Hobart City Demons finish season with a bang

Written by Alex FitzGerald

A powerful display from midfield trio Will Campbell, Eddie Cole and Ryan Matthews has seen the Hobart City Demons end their 2017 campaign on a high note, defeating the Tigers by 19 points in a fiery encounter under lights at North Hobart Oval on Friday night.

After booting seven majors to the Tiger’s five in a free-flowing first term, the hosts limited their opponent’s scoring opportunities during the second and third quarters to claim a morale-boosting 14.12 (96) to 11.11 (77) win, just missing a finals berth by percentage as a result.The opening term saw goals scored by both sides at will, with the Tigers kicking away to an early 13 point advantage with five of the first seven majors.  From then on the momentum was all the Hobart City Demons’ way, with the hosts piling on the final five goals in red time to take a 7.2 (44) to 5.2 (32) lead into the first break.

The opening term saw goals scored by both sides at will, with the Tigers kicking away to an early 13 point advantage with five of the first seven majors.  From then on the momentum was all the Hobart City Demons’ way, with the hosts piling on the final five goals in red time to take a 7.2 (44) to 5.2 (32) lead into the first break.

Tigers forward Hugh Dixon had the crowd on their feet after climbing on Liam Azzopardi’s shoulders to haul down a huge mark in the opening stages of the second quarter, but an arm-wrestle between the two sides followed, with just three goals scored for the term.  Hobart City Demons kicked two to the Tigers’ one to head into the rooms at the main break with an extended 9.6 (60) to 6.5 (41) lead.

The third stanza saw the host do all of the attacking to no avail, with Mitch Carter repelling almost every forward foray inside the first 20 minutes in a determined display.  Enter 16-year-old third-gamer Mitchell O’Neill, who performed a bold blind turn and kicked a brilliant banana goal to break the deadlock for the Hobart City Demons.  At three-quarter time a melee broke out, perhaps out of frustration from the Tigers, who faced a 7.9 (51) to 10.10 (70) deficit heading into their final quarter of the season.

Retiring Tigers captain Tim Peterson urged his charges to fight hard during his final address, but the hosts came out firing, with sensational goals to Jonty Barwick, Eddie Cole and captain Hugh Williams all but sealing the result.  The visitors managed to slot three late majors but their efforts came all too late, with Hobart City Demons holding on for a resilient 19 point win at the final siren.

Hobart City Demons assistant coach Richard Robinson was all smiles after the match, but conceded his side could’ve capitalised more in the early stages of the match.

“It was a good win; I think the margin could’ve been greater if we’d made the most of our inside 50’s in the first half..  We had over thirty, and we haven’t had over thirty in a whole game (all season).

“We wanted to finish the season off on a positive note; last year we had six and a half wins and after tonight we’ve ended up on nine, so that’s the improvement you want from a young group.”

The hosts were well served by midfielders Will Campbell, Eddie Cole and Ryan Matthews, who ran hard to finish with two goals each, with the former earning the praise of Robinson.

“I thought he (Campbell) was dominant; he’s had a sensational season from where he was 12 months ago.  He broke the lines continually and his defensive pressure was awesome all night.”

Forwards Charlie White and Josh Williamson also provided a target in attack all evening to finish with two majors apiece, while teenagers Baxter Norton and Mitchell O’Neill provided fans with an exciting glimpse of the future.

For Tigers coach Aaron Vince, it was another case of his side starting well before falling away.

“Their (Hobart City Demons’) run and spread from half back and through the midfield was really good.  We looked up and about early, but we just couldn’t sustain the effort for the rest of the game.”

Vince praised the efforts of defenders Mitch Carter, teenager Lachy Gadomski and retiring captain Tim Peterson, who managed to stem the flow of goals for length periods of time in the second and third terms.  Four Tigers forwards combined for ten of their eleven majors, but Vince highlighted the game of three goal draft prospect Hugh Dixon in particular.

“He loves having a jump at the footy and he’s also good at ground level; he’s versatile and I reckon there’s a fair chance someone will pick him up (in the National Draft).”

Looking back at the Tigers’ four win season, Vince took a positive approach in praising the improvement his young group has shown in patches.

“There’s a lot of upside coming from the season; we’ve been able to compete in a lot of our games and we’ll take a lot out of the year.”

With the Hobart City Demons missing final by percentage following the win, Robinson admitted the win was bittersweet and would drive the playing group.

“Any side that says they don’t want to play finals at the start of the season are kidding themselves and that was our aim; unfortunately we fell just short, but throughout the year we were really competitive with the teams around our mark and we struggled against the better teams.”

“That’s something we’ve identified and have to improve going forward.  We’re confident we can play finals next year.”

Round 21 – 25/08/2017

Hobart City Demons                      7.2,  9.6,  10.10,  14.12  (96)

Tigers                                  5.2,  6.5,  7.9,  11.11  (77)

GOALS, Hobart City Demons :
C. White 2, J. Williamson 2, E. Cole 2, R. Matthews 2, W. Campbell 2, H. Williams 1,
M. O’Neill 1, B. Norton 1, N. Baker 1

Tigers :
B. Livingston 3, H. Dixon 3, D. Archer 2, B. Batchelor 2

BEST, Hobart City Demons :
W. Campbell, E. Cole, J. Williamson, R. Matthews, N. Hutchinson, B. Norton

Tigers :
L. Gadomski, H. Dixon, M. Walker, M. Carter, B. Livingston, B. Batchelor


Fitz’s Friday Forecast – Round 21

Written by Alex FitzGerald


Friday 25th August

Hobart City Demons vs Tigers (North Hobart Oval) 6:30 pm

Last Time They Met:

Hobart City Demons 11.12.78 def Tigers 3.6.24 (Round 12, 2017, at North Hobart Oval)

The Tigers were completely outplayed by the hosts, managing just one goal to three-quarter time.  Hobart City Demons were well served by mobile ruckman Charlie White, with Josh Williamson kicking three goals.

Form Guide:

Hobart City Demons (LWL) – COLD:

An upset win over Launceston in Round 18 at Windsor Park was the highlight in what has been a tough final month for the Hobart City Demons, with that win offset by heavy losses either side of that game to finals threats Clarence and Lauderdale, effectively ending hopes of an unlikely finals berth for the red and blue. They may miss on percentage but they couldn’t possibly make it from here.

Tigers (LLL) – COLD:

The Tigers fought hard against Glenorchy last week but conceded nine final quarter goals to be convincingly beaten by 53 points.  A close loss to Devonport in Round 18 was a sure sign of a long season for the boys from Twin Ovals, with a heavy defeat at the hands of flag favourites North Launceston the week prior.

