Baker Shield - Holohan RowleyThe Blacks have won the Baker Shield with a dominant display of football at St Peters on Saturday.

The Cs led the charge with a 3-2 win, before a Blacks’ goal was disallowed in the 0-0 Reserves draw. The first team capped off a successful day with a 2-0 win, with Ryan Lewis and Adrian Leet finding the back of the net.

The two wins and a draw (a 7-1 point aggregate) mean that the Blacks obtain the Baker Shield for the first time since its commission in 2012.

The 2014 shield will be contested at University Ovals.


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Reserves Men

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Division 6 Men (C)

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Results could affect final league positions, but St Peters and Adelaide University have further incentive to win this weekend with the Baker Shield on offer.

The annual trophy recognises the contributions of current AUSC Premier Men’s coach Dave Baker to both clubs. St Peters (SPOC) are the current holders of the shield.

The Baker Shield was commissioned by AUSC Vice-President Kevin Holohan and SPOC chairman Luke Rowley in 2012.

Baker was senior coach at SPOC for four years and took the boys in blue and white to a Div1A championship (undefeated in league season), Cup Semi Final, Runner Up in the Champion of Champions in 2006 and Runner Up in the Div1A in 2008.

Baker left SPOC to coach at AUSC in 2010. A number of players who have played for SPOC have also played for AUSC and vice versa and the shield recognises this close association and also respects the long competitive history the clubs have had over the years.

The format of the competition is as follows – results from the As, Bs and Cs all count towards the shield – 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw. The club with the most points wins the shield. If it is even then goal difference and then number of goals scored will decide it. If there is still a draw then the shield will be retained by the team currently holding it.

Refreshments will be available (beer, wine and soft drinks for sale) and BBQ (hamburgers, steak sandwiches and sausages). SPOC are anticipating a large crowd as it’s their last home game for the 2013 season.

SPOC will also shout the AUSC teams jugs of beer at the Maid (1 Magill Road, Stepney – within walking distance of the Lloyd Oval) after the game.

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