2008 - A Grade

Competing in the South Australian Amateur Football League in Division 2.

Coach - Stephen Carr
Assistant Coach - Brian Zanker
Runner - Matt Harris
Team Manager - Malcolm Kelly
Captain - Kevin Hopper
Vice Captain - Ben Skurrie

Round 1 12 April
Torrens Valley
Athelstone

6.5

10.9

12.13

13.16

(94)

Payneham NU

2.1

6.5

7.8

12.11

(83)


Best - K.Hopper, M.Grossmann, B.Lomman, S.Harkin, T.White
Goals - B.Gordon, C.Whenan, T.White 2, J.Cini, J.Duigan, K.Hopper, P.Jarmyn, J.Platten, J.Sheedy, A.Waldon

We opened at a great pace, run was good, hitting targets. Worked up a good lead to half way through the 2nd quarter. For the rest of the quarter we missed some shots at goal but we were still well on top. The third quarter started the same, but PNU were certainly more determined. Our bad kicking let them keep a sniff, but we stayed out in front to record an encouraging win first up.

Round 2 19 April
Scotch College Oval
Athelstone

4.2

8.6

10.11

14.17

(101)

Scotch OC

3.2

4.4

6.6

9.9

(63)


Best - S.Coffey, M.Grossmann, J.Sheedy, B.Zanker, A.Westergreen
Goals - C.Whenan 5, B.Gordon 3, A.Pokarier 2, J.Cini, T.White, T.Woolford, S.Sullivan

This was a good win, Scotch were certainly taller but it was our quickness that overcame them. Our attack on the ball was great and when we didn't have it we applied significant pressure to force a turnover. Could have really finished them off in the third term but we were a bit inaccurate in front of goal.

Round 3 26 April
Camden Oval
PHOS Camden

3.3

8.5

15.10

17.16

(118)

Athelstone

3.2

5.4

9.7

13.9

(87)


Best - B.Zanker, B.Skurrie, T.White, A.Pokarier, J.Duigan
Goals - J.Cini, T.White, T.Woolford 2, A.Blake, J.Duigan, M.Grossmann, S.Harkin, J.Platten, J.Sheedy, J.Trish

We weren't good today, not hard at it, bit sloppy with disposal and some undisciplined things cost us. It was a bit wet and we had a shocker in the 3rd quarter. Carry said to be at training early on Tuesday.

Round 4 3 May
Torrens Valley
Modbury

4.5

12.11

14.14

18.16

(124)

Athelstone

4.1

6.2

11.6

17.11

(113)


Best - T.White, S.Harkin, A.Pokarier, A.Westergreen, K.Griffin
Goals - T.White 7, J.Cini 4, S.Harkin 3, M.Grossmann 2, A.Waldon

Modbury opened positively but we stayed in touch at quarter time. We kicked the first 2 in the second but they steamrolled the next 8 to half time. We fought back well in the third and again in the last but we let them get too far away.

Round 5 10 May
University Oval
Adelaide Uni

2.6

5.9

12.13

12.19

(91)

Athelstone

3.2

6.7

8.8

13.12

(90)


Best - B.Lomman, B.Zanker, K.Griffin, B.Skurrie, J.Platten
Goals - J.Platten 3, A.Waldon, T.White, A.Blake 2, S.Harkin, C.McPeake, S.Sullivan, C.Whenan

We were right in the mix at half time leading by 4 points. 3rd quarter was very disappointing. Kicked the last 7 goals of the match to fall 1 point short, although that was a very dubious point.

Round 6 17 May
Torrens Valley
Athelstone

6.6

9.8

16.10

19.13

(127)

Pembroke OS

2.2

4.7

6.9

8.11

(59)


Best - J.Duigan, A.Balke, T.White, S.Harkin, A.Westergreen
Goals - T.White 8, J.Duigan 3, S.Harkin, M.Grossmann 2, J.Cini, J.Platten, S.Sullivan

Really solid first and second quarters. They were still hard at it, but Whitey kicked 4 in the 3rd to kill off any challenge. The boys are looking good.

Round 7 24 May
West Lakes Shore Oval
Athelstone

6.1

7.7

10.12

16.14

(110)

SMOSH West Lakes

1.4

1.4

5.6

10.8

(68)


Best - J.Sheedy, S.Willment, S.Harkin, K.Griffin, R.Castellano
Goals - A.Norsworthy, J.Sheedy 3, M.Grossmann, S.Harkin, T.White, S.Willment 2, A.Waldon, C.McPeake

A great first quarter kicking 6.1, and then let it slip kicking the reverse 1.6, but still held them to 1 goal for the first half. Should have really killed them off but missed some set shots at goal. They were more competitive in the second half.

Round 8 31 May
Torrens Valley
Sacred Heart OC

6.2

10.5

14.6

22.7

(139)

Athelstone

3.1

7.3

12.4

14.5

(89)


Best - K.Griffin, B.Zanker, S.Harkin, J.Trish, T.White
Goals - T.White, S.Willment 3, S.Harkin 2, J.Cini, J.Duigan, P.Jarmyn, A.Norsworthy, J.Platten, B.Zanker

SHOC started well getting a good jump on us. We fought our way back during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. There was only a goal in it at the 10 minute mark of the last quarter, after that we let ourselves down and SHOC ran away with it.

