North the best team in town

Written by Matt Hill

North Launceston flexed their muscle to trump arch rivals Launceston, claiming a 21 point win at UTAS Stadium.

With the win North Launceston has consolidated top spot, leaving Launceston to lick their wounds in third.

For what was a built up as a blockbuster match with first taking on third, this derby did not disappoint. It was a highly contested game of footy on Friday night with a healthy crowd in to watch the opening match of Stay ChatTY Round.

Early on North seemed to have the edge through good ball usage moving forward. Goals to a strong leading Zach Burt and the creative Jack Avent for North saw them escape to a double digit lead before Launceston got on top in the second half of the first quarter and used their disposals more efficiently. With young superstar Brodie Palfreyman once again playing a starring role for the Blues, using his acceleration and speed to bust open packs and win many clearances. Launceston climbed on top through dominance in the clearances, winning them eleven to six in the first and the Blues found Rulla Kelly-Mansell and Sam Rundle up front who got the Blues back into the contest at half time.

In the second stanza the game became on Launceston’s terms but wasteful usage moving forward saw North’s rebounding game accelerate to kick some much needed goals, just when the Blues were starting to potentially break the game wide open. Big man Bart McCulloch was a man on a mission up forward for North with the man mountain kicking two goals whilst also setting up coach Tom Couch for another major to cause all sorts of problems for the Blues defence.

At the other end however the Blues had their own answer to McCulloch with the exciting Sonny Whiting. Whiting booted two for the quarter and was becoming Launceston’s way back into the game. Whiting’s second goal was an incredible snap from the boundary which saw the Blues faithful get excited about their team’s chances. Along with that came late goals to Taylor and a lovely piece of work from Jack Donnellan, which saw him break Jay Foon’s tackle before running to fourty metres out and slotting another for the Blues. At the main break North only held a one point lead and the game was certainly up for the taking.

Coming out from the break North Launceston were highly determined and broke the game open through pilling on fourteen inside fifties compared to Launceston’s three of which saw the Bombers get out to a twenty two point lead at the last change. Two long bomb goals from powerhouse midfielder Brad Cox-Goodyear, along with goals to Couch and Burt made the task for the Blues an uphill battle.

The last term was fairly evenly balanced with both sides trading goals. McCulloch kicked his third and when Holmer ran into an open goal the game became out of reach for the Blues and North lead by close to six goals. However, two goals to Launceston coach Sam Lonergan saw the margin reduced but it was all too little too late for the Blues.

North coach Tom Couch was really happy with the second half performance. Couch praised the efforts of Brad Cox-Goodyear, Bart McCulloch and Alex Lee in getting his side over the line. Couch rating Lee as the best ruckman in the league with a best on ground performance.

“I thought Brad was outstanding and Bart playing off one leg just had to be a target up forward and he provided that, and Alex played one of his best games for the club and was important in setting up the win.

“Looking forward to getting some players back and really settling the side down.

“I’m very excited for the second half of the season and you know we sit at nine wins and two losses but still know we can play better which is out challenge moving forward.”

North have the bye next week before taking on Devonport at UTAS Stadium on Sunday the ninth of July.

For the Blues it was a major improvement on their Good Friday match against North which saw them hammered by eighty-five points.

Coach Sam Lonergan was really happy with the improved result for his side and thought they battled hard all game.

“It was a fantastic effort from the boys and was a great battle between the two northern sides and for the result to be within twenty-one points is really good for footy in the north.

“We are obviously disappointed with the result but are happy with the improvement and where we are heading moving forward.”

Next up the Blues take on Lauderdale at home in an important game for both sides. They last met in round four where the Blues took the four points with a narrow eleven point win.

“We think Lauderdale are a really good side and they haven’t lost since we last played them so we will have to be at our best next weekend,” Lonergan said.

