Month: July 2018

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1, Round 14 – Mount Barker v Blackwood

It was a super Saturday for football at Able Storage Oval as two of Div 1’s powerhouses did battle. It has a hard fought match, with the Roos only gaining the upper hand in the fourth quarter. But even in the games dying moments, Blackwood gave it their all. A scintillating contest enjoyed by a good sized crowd, and possibly a sign of things to come in the finals.

Relive yet another great contest of the 2018 HFL Season right here.

Thanks for Fi Zevenboom for this great photo. Fi is Blackwood’s club photographer, and you can see Blackwood’s 2018 season in pictures at Fi’s website.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1, Round 13 – Echunga v Onka Valley

The Dream Maker returned to Echunga to call the Div 1 clash between Echunga and Onka Valley. Onkas fought hard to try and break into the Top 5 and keep their finals hopes alive.  The Dogs showed a lot of class in the first half to maintain razor sharp accuracy (7.0 at half time), even with the Demons right on their tails all the way. The battle continued in the second half, with the end result eventually revealing itself in the dying moments of this epic contest.

You can listen to the whole match here. Although we reckon that the final quarter is a candidate for the Classic Quarters collection. Watch this space.

Thanks to the Echunga Football Club for their great hospitality. Special thanks to new club president, Ben Hull, for giving us some of his time during the pre-match show.  Thanks also to Onka Valley Football Club for this great shot, taken during half-time.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2, Round 13 – Gumeracha v Kersbrook

‘Twas a sunny yet blustery day in Rocking Horse Country with a sizeable crowd turning out to see the traditional local derby between Gum and Kersy. With the Brookers being the only A Grade team in Div 2 (or Div 1) to have an undefeated run in 2018, it was always going to be a big ask for Gum to overpower their rivals from the other side of the hill. As you can see in the pic supplied by Kersbrook Football Club, their team is in stonking form on the downhill run towards the Finals.

The Call Of The Wild team was also delighted to secure the services of Shane ‘Collo’ Collins for special comments. After a stellar debut on the HFL commentary team at Mount Barker in Div 1 Round 11, we got a lot of requests to give Collo another crack at calling a game … and we’re glad we did. Hear Collo, and the rest of the team, for yourself right here.

Extra special thanks to the Gumeracha Football Club for their hospitality, and a special shout out to Ian Carpenter for keeping the whole HFL Media team fed and watered all afternoon, along with president Tony Hannaford and the rest of the Gums’ team for making us feel extra welcome. The Colonel is especially grateful, as he was able to put his feet up in the kitchen for a change.

Interview – Paul “Dingo” Tanner, Onka Valley

Pistols recently caught up with legendary Onkas identity, Paul “Dingo” Tanner. Since joining the Bulldogs’ Under 10 side in 1988, Dingo has been a part of the furniture at Balhannah. Hear Dingo’s thoughts about Onkas’ past, present and future, particularly in the context of an especially challenging year for Onkas, with the A Grade side being dogged by injury. It’s a long form interview (around 30 minutes), but worth a listen.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1, Round 11 – Mount Barker v Onka Valley

It was a sunny yet windy day at Mount Barker, as the Roos took on the Bulldogs at Able Storage Oval. Onkas has been hit with a lot of injury this year. However, their depleted side showed valiant form against Div 1 pace setters, Mount Barker. The Call Of The Wild team also welcomed Onkas’ very own Shane Collins as first time guest commentator. We hope it won’t be his last call with us, as he was very impressive.

We mentioned it was windy, so the audio quality suffered a little bit at the beginning. The wind eventually died down, but the first few minutes of the pre-match may be difficult for some listeners to hear. HFL Media and Lofty apologises for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for listening. Thanks also to the Onkaparinga Valley Football Club for the photo of Onkas’ A Grade side during the quarter time huddle.