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    Round 18: Gold Coast Suns Reserves v Sydney Swans Reserves

    NEAFL Round 18
    Gold Coast Suns Reserves v Sydney Swans Reserves
    Saturday 28th July 2012 3.00pm
    Metricon Stadium

    Note the new starting time of 3.00pm, half an hour earlier than the previously advertised 3.30pm.

    The third clash between these two reserves sides this season, with the two previous matches being played in Sydney. The Suns were too strong in Round 3 winning by 36 points but the Swans convincingly turned the tables in Round 10 and triumped by 53 points. The Suns will be keen for the 4 points to maintain their spot in the Top 5 (Northern), while the Swans will be aiming to keep touch with league leaders Queanbeyan and third-place Eastlake in the 3 way race for the minor premiership.

    Eastern Conference Ladder
    Hills Eagles1486014681354108.42%32
    UWS Giants1441001098171564.02%16
    Sydney Uni1531201105196556.23%12

    Northern Conference Ladder
    Lions Reserves15123019551053185.66%48
    NT Thunder14113015791146137.78%44
    Suns Reserves1596014091198117.61%36
    Mt Gravatt1441001169172167.93%16

    Past Meetings
    R3 Reserves 7.13 (55) defeated by Gold Coast 13.13 (91)

    The Reserves were hampered by the late withdrawals of Mark Seaby and Jesse White whilst their opponents the Suns had the ability to call on the full complement of 5 on their bench. The Reserves struggled to break down a resolute Suns defensive unit and lost it in the last quarter when Josh Fraser booted 4 of his 5 goals.

    Goals: Walsh 2, Potter, McNeil, Lycakis, Jack, Gordon
    Best: Heath, Walsh, Lycakis, Moore, Jack

    R10 Reserves 16.13 (109) defeated Gold Coast 8.8 (56) @ Blacktown International Sports Park
    In the wet and damp conditions out west, the talls Mark Seaby (in the ruck) and Matthew Spangher (at CHF) dominated for the Swans as they romped to a comfortable 9 goal win over the Suns. The physicality and pressure of the home team was too much for Gold Coast whose sloppiness proved costly as they could only manage 3 goals to 3 quarter time.

    Goals: Spangher 4, Morton 3, Everitt 2, Seaby 2, Moody, Cunningham, Mitchell, White, Walsh
    Best: Seaby, Spangher, Biggs, Everitt, Moore, Davis

    R7 Reserves 18.12 (120) defeated Gold Coast 3.10 (28)

    Another relocated wet-weather game to Lakeside Oval saw the Reserves defeat the Suns with surprising ease. Jarred Moore starred in the damp conditions with his grunt work out of the middle while Trent Dennis-Lane destroyed Suns defenders Josh Toy and Harley Bennell with a 7 goal haul.

    Goals: Dennis-Lane 7, Johnston 3, Meredith 2, Malceski, McKaigue, Robinson, A.Moody, Bevan, Seaby
    Best: Moore, Dennis-Lane, Meredith, White, McNeil, Bevan, Seaby

    R15 Gold Coast 21.15 (141) defeated Reserves 9.8 (62)
    A poor showing was exacerbated by a lack of playing numbers after Brett Meredith (injury) Luke Parker and Jarred Moore (emergencies) were withdrawn before the game and Nathan Gordon 'sent off' during it for 2 reportable offences. With a full bench and chock full of listed players, the Suns dominated from start to finish to avenge their Round 7 loss.

    Goal Kickers: Everitt 3, White 2, Gordon, Sumner, McNeil, E.Moody
    Best Players: Seaby, White, Sumner, McNeil

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    Last Round
    Reserves 31.11 (197) defeated Belconnen 10.6 (66) @ Sydney Cricket Ground
    The Reserves were in devastating form, bouncing back from their previous week's defeat to the Lions Reserves, to crush former powerhouse Belconnen by 131 points. Thanks to some fantastic conversion in front of the sticks, the Reserves led by 43 points at half time and pulled away convincingly in the premiership quarter with a 12 goals to 2 showing to put the result of the match beyond doubt. Trent Dennis-Lane continued his superb form playing both up forward and in the midfield and finished with 7 goals while Jesse White had his best showing of the season playing as the primary ruckman.

    Goals: Dennis-Lane 7, White 6, Lamb 3, Morton 2, Cunningham 2, Gordon 2, Spangher 2, Naismith, Roos, Mitchell, Lynch, Brown, Potter, Broome
    Best: Dennis-Lane, White, Parker, Brown, Lamb, Moore

    Gold Coast Reserves 15.13 (103) defeated Brisbane Reserves 14.11 (95) @ Metricon Stadium
    The Suns trailed the Lions for the majority of the match but by kicking 5 goals in the last 9 minutes they managed to overcome a 18 point three quarter time deficit to secure an upset victory over the top of the table Brisbane outfit. Experienced players such as Sam Iles, Michael Coad and Kyal Horsley led the way for the Suns.

