Home' Plains Producer : PP_130410 Contents Home ground advantage for Rams
Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013
Virginia holds on for close victory
Virginia v Balaklava
cord at Virginia isn’t great
in recent years, with just
the one win from three
trips to the state’s market
That win came in
the 2011 grand final but
Virginia picked up three
wins from the Peckers
last year, including the
six-point victory in the
2012 preliminary final.
tends to be the focal point
up forward for the Rams.
He will again probably
have Derek Friedrichs for
Balaklava coach, Stu-
art Lamond, is more than
aware of the changes at
“They have a new
coach with some different
set-ups, but the core group
of players is still there that
we’ve played a lot of footy
against,” he said.
“Niklaus is a strong
target, so we’re going to
have to retain that mid-
field pressure to try to
stop that supply.” Barry
Wanganeen’s match on
Saturday got the tick of
approval from Virginia
coach, Joss den Engelse,
but he will be looking for
improvement from other
recruits, such as Brad
Robertson and Steven
Taylor, this week.
The coach believed it
was pivotal to make the
home ground a fortress
and a win this weekend
would put the first brick
in the wall.
“Especially at home –
we don’t want to lose at
home,” den Engelse said.
“We’ll definitely look
to improve our attack on
“We’ve had a good
rivalry with Balaklava,
so we will have to lift
our performance this
Lamond said there
were some possible
changes to the team, al-
beit running out the game
injury-free on Saturday.
“We came out of it un-
scathed, which is another
Les Pearson previews
round 2 APFL matches
CASSANDRA Glenn passes to her
teammate during the A1 APNA match
against Two Wells on Saturday.
Adelaide Football Club
Junior coaching clinic
THE 2013 Junior Members Coaching Clinic
will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00pm
at AAMI Stadium. For full event information
and to register attendance, visit 19thman.com.
au. The hour long clinic, hosted by the 2013
playing group, will treat junior members to
a range of football activities including the
ruckbag and handball target. We hope to see
all junior members there for a great night!
Crows jet: Carlton
THE Crows Jet is set for Adelaide’s round
five clash with Carlton at the MCG Satur-
day, April 27. Tickets include free parking at
Cobham terminal, same day return service to
Melbourne, a BBQ lunch, coach transfers and
the chance to go into the Crows rooms if they
win. For more information or to book, please
contact Kelly Modra on 08 8440 6666 or
Adelaide Oval update
AS major construction works steam ahead on
the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, the Ad-
elaide Football Club has provided an update
on its membership transition to the inner-
city venue. All 2013 11-game members are
guaranteed a seat at Adelaide Oval. Reserved
seat members, who late February received an
information pack on the transition, will be re-
quired to complete a Group Nomination Form
in first stage of their relocation process. Visit
19thman.com.aufor the full update.
ONE of the Adelaide Football Club’s biggest
night is the annual Gala Auction. This year
will be no different with details to be released
shortly. Keep Saturday July 13 free for a night
full of fun with player and coach appearances.
Please contact Kelly Modra on (08) 8440 6600
for more information.
pleasing thing and there
were some players who
impressed in the reserves,
so selection will be inter-
esting this week,” he said.
Mallala v Hamley
THERE have been
some words spoken be-
tween the two camps on
a number of forums so
far, which lends itself
to a heated contest on
So often, Hamley
Bridge promise to de-
liver a contest to Mallala
but very rarely followed
through with anything
of substance. Could this
week be the week?
Bomber coach, Ash
Barnett, would like to
Barnett, along with
many others at the club,
have put a great deal of
work into bringing about
resurgence at Hamley
There is no doubt his
team, with gun recruits
such as Mal Greenwood,
Toby Hasledine and Jus-
tin Zanandrea, should be
stronger than last year.
Mallala coach, Steve
Lubcke, will have his
charges primed for a
tough contest. “We can
not under-estimate these
guys,” he said.
will be a focus at training
this week, while main-
taining a four-quarter
effort is of particular note.
“Once we get on top,
we’ve got to sustain that
effort,” Lubcke said.
The coach was confi-
dent star midfielder, Joel
Montgomerie, will play,
while Jason Earl has
been ruled out for a few
weeks with a hamstring
“Early wins are so
important so we’ve got
to be going flat out to try
and get that win on the
board,” Lubcke said.
United v HWE
SIXTH and seventh
respectively on the lad-
der last year, United and
Eagles (HWE) both have
a point to prove in this
weekend’s match at Long
The Eagles have no-
tably picked up Justin
Cicolella, returning to
his junior club, while
the added grunt of Adam
and Andrew Turrell jolts
some depth back into a
senior squad plundered
by injury and availability
United should unveil
marquee signing, Cam-
eron Faulkner, who also
comes back to his home
club from Kadina.