Key Matchups:

While captain Hugh Williams has been solid, his young defensive namesake has also pieced together an impressive season.  The duo face tough final round likely opponents, with Brandon Batchelor and Mitch Walker both capable of kicking bags when up and about. You also throw in the likes of Daniel Archer and Hugh Dixon in the Tigers forward line and the Williams will have their work cut out for them.

Charlie White was best afield last time these sides met, with the Ruckman’s ability to play as a spare man in defence crucial all season.  Tigers’ retiring captain Tim Peterson should contest the first bounce against White, with first hands on the ball crucial in what shapes up as an evenly matched midfield contest.

Fire Starters:

After a quiet month, midfielder Will Campbell will be looking to finish his season with a bang.  At his best, ‘Soup’ is damaging with his disposal and ability to push forward to hit the scoreboard hard.  No stranger to physicality, Campbell could emerge as a match-winner in what is likely to be a hotly contested football at the stoppages. The Ws – Josh Williamson and Sean Willis are crucial to the Demons offensive game, expect them to get going tonight.

Hugh Dixon has emerged as the Tigers’ most dangerous forward, with the draft prospect kicking four of his five goals last week in the first term against Glenorchy.  His ability to take a contested mark and lead to the right places could provide a headache for the opposition defence on Friday night.



In: N. Baker
Out: C. Kilpatrick


In: S. Rice, C. Nield
Out: C. Sawdy, B. Graham

Nic Baker is a big in for the Dees as he has proven to be one of their best midfield performers in recent times. Niels and Rice are strong soldiers and make a Tigers team look pretty good on paper.

Fitz’s Tip: While the Tigers narrowly took the chocolates the first time they met this season, the Hobart City Demons completely outclassed them in Round 12.  The Tigers were missing Dixon and recruit Daniel Archer in that clash; if they can break even in the middle and move the ball quickly, they’ll give themselves every chance at achieving a last-round upset.

I think the game that has cost the Demons finals was a Good Friday loss to the Tigers. They were inaccurate and it cost them a win and I believe that may still burn.

So having said all that, Hobart City Demons to get their speedy game going and win by 12.

Burnie vs Devonport (West Park) 7:00pm

Last Time They Met:

Devonport 14.10.94 def Burnie 9.6.60 (Round 12, 2017, at Devonport Oval)

Devonport emerged from the coastal derby with the maiden win of season 2017 after losing to the Dockers the first time they clashed.  Co-captains Beau Sharman and Dylan Riley dominated, while Mitch Thorp matched Riley in kicking three goals.

Form Guide:

Burnie (LLL) – COLD:

The Dockers have conceded their last three games to top sides, but last week’s 142 point capitulation against North Launceston was their roughest day out this season.  A final-round grudge match against Devonport is the perfect tonic to wrap up what has been a difficult year for the rebuilding coastal side.

Devonport (LWL) – MILD:

While the Magpies were defeated by Lauderdale by a solid margin in Round 16, they bounced back to beat the Tigers in the mud at home and battled hard against Launceston in similar conditions in Round 19 to go down by a narrow margin.  Despite their ladder position, the improvement and effort of Mitch Thorp’s boys as the season has unfolded cannot be questioned.

Key Matchups:

Both sides have focused on promoting youth this season, so we’ll do this same.  Wingmen Ethan Jackson and Harry Barker have both shown potential and flashes of brilliance on much more experienced opponents for their respective clubs, and a head-to-head battle between the two is likely.

Jamieson House has been good up forward for the Dockers, while Bailey Boag kicked two goals in Round 18 after spending time down back this season.  The duo could be marked by impressive defenders Sherrin Egger and Mitchell Perry.  Likewise, goal sneak Giacomo Millucci has proven to be dangerous at ground level for Devonport, with Sam Kalbfell likely to be tasked with keeping him quiet.

Fire Starters:

Rudy Barrett has stood tall all season, with the strong-bodied midfielder’s ability to work hard inside and then run to space to receive the ball displaying why he was named in the Dockers’ leadership group this season.  He’s booted 12 majors for the year but can often be spotted patrolling across defence, highlighting his two-way running efforts.the ball displaying why he was named in the Dockers’ leadership group this season.  He’s booted 12 majors for the year but can often be spotted patrolling across defence, highlighting his two-way running efforts.

Sherrin Egger has gone from strength to strength across half back this season, with the 16-year-old regularly drawing the praise of coach Mitch Thorp.  His willingness to put his body on the line against bigger opponents sparks his side into action, with the Tasmanian Under 17 squad member one to watch again on Friday night.



In: T. Mundy, C. Proctor, T. Morrison, B. Boag
Out: J. McCulloch, J. O’Donnell, T. Charles, B. Brown


In: B. van Buuren, J. Wicks
Out: B. Hawkes, J. Chaplin

Fantastic ins for Burnie’s last hurrah for 2017. Boag and Mundy are two of the club’s rising stars and the return of Proctor and Morrison add much-needed experience for a strong derby battle.

Fitz’s Tip: Despite hosting the match at the notoriously hard-to-navigate- West Park, recent results and a marked form improvement suggest that Devonport should claim a narrow victory in what is a suitable final game match up for both coastal sides.  This is one where ladder position and personnel are irrelevant, it is a good old fashioned rivalry.

Devonport to continue their strong finish to 2017 and win by 24.


Saturday 26th August

Glenorchy vs Clarence (KGV Oval) 2:00pm

Last Time They Met:

Glenorchy 16.13.109 def Clarence 12.14.86 (Round 15, 2017, at Blundstone Arena)

Glenorchy kicked the opening five goals of the contest, and despite both sides piling on a total of 19 majors in the second half, the Pies were never headed as they ran out upset 23 point winners without star Jaye Bowden.  The unsung James Webb was electric with five goals, with brother Brayden best afield, while onballer Jackson O’Brien toiled away for Clarence.

Form Guide:

Glenorchy (LWW) – MILD:

The injury-plagued Magpies lost a close match to Lauderdale in Round 17, before following up with a stoic six point victory over Launceston and a 53 point win over the Tigers last week, with Jaye Bowden displaying sensational form across all three matches.  Injuries to best 22 players Zac Webster, Brayden Webb, Jordon Arnold, Josh Watts and Cameron Duffy across this time have soured the wins somewhat, with finals nearing.

Clarence (WLW) – MILD:

An uncharacteristic flogging at the hands of North Launceston in Round 18 followed  Clarence’s win over Burnie, but the Roos bounced back to form last week, holding off Lauderdale to win by a solitary point.  Sitting pretty in second, Clarence’s ability to defeat Eastern-Shore rivals and flag threats Lauderdale three times this season cannot be underestimated.

