Friday, June 15, 2018

VIDEO: New Norfolk v Claremont preview



THE Southern Football League competition resumes this weekend with Round 11 following a bye for the Queen's Birthday long weekend. The feature match of the round is at Boyer Oval on Saturday with New Norfolk lining up against Claremont.

Many of the New Norfolk v Claremont clashes of recent years would have had both teams in the top three on ladder. The Eagles at home this weekend find themselves in unfamiliar territory, sitting seventh on the ladder and really needing to win against a team much higher on the ladder if they wish to remain in contention to play finals in season 2018.

The Eagles' performance in the last round against Lindisfarne was much improved, which will give them really good confidence for this home match. Claremont lost at home to Cygnet in its last match which was the Magpies' first loss for the season. The Pies will be hoping to have a few players back from injury for this clash. This is one of the most decisive clashes of the season.

Match times at Boyer Oval
Colts: 10am
Reserves: noon
Seniors: 2pm

The SFLW competition also resumes this weekend after last week's intrastate march. Round 11 this Sunday is the next Gala Day with all matches being played at Abbotsfield Park, including New Norfolk v Claremont at 11.40am.

Claremont should continue its way with a victory and jump into second spot on the ladder following this round. The Eagles will be striving for improvement each week.

SFL president Madeleine Ogilvie presents
New Norfolk player Tayhlar Tangata with
her SFLW representative side guernsey.
The SFL has congratulated all the players selected in the inaugural SFLW representative match against TWL North last Sunday at UTAS Stadium, including New Norfolk's Tayhlar Tangata.

While the game did not go the South's way, all players gave their all and can be proud of having represented themselves, their clubs and the league in this historic match.
DAVID HARDING

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