Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Prospect Knights Awards

All votes are 3,2,1 by 3

Under 18’s

1.       Jake Jillett                                           41
2.       Anton La Palambaro                       37
3.       Zac Van Asch                                      34
4.       Josh Hartnett                                     32
5.       Mitchell Chugg                                  31


1.       Deb Lawrence                                   55
2.       Karla Jones                                         40
3.       Skye Van Asch                                   32
4.       Kresta-Lee Davis                              27
5.       Danielle Dwyer                                 19


1.       Andrew Compagne                         34
2.       Chris Pickering                                   29
3.       Damien Thomas                               24
4.       Rhys Kinslow                                      23
5.       Matthew Heald                                21


1.       Matthew Sessay                              49
2.       Greg Duffy                                          36
3.       Toby Omenihu                                  33
4.       Chris Hill                                               29
5.       Chris Pickering                                   26
6.       Ben Crosswell                                    26
7.       Mark Baker                                         24

Greg Duffy won the Brian Davidson Players Player Medal

Thanks to AB

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Best & Fairest Awards

The Ulverstone SC had their dinner last night. The Best & Fairest winners and top 5 were:

Senior Men - Ken Howe Award 3-2-1 by 2 people
26 - Conor Meaney
23 - Ben Foote
22 - Joel Stone
21 - Dallas Baldock
18 - Adrian Foote

Reserves - John Compagne Award
41 - Sean Hicks
29 - Nathan Vos
26 - James Brandsma
18 - Daniel Morse
18 - Josh Laing

Under 18's
56 - Cedric Cox-Haines
28 - Emerson Bowe
23 - Iain Roberts-Thompson
20 - Sam Thomson
10 - Sam Laing

Senior Women - Betsy Compagne Award  3-2-1 by 3 people
49 - Danielle Mitchell
38 - Phillipa Edwards
34 - Emma Cazaly
34 - Haylee Alderson
29 - Georgia Foote

It would be nice to hear from other clubs about their awards.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

And The Winners Are...

Just a brief rundown of the night and then we'll share the winners.

It was an interesting night at the NPL Best and Fairest dinner. Firstly, if that is what sort of meal you get for $60 these days then we will all go hungry. Most people there would have preferred a garlic bread for entree, a souvlaki and chips for main and a frog in the pond for desert than what we had. There is next year's menu right there. Secondly, and lastly, if you're not going to count out all the votes on the night (or even if you did) then at least produce a handout of all the vote getters for the average punters who just like to see if they polled a vote somewhere along the way.

I would personal like to congratulate all the winners on the night. They were all very gracious and all spoke well (even Cas Douglas!) I would have liked to give you top tens for each league but the leader boards were only up half a second so I did the best I could with pen and paper.

Referee of the Year - Mark Spicer

Coach of the Year Women - Jason Jones

Coach of the Year Men - Dane Hudson

Under 18's Best and Fairest
Yitay Towns
Adam Gorrie
Matthew Youd
Mitchell Hawksley
Laun Utd (?)

Reserve B&F
Casimir Douglas
Jesse Curran
Scipio Luttmer
Rhys Kinslow
Kurt Howard
Aiden Withers

Womens B&F
Just a quick aside, there was a touch of controversy with this award that may have gone unnoticed to many. Georgia Foote finished 2 off the lead however a team they were to played against (can’t remember who) in the last few rounds forfeited meaning Georgia missed the opportunity to gain the 2 or more points needed to share or take the award outright.
Lauren Hough
Laun City
Georgia Foote
Chelsea Smith
Laun City
Danielle Mitchell

Senior Men’s B&F Joint Winners!!!
Mark Baker
Todd Hingston
Chris McKenna
Benjamin Foote

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Team of the Year

I'm not going to try and name one straight away. Give it your best shot but it's not easy.

The most effective defence this year probably didn't have a stand-out so do you pick them all or pick none? Who was the second best striker?

 If you weren't in the top 3 teams you'll struggle to get picked in most people's team of the year I would think.

Most teams will be picked as a NPL rep side as most people have only seen 1 club play more than a couple of times.

Be brave and give it a go

George Dale???

Who do you think and why?

Kenny must be favourite... Who could topple him?

Friday, 2 September 2011

Devonport Go Down To Newtown

Devonport were on the wrong side of a 3-2 result that saw Newtown White Eagle go through to the State final. In a very entertaining game, Devonport couldn't find an equaliser after White Eagle went ahead with about 10 minutes to go. Jordan Douce and Daniel McGinn were the goal scorers for Devonport. Nathan Gratton was best on ground in a solid midfield role and McDonald played exceptionally well in what was probably his last appearance for the club, but it wasn't to be Devonport's day.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Devonport Hold The Edge For A Trip To York Park.

Devonport must go into this Saturdays match against Newtown Eagles with the slightest advantage, after rediscovering some of their form following the win over the Southern Runners Up, Tilford Zebras at the weekend.
Devonport Strikers Import Robbie McDonald
A long road trip awaits Newtown, who would be less than conditioned to two successive bus trips, and this could prove to be the difference in what is expected to be a tough game.
Devonport have only lost once at Valley road this season, a marked improvement on previous years where they have struggled with home form, and home ground advantage will certainly play a part in this weekend’s fixture.
It will be the last time Tom Mcginn oversees the Strikers for the mean time, and its understood to be  Daniel McGinn and Robbie McDonald’s farewell matches for the 2011 season.
Its un clear if McDonald will return in 2012.
Craig Macey is rumoured to be Tom McGinns replacement in 2012, but this is mere speculation on my part.
Daniel McGinn is a promising player who for some reason has struggled to break into the starting line up, despite being a class player who pops up and scores late for Devonport on regular occasions, perhaps he has been intentionally used as an impact player, but I can’t help but think he could have had a greater impact on the NPL should have he received more senior game time.
Chris McKenna has only failed
to score once this year.
Chris Mckenna has had a stellar year and will need to play well to push his side through to a date with either South Hobart or Clarence United at York park next week.
As has been well documented, Devonport’s slow first halves are the only thing the club need overcome to put themselves in the box seat, as their best football seems to follow a good old fashioned berating from the coach at half time.
The biggest obstacle for Devonport will be an inform Adam McKeown up front and arguably one of the best keepers in the state in Nathan Pitchford.  Nathan’s father Steve took over at the helm of the club after George Krambousanos made a spectacular exit during the year, Steve Pitchford has done nothing but good things for the Eagles since assuming the position, and will be keen to keep his giant killing record intact.
A greater emphasis on the strikers defense will go a long way to securing them the win on Saturday as they have struggled to keep clean sheets against quality sides in 2011.
From the North, good luck to the Devonport Strikers, and I’m sure if you are a keen follower of our game, you need no incentive to attend this match at Valley Road.
In the other fixture, South Hobart will lock horns with Clarence United at KGV on Saturday evening, a match South are expected to win, but as they often do, Clarence are hitting some form at the best time of year and Andrew Brown would surely like to retire his senior coaching career with a State Title, and he will have a full strength, fully fit side to pit against the undisputed kings of Tasmanian football in South Hobart at present.