Tasmanian University Football - Club Old Scholars Football Association
by Michael Munday,
Preview of Grand Final 22nd Sep 2007
Its Grand Final action in the Old Scholars Football Association this Saturday at North Hobart with Hutchins clashing with DOSA in the Senior game and Hutchins playing University in the Reserves with commencement times 11.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
A typical Hutchins versus DOSA clash will be on show in the main game in what promises to be a battle royal. Reigning premiers Hutchins were ruthless in accounting for DOSA in the second semi final and a repeat of that performance would spell danger but DOSA are more than capable opposition as shown in their easy win over University last week. Match ups will have a large bearing on the result with the onball and midfield clashes playing a vital role in the quest for victory with Hutchins Jamie Harriss, Corey Wills, Richard Wilkinson, Tim Johns, Matthew Creese, Matthew Lister and Matthew Drury opposed to DOSA’s Jason Coad, James Penwright, Joel Nielson, Luke Golding, Dave Harrison, Dale Evans and Nathan Abrahams while the performances of both full forwards in Hutchins’ Adam Palfreyman and the Association leading goal kicker Brendan Rogers will be watched with interest as both are in fine form and the opposing full backs will need support from their co defenders in keeping them in check. DOSA’s Kim Harvey played on Adam Palfreyman in the second semi final but after his Preliminary Final performance across half back and up forward DOSA may use this ploy again so it will be interesting to see who lines up at full back while Hutchins Hugh Griggs will take on Brendan Rogers supported by Damien Suter, Marcus Windsor, James Faulkner, Josh Tyrell and Andrew Taylor who will have the jobs on Luke Browning, Michael Robinson, Scott Allen and Matthew Honey and Peter Jelkic if they play while Hutchins forward in Michael Egan, Richard Palfreyman, Adam Doran, Sam Palfreyman will keep DOSA’s defenders Heath Simms, Cameron Golding, Paul Lennox and Darren McConnon on their toes.
Preview of Preliminary Finals 15th Sep 2007
The Preliminary Final clash at Richmond features DOSA and University with the winner playing Hutchins in the Grand Final.
DOSA were outplayed by Hutchins in the second semi final and an improved effort is required starting with onballers and midfielders Jason Coad, James Penwright, Joel Nielsen, Nathan Abrahams, Jason Green, Tim Golding and Dale Evans taking control of the game and easing the pressure their defenders were put under last week but will meet stiff opposition from University’s Dan Bearman, Paul Brooks, Cody Dineley, Nick Whittle, Craig Haremza, Julian Damesena and Cameron Burgess who were rampant in the second half against Richmond. DOSA played Kim Harvey at full back last week but perhaps his skills would be best suited around the packs and provide the drive that was missing last week with possibly Cameron Golding, Darren McConnon, Luke Browning and Scott Hartill given the task of nullifying University’s forwards Michael Gowans, Liam Webb, David Welch and Gavin Shaw while Brendan Rogers, Scott Allen and Matthew Honey are experienced forwards who can be dangerous if given too much latitude and could create problems for University’s defence led by James Bercheree, Greg Farmillo, Adam Hinkley and ShaunSuitor.
Clashes between these teams this season saw DOSA successful three games out of four but finals are a different ball game with a close, hard fought encounter anticipated.
In the Reserves DOSA meet University with the winners to play Hutchins in the Grand Final.
The Association Seniors Best and Fairest was won by Hutchins’ Jamie Harriss while Matthew Ferguson of St.Virgils won the Reserves Best and Fairest.
The Association Seniors leading goalkicker was Brendan Rogers from DOSA who kicked 105 goals and Matthew Honey from DOSA won the Reserves goalkicking with 66 goals.
Review of Preliminary Finals
After last week’s drubbing DOSA turned their game around and earn themselves a berth in the Grand Final after thrashing University in the Preliminary Final at Richmond.
The first ten minutes was a fairly even affair but with their onballers and midfielders finding plenty of the ball DOSA piled on 6 goals and lead by 23 points at quarter time. With their defence on top and their ball carriers continuing to provide plenty of chances for their forwards DOSA ran riot in the second quarter adding another 6 goals to 1 by University and hold a match winning break of 53 points at half time. DOSA continued their dominance in the third quarter with another top performance adding a further 7 goals to 3 by University and have the game well in their keeping at three quarter time with a lead of 77 points. The final quarter was a bit of a fizzer as both teams went through the motions but the honours were with DOSA who turned on a top class performance against a disappointing University who promised so much after their semi final win but were never allowed into the game.
Kim Harvey was best on the ground for DOSA setting up countless forward thrusts off half back, Tim Golding, Jason Coad and Joel Nielson were busy around the ground, Luke Golding controlled the ruck and Luke Browning provided an avenue to goal across half forward while best for University were defenders Paul Brooks and Adam Hinkley, midfielders Julian Damasena, Shaun Suitor and Dan Bearman and Dean Willcock around the packs.
After an even first quarter University were too strong for DOSA in the Reserves Preliminary Final winning by 48 points and will play Hutchins in the Grand Final.
Review of Semi Finals 8th Sep
Hutchins advanced to the Grand Final in emphatic fashion after outplaying DOSA by 71 points in the second semi final.
Both teams kicked goals early in the first quarter and a tight contest looked likely but Hutchins had other ideas and with a dominant midfield backed up by creative onballers they created havoc to lead by 21 points at quarter time which they increased to 40 points at half time. The trend continued in the second half with Hutchins adding 11 goals to 6 courtesy of a superb defence led by Hugh Griggs and Damien Suter who shut down DOSA’s dangerous forwards and while DOSA fought on they were no match for the reigning premiers. Other stand out players for Hutchins were Matthew Creese who dominated across the centre with his searching runs a highlight and ruckmen Corey Wills and Richard Wilkinson while for DOSA Matthew Honey tried hard across half forward as did ruckman Tim Golding, Scott Allen with 4 goals and Heath Simms.
University will meet DOSA in the Preliminary Final after thrashing Richmond in the first semi final. The first half was a tense affair as both teams looked for ascendancy with six points separating the teams at half time but University took over in the second half kicking 18 goals to 6 courtesy of a great final quarter that produced 11 goals to win by 78 points. Nick Whittle and Gavin Shaw around the ground, David Welch with 5 goals and midfielder Dan Bearman were best for University while Adam Daft, Chriss Ross, Cameron Johnson and Tim Gibbs were best for Richmond.
In the Reserves Hutchins won the second semi final and University were successful in the first semi final.
Round 20 - Review of games for Saturday 01st Sep 2007
A six goal effort with his first goal bringing up the 100th for the season by Brendan Rogers was to no avail as University stormed home to score an upset win. University kept the home team in check in an even first half but the flood gates opened in the third quarter with DOSA kicking 9 goals with University adding 5 enabling DOSA to hold a 30 point lead at three quarter time but that was short lived as University stormed home kicking 6 goals to 1 and win a thriller by 4 points. Cameron Burgess and Paul Brooks were good contributors as were defenders Greg Farmilo and Dean Willcock while Matthew Honey, James Penwright and Joel Nielson gave solid displays for DOSA.
With the Parker brothers prominent St.Virgils finished off on a high with a gritty win over Richmond after the visitors jumped out of the blocks early and hold a handy lead but St.Virgils fought back in the second quarter to reduce the margin only for Richmond to extend their lead slightly in the third quarter but St.Virgils kicked 6 goals to 2 in the final quarter to win by 13 points. Ruckman Joel Thirgood and utility Shaun Satori were other good players for St.Virgils with Richmond’s best being Heath Barwin, Darren Quinn, Chris Ross and Justin Muskett.
Hutchins had all the answers against OHA in scoring a comfortable victory. Two points separated the teams after the first quarter but from then on Hutchins had control kicking 22 goals to 10 by OHA and win by 75 points. Andrew Taylor and Hugh Griggs in defence and onballers Jamie Harriss and Simon Campbell were best for Hutchins while John Marsland, Jarrod Kean, Dan Ryan and Mark Monks stood tall for OHA.
Round 20 - Preview of games for Saturday 01st Sep 2007
With the final four settled the last round of roster games on Saturday will centre on the performances of the first semi finalists University and Richmond who were badly beaten last week in the lead up to their semi final. University visit Cadburys to play DOSA and a form reversal is required to put pressure on the home team who were outstanding last week with every player contributing to their win. With James Penwright and Dale Evans in good touch and defenders Heath Simms, Brendan Loveless and Tim Golding leading a strong defence while Brendan Rogers needs one goal for his ton for the season DOSA should be too strong but Michael Gowans, Julian Damesena, Dean Willcock and Craig Haremza head a strong Universiyu challenge.
