The South Eastern Times : August 21st 2014
SPORT 35 Double ton for ‘Squiddy’ AT the inner sanctum of the Millicent Football Club, he’s simply known as “Squiddy.” In the broader world of the Western Border Football League, Cameron Haggett is also recognised as one of the best tap ruckmen in the competition. Last Saturday against Casterton/ Sandford, Haggett joined exalted company at Millicent when he played his 200th senior game, made up of 198 A grade and two at reserves level. Haggett will turn 35 in early December and on current form, there is no reason he could not play on at senior Western Border level for another four to five years, although playing as a ruckman takes its toll. A loyal Saint for more than 15 years and his accolades at Millicent include most improved in 2003 and runner-up in the senior best and fairest to Tasmanian 200 CLUB: Millicent ruckman, Cameron Haggett is the newest member of the Western Border Football League’s 200 Club. recruit, Justin Cotton in 2004. Early in the 2005 season in a game at Casterton, Haggett suffered a broken leg, an injury that was so severe it kept him out of the game until 2007. But Haggett bounced back strongly and went on to win the Saints’ senior best and fairest in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. Along the way, Haggett also won some media awards and earnt selection in Western Border and South East Zone interleague teams. He has also earnt respect from teammates and opponents alike. While his wife, Tamara has a suitcase of premiership medallions won with the all conquering Millicent netballers, Cameron’s cupboard is bare, although the Saints went close in 2010 when beaten in the grand final playoff by just three-points by West Gambier. Just winning a game for 2014 would be good enough for Haggett and the Saints, but time is running out as Millicent’s last game of the season is this Saturday. Tigers to bury demons of past finals From back page The club’s goalkicking trophy has been won by centre half forward Tom Bell and he averaged only two goals per game in his 14 matches. Teen Jake Wight was the main target in the minor round but shoulder injuries have sidelined him in recent weeks. Skipper Brett Sneath slotted through 55 goals in 2013 but he is coping with a troublesome knee. Former vice-captain, Jase Bateman was in sparkling touch with five goals at Glencoe on August 9 but he missed the following match with an infected tooth. The man most likely to kick a winning score for the blue-and-golds is recruit and former SANFL player, Caolan Buckley. With his strength, nous and long-kicking, he could inflict some significant scoreboard damage. Both teams are blessed with strong on-ball divisions with Hatherleigh well served by the likes of Matt Faulkner, Jack Sullivan and Matt Fabris. For Tantanoola, the club will be looking to Lyndon Smith, Raegan Clarke and assistant coach, Martin Coote to give them the drive. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 21 1008am 1 0708pm 0.6 0944pm 0.6 Friday 22 1251am 0.6 1107am 1.1 0717pm 0.6 1102pm 0.7 Saturday 23 0317am 0.6 1144am 1.2 0726pm 0.5 1145pm 0.8 Sunday 24 0421am 0.5 1215pm 1.2 0727pm 0.5 Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% Thursday Max 16°C Min 4°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% Friday Max 19°C Min 5°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 80% Saturday Max 19°C Min 9°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 85% Sunday Max 18°C Min 7°C Thursday Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Friday Mostly sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Saturday Cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Coastal: Thursday Winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Friday Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. 648452 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 35 Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% Monday Max 18°C Min 5°C ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 21 1020am 1 0720pm 0.6 0956pm 0.6 Friday 22 0103am 0.6 1119am 1.1 0729pm 0.6 1114pm 0.7 Saturday 23 0329am 0.6 1156am 1.2 0738pm 0.5 1157pm 0.8 Sunday 24 0433am 0.5 1227pm 1.2 0739pm 0.5 Thursday 21st Friday 22nd Sunrise 6:44 Sunrise 6:43 Saturday 23rd Sunrise 6:42 Sunday 24th Sunrise 6:40 Sunset 5:36 Sunset 5:37 Sunset 5:38 Sunset 5:39 For much of his career, multiple league medallist, Tim Stringer has also played in the pivot but he has successfully transitioned to a defensive role in 2014. The transfer has not diminished the number of possessions that he wins and his ability to read the play is second to none. The only player in doubt for the Tigers is 18-year-old Jack Dawe who has a fractured finger. His debut season with the Tigers has been outstanding and he is expected to feature in the Mail Medal voting in Millicent on Monday night. Good weather is forecast for Saturday afternoon and the sun might peek through the clouds. It is a safe bet to assume that the playing surface at Glencoe will be impressive as it has had the expert care of curator and senior MSEFL umpire Ben Young. An added week’s rest will be welcome by Tantanoola and this is another definite advantage. It has had poor first semis in 2012 and 2013 but the team will make amends in 2014 It will be Hatherleigh reaching for the mothballs on Saturday. VERDICT: Tantanoola by 20 points. DOUBLE CENTURY: Millicent’s Megan Tilley will celebrate her 200 games on Saturday. Tilley racks up 200 games ON Saturday Millicent’s Megan Tilley will be welcomed into the 200 club, receiving the double century milestone. Tilley’s career began in 2000 when she was coached by Kerri Lee Bromley in the Saints B grade team and taking out the coaches trophy. She played most of her career in the B grade and over the seasons has won many awards including several club best and fairests, runnerup club best and fairests and has taken coaches trophies. She is a consistent and respected player of the club as she has a never give up attitude, which she shows in all games, in any position. Tilley’s was a mid-court player for most of her career at the club, always using her speed to be an option for her teammates. In 2008 Tilley was a part of the B grade grand final team that lost to West Gambier. Tilley has been on the netball committee and was secretary for several seasons. Married to Brad, they have two children, Sophie and Max. This season, Tilley steps on the court in C grade, with her sister Becky also part of this team.
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