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FOOTBALL: Gawler Central made light work of
Kapunda Bombers in last weekend's A-grade
Expanding from a nine-goal lead at the first
change, the efficient Tigers never looked back.
Tom Dunne kicked 10 goals in a blinder of a
game, winning the best player award.
Daniel Stanley, Brad Hunt, Clint Hill and Luke
Edwards also contributed to the win, while Tyson
Foreman played his 100th game for the club.
The Tigers now get a week off to recover
leading into their semi-final match at Freeling on
Saturday, September 6.
The reserves returned to their early-season
form, splitting the Bombers down the middle
with the fast pace of their game.
The solid 39-point win is almost sure to end
Kapunda's finals hopes.
Steven 'Motor ' Gladigau displayed pinpoint
accuracy throughout the game to be best player.
Ian Naulty, Dylan Bell, Mark Mercer, Jon Hallion
and Rhys Kalic all played important roles in the
The reserves also have a week off before
confronting the Willaston Donnybrooks in the
The under 17s got back to winning form with a
hard-fought 40-point win.
The best player was Sean Maher, bringing his
weekly poise and control to the win.
Backing him up were Kyle Giniotis, Hayden
Reynolds, Jay Frahn, Beau Mason and Matt
There was little competition in the under 15s
as the Tigers swept aside a depleted Bombers'
The Tigers had control from the first bounce
and, despite valiant moments of opposition,
achieved a 146-point win.
Dylon Assender was best player, while Billy
McGree and Brodi Mathews kicked nine goals
Brandon Hubbard, who had six goals for the
match, Trey Mason and Cooper Slate also earned
praise for their efforts.
The under 15s next play in the second semi-
final against Barossa District on September 6 in
Friday night saw one of the under 13 teams
play under lights at Gawler Oval.
The under nines and under 11s played away
at their end-of-season carnival in Nuriootpa,
while the second under 13s team opened play
FOOTBALL: The BL&GFA minor round wrapped
up on Saturday with the club hosting arch-rivals
The A grade made a statement leading
into finals, recording a five -goal win over the
Paul Marshall was superb in defence, whilst
Nick White was a solid target up forward.
Superstar Heath Lawry played in various
positions and kept the Lions moving forward all
Smooth-moving Jackson Dare was named BOG
for his impressive match.
A third-quarter nap cost the reserves dearly as
they went down by two goals.
Jack Greatorex, Damien Daglish and Alex
Hanson were solid in their respective positions,
while Ben Rolton was named BOG for his efforts
in defence and in the centre.
Shayne Broad's senior colts battled manfully
but went down in what could be a finals preview.
Lachie Carter and Brad Dankiewicz were
superb, whilst Stefan Cavallaro, Ben Greatorex,
and Darcy Judd-Smith were also amongst the
Josh Crowe was named best on ground for his
The junior colts battled hard but also went
down to the Donnybrooks in their last match of
Best for South included William Earle, Casey
Barker, Jono Connelly, Tyler Soroka, Jarred
Johnson and best-on-ground Jarrod Kroon.
The under 13s finished their stellar season with
a win over the Donnybrooks.
Best players included Jaden Gurney, Liam Coad,
Jack Carpenter and Brayden Fisher.
Wyatt Ryan booted three goals, while Dylan
Russel, Andrew Marschall and Jake Hadju
Only dropping one match for the season, the
future looks bright for the young Lions.
The club would like to congratulate Brenton
Craig on his 250th match last Saturday.
Brenton has been a fine ser vant of the club
and played an important on-field role in last
Saturday's A-grade win.
FOOTBALL: For the A grade, it was a
disappointing way to finish off the season.
A game that the Redlegs should have won
ended in a victory for Barossa District, which
wanted the win more.
Despite the loss, Dan Horsnell, Tyson Barnes,
Joshua Wilson, Darren Leske and Adam Langford
all played well.
The reserves went into the game with a focus
on a positive result, having made it hard for
themselves dropping some winnable games in
the previous weeks.
