Monthly Archives: March 2019

Reserves show resolve in comeback win over Tigers

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Parkes Spacemen reserves came from the clouds to overcome Nyngan 18-10 on Jock Colley Field last Sunday.
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Down 6-0 at oranges and 10-6 inside the final 10 minutes, Brent Timmins’ men lifted when required, with two late tries earning an important victory for the second consecutive week to earn a share of the premiership lead.

The teams exchanged pleasantries and try-scoring opportunities throughout the first half which ended with Nyngan ahead 6-0 after a try on 26 minutes.

A bustling Grant Coleman try levelled the scores, but the visitors regained the advantage after 45 minutes to lead 10-6.

As minutes ticked by and tension mounted, it was the Spacemen who responded the better with two late tries sealing the win.

With six minutes to play, replacement Aubrey Milson plunged over wide out and veteran Billy Joe Francis landed a booming conversion for Parkes to lead for the first time.

Two minutes later, the non-stop George Wright gapped the tiring Nyngan defence to position fullback Darcy James for a brilliant try to clinch victory against the odds.

The nature of the win will provide the Spacemen with plenty of resolve and confidence ahead of the difficult road trip to Macquarie this Sunday.

The Clarke trio (Jeremy, Kristian and Matt) were among Parkes’ best, supported by Wright, Francis and Jordan Clyburn.

PARKES 18 (D, James, A. Milson, G. Coleman tries; BJ. Francis 3 goals) defeated NYNGAN 10 (M. Sheather, K. Myers tries; Sheather goal).

Referee, Greg Phillips.

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Spacies demolish Nyngan in 40-6 rout

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Parkes Spacies hosted Nyngan Tigers in Round 2 of the Group XI league tag competition on Jock Colley Field last Sunday.
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Eighteen ladies sang captain Hannah Kelly happy birthday before running on pumped for a repeat of their 2015 semi-final triumph.

Parkes started strongly with nice passes and quick runs from Ella J Harris, Hannah Kelly and Britt Ryan seeing Demi Winter get close to scoring.

Quick tags by Sally Dwyer saw Nyngan forced to kick on the last,

It was not taken on the full, but gathered up by Britt Ryan who produced a bustling run.

From the play the ball, Parkes spread the ball across field for Britt Dumesny to make a finger tips catch and run through the defence. With no points posted by either team, Parkes made a change and introduced Katie Caldwell from the bench.

She made an immediate impact, producing a line break and putting Ella J Harris over to open Parkes’ account.

Parkes capitalised on a Nyngan fumble with good work from Nat Gardiner, Nicole Mapperson and Louise McAneney to put Codie Wakefield over for the Spacies’ second. Nyngan put some points on the board six minutes before halftime.

Parkes hit back from a good run by Sarah McAneney.

She off-loaded for Katie Caldwell to score under the posts, with Ella J Harris adding the extras.

A short kick by Nyngan went out after a bounce leaving Parkes with a lot of defence to do just before half time.

They held on to take a 14 – 6 lead into the break.

Great chase and pressure from Parkes saw Nyngan knock on in their first set of the second half with the home side getting possession 20 metres out.

The were unable to add to their advantage, but continued to pressure the Tigers into errors.

Tries to Emma Bailey and Katie Caldwell, and a successful Claire Barber conversion before scoring a try of her own, saw Parkes out to a healthy lead.

Further tries to Demi Winter (2) saw Parkes Spacies run out very convincing 40 – 6 winners.

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Broken leg sidelines Bushies ace Wallace

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Wodonga star Isaac Wallace will miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken fibula.
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WODONGA star Isaac Wallace will miss up to two months of football with the Murray Bushrangers after breaking his leg.

The undefeated Bushrangers have been forced to make four changes for Saturday’s clash against perennial TAC Cup powerhouse Calder Cannons, with Wallace,Jayden Gallagher (ankle),HarryMorrison (back) and Will Brodie (school football) dropping out of the side that drew with Sandringham.

North Albury’s Alex Paech comes into the team, along with Chris Welsh, Ryan Kilpatrick and Billy Cooper.

With Max Lynch, Fletcher Carroll, Zach Sproule and Charlie Spargo still three weeks away with NSW-ACT commitments,Bushies coach Leon Higgins said the injuries provided opportunities for the rest of his squad.

“Whilst it is alwaysdisappointing to suffer injuries and our medical and rehabilitation team are quite busy at the moment, it doesprovide a number of players with an opportunity to make their mark,” he said.