St.Virgils who host Richmond need to reproduce their form of two weeks ago and finish off on a high led by onballers Matthew and Jeremy Parker, Matthew Cracknell, Ashley Rhodes and Joel Thirgood while Richmond who have key players under an injury cloud need to regroup and display the form they are renowned for with Adam Baines, Jacob Dunn, Justin Muskett, Tristan Martyn and Michael Pickett in form.
The tipsters would favour Hutchins in their clash with OHA after their excellent form over the last three weeks highlighted by their overall team performances with the likes of Adam and Richard Palfreyman, Hugh Griggs, Simon Campbell and Jamie Harriss outstanding but they will receive stern resistance from OHA who have been in great touch of late led by Craig Grace, Stuart James, Jarrod Kean, Ashley Banks and Matthew Zukauskas.
Round 19 - Review of games for Saturday 25th August 2007
The Hutchins juggernaut continues to roll on after they thrashed a disappointing University at University. Hutchins attacked from the opening bounce repeatedly putting University’s defence under pressure with any forward moves by University thwarted by Hutchins’ attacking defence while their creative onballers put them in command by 85 points at half time. University improved after half time to hold Hutchins to 10 goals whilst adding 5 but the damage had been done with Hutchins winning by 114 points. Hutchins defenders Josh Tyrell and Hugh Griggs, Jamie Harriss and Simon Campbell around the packs and Matthew Drury and Richard Wilkinson stood out while onballers Michael Gowans, Nick Whittle, Cody Dineley and Craig Haremza with defenders Dean Willcock and Jules Damesena battled hard for University.
OHA are finishing their season off in top form and were too strong for St.Virgils at Geilston Bay. Apart from the first quarter OHA appeared in control leading at every change and run out 48 point winners. Craig Grace was again best for OHA supported by Ashley Banks, Craig Unsworth and Matthew Zukauskas and best for St.Virgils were Matthew Parker, Ashley Rhodes, Shaun Satori and Joel Thirgood.
In the night game at Richmond a switched on DOSA handed out a 122 point hiding to Richmond. Both teams were missing players through injury but DOSA with more depth put in a team effort controlling the midfield and never let Richmond into the game throughout. James Penwright, Scott Allen, Dale Evans and Cameron Golding were best for DOSA while Adam Baines at full back, defender Jacob Dunn and Justin Muskett tried hard for Richmond.
Round 19 - Preview of games for Saturday 25th August 2007
Richmond host DOSA in a night game at Richmond and with both teams coming off a loss a tough encounter is predicted. Richmond were surprised by OHA last week and will need a substantial form reversal for this clash even though they were successful at home when these teams met in June. Overall Richmond’s form has been reasonable and if they can sustain pressure on DOSA for the whole game they will trouble the visitors especially with Steven Dick and Heath Barwin around the packs, Darren Quinn, Pete Rowlands and Chris Ross in defence and Tim Gibbs up forward playing well. DOSA were off the boil last week and they will bounce back for this game led by James Penwright, Kim Harvey, Peter Jelkic, Brendan Loveless, Joel Nielson and Luke Browning.
There will be no let up for University as they confront ladder leader Hutchins at University. After a poor showing last week they will be out to redeem themselves three weeks from the finals and given the titanic struggles between these teams in the past the home team could find themselves wanting against the might of the visitors but have Sam Bouwman and Dean Willcock in defence, runners Paul Brooks and Cody Dineley and Michael Gowans up forward in form while Hutchins success is attributed to overall team performances.
The OHA versus St.Virgils game should be a close affair with both teams scoring upset wins last round with OHA being well served by Stuart James, Callum Garvey, Shane Bryan and Ashley Banks while St.Virgils are being well led by Tim O’Brien, Marcus Parker, James Foster and Joel Thirgood.
Round 18 - Review of games for Saturday 18th August 2007
A classy top of the table clash and two upsets featured in round 18 of the Old Scholars Football Association.
With Matthew Lister providing drive out of the centre and the Palfreyman boys amongst the goals Hutchins attacked repeatedly early in setting up a 15 point lead but DOSA fought back and at half time Hutchins held a 12 point lead. The second half saw Hutchins control the game adding 9 goals to 6 by DOSA and run out 34 points winners. Other good players for Hutchins were Matthew Drury, Andrew Taylor and Matthew Creese while Luke Browning and Brendan Loveless in defence and onballers Peter Jelkic and Joel Nielson were best for DOSA.
A six goal third quarter set St.Virgils up for their comfortable win over University. University led early in the game but from then on it was St.Virgils who dictated terms led by the Parker brothers Jeremy, Marcus and Matthew who were dominant around the packs and up forward kicking 9 of St.Virgils 14 goals. Shaun Satori and James Foster were other good players for St.Virgils while James Berecheree, Sam Bouwman, Paul Brooks and Michael Gowans battled on for University.
Twelve goals were shared by OHA and Richmond in the first quarter and a shoot out was on the cards but OHA had other ideas and while they added 14 goals in the next three quarters they held Richmond to 8 and win by 43 points in somewhat of an upset. Stuart James, Callum Garvey, Jarrod Kean and Matthew Zukauskas stood out for OHA with Steven Dick, Tim Gibbs, Heath Barwin and Chris Ross the best for Richmond.
Round 18 - Preview of games for Saturday 18th August 2007
A cracker of a game is expected in the top of the table clash between DOSA and Hutchins at Cadburys. DOSA’s home ground advantage should be incentive enough for them especially with onballers James Penwright, Jason Coad, Dale Evans and Joel Nielson in great form and their clash with Hutchins’ Jamie Harris, James Faulkner, Tim Johns and Sam Palfreyman should have a bearing on the result while interest will also centre on DOSA full forward Brendan Rogers who needs five goals for his hundred with the close checking Marcus Windsor probably picking him up. Hutchins have their own firepower up forward in Adam Palfreyman, Matthew Creese and Matthew Drury if he plays and DOSA’s defence led by Brendan Loveless, Aaron Davey and Luke Browning will need to be at their top.
OHA face another tough game when they host Richmond OHA have had an indifferent season due mainly to injuries which has robbed them of any chance to have a settled team each week but they will test Richmond with the likes of defenders Stuart James, Craig Unsworth and Dan Ryan plus Luke Taylor and Will Garvey in form. Richmond will be confident after derailing University with Heath Barwin, Cameron Johnson, Josh Woolley, Heath Peppin and Michael Pickett in form.
The St.Virgils versus University games are usually tight encounters and this game should be no exception with Saints led by Ashley Rhodes and Shaun Satori in defence with Joel Thirgood and Marcus Parker and University’s Nick Whittle, Paul Brooks, James Bercheree and Dean Willcock in form.
Round 17 - Review of games for Saturday 11th August 2007
A rampant DOSA scored a comprehensive win over OHA leading at every change although OHA did themselves no favours in missing several shots on goal in the first quarter. DOSA continued to work hard and added 11 goals to 4 by OHA in the second half to run out 92 point winners. Forwards Brendan Rogers (9 goals), and Scott Allen (7 goals) along with onballers James Penwright and Jason Coad were best for DOSA while John Marsland, Luke Taylor, Mark Monks and Craig Unsworth tried hard for OHA.
With a past players reunion held after the game Richmond had cause to celebrate after outplaying University in the first semi final rehersal. Richmond had a slender lead early but took control of the game kicking 7 goals to 1 and hold a 45 point lead at half time. The third quarter was an even affair but Richmond finished full of running in the final quarter to win by 58 points. Onballer Heath Barwin with defenders Darren Quinn and Heath Peppin and midfielder Josh Woolley were best for Richmond with James Bercheree, Dean Willcock and Paul Brooks around the ground and Sam Bouwman in defence played well for University.
Hutchins were made to work hard for their win over a gritty St.Virgils. In a low scoring encounter the game was up for grabs at three quarter time but Hutchins kicked 3 goals to 2 by St.Virgils and scramble home by 13 points. Hutchins’ James Faulkner, Corey Wills and Jamie Harris with defender Hugh Griggs worked hard all game while best for St.Virgils were ruckman Joel Thirgood and defenders Brad Hastie, Ashley Rhodes and Shaun Satori.
Round 17 - Preview of games for Saturday 11th August 2007
With four rounds remaining in the Old Scholars Football Association the final four appears settled with only a miracle occurring allowing OHA to replace University but it seems highly unlikely as OHA confront DOSA this round and although defenders Dan Ryan and Warwick Dawson with Will Garvey and Ashley Banks are in form a concerted team effort is required if they are to cause an upset. DOSA are in good form with Kim Harvey setting up countless scoring opportunities, James Penwright and Tim Golding with defender Aaron Davey providing plenty of drive while Brendan Rogers is eyeing off 100 goals for the season.
