Despite another team being sandwiched inbetween top side Gnowangerup (10/1) and third-placed Newdegate (8/3), a likely Ongerup Football Association grand final rehearsal will be played at Gnowangerup this Saturday, August 1, in the Round 12 game-of-the-day. The home team’s sole loss in 2015 occurred against Newdegate during the second series. Spot two on the OFA ladder currently belongs to Jerramungup (9/2), the reigning premier and winner of six of the past seven flags. There is no doubt that, in the mind of most people involved in the Association, the crown will be won by any one of the three top sides. And those not attached to Jerry Eagles, will probably be hoping for a Gnowangerup versus Newdegate grand final. The Bulldogs won its only OFA title in 1996 (by one point against Borden) and Newdegate, winner of four OFA premierships, has the longest current title drought – spanning back to 1991. Newdegate has beaten Jerramungup only once, by four points in last season’s second semi-final, over the past decade and seem to match up better against Gnowangerup. The question of which team of the latter two will go into the forthcoming finals with a 2/1 ratio over its opponent will be answered on Saturday…it promises to be a close encounter. Gnowangerup won Round 2 this season by 13 points and the Lions Round 7 by 21 points. Listen in from 2pm via ‘My Retro Media’ or Radio Great Southern 1422am this Saturday.
Fifth-placed Boxwood Hill Bombers (3/7) hosts top side Gnowangerup Bulldogs (9/1) in this Saturday’s ‘My Retro Media’ broadcast game of the Ongerup Football Association from 2pm. The round signifies the start of the third and last qualifying Series for the Association this season.
My Retro Media’s live broadcast this Saturday, July 18, will be the ‘Battle-of-the-Bombers’ in Round 10 of the Ongerup Football Association Naidoc Round when Boxwood Hill Bombers (4th 3/6) host Lake Grace / Pingrup Bombers (5th 2/7) for outright fourth spot on the ladder. Boxwood won by 24pts in the first series. Co-commentator Tim Green and myself will call the action from 2pm. In the other OFA games, Newdegate Lions (2nd 7/2) faces Jerramungup Eagles (3rd 7/2) at home and the two clubs at either end of the ladder, Gnowangerup Bulldogs (top 8/1) and winless Borden Magpies, play each other at the former’s home ground.
Tim Green and myself, Gary Bartholomeusz, will call each Ongerup Football Association match at the Landmark Country Football Championships in Perth and, as a special treat, a guest caller from both the opposing leagues has been invited the join us. The Hills and Onshore Cup associations have withdrawn from the championships in recent days, leaving just three leagues – Central Wheatbelt, North Midlands and the OFA. The three will play each other twice in a round-robin format to determine the 2015 Division 3 titleholder. Following are the four broadcast times…
THURSDAY JULY 9 : STEEL BLUE OVAL, BASSENDEAN
Game 1 (11.45am) OFA v Central Wheatbelt
Game 2 (2.45pm) OFA v North Midlands
FRIDAY JULY 10 : HBF ARENA, JOONDALUP
Game 3 (11.45am) OFA v Central Wheatbelt
Game 4 (1.15pm) OFA v North Midlands
SUNDAY JULY 12 : MEDIBANK STADIUM, LEEDERVILLE
GRAND FINAL (9.45am)
Log onto ‘My Retro Media’ to hear an uninterrupted kick-by-kick description each game
Ongerup Football Association’s top two teams will meet this Saturday, July 4, at Jerramungup to sort out which side will hold the outright lead on the ladder. Both have a 7/1 record. Challenger Gnowangerup Bulldogs lead the ladder by 35% and beat the Eagles on its home turf by 32 points in the first series. However, Jerramungup, winners of six of the past seven premierships, including last season, keep defying the odds by overcoming strong opposition to record close wins in season 2015. There is no doubt its goalscoring potential is not as prominent as in recent seasons but the Eagles keep beating very competitive opponents. Based on performance in the first eight games this season, Gnowangerup will start favourites this time and it promises to be worth the watch! ‘My Retro Media’ will start its call at 2pm.
Top Ongerup Football Association side Gnowangerup Bulldogs (6/1) will host Lake Grace / Pingrup Bombers (4th 2/5) this Saturday, June 27, in the ‘My Retro Media’ Round 8 broadcast match-of-the-day. Join Tim Green and myself in commentary from 2pm
The two clubs which were combined as Hassell from Ongerup Football Association’s inaugural season (1963) to 1967 will be the focus of ‘My Retro Media’s next live-stream taking place in Boxwood Hill when the home side meets Jerramungup in a Round Seven clash on Saturday June 20. The Bombers are currently 4th on the ladder (2/4) and will start underdog to second-placed Jerramungup (5/1). These two clubs have won 12 premierships, between them, since 2000 with Boxwood winning a record six in seven years, 2000 – 2006, and the Eagles matching it from 2008 to 2014. Jerramungup won the Series One encounter this season by 83pts. The Series Two broadcast will begin at 2pm.
Mount Barker Bulls (6th 2/2) face Albany Hawks (7th 1/4) on Saturday June 13 in a Southern Districts Junior Football Association Under 15s match at Sounness Park, Mount Barker, and ‘My Retro Media’ will broadcast the game from noon.
Borden Magpies will strive to win its first Ongerup Football Association game in season 2015 when it faces third-placed Newdegate Lions at home on Saturday June 6 and ‘My Retro Media’ will broadcast the encounter from 2pm. The other two OFA fixtures on this day will be Jerramungup (2nd 4/1) hosting Lake Grace / Pingrup (5th 1/5) while unbeaten Gnowangerup will be at home against Boxwood Hill (4th 2/3). Matches statewide on the same weekend will be a part of the Talk-to-a-Mate Round.
Gnowangerup Bulldogs (2nd 3/0) host top side Jerramungup Eagles (also 3/0) in Ongerup Football Association’s clash-of-Round 4 this Saturday, May 16. The Bulldogs have beaten Boxwood Hill, Newdegate and Lake Grace / Pingrup in the opening three rounds of season 2015 while reigning premier Jerramungup has successfully dealt with Lake Grace / Pingrup, Boxwood Hill, then Borden. This weekend’s game will be a real character test for the home team against the Association’s trendsetter – which has won six of the past seven premierships. Gnowangerup, playing away, had an upset win over Jerramungup in Round 9 last year and, prior to this, its previous losing qualifying match came on May 21, 2011, when the Bulldogs again upset the gold and blacks at Tambellup Oval. This season’s Gnowangerup side seems to be its strongest of the past decade but Saturday should give OFA fans the clearest indication. Tune in to this website from 2pm this Saturday for a kick-by-kick description