Rays face important stretch

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THREAT: The Illawarra Stingrays will be wary of Ellie Carpenter when they play the Football NSW Institute this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGESWITH a tough stretch closing in, Stingrays coach Earle Canvin has stressed the importance of picking up points over the next fortnight to his high-flying team.
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Despite going unbeaten through the opening four rounds of the campaign, Canvin is wary of what’s on the horizon for the fourth-placedRays.

They’ll meet Football NSW Institute and the last-placed Emerging Jets in the next two weeks before playing all three of the competition’s other top-four clubs in a difficult three week stretch.

“Looking at this week and the following week, they are both games that we really want to pick up points in,” Canvin said.

“If we can, that will leave us in good stead going into a three tough games after that.”

The first of their important fixtures comes against the Institute at JJ Kelly Park on Sunday.The youthful opponentsare led by Matildas young gun Ellie Carpenter, who played in Australia’s Rio 2016 qualifying campaign.

Illawarra will also welcome back their own Matildas stars for the match as they look to continue their strong start which has seen them earn two wins and two to begin the campaign.

If they can emulate that form, Canvin believes his side will be tough to beat on Sunday.

“I will back the way we play nine times out of 10 if we can maintain it,” he said.

“The football we have been playing so far this season has been good and the girls seem to enjoy playing it.

“It’s based on an aggressive game in the forward third where we are continually asking questions.We want to continue that this weekend.”

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Daley’s Raiders at Kameruka

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NEW INCARNATION: Mick Daley is playing the Kameruka Hall on Saturday night with the Corporate Raiders.
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Australian alternative country rocker Mick Daley is appearing in a new incarnation these days and he’s due to materialise this Saturday, May 7, at the historic KamerukaHall, sponsored by The Candelo Arts Society.

Best known as frontman for internationally touring outfit The Re-Mains,Daley’s new incarnation introduces an erudite voice in Australian folkmusic.

He’s playing with Tom Jones (double bass) and Adam Bell (guitar) as the Corporate Raiders.

With the release of his latest album Tiny Violins, Daley hits rough political waters. His newwork charts the venomous coal seam gas industry and parodies right-wingmedia columnists, as well assavaging the backwaters of love gone wrong.

Daley and The Raiders are touring that record, and also playing songs off his last albumCourage and Shuffle the Cards, along with select songs from his eight-album repertoire with the Re-Mains.

Appearing along with Mick and his band will be Canadian born singer/songwriter Adam Young.

Last seen in the ‘90s with grunge guitar bands The Daisygrinders and Big Heavy Stuff,Young was resigned to a decade and a half of mainstream employment, desultory giggingand the slow accumulation of new material.

But he was unable to keep the demons of country music out of his head and in exile Youngembraced them.

He wrote an album’s worth and engaged a team of crack musicians andproducers to harness the poltergeists.

The result, Elementary Carnival Blues, is all over theradio, all over the country.

While Youngcan’t take his band everywhere he goes, he’sstepping out solo to play those songs like they were written, on a plaintive acoustic guitar.

He’s back from the wilderness and he’s had a shower.

This is promising to be a great show, in which punters will also be treated to a debut appearance bylocal singer/songwriter Adrian McBeth. He’s been drinking some of that Candelo water, andhas some treats in store.

Entry is $15/$12 concession, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

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Singer brings country to kids

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Metella Road Public School was transformed into a musical wonderland when a suprise visitor performed at their school last week.
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AmberLawrence, who was recently crowned ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at last yearsGolden Guitar Awards, is an Australian country music singer-songwriterwith four albums to her name.

“The vision for our school is to become a centre of excellence for public education and this involves, in part, providing students with access to a wide range of cultural opportunities in the arts,” relieving deputy principal, Nicole Parker said.

Ms Parker said theaward-winning Australian country music singer’sperformance at the school wasdriven by year 3teacherAlix Fekkes,“who has a passion for music and was teaching her class one of Amber’ssongs”.

“We’re astrong academic schoolandwe believe we also need to explore the creative arts aspart of our educational strategic plan,” she explained.

“Ithink academic achievement is definitely important but not all children are going to be high performers academically. We need to develop arts and culture in children so that they’re more exposed to another aspect that they might excel in.

