2013 - A Grade

   
     
         
   

Competing in the South Australian Amateur Football League in Division 3

   
         
   

Coach :
Assistant Coach :
Team Managers :
Runner :
Captains :
Vice Captains :

 

Rocky Butterworth
John Tomaselli, Chris Drage
Shirley and Peter Skinner
Aaron Blake
Scott Sullivan, Jarrod Trish
Josh Allen, Justin Sheedy, Jake Lehmann

   
     

  

 

 

 
     
   

FIXTURE and RESULTS

   
     
         
   

Round 1

6 April - 2.15pm
Max Amber

 

Athelstone
Scotch OC

4.2
1.4

6.5
5.10

10.11
8.14

16.12
12.20

(108)
(92)

Best - K.Griffin, M.Leigh, J.Allen, S.Willment, K.Clayton
Goals - S.Willment 5, R.Baker, K.Clayton, E.Pontt 2, J.Allen, B.Dolling, S.Sullivan, C.Swift, C.Diotallevi

   
               
           
    Round 2 13 April - 2.15pm
Dwight Reserve
 
Athelstone
Eastern Park

3.4
3.2

7.7
4.10

11.11
9.14

15.15
11.19

(105)
(85)


Best - S.Willment, J.Lehmann, J.Sheedy, B.Dolling, J.Allen
Goals - S.Willment 3, T.White 2, S.Goodwin, C.Swift, K.Clayton, J.Sheedy, S.Sullivan, A.Guy, K.Griffin, J.Allen, S.Barabas, M.Leigh
   
           
               
    Round 3 20 April  - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Mitcham

5.2
4.1

8.5
5.4

13.11
7.4

22.16
9.4

(148)
(58)


Best - J.Lehmann, C.Diotallevi, J.Sheedy, S.Sullivan, E.Pontt
Goals - T.White 5, S.Willment 4, J.Lehmann, K.Clayton, J.Sheedy, M.Leigh 2, R.Baker, S.Sullivan, P.Fisher, C.Diotallevi, S.Barabas

Match Report (by Tony Griffin)
Seven minutes into the first quarter and the Raggies were 4 goals down. Mitcham was winning the centre breaks easily and it wasn’t until Athelstone won a centre clearance (via a free kick) that Whitey was able to open the scoring. As the quarter wore on the Raggie's game began to lift and they were finally able to penetrate through the half forward line with goals to Willment and Clayton bringing the teams together. A much more settled side with better ball movement won the final centre clearance and Willment’s third for the quarter gave the Raggies a 7 point quarter time lead.

Two minutes into the second Lehmann performed an “act of God” to score a freak soccer goal (clearance to Adelaide United pending).  To prove it was no fluke he did it again 2 minutes later. (Transfer to Adelaide United ensured). It was 15 minutes into the quarter before Mitcham were able to score their fifth. A beautifully  positioned kick from Leigh gave Scott Sullivan a set shot and he kicked truly. Mitcham missed several easy opportunities late in the quarter.

To start the third the backline stood firm and rebounds gave goals to the two W’s – White and Willment. Mitcham quickly replied from a free but after this early onslaught the game settled into end to end play with several missed opportunities. Whitey’s long kick from a set shot extended the lead to 5 goals and two great passages of play gave Diotavelli a major and another to White. Mitcham cut the lead when a quick entry into an empty paddock left the Raggie’s defenders stranded.

Athelstone responded well to the Coaches three quarter time instructions and three decisive centre clearances rattled on three quick goals to White, Clayton and Sheedy. Mitcham then cleared and a kick to an empty goal square beat the Raggie's defenders to the goal line. Baker’s booming kick from the centre allowed Barabas to goal from a superb snap and then a chain of handballs around the boundary line gave testimony to the old adage “first give, quick give”. Sheedy was on the end of it and goaled. The next two centre breaks were decisive and Leigh goaled from both before a 25 metre penalty put Fisher in front. At the 25 minute mark Mitcham goaled from a goal square snap. Athelstone’s 9th for the quarter came when Baker marked alongside the point post and kicked truly.

