Crows unbeaten after nine

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HAPPY: Beaufort coach Dale Power has his team up and firing after the opening nine games of the year. File picture: Adam Trafford.
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BEAUFORT remains one of only two sides yet to drop a game this season and arethe new Central Highlands Football League ladder-leadersafter claiming victory over Dunnstown by 36 points.

Saturday’s winhas lifted the Beaufort boys from second spot on the table to bepercentage clear of Waubra, which is also unbeaten after the opening nine gamesof 2015.

The Crows and the Roos played out a draw in round five.

On the weekend, the tough and disciplined Crows overcame a slow start to eventually take control ofthe game and force the Townerson the back foot.

Dunnstown’s ability to slow things down and force a defensive scrap early wasadmirable, but the Daville Building Surveying Towners struggled to maintain their intensity as the contestwore on.

After an inaccurate (1.6) opening term, Beaufort was able to gradually get the gameon its own terms, as the Crows got on top at stoppages and largely controlledpossession.

Defender Lachlan Pfeiffer was particularly influential for the Graintech Crows, as his ability tonullify the classy Aaron Sawers was a key reason why his side took a 16-point leadinto half time.

Dunnstown flashed in and out of the game after the main break, but whenever itseemed that the Towners were on the verge of a comeback, Beaufort quickly repliedon the scoreboard.

Crows’ forward Matt Begbie was instrumental in the victory, proving a handful upforward and kicking goals at crucial times in the second half.

Coach Dale Power said it was a solid performance from his team and lauded an evenspread of contributors.

“We’re a pretty even side across the ground, which is important in this league,”Power said.

“We’re not really deficient in any one area and we’re not outstanding in any onearea. If we all play our role, we seem to get the result at the moment.

“There were only maybe two patches I can think of where we didn’t control the play.It felt like we had hold of the tempo and hold of the clearances.”

Despite the loss, it was once again an improved performance from Dunnstown.

The Towners impressed with their ability to defend and slow Beaufort’s ballmovement, but despitepersevering to the final siren, were unable to keep up withthe Crows after quarter time.

Coach Justin Abrams said the signs were promising for his side, which sits justoutside the top eight in 10thspot, but is now two games adrift ofthe finals bracket.

“We’re getting there,” Abrams said.

“As I said to the boys after the game, take Gordon last week. They were cellardwellers for about four years and it’s taken them that long to rebuild. Beaufortweren’t dissimilar – they were really battling and now they’re unbeaten.

“We’re in our first year of a rebuild. To be within 20 points last week and 36 pointsthis week, it’s pleasing. There are more positives than negatives.”

Experienced ruckman Mark Stewart was once again excellent for the Towners,providing a target around the ground as well as up forward, while Daniel McGrathand Mitch Kennedy both stood up in defence.

Beaufort has a big clash with Gordon to plan for next weekend, while Dunnstown has another difficult encounter with Buninyong.

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Always read the fine print

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Free trade agreements (FTA) such as the one with China have always been sold as a massive win for the economy, but there’s always the fine print they’re hoping no-one notices.
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On the one hand, our agricultural exports will be able to compete freely for an additional 1.3 billion customers. On the other hand, imported goods are about to get a whole lot cheaper, which may not necessarily be a win for consumers.

We’ve yet to come up with a set of guidelines for country-of-origin labelling, and until that happens you’ll see the big supermarkets bring in a lot of cheap frozen produce of questionable safety. Frozen berries, anyone?

Our manufacturing sector too, will struggle to compete with products built by hands paid $1.50 an hour, but that’s okay, because theagreement appears to allow Australian firms to bring in an unlimited number of temporary workers from China.

Businesses have already been agitating for a reduction in penalty rates, what impact will a supply of cheap labour have on our jobs market?

There will be far-reaching consequences that no-one seems to want to think about.What ever happened to responsible government that looked out for the people and not just for businesses? Is our way of life being sold off?Something to think about while you wait to replace that cheap imported hair dryer for the third time.

-STEPHEN MUDD

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Power outpoints Pioneers

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SPEEDY: Moama’s Lachlan Schultz was the Bendigo Pioneers best against Gippsland Power. Picture: BILL CONROY
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THE Bendigo Pioneers could not halt Gippsland Power’s charge to victory in the TAC Cup football clash at Craigieburn on Saturday.

