Reserves Match Wrap Up
TOUGH GOING AGAINST PORT
Central's run of 7 straight wins came to an end at the weekend with Port Adelaide just too strong.
With Port's SANFL League Captain playing Reserves grade thanks to it's SANFL Side having the full compliment of AFL Listed players, Port's class and experience was too much for the Dogs to handle. The Magpies blasted their way to the lead early and maintained it throughout the match.
Central were best served by youngsters Josh Richardson (Whio just missed out on League selection), Underage prospect Cooper Dahms, the experienced Ben Nason, Josh Coleman, Big Man Matt Claughton and defender Corey Reichert.
Goal Kickers: K. Broadwood, T. Stevens, C. Edmead, C. Mclean, W. Hewett
Best Players: J. Richardson, C. Dahms, B. Nason, J. Coleman, M. Claughton, C. Reichert
7 IN A ROW - BUT ONLY JUST!!
The Central District Reseves juggernaut continued on at the weekend, winning its 7th game in a row - by 1 solitary point at Noarlunga on Saturday.
The Dogs kicked into a hefty breeze (probably worth about 5 goals) in the first term and worked hard to have 2 goals on the board to South's 4 at 1/4 time. The match was fairly even throughout until South jumped central with the aid of the 3rd term breeze, South got out to 3 goals in-front and we're playing some good footy before Central dug deep. In the last term Central got the job done. - a Goal from Ruckman Matthew Claughton, and a telling/match saving Mark from Matthew Prior in defence were the highlights - sealing a 1 point victory.
Josh Glenn took the 'best on ground' honours, with Sam Hanna close behind - kicking 5 goals. Other solid performers were Dylan Weaver, Underage players Jackson Hately and Jez McLennan, Matt Prior and Ben Nason.
Goal Kickers: S. Hanna 5, W. Hewett 2, M. Claughton 2, B. Nason, J. Glenn
Best Players: J. Glenn, S. Hanna, D. Weaver, J. Hately, J. McLennan, B. Nason
RESERVES ROLL ON
Central made it 6 wins in a row with a 70 point win over the Bays on Saturday July 1st.
The Dogs looked the goods from the outset, with their midfielders hard at the contest.
A combination of a tight defensive unit, talls competing well all day, and free-flowing ball movement allowed Central's forwards to capitalise.
Josh Waldhuter and D'Arcy Hamon in particular, able to finish off their team-mates hard work.
Goal Kickers: J. Waldhuter 5, J. Richardson 3, D. Hamon 3, M. Claughton 2, B. Nason 2, S. Hanna, M. Prior, M. Blenkiron, J. Boyle
Best Players: J. Richardson, S. Hanna, D. Hamon, M. Prior, T. Collier, J. Furnell
5 IN A ROW - ROUND 9 MATCH WRAP UP
Central made it 5 wins in a row with a win over Sturt on Saturday.
Central included two Under 18's for their 1st run on Saturday in Cooper Dahms and Brodie Cormack - Coaching staff were impressed with their contributions.
Standout players were Kyle Presbury, Josh Waldhuter, and best on ground Marcus Barreau.
The win puts Central into 4th position on the SANFL Reserves ladder.
CENTRAL DISTRICT 12.9 (81)
STURT 7.6 (48)
Goal Kickers: J. Waldhuter 4, C. Dahms 2, I. McKenzie 2, T. Stevens, D. Hamon, J. Boyle, J. Furnell
Best Players: M. Barreau, K. Presbury, J. Waldhuter, B. Antonie, C. Dahms, I. McKenzie
ROUND 8 MATCH WRAP UP
SOLID FORM CONTINUES
The Dogs made it 4 wins in a row with a 14 point win over top side West Adelaide on Saturday.
The Dogs let at every change off the back of a 1st half which was excellent - the Dogs slamming home 5 goals in each of the first two quarters.
As expected, West rallied after the long break but the Bulldogs maintained their lead despite being 2 numbers down in the 2nd half.
Overall it was a great win away from home, against what was the ladder leaders.
Many players played well, the standout being Ben Walter - who played up forward, taking 13 marks and clear best player honours.
The win puts Central District into 5th place on the SANFL Reserves Ladder.
West Adelaide 1.1-7 4.1-25 7.4-46 9.10-64
Central District 5.1-31 10.3-63 11.4-70 12.6-78
Goal Kickers: J. Richardson 3, B. Walter 2, D. Hamon 2, J. Waldhuter 2, B. Bain, K. Presbury, I. McKenzie
Best Players: B. Walter, K. Broadwood, J. McLennan, D. Weaver, T. Collier, J. Richardson
ROUND 7 MATCH WRAP UP
Central defeated the Magpies by 4 points in the Reserves grade Saturday making it 3 wins on the trot for our Reserves side.
After trailing 2.5 (17) to just 1 behind at quarter time, the Dogs capitalised on the 2nd Term breeze, piling on 6 goals to lead by 14 points at the main break.
The 3rd term was low scoring with Central adding 2 majors, the Magpies just one. Central led by 20 point lead at lemons.
Although Port outscored the Dogs in the last term, Central ran out 4 point winners.
