From the Coaches Room (Nev’s Corner):
A great start to the year by Ben Wells has been missed but in full rehab mode, will be back before too long. Ben Garrett is leading the way with rehab, ensuring all other players have their spirits high and doing all they can to ensure they are back on the track. Hayden Triffett has been a brilliant pickup and with Tim Langdale have been leading the way, when it comes to desire and aggression to win that hard ball. Put in Cal Newman’s run off half back and Pup Allie’s HARD 2 way running, players are soon latching on and adding to the momentum.
The club continues to build this professionalism, with the underage changing their training nights, so we can all train together on the 1 night. Keep an eye out for reserve and senior players, helping drills and participating in junior training over the coming months.
A selected senior squad participated in a team building and leadership night on Tuesday night, ready to come out strong against Cygnet, where we will be striving to win our 4 th game in a row.
It’s not just going to happen, you must make it happen – 2016 OUR YEAR!!!!
The Grape Vine:
Hobart is a very fortunate club with volunteers and loyal supporters quite a few of whom are also life members. This week we pay tribute to one of our life members who you will find in the kitchen, behind the bar, in the kiosk or just cleaning up. Many will have already recognised who we are talking about but we all wish Marilyn McVilly a very happy seventieth birthday with lots more to come.
The skies cleared for the Masters completion on Sunday with the Hobart Pigskin Warriors taking on the Lauderdale Superjets at Lindisfarne. Although a little slippery underfoot both teams adjusted well to the conditions, the Jets however broke away to lead by 2 goals by the end of the first quarter.
The 2 goal break was maintained by the Jets at the main break with the Hobart Pigskins back line holding strong against a repeated barrage.
The third quarter saw the Jets score 3 quick goals, some might say with the assistance of some interesting umpiring decisions; however the Pigskins rallied late to kick 2 quick goals to bring the deficit back to just 3 goals at the final break.
The Jets were outscored by the Hobart Pigskin Warriors in the last quarter but goals proved hard to come by with the Jets running away with a 22 point win.
Final score: Lauderdale Superjets 9.8-62, Hobart Pigskin Warriors 7.2-44.
Hard to name best players as it was a great team effort, standouts were the repeated clearances from Perry, great contested marks form Beck, harassment from Preshaw together with the repeated repelling efforts from the backs. Russell was gifted a beautiful handball late in the third quarter to end up with three goals, Beck’s persistent running and forward pressure enabled him to kick 2 at crucial times and Perry and Fisher ended up with one each.
Thank you to Tony for his strapping talents, he was also pretty keen to through on the boots as the numbers were looking shaky before the game, but he was saved by a few late arrivals. You may get your chance next round Tony; keep your boots in the boot.
Round three will be held at Sorell’s Pembroke Park, 15th May at 10am.
Sponsor of the week:
Absolutely sensational and to boot we had the personal service provided by Tony Kent. All good things have a small disappointment and in this case it was that no matter how we considered the dessert menu it couldn’t be fitted in. A truly memorable meal in good surroundings so do yourself a favour and ring Tony on 62 311301 or call in to 301 Elizabeth Street and make a booking.