NEAFL Round 20 - Ainslie v Aspley
Ainslie Tricolours v Aspley Hornets at Alan Ray Oval - Review from NEAFL Website
ASPLEY 2.2 7.6 13.7 16.9 (105)
AINSLIE 4.2 5.4 6.5 10.7 (67)
GOALS – Aspley: E Sansbury 4 H Joyce 4 J Nelis 2 G Grose 2 M Hutchinson J Mills C Stiller A Hughes. Ainslie: S Ellis 3 J Bennett 3 N Heyne S Curtis D Bowles N Salter.
BEST – Aspley: M Payne C Wagner H Joyce G Grose J Nelis E Sansbury. Ainslie: N Heyne S Ellis S Curtis E Stone L Griffiths A Harris.
Aspley brushed aside a gutsy Ainslie outfit to restore third place on the ladder with a 37-point victory in Canberra on Saturday.
The Hornets were in danger of losing a home final if they didn’t secure the four points, but they came from behind at quarter-time to win 16.9 (105) to 10.7 (67).
Ainslie had the jump early when they booted four goals to two in the opening quarter but the Hornets turned things around in the second with a 5.4 to 1.2 return swinging the momentum in their favour.
The result was effectively sealed in the third when Aspley piled on a further six goals to one for a match-winning 44-point lead.
Eddie Sansbury and Henry Joyce finished with four goals each as the Hornets were led by Matt Payne in another best-on-ground performance.
Nicholas Heyne, Sean Ellis (three goals) and Simon Curtis battled hard for the injury-hit Tricolours, who finish off their season against Gold Coast at home next week.
Josh Bennett marks against Aspley
AFL Canberra Round 16
The First Grade had an exciting game against Tuggeranong at Alan Ray Oval, Ainslie. Ainslie after trailing for much of the game and down 7 points at three quarter time hit the lead with only minutes to play. A final goal to Tuggeranong gave them a win by 1 point.
Final score: Ainslie 10.9-69 def by Tuggeranong 8.22-70
The Second Grade also lost to Tuggeranong as they ran away with the game after halftime.
Final score: Ainslie 7.9-51 def by Tuggeranong 15.12-102
The Rising Stars had a big victory over Tuggeranong with Nelson Foley returning from injury kicking 9 goals.
Final score: Ainslie 28.16-184 def Tuggeranong 0.0-0
The Womens Team lost thier Semi-Final against Queanbeyan in the Division 2 Finals. They will now play Molonglo in the Preliminary Final.
Final score: Ainslie 1.2-8 def by Queanbeyan 10.9-69