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Luis Suarez holds his mouth as Giorgio Chiellini protests in the background. Photo: APWorld football’s governing body FIFA has acted swiftly to ban rogue Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez for nine international matches and from any football-related activity for four months.
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Suarez brought international opprobrium on himself when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over the Azzuri on Tuesday.

The victory saw La Celeste through to the knockout round of the World Cup, where they will face Colombia on Saturday night, while Italy were sent home as a result of the loss.

The ban will also mean that Suarez once again misses several matches at the start of Liverpool’s next Premier League campaign.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee said in a statement that Suarez was guilty of ‘unsporting conduct towards another player’.

“The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches….”

Bite marks: Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini shows where he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photo: Reuters

“The player Luis Suarez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months”

”A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suarez … the player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban. The player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension”.

“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field.

In addition, Suarez has been fined 100,000 Swiss Francs ($118,876).

“The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the (disciplinary) Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

The Uruguayan FA will appeal against the ruling, but Suarez cannot play even if a challenge is lodged. The imposition of the fine could be delayed pending the appeal.

Suarez is one of the most gifted players in world football, scoring 31 league goals in 33 games for Liverpool last season.

He returned from a month on the sidelines with an injury to score twice in Uruguay’s 2-1 win over England last week, transforming the team’s World Cup which began with a loss to Costa Rica in a game Suarez missed through injury.

But he is also one of the game’s most troubled players and has been banned twice previously for biting opponents.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo had no sympathy.

“Football must set an example and show examples of good players,” he told reporters. “People who are out of line must be punished.

“If my little children bit me, they are sent to the dark room with the big bad wolf. This is football’s equivalent.”

Suarez will not be able to train or attend matches with Liverpool until late October, a huge blow to their domestic and European ambitions.

“Liverpool Football Club will wait until we have seen and had time to review the FIFA Disciplinary Committee report before making any further comment,” Liverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre said on the club’s website.

Adidas, who have used Suarez in a frontline promotion role in recent months, said it would stop using him in adverts for the rest of the World Cup.

“Adidas fully backs FIFA’s decision,” a spokeswoman said. “We do not accept the recent behaviour of Luis Suarez and shall remind him of the high standards we expect of our players.

“We have no plan to use Suarez for any other marketing activities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.”

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GALLERY: Images of the heartless vandalism at Bathurst cemetery DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.
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DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery. Barry Konemann from the Bathurst Family HIstory Group inspects some of the damage.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery. Alan McRae from the Bathurst Historical Society and Barry Konemann documenting what has been lost.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery. Alan McRae from the Bathurst Historical Society and Barry Konemann from Bathurst Family History Group.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery. Barry Konemann from Bathurst Family History Group.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery. Barry Konemann from Bathurst Family History Group.

DEVASTATING: Vandals have damaged 70 historic headstones in the Bathurst cemetery.

TweetFacebookWestern Advocate photographerZenio Lapka captured the damage.

STORY, VIDEO: VANDALS ATTACK HISTORIC HEADSTONE IN BATHURST CEMETERY

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A man has been charged with biting off the nose of a Hells Angels bikie in Sydney’s inner west.
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The 28-year-old was driving when he was stopped by police in Hurlstone Park about 4pm on Thursday and arrested over the attack which left Peter Zervas in hospital for surgery to have his nose reattached.

Mr Zervas, 38, is the brother of Anthony Zervas, who was killed during a fight between the Hells Angels and rivals Comancheros at Sydney Airport in 2009.

The accused allegedly bit off part of Mr Zervas’ nose while he was inside his Leichardt unit complex about 5pm on Tuesday and then fled the scene.

Mr Zervas took himself and his nose to hospital, where it was later reattached.

After arresting the suspect on Thursday, police searched his nearby home.

The man was taken to Burwood Police Station and charged with affray and cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Burwood Local Court on Friday.

