Southern Football League
Round 17 match reviews
By Gary Williamson
NEW Norfolk all but sewed up top spot with a big win at home over a disappointing Sorell on Saturday, eventually running out winners by 232 points.
The New Norfolk Eagles refused to let the Sorell Eagles into the game in the first quarter, holding the visiting side scoreless while piling on seven unanswered goals. The game was over at quarter time as the New Norfolk led by 49 points. The second term got even worse for Sorell. While they did manage a goal they allowed New Norfolk to run wild and pile on a further 13 goals to lead by a massive 129 points at half time.
Sorell managed to slow the New Norfolk scoring machine in the third quarter but with their forwards unstoppable and their midfielders delivering the ball with precision New Norfolk slotted a further 11 goals in the last term to blow the opposition away.
New Norfolk had plenty of good players but forward Hall was again outstanding with 13 goals as he moved to nine off the magic hundred. He was well supported by Thompson who kicked six and Gardam who kicked five, whilst Nathan Ross continued his good form along with Horne as dominant players for New Norfolk. Best players for Sorell were Chapman, Lewis and Perry in one of their team's worst performances for the season.
New Norfolk 7.9, 20.15, 25.20, 36.30 (246)
Sorell 0.0, 1.0, 2.2, 2.2 (14)
Goals - New Norfolk: J. Hall 13, M. Thompson 6, Z. Gardam 5, C. Wilson 4, N. Ross 3, B. Booth 2,
R. Belcher, R. Heron, J. Whitford-Marriott; Sorell: G. Morgan, M. Perry.
Best - New Norfolk: J. Hall, N. Ross, M. Horne, M. Thompson, S. Hall, R. Heron; Sorell: D. Chapman, D. Lewis, M. Perry, T. Chynoweth, W. Lyon, M. Johnson.
New Norfolk 5.3, 13.9, 21.12, 31.16 (202)
Sorell 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 (1)
Goals - New Norfolk: K. Cashion 8, B. Chaplin 4, D. Triffett 4, P. Ross 3, J. Taylor-Evans 3, D. Triffett 2,
B. Chaplin 2, N. Lester 2, S. Triffitt, T. Triffett, J. Kelly.
Best - New Norfolk: A. Minchin, B. Chaplin, T. Triffett, J. Adams, P. Ross, N. Lester; Sorell: M. Wiltshire, M. Evans, T. Pears, K. Oates, J. Kent, D. Walker.
New Norfolk 4.3, 8.8, 11.10, 16.18 (114)
Sorell 2.2, 2.3, 3.5, 4.5 (29)
Goals - New Norfolk: B. Ransley 3, J. Eiszele 3, K. Walker 2, J. County 2, H. Bielleman 2, J. Evans, B. Elliott, C. Neads, D. Smith; Sorell: B. Klok 2, I. Bateman, R. Staples.
Best - New Norfolk: H. Bielleman, D. Smith, B. Hodge, J. Foster, T. Purdon, B. Ransley; Sorell: T. Cowle, E. Batchelor, I. Bateman, R. Scott, D. Dargan, J. Kent.
Brighton 17.16 (118) defeated Huonville 3.7 (25)
BRIGHTON continued its good recent form when it travelled to Huonville and thrashed a disappointing home side by 93 points. Huonville was in the game early in the first quarter but the Robins were able to kick a couple of late goals to grab a handy 16-point lead at the first change.
Claremont 12.17 (89) defeated East Coast 10.12 (72)
CLAREMONT had a battle on its hands all day, eventually edging away from a tenacious and improved East Coast Bombers to take the four points by 17 points in a great game of football at Triabunna.
Dodges Ferry 16.19 (115) defeated Hobart 12.17 (89)
DODGES Ferry expected to record a big win at home but a tenacious effort from Hobart really took it up to their more fancied rivals and only a last term burst of seven goals allowed Dodges Ferry to break away and eventually win by 26 points in a good game of football.
Lindisfarne 19.17 (131) defeated Cygnet 7.8 (50)
LINDISFARNE travelled down to Cygnet looking for a big percentage-boosting win as it tried to jump back into third spot on the ladder. The Two Blues were made to work hard before running away to win by 81 points.