BDAFL Round 3 Results


2017 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Terrigal Avoca 3.2, 4.9, 12.10, 16.16 (112)
Nelson Bay 0.1, 1.2, 1.4, 3.5 (23)
Terrigal Avoca : Douglas Clark 3, Mark Skuse 3, Brandon Thomas 2, Sam Ellis 2, Jay Lewis 1, Lachlan White 1,
Matthew Shortal 1, Kurt Fleming 1, Brandon Sarich 1, Alexander White 1
Nelson Bay : Mathew Dews 2, Luke Price 1
Terrigal Avoca : Jack Grimmond, Mark Skuse, Kurt Fleming, Sam Ellis, Will Mckellar , Brandon Sarich
Nelson Bay : Todd Thornton, Christopher Eddy, Aaron Clayden, Joel Erickson, Daniel Ross, Jayden Rymer

Cardiff 1.3, 2.4, 7.5, 10.8 (68)
Warners Bay 2.1, 4.4, 5.6, 6.6 (42)
Cardiff : Cameron Jones 3, Aaron Wivell 3, Mattie Vukovich 1, Kieren Bellemore 1, Toby Machart 1, Tom Yensch 1
Warners Bay : Jake Hayes 2, Ky McGrath 1, David McGuinness 1, Ryan Sorensen 1, Jake Roach 1
Cardiff : Kieren Bellemore, Zachariah Metcalfe, Bryce Graetz, Nicholas Chapman, Tom Yensch, Simon O'Brien
Warners Bay : Lachlan Deverell, Ky McGrath, Josh Nicol, Benjamin Kernahan, Ben Hunter, Jake Hayes

Newcastle City 8.0, 10.2, 13.2, 17.4 (106)
Killarney Vale 1.3, 2.9, 7.11, 8.11 (59)
Newcastle City : Max Quinlan 6, Abraham Gibson 3, Ethan Durbridge 2, Jonothon Hamilton 1, Aidan Watling 1, Mitchell Black 1,
Reed van Huisstede 1, Ian Baker 1, Cade Triffitt 1
Killarney Vale : Harley Bernleitner 5, Max Mumford 1, Tim Oosterhoff 1, Ryan Barrett 1
Newcastle City : Sam Payne, Jackson Crawford, Ian Baker, Hugh Blanchfield, Max Quinlan, Aaron Seen
Killarney Vale : Tim Oosterhoff, Calvin Bond, Beau Cubillo, Harley Beckett, Kyall Walford, Harley Bernleitner

2017 BDAFL Black Diamond Plate

Terrigal Avoca 13.15 (93) defeated Muswellbrook 3.3 (21)
Gosford 21.14 (140) defeated The Entrance Bateau Bay 4.5 (29)
Singleton 10.7 (67) defeated Maitland 8.5 (53)
Wyong Lakes 18.16 (124) defeated Lake Macquarie 6.3 (39)

2017 GE BDAFL Women's

Maitland 12.9 (81) defeated Singleton 4.2 (26)
Warners Bay 5.2 (32) defeated Cardiff 4.4 (28)
Wyong Lakes 6.9 (45) defeated Lake Macquarie 1.4 (10)
Nelson Bay 8.5 (53) defeated Gosford 2.4 (16)
Killarney Vale 16.11 (107) defeated Newcastle 1.1 (7)
Newcastle City 28.28 (196) defeated Muswellbrook 0.0 (0)

2017 BDAFL Reserve Grade

Killarney Vale 22.9 (141) defeated Gosford 1.2 (8)
Terrigal Avoca 15.11 (101) defeated Nelson Bay 4.9 (33)
Maitland 12.5 (77) defeated Singleton 5.6 (36)
Cardiff 12.8 (80) defeated Warners Bay 7.8 (50)
Lake Macquarie 11.7 (73) defeated Wyong Lakes 7.6 (48)


Round 3 action in the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup saw Terrigal Avoca maintain top position on the ladder with a 89 point win over Nelson Bay whilst Killarney Vale suffered 47 point loss to Newcastle City.