It has been a productive Month for our Reserves side with 3 wins and a loss by the narrowest of Margins prior to that.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Port Adelaide 2.5-17 3.7-25 4.7-31 8.8-56
Central District 0.1-1 6.3-39 8.3-51 9.6-60
Goal Kickers: J. Templeton 4, D. Hamon, T. Stevens, J. Waldhuter, B. Bain, B. Walter
Best Players: S. Hanna, T. Stevens, B. Bain, D. Weaver, J. Furnell, J. McLennan
ROUND 6 MATCH WRAP UP
|Central District||1.1||3.4||8.4||10.7 (67)|
|South Adelaide||3.1||4.4||5.4||7.8 (50)|
Central made it 2 wins on the trot in the Reserves grade with a 17 point win over South Adelaide on Saturday at home.
Down 2 players by the 2nd term with Coleman and Barreau (2 of the Dogs better players throughout the last month suffering injuries) it was a steely effort from the home side.
Due to the mentioned injuries Central changed its game style a little bit, an example being Kyle Broadwood heading forward.
In a relatively low scoring game scores were locked away at 4 goals 4 behinds a piece early in the 3rd term.
However, Central stuck to the task, with some good play from many players, including some aiming to make amends from their demotion from League ranks, the Dogs kicked away somewhat with 7 second half majors to South's 3.
Standout players were Sam Hanna, Jack Hannath, Ben Walter, Brad Bain, Dylan Weaver, Tom Stevens and Ryan Llewelyn
ROUND 5 MATCH WRAP UP
Central District put a solid win on the board in the Reserves game on May 6th with a 49 point win over Norwood.
Impressive for the Dogs was the way in which we moved the footy downfield from one end to the other.
The attitude of the group this week was superb and with the help of some familiar names and senior faces, all 21 players stuck to the task for all four quarters.
The 2nd half was a highlight with Central booting 10 goals to Norwood's 4. Kicking a relatively accurate 17 goals and 8 behinds for the day allowed the Dogs to run out comfortable winners.
|Central District||4.3||7.5||15.6||17.8 (110)|
Best Players: R. Llewellyn, T. Stevens, J. Templeton, B. Walter, S. Hanna, I. McKenzie
Goal Kickers: J. Templeton 4, I. McKenzie 3, B. Nason 2, M. Claughton 2, T. Stevens 2, D. Weaver, S. Hanna, B. Walter, J. Hannath
ROUND 4 MATCH WRAP UP
Central's Reserves went down to the Bays by the smallest of Margins on Saturday April 29th.
Played at Glenelg. The Bulldogs started slowly but eventually hit their straps to be reasonably competitive throughout.
Some bad turnovers did cost the Dogs, allowing Glenelg to capitalise on the scoreboard.
Centrals competitive nature was at a much higher level than in recent weeks, and in all honesty perhaps Central didnt make most of their opportunities when the momentum was with the away side.
Although well in the hunt, the they let game slip late to go down by 1 solitary point.
There were some familiar names and faces in the Reserves side on Saturday and this should hold the group in good stead for the weeks ahead.
Ryan Llewellyn, Marcus Barreau, Brad Bain, Murray Stephenson, Ben Walter and Dylan Weaver
Josh Coleman, Ben Walter, Jacob Templeton, Josh Banks, Isaya McKenzie, Sam Milne, Dylan Weaver, Ben Nason
ROUND 3 - BYE
ROUND 2 MATCH WRAP UP -
The Reserves side had another “tough day at the office” on Friday, going down to North by 98 points.
Goalless in the First Term and with only 1 goal to their name at half time it seemed the day only got longer with poor skills and a lack of intensity evident throughout the contest.
Only a few positives could come out of the match. Those being: Keeping the Roosters to only 2 goals in the Second Term and the work-rate and effort of Dylan Weaver and Josh Waldhuter who can both hold their heads high.
The Reserves have a chance to re-group with a Bye ahead this Saturday (League play Adelaide), before a match up with Glenelg at The Bay on Saturday April 29th.
|Central District||0- 0||1-1||2-3||3-8||(26)|
BEST: Josh Waldhuter, Dylan Weaver, Ben Walter, Ryan Llewellyn, Josh Coleman, Corey Reichert GOALS: Ben Walter, Domenic Costanzo, Ryder Eberhard
ROUND 1 MATCH WRAP UP -
On the most part is was a really competitive effort from what was a really young group on Saturday.
The Reserves took on last year’s Grand Finalists the Eagles and the early physicality from our boys was excellent.
We were within striking distance being only 2 goals down at ¾ time and at that point in time had had more possessions than opposition.
However, as is often quoted - “the game is played 90% between the ears” and despite a great effort thus far, towards the end of 3rd term and into the last, when we started to tire, our lack of pressure ultimately brought us undone with the Eagles kicking away.
As is often the case with young groups, we didn’t quite have the maturity or mental toughness to grind away for a more favourable result once the situation got harder.
Nevertheless it’s something to work on in the coming weeks.
|Central District||2- 4||3- 9||5-9||69||(45)|
Josh Coleman, Jarrod Schiller, Josh Waldhuter, Dylan Weaver, Ben Walter, Domenic Costanzo
Josh Coleman, Sam Dunn, Isaya McKenzie, Dylan Weaver, Jarrod Schiller, Ben Walter
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