Mr Zervas was shot multiple times while getting out of his car at his mother’s house in Lakemba in 2009. The year before, a tattoo parlour he opened in Brighton-le-Sands was firebombed.

The former Comanchero bikie boss, Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi, who was found guilty of killing Mr Zervas’ brother, recently had his conviction quashed.

He faces a retrial and was granted bail on Monday under new amendments to the Bail Act.

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Baker scores maiden win

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September 16th, 2019

Thirty-six year-old running rookie Nathan Baker established himself as a sporting all-rounder when, at only his third start with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club, he broke his maiden status by winning the six and a half kilometre Advance Bricks and Pavers Handicap at Stawell.
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Nathan Baker scored his maiden win with the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club last Saturday.

Already a 20-year basketballer and vice president of the Stawell Tennis Club, Baker caught the running bug by participating in a variety of fun runs and finishing in the top 10 in popular local events such as Stawell Heart Challenge, Run the Gap and Dunkeld’s Mosaic to Mountain.

He also completed a Melbourne Marathon in 2009 and has raced and beaten Puffing Billy three times.

His wife Angela, who ran with the club in her youth, encouraged Nathan to join as a means to improving his fitness and stamina for future events.

Baker thanked former club champion Col Barnett for helping him master the twisting and turning course through the Ironbarks.

“I latched onto Col’s back and it made it such an enjoyable race, having someone to chase,” he said.

Baker conceded as much as 11 minutes to slower runners under the handicap conditions, but always seemed in command and at the finish had 26 seconds to spare from last start Horsham winner, Dave Hunter.

Hunter’s improvement this year has been spectacular.

Approximately 50 seconds further behind was the relentless Meggy Boan who achieved her first podium finish of the season.

In the Sub-Junior race over 1.5km, Jonte Bubb finished with a withering run over the last 100 metres to overpower sister Natalya and score by just six seconds with Kayla Membrey a promising third.

The club meets at Great Western racecourse at 1.30pm tomorrow for the eight kilometre Seppelts Cross Country Classic.

A $5 entry fee allows fun runners to join in.

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KEMPSEY will play host to round two of the NSW Rollercoaster Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike Series this weekend.
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Downhill from here: Graeme Mudd is one of the most talented downhill racers in NSW and will hit the trails near Kempsey this Sunday.

The event will be hosted by the local mountain bike club, the Kempsey-Macleay Off Road Cyclists (KMORC), on Sunday at its trail complex near the Kempsey Golf Club.

It is the biggest mountain bike event ever to be staged in Kempsey with more than 100 competitors from all over NSW set to compete.

KMORC president Jayson Shelley said hosting the event is a big reward for the local club.

“This is probably one of the only times an event like this has been staged outside of a major population centre,” Shelley said.

“It is a big vote of confidence in the club, basically we have to build and maintain the trails and the event organisers come in and do the registration, timing, first-aid etc.

“In return we get a cut of the entry fees so it works out for us as well.”

Shelley said Gravity Enduro racing combines several different riding disciplines, making it popular with riders.

“It is the best of downhill racing and cross-country trail riding, and you don’t need a specialised downhill bike to compete.

“It is not the crazy downhill stuff you see in Europe, and it is well suited to all sorts of riders.”

The Rollercoaster Gravity Enduro series gets underway on Sunday June 29 with registration at the Kempsey Golf Club.

Practice runs start at 9am with racing proper beginning at 1pm and spectators are welcome to attend. Just go to the Kempsey Golf Club and follow the directions from there.

For more details go to the Kempsey Macleay Off Road Cyclists website at kmorc.blogspot南京夜网.au or search them on facebook.

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Injuries have struck at a bad time for Navarre as they enter a tough month of Football in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League.
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Navarre coach Daniel Parkin still has injury concerns to contend with.

Navarre has suffered nine injuries to senior players in recent weeks and with the majority of the under 17 players unavailable, coach Daniel Parkin will be forced to look at the reserves.

Tomorrow Navarre take on Maldon in what will be their easiest game in the coming weeks, but with injuries to their key players anything is possible.

