Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Eagles win Leo Cup

The Trevor Leo Cup
won by New Norfolk
on Saturday. Photo from
NNDFC Facebook.
SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
ROUND 8 MATCH REVIEWS

New Norfolk 28.19 (187) d Hobart  3.3 (21)
NEW Norfolk continued its good recent form and again provided a dominant display on Saturday, thrashing an undermanned Hobart and eventually running out winners by 166 points.

The Eagles were never going to let the Tigers into the game and dominated play from the first bounce. They were too strong around the contested possessions and with multiple options up forward they kicked six first-term goals and raced to a 36-point lead at the first change.

The second term was again all one way traffic as the young Hobart players were unable to get their hands on the ball. The Eagles were too slick and moved the ball far too quickly and with the advantage in height they piled on another eight goals and the game was practically over at half time as the Eagles led by 80 points while the Tigers were only able to kick two goals.

The Eagles were not going to take their foot off the accelerator in the second half and they powered away to another percentage-boosting victory and moved a game clear in second spot on the ladder and will look forward to next weekend's clash against the undefeated Claremont.

Best for the Eagles was Josh Hall who returned to fine form with a dominant display up forward, kicking an amazing 13 goals. He was well supported by key forward Thompson who took multiple marks and kicked three goals along with Horne and Belcher. Better players for the Tigers were Hugh however Henderson, Huxley and captain Dennis can hold their heads high in a losing side.

New Norfolk 6.5 14.10 22.13 28.19 (187)
Hobart 1.1 2.2 3.3 3.3 (21)
Goals - New Norfolk: J. Hall 13, M. Thompson 3, Z. Gardam 3, B. Booth 2, J. Clifford 2, C. Wilson 2, R. Belcher, J. Horne, N. Clayton; Hobart: B. Goninon, A. Henderson, J. Munting.
Best - New Norfolk: J. Hall, M. Thompson, J. Horne, S. Hall, R. Belcher, R. Heron; Hobart: A. Henderson, D. Huxley, T. Dennis, M. Beck, R. Heald, L. Allie.

RESERVES
New Norfolk 3.3 8.6 15.11 21.15 (141)
Hobart 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (6)
Goals - New Norfolk: K. Cashion 11, L. Browning 2, R. Thompson 2, B. Chaplin 2, B. Chaplin, T. Triffett, D. Triffett, J. Kelly; Hobart: M. Coulson.
Best - New Norfolk: J. Kelly, D. Triffett, L. Menzie, B. Chaplin, B. Chaplin, K. Cashion; Hobart: T. Butler, O. Howell, R. Rosendale, M. Coulson, G. Daza, J. Walter.

COLTS
New Norfolk d Hobart by forfeit.

OTHER GAMES

Brighton 15.16 (106) d Cygnet 9.9 (63)
THE young Robins showed how much they have improved this season with a dominant second half to eventually run out winners by 43 points over a disappointing Cygnet side.

Claremont 35.32 (242) d Huonville 5.3 (33) 
UNDEFEATED Claremont took on a struggling Huonville and the trip down the highway did not bother the high flying Magpies as they totally destroyed the home side by 209 points.

Lindisfarne 14.13 (97) d Dodges Ferry 11.8 (74)
LLINDISFARNE was able to get its nose in front towards the end of the game and held on for a 25-point victory which put them in third position on the ladder by percentage over East Coast and Dodges Ferry.

East Coast 17.14 (116) d Sorell 11.11 (77)
THE East Coast Bombers cemented their place in the top five after an unimpressive win over an improving Sorell.

GARY WILLIAMSON

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