Sandringham Zebras vs North Ballarat Round 16 Review

Match report – By Nick Ciantar

A 10 goal to 4 second half, sees North Ballarat comfortably defeat Sandringham.

On a blustery day at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Sandringham hosted North Ballarat. With both teams fighting for a finals position, North Ballarat needed to win to strengthen their chances of finishing in the final eight. The Roosters did just that, prevailing by a comfortable 30 points, 18.14 (122) to Sandringham’s 13.14 (92).

Both teams started strongly in the first quarter, going goal for goal until Sandringham kicked the last two. Zebra defenders Beau Dowler and Raph Clarke started the game up forward and the change of position seemed to work, with Dowler kicking two early goals and one goal for Clarke. Jack Newnes started the game strong for Sandringham, kicking two goals and had six disposals in that quarter (14 for the game). They led by seven points at the first break.

Sandringham’s impressive ball use and structures were starting to show on the scoreboard. They kicked the first three goals of the second quarter and extended their margin to 26 points. However at the 25th minute mark, Ben Cunnington intercepted a Jay Lever kick and kicked the Roosters first goal of the quarter. They then managed to kick the next two goals, to finish the quarter only six points behind Sandringham.

The Roosters’ momentum late in the second quarter flowed into the third, by kicking the first two goals. The Roosters were able to get their hands on the ball first and move it into their forward 50 quickly. Myles Sewell was the best on the ground, finishing with 34 disposals and 8 tackles. His work rate in the midfield was outstanding and his 10 disposal third quarter, helped the Roosters gain supremacy in the game. The Roosters kicked six goals to the Zebras two and went into the final break with a 19 point lead.

As the rain started to fall in the last quarter, the Roosters continued to stamp their authority on the game. They kicked four goals to Sandringham’s two and their work rate and structures over the entire ground saw them turn the tables in the contest. Gavin Urquhart was strong in the back line, whilst Derick Micallef kicked five impressive goals up forward. Lachlan George’s and Cruize Garlett’s (25 disposals each) run and carry in the midfield set up their scoring options, whilst Cameron Richardson (24 disposals, 6 tackles, 2 goals) was very impressive across a number of positions.

For the Zebras, Adam Cockie continued his impressive year in the midfield, finishing with 26 disposals and one goal. Brett Peake (26 disposals) played one of his best games of the year, playing as a rebounding defender and at times a forward. However the Zebras could not match the strength of a determined Roosters team in the second half.

North Ballarat turned around a slow start in the second quarter to comfortably defeat Sandringham. Their 10 goals to 4 second half, recorded an impressive victory on the road. They meet Coburg at Mantello Holden Oval next Saturday at 1.10pm, which will be televised on ABC. Sandringham will meet Bendigo at 2pm at Queen Elizabeth Oval.

2012 Peter Jackson VFL

Sandringham   6.4  9.7  11.10  13.14 (92)
North Ballarat   5.3  8.7  14.11  18.14 (122)

Sandringham: Newnes 2 Dowler 2 Cockie  Polo  Marigliani  Peake Curren  Milera  Winmar Clarke  Markworth
North Ballarat: Micallef 5 Cunnington 3 McMahon 2 Richardson 2 McKenzie 2 George  Sewell  Edwards  Black

Sandringham: Shepheard Cockie Peake Clarke Ledger Webster
North Ballarat: Sewell Richardson Couch George Garlett Cunnington


Brett Peake 26 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks & goal

Adam Cockie 26 disposals, 4 tackles, 4 marks & 1 goal

Tom Ledger 18 disposals & 2 tackles

Jimmy Webster 17 disposals, 1 mark

Seb Ross 17 disposals, 7 tackles, 2 marks

Jackson Ferguson 16 disposals, 3 marks

Marcus Mariliani 15 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks & 1 goal

Jack Newnes 14 disposals, 2 goals, 2 tackles & 3 marks

Raph Clarke 13 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks, 1 goal 2 behinds

Terry Milera 13 disposals, 1 goal 4 behinds, 2 tackles & 3 marks

Myke Cook 13 disposals, 2 tackles, 3 marks, 1 behind

Hamish Shepheard 12 disposals, 2 tackles, 21 hitouts and 2 marks

Cameron Shenton 12 disposals, 2 tackles, 2 marks

Tom Curren 12 dispsols, 4 marks, 1 goal

Daniel Markworth 11 disposals & 1 goal

Jay Lever 10 disposals, 3 marks

Nicolas Winmar 10 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal

Jamie Cripps 10 disposals, 2 tackles, 1 hitout, 1 behind

Beau Dowler 10 disposals, 1 tackle, 3 marks, 2 goals

Dean Polo 8 disposals, 1 tackle, 3 marks, 1 goal 2 behinds

Sam Crocker 6 disposals, 1 tackle.

Daniel Archer 5 disposals, 1 mark, 7 hitouts

Jack Beech 2 disposals, 1 tackle, 7 hitouts

2012 AFL Vic Development League

Sandringham   4.3  9.9  11.11  16.19 (115)
North Ballarat   5.5  6.5  8.9  11.13 (79)

Sandringham: Brown 4 Sikora 3 Lourey 2 Michaliades 2 Waller  Widdowson  Coleman  Meehan  Maley
North Ballarat: Grigg 5 Ross  Nicholls  Evans  Graham  Conroy  Schache

Sandringham: Michaliades Mavric Sikora Lourey Shakallis Brown
North Ballarat: Schache Evans Grigg Currie Keeble Watchorn


Michael Lourey 25 disposals, 2 goals, 5 marks, 1 tackle

Michael Sikora 3 goals, 16 disposals, 43 hitouts, 1 tackle, 2 marks

Darcy Brown 4 goals 2 behinds, 9 disposals, 1 tackle

Tim Mavric 27 disposals, 12 tackles, 3 marks

Chris Waller 20 disposals, 6 tackles, 2 marks, 1 goal

Chris Michaliades 15 disposals, 2 goals, 4 tackles, 1 mark

Here are some of the best photos from Sundays match, taken by Arj Online Images

Brett Peake continues to press for recall to StKilda side with another dominant display, collecting 26 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks kicked 1 goal which included 22 in first half.

Adam Cockie had 26 disposals, 4 tackles, 4 marks & 1 goal

Marcus Mariliani 15 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks & 1 goal

Cameron Shenton 12 disposals, 2 tackles, 2 marks

Jackson Ferguson 16 disposals, 3 marks

206cm giant Michael Sikora, who was dropped to Development Squad had massive game in their win over North Ballarat on Sunday. Sikora kicked 3 goals and had 16 disposals, 43 hitouts, 1 tackle, 2 marks.

Raph Clarke was used up forward for majority of game and had 13 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks, 1 goal 2 behinds.

Terry Milera  had up and down day missing few easy shots and ending game with 13 disposals, 1 goal 4 behinds, 2 tackles & 3 marks

Jay Lever played down back and collected 10 disposals and 3 marks

Hamish Shepheard was brilliant in the ruck with no Michael Sikora. Shepheard finished with 12 disposals, 2 tackles, 21 hitouts and 2 marks

The game threatened to be interrupted by this streaker!


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