Home' The Bunyip : September 10th 2014 Contents GAWLER Central won a thrill-
ing match against Willaston by
36 points in the Barossa, Light &
Gawler Football Association re-
serves second semi-final at Freeling
Oval on the weekend.
The Tigers broke away in the second
quarter and held their lead the whole
game, booking a spot in the grand fi-
Central's coach Darren Pratt was
impressed with his side's work rate, ef-
fort and ability to stick to the task at
"I thought, just overall, the team
was fantastic," he said.
"There were some really good indi-
viduals but I thought it was a really,
really good team effort; everybody did
"I just thought we attacked the
footy pretty hard and chased and tack-
led pretty hard.
"We'll train flat out for the next four
(sessions) and know we've got a big job
in a couple of weeks time."
Centrals' opportunistic goal-sneak
Aaron Fox kicked the opening major
of the game and looked dangerous.
Although the Donnybrooks re-
mained within touch in the first quar-
ter, the momentum appeared to be
with the Tigers.
Willaston's Brandon Nottle was
solid in defence for the Donnybrooks
and made it hard for the Tigers' key
forward Mark Mercer to get a kick.
The great defensive pressure by Wil-
laston was overshadowed by poor ex-
ecution up forward as Donnybrooks
trailed by three points at quarter-
Willaston youngster Dylan Bell
switched on in the second quarter and
provided plenty of run from defence,
which set up most of the scoring op-
portunities, while team-mate Brandon
Rendell did his job in the second.
Jordan Neat snagged the last goal of
the quarter to boost the Tigers' lead
by 26 points heading into the main
Kyle Wurst set the scene for the sec-
ond half, kicking two goals in the third
quarter for the Tigers, while Damien
Quirk gave his best efforts to keep
Willaston in the game despite trailing
by the same margin going into the fi-
Willaston fought right to the very
end, with Jonathon Hurst gaining a
courageous 'back-with-the-flight' free
kick in the dying minutes and finish-
ing with a goal to narrow the margin.
Central's Kyle Wurst and Ryan Wen-
ham were dominant all day through
the midfield, while Jake Boswell was
named best for the Donnybrooks.
Fox had a field day up forward for
the Tigers, kicking three goals and
providing numerous assists, while re-
serves leading goal-kicker Max Born-
holdt was kept to just two majors for
Gawler Central will now have a
week off after pencilling in a second
consecutive grand final appearance,
while Willaston hosts underdogs
Freeling next week in a bid to make an
appearance on the main stage.
FREELING Football Club
Beau Jarman will apply
for the role of full-time
Redlegs' mentor next sea-
Jarman was appointed coach
in round 12, subsequent to the
club sacking then-coach Rich-
ard Foster following consecu-
tive heavy losses to Willaston
and South Gawler in the weeks
With Jarman at the helm,
and leading his side in the
midfield, the Redlegs won four
of their last six games, includ-
ing impressive victories over
Tanunda and finalists Nuri-
Jarman said while it is no
guarantee he will be appointed
senior coach, he will certainly
be putting his name up for se-
"There's no 'you can coach
if you want'; I've still got to
go through the process and all
that, and I'm sure they've got a
few other candidates as well,"
"I've made it clear that I'll
put my hand up."
At the time of Foster's sack-
ing, Freeling president Domi-
nic Shepley said the club's win/
loss record in all grades over a
long period was unacceptable.
However, with the A grade
performing well in the second
half of the year, and the re-
serves powering into a prelimi-
nary final, things are moving
in the right direction for the
Jarman attributed his team's
improvement to better com-
munication with players, and
implementing a new game
plan that was introduced when
he stepped into the role.
"I think communication
was a big factor...and people
knowing their role," he said.
"We sort of developed a
bit of a game plan, and a few
structural sort of things dur-
ing the game in certain areas
of the ground, which is what
I brought in.
"We didn't really have that
Jarman said pre-season will
define how competitive the
side will be in 2015, regardless
of who is coaching.
"We're at a stage where we
can almost turn that page, re-
ally, if we want to," he said.
"We need to get back to
the basics, get fit, work on the
skills and then you can do your
game plans and stuff like that.
"Recruiting is going to be
pretty important...we're look-
ing at getting a couple of qual-
ity guys back to the club that
aren't worth points.
"With a couple (of quality
recruits), a good pre-season
and all these
we can put
in place, we
can probably be
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Tigers topple favourites
B GRADE RESULTS
Gawler Central- Goals: A. Fox 3, K. Wurst 2, J. Neat, J. Hallion, N. Crothers, R. Wenham. Best: K. Wurst,
R. Wenham, D. Bell, S. Gladigau, A. Fox, L. Corneliusen.
Willaston- Goals: M. Bornholdt 2, J. Smoult, D. Quirk, J. Hurst. Best: J. Boswell, D. Quirk, J. Hurst, B.
Rendell, J. Smoult.
coach Beau Jarman
will be applying
to ll the head
A grader Richard
Rosewall gives o
the handpass before
copping it from
Central's Craig Jamar.
Wright takes a giant
leap for the ball as
attempts to push
him o the mark.
PHOTOS: Mary Ackers
ABOVE: Jason Blakemore ligns up
his kick with Tyson Irlam on his tail.
LEFT: Willaston's Benjamin Case
thumps the ball away from Centrals'
ABOVE: Donnybrook Tyson Heintzberger leaps
strongly against Tiger Tyson Du eld.
Central's B grade player Steven Gladigau escapes from his opponent Daniel
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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