 

North Launceston                        2.3,  6.6,  10.10,  12.13  (85)

Launceston                              2.1,  6.5,  7.5,  9.10  (64)

GOALS, North Launceston :
B. McCulloch 3, T. Couch 2, Z. Burt 2, B. Cox-Goodyer 2, L. Hollmer 1, J. Avent 1,
M. Walsh 1

Launceston :
S. Whiting 2, S. Rundle 2, S. Lonergan 2, R. Kelly-Mansell 1, B. Taylor 1, J. Donnellan 1

BEST, North Launceston :
B. Cox-Goodyer, A. Richter-Salter, T. Mansell, J. Ponting, J. Foon, J. White

Launceston :
J. Donnellan, J. Aganas, R. Tyrrell, B. Palfreyman, T. Sheppard, B. Taylor

Roos bound home over Tigers

Written by Alex FitzGerald

Clarence has continued its strong 2017 campaign with a classy 61 point win over a Tigers outfit that ran out of legs after a competitive start at Twin Ovals on Saturday afternoon.

The Eastern shore powerhouse led at every change in a physical and at times spiteful clash, and despite a low-scoring third quarter, booted six goals in the final term to finish comfortable 16.15 (111) to 7.8 (50) winners in the fading light.

The first quarter saw both sides move the ball quickly and confidently, with a high standard of football on display in sunny conditions.  Clarence drew first blood with an early Michael Blackburn goal, but the Tigers responded almost immediately when Mitch Walker marked strongly and converted from 45 out soon after.  The Roos had their second through playing coach Jeromey Webberley after some slick ball movement out of the middle, and from then on the intensity lifted, with some big tackles on the grandstand wing bringing the small but vocal crowd to life.  Crafty small forward Ethan Brock wrong-footed his opponent to kick the Tigers’ second goal, and when Brandon Batchelor converted a long set shot soon afterwards, it was very much game on.  The Roos kicked two quick majors however and went into the first break ahead 4.4 (28) to 3.2 (20).

Clarence came out full of run in the second stanza, with Ian Callinan and Webberley both lively as the home side struggled to contain the former AFL-listed duo.  They finished with a goal apiece for the term, as the inaccurate Roos booted four majors to one to head into the rooms 30 points up at half time, with the scoreboard reading 8.9 (57) to 4.3 (27).

The Tigers came out fighting in the third quarter, with some gutsy defensive efforts halting the Roos’ charge, albeit temporarily.  Michael Blackburn slotted his second goal early in the term to stretch the Clarence lead, but Jack Bilson returned fire from a free kick to give the Tigers hope.  The rest of the quarter was a battle for both sides, with spot fires breaking out all over the ground as tempers flared.  After 15 minutes the deadlock was finally broken when an undisciplined late hit on Aiden Grace saw a down-field free kick result in Blackburn’s third goal, and with one quarter to go, Clarence led 10.11 (71) to the Tigers’ 5.7 (37).

The final term well and truly belonged to Clarence, as they put on the jets to showcase the brand of football that has seen them firm as contenders this season.  The Roos hit leading targets at will, with every player in red and white seemingly finding the football.  Forwards Trent Standen and Zac Buechner were rewarded for their efforts, slotting two majors each for the term as the away side finished the match full of run, kicking six goals to two to finish up 61 point winners as the sun set over the hill.

Clarence coach Jeromey Webberley was pleased with his side’s ability to finish with plenty of run, putting it down to the hard work done at training across the bye .

“I thought their pressure around the ball in the first quarter was fantastic; they were really able to challenge us early.

“Our endeavour and attack on the ball and want to defend for four quarters was pretty good.  We got some good fitness into the guys over the two week break where they obviously didn’t have the impact on their bodies; we got some pretty good running sessions in.

“We had a big pre-season and we’ve tried to keep that advantage over the bye.”

Webberley was particularly impressed with the performances of veterans Trent ‘Speedy’ Standen and Brady Jones.

