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.

Congrats to Sam Miles, 2018 Division 1 A Grade Mail Medalist!

The 2018 HFL Mail Medal count was a big night … but it was especially big for this bloke: Mount Lofty’s Sam Miles.

Despite not having the best season, the Mount Lofty Devils produced the 2018 HFL Mail Medal Div 1 medallist in The Little Master. He lived up to his name by scooping up 26 votes overall, taking home the medal by a comfortable margin.

Sam was a little excitable when he received his medal; there’s a little bit of not-safe-for-work language during his acceptance speech. We’re not judging, but we are giving you the heads up in case you feel like listening to the count with kids present … especially if they happen to be the kids in Sam’s class!

Congrats to Adam Houlahan, 2018 Division 2 A Grade Mail Medalist!

For the first time ever, the HFL’s night of nights was live streamed via hillsfooty.com and Lofty. Around 260 guests including players, club officials, sponsors and other VIPs were on hand to witness the Mail Medal count for 2018.

The race for the Division 2 A Grade medal was one of the closest in years. It wasn’t until the final round when Gumeracha’s Brendon Moon couldn’t quite get the votes needed to tie up first place, settling for equal second with Kersbrook’s Rob Nicholson on 21 votes a piece. In the end, the Raiders’ Adam Houlahan won the gong with 22 votes after 18 rounds and a very happy Mum listening to the stream at home. Congrats, Adam! Thanks to the Bridgewater-Callington Raiders for the pic.

Please note that there is a bit of an issue with the sound quality near the business end of the count … seems like the excitement in the Old Mill was a little too much for The Colonel to contain, and the audio got a little overcooked around the 29 minute mark. He’s scraped off the burnt bits and we reckon the end result is pretty OK.

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!

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 Elimination Final – Raiders v Birdwood

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 Elimination Final – Raiders v Birdwood. This is another first for HFL Media, with Sunday HFL Finals Footy being broadcast LIVE for the first time.

The home of the Rams turned on sensational weather for this clash, and the Dream Maker was in the box seat to enjoy a hard fought battle between the Roosters and the Raiders. It wasn’t just the ground that Nairne Bremer provided: we also managed to secure the services of the Rams’ A Grade coach, Daniel Lackenby. Lackers brought great perspective to this game, and was able to get into the hard to reach places around Thomas International Foods Oval.

It was a close match, with intensity shown by both sides from the opening bounce to the final siren. Relive this battle royale right here.