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2nd Semi Final Match Report
The under 17s were
out first and it
was great to see that all players contributed to their impressive win over
The team was ably led by Jack Madgen, Brent O’Driscoll and Josh Osborne. In the very difficult conditions, there was no doubting the lads’ determination and competitive spirit which was a big factor in the result. Just one more match now for this group, who will contest the Grand Final for the first time in 15 years. Congratulations to all those who are involved and good luck for the big one!
The A grade took to the ground in what proved to be deteriorating conditions. Within minutes of the first ‘bounce’ all the players were covered in mud and it was impossible to distinguish between the two teams. In the second quarter the fog rolled in blanketing the oval making it impossible to see across the ground creating very surreal conditions. Gale force wind at half time blew away the fog but brought driving rain as both sides could do no more than push the ball forward then back from one wrestle to another.
The whole team never gave up all day with every contest hard fought. The conditions ensured that the ball could not be kicked more than twenty metres at a time.
In the end the game went down to an agonising tussle with the lads unable to break through.
Best on the day included Michael Taylor, Adam Spencer, Matt Stelzer, Aaron McAlpine, Ross Christie and Ashley Amber.
Congratulation also to Ashley for his 100 game with the Club.
The players were unanimous in agreeing that the conditions were the worst that they had ever played in, including those who had played when it was snowing. That said, the Club wishes to congratulate Angaston Football Club in doing a great job on what was an extraordinarily miserable day.
The team will spend this week regrouping for their game against Gawler Central.
This should be a hard fought contest with the lads determined to rebound.
All supporters are encouraged to come along and encourage the lads.
Last Wednesday saw the presentation evening for the younger junior teams. It was very well attended with all the families enjoying the presentations and hospitality on the evening. It was great to see this strong turn-out that typified the support generated through the whole season.
Listed below are the players whose performance over the season was recognized.
Under 9s Blue.
Fantastic participation and awards to Ben Pain, Isaac Werner, Max Moritz ,Daniel Bussenschutt, Corey Leondiou, Shaidn Hampel, Bailey Ramsey, Jacob Hoopman, Kyle Hill, Rohan Nelson, James Duggan, Jackson Bell, Nathaniel Deer, Jesse Allman, and Jye Dobbs.
Special awards were presented to Connor Lewis, Best & Fairest; Brayden Hughes, R/U Best & Fairest; Aaron DeGreef, Best team player; Sam Cook, Most Improved; Zak Bell, Coaches Award and Nathan Martin, Most Dedicated.
Well done team for a fantastic season.
Under 9 white.
Fantastic participation and awards to Kyle Stanley, Andrew Goodman, Jack Bentley Dylan Fox, Lachlan Teusner Aidan Schenk Sam Bentley, Dylan Hoppo Craig Dowse, Jake Lane, Brodi Gant, Hamish Curnow, Eli Blanchard, Mitchell Prentice
Special awards presented to Joshua Northcott, Best & Fairest; Luke Standen, R/U Best & Fairest, Tyson Lane, Best team player; Oliver Riggs, Most improved; Aaron Hoppo, Coaches Award and Jarrod Wodson Most dedicated
Great teamwork through out the year.
Under 11 Blue.
Participation awards to Brett Harvey, Josh Hage, Archie Smith, Dylan Davey, Zac Arnold, Sam Bussenschutt. Daniel Arnold, Blake Wilkin, Andrew Casboult, Hayden Hurst and Jake Hutchinson
Special awards presented to James Mattiske, Best & Fairest; Alexander Duggan, R/U Best & Fairest; Daniel Koch, Best team player; Hector McKenzie, Most improved; Tyson Liebelt, Coaches Award; Jarrod Tozer, Most dedicated.
The team played great team football with some memorable wins.
Under 11 White.
Participation awards to Ike Zerk, Ethan Gant, Kobi Pope, Jack Lester,
Ari Hartmann, Hayden Skiparis,
Special awards presented to Jasper Riggs, Best & Fairest; Brett Dowse, R/U Best & Fairest; Riley Robinson, Best team player; Rylan Furler, Most improved; Harrison Skiparis, Coaches Award and Jae Hassold, Most dedicated
Once this team found the winning formula they were almost unstoppable. Well done.
Under 13 Blue.
Main awards to, Riley Allington, Best & Fairest; Connor Robertson, R/U Best & Fairest; Damien Nangle, Best team player; Brayden Scott, Most improved; Tyson Wilkin, Coaches Award and Owen Watson, Most dedicated.
This playing unit had a very successful season with all players improving with each game. The work load was shared around with all players kicking at least two goals for the season. In the end they won 15 games and only losing two. Kelly Platten in particular had a wonderful final season with the club and provided strong contested work all the time. Thanks to all players for a great season.
Also special thanks to Naomi Brown for washing the very muddy jumpers
Under 13 White
Main awards to, Sam Baron, Best & Fairest; Todd Baron, R/U Best & Fairest; Daniel Bristow, Best team player, Jayden Ilesia , Most Improved; Steven Harvey, Coaches Award; Curtis Randell; Most Dedicated
This team stuck together playing hard competitive football and always demonstrated the fighting bulldog spirit. Well done.
Go you doggies.