The South Eastern Times : June 26th 2014
FOOTBALL 35 Mozzies to put the sting on Murphies From back page On current form, it seems likely that Kongorong and Robe will soon overtake Glencoe and push the MSEFL’s oldest continuous club down to secondto-bottom. The maroon-and-golds have never “won” a wooden spoon but such a depth of eighth would be a shock result for a talented team. Nonetheless, the visitors have some hope of ending a run of three defeats as the Burr boys have had a rocky couple of weeks. NICE MILESTONE: Millicent footballer, John Facey recently reached his 200th game milestone with the Saints. Zalme and Facey reach big figures VETERAN Millicent footballers Ben Zalme and John Facey have achieved significant player milestones in recent weeks. Zalme made his 250th senior appearance at home on Saturday against the South Gambier A grade team. It would have been achieved sooner with the Saints but he opted to play two seasons with Hatherleigh in the Mid South East Football League. Long-time teammate Facey played his 200th senior game in B grade the previous week. This milestone match was also played at McLaughlin Park and the opposition was North Gambier. It was in the late 1980s that Facey had his first competitive taste of football. While living near Tantanoola, he played with the St Anthony’s School team in the The Mozzies have had low numbers at training, suffered a 45 point home ground loss to Kalangadoo and had senior players Brodie Hennink and Scott Bevan join the injury list. On the plus side, Mount Burr used the bye week to have a midweek meal and bonding session at a Millicent hotel instead of pounding the turf at Mount Burr. Past premiership ruckman Bill Lowndes is back in training and could provide the backup needed for veteran Nick Morrison. Murphy ruckman Matt Kasparian did well at inter-association level and the Mozzies have to thwart the possibility of him “feeding” his MSEFL teammates Zacc Cocks and Tom Edwards. Glencoe would dearly love to have another ruckman Lachie Medhurst in the mix but he has just achieved senior SANFL honours with Sturt. PREDICTION: Mount Burr by 25 points. Port MacDonnell v Nangwarry AS with the three other matches, this is a contest which will shape the final four. Tipsters can tip the home team with a fair degree of con- WEAVING SOME MAGIC: Mount Burr’s Jonathon Agnew. fidence and despite their upset loss at Robe on Saturday. The dirty day for the Demons against the Roosters continued after the final siren as Port MacDonnell coach James McGregor misplaced his social media instrument. One Robe hierarchy member put his tongue in his cheek and stated on social media that he would love to locate the tablet and look up the stored game plans, set plays, etcetra. The Saints have had an almost identical set of circumstances in all nine of their matches in 2014. They try to spread their thin resources over the 18 positions, keep up with their opponents for about a half and then fade remarkably after the long break. Nangwarry probably won’t need to counter injured Demon skipper Will Macdonald as he is set to rest his injured shoulder a little longer. Likewise, seaside star recruit Josh Ransom is back in training after breaking his leg in the opening round on March 29. Some are pointing to a lateJuly date as the likely time for his comeback. With upset results being welcome in every sporting code in every country, many would be hoping that the Saints will achieve their own mini-miracle at the Bay. PREDICTION: Port MacDonnell by 30 points. MSEFL investigates complaint 250 BIG ONES: Millicent’s Ben Zalme played his 250th game with the Saints last weekend. Millicent primary school competition played on Saturday mornings. The team had teach- WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 26 0305am 0.5 1203pm 1.3 0819pm 0.6 1142pm 0.8 Friday 27 0355am 0.5 1238pm 1.4 0836pm 0.6 - - Saturday 28 1223am 0.8 0437am 0.4 0110pm 1.4 0852pm 0.6 Sunday 29 1258am 0.8 0515am 0.4 0140pm 1.4 0906pm 0.6 Max 15°C Min 10°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 80% Thursday Max 15°C Min 9°C Showers Chance of Rain - 90% Friday Max 12°C Min 8°C Shower Chance of Rain - 90% Saturday Max 12°C Min 6°C Showers Chance of Rain - 70% Sunday Max 13°C Min 7°C Showers Easing Chance of Rain -50% Monday Thursday Cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning north to northwesterly in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Friday Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the south, extending throughout during the day. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Saturday Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Possible small hail. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12. Thursday Gale Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast Winds Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 25 to 35 knots south of Port MacDonnell early in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 metres reaching 3 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell early in the morning. Swell Southwesterly 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres before dawn. Friday Winds Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the evening. Seas 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the evening. Swell Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 26 0317am 0.5 1215pm 1.3 0831pm 0.6 1154pm 0.8 Friday 27 0407am 0.5 1250pm 0.4 0848pm 0.6 - - Saturday 28 1235am 0.8 0449am 0.4 0122pm 1.4 0904pm 0.6 Sunday 29 0110am 0.8 0527am 0.4 0152pm 1.4 0918pm 0.6 Thursday 26th Sunrise 7:24 Sunset 4:58 Friday 27th 638731 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 35 Saturday 28th Sunrise 7:24 Sunset 4:59 Sunday 29th Sunrise 7:24 Sunset 4:59 Sunrise 7:24 Sunset 4:59 ers David Maguire (coach) and “Fred” Smith (manager) at the helm. A PROBE into a complaint lodged about the alleged actions of a club official during a recent match has been completed by Mid South East Football League investigation officer Rob Dycer. MSEFL secretary, Naomi Mitchell said his written report has now been circulated to the members of the executive committee. Under the constitution of the MSEFL, the executive committee considers the report of the investigation officer and decides what further action, if any will be taken. The MSEFL has not revealed any further details – including the identity of the individual or club – surrounding the complaint.
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