“Untimately we’re trying toexpand the kids in other ways and teach themmusic appreciation.”

She said Lawrencetold her storyabout getting knocked back when she was trying topursuea career as a singer.

“I hope the kids take away the message of never giving up and apply it to all subjects,” Ms Parker said.

CREATIVE MOTIVATION: Australian award-winning singer and songwriter Amber Lawrence performed at Metella Road Public School on May 2. Picture: Geoff Jones

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A-League stars keen to shine

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STEADY: Hamilton’s former Kiwi star Leo Bertos. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus
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MARQUEE menLeo Bertos and Daniel McBreenwant to give their teammore, starting with thetop of the table NPLclash between Hamilton and Edgeworth at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Friday night.

McBreen returns for Edgeworth in the 7.15pm game after missing their past two, while Bertos will again feature for leaders Olympic.

Bertos, 34, a 2010 World Cup player for New Zealand, rated his debut NPL campaignso faras “steady”.

“It’s taken a bit to adjust and get back out there,” he said.“I still haven’t hit my straps and I don’t feel like my match fitness is 100 per cent.These old legs are taking a bit longer to get sharper, but I’m getting there.”

McBreen, 39, the 2012-13A-League golden boot,was also looking for more.

“It’s been OK,” McBreen said.“I think I can do more, but that’s football. Sometimes you’re harder on yourself, but I think I can give more to the team.”

​Like Bertos,McBreen is coaching in the Emerging Jets program and said the commitments have been a factor. Eagles coach Damian Zane said McBreen would return in place of Dylan Holz. Daniel Minors would come in for the suspended Lachlan Pasquale.

“It’s been difficult to get to training because of the coaching I do myself, but I’ve told Zaney I want to do more work to get myself into what I feel is better fitness,” McBreen said.

“Hopefully we can work on that and I can feel better in myself on the pitch.”

For Hamilton, coach Michael Bolch said Tommy Spencer or Pat Brown would come in for the suspended Simon Mooney.

Meanwhile, Bertos said he was“just enjoying being part of the team. There’s been a few positional and role changes to adjust to as well, but all in all, I’mgoing OK.

“I’ve enjoyed my time so far.Not just on the field either. I’ve made good friends there and there are people at the clubI knew already.”

Bertos and McBreen crossed paths many times in the long careers in the A-League and have also completed C and B Licence coaching courses together recently.

Both were keen to get bragging rights on Friday night.

“The banter hasn’t started yet,”Bertos said. “I’ve been waiting for a message to pop up on my phone. I might have to send one and get it rolling.

“He had a hamstring niggle a couple of weeks ago, but I’m sure he’ll be right. He’s probably been saving himself for this one anyway.”

McBreen said: “We work together at the Jets, so there will be some banter and bragging rights.

“We’ve both been busy this week but I’m sure there’ll be some messages tonight of tomorrow.

“I’mlooking forward to giving him a kick,” McBreen laughed.

An Edgeworth junior, McBreen expected an intense contest against Olympic in the Northern NSW National Premier League grand final rematch. Both are unbeaten and on 10 points after four rounds.

“Back when I played at Edgy all those years ago, Hamilton were a big rival because they were doing so well at the time, so it’s a bit of the old derby again,” McBreen said.

“I’m looking forward to it, especially now with Leo there.

“You always want to play in the bigger games, no matter what league you’re in.

“At the moment, we’re both top of the table, so it should be good and I’m sure there might be some spice in it, with both teams fighting for that top spot.”

Bertos was new to the rivalry but said Olympic were up for the contest.

“It’s a big game and all the boys are excited for it,” he said.

“Just to test ourselves against the best, and see how we’re going ourselves,to see if we’re on that level, and then there’s that carrot of going top of the table.

“These are the games you want to play in, where it’s top of the table or there’s a good rivalry, it brings the best out of you.”

BACK: Daniel McBreen will lead the Eagles attack. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus

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Kings of theScramble

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THE 2016 HOLDEN SCRAMBLE CHAMPIONS: Scott Hamment, Brett Roach, Ross King and Fraser Hamment.ONE of the best fields for many years turned outfor the Lithgow City Holden Scramble.
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Conditions were extremely tough followingthe overnight rains and the course being set upat its hardest, but it did not stop several teamsturning in excellent scores.

