Eastern Park Football Club - Archive


    Well, that's all folks, for the football season 2005 at least.  The C grade were unable to bring home the flag but were certainly not disgraced in their grand final clash with Modbury.  The game was played at Harper's Field, Golden Grove which would have to be one of the best surfaces going around.  The boys had a slow start with only one goal, kicked by veteran centreman, Scott McGee, before the half time break.  Although the lads battled on and scored more freely in the second half, they were never going to overrun a younger, harder running Modbury side.  Congratulations to Modbury.   The final score was 12:11 73  to  6:4 40.

    The C and D grades were home at Dwight Reserve this week in miserable wet conditions.  Both of these matches were for a spot in the Grand Final and Eastern Park came away with one win and one loss.  The C grade were great in their game against Walkerville who have struggled against the Demons all year.  The Boys were ahead all day but had to weather an onslaught in the last quarter to finally take out the game by 7 points.  The Final score 7:7 49 to 6:6  42.   Lets get behind our only remaining team in the finals and Go Demons  !!! 
  The D Grade however were unable to get over the line in their effort against Adelaide University.  The Boys kicked 10 behinds before they scored a major, not a way to win finals.  They had plenty of the ball and dominated the play early but were unable to put the score on the board.  Good Effort none the less.  A good season Lads !

    Well it wasn't to be for our Under 12s who fought hard today but were unable to win the Grand Final held at Prospect Oval.  After a great early start the Demons lost their run and were unable to match the Modbury side. The Final score EP 4:1 24 to  Modbury 5:9 39. 

    The C and D grades were both at Modbury Oval this weekend for their finals matches.  The Cs were up against Modbury for a spot in the Div 9 North Grand Final and the Demons were not disgraced in a close, hard fought match.  In dry but windy conditions Eastern Park showed that they are a real flag contender with just 2 more games to go.  The final margin was 14 points in the end, which will probably make the Modbury side a little worried.  Eastern Park will now play Walkerville at Dwight Reserve for that GF spot. 
The D grade were sensational in their game against Portland.  The Lads were simply too strong for the opposition, almost doubling their score.  The final margin 37 points.  The win at home this week against Adelaide University will see the boys in a grand final.  Go Demons  !!!  

    Our Under 12 side will meet Modbury in the Grand Final to be played at Prospect Oval this Sunday, 11:40 AM.  Make Sure you get down there to support the future of our club.

Congratulations to Corey Coad who took out the Under 12s Association Best and Fairest by a massive 10 votes!!!


Football 21-08-05
    Finals footy at Dwight Reserve this week with our C and D grade sides  both having a crack at the Demons' home ground.  The C grade came up against Walkerville in conditions that were not conducive to fast, free flowing footy, but in a hard slog were able to hold on to come away with the win.  The boys had their noses in front all day, but as the weather cleared late in the game, Walkerville pushed hard stringing some good running play together to push the Demons.  In the end, it was a 2 goal margin in a low scoring affair. The boys will meet Modbury next week to play for a spot in the GF.
  The Ds played in the earlier game and were up against  Adelaide University.  Our lads who probably give a few years to most of the Uni boys struggled hard all day but were unable to come away with the win.  The team will meet Portland next week and hopefully continue their finals campaign.   

 Congratulations to our Under 12 side who finished MINOR PREMIERS this season.  They also started the finals campaign this week and played like champions to win a spot in the Grand Final, defeating Modbury easily 14:6 90 to 7:4 46 . Go you little Demons!!!!

