2007 - A Grade

   
     
         
   

Competing in the South Australian Amateur Football League in Division 3

   
         
   

Coach :
Team Managers :
Runner :
Captain :
Vice Captain :

  Tod Barabas
Ken Stewart
Shane Johnson
Kevin Hopper
Brad Warner
   
     

  

 

 

 
     
   

FIXTURE and RESULTS

   
     
         
    Round 1 14 April
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

6.3

10.9

12.17

15.23

(113)

Flinders Park

2.1

3.1

10.2

11.7

(73)


Best - S.Coffey, C.Whenan, M.Grossmann, B.Skurrie, L.Stewart
Goals - C.Whenan 5, B.Warner 4, J.Duigan 3, K.Hopper, C.Robertson, J.Sheedy

For the first quarter and a half we were great. For the next 2 quarters we just couldn't kick straight and at the other end they couldn't miss. They had a chance at the last break but we shut them out for the whole quarter to record a good win, but it should've been much better.
   
               
           
    Round 2 21 April
Dwight Reserve
 
Athelstone

4.3

7.4

12.6

15.10

(100)

Eastern Park

3.2

5.7

7.9

12.13

(85)


Best - J.Duigan, R.Nicholson, S.Willment, M.Grossmann, J.Sheedy
Goals -  J.Duigan 4, C.Whenan 3, M.Grossmann, C.Robertson 2, S.Coffey, S.Harkin, J.Sheedy, B.Warner

We were the better side all day, especially with Joe dominating CHF, but we couldn't shake them off. A 4 goal blitz in the third quarter got us out in front and they couldn't get back from there. 
   
           
               
    Round 3 28 April
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

3.1

6.6

9.8

9.12

(68)

SMOSH West Lakes

4.3

4.4

5.5

6.7

(43)


Best - J.Duigan, A.Blake, B.Skurrie, M.Grossmann, T.Woolford
Goals - M.Grossmann, C.Robertson, C.Whenan 2, J.Chigwidden, J.Duigan, B.Warner

After a slow start, they kicked the first 3, we then started getting our hands on the ball first, and also got plenty of numbers to the ball. Great wet weather footy.

Achievements - Clay Whenan 150th game
   
               
           
    Round 4 5 May
Walkerville Oval
 
Walkerville

4.2

4.3

10.10

14.14

(98)

Athelstone

4.4

9.7

11.8

14.12

(96)


Best - J.Chigwidden, B.Skurrie, S.Verrall, C.Robertson, S.Coffey
Goals - C.Robertson 5, C.Whenan 3, A.Blake, J.Chigwidden, T.Ruch, B.Warner, T.Woolford, K.Hopper

Difficult to believe we lost this one from such a commanding position at half time. Will need to regroup and get back in the winner's circle next week.
   
           
               
    Round 5 12 May
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

7.4

13.10

18.13

26.17

(173)

Prince Alfred OC

4.1

4.5

7.9

7.10

(52)


Best - J.Sheedy, S.Coffey, C.Whenan, A.Blake, S.Willment
Goals - C.Whenan 7, C.Robertson 4, J.Duigan, J.Sheedy 3, M.Grossmann, B.Warner 2, A.Blake, J.Chigwidden, S.Coffey, K.Hopper, T.Woolford

We were good all day, they had no resistance as we took complete control.
   
               
           
    Round 6 19 May
Salisbury Downs Oval
 
Athelstone

5.4

11.8

15.11

21.13

(139)

Salisbury West

4.1

6.4

9.8

15.10

(100)


Best - T.Woolford, S.Coffey, J.Sheedy, A.Blake, C.Robertson
Goals - C.Whenan 4, C.Robertson, K.Hopper 3, A.Blake, J.Duigan, B.Warner, T.Woolford 2, S.Coffey, J.Sheedy, S.Williams

A great effort against a side with a reputation for the undesirable aspects of footy. They tried to be intimidating, but the Raggies showed real spirit and gave them a lesson in how footy should be played.
   
