SFL footy reviews

by Gary Williamson

New Norfolk v Huonville
NEW Norfolk celebrated Brendan Fevola’s one off game when they easily defeated Huonville at home on the back of a dominant Big Fev by 146 points, kicking 32.18 (210) to 10.4 (64). The first term was a scrappy affair with both sides overcome by the occasion. New Norfolk settled first but kicked inaccurately and scrapped their way to a 17 point lead at the first change. The second term saw New Norfolk start to get on top but they wasted scoring opportunities by kicking too many points.

The third term saw the game open up as the Eagles piled on 10 goals and continued to dominate the last term with a further 12 goals as Fevola put on a clinic with 13 goals after the main break to thrill the 5000-strong crowd. Best player for the Eagles was Fevola who had a day out with 18 goals and was unstoppable up forward. He received very good supply from Barwick, Joseph and Wardlaw as they warmed up for this weekend’s top of the table clash with Lindisfarne. Better players for Huonville were hard to find with Watson, Johns and Causon their best whilst Bennett kicked three valuable goals.

Brighton v Central Hawks
BRIGHTON recorded their fifth win of the season and moved to fourth on the ladder when they defeated a very brave Central Hawks by 23 points, 17.8 (110) to 13.9 (87). The first term saw the home side start quickly and they looked in total control kicking six goals and raced to a handy 18 point lead and a big win looked ominous. The second term saw the Hawks start to slow the game and they frustrated the opposition and kicked three goals to keep the margin to 19 points and they were well in the game.

The Robins started to move away in the third term and looked likely to record a big win but the Hawks never gave up, kicking five goals in the last term to finish stronger and gain some confidence for coming weeks. Best players for the Robins were Delaney with six goals along with Smith, Wall and Conolon. Better players for a valiant Hawks were N. Daly, McWilliams, Brown and C. Daly who was dangerous up forward with six goals.

Dodges Ferry v Claremont
DODGES Ferry showed their continued improvement and moved up to third on the ladder when they thrashed previous giant killers Claremont at home by 76 points, 18.19 (127) to 10.13 (73). The Sharks really flew out of the sheds and took full control of the first term and dominated the clearances but poor kicking for goal cost them a much bigger lead than 19 points as the Magpies hung in there with three valuable goals. The second term saw continued domination by Dodges Ferry but again they wasted scoring opportunities and increased their lead to 35 points and had the game in hand but needed to continue the pressure as the Magpies could not fire a shot with only three goals.

The second half saw a more accurate home side as Claremont were totally outclassed. Dodges Ferry really showed they can match the top sides whilst the Magpies failed badly when they had pressure applied. Best players for a very disappointing Claremont were Bedford, Fewkes, Smith and Barwick as they drop to sixth on the ladder.

Kingborough v Cygnet
KINGBOROUGH returned to its best form and cemented a position in the top six when they thrashed a disappointing Cygnet by 109 points, kicking 24.14 (158) to 7.7 (49). The game was all over at half time as Kingborough lead by 63 points in a triumphant return to their best form.

Sorell v East Coast Bombers
SORELL recorded their second win of the season and bounced back from a thrashing last week when they defeated East Coast at home by 13 points, 13.8 (86) to 10.13 (73).

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