Hutchins overall strengths should see them overpower St.Virgils at Queenborough. With talent on every line the home team is taking all before them and with Matthew Drury and Adam Palfreyman focal points up forward supported by Josh Tyrell, Jamie Harris and Richard Palfreyman they will have too many options for St.Virgils who have ruckman Joel Thirgood, onballers Matthew Parker and Matthew Cracknell, Ben Parremore in defence and Tim O’Brien up forward leading the way.
The clash between Richmond and University at Richmond should be a dress rehersal of the first semi final. Richmond have a decent home ground record losing only twice this season and will look to forwards Heath Barwin and Scott Boxall, onballers Cameron Johnson and Leigh Jacobson with defender Heath Peppin to lead the way. University unearthed a forward last week in Liam Webb and he will be keen to repeat his 5 goal effort with help from fellow forward Nick Whittle and onballers Adam Hinkley, Dean Willcock and Paul Brooks.
Round 16 - Review of games for Saturday 4th August 2007
University stamped their authority on fourth spot with a final quarter flourish that saw them hold off OHA.
OHA led early but University reduced the margin at half time to 4 points and while the third quarter was even University broke the shackles in the final quarter kicking 5 goals to 2 and win by 12 points. Sam Bouwman in defence, forward Liam Webb (5 goals) and midfielders David Welch and Paul Brooks were best for University and for OHA defenders Warwick Dawson, Dan Ryan and Ross Blaikie with onballers Luke Taylor stood out.
A gritty St.Virgils outfit took the game right up to DOSA in the first half of their clash but a more disciplined and direct DOSA took control in the second half kicking 13 goals to 2 to win convincingly by 78 points. Kim Harvey was a dominant player for DOSA around the ground supported by Brendan Rogers (8 goals), Tim Golding and James Penwright around the packs while for St.Virgils ruckman Joel Thirgood, onballer Matthew Parker, forward Tim O’Brien and defender Ashley Rhodes played well.
A 7 goal second quarter set up Hutchins in their 18 point victory over Richmond although the visitors fought back in third quarter but the home team had all the answers in holding on. Hutchins’ Jamie Harris and Adam Doran were busy onballers, Matthew Drury was a focal point up forward with 6 goals and Josh Tyrell was strong in defence while for Richmond defender Heath Peppin again played well along with onballers Cameron Johnson, Heath Barwin and Michael Pickett.
Round 16 - Preview of games for Saturday 4th August 2007
St.Virgils face an uphill battle when they host the in form DOSA at New Town.
St.Virgils battled hard last week but will find this even harder with DOSA coming off a strong win over University. St.Virgils have been a bogey side for in the past DOSA but it will require a team effort led by onballers Joel Thirgood, Matthew Parker, Tim Green and Matthew Cracknell with defenders Matthew Haigh and Chris Williams. DOSA have hit their straps in their last two outings and a repeat performance should see them have too many options for the home team to counter with the likes of Kim Harvey, Jason Coad and Peter Jelkic around the ground, Luke Browning providing drive out of defence and forwards Scott Allen and Brendan Rogers.
University are home to OHA and will need a form reversal if they are to overcome the visitors who were gallant in defeat last week. University were outplayed against DOSA but Cody Dineley has been a driving force around the packs supported by Shaun Suitor, Sam Bouwman and Charles Jones while for OHA Craig Grace, Ashley Banks, Luke Taylor and Will Garvey are an inspiration.
The clash at Queenborough between Hutchins and Richmond should be a beauty with the home team favoured to win. Both teams have prolific ball winners in Hutchins’ Jamie Harris and Richmond’s Adam Daft while Hutchins’ defenders Hugh Griggs, Richard Wilkinson and utility Richard Palfreyman are in form and Richmond’s Heath Barwin, Leigh Jacobson and Heath Peppin lead a determined group.
Round 15 - Review of games for Saturday 28th July 2007
In a closely contested encounter Hutchins aided by a six goal third quarter were able to shake off an inaccurate OHA. The first half saw both teams battling for ascendancy but Hutchins accuracy at goal enabled them to lead by 3 points at half time and they blew the game open in the third quarter to lead by 29 points finishing up 34 point winners at the final siren. Jamie Harris, Tim Johns with Richard and Sam Palfreyman were busy for Hutchins while Luke Taylor, Craig Grace, Brendan Bateman and Stuart James were best for OHA.
Led by dominant onballers and complimented by efficient forwards DOSA proved far too strong for University. Wayward kicking for goal by University saw them trail by 36 points at half time and whilst University’s finishing in attack improved after half time they could manage only seven goals while DOSA piled on thirteen goals to win by 72 points.
Jason Coad, Kim Harvey, Michael Robinson and Luke Browning were best for DOSA while Shaun Suitor, Cody Dineley, Bryce Turnbull and James Berechee stood out for University.
Richmond accounted for St.Virgils in their game at Richmond. St.Virgils led early but Richmond fought back to lead by 4 points at half time and had all the answers in the second half outscoring the visitors and win by 36 points. Adam Daft, Steven Dick, Heath Barwin around the ground and Tristan Martyn up forward were best for Richmond and onballers Joel Thirgood, Matthew Parker and Tim O’Brien and defender Matthew Haigh played well for St.Virgils.
Round 15 - Preview of games for Saturday 28th July 2007
University have set their sights on DOSA this round and their clash at University has created plenty of interest. University’s defence handled the pressure magnificently last week but will need Shaun Suitor and Sam Bouwman and company to repeat that effort as they come up against in form forwards Brendan Rogers, Scott Allen and Michael Robinson while the battle between University’s Cody Dineley, Paul Brooks and David Welch against Dale Evans, James Penwright and Nathan Abrahams will have a bearing on the result. Key forwards Michael Gowans and Charles Jones along with goalsneak Cameron Burgess will cause headaches for DOSA’s defence led by Brendan Loveless, Heath Sims and Cameron Golding but they do not give up without a contest.
Richmond should be too strong for St.Virgils in their clash at Richmond. The home team was disappointing last round but playing at home lifts them to another level with Adam Daft, Heath Barwin, Darren McGuinness and Chris Ross leading the way while St.Virgils through Ben Parremore, Marcus Parker, Damian Lowe and Ashley Rhodes will not give in without a fight.
OHA will be all out for victory in their quest for a semi finals spot when they host Hutchins at Geilston Bay but will need to play the game out and keep the pressure on Hutchins throughout led by defenders Dan Ryan and Matt McDermott, midfielder Ashley Banks and Brad Marsland up forward. Hutchins were below their best last week but Jamie Harris is having a stellar season supported by Hugh Griggs, Corey Wills and Josh Tyrell.
Round 14 - Review of games for Saturday 21th July 2007
University provided the surprise in the completion of round fourteen when they upset ladder leaders Hutchins at Queenborough.
University’s endeavour and their ability to nullify Hutchins prime movers was a major factor in their win.
Hutchins led at each end of the first three quarters by six points at quarter time, nine points at half time and by five points at three quarter time but with key forwards Michael Gowans and Charles Jones who were the only multiple goalkickers for the game causing havoc University piled on six goals while keeping Hutchins goalless in the final quarter and register an important 32 points victory not only because it was against their powerful neighbourhood foes but gives them a ten premiership points margin over OHA in fourth spot. Other players for University who played major roles in the victory were defenders Shaun Suitor, Sam Bouwman and Chris Hess who nullified Hutchins dangerous forwards and onballers Paul Brooks and Dean Willcock while the best players for Hutchins were onballers Scott Campbell, Jamie Harris and Stef Shearer while Hugh Griggs, Richard Wilkinson and Marcus Windsor stood tall in defence.
Round 14 - Preview of games for Saturday 21th July 2007
First plays fourth when Hutchins host University in the Southee –Palfreyman cup clash at Queenborough to complete round fourteen in the Old Scholars Football Association.
Hutchins have had all the answers in clashes so far this season and are tipped to repeat the dose especially after their display against DOSA two weeks ago when they handled the wet conditions superbly plus having strengths all over the ground starting with Corey Wills, Jamie Harris, Matthew Lister, Adam Doran and James Faulkner in the middle while Hugh Griggs, Josh Tyrell and Andrew Taylor lead a mean defence and Adam Palfreyman and Matthew Drury finish off the work up forward plus a number of players can be switched around creating more flexibility.
