SFL Round 19 match reports

SFL Round 19 Report
Provided by SFL League Management

Claremont 10.4 (64) d New Norfolk 7.8 (50)
The Magpies bounced back on Saturday with a 14-point win in this important encounter between the arch rivals. In the first half of the game the Eagles struggled to keep up with what the Magpies were doing. The Claremont playmakers had a good start to the match including a really strong defence that repelled the Eagles attacks time and again.

The second quarter of the match saw the Magpies start to break well away from the Eagles. After half time this all changed as the Eagles came out stronger than before and fought back hard against the Magpies, ending the third term two goals ahead and showing no signs of slowing down.

As the teams began the fourth quarter the Magpies weren’t ready to give up and showed some of last year’s premiership form as they came in and ambushed New Norfolk, finishing the game 14 points ahead. The Eagles remained scoreless in the final quarter in a disappointing finish.

For the Magpies, Jake Gillie kicked four goals, followed by Sean Salter and Jye County with two each. For the Eagles, Mitchell Rainbird scored three goals Tristan Triffett managed two while Ben Lovell and Blair Wardlaw scored one each.

With this win the Magpies will definitely finish in second spot on the ladder and will host the Qualifying Finals in three weeks time. The Eagles now sit equal third on the ladder with Cygnet.

In the Reserves, the Magpies defeated the Eagles with a huge 91-point margin. Key forward Ricky Martin pulled a huge 10-goal haul during the game. In the Under 18s the Magpies came through once again, beating the Eagles by a 73-point margin.

Cygnet 13.10 (88) d Huonville 9.13 (67)
After trailing by more than two goals at half time, the Port fought hard to get back into this match and went on to defeat Huonville. The win puts Cygnet in equal third place with the Eagles, while the Lions sit equal fifth with Hobart. In the Under 18s, Southern Storm came through with a massive win over the Lions while in the Reserves game Huonville came through with a strong 41-point win over the Port.

Brighton 8.9 (57) d Sorell 4.8 (32)
The Robins have continued their strong form in the back end of the season as they secured a strong win over Sorell. Brighton came out on top in all three games it play, defeating Sorell in the Reserves and Lindisfarne in the Colts variation fixture.

BYE: Dodges Ferry, Lindisfarne, and Hobart

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