Last week in the SANFL...

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SANFL Finals Week 2

1st Semi Final

Port    7.2 14.2 17.10 22.13 145
Norwood 4.2  7.4  9.7  10.9  69

2nd Semi Final

Sturt 5.1 6.3 13.6 15.8 98
West  1.3 6.7 7.8 11.13 79


From the opening bounce Port pushed aside a disappointing Norwood outfit.  In the opening quarter the Magpies looked ready to kick away, the score at one stage was 7 goals to one before Norwood steadied and managed to kick the last 3 majors for the term.  The next 3 quarters though were all Port who ended up winning by 76 points.  Best for Port was Beinke with 7 goals. Over the last month Port have beaten Centrals by 61 points, North 64 points and Norwood by 60 and 76 points and things are looking ominous for the other 2 remaniing teams West and Sturt. After the match a disappointed Norwood coach reflecting on the 1998 season stated "We had too many guys treading water and a few going backwards and a few not there, so in the end we were a much inferior team to last year".

In the other Semi Final, Sturt came out of the block firing and at quarter time led West 5.1 to 1.3.  The Bloods picked up a gear in the second term hitting the body and the ball hard forcing Sturt off their game plan.  At the half time break it was the Bloods in front by 4 points. The third term saw Sturts Jarrod Twitt (5 goals) kick 3 goals in five minute to help Sturt break away from West and take a strangle hold on the game. "Apart from the second quarter we didn't fluently play the ball or use the footy (well)" stated West's coach Michael Taylor. Michael also stated that their won't be too many changes to the lineup for next weeks Preliminary final against Port.

Next Week

Football Park - Sunday

Preliminary Final
West v Port

Football Park 4th Oct

Grand Final
Sturt v ?

1998 SANFL Magarey Medal

16 Andrew Osborn South Adelaide

13 B Atkinson    Sturt
   S Feast       Sturt
   J Cunningham  Norwood

12 S Crayshay    South Adelaide
   A Richardson  West Adelaide

11 G Wiggins     Woodville-West Torrens
   L Herbet      North Adelaide
   D Obst        Norwood
   A Obst        Port Adelaide


This years Magarey Medal has been won by the captain of South Adelaide, Andrew Osborn.  Andrew didn't poll best afield in any game but managed to score the victory with 7 second preference votes and 2 third preference votes.

The victory is a just reward for Andrew sheer persistance.  He missed all of last years season and had to drop out of the Port Power squad due to a lower back injury. 

After the presentation Andrew stated:

  "In football there's all sorts of highs and lows and this is definitely a high"

  "The 2 times I had at the AFL were definitely lows
   .... but being captain of South Adelaide and winning the Magarey Medal kind of makes up for that"

  "and this is as much for the team; without those blokes (at South) it would be very hard to be here"


The SANFL also last night decided to award players, who missed out on winning the Magarey on countback, a retrospective medal. The players to be awarded the medals are:

  1915 Samson "Shine" Hoskins (Port)
       and Charles Perry (Norwood)
  1920 Victor York Richardson (Sturt)
  1921 John Karney (West Torrens) Charles Adams (Port)
       and Walter Scott (Norwood)
  1925 Peter Bampton (Port)
  1939 Ray McArthur (West Adelaide)
  1949 Alan Crabb (Glenelg)
  1957 Jim Deane (South)
  1967 Don Lindner (North).

Medal winners from the other grades are:

  Reserves Magarey Medal - Reserves
     Jason King     North Adelaide   27 votes
     Michael Barker Sturt            22
     Robbie Lee     West Adelaide    16

  Tompkins Medal - Under 19s
     Matthew Krieg  Central District 20
     Tate Kaesler   Sturt            18
     Daniel Thomas  Eagles           14

  McCallum Medal - Under 17's
     Dane Rolfe     Norwood          26
     Chris Hall     South Adelaide   23
     Peter Fiacchi  Eagles           21

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