           
               
    Round 7 26 May
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

5.6

11.12

16.12

21.15

(141)

St Peters OC

4.2

5.4

8.9

13.13

(91)


Best - J.Duigan, A.Blake, B.Warner, T.Woolford, B.Lomman
Goals - K.Hopper 5, C.Whenan 4, A.Blake, M.Grossmann 3, J.Duigan, B.Lomman 2, J.Sheedy, B.Warner

Another good win. Had a great start but let them come back in the first quarter. Hops kicked 4 in the second quarter to give us the break we needed.
   
               
           
    Round 8 2 June
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

2.3

6.8

8.12

11.14

(80)

CBCOC

4.4

6.8

7.9

9.12

(66)


Best - J.Duigan, J.Sheedy, S.Verrall, J.Chigwidden, C.Whenan
Goals - C.Whenan 5, J.Duigan 3, K.Hopper 2, T.Woolford

A good win with a few players missing. Started slowly but controlled the game from halfway through the second quarter. A week off to give us a chance to freshen up.
   
           
               
    Round 9 16 June
Hunter Park
 
Old Ignatians

3.2

6.6

8.7

15.10

(100)

Athelstone

3.1

9.3

12.7

14.7

(91)


Best - S.Coffey, J.Chigwidden, J.Kelly, K.Hopper, J.Sheedy
Goals - J.Chigwidden 3, J.Duigan, K.Hopper, B.Warner, C.Whenan 2, S.Harkin, J.Sheedy, S.Willment

A disastrous last quarter.

Achievements - Jason Chigwidden 150th game
   
               
           
    Round 10 23 June
Flinders Park Oval
 
Athelstone

1.2

5.6

8.12

11.17

(83)

Flinders Park

3.2

5.4

5.5

10.6

(66)


Best -  J.Sheedy, B.Warner, S.Willment, A.Waldon, S.Harkin
Goals -  J.Duigan 3, A.Blake, K.Hopper 2, T.Ruch, J.Sheedy, S.Willment, T.Woolford

Seemed to be controlling the game without a startling performance. They charged late to get within 4 points in the last quarter, but the Raggies kicked the last 3 goals to seal the win.
   
           
               
    Round 11 30 June
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

3.4

8.8

14.11

20.14

(134)

Eastern Park

2.2

6.4

7.5

8.9

(57)


Best - S.Willment, A.Blake, K.Griffin, J.Chigwidden, T.Woolford
Goals - C.Whenan 6, J.Duigan 4, B.Warner 3, K.Hopper, C.Robertson 2, S.Harkin, T.Ruch, A.Waldon

After a hardly contested first half, Eastern Park packed up and went home after half time. Good performances all over the ground.
   
               
           
    Round 12 7 July
West Lakes Shore Oval
 
SMOSH West Lakes

1.0

3.3

5.4

11.12

(78)

Athelstone

3.5

3.7

6.14

6.15

(51)


Best - K.Griffin, J.Sheedy, S.Coffey, J.Duigan, S.Willment
Goals - J.Duigan 2, A.Blake, K.Hopper, B.Warner, T.Woolford

There was a howling gale from one end to the other. We failed to convert opportunities in front of goal and that became very costly when we weren't far enough in front at 3 quarter time.
   
           
               
    Round 13 14 July
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

4.7

6.10

9.11

13.15

(93)

Walkerville

2.2

3.2

4.5

7.7

(49)


Best - A.Blake, S.Verrall, J.Sheedy, K.Griffin, J.Chigwidden
Goals - C.Whenan 4, A.Blake 3, B.Warner 2, J.Chigweidden, J.Duigan, K.Hopper, C.Robertson

We had to win an important one, and we did with flying colours. Locks in second spot until next week, when the challenges start again.
   
               
           
    Round 14 21 July
Park 9
 
Athelstone

6.2

11.4

14.5

16.6

(102)

Prince Alfred OC

2.3

2.4

6.6

8.9

(57)


Best - J.Kelly, T.Ruch, C.Murdoch, K.Griffin, S.Verrall
Goals - C.Whenan, T.Woolford 3, J.Chigwidden, J.Duigan, B.Warner 2, A.Blake, T.Ruch, J.Sheedy, S.Willimas

In the first half we were totally dominant but we dropped the intensity in the second half. With a few important players out, it was a good win.
   
