Friday, August 28, 2015

New Norfolk v Huonville at Boyer tomorrow

SFL Season 2015
Round 18 Preview

By BEN HARRISON
TOMORROW is going to give Huonville a preview of what the pressure of the 2015 SFL finals will bring when it travels to Boyer to face a New Norfolk side that is getting ready for a major tilt at the title for the fourth year in a row.

The Lions forward line has been as hot as any other club in the last few weeks but will be well tested against one of the most miserly defensive units going around. The Eagles have been well served this season by Gardam, Wilson and Horne. However the emergence of names like Belcher, Ross and Thompson in the best players lists over the last few weeks means the business end is near.

This game should be a great indicator as to whether there is any other true challengers in SFL 2015 outside of the men from Boyer and the ladder leading Magpies. 

Player to watch: Nathan Ross, New Norfolk

Prediction: New Norfolk by 45 points.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday road weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert
for the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:07pm on Thursday 27 August 2015.

Snow covered roads above 300 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Icy roads warning for Wednesday

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 8:36pm on Tuesday 25 August 2015.

Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Wednesday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

New Norfolk wins latest Eagle derby

SFL Season 2015 
Round 17 Review

By BEN HARRISON
SORELL will come away from Saturday's game against New Norfolk with some positives and the hope that more four-quarter performances will make them a more competitive side looking ahead to season 2016.

At half-time in this fixture most of the New Norfolk supporters would have been very quiet behind their Football Records as their Eagles had been outplayed by their home-team Eagle rivals as Sorell took a 31-point half time lead into the break after a nine goal to three first-half.

The shockwaves must have echoed in the New Norfolk change rooms at half time as whatever Caden Wilson included in his coaches’ address inspired the reigning premiers as they piled on 13 goals to two in the second half to turn the arrears into 38-point victory.

Wilson led from the front with five goals and Tristan Triffett and Josh Clifford were New Norfolk’s best players. Grant Williams finished with three goals for Sorell who again had Josh Monks as their best player also finishing with two goals.

New Norfolk won the reserves by 127 points and lost to Sandy Bay in the colts game at Boyer Oval on Sunday.

Other games

Huonville Lions 21.11 (137) d Brighton 7.6 (48)
IF form is anything to go by, then the Huonville Lions are worthy finalists in the 2015 SFL season and may challenge beyond the first week of the finals. The Lions forward structure is one which would have pleased the masses of past players in attendance on Saturday to watch the Lions do everything in their power to secure a home final in the Huon Valley for the first time in many years.
Huonville won the reserves by 19 points and made it three wins for the day in the Colts winning by 57 points.

Claremont 22.22 (154) d Dodges Ferry 8.3 (51) 
IT was a case of “Where did they go?” after quarter time in this clash as the Magpies were challenged by the Sharks for the first time in many many games as Dodges Ferry went to the quarter time huddle with a lead by the slightest of margins. The next three quarters were one way traffic all heading down the Magpies street with Claremont amassing an additional 17 goals as the Sharks could only respond
with two more goals for the rest of the game. Claremont won the reserves by 196 points.

Lindisfarne 15.16 (106) d East Coast Bombers 7.9 (51)
IN the same way their season has panned out, it was a really poor second half that was the big issue for the East Coast Bombers in their game against Lindisfarne. The Bombers and the Two Blues went into the half-time break 40 points apiece, trading blows during the first two quarters like boxers in an even bout, but then the third quarter signaled time for Lindisfarne to come out punching and a knockout blow landed hard against East Coast. Lindisfarne also won the reserves by 39 points.

Hobart 22.20 (152) d Cygnet 15.14 (104) 
THE clash between the Tigers and the Port was in the balance all day until for the second week running Hobart cut loose in the final term and took over the shootout from Cygnet with the Tigers kicking 8.4 to the Port 3.3 in the last quarter which once again proved the difference in this entertaining game between these two clubs. Cygnet won the reserves for the first time in 2015 by seven goals in a result sure to please the club.

Bushy Park celebrates cricket season

Trophy winner Shaun Grant.
AT the Bushy Park Cricket Club dinner and trophy night held at the Star and Garter Hotel recently, it was Mitchell Crosswell who took home a swag of trophies including the biggest award - the best and fairest.

Last summer was a fantastic season for the dominating all-rounder and he collected six trophies at the presentation nights along with others from the Southern Cricket Association. Some of Crosswell's highlights included scoring 122 runs in Round 2; 8 for 23 in Round 4; 6 for 24 in Round 5; and another century in the semi-final.

Club captain Troy Smith also did well, taking home three trophies while youngsters Dylan Grant and Blake Howlett did very well. The club's officials, members, players and their partners enjoyed a great night. The club thanked its trophy donors and sponsors, the Star & Garter Hotel, Roberts Don Mac, Gretna Green Hotel and the New Norfolk Hotel.

Bushy Park had a very good 2014/15 season in which they finished third, going down to eventual premiers DOSA in the preliminary final. This should put the club in good stead for the coming season with a good list of talented players.

Trophy winners
Best & Fairest: Mitchell Crosswell
Best & Fairest Runner Up: Troy Smith
Batting Average: Mitchell Crosswell 50.1
Batting Aggregate: Mitchell Crosswell 801
Bowling Average: Mitchell Crosswell 16
Bowling Aggregate: Mitchell Crosswell 33
Most Catches: Troy Smith 14
Best Fielder: Troy Smith & Dylan Grant
Most Improved: Shaun Grant
Best First Year Player: Blake Howlett
Best in Finals: Mitchell Crosswell
Hat-tricks: Dylan Grant 5-25 in Round 1 & Blake Howlett 5-22 in Round 8

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuesday: Another icy start coming up

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 8:43pm on Monday 24 August 2015.

Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Tuesday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yesterday's footy scores

SENIORS: New Norfolk 16.15 (111) d Sorell 11.7 (73)

RESERVES: New Norfolk 24.10 (154) d Sorell 4.3 (27)

COLTS: Sandy Bay 10.8 (68) d New Norfolk 5.5 (35)