Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Who can it be? No. 2

THIS club was formed in 1948 and wore former New Norfolk blue and green jumpers. It joined the Derwent Valley Football Association but failed to win a roster match during that season. In its second game it suffered a 197 point loss to Butlers Gorge with Jack Crossin kicking 16 goals. Some 43 players represented the club in that first year. Jack Andrews was captain and Noel O’Halloran won the best and fairest award.

Boyer Oval was this club's home ground. At the end of the 1948 season the club played Lachlan in a social match and beat them by six goals. Lachlan was playing in the Tyenna Association and had a bye that week. Two weeks later Lachlan won the grand final.

The mystery club finished the 1948 season expecting to win a premiership in 1949 and Dickie Shepherd was appointed captain/coach.

In 1949 the club made a tactical error when it joined the strong Southern Districts Association. Shepherd was injured and the team suffered some terrible hidings - 248 points the biggest with four more over 130 points and six by more the 50 points.

The club lost its first 17 games for 1949 and forfeited the last three. Consequently after two season with no wins but some heavy defeats, the club folded.
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Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM) Football Club
Researched by RAY AITCHISON
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