“Injuries are never good, but we have to remain positive,” Parkin said.

“We have slowly been getting a build up of injuries, but we are still able to win games. If we can keep getting over the line with limited numbers then we will be better for it when those senior players return.”

Maldon too have been hit with injuries with Joel Cross missing last week and a possibility of missing this weekend’s game as well.

Other Maldon players that Navarre will need to watch are Tom Cain and Hayden Kelly who are leaders both on and off the ground.

The Navarre under 17 team, who remain undefeated, meet a fellow undefeated team in Newstead which means they will need to be at full strength, again limiting the players Parkin has to choose from.

“You can’t afford to take too many of the juniors when they have a tough game,” Parkin said.

“As much as senior football helps them improve, under 17s is their first priority.”

On a small and narrow Maldon ground Parkin is expecting the game to be congested and low scoring.

“In recent years it has been hard to get a win on their ground,” Parkin said.

Maldon are a team that are rebuilding since losing players in the off season, so it is a good opportunity for some new players to have a run around.

Brent Flood will be one player who may return after suffering a dislocated elbow, but that decision is being left up to Flood himself.

“It will be entirely up to Floody if he wants to play or not,” Parkin said.

Paul Carson, Aaron Slorach, Riley Bibby and James McKenny were all a chance of playing senior football tomorrow.

“We have plenty of options for players. It’s good, as it gives everyone a chance,” Parkin said.

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POLICE will target dangerous and illegal behaviour by motorists around level railway crossings in the Upper Hunter.
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From today until Tuesday, July 8, police will conduct regular patrols of level crossings on Mangoola Road, Mangoola, Sandy Hollow Road, Golden Highway, Kenilworth Street, and Ogilvie Street at Denman, and Rylstone Road and Bylong Valley Way at Sandy Hollow.

The operation is part of an ongoing series of safety campaigns relating to level crossings, and is a joint initiative by the NSW Police Force, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services.

The state has 1400 public-road level crossings and the aim of these campaigns is to reduce the number of collisions.

Between 2001-02 and 2012-13, there were 117 collisions involving trains and vehicles at level crossings across the state.

Senior Sergeant Tony Grace from the Hunter Valley Highway Patrol said during the last operation in May 2014, two motorists were detected disobeying the flashing lights at a level crossing.

“Failing to stop at railways crossings is extremely dangerous; however, every time we run one of these operations we continue to see people put their lives and the lives of others at risk,” he said.

“We will continue to run these campaigns with the vision of preventing future tragedies.”

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A GOAL on debut for Macleay Valley Rangers’ Jarah Wyatt ensured a second straight win for last year’s premiers on Saturday.
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Dream debut: teenager Jarah Wyatt scored a sublime goal in his maiden first grade match for Macleay Valley Rangers away to Port FC last Saturday. Photo by Matt McLennan.

The teenager slotted home a superbly worked goal late in the match to complete a 2-0 win over Port FC.

But victory appeared to be beyond the visitors’ capabilities at Tuffins Lane the first 45 minutes.

Too often, Rangers were beaten to the ball. And too often, players tried fancy flicks and lay-offs, rather than simple touches.

This wasn’t the World Cup, after all.

For his half-time talk, coach Dean Riordan delivered a scathing, but measured, assessment of individuals’ and the team’s performances – coloured with nautical levels of swear words. The address verged on poetic.

The impact on his team was apparent right from the re-start, as was the regard the players have for Riordan’s coaching style.

A more disciplined Rangers re-imposed their physical style, muscling their way to possession firmly, but fairly, when required.

Wave after wave of attacking passages of play put the Port defence under increasing pressure.

Eventually, Kurt Riordan broke into an already crowded box. No sooner had he latched onto a Daniel Saul cross than he was brought down.

Josh Tynan dispatched the resulting penalty into the keeper’s right-hand corner to give the visitors a well-deserved lead.