“Speedy’s had an outstanding start to the year, and his effort and intensity have been first rate.  I reckon (Jones’) last five or six weeks have been outstanding; it was definitely the best game he’s played this year.”

Standen was electric for Clarence across half forward, finishing with two goals, while Mariner Zac Buechner and the hard-running Michael Blackburn kicked three majors apiece.  Aiden Grace and Ian Callinan had plenty of the ball in the forward half, while Jones and Webberley dominated through the middle of the ground.  Jason Bailey was unpassable at full back, holding Mitch Walker to a single goal, while James Holmes mopped up across half back with a number of intercept marks.

For the home side, Mariners trio Lachlan Gadomski, Toby Cowen and Lachy Watt all tried hard playing on more experienced opponents in the midfield, while Mitch Carter and Tyler Carter stood out with their defensive efforts.  Marcus Davies provided a contest every time he was near the ball, laying some crunching tackles in a bruising first half.

Tigers coach Aaron Vince was impressed with how his players stood up at times across the match, but conceded that Clarence were the better side on the day.

“I thought the boys put in an exceptional performance in the first quarter, and that our third quarter was pretty good as well.

“In the last quarter we got beaten on the outside a bit and they showed more run and polish with their skills going forward; they’re a very good side and they put a lot of pressure on the ball carrier.”

Vince was optimistic when asked about the Tiger’s future, and believes his side will have their time in the sun when key players return from injury and representative duties.

“We’ve blooded about eight or nine debutants this year; they’ll learn from each time they step onto the field, which is all we can ask;  We’d like to think that towards the end of this year we’ll start to show what we’ve got.”

In the Stay Chatty Cup, Clarence faces an impressive Lauderdale at Lauderdale Oval next week, with both sides in a rich vein of form.  They’ll have to take on the southern Bombers without Webberley, who limped from the ground late in the match with a hamstring injury, but the Roos’ coach believes his side has the form to take the four points.

“It’s a massive game, but we think we’ve got the team structure tp go down there and play well.”

The Tigers will head to North Hobart Oval to take on the Hobart City Demons in what shapes up as a battle to remain a mathematical finals chance, with the boys from Kingborough having defeated the inner-city side in a close match earlier in the year.

TIGERS v. CLARENCE
Round 11 – 17/06/2017

Clarence                                4.4,  8.9,  10.11,  16.15  (111)

Tigers                                  3.2,  4.3,  5.7,  7.8  (50)

GOALS, Clarence :
Z. Buechner 3, M. Blackburn 3, I. Callinan 2, J. Webberley 2, T. Standen 2, J. O’Brien 1,
K. Howlett 1, B. Jones 1, A. Grace 1

Tigers :
M. Walker 2, B. Batchelor 2, C. Sawdy 1, E. Brock 1, J. Bilson 1

BEST, Clarence :
J. Bailey, B. Jones, J. Holmes, T. Standen, M. Fisher, A. Grace

Tigers :
M. Carter, L. Gadomski, L. Watt, M. Davies, T. Cowen, T. Carter

 

TSL TRIBUNAL RESULTS: ROUND 10

Southern Cross Tasmanian State League 

Round 10


Tasmanian State League

 

1. Bryce Walsh (Lauderdale) reported for abuse towards an umpire.

The Match Review Panel referred the case directly to the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday night.

RESULT: NOT GUILTY

The tribunal found that the evidence did not support the charge in that they were not convinced that player Walsh was directing his comments to an umpire, rather than opposition player/s.

2. Thor Boscott (Lauderdale) referred for high contact against Bradley Cox-Goodyer (North Launceston).

The Match Review Panel found that the contact between Boscott and Cox-Goodyer was unreasonable in the circumstances.

The MRP concluded the action constituted a strike and graded as: intentional conduct, low impact and to the body.

Player Boscott was offered TWO weeks reduced to ONE week with an early guilty plea.

Player Boscott rejected the offer, and the matter was heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday night.

