Archive for April, 2019

  • Tahs make statement in semi-final

    Date: 2019.04.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    ATTACK: Griffith Waratah Tigers halfback Luke Farmer has room to move against Darlington Point-Coleambally. Picture: Anthony Stipo
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    Reigning Group 20 premiers Griffith Waratah Tigers sounded a warning shot to the rest of the competition with a 44-20 victory over Darlington Point-Coleambally in Sunday’s qualifying final at Exies Oval.

    The Tigers were brilliant at times against the Roosters, but were also guilty of lapses that allowed their rivals to remain in the contest for most of the game.

    Waratahs made theperfect start when winger John Lolohea scored a try off a short kick only a few minutes in.Soon after, fullback Johnny Teleaga used his light stepping to score near the sticks before giant prop Mike Ioapo barged acrossto set up a 14-0 lead.

    The signs were ominous for the Roosters, who were struggling to combatWaratahs’ second-phase play.

    But the visitors didn’t panic and were rewardedwith points when the Tigers’ high-risk offloadingand unstructured stylebegan to backfire.

    Roosters coach and five-eighth Ryan McGoldrick opened his side’s account after cuttingthrough the Tigers’ defence for a converted try before winger John Maxwell dived over in the right corner.

    Suddenly, Waratahs’ lead had been reduced to four points and all the momentum appeared with the visitors.But the Tigers rallied late in the half,a converted try to Ioapo and penalty goal giving the home side a 22-10 lead at the break.

    The Roosters scored first after the restartthrough Robbie Simpson to make it 22-16, but a mistake from the kick-offgifted Waratahs possession.

    It proved a critical mistake. The Tigers scored from the ensuing set and crossed twice more toput the result beyonddoubt.

    Teleaga’s effort for his second trywas especiallymemorable, the livewireNo.1 beating half a dozen defenders in the space of 10 metresbefore scoring near the sticks.

    In other results on Sunday, West Wyalong defeated Darlington Point-Coleambally 24-10 in reserve grade, Hay beat Yenda 12-6 in league tag, Yanco-Wamoon overcame DPC 34-22 in the under 18s, whileTullibigeal-Lakes United won the under 16s clash against Leeton 16-12.

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  • Grills learns from last season

    Date: 2019.04.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    CELEBRATION: Gordon forward Mick Nolan and coach Corey Grills embrace after a goal on Sunday at Bungaree.GORDONcoach Corey Grills explained the excitement that has built in the club now on the verge of agrand final.
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    “Last year we had one step forward, two steps back, two steps forward, one step back (during) quarters inthe prelim and we learned a lot from it,” he said.

    “Wins don’t come easy so we set ourselves hard to prepare and play four quarters of football. Everyminute, every quarter it takes to win it. We didn’t take the foot off the pedal the whole game.”

    For Gordon, this grand final tilt is the first after 27 years. So how does Grills rate the Eagles’ chances?

    “We know the quality of Springbank. We’ll have to do our utmost best to get over the line againstthem,” he said.

    “We are proud of our efforts to get to a grand final…16 teams have missed out. That’s a pretty goodeffort.”

    Grills was evasive about any injury worries ahead of the decider.

    “We do. But we’re not going to tell you. We’re going to the grand final,” he said.

    “I ain’t tellin’ you nothin’!”

    In the changerooms after the match, there were a couple of ice packs here and there, but nothingobviously wrong.

    And how did Ballan coach Mark Williams take the loss?

    “It’s still quite raw. Gordon are a real good outfit and good luck to them next week. I’m not going tomake any excuses. They were just too good on the day,” he said.

    “Full credit to them and I hope they can back it up next week.”

    The manknown as “Willow” was off playing kick-to-kick with his kids as the dust settledon a disappointing afternoon.

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  • Hear Cowra Peace Day special guest’s United Nations experience first-hand

    Date: 2019.04.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    One of Australia’s outstanding youth leaders, Laura John, is the guest speaker at this year’s World Peace Day Dinner on Tuesday, September 15.
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    For this year’s 2015 Youth Peace Ambassador Award, a record seven nominations have been received with the girls sweeping the pool, Peace Bell Association Chairperson, Ian Brown, explained.

    The nominees are Kitty Brooks, Katie Brown, Grace Gallagher, Imogen James, Maddison Johnson, Thalia Nelligan, and Olivia Perkins.

    “All of these nominees have been involved in the community in various capacities and are fine examples of young people promoting peace through their daily actions,” Cr Brown said.

    “Whether it is organising youth events, performing at community festivals, sharing their passions for sport or dance with younger children, or simply lending a friendly ear to someone in need, these young women all ‘pitch-in’ to lend a hand,” Cr Brown added.

    The award seeks to recognise a young person who has served the community bymaking a sustained effort to help others. The Dinner will be hosted by the Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association and the Rotary Club of Cowra.