Football 14-08-05
    Well the season has come to an end for Eastern Park's A grade but they finished on a high note with a comfortable win over Portland.  The final margin was 51points.  The As finish up with a break even win loss ration, 9 wins and 9 losses.  There are plenty of positives to take out of this year as the Demons look forward to Div 3 in season 2006.  In the earlier game the Bs went down to Portland but were fairly competitive for most of the day.  A seven goal second quarter set up the win for the opposition and they ran out winners by 41 points.  Not the best of years for the Bs but things can only get better with a few new youngsters coming through the ranks.
The C grade were up against Golden Grove and accounted for them quite easily.  The margin was around 10 goals.  The boys can now look forward to success in the finals.
 The Ds who were at Dwight Reserve also had Portland this week.  The team had a lot of players out with injury and illness and put up a valiant effort going down in the end by 4 goals.  Big Congratulations to Peter McMillan (MACCA) who played his 250th this week.!!
  The 17s played in an elimination final this week against Salisbury in a rescheduled match.  The timing of the game at Kilburn hindered Eastern Park's ability to field their strongest team due to commitments that were planned for what was supposed to be a bye.  The match was a hard fought affair with Salisbury taking the initiative in the "Premiership Quarter" to run out easy victors.  The final margin 94 points.  A good effort boys to make the finals.
  Its been a tough year for a lot of our junior teams, but congratulations must go to our Under 8 Red side who remained undefeated for the year.  Also our under 12s who will give the finals a real shake!

    A home game for our A grade this week and local rivals Salisbury were the opposition.  The Parkers were down and half time but after a pasting at half time by the coach, Steve Hocking, the lads responded and put on 8 goals in the third quarter to put the game out of Salisbury's reach.  The final margin was 27 points.  The B grade were not able to get over the line in rhe earlier game unfortunately, going down by around 14 goal in the end to a much stronger side.
  The C grade went down to Ingle Farm and had another win.  The Demons were never really troubled in the match almost doubling the opposition;s score.  The final margin was 40 points with Corey kicking 5.  The D's also had Salisbury and unfortunately a slow start cost the boys the win.  The Dees took it up to the opposition in the second half but were always behind the 8 ball after 13 goal to 1 first half score line.
   The 17s went down the hill to meet Smithfield at their home ground.  In wet and cold conditions the young demons were far to strong for the opposition, taking the match with ease.  The final margin 86 points.  Congratulations Daniel Underwood on playing his 150th for the Demons

Daniel Underwood receiving congratulations on his 150th Game for the Eastern Park Football Club from his Under 17s Coach Terry Jennings.
Tim Cotton receives his 100th Game medal and certificate from his Under 14 coach, Jon Durrant

    The A grade went down to Pembroke and fought hard all day but were not able to come away with the win.  It was tight all day with the Demons up at half time, but were unable to get over the line, going down by 4 points in the end.  The Bs were very disappointing in the earlier match, only scoring twice for the whole game, going down 117 points.
  What a cakewalk for the C Grade who came up against North Haven at Dwight reserve.   The lads kicked a massive 31goals 28points while the opposition were lucky to score their solitary point.  A good percentage booster.  The Bs also had a good win in their game against Central United.  After a slow start the boys clicked and started to play footy getting over the opposition by 52 points.
  The 17s played really well in their game against quality opposition in Salisbury.  Our boys outclassed the local rivals who had the wood on the demons earlier this year.  They did it easily in the end winning by 19 points.

    The chance of our A grade playing in the finals took a serious nose dive this weekend with the Dees going down at home to a stronger finishing Pooraka side.  The boys were up by 3 points at three quarter time but were run over by Pooraka.  Although making the finals is mathematically possible, the chances of making them are slim, going by the weekend's performance.  The final margin was around 3 goals.  The B's didn't have it their way either and went down in the earlier match by around 6 goals.
   The C grade ventured down to Payneham and started the match with only 16 players.  This did not prove to be an obstacle though with the boys absolutely thrashing a lack lustre Payneham NU side by a whopping 143 points.  The PNU side only managing 3 points for the whole game.  The D grade also had a good win this week. In the match at Lindbolm Park, the boys thumped the Bulls by 104 points.  .

Football 17-07-05
    The A's ventured down to Walkerville to meet the bottom of the ladder side.  The weather conditions were difficult and  we were not accurate in front of goal but we managed a good away win.  A 29 point win in the end.  The Bs were a little disappointing in the early game only managing to kick 3 goals for the whole match.  The boys going down by 9 goals.
  The C grade had another great win this week.  They also played Walkerville but at Dwight Reserve.  In trying conditions the boys were too strong for the opposition taking out the match by a six goal margin.  The Ds had a bye this week.
   All the juniors including the under 17s had the weekend off.  The 17s will have a bye next week as well.

