Students off target but still in the hunt

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Sydney University retained fourth place on the NEAFL ladder despite an 11-point loss to Brisbane Lions on Saturday.

The Lions prevailed 86-75 in a tight Round 14 tussle at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday.

The hosts will be ruing their marksmanship. They landed just nine goals from 30 scoring shots, while the visitors kicked 12 majors from 26 scoring shots.

In a congested ladder with six competition rounds to be played, Sydney Swans head the league on 36 points on percentages from Southport (36) and Canberra (36), with Sydney University (32), Aspley (28) and Brisbane Lions (24) making up the top six.

Sydney University will meet Southport on a Round 16 clash at Fanhauser Reserve on Saturday.

Sydney University also lie fourth on the Sydney Premier competition ladder after a 43-point win over Western Suburbs magpies in a Round 14 clash at Picken Oval on Saturday.

Tristan Davis and Will Stratford each landed trebles for the winners, while Cameron Gordon led the way for the hosts with five goals.

North Shore Bombers head the Premier Division ladder on 48 points, with East Coast Eagles (36), UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs (36), Sydney University (32), Manly Warringah Wolves (32) and Pennant Hills Dragons (32) making up a tight top six.

The Students will host North Shore Bombers in a Round 15 clash at Sydney University Oval on Saturday.



NEAFL Round 15

Brisbane Lions 12.14: 86 (Connor McFadyen 3, Tom Fullarton 2, Benjamin Sloan, Jacob Allison, Zachary Bailey, Connor Ballenden, Rohan Bewick, Toby Wooller, Benjamin Keays) defeated Sydney University 9.21: 75 (Austin Lucy 3, Lewis Stevenson 2, Jackson Potter, Tom Young, Jack Hiscox, Damien Bonney) at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday.

Best players

Brisbane Lions: Benjamin Keays, Ryan Bastinac, Toby Wooller, Jacob Allison, Liam Dawson, Benjamin Sloan.

Sydney University:  Lewis Stevenson, Timothy Barton, Ryan Hebron, William Sierakowski, Ned Reinhard, Nicholas Foster


Sydney Men’s Premier Division – Round 14

Premier Division: Sydney University 15.13: 103 (Tristan Davies 3, William Stratford 3, Daniel Smith 2, Michael Nettheim 2, Allister Clarke 2, Samuel Gilfedder, Timothy Cordner, Denim Loffley) defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 9.6: 60 (Cameron Gordon 5, Adam Tipungwuti 2, Elliott Harper 2) at Picken Oval on Saturday.

Best players

Sydney University: Adam Birman, Denim Loffley, William Stratford, Michael Nettheim, Aaron Day, Tom Ayton.

Western Suburbs Magpies:  Edward Cole, Elliott Harper, Matthew Magee, Cameron Gordon, Callum McEvoy-Gray, Aydin Bremner.


Premier Reserves: Sydney University 11.13: 79 (Nik Dale 2, Josh Carr 2, Gabriel Robbie 2, Alexander Hawtin, Jack Fox, Simon Johnston, Tom Dunlop, Vijaya Sainju) defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 6.3: 39 (Matthew Eurell 2, Clinton McGrath 2, Phil Cocks, Christien Specha) at Picken Oval on Saturday.

Best players

Sydney University:  Riordan Lee, Shaun Grogan, Bailey Scotney, Jack Fox, Tom Dunlop, Nik Dale.

Western Suburbs Magpies: Mathew Lemme, Clinton McGrath, Jack Schultz, Christien Specha, Andrew Eurell, Matthew Eurell.


Round 13

Division One: Sydney University 9.14: 68 (Joshua Cutrupi 3, Oliver Young 2, Eric Norris, Kyall Homberg, John Walsh, Ronan Geraghty) defeated Wollondilly Knights 5.10: 40 (William Wardle 4, Ben Smith) at Hannaford Oval on Saturday.

Best players

Sydney University:  Joshua Cutrupi, Peyton Caffey, Luke Hayward, Shaun Stokoe, Brandon Nelson, Harry White.

Wollondilly Knights: Cory Rutland, William Wardle, Russell Andrews, Jason Haddock, Rhys Hamilton, Riley Mitchell.

Division Two: Sydney University vWestern Suburbs Magpies – scores not posted.

Division Three: Sydney University bye.

Under 19 Division One: Sydney University bye.

Under 19 Division Two: Sydney University bye.