Rangers pushed for a second, and the luckless Andrew Potter – who hassled and harried the defence throughout the half – found himself bearing down on goal with space to spare.

However, the seemingly untouchable finishing he enjoyed last season deserted him again, as he shot at the goalies’ legs.

Wyatt had appeared to flounder in the first half, and missed goalscoring opportunities that he might have converted in reserve grade.

But with confidence growing, FC legs tiring, and the clock ticking, the youngster pulled off a goal worthy of a certain tournament in Brazil.

Collecting the ball on the edge of the box, Wyatt navigated the ball away from the prying legs of two host defenders and opened up clear space for a finish.

He rounded the Port keeper and walked the ball into the net.

Kurt Riordan sustained a head injury in the build-up, with a cramp-afflicted Potter dropping to the ground after his through-ball to Wyatt.

Riordan needed four stitches, but is likely to figure in Rangers’ visit to Port Saints tomorrow.

The Hastings side has won three on the bounce, and while the Rangers coach is quietly confident, he will ensure his players are not complacent against a team they beat 4-3 at Dangar St earlier this season.

Steve Morn could figure for the Macleay men, in what should be an otherwise unchanged side.

Kick-off at Findlay Park, Port Macquarie, is at 3pm.

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Jamie Britten has been accused of setting up the perfect milestone game, but he says he just got lucky playing his four hundredth game of football on the same day as Swifts celebrated their centenary.
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Jamie Britten with four of his five Swifts jumpers he has worn over the years.

Britten, who has been a long serving player of the Swifts Football Club, didn’t want any attention going into the match despite being thrilled to reach a large individual milestone.

“It was a huge weekend for the club,” Britten said.

“It wasn’t about me, I was just excited to reach the milestone,” Britten said.

Britten has been an outstanding player for the club, playing in the 2003 premiership and being selected as the coach of the 2000-2014 era.

After 14 seasons at the club Britten has never sustained an injury that has seen him sidelined for more than a couple of weeks at a time.

“At five foot six I’m pretty lucky to have been able to play all of my football in the seniors,” Britten said.

“I’ve been injured, but mostly broken bones like my jaw and eye socket.”

Before coming across to Swifts, Britten played eight seasons in the Horsham District Football League, starting in 1989 with Noradjuha Quantong as well as some time in the Ararat District Football League.

The 41 year old is now battling against his age, but is happy just playing his role in the team.

Britten is still unsure whether he will play on next year, but with his son only a couple of years away from a realistic chance of being able to play alongside his father, he is keeping his options open.

“My son is only 11, but it would be amazing to be able to play alongside him. That would make me 46 or 47 years old,” Britten said.

“I’ll just keep myself fit. Never say never.”

Britten celebrated a 79 point win over Rupanyup with his teammates and could not have been happier to share it with that group of guys.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without teammates so I’m really thankful for them,” Britten said.

A special moment came during the third quarter when Britten kicked a goal.

Each player from the Swifts team gradually made their way to the milestone man for the traditional pat on the back or rub of the read.

From now Britten and the team will focus on the end of the season and playing as deep into the final series as they can.

“Hopefully we kick into gear now and play good football in the second half of the season,” Britten said.

“I haven’t really spoken to the coaches, but we would be hoping to stay inside the top three and go from there.”

Like most people, Britten thought Laharum was the team to beat. However, playing their best football, which is the fast paced ball movement, he gave CKS Swifts a good chance.

“Finals will be our main focus from here,” Britten said.

Britten will play his 401st game of football tomorrow when they take on Taylors Lake.

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Trent Hooper has started a Facebook page called Charlotte’s Law to raise awareness of bullying.
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EX-BEGA resident Trent Hooper is saying no to bullies.

And he is not alone – the Facebook page he instigated, Charlotte’s Law, has close to 14,500 “Likes”.

The website aims to raise awareness of bulling and features celebrities who have taken a selfie while holding a card on which is written “say no to bullies”.