“We have been particularly impressed with our midfield depth this year with players such as Mason Marr, Ben Paton and Nick Richards all playing crucial roles through themiddle of ground.

“Alexhas been limited to one TAC Cupgame so far this year and we are looking forward to giving him somecontinuity at this level, he is very powerful, competes hard and has enormous talent which combined with agreat work ethic ensures he will improve with every game he plays.

“Calder are very hard to beat on their home ground, but our boys are a tight group and the spiritthey demonstrated in the final stages of last week game will give them enormous confidence in each other.”

Saturday’s match in Craigieburn starts at 1pm.

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Brody-Jye Jeffrey found safe and well

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Police are searching for teen missing from St Arnaud.Wednesday, 12.30pm
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MISSING teenagerBrody-Jye Jeffrey has been found.

The boy, 15, was last seen inMarket Street, St Arnaud, on April 24.

Victoria Police confirmed on Wednesday Brody-Jye was safe and well, but a police media spokeswoman could not provide details about where he was found.


POLICE are continuing their search formissing teenager Brody-Jye Jeffrey.

Brody-Jye, 15, was last seen in Market Street, St Arnaud, on April 24.

St Arnaud Senior ConstableDan Wiseman said police had no leads abouthis whereabouts.

He said Brody-Jye was 160cm tallwith athin build andbrown-orange hair.

He said Brody-Jye he was wearingblack pants, black shoes and a white shirt.

Snr Const Wiseman urged anyone with information to call5495 1000.


POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old Brody-Jye Jeffrey.

Brody-Jye was last seen getting on a bus in Market Street, St Arnaud, on Sunday, April 24 about 4.30pm.

He is described as 160-centimetrestall with athin build andbrown and orange hair.

Brodye-Jye waswearing black pants, black shoes and a white shirt.

Anyone who sees Brody-Jye is urged to contact the St Arnaud Police Station on 5495 1000.

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Poor ball control hurts Under 18s

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The Parkes Spacemen Under 18s took on Nyngan at Pioneer Oval last Sunday in a match which saw the visitors dominate and run out convincing winners 34-18.
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Cursed by some poor handling, Parkes were in trouble from the opening whistle.

Nyngan scored in their first set of six, less than three minutes in, to grab a 6-0 lead. Parkes regrouped and replied in the 10th minute.

An excellent grubber kick from Bailey Jones saw Riley Scott pick up the loose ball and score out wide for 6-4.

Nyngan responded four minutes later when they crossed under the posts after the home side dropped the ball.

Trailing 12-4, the junior Spacemen fought hard to get themselves back into the match with a try in the 26th minute, capitalising on a dropped ball by the Tigers.

Ned Hunter scooped up the loose ball and dashed 60 metres to score under the posts, getting Parkes to within two points of the lead.

However, right on halftime, some coach-killing poor defence saw Nyngan score an easy try under the posts and lead 18-10 at oranges.

The second half picked up where the first half finished and it was not long before Nyngan scored their fourth try after another dropped ball by the home side in their own half.

This was followed by a defensive error which saw the Tigers winger stroll over for an easy four pointer and a 22-10 lead.

Parkes started to tire from all the defensive work they had completed as their error rate climbed.

Nyngan took full advantage, scoring under the posts in the 40th minute to take a commanding lead 28-10.

Parkes tried hard to lift their intensity and were rewarded in the 48th minute.

Good lead up work, a great run from Jay Slavin attracted several defenders before he was able to slip a nice ball out to Josh Amberge who went over in the corner to reduce the deficit to 14 points.

Just as the Spacemen appeared to be getting back in the match, they again came up with an error as they failed to reach the touch line from a penalty kick in their own half.

Nyngan seized on the mistake with good ball movement and line running leading to another try and conversion for the visitors to get out to an unassailable 34-14 lead with only minutes remaining.

Parkes kept trying hard and scored a consolation try right on the stroke of fulltime.

A well worked move down the left edge saw Morgan Powter crash over to reduce the final margin to 16 points at 34-18.

Jay Slavin was easily the best for the Spacemen with several barnstorming runs while Josh Amberge looked dangerous with the ball.

The pair were well supported by Aaron Wykamp.

Parkes have been without their Western Rams stars Joey Dwyer, Darby Medlyn and Brad Gaut and desperately await their return.

They will look to tighten their defence and reduce their high error rate after losing the opening two encounters.

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