BDAFL Round 11 Preview

Round 11 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competition will be played this weekend. Fixtures & Preview below.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Terrigal Avoca vs Cardiff

Hylton Moore Oval

2.00pm

Broadcast Match of the Week

Nelson Bay vs Killarney Vale

Dick Burwell Oval

2.00pm

 

Warners Bay vs Newcastle City

Feighan Oval

2.00pm

 
       

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

Terrigal Avoca vs Singleton

Hylton Moore Oval

 12.00pm

The Entrance Bateau Bay vs Wyong Lakes

Bateau Bay    

1.00pm

Muswellbrook vs Newcastle City

Weeraman Field

  2.00pm

Maitland vs Lake Macquarie 

Max McMahon Oval

  2.00pm

Gosford - Bye        

   

GE Women’s

Warners Bay vs Newcastle City

Feighan Oval

10.00am

Maitland vs Lake Macquarie 

Max McMahon Oval

10.00am

Nelson Bay vs Wyong Lakes

Dick Burwell Oval

  10.00am

Gosford vs Killarney Vale

Adcock Park

  11.00am

Singleton vs Cardiff

Rose Point Park

  11.00am

Muswellbrook vs Newcastle

Weeraman Field

  12.00pm

Hunter Haval Reserve Grade

Terrigal Avoca vs Singleton

Hylton Moore Oval

 10.00am

Maitland vs Lake Macquarie 

Max McMahon Oval

12.00pm

Nelson Bay vs Wyong Lakes

Dick Burwell Oval

12.00pm

Warners Bay vs Newcastle City

Feighan Oval

12.00pm

Gosford vs Killarney Vale

Adcock Park

1.00pm

Cardiff - Bye

   

You will be able to keep to date with all results during the day at http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&c=0-916-0-435916-0&pool=1&round=11

Round 11 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup competition is highlighted by the top of the table clash between Terrigal Avoca and Cardiff at Hylton Moore Oval. In other matches Nelson Bay host Killarney Vale and Warners Bay and Newcastle City will do battle at Feighan Oval with the “Plunger Dunn Trophy” up for grabs.

Terrigal Avoca hosting Cardiff in a blockbuster 1 v 2 matchup at Hylton Moore Oval. The Panthers have taken on all comers this season, with their perfect record a testament to their outstanding defence, talent-laden midfield and a versatile and mobile forward line. First year coach Mark Skuse has the Panthers playing committed team football, shutting down the opposition forwards with much the same systems coaching guru Chris Bishop has used over the past decade in moulding Terrigal Avoca into a powerhouse.

Cardiff coach Nathan Harkness clearly has all of his players switched on and committed to tenacious, disciplined football. They have a perfect record in every one of their many close games this year, against Newcastle City, Nelson Bay and Killarney Vale.

Terrigal Avoca has inflicted Cardiff’s only defeat this year back in Round 4, winning by 80 points . To reverse this result much will depend on Tom Yensch, Simon O’Brien and Marcus DeLeur getting on top in the middle of the ground for Cardiff to enable their forwards enough opportunities to kick a winning score against the very disciplined, well-structured Panthers back six.

You would expect this match to be much closer.

Dick Burwell Oval will be the venue for the extremely important match between Nelson Bay and Killarney Vale.

Sitting one game and almost 32% behind Nelson Bay, this is a game that the muchimproved Bombers outfit simply must win if they want to play deep into August.

To be placed precariously inside the top four is not what many experts expected from Nelson Bay at the beginning of the year, however a couple of close losses and a number of inconsistent performances has the Marlins in that predicament.

Killarney Vale went tantalisingly close to defeating second-placed Cardiff at Adelaide St Oval last Saturday, the disappointment which was compounded by the season ending broken ankle to inspirational skipper, Josh Mifsud.

With arguably their best player in Rick White also missing the Bombers will be looking to Max Mumford, Beau Cubillo and Alex Bailey to pick up the slack in the midfield and capitalise on the ruck work of the in form, Tim Oosterhoff. Up forward, Coach Scott Reed and youngster Harley Bernleitner have proved to be capable of kicking a bagful of goals.

Nelson Bay coach Sean McGrath has been frustrated by the inability to field a consistent 22 players for the majority of the season and this has contributed to their inconsistency.

At their best the Marlins have a very talented list at full strength however this has happened far too infrequent for the Marlins supporters.

Chris Eddy has been a shining light at fullback, whilst Jayden Rymer, Jeremy Eddy and Todd Thornton have had strong seasons in the midfield.

Newcastle City will be chock full of confidence when they take on Warners Bay at Feighan Oval after their thumping victory over Nelson Bay last week.

Aaron Seen has been in great form after overcoming a leg injury, well supported by Sam Payne, backline leaders Conor Haswell & Luke Rawnsley, veteran forward Nick Gill and the lightning Jackson Crawford.

Warners Bay have been solid all year despite sitting at the bottom of the ladder, with their inability to play a full four quarters, coach Marty Reiman’s main issue.

Lachlan Deverell has been a standout in a rebounding defensive role, however the Bulldogs have lacked firepower up front all season and this will surely be a focus for Warners Bay in the off-season.

The injection of a number of new recruits in recent weeks and they have also shown enough to indicate they will be good acquisitions for the Bulldogs.

All Cup games start at 2.00pm this week.

This week in the Black Diamond Plate, Terrigal Avoca host Singleton, The Entrance Bateau Bay host near-neighbours Wyong Lakes, Maitland are at home to Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City are away to Muswellbrook. Gosford have the Bye.

This week in the GW Womens Competition, Nelson Bay host Wyong Lakes in a real test for both clubs; Warners Bay are at home to the Newcastle City juggernaut; Maitland host Lake Macquarie; Singleton are at home to Cardiff; Killarney Vale head to Gosford for a huge Central Coast derby for both finals aspirants and Muswellbrook & the Newcastle Novas do battle at Muswellbrook’s Weeraman Field, both looing for their first win.