BDAFL Round 2 Preview

 

Round 2 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competition will be played this Saturday. Fixtures and preview below.

 

Friday, 7 April 2017

GE Women’s

Newcastle vs Newcastle City       

Tulkaba Park

7.30pm

 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Killarney Vale vs Warners Bay   

Adelaide St Oval

2.00pm

 

Terrigal Avoca vs Newcastle City   

Hylton Moore Oval

2.00pm

Broadcast Match of the Week

Cardiff vs Nelson Bay

Hillsborough Oval

2.00pm

 

 

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

Terrigal Avoca vs Newcastle City   

Hylton Moore Oval

12.00pm

Wyong Lakes vs Muswellbrook

Don Small Oval    

2.00pm

Gosford vs Singleton

Adcock Park

  2.00pm

Maitland vs The Entrance Bateau Bay 

Max McMahon Oval

  2.00pm

Lake Macquarie - Bye        

   

 

GE Women’s

Killarney Vale vs Lake Macquarie   

Adelaide St Oval

 10.00am

Cardiff vs Nelson Bay

Hillsborough Oval

10.00am

Gosford vs Singleton

Adcock Park

10.00am

Maitland vs Warners Bay 

Max McMahon Oval

  10.00am

Wyong Lakes vs Muswellbrook

Don Small Oval    

12.00pm

 

Hunter Haval Reserve Grade

Terrigal Avoca vs Newcastle City   

Hylton Moore Oval

10.00am

Cardiff vs Nelson Bay

Hillsborough Oval

12.00pm

Gosford vs Singleton

Adcock Park

12.00pm

Maitland vs Warners Bay 

Max McMahon Oval

 12.00pm

Killarney Vale vs Lake Macquarie   

Adelaide St Oval

12.00pm

Wyong Lakes - Bye

   

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Round 2 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup is a beauty with three evenly matched contests expected.

The BARTV Match of the Round is a grand final rematch between league heavyweights, Terrigal Avoca and Newcastle City at Hylton Moore Oval.

The Panthers, led by new coach Mark Skuse, were reasonable in defeating Killarney Vale in Round 1 by 45 points, a match where Terrigal Avoca should have won by more only for dreadful shooting at goal. Skuse will be hopeful for the
return of the inspirational Jayson Van Dam after 18 months off after a very serious hand injury. With James Webster on the sidelines for an extended period after a knee cleanout a month ago, the Panthers will look to Corbin Bond, the abrasive and tough Corey Billins, James Hart and the Clark brothers to get them over the line against a very dangerous opponent coming off a rare first up defeat.

Newcastle City will be looking for quick return to the winners list after a narrow loss to Cardiff in Round 1. Nick Gill and Jono Hamilton were lively up forward for the Blues last week and they will again need to be at their best against the ,miserly Panthers defence. City will again look to their strength which is their midfield with Coach, Mitch Knight, Aaron seen and Macaulay O’Malley leading the way with Hugh Kelleher playing an important role in the ruck.

Nelson Bay travels to Hillsborough to meet Cardiff in a mouth-watering clash of first-round winners. The Marlins demolished Warners Bay at Dick Burwell Oval in Round 1 and will face a tough task against a revitalised Cardiff outfit fresh off a thrilling and rare victory over Newcastle City.

Marlins Coach Sean McGrath will be sweating on this fitness of gun Luke Price (knee) after losing Tom Wood (shoulder) and Jordan Pritchett (arm) for an extended period. Nelson Bay destroyed Warners Bay at the clearances, on the
back of a dominant display from ruckman Billy Barton, who have champagne service to star Jayden Rymer and Matthew Dews, who produced his best-ever game for Nelson Bay after being told by McGrath that he will spend a lot of time
on the ball this season.

Veteran forward Aaron Clayden was in good nick and will cause Cardiff’s defence some real headaches. New Bendigo recruit Tim Davison was outstanding in the backline for the Marlins and appears to be a great pick-up for McGrath and the
Marlins.

Cardiff, of whom much is expected this season after a very healthy off-season recruiting drive, held off a fast-finishing Newcastle City to win a thriller by four points in Round 1. The Hawks could not have imagined a better start to the season, with Lavington recruit Tom Yensch starring in the ruck. His battle with Barton in the ruck should be a beauty and this contest could be pivotal to the outcome of this game.

Cardiff have a strong midfield of their own led by skipper Simon O’Brien and Melbiurne recruit Marcus DeLear who will better with a game under his belt. Coach Nathan Harkness would have been pleased to have kicked fourteen goals last week and will again be looking for Aaron Wivell to lead the way up forward whilst youngster Brandt Job prove dto be a goal sneak last week.

In the final game Killarney Vale and Warners Bay will be looking to open their account for 2017 at Adelaide St Oval. Both sides will be fielding a young sides however it will the experienced players who will decide this contest. The Bombers will still be missing Coach Scott Reed and will be relying on skipper Josh Mifsud, max Mumford and Rick White to lead the way. White has been playing in the midfield however against the Bulldogs he may be better served inside the forward fifty as the Bombers need to find a way to kick a winning score.

The Bulldogs will be missing key players in Scott Bartlem and Ben Hunter however will welcome back four key players including Adelaide recruit, Ben Kernahan who will be making his debut. Jake Roach and Matt Spinks will again be key players for the Bulldogs along with Lincoln Stewart, especially if White plays forward.

Ben Crawley made a welcome return to footy last week and his battle with Killarney Vale youngster Tim Oosterhoff will be important. There is plenty on the line in the this clash and a close contest is expected.

In Round 2 Plate action, Terrigal Avoca host Newcastle City at East Gosford; Singleton head to Gosford for a potentially great fixture at Adcock Park; Wyong Lakes, after a great first-up win in front of the faithful at Don Small Oval, host Muswellbrook; The Entrance Bateau Bay play their first game away to a confident Maitland and Lake Macquarie has the Bye.

In the GE Womens Competition, Friday Night Football sees a Newcastle derby at Tulkaba Oval, with the Novas playing Newcastle City. This fixture gets underway at 7.30pm.

On Saturday, Gosford host Singleton; Lake Macquarie head to Tumbi Umbi to play Killarney Vale; Cardiff host Nelson Bay in the match of the round; Warners Bay are away to Maitland and Muswellbrook make the long trek to Tacoma to play
hosts Wyong Lakes.

Round 2 Reserve Grade actions sees City travel to Terrigal Avoca; Gosford host Singleton; Killarney Vale host Lake Macquarie; Nelson Bay travel to Cardiff and Maitland host Warners Bay. Wyong Lakes have the Bye.