Saturday, August 24, 2019

Season over for the Eagles

New Norfolk's Josh Farrow talking with Cygnet's Barry Hall
after the final siren today.
THE season has ended for the New Norfolk District Football Club following two elimination final losses today.

Playing at Cygnet this afternoon, the senior side went down by 14 points after a rollercoaster ride during the game.

The Eagles scored a solitary point in the first term but kicked five goals and three points to finish one point in front at half-time. New Norfolk was behind by one point at three-quarter time but was outscored by Cygnet in the final term.

Star Cygnet recruit Barry Hall scored eight goals and was single-handedly responsible for almost half of his team's final score. New Norfolk's Josh Farrow had the unenviable task of playing on the AFL Hall of Fame big man, and received some post-match tips from Hall in a display of genuine good sportsmanship.

SENIORS
Cygnet 3.0-18 5.2-32 9.5-59 15.8-98
New Norfolk 0.1-1 5.3-33 9.4-58 13.6-84
Cygnet - Goals: B. Hall 8, B. Livingston 2, R. Schuth 2, L. Paton 2, B. Halton; Best: A. Duggan, R. Schuth, B. Livingston, B. Halton, N. Duggan, J. Gordon.
New Norfolk - Goals: M. Parker 8, J. Wigg 2, J. Bearman, J. Hills, J. Daley; Best: M. Parker, J. Daley, N. Eiszele, B. Lovell, B. Chaplin, J. Walsh.

In the other elimination final played at Anzac Park, Lindisfarne, this morning, the New Norfolk Eagle Colts went down to the Sorell Eagles by 46 points.

New Norfolk was held scoreless in the first quarter and added 14 points by half-time. They were again scoreless in the third term but kicked five goals and a point in the final quarter as the Sorell side ran away to a big win, 91 points to 45.

COLTS
Sorell 4.6-30 5.8-38 12.11-83 13.13-91
New Norfolk 0.0 2.2-14 2.2-14 7.3-45
Sorell - Goals: B. Carter 6, C. Dargan 2, J. Campbell 2, T. Duggan, R. Bird, L. Butterworth; Best: R. Bird, L. Cameron, L. Butterworth, C. Dargan, B. Carter, M. Prouse.
New Norfolk - Goals: J. Miller 2, Z. Wheeler, H. Davis, B. Howlett, O. Haigh, T. Rainbird; Best: J. Miller, Z. Wheeler, E. Holden, W. Banks, J. Triffett, T. Scanlon.

Posting on the club's Facebook page this evening, a spokesman said it was unfortunately that the Colts and Seniors would not be continuing further into the finals. "We are so proud of what all our teams have achieved this year," they said.

"One thing we take away from this is that we are one club. We stood together and will continue to stand together. We all tried our best. Next season we will come back stronger and better.

"We thank our players, NNDFC Board and football clubrooms committee, our sponsors, our volunteers, our supporters and our family and friends."

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