Gippsland’s dominance in and around stoppages proved telling as it gained a three-goal lead by quarter-time.

Power racked up nine scoring shots to one in a brilliant start to the match.

By half-time Gippsland held a 28-point buffer.

Bendigo did lift its play in the second half, but Gippsland had all the answers as it kicked away to record a 33-point victory.

Pioneers’ coach Brett Henderson said Gippsland’s strength around the packs was telling.

“They had one or two players dropping off back into defence and were able to take quite a few intercept marks or spoil a pass,” Henderson said.

Power’s pressure meant a lot of Bendigo’s attacks were forced sideways, backwards or came unstuck through disposal errors or wrong decisions.

“There was no doubt the effort was there, but our play to the forward half was chaotic at times.

“The pressure on our midfielders meant some passes to the forwards were not so great.”

Despite the loss, Henderson said there were positives to take from the match.

Moama’s Lachlan Schultz followed up his great play in the breakthrough victory against NSW-ACT the previous round by being Bendigo’s best.

“Lachy was outstanding. He works so hard from the start of the match until the finish,” Henderson said of the wingman’s play.

Sandhurst’s Lachlan Tardrew provided plenty of run and dare in the second half.

Golden Square clubmates Isaac Miller and Jayden Burke were again strong in defence.

Echuca’s Isaac Johnson and Jordan Bath played well in their first TAC Cup under-18 games, while Sandhurst’s Braidon Blake and Cooper Jones are two youngsters developing well.

Mildura’s Jayden Fox tore a hamstring just before half-time and is likely to miss four to six matches.

After next weekend’s bye, Bendigo plays Oakleigh on July 4 at the QEO.

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LETTER: Budgettargets pensioners

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FROM July 1, the Abbott government will change the Home Care Assistance Package costs for elderly people who choose to stay in their own homes rather than enter a nursing home facility.

My parents, aged 89 and 83, have chosen this option of care. It is an option championed by consecutive Liberal and Labor governments as it significantly reduces the public cost in caring for the elderly.

Under this system, they receive housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping and medical transport services delivered by wonderful people whose service standards are a stratosphere above their hourly rate.

Under their current scheme, individuals are asked to contribute $54 per week, with the government topping up the remainder.

Under Abbott’s reinvention, my parents need to stump up $123 per week each to maintain the same level of care, a 57 per cent increase for the same service. On top of this staggering price rise, transport to medical appointments will now incur a fee of $47 per hour, plus 80¢ per kilometre.

So, in my opinion, Abbott and Hockey’s ‘‘nothing to see here, fair for all, have a go’’ budget has targeted those who can’t defend themselves.

I think old-aged pensioners trying to live out their lives with dignity in familiar surroundings have become public enemy No.1 in this budget cash grab.

Peter Arbuckle,

Aberdare

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LETTER: Playfordone of our true heroes

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ALAN Playford is one of our region’s true heroes (‘‘Humble hero calls it quits after saving lives for 40 years’’ Herald 18/6).

Words fail to describe my appreciation for Alan’s service and sacrifice to the public of NSW.

I cannot imagine the horror and terror faced when working simultaneously as both an ambulance officer and a firefighter. One of these on its own would be harrowing enough.

Most people would surely go mad amid the mental anguish of fire storms, mangled bodies, and other rescues, not to mention the war atrocities. Indeed, Alan has seen the worst of nature and humanity.

Congratulations, Alan, on a life of selflessness. On behalf of Newcastle, I applaud your contribution to public safety. Enjoy retirement and a well-deserved rest, and keep wearing the Walt Disney T-shirts. The world needs more magic, fantasy and positive influence.

Stanley Pipe,

Awaba

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LETTER: Dog-whistle politics at play

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JUST when you thought that federal politics could not sink any lower, out comes Mr Foot in Mouth Tony Abbott with the line that the opposition is rolling out the red carpet for terrorists to return to Australia.

The red carpet statement is just about the grubbiest piece of political spin I have ever heard and is well beyond the pale.