Round 9 14 June
Edwardstown Recreation Reserve
Edwardstown

5.1

7.4

11.7

11.10

(76)

Athelstone

2.3

5.3

6.9

8.10

(58)


Best - S.Harkin, J.Platten, S.Willment, B.Lomman, J.Sheedy
Goals - J.Cini 3, T.White 2, B.Lomman, S.Willment, J.Duigan

Opened up well but couldn't convert. Missed some chances in the third quarter and that told in the final result. Need to lift for a big game this week against Payneham NU.

Achievements - Ben Lomman 50th game

Round 10 21 June
Payneham Oval
Athelstone

2.5

10.7

13.10

17.11

(113)

Payneham NU

1.4

2.6

4.10

7.12

(54)


Best - K.Hopper, J.Trish, T.White, J.Duigan, J.Sheedy
Goals - K.Hopper 5, J.Duigan, T.White 3, M.Grossmann 2, R.Castellano, J.Sheedy, J.Trish, S.Willment

A great win. After a tight first quarter we blew them away in the second with 8 goals to 1 despite the slippery conditions. Made a real mess of their past players day celebrations. This win felt good.

Achievements - Joe Duigan 100th game

Round 11 28 June
Torrens Valley
Athelstone

2.2

7.5

10.6

16.8

(104)

Scotch OC

7.0

10.2

12.5

15.6

(96)


Best - J.Trish, T.White, K.Griffin, J.Sheedy, J.Platten
Goals - T.White 6, S.Sullivan 3, K.Hopper 2, J.Cini, S.Harkin, J.Platten, J.Trish, A.Westergreen

We had to play catch up football all day after they bolted from the blocks. Managed to wear them down in the end but it was goal for goal in the last quarter. Scotch will cause some sides a few problems, they certainly caused us one today but we were good enough to take the points.

Round 12 5 July
Torrens Valley
PHOS Camden

7.3

11.7

15.11

20.13

(133)

Athelstone

6.1

11.5

13.8

16.12

(108)


Best - B.Lomman, K.Griffin, J.Sheedy, A.Pokarier, M.Grossmann
Goals - S.Sullivan 4, J.Duigan, T.White, K.Hopper 2, R.Castellano, M.Grossmann, S.Harkin, B.Lomman, J.Platten, A.Pokarier

It was a high scoring and close first half, where the quality of the football was great. After half time, we made a few mistakes (not as many as the umps, but their allowed to make mistakes, did I say that) and PHOS took the points. We lost Duigan, Skurrie and Zanker before half time which didn't help unfortunately either.

Achievements  - Andrew Westergreen 100 games

Round 13 12 July
Modbury Oval
Athelstone

2.0

7.4

10.5

11.9

(75)

Modbury

3.7

6.9

8.10

10.12

(72)


Best - J.Trish, J.Sheedy, B.Lomman, S.Willment, M.Grossmann
Goals - S.Willment 4, M.Grossmann, J.Trish 2, K.Hopper, S.Sullivan, T.White

What a great win against the odds. There were 4 changes from last weeks side due to injury and the boys really stood up against the top side. It was a tight contest with a strong breeze playing a part in the first half. After a good third quarter into the dying breeze, we hung on in the last after missing a couple of opportunities to put them away. Trishy took contender for mark of the year in the first quarter.

Round 14 19 July
Torrens Valley
Adelaide Uni

5.0

7.2

14.3

22.5

(137)

Athelstone

2.3

4.7

7.10

7.11

(53)


Best - A.Waldon, A.Westergreen, J.Sheedy, J.Trish, A.Blake
Goals - M.Grossmann, A.Norsworthy 2, K.Hopper, P.Jarmyn, J.Trish

Came crashing back to earth with a thud. Only 7 points in it in the third quarter and if not for poor kicking in front of goal we should have been in front. After that it was one way traffic.

Round 15 26 July
Pembroke College
Pembroke OS

3.2

9.4

15.11

17.14

(116)

Athelstone

5.3

7.7

8.9

12.13

(85)


Best - B.Lomman, A.Blake, A.Tomich, R.Roberts, J.Sheedy
Goals - J.Duigan 3, S.Carr, J.Cini, K.Griffin, M.Grossmann, S.Harkin, J.Platten, S.Sullivan, T.White, B.Zanker

After a good first quarter into the breeze, we let ourselves down badly in the second and third quarters. Must learn from this.

Round 16 2 August
Torrens Valley
Athelstone

6.2

10.2

16.5

22.10

(142)

SMOSH West Lakes

3.2

5.6

6.9

8.10

(58)


Best - M.Grossmann, B.Skurrie, K.Hopper, J.Platten, S.Sullivan
Goals - B.Skurrie 6, S.Sullivan, K.Hopper 5, J.Duigan, M.Grossmann 2, A.Blake, S.Willment

They kicked the first 3 of the game and it was a bit of a worry. The boys responded to kick the next 6 of the quarter. We were dominant all over the ground. Skuz at full forward surprised with a handy 6. Finals are still a chance if we can win the last 2.

