Shinglebacks big winners at Jube
Tuesday, 25th May, 2010
The local boys were led by Garry Sandy to a convincing 58 point win over the Adelaide Rep team on Saturday.
Coach Tim McGreggor had an extended bench with 26 keen Shinglebacks ready to play, including debutants Jason Cox and Allan Rivett.
Both lizards contributed well, despite their limited background in AFL, with Cox scoring a great goal with a Rex Hunt "up town country mongrel punt kick" that wobbled through.
Friday's BDT pin-up fireman Geoffrey Lehman slammed home two first quarter goals to steer the locals to a 3-5 to nil first time scoreboard, before being banished into defence.
Goals to Clayton Trengove, Nick Pascoe, Wayne Murray and Nashy saw the locals open up a convincing half time lead 7.8 (50) to 1.1 (7).
In third quarter action Sandy streamed through half forward to score a Captain's goal before Trevor Rynne pulled in three strong marks.
After two failed offloads to Brett Morris for drop kick goal attempts Rynne calmly slotted his first major.
The goal of the day (as voted by Jim Hinton) was a 70 metre left leg snap by Hinton after dodging five tackles. A late goal to best on ground performer Dane D'Monte had the locals leading 11.12 (78) to 2.2 (14).
The final quarter saw the game erupt as the famous "Strauchnie" wig made an appearance to the wild cheers from all the visitors.
Richard McLean won the tap and the ball was whisked down to Trengove who pulled in another big grab to convert whilst the visitors were still shaking their heads in disbelief.
The most talked about point came at the 10-minute mark of the final quarter when Morris finally got his drop kick "12 point super goal" on target only for Trengove to touch the ball as it was sailing through.
The dummy spit by number 15 rivalled that of number 9's Wagga effort (when one Mark Grose marked on the goal line, woof woof).
D'Monte capped off a great game with a running goal from the Bulldog bleachers before Maurie Kumm pulled in a huge grab and slotted home the Shinglebacks' 14th major.
The Adelaide boys never gave up and piled on 3 goals to at least break even for the last quarter.
Final scores were 14.13 (97) to 6.3 (39).
For the locals any one of 10 players could have scored BOG honours as was the even contribution.
D'Monte was all class off half back, whilst Morris's five bounce effort in front of the grandstand and pass to his Shingleback "dad" Maurie Hetherton had everyone in awe.
Rynne dominated in the air at CHB and then CHF whilst Nathan Hocking finally got to taste victory.
Our greyhound Thomo just ran the visitors off their legs.
The game was brilliantly umpired by Greg Day (SA Masters Umpires Co co-ordinator) and local Master's whistler Bob Sultana.
A big thank you to the entire off field helpers including Shingleback David Bearman who treated all the injuries including Kling's hammy!
The match was played in great spirit by all players with plenty of laughs and friendships made, and built on at the Sturt Club at the after game function.
Goal scorers: Shinglebacks: Trengove 2.1, Lehman 2.0, D'Monte 2.0, Rynne 1.1, Nash 1.1, Kumm 1.0, Cox 1.0, Pascoe 1.0, Murray 1.0, Sandy 1.0, Hinton 1.0, Todd Stevens 0.2, Brad Pressler 0.2, Hayden Langdon 0.1, McLean 0.1, Craig Thomas 0.1, Justin Roberts 0.1, Morris 0.1, rushed 0.1.
Adelaide: Mick Tomney 4.1, Ian Lee 1.0, Mark Scholl 1.0, Rushed 0.2.
Best players: D'Monte, Morris, Rynne, Nathan Hocking, Thomas, Sandy, Cox, Lehman, Pressler in a great full team effort.
The Shinglebacks attention now turns to the June long weekend where a combined Sydney/Riverina squad is planning to tackle the lizards at the Jube.
The big road trip for 2010 is on July 9-11 when we launch our new Shingleback strip in Noarlunga in front of our Adelaide based sponsors, the Shingleback Winery. Players (and or partners) intending on travelling down for this game against South's AFL Masters need to let Nashy know ASAP so accommodation etc can be organised.
The BHFL should also be congratulated for altering usual game times to accommodate our game between the local footy and the rugby, in what was a very busy day for League officials.