A big win was called for and results needed to
fall our way for us to play finals football.
What came next was an outstanding team
performance as Jayden Ruediger and Josh
Robinson, both playing their 50th senior games,
were relentless throughout the match.
Dwayne Shaw dominated up for ward, while
Ben Haseldine and Bryce Jericho played crucial
roles in the much-needed victory.
For the first time in a while, the under 17s
fielded a full team for their final hit-out of the
After a difficult season, 2015 is looking
promising as the Redlegs rebuild and expand on
their crucial and determined core 12 players.
The young group has gained the respect of the
coaches, supporters and parents and the boys
staying in the 15s and the 13s coming up will be
a good side in 2015.
The best player was difficult to pick and,
without a doubt, the entire team deserves to be
named best this week.
The under 15s played the last game of the year
against a top-two side and gallantly ended their
season with a top effort.
We ran out of puff in the last half as the petrol
tanks hit empty, but to the boys' effort they
walked off the ground with their heads held
Connor Reid, Tom Taylor, Jake Lovell, Liam
Redden, Brodie Robinson and Clem Heath were
the best on field.
After a long season the under 13s went into
the game with confidence but Barossa soon had
them on the back foot.
The third quarter saw Freeling come out firing
as they pressured Barossa and won some free
kicks, playing most of the quarter in the attacking
50, with trademark hard tackling, eventually
rewarding Thomas McInerney with a major.
Despite the result, the players can be proud of
their season and their willingness to back each
other up, showing a true Redleg team spirit.
Max Thornley, Alec Niblock, George Wingfield,
Morgan Bailley and Caleb Starkey join Thomas
McInerney as best on field.
HOCKEY: The Gawler U14 team played Trinity in
their last home game of the season.
Trinity started strong and immediately put
Gawler under pressure in their defensive circle.
Lily Melville made some good saves and Riley
Hart temporarily eased the pressure with some
Tiara Cox was playing her best game of the
year with some great tackling back and clearing
in deep defence.
Austin Hermel had a couple of chances in front
of goal but was unable to convert.
Lachlan Osborne was working tirelessly in the
midfield trying to create some forward chances
but Trinity was making this very difficult and
it scored two goals before half-time to take a
The second half saw a different Gawler side
take the field and they showed renewed
determination to get back in the game.
Their hard work was rewarded when Lachlan
Osborne scored from close range to put Gawler
on the scoreboard.
Gawler had all the momentum and another
goal followed when Riley Greenlees picked up
the ball on the 25 line, ran into the circle and put
the ball in the back of the net.
The last 15 minutes was tight and keeper Lily
Melville made some great saves to enable Gawler
to walk away with a two-all draw.
Tiara Cox, Lachlan Osborne, Riley Hart and
Chelsae Rigney-Foster were all worthy of best-
Gawler under nines played a great team game
against AMU on Saturday.
Milly, Angus and Maddie providing some great
run up the field and some almost-goals, while
Anthony and Arran worked hard in defence
making some awesome saves.
Great passing and tackling by Ben, Cameron
and Ryan helped the ball up the field,
contributing to a great overall team game.
NETBALL: In the senior one game South
defeated Willaston 60-48, while the club award
went to Carmen Gaskell.
A slow first quarter set Willaston up for the
win, while the rest of the game was quite even.
Congratulations to Sonja Davey on her first full
game of senior one this year.
The senior two match saw Willaston 48 defeat
The club award went to Paula Dean.
A disappointing second quarter resulted in a
score that did not reflect the true nature of the
competitiveness of the game.
South won the senior three game by 21 points
and the club award went to Hayley Williamson.
Willaston provided a good physical game and
with great teamwork by South they completed
the minor round undefeated.
In one of the closest results of the day, the
South girls senior four team remained strong
and composed to come away with the win by
Izzy Martin-Eastwood won the club award.
South won the senior five match comfortably,
with Holly Gurskis winning the club award.
An unlucky result after a hard-fought game saw
senior six lose by one point.