RESULT: GUILTY – ONE MATCH SANCTION

The Tribunal found Thor Boscott guilty of rough conduct against Brad Cox-Goodyer, based on that he had other options than to create contact with his arm.

Player Boscott’s recent record was considered in making a judgement and handing down a penalty. The Tribunal assessed the contact in the incident as low level and they provided a sanction of a ONE match suspension.

*As per rule 3.21.1 A suspended or disqualified TSL player is not eligible for selection imposed upon him in an official TSL competition.  He would not be eligible for interstate, intercity or special games nor would the term of disqualification imposed be affected in any way by those games.

Webb to lead the map

Glenorchy’s Brayden Webb will lead Tasmania out against the NEAFL on Saturday, with the premiership pie named Captain.

The Magpies Captain is joined in the leadership group by North Launceston Premiership Captain Taylor Whitford and Clarence’s Jackson O’Brien, who will serve as Tasmania’s vice-captains.

Tasmania Coach Anthony Taylor said Webb stood out with the way he is respected across the TSL, his commitment to the state team and through the way he leads his club.

“Through this whole process in talking about players for the squad I had spoken to a lot of coaches about players, Brayden Webb was a name that just continually came up and whenever he was mentioned, he was held in extremely high esteem.

“He is really respected by his peers and he epitomises what we really neeed in a leader of our state team.

“He is a good communicator, he is tough and courageous, a fantastic player and leader.”

Taylor believes the selected vice-captains will support Webb in providing strong on-field leadership.

“Taylor has been a premiership captain, he has lead his group to success and he is a fantastic on field leader and he will make a great deputy for Brayden.

“Jacko (Jackson O’Brien) is the same, he leads more with actions and has played at SANFL level and has been a great player for this state for a long time, he is a great fit to work with Brayden.”

Tasmania (TSL) meet the NEAFL this Saturday from 2:00PM at Blundstone Arena.

Umpires named for representative match

It isn’t just a big day for the players that get to pull on ‘the map’ this Saturday, it is also a big day for the state’s leading umpires.

Tasmanians Joel Harris and Matt Clarke have been selected in the middle for this Saturday’s representative match between the TSL and the NEAFL, at Blundstone Arena. Boundary umpires Adam Reardon, Rhys Goodyer and goal umpire Dylan Geeves have also been selected from the Apple Isle, with the remaining umpires filled from the NEAFL.

State Umpiring Manager Mike Brown said selection for the game was a major honour for umpires and was just desserts for strong performance.

“All the umpires are in good form and have earned their selection. Just like the players being picked this weekend it is the best performing umpires on show and it is a credit to the hard work they have put in.

“It is not only a special occasion for the players but is a fantastic chance for our top umpires to showcase their craft on a big stage, the thrill is probably only second to the TSL grand final.”

Brown made special note of Adam Reardon who has been picked for his third representative game in a row, complimenting six straight TSL grand finals for the talented boundary umpire.

“Adam has shown great application over a number of years and is a tremendous example for emerging umpires.”

Tasmania v NEAFL at Blundstone Arena
Saturday 10 June 2017 2.00pm

UMPIRES

Field: Joel Harris
Field: Matt Clarke
Field: Nic McGuinness (NEAFL)
Emergency Field: Nick Butler

Boundary: Adam Reardon
Boundary: Rhys Goodyer
Boundary: Brendan Press (NEAFL)
Emergency Boundary: Lucas Chamberlain

Goal: Dylan Geeves
Goal: Chris Fawcett (NEAFL)
Emergency Goal: Bryce Guy

 

TSL MATCH REVIEW PANEL RESULTS: ROUND 10

Southern Cross Tasmanian State League & Mercury Cup

Round 10


Tasmanian State League

1. Edward Cole (Hobart City Demons) reported for rough conduct against Brayden Webb (Glenorchy).

Cole and Webb were both approaching the ball when Cole made contact to the head of Webb. The Match Review Panel found that the contact was incidental and as a part of the contest.