An undermanned Nelson Bay Marlins were no match for a disciplined and miserly Terrigal Avoca Panthers outfit at Hylton Moore Oval in the Black Diamond Cup on Saturday.

At Hylton Moore Oval, Terrigal Avoca’s defence were at their miserly best restricting Nelson Bay  to just one goal in the first three quarters as the Panthers completely controlled proceedings. Two late goals to Nelson Bay meant that Terrigal Avoca ran out 89-point winners, 16.16.112 to Nelson Bay 3.5.23.

Doug Clark and Coach Mark Skuse lead the goalkicking with three goals apiece. Brandon Thomas and Sam Ellis chipped in with two goals each as the Panthers had ten individual goalkickers on the day.

The Panthers were best served by Jack Grimmond, Skuse, Kurt Fleming, Ellis, Will McKellar and Brandon Sarich.

A whirlwind first quarter and excellent goalkicking accuracy from Newcastle City has laid the platform for the Blues’ first victory of the campaign. Eight goals to one in the opening stanza enabled City to run out 47-point winners at Adelaide St Oval, with final scores being Newcastle City 17.4.106 to Killarney Vale 8.11.59.

Killarney Vale, missing Josh Mifsud, Rick White and Scott Reed, fought very hard after quarter-time, and were best served by ruckman Tim Oosterhoff, Calvin Bond, Beau Cubillo, Harley Beckett and  Kyall Walford whilst Sydney Swans Academy member Harley Bernleitner was superb for Killarney Vale, kicking five of the Bombers eight goals.

In the Black Diamond Plate, Wyong Lakes moved to the top of the ladder with an 85 point win over Lake Macquarie at Tulkaba Park, Terrigal Avoca defeated Muswellbrook by 72 points at Hylton Moore Oval and Gosford were to strong for the Entrance Bateau Bay by 111 points at Passage Rd.
In the GE Women’s Competition, Killarney Vale remained undefeated with a big win over Newcastle, Wyong Lakes had to overcome a determined Lake Macquarie to record their second win of the year whilst Gosford suffered their first loss going down to reigning premiers Nelson Bay.


BDAFL Round 2 Results


Results & Reports from Saturdays Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL Round 2 matches.

2017 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Terrigal Avoca 3.1, 5.3, 8.5, 12.7 (79)
Newcastle City 3.3, 3.3, 5.4, 6.7 (43)
GOALS, Terrigal Avoca :
Jay Lewis 2, Lachlan White 2, Kurt Fleming 2, Brendan Harper 1, Douglas Clark 1, Mark Skuse 1,
Alastair Richardson 1, Corey Billins 1, Brandon Thomas 1
Newcastle City :
Nicholas Gill 2, Patrick Gillingham 1, Abraham Gibson 1, Jamie Cleaver 1, Cade Triffitt 1
BEST, Terrigal Avoca :
James Hart, Alastair Richardson, Jasper Davis, Brandon Thomas, Lachlan White, Damen Smith
Newcastle City :
Stephen Batten, Sam Payne, Hugh Blanchfield, Hugh Kelleher, Cade Triffitt, Aidan Watling

Killarney Vale 2.1, 5.4, 6.4, 9.7 (61)
Warners Bay 2.2, 4.3, 6.4, 9.6 (60)
GOALS, Killarney Vale :
Jack Nancarrow 3, Jake Greentree 1, Liam Hassall 1, Alex Wells 1, Harley Bernleitner 1, Beau Cubillo 1,
Joshua Mifsud 1
Warners Bay :
Josh Nicol 2, Ryan Sorensen 2, Jake Roach 1, Tristan Warner 1, Joseph Ferguson 1, Robert Schindler-Taylor 1,
Isaac Boorer 1
BEST, Killarney Vale :
Joshua Mifsud, Rick White, Kyall Walford, Alex Wells, Max Mumford, Connor Reilly
Warners Bay :
Kayne Gibbs, Benjamin Kernahan, Lachlan Deverell, Josh Nicol, Solomon Brown, Lincoln Stewart