   
               
           
    Round 4 27 April - 2.15pm
Payneham Oval
 
Athelstone
Payneham NU

5.2
1.3

7.7
3.5

13.11
6.7

17.13
10.10

(115)
(70)


Best - J.Allen, J.Sheedy, K.Griffin, M.Newell, E.Pontt.
Goals - T.White 5, M.Leigh 3, S.Willment, J.Allen 2, S.Barabas, H.Fitzpatrick, K.Clayton, J.Mozuras, R.Baker.

Achievements - Kyle Clayton 50 games

   
           
               
    Round 5 4 May - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Pembroke OS

2.3
1.2

5.3
5.5

7.7
6.7

10.11
6.10

(71)
(46)


Best - M.Newell, E.Pontt, J.Allen, C.Diotallevi, M.Leigh.
Goals - M.Leigh 4, K.Clayton 2, J.Allen, B.Dolling, S.Sullivan, J.Sheedy.
   
               
           
    Round 6 11 May - 2.15pm
Kingswood Oval
 
Unley Mercedes Jets
Athelstone

6.2
3.4

18.3
4.6

21.9
6.10

24.18
8.13

(162)
(61)


Best - J.Allen, M.Leigh, S.Goodwin, J.Sheedy, K.Clayton.
Goals - T.White 2, J.Trish, J.Allen, B.Dolling, S.Sullivan, J.Sheedy, K.Clayton.
   
           
               
    Round 7 18 May - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Seaton Ramblers
Athelstone

3.4
1.3

8.8
3.8

12.12
7.8

14.15
11.12

(99)
(78)


Best - E.Pontt, J.Allen, J.Trish, M.Leigh, S.Sullivan.
Goals - T.White 4, S.Willment 2, C.McPeake, J.Trish, R.Baker, K.Clayton, M.Leigh.
   
               
           
    Round 8 25 May - 2.15pm
Hunter Park
 
Old Ignatians
Athelstone

4.4
2.1

8.6
5.3

13.6
7.5

18.8
9.6

(116)
(60)


Best - M.Leigh, E.Pontt, D.Sullivan, J.Allen, J.Sheedy.
Goals - T.White, M.Leigh 3, C.McPeake, J.Allen, E.Pontt.
   
           
               
    Round 9 1 June - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Salisbury

6.1
1.0

13.3
2.3

15.5
5.5

15.8
5.6

(98)
(36)


Best - J.Allen, S.Barabas, E.Pontt, P.Fisher, J.Pike.
Goals - R.Baker 5, K.Clayton 3, S.Willment, C.McPeake, B.Dolling, S.Sullivan, D.Sullivan, T.White, M.Leigh.
   
               
           
    Round 10 15 June - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Eastern Park

4.0
3.1

9.3
7.3

12.7
9.7

15.10
11.7

(100)
(73)


Best - S.Barabas, J.Allen, E.Pontt, S.Sullivan, S.Goodwin.
Goals - R.Baker 4, S.Willment 3, C.McPeake 2, J.Allen, K.Clayton, S.Barabas, B.Dolling, M.Leigh, S.Sullivan.
   
           
               
    Round 11 22 June - 2.15pm
Scotch College Oval
 
Scotch OC
Athelstone

2.4
2.1

5.7
4.2

9.10
5.5

10.13
7.10

(73)
(52)


Best - M.Leigh, J.Sheedy, J.Allen, E.Pontt, J.Trish.
Goals - J.Sheedy, C.McPeake 2, M.Leigh, B.Dolling, S.Sullivan.
   
               
           
    Round 12 29 June - 2.15pm
Price Memorial Oval
 
Athelstone
Mitcham

4.1
1.8

9.4
4.10

11.10
7.12

13.13
11.15

(91)
(81)


Best - J.Allen, H.Fitzpatrick, J.Sheedy, S.Willment, S.Goodwin.
Goals - S.Willment 4, T.White, J.Allen 2, C,McPeake, J.Sheedy, B.Dolling, M.Leigh, R.Baker.
   
           
               
    Round 13 6 July - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Payneham NU

5.3
1.4

6.10
1.6

8.13
2.8

9.13
3.8

(67)
(26)


Best - E.Pontt, J.Lehmann, S.Goodwin, M.Leigh, J.Allen.
Goals - S.Willment 3, R.Baker 2, J.Sheedy, K.Clayton, A.Waldon, T.White.

In front of a large and appreciative crowd the Raggies had possibly their best win of the season. The early mail was PNU were in terrific form and the Raggies had just met their obligations coming into this week. Third spot was up for grabs, a win to the Raggies and they go 2 games clear, a win to PNU and they take 3rd spot and are looking good for the double chance in September.