Football 17-07-05
    Our Under 12's have won the state-wide Fasta Pasta competition in conjunction with the Adelaide Crows F.C.   The FASTA PASTA Crows in Clubs competition, was won from the FASTA PASTA incentives we have been giving out on Sundays.   On Sunday the 17th July the boys are going to attend Adelaide Crows vs. Western Bulldogs game and form a Guard of honour for the Adelaide players as they run out onto the ground.  The players will be wearing their Eastern Park Guernseys and will represent our proud club.   Well Done Boys !!

Football 10-07-05
    The A grade played Old Iggies this week and were again unable to win away from home.  The 34 popint loss, which was Eastern Park's third in a row, certainly  puts some pressure on the boys to perform for the remainder of the season if they are to have any chance of making the finals.  In the earlier game the B grade were too strong for the opposition, taking the game out by a 4 goal margin.  After a scrappy start, the lads found some form in the second half, keeping Old Iggies scoreless in the third quarter to come away with a good win.
   What can you say about our C grades performance?  Fantastic !!  The Cs were at home, hosting local rivals, Salisbury West who probably wished they had stayed at home.  Our Lads absolutely thumped a hapless Salisbury West side by a whopping 206 points.  Magnificent !!  The Ds were also at home where they hosted Hectorville.  In a game against the bottom side, the Demons didn't perform exceptionally well but still managed to come away with the points.  The final margin was 21 points but should have been more.

    Great to see our Under 16s back in action this week in their match at Harper's Field against Golden Grove.  In a controversial game the Demons who were a couple of players down called for a head count in the last quarter and found Golden Grove fielding 19 players.  Our boys were very competitive in the match and the win which should be awarded to the Dees will be great for their confidence.
  Congratulations to a few of our juniors who have reached Milestones recently.  They include Kyal Kovatseff who played his 100th game at Payneham against Payneham NU on the 19th June and Cameron Whitbrook played his 100th game on the 6th June against Walkerville.  Also to Mark Wooltorton who played his 50th game on the 10th of July in a match against Tea Tree Gully  

Great job Mark Wooltorton (50th)


Cameron Whitbrook's 100th game banner                                   ->

Kyal Kovatseff on his 100th


Netball 07-07-05
    Eastern Park were victorious in all their Grand Final appearances !!!  Our B grade side defeated Tiki in their match winning 37 goals to 30.  Our under 15 side demolished Koalas in their final, winning 23 to 5 and in an absolute cliff hanger our under 11B were behind all night and with the last goal of the game put their noses in front to take the premiership.  The final score 13  goals to 12.


Football 03-07-05
    Eastern Park played Modbury in three out of the four senior grades this week and unfortunately for the Demons not one of our teams came away with the points.  The A grade were at home and started the game well with a 7 goal to zip first quarter.  The Dees fell away in the second quarter but the remainder of the match was a hard fought affair with the lads battling it out right to the final siren.  The final margin was 10 points to the Hawks.
  In the earlier game the Bs were no match for a stronger more determined Modbury side.  Some late goals in the last helped put some respectability back in the score but the Demons still went down by 11 goals.
  The C grade game was a top against second on the ladder match with Modbury confirming their right to the top spot with a convincing win over our Lads.  The demons were slow out of the blocks but had a reasonable second half.  The final margin was 8 goals.
  The D grade were the only senior team that could hold their heads up this weekend with a good win over local rivals Elizabeth.  The lads started slowly in the match at Argana Park but a six goal third quarter helped put the game out of Elizabeth's reach.  The final margin was 21 points.  Go Demons. 

Netball 27-06-05
    Eastern Park netballers are in the finals.  The A grade have their final this Wednesday 29th of June at 8:00 pm at Argana Park.  The under 15s and under 11's have their finals this Friday the 1st July at 7:15 PM also at Argana Park.  We encourage everyone from the club to get down there to support the girls.   Go Demons


