Weekend football scoreboards

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Clarence 18.12 (120) d Devonport 4.8 (32)

South Launceston 15.17 (107) d Hobart 6.5 (41)

Glenorchy 9.13 (67) d North Launceston 3.12 (30)


Bracknell 23.17 (155) d Scottsdale 4.5 (29)

Bridgenorth 21.15 (141) d Deloraine 5.5 (35)

George Town 13.8 (86) d Longford 5.5 (35)

Rocherlea 21.9 (135) d Hillwood 10.4 (64)


Fingal 16.16 (112) d Perth 7.5 (47)

Old Scotch 20.13 (133) d Tamar Cats 8.7 (55)

Evandale 31.13 (199) d Uni-Mowbray 7.6 (48)


Motton Preston 15.9 (99) d Sheffield 11.13 (79)

East Ulverstone 21/12 (138) d Wesley Vale 9.9 (63)

Spreyton 21.13 (139) d Rosebery Toorak 10.8 (68)

Forth 33.25 (223) d Turners Beach 1.2 (8)


Campania 9.10 (64) d Campbell Town 9.5 (59)

Swansea 9.9 (63) d Woodsdale 8.9 (57)

Mt Pleasant 24.18 (162) d Tasman Peninsula 4.0 (24)


Irishtown 13.8 (86) d TC Bulldogs 3.2 (20)

Redpa 6.14 (50) d Scotchtown 4.3 (27)


Mole Creek 20.11 (131) d Wilmot 12.8 (80)

MV Suns 16.15 (111) d Railton 12.9 (81)


Latrobe 17.16 (118) d Wynyard 8.10 (58)

East Devonport 19.23 (137) d Smithton 11.7 (73)


Yolla 14.10 (94) d Yeoman 4.6 (30)

South Burnie 9.14 (68) d Natone 8.8 (56)

Ridgley 50.31 (331) d Cuprona 1.1 (7)


Branxholm 7.14 (56) d St Helens 7.10 (52)

Winnaleah 15.15 (105) d Bridport 6.7 (43)

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Burnie Community House opens its doors

City Kitchen recruits Nikki Corbitt and Burnie Community House coordinator Tracy Edington-Mackay with volunteer driver Allen Lockey at the open house.Having a new place to call home is good news for not only those that use Burnie City Kitchen but the volunteers.
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This afternoon, volunteers and those interested in the service had a chance to look through the Burnie Community House.

The new venue will be where volunteers will prepare and serve meals on Monday and Wednesday evenings. It’s also a place where those that use the service can come in out of the cold and eat their meal or take it home.

Burnie City Kitchen coordinator Betty Hite said it was wonderful to finally have somewhere they could call home.

”It’s been something that we have wanted from the start and to me it’s really a dream come true,” Mrs Hite said.

For the full story read Monday’s Advocate Newspaper.

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East Devonport defeats Smithton

NTFL final score:
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East Devonport:


EAST Devonport has defeated Smithton by 64 points with the Saints failing to score in the final quarter.

The Swans added five goals to their tally in the last quarter, spreading the goals around.

Full forward Nick Milbourne failed to add to his half time tally of five but remained the game’s leading goal kicker.



NTFL Three quarter time update:

East Devonport:


SMITHTON closed the gap slightly on East Devonport with the help of the wind in the third quarter.

The Saints kicked four goals as opposed to the Swans’ one against the breeze.

The East Devonport talls are dominating the game by getting a lot of the ball.

The Swans will have the strong wind on their side in the final corner.



NTFL half time update:

East Devonport


EAST Devonport is leading Smithton by 42 points at half time.

The wind that seemed to be favouring the Southern end of the ground has turned around and is now coming from the South West.

The Swans used this to their advantage in the second quarter, kicking 10 goals and three points.

Nick Milbourne got three goals for the quarter to take his tally to five and marked everything that came in his direction.

Adrian Partridge also chipped in three goals for the Swans.

For the Saints, Damien Medwin added two goals to take his game tally to three.

Wynyard: 8-6-54

Latrobe: 7-9-51

NTFL round 5 quarter time update:

East Devonport:


EAST Devonport and Smithton are tied at the end of the first quarter.

A fairly strong breeze at the East Devonport ground seems to be favouring the Southern end to which East Devonport kicked but the Swans proved a bit inaccurate kicking 3-8.

Nick Milbourne has kicked two for East Devonport while Scott Blizzard has kicked two for Smithton.

