NEAFL: Round 4 Round Up
Round Four of the NEAFL competition produced a mixed bag of results for the teams from New South Wales and Canberra.
Sydney University continued their winning streak with a win up north against Aspley, Canberra Demons handed the Southport Sharks their first win for the season and the Sydney Swans outclassed the GIANTS in the 2016 Grand Final rematch.
SOUTHPORT SHARKS vs. CANBERRA DEMONS
Canberra Demons continue to struggle on the road, going down to Southport Sharks by 56 points at Fankhauser Reserve.
The Sharks wasted no time making an impact against the Demons, booting five goals to none in the opening term.
The Demons first goal of the match came through Sam De Sousa at the fifth minute mark of the second quarter. It kick-started a string of three in a row to cut the margin to 11 points entering time-on, but that would be as close Canberra would come. The Sharks pushed the margin back out to 36 by the main break, and led by 47 at three-quarter time.
Hamish Shepheard was the focal point up forward with five goals for Southport, with Matt Fowler chipping in with four as the duo kicked more than half of the Sharks’ total score.
Canberra was led by playing-coach Kade Klemke, who battled hard off half-back with 24 disposals and five rebound 50s.
Canberra has the bye in Round 5.
SOUTHPORT SHARKS – 5.5 9.8 12.13 15.17 (107)
CANBERRA DEMONS – 0.3 3.8 5.8 7.9 (51)
SOUTHPORT GOALS – H. Shepheard (5) M. Fowler (4) A. Boston B. Egan T. Giacoumis R. Clements M. Doran J. Holland
CANBERRA GOALS – A. Bruce (2) L. McKay S. De Sousa T. Faul L. Meline A. Swan
SOUTHPORT BEST – S. Tape H. Shepheard B. Egan J. Keras J. Anthony J. O’Shea
CANBERRA BEST – K. Klemke A. Swan C. Milne I. Taylor
ASPLEY HORNETS vs. SYDNEY UNIVESRSITY
Sydney University remain undefeated after beating Aspley away from home at Graham Rd by 24 points on Saturday.
The Students got off to a fast start kicking the opening three goals to have an 18-point lead 10 minutes into the first quarter.
Aspley got within a goal on several occasions in the first half but just couldn’t hit the lead, and although the Students led all day, the game was in the balance right until the final quarter.
In the end it was Sydney University’s class and performance over four quarters which kept them undefeated.
Key forward Jacob Derickx was very good for the Students taking some very strong marks and kicking a goal in the third quarter, but it was his tackling pressure that impressed his coach the most.
Sam Tagliabue, Tom Young and Zac O’Brien were also impressive with their ability to get the ball into the forward line. Aaron Day was also impressive in defence, and Bonney booted three goals up forward.
Sydney University will return home after their first win at Graham Road to take on the Gold Coast Suns at Blacktown next week.
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY – 4.2 6.5 11.8 15.10 (100)
ASPLEY – 2.3 5.6 8.9 11.10 (76)
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY GOALS –D. Bonney (3) Z. O’Brien (2) J. Dimery N. Reinhard J. Williams J. Potter J. Hiscox J. Derickx M. Wilson L. Kilpatrick
ASPLEY GOALS – N. Jackson (2) J. Nelis (2) J. Hayden B. Warren J. Ives T. Rudolph R. Toye M. Payne F. McIvor
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BEST – J. Derickx S. Tagliabue T. Young Z. O’Brien D. Baron-Hay
ASPLEY BEST – W. Wolbers J. Nelis M. Hutchinson G. Grose E. Mallan R. Holman
SYDNEY SWANS vs. GIANTS
Sydney Swans have climbed into the top three after a 36-point win over defending champions the GIANTS in a curtain raiser for the Sydney Derby on Saturday at the SCG.
The Swans were quick off the mark, and it proved the difference as they never allowed the GIANTS back into the contest on their way to a 13.13 (91) to 8.7 (55) victory.
James Rose shone up forward kicking four goals, while Brandon Jack was prolific in the midfield with 35 disposals 10 marks and seven inside 50s.
Jake Stein, Jeremy Finlayson from the GIANTS fought hard in defence but the pressure that was executed from the Swan’s forward inside 50 was too good to match.
Next week the Sydney Swans travel to TIO Stadium to play NT Thunder while the Giants have a bye.
SYDNEY SWANS – 5.2 9.7 11.8 13.13 (91)
GIANTS – 2.1 4.2 8.6 8.7 (55)
SYDNEY SWANS GOALS – J. Rose (2) J. Dawson (2) T. Pink (2) S. Murray S. Fisher S. Edwards L. Robertson D. Cameron
GIANTS GOALS – Z. Sproule (2) D. Lloyd (2) M. Flynn L. Tiziani D. Addison J. Powell
SYDNEY SWANS BEST – S. Murray M. Talia J. Laidler B. Jack J. Dawson
GIANTS BEST – H. Perryman T. Mohr M. De Boer D. Lloyd J. Finlayson