Football 26-06-05
    A loss for Eastern Park's A grade this week, continuing with the "away game" hoodoo.  The As were on the wrong side of a fair thumping by Athelstone going down by 50 points in a disappointing performance.  Frustrating for everyone concerned especially when we know we are much better than our result showed.  The Bs were also disappointing in the earlier game at Torrens Valley Oval going down by over 10 goals in a dismal performance.
    On a lighter note the C grade were at home and absolutely thumped a lack lustre Fitzroy, by a huge 245 point margin.  The final score EPFC 39:21 255 to Fitzroy 1.4 10.   This would have to be one of the highest scores kicked by the Demons and it was great percentage building win by our boys who are on fire this year.  Banks and Chalmers with a lazy 10 each. The D grade accounted for Edwardstown in the earlier game although it was a very tight affair.  The Boys kicked 4:5 in the last to come away with the premiership points.  The final margin was only 2 points.  Well Done!  
    The 17s were away against the top side Central United and were very unlucky, going down by a solitary goal.  A great effort by the boys who struggled without a bench and were down to 17 players by the end of the game.  Great effort to push this team more than anyone else this season.
    It was the Showdown for the under 8 boys this weekend with with Damo's U8 Blue side coming up against Richies' U8 White side.  Bragging rights were at stake here and it was president Damo's Blue side that came away with the win.  All the boys from both sides played well and enjoyed the game. 


Football 19-06-05
    Refreshed after the long weekend break, Eastern Park came up against the much fancied Sacred Heart side and gave them a hiding.  It was a great win by the the Demons, downing the opposition by a healthy 67 points.  A tough, courageous effort by our A grade side.  The Bs were also victorious in the earlier game at Dwight Reserve, with the youngsters in the team starting to fire and gain confidence. A modest but encouraging 18 point win to the Dees.
   Another solid win by our C grade sees them firmly placed at the right end of the premiership ladder.  They had a 28 point win over Adelaide University despite numerous changes to the side since the last game. Great win Demons.  The D's were valiant in their match against second to top side, Adelaide Uni, only going down by around three goals in a hard fought match that gave the opposition a run for their money.
   The 17s were away at Harpers Field where the met Golden Grove.  In a tight seesawing match the boys snuck home by three points. Great effort lads. 
   A special mention this week for our three Under 8s sides who all had victories. The Red, Blue and White teams did particularly well and should be congratulated.

Football 05-06-05
    A great turn around by Eastern Park this week, with all senior grades winning their matches.  The A grade had an easy win over bottom of the ladder Portland at Dwight reserve, getting home by 25 points.  The B's also had an easy win over Portland, the margin 33 points in the end. 
   The C grade went down to Harpers Field and gave Golden Grove a football lesson.  The 114 point margin was a great win by the boys who a looking good this season.  The Ds got in on the act as well with another win over Portland at their home ground.  A 10 point win to the boys.
  The 17s were at home today and had a great win over local rivals Smithfield.  With only 17 players due to a number of injuries, the boys played really well to thrash Smithfield, with 11 separate goal kickers it was a great win by the boys..
     A great win by our under 12s this week.  It was a top of the ladder clash  with Modbury who were also unbeaten this season.  Well Done under 12s, top spot is all yours !!
   Congratulations to one of our juniors, Matthew White, who this weekend notched up his 150th game for the Eastern Park Football Club.  Matthew who plays in the Under 14's side is seen below with Coach Jon Durrant.  Well Done !!

Congratulations also to Cameron Whitbrook in the under 13s who played his 100the game for the Demons

Football 29-05-05
    Not the greatest of weekends for Eastern Park with only one of its senior sides having a win.  The As and Bs ventured down the road to Salisbury and certainly met some stiff opposition.  The As were hammered by a far better team on the day, going down by 12 goals in a disappointing effort by the Demons. The Bs suffered a heavy loss as well going down by a similar margin.  It was a 14 goal deficit in a match that saw the Dees only kick 4 goals for the whole game.  Disappointing would be an apt description of the performance against local rivals Salisbury.
    The C grade were the only shining light this weekend.  They wiped the floor with Ingle Farm in their match at Dwight Reserve.  A great performance winning in the end by 15 goals.  Unfortunately for the Demons, the D grade also went down to Salisbury in the game.
   Not a great weekend also for our juniors who suffered heavy losses in the 13s, 14s, 15s 16s and 17s.  A great win though by our strong under 12s side coached by EPFC's junior delegate Jeff McCulloch.  Well done 12s

Football 23-05-05
    It is always good to recognise milestones for Eastern Park footballers, particularly the junior players who are the future of our club.  Seen below is Shane Burckett receiving a certificate from Vice President and Coach, Jon Durrant for his 50th game.


