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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 57

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32 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 1300 508 509 SPORT Warriors heartbreak RUGBY UNION Warren Thomson Cubs Joel Plummer tackles Warriors Casey OConnor during his sides one-point win on Saturday Picture: CHARLIE LOWSON DINGO Cubs snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday night with an 8-7 win against Kiwi Warriors at Anzac Oval. Warriors got off to a good start with Bernie Kentwell scoring a try six minutes into the game and he converted the goal to give them a 7-0 lead. But that was it for the half as Kentwells teammate Reave Nepe was knocked out in the build-up play and had to be taken away in an ambulance. Kiwi Warriors coach James Nolan thanked Cubs for their support in helping their injured player. Nolan said: Reave is fine now, but he had concussion and wont be able to play until after the Christmas break. A huge thanks to Cubs sports m e d i c i n e o f f i c e r A n d r e w McGouchie; he was fantastic in looking after Reave. With everyone still having fresh legs, the second half went at a fast tempo as both teams passionately battled it out with Cubs finally getting on the board with 13 minutes remaining from an Anthony Hyland penalty goal which put them within a try of Warriors. Warriors had done well to hold on to the ball throughout the game but a forward pass with a few minutes remaining resulted in heartbreak as Cubs Richie Wehipeora scored a try with two minutes remaining to steal the game at the death. Nolan was disappointed his team let the game slip away. He said: It was a game we should have won convincingly. There was definitely a lot of positives but unfortunately we didnt win. We had been training well and to lose a game we expected to win was disappointing. Our discipline let us down for the first time this season and we certainly will be working on that. Cubs coach Paul Blewitt was happy to get the win but admits his side has a few things to work on. Blewitt said: Weve got a lot of room for improvement. Warriors have been improving every week and Ive got a lot of respect for their coach James Nolan, who certainly did his home work on us. We were lucky to get the win. Our line-outs were shocking and our scrums werent the best so we will be working on set plays at training this week. Scoreboard ALICE SPRINGS RUN NING & WALKING CLUB 5km Summer Series Race Two RUNNERS: K Summers 17:03, E Melky 17:32, A Foote 20:31, C Brand 20:45, S Brash 22:13, D Fraser 23:11, B Balmer 23:13, P Donohoe 23:29, P Gillen 23:55, K Hayes 25:12, K Moylan 26:09, B Grieve 26:18, G Edwards 28:25, J Kim 29:00, L Sharp 29:25, A Ireland 29:33, R Hill 29:55, D Ward 30:34, O Colbran 30:56, M Curtis 31:28, N Morsillo 31:38, I Richter 31:43, K Kanowsky 42:03, D Doheny 43:54, C Liddle 43:55, R North 44:17. Under-18 RUNNERS: J Edwards 26:08, M Edwards 28:07. WALKERS: W Cochrane 38:00, K Bailey 39:15, T H o b b s 4 1 : 0 7 , S Cullenane 41:43, J Richter 45:22, R Colson 47:22, R Byrnes 50:26, C Honsa, 50:28, A Skeene 51:20, T Skeene 51:21, P Collier 53:50, S Turner Hal 55:03, K Shields 55:50, S Hayes 103:58. Mad Axe MVP ROLLER DERBY MAD Axe was recognised as Malice Springs Roller Derbys Most Valuable Player at the leagues inaugural awards night on Sunday night. As well as winning MVP, Mad Axe also won Best Jammer. Axle Sparx also did well on the awards night, winning Best Pivot, Best Triple Threat and Most Valuable Trainer. Brutally Blonde was named Rookie of the Year and Bethwish became the inaugural Life m e m b e r s h i p Honoree. It has been a successful year for Malice Springs, who now have more than 40 memb e r s , w i t h 1 4 players making their debuts this year in Townsville and Darwin. Next year looks to be a big one for malice Springs with an international trainer coming here for a b o o t c a m p i n March, current planning for a match against Darwin in April and heading to Adelaide in June to take part in The Great Southern Slam, which is a national roller derby competition. Eagles stun Devils RUGBY UNION Warren Thomson Eagles Jason Bell is tackled by Devils Tui Ford Junior Picture: CHARLIE LOWSON A FIVE-try to one first half was the catalyst for Eagles 17-point win over Federal Devils on Saturday at Anzac Oval. Eagles got off to the best possible start, scoring a converted try in the opening minute to immediately have Devils on the back foot. Devils almost replied immediately but failed to convert a penalty goal and the margin grew almost midway through the half when a Jawoyn Cole-Manolis kick generated something out of nothing. Cole-Manolis retained possession of the ball and made a very tight off-load to B r a d l e y T u r n e r w h o sprinted down the wing for a fantastic try. Steven Abraham converted to give Eagles a 14-point lead. Eagles then scored two tries in the next 10 minutes, giving them a 26-0 lead, until Devils finally scored 10 minutes before half time when Chaz Solomon crossed the try line and Schaylen Parai added the extras to cut the margin to 19 points. But Eagles ended their great first half on a positive note with a try in the corner to set up a 31-7 half time advantage. Devils sprung to life after the main break with an early try from Lance Po-Ching, but Eagles replied with a great kick, seeing Turner chase down a loose ball and touch it down for a try. Abraham converted the try for Eagles last points for the game as Devils held them scoreless for the last 30 minutes. The game was a stalemate for the last half hour and it could have got ugly with 20 minutes remaining but cool heads prevailed in a minor scuffle. Devils got the last laugh with Heber-Jay Martin crashing through Eagles defence just after the incident to score a try, and Parai converted to cut the margin to 17 points. Devils still had a chance of winning with 20 minutes remaining but both teams held each other out, resulting in Devils first loss of the season and Eagles joining them on top of the ladder with their 38-21 win. Both teams are equal on premiership points but Devils remain on top due to their superior points difference. Turner and Cole-Manolis scored two tries each for Eagles and Corey Taylor and Wayne Davis scored a try each. Johan, Cairns take out junior titles TENNIS Warren Thomson JAKE Johan and Ross Cairns are the Junior Division One champions this year after defeating Bonnie Usher and Darlyhne Lillico in the final on Friday night. Johan and Cairns won the final two sets to one with Johan defeating Usher 7-3 and Lillico defeating Cairns in a 7-5 thriller, but Johan and Cairns continued their unbeaten doubles run for the season to take out the Division One title. In other finals, Joel Van H a a r e n a n d D a r t a g n a n Berryman took out the Division Two title with a 3-0 win over Evan Di Maria and Will Thomas and Robbie Dienelt and Joshua Berryman defeated Ulysses Thivisol and Nelson Connolly 3-0 in the Division Three final. The Division Four and Division Five finals went down to the wire with Zane Westover and Brianna Smith defeating Rory Driver and Zac Crossing 2-1 in the Division Four final and Patrick Findlay and Benjamin Wong winning the Division Five final 2-1 against Ryan Cook and Harrison Smith. Awards were also presented after the finals with Dartagnan and Joshua Berryman and Heidi Skoss winning the Squad Awards. Evan Di Maria won Most Improved Boy and Brianna Smith was Most Improved Girl, and Melanie Usher took out the Matt Roberts Shield while her younger sister Bonnie received the Myra Hood Shield. Fifty-two teams competed this year and Tennis Alice Springs manager Matt Roberts expects bigger numbers for the new season starting on February 10. He said: Junior numbers have sky-rocketed over the past couple of months and the next season will be huge. Five years ago we had 200 kids playing in the competition each week so we are aiming to better that in the years ahead.