The best score of the day was an impressive56½ nett that came from the team of Scott andFraser Hamment, Brett Roach and Ross Kingwho combined to perfection.

The winners will now proceed to the regionalswhere they will be joined by Lithgow professionalGarry Nightingale in a five man team toplay at Riverside Oaks.

There was nothing between the top teamswith second place going to Mitch Luka, RayThompson, Brian Judge and Graeme Cheneywith a score of 57¼ nett.

Third place went to Simon Mobbs, RyanMiller, Jason Murray and Brett Scanlan on 575/8ths.

Fourth place saw Max, Ian and BrettNightingale and Michael Bennett finish with 58nett while fifth place was taken out by DamienMarjoram, Harry Bender, Paul Stewart andGrahame Dean on 56¼ nett.

Nearest the pin winners were Paul Bailey andMax Nightingale.

Thanks were extended at the presentation toLithgow City Holden for their continued supportof this major event and to VickiNightingale, Henriette Pedersen, Jenny Lewickiand Sue Brooks for providing lunch for the field.

Saturday’s event

A stroke event was contested with themonthly medals held in conjunction and,again, the scores were outstanding.

In A grade club champion Ian Nightingalewas in hot form shooting a two under par tocome in with a score of 68 nett to count outGary Wallace who finished as runner-up afteralso carding 68 nett.

Michael Bennett had a great day out scoring65 nett to take out the B grade section from runner-up Simon Mobbs on 66 nett.

The best nett score of the day came out of Cgrade with Alex Dengate finishing with 64 nettto take the prize from runner-up RayThompson on 65 nett.

Thompson has been in magnificent formover the past month.

Best scratch scores on the day went to: Agrade, Ian Nightingale 70; B grade, Rod Bright78; and C grade Ray Thompson 86 ocb.

The monthly medals, sponsored by RonEvans Painting, will see a play-off betweenNightingale and Wallace for the A grade medalnext month, while Bennett and Dengate wonthe B and C grade medals respectively.

Nearest the pin awards: Andrew Burton onthe second (71cm); Bob Charlton on the fourth(175cm); Johnathan Van Veen on the ninth(272cm); Ian Nightingale on the 13th (398cm)and Caleb Hanrahan on the 18th (62cm).

Ball winners were those with 71 nett and better.

Coming up

Tomorrow’s event will be a single stableford.

On Saturday May 14, a two ball best ball plussingles will be played with the event being aqualifier to proceed to the Blue Mountains partof the championship.

Last year, Ross Harrington and DanielBuckens made it through to win the BlueMountains qualifier and take part in the finalsat Bonville.

Nine hole events are on Wednesday, Fridayand Sunday and are open to allcomers.

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Tough trip to Dubbo for Boars

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Dylan Hood was Parkes’ best in their third grade clash against Dubbo. sub
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Parkes Boars lower grades endured a tough visit to Dubbo Roos last Saturday, going down in all three divisions.

A depleted second grade side found the going tough against a well-drilled Roos outfit.

Down 19-0 at the break, the Boars suffered from a lack of depth in the second period as Dubbo ran in six unanswered tries to go with their three first half efforts to claim a 57-0 victory.

Best for the visitors were lock Rowan Pearce, Matt Clark, winger Tim Lawler and hooker Rory Nock.

Third grade were down by the same margin at halftime of their match, giving the home side a 19 point start in the second period.

Despite winning the second stanza 14-12, the Boars went down 31-14.

Three first half tries, two of which were converted, set up the win for the Roos as Parkes fought hard, but could not reel them in.

The Roos got out to 24-0 with the first try in the second half before a Dylan Hood five-pointer gave the visitors a glimmer of hope.

Toby Tanks added the extras for 24-7 with the Boars determined to make further inroads into Dubbo’s advantage.

However, the Roos were next to score and opened up an unassailable 31-7 buffer.

The Boars continued to fight and were rewarded with a try to Marika Korovui with Tanks adding the extras.

It was to no avail as Dubbo claimed a 31-14 victory.

Best for Parkes were hooker Dylan Hood, fly-half Epi Sadrodro and second-rower Brad Russell.