Cardiff 3.1, 6.3, 11.5, 12.8 (80)
Nelson Bay 5.5, 6.7, 6.10, 10.10 (70)
GOALS, Cardiff :
Aaron Wivell 6, Nicholas Chapman 3, Brandt Job 2, Josh Murphy 1
Nelson Bay :
Luke Price 2, Daniel Ross 2, Todd Thornton 1, Benjamin Eddy 1, Korben Donaldson 1, Mathew Dews 1,
Jayden Rymer 1, Billy Barton 1
BEST, Cardiff :
Brandt Job, Julian Clements, Nicholas Chapman, Tom Yensch, Marcus DeLeur, Aaron Wivell
Nelson Bay :
Luke Price, Christopher Eddy, Billy Barton, Aaron Clayden, Jeremy Eddy, Jayden Rymer

Ladder: Terrigal Avoca 8, Cardiff 8, Nelson Bay 4, Killarney Vale 4, Newcastle City 0, Warners Bay 0

2017 BDAFL Black Diamond Plate
Terrigal Avoca 5.13 (43) defeated Newcastle City 5.9 (39)
Maitland won by forfeit The Entrance Bateau Bay
Singleton 17.12 (114) defeated Gosford 6.4 (40)
Wyong Lakes 24.15 (159) defeated Muswellbrook 3.7 (25)
Lake Macquarie - Bye

2017 GE BDAFL Women's
Nelson Bay 9.10 (64) defeated Cardiff 1.0 (6)
Gosford 10.12 (72) defeated Singleton 0.2 (2)
Warners Bay 6.8 (44) defeated Maitland 4.6 (30)
Killarney Vale 7.6 (48) defeated Lake Macquarie 3.2 (20)
Wyong Lakes 12.17 (89) defeated Muswellbrook 0.0 (0)

2017 BDAFL Reserve Grade
Terrigal Avoca 11.8 (74) defeated Newcastle City 6.6 (42)
Killarney Vale 15.14 (104) defeated Lake Macquarie 5.3 (33)
Cardiff 24.15 (159) defeated Nelson Bay 1.3 (9)
Gosford 13.10 (88) defeated Singleton 9.4 (58)
Warners Bay 15.9 (99) defeated Maitland 2.5 (17)

Round 2 action of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup saw an Alex Wells goal after the siren give Killarney Vale a one point win over Warners Bay, Terrigal Avoca defeated Newcastle City by 36 points in a rematch of the 2016 Grand Final and Cardiff held on against a fast-finishing Nelson Bay to win a crucial away game by 10 points.

Killarney Vale and Warners Bay were dead-level at 6.4.40 apiece heading into the last quarter at Adelaide St Oval in Tumbi Umbi. Warners Bay surged to an 11-point lead in the 25th minute of the final quarter after a Tristan Warner major and looked home. A mark and goal to youngster Harley Berleitner brought the margin to five points and with only seconds on the clock a “hail mary” kick into the goal square saw Bomber forward, Alex Wells take an excellent pack mark and with the siren already gone, went back and kicked the match winning goal.

Jack Nancarrow kicked three goals for Killarney Vale with their best being captain Josh Mifsud, Rick White, Kyall Walford, Wells, Max Mumford and Connor Reilly.

In the BARTV Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup Match of the Round saw Terrigal Avoca face regular Grand Final opponent Newcastle City at a firm and dry Hylton Moore Oval. The Panthers were too strong for the Blues, running out victors 12.7.79 to City’s 6.7.43.