Key Matchups:

200 game Magpie Jaye Bowden has been one of the dominant players of the competition this season, with the forward pushing further up the ground in recent games as well as kicking multiple goals.  With Jason Bailey out of action expect the Roos to shuffled a few types past Bowden, Michael Fisher may go straight to him at the first bounce, with a proven track record as both a stopper and a runner.

Rhys Mott and Jake Cox have both been in red-hot form on the wing for their respective sides, and a match up here would provide great viewing.  On the inside, tough midfielder Mitch Rainbird could be given the job on helmeted Clarence captain Brady Jones, who was best afield in his 100th match last week.

Fire Starters:

Rhys Mott has been in incredible form for Glenorchy, with the left-footed midfielder’s ability to hit targets with pinpoint accuracy at both ends of the ground often seeing him involved in scoring chains.  Mott’s ability to find himself in space, especially early in matches, must be contained by the Roos.

Clarence big men Wade Wall and Sam Siggins have proven to be a formidable combo this season, seamlessly switching between the middle and the forward line to be a presence in both positions.  Both are capable of manhandling their opponents and having a huge influence on any given game. With Duffy out and the less mobile Mitch Hills likely to spend time on ball, this is where the Roos could take advantage.



In: T. Butterworth, Z. Webster, J. Arnold
Out: C. Duffy, W. Atkin, C. Salter

In: A. Gaul, J. Roberts, L. Murfitt-Cowen, J. O’Brien, A. Silver
Out: J. O’Brien, T. Standen, J. Holmes, J. Bailey, J. Gleeson

It is a mixed bag for Glenorchy with Butterworth, Webster and Arnold all timely additions on the eve of finals but the loss of quality big man Cam Duffy will be felt. Wholesale change for the Roos with some absolutely bonafide guns coming out. Their best tall defender, best midfielder, leading goal kicker and reigning bnf amongst five changes. It is a set of teams that says Clarence won’t be too cut up with a loss this week as they have much bigger fish to fry.

Fitz’s Tip: While Glenorchy are playing a strong brand of football and defeated the Roos last time they played, team changes swing the pendulum significantly in the Magpies favour but these two old foes find a bit extra when they collide and I think with neither team in top gear with finals on the horizon, we will witness a tight tussle. Glenorchy by 16.


Launceston vs North Launceston (Windsor Park) 2:00pm

Last Time They Met:

North Launceston 12.13.85 def Launceston 9.10.64 (Round 12, 2017, at UTAS Stadium)

A four goal third term helped the Bombers break free of a Launceston challenge, with Brad Cox-Goodyer finding plenty of the ball and Bart McCulloch booting three majors.  Launceston defenders Jack Donellan and Jimmy Aganas kept the damage to a minimum, with a 21 point margin at the final siren.

Form Guide:

Launceston (LLW) – MILD:

Close losses to Hobart City Demons and Glenorchy in rounds 16 and 17 put the pressure on Launceston to hold onto fifth place, but the Blues responded in the mud against Devonport before the bye to claim a valuable four points and a finals berth.

North Launceston (WWW) – HOT:

The Bombers have swept aside the Tigers, Clarence and Burnie in impressive fashion over the past month, with the 69 point win over the Roos a telling victory.  After being struck by injuries mid-season yet maintaining their winning form, the ladder leaders are clear favourites heading into September action.

Key Matchups:

Big-bodied Bomber forwards Thomas Bennett and Bart McCulloch have been solid all season, with the Blues likely to send the hard-tackling Jimmy Aganas and the raw Simon Vandervelde to the damaging duo, given their improvement in the back half of the year.

The midfield battle will be a compelling one, with the Bombers boasting goal kicking  mids Tom Couch, Brad Cox-Goodyer and Josh Ponting inside the centre square.  The Blues have their own trio of star onballers, however, with Jay Blackberry, draft prospect Jake Hinds and teenager Brodie Palfreyman likely to match up on the aforementioned Bombers in the order.

The midfield battle will be interesting but as will the meeting of two of the better rucks running around. Alex Lee and Hamish Leedham have both had terrific years and given their midfield great service. It will be awesome to see two top big men go toe to toe, outside of Mayweather v McGregor this matchup is my favourite of the weekend.

IC: Andrew Woodgate Alex Lee v Hamish Leedham will be fascinating

Fire Starters:

Thomas Sheppard is just one of many unsung Blues who go about their role at Windsor Park, but constant acts of bravery have proven the spark sides.  Sheppard’s courageous mark running back with the flight in defence against Glenorchy resulted in his side lifting to almost topple the Magpies, and they’ll be needing more of the same in what will be a physical clash on Saturday.

He may have missed a large chunk of the season, but Taylor Whitford’s early season form was as good as anyone’s.  Named in the TSL Team of the Week regularly in the first half of the season, the Bomber midfielder’s stoppage work and elite disposal could very well prove to be the difference between the Bombers and their opponents in the coming weeks.



In: C. Brown, J. Gillow, E. Conway
Out: S. Lonergan, S. Rundle, C. Downie


In: A. Richter-Salter
Out: F. Bennett

The week off means North Launceston are keen on a dress rehearsal with Arion Richter-Salter a welcomed in. The Blues alternatively have rested up two vital veterans that will need to have impacts if they are to fire shots in the finals. Lonergan will coach from the box and the very important Rundle comes out for a breather.

Fitz’s Tip: While the Blues have proven their best football is indeed impressive at times this season, there is no denying how well North Launceston are playing.  Windsor Park has proven to be a tough ground for visiting sides, but the Bombers should continue their winning run with relative ease. The team changes make an already compelling case for the Bombers, even more so.  North Launceston by 42.

Live broadcast from Windsor Park of the Launceston vs North Launceston clash from 155 Saturday on 103.7 FM and 96.5 FM City Park Radio also available on our live stream at http://cityparkradio.com/online-stream/


Southern Cross Tasmanian State League & Mercury Cup

Tasmanian State League

1. Jack Gleeson (Clarence) referred for making high contact to the head of Jordon Roberts (Lauderdale).

Gleeson was charged with the following classifiable offence:

19.2.2 (a) (viii) head-butting an opponent or making contact to an opponent using the head.

The Match Review Panel deemed the contact to be intentional, with low impact to the head.

Due to Gleeson’s poor record, his base sanction was increased by one match. 

Gleeson was offered a base sanction of THREE matches by the Match Review Panel, reduced to TWO matches with an early guilty plea.

Clarence Football Club rejected the Match Review Panel’s offer, with the matter heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Gleeson entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

The tribunal considered a number of factors presented by Gleeson’s advocate which included:

1.Gleeson was provoked.

2. The umpire was in the immediate vicinity with an unimpeded view and did not make a report and under questioning did not believe the action warranted a report.

