Luke Jarjoura Alex O'dea James Webster Jesse Dransfield Colin Brown Billy Lambert Chris Bolt Daniel Brian Billy Taha Damon Woodend Eden Woodend Joel Gray Harry Jenkins Hugh Priest Jaydan Donato Luke Elasi Brendan Cann Wayd Blackburne Jason Fretwell Roman Chowanetz Brett Wall Aaron Cottrell Luke Duignan Troy Luff Alistaire Duell-Ferguson Jevin Kones James Julian West Andrew Barr Bryson Graham Long Scott Robertson Tom Falkner
Southern Power 8.7-57 Balmain Tigers 8.8-58
Reserve Grade played Sydney Uni at Mahoney oval and answered the second question from last week, unfortunately they were still unable to find the goals. The endeavour and commitment from the Reserves squad can't be questioned but they were outplayed by the students. Matt Sutton was best on for Balmain and is starting to find real form after a long break from the game. Max Friend was in and under every contest and young Tommy Doyle of Drummoyne Power relished the opportunity to play senior footy and impressed his new team mates and the Coach with his attack at the ball and skills. Tommy has a bright future once he graduates to the senior ranks of Balmain and is a future star of the game.
Sydney Uni 19.12-126 Balmain Tigers 2.4-16
A fast finishing Reserve Grade couldn't quite get over the line after squandering plenty of chances in the last quarter against Western Suburbs in the Div 3 game on Sunday. Wests set themselves up in the first half and Balmain held them to 1 goal for the second half but could not convert in front of goal to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Hamid Mangal was best for the Tigers, his ability to read the play and foot skills kept Balmain in the game. Brett Wall was again another top performer, finding form in the midfield and James Julian West tried hard all day. Two big questions from the game for Balmain are did James Julian West find enough ball to get back into First Grade and will the magoos be able to find the goals next week? The Seniors took on Holroyd-Parramatta and it was the Goannas that held the lead at the end of the first quarter in a (surprise, surprise!) cold, wet and windy Henson Park. The sun started to shine in the second quarter as Balmains defense lead by Harry Hooter Jenkins held the Goannas to 2 goals for the remainder of the game. Young gun from Drummoyne Power, Billy Lambert, was damaging in the midfield and the Prince of Darkness himself, Chris Bolt, returned to career best form in a Best On Ground display. Skipper Hugh Priest was exceptional in the middle, getting plenty of clearances and danced around his opponents. It was another backs to the wall effort from the Tigers, unable to utilise the bench in the last quarter due to several injuries, which showed how much the team can rise to the challenge and play for each other when the going gets tough.
Results for the weekend: Seniors undefeated and one win clear on top of the ladder Reserves win 3 in a row
|East Coast Eagles||1.2-8||1.3-9||3.3-21||6.11-47|
Best Players: H. Priest , K. Jones, A. Cottrell, D. Woodend, H. Jenkins, B. Lambert
|East Coast Eagles||0.2-2||1.5-11||3.5-23||7.10-52|
Best Players: A. McDonald, M. Simpson, E. McCann, L. Wilby, N. Halliday, M. Friend