Roosters’ perched at the top

Members of the Two Wells Football Club’s A grade backline include, from left, Tallan Leighton, Lee Henderson, Sam O’Brien, Anthony Pontt, Ryan Hooper and Michael Abdilla

The footy season has kicked off with a few changes of personnel in both the A and B grade.

The biggest change in the reserves is the appointment of Ben Arnold as coach; taking over from Matthew Gameau, who has called it a day.

The A grade has seen the departure of a couple a premiership players, namely Brad Fitzgerald and Tim Hines, to other leagues.

These losses have been offset however by some good recruiting in the off season, with the enlistment of Nathan Rose and Lee Henderson, along with new resident Toby Bowman, who walked into the club looking for a game, all of whom have had some SANFL experience.

The start of the season saw a good first-up hard fought win to the A grade against last year’s premiers, Mallala, running out winners by 21 points, with the reserves just going down by three points on the day.

Since then the A grade has progressed to a 5-1 win-loss ratio, to be sitting on the top of the premiership ladder (as of May 24), with the only loss being to Virginia at their home ground where, unfortunately, the talented Jimmy Morrison sustained a season ending knee injury.

The reserves side has also progressed nicely since their initial loss to be sitting in second spot on the ladder, with four wins and two losses.

The good form of the A grade has seen nine Two Wells players selected in the APFL association squad to try out for a place in the 23-man team to play in the Landmark Cup Carnival on the June long weekend at Kadina, playing against Yorke Peninsula, North Eastern and Northern Areas Associations.

The nine players selected were Lee Allmond, Ned Seccafien, Tallan Leighton, Andrew Hardiman, Anthony Pontt, Sam O’Brien, Lee Henderson, Ben Slattery and Dylan Wise.

Congratulations to these guys and good luck.

The club invites everyone to come along and support local footy. You’ll be treated to some great sports skills and a terrific atmosphere and have the chance to indulge in the club’s recent clubroom redevelopment.

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