           
               
    Round 15 28 July
Torrens Valley
 
Salisbury West

3.3

5.5

8.10

10.10

(70)

Athelstone

1.6

4.11

7.11

8.16

(65)


Best - J.Sheedy, T.Ruch, T.Woolford, J.Duigan, J.Trish
Goals - T.Woolford 2, J.Duigan, S.Sullivan, T.Ruch, J.Sheedy, D.Whittenbury, S.Willment

Inaccuracy in front of goal resulted in a painful loss. We didn't play well and we are likely to meet them again in finals where, no doubt, there will be an improved performance.

Achievements - Tim Woolford 50th game
   
               
           
    Round 16 5 August
Caterer Oval
 
Athelstone

0.4

5.6

7.7

9.9

(63)

St Peters OC

0.2

2.5

2.10

3.11

(29)


Best - J.Trish, J.Kelly, B.Skurrie, S.Coffey, A.Blake
Goals - M.Grossmann, K.Hopper, J.Sheedy 2, P.Jarmyn, T.Ruch, C.Whenan

In sloppy conditions, and after a slow start, things opened up in the 2nd quarter to set up a commanding break. The defence stood up grandly.

Achievements - Steve Willment 50th game
   
           
               
    Round 17 11 August
East Parklands
 
Athelstone

4.1

13.5

17.10

24.13

(157)

CBCOC

1.7

1.7

4.10

7.13

(55)


Best - S.Coffey, K.Hopper, B.Warner, C.Whenan, J.Duigan
Goals - K.Hopper 8, C.Whenan 6, M.Grossmann 3, J.Duigan, S.Sullivan, B.Warner 2, A.Blake

Close to the best performance of the year, which is great to see at this late stage of the season. And it was our day with SMOSH West Lakes surprise losers to Flinders Park handing us top spot. Just need to win next week to stay there.
   
               
           
    Round 18 18 August
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

3.2

7.7

12.10

16.14

(110)

Old Ignatians

3.3

5.8

8.12

11.15

(81)


Best - S.Coffey, J.Kelly, C.Robertson, K.Hopper, A.Waldon
Goals - C.Robertson 5, K.Hopper 4, C.Whenan 3, A.Waldon 2, S.Coffey, S.Williams

We won this important one, to keep top spot, and earn a week's rest.
   
           
           

 

 

               
 

PREMIERSHIP TABLE

 
   

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

%

 
  Athelstone

14

0

4

1856

1257

28

60

 
 

SMOSH West Lakes

14

0

4

1785

1390

28

56

 
  Walkerville

12

0

6

1666

1383

24

55

 
  Salisbury West

10

0

8

1871

1658

20

53

 
  Old Ignatians

9

0

9

1593

1459

18

52

 
  Eastern Park

9

0

9

1662

1798

18

48

 
  Flinders Park

7

0

11

1489

1549

14

49

 
  St Peters OC

7

0

11

1359

1612

14

46

 
  CBCOC

5

0

13

1531

1905

10

45

 
  Prince Alfred OC

3

0

15

1213

2014

6

38

 
               

 

           

    Qualifying
Final
25 August
West Lakes Shore Oval
  SMOSH West Lakes 21.14 (140) d Walkerville 15.9 (99)    
               
           
    Elimination
Final
25 August
Salisbury Downs Oval
  Salisbury West 19.15 (129) d Old Ignatians 14.10 (94)    
           
               
    2nd Semi
Final
1 September
Torrens Valley
 
SMOSH West Lakes

2.7

7.8

12.11

18.11

(119)

Athelstone

3.4

8.6

11.9

13.14

(92)


Best - B.Skurrie, S.Willment, J.Trish, C.Whenan, J.Sheedy
Goals - C.Whenan 5, C.Robertson, S.Willment 2, J.Duigan, M.Grossmann, K.Hopper, P.Jarmyn

In the end a disappointing result, not for the way we went about it, but just that we didn't win. SMOSH played well and we had a few down on their best.
   