I think Mr Abbott is treating the Australian public as fools with his constant reference to the so-called terrorist threat, which I believe he is using purely as a vote winner. No one doubts that there is a threat but to exaggerate that threat is dog-whistle politics taken to a new level. The PM is now also apparently aiming to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship without the need to prove any case in a court of law.

The power to strip someone of their citizenship is far too important a matter to be held at the whim of a minister who can use it.

For goodness sake, Malcolm Turnbull or Julie Bishop, save us from this PM.

Mike Sargent,

Raymond Terrace

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LETTER: Advice has a hollow ring

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TREASURER Joe Hockey’s denial of the swollen imbalance of Sydney housing prices with affordability is, in my opinion, a sad reflection of his capacity to bond with the reality of middle-income earners, and potential earners (‘‘Build more, earn more’’ Herald 10/6).

Those already in desired suburbs aren’t scowling, with home residences excluded from asset assessment, though rising in value as applauded by the Prime Minister.

Joe can crow with, what I understand to be, a $360,000-plus salary, as well as perks, including a generous away from home accommodation allowance paid into his wife’s Canberra home unit, not to mention investment properties (Sydney Morning Herald, 10/6). A clouded perspective indeed.

With an oversupply of teacher graduates, not all dentistry graduates fully employed, medical students overwhelming the post-graduate training system and law firms reporting excessive applications for few law-clerk positions, the ‘‘get a good job that pays more money’’ Hockey advice has a hollow ring.

The ‘‘poor people don’t drive’’ mantra was an embarrassment, but I believe a lack of empathy towards low and middle-income earners continues as the government struggles to lighten the Treasurer’s gaffes.

Bob Allen,

Hawks Nest

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Mossy youth thumps Hill Top

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Mossy youth thumps Hill Top Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski
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Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

Moss Vale Youth Grade defeated Hill Top 4-0. Photo by Megan Drapalski

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Educational forums on internet safety

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Photo FDCTWO educational forums on youth internet safety will be presented in mid-July and early spring.
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Sydney child psychiatrist Dr Philip Tam will present a practical overview of internet psychology and addiction.

The forum is intended for doctors, allied health professionals and other interested child-related workers.

It will be held on Thursday, July 16, from 6.30-8pm at the Gibraltar Hotel on Centennial Road in Bowral.

Cyber safety expert and former Victorian policewoman Susan McLean will speak about managing online risk.

The forum is intended for parents, schools and other interested child-related community groups.

It will be held on September 17 from 6-7.30pm at the Mittagong RSL Club on Bessemer Sreett, in the auditorium. Organiser Cath Brennan said the forums arose from the experience of local doctors helping children suffering cyber bullying.

She said many children were presenting to local health care providers with anxieties and distress after nasty online encounters.

“The forums will answer audience questions to help empower parents and carers in cyber safety practices,” Ms Brennan said.

The free forums are a BDCU Children’s Foundation initiative, supported by the Rotary Club of Berrima District.

Drinks and refreshments will be served at both events. RSVP to [email protected]南京夜网 by Thursday, July 9.

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Demand for plasma – Changes to blood collections

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BLOOD collections at towns including Narrabri and Quirindi are closing as the demand for plasma increases and there is less demand for whole blood.
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Narrabri’s blood collections were being done at the Crossing Theatre when collectors visited.

The Red Cross Blood Service have stopped the visiting collections in small towns as they increase the hours of collection is major regional centres, including Tamworth and Armidale.

The service said changes to the northern NSW blood collection network was being driven by advancements in healthcare.

“We’re getting better as a nation at determining when to use blood, leading to fewer transfusion-related complications for patients,” NSW/ACT donor services manager Steve Eldridge said.

“This is great news, and to be celebrated. Patients are receiving better health care, and medical advances by clinicians means less blood is needed.”

Plasma now has more uses and is used to treat burns victims, trauma and cancer patients, those with blood and immunity disorders, and is used increating vaccinations against chicken pox, hepatitis B and tetanus.

So, the larger regional centres will have more appointments to collect more plasma as of August.

“In the context of declining use of red cells and increasing need for plasma, staff will return to their base of operations, as those centres have the capacity to accept more donors, and the equipment to collect precious plasma donations,” Mr Eldridge said

“It also means they can no longer staff the demountable mobile services.”