    Goals: Gillbee 2, Jolly 2, Ellis 2, Schade, Iles, Horsley, Taylor, Hine, Hickey, Flanagan, Fraser, McQualter
    Best: Iles, May, Hine, Coad, Taylor, Horsley

    Team List
    Listed players
    7Brett MEREDITH11514Last week - First half midfield, second half halfback flanker. This week - most likely midfield with Mitchell and Parker gone from the team.
    10Mitch MORTON125513Had more midfield time last week but should head back forward in TDL's absence.
    11Jed LAMB10120First votes of the season for Jed, definitely heading in the right direction since his comeback from injury.
    13Andrejs EVERITT323(Senior emergency) Tends to play more in the midfield when he is forced back to the Reserves; and this week he may also be forced to undertake some ruckwork this week as backup to White.
    18Jesse WHITE9238(Senior emergency) Tough job as the primary ruckman as the Suns have plenty of ruck options in Nicholls, Fraser, Hickey and Josh Hall.
    19Tony ARMSTRONG716(Senior emergency) Had licence to roam up the ground last week, may not get that opportunity against the more dangerous Suns.
    27Matthew SPANGHER716103 quarter outing last week, needs the game time under his belt as he has looked rusty since his most recent comeback from a hammy injury.
    28Dylan McNEIL1458Needs to produce in these games against fellow AFL reserves sides to convince coaches he has a place at the club.
    33Jarred MOORE141136It's usually in games like these where the Swans need some leadership that Moore comes to the fore.
    35Campbell HEATH14016Set to renew acquaintances with Josh Fraser at full back.
    36Alex BROWN613First votes of the season last week.
    42Jack LYNCH1478Had the luxury of a late run in the forward line last week but will be needed in defence to combat the Suns' talls
    44Harry CUNNINGHAM131015Quietly effective in the midfield.
    45Nathan GORDON10243He was 'sent off' in the corresponding fixture last year after two reportable offences, not hoping for a repeat performance!
    In: Everitt (senior demotion)
    Out: Tom Mitchell (foot), Trent Dennis-Lane (senior promotion), Tommy Walsh (shoulder), Luke Parker (senior promotion)

    Playing as the curtain raiser to the seniors means that the ressies will not have to sacrifice one players as a traveling emergency, although it is quite likely that one player will be sacrificed in the second half. The 4 outs are big omissions as Mitchell, TDL and Parker were amongst the best players last week, and Walsh was BOG a fortnight ago against Brisbane. The reserves will miss TDL in particular who has arguably been our best player over the past month or so. His tackling and pressure along with his goalkicking potency will be hard to replace.

    Academy Players/Topups
    47Jackson POTTER1451 
    ?Jack DAVIS911 
    ?Lachlan KILPATRICK410 
    ?Bradley PLUG202 
    ?Nick ROBERTS100 
    ?Sam TAGLIABUE000Ruckman from UNSW-ES
    ?Jordan WEIR310 
    ?Stephen WRAY400Regular topup not seen since Round 7
    In: Davis, Kilpatrick, Plug, Roberts, Wray
    Out: Lewis Broome, David Lycakis, Jack McKinlay, Sam Naismith, Dylan Roos

    Davis, Roberts and Weir have played in defence while we get a look at another promising ruckman in Tagliabue

    Reserves leading goalkickers

    • Mitch Morton 55
    • Trent Dennis-Lane 30
    • Nathan Gordon 24

    For full list: 2012 Goalkickers - RWOwiki

    Reserves leading votegetters

    • Jarred Moore 36
    • Trent Dennis-Lane 28
    • Mark Seaby 24

    For full list: 2012 Best Votes - RWOwiki

    Gold Coast
    B:50. Henry SCHADE21. Jeremy TAYLOR10. Lewis MOSS
    HB:15. Piers FLANAGAN27. Michael COAD20. Josh TOY
    C:36. Sam ILES42. Kyal HORSLEY37. Jared ELLIS
    HF:49. Jacob GILLBEE46. Josh HALL51. Andrew McQUALTER
    F:40. Tom HICKEY17. Josh FRASER33. Aaron HALL
    Foll:22. Tom NICHOLLS13. Hayden JOLLY6. Alik MAGIN
    Int:47. Clay CAMERON1. Daniel VAN DER WERKEN16. Stephen THYNNE
     34. Jaime SKENNAR38. Brian COLEMAN-BROOME44. Tyler CORNISH
     48. Dalton TUCKER  
    Gold Coast have had the luxury of resting one of their named senior emergency in Jackson Allen. Iles and Hickey are the two that are playing. All bar Jared Ellis in the starting XVIII are listed players, and there are some experienced names in McQualter, Iles, Horsley, Coad, Fraser and Aaron Hall.

    Iles and Horsley in particular are unlucky to be omitted from their senior team after performing well at both reserves and seniors levels over the course of the season.

    It will be a tough assignment for the young Swans, conceding a disadvantage having 3 fewer listed players and also having to face the Suns away. The tall timber in the Suns' forward line looms as a potential headache for the undersized Swans defence but they did overcome a similar issue when they travelled to Brisbane in Round 8 and came away with a fantastic victory. Much will depend on the midfield battle which will go a long way to restricting the impact of those talls. Moore, McNeil, Cunningham, Meredith and Gordon up against Horsley, McQualter, Jolly, Iles and Magin.
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    I wish I could see this match. If this was SANFL would be able to stream it. I hope there is some form of streaming Audio for the game. I love watching the young blokes going around as they are the future and it gives us an idea where we will be in a couple of years. I also love the excitement they all show. Thanks Ugg for another wonderful preview.

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    Is there any streaming of this game I wonder?

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    Anyone going to game please feel free to post updates !

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    1/4 time break at Metricon Stadium with NEAFL SUNS 2.2.14 - @sydneyswans 3.6.24 #neafl #gosuns

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    Swans Reserves holding a 6 goal lead late in the final term here at Metricon Stadium

    A twitter update from AFL Sydney Swans webpage.

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    Final siren sounds on the SUNS NEAFL match 15.10.100 - NEAFL Swans 20.11.131.

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    Thanks for the updates. Sounds like a great win.

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    Good to know be better if we could see it. No streaming at all. I went to a couple of places that stream NEAFL and nothing.

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    A very good win considering we have quite a few out Ugg. Really top stuff. Still miss seeing it though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezball View Post
    Ugg = my favourite football writer hands down. Thx again.
    Agreed...thorough,reliable,perceptive,conscientiou all time favourite.
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