Mel Osmond won the club award as the team
was praised for its defence.
The senior seven game was intense with the
lead constantly changing throughout the game.
All players stepped up and kept the pressure
The result was a huge improvement on the last
time South played Willaston.
Angela Kennedy won the club award for her
play in the three-point loss.
Inter one was a good tight contest for four
quarters with Willaston winning by three goals.
South had opportunities and did not capitalise
Claudia Batten won the club award.
The girls applied pressure for the entire game
and tried hard to the final whistle in the inter two
Willaston won 46-36 and Tayla Both won the
The junior one girls had a tough game.
Though the final score was 69-9, they kept their
heads up and connected as a team.
Georgia Ahlfors won the club award.
The junior two players fought hard all game but
were beaten by a better team on the day, 68-16.
The club award was presented to Anny
The sub junior ones showed good teamwork
and all played well with positional changes in
the last quarter.
The final score was 25-9 and the club award
went to Bethany Feuerherdt.
A great first quarter set up a strong lead that
Willaston was unable to pull back in the sub
junior two match.
Ella Houston won the club award.
The netta one team received an encouragement
award for a fantastic last game.
Well done to all the girls.
An awesome last game from the netta two
team, with so much improvement from all the
An encouragement award was presented to
NETBALL: Senior one was a great team
performance, all seven girls played their role and
worked hard for each other.
Well done to Jade Haylock in her first full senior
one grade game and best player award winner
The senior twos lost a key player, Beck Eales,
early which left us a little flustered and we just
could not get our heads back in the game.
There were some great passages of play when
it clicked but it was just too late.
Best player award went to Amanda Carmichael.
Senior threes went into the last quarter three
goals up; we knew Barossa were going to come
out strong and they did.
We ended up with a draw but it was a great
effort by all.
Grace Hancock won best player award.
Senior four had patches that allowed Barossa to
get a jump on them and struggled to get those
Kerry Goodridge came away with the best
In a game where it did not matter who won, it
was great to see all senior five players push their
hardest and keep working for a full four quarters.
Best player award went to Nicole Barnes.
Senior six did not win on Saturday but a lot of
improvement can be seen from the beginning of
the season from everyone.
Bec Emery earned best player award.
Senior seven used their heads with smart
netball and fantastic shooting.
Best player award went to Michelle Schuster.
Inter two played a tough game but, to their
credit, they tried everything that was asked of
them and worked hard for the entire game.
The player incentive award went to Abi Amery.
Junior one had a slow start to the game with an
even first quarter.
Positional changes at half-time stemmed the
flow of the opposition's attack.
Sarah Fabrici came away with the player
The junior twos were unfortunate not to get
the win but it was their most free-flowing game
Player incentive award went to Kelsi
Good game this week by sub junior ones, with
Kayla Shaw earning the incentive.
Sub junior two had some great passages of
play and Ella Shepley won the incentive award.
Sub junior three had a great game to finish the
Jacinta Barnes won the incentive.
The netta one players put in a fantastic effort
and adapted well to all the positional changes.
The awards went to Abby Schmaal and
Netta two had a great last game for the season,
playing their best and most improved netball all
Incentive awards go to Bella Marshall and
NETBALL: For the senior ones it was a great way
to finish off the season.
Angaston stuck with them until the last quarter
and they picked up the pace and increased the
Congratulations to Amy Mickan for playing her
first senior one game.
The player award went to Catherine Bishop.
All nine girls senior two players put in 110 per
cent and it paid off with their team plan coming
Georgia Greer won the player award.
It was a great finish to the season for the senior
three team, a great game with consistent flow of
the ball down court.
Some spectacular intercepts by Mikaela
Brooke Etscheid and Kim Dowler worked well
in the circle.
Ella Laucke, Gabrielle Marshall and Anna
Richardson kept the ball moving through the
court to our goalies.
Great defence by Renee Hartnett and Heidi
Schmaal, while Ashleigh Fox kept the support up
from the bench.
The award went to Mikaela Marshall.
