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