The Raggies wouldn't have a bar of that and played a great first quarter outscoring the Falcons 5.3 to 1.2. In the atrocious conditions this proved to be a match winning lead. It was like one side was playing dry weather football and the other not.

This win can prove to be so important in future weeks as the Raggies have shown they are back in top form and every one else in the comp should take note.
   
               
           
    Round 14 13 July - 2.15pm
Haslam Oval
 
Athelstone
Pembroke OS

2.4
4.0

5.6
6.9

9.13
6.11

12.15
10.12

(87)
(72)


Best - J.Sheedy, M.Leigh, J.Allen, E.Pontt, H.Fitzpatrick.
Goals -S.Willment 3, J.Lehmann, M.Leigh, K.Clayton 2, J.Allen, J.Pike, T.White.

The Raggies ground out a hard fought win at the not so happy hunting ground Haslam Oval. This oval has not produced too many wins over the years but the Raggies were determined to change all that, and they did. Despite a slow start on the scoreboard with the breeze in the first quarter, the Raggies had all the play but were wasteful in front of goal. Conversely Pembroke went inside 50 four times for 4 goals.

In the second quarter the Raggies got back into it but were probably a little lucky with Pembroke kicking 2.9 for the term, with nearly all that scoring in the last 10 minutes.

The Raggies were dominant in the third term to take a 20 point lead at the last change. Josh Allen, Justin Sheedy and Shane Goodwin were dominant, particularly Josh Allen who was everywhere.

Pembroke kicked the first 3 goals of the last quarter by the 7 minute mark to get within a goal, but the Raggies managed to steady. The Pembroke coach decided to voice his opinion loudly about one of our best players for the day, Jarrod Trish, but this only served to fire up the Raggies who ran out winners by 15 points. 
   
           
               
    Round 15 20 July - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Athelstone
Unley Mercedes Jets

4.3
3.3

7.3
5.5

9.6
8.8

12.7
10.11

(79)
(71)


Best - J.Sheedy, J.Allen, J.Lehmann, T.White, S.Sullivan.
Goals - T.White 4, S.Willment, J.Lehmann, M.Leigh 2, K.Clayton, J.Sheedy.

In slippery and cold conditions (snow on Mt Lofty), and even the odd hail storm, the Raggies avenged their Round 6 101 point mauling by the Unley Mercedes Jets to run out winners by 8 points 12.7-79 to 10.11-71.

In what was a tight contest, only once did the Raggies get out to a sizable lead of 4 goals at the 14 minute mark of the second quarter through Justin Sheedy, Travis White and Kyle Clayton. Unley bounced back late in the term with two goals to be right in touch at the main change.

The Raggies opened the second half with a quick goal in the first minute to Matt Leigh, but Unley wouldn't go away and another late goal to them saw the lead whittled down to 4 points at the last change.

Two early goals in the last quarter to Travis White gave the Raggies a handy 16 point buffer, but Unley fought back through their main man Nick Wark to trail by only 3 points at the 20 minute mark. Josh Allen suffered an ankle injury late in the term and was carried off, whilst copping some lip service from an Unley player. That only served to fire the Raggies up who kicked a goal through Stevie Willment at the 22 minute mark to re-establish what turned out to be a match winning lead.

The result was a 109 point turnaround from Round 6, and goes a long way to helping the Raggies stay in 3rd spot and out of reach of Payneham NU. It doesn't get any easier this week though against top side Seaton, but the Raggies are looking forward to the challenge.

   
               
           
    Round 16 27 July - 2.15pm
Pedlar Reserve
 
Seaton Ramblers
Athelstone

4.4
3.3

6.6
7.8

11.13
8.9

16.17
12.11

(113)
(83)


Best - J.Sheedy, J.Allen, K.Clayton, H.Fitzpatrick, B.Dolling.
Goals - T.White 4, K.Clayton 3, K.Griffin, A.Waldon, S.Willment, J.Sheedy, J.Allen.

The Raggies were outplayed in the second half down at Pedlar Reserve on Saturday to go down by 30 points. The Raggies led at half time but couldn't finish off the game.