The Ettridge brothers,
Koby and Tyson, will
also get their first taste
of Adelaide Plains footy
after joining the Tigers
from the amateur league.
Both clubs will have
new coaches at the helm,
David White guiding
United, David Cluse
heads the Eagles.
New coaches, players
and game plans all point
towards renewed hope for
the fans of both teams.
Cluse’s fitness focus
will undoubtedly bolster
the engines of his team
and these will be tested
on the large Long Plains
A win would be such a
sweet way to cap off the
new season, so expect
these these teams to go
full throttle from the first
It should be a ripper
but the Eagles probably
look a little stronger on
We shall see come
Two Wells v Virginia
A1: A new Virginia side held on to win
a tight game against Two Wells 44 to 41.
Two Wells has a brand new side and
the girls took a few passes to gel. Virginia
is also a brand new team, but they looked
like they had played together for a while.
Good start from Virginia’s goalies shooting
well. Sherilee Matherson GA played well.
TW7 – Vir 12.
Sharnie Kent shot well in the second
quarter, along with Emma Flanagan GS
for Virginia. Good contest in centre court.
Steph Angello and Michelle Menet. De-
fenders Cassandra Glenn and Rhiannon
Wendland at both ends were strong . TW
Two Wells had a much better third
quarter settling into their positions. Sheri-
lee Matherson GA Virgina had a great
quarter along with Shanie Kent shooting
10 goals. TW 29 – Vir 35.
Two Wells came out firing in the last
quarter. Both goalies shot well for Two
Wells. Two Wells took the lead late in the
last but missed opportunities in the last
minutes with Virginia holding on to win.
A3: Two Wells started the game well
with Leah Clifton at WA getting good clear
drives and working the ball into goals
to Michelle Dimasi and Jess Newman.
Virginia’s Schae Trask at GK did a great
effort trying to stop TW run-on. TW had a
lead of six at the first break. TW16 – Vir10.
Virginia kept up good defensive
pressure as TW made a few changes.
Virginia’s Olivia Hoogenhort GS, Kendall
Wanganeen GA shot very well and kept up
with TW. Shannen Weir TW C drove well
at centre helping her side keep the lead.
God for goal, WE went to a seven-goal
lead. TW32 – Vir25.
Jamie Dinham TW GK started getting
two hands and deflecting and intercepting
and combined well with Jasmin Schmidt
and Amanda “Snowy” McHugh. Kylie
Greenwood Vir C kept the pace steady as
the temperature increased. TW43 – Vir37.
Last quarter was very hard as eve-
ryone was tired and hot. It was a great
game by all girls, but Michelle Dimasi TW
GA and Kendall Wanganeen Vir GA were
best. Final scores: TW54 – Vir47.
A4: The first quarter was very even
with both sides working hard in the mid
court. Players then settled and the team
started moving goal for goal. TW10 – Vir
Virginia pulled away early with a goal
by Wendy Salter breaking their run. TW
picked up in the second half of the quarter
getting a few goals back. TW 21 – Vir 23.
Virginia pulled away in the second half
of the third to increase the lead by seven.
Kate Lange C TW, and Rebekah Scott-
Weetra GA V played well. TW 30 – Vir 37.
Virginia continued to pull away TW
working hard both ends to come back but
Virginia working well under pressure. Final
Scores: TW 38 – Vir 51.
U15: Two Wells shooting accuracy was
poor in the first quarter. Laura did well in
defence hitting off with a cracker start to
the season. TW 6 – Vir 0.
Passing and movement in attack and
goals worked good. Again Laura GK and
Grace GD worked well in defence with
numerous intercepts and rebounds. TW
Chelsea changed into defence and
kept up the tight defence. Both goalies
were shooting more accurately with Jess
Virginia scored their first goal mid way
in the last quarter. By now all the play-
ers were feeling the heat and the game
slowed right down. Holly played well with
a couple of good intercepts. Final scores:
U13: Players from Virginia took the
court for the second time on Saturday. The
heat was evident. All the girls tried hard
and were very persistent. Two Wells play-
ers had a good flow, which was reflected
in the score. TW 30 – Vir 1. Rhiannon
moved from GD to C and provided drive
for Virginia. Two Wells defenders made
their presence felt and kept Virginia play-
Virginia forfeited at half time.
TRISHA Beere receives the ball in the mid
court during the A1 game against Virginia.
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