BDAFL Round 13 Preview

Round 13 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competition will be played this weekend. Fixtures and Preview are listed below.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Killarney Vale vs Newcastle City

Adelaide St Oval

2.00pm

Broadcast Match of the Week

Cardiff vs Warners Bay

Hillsborough Oval

2.00pm

 

Nelson Bay vs Terrigal Avoca

Dick Burwell Oval

2.00pm

 

Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

The Entrance Bateau Bay vs Muswellbrook

Bateau Bay    

   1.00pm

Newcastle City vs Lake Macquarie

No1 Sportsground

1.00pm

Gosford vs Maitland

Rogers Park

   2.00pm

Wyong Lakes vs Terrigal Avoca

Don Small Oval

   2.00pm

Singleton - Bye

   

GE Women’s

Gosford vs Maitland

Rogers Park

10.00am

Killarney Vale vs Newcastle City

Adelaide St Oval

10.00am

Cardiff vs Warners Bay

Hillsborough Oval

  10.00am

Nelson Bay vs Muswellbrook

Dick Burwell Oval

  10.00am

Wyong Lakes vs Singleton

Don Small Oval

  10.00am

Newcastle City vs Lake Macquarie

No1 Sportsground

  11.00am

Hunter Haval Reserve Grade

Gosford vs Maitland

Rogers Park

 12.00pm

Killarney Vale vs Newcastle City

Adelaide St Oval

12.00pm

Nelson Bay vs Singleton

Dick Burwell Oval

12.00pm

Cardiff vs Warners Bay

Hillsborough Oval

12.00pm

Wyong Lakes vs Terrigal Avoca

Don Small Oval

1.00pm

Lake Macquarie - Bye

   

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

Round 13 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup competition is highlighted by the clash between arch neighbouring rivals Cardiff and Warners Bay at Hillsborough Oval. In other matches Terrigal Avoca travel to Nelson Bay and Killarney Vale host Newcastle City.

The clash of sides sitting second and last on the ladder normally doesn’t create much interest, however that is far from the case when Cardiff host Warners Bay at Feighan Oval.

Cardiff continue to rise to every challenge with two losses to Terrigal Avoca the only losses on an impressive scorecard.

Warners Bay recorded their first win of the season last week with a convincing win over Killarney Vale, however their form leading up to that win has been very impressive.

A more stable line up has allowed Bulldogs coach Mart Reiman to consolidate his game plan which in the past has stood up against the better side. Jake Roach continues to be the standout player of the side, along with tough on-baller Ben

Hunter whilst Rob Schindler-Taylor provides the touch of class. Kayne Gibbs has been a revelation up forward and provides them with a big marking target which they have not had for some time.

They will need to be at there best however to overcome the Hawks on the small Hillsborough Oval track.

Cardiff Coach, Nathan Harkness has his side playing a disciplined brand of football and led by skipper Simon O’Brien that have been able to out last their opponents. Nick Chapman celebrated his 100th game in style last week whilst Mattie Vukovich has been a revelation in the midfield this year after being moved from his defensive post.

Tom Yensch has been a standout performer all year whilst Josh Murphy and Trent Thompson have filled the goalkicking void in the absence of the injured Aaron Wivell. Warners Bay led for the majority of the game before being pipped on the post the last two time these two teams met. Can they reverse the result this time around. Nelson Bay will be looking to record a win over side above them on the ladder when they host ladder leader Terrigal Avoca at Dick Burwell Oval.

The Panthers themselves will be looking to return to the winners list after suffering their first loss last week at the hands of Newcastle City.

The Marlins are a different team on their home ground however will need a contribution from all 22 players, which has been missing in recent weeks. Too much responsibility is left to the senior players with the likes of Jeremy Eddy, Jayden Rymer, Billy Barton and Matt Dews have been consistent performers all year. The return of Adam Grinyer is a bonus for coach Sean McGrath, whilst Luke Price has now put a couple of solid games together after returning from his hamstring injury. Terrigal Avoca struggled last week against the pressure applied by Newcastle City, however will welcome the roomier Dick Burwell Oval.

The Panthers struggled to find a reliable forward option when Jayson van Dam went off last week with a groin injury and if he does not play it may require a reshuffle. The Panthers defence is excellent led by Jimmy Hart, however if Nelson Bay midfield can get on top of the likes of Kurt Fleming, Corey Billins and Mark Skuse they potentially have a forward line capable of causing an upset.

In the final game, Newcastle City travel to the Central Coast to take on Killarney Vale fresh from inflicting the first defeat on Terrigal Avoca for 2017.

In arguably their best performance of the year, the Blues pressure around the ground set up the victory and coach Mitchell Knight will be looking for his side not to suffer a let down against the Bombers.

Killarney Vale will welcome the return back to Adelaide St Oval, where they are always hard to beat.

Whilst the Bombers have been hit with injuries and unavailabilities this year, they would have been impressed with the continued improvement of a number of younger players in Tom Oosterhoff, Conor Reilly and Harley Beckett.

The problem with the Bombers will be their ability to kick a winning score with a heavy reliance on Scott Reed. Other avenues to goal will be required if they are to penetrate the Newcastle City defence led by veterans Luke Rawnsley, Ian Baker and Matt Enright, whilst Conor Haswell is having the best year of his short career.

In Black Diamond Plate matches there are big matches for two finals contenders. At Rogers Park, Gosford host second placed Maitland whilst Terrigal Avoca travel to Don Small Oval to take on league leaders, Wyong Lakes. In other matches Newcastle City host Lake Macquarie whilst The Entrance Bateau Bay host Muswellbrook in what should be great contest.

In the GE Women’s competition the battle for finals spots is certainly hotting up with seven teams still in the mix for the six finals spots. In the match of the week, Gosford host Maitland at Rogers Park, Newcastle City make the trip to Adelaide St Oval to take on Killarney vale whilst Wyong Lakes take on Singleton, who will be looking for their fourth win in a row.

In other matches, Nelson Bay host Muswellbrook, Cardiff do battle with Warners Bay and Newcastle and Lake Macquarie clash at No 1 Sportsground.