The Border Watch : May 2nd 2014
42 SPORT VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Unusual match-of-the-round Winless Heathmere and Branxholme/Wallacedale face-off in SWDFL and Westerns are usually four goals better at home. Coleraine won’t take this trip lightly and must learn from Cavendish’s game last week to make sure of the win to keep up with both Dartmoor and Heywood. Dartmoor v Cavendish SELWYN JONES TWO winless sides feature in an unusual match-of-the-round tomorrow in the South West District Football League. Heathmere and Branxholme/ Wallacedale have started 2014 without victory in the first three rounds but one must break the ice tomorrow ... unless there is a draw. Heathmere v Branxholme/ Wallacedale THIS should be an interesting game and is one that both these struggling sides have looked forward to as they are yet to win so far in 2014. Heathmere were pretty disappointing last week at Coleraine and will enjoy being back on its home ground with the benefit of the return of some depth as several players have been unavailable of late. Coach Tim Annett will have a more attacking strategy tomorrow rather than the numbers behind the ball method needed in the last two weeks against two of the top five sides. Branxholme/Wallacedale have been really impressive this season and pushed Heywood last week with its mix of experienced and younger players. Coach Peter Downs will give his side the green light to take the game on and back themselves to take risks at every opportunity. With perhaps Branxholme/ Wallacedale having the better fitness level, the side could head home with a win and give itself some confidence for ongoing development. Westerns v Coleraine WESTERNS drew with Cavendish DARTMOOR go from strength to strength and outclassed Tyrendarra last week to put the league on notice that it is the real deal in 2014. Cavendish have also started the season in terrific form but slipped up at home against Westerns and were extremely lucky to salvage a draw. It is hard to see Dartmoor dropping this game as the Giants have too many options up forward and through the midfield rotations compared to Cavendish. With Dartmoor being ladder leaders in both the senior and reserve competitions there is now plenty of depth at the club in case of injury to key personnel. While Cavendish have drastically improved this season they need to win against the top sides to be taken seriously and will be measured against today’s result and next week against Coleraine as an indication of where they sit in the pecking order. Dartmoor Giants will get up five goals ahead. Heywood v Tyrendarra TYRENDARRA kept up with Dartmoor till half time last week before being run over in the second half. Heywood won well on the scoreboard at Branxholme but have a question mark about leg speed through the midfield so this could be a pretty even game. Tyrendarra will have some players returning from unavailability and injury and will be keen to knock off its close rivals at Heywood. RINGS A BELL: Heywood forward Billy Bell and his Lions teammates will be aiming to continue their unbeaten run when they host Tyrendarra tomorrow in the South West District Football League tomorrow. Picture: ROD MORRIS last week and now know that on its day can match it with some of the better sides in the league. Coleraine thrashed an undermanned Heathmere last LOWER South East Hockey Association draw Today – Division 1 women: West v Naracoorte, turf, 7pm. Division 2 women: West v Naracoorte, turf, 8.30pm. Under 15 boys: Cavaliers v West, turf, 5.45pm. Under 15 girls: Redbacks v Tigers, turf, 4.45pm. Saturday – Division 1 men: Cavaliers v Redbacks, turf, 2pm. Division 1 women: Cavaliers v Redbacks, turf 