3. The fact Roberts was showing no signs of any discomfort in the further 26 seconds of game day footage available, as he was leaving the field at the end of the quarter. Roberts returned to the field immediately post the half time break and in the player’s evidence “played okay and kicked a couple.”

After considering all of the evidence, including the points above and including the admission of the charged player that there was contact made to the head of Roberts, Gleeson was found guilty and the incident assessed as intentional and high with low impact.

The Tribunal’s verdict was guided by Roberts being able to return to the field of play without missing any game time and the testimony of the umpire.

The Tribunal exercised the judgment afforded to them under the guidelines to sanction Jack Gleeson to a ONE match suspension.


Mercury Cup

2. Nick Grubb (Lauderdale) referred for rough conduct against Harrison Bailey (Clarence).

Grubb was referred directly to the Tribunal due to a lack of evidence, with the matter heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Grubb pleaded not guilty but was found guilty. The tribunal assessed the incident as an intentional act with contact to the body and given the injuries sustained by Bailey deemed the impact as high.

Grubb was sentenced to a THREE match suspension.



2017 TSL Finals Series schedule announced

The schedule for the 2017 Southern Cross Tasmanian State League (TSL) Finals Series has been set, with all action to take place at UTAS Stadium and Blundstone Arena across four weeks in September.

Week one of finals will see a blockbuster triple header at Blundstone Arena with a Mercury Cup Qualifying Final between Clarence and Tigers kicking off the day. 1:00PM will see the Elimination Final between Glenorchy and Launceston, followed by the Qualifying Final between rivals Clarence and Lauderdale at 3:45PM.

Twilight football is a regular feature of the finals schedule with a twilight clash in each week of the finals, culminating with a Twilight TSL Grand Final.

TSL General Manager Carl Saunder is anticipating one of the most exciting finals series in recent memory and a triple header is a perfect way to kick it off.

“Three cracking games back to back at an AFL venue is a great way to get finals fired up and I think TSL fans will have a great day out on September 2 with a bye round in the AFL,” Saunder explained.

“I think any of the five teams could beat one another on any given day which will make for a really exciting September.

“It is a finals series full of possibilities and I think it is going to be really exciting and unpredictable for Tasmanian footy fans.

“Glenorchy attempting to go back to back from outside the top three. Launceston in the mix after missing finals last year, North Launceston under Tom Couch looking to go one better than last year.

“Then you have the Eastern Shore rivals with Clarence looking to return to the pinnacle after a few lean years and Lauderdale eyeing off their first ever flag after an exciting season.”

Finals kick off on September 2 at Blundstone Arena.

2017 Southern Cross TSL Finals series                                                          

Week One: Elimination & Qualifying Finals

Match Number Date Venue Final Start Time Home Club Away Club
1 Saturday 2nd Sept Blundstone Arena Mercury Cup Qualifying Final 10.30am Clarence Tigers
2 Saturday 2nd Sept Blundstone Arena Southern Cross TSL Elimination Final 1.00pm Glenorchy Launceston
3 Saturday 2nd Sept Blundstone Arena Southern Cross TSL Qualifying Final 3.45pm Clarence Lauderdale
4 Saturday 2nd Sept UTAS Stadium Mercury Cup Elimination Final 1.00pm Nth Laun Hobart City


Week Two: Semi Finals

Match Number Date Venue Final Start Time Home Club Away Club
5 Saturday 9th  Sept UTAS Stadium Mercury Cup 2nd Semi Final 2.00pm Launceston Winner Match 1
6 Saturday 9th  Sept UTAS Stadium Southern Cross TSL 2nd Semi Final 4.30pm North Launceston Winner Match 3
7 Saturday 9th  Sept Blundstone Arena Mercury Cup 1st Semi Final 11.30am Loser Match 1 Winner Match 4
8 Saturday 9th  Sept Blundstone Arena Southern Cross TSL 1st Semi Final 2.00pm Loser Match 3 Winner Match 2


Week 3- Preliminary Final

Match Number Date Venue Final Start Time Home Club Away Club
9 Saturday 16th  Sept UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena Mercury Cup Preliminary Final 2.00pm Loser Match 5 Winner Match 7
10 Saturday 16th  Sept UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena Southern Cross TSL Preliminary Final 4.30pm Loser Match 6 Winner Match 8


Week 4- Grand final

Match Number Date Venue Final Start Time Home Club Away Club
11 Saturday 23rd  Sept UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena Mercury Cup Grand Final 10.50am Winner Match 5 Winner Match 9
12 Saturday 23rd  Sept UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena Wrest Point TSLW Grand Final 1.55pm TBC TBC
13 Saturday 23rd   Sept UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena Southern Cross TSL Grand Final 4.30pm Winner Match 6 Winner Match 10


Wrest Point TSL W Finals Series Details to be confirmed following final round of matches

Week One- Sunday 10th September- 1st and 2ndSemi Finals– details TBC

Week Two- Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th September- Preliminary Final- details TBC

Week Three- Saturday 23rd September- TSLW Grand Final 1.55pm UTAS Stadium or Blundstone Arena


1.  Brady Rees (Tigers) referred for making contact to an umpire.

The Match Review Panel have offered Rees a low-level reprimand.

Rees has accepted a low-level reprimand.



2.  Brad Rubock (Burnie) reported for rough conduct on Mark Walsh (North Launceston)

The Match Review Panel deemed the contact to be incidental and as a part of the contest.

The panel considered player Walsh contributed to the high contact in a ducking motion and a match day free kick was the appropriate penalty. No further action is required.



3. James Dowling (Burnie) referred for a dangerous tackle on Mark Walsh (North Launceston)

The Match Review Panel deemed that the action does not constitute a reportable offence. No further action is required.



4. Ben Keiselis (Burnie) referred for rough conduct on Lewis Hollmer (North Launceston)

The Match Review Panel deemed the contact to be careless, with low impact to the head.

Keiselis has been offered a base sanction of one match, reduced to a reprimand with an early guilty plea. Keiselis has accepted a reprimand.



5. Jack Gleeson (Clarence) referred for making high contact 
to the head of Jordon Roberts (Lauderdale)

The Match Review Panel deemed the contact to be intentional, with low impact to the head.

Due to Gleeson’s poor record, his base sanction is increased by one match. Gleeson has been offered a base sanction of three matches, reduced to two matches with an early guilty plea.

Clarence Football Club have REJECTED the Match Review Panel’s offer.

The matter will be heard by the Independent Tribunal tomorrow night (22/08/2017) at 6:00PM.


Bombers lock up top spot with Docker demolition

Written by Andrew Johnston

North Launceston will claim the 2017 TSL minor premiership after a monstrous 142 point demolition of the Burnie Dockers at UTAS Stadium.

The Bombers kicked 23 goals on the way to their victory, whilst holding the Dockers to just two goals six, their lowest score since the 2009 rebirth of the State League.

