The RPP FM commentary box was reignited with Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly’s passion as he stepped back behind the microphone to broadcast the 2nd Round of the Nepean Football Netball League live after a year off.
The game took shape after the first quarter at the Barclay Oval Hastings with the home team booting a great win against the Rye Demons ending the game in a 25 point difference – a great start to the 2015 NFNL season for the Blues.
Brent Clinnick kept Toey company as he added his special comments of the game while young Jordy King provided the all important statistics to analyse the game play.
Demons player Steve Daniher, (son of ex-Essendon AFL player Terry Daniher) is included in the Rye line up for this season.
An unusual incident with an Umpire coming off the ground because of the ‘blood rule’, bleeding from the head from a fall during the 2nd quarter, was a minor distraction to the main play.
A long 36 minute 2nd quarter advantaged Rye which helped narrow their score on the Rye Hotel Scoreboard with Hastings leading 6. 8 44 to Rye 4. 4 28.
Then it was back to the studio where the boys provided the Half Time Wrap-Up results, scores and game play updates in the MPNFL, brought to you by the Heritage Tavern Balnarring.
It wasn’t to be Rye Boys’ day today with the Blues walking away with a great win, confident to move to the next round and play Frankston on their home turf, Rye play a home match against Pearcedale Panthers.
A great start to the 2015 season for Hastings who led the whole game – certainly the better team on the day coming back with a strong, coherent team after dealing with ‘behind the scenes’ issues last year – Go Blues!
Then it was back to the RPP FM studio to broadcast the After the Siren program for a postmortem of the games played around the Peninsula.
Final score on the Rye Hotel Scoreboard
Hastings 14. 12 96
Rye 10. 11 71
Other scores results in the Nepean Football Netball League
Somerville 18. 20 128
Tyabb 12. 17 89
Sorrento 17. 9 111
Dromana 10. 9 69
Rosebud 15. 16 106
Frankston 7. 9 51
Peacedale 7. 6 48
Devon Meadows 18. 15 123
Red Hill 1.2 18 90
Crib Point 5. 9 39
And in the Peninsula Football Netball League
Karingal 6. 9 49
Mornington 21. 13 139
Mt Eliza 15. 9 99
Frankston YCW 11. 14 80
Langwarrin 5. 7 37
Pines 7. 9 51
Seaford 6. 10 46
Bonbeach 12. 10 82
Chelsea Results not available
Edi-Asp Results not available.
Best on Ground golden trophy was awarded to Luke Clark (Frankston recruit) by Toey, sponsored by ProVendor – ‘Keeping Agents Honest’
Thanks Toey, thanks Brent, thanks Jordy for a great job today and special mention to Rab Siddhi, the RPP FM official photographer who captured the spectacular action every week.
Watch this space for next week’s RPP FM Match of the Day brought to you by Mornington & Rosebud Telstra stores and Bendigo Community Bank Branch in Dromana, Rosebud & Rye.
Appreciation to new and returned local businesses who continue to support RPP FM local community station and local footy, sponsoring the following:
RPP F MATCH OF THE DAY brought to you by Mornington & Rosebud Telstra Stores
Scoreboard – Rye Hotel
Best on Ground – ProVendor ‘Keeping Agents Honest’
Half Time Footy Wrap-up – Heritage Tavern Balnarring
RPP FM – is the voice of Peninsula Football
Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi
Pictured: Proud Blues playert Luke Clark accepting Best on Ground award presented by RPP FM commentator Andrew’ Toe Punt’ Kelly – sponsored by ProVendors ‘Keeping Agents Honest’. Part of the action illustrating the power play of Hastings in the first round of NFNL game on the weekend.