Football 22-05-05
    A great win for the A grade this weekend.  The Dees were a home to take on Pembroke OS on a very dry and parched Dwight Reserve.  The 2nd on the ladder team were no match for the mighty red and blues in a confidence building win.  The final margin 15 points.  The Bs weren't as successful but did not disgrace themselves going down by 20 points in the end with younger lads really performing well against quality opposition
   A huge win for the C grade who went down to North Haven.  On a rock hard ground the boys were far to strong, whipping the opposition by a massive 153 points.  The D grade came up against local rivals Central United and came away with the points.  A great 35 point win for Grant Richardson's 200th game for the Mighty Demons.

Football 15-05-05
    There were no senior games this week with the SAAFL teams all having the long weekend off.  Not so for the juniors in the NEMJFA who played on Sunday. There were some mixed results for the juniors with our 8 Reds, 9s, 12s and 16s all recording wins.  The 16s annihilated Payneham NU in their match played at Dwight Reserve.  The demons in this group having the measure of the Collingwood look-alikes as they have done since entering the competition last year.
    We did however suffer some heavy losses this weekend which is something our junior teams need to work on.  The Under 15s are trying hard and I think deserve special mention for their dedication to play footy for Eastern Park.  They are not travelling the best at the moment but front up every week and put their hands up to play for the Demons.  Well Done under 15s.  Great work also to their coach Stephen Warren who is doing a great job with the boys and has worked tirelessly to get this team together.


Football 08-05-05
    Not a great weekend for our A and B grades, with both sides going down to Pooraka in lack lustre performances.  The late match at Lindblom Park saw Eastern Park only scoring 3 goals in a disappointing performance, the margin 64 points in the end.  The B grade's effort was somewhat better and they stayed withe the opposition for most of the day but unfortunately the result was never in doubt. Pooraka by 22 points.
   Much better results for our C and D graders both coming away with wins.  The C grade absolutely annihilated Payneham NU at Dwight reserve, and with 13 separate goals scorers it was a great performance for the home crowd.  A little revenge for Eastern Park with our D grade stitching up Pooraka in the Div 10N match.  A good 26 point win to the demons.
  The 17s were up against last years premiers and it turned out to be a long day for our lads. In the end it was a 67 point victory to Tea Tree Gully.


Football 01-05-05
    What a fantastic win by our A graders this weekend.  The boys were at home and were 11 goals down early into the third quater in their match against Walkerville.  The lads dug deep and came back from the dead taking out the match by a thrilling 1 point margin.  Great Game Lads.  The Bs, however were not as fortunate in their game, going down by 26 points in the end.  It was another win against Walkerville by the C grade as well.  The Cs went down to their ground and had a 23 point win.
  What a great win by the 17s.  They absolutely spanked Salisbury North by 116 points at their home ground.  A great come back by the lads after last week.


Football 25-04-05
    A good weekend for Eastern Park with all of their senior teams coming away with wins.  The A's and Bs were too strong for Old Iggies in their matches at Dwight Reserve. The 65 point drubbing inflicted by the A grade was a great win against a side lead by former EPFC coach, Robo.  An 11 goal win by the Bs was a good sign after some indifferent form the season so far.  Keep it up Dees.
   The C grade were up against local northern rivals, Salisbury West in an away game that saw the boys come away with the win.  A sweet victory and a substantial one also, the margin a healthy 9 goals.  The long trip down to Hectorville was a fruitful one with the D's rewarded with a 12 goal win.  This was a real team effort with all players contributing.  Great Win Boys!
   The Under 17s were at home again this week and took on Central United, discovering that they have a lot of work to do. The final margin 57 points in a lack lustre performance.

Football 18-04-05
    Eastern Park ventured up to Modbury on the weekend and unfortunately for the A grade Demons they didn't turn on a "A" grade performance going down by 48 points.  The result was not any better for the B grade, getting thumped by 63 points in a disappointing game.
   The C Grade  were at home and although the lads went down by 8 points they played a great game.  The lads were up for most of the day but just could not hang on, a great effort none the least. The D grade absolutely annihilated local rivals Elizabeth.  The Demons smashed the Eagles by a  whopping 28 gaols.  Great game Lads.
   The Under 17s were at home and took on Golden Grove.  In a hard fought match the Dees managed to survive a last minute goal attempt by the opposition to win by a point.  Well Done.



