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Flagstaff Hill 0.2-2
Best Players: I. Quigley, T. Lush, M. Clifton, L. Konjevic, A. Lamshed, A. Jeffries
A really tough hit out for the U13 Boys against the league leader and clear premiership favourite in Reynella. We were all aware of the challenge the game would present and the boys came out hard in the first quarter matching it with the Wineflies to go in at quarter time with the scores level albeit 0 0 apiece. We tried hard in the second but Reynella, with their bigger lads, started to get on top and had a 3 goal lead at half time. The third quarter is where the damage was done and they ran away with the win. To the boys credit they didn’t, nor have they all season, lay down and they fought the game out to the very end. Isaac Quigley was fantastic across half back and Mitchell Clifton and Tyce Lush gave us a great contest around the ball. We now know our best footy can match it with them and look forward to hopefully meeting them again in the finals.This week is a massive home game against the old rivals the Vikings. A win here will all but guarantee us finals football and the boys are pumped. Bring it on.
See you at the footy Hazz
Michael Haslam – Under 13’s Coach
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Flagstaff Hill 9.7-61
Goal Kickers: L. Sorella 5, T. Rymell, T. Crosby, S. Burbridge, H. Slattery
Best Players: C. Johns, H. Nash, T. Crosby, K. Smith, R. Mayr, S. Burbridge
Reynella did a number on us at home last time and left us with lots to think about and work on.
We have pushed the boys pretty hard at training over the last few weeks to replicate games and fitness. And they responded.
Going into the game I was quietly confident of the boys’ improvement and chances of upsetting the Wineflies on their turf.
We had a few changes into the side from injuries and sickness and it proved the difference.
From the first bounce our boys attacked the footy and hunted in numbers. It left our opposition scrambling and making uncharacteristic mistakes.
It was fantastic to watch.
Reynella hit back into the second and third qtr but the boys held firm and kept their foot on the throat as they say and matched them for goals.
It was a pleasing finish with us keeping them scoreless in the last and us putting it to bed by kicking another couple late goals aided by some amazing link up handball and movement from up the ground. Teamwork at its best!
This win means so much for our team to install the belief in themselves. It’s a belief I’ve always had about them and have tried to get them to believe in but now they acknowledge it too. Gold!
As a coach it’s the best game I’ve been involved in and I couldn’t be prouder of the lads and all their efforts in a four qtr display. Great timing coming into finals.
Don’t be happy with that. Raise the bar again.
Well done lads
Flagstaff Hill 2.7-19
Goal Kickers: J. Morehouse, A. Baltagie
Best Players: B. Aldridge, J. Costello, L. MacNab, A. Baltagie, J. Faizal, W. Nashr.
Marty Clifton – Under 17’s Coach
Flagstaff Hill 5.4-34
Goal Kickers: C. O”Malley 2, R. McNamara, M. Caire, D. Henty-Smith
Best Players: T. Meinecke, C. Davies, D. Nash, D. Henty-Smith, A. Karner
Aaron Caesarikow and Raeph Caesarowicz – B-Grade Coaches
Flagstaff Hill 12.11-83
Goal Kickers: N. Beenham 3, D. Butcher 3, C. Puiatti 2, A. Shearer, S. Smith, M. Johnson, T. Carney
Best Players: M. Johnson, B. Kirk, H. Channing, B. Patterson, N. Beenham, B. Heyward-Ferors
Russell Veenvliet – A-Grade Coach
A Grade Women
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Goal Kickers: E. Brockhurst 10, J. Andrews
Best Players: K. Rodman, E. Brockhurst, R. Crockart, R. Mitchell, A. Baker, T. Morriss
Flaggies were slow to start but got going halfway through the first quarter and then didn’t look back with Kelsey Rodman playing a great game for her first one back after injury and Riley Mitchell dominating in the middle and Shay Lee Dayman shutting down the dangerous Sam Franson.
The second quarter is when the Flaggy girls really started to show how good they can be kicking 5 goals with Emily Brockhurst starting to hurt the opposition with her forward dominance. Emily went on to kick 10 goals as Cove had no answers down back with Flaggies providing repeat forward 50 entries.
The really pleasing part about the game was the back 6 for flagstaff hill who combined fantastically well to repel numerous Cove attacks and restrict them to only 1 goal for the day.
Flaggies ran out winners 11.7 = 73 to Cove 1.5 =11
A couple of weeks to finals which the squad is really looking forward to.
Flagstaff Hill 5.7-37
Goal Kickers: L. Abbott 3, M. Wright, B. Aldridge
Best Players: D. Crisa, K. Abbott, J. Bunworth, T. Esser, S. Abbott, B. Aldridge
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Flagstaff Hill 3.3-21
Christies Beach 2.7-19
Goal Kickers: A. Clancey, B. Kleinig, C. Smailes
Best Players: A. Butler, B. Kleinig, E. Scanlan, J. Partridge, I. Roberts, B. Nicholls-Newman
Flagstaff Hill 5.1-31
Goal Kickers: R. Stone 2, H. Mahfoud, K. Smith, J. Bishop
Best Players: J. Keating, J. Costello, E. Johnson, R. Stone, K. Smith, B. Richman
Cove/Morphett Vale 0.0
Goal Kickers: K. Smith 2, S. Aldridge 2, G. Roberts, A. Marlow, S. Richman, S. Clutterbuck, A. Sorella
Best Players: K. Smith, Z. Hodgson, S. Aldridge, S. Clutterbuck, S. Richman, P. Brookes
Goal kickers this week were Kyah Smith and Sienna Aldridge 2 goals each, Georgia Roberts, Alyssa Marlow, Sophie Richman, Sophie Clutterbuck and Abby Sorella all with a goal.
Best players were Kyah Smith, Zoe Hodgson, Sienna Aldridge, Scarlett Clutterbuck, Sophie Richman and Peyton Brookes who played outstanding games.
The final score was 9.10-64 to 0.0-0. The ball didn’t travel vey deep into our defence during the last half but it was great to see a disciplined forward line which allowed ample scoring opportunity and space. Well done to the girls, the club and the SFL for keeping footy alive in these tricky times.