South Clare v Brinkworth-Spalding-Redhill
In the round 14 clash between second and third on the NEFL A grade premiership ladder, a stunning eight goal, seven behind second-quarter set up BSR’s 27-point victory over their hosts, South Clare.
At half-time the Tigers led by six goals but to the Demons’ credit they did come back with a five-goal third-quarter.
The game petered out in the last with both teams only scoring one goal in this term.
The final score was Liam Whitwell’s BSR Tigers 14.13 (97) defeating South Clare 11.4 (70).
Returning from the ranks of SANFL league football, the oldest of the three Slade lads, Todd, was the star of this contest.
Along with being dominant when around the ball, he kicked an equal match-high four goals when in attack.
Phillip Raymond continued his superb first season in the Tigers black and gold, while Andrew Cousins and Jeremy Sargent both were important competitors.
Luke Hayes and until injured William Hennessy had a strong influence as well.
The trio of Luke Hayes, Sargent and Alexander Morgan each kicked a brace of majors.
South Clare’s midfield recruit Shaun McWaters has returned to the form he displayed in the first half of the season, while Daniel Kuhndt and Matthew Bennie were productive.
The hard working Mitchell Reynolds, Conor Ahern and Joshua Pearse with three goals all were important at different stages.
Originally form the South East, Daniel Kuhndt also kicked four goals, while Matt Bennie chimed in on the scoreboard with a pair.
Liam Whitwell – BSR Tigers coach:
“In the first and third quarters our forwards didn’t seem to see much of the ball and it was like that for our defenders in the second and fourth terms.
“We lost Dylan Montgomerie early with a calf problem and we missed Hennessy, who injured himself and didn’t play the majority of the last quarter.
“We believe Hennessy has done an AC in his shoulder and he’ll miss three or four weeks.
“Hopefully he’ll be back by finals time.
“Todd Slade played as a deep forward rotating in and on-ball roll.
“He was the travelling emergency for Glenelg last round at Bordertown and the Bays had a bye this round that’s why he played for us.
“I don’t suspect they will see him again this year.
“We had a number of contributors across the course of the game and everyone did their bit at some stage.
“I felt we had control of the game from quarter time.”
Riverton Saddleworth Marrabel United v Burra-Booborowie-Hallett
RSMU continue to massacre their opponents on home soil on a tough day for football at Riverton Oval.
The Hawks kept Burra-Booborowie-Hallett goal-less for three terms and scoreless for a half.
They finally won the game 18.21 (129) to the Rams 1.1 (7).
Just two weeks ago BBH were playing for a spot in the final four and there has been a dramatic change over the last couple of rounds, with their depth severely tested.
The Hawks led by 36 points at the first break, 66 points at half time and 92 points at lemons, before eventually getting up by over 20 goals.
The RSMU trio of Patrick Clark, William Nicholls and Joshua Vater were outstanding all game around the ball.
Clark and Vater continued to break lines, and Nicholls won numerous balls at the coal face.
Across half back marking everything was defender Aaron Kempe.
Both Martin Rohde and Luke Michalanney across half forward were productive all day.
The Hawks 18 goals came from 13 different avenues.
Mullins kicked four goals in this win and now has 54 majors this year.
Damian Hynes is now on 48 goals for the season, while Josh Vater, who kicked two goals last Saturday, has 27 as a midfielder/forward.
For the BBH Rams manful servants included Steve Mann, Daniel Mills and Angus Wiech.
Paddy Hill, Sam Mattey and Joseph Mc Innis, who kicked the Rams only goal had their moments as well.
Zack Hier – RSMU Hawks coach:
“It was the windiest days of the last couple of weeks I would have thought, and not conducive to high quality footy.
“We had 41 scoring shots in this game to two for the day which really paints a bit of a story.
“They were massively undermanned and I reckon they would have been without 10 of the top 12 or 13 players and that makes a big difference.
“BBH’s goal was the second or third major of the game directly after one we scored.
“In the conditions our skill level wasn’t great and we were a bit sloppy after half-time missing some targets and being indifferent in front of goal.
“Our key forwards were a little inaccurate.
“Damian Hynes kick one goal and three points for the day and ‘Boof’ Mullins finished with 4.6.
“The game was pretty congested in the second half as we had the ball in our forward line for the majority of the time and they clogged it up a bit.”