Two tries in each half was enough for the Roos to claim a 24-0 victory over the Boars in the colts.

Down 12-0 at the break, the young Boars were well in the match.

Dubbo proved too consistent and added a further 12 in the second period while keeping Parkes off the scoresheet.

Best for Parkes were prop Jarrod Westcott, fullback Caleb Allen, and openside flanker Ryan McCracken.

The Boars have a week off with the Country Championships on.

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Aberdeen Lions roar for care package cadets

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THE Lions Club of Aberdeen Inc recently put some smiles on the faces of the Aberdeen Care Package Cadets.
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The local organisation donated a very generous $1000 towards the youngsters, who send parcels to our extraordinary troops serving overseas.

The contents of every package is unique – featuring items such as Tim Tams, Pringles, Vegemite, deodorant, sanitisers, hand and face wipes, beanies, games, tins of food, soft toy mascots, tiny Aussie flags, breakfast cereals and much more.

However, they’re all equally appreciated.

“In the first year we sent 30 care packages, in 2014 we sent 330 packages and I’m guessing we’ve sent more than 700 since we started the program,” founder Carole Johnston said.

“So, we are very thankful for Lions’ support.

“But, we’re also aware of their need for new members – and this is our chance to help them, too.”

The Lions Club of Aberdeen has been established in town since 1971.

The members meet at the Aberdeen RSL Club on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“We only have seven remaining members and are always looking to requite newcomers,” Wendy Dixon said.

“We enjoy good friendship and monthly dinner meetings.

“We are very active in our local community, holding raffles and joker draws at the Aberdeen RSL, cooking barbecues and catering for events.

“Our funds are raised to distribute back into the local community, schools and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).”

GRAND GESTURE: Members of the Lions Club of Aberdeen Inc who recently donated $1000 to the Aberdeen Care Packet Cadets.

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WEEKEND FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

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Eaglehawk’s Brodie Collins. The Hawks take on Strathfieldsaye on Saturday.BENDIGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE –ROUND 4
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Strathfieldsaye v Eaglehawk, 2.20pm Saturday at Flight Centre Park, Strathfieldsaye–unfamiliar territory for the Storm coming off a loss.

The reigning premier’s winning streak ended last week at 39 at the hands of Golden Square with a 24-point defeat.

They will now look to bounce back against an Eaglehawk side that is also 2-1 and has key midfielder Ben McPhee in fine form.

The Hawks haven’t beaten the Storm in their past seven encounters, but have generally made Strathfieldsaye work hard for the four points in most of those clashes.

Last time: Strathfieldsaye 15.16 (106) d Eaglehawk 12.8 (80).

Since 2009: Strathfieldsaye 8; Eaglehawk 7.

Maryborough v Kyneton, 2.20pm Saturday at Barkers Oval, Maryborough–for the second week in a row the Magpies, who have now lost 23 games in a row,are back at home to take on the Tigers.

After the 208 point blowout against Sandhurst in round two, the Magpies were more competitive against Eaglehawk last week and were able to hit the scoreboard 19 times.

Expect the Tigers to be fired up to hit back with vengeance after blowing a strong half-time position against Castlemaine at home last week to suffer their first loss of the season.

Last time: Kyneton 21.16 (142) d Maryborough 12.5 (77).

Since 1995: Maryborough 29; Kyneton 14.

Castlemaine v Golden Square, 2.20pm Saturday at Camp Reserve, Castlemaine–nodoubt both clubs will have cherished a seven-day break this week after both went into round three off only five day spells.

The Bulldogs are now the only undefeated team in the competition after last week’s victory over Strathfieldsaye, while the Magpies showed plenty of character last week in overhauling Kyneton after trailing by five goals at half-time.

Castlemaine hasn’tbeaten Golden Square since 2005,with the Magpies no doubt keen to have another crack at a competition heavyweight following their Anzac Day hiding from Strathfieldsaye.

Last time: Golden Square 14.15 (99) d Castlemaine 5.9 (39).

Since 1995: Golden Square 29; Castlemaine 14.

South Bendigo v Kangaroo Flat, 2.20pm Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo–the Roos start favourites, despite an ordinary QEO record in which they have won just one of their past eight games at “Headquarters”.

