla: H. Durden 4, M. Tudor-Tsourtos 2, J.
Foubert 2, W. Hannaford 2, J. Bone-George, T. Say,
M. Bauer, T. Gepp each 1. Lobethal: (none received).
Best - Uraidla: J. Bone-George, H. Durden, M.
Tudor-Tsourtos, R. Landers, T. Say. Lobethal: (none
Blackwood 18-19 (127) d Milang 2-4 (16)
Goals - Blackwood: P. Mackay 5, M. Standley 3, B.
White 3, B. Dewhurst 2, A. Dundon 2, D. Silvy, J. Cuk,
J. Hopton each 1. Milang: (none received).
Best - Blackwood: R. McMurtrie, J. Wishart, T. Gibbs,
D. Silvy, P. Mackay. Milang: (none received).
Ironbank 16-10 (106) d Mt Barker 7-10 (52)
Goals - Ironbank: A. Brown 3, Z. Randell 3, B.
McGowan 2, J. Worden 2, H. O’Callaghan-Reay 2, M.
Kiping, J. Hunt, S. Witt, D. Newton each 1. Mt Barker:
M. Hirlam 3, C. Varnas 2, D. Stone, B. Scott each 1.
Best - Ironbank: B. King, T. Morey, S. Witt, A. Brown,
Z. Randell. Mt Barker: D. Stone, B. Scott, L. Campbell.
Meadows overturned a quarter time deficit
on Saturday to account for Kangarilla and
keep its Hills Football League Division 2 finals
The hosting southern Blues led 4-3 to 2-7 at quarter
time, before Meadows gained a seven-point buffer at half-
time and a 36-point break at three-quarter time, before
eventually winning 16-10 to 9-4.
“We needed that win, believe me,” commented Meadows
coach Trevor Jenkin.
“During the first quarter we had nine shots on goal but
couldn’t put it on the scoreboard.
“We still have a lot of work to do.
“We have an important fortnight coming up against
Macclesfield and Birdwood to get us back in the fight.”
The local derby is always hotly contested and both sides
always desire victory and edge over each other.
It was an even first half of the first quarter with both sides
moving the ball up and down the Yaroona venue.
The respective line-ups were searching for an avenue
toward goal and it was Kangarilla which made the most of
Tim Irvin made some good grabs and conversions to kick
two goals, before Meadows were quick to reply with goals
through Josh Young and Mark Thomas.
Once again it was Kangarilla fighting hard with Matt
Spencely (five goals) and Ben Massey getting into the
action with some important scoreboard returns.
Kangarilla pulled away with a slight advantage and some
great work in the ruck from Jordan Noble gave the Blues
Meadows had opportunities in the forward line but some
desperate resilience from Trent Thorpe and his fellow
Kangarilla defenders held up strong.
Max Buckley tightened the score within the opening
minute of the second quarter with a great running goal for
Both sides settled into a very similar style of play, with the
ball moving up and down the ground both ways.
It was Daniel Cross of Meadows who got on a roll, pulling
in three strong one-on-one marks and converting from
within 20m of goal.
Josh McDougall’s tackling efforts in the centre for
Kangarilla were opening up opportunities for Spencely and
Shaun Gale, with the former getting two very classy goals.
By half-time Meadows had scrambled to an advantage by
After play resumed Kangarilla let itself down and
Meadows gained numerous entries into its forward line and
The height of Cross, Ryan Wade and Chad Dawe provided
a handful for the undersized Kangarilla defence.
Meadows piled on six goals to one during the third term
and the visitors took the game away from the boys in blue.
The final quarter resulted in Kangarilla slowing the goals
down, however, in the end Meadows proved too good on
Meadows had winners through Buckley on the wing,
Thomas on ball, whilst rebound was generated from Troy
Blackwell and resilient defence was provided by Matt King.
Noble was brilliant in the ruck for Kangarilla against much
bigger opponents and he took numerous contested marks.
Spencely demonstrated his class on the ball and in front of
goal and stalwart Thorpe was reliable in defence.
Hope still beats
Ironbank were having the better of the term and its hopes
were further bolstered at the five-minute mark when Watts
was sent from the field with a yellow card.
Tagliaferi goaled from the resultant kick in the goal square
and the margin was only 10 points.
Hahndorf’s lead was reduced to four points when Will
Van Den Berg slotted a goal from the boundary line after
Hahndorf were penalised for deliberately knocking the ball
out of bounds.