The Bombers were dominant from the first bounce, keeping the Dockers scoreless to quarter time, whilst kicking seven goals of their own. Tom Bennett was brilliant in the opening quarter, taking six marks inside 50 to set up his teams early dominance.

The Bombers second quarter however saw kicking issues arise, booting just three goals to seven behinds. Returning captain Taylor Whitford began to impact the game for the Bombers, kicking his second. Burnie’s tackling pressure was majorly improved in this quarter but the soon to be wooden spooners were unable to make a major impact on the scoreboard, scoring just the one behind.

After half time, Bard Cox-Goodyer took control of the match booting four third quarter goals, and was a constant presence in the centre of the ground. Coach Tom Couch’s decision to move Tarryn Thomas to the midfield saw the rising Bomber have a major impact, as the Bombers added seven goals with Thomas having a hand in many. Burnie finally hit the scoreboard with Rudy Barrett kicking the Dockers first of the game.

The final quarter saw the Bombers begin party time, adding a further six goals, including two for Lewis Holmer and Tom Couch, saw the Bombers lead blow out to 160 points. The Dockers were brave in the final, adding one goal three, but were convincingly beaten by the best side in the competition.

Burnie ruckman Tyrone Morrison hoped the young coastal outfit would learn from the tough outing.

“Looking at the scoreline there is probably not a lot to take out of it but in terms of our rebuild North Launceston are a really good side and we are always looking at the top sides and how they do things.

“It would be nicer to be a bit closer to these top teams but we can go back and look at the tape and we have a lot more to show our young fellas to show where they are going wrong and they can take it onboard.”

North Launceston Assistant Adrian Smith said the effort and ball movement was really pleasing.

“Our link play between the halves has been really good our ability for our defenders to just hit that target inside and open the game up or change the direction is something we have been working on and it is starting to come together.”

In the final round of the season, the Dockers return home to West Park for a West Coast showdown with Devonport, whilst the Bombers head across the Tamar to Windsor Park to play Launceston, as both Launceston teams prepare for finals.


Round 20 – 19/08/2017

North Launceston                        7.5,  10.12,  17.18,  23.22  (160)

Burnie Dockers                          0.0,  0.1,  1.3,  2.6  (18)

GOALS, North Launceston :
B. Cox-Goodyer 5, J. Ponting 3, T. Bennett 3, L. Hollmer 2, B. Simpson 2, B. McCulloch 2,
T. Couch 2, T. Whitford 2, K. Baker 1, T. Thomas 1

Burnie Dockers :
E. Jackson 1, R. Barrett 1

BEST, North Launceston :
B. Cox-Goodyer, J. Ponting, T. Bennett, M. Walsh, J. Foon, T. Thomas

Burnie Dockers :
N. McKenna, R. Barrett, B. Keiselis, E. Jackson, H. Walters, B. Rubock


Written by Anthony Osborn

In a tantalising sample of what we can expect in the first week of September, Clarence have hung on to register a nail-biting one-point victory over archrival Lauderdale to celebrate captain Brady Jones’ 100th match in style.

In a clash that saw both sides keep a few tricks up their sleeves in preparation for finals football, Clarence’s 9.10 (64) to 9.9 (63) victory ensured the ‘Roos remained the only side to have not lost to the Bombers in 2017.

In a match lacking any real starring individual performances, both sides engaged in an enthralling low-scoring and pressurised tussle that saw both defensive groups stand tall.

The opening term was a scrappy affair due to the pressure of the contest, with a late goal to Ian Callinan in the dying seconds of the quarter proving to be the only difference in the arm wrestle as the hosts took a six-point lead into the first break.

The hosts threatened to blow the contest apart in the early part of the second term as the match opened up, with a Jake Cox goal and two in quick succession from Sam Siggins extending Clarence’s lead to 20 points, before a supreme finish from Ray Hill and Campbell Hooker’s first kept the door ajar for a Bomber resurgence come the main break.

The third term saw the contest tighten right up again, with a goal to Gabriel Chambers early in the quarter not matched by Lauderdale until the 20-minute mark when Hooker booted his second. However, the hosts again found a rebuttal through Cox to maintain a 12-point buffer leading into the final term.

These opening three terms laid the foundations for a stunning finish to the contest, with goals to Alex Hevey, Jordon Roberts and Nat Franklin in the first half of the final term turning a 12-point deficit into a one-goal advantage as the Bombers threatened to run away with the points.

But with the game on the line it was time for the milestone man Brady Jones to step up, and step up the Clarence skipper did – kicking a sensational goal to regain the lead for his side before a tidy Kyle Palmer-Hughes snap at the 18-minute mark somewhat settled the nerves of the home fans.

These nerves were only temporarily eradicated, however, with a Josh McGuinness goal soon after reducing the deficit to just a solitary point at the 24-minute mark, but time proved to be the enemy for the Bombers as Clarence held on, to register a thrilling victory by the narrowest of margins.

Brady Jones led from the front in his 100th match with a solid four-quarter effort, capped off by the clutch captain’s goal in the final term. Jack Gleeson provided an impact when he rolled through the midfield while Jake Cox and Sam Siggins further underlined their credentials with two majors each. Playing-coach Jeromey Webberley was also impressive in his return from injury with class and leadership.

While no Bombers dominated the likes of McGuinness, Bryce Walsh, Ryan Wiggins, Nat Franklin and Thor Boscott were again impressive.

Clarence Assistant Coach Mitch Swan was pleased with the result, particularly after the disappointing loss to North Launceston a fortnight ago.

“We haven’t had a great two months. This was not our greatest game but it was important for us to get momentum and we got a good win against a good opposition – we took some steps forward today.”

Swan refused to claim that Clarence have a mental edge over the southern Bombers, despite the ‘Roos three-from-three record over the enemy in 2017.

“I don’t necessarily think that- we have some confidence that we have been able to beat them three times. But they are still a good team, we both held a few things back today… Confidence, yes- but not much more than that,” Swan said.

Lauderdale coach Darren Winter agreed with this sentiment, instead reinforcing the confidence his side have gathered across the season.

“Not really- we have probably had the wood over them (Clarence) over the past couple of years. If losing by a point is a mental edge, well maybe they have but I don’t think so. The boys are pretty comfortable with the season to date and have done enough for a double chance.

“The intensity will be different come the first final.”

Winter was far from upset by the loss, insisting that it was timely preparation for September.

“It was a good solid pressure game we needed going into the finals- and although the result was not what we wanted it was a good hit out.

“It was a strange game, both sides were trying to get through it without any injuries and it seemed like it was a bit of a nothing game with no fight. We didn’t want to get involved in any of that stuff,” Winter said.

