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Welcome to Emmetts
Round 2 begins a new era at the Freeling Football Club with the oval to be known as Emmetts Park during the Football Season. We welcome the team from Emmetts and appreciate the support that they are extending to the Redlegs for season and beyond!
Scoreboard sponsored by ATBS for the 2016 season
The 2016 season also heralds a new era with Adelaide TImber and Building Supplies taking on the coverted scoreboard sponsorship for the next 3 seasons. The scoreboard has also been moved to the outerside of the oval for this season onwards.
Freeling v Nuriootpa : Match Media Reports
The day started out with the Reds 9’s and 11’s on the back oval at Nuriootpa. The 9 Reds started well and didn’t look back from the get go, the skills they have been building over the start of the season is showing well and the newer players are developing confidence in themselves. Hamish Preece, Lachlan Turner and Blake Del Fabbro get special mentions this week for getting themselves shots on goal. Goals went to Blake Rawlinson (2), Ayden Colbourne (2), Jett Hakkinen (2), Hamish Hanley, Jordan Wendelborn and Ryan Isgar, while Tyler Bradbrook kicked on for Nuri. Bests for the Red 9’s were Henry Slattery, Sophie Eaton and Tyler Bradbrook. Thanks to Nuri’s coach, Tyler Bradbrook and Riley Both for donning a Nuri Guernsey so everyone could get a fair game. The Red 11’s came up against a good Nuri outfit and played to their best, the whole team put in a great effort and look forward to taking on Angaston next week.
The 9 Blue’s played with their usual enthusiasm and continued to show how well they play together Goal scorers were Zac Trestrail (3), Luke Williams (3), Jesse Paul (2), Trent Huntchens, Elijah Krieg, Charlie Moss and Brayden Whimpress. Best for the 9 Blues were Luke Williams, Tem Poulton and Angus Bryan. The 11 Blues played one of their better games of the year and worked well on the field together, the lads shared the ball well and worked together as a team for a positive result. Goals scorers for the 11 Blues were Harry Bryan (2), Jayden Barker (2), Kai Eguchi, Owen Crowl and Jaityn Rogers. Bests went to Lachlan Warner, Lachlan Gambling and Jayden Barker.
The Under 13’s played out a tough match to start the day on the main oval, while no score is recorded there was conjecture over the result Freeling recording a 3 point loss while Nuri recorded a draw. Either way it was a close encounter between to competitive and skilled teams. Best players for the 13’s went to Mitch Lovell, Connor Schuster and Griffin Chinner. Well done to the 13’s who have really looked good this season, and hope to continue this weekend against the Panthers.
The 15’s continue to improve, and took on the best team in the competition on Saturday morning, despite the result it was probably their best on park performance as they work towards that elusive win. The lads are gelling well together and new players to the club, as well as the sport in general, are starting to hit their straps. Best on the day went to Jamie Clarke, Joelan Cundy and Thomas McInerney.
The 17’s took to the track knowing that this was a game that could be won, and win they did, a good hard tough fought win against a strong opponent. The lads displayed the characteristics required to perform as a tight nit unit. The boys were pushed through the day, and held a slender lead into the last quarter, but a couple of quick goals and some excellent defence, they held of a charging Nuri team. Well done to the lads, now to keep the form going into next week’s home game against the Panthers. Bests were Sam Daff, Haydn Amery and Tom Taylor.
The Reserves went into the game with the hope of putting in a competitive performance, unfortunately the result on the day was the polar opposite. The lads just didn’t get into the game well enough to function to the game plan. Dwayne Shaw battled hard down back all day, and prevented a worse outcome with some solid work. We need to find that ability to work together, despite the roster changes due to call ups to the A’s. The results don’t reflect the ability and talent of the lads on the park. Best on the day went to Jack Hancock who played his first game of the year after some niggling injuries picked up pre-season, Dwayne Shaw, and Hayden Loveridge, who held his opponent scoreless down back. Time to regroup as a unit and bring some success on the park as well.
The A’s game was a make and break of our season. The lads had one goal for the day. Win. We came out firing from the start with Sam Carmichael booting 4 of 6 first quarter goals, leaving the Tigers a little shell shocked, but they clawed back and it was a 3 goal lead at the first change. 3 goals in the 2nd from Joel Vaneveld took us into halftime with a 5 goal lead, but having lead against Willaston and Centrals at the first change, we knew we had to put in four quarters. The third started well, but bad leg injury to coach Beau Jarman saw him stretchered from the field, but the lads held up their end of the deal and kicked 4 majors to 1 to take a 8 goal lead into the last quarter. The result was never in doubt as the team continued to work hard in defence and through the middle. With Jacob Wright, Jay Meaney, Gareth Smith and Dylan Whimpress winning the contested ball. Sam Carmichael won the duel with Joel Vaneveld kicking 7 majors to 6, and Trav Muster, Ash Selleck, Ben Haseldine all landed goals, whole Damien Boxer’s vocal celebration signalled the victory. Best on the day went to Sam Carmichael, Joel Vanevald and Travis Muster. We wish Beau a swift recovery and know that he will still be a true clubman, contributor and contender on the sidelines as coach while he is off the track.
With a positive mindset we hit the track this week in preparation for Angaston before the bye.
The online registrations will also have the availability to become a general memnbership, or take out a family membership for two adults and two Junior Footballers at a reduced price.
General membership will cover you gate entry for home games for the season, as well as provide you with voting rights at club AGM's and more importantly, support our club. We currently have a small membership number, and if you take out the players, this falls well below an acceptable number. I can say it is below 100 (by a fair distance). Please consider taking a general membership this year when they become available. Let's see if we can crack the ton for General Members at the Redlegs.
A club cannot survive without a strong member base, please speak to one of our committee members if you would like to become a general member of Freeling Football Club.
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