NO FURTHER ACTION

SEE INCIDENT

2. An unknown player was referred for allegedly striking Rhys Mott (Glenorchy).

The Match Review Panel were presented with insufficient evidence and no further action will be taken.

NO FURTHER ACTION

SEE INCIDENT


3. Ryan Matthews (Hobart City Demons) referred for rough conduct against Matthew Joseph (Glenorchy).

Matthews made contact with Joseph in an attempt to stop him running towards

the contest. The Match Review Panel deemed that a free kick was the correct decision. No further action will be taken.

NO FURTHER ACTION

SEE INCIDENT


4. Harry Walters (Burnie) reported for abuse towards an umpire.

The Match Review Panel offered Walters a Low Level Reprimand which has been accepted.

Player Walters has has accepted the offer.

SANCTION: Reprimand
5. Nick McKenna (Burnie) reported for abuse towards an umpire.

The Match Review Panel offered McKenna a Low Level Reprimand.

Player McKenna has accepted the offer.

SANCTION: Reprimand

 

6. Bryce Walsh (Lauderdale) reported for abuse towards an umpire.

The Match Review Panel referred this case directly to the Independent Tribunal to be heard on Tuesday night.

To be heard by Independent Tribunal tomorrow night (06/06/2017).

 

7. Thor Boscott (Lauderdale) referred for high contact against Bradley Cox-Goodyer (North Launceston).

The Match Review Panel found that the contact between Boscott and Cox-Goodyer was unreasonable in the circumstances.

The MRP concluded the action constituted a strike and graded as: intentional conduct, low impact and to the body.

Due to this being Player Boscott’s second offence in the past 12 months, he has an additional match added to the base sanction. Player Boscott has been offered TWO weeks reduced to ONE week with an early guilty plea.

Player Boscott has rejected the offer, and the matter will now be heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday night.

To be heard by Independent Tribunal tomorrow night (06/06/2017).

SEE INCIDENT


8. Jack Avent (North Launceston) referred for making high contact against Jordon Roberts (Lauderdale).

Avent made high contact with Roberts when attempting to spoil the ball. The Match Review Panel found that the contact was incidental and as a part of the contest. No further action will be taken.

NO FURTHER ACTION

SEE INCIDENT

Tigers break Docker hearts

The Tigers claimed their first ever win at West Park yesterday, denying Burnie a brave comeback victory to win by just two points with two late goals in the final moments.

Nick McKenna and Mitch Walker were the stars for either side, both booting a handful in a see-sawing game that went right down to the wire.

The Tigers claimed a two goal lead at the first change with the visitors getting on top late in the opening quarter. Sam Rice, Jack Bilson, Cooper Sawdy and Mitch Walker all hit the scoreboard for the Tigers, while Captain Nick McKenna finished off two for the Dockers in response as he started his day in front of the sticks, on song.

As is often the case at West Park, the momentum swung and Burnie Dockers hard their turn, getting on top in the second stanza to edge closer to the lead, trailing the Tigers by just one point, 4.11 (35) to 5.6 (36) at half time. Nick Walters and Jack Weller booted the goals for the home side while flashy forward pocket Ethan Brock got one on the board for the Tigers to see them hold onto a slender lead.

The Tigers took control in the third term, booting six goals to the Dockers three for the quarter to extend their lead to 11.11 (77) to 7.13 (55) at the completion of the premiership quarter. Mitch Walker was the star forward of centre, hitting the scoreboard heavily in a dominant display.

With just one quarter to run Burnie had a tall task ahead of them and they gave it everything, kicking seven last quarter goals to jump into an unlikely lead with Nick McKenna’s fifth goal putting them up by ten points in the dying embers of the game. Walker hit back with one of his own to cut the margin to single digits before young Tassie Mariner Toby Cowen sunk Burnie hearts with a 28th minute sealer, winning 15.13 (103) to 14.17 (101) at West Park in the Tigers first ever win at the Dockers’ fortress.