There was a breeze to the AAMI Stadium end, and Seaton won the toss and kicked with it in the first quarter. The Raggies did well keeping Seaton to 4 goals and kicking 3 themselves.

In the second quarter, the Raggies used the wind well and kicked 4 goals to 1 for the term and went into the long break a goal up. Highlight of the quarter was a bit of Evan Pontt magic when he gathered a ball in dispute on the half forward flank and fired out a sharp handball to Kyle Clayton who goaled from 30m on a tough angle. The Raggies went into the break full of confidence.

Seaton regrouped at half time but the Raggies hung in there against the wind, until the 20 minute mark of the quarter when Seaton banged on 4 unanswered goals. Seaton had a good lead of 22 points at the last change.

The Raggies were determined to finish fast but Seaton's dominance at the stoppages in the second half continued and the lack of a marking forward was making scoring difficult. Travis White took his chances and kicked 2 goals in the last quarter, and 4 for the day, ably supported by Clayton with 3, but Seaton were too strong when it counted.
   
           
               
    Round 17 3 August - 2.15pm
Max Amber
 
Old Ignatians
Athelstone

0.3
1.3

3.6
1.4

7.7
3.5

7.9
4.6

(51)
(30)


Best - S.Willment, J.Sheedy, K.Clayton, B.Dolling, J.Allen.
Goals - S.Willment 3, S.Goodwin.

The Raggies let the chance to secure third spot slip in atrocious conditions at Max Maber Sportsfield on Saturday. A win would have locked away the all important top 3 position, but now the Raggies must beat lowly Salisbury in the final minor round game this week.

The weather was as bad as it gets with constant patches of heavy rain throughout the match, with the rain at it's heaviest during the last quarter when the Raggies were trying to stage a last quarter comeback.

Old Ignatians handled the conditions better than the home team, and when the Raggies couldn't seem to get a free kick to go their way during the 2nd and 3rd quarters, Old Iggies set up a match winning lead.

There were few shining lights but Stevie Willment did well up forward kicking 3 of the 4 goals, and Justin Sheedy pushed hard all day through the slippery conditions.

Here's hoping for some finer weather for this weekends away game against Salisbury.

In what was a bad day for the Raggies all round, the B's and C's also lost to Old Ignatians.
   
               
           
    Round 18 10 August - 2.15pm
Salisbury Oval
 
Athelstone
Salisbury

1.3
3.2

5.4
5.4

7.6
7.7

13.11
10.12

(89)
(72)


Best - M.Leigh, J.Allen, S.Willment, J.Trish, B.Dolling.
Goals - T.White 4, J.Lehmann, S.Willment, M.Leigh 2, R.Baker, L.Tomaselli, K.Clayton.

Achievements - Heath Fitzpatrick 50 Games

The Raggies "won ugly" against Salisbury on Saturday to finally secure third spot and the important double chance for the finals series. We will play Scotch OC at Unley Oval this Saturday in the Qualifying Final.

The Raggies started brightly enough but an early missed chance sparked Salisbury into action and they led 3.2 to 1.3 at quarter time. Salisbury were dominating centre clearances, and did so for much of the game.

The Raggies got going in the second term kicking the first 3 for the quarter early, and a total of 4 goals to 2 to have the scores locked away at 5.4 apiece at half time. The Raggies seemed to have found their groove a little better, but far from their best.

The third term was goal for goal, and a goal by Matt Leigh right near the siren had the game still close at 7.6 to 7.7, down by a point.

A strong start was needed but that didn't eventuate as Salisbury kicked the first 2 goals by the 5 minute mark. It was going to be tough from here. Jake Lehmann kicked a goal but Saisbury replied, and at the 17 minute mark the Raggies found themselves 2 goals down with not long to go. A goal to Travis White running into an open goal, followed by a goal from Luke Tomaselli had the Raggies back within 4 points. White kicked another from a long range out on an angle, then White again ran into an open goal and kicked another to seal the game, before Richie Baker put the icing on the cake as the siren sounded.

The Raggies were certainly not at their best, but the job had been done, 3rd spot locked away. We willl need to improve this week against Scotch OC who surprisingly lost badly to Pembroke OS, with Pembroke keeping 5th spot.
   
