Almanac Weekend Sport Report

AFL  Pre-Season Scores Phew! Now for the real season please.

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers 1.23.11 (158) : 0.7.11 (53)

Brisbane Lions vs Greater Western Sydney 2.9.11 (83) : 1.17.11 (122)

Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints 1.14.14 (107) : 0.12.11 (83)

Hawthorn Hawks vs North Melbourne Kangaroos 2.16.11 (125) : 0.12.8 (80)

Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats 2.9.11 (83) : 0.10.11 (71)

Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs 1.15.8 (107) : 1.14.12 (105)

Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows 0.11.18 (84) : 3.12.10 (109)

Carlton Blues vs Sydney Swans 1.8.12 (69) : 0.14.7 (91)

Richmond Tigers vs Port Adelaide Power 1.4.12 (45) : 0.13.15 (93)

NRL

Round 2 and Sharks pump Dragons, Storm too good against Titans and Billy the Kid to miss a few more games. Eels get across the line against Cowboys in a rare win, Bunnies pound poor old Knights, Broncos on song against Warriors and Bulldogs take the choccies at Penrith to ruin their celebrations, good on you doggies, everyone loves a party pooper.

New rules seem to make the game faster and a heavier injury toll, will they make it to the end of the season in one piece?

Monday Night West Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles

Cronulla Sharks  vs St.George Illawarra  30 : 2

Melbourne Storm vs  Gold Coast Titans  34 : 16

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys 20 : 16

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights 48 : 6

Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters 21 : 20

Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors 25 : 10

Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs 16 : 18

 

Super Rugby XV

Southern Kings  vs Chiefs  24 : 58

Stormers  vs Sharks 13 : 18

Sunwolves vs Cheetahs 31 : 32

Rebels vs Reds 25 : 23

Highlanders vs Lions 34 : 15

Force vs Brumbies 14 : 31

Blues vs Hurricanes 19 : 23

 

Six Nations Rugby

With an Australian Coach, England Rugby Union have managed to win their first Triple Crown in five years, beating Wales in a tense, hard fought thriller at Twickenham 25 – 21. With France’s defeat by Scotland, England claim the Six Nation’s Trophy and a win against France next week will give them their first Grand Slam since 2003. The things we do for our English relatives to make them feel better.

Ireland  vs Italy 58 : 15

England  vs Wales 25 : 21

Scotland vs France 29 : 18

 

Athletics – Perth

Brooke Stratton leapt into the Australian record books and into Olympic medal contention after breaking the Australian women’s long jump record at the Perth Track Classic. In setting the new mark of 7.05m, bettering the previous best of 7m set by Bronwyn Thompson in 2002, Stratton can now concentrate on the Australian Championships in Sydney in a few weeks and a ticket to Rio.

In other events, Trae Williams broke Matt Shirvington’s longstanding under-20 100m Australian record with a time of 10.27 seconds, Jack Hale was second in a personal best of 10.31.

Kenyan star David Rudisha won the 800m in 1:44.89 and Australian Kathryn Mitchell took out the women’s javelin with a best throw of 63.95m.

 

A-League:

Western Sydney Wondering minstrels join Brisbane Roar at the top after defeating the Jets 1 nil. Peeh move up to fifth with a mauling of lost at Sea Mariners, Wellington put 3 at the back of the net against Sydney FCs 1 and extend their winless streak to eight. All quiet on the Barmy front. Victory has delayed jet lag with a mauling by Roar and Melbourne won the battle of cities with a solid away win, halting the Red’s purple patch.

Newcastle Jets vs WS Wanderers 0 : 1

Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners 4 : 0

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory 5 : 0

Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix 1 : 3

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City 0 : 1

 

Cycling – Bendigo Madison
A time honoured tradition! I just love saying that phrase and in this case the Bendigo Madison has been rolling around Tom Flood Reserve on the oddly built outdoor velodrome on Labour Day weekend since 1972. In an oddity of today’s sport, the Madison also shares the Park with Pro Running and the prestigious Bendigo Gift, see results below.

Women’s Madison:  A. Edmondson, J. Mundy

Men’s Madison: C. Scotson, D. Fitter 2016 Bendigo Madison, 2016 Australian Madison and 2016 Bendigo Madison Champions, great effort!

Not a bad effort for Callum Scotson, in the past three months he has won the Australian Madison Championship, Australian U23 Road Championships, member Australian Team Pursuit Championship, World Cup Gold and World Championship in the Team Pursuit. Will he make the Olympic TP team with this effort?