Wynyard: 4-1-25

Latrobe: 2-3-15

Read the full report in The Advocate on Monday.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

West Park gets heart pumping

*(1/2)HE’S played in front of thousands of screaming fans at the MCG, but Russell Robertson has never played a senior game at West Park.
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That will all change tomorrow when the former Melbourne great runs out for Burnie against Launceston.

To say the full-forward is excited about the homecoming is an understatement.

“I’ve only played a handful of games there and none of them have been in the seniors,” Robertson said.

“After all these years playing in Victoria I feel like I’ve got to do this and it’s great I can get a game on West Park.

“Hopefully there is a good crowd there to see some good quality football.”

Robertson’s West Park debut could not be more timely, with Burnie squaring off against the Blues for the first time since last year’s grand final.

With Robertson expecting plenty of close attention, both tactically and verbally, Melbourne’s four- time leading goal kicker hopes to take some of the pressure off some of his younger Dockers team- mates.

“There always is a little bit of niggle wherever I play,” he said.

“Guys get into you, but that’s football.

“You use what you can to get an edge and I’m used to it.”

After slotting six goals against Devonport in round one, Robertson proved he will be more than just a shield from opposition barbs during his five-game stint with the Dockers.

He hopes to pick up from where he left off.

“It was a torrid evening in Devonport for the last game, when the weather came in, but I felt I did my job,” he said.

“Part of that was to teach some of the younger guys in the forward line who have lots of talent.

“I know Planty (coach Brent Plant) very well, and I’ve got to know the guys at the club and they are great blokes.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out and having a run with them again.”

With plans to hang up the boots at the end of the season, Robertson, the coach of St Joseph’s in the Geelong Football League, is desperate to win a premiership before his playing days are over.

“The last premiership I played in was with the reserves at the Dockers in 1996,” he said.

“Whether it’s with St Joseph’s or Burnie, I want another one.”

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

Tschirpig’s Tassie tales are good ones

(2/4)BRUCE Tschirpig could be forgiven for having less than fond memories of his time residing on the Coast.
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From being punched by arguably the state’s greatest footy export to having the prestigious Burnie Gift taken from him, Tschirpig certainly has plenty of tales to tell from his time in Tasmania.

However, those tales are nothing but positive.

“I had some great times playing footy in Tasmania,” Tschirpig said.

“Doc (Baldock) was one of the best coaches I played under and certainly one of the best players I played with.”

Tschirpig will return to the Coast this week to attend the reunion for the Latrobe Football Club 1969-72 NWFU premiership sides.

Tschirpig, originally from Wentworth, made eight appearances with Richmond in the 1971 VFL season which included a four-goal haul in a win over Carlton at the MCG to celebrate Roger Dean’s 200th game.

Although he played in Richmond’s final home and away season fixture, Tschirpig was not called upon for the finals.

He left for Latrobe the following season.

“I wasn’t wanted by Richmond at the end of 71 after I’d undergone a cartilage operation (on his knee),” he said.

“I’d had a few offers from Essendon and other clubs, including Latrobe.

“I’d never been to Tassie and I was looking for something different, so after speaking with club officials, I decided to make the move.”

Taking to the field for the Demons in the 1972 premiership winning side, Tschirpig also played in the 1973 and 1974 losing grand finals and again in 1975.

As for what happened in the 1976 Burnie New Year’s Day Gift, Tschirpig, who ran to keep fit for football, is still mystified as to what happened.

A red-hot favourite to win, being snapped up for a record $450 in the Calcutta leading up to the big race, Tschirpig naturally made it through to the final and won – or so he thought.

“My colour went up and my name was written on the winner’s cheque,” he recalled.

“Kevin Portch, who finished second, and his trainer both congratulated me on the win.

“Next thing, I was informed officials were looking at the photo finish and then (Portch) was announced the winner.

“I’ve looked at the photos since and my foot was across the line first.

“I’m still a bit mystified by it all.”

Richmond lured him back in 1976, but he could only add two further games to his tally and finished his career in Western Australia where he played at East Fremantle and Perth.

The 62-year-old, who still resides in Western Australia, was this year inducted into the inaugural AFL Masters WA Hall Of Fame.

Also set to attend next Saturday night’s reunion at the Latrobe Football Club are former AFL legends Barry Breen and Des Tuddenham.

Tickets are still available for the night, which is open to the general public.

For further information or to book tickets, contact Peter Freshney on 0417287006.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.