BDAFL Round 12 Preview

Round 12 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competition will be played this weekend. Fixtures and preview listed below.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Newcastle City vs Terrigal Avoca

No 1 Sportsground

2.00pm

Broadcast Match of the Week

Cardiff vs Nelson Bay

Hillsborough Oval

2.00pm

 

Warners Bay vs Killarney Vale

Feighan Oval

2.00pm

 

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

The Entrance Bateau Bay vs Terrigal Avoca

Bateau Bay    

   1.00pm

Gosford vs Wyong Lakes

Adcock Park

2.00pm

Singleton vs Newcastle City

Rose Point Park

   2.00pm

Lake Macquarie vs Muswellbrook

Tulkaba Park

   2.00pm

Maitland - Bye        

   

GE Women’s

Cardiff vs Muswellbrook

Hillsborough Oval

10.00am

Singleton vs Newcastle

Rose Point Park

10.00am

Lake Macquarie vs Warners Bay

Tulkaba Park

  10.00am

Gosford vs Nelson Bay

Adcock Park

  10.00am

Maitland vs Killarney Vale 

Max McMahon Oval

  11.00am

Newcastle City vs Wyong Lakes

No 1 Sportsground

  12.00pm

Hunter Haval Reserve Grade

Lake Macquarie vs Warners Bay

Tulkaba Park

 12.00pm

Gosford vs Wyong Lakes

Adcock Park

12.00pm

Singleton vs Newcastle City

Rose Point Park

12.00pm

Cardiff vs Terrigal Avoca

Hillsborough Oval

12.00pm

Maitland vs Killarney Vale 

Max McMahon Oval

1.00pm

Nelson Bay - 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&round=12&client=0-916-0-435916-0&pool=1

Round 12 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup competition this weekend has three quality matches scheduled, highlighted by the Grand Final replay between heavyweights Newcastle City and Terrigal Avoca.

Terrigal Avoca have had the wood on the reigning premiers in their two previous meetings, however both of those games were played at Hylton Moore Oval and it would also be fair to say that the Blues were made below strength on both occasions.

With the return of a number of key players in recent weeks the Blues have been shown glimpses of their best form and if they bring this form to the table on Saturday they will test the Panthers who are yet to taste defeat this year.

Terrigal Avoca will welcome back their coach Mark Skuse, however former coach Chris Bishop is again expected to miss.

If Newcastle City are to win on Saturday, they are going to need to find a way to break down Terrigal Avoca’s defence which has been outstanding all year giving up just an average of 39 points per game. With this record it is no wonder they are sitting on top of the table with ten consecutive wins.

The return of Courtney Knight has given Newcastle City more punch up forward and if Nick Gill returns this week, it gives it a very formidable look when you also include Pat Gillingham and Cameron Keast.

These two sides very rarely put in a bad contest and Saturday should be no different.

Cardiff will host Nelson Bay at Hillsborough Oval which will also be an enthralling contest.

Cardiff suffered their second loss of the year last week going down to Terrigal Avoca, whilst Nelson Bay had a strong win over Killarney vale after suffering three consecutive losses.

The two previous matches were won by Cardiff with a combined margin of 14 points which indicates how even these two teams are.

The Hawks are currently suffering a run of injury which is testing their depth, however no one can question their character having won six matches by 11 points or less.

Nelson Bay welcomed back Luke Price last week, whilst Jayden Rymer returned to his goal kicking best whilst the Dews boys were also strong.

Both sides have quality players however this contest could be decided by some of the unheralded players on both teams.

Expecting this game to be another tight contest.

In the final match, Warners Bay will be looking for their first win of the year when they take on Killarney Vale at Feighan Oval.

The Bulldogs form in recent weeks has been very good, but they have just not been able to get the important win.

Coach Marty Reiman, has worked hard all year with his young squad and is confident of some positive results in the second half of the year.

Killarney Vale have been mixing their form of late with a good performance against Cardiff followed by a big loss to Nelson Bay.

 Injuries to key players have affected the Bombers in a big way and they will not be helped by the fact they representative midfielder, Alex Bailey will miss the remainder of the year after going overseas.

Once again the two previous matches have been decided by a combined total of just 12 points, both in the Bombers favour so you would expect another tight contest.

In the Black Diamond Cup competition, Gosford will look to consolidate a top four position when they take on arch rivals and second placed Wyong Lakes at Adcock Park. One of Gosford’s closest rivals is Newcastle City who make the trip to take on reigning premiers, Singleton. At Tulkaba Park, Lake Macquarie will host Muswellbrook with both teams looking for their second win of the year and in the final game, The Entrance Bateau Bay host Terrigal Avoca.

In the GE Women’s competition, the all important second place will be up for grabs when Gosford host Nelson Bay. Maitland will host Killarney Vale in an important match for both teams. Singleton are at home, looking for their fourth win of the year when they take on Newcastle Nova’s who themselves won their first game of the season last week. Warners Bay will be looking to return to the final six when they travel to Lake Macquarie, whilst Wyong Lakes have the daunting task of taking on the all conquering Newcastle City team. In the final match Cardiff host Muswellbrook with both teams looking for a rare win.