Cats vs. Demons
Blyth-Snowtown returned to early season form with a mammoth 98 point win over a modest South Clare side.
By the long interval at Clare Oval, the Cats had already kick 12.7 and lead by 59 points.
They kept their throttle in top gear, although they were highly inaccurate in the third quarter kicking four goals, 12 behinds, but conversely kicked seven goals straight in the last the final scores reading Blyth-Snowtown 23.19 (157) defeated South Clare 9.5 (59).
“I felt we played pretty good footy in the first half, but we're horribly inaccurate in the third quarter,” coach of the Cats Carey Payne said.
“Ryan Darling would back the clock and produce one of the best quarters of football I’ve seen this year.
“He was consistent over the other three quarters but in his second term, his personal performance everything turned to gold.”
Cameron Andriske played his best game for the year and Scott Atkinson kicked three goals in the first 10 minutes in his return game and finished with four for the day.
“We still have Ash Giles on the sidelines while Matt Hartwigg and Cam Giles both left the field with hamstring awareness.
“Sadly Will Harris didn’t play and he’ll be on the sidelines for about six weeks with a broken wrist he injured while at work.”
Along with Darling, the competitions best player Caleb Lloyd, Captain Gareth Ottens, Mickey Atkinson and Nathan Zweck were the Cats best.
Among the 10 different goal kickers, the returning Scott Atkinson finished with four, while Darling and Shay Clifford each collected three majors, as did Mickey Atkinson.
Caleb Lloyd, Callen Kennett, David Giles and Cameron Andriske also kicked two each.
Dees captain Brodie Murphy, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh and Ben Dinning tried hard.
Defender Brendon Barton, Alex Heinrich and Matt Bennie were solid, while Josh Pearse kicked two goals
Hawks vs Eagles
Steve Lubke’s RSMU Hawks return to the winner’s circle after a tough loss to previous week, getting up in an expected win again cellar-dwellers Mintaro Manoora.
The Hawks got up by 69 points after a lack-lustre first quarter. They started to gain the ascendancy in the second term had a 10 point leave the half-time.
Kicking 13 goals to four after the long interval the final score was RSMU 19.6 (120) defeating Mintaro-Manoora 8.3 (51).
“On Saturday we started to adjust our personnel and structure- some worked and some of it didn’t,” Steve Lubcke confirmed.
“Our group was sluggish early and Min-Man midfielders Steve Rusca and Dylan Ribbons were dynamic early.
“We started to take control in the second quarter, after we kicked five goals in a row, but they (the Eagles) did kick the last three of the term.
“This was a re-occurring feature in the third term.
“We used Sam Noack centre half back and he collected our team-man award.
“Zack Hier was used as a tall forward and despite being crook, and nearly not playing on the day, Zack gave us six goals.
“We got 15 goals out of our tall timber and there were a better spread of goal kickers across the group. I felt over the day, Billy Sandow their best player while Ben Pleuckhahn curved Ribbons influence after quarter time.”
Martin Rohde was the Hawks best followed by Zack Hier, Craig Mullins who kicks seven goals from full forward, recruit Mitchell Sandery, young Tommy Vater across half back and Jack Connell.
Besides the 13 goals between former league football is Mullins and Hier, Damian Hynes kicked a pair as did Brad Koster for the victors.
Billy Sandow was Min-Man’s best followed by young Henry Gosse and Rusca.
Lochie Sandow, Dylan Ribbons and Brad Ross in defence were solid as well.
Nathan Forest, Bill Sandow and Ribbons each kicked two goals for the Eagles.
Tigers vs Saints
Reigning Premiers BSR Tigers were in murderous form playing the Southern Saints at Eudunda Oval last Saturday.
They kicked 9.4 to no score in the first quarter and then followed an six goals second quarter with another 10 in the third and 12 more in the last.
Eudunda-Robert towns only goal came in the second quarter after 50 metre penalty the final score was BSR, a season high 37.14 (236) defeating the Southern Saints 1.2 (8).
“We’ve been working towards a pretty full compete effort for a while,” BSR Tigers coach Liam Whitwell said. “We kicked nine goals in the first another six in the second and then we started to throw the playing group around a bit. I had a chat with ‘Clusey’ (David Cluse) after the game and he said they really didn’t do any of the things they had been instructed to. It wasn’t the biggest win I’ve been involved with as when I was playing at Malalla we beat Angle Vale by 60 goals one day.”
With his career-high 11 goal haul Alex Morgan was best on ground, followed by forward Lachlan Wilsdon and midfielder Matthew Longbottom.
Amongst the many other Tigers contributors the trio Leigh Fuller, Josh Slade and Sam Martin deserve to mention.
Other notable goal kickers for the Tigers in this avalanche included Josh Slade with six, playing coach Liam Whitwell who also collected a half a dozen himself, which included four in the last.
Lachie Wilsdon with five, Simon Goss finished with three goals and Matthew Longbottom who kicked two.
Jack Wilkins was the Saints lone goal kicker.
Better Eudunda-Robertstown players included Jed Michalk, who competed manfully in ruck, Liam Waldhuter, Kane Schulz, and Zac Green in a day to forget for the red, black and whites.
Roosters vs. Rams
North Clare proved they were the fourth best side in the competition currently, comfortably beating BBH at Burra Oval by 43 points.
After setting up the win in the first quarter, the Roosters kicked six goals in the second and led by 34 points at half-time.
A further five goals in the third quarter, along with four more in the last ensured are 18.18 (126) to 11.7 (73) victory.
“We set up the win with a good performance into the breeze in the first quarter kicking three goals and only conceding a late one,” North coach Peter Cook said. “We added to this advantage with the strong team effort in the second quarter with the wind. Our midfield guys like Tom Stevens and Jake Panaho again asserted their ascendancy.
“The key to our victory was our targets in attack Tyson Palwey – who kicked four goal and seven behinds, having plenty of opportunities. Down back Nick Rowe and Sam Panaho really marshalled the defence.
“I said after the game to our group that the competition yardstick BSR went up to Burra and only won by 30-odd points. For the Rams to me, Tom Drew was impressive as a strong bodied midfielder and they pushed Rob Bartee into the middle after he was kept out of the game by Nick Rowe at centre half forward.
“It was a good all round team effort and pretty satisfying when he always take the two premiership points when you go and play BBH at Burra Oval.”
Jake Panaho and Tom Stevens were great around the ball while Dallas Hill was a strong target in attack with five goals.
Others that we’re noteworthy for the Roosters included Charlie Helbig, Tommy Huppatz in ruck and utility, Jared O’Reilly.
For the Rams Tim Torzsok, Johnny Lynch and Robbie Hall were their best. Ben Hook, Tommy Drew and Matthew Kellock were all serviceable while Guy Hutchinson kicked four goals.
Robbie Bartee who was well beaten up forward and Jack Rowe both kicked two goals.