Jay Lewis, Lachlan White and livewire forward Kurt Fleming kicked two goals apiece for the Panthers. Nick Gill played a lone hand up forward for City, managing two goals.

Terrigal Avoca’s decision to put up to three backmen on Gill paid handsome dividends, with City having no targets up forward other than the ex-Adelaide Crow. Jimmy Hart and Corey Billins often dropped off their man to nullify Gill, with Alastair Richardson picking up many marks and touches playing about twenty metres in front of Gill as a loose man in defence.

Panthers Coach Mark Skuse, himself a solid performer on the day, was a content man after the game. He praised Brandon Thomas, the entire defensive unit and the performance of Richardson in the unexpected role of loose man in defence.
Skuse is looking forward to the return of the Van Dam brothers and James Webster in coming weeks, saying the first two games before Easter has set the Panthers on course for a very good season. Skuse also praised the culture at Terrigal Avoca, stating that taking over from Chris Bishop as Coach has been seamless and that the players had bought into his coaching style and philosophy.

Terrigal Avoca’s best players were Hart, Richardson, Davis, Thomas, Lachlan White and Damen Smith.

In the Black Diamond Plate, Terrigal Avoca came from behind at three-quarter time to defeat Newcastle City; Singleton were too strong for Gosford and Wyong Lakes had a comfortable win over Muswellbrook at Tulkaba Oval.

In the GE Women’s competition, Warners Bay defeated Maitland by 14 points in a hard fought encounter at Max McMahon Oval, Killarney Vale overcome Lake Macquarie by 28 points, Nelosn Bay, Gosford and Wyong Lakes were too strong for Cardiff, Singleton and Wyong Lakes respectively whilst in the Friday night game Newcastle City had too many guns for Newcastle Nova’s.

In Reserve Grade, there were wins for Terrigal Avoca, Killarney Vale at home over Lake Macquarie, Cardiff, Gosford and Warners Bay.

There will a general bye in the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competition for Easter next weekend with all competitions to resume on 22 April.


BDAFL Round 1 Results


BDAFL Round 1 Results and match reports.

2017 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

NELSON BAY v. WARNERS BAY @ Dick Burwell Oval
Nelson Bay 6.6, 10.10, 16.10, 22.11 (143)
Warners Bay 2.2, 5.3, 5.7, 7.9 (51)
GOALS, Nelson Bay :
Aaron Clayden 5, Jeremy Eddy 3, Mathew Dews 3, Billy Barton 3, Luke Price 2, Harrison Freund 2,
Todd Thornton 1, Tim Divall 1, Jayden Rymer 1, Benjamin Eddy 1
Warners Bay :
Ky McGrath 1, Corey Deverell 1, Scott Bartlem 1, Nicholas Turner 1, Tom McDonell 1, Ryan Sorensen 1,
Alexander McDonnell 1
BEST, Nelson Bay :
Todd Thornton, Billy Barton, Nathan Vaisey, Mathew Dews, Timothy Davison, Korben Donaldson
Warners Bay :
Nicholas Turner, Ky McGrath, Ben Hunter, Robert Schindler-Taylor, Alexander McDonnell , Jake Roach

CARDIFF v. NEWCASTLE CITY @ Hillsborough Oval
Cardiff 1.2, 6.5, 10.9, 14.10 (94)
Newcastle City 4.1, 7.5, 10.7, 13.12 (90)
GOALS, Cardiff :
Tom Yensch 4, Aaron Wivell 3, Brandt Job 3, David O'Donnell 2, Marcus DeLeur 1, Daniel Mulvey 1
Newcastle City :
Jonothon Hamilton 4, Nicholas Gill 4, Max Quinlan 1, Matthew Enright 1, Jackson Crawford 1
BEST, Cardiff :
Simon O'Brien, Christopher Davies, Marcus DeLeur, Brandt Job, Daniel Mulvey
Newcastle City :
Conor Haswell, Luke Rawnsley, Hugh Kelleher, Nicholas Gill, Stephen Batten, Hugh Blanchfield