Lauderdale further explored their versatile list by throwing forward-turned defender Ryan Wiggins back into the attacking 50, as well as the likes of Josh McGuinness and Max Klverkamp into the midfield.

“We weren’t getting drive in our forward half and (we) threw things around a bit. Wiggins can change that- he is a big rooster and he took some big marks and changed the game a little bit. McGuinness and Kleverkamp will play through the middle more in the finals” Winter said.

Injuries to Jason Bailey (ankle) and Jackson O’Brien (shoulder) will leave Clarence with plenty to think about leading into September, with Bailey’s rolled ankle ending his day prematurely, while O’Brien’s shoulder concern didn’t end his day but may require some management over the next fortnight.

Lauderdale emerged unscathed from the clash heading into the bye to finish the home and away season, but Rhys Sutton proved to be a costly late withdrawal, with his groin injury depriving the Bombers’ of his trademark drive, carry and work ethic on the wing. But with Sutton, Robbie McManus and Ben McGuinness set to return for the first final, Clarence will almost certainly be faced with a vastly different Lauderdale outfit.

Swan insists his side will approach next week’s clash with fellow finals side Glenorchy as ‘business as usual’, but admitted it may also provide an opportunity for those on the verge of selection.

“Luke Murfitt-Cowen, Justin O’Brien and Alex Silver have all been knocking on the door but we just need to keep winning and build momentum leading into the finals series.”


Round 20 – 19/08/2017

Clarence                                2.2,  5.5,  7.7,  9.10  (64)

Lauderdale                              1.2,  4.3,  5.7,  9.9  (63)

GOALS, Clarence :
S. Siggins 2, J. Cox 2, I. Callinan 1, B. Jones 1, G. Chambers 1, K. Palmer-Hughes 1,
T. Standen 1

Lauderdale :
C. Hooker 2, J. McGuinness 1, J. Roberts 1, R. Wiggins 1, T. Boscott 1, N. Franklin 1,
A. Hevey 1, P. Bellchambers 1

BEST, Clarence :
B. Jones, J. Gleeson, M. Ling, S. Siggins, M. Fisher, T. Castle

Lauderdale :
N. Franklin, J. McGuinness, T. Boscott, B. Walsh, J. Williams, R. Wiggins

Fitz’s Friday Forecast – Round 20


Saturday 19th August

Clarence vs Lauderdale (Blundstone Arena) 2:00pm

Last Time They Met:

Clarence 14.7.91 def Lauderdale 11.7.73 (Round 12, 2017, at Lauderdale Oval)

Clarence kicked the first six goals of the contest, and despite Lauderdale hitting back to be in the hunt at half time, they were unable to claw back the lead.  Ian Callinan kicked three to be best afield for the Roos, while the tall duo of Josh McGuinness and Alex Hill played well for the Bombers.

Form Guide:

Clarence (WWL) – MILD:

The Roos stumbled in Round 18 when they were convincingly beaten by North Launceston in what was only their third loss of the season to date.  Solid but not spectacular wins over Hobart City Demons and Burnie preceded the loss, with the Roos still sitting pretty in third spot.

Lauderdale (WWW) – HOT:

The Bombers have won seven on the trot, with the 13 point win over Glenorchy in Round 17 followed by 78 and 82 point victories over Burnie and Hobart City Demons respectively.  The form side of the competition at the moment, with the ability to kick 100-plus totals on a regular basis.

Key Matchups:

Lauderdale captain Bryce Walsh is in damaging form, with the midfielder racking up 39 disposals and two goals last week, supported by Dylan Fyfe who had 29 touches to go with his two majors.  Gabby Chambers has run with Walsh in the past and should again, with the in-form Jackson O’Brien likely to go head to head with Fyfe. Brady Jones will play his 100th and his work inside will also be important if the Roos are to emerge victorious.

Roo’s big man combination of Sam Siggins and Wade Wall can be a damaging one as Wall in the absence of Siggins has emerged as a dominant force in the ruck over the past couple of months, and Hayden Smith will have a big job on his hands, with Toutai Havea playing a supporting role.

Alex Hill and Ryan Wiggins were dominant in the air against the Hobart City Demons, with the duo able to play at either end of the ground.  Jason Bailey will man up one of them in a defensive role, while Michael Blackburn or resting tall Sam Siggins is likely to take the other.

Fire Starters:

Ian Callinan continues to dazzle for Clarence despite his veteran status, with the small forward having booted 26 goals so far this season.  His ability to impact a game inside minutes through his evasiveness and his dead eye goal sense was on show last time these sides played.

Josh McGuinness has showcased why he was on an AFL list last season, with his versatility and marking prowess on display last week.  McGuinness can play all over the ground, shutting down forward thrusts in defence and then hitting the scoreboard at the other end, as his two goals inside 30 seconds against Hobart City Demons proved.


In: J. Webberley, J. Gleeson, A.Grace
Out: J. Roberts, Z. Mastrocola, T Hanslow

Mastrocola is done for the season which stings the Roos as the defender has been a real asset since crossing from Old Scholars footy. Tyson Hanslow has been a find this season but he is ready for a rest while Jordan Roberts has struggled to fire a shot in recent weeks and is a casualty out of the heavy North Launceston defeat. Jeromey Webberley returns to rev up ahead of September action, while the Roos have performed without him you sense they need their Coach performing if they are to lift the cup. 2016 BnF winner Jack Gleeson will be thrown back into the senior side in a high-intensity matchup and Aiden Grace returns to the side to add forward potency.

In: J. Roberts
Out: C. Laoumtzis

Lauderdale don’t have to change too much at the moment. Jordon Roberts is back from his lengthy ban for a dangerous tackle to add further attacking prowess to an already dangerous scoring team.

Fitz’s Tip: Clarence are the only side that Lauderdale are yet to beat in season 2017 and they will want the monkey off the back in a finals dress rehearsal.  Clarence match up well on the Bombers, however, with their small forwards particularly hard to contain.  The battle for second spot will be a strong indicator of who will prevail when these two powerhouses meet in a fortnight’s time in the finals.   Lauderdale by 12.


Tigers vs Glenorchy (Twin Ovals) 2:00pm

Last Time They Met:

Glenorchy 14.13.97 def Tigers 10.12.72 (Round 13, 2017, at Twin Ovals)

Daniel Archer led from the front in his first match for the Tigers, who trailed by just 2 at half time, but Glenorchy finished strongly to take the chocolates.  Jaye Bowden was influential for the Pies, while Matt Joseph and Josh Watts were hard to contain, kicking three goals each.

Form Guide:

Tigers (LLL) – COLD:

The Tigers fought hard to go down to fifth-placed Launceston in Round 16, but were convincingly beaten North Launceston the week after.  The Tigers then went down to coastal youngsters Devonport in a close game in Round 18, with the cue now looking to be in the rack already for the boys from Twin Ovals.

