Sunday, August 28, 2016

SFL Round 21 match reports

SFL Round 21 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

Claremont 11.5 (71) defeated Lindisfarne 8.15 (63)
The undefeated run of the Two Blues throughout season 2016 came to end as the reigning premiers stole the show and took out the final roster game of the year yesterday. Claremont held the lead from the first bounce.

The final quarter was a great end to an absolute thriller of a game. The Two Blues fought hard but it just wasn’t enough for them to take the lead. The Magpies ended up winning the game with a tight nine-point margin.

Jake Gillie led the Magpies to victory with an impressive five-goal haul, followed by Sean Salter with two. Troy Cunliffe led the scoring for Lindisfarne with three goals, followed by Oliver Rand with two and Michael Clark, Ryan Edmondson and Nathan Hutchinson all finished with one each.

This was the final home and away round of the season and even though the Magpies took the win they still sit behind the Two Blues on the ladder. It is possible they may go head to head in the finals, maybe more than once.

In the Colts fixtures involving both clubs, Lindisfarne was defeated by Southern Storm at Cygnet, while the Magpies were defeated by Brighton. In the Reserves, Claremont came out on top against Lindisfarne by 35 points.

Dodges Ferry 15.16 (106) defeated Sorell 10.15 (75)
This was the last match of the season for both of these teams but Dodges Ferry came out on top with a big win over the Sorell Eagles. In the Under 18s Dodges Ferry defeated New Norfolk and in the Reserves they again defeated Sorell.

Hobart 12.15 (87) defeated Huonville 7.10 (52)
The Tigers have made the finals after capping a ripper of a win over the Lions yesterday. In the Reserves, the Tigers came out on top after a close match, and in the Under 18s the Lions came out on top with a big 49-point win.

BYE: Brighton, Cygnet and New Norfolk

Road weather alert for frost

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 1:33pm on Sunday 28 August 2016.

Icy roads due to widespread frost will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday morning in parts of Tasmania.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mt Field centenary program

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Bye for New Norfolk as SFL season ends

Southern Football League match preview
Round 21 - Provided by SFL League Management


Claremont v Lindisfarne at Abbotsfield Park, 2pm on Saturday
Claremont and Lindisfarne go head to head in their final match before the finals in one of the most anticipated games of the season. Lindisfarne has an unblemished record so far and will be keen to defeat the reigning premiers and finish their season undefeated.

Dodges Ferry v Sorell at Shark Park, 2pm
Dodges Ferry and Sorell sit in the bottom two spots on the ladder. This will be the last game of the season for them both, as neither team is in a spot where they can advance their position on the ladder.

Hobart v Huonville at TCA Ground, 2pm
This will definitely be the match of the round as the winner will finish in fifth place on the ladder. Hobart and Huonville have been fighting around the middle of the ladder for the entire season, so it will be an interesting match to watch to see who can finish on top.

BYE: Brighton, Cygnet, And New Norfolk.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mt Field centenary weekend coming up

THE 100th birthday of Tasmania's oldest national park - Mt Field - will be celebrated this weekend.

The three-day Mt Field centenary program includes guided walks, Discovery Ranger activities and a community barbecue.  On Monday, August 29, there will be the cutting of a special birthday cake by students from Westerway Primary School Wilds and members of the Friends of Mt Field volunteer group.

There will be free entry to all of Tasmania's national parks on the centenary weekend as well as during the upcoming school holiday period from September 24 to October 9.

Saturday, August 27
10am–2.30pm: Guided walks to Russell Falls depart from the visitor centre every 30 minutes – bookings not required.
11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm: Guided Tall Trees walk depart from the Tall Trees car park –bookings not required.
10am–2.30pm: Children’s activities with the Discovery Ranger in the visitor centre.
9am–4pm: Time capsule messages from the students of Westerway Primary School on display in the visitor centre.

Sunday, August 29
10am–2.30pm: Guided walks to Russell Falls depart from the visitor centre every 30 minutes – bookings not required.
11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm: Guided Tall Trees walk depart from the Tall Trees car park –bookings not required.
11.30am to 1.30pm: Community barbecue at the Belcher Hut and Runic Hut – gold coin
donation.
10am–2.30pm: Children’s activities with the Discovery Ranger in the visitor centre.
9am–4pm: Time capsule messages from the students of Westerway Primary School on display in the visitor centre.

Monday, August 29
10.30am: Cutting of Mt Field National Park Birthday Cake by students from Westerway Primary School and members of the Friends of Mt Field

For the full program of national parks centenary events, go to www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Eagles lose nail-biter in SFL Round 20

SFL Round 20 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

Brighton 9.8 (62) defeated New Norfolk 9.7 (61)
The Robins defeated the Eagles in a thriller of a game on Saturday, pushing the Eagles back into fourth position on the ladder with only one round left to play for this year's SFL finals series.

The first quarter finished with New Norfolk in the lead by three points. Both teams were putting up a strong fight and showing their determination to win. The second quarter was much the same: the score was constantly changing and both teams were taking turns of being in front. By half-time the Eagles were five points ahead.

After half-time both teams came out primed and ready to secure themselves a win, but the Robins came back that little bit stronger and started to move ahead of the Eagles. By the end of the third quarter the teams had switched positions and the Robins now led the Eagles by four points.

The final quarter was an absolute thriller to watch, the teams were battling hard to come out on top and the lead was constantly changing with each new goal kicked. It was a close game but the Robins managed to score just before the siren leaving them 1-point ahead to win the match.

Callen Daly led the way for the Robins managing to score three goals, followed by Luke Adams and Wade Booth with two each. For the Eagles, Michael Thompson, Blair Wardlaw and Jacob Wigg scored two each.

The win for the Robins moved them up to the sixth position on the ladder, equal with Huonville, while the loss for the Eagles moved them out of the top three and into fourth position.

The Robins played well in all three games played on Saturday. In the Reserves they had a 25-point win while in the Under 18s they played a ripper of a game to win by 100 points.


Lindisfarne 17.21 (123) defeated Dodges Ferry 10.6 (66)
After an even opening quarter the Two Blues shot forward and now sit one win away from an unbeaten roster season. Dodges Ferry, on the other hand, remains anchored at eighth on the ladder. Lindisfarne came out with wins in both the Reserves and the Colts again this week.


Cygnet 25.15 (165) defeated Hobart 14.9 (93)
A big win for Cygnet secured them a spot in the top three for the upcoming finals. This massive win was brought on by a huge effort from forward Ben Halton who kicked 11 goals. In the Reserves the Tigers came out on top with a 24-point win, while in the Under 18s Southern Storm scored a massive 101-point win.

BYE: Sorell, Claremont, Huonville.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Today's footy scores

SENIORS: Brighton 9.8 (62) defeated New Norfolk 9.7 (61) at Pontville


RESERVES: Brighton 15.11 (101) defeated New Norfolk 4.2 (26)