    Other events for this year’s World Peace Day celebrations include a Youth Forum from 11.30am on Tuesday, September 15 on the subject of ‘From Inner Peace to World Peace’ hosted by Cowra Youth Council; a World Peace Day Ceremony at the World Peace Bell hosted by the Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association; and the World Peace Day Dinner at Cowra Bowling Club from 6pm.

    “All residents are invited to join in commemorations for World Peace Day at the Peace Bell Ceremony in Darling Street from 5pm,” Cr Brown said.

    Tickets for the World Peace Day Dinner may be purchased by Thursday 10 September from Inside Out in Kendal Street for $25 per head.

    Laura was Australia’s youth representative to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2014.

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  • Gordon’s dream close to becoming reality

    Date: 2019.04.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    GORDON powered itsway to next weekend’s grand final with a four-quarter demolition of Ballan on Sunday.
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    The Peter Stevens Hyundai Eagles set themselves up with a six-goal-to-one first term and pushed the Blues at every changeto run out 81-point victors.

    Gordon had set itselfto not repeat last year’s inglorious exit from apreliminary final andplay out four winning quarters.

    MY BALL: Gordon forward Steve Nicholson flies over Ballan’s Jacob Wilkinson and Aaron Speak to take this mark on Sunday. Pictures: Kate Healy.

    Scoreboard pressure had Ballan struggling, but itgave a yelp in the second term, putting on threegoals.

    A one-point third quarter was Ballan’s swansong as Gordon had the pedal to the metal and skippedaway to a 68-point lead.

    The Eagles’ scoring power came from live-wire Mick Nolan and cool, calm SteveNicholson.

    Five goals each to Nolan and Nicholson were icing on the cake for Gordon.

    Nolan had speed and hunger in front of goals, while Nicholson took big grabs and finished off well.

    They were joined by Jaymes Gorman and Jye Cousins, who booted two majors each. Gorman kickeda great booming goal after a big run towards the sticksin the third term.

    Singles to Jordan Clampit, James Grills, coach Corey Grills, Ash Munari and James Murphy didn’t gounnoticed byGordon fans.

    There was a big cheer for coach Grills when he slotted his goal halfway through the final term. Theball hadwavered in the air and then swung true.

    Murphy’s goal in the third quarter was a big bomb after a great mark.

    Nolan was a standout in that term, too, when he scooped the ball off the ground near the goalmouthandplanted a big kick that rocketed through.

    Munari was busy and so were Ben Quinlan, Harley Hunter and Tye Murphy around the centre. LukeGunnell took on Ballan’s rucks Trent Laurie and Daniel Christie and showed them a thing or two.

    The back line was solid and hard to penetrate. Brad Hallam, Gerard Clifford and Hamish Wattsdictated play in their domain.

    Those Ballan goal-kickers to fly in the face of these defenders were few.

    Coach Mark Williams, Michael Snaith, Daniel King, Kyle Doyle, Aaron Speak and Shaun Campbellwere the only Blues to venture there with any success.

    Williams took a bone-crunching hit in the second term,but recovered to slot the football through forhis major.

    There was also a great performance by Jake Wilkie, who took on Eagles like Munari and AdamToohey.

    Meanwhile, David Ismail continued the workhe put in the week before against Buninyong, roamingfromdefence to forward of the ball.

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  • Melbourne Cup magic spellbinds Nowra

    Date: 2019.04.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    THE Shoalhaven’s Melbourne Cup tour jumped from the starting barrier and raced towards the finishing line on Friday.
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    The tour started in the morning in Nowra’s Jelly Bean Park, where people jockeyed for positions to get their photos taken with the $175,000 cup.

    Racing fans, school children and interested passers-by all took the chance to have a photo taken with the iconic trophy.

    Even the grandson of Terara’s Etienne de Mestre, trainer of Archer who won the first Melbourne Cup in 1861, Mark de Mestre took the chance to have his photo taken.

    Mr de Mestre said seeing the cup gave him and many others pleasure and excitement.

    “There is so much magic about the cup,” he said.

    “Right from the first race people just seemed to embrace it.”

    He is proud of his family’s connection with the race – Etienne de Mestre ended up as a five time winning trainer.

    Mr de Mestre’s interest in the race increased as a teenager when the Ivan Tucker trained Rising Fast rode to victory in 1954.

    “I got Rising Fast in the sweep that year,” he said.

    Mr de Mestre has mixed with cup royalty and met the late champion trainer Bart Cummings.

    “I met him at Randwick and he was a great man,” Mr de Mestre said.

    Mr de Mestre’s aunt made contact with the master trainer in 1977 when Cummings matched Etienne de Mestre’s five cup victories.

    “I still have the letter Bart Cummings wrote to my Aunty Biddy,” he said.

    The cup tour included stops at a nursing home, a school, a pre-school and the Shoal-haven Business Awards.

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