A trend of the Roos this season has been to burst out of the blocks –they have scored 98-28 in first quarters –while the winless Bloods are struggling inside 50, kicking just 19 goals in their three games so far.

Last time: South Bendigo 12.12 (84) d Kangaroo Flat 5.7 (37).

Since 1995: South Bendigo 31; Kangaroo Flat 13; Drawn 1.

Gisborne v Sandhurst, 2.20pm Saturday at Gardiner Reserve, Gisborne–the young Bulldogs have conceded scores of 154 and 171 in their past two games, and the defence looks set to be in for another long day against the Dragons, who have won two in a row and boast a percentage of 239.

Last time: Sandhurst 12.20 (92) d Gisborne 6.9 (45).

Since 2000: Gisborne 22; Sandhurst 16.

SELECTIONS:

Kieran Iles (14) – Kyneton (50), Golden Square (19), Strathfieldsaye (42), Sandhurst (31), Kangaroo Flat (34).

Adam Bourke (11) – Kyneton (55), Golden Square (15), Strathfieldsaye (36), Sandhurst (62), Kangaroo Flat (20).

Richard Jones (11) – Kyneton (57), Golden Square (42), Strathfieldsaye (31), Sandhurst (39), Kangaroo Flat (19).

Luke West (11) – Kyneton (68), Golden Square (34), Strathfieldsaye (27), Sandhurst (74), Kangaroo Flat (40).

HEATHCOTE DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE –ROUND 6

Leitchville-Gunbower v Huntly, 2.15pm Saturday at Leitchville Recreation Reserve–has the makings of a beauty between two premiership contenders.

The Hawks –who had a bye last week –are the only undefeated team with a 4-0 record, but they are bound to face stiff opposition from the Bombers, who are coming off three consecutive wins by more than 100 points.

Last time: Leitchville-Gunbower 11.23 (89) d Huntly 7.9 (51).

Since 2010: Leitchville-Gunbower 8; Huntly 4.

Elmore v White Hills, 2.15pm Saturday at Elmore Recreation Reserve–after last week’s victory over LBU,can the Bloods win two in a row for the first time since 2012?

If they are going to take the next step and play finals, these are the games they must be winning, whilethe same goes for the Demons if they are to figure in the finals action for a third-straight year.

Last time: White Hills 17.18 (120) d Elmore 14.13 (97).

Since 1995: Elmore 24; White Hills 18; Drawn 1.

Heathcote v Mount Pleasant, 2.15pm Saturday at Pigeon Park, Heathcote–the annual Cliff and Peter White Memorial Shield is up for grabs, which always adds extra incentive when these two rivals clash.

At home, the Saints could be hard to shake, although, they will want to kick better than last week’s 10.15, while the Blues are coming off a pair of hidings by a combined 200 points.

Last time: Heathcote 15.7 (97) d Mount Pleasant 14.12 (96).

Since 1995: Mount Pleasant 29; Heathcote 13; Drawn 1.

North Bendigo v LBU, 2.15pm Saturday at Superior Roofing Oval, North Bendigo–tough day for the Cats looms against a North Bendigo side on the rebound from its first loss of the season last week to Colbinabbin.

The winless Cats –now the only team yet to sing their song this season –are making life tougher on themselves with ordinary conversion in which they have kicked 18.35 in their past three matches.

Last time: North Bendigo 26.25 (181) d LBU 3.6 (24).

Since 2001: LBU 22; North Bendigo 12.

SELECTIONS:

Adam Bourke (17) – Elmore (18), Huntly (11), Mount Pleasant (18), North Bendigo (70).

Kieran Iles (17) – Elmore (11), Leitchville-Gunbower (7), Mount Pleasant (10), North Bendigo (72).

Luke West (16) – Elmore (12), Leitchville-Gunbower (4), Heathcote (7), North Bendigo (74).

LODDON VALLEY FOOTBALL LEAGUE –ROUND 5

Bridgewater v Mitiamo, 2.15pm Saturday at Laser Plumbing Bendigo Oval, Bridgewater–the grand final rematch between what are also the only two undefeated teams after four rounds.