“Each and every day more and more people experience bullying and there needs to be a greater awareness of this,” Mr Hooper said.

Mr Hooper had the idea for his page after thinking how lots of people are influence by celebrities.

He launched the page the day after media personalityCharlotte Dawson died, and dedicated it to her.

“It’s basically a safe haven for people who are going through what Charlotte Dawson went through,” Mr Hooper said.

Ms Dawson was a New Zealand-Australian TV personality who was a victim of cyber-bullying and committed suicide in February 2014.

Mr Hooper said it is not just children who are bullied – adults are as well, in the workplace and online.

“Everyone experiences bullying in some way or another,” he said.

“I was a victim of bullying and I know others who were victims of bullying.

“There are people inboxing me every day saying they just can’t take it anymore.

“I feel the government needs to change its cyber-bullying laws.”

Celebrities who have contributed to Mr Hooper’s Facebook page include Home and Away actors Ross Newton and Grant Dowdell, reporter Craig Bennett, comedian Anthony Ackroyd, The Collective musician William Singe, country musician Amber Lawrence and 2014 My Kitchen Rules contestants Josh, Danielle, Carly and Tresne.

“I’ve met some really nice people through it,” Mr Hooper said.

He said he has had even more celebrities respond they will take a photo for the page.

“It’s slowly getting bigger,” he said.

Mr Hooper had said from the start he is no councillor, and if people on his page state they are severely depressed he recommends they contact professional services.

“[But] sometimes people just want to vent,” he said.

Mr Hooper lived in the Bega Valley for about 15 years and attended Candelo Public School, but now resides in Victoria.

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* If you are experiencing bullying or depression, support is available by contacting the services below.

Lifeline 131 114

MensLine 1300 789 978

beyondblue 1300 224 636

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

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Three smashes within 24 hours

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August 16th, 2019

Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle accident in Wurruk on Thursday evening. Photo: ContributedIT was a horror start tothe school holiday periodon local roads, with threeaccidents in the space of 24hours from Thursday night.
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Two people were airliftedto Melbourne hospitalsfollowing two separateaccidents on Thursday andFriday nights.

Motorists experiencedsignificant delays on Fridayevening, with diversions inplace via Settlement Rd fora number of hours followinga collision at the intersectionof Princes Highway andSale-Heyfield Rd.

According to police, adriver of a van failed to giveway, crossing into the pathof a small truck headingeast on the Princes Highwayabout 3.20pm.

The driver of the truckwas trapped for a short time,and airlifted to the AlfredHospital, Melbourne, whilethe driver and passenger ofthe van were conveyed toCentral Gippsland HealthService by ambulance fortreatment and observation.

Police were also calledto a minor accident at theintersection of Bengwordenand Hagan’s Rds about3.30pm, after a car collidedwith a cattle truck.

There were no injuries.

The cattle truck sustainedminor damage, while thesmall vehicle was towedfrom the scene.

A motorcyclist remainsin a serious condition aftercrashing into a guard railalong the Princes Highwayin Wurruk on Thursdaynight.

He was airlifted to aMelbourne hospital.

Sale police believe themale rider was travelling ata high speed when he lostcontrol of the motorcycleand collided with the leftside guard rail.

He was travelling westtowards Rosedale about6.50pm when the accidentoccurred.

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Frustrated Lions on the attack

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August 16th, 2019

A frustrated Great Western Lions will look to get their season back on track when they take on Hawkesdale Macarthur in round nine of the Mininera District Football League.
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Great Western will be searching for another win tomorrow.

Great Western took on Wickliffe-Lake Bolac last week and despite being competitive in the first quarter, the margin blew out to 109 points by the final siren.

Coach Nick Thomas is like most of the senior players in that he is frustrated by the results to date.

“It is frustrating. We have a good team on paper, yet we keep losing games,” Thomas said.

“I’m sure the players are feeling the same as I am though. We are in it together, that is football.”

Thomas will be expecting his team to at least be competitive against Hawkesdale Macarthur tomorrow.

