SATURDAY’S game began in fine but windy conditions at Anzac Park, Lindisfarne, with the Eagles kicking to the river end. Both key forwards were on top during the quarter with the score
seesawing. With Marcus Parker kicking four goals and Cassidy 3, we saw New Norfolk finish the quarter with a slight 4-point lead.
At the start of the second stanza the Two Blues began to get their running game together and started looking dangerous. Their run from the backline and straight kicking to position netted them five goals and four behinds for the quarter whilst holding the Eagles to two majors. The Two Blues went into the half-time break with a three-goal lead after an entertaining first half of footy.
With everything for the Eagles to play for in the third term, it was the home side that kicked eight straight goals to the Eagles single major and three behinds, which put the Two Blues in a commanding position with a 57 point lead at three quarter time. The Two Blues played some great football in this term which took the Eagles by surprise.
The last quarter was again a seesawing one with the teams having a great tussle. In the end Lindisfarne kicked three goals and three behinds to the Eagles’ two majors and two points, to run out convincing winners by 64 points. The difference between the two sides on the day was that Lindisfarne put four quarters together, while the Eagles must be rueing their third term when the game was there to be won.
With two losses in a row, the Eagles have now slipped to fourth place on the SFL ladder and now need to win the last two games to remain in contention for finals football. It will be an important game this Saturday for the Eagles against a Claremont side desperate for victory. The competition is wide open with the Huonville Lions, Cygnet and the emerging Lindisfarne looking like the form teams now. Get along to Boyer Oval on Saturday and see some great SFL footy… go Eagles!
Lindisfarne 6.0 11.4 19.4 22.7 (139)
New Norfolk 6.4 8.4 9.7 11.9 (75)
GOALS – Lindisfarne: M. Blackburn 4, S. Adams 4, M. Cassidy 4, R. Martin 2, J. Gleeson 2, T. Westbury, D. Blazely, T. Jaynes, J. Young, K. Baker, B. Tennick; New Norfolk: M. Parker 5, J. Clifford, B. Chaplin, J. Sokoloski, J. Wigg, J. Bearman, R. Heron.
BEST – Lindisfarne: J. Gleeson, J. Baker, B. Westbury, S. Adams, J. Miller, J. Young; New Norfolk: J. Sokoloski, B. Lovell, J. Wigg, N. Lester, J. Bearman, T. Eiszele.
RESERVES: New Norfolk took on ladder-leaders Lindisfarne in sunny but blustery conditions at Anzac Park on Saturday. In a scrambly game, the Two Blues were far too strong at for a disappointing Eagles outfit, leading at every change. The Two Blues went on to score a convincing 67-point victory and demonstrate why they are on top of the ladder. The Eagles are clinging on to fifth spot on the ladder and need to win against Claremont at Boyer on Saturday to keep their slim finals hopes alive.
Lindisfarne 14.11 (95)
New Norfolk 4.4 (28)
GOALS – Lindisfarne: T. Roberts 4, J. McPherson 4, J. Kent 2, J Sturzaker, M. Harrod, M. Phillips, O. Rand; New Norfolk: C. Curtain 2, R. Graham, R. Thomason.
BEST – Lindisfarne: J. Mitchell, T. Roberts, D. Zantuck, D. Woodham, A. Hutchinson, J. McPherson; New Norfolk: J. Palmer, R. Thomason, N. Ford, J. Eiszele, T. Purdon, J. Hills.
COLTS: After taking on top of the ladder Southern Storm at home the previous week, our Colts travelled to Anzac Park to battle against second on the Ladder Lindisfarne. It was never going to be an easy game but it must be said that our boys were slightly disappointing. Although they battled hard, they were well beaten by a particularly good team on the day. Final scores saw the Two Blues comfortable winners by 61 points. Our boys currently sit in fifth place on the ladder and, as with the Reserves, need to win this week to keep their finals hopes alive. After big losses to the two top teams in the competition we need to regroup and put on a big performance against Claremont at Boyer on Saturday.
Lindisfarne 13.14 (92)
New Norfolk 4.7 (31)
GOALS – Lindisfarne: J. Foster 4, A. Harrison 2, J. Devine 2, B. Cutler 2, D. Blazely, J. Rutherford, J. Wilton; New Norfolk: B. Howlett 2, J. Miller 2.
BEST – Lindisfarne: J Foster, S. Walker, J. Rutherford, J. Devine, C. Good, S. Gowans; New Norfolk: Z. Lester, B. Triffett, W. Banks, B. Kline, J. George, E. Holden.
WOMEN: The women’s team forfeited to the South East Suns on Saturday.