Woodville West Torrens boys finals bound

Molly Affolter, Contax, celebrated her premiership win on Friday night in the Netball SA state league reserves victory over Matrics.

Molly Affolter, Contax, celebrated her premiership win on Friday night in the Netball SA state league reserves victory over Matrics.

The Woodville West Torrens Eagles under 18 team is grand final bound after playing in a thrilling second semi-final clash with South Adelaide last Saturday.

Celebrating the Adelaide University South Australian Women's Football League premiership was Mid North women Courtney Gum, Tait Mackrill and Matilda Zander.

Celebrating the Adelaide University South Australian Women's Football League premiership was Mid North women Courtney Gum, Tait Mackrill and Matilda Zander.

Isaac Moller, from the BSR Tigers, Grady Armfield from North Clare and RSMU footballer Xavier Redden played their roles in the thrilling come-from-behind second semi-final victory.

Eagles talent manager Darren Hams said the WWT players were persistent.

“South Adelaide, I felt were more efficient than us over the course of the game but when it counted our boys delivered,” he said. 

“We were 14 points down with 10 minutes to go but the playing group found a way to win.

“Isaac (Moller) was the team’s best forward with a four-goal haul, and was mentioned in our best player lists.

 “Grady (Armfield) play a role in ruck and Xavier (Redden) with used on the ball and across half back.”

The Eagles will now play the winner of the South versus Sturt preliminary final clash on Sunday, September 17.

MID NORTH PREMIERSHIP TRIO

Three Mid North girls are members of the Adelaide University South Australian Women's Football League premiership side which had a win over the Salisbury Magpies on Sunday at Thebarton Oval.

Senior pro Courtney Gum, Tait Mackrill and Matilda Zander were the local contingent who took to the field for the Blacks, in what was a totally one-sided affair.

Adelaide University were already 10 goals up and half-time and won by a huge 118-point margin.

Gum was vying for best on ground on a seven-goal performance, while Mackrill played a strong role across half back and was mentioned in the best players.  

Zander was a serviceable performer as well for the dominant Blacks.

The Blacks won this contest 19.13 (127) to 1.3 (9).

Another Mid North talent Paige Allen was a member of the Magpies outfit.

ALL SCHOOLS GLORY

It has been three games of football success in eight days for Harry Schoenberg!

After being involved in his inaugural prestigious intercollegiate clash with Prince Alfred College against Scotch on Saturday, August 26, Harry Schoenberg played in the 2017 All schools grand final thriller against Henley the following Tuesday.

The heart stopping encounter came down to the final minute and PAC got up in a thriller by five points, with Schoenberg being a solid contributor. On Saturday, Schoenberg then return to his foundation club Mintaro Manoora and kicked four goals in the Eagles A grade victory over Southern Saints to ensure they didn't endure the wooden spoon in 2017 NEFL competition.  

MISS MOLLY MAGIC

After enduring four grand final defeats, Burra export Molly Affolter tasted the sweet scent of premiership success on Friday night in the Netball SA state league reserves victory by Contax.

Playing in the pivotal goal attack role, Affolter shot at 77 per cent in the 12-goal win over Matrics.

The final score was Contax 49 to Matrics 37. 

Contax senior coach Leanne Eichler said Affolter contributed to the team, on and off the court.

“Molly has a lot on her plate these days, working as a teacher,” Eichler said.

“She is unlucky not to play more State League netball.

 “Molly is the type of player you build a team around and has been a real leader of the squad.”