Round 17 9 August
Brighton Oval
Athelstone

2.2

2.4

4.4

4.7

(31)

Sacred Heart OC

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.3

(15)


Best - J.Platten, A.Waldon, K.Griffin, R.Roberts, M.Grossmann
Goals - B.Skurrie 2, S.Sullivan, K.Hopper

In muddy and sloppy conditions our desire for the footy was greater than theirs and a must win became reality.

Achievements - Malcolm Grossmann 100th game

Round 18 16 August
Torrens Valley
Edwardstown

3.3

5.3

8.5

11.8

(74)

Athelstone

2.3

3.6

4.7

7.8

(50)


Best - S.Willment, B.Lomman, T.Woolford, J.Sheedy, S.Harkin
Goals - S.Harkin 2, K.Hopper, R.Roberts, S.Sullivan, J.Trish

The conditions were slippery and things didn't roll our way, a valiant effort though and we can hold our heads up as we almost grabbed a final 5 spot despite some injury challenges during the year.

Achievements - Paul Jarmyn 100 games, Justin Sheedy 50 games

Premiership Table

 

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

%

Modbury

15

3

0

1908

1407

30

57.6

PHOS Camden

14

4

0

1850

1417

28

56.6

Edwardstown

13

5

0

1595

1325

26

54.6

Sacred Heart OC

12

6

0

1601

1340

24

54.4

Adelaide Uni

9

8

1

1587

1458

19

52.1

Athelstone

9

9

0

1631

1576

18

50.9

Payneham NU

7

10

1

1513

1702

15

47.1

Pembroke OS

4

14

0

1385

1815

8

43.3

SMOSH West Lakes

4

14

0

1280

1846

8

41.1

Scotch OC

2

16

0

1186

1656

4

41.7

 

Qualifying Final
23rd August
Thebarton Oval
Edwardstown 17.8 (110) d PHOS Camden 12.7 (79)
Elimination Final
23rd August
St Marys Park
Sacred Heart OC 15.9 (99) d Adelaide University 9.9 (63)
2nd Semi Final
30th August

Modbury Sports Reserve
Modbury 16.8 (104) d Edwardstown 6.12 (48)
1st Semi Final
30th
August
St Marys Park
Sacred Heart OC 10.6 (66) d PHOS Camden 9.11 (65)
Preliminary Final
6th September
St Marys Park
Sacred Heart OC 16.8 (104) d Edwardstown 12.19 (91)
Grand Final
13th September
Thebarton Oval
Modbury 12.16 (88) d Sacred Heart OC 4.15 (39)

Goalkickers

T.White

42

K.Hopper

19

M.Grossmann

17

J.Duigan

17

S.Sullivan

16

S.Harkin

16

J.Cini

15

S.Willment

12

J.Platten

10

C.Whenan

8

B.Skurrie 8
A.Waldon

7

J.Trish

7

J.Sheedy

6

A.Norsworthy

6

B.Gordon

5

A.Blake

4

T.Woolford

3

P.Jarmyn

3

A.Pokarier

3

C.McPeake

2

R.Castellano

2

B.Zanker

2

B.Lomman

1

B.Lomman

1

A.Westergreen

1

S.Carr

1

K.Griffin

1

R.Roberts

1

Club Best and Fairest Votes

J.Sheedy

76

  A.Blake

27

B.Lomman

67

  A.Pokarier

26

M.Grossmann

65

  J.Duigan

24

K.Griffin

58

  A.Waldon

20

J.Trish

58

  S.Coffey

16

S.Harkin

55

  R.Castellano

11

T.White

53

  A.Tomich

8

J.Platten

48

  R.Roberts

7

K.Hopper

39

  T.Woolford

6

B.Skurrie

38

  J.Cini

4

B.Zanker

37

  C.Whenan

3

S.Willment

33

  S.Sullivan

2

A.Westergreen

29

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-

Trophy Winners

Best and Fairest Justin Sheedy
Runner Up Best and Fairest Ben Lomman
Most Consistent Malcolm Grossmann
Best Team Man Kyle Griffin
Most Improved Steve Harkin
Best Under 21 Player Jonathon Platten
Leading Goalkicker Travis White

Best and Fairest - Justin Sheedy

Travis White, Jon Platten, Mal Grossmann, Steve Harkin, Justin Sheedy, Kyle Griffin, Ben Lomman

SAAFL FA Bloch Medal Votes

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Tot

M.Grossmann (3rd)

3

-

-

1

-

1

3

-

-

2

1

2

-

-

-

3

-

-

16

K.Hopper

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

3

-

-

-

-

2

1

-

10

J.Platten

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

1

4

B.Skurrie

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

4

S.Harkin

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

A.Pokarier

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

T.White

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

A.Blake

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

J.Duigan

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

B.Lomman

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

K.Griffin

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

2

R.Castellano

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

S.Coffey

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

B.Zanker

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

S.Sullivan

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1