               
           
    1st Semi
Final
1 September   Walkerville 22.7 (139) d Salisbury West 8.9 (57)    
           
               
    Preliminary
Final
8 September
Torrens Valley
 
Athelstone

5.3

13.6

16.7

18.9

(117)

Walkerville

4.6

6.9

10.15

14.18

(102)


Best - B.Skurrie, J.Sheedy, S.Coffey, A.Blake, C.Robertson
Goals - C.Robertson 5, P.Jarmyn, C.Whenan, J.Chigwidden 2, S.Willment, J.Duigan, T.Ruch, A.Blake, J.Sheedy, K.Hopper, S.Coffey

Mission number 1 accomplished, securing a grand final spot. Our first half was sensational and put us out of their reach. To Walkerville's credit, they battled on well, but the the Raggies were never going to let this one slip.
   
               
           
    GRAND
FINAL
15 September
Richmond Oval
 
SMOSH West Lakes

4.4

9.8

15.10

17.13

(115)

Athelstone

3.2

3.3

6.6

10.7

(67)


Best - J.Trish, S.Coffey, K.Hopper, T.Ruch, S.Verrall
Goals - K.Hopper 2, A.Blake, S.Coffey, J.Duigan, J.Sheedy, B.Warner, C.Whenan, S.Williams, T.Woolford

In the end they were just too good. Our second quarter killed us and they just went on from there. The boys battled it out right to the end but it just wasn't to be.

Achievements - Todd Ruch 100 games, Steed Verrall 50 games
   
           
           

 

 
 

GOALKICKERS

 
  C.Whenan

66

 
  K.Hopper

39

 
  J.Duigan

38

 
  C.Robertson

32

 
  B.Warner

25

 
  A.Blake

17

 
  M.Grossmann

15

 
  J.Sheedy

15

 
  T.Woolford

13

 
  J.Chigwidden

11

 
  T.Ruch

7

 
  S.Willment

6

 
  S.Coffey

6

 
  P.Jarmyn

4

 
  S.Williams

4

 
  A.Waldon

3

 
  S.Sullivan

3

 
  S.Harkin

3

 
  B.Lomman

2

 
  D.Whittenbury 1  
 

 

 
 

CLUB BEST & FAIREST

 
  S.Coffey

84

 
  A.Blake

79

 
  J.Duigan

67

 
  J.Sheedy

65

 
  S.Willment

50

 
  J.Chigwidden

49

 
  J.Kelly

40

 
  K.Griffin

39

 
  M.Grossmann

38

 
  T.Woolford

36

 
  K.Hopper

35

 
  B.Warner

35

 
  C.Robertson

30

 
  S.Verrall

28

 
  C.Whenan

24

 
  J.Trish

23

 
  T.Ruch

20

 
  B.Skurrie

20

 
  R.Nicholson

19

 
  B.Lomman 6  
  S.Williams

6

 
  S.Harkin

4

 
  P.Jarmyn

4

 
  C.Murdoch

3

 
  A.Waldon

3

 
  S.Sullivan

2

 
  L.Stewart

1

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

TROPHY WINNERS

 
  Best and Fairest Stephen Coffey  
  Runner Up Best and Fairest Aaron Blake  
  Most Consistent Steve Willment  
  Most Competitive Justin Sheedy  
  Most Improved Joseph Duigan  
  Coach's Trophy Kevin Hopper  
 

 

     

   

SAAFL MEDAL VOTES

   
   
 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Tot

K.Hopper (1st)

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

3

2

-

1

3

-

-

2

3

3

18

C.Robertson

1

3

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

11

A.Blake

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

3

3

3

-

11

C.Whenan

3

-

-

-

3

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

10

J.Sheedy

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

2

6

M.Grossmann

2

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

J.Duigan

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

D.Whittenbury

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

-

-

-

3

S.Coffey

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

B.Skurrie

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

2

J.Chigwidden

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

2

R.Nicholson

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

T.Woolford

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1