Mr Eldridge said that in his time at the blood service change was constantand they needed to put their resources where they were most needed.

“Losing the ability to give blood might feel like a loss, and I want our donors in towns affected to know that we truly appreciate their generosity over the years,” Mr Eldridge said.

“You have been a lifeline for many Australians.”

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More Hazelmere charges as police announce out-of-control party dog squad

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Liza Harvey with a police dog handler and a member of the new party dog squad. Photo: suppliedMore charges could follow Hazelmere out-of-control party havoc
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Police have laid more charges over an out-of-control Hazelmere party last weekend – on the same day that a new dog squad was unveiled to deal with such episodes.

Last weekend’s party saw train services temporarily shut down and police revealed on Sunday a 17-year-old boy had been charged with organising a gathering that became out-of-control.

A number of stolen media devices were also allegedly found at a Hazelmere property and the 17-year-old has been charged over these.

He is due to appear in the Midland Children’s Court on July 8.

An 18-year-old man from Bayswater has also been charged over the Hazelmere party.

He has been charged with organising a gathering that became out-of-control and is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on June 26.

Two other teenagers were earlier charged after revellers from the same party jumped onto the tracks at the Woodbridge train station.

Meanwhile, party trouble-makers will soon face some new recruits whose bite is definitely worse than their bark.

Police Minister Liza Harvey announced nine new police dogs would be joining police ranks to specifically help officers crack down on out-of-control gatherings.

Mrs Harvey said that the dogs acted as a very effective deterrent.

“Police tell me it’s quite remarkable the effect one of these dogs can have on an unruly mob. They may abuse officers, but quickly quieten down when a police dog lunges towards them,” Mrs Harvey said.

The minister said of the nine additional dogs, eight had graduated and were on duty, while the remaining dog was still in training.

Mrs Harvey said the canine boost was in addition to fitting out two new riot trucks equipped with shields, helmets, portable video scanning units and computer equipment.

“Out-of-control parties were almost a nightly occurrence on any weekend before we brought in the out-of-control gatherings legislation,” she said.

The legislation allows a court to order the person convicted of hosting an out of control gathering to pay back WA Police costs associated with breaking up the party.  Courts have ordered more than $37,000 be repaid so far.

“The message is getting through to parents that if their child hosts a party which is splashed all over the internet and it gets out of control, it’s going to cost them a lot of money,” the minister said.    Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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Esperance men’s hockey teams fired up on the fieldsMEGA GALLERY

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Esperance men’s hockey teams fired up on the fields | MEGA GALLERY Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.
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Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Esperance men’s hockey teams were fired up on the field. Photo: Jake Meadley.

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Star gets good news

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DARLEY star Steve Kennedy has been cleared of serious damage after a scary incident on Saturday in which he was taken to hospital by ambulance.
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CLEARED: Darley’s Steve Kennedy.

The match between the Devils and Sebastopol was pausedin the third quarter as Kennedy was stretchered off the ground with suspected spinal injuries.

Kennedy, one of the genuine stars of the Ballarat Football League, hassuffered a serious back injury in the past, leading to fears he may have again done serious damage.

However, hospital scans cleared him of any fractures and it is even possible he could return to the field next week.

Devils coach Jarrod Edwards said his star midfielder had copped a knee to the back in the exact same spot where he fractured it three years ago.

Kennedy missed almost a yearof football with that initial injury, with fears he might have done the same thing on Saturday.

“It sounds like there is just swelling where is previous fracture was,” Edwards said.

“He’s been cleared of any structural damage or fractures so it’s the good news we all wanted.”

“He’s even a slight chance to play next week.”

Edwards said there was a collective gasp around Darley Park when Kennedy went down on the wing.

“You could see he was in a fair bit of pain so it was hard not to think the worst,” Edwards said.

“It’s great for him and us that he’s all good now, we can just focus on getting him right to play again.”

The incident was the second time an ambulance was required at Darley Park on Saturday, with reserves player Liam Davie suffering concussion after hitting his head on the ground in a tackle.He toohas been cleared of major damage.

The good news topped off a brilliant day for the Devils, who smashed Sebastopol by a massive 192 points.

Continued, page 37.

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