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Their backs were squarely against the wall, but on a blustery day at the Twin Ovals the Glenorchy boys stood tall, running out 13-point winners over a gritty Tigers outfit.

With James Webb, Sam Hall, Zac Webster and Adam Roberts all outs, the Magpies asked much of youngsters Cam Goodsell, Will Atkin and Isaac Manson, along with surprise inclusion Matty Joseph, who had been expected to miss the season following a shoulder reconstruction.

In what was a brutal contest around the packs, it was the ever-present ruckwork of Cam Duffy and the relentless speed and aggression of Cal Daly, Ben Kamaric and Sam Rundle that eventually turned the contest Glenorchy’s way. 

Daly and Kamaric produced some magical moments along the way, their uncanny brilliance around goal adding more than a touch of class to a tough, old-fashioned game of footy.

Ben Kamaric amazing snap - Zambrero tasty dish

This Zambrero tasty dish is brought to you by Ben Kamaric! How did Disco and the boys overcome a gritty Tigers team at the Twin Ovals? And who else produced some magic? Find out in the Magpie Match Report: BTW, we see you Joshua Arnold!

Posted by Glenorchy District Football Club on Saturday, 29 June 2019

Up forward, Aiden Grace and Jaye Bowden provided plenty, with the Prince’s workrate all over the park a feature of the game, while Matt Dilger’s toughness was another key ingredient. 

Down back, Harrison Gunther continued his sensational season in a ding-dong battle with fellow state rep Elijah Reardon, while Trad Duggan played his best game since returning from a three-year lay-off with groin ailments.

Grind time
The Magpies made the ideal start into the wind, some nifty work from Bowden finding Daly out wide, his centred ball then marked strongly by Dilger, who duly converted.

The rest of the quarter turned into a grind as the visitors defended grimly, but two opportunistic goals from clever small forwards Sam Duigan and Luke Graham gave the Tigers an eight-point edge at the first break.

Given the strength of the northerly, that appeared a strong position for Glenorchy to capitalise, but the hosts upped the ante around the contest and kicked two of the first three goals of the second term to take a 14-point edge.

Thankfully for the black and white, Daly and Banks-Smith were on song with their set shots, and the Pocket Rocket produced a masterpiece from the centre bounce to drag the Pies back within two points at the long break.

Cal Daly's incredible running goal

Our St. Albi performer of the week was Callen Daly, who fired when forward or in the midfield to take out BOG honours. Here is his most brilliant moment from Saturday's 13-point win. Catch up on all the key moments from the tough clash at the Twin Ovals here:

Posted by Glenorchy District Football Club on Sunday, 30 June 2019

Premiership quarter
After half-time comes the premiership quarter and Glenorchy produced a beauty, locking down the contest and then producing some classic into-the-wind footy to create goals for Grace and Joseph.

It looked as if the Magpies would win the quarter into the breeze but a magnificent late snap from Graham put the Tigers’ noses back in front at the last change.

If there was any doubt how the undermanned Magpies would run out the final term it was put to bed very quickly by the superb Kamaric, who produced one of the goals of the season from the boundary line to spark the charge.

Amazing Grace
Then John Geard made his presence felt, his consecutive forward 50 entries out of traffic finding the trusty hands of Grace, who converted twice in two minutes to put the Pies two goals clear.

A brilliant crumbers’ major from Dilger was disallowed after Tigers defender Jarryd Drew charged into the Magpie veteran at pace in his attempt to make a goal-saving tackle.

Dilger showed his class by then helping Drew into the recovery position, and thankfully the Tiger was able to get to his feet shortly after. 

From that point on the final 12 minutes were a grind, but the pressure applied by a desperate Glenorchy side made sure the Tigers could never challenge.

They’ll need to bring that heat next Saturday when they travel to UTAS Stadium to tackle reigning premiers North Launceston.

Glenorchy 10.8.68 d Tigers 7.13.55

Goals: Grace 3, Banks-Smith 2, Daly 2, Dilger, Joseph, Kamaric
Best: Daly, Kamaric, Duggan, Banks-Smith, Bowden, Gunther, Rundle, Duffy


Round 13 Post Match - Kennedy and Baumeler

With three goals to none in the final term, Glenorchy District Football Club pipped Tigers FC by 13 points at the Twin Ovals yesterday. Hear what Paul Kennedy and Trent Baumeler had to say after the entertaining contest. #BUPATSL

Posted by Tasmanian State League on Saturday, 29 June 2019

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Senior Premierships

Our Senior Teams have won 19 Premierships from our first in 1919 to our last 2016.
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Women Senior Premierships

Our Womens Team have won 1 Premiership in 2018.
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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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Glenorchy District Football Club

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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