12.30pm. Division 2 men: Portland v Tigers, Portland field 1, 2pm; Cavaliers v Redbacks, turf, 3.30pm. Division 2 women: Portland v Tigers, Portland field 2, 12.30pm; Cavaliers v Redbacks, turf, 5pm. Division 3 men: Tigers v Portland, Portland field 1, 12.30pm; Cavaliers v West, turf, 6.30pm. Division 3 women: Tigers v Portland, Portland field 2, 2pm; Drifters v West, turf, 8pm. 42 - The Border Watch, Friday, May 2, 2014 Hockey draw 11.30am. Saturday and at times looking like it was just going through the motions to win by 114 points. Coleraine have a full list to choose from and with Westerns having a few injuries at this stage, Coleraine should be favourites. Alexander Park in West Portland is a hard ground to play There is no doubt that the Heywood centre half forward, John Bell is in stellar form and if the Darras can limit the supply to both him and full forward Mick Wilson then Tyrendarra could prove the upset they need to get its season back on track after a patchy start to 2014. Heywood on the other hand will desperately want to win and set itself for next week when it plays Dartmoor. Darts results Under 15 boys: Tigers v Portland, Portland field 1, Under 15 girls: West v Tigers, turf, 8.30am; Cavaliers v Redbacks, turf, 9.30pm. Sunday – Division 1 men: West v Rams, turf, 1pm; Strikers v Tigers, turf, 2.30pm. Division 2 men: West v Rams, turf, 11.30am. Division 2 women: Strikers v Drifters, turf, 5pm. Division 3 men: Redbacks v Strikers, field 1, 2.30pm. Division 3 women: Redbacks v Strikers, turf, 4pm. Under 13 girls: West Yellow v Tigers, turf, 8.30am; Strikers v Cavaliers Black, field 1, 9.30am; Cavaliers Red v Redbacks, field 1, 10.30am. Byes: Under 13 girls West Green; Under 15 boys Redbacks; Division 1 women Tigers; Division 2 men Strikers; Under 13 girls Cavaliers Black. Junior zone training: Turf, 10.30am. SOUTH East Darts Association results Division 1: Us 10-1 d SA (1); RSL (1) 8-3 d Them; Millicent Misfits 6-5 d Commersh (1). Division 2: Port Mac Pirates 8-3 d Hot Shots; Rock Lobsters 8-3 d Easterners; Mad Max 7-4 d Taverneers; RSL Girls 6-5 d Redbacks; SA (2) 6-5 d RSL Men; Us Also 6-4 d Commersh (2). Division 3: Highway Rangers 9-2 d Hopefuls; C (3) 7-4 d Wendy’s Colliwobbles; Federal 7-4 d SA (3); Gambier Eagles 6-5 d Gambier (2). Ladders – Division 1: RSL (1) 6 points, 66pc; Us 4, 60; Commersh (1) 4, 56; Millicent Misfits 4, 51; SA (1) 0, 34; Them 0, 25. Division 2: Port Mac Pirates 10, 117; SA (2) 8, 99; Mad Max 8, 98; Commersh (2) 6, 83; Taverneers 6, 76; RSL Girls 4, 84; Rock Lobsters 4, 80; Redbacks 4, 76; Easterners 4, 73; RSL Men 2, 69; Us Also 2, 68; Hot Shots 2, 64. Division 3: Highway Rangers 2, 26; C (3) 2, 21; Federal 2, 20; Gambier Eagles 2, 20; SA (3) 0, 13; Gambier (2) 0-13; Wendy’s Colliwobbles 0, 12; Hopefuls 0-7. 180: James Brooks, Jason Fulham, Richard Hateley, Rohan Todd, Wayne Devlin, Paul Miller; 165: B. Schapel; 156: D. Whitehead; 145: A. Redden; 140: G. Kember, R. Todd x 4, T. Snell, M. Williams x 3, J. Brooks, P. Gershwitz, M. Gardner, A. Little, D. Morrison, D. Ploenges x 2, J. Simpson, D. Porter, J. Fulham, Q. Whitehead, J. Taylor, S. Rutkowski, N. Thomas, J. Rappard, B. Mullan, D. Gerloff, R. Williams, S. Redden, Craig Shelton, J. Pryer, D. Stanton, S. Wade, T. Charman, P. Medhurst, A. Holmes, S. Jolly, A. Moretti x 1. High pegs: J. Mitchell (119), F. Castignani (103), R. Meyer (100), G. Campbell (99), J. Taylor (94), S. Lorigan, W. Leamey (88), R. Todd (86), S. Patzel (82), W. Devlin (80). Low games: Q. Whitehead, R. Todd (16), R. Hateley (19), M. Williams, R. Thompson (20), T. Snell (21), N. Thomas (22), R. Kobes, D. Ferguson (23), S. Patzel (26).
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