Ironbank battled manfully for the next five minutes, but
were unable to advance the score.
The Magpies then got three goals in three minutes from
Male, Hankin and Watts.
All goals were from marking contests, which typified
Hahndorf’s strength throughout the match.
L. Roberts further exemplified Hahndorf’s marking
advantage when he marked near the boundary line and
his second goal sealed victory.
De Visser got a consolation fourth goal late in the quarter
to reduce the margin to 23 points at the final siren.
Hahndorf were best served by Hourigan, who marked
strongly and kicked four goals, Handby had a quiet opening
term but controlled the game thereafter, and Male bobbed
up when needed.
Shearwood was a standout for the locals with over 40
disposals, Tagliaferi was ever dangerous and Hitchcock
provided his usual run and carry.
Ironbank have slipped to seventh spot and will have to
take some big scalps in the second half of the season if it
is to contest the finals.
– Roger Ebsary.
to top perch
Continued from Sport 3
BRINGING YOU THE BEST HILLS
FOOTBALL COVERAGE EVERY
Kersbrook accounted for neighboring rival
Gumeracha in a lop-sided Hills Football League
Division 2 Round 9 battle at Gumeracha Oval
As expected the Brookers were far too good for the winless
northern Magpies, culminating in a 37-16 to 5-3 victory.
Having last played on May 23, Kersbrook opened up
the contest with 10-7 to 0-1 first quarter, with Andy Vines
kicking four goals.
Rob Nicholson controlled the ruck, whilst Vines, Paul
James, Layton McMahon and Daniel Ebert carved up
through the middle.
It was one-way traffic from the outset and 17 scoring shots
to one exemplified Kersbrook’s control.
Gumeracha had no answer and the Brookers won all over
Playing coach Brett James warned the Brookers at quarter
time regarding complacency and that was knocked on the
head with two goals from P. James early in the second
The second stanza resembled the first quarter, as the
midfield won everything and Kersbrook’s defence repelled
Kersbrook’s big defenders including Craig Gurskis, Shane
Slater and Jarrod Farrugia negated an undermanned
Gumeracha forward line.
The Brookers led by 104 points at half-time before the third
quarter proved to be Kersbrook’s worst for the match.
Shawn Mansell got on the scoreboard for Gumeracha,
whilst the Brookers managed five goals, which displeased
“I am all about developing good habits and the lads were
floating through the game in the third quarter and cruising
along,” outlined James.
“Once we applied ourselves in the last quarter and gave
a more genuine effort, it is interesting how the scoreboard
ticks along easier.”
The Brookers went away from team structures and a few
players chased kicks.
Even though the Brookers were 131-points ahead at the
final break, coach James was keen to have a stern word
to the side.
The Kersbrook players pulled their heads in and duly
kicked 15 goals in the final term, cruising away to a
Skipper Matt Gardner took over with five goals, ultimately
finishing the match with seven.
Gardner marked everything that came in his vicinity and
he was too big and too mobile for anything Gumeracha
could put against him.
For three of the four quarters Kersbrook were flying high.
The Brookers lost sharpshooter Brad Lees early in the
game with a neck injury, whilst Ross Treglown and Regan
Moyne played their first games of the season.
Travis White and Brett Randell should also return this
Saturday, and there are a handful of players in the B-grade
pushing for senior selection as well.
Heading towards the second half of the season, the
Brookers sit comfortably in third place and history endorses
they should hit their straps in the run home.
“So far we are going along nicely ... we have had a few
hiccups with personnel but gradually we are getting the
right balance,” commented James.
“We have improvement within us, and as a group we have
to work harder defensively.
“Offensively we look great but defensively we need to
build, particularly against the good teams, otherwise we
Brookers ease back with big win
Gumeracha’s Andrew Mapstone (80) gets some air time as he climbs
over Kersbrook duo Ross Treglown (obscured) and Daniel Miller (10)
and northern Magpies team-mate Guy Frankel (right) during a marking
attempt in Saturday’s Hills Football League Division 2 A-grade football
clash at Gumeracha Oval.
Brad Yeomans watches as the ball spills from his clutches toward Meadows team-mate Luke Smart
(5) as he comes under siege from Kangarilla’s Matt Spencely in Saturday’s Hills Division 2 A-grade
football match at Yaroona Oval which the visiting southern Bulldogs eventually won by 48 points.
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