With only six rounds remaining after this round and OHA breathing down their necks University need to manufacture some wins against the teams above them and will have to play for four quarters but they are a determined group and if Chriss Hess, Julian Damesena and Morgan Maguire in defence, Paul Books, Cody Dineley, David Welch, Dean Willcock and Dan Bearman around the ground and key forwards Michael Gowans, Charles Jones and Cameron Burgess step up they could surprise
Round 13 - Review of games for Saturday 7th July 2007
Hutchins became outright ladder leaders after defeating DOSA at Queenborough. Hutchins began the game in style and had two goals on the board early and although DOSA went forward on a number of occasions Hutchins defence held them up and led by 8 points at quarter time. The second quarter was an even affair with Hutchins holding a 7 point buffer at the main break but they closed the game out in the third quarter kicking 4 goals to 1 by DOSA and kept the visitors at bay in the final quarter to run out 33 point winners. Onballers Jamie Harris, Adam Doran and with defenders Andrew Taylor and Marcus Windsor were best for Hutchins while Nathan Abrahams, Joel Nielson, Matthew McCallum and Heath Simms were best for DOSA.
Richmond edged closer to second spot with a comfortable 75 point win over OHA at Richmond. After an even first half Richmond turned on the power kicking 14 second half goals while keeping OHA down to 5. Darren Quinn in defence and onballers Steven Dick, Adam Daft and Justin Muskett were best for Richmond and Craig Grace, Luke Taylor, John Marsland and Matt McDermott tried their best for OHA.
St.Virgils appeared in control at University but the home team stormed home in the final quarter to win a thriller by 4 points after a fairly even game for three quarters saw St.Virgils lead by 15 points at the change. Morgan Maguire, Dan Bearman and Dean Willcock were best for University and Matthew Cracknell, Tim Nicholas and Ashley Rhodes stood out for St.Virgils
Round 13 - Preview of games for Saturday 7th July 2007
The game of the day should be at Queenborough where equal ladder leaders Hutchins and DOSA meet.
With wins at one apiece so far this season and both teams in solid form a high standard game is anticipated.
There should be numerous highlights none better than Hutchins Matthew Drury, Matthew Lister and Josh Tyrell against the in form DOSA trio of James Penwright, Nathan Abrahams and Kim Harvey while both teams have ace full forwards in Hutchins’ Adam Palfreyman and Brendan Rogers from DOSA but have other avenues to goal in Hutchins’ Matthew Creese, Josh Bean and Richard Palfreyman while DOSA boast Scott Allen, Peter Jelkic and Michael Robinson. Both teams have attacking defenders led by Hutchins Marcus Windsor and Hugh Griggs and DOSA’s Brendan Loveless and Cameron Golding.
Richmond should have all the answers in their home game against OHA. Richmond have been playing steady football of late and the return of Cameron Johnson and Tim Polley along with recruit Adam Bains at full back plus the form of Tim Gibbs and Scott Wilson make them a competitive unit. OHA are in a slump with injuries not helping their cause but they will rise to the challenge led by Mark Monks, Ashley Banks and Brendan Bateman.
University versus St.Virgils game at University could go either way as clashes between these teams are usually close but with Michael Gowans a focal point up forward and defenders Julian Damesena and Chris Hess with midfielder Cody Dineley in form should outlast St.Virgils but if Marcus Parker, Damian Lowe, Ashley Rhodes and Murray Wise continue their good work they could surprise.
Round 12 - Review of games for Saturday 30th June 2007
Richmond widened the gap between third and fourth ladder positions after defeating University. Richmond’s victory came on the back of an improved second half after falling behind early in the game with University holding a four goal lead at the first break although Richmond fought back in the second quarter kicking six goals to lead by eleven points at half time. Richmond’s Cameron Johnson and Scott Wilson and were busy onballers, Adam Bains was strong in defence while Tim Polley (5 goals) has impressed since his return to the club and best for University were forwards Michael Gowans (6 goals) and Nick Whittle, midfielder Cody Dineley and defender Julian Damesena.
Hutchins shrugged off a plucky St.Virgils at New Town. St.Virgils led by six points at quarter time although Hutchins wasted chances at goal but Hutchins slammed on seven goals to one and hold a 32 point lead at half time while the second half was an even affair with Hutchins winning by 42 points. Scott Campbell, Andrew Taylor, Matthew Lister and Damian Suter were best for Hutchins while defenders Damian Lowe, Matthew Haigh and Ashley Rhodes with Marcus Parker (7 goals) were best for St.Virgils.
DOSA easily defeated OHA winning by 112 points at Cadburys. OHA kept pace with the home team in the first half but with forwards Brendan Rogers and Michael Robinson running riot DOSA outplayed the visitors after half time. Other top performers for DOSA were onballers Nathan Abrahams and James Penwright while none tried harder for OHA than Ashley Banks, Matt McDermott, Martyn Kroon and Craig Grace.
Round 12 - Preview of games for Saturday 30th June 2007
Fourth plays third when University host Richmond in the game of the round at University. University had a good win last week and will be full of confidence and the knowledge of having won the two previous encounters this season and ruckman Dan Bearman, midfielders David Welch and Paul Brooks, forwards Nick Whittle and Charles Jones with defender Greg Farmilo are in form. Richmond need to capitalise on their chances more but could welcome back the experienced Cameron Johnson while onballers Adam Daft and Heath Barwin, forwards Scott Boxall and Steven Dick with Daryl Williams and Jacob Dunn in defence are enjoying a good season.
DOSA are home to an under strength OHA at Cadburys. DOSA turned on a powerful display after quarter time last week and a repeat of that form led by Dale Evans and James Penwright in midfield, Kim Harvey and Jason Coad around the packs, Scott Allen up forward and Aaron Davey in defence should see them home against OHA who are missing several players through injury but beware of the wounded lion and with Mark Monks, Martyn Kroon, Ashley Banks, Ross Blaikie, Matt Mcdermott and Matthew Zukauskas in form OHA will give a good account of themselves.
St.Virgils will need to concentrate for four quarters if they are to keep pace with Hutchins at New Town. St.Virgils have a group of fine players but lack consistency but they are renowned for their fighting qualities led by onballers Jeremy Parker, Shaun Satori, and Tim O’Brian, Ben Parremore and Rohan Heron in defence. Hutchins seem to find that extra effort in close games while Hugh Griggs, James Faulkner and Marcus Windsor in defence with Josh Tyrell and Sam Palfreyman are playing well.
Round 11 - Review of games for Saturday 23th June 2007
A Scott Allen inspired second quarter was the catalyst for DOSA in their thrashing of St.Virgils at Cadburys. After an even opening quarter DOSA led by 9 points but a 10 goal second quarter saw DOSA lead by 56 points at half time. DOSA continued their dominance in the second half adding a further 14 goals finishing 115 point winners. Best for DOSA were Dale Evans, Tim Golding and Kim Harvey around the ground, Scott Allen with 10 goals and Aaron Davey and Cameron Golding in defence were excellent while St.Virgils onballers Jeremy Parker, Murray Wise, Andrew Best, Shaun Satori with defenders Ben Parremore and Rohan Heron never gave up.
Hutchins won a thrilling game at Richmond against the home team. After an even first half 3 points separated the teams but the third quarter saw Hutchins add 6 goals while Richmond replied with 4 and entering the final quarter Hutchins held a 16 point lead but Richmond whittled the margin down but late goals to Hutchins saw them run out 20 point winners. Best for Hutchins were Hugh Griggs, Andrew Taylor, James Faulkner, Sam Palfreyman, Marcus Windsor and Josh Tyrell while for Richmond newcomer Adam Bains was a star at full back supported by forwards Steven Dick and Scott Boxall and onballers Adam Daft, Heath Barwin and Chris Ross.
An eight goal first quarter enabled University to exact some revenge with a comfortable 61 point win over OHA at Geilston Bay. University were in control all game and were best served by Sam Bouwman, Nick Whittle, Morgan McGuire, Dean Willcock, Dan Bearman and Charles Joneswith 5 goals while Ross Blaikie, Mark Monks, Matt McDermott, Martyn Kroon, Brad Marsland and Ashley Banks were best for OHA
Round 11 - Preview of games for Saturday 23th June 2007
Richmond’s bid for a top two finish could hinge on their clash with Hutchins at Richmond. At the half way mark of the roster Richmond are three games behind Hutchins and DOSA and a win on Saturday would lift their confidence no end and having been boosted by the return of several players and with runners Adam Daft, Heath Barwin, Steven Dick and Jacob Dunn leading the way they will keep Hutchins honest but the visitors with utility Josh Bean, defenders Richard Wilkinson and Josh Tyrell with Andrew Taylor in good touch will be hard to beat.
DOSA should have all the answers in their clash with St.Virgils at Cadburys. DOSA’s midfield and onballers are providing their forwards with numerous opportunities whilst their defence led by Brendan Loveless, Cameron Golding and Paul Lennox gives little away. St.Virgils pushed DOSA all the way in their previous clash and with Shaun Satori, James Foster, Ben Parremore and Tim Green in form they will be competitive.