Terrigal Avoca 3.3, 5.6, 7.15, 9.20 (74)
Killarney Vale 0.0, 1.2, 1.2, 4.5 (29)
GOALS, Terrigal Avoca :
Kurt Fleming 2, Alexander White 1, Douglas Clark 1, Mark Skuse 1, Jack Grimmond 1, Alastair Richardson 1,
Peter Van Dam 1, Corbin Bond 1
Killarney Vale :
Joshua Mifsud 1, Connor Reilly 1, Alex Wells 1, Harley Bernleitner 1
BEST, Terrigal Avoca :
Corbin Bond, Kurt Fleming, Jackson Farquhar, Corey Billins, James Hart, Jarrad Flint
Killarney Vale :
Harley Beckett, Calvin Bond, Alexander Bailey, Joshua Mifsud, Michael Forster, Rick White

2017 BDAFL Black Diamond Plate

Maitland 18.10 (118) defeated Muswellbrook 1.9 (15)
Newcastle City 13.9 (87) defeated Lake Macquarie 3.5 (23)
Singleton 15.18 (108) defeated Terrigal Avoca 1.1 (7)
Wyong Lakes 19.10 (124) defeated Gosford 9.5 (59)

2017 GE BDAFL Women's

Gosford 5.2 (32) defeated Wyong Lakes 3.3 (21)
Newcastle City 21.21 (147) defeated Lake Macquarie 0.0 (0)
Killarney Vale 10.8 (68) defeated Singleton 1.0 (6)
Nelson Bay 10.11 (71) defeated Warners Bay 1.0 (6)
Maitland 23.21 (159) defeated Muswellbrook 1.0 (6)
Cardiff 9.17 (71) defeated Newcastle 2.0 (12)

2017 BDAFL Reserve Grade

Cardiff 19.18 (132) defeated Maitland 1.2 (8)
Gosford 12.17 (89) defeated Wyong Lakes 7.3 (45)
Newcastle City 9.14 (68) defeated Lake Macquarie 1.3 (9)
Terrigal Avoca 19.16 (130) defeated Singleton 1.1 (7)
Warners Bay 10.5 (65) defeated Nelson Bay 5.9 (39)


Round 1 action of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup Terrigal Avoca defeat Killarney Vale despite inaccurate kicking for goal  at Adelaide St Oval.

Terrigal Avoca 9.20.74 defeated Killarney Vale 4.5.29 at Adelaide St Oval, keeping the Bombers to one goal in the first three quarters in a fine defensive performance, despite missing Jayson Van Dam and James Webster. Coach Mark Skuse will be conducting extra goalkicking practice this week at Hylton Moore Oval after the Panthers kicked 9 goals from 29 attempts.

Terrigal Avoca’s Kurt Fleming was the only multiple goalkicker in the match, kicking two goals. Killarney Vale rallied late to kick three goals in the last quarter.

The Panthers were best served by Corbin Bond, Fleming, Jackson Farquhar, Corey Billins, James Hart and Jarrad Flint.

Killarney Vale were best served by Harley Beckett, Calvin Bond, Alex Bailey, Josh Mifsud, Michael Forster and Rick White.

In other Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup matches Cardiff defeated reigning premiers Newcastle City by four points and Nelson Bay easily accounted for Warners Bay by 92 points.

In the Black Diamond Plate, Wyong Lakes produced a convincing four-quarter performance to defeat local rival Gosford by 65 points at Don Small Oval as the club celebrated Rhys McNaughton Memorial Day  whilst at Singleton, Terrigal Avoca were no match for the defending premiers going down by 101 points. The Entrance Bateau Bay had the bye.

In the GE Womens Competition, Gosford and Wyong Lakes played  a tight encounter with the Tigers winning by 11 points whilst Killarney Vale proved too strong for Singleton winning by 62 points.



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