This Week Just Gone
They say a week is a long time in football and my word it is. Saturday was always going to be tough game at Abbotsfield Park against last years premiers and it surely was. It is never an acceptable excuse to be beaten and say the problem is we have so many injuries so I won’t but if we look at the fact we had 12 senior players on the sidelines it really puts our efforts in perspective. The senior game started at a cracker pace and there were some great skills shown by both teams with the Tigers 17 points in arrears at the first break. Things were looking pretty positive and we were kicking to the town end in the second quarter. Then disappointment set in as we were outrun and outplayed in most areas making the half time gap 64 points. Bring on the third quarter (known to be our worst most weeks) and with two players on the injured list we rallied and whilst the gap was large we were making an impact by running hard and backing ourselves. We actually outscored Claremont by ten points in this quarter. In the final term our players showed more grit and we matched our rivals at every turn both teams scoring two goals and three behinds for the quarter. Our teams have come a long way in the last two years and now we are showing a will to win and some determination to get back in to games after failure. Saturday demonstrated that we are on the right path and we all look forward to continuous improvement.
Scores Claremont 4.6 13.7 15.11 18.14 (122)
Hobart 2.1 3.3 7.5 10.8 (68)
Goalkickers Dean Jetson 3, Mark Beck 2, Craig Gough, Sam Reeves, Brett Allie, Dylan Huxley, Luke Sullivan. Best Players Tim Langdale, Ross Hugo, Luke Sullivan, Mark Beck, Dylan Huxley
The Reserves were a different kettle of fish this week having pushed more players to the seniors we were desperately short of players and Tony Rosendale (coach) was not even sligfhtly upset with the outcome and was impressed with some of the efforts. We hope to see this group back on the winners list real soon.
Scores Claremont 4.5 9.6 13.15 18.22 (130)
Hobart 1.0 1.1 2.1 2.2 (14)
Goalscorers Danny Woodcock, Trey Butler Best Players Danny Woodcock, Josh Young, Jacob Young, Trey Butler, Alex Fitzgerald, Beau Bennett.
The under 18’s were their usual outfit battling out a one sided game but every week they improve and this week they worried the goal umpire on 9 occasions.
Goal Scorers J Richards, L Anderson Best Players Zeb Awde, J Aram, L Anderson, J Richards, R Hay J Hovington
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY turn on your radios to EDGE RADIO 99.3FM and listen to a live broadcast of the SENIOR GAME game between Hobart and Lindisfarne and it will bring back all the memories of the good times when local football was listened to everywhere.
Saturday 4th of June is our ladies day with High Tea in the den from 11.30am till 2pm , If you’re INTERESTED call Debbie Huxley on 0418 510 151.
After our next home game on June 4th a quiz night will be held in the den so make up a group, give us a ring on 0427 256 340 to book and a great night will be had. (cost $12.50 per person)
Girls Team Still Recruiting
Hobart junior girls are still looking for girls aged between 9 and 12. If you fit the bracket you are most welcome to join our team. Peter McLoughlin is the coach and his contact number is 0418501984.