The senior fives played hard-fought netball,
especially in the final couple of quarters.
Mel Skarstrom won the player award.
All the senior six girls played with great
The player award went to Paula Fechner.
Inter two came from five goals behind at three-
quarter-time to tie the game and make the finals.
They fought really well and if they can repeat
that fight next week they have got a chance.
The Amanti Pizza award went to Molly
A good first half of netball by all junior one
players; unfortunately, Angaston was just too
strong in the second.
The player award went to Taylor Mifflin.
A great effort by junior two to end the season.
Nothing makes a coach more proud than to see
improvement and development as a team.
Congratulations to sub junior one which came
through the minor round undefeated.
This week, the girls again played a fabulous
game and their defensive pressure was
The encouragement award goes to Sadie
In a high-scoring game for both sides it was
great to reverse the sub junior two's result from
This game celebrated not only a very good win
but the fact they had their whole team together
for the first time this season -- just in time for
Fantastic game by all sub junior three girls.
Showing great improvement in leading forward
to the ball and excellent passing and moving in
the goal circle.
The encouragement award goes to Ashleigh
The netta one team played a wonderful game
and had a great crowd to watch our last game.
Kennedy Mifflin won the encouragement
EQUESTRIAN: The Lower North Zone pony clubs
held their championship competition at the
Barossa Valley Pony Club on Sunday, with teams
and individual riders selected for the Pony Club
Events for both teams and individuals were
held in dressage, showjumping and mounted
games and, once again, the competition was of a
very high standard.
The A team on the flat was won by riders
from Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club,
who will now represent the LNZ at the State
Championships, while the riders from Barossa
Valley were successful in the B team on the flat
Lisa Harris (TW) on Ibnky Exquist won the
preliminary dressage division, with Rylee
Marshall-Hodson, from Gawler River, on TW
Silver Lining in second place and Lucy Blenkiron
(Barossa), on Carrington Park Classic, coming
The novice dressage team will comprise
Samantha Coleshill (Barossa) on Akora Miss
Macy, Alix Bell, from Gawler River, on Wanggandi
Etching and Georgia Mott (Barossa), on
Thorlindah Golden Illusion, who placed first,
second and third, respectively, in the novice
Alicia Thornton, from Gawler River, and her
seasoned grey pony Lynburn Al Capone won
the elementary dressage competition with a
test that showed what can be achieved through
dedicated practise and teamwork between horse
Combinations taking part in the 'Horse and
Rider of the Year' compete in a novice dressage
test, a showjumping round of one metre and
a novelty, with Georgia Mott (Barossa) and
Thorlindah Golden Illusion demonstrating their
skill and versatility by winning this competition.
The junior section of the HOTY was won by
Georgia Gibson of Mount Pleasant Pony Club on
Just an Illusion.
All competitors agreed that Alan Thomas and
Pentti Puro designed great showjumping courses
for the day, with the C grade won by Veronica
Betts (TW), on Russian Roulette, and Georgia
Gibson (Mount Pleasant), on Just an Illusion,
finishing in second place.
It was a pleasure to watch Georgia Mott on
Thorlindah Golden Illusion (Barossa) win the B-
The team from Mount Pleasant will now
go through to the state championships after
demonstrating great skill and teamwork to win
the A mounted games.
In addition to the Mount Pleasant team, the
Lower North Zone will also be represented by a
composite team of Veronica Betts, Alyssa Betts,
Alicia Thornton, Amber Chamberlain and Rylee
The day was very ably co-ordinated by Barossa
Valley Pony Club's assistant chief instructor
Trudy Conway, however many volunteers
from all the clubs throughout the Lower North
Zone contributed greatly to the success of the
The Barossa Valley Pony Club's busy
schedule continues with an open encourage
gymkhana on Sunday, September 28 and a
showjumping and derby day planned for Sunday,
If you would like to know more about the
Barossa Valley Pony Club, contact president
Cheryl Simounds (0419 807 603) or secretary
Carol Lehmann (0411 575 363).
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