The Mean Machine has picked up from where it left off last year with four wins by 79, 88, 101 and 139 points to startthe season, while the Superoos have been scratchy early in games before kicking into top gear during third quarters, but they must be up and about from the outset this week to be a chance.

Last time: Bridgewater 17.14 (116) d Mitiamo 8.12 (60) – 2015 grand final.

Since 1995: Mitiamo 25; Bridgewater 19; Drawn 1.

Pyramid Hill v YCW, 2.15pm Saturday at Mitchell Park, Pyramid Hill–the Bulldogs and Eagles are both chasing their second wins of the season.

At home the Bulldogs appear to have the edge against an opponent they have defeated 11 times in a row by an average of 50 points.

Last time: Pyramid Hill 11.12 (78) d YCW 3.4 (22).

Since 1995: Pyramid Hill 27; YCW 17.

Marong v Inglewood, 2.15pm Saturday at Discover Marong Oval–the Blues broke a 17-game winless streak last week and will now target two victories in a row for the first time since rounds 17 and 18 of the 2008 season.

After the jubilation of last week’s win over Newbridge it would be a major let-down for the Blues to slip back into old habits and drop off.

Marong goes into the game on the back of two wins in a row, with this contest having the makings of a danger game for the Panthers.

Last time: Marong 14.7 (91) d Inglewood 8.12 (60).

Since 1995: Marong 28; Inglewood 13; Drawn 1.

Newbridge v BL-Serpentine, 2.15pm Saturday at Karee Wool Riverside Oval, Newbridge–Inglewood took advantage of a Maroons’ side low on confidence last week to win its first game.

Now the Bears have the chance to do the same. Can they seize the opportunity to get on the board?

Last time: BL-Serpentine 13.20 (98) d Newbridge 11.10 (76).

Since 1995: BL-Serpentine 25; Newbridge 20.

SELECTIONS:

Adam Bourke (13) – Marong (6), Newbridge (14), Bridgewater (20), Pyramid Hill (15).

Luke West (12) – Marong (14), Newbridge (12), Bridgewater (24), Pyramid Hill (36).

Kieran Iles (12) – Marong (30), Newbridge (9), Bridgewater (13), Pyramid Hill (12).

NORTH CENTRAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE –ROUND 4

Wycheproof-Narraport v Charlton, 2.30pm Saturday at Wycheproof Recreation Reserve–clash of two teams that both have unblemished 3-0 records.

The Navy Blues have been consistent, kicking 13 goals in all three of their wins by 27, 31 and 33 points.

The Demons have had Corey Jones and Ricky Allan combine for 20 goals over the past two weeks, providing a dangerous duo.

Last time: Charlton 8.12 (60) d Wycheproof-Narraport 7.8 (50).

Since 2009: Charlton 12; Wycheproof-Narraport 9.

Boort v Birchip-Watchem, 2.30pm Saturday at Boort Park–the improved Magpies are eyeing off their third win in a row and at home, look a strong chance to do so against the Bulls.

After winning in round one, the Bulls have since lost two on the trot, despite the valiant efforts of new ruckman Lochlan Sirett.

Last time: Birchip-Watchem 21.10 (136) d Boort 4.7 (31).

Since 2009: Birchip-Watchem 9; Boort 7; Drawn 2.

Donald v St Arnaud, 2.30pm Saturday at Donald Recreation Reserve–strong possibility that the reigning premier Saints are going to drop to 0-4, unless they can conjure an upset against the ladder-leaders.

While the Saints are spluttering early in the season, the Royals are off to a flyer at 3-0 and having scored both the highest (348) and conceded the least (178) points so far.

Last time: St Arnaud 12.17 (89) d Donald 10.6 (66) – 2015 preliminary final.

Since 2009: St Arnaud 12; Donald 9.

Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers v Wedderburn, 2.30pm Saturday at Sea Lake Community Centre–a 138km road trip for the Redbacks to take on the Tigers.

Both teams go into the match without a victory and desperate to notch their first four points of the season.

Between the two sides they are averaging just a combined 52 points per game. The ability to capitalise inside 50 will be crucial in this battle.