Glenorchy (LLW) – MILD:

Despite having lost two of their last three games, Glenorchy have come out of a tough month of football, with their winning opponents being the top two sides in North Launceston and Lauderdale.  The combined losing margins tallied just 17 points, with the gutsy six point win over Launceston in Round 18 displaying the Pies’ determination to finish in the top four.

Key Matchups:

Who takes Jaye Bowden is always the million dollar question, in his 200th expect Jaye to run riot. Marcus Davies got the job way back on Anzac Day and Aaron Vince may look his way again but a younger Tiger such as the emerging Lachlan Gadomski should be given that role as a learning experience.

Former Brisbane Lion Josh Watts’ aerial ability has caused sides a lot of issues at both ends of the ground this season, with the forward reinventing himself as an attacking defender across the past month.  Key forward Mitch Walker has similar strengths, and could even stay on Watts at the other end of the ground, with Walker being used in defence on Mitch Thorp in Round 18.

Jordon Arnold has been a pillar in defence, and he is likely to take game-breaking Tiger Brandon Batchelor, who booted four goals against Devonport.

Fire Starters:

Mitchell Carter started the season with a bang, but as the Tigers have dropped off he has flown under the radar.  The former Carlton-listed defender possesses a booming line-breaking kick and generates crucial run off half back, and when firing can repel repeated opposition forward 50 entries at will.

Mitch Rainbird has the ability to hit opposition teams hard, with the Glenorchy midfielder making a name for himself as a final term specialist.  He booted the final two goals against the Blues to drag his side over the line in Round 18, and also slotted two late in the game against the Tigers in Round 13, with his clearance work also exceptional.


In: B. Rees, D. Archer, T. Carter
Out: M. Gardner, C. Nield, C. Woolley

Tigers will miss Nield through suspension and big man Gardner in the middle of the ground against the might of Duffy, however, ins don’t come much bigger and better than Daniel Archer for the Tigs. Archer hasn’t played since these two teams last met and expect him to have an impact just like he did on that day. Tyler Carter also comes in to provide another defensive option for Glenorchy’s forward half weapons.

In: H. Gunther, B. Kamaric
Out: B. Webb, W. Atkin

It is a mixed bag for Glenorchy with strong inclusions and some injured players refreshing from the bye to take their place. The return of draft prospect Harrison Gunther gives Aaron Cornelius options and other avenues to goal. The negative news for the pies is they are without one of the guns of the competition in their skipper, Brayden Webb. A blow that would impact any team.

Fitz’s Tip: With Glenorchy looking to head into the finals in winning form, they are likely to put a strong emphasis on scoreboard pressure on Saturday.  The Tigers have nothing to lose, but might be steeling themselves for a winnable final-round encounter with Hobart City Demons, with the hosts likely to drop this game after a strong start.  Glenorchy by 54.

North Launceston vs Burnie (UTAS Stadium) 2:00pm

Last Time They Met:

North Launceston 11.17.83 def Burnie 9.9.63 (Round 15, 2017, at West Park)

Burnie led an undermanned North Launceston outfit by a point at three-quarter time, but were unable to hang on for an upset win as the Bombers kicked five goals in the final term to run out 20 point winners.  Tom Mundy and Blair Rubock showcased their skills for the Dockers, while Bomber defenders Tyran Mansell and Jack Avent controlled the game from half back.

Form Guide:

North Launceston (WWW) – HOT:

The Bombers put Clarence to the sword in Round 18, defeating the then-second placed Roos by 69 points in what was expected to be a much closer game  A big win over the Tigers and a four point victory over Glenorchy make up the previous two results, with the clear premiership favourites regaining key personnel from injury at the right time as they prepare to continue their winning run before the finals.

Burnie (LLL) – COLD:

The Dockers have lost their last three matches to finals-bound sides, with the 20 point margin and a fighting first half against Clarence the only real positive to take out of what has been a tough month in an even tougher season for the coastal youngsters.

Key Matchups:

Nick McKenna has stood tall in defence and up forward all season to lead from the front for Burnie, and he’ll take one of the Bombers’ big forward targets in Bart McCulloch or Thomas Bennett, who booted nine majors between them in against Clarence in Round 18. The beauty of McKenna is he is more than capable of swinging forward if Proctor looks to stretch the Bombers defence that is not flush with talented defensive talls.

The battle between big men Alex Lee and Tyrone Morrison should be an enthralling one, with Lee best afield last week and Morrison the TSL Team of the Year ruckman in 2016.

The term ‘big-bodied midfielder’ is best personified by Brad Cox-Goodyer of North Launceston and Harry Walters of Burnie, with the duo finding plenty of the ball while also able to directly impact the scoreboard.  The two have kicked 45 majors between them while also putting in the physical work at the coalface, with this matchup likely to be a mini-highlight.

Fire Starters:

Thomas Bennett has been a man mountain up forward, and although he can go missing, he’s unstoppable when running hot.  The Bomber target has a bag of six to his name and twice has managed hauls of five, for a total of 23 goals for the season to be truly damaging in big games.

Jamieson House has had a promising year up forward, with the young Docker holding his own against more experienced opponents most weeks.  His ability to compete in the air and remain in the contest at ground level has seen him find his feet in the competition this season, with his work rate often sparking back to back Burnie goals.


In: T. Whitford, K. Wadley
Out: M. Donnelly, K. Curtis

A significant inclusion for the Bombers with Captain Taylor Whitford returning to the fold to meet Burnie. Whitford has been out for some time and North haven’t missed a beat in his absence but adding a fit Whitford to their team with finals on the horizon spells danger for rival sides.

In: Brad Rubock
Out: Blair Rubock

B. Rubock replaces B. Rubock, a rare happening and it is unfortunate for the Dockers they will be without the nifty Blair Rubock.

Fitz’s Tip: It’s first against last, with the scoreboard likely to reflect the ladder positions when these sides leave the field on Saturday.  The Dockers will look to learn from their opponents and stick to their structures with a winnable game against Devonport next week but North Launceston will be looking to rev up their engine with finals on the way.
North Launceston by 80.





