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DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL GRAND FINAL
Blackwood 8-5 (53) d Mt Lofty 3-4 (22)
Goals - Blackwood: N. Houston 4, N. Gacic 2, W.
Torode, E. Bok each 1. Mt Lofty: (none received).
Best - Blackwood: N. Houston, S. Matters, M. Hyde,
N. Gacic, B. Wender. Mt Lofty: (none received).
By Matt Pistola
Blackwood concluded an undefeated 2016
Hills Division 1 Mini Colts football campaign
with a dominant 8-5 to 3-4 victory over Mt
The young Woods were the measuring stick
of the competition throughout the campaign,
but had been troubled by the Mountain Devils
in previous meetings, including the semi final a
Despite forecast rain later in the day, the teams
were greeted with a blue sky to launch the grand
final day program, with a stiff breeze blowing
diagonally toward the cricket net pocket of the
In a re-match of the 2015 title decider,
Blackwood kicked with the aid of that breeze
during the opening term, but took some time to
make it count as the teams slowly settled into
The Woods eventually broke through for the
first major midway through the term, with Nathan
Houston finishing neatly after snaring a loose
ball which cleared a marking contest.
The Devils won the next centre clearance, which
resulted in an Archer Bawden behind registering
their first score of the contest.
Blackwood started to find its run, and soon
opened up a handy lead through two goals in
as many minutes, with the impressive Houston
involved in both.
A goal on the siren to Will Torode after a run-
down tackle pushed Blackwood’s advantage to
24 points at the first break.
Kicking with the breeze during the second term,
Mt Lofty enjoyed periods of attack, but ultimately
it could not etch a major onto the scoreboard.
Houston again bobbed up at the other end
to convert from an angle, giving the Woods a
30-point lead at the main interval.
Houston was again in the action on the
resumption of play when he marked and booted
his fourth goal after the Woods won the initial
After battling hard, Mt Lofty finally gained some
reward on the scoreboard late in the third term
through goals to Henry Brasher and Raphael
Baker, reducing its deficit slightly to 26 points at
the final break.
The Devils attacked early in the final term, and
raised their spirits at the five-minute mark when
Bayley James snuck through a neat snapped
After conceding three straight majors,
Blackwood steadied during the final five-minute
period to stretch the margin out to 31 points and
put the result beyond doubt through a pair of
goals to Nikolas Gacic.
Sam Matters was the recipient of the best afield
medal, while Houston, Michael Hyde, Gacic
and Ben Wender were others to impress, as the
Woods pipped the Devils for the title for a second
Woods cap Mini colts dominance
Hills Football League ... 2016 Division 1 Junior
Colts premier ... Hahndorf ... (rear standing
from left) trainer Yvette Hawke, assistant coach/
runner Nigel Grivell, trainer Carl Ladd (partly
obscured), Oscar Ladd, Zac Grivell, Jonno Venner
(partly obscured), Zabien Parker Boers, assistant
coach Paul Harris (partly obscured), Connor
McNeillie, Daniel Zander, Joshua Hogben, Henry
Pedlar, Mitchell Harris, Thomas Roberts, Jack
Schoell, Lachlan Huxtable (partly obscured),
Lachlan Crocker and coach Andrew Kleemann.
Front: Matthew Karetai, Adam Longmire, Cooper
Hough, Tate Grivell, Joshua Casey (partly
obscured), Tom Kleemann, Dylan King, captain
Joel Parker-Boers (holding shield), vice-captain
Oliver Grivell (holding flag), Mitchell Hawke,
Nick Sproull and Tom Harvey.
The result gave Hahndorf the imposing record of
eight consecutive Junior Colts premierships.
Hills Football League ... 2016 Division 1 Senior
Colts premier ... Hahndorf ... (rear from left)
team manager Craig Fielke), runner Tony Taylor
(obscured) coach Anthony Hill, Ashley Eckerman,
Alex Pedlar, Jack Wilson, Matthew Scroby,
Tom McCormack, Sam Smith, Brady Ackland,
Michael Harris, Liam Lucas (wearing cap),
Adam Trenorden (obscured), Zane Grivell and
Middle: Luke Rudiger, Jordan Schoell, Joel
Leake, Cooper Nykamp, Cameron Zander, Troy
Parker-Boers, Hamish Fielke, Dylan Hopgood
and Ben Dolan.
Front: Tom Hill, Luke Taylor, Tom Stewart,
Lochie Hesse, Sam Hill (lying in front), captain
Ben Salt, Sam Willoughby, Bailey Hough and
Hills Football League ... 2016 Division 1 B-grade
premier ... Hahndorf ... (rear from left) team
manager Simon Dreckow, assistant coach Simon
Stapleton, coach Matthew Cooper, runner Dion
Newell, Harry Rusby, Alex Keast, Isaac Binder,
Ryan Trafford-Walker, Matt Virgara, Tim Pfeiffer,
James Noske, Ryan Thyer, trainer Paul Haynes,
Cameron Salt, Jack Edmonds, Brendan Smart
and Max Wager.
Middle: Josh Liebich, Tony Tripodi, Mark
Giannes, Adam Davies, Paul Bowman, Ben Lucas
and Braden Hill.
Front: Michael Shanahan, Nathan Liebich,
Daniel Haynes, Nathan Johnson, captain Mark
Asimus, Matthew Buckley, Sam Williams and
The Magpies completed an undefeated campaign
in winning its first premiership in the grade since
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