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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Norfolk makes amends


New Norfolk 29.17 (191) defeated Huonville 6.8 (44)
NEW Norfolk recorded its first win of the season away from home when it thrashed a disappointing Huonville by 147 points in a very one sided affair on Good Friday.

The Eagles showed they meant business after the previous week's loss when they flew out of the blocks with six first-term goals to grab a commanding 30-point lead at the first change as the Lions struggled with the height and strength of the opposition.

New Norfolk did as it liked for the rest of the game, showing it still had the hunger to finish the game off and never let the Lions into the game as the classy forward line had a day out. Huonville was way out of its depth and a long hard season looks likely after the loss of several key players from last season.

Best players for the winners were many with Wilson, Tonks and Hall with six goals the standout with Gardham also kicking six majors in a polished display. Huonville struggled for consistent players with Sullivan, Chivers and Burgess the best.

New Norfolk 6.7  12.11  21.15  29.17 (191)
Huonville 2.1  3.4  3.5  6.8 (44)

Goals - New Norfolk: J. Hall 6, Z. Gardam 6, C. Wilson 3, A. Tonks 3, M. Thompson 3, B. Booth 2, N. Ross 2, R. Belcher 2, B. Wardlaw, D. Triffett; Huonville: B. Stevenson, P. Kelly, W. Dean, C. Johns, B. Sullivan, S. Chivers.
Best - New Norfolk: C. Wilson, A. Tonks, J. Hall, Z. Gardam, B. Booth, B. Wardlaw; Huonville: B. Sullivan, S. Chivers, A. Burgess, J. Martyn, M. Duggan, A. Johns.

New Norfolk 2.1-13 5.5-35 9.8-62 10.12-72
Huonville 3.1-19 3.1-19 4.1-25 6.1-37
Goals - New Norfolk: Not supplied; Huonville: J. Crouch, J. Hope, J. Stanway, D. Voika, J. Stanway, A. Duggan.
Best - New Norfolk: Not supplied; Huonville: J. Penny, J. Schreck, B. Coulson, J. Stanway, J. Stanway, A. Duggan

New Norfolk 3.3-21 9.7-61 10.11-71 14.12-96
Huonville 1.2-8 2.3-15 5.5-35 9.7-61
Goals - New Norfolk: J. Banks-Smith 7, H. Bielleman, J. Foster, C. Neads, J. Evans, B. Ransley, T. Gillies, K. Tomkinson; Huonville: A. Tatnell-Cowen 2, J. Paul 2, B. Duggan 2, J. Phillips, L. Hartog, Z. Richardson.
Best Players - New Norfolk: R. Wakefield, B. Ransley, T. Purdon, J. Banks-Smith, J. Foster, H. Bielleman; Huonville: J. Phillips, S. Nemeth, J. Paul, K. Paul, A. Tatnell-Cowen, L. Hartog.

OTHER GAMES (seniors)
Claremont 15.17 (107) d Brighton 10.5 (65)
CLAREMONT recorded its second win in a row but was made to work hard by an improving Brighton to eventually run out winners by 42 points away from home on Good Friday. Brighton surprised its more fancied rivals with some hard running football as it controlled most of the first term however some costly turnover saw them trail by 2 points at the first change. The Magpies started to assert their authority and took over the midfield battle and with a solid defence they led by 49 points at the last change as a big win looked likely.

The Robins finished the game strongly and should have gained some confidence for next week whilst Claremont will continue to improve and work on its slow starts. Best for the winners were Brown, Jones and Grant whilst Fewkes was dangerous up forward with three goals. Best for Brighton were Collis, Lynd and Burgess in an even contribution from a very young developing side.

Hobart 14.20 (104) defeated Cygnet 10.11 (71)
HOBART recorded its first win of the season in front of a big home crowd when it eventually defeated a tiring Cygnet by 33 points. Hobart coach Steve Woods told the Mercury: “It's a win the whole club needed. It’s just great for the supporters and everyone involved”.

Dodges Ferry 11.18 (84) d Sorell 7.10 (52)
DODGES Ferry continued its great start to the season with a 32-point win at home against gallant arch rival Sorell. The Sharks got the early breaks in the first term and clearly looked the better side.

East Coast 15.15 (105) d Lindisfarne 11.11 (77)
THE East Coast Bombers showed they have really improved from last year and withstood a strong challenge from a quality Lindisfarne side to eventually win by 28 points in a high class affair.


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