Big shout to Victorian Kelland O’Brien who finished 3rd  with partner Matthew Ross while still a junior, albeit also a World Junior Champion with Rohan Wight. One to watch.

 

Pro Running – Bendigo 12-13th  March

400m Open 1st Jack Lacey, 2nd Leigh Phelan, 3rd Paul Tancredi 44.988

1600m Invitation 1st Andrew Buchanan, 2nd Cody Williamson, 3rd Alex Bacalja  4:7:229

120m Men’s Gift 1st Dean Dobric, 2nd Cam Dunbar, 3rd Dion Paull 12:339

120m Women’s Gift 1st Nadeen Brown, 2nd Kirsty Stevens, 3rd Ebony Lane 14:083

1600m Open 1st James Deane, 2nd Sven Richter, 3rd Dylan Moore 4:7:828

400m Women’s 1st Caitlin Hawks, 2nd Natasha McDowell, 3rd Celia Cosgriff  54:098

800m Invitational 1st Jacob Reed, 2nd James Alexander, 3rd Cody Williamson 1:51:375

800m Open 1st James Deane, 2nd Karoline Curtis, 3rd Sean Quilty  1:52:412

400m Restricted 1st Keely Shillito, 2nd Dani Pike, 3rd Tom Deane  46:701

70m Open 1st Daniel Sonsini, 2nd Tim Rosen, 3rd Tom Paavola  7:517

U20 120m 1st Mitchell White, 2nd Tom Griffin, 3rd Ryan McNamara 12:534

 

Surfing

Australian Wildcard Stu Kennedy knocks Kelly Slater out of the World Surf League Event on the Gold Coast. Kennedy a late replacement for injured Bede Durbridge defetae d11-time World Champ Slater in the second round.  Mick Fanning cruised through into the third round.

WNBL

Townsville Fire beat Perth Lynx in the WNBL game one grand final series in Perth 73 : 57.

English FA Cup
Reading 0 – 2 Crystal Palace

Everton 2 – 0 Chelsea

Arsenal 1 – 2 Watford

Man United 1 – 1 West Ham

 

English Football – EPL

Bournemouth vs Swansea 3 : 2

Postponed          Manchester Utd vs Crystal Palace

Stoke vs Southampton 1 : 2

Postponed          Sunderland vs Everton

Postponed          West Ham vs Watford

Postponed          Arsenal vs West Brom

Norwich vs  Manchester City 0 : 0

Aston Villa vs Tottenham 0 : 2

Postponed Liverpool vs Chelsea

 

English Football – Championship

Bolton 1 – 2 Preston

Cardiff 1 – 0 Ipswich

Fulham 1 – 2 Bristol City

Huddersfield 1 – 3 Burnley

Hull 1 – 1 Milton Keynes

Nottingham 0 – 3 Sheffield Wed

QPR 3 – 0 Brentford

Rotherham 3 – 3 Derby

Blackburn 1 – 2 Leeds

 

Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen 2 – 1 Kilmarnock

Dundee FC 0 – 1 Hearts

Inverness 0 – 1 Hamilton

Partick  1 – 2 Celtic

Motherwell 2-1 Dundee Utd

 

Primera Division

Barcelona 6 – 0 Getafe

Celta Vigo 1 – 0 Real Sociedad

Atl. Madrid 3 – 0 La Coruna

Vallecano 1 – 1 Eibar

Levante 0 – 0 Valencia

Malaga 1 – 0 Gijon

Sevilla  4 – 2  Villareal

Ath. Bilbao 3 – 1 Betis

Las Palmas 1 – 2 Real Madrid

 

Bundesliga

Darmstadt 2 – 2 Augsburg

Hannover 0 – 2 1. FC Koln

Hoffenheim 1 – 0 Wolfsburg

Ingolstadt 3 – 3 Stuttgart

Monchengladbach 3 – 0 Frankfurt

Bayern 5 – 0 Bremen

Hertha 2 – 0 Schalke

Leverkusen 1 – 0 Hamburger SV

Dortmund 2 – 0 Mainz

 

NBA

Dallas Mavericks 105 – 112 Indiana Pacers

Charlotte Hornets 125 – 109 Houston Rockets

Philadelphia 76ers 111 – 125  Detroit Pistons

Toronto Raptors 112 – 104 Miami Heat

Atlanta Hawks 95 – 83 Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee Bucks 103 – 92 New Orleans Pelicans

San Antonio Spurs 93 – 85 Oklahoma City Thunder

Denver Nuggets 116 – 100 Washington Wizards

Golden State Warriors 123 – 116 Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers 121 – 84 Orlando Magic

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