Tigers Coach Aaron Vince was happy with his team’s ability to stand up late and claim a victory that keeps the boys from Twin Ovals in touch with the top five.

“To Burnie’s credit they really came hard, they got a big run on andwe found it hard to stop but again as a young group we showed some resilience there, two minutes to go we were ten points behind but to kick those two late goals to get back in front was really pleasing.”

Burnie Assistant Guy Grey was disappointed for his young troops, doing so much work to get in front to then surrender a lead late.

“We didn’t look like it, then we had it and then we lost.

“It was always going to be tight we knew that from the start, it was frustrating at times when we gave away easy possessions and we were missing goals but obviously towards the end we had the momentum and you practice those scenarios on the track but we just didn’t do it well enough and the scoreboard shows that.”

Both teams now take a breath for a league wide bye.

BURNIE DOCKERS v. TIGERS
Round 10 – 03/06/2017

Tigers                                  4.3,  5.6,  11.11,  15.13  (103)

Burnie Dockers                          2.3,  4.11,  7.13,  14.17  (101)

GOALS, Tigers :
M. Walker 5, C. Sawdy 2, L. Clifford 1, E. Brock 1, T. Gogolin 1, S. Rice 1,
J. Bilson 1, L. Watt 1, T. Cowen 1, C. Nield 1

Burnie Dockers :
N. McKenna 5, H. Walters 2, B. Rubock 2, N. Walters 1, J. Dowling 1, C. Proctor 1,
R. Barrett 1, J. Weller 1

BEST, Tigers :
M. Walker, M. Davies, L. Gadomski, M. Gardner, L. Clifford

Burnie Dockers :
N. McKenna, N. Walters, B. Keiselis, R. Barrett, S. Kalbfell, H. Walters

MATCH REVIEW PANEL RESULTS: ROUND 9

Southern Cross Tasmanian State League & Mercury Cup

Round 9

Tasmanian State League 

1. Sam Lonergan (Launceston) referred for making high contact to Matthew Dilger (Glenorchy).

The Match Review Panel found that the contact was incidental and as part of the contest. In assessing the contact the panel concluded player Dilger was off balance and contact occurred whilst losing his feet.The video evidence was inconclusive in determining where contact was made by Lonergan. 

The panel concluded: the incident does not constitute a reportable offence and no further action will be taken. 

NO FURTHER ACTION

SEE THE INCIDENT

 

2. Sonny Whiting (Launceston) referred for rough conduct against Matthew Joseph (Glenorchy).

The Match Review Panel found the incident occurred more than five metres off the ball, behind play and after the ball had gone out of bounds on the full.

The panel concluded the action was unnecessary in the circumstances and assessed the conduct to be intentional, low impact to the body.

Whiting has accepted the base sanction of ONE match, reduced to a reprimand with an early guilty plea.

SANCTION: Reprimand

SEE THE INCIDENT

 

3. An off the ball incident between Bart McCulloch (North Launceston) and Aiden Grace (Clarence) has been referred directly to the TSL tribunal.

Due to insufficient video evidence the independent tribunal will hear the case on Tuesday night.

TRIBUNAL TO TAKE PLACE 30/05/2017 AT 6:00PM

Mercury Cup

4. Clarence & North Launceston players were referred for engaging in a melee.

Following evidence provided from the match day umpires an incident from the Clarence and North Launceston Mercury Cup the MRP concluded no further action was required.  
 
NO FURTHER ACTION

Launceston leapfrog Glenorchy

Written by Matt Hill

Launceston stunned reigning premiers Glenorchy at Windsor Park, pushing themselves above the Magpies on the Tasmanian State League ladder with an astonishing 70 point win.

The Blues big victory handed Glenorchy their fourth consecutive loss and delivers some tough questions for coach Aaron Cornelius to answer in the coming days. The Blues led for nearly the entire game in what was a dominant display to cause a stunning boil over.