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Peter ready for jail bailout

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Behind bars: Devonport man Peter Chettle is preparing to go behind bars in Hobart to support the Whitelion Bail Out fundraiser on Friday, May 13. Picture: Cordell Richardson Peter Chettle is going to jail next Friday, and he wants you to help him pay his bail.
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No, he hasn’t committed a crime, he is doing it voluntarily for the Whitelion Bail Out event, which will be held in Hobart on Friday, May 13.

Bail Out is a slightly unorthodox fundraising event where attendees will start the day at Bellerive Ovalbefore being taken off to Old Richmond Gaol.

Mr Chettlewill be stripped of possessions, fingerprinted, photographed and subjected to interrogation.

He will also appear before a magistrate in a mock court proceeding before being sentenced to some cell time.

The event is aimed at giving people a taste of what the experience is like for some of the young people that Whitelion work with.

Whitelionsupports ‘at risk’ young people in the community by matching them with a volunteer mentor to spend time with them,to and give them guidance, support, teach them basic living skills and give them a role model to look up to.

Mr Chettle has been a mentor for Whitelion for the past six months and said he had seen the benefits the organisation had for the youth.

It will be his first time being putbehind bars and he is expecting it to be an eye-opening experience.

“I was fortunate that I had a great upbringing and I’ve never been locked up before, but this will give me an understanding of what it’s like,” he said.

“It’s only for a short period of time, it’s supposed to be for reflection and to think about some of the obstacles that these young men are up against.”

As the name of the event suggests, there is a bail process involved. Each ‘inmate’ needs to raise a minimum of $1000 before they can be released.

Fortunately for Mr Chettle, he already has that part covered. He is the president of the Devonport Mersey Lions Club, who have offered to sponsor him for the $1000.

While he has his bail sorted, Mr Chettle said he was open to more people sponsoring him to help raise more money for the organisation.

The Bail Out is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Whitelion and is held across the country. So far, the event has raised more than $262000 nationwide with the aim of reaching 700000.

Whitelion will alsobe holding an information session at 21 Best Street, Devonport in the main boardroom onTuesday, May 31from 6.30pm to7.30pm.

This will give anyone interested the opportunity to learn more about becoming a mentor.For more information,contact Brendan Hingston on 0437 721 222 or [email protected]论坛.

To sponsor Mr Chettle visit:https://梧桐夜网whitelionbailout.org419论坛/index.php?action=ivotes&form_name=view&id=12501

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Dogs seek redemption against Saints

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Second plays fourth as the Gunnedah and District Bulldogs head to Inverell this weekend to try and shake off the damage done from their Nomads mauling last weekend.
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The Bulldogs and the Nomads fight it out at Wolseley Park last Sunday.

The AFL side will take on the Inverell Saints from 2pm at Varley Oval in the fifth round of the Tamworth AFL competition.

With the Saints currently sitting in second position on the ladder, the road trip for the Bulldogs proves a steep mountain to climb in pursuit of their second win for the season.

Making matters worse for the Bulldogs is the Saints are coming off the back of a 202 point thumping at the hands of the Narrabri Eagles last round and will be brimming with confidence on their home turf.

Although chalking up a first round win over Moree Suns, the Bulldogs have had a tough time of it since.

A five point loss to the Kangaroos and last weekend’s 106 point loss to the Nomads have seen both matches precede bye weekends, making it hard for the Bulldogs to string together some form of continuity on a weekly basis.

On top of that inconvenience, this weekend will see the Bulldogs play the third of last season’s top three side’s midway through the first round of matches this season.

However the culture of the club is still upbeat and the side will be buoyed to have inspirational and representative captain Andrew George back this week.

He’ll take his place in the midfield, where it is expected he will team up with fellow representative midfielder Scott Hardy, and tagging rover Ollie Neader.

Coach Greg Piggot is hoping against a bigger team like the Saints that his side’s physical presence can have an influence on the match.

“Higgins was good last week and brought the ball to ground a lot,” Piggot said.

“He’s a big man and hard to move in the contest so he’ll be one of our main targets come Saturday.”

The coach also believes the form of full forward Howgate has been solid so far this season.

“He’s our leading goal scorer and is also a big target up front.

“Hopefully we can get a few inside 50’s Saturday and really use his height to our advantage,” Piggot said.

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