Home' The Bunyip : August 13th 2014 Contents A 20-MINUTE lapse in con-
centration saw the Gawler Ea-
gles concede five quick goals on
their way to a 1-7 loss against
top team Port Adelaide Pirates in
state premier league soccer on the
Coach Ray Deeley said it was a
disappointing result considering his
team was right in the contest for the
majority of the match.
"I knew they would come at us
because they got done last week," he
"A lot of people will look at it and
say, 'they were thumped,' but the
game didn't reflect that."
At the start, the contest looked
hugely one-sided, with Port Adelaide
scoring its opening goal within the
first minute of the match.
It would take only minutes more
before the Pirates buried their second
goal to leave Gawler reeling at 0-2.
However, the Eagles dug deep and
fought back, with Michael Gliese,
Ahmed Yakoub and Armstrong Gaye
working hard to drag their team into
After a short stalemate, Gaye broke
free and fired at goal, with Gliese
knocking the ball into the net as it re-
bounded off the 'keeper for Gawler's
At half-time the scores stood at 2-1
in favour of the Pirates, but the game
was very much alive.
The tight tussle resumed in the sec-
ond half, with neither team gaining
the upper hand, but at the 70-minute
mark things quickly turned ugly for
"They just went, bang, bang, bang,
bang," Deeley said.
"It was like a procession; every few
minutes they'd just bang in a goal."
The Pirates piled on five unan-
swered goals in 20 minutes, helped
by a hat-trick to James Coley.
The Eagles will be bolstered by the
return of their captain, Joe Esposito,
for this week's match against the Sea-
Deeley was impressed by youngsters
Joel Adie and Trae Marshall and said
he will continue to promote youth to
help prepare them for 2015.
"I'm pushing a few more peo-
ple that probably aren't ready; but I
might as well push them than some
of the people I have that really aren't
going to be there (next season)," he
"It's about getting to know the pace
of the game for next year."
In other grades, the reserves went
down 1-4, while the under 18s suf-
fered a narrow 0-1 defeat.
In division five the women won by
forfeit for the second straight week,
with Flinders Flames unable to field
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Eagles lose focus
TRINITY fell just short of draw-
ing with Tanunda in the Barossa
Valley Hockey Association A men's
competition on the weekend, going
down 1-2 to the Magpies.
Trinity coach Andrew Cave said he
implored his team to concentrate on its
defence, and that is exactly what he got
from his charges on Friday night.
"We've been on the improve for the
past four weeks, and they're just starting
to come together now, which is quite
pleasing," Cave said.
Led by an outstanding defensive
game from captain Tom Gregory, Trin-
ity kept Tanunda goal-less in the first
half and went into the main break with
the scores tied nil-all.
An Andrew Goudge goal early after
half-time broke the deadlock and put
Trinity one goal up.
The Magpies quickly equalised and
scored their crucial second goal just
minutes before the final whistle.
Nuriootpa's Brad Fairey had a 'fairy-
tale' record-breaking 300th game for
the club, scoring three goals in his side's
12-2 demolition of Angaston-Moculta
Nuri stormed out of the blocks to go
7-0 up at half-time, before piling on five
goals to two in the second half.
Greg Schulz scored five times for
Nuri, with Craig Schulz, Brendon
Rieck, Dexter Falkenberg and Andrew
Kath all scoring singles.
Trinity suffered a heavy loss in the A
women, losing 0-8 to a more polished
A hat-trick to Eloise Smith and dou-
bles to Miranda Dixon and Renee Bish-
op helped deliver Trinity its 12th loss
In the other match, Tanunda held on
for a 3-2 win against a brave Angaston-
With scores at 2-1 in favour of the
Magpies at half-time, United came out
strongly after the break to take it right
up to its opponent, with Tanunda doing
enough to clinch the win.
Melanie Partington's two goals for Ta-
nunda proved to be the difference.
RESULTS: A MEN: Tanunda 2 d Trinity 1;
Nuriootpa 12 d AM United 2.
A WOMEN: Tanunda 3 d AM United 2;
Nuriootpa 8 d Trinity 0.
B MEN: Nuriootpa Gold 6 d Nuriootpa
Green 2; Tanunda Black 2 d AM United 1.
B WOMEN: Tanunda 4 d Nuriootpa 3;
AM United 4 d Gawler 2.
UNDER 17: Nuriootpa 5 d AM United 3.
UNDER 14: Trinity College 3 d Tanunda
Black 0; AM United 5 d Tanunda White 0;
Nuriootpa 2 d Gawler 0.
-- Grady Hudd
CENTRAL DISTRICT FOOTBALL CLUB INC. SANFL
This week will be
the Doggies' last
home game at
Playford Alive Oval.
The team continues
to push for finals
and has won the
last four matches
on the trot.
The match against
Glenelg is a must-
win if the side is to
play finals, so the
supporters to head
down to Elizabeth
and show their
Dogs snatch victory
winners over Port Ad-
elaide in a thrilling
contest on the week-
end, thanks to an af-
ter-the-siren goal from
The Dogs came out
firing in the first term
to boot five majors, two
going to Bryce Retzlaff,
to give them a 24-point
lead at the first change.
Centrals showed no
signs of slowing up in
the second quarter, with
Ben Nason and Paul
Thomas converting two
handy goals to extend
the margin to an impos-
ing seven goals at the
However, the game
was far from over as a
resurgent Port Adelaide
played some clinical foot-
ball in the third to kick
five unanswered goals
and narrow the margin
to just 12 points.
Both sides went goal
for goal in the last, with
the Magpies getting their
noses in front at the 26-
minute mark of the last
A last-ditch effort
landed Jenner a free kick
40 metres out, and he
converted on the siren
to snatch victory for the
Reserves coach Jeff
Brown said the boys
fought well, despite con-
ceding their seven-goal
"Being that far up you
would like to put the
foot on the accelerator,"
"We knew they were
going to come at us but
we probably didn't play
as tight as what we did
in the first half, and then
was pretty hard to stop
"They came back at us
and we just didn't work
hard enough, but to (the
boys') credit they clawed
their way back into the
game and gave us an op-
portunity of winning."
Travis and Jarrod Schiller
were instrumental in the
win; Travis finished with
a team-high 26 dispos-
als, while Jarrod racked
up 20 and a goal.
Bryce Retzlaff was vi-
tal, kicking four goals,
while captain Paul Tho-
mas led the way with 24
touches and a goal.
Travis Schiller contin-
ues to make an impact
in his first season at
senior level for the
Bulldogs, being named
best player in the side's
dramatic win over
Port Adelaide on the
Schiller, 20, has
played 16 games this
season since debuting
Torrens in round one
and featured in the best
players on 10 occasions.
His performance on
the weekend was argu-
ably his best for the year,
racking up 26 disposals
and an impressive eight
"He's been terrific,"
reserves coach Jeff
"He's been a really
good replacement for a
couple of senior blokes
that left, and has held
his own really well."
Travis Schiller -- Nuriootpa
Reserves: Sturt 17.9 (111) d Central District 12.9 (81)
Under 18: Central District 14.8 (92) d Sturt 2.3 (15)
ABOVE: Freeling captain Travis Muster shapes to kick on
his left during his sides clash with Kapunda.
RIGHT: Tanunda's Hayley Spanns prevents her South
Gawler opponent Karina Cook from gaining possession
in BL&G senior one netball on the weekend.
" RAY DEELEY
It's about getting
to know the pace of the
game for next year.
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