Both sides had a point to prove, entering off the back of disappointing losses last week. Zac Webster (Glenorchy) and Sam Rundle (Launceston) were both key late outs for each side, hurting both teams midfield stocks but the Blues dealt best with the late change and were superior in the midfield battle. Jay Blackberry was superb in the opening quarter winning a lot of the ball and laying immense pressure on the Glenorchy midfielders. Despite Blackberry’s dominance, Glenorchy were able to snag the first goal of the game courtesy of Jaye Bowden who was lively in the opener and after the first five minutes of the game there were signs that potentially Glenorchy were firing up. However, this was not to be as Launceston quickly replied thanks to Rulla Kelly-Mansell who kicked two first quarter goals. Kelly-Mansell changed numbers for this weekend’s game wearing the number 67 in recognition of the 1967 referendum and the Sir Douglas Nicholls AFL Indigenous round. After Kelly-Mansell slotted his first the flood gates opened for Launceston who put in a tremendous first quarter display to lead at quarter time by 23 points.

After some choice words from coach Aaron Cornelius, Glenorchy came out of the first break and kicked a goal courtesy of Tim Butterworth within the first fifteen seconds, which appeared to get the Glenorchy boys pumping. Glenorchy continued to press and looked very likely to get back into the contest but poor disposal efficiency going forward hurt the Magpies and saw Launceston hold their lead. The second term was evenly balanced before Launceston kicked away late with four goals towards the back end of the quarter extending their lead to 37 at the main break. At half time Launceston had only three more inside fifties than Glenorchy but had kicked ten goals straight to the wasteful Glenorchy’s three goals and five behinds.

In the premiership quarter the Magpies needed to show some fire and desire for the ball but looked flat footed and going forward their forward line was as useful as a car with no fuel. In a very low scoring third quarter which resembled table tennis at some stages, the Magpies were only able to register one behind whilst Launceston kicked one goal and two behinds. Young gun James Gillow kicking his third for the match.

Glenorchy needed to climb a massive hill in the final quarter if they were to pose an unlikely comeback but they were not up for the challenge with the home side running away with it in the last quarter, booting five goals to just one to jump above Glenorchy on the ladder. Last quarter goals to Gillow, Boyce (two), O’Donoghue and Kelly-Mansell made sure that Launceston enjoyed the win whilst showcasing how dangerous they can be when on song. Going forward the blues had fifty inside fifties, twelve more than their opponents which also were a lot more damaging due to the fact that Launceston turned every second inside fifty into a scoring opportunity whilst Glenorchy only turned 39.5 percent of their inside fifties into shots on goal. The Blues were able to continually use the ball efficiently and move the ball forward a lot more superiorly than Glenorchy. In the end Launceston ran out 70 point winners in what was a statement to the rest of the competition.

Launceston’s midfield was superb and was the driving factor behind their victory. Jake Smith gathering 35 disposals and eight marks for the day to be the leading ball winner on the ground. Jay Blackberry’s impressive form continued collecting 33 disposals, 12 of which were contested and laying 13 tackles. Young star Brodie Palfreyman also was dominant with his outside run and ball movement, having 31 disposals.

Launceston coach Sam Lonergan said he couldn’t be prouder of his playing group after the performance being extremely pleased that his side played a full four quarter game.

“We implemented what we wanted to achieve.”

After last week’s defeat to Hobart City and poor efficiency going forward, Lonergan said that his team focussed on their disposal effectiveness during the week and was pleased with the way his side moved the ball in the comprehensive win.

“All three lines of the ground hit their KPI’s this game and performed well as a whole.”

Lonergan was also happy with his own game, with 13 tackles and 21 disposals for the match with 13 of those contested.

“My body is going to start recovering better and hopefully string together good games together week in week out.”