OHA meet University at Geilston Bay and with two wins over University so far this season will go into the game confident of making it three from three especially with players to return and William Bibby and Mark Monks in form but will need to be wary of the visitors led by Greg Farmilo and Dan Bearman who played good football last week but only in patches. OHA went missing after half time last week so the team that can concentrate for the full game should come out on top.
Round 10 - Review of games for Saturday 16th June 2007
A dominant second half by Hutchins enabled them to shake off a persistent OHA at Queenborough.
OHA took the game up to Hutchins from the opening quarter to lead by 15 points at the break and increased that margin to 22 points at half time but it was a different Hutchins after half time as they poured on the pressure kicking fourteen second half goals while keeping OHA to two and win by 50 points. Josh Tyrell, Scott Campbell, Josh Bean, Andrew Taylor were best for Hutchins and William Bibby, Luke Taylor, Ashley Banks, Mark Monks played well for OHA.
DOSA had 75 points to spare at full time in their clash with University at Cadburys but the final scoreline did not indicate how well University played even though DOSA jumped out of the blocks and hold a 23 points lead at quarter time. University were busy early in the second quarter but DOSA steadied and lead by 39 points at the main break. DOSA maintained that pressure in the second half and even though University never gave in they could not match DOSA’s fire power up forward. Onballers Jason Coad, James Penwright, Nathan Abrahams and defender Brendan Loveless were best for DOSA and Dan Bearman, Sam Bouwman, Julian Damesena and Matt Gill stood out for University.
Richmond had all the answers at New Town to win by 58 points over St.Virgils. St.Virgils led early but Richmond took control in the second quarter and were never headed after that. Best for Richmond were Adam Daft, Steven Dick, Heath Barwin and Jacob Dunne with James Foster, Shaun Satori, Reid Hooker and Tim Green the best for St.Virgils.
Round 10 - Preview of games for Saturday 16th June 2007
DOSA will be out to redeem themselves against University at Cadburys after their surprise loss in round nine. DOSA were comfortable winners last time these teams met and should prevail again with key forward Brendan Rogers, defenders Brendan Loveless and Paul Lennox and onballers Joel Nielson, James Penwright and Heath Simms leading the way. University have won their past two games and if forwards Charles Jones and Cameron Burgess can convert their opportunities and Nick Whittle, Greg Farmilo, Paul Brooks and David Welch play well they will give a good account of themselves.
St.Virgils will be looking for two wins in a row when they clash with Richmond at New Town. Lack of a tall forward has denied St.Virgils of victories as they have a blend of mobile onballers and a hard working defence led by Zac Batchelor and Damian Lowe but Brad Hastie needs more support in attack although Matthew Parker impressed last game. Richmond stormed home in the last quarter against DOSA and with the return of Leigh Jacobson and Darren McGuinness along with Darren Quinn plus the in form Heath Peppin, Jacob Dunn and Daryl Williams they appear a rejuvenated outfit and will trouble all teams if they can be consistent.
The game at Queenborough should be an interesting encounter as Hutchins always find OHA a difficult opponent but they should have all the answers with Adam Palfreyman, Matthew Drury, Josh Bean, James Tyrell, Richard Wilkinson and Matthew Creese leading from the front. OHA are still below full strength but are renowned for their determination while Matthew Heenan, Luke Taylor, James Tierney, Mark Monks, William Bibby and Matthew Phillips are playing well.
Round 9 - Review of games for Saturday 2nd June 2007
Richmond staged a remarkable comeback to upset ladder leaders DOSA at Richmond. DOSA appeared in control after a steady opening quarter to lead by 24 points at half time with a five goals to two second quarter and with the third quarter an even affair DOSA held a 25 point break at the last change but Richmond in a barnstorming final quarter kicked nine goals to one and win an important game for them by 27 points. Steven Dick, Heath Peppin, Jacob Dunn and Paul Wilson created plenty of chances for Richmond while David Harrison, Brendan Loveless, Darren McConnon and Pat Carroll were best for DOSA.
St.Virgils registered their first win for the season with victory over OHA at Geilston Bay. OHA peppered the goals in the first quarter kicking five goals to one and lead by 30 points at the break but St.Virgils were better in the second quarter kicking five goals but OHA replied with four and held a 26 point lead at half time. St.Virgils came out full of running in the third quarter outplaying OHA by six goals to two and reduce the margin to one point and set up a thrilling final quarter as both teams struggled for ascendancy with St.Virgils hanging on to win by two points. Chris Williams, Reid Hooker, Shaun Satori and Joel Thirgood were best for St.Virgils and Mark Monks, Martyn Kroon, Matthew Heenan and James Tierney best for OHA.
Hutchins proved too strong for University at University. Hutchins led at every change with Adam Palfreyman a focal point at full forward with eight goals while Hugh Griggs, Matthew Drury and James Tyrell lent support and David Welch, Stuart Cooper, Nick Whittle and Paul Brooks battled for University.
Round 9 - Preview of games for Saturday 2nd June 2007
Richmond face a tough task when they host DOSA at Richmond although last week’s win should see the home team approach the game with a feeling of confidence but aware that DOSA are displaying pretty fluent football. Richmond appear an evenly balanced combination but struggling for consistency but Adam Daft, Heath Barwin, Daryl Williams. Steven Dick and Justin Muskett are in form. DOSA won a thriller last week and if they carry that form into this game led by the evergreen Brendan Loveless and Kim Harvey, James Penwright and Joel Nielson they should prove too strong even though they have a poor record at Richmond.
University will need to be switched on for their clash with Hutchins at University with the visitors out to redeem themselves after last week’s loss. University have been up and down in their games but have snuck into the four and will be looking to cement their position and whilst without their coach Craig Haremza the in form Greg Farmilo, Julian Damesena, Charles Jones and Nick Whittle will lead the way. Hutchins missed opportunities denied them continuing their winning run last week but will bounce back through their ball carriers and Richard Wilkinson, Hugh Griggs, Adam Palfreyman and Josh Bean in the key posts.
OHA entertain St.Virgils at Geilston Bay in what should be a close battle as both teams are capable of winning games back lack the finish and whoever concentrates for the full game should win. Matthew Heenan, Dan Ryan, William Bibby and Luke Taylor are in form for OHA with St.Virgils’ Ashley Rhodes, Zac Batchelor, Damian Lowe and Joel Thirgood in form.
Round 8 - Review of games for Saturday 26th May 2007
Hutchins winning streak came to an end at Cadburys when DOSA scored an important victory by 16 points and take top spot on the ladder. DOSA appeared to have Hutchins’ measure throughout the game leading by 9 points at quarter time and increasing the margin to 32 points at half time with a 6 goals to Hutchins 3 in the second quarter but Hutchins fought back in the second half but inaccuracy at goal was their downfall registering only 6 goals from 20 scoring shots. Joel Neilson across midfield, Brendan Rogers (7 goals), Brendan Loveless and Dale Evans in defence were best for DOSA while Hugh Griggs, Richard Wilkinson, Josh Bean, Richard Palfreyman played well for Hutchins.
University took over fourth spot after holding off a determined St.Virgils at New Town. St.Virgils accuracy in the first half saw them hold a 10 point lead at half time after University wasted chances up forward. The third quarter was an even tussle with St.Virgils holding a 15 point advantage but University slammed on 8 goals to 3 in the final quarter to win by 25 points. Nick Whittle, Julian Damesena, Greg Farkilo and David Welch were best for University while Joel Thirgood, Ashley Rhodes, Brad Hastie and Damian Lowe stood out for St.Virgils.
Richmond’s losing run came to a halt with a victory over OHA at Geilston Bay. It was an even contest for the first three quarters with the scores level entering the final quarter but Richmond added 5 goals to 1 by OHA to win by 27 points. Adam Daft was busy all day for Richmond supported by Daryl Williams, Scott Boxall and Justin Muskett with William Bibby, Matthew Heenan, Dan Ryan and Luke Taylor the best for OHA.
Round 8 - Preview of games for Saturday 26th May 2007
The clash at Cadburys between ladder leaders DOSA and Hutchins should be a tremendous game as both are the stand out teams in the competition. Hutchins won the previous game in round three but DOSA will be confident of turning the tables as their form since then has been consistent led by Brendan Loveless, Jason Coad, Paul Lennox, James Penwright, Kim Harvey and Darren McConnon who should create enough opportunities for Brendan Rogers and Scott Allen up forward. Hutchins will have other ideas as their form has been superb with Matthew Lister, Tim Johns, Jamie Harris, Josh Bean, Corey Wills and Adam Palfreyman contributing each week.