           
           

 

 

 

               
 

PREMIERSHIP TABLE

 
   

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

%

 
  Seaton Ramblers
Scotch OC
Athelstone
Payneham NU
Pembroke OS
Old Ignatians
Unley Mercedes
Salisbury
Eastern Park
Mitcham

16
14
12
11
10
9
8
5
3
2

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2
4
6
7
8
9
10
13
15
16

2092
2041
1522
1726
1444
1500
1668
1141
1269
1163

1505
1288
1395
1374
1359
1391
1573
1849
1991
1841

32
28
24
22
20
18
16
10
6
4

58.16
61.31
52.18
55.68
51.52
51.89
51.47
38.16
38.93
38.72

 
               

 

           

    Qualifying
Final
17 August
Unley Oval
 
Scotch OC
Athelstone

2.0
0.2

7.4
1.2

11.5
3.4

16.8
5.7

(104)
(37)


Best - K.Griffin, J.Trish, M.Leigh, K.Clayton, J.Allen.
Goals -
 T.White, J.Lehmann 2, K.Griffin.

The excitement of the Raggies return to the finals scene was shortlived with a below par performance against Scotch OC. The Raggies were no match and at half time had only managed a solitary goal. Hard to win games from there.

The Raggies were slightly better in the second half but Scotch ran out easy 10 goal winners.
   
               
           
    Elimination
Final
17 August
Payneham Oval
  Payneham NU 11.8-74 defeated Pembroke OS 6.13-49    
           
               
    2nd Semi
Final
24 August
Pedlar Reserve
  Scotch OC 17.16-118 defeated Seaton Ramblers 12.5-77    
               
           
    1st Semi
Final
24 August
Max Amber
 
Payneham NU
Athelstone

3.3
1.3

6.7
1.5

9.13
2.8

11.14
4.8

(80)
(32)


Best - M.Leigh, J.Allen, S.Willment, S.Barabas, J.Lehmann.
Goals -
 M.Leigh 2, J.Trish, K.Griffin.

Achievements - Josh Pike 150 Games

The Raggies bowed out of the finals race after the loss to Payneham NU on Saturday. In challenging conditions, the Raggies simply couldn't get on the scoreboard, and PNU seemed to always be able to find the loose option to set up many attacks to their forward line, and big Nick Jolly.

It was a disappointing finish to a promising season, especially after accounting for PNU both times earlier in the year. As the season wore on, and the rain interrupted the training program, the Raggies seemed to lose their ability to run and move the ball quickly which had seen them finish 3rd on the ladder at the end of the minor round.
   
           
               
    Preliminary
Final
31 August
Pedlar Reserve
  Payneham NU 16.20-116 defeated Seaton Ramblers 15.10-100    
               
           
    GRAND
FINAL
7 September
Thebarton Oval
 
Payneham NU
Scotch OC

2.2
5.6

6.7
9.8

8.9
11.14

13.11
11.17

(89)
(83)

   
           
           

GOALKICKERS
 

 

 

 
 

CLUB BEST & FAIREST

 
  J.Allen
J.Sheedy
M.Leigh
E.Pontt
S.Goodwin
K.Griffin
K.Clayton
S.Sullivan
H.Fitzpatrick
J.Lehmann
S.Barabas
J.Trish
M.Newell
B.Dolling
S.Willment
R.Baker
C.Diotallevi
T.White
J.Mozuras
C.Swift
J.Pike
P.Fisher
J.Schinella

142
132
70
68
55
45
45
35
32
29
28
22
22
17
15
15
10
7
7
7
4
2
1

 

 

  

 
 

TROPHY WINNERS

 
  Best and Fairest Josh Allen  
  Runner Up Best and Fairest Justin Sheedy  
  Best Team Man Jarrod Trish  
  Most Consistent Scott Barabas  
  Coach's Award Kyle Clayton  
  Most Improved Evan Pontt  
  - -  
 

 

     

   

SAAFL MEDAL VOTES

   
   
 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Tot

Justin Sheedy (2nd)

-

3

3

3

1

-

-

-

2

3

3

-

-

-

2

1

-

-

21

Josh Allen

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

8

Shane Goodwin

-

-

-

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

3

-

-

-

-

8

Steve Willment

3

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

Jack Mozuras

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Kyle Clayton

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

Evan Pontt

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

Scott Barabas

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

Kyle Griffin

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

2

Jake Lehmann

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

Matthew Leigh

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

Jarrod Trish

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1