Looking forward Launceston will be full of confidence heading into a clash at home with Devonport next weekend and will be hoping that they can get another win on the board. Whilst on the other hand Glenorchy will take on an improving Hobart City who will be no push overs next weekend. After four consecutive loses, Glenorchy will be searching for a much needed win.

Round 9 – 27/05/2017

Launceston                              6.0,  10.0,  11.2,  16.5  (101)

Glenorchy                               2.1,  3.4,  3.6,  4.7  (31)

GOALS, Launceston :
J. Gillow 4, R. Kelly-Mansell 3, J. Boyce 2, S. Whiting 2, N. O’Donoghue 2, J. Blackberry 1,
J. Donnellan 1, J. Nunn 1

Glenorchy :
J. Arnold 1, J. Bowden 1, H. Gunther 1, T. Butterworth 1

BEST, Launceston :
B. Palfreyman, J. Blackberry, J. Nunn, R. Tyrrell, J. Smith, J. Gillow

Glenorchy :
B. Quinn, T. Butterworth, J. Bowden, M. Rainbird, B. Webb, R. Mott

TSL W TEAMS – ROUND 4

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ROUND 4

LAUNCESTON FOOTBALL CLUB v. TIGERS FOOTBALL CLUB 

Round 4 – 28/05/2017

12:00PM – Windsor Park

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Launceston Football Club

B: M. Gardner, N. Ristrom, C. Thuringer
HB: M. Smith, M. Cuthbertson, H. Whyte
C: , D.  Bannister,
HF: M. Clark, G. Hill, M. Binns
F: N. Celebre, A. Green, E. Manix-geeves
R: S. Brown, M. Sinclair, C. Webb
Int: C. Britton, H. Viney, A. Bowen

To be selected from:
P. Hamilton

In: M. Cuthbertson, A. Bowen, P. Hamilton, S. Brown, C. Webb
Out: S. Townsend,  J. Retallick,  D. Corcoran,  A. Dickson,  K. Child

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Tigers Football Club

B: I. Willis, J. Noye ,
HB: I. Coughlan, E. Lucas, J. Murphy
C: K.  Baker, C.  Brooke, S.  Grimsey
HF: O. McKee, G. Millar, J. Devereux
F: H. Flakemore, M. Absolom,
R: M. Smith, H. Squires, M. Neal
Int: H. Upston, E. Johnstone, R. Jones , S. Atkins-Collins
Emg: L. Ellis, J. Wynter, B. Harris

In: I. Coughlan, S. Atkins-Collins , R. Jones , E. Johnstone, G. Millar

Out: A. Esam, R. Cassidy, N. Iduteyiteka , R. Roberts



CLARENCE FOOTBALL CLUB v. GLENORCHY FOOTBALL CLUB 

Round 4 – 28/05/2017

12:00PM – Geilston Bay Oval

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Clarence Football Club
B: L. Gwynne, T. Nichols,
HB: S. Harris, Z. Crawford, J. Farrow
C: S.  Bale, N.  Bresnehan, N.  Pearce
HF: G. Mitchell, J. Limbrick, R. Archer
F: T. Ford, M. Green,
R: E. Groves, G. Pennicott, S. Pennicott
Int: J. Minifie, S. Hinks, N. Taylor, M. Wise
Emg: H. Bromfield

In: R. Archer, M. Green
Out: C. Pennicott,  C. Kenny

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Glenorchy Football Club

B: T. Wiggins, R. Siely,
HB: J. Tate Turvey, H. Ryan, T. Corrie
C: E.  Barwick, Z.  Manjerovic, A.  Scott
HF: J. Rattenbury, N. Lynch, G. Allan
F: K. Rattenbury,
R: M. Fish, B. Barwick, S. Eaton
Int: E. Fornells Vernet, T. Hudson, S. Davis

To be selected from:
J. Wessing, G. Terry, E. Loveless, S. Flack, S. Jenkins, N. Daniels