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They say cometh the hour, cometh the man, and when Clarence threatened a boilover in Friday night’s Centennial Game, plenty of Magpie men both old and new stood tall to deliver a stunning 70-point win.

Two of the club’s modern greats in Jaye Bowden and Rhys Mott – who played his 150th game to achieve Life Membership – were amongst those answering the call, putting on typically brilliant displays to lead the charge.

Glenorchy started the game with grunt, precision and run, dazzling the large night-time crowd – which included Peter Hudson and the 1999 premiership team – with six goals to one in the opening term.

When 2016 premiership hero Matt Dilger capped his long-awaited return to the senior side with a snap midway through the second term, the Magpies led by 39 points and appeared set for a percentage booster.

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But Roos veterans Jeromey Webberley and Brady Jones made a stand in the midfield, driving quick ball repeatedly to their side’s forwards who capitalised to boot four of the final five goals of the half.

Suddenly the visitors could smell an upset, and when Oscar Paprotny and Chris Nield slotted back-to-back majors to open the third term the margin was just 10 points and it was game on.

Unfortunately for Clarence, however, that just meant it was Jaye time.

Bowden brilliance
Arguably the club’s most decorated player in 100 years of football, Bowden showed why, stopping the rot with a classy left-foot snap before feeding milestone man Mott for another major seconds later.

Not content with his team being only 22 points in front, The Prince then produced a mercurial snap under pressure, making the near-impossible look easy.

Next up, the TSL’s greatest forward produced one for the ages, charging back into a pack with the flight of the ball, clunking an improbable mark over two Clarence defenders and then coolly converting.

When the dust settled from the Bowden onslaught he had four for the term, the Magpies led by 41 points at the final break and the only question remaining was how many Bowden would finish with.

The answer was eight, his seventh courtesy of some brilliant Sam Hall handiwork.

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The veteran defender, recently returned from two knee reconstructions, rolled off his man into the corridor to spoil, recovered his own ball and then drove it long to Bowden, who took another stunning, contested mark against two opponents.

Hall was a key figure in the second-half dominance, along with Cal Daly (3 goals) and Sam Rundle, who swung the midfield battle back in Glenorchy’s favour.

As per usual, Daly thrilled the KGV crowd with his incredible finishing from tight angles.

Sam Reeves also booted three majors and gave good service in the ruck, while Mott, Ben Kamaric, John Geard and James Webb all worked tirelessly throughout the day.

Kamaric’s pinpoint handball set up two excellent running goals for Daly and Webb in the final term to cap a memorable Centennial Game celebration.

Down back Trad Duggan and Aaron Brennan were also rock solid, while Harrison Gunther and Nield engaged in a cracking one-on-one duel.

The Magpies have two weeks off thanks to back-to-back competition and roster byes, with their next contest away against Lauderdale on Saturday, 22 June.

Glenorchy 22.8.140 d Clarence 11.4.70

Goals:
Bowden 8, Daly 3, Reeves 3, French 2, Mott 2, Dilger, Webb
Best:
Bowden, Daly, Hall, Rundle, Mott, Reeves, Kamaric, Duggan, Dilger

 

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New Town Football Club

1878……New Town Football Club founded.

1879……New Town Football Club commenced competition in the newly formed Tasmanian Football Association.

1887……New Town amalgamated with Glenorchy Football Club to form the Victoria Football Club that played in a Junior competition.

1905……New Town had reformed under its original name to compete in the Southern Tasmanian Football Association until it became defunct in 1907.

1919……A group of enthusiastic football supporters came together in late 1918 to reform the New Town Football Club. The Club competed in a local junior competition during the early part of the 1919 season before joining the newly formed Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association.

1921……New Town Football Club joined the senior competition, namely the Tasmanian Football League.

1942–1944……The Tasmanian Football League went into recess following the outbreak of the 2nd World War and resumed in 1945.

1945……The Tasmanian Football League resumed competition under the banner of a District Boundary system. Clubs in the competition adopted the word District to their respective names, hence the : New Town District Football Club.

1957……New Town changed its name to Glenorchy District Football Club and moved from its New Town oval to King George Fifth oval at Glenorchy.

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1957……Glenorchy FC merged with New Town, forming the new Glenorchy District FC.

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2014……Glenorchy esrblished a senior womens team to play in the Tasmanian Women's Football League

2017……Glenorchy women's team joined the Tasmania State League Womans's league.

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