Hatherleigh v Tantanoola
By Kelly |
Under 11’s – On a morning where it looked to be shaping up to be a real winters day, it was great to see such an excellent turnout for both sides.  The Leopold brothers in Ethan and Fletcher are really starting to find the footy, laying some great tackles and getting involved in the play around the ground. Jayden was in and under and finding some good form in the lead up to the Auskick game in Adelaide.  We’re finding it really encouraging that the boy’s confidence is growing each week and can see they are really enjoying their footy.  Awards for the week went to Ethan, Fletcher, Koby and Jayden. Well-done boys. Junior Colts  Our first real taste of winter was something different for the boys and it took a while for them to adjust to the very windy wet conditions. We started the same way we did the week before kicking many points and only 2 goals. Team work and basic wet weather footy saw us get on top as the game went on, it was a good day for the little fellas as Sam Gray, Louis Brown and Will Chay were all looking dangerous around the goals. The goal kicking improved out of sight for some reason as we kicked 9 goals 3 in the second half which was very good all things considered. 1st best player was our captain Jake Wight (Dentons award) who was handling the conditions very well in the centre of the ground and up forward. Our 2nd best player was Jacob Lang (Subway award), he was asked to make up the numbers for Tant in the first half which he did without any fuss, as the 2nd half came around we realized Tant were still one short and without any drama Jacob put his hand up to again go to the opposition, well done mate great sportsmanship and something that definitely hasn’t gone un-noticed. (you won’t be doing it again, you got to many kicks!!). 3rd best was Doug Treloar (Stumpy award) who covered a lot of ground and put himself in the right position all day by running hard and using his voice. 4th best was Will Chay (HFC Ladies committee award) who is a player we can use in any position on the ground and back to win his position, looked like he loved the conditions. 5th best was Kade Bradley (Hath Sport & Rec steak award) who chased hard and tackled hard all day and was good around goals ending up with 2.    Senior Colts –  The senior colts were at home to Tantanoola last week and they were greeted by wet and windy conditions. We started well but were inaccurate in our kicking which led to Tantanoola being on casino top early. Poor kicking at goal cost the team and Tantanoola never gave up their hard earned lead. Better players for the day were Sam Kent (Dentons award), Brodie Fabris (Duckys award), Jez Jones (Stumpy award), Ben Leopold (HFC Ladies Committee award) and Ben Lang (Hath Sport & Rec steak award). The team will need to regroup as we face a formidable side in Kongorong this Saturday at Kongorong. B Grade Best - Kyle Bowman (Prince of Wales award) Luke Haines (K&S award) James Gilbertson (Millicent Golf award) Ryan Bowering (Thursday Tea award) Ben Leopold, Tom Waring A Grade -  A good old winters day, a good old hard fought slog and a great old fashioned win. Nothing fancy and nothing flash, just hard work. We kept the ball moving forward, defended tightly and made the most of our chances to record a good win and stay alive in a very tight competition. Our defence was fantastic again only conceding 2 goals for the entire game. We were lead by BOG Mat Fabris (Somerset award), Bruce (Ginos award)and Joe Ferg (Tony Egans award) Our mids all shared the work load with big Sam Waring (Prince of Wales award) having a great game in ruck (his second efforts were great) and of course a tough day for our forwards with only Tom Bell recording more than 1 goal. It was pleasing to see us have 8 goal kickers and not rely on one individual. Today we take on an improved Kongorong side with 4 points one again vital for our season. Calcutta Results 1st Matt Fabris, 2nd Sam Waring, 3rd Marcus Bennett