The OHA versus Richmond clash at Geilston Bay should be a close affair as both teams strive for victory in their bids for finals spots as they have University breathing down their necks. Led by Warwick Dawson, Matthew Phillips, Luke Taylor, Brett Mitchell and William Bibby OHA are capable of good football and will get better when some of their stars return from injury. Richmond have lost their last two games and will be looking to find some consistency while Heath Barwin, Adam Daft, Daryl Williams and Darren McGuinness are in form.
St.Virgils meet University at New Town in what should be an even clash given they drew last time they met but St.Virgils need more from their runners and forwards to support their overworked defence while University have the chance to enter the four if they win.
Round 7 - Review of games for Saturday 19th May 2007
University edged closer to a final four spot after defeating Richmond. After a lively opening quarter University set up their win with a nine goal second quarter which saw them lead by 52 points at half time and with the second half an even tussle University held their advantage winning by 47 points. Best for University were Dan Bearman and Dean Willcock in defence John McGee, David Welch and Paul Brooks and Charles Jones with 8 goals while for Richmond Heath Barwin, Jacob Dunn, Darren McGuinness, Chris Ross, Steven Dick and Daryl Williams played well.
It took four quarters for DOSA to shake off a determined OHA at Geilston Bay. OHA led early but DOSA slammed on eight goals in the second quarter to lead by 17 points at half time after OHA wasted opportunities with inaccuracy. OHA reduced the margin in the third term but DOSA finished better and ran out 33 point winners. Defenders Paul Lennox and Luke Browning, onballers Darren McConnon, Joel Neilson and David Harrison plus Brendan Rogers with 8 goals were best for DOSA and for OHA Warwick Dawson, Luke Taylor, Stuart James in defence and onballers Brett Mitchell, William Bibby and Mark Monks played well.
Hutchins consistency proved too much for a gallant St.Virgils. Hutchins kicked five goals in each of the first three quarters while restricting St.Virgils to two per quarter and after an even final quarter Hutchins won by 63 points. Matthew Creese, Andrew Taylor and Josh Bean were Hutchins best and Damian Lowe, Ashley Rhodes and James Foster stood out for St.Virgils.
Round 7 - Preview of games for Saturday 19th May 2007
The clash at Richmond should be a keen contest as both teams strive to improve their ladder positions. Richmond can widen the gap on University with victory and move to third if DOSA defeat OHA. Richmond were well beaten last week and an improved effort is required if they are to challenge the top two teams but have in form players in onballers Adam Daft, Heath Barwin, defenders Daryl Williams, Heath Peppin and Tim Gibbs. University were pipped at the post last week but have a good record against Richmond and Chris Hess, Dan Bearman, Shaun Suitor, David Welch and Matthew Gill are playing well.
The OHA versus DOSA games are always great contests as OHA usually step up a gear whatever their position on the ladder and trouble DOSA so a keen contest is expected at Geilston Bay but OHA will need to restrict DOSA’s runners who create havoc if given too much latitude but Warwick Dawson, Matthew Phillips, Michael Bannister, Matthew Heenan and Ashley Banks lead a keen group. DOSA’s teamwork and the in form Brendan Loveless, Heath Simms, Kim Harvey, James Penwright and Jason Coad should see them home.
Led by Adam Palfreyman and Josh Bean Hutchins should have too many options for scoring goals and be too powerful for St. Virgils at Queenborough. St.Virgils defence is steady but will be under immense pressure unless they can contain Hutchins runners led by James Tyrell and Jamie Harris but Zac Batchelor played a blinder last week for St.Virgils supported by Matthew Cracknell, Shaun Satori and Damian Lowe.
Round 6 - Review of games for Saturday 12th May 2007
St.Virgils surprised DOSA in the first quarter at New Town and only poor finishing deprived them of a handy lead at quarter time but they found their accuracy in the second quarter outscoring DOSA and lead by 10 points at half time. It was a different DOSA in the second half with quick movement into their forward line and while St.Virgils defence led by Zac Batchelor stood tall DOSA outscored St.Virgils in the third quarter and hold a 9 point lead at break while adding 6 goals in the final quarter and run out 47 point victors. Brendan Loveless, James Penwright, Dale Evans, Heath Simms and Nathan Abrahams were best for DOSA while best for St.Virgils were Zac Batchelor Reid Hooker, Matthew Cracknell, Tim O’Brien, Shaun Satori and Damian Lowe.
A five goal final quarter enabled OHA to win a tight contest over University by one point. The first was an even affair with 3 points separating the teams in favour of OHA at half time. University gained the ascendancy in the third quarter to lead by 19 points at the change but OHA were too strong coming home. Ashley Banks, Dan Ryan and Matthew Heenan were best for OHA and Greg Farmilo, Shaun Suitor and Chris Hess played well for University.
Hutchins proved too strong for Richmond winning by 99 points. Hutchins were in control for most of the game with the goals shared around with Adam Palfreyman kicking 8 and Josh Tyrell and Jamie Harris starring around the ground while for Richmond Daryl Williams, Rhys Munnings and Adam Daft stood out.
Round 6 - Preview of games for Saturday 12th May 2007
St.Virgils will have to work hard for victory when they confront DOSA at New Town. Slow starts are attributing to St.Virgils downfall and they will need a four quarter effort in order to stem the flow to DOSA’s forwards led by Brendan Rogers and Peter Jelkic while in his first game Matthew Honey kicked 6 goals in the Reserves last week and his return will add experience and height while Jason Coad and Kim Harvey are in good form. St.Virgils Tim Nicholas has been consistent aided by Ashley Rhodes, Jeremy Parker and Tim Green while Luke McGrath presents well up forward.
University and OHA will be out to redeem themselves when they meet at University.
Both teams are better than their form suggests and looking to improve on last week’s heavy losses. University are receiving drive from onballers Cody Dineley, Craig Haremza and Adam Hinkley while Dan Bearman and Julian Damesena are solid in defence. OHA were missing several players last week and their return will boost their chances of victory along with the in form Martyn Kroon, Warwick Dawson and Matthew Heenan.
The clash at Queenborough should go to script with Hutchins expected to continue on their winning way in their match with Richmond. Hutchins have strengths on every line complimented by Adam Palfreyman at full forward but upsets do happen and Richmond will give a good account of themselves led by Adam Daft, Heath Barwin, Nick Woolley, Rhys Munnings and Jacob Dunn.
Round 5 - Review of games for Saturday 5th May 2007
The game at Richmond favoured the home team when they led St.Virgils by 29 points at half time and increased that lead to seven goals early in the third quarter but St.Virgils aided by the wind kicked 7 goals and reduced the margin to two points at three quarter time. The final quarter was a nail biter with the scores level but Richmond’s Adam Daft marked a kick in and register a point as the final siren sounded giving Richmond a one point victory. Runners Jacob Dunn, Rhys Munnings, Adam Daft and Steven Dick with defenders Tim Gibbs and Nick Woolley were best for Richmond and Tim Nicholas, Ashley Rhodes, Luke McGrath and Jeremy Parker best for St.Virgils.
DOSA proved too strong for University having control of the game from the opening quarter to lead by 53 points at half time and the trend continued in the second half outplaying the home team with forty goal scoring shots to sixteen and run out 114 point winners. Defender Cameron Golding with Jason Coad, Kim Harvey and Dale Evans were best for DOSA while onballers Craig Haremza, Adam Hinkley, Cody Dineley and Dan Bearman in defence best for University.
After a promising start OHA could not sustain the pressure and were overrun by ladder leader Hutchins to the tune of 72 points. Defenders Matthew Abey and Tom Friend, Adam Palfreyman (8 goals) and Matthew Creese were best for Hutchins and Martyn Kroon, Warwick Dawson, Matthew Heenan and Craig Grace stood out for OHA.
Round 5 - Preview of games for Saturday 5th May 2007
Consistency will be the key for University in their quest for a four quarter effort in their bid for victory when they clash with DOSA at University.
University would be further up the ladder but lapses in concentration have proved costly but they have the chance this week to prove they can perform for four quarters especially with Cody Dineley, Nicko Aird, Paul Brooks, Dan Bearman, Dean Willcock and Craig Haremza in form.
DOSA have been reasonably consistent and receiving drive from Jason Green, Kim Harvey, James Penwright and Mark McConnon with in form forwards Peter Jelkic and Scott Allen.
Richmond should hold too many aces for St.Virgils at Richmond. Although disappointing last week Richmond refused to give in but need a target up forward to compliment the many chances created by Adam Daft, Darren McGuinness, Heath Barwin, Rhys Munnings and Josh Woolley but if Scott Boxall has recovered from injury he could be the answer. St.Virgils are battling along and will be honest opponents led by onballers Shaun Satori, Matthew Cracknell and Jeremy Parker, defenders Ashley Rhodes and Damian Lowe plus James Foster up forward.
