Brook casts off Roos

Seen as a danger game, Crystal Brook stamped its authority on the clash with the Roos after half-time and went on to win by a significant 57-point margin.

The Roosters were 21 points up at the long interval after kicking four goals against the breeze in the second term and edged further clear by three quarter time.

The final score was Crystal Brook 13.14 (92) to Orroroo 5.5 (35).

Crystal Brook skipper Luke Kapitola was outstanding back in the midfield while Ben Arbon was relishing his role in attack.

Scott Atkinson played his best game in the Roosters red and white colours, while Joel Millard and Cameron Arbon both played their roles in the victory.

While Atkinson finished his day’s work with a six goal bag, the ever dangerous wily veteran Luke Slattery helped himself to three majors.

Orroroo were well served by Jordan and Isaac Chapman, along with Tom Reid, and Andrew Catford

Impressive in defence, Roos full back Billie Tapscott kept the competition leading goal scorer Daniel Hill goal-less but they had five individual goal kickers in this game.  

Roosters coach Shane Arbon said:

“Orroroo were good and really tested us last Saturday.

“They showed they are capable of taking it to most teams in this competition.

“We kicked 1.3 with the breeze of the first quarter and then held them out a bit against it in the second. 

“To win like we did without a number of our key personnel was most pleasing.

“We had Matthew Gates, Shayne Biasci and Shaun Kapitola out, while Campbell Combe was away with the SA Country side in Perth.

“We unleashed our captain Luke Kapitola - who has been playing across half back for the last couple of rounds - and he produced his most dominant game over the last couple of years.

 “Ben Arbon was excellent at centre half-forward and Joel Millard looked in ominous form across half-forward and on the ball.

“Scott Atkinson added to his five goals the previous week with a haul of six.  Cameron Arbon was strong at fullback and Brad Eagle in the other key defensive post deserves to mention as well.” 

BMW v Southern Flinders

Southern Flinders started slowly and took a quarter to finally gain momentum against the winless BMW Lions is this battle of the ‘Big Cats’.

 The Tigers were just nine points up at half-time and an upset was on the cards after a low scoring first half, but Southern Flinders kicked for unanswered goals in the third term to ensure they claimed the two premiership points.

BMW show plenty of courage to come back in the last, but finally the Tigers got up by 19 points, with the final score being Southern Flinders 9.14 (68) to the Lions 7.7 (49)

The stand out for Southern Flinders in this clash at Booleroo Centre was Darryl Boylan. He was well supported by on-baller Luke O'Connor and Justin Thompson.

Lachlan Pole continued to be competitive in ruck, while Ziek Kay was clever and creative.

Luke O'Connor finished with three goals for the Tigers while Jake Nitschke finished with a pair.

Jake Keller was the Lions leading performer and must come under the umpires eyes.

Matt Griffiths, big man Graham Cooke and Darcy Shute all had their moments as well. BMW goal kicking ace Edward Trupp finished with four of his team’s seven goals in this contest.

Southern Flinders coach Scott Brand:

“I was quite happy with win ... I thought we had full control of the game other than a 10 minute patch at the start of the last quarter.

“We moved the ball as good as we have all year into the breeze and our link up by handball has really started to connect with each other.

“This showed in third quarter, which was up with best quarters we played this year.

“We need to do this more consistently over four quarters and this is the challenge we keep looking forward too each week.

“Unfortunately when had the wind we very wasteful and didn't hit the goals as well as we should have.

“That also an area we need to get right before finals start, as we need to make every opportunity count for us to be successful.

“The biggest plus we didn’t receive any injuries for the first time this year we been able to come out of a game injury free.

“Darryl Boylan produced a massive game in the back pocket.

“In first A grade game back for year - when we thought had lost him for entire year – after he broke his foot in pre-season, its credit for all the hard work and dedication he’s put in to get back by years end.

“Luke O'Connor (on ball/forward) is getting better each week he plays and Justin Thompson very good up forwards and on-ball.

“Tim (Woolford) did very good job on Jake Keller.”

Jamestown Peterborough v Broughton Mundoora

Broughton Mundoora prepared for its top-of-the-table class this weekend with the Roosters by beating Jamestown Peterborough by a large and imposing 87-point margin.

They had 35 scoring shots to the Magpies eight and would have won by more if they were more effective and accurate in front of goal.

The final scoreboard read the Eagles 16.19 (115) defeating Jamestown Peterborough for 4.4 (28) at Victoria Park, in Jamestown.

Broughton Mundoora received strong performances from Dylan Hewett (three) and Maddy Hayes (five) who kicked eight goals between them.

Nick Hewett gives the Eagles plenty of grunt at the coal face, while the evergreen Andrew Wilson is in near career best form in defence.

Across the centre line Jared O'Donohue has been consistent for the past six rounds.

Other multiple goal kickers in the Eagles victory were Justin Tiller with three goals while Kane Bowley finished with a pair.

Teenage twins Drew and Max Voumard vied for Jamestown Peterborough best player honours.

The trio of Patrick McInerney, Joshua Barrett and Luke Casey all had their moments.

Broughton Mundoora coach Rian Crane said:

“We played this game at the Victoria Park Memorial Oval against the Magpies.

“In the opening term we kicked three goals and five behinds, but really didn't capitalise on then having plenty of the ball.

“I felt we start to play better football in the second term into the breeze.

“With Jamestown having a lot of kids we took the game away from them after half-time and they couldn't match us in the second half.

“We used Maddy Hayes in more of a medium forward role after playing most of the year in the midfield so he could have a bit of a break.

 “‘DP’ (Dylan Hewett) played at centre forward and after being away for a few weeks overseas just starting to get his fitness back.”

“Nick Hewitt one plenty of contested ball while Andrew Wilsons voice and leadership in defence is important component for us.

“Jared O'Donoghue on the wing was a strong contributor while Mason Armfield down back again produced as solid game as did Caden Harrison in ruck.

                                                                                                                                                                Peter Argent