The South Eastern Times : April 24th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL 27 John Rogers Medal to be awarded At Kongorong on Saturday J.L. “FRED” SMITH THE best-on-ground when Kongorong hosts Port MacDonnell on Saturday will be awarded the coveted John Rogers Memorial Medal. It is fitting that this match will be staged on the day after Anzac Day when community interest in war service and sacrifice is at its height. The John Rogers Memorial Medal honours the memory of the local soldier who died of wounds during the Vietnam War. Mr Rogers was working in his home area when he was called up for national service on July 14, 1966. He was serving as a rifleman with the Second Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment. At 22 years of age, Private Rogers was mortally wounded on February 10, 1968. His service to our country is commemorated on a number of war memorials including Kongorong, Port MacDonnell, Mount Gambier and Canberra. The awarding of the medal in his memory goes back a decade and is fully supported by the Hawks and the Demons, Mount Gambier RSL, members of the Rogers family and the Mid South East Football League. It is always a poignant moment when the players, Undefeated sides clash From back page The club’s number one recruit over summer was dual West Gambier premiership player Nick Martin but he will be on the sidelines until round six. He was suspended for two games after pleading guilty to striking Mount Burr rover Jonny Agnew in Round 2. Does Robe have the quality of players of their opponents on Saturday? Probably not. However, it does have the home-ground advantage and the knowledge that one of the best players in the competition is now leading them into action. New Robe coach Dylan Coxon would not like to have his club known as a one-man band but it is impossible to underestimate his value to the seasiders. He was an excellent player when he left Robe at the end of 2012 to try his hand with Penola in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League. After winning a premiership and the league’s best and fairest medal, Coxon is back with the Roosters. They made the Mozzies work hard to win their Round 3 match and it was probably a five minute lapse just after three quarter time which cost them the match. If it all clicks for Robe, they will lower the colours of Glencoe. I don’t think Coxon can be stopped and if the likes of Pete Agnew, fellow newcomer Nick Cane and John Dunne play to their potential, it will be a long drive home for the Murphies. Prediction: Robe by eight points. MEDAL WINNER: Port MacDonnell ruckman Will Macdonald is a multiple winner of the Mail Medal and the John Rogers Memorial Medal. umpires, officials, family members and supporters gather after the final siren for the presentation ceremony. Some of the finest players from the two teams are past winners of the John Rogers Memorial Medal including Demon triple Mail Medallist Will Macdonald. He won the coveted prize a year ago and has begun 2014 in WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 24 0510am 0.5 0147pm 0.8 0400pm 0.8 0812pm 0.9 Friday 25 0519am 0.5 0122pm 0.8 0518pm 0.7 0936pm 0.9 Max 19°C Min 10°C Early shower or two Chance of Rain - 65% Thursday Max 21°C Min 5°C Becoming cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% Friday Max 20°C Min 10°C Possible morning shower Chance of Rain - 50% Saturday Max 23°C Min 8°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% Sunday Max 24°C Min 12°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 30% Monday Thursday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers early in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Friday Becoming cloudy. Patchy morning fog and frost. Winds east to northeasterly and light tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the morning. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22. Thursday Winds West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then easing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning and to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds becoming south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots south of Port MacDonnell early in the morning. Seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday, then decreasing to 3 metres by early evening. Friday Winds Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots south of Port MacDonnell during the afternoon and evening. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port MacDonnell during the afternoon and evening. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Saturday 26 0537am 0.5 1140am 0.9 0608pm 0.6 1029pm 0.9 Sunday 27 0544am 0.5 1131am 1.0 0649pm 0.6 1108pm 0.9 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 24 0522am 0.5 0159pm 0.8 0412pm 0.8 0824pm 0.9 Friday 25 0531am 0.5 0134pm 0.8 0530pm 0.7 0948pm 0.9 Saturday 26 0549am 0.5 1152am 0.9 0620pm 0.6 1041pm 0.9 Sunday 27 0556am 0.5 1143am 1.0 0701pm 0.6 1120pm 0.9 Thursday 24th Sunrise 6:43 Sunset 5:30 Friday 25th 638721 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 27 Saturday 26th Sunrise 6:44 Sunset 5:27 Sunday 27th Sunrise 6:44 Sunset 5:29 Sunrise 6:45 Sunset 5:26 good form. Meanwhile, the Bruce Lightbody Memorial Shield is also up for grabs on Saturday. Mr Lightbody served as the president of the Kongorong Football Club and a strong supporter of interleague football. Current holders Port MacDonnell have had a stranglehold on the shield in recent years. Nangwarry v Mount Burr NEW Nangwarry coach Simon Merrett must have broken lots of mirrors, walked under ladders or seen black cats on Friday the 13th. How else can he explain the misfortune that has come his way at the start of his fledgling coaching career? Firstly, the Mid South East Football League (MSEFL) club delegates approved a program which has his reigning wooden spooners play the 2013 grand finalists to commence this season. Secondly, knee injuries IMPACT: Tiger Glenn Gascoyne should have a big impact on the game this weekend. have befallen the two Lindner brothers who have been arguably the two most consistent contributors to the Saints in the past decade. Ricky Lindner’s knee injury in Round 3 will sideline him for the remainder of 2014. Thirdly, it was a worrying sign for Nangwarry on April 12 when the club was not able to field a senior colts team at Kalangadoo. Although the Magpies are the reigning premiers in this grade, the distance to travel of just 11km should not have been a deterrent. Fourthly, Merrett has incurred the wrath of the umpires and the tribunal and was forced to the sidelines for the third round. He returns to the field on Saturday and so does his Mount Burr opponent Frazer Scanlon. The Mozzie mentor missed the last match on account of his wedding and fellow newcomer Tom Renzi was in his bridal party. There won’t be too many selection dramas at “Mick” and Jean Walker Oval this week as Mount Burr lost three players to injury in the third round. Club insiders anticipate Chris Murray should be able to resume but Dale Bowering and Nick Morrison face a much longer time of recovery. When stand-in coach Rick Stephens reported to Scanlon, he is likely to have said that Mount Burr was inconsistent in its 31 point win over Robe. There were many examples of good play but conceding 14 goals showed that a tighter defence will be needed in future against the powerhouse clubs in the league. Prediction: Mount Burr by 30 points.
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