OHA face a huge task when they take on Hutchins at Geilston Bay but upsets have happened before and OHA are usually competitive in these games and Matthew Heenan, Brad Marsland, Ashley Banks, Will Garvey, Craig Unsworth and Mark Monks are playing well but Hutchins powerful forward line led by Adam Palfreyman, in form onballers and a tight defence should see them home.
Round 4 - Review of games for Saturday 28th April 2007
In a game of two halves at Queenborough University set the pace in the first half and with accurate kicking led an inaccurate Hutchins who fell down in front of goal and they trailed the visitors by 17 points at the main break. It was a different Hutchins in the second half as they found their range and they kicked 14 goals to 3 and win by 49 points. Onballers Matthew Creese, Josh Tyrell, Adam Doran, Scott Campbell, Hugh Griggs, Adam Sayers and Adam Palfreyman with 7 goals stood out for Hutchins while best for University were onballers Cody Dineley, Paul Brooks, Nicko Aird, Craig Haremza and David Welch with defender Dean Willcock.
DOSA held too many aces for Richmond at Cadburys. DOSA dominated from the outset with Richmond unable to find a direct avenue to goal. DOSA led at every change and even an 8 goal final term by Richmond could not halt the home team who won by 48 points. Forwards Scott Allen and Peter Jelkic, defenders Paul Lennox and Heath Simms and onballers Jason Coad and David Harrison were best for DOSA with Darren McGuinness, Adam Daft, Rhys Munnings, Nick Woolley, Matthew Evans and Tristan Martyn best for Richmond.
A seven goal first quarter set up victory for OHA in their clash with St.Virgils at New Town and although St.Virgils fought back in the third term OHA won by 54 points with Craig Unsworth and Matthew Heenan best while Shaun Satori and Ashley Rhodes were best for Saints.
Round 4 - Preview of games for Saturday 28th April 2007
An even round of games is expected in the Old Scholars Football Association when St.Virgils meet OHA, DOSA host Richmond and Hutchins take on University.
The clash at New Town between St.Virgils and OHA promises to be an interesting contest after St.Virgils showed glimpses of form last week while OHA have struggled for consistency since round one as both teams match up evenly around the ground. St.Virgils will rely on plenty of input from their onballers in Matthew Cracknell, Jeremy Ackerley, Matthew and Jeremy Parker plus the steadying influence of Brad Hastie, Tim Green and Shaun Satori while for OHA onballers Michael Gotowski, William Bibby, Brendan Bateman and Mark Monks with Matthew Heenan and Stuart James in defence have been solid and the acquisition of Will Garvey from Glenorchy has boosted their forward line.
Another close game is anticipated at Cadburys as DOSA regroup after last week’s loss while Richmond have their season on a more positive note. DOSA were found wanting against Hutchins which was a surprise after opening their season in awesome fashion and will hope their experienced players in Darren McConnon, Kim Harvey, Scott Hartill, Brendan Loveless and Jason Coad can get them back on track assisted by the in form Allan Robinson and Scott Beattie. Richmond will be out to show they can win away from home and although its early in the season winning the four points in the first round can be a bonus while Scott Boxall is displaying fine form at his new club, Heath Barwin, Cameron Johnson, Tim Gibbs and Adam Daft are experienced leaders and Josh Woolley is in form.
The Hutchins versus University game at Queenborough should be a tough encounter if previous clashes these teams is any indication as University whether in or out of form always rise to the occasion for these games. Hutchins are slowly getting back to producing their best form and with two percentage boosting wins are again the team to beat even at this early stage of the roster centred around a strong midfield, creative onballers, a formidable forward line and an attacking defence with Josh Tyrell, Scott Campbell, Hugh Griggs, Matthew Lister and Adam and Richard Palfreyman leading the way. University were surprised by St.Virgils last week and escaped with a draw but will be out for revenge for last years Grand Final loss and with the high flying Cody Dineley and Craig Haremza providing drive around the packs, Michael Gowans and Chris Hess strong in the clinches supported by Julian Damasena and Adam HinkleyUniversity will give a good account of themselves
Round 3 - Review of games for Saturday 21th April 2007
Hutchins proved too strong in their clash with DOSA, University and St.Virgils fought out a thrilling draw and Richmond accounted for OHA in the Old Scholars Football Association.
Hutchins versus DOSA.
Hutchins served notice to all clubs that they are determined to defend their premiership title with a resounding victory over the previously unbeaten DOSA at Queenborough. With their forwards led by Adam Palfreyman with 7 goals running riot the home team took control of the game piling on 8 goals to 2 by DOSA in the second quarter after leading by 20 points at quarter time and establish a match winning lead of 61 points at the main break. DOSA managed to keep Hutchins in check in the third quarter restricting them to 2 goals but could not capitalise themselves kicking only 1 goal and still trail by 70 points into the final quarter which saw goals traded by both teams with Hutchins finishing the better to run out 84 point victors. It was a team effort by Hutchins but Hugh Griggs was a dominant player throughout the game supported by Scott Campbell, Scott Nicholls, Matthew Lister, Sam Madden and Richard Palfreyman while Paul Lennox, Jason Green, James Penwright, Allan Robinson, Scott Beattie and Brendan Loveless were best for DOSA.
University versus St.Virgils.
It was a game of quarters at University with St.Virgils although coming off two big losses showed the way against the more fancied University and lead by 8 points at the break but University had the better of the second quarter adding 4 goals to 1 by St.Virgils and hold a 13 point lead at half time. In a high scoring third quarter St.Virgils displayed some fine team work and they went on a goal scoring spree kicking 10 goals with University replying with 5 goals and at the break St.Virgils held a handy 19 point buffer but University led by the wily Cameron Burgess who finished the game with 10 goals in a startling performance fought back to outscore the visitors 5 goals to 2 and with time ticking away and both teams searching for victory with the scores all tied up the siren sounded to end a great contest that ended in a draw. Other good players for University were midfielder Cody Dineley, onballers David Welch and Craig Haremza, defender Julian Damesena and big man Michael Gowans with onballers Tim Green, Jeremy Parker and Matthew Cracknell, Brad Hastie and Daniel Nicholas up forward and Shaun Satori around the ground the best for St.Virgils.
Richmond versus OHA.
In front of a good crowd at Richmond the home team had all the answers early being more direct and purposeful in attack they built up a 27 point lead over OHA at quarter time which they increased to 43 points at half time after holding OHA goalless in the second term whilst adding 3 goals themselves. OHA fought back in the third quarter to outscore Richmond and reduce the margin to 30 points but Richmond’s accuracy on goal in the final quarter saw them extend their lead to 39 points at the final siren. Best for Richmond were the consistent Tim Gibbs around the ground, onballers Scott Boxall, Adam Daft and Rhys Munnings along with Tristan Martyn and Darryl Williams while OHA were best served by defenders Matthew Heenan, Matt McDermott, Stuart James and Matthew Zukauskas, Will Garvey in the ruck and across half forward and onballers William Bibby.
Round 3 - Preview of games for Saturday 21th April 2007
Hutchins host DOSA, Richmond are home to OHA and University meet St.Virgils in this weeks games in the Old Scholars Football Association.
Hutchins versus DOSA
The match of the day should be witnessed at Queenborough when Hutchins clash with ladder leader DOSA in what should be a high class encounter.
Hutchins hit their straps with a four quarter effort and everyone contributing last week but a repeat performance will be required against an in form DOSA. Hutchins strengths appear to be a hard working on ball brigade led by Jamie Harris, Matthew Lister, Josh Tyrell and Adam Doran and a star studded forward set up led by Adam Palfreyman, Josh Bean and Matthew Creese coupled with the experienced Matthew Drury and Kent Steele. DOSA have numerous players showing promising early season form with none better than Kim Harvey who covers an enormous amount of ground during a game and key defenders Cameron Golding and Scott Hartill forwards Allan Robinson, Brendan Rogers and Scott Allen and onballers Peter Jelkic, Jason Coad and Andrew Sherman.
Richmond versus OHA. (Night game)
Start times – Reserves 4.15 pm Seniors 6.30 pm
A close encounter is expected at Richmond where the home team take on OHA under lights.
Both teams were round one winners but missed out last week so it will be game on as either team tries to gain the advantage and boost their finals chances. Richmond have recruited some promising young and experienced players in Rhys Munnings, Jacob Dunn, Steven Dick and Scott Boxall and with Heath Barwin relishing his return and Cameron Johnson, Tim Gibbs and Josh Woolley in form they will test OHA who showed glimpses of excellent teamwork with the ability to run in numbers to create opportunities but are not consistent for the full game although defenders Matthew McDermott, Warwick Dawson, Michael Bannister and Craig Unsworth and onballers Mark Monks, Michael Gotowski and Justin Carr are showing good early season form.
