BDAFL Round 9 Results

Results & Reports from today’s round 9 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL

2017 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup
Round 9 - 03/06/2017

Terrigal Avoca 10.13 (73) defeated Nelson Bay 7.9 (51)

Cardiff 12.8 (80) defeated Warners Bay 10.11 (71)
Newcastle City 5.8 (38) defeated Killarney Vale 3.10 (28)

2017 BDAFL Black Diamond Plate
Round 9 - 03/06/2017

Newcastle City 9.6 (60) defeated Gosford 7.8 (50)
Maitland 15.8 (98) defeated The Entrance Bateau Bay 4.6 (30)
Terrigal Avoca 13.12 (90) defeated Muswellbrook 13.5 (83)
Singleton 17.7 (109) defeated Lake Macquarie 4.4 (28)

2017 GE BDAFL Women's
Round 9 - 03/06/2017

Gosford 12.23 (95) defeated Newcastle 1.0 (6)
Nelson Bay 8.4 (52) defeated Maitland 4.5 (29)
Lake Macquarie 8.12 (60) defeated Singleton 2.2 (14)
Wyong Lakes 10.9 (69) defeated Cardiff 1.3 (9)
Warners Bay 13.14 (92) defeated Muswellbrook 0.0 (0)
Newcastle City 13.20 (98) defeated Killarney Vale 0.2 (2)

2017 BDAFL Reserve Grade
Round 9 - 03/06/2017

Newcastle City 9.15 (69) defeated Gosford 4.4 (28)
Killarney Vale 9.12 (66) defeated Terrigal Avoca 7.5 (47)
Nelson Bay 16.13 (109) defeated Maitland 1.2 (8)
Lake Macquarie 9.9 (63) defeated Singleton 2.8 (20)
Cardiff 21.20 (146) defeated Wyong Lakes 1.3 (9)

Wet weather greeted players in Round 9 of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup competition with Terrigal Avoca keeping their unbeaten record in tact whilst Killarney Vale lost a tight encounter against Newcastle City.

Undefeated Terrigal Avoca withstood an enormous challenge from a determined Nelson Bay before kicking three goals into the breeze in the last quarter to run out 22-point victors at Hylton Moore Oval. Final scores were Terrigal Avoca 10.13.73 to Nelson Bay 7.9.51.

In a match played in varying conditions, including steady rain, Nelson Bay kicked the first two goals of the match before the League leaders steadied, kicking the next 5 goals.

The two teams traded blows until the last quarter, when two Jeremy Eddy goals got Nelson Bay back to just 9 points behind. The Panthers steadied in the final 15 minutes of the game, keeping the Marlins goal-less as they finished with the finals two goals whilst keeping the ball in their forward 50m arc for long periods.

Brandon Thomas (two goals), rovers Corey Billins and Chris Bishop, backline general James Hart and Jay Lewis were best for an even and disciplined Panthers outfit.

The night game, played in persistent rain, saw Newcastle City hold on to defeat and a gallant Killarney Vale side 5.6.36 to 3.10.28 at No 1 Sportsground.

Newcastle City had the better of the early exchanges with Cameron Keast kicking the first two goals of the game. Killarney Vale were having enough of the football but were unable to convert with veteran Dane Amidy kicking the only goals for the Bombers in the first half, desoite having seven shots on goal. A long goal from Newcastle City key forward just before half time saw the Blues take a nine point into the long break.

The rain caused the game to be a battle of attrition and tough for the players, none who shirked an issue. Goals to Conor Haswell and aaron seen, two of the Blues best after half time gave their team a valuable break but the Bombers were not about to give in and a goal to coach Scott Reed reduced the margin to 13 points at the final break.

The last quarter was all Killarney Vale’s as the continued to attack however resolute defence from Newcastle City led by Haswell and Ian Baker only allowed a goal to Alex Bailey for the term and when the final siren sounded the Blues prevailed by eight points.
Josh Mifsud, Max Mumford, Ryan Barrett and Jimmy Kidd were the pick for Killarney Vale.

In the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate competition, Muswellbrook put in their best performance for the year however still went down to Terrigal Avoca by seven points. Newcastle City outlasted Gosford by ten points, with star Goalkicker Courtney Knight making his return to the playing field, finishing with two goals. The two leading teams Maitland and Singleton proved two strong for The Entrance Bateau Bay and Lake Macquarie respectively, whilst Wyong Lakes had the bye.

In the GE Women’s competition, Newcastle City and Nelson Bay remain undefeated with wins over Killarney Vale and Maitland, although both had to work hard for the wins. Lake Macquarie made it two wins in a row with a victory over Singleton. Wyong Lakes moved into a finals position with a good win over Cardiff whilst Warners Bay and Gosford had good wins over the winless Muswellbrook and Newcastle Nova’s.