Football 10-04-05
    It was Eastern Park's first home game of the season and the A grade Demons came away with the win against a determined Athelstone.  With 33 scoring shots to 21 the score line should have been dominated by the Dees but poor kicking saw the final margin at only 7 points.  Goal kicking practice perhaps a priority at training this week, (21 points just too many).   Well done Lads and keep those hangers coming Gatts and Payney.  The B's didn't have their way in the earlier game unfortunately going down by 34 points in weather more suited to beach going then to Footy.
   The C grade ventured down to Fitzroy and showed the locals how to play, coming away with a comfortable 78 point win.  A great team effort with 10 different goal kickers in the total of 16.  The D's also had a great win in their match against Edwardstown, the final margin 26 points in a big improvement from last week.


Football 05-04-05
    Footy's Back!  The SAAFL season officially started this weekend with Eastern Park's sides not having the most wonderful start to the season.  A young A grade went down to Sacred Heart and in the stifling heat were unable to come away with the win going down by 19 points in the end.  The Bs had and even tougher day, with SHOC winning the game by a 45 point margin.
    The C grade were the shining lights this weekend with a 82 point flogging of Adelaide Uni in 37 degree heat at Dwight reserve.  It was a great effort from a team with a mix of youth and experience.  In the earlier game the D's were not so fortunate going down by 28 points.

  Junior footy is well under way with some trial matches played on Sunday against Golden Grove at their new Harper's Field complex.  Good to see the juniors enjoying their Football.



Cricket 21-03-05
    Commiserations to Eastern Park's A Grade Cricket side who unfortunately went down in the PDCA Grade 2 Grand Final last weekend.  The Lads lost the toss and South Gawler decided to bat first making a credible 250.  McConnell and Ryall the best of our bowlers with 4/46 and 4/58 respectively.  The Demons were unable to step up in the batting department, scoring only 148.  They boys did however, have a good season with only two  losses for the year.  Well Done Lads and Congrats to South Gawler.

Cricket 14-03-05
    Congratulations to Eastern Park's Under 13's Cricket side who took out the Grand Final this weekend.   The young Lads played superbly to take the group D premiership against a spirited South Gawler.  Some of the highlight included an unbeaten 52 by Jordan Allen, Jake Sandell on 29 ans Zeke Prime with 27.  In the Bowling Department we had Kyle Kovatseff with 2 for 6, and young Payne with 2 for 18, Claxton chipping in with 2 for 25
     The final Scores were Eastern Park 8 for 215 with South Gawler all out for 137.  Great win Boys


Cricket 09-02-05
    With two minor round matched to go until the finals series begin, all three Eastern Park senior sides are well positioned to play off for the big one. The A grade are sitting comfortably on top of the ladder while the Bs and Cs are hovering within the final four.
         A grade lost its first match for the season in a hard fought slog out with Virginia this weekend. Batting first Virginia compiled 170. Carey Payne took 3 for 32, Wayne Osborne 3 for 47 and Kenny Mac and Franky picked up two wickets each.
       In response Eastern Park batted poorly and only managed 138. Franky Manikas was best with the bat scoring 37 not out and Ken McConnell chipped in with 22.
       Ben Whalen playing only his second A grade game for the year took three great catches.
       Virginia batted again and at stumps were 2 for 57. Brad (Jonte) Ryall grabbed both of the wickets.
       The senior presentation evening will be held at the Midway Tavern on Friday April 1.  Cost will be around $15 for a sit down meal, all players are encouraged to attend and supporters are welcome.

Cricket 25-01-05
    Eastern Park's A Grade Cricket side is having an absolute dream season this year and they still remain undefeated after their latest win over Central United.  Marshall scoring a brilliant 51 with Durrant making a respectable 31.  On the bowling side, McConnell chipped in with 2/15 for the win which sees EPFC on top of the Grade 2 Ladder in the Para Districts Cricket Association.  To see the Grade 2 Ladder Click Here 
  To check out all the A grade players statistics Click Here 
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