Category: Matches

2018 Div 2 A Grade Grand Final – Highlights

We’re excited to secure the services of Akaroy Films to shoot the 2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Div 1 and Div 2 A Grade grand finals. Roy has been making films for years, and a sample of his work can be found at the akaroyfilms channel on YouTube.

The Div 2 A Grade Grand Final between Kersbrook and Ironbank will be available soon. In the meantime, Roy has shared a few highlights from the match.  If the footage looks a bit squished, go into full screen mode or click here to watch the video in a new tab.

Check out the hillsfooty.com Facebook page for more great footage.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 Grand Final – Kersbrook v Ironbank

Well … the end of the 2018 HFL Division 2 A Grade season finished the same way it started: Ironbank playing against Kersbrook. However, a couple of things were different: the weather and the result.

The Dream Maker, along with a strong crowd of an estimated 2,500 or so fans, made its way to Callington Oval to see the final chapter in the 2018 HFL Division 2 season. Kersbrook had a strong and consistent season, being defeated only once in the minor round … by Ironbank in Round 10. The Thunderers also had a great year on the field, but they went into the Grand Final as underdogs against the apparently unstoppable Brookers.

From the get go, Ironbank had the ascendency, drawing first blood on the scoreboard. Whilst Kersbrook challenged Ironbank’s lead several times, the Thunderers held firm and eventually emerged victorious with a convincing 28 point margin.

Congratulations to Ironbank for breaking their 19 year premiership drought, Kersbrook for their classy performance throughout the whole of the 2018 season and Ironbank’s Elijah Ware for taking out the Peter Page Medal. We also must mention Marnie Bennett’s stirring rendition of Advance Australia Fair, as she helped set the tone for a superb day of local footy at its best.

As well as listening to the game, Roy from Hills Footy Flicks will be putting a video out soon. In the meantime, check out facebook.com/hillsfooty for live streamed footage of the dying minutes of this match, along with the medal presentation to a deserving Ironbank. Thanks to the HFL’s Facebook page for the pic.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 1st Semi Final – Mount Barker v Blackwood

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 Elimination Final – Mount Barker v Blackwood. Live from Uraidla Oval, Sunday 9 September 2018 @ 2pm. The Dream Maker pulled up to the picturesque Uraidla Oval for the Div 1 Elimination clash between Mount Barker and Blackwood.

The 2017 Div 1 Premiers have been consistent performers all year, and it’s this consistency that’s held them in good stead. With fewer than two goals in the final scoreline, the Barker Roos bowed out of the 2018 comp after showing a lot of class this season, and with high hopes for 2019. Will Blackwood meet Hahndorf in the Grand Final? Only time will tell. Thanks to one of the Barker Roos’ excellent resident photographers (either Aussie or Dani, I’m not sure which – Colonel) for this action shot of two great teams in mid-flight.

Meanwhile, back at the Dream Maker … The Colonel turned his back for five minutes and the tech oven managed to somehow cook itself. Regrettably, none of the audio call is available. Video will be available soon, however it’ll be like one of those old-timey silent films. Watch this space.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 2nd Semi Final – Hahndorf v Uraidla

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 2nd Semi Final – Hahndorf v Uraidla. Live from Balhannah Oval, Saturday 8 September 2018 @ 2pm. Spring has well and truly sprung at Onkas’ home turf, as they played host to the Div 1 2nd Semi clash between Hahndorf and Uraidla.

The punters expected a close game, and they weren’t disappointed. It wasn’t until the dying moments of the game when Hahndorf managed to take control and defeat the Demons by two goals. Could this be a Classic Quarter? Listen for yourself. Or, if you’d prefer, watch the game here.

Hahndorf has now locked in their position at the Div 1 Grand Final at Lobethal in two weeks time, and Uraidla is no doubt focused on putting their best foot forward for this weekend’s Div 1 Preliminary Final against Blackwood at Hahndorf Oval. Thanks to the Hahndorf Football Club for the pic.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 Elimination Final – Echunga v Blackwood

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 Elimination Final – Echunga v Blackwood, live from Able Storage Oval, Mount Barker, Sunday 2 September @ 2pm.

Another close, hard fought game between two quality sides. Reigning premiers Blackwood have been consistent performers all year. Echunga’s journey to the Finals hasn’t been quite as smooth as Blackwood’s due to a bout of early season injuries, but they regained strength at the pointy end of the season.

This match was pretty even all the way through, with a clear result only becoming apparent as the fourth quarter unfolded. Overall, both sides can hold their heads up high for digging deep when it mattered. Congrats to Blackwood, who move into the 1st Semi Final. Commiserations to Echunga, who’ll no doubt build on their strong finish to 2018 to carry them into 2019.

Thanks to Fi Zevenboom for the pic. We still don’t know how she does it, but Fi’s shots are always top notch … and speaking of top notch visuals, you can watch this match, as well as listen. Could this be a hint of things to come next year?

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 2nd Semi Final – Kersbrook v Ironbank

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 2nd Semi Final – Kersbrook v Ironbank. Live from Birdwood Oval, Saturday 1 September 2018 @ 2pm. The Dream Maker headed out to the Velodrome for the first time this season and saw some quality footy being played by Div 2’s top A Grade teams. Ironbank’s exciting young team continued to impress, but was it good enough to beat the Bookers and their four solid quarters of high intensity football?

Speaking of high intensity, our own Rob Shearwood put forth some analysis at the end of the match. For those not in the know, Rob is a former football manager at the club. He has insight that few others have, and is worth listening to, so stick around until the very end.

As an added bonus, Collo rejoined the team after doing a quick lap of Australia. Welcome back, Collo!