“It is my understanding they have recruited pretty well, but I’m still expecting us to be able to win,” Thomas said.

Hawkesdale Macarthur have won their last six matches including a surprise win against Tatyoon last week.

“For them to win over Tatyoon will give them confidence,” Thomas said.

“It will certainly be a tough game for us.”

With Hawkesdale Macarthur being in season best form Great Western’s focus will firmly be on their own game plan.

“It is important that we figure out why we keep breaking down across the half forward line,” Thomas said.

“We can’t win matches by defending, we need to attack to the football. If we can get an early lead anything can happen.”

Thomas is hoping that a couple of early goals will force Hawkesdale Macarthur to change their game plan and force mistakes.

Tom Cairns will return to the Lions line up, being on leave from the Military College in Canberra.

Cairns will more than likely line up in the middle before pushing to a half forward flank.

“He was a great asset to our team when he was here so it is exciting to see how he goes,” Thomas said.

Thomas is unsure how many games Cairns will play with Great Western,

With Damien Skurrie unlikely to return this season, a place in the team is available.

Skurrie has been forced out through injury and will be a big loss for the Lions. It was expected he would play more games with the Lions this season.

Great Western will also welcome back Mark Bradshaw and Matt Bourke who missed last week’s game due to work commitments and illness.

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A GOAL on debut for Macleay Valley Rangers’ Jarah Wyatt ensured a second straight win for last year’s premiers on Saturday.
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Dream debut: teenager Jarah Wyatt scored a sublime goal in his maiden first grade match for Macleay Valley Rangers away to Port FC last Saturday. Photo by Matt McLennan.

The teenager slotted home a superbly worked goal late in the match to complete a 2-0 win over Port FC.

But victory appeared to be beyond the visitors’ capabilities at Tuffins Lane the first 45 minutes.

Too often, Rangers were beaten to the ball. And too often, players tried fancy flicks and lay-offs, rather than simple touches.

This wasn’t the World Cup, after all.

For his half-time talk, coach Dean Riordan delivered a scathing, but measured, assessment of individuals’ and the team’s performances – coloured with nautical levels of swear words. The address verged on poetic.

The impact on his team was apparent right from the re-start, as was the regard the players have for Riordan’s coaching style.

A more disciplined Rangers re-imposed their physical style, muscling their way to possession firmly, but fairly, when required.

Wave after wave of attacking passages of play put the Port defence under increasing pressure.

Eventually, Kurt Riordan broke into an already crowded box. No sooner had he latched onto a Daniel Saul cross than he was brought down.

Josh Tynan dispatched the resulting penalty into the keeper’s right-hand corner to give the visitors a well-deserved lead.

Rangers pushed for a second, and the luckless Andrew Potter – who hassled and harried the defence throughout the half – found himself bearing down on goal with space to spare.

However, the seemingly untouchable finishing he enjoyed last season deserted him again, as he shot at the goalies’ legs.

Wyatt had appeared to flounder in the first half, and missed goalscoring opportunities that he might have converted in reserve grade.

But with confidence growing, FC legs tiring, and the clock ticking, the youngster pulled off a goal worthy of a certain tournament in Brazil.

Collecting the ball on the edge of the box, Wyatt navigated the ball away from the prying legs of two host defenders and opened up clear space for a finish.

He rounded the Port keeper and walked the ball into the net.

Kurt Riordan sustained a head injury in the build-up, with a cramp-afflicted Potter dropping to the ground after his through-ball to Wyatt.

Riordan needed four stitches, but is likely to figure in Rangers’ visit to Port Saints tomorrow.

The Hastings side has won three on the bounce, and while the Rangers coach is quietly confident, he will ensure his players are not complacent against a team they beat 4-3 at Dangar St earlier this season.

Steve Morn could figure for the Macleay men, in what should be an otherwise unchanged side.

Kick-off at Findlay Park, Port Macquarie, is at 3pm.

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