Round 20 – 19/08/2017



North Launceston
B: J. Foon, C. Young, R. Mansell
HB: T. Thomas, T. Donnelly, J. Pearce
C: K.  Baker, B.  Cox-Goodyer, L.  Hollmer
HF: J. Avent, B. McCulloch, T. Whitford
F: M. Walsh, Z. Burt, T. Bennett
R: A. Lee, T. Couch, J. Ponting
Int: H. Goss, B. Simpson, F. Bennett, K. Wadley
Emg: C. Lowe, J. Harris, M. Donnelly, K. Curtis

In: T. Whitford, K. Wadley
Out: M. Donnelly, K. Curtis


Burnie Dockers
B: B. Hayes, N. McKenna, S. Kalbfell
HB: H. Walters, D. Brazendale, B. Keiselis
C: E.  Smith, J.  Cox, E.  Jackson
HF: D. Crane, J. House, B. Boag
F: J. McCulloch, R. Barrett, B. Rubock
R: T. Charles, N. Walters, J. Dowling
Int: B. Brown, F. Poke, B. Murray, B. Rubock
Emg: S. Redman, J. O’Donnell, B. Challis, A. Bates

In: Brad Rubock
Out: Blair Rubock


Round 20 – 19/08/2017



B: B. Graham, T. Carter, L. Griggs
HB: M. Carter, T. Peterson, L. Gadomski
C: J.  Bilson, M.  Davies, W. Cleeland
HF: B. Livingston, D. Archer, L. Clifford
F: C. Bryant, H. Dixon, B. Batchelor
R: M. Walker, S. Rice, L. Watt
Int: B. Rees, O. Burrows-Cheng, T. Cowen, C. Sawdy
Emg: M. Cooke, A. Webster, C. Rawson, J. Keogh

In: B. Rees, D. Archer, T. Carter
Out: M. Gardner, C. Nield, C. Woolley


B: J. Arnold, C. Salter, L. Smith
HB: J. Watts, H. Gunther, M. Dilger
C: R.  Banks-Smith, M.  Rainbird, J.  Webb
HF: T. Butterworth, B. Reynolds, M. Joseph
F: C. Daly, C. Duffy, J. Bowden
R: M. Hills, H. Pearce, R. Mott
Int: B. Rowbottom, J. Geard, B. Kamaric, T. Bowden
Emg: W. Atkin, H. Parker, C. Goodsell, D. Coppleman

In: H. Gunther, B. Kamaric
Out: B. Webb, W. Atkin


Round 20 – 19/08/2017



B: J. Holmes, J. Bailey, T. Castle
HB: K. Wylie, S. Siggins, M. Fisher
C: G.  Chambers, J.  O’Brien, J.  Webberley
HF: N. Douglas, M. Blackburn, J. Harper
F: T. Standen, J. Cox, I. Callinan
R: Z. Buechner, B. Jones, M. Ling
Int: W. Wall, A. Grace, K. Palmer-Hughes, J. Gleeson
Emg: A. Silver, L. Murfitt-Cowen, J. O’Brien, A. Gaul

In: J. Webberley, J. Gleeson, A.Grace
Out: J. Roberts, Z. Mastrocola, T Hanslow


B: M. Anderton, E. Whish-Wilson, S. Hill
HB: M. Kleverkamp, R. Wiggins, J. McGuinness
C: R.  Sutton, B.  Walsh, D.  Fyfe
HF: R. Hill, J. Roberts, A. Hevey
F: T.Havea, A. Hill, T. Boscott
R: H. Smith, N. Franklin, P. Bellchambers
Int: C. Hooker, S. Adams, E. Stanley, J. Williams
Emg: M. McGuinness, W. Gergel, J. Lewis, L. Meagher

In: J. Roberts
Out: C. Laoumtzis





Round 13 – 20/08/2017



B: J. Murphy, E. Johnstone,
HB: K. Baker, S. Thomas, A. Esam
C: H.  Flakemore, C.  Brooke, H. Upston
HF: M. Lawler, G. Millar, O. McKee
F: S. Grimsey, M. Absolom,
R: L. Ochayi, E. Lucas, M. Neal
Int: R. Roberts, I. Willis, M. Smith, J. Wynter
Emg: I. Coughlan, S. Atkins-Collins

B: J. Farrow, T. Nichols,
HB: T. Ford, Z. Crawford, S. Bale
C: S.  Hinks, G.  Pennicott, N.  Pearce
HF: L. Gwynne, J. Limbrick, M. Smith
F: G. Mitchell, N. Taylor,
R: H. Bromfield, N. Bresnehan, S. Pennicott
Int: S. Harris, J. Minifie, C. Kenny, M. Wise
Emg: E. Groves


Round 13 – 20/08/2017



B: S. Loring, S. Skinner, L. Stevenson
HB: K. Sheehan, L. Haines,
C: C.  Haines, J.  Brown, C.  Loring
HF: C.Chandler, , K. Johnson
F: I. Duffie, J. Mercer, S. Ferguson-Stevens
R: M. Wright, E. Humphries, K. Loring
Int: C. Keogh, S. Edwards, G. Eade, K. Goodson
Emg: J. Whelan


B: M. Gardner, N. Ristrom, H. Whyte
HB: M. Smith, M. Sinclair, C. Thuringer
C: , K.  Child,
HF: M. Clark, G. Hill, N. Celebre
F: M. Cuthbertson, A. Bowen, E.Manix-geeves
R: A. Green, E.Barrenger, D. Corcoran
Int: M. Binns, S. Brown, A. Dickson, C. Webb



Southern Cross Tasmanian State League & Mercury Cup

Round 19


1. Baxter Norton (Hobart City Demons) referred for a bump on Mitch Anderton (Lauderdale)

The Match Review Panel determined that the action does not constitute a reportable offence.


2. Josh Williamson (Hobart City Demons) referred for an elbow on Bryce Walsh (Lauderdale)

The Match Review Panel determined that the action does not constitute a reportable offence.


3. Ryan Matthews (Hobart City Demons) referred for striking Sam Adams (Lauderdale)

The Match Review Panel determined that the strike contained insufficient force to constitute a reportable offence.



4. Ben Hawkes (Devonport) referred for a dangerous tackle on Cameron Downie (Launceston)

The Match Review Panel determined that the dangerous tackle was careless, with medium impact to the head. Hawkes has been offered a base sanction of TWO matches, which can be reduced to ONE match with an early guilty plea.

Devonport have withdrawn their rejection of the offer within the afforded time frame and have ACCEPTED the Match Review Panel’s offer.

The Tribunal will no longer sit tonight.



5.  Matthew Cossins (North Launceston) reported for striking Jacob Boyd (Launceston)

The Match Review Panel determined the strike to be intentional, with low impact to the head. Cossins has been offered a base sanction of TWO matches, which can be reduced to ONE match with an early guilty plea.

Cossins has ACCEPTED an ONE match suspension.


6. Clinton Brown (Lauderdale) reported for striking Samuel Fros (Hobart City Demons)

The Match Review Panel determined the strike to be intentional, with medium impact to the head. Brown has been offered a base sanction of THREE matches, which can be reduced to TWO matches with an early guilty plea.

Brown has ACCEPTED a TWO match suspension.