Burra makes it two in a row

Izzy Price gets her stick in front as she tries to stop George Peart’s movement.

Izzy Price gets her stick in front as she tries to stop George Peart’s movement.

Eyes on the ball: Jasper Weatherstone and Rohan Casey stretch themselves as they challenge for the ball. Photos: Darryl Cott.

Eyes on the ball: Jasper Weatherstone and Rohan Casey stretch themselves as they challenge for the ball. Photos: Darryl Cott.

Under 14 

Grand final

Mitch Cassell looks to curtail Will Price’s progress into the circle.

Mitch Cassell looks to curtail Will Price’s progress into the circle.

Clare 1 lost to Burra 2

Clare really turned the spring weather on for families to go out and support the Clare and Burra under 14 teams battle it out to be the 2018 premiers. 

Burra were feeling the pressure, after finishing well top of the other teams at the end of the minor round, but they knew not to underestimate a fully manned Clare team. 

With the team song and the banner for Burra ran through, the teams shook hands and were ready to go.

Burra was able to hold most of the play in their attacking 25 however the ‘wall’ created by Clare’s senior players in Deneke Donato, Royce Butler and Izzy Price made it difficult for Burra. 

Clare had attempts also, but Burra’s midfield players in Lucas Williams and Bradtke Stockman were determined not to let that happen. 

At around 10 minutes into the game a stroke was awarded to Burra, and seasoned professional at this, Bradtke Stockman had no problem slotting the ball into the left hand side of the goal.

The second half meant Clare had to fight to even the score, however a break through the midfield by George Peart then passed to Montana Hammill who then passed to Jed Devine, resulted in Burra’s second goal. 

Not wanting to get too confident however, the team had to regroup to ensure no quick replies were made by Clare. 

With only a few minutes left of the game, Royce Butler scored a well earned goal for Clare.

Burra managed to hold off when the final whistle blew for the 2018 Under 14 season. Burra taking out back to back Premierships 2-1.

Best on ground:  Royce Butler

Captain Amber Prince and Vice-Captain Lucas Williams with the Pennant and Shield.

Captain Amber Prince and Vice-Captain Lucas Williams with the Pennant and Shield.

Goals Burra: Bradtke Stockman, Jed Devine

Goal Clare: Royce Butler

Under 15

CDHA United 0 lost to AMU 1

CDHA took on top-placed AMU with the game a great tussle as most of the play was in the centre of the pitch. Clare were awarded a number of short corners in the first half, but were not able to convert. 

Neither time had been able to breakthrough to score by half time. 

The second half started with another short corner quickly awarded to Clare but again unable to score. 

AMU were soon trying their luck with a short corner, that they were not able to convert.

However, AMU scored soon after through Josh Waechter. 

Under 18

CDHA United 7 def AMU 0

Goals CDHA: Peter Cornwell 2, Mitchell Lawrie 2, Isaac Hamann 2, Will Price

CDHA had their full side while AMU only just scraped up a young team. 

It did not take long for CDHA to score with Mitch Laurie showing how to flick the ball into the far corner on a tight angle. CDHA dictated all the play, pressing into attack most of the game. 

Isaac Hamann was able to convert from a corner. Isaac was on fire with a miss tackle from AMU resulting in a specky back stick goal. 

The first half saw the fourth goal scored from Pete Cornwell off another short corner.

Two consecutive shorts saw a brother duo from the Price boys, Max perfectly passing to Will, sitting on the post, to swoop the ball over the line. 

Some great umpiring saw advantage played on a short corner with Mitchell Laurie able to score his second goal.

The final goal was scored with Pete Cornwell shooting and it being deflected off AMU’s stick.

This was a strong game by CDHA dominating over a younger less experienced side. To AMU’s credit they kept fighting till the final whistle.

 The umpiring was fantastic. 

Next week is finals time in the Barossa.

Preliminary finals

The CDHA United teams play at Stockwell at:

  • 9.00am Under 15:  CDHA vs Nuriootpa
  • 11.40am Under 18:  CDHA vs Nuriootpa
  • 2.50pm B Men: CDHA vs Tanunda Black