University versus St.Virgils.
University should have all the answers in their clash with St.Virgils at University. University opened their account last week with a comfortable win and this should be enough incentive for them to win against a struggling St.Virgils. University’s new players in midfielder Cody Dineley, forward Adam Hinkley and James Bercheree in defence have began in fine form and with Chris Hess supplying his onballers and midfielders with plenty of chances for Cameron Burgess, Michael Gowans and Charles Jones up forward while their defence is steady. St.Virgils have suffered two heavy defeats but are a proud club and with Matthew Cracknell, Daniel Nicholas, Rohan Heron, Shaun Satori, Jeremy and Matthew Parker leading from the front they will push the home team all the way.
Round 2 - Review of games for Saturday 14th April 2007
DOSA, University and Hutchins were winners in round two in the Old Scholars Football Association.
DOSA versus OHA.
DOSA are unbeaten after two rounds after they shrugged off a determined OHA at Cadburys.
DOSA had the better of the first quarter but poor finishing at goal saw them lead by 10 points at the break although OHA had plenty of the play but broke down up forward where the defence of DOSA was on top.
Although DOSA added another 6 goals in the second quarter was mainly dominated by OHA who controlled the stoppages, selected better options and were more fluent when going forward but they squandered chances as well and at half time DOSA held a 16 point lead. The third quarter saw DOSA take control of the game and they increased their margin to 42 points entering the final quarter and they quickly put paid to any chance OHA may have had with 3 goals in the first few minutes and although OHA never gave in DOSA were too strong running out 59 point victors. DOSA’s Cameron Golding was a tower of strength in defence supported by Scott Hartill, Allan Robinson was busy up forward, Kim Harvey dominated around the ground and onballers James Penwright and Jason Coad provided plenty of drive while for OHA onballers Justin Carr, defenders Warwick Dawson, Matt McDermott and Craig Unsworth with forward Brad Marsland played well.
University versus Richmond.
The home team took the honours at University in a similar situation to that at Cadburys in which a close game was witnessed to half time with University holding a 10 point lead but they broke the game open with a 5 goal to 2 third quarter and hold a handy 30 point margin at three quarter time and although Richmond had the better of the final quarter their poor finishing at goal denied them from bridging the gap and University ran out 32 point winners. Best for University were midfielder Cody Dineley, Adam Hinkley, Chris Hess, Michael Gowans with 5 goals, Tom Murray and Mark Gill while onballers Heath Barwin and Adam Daft midfielders Cameron Johnson and Jacob Dunn along with Tim Gibbs and Josh Woolley were best for Richmond.
ST,Virgils versus Hutchins
St.Virgils were no match against a dominant Hutchins at New Town with Hutchins kicking a cricket score to win by 181 points. It all started from the first quarter as a strengthened Hutchins outfit took control peppering the goals and by half time held a 59 point lead. The floodgates opened in the second half as Hutchins ran rampant kicking 22 goals while St.Virgils registered only 2 and even though they battled on gamely Hutchins proved far too strong sending a message to the other clubs that they are determined to defend their title. James Tyrell, Matthew Lister, Jamie Harris, Scott Campbell, Matthew Creese and Andrew Taylor stood out for Hutchins in a team effort while Rohan Heron, Daniel Nicholas, Ashley Rhodes, Matthew Cracknell, Joe Hooker and Jeremy Ackerley tried hard for St.Virgils.
Round 2 - Preview of games for Saturday 14th April 2007
DOSA are home to OHA, St.Virgils play Hutchins and University meet Richmond in the Old Scholars Football Association.
DOSA versus OHA.
The clash at Cadburys should produce an interesting duel as both teams were round one winners although DOSA will regain players which will only make them stronger and if they display the form of last week they may have too much firepower for the visitors especially their attack led by Brendan Rogers and Scott Allen while their midfielders and onballers in Darren and Mark McConnon, Peter Jelkic, Kim Harvey, Andrew Sherman, Cameron Golding and defenders Scott Hartill, Patrick Carroll, Paul Lennox, Tim Golding and Michael Robinson were busy last week and if Jason Coad and Jason Ratcliffe resume they will add more depth.
OHA had a good win over last years grand finalists last week and with a full complement available will cause headaches for all opposition with the experienced Martyn Kroon, Matthew Phillips, Brett Mitchell, Matt McDermott and James Tierney leading the way while the return of Matthew Zukauskas who excels on the ball and up forward adds another dimension to the team.
St.Virgils versus Hutchins.
An undermanned St.Virgils could have a battle on their hands when they face a Hutchins team that will be hell bent on seeking revenge after last week’s loss. St.Virgils battled gamely last week under intense pressure but lack tall timber and Brad Hastie, Jeremy Parker, Matthew Parker, Troy Williams, Daniel Nicholas and Jeremy Ackerley will need to lead from the front while Rohan Heron was impressive with the return of Damian Hill to add bite around the ground.
Hutchins will regain key players after the Easter break enabling a better performance while players such as Josh Bean, Jamie Harris, Matthew Lister, Adam Doran know what is expected for clashes between these clubs with the intense rivalry ever present when they clash.
University versus Richmond.
This clash should be of keen interest when a strengthened University take on a confident Richmond at University oval.
University were missing several players last week but still put up a good showing and they will push the visitors all the way especially with the return of key players plus forward Charles Jones and big man Chris Hess displaying early season form while new players in midfielders Kyle Oliver and Cody Dineley, half forward Adam Hinkley and James Bercheree solid at centre half back.
Richmond are blessed with young, fit running players to compliment their experienced team mates and they will be a thorn in all teams sides with their ability to run out games while Jacob Dunn, Scott Boxall and Rhys Munnings made impressive debuts, Heath Barwin showed his class and the reliable Tim Gibbs and Darryl Williams stood out.
Round 1 - Review of games played 7th April 2007
Winners on Saturday in the Old Scholars Football Association were DOSA, Richmond and OHA.
Coach Scott Allen would have liked what he saw as DOSA opened their season impressively registering a decisive 102 points victory over St.Virgils at Cadburys.
Although missing nearly half their team through injury or unavailable DOSA were in control from the opening bounce and only inaccurate finishing at goal denied them a bigger lead at the break. DOSA continued to dominate in the second quarter and with focal points up forward in Brendan Rogers (10 goals) and Scott Allen they added 10 goals to 3 by St.Virgils and hold a 54 point lead at half time. The trend continued in the third quarter with DOSA extending their margin with a 7goal quarter and although St.Virgils never gave in they were no match for the well drilled DOSA even though they fought the game out to the end. Other good players for DOSA were defender Chris Golding, Andrew Sherman in the ruck, onballers Peter Jelkic and Heath Sims and Allan Robinson while St.Virgils were best served by onballers Jeremy Parker, Rohan Heron and Shaun Satori and defenders Daniel Nicholas and Troy Williams.
Richmond caused the upset of the round when they overcame last year’s premiers Hutchins at Richmond.
Hutchins began the better and had 3 goals on the board before Richmond realized what was happening and hold an 11 point lead at quarter time but Richmond fought back to outscore Hutchins in the second quarter and trail by only 3 points at half time. The third quarter was an even battle with Hutchins holding a 5 point lead entering the final quarter and with their new recruits starring and younger fitter legs prevailing Richmond hit the front to win to win by 1 point in a thrilling finish. Best for Richmond were Heath Barwin, Darryl Williams, Scott Boxall, Jacob Dunn, Tim Gibbs and Rhys Munnings with Sam Palfreyman, Jamie Harris, Corey Wills, Matthew Lister and Matthew Abey best for Hutchins.
OHA got off to a promising start with a hard fought 15 point win over University at Geilston Bay.
Poor finishing in front of goal robbed OHA of a commanding
lead at quarter time but they managed to keep University scoreless in the second
quarter while adding 2 goals and hold a 23 point lead at half time. The third
was even with both teams kicking 4 goals each and OHA held a 25 point break in
the final term but University were not to be denied and their accuracy enabled
them to bridge the gap but OHA steadied and held on to score a deserved win.
Matthew Zukauskas return from Clarence was a bonus for OHA and he had a field
day finishing with 5 goals supported by Matthew Phillips, Martyn Kroon, Brett
Mitchell, Craig Unsworth and Matt McDermott with University best served by Chris
Hess around the ground, midfielders Kyle Oliver and Cody Dineley, James
Bercheree at centre half back and forwards Adam Hinkley and Charles Jones who
kicked 5 goals.