[span style='color: #ff0000;]Season review [span style='color: #ff0000;]Summary: A great home and away season for the Spelunkers, helped by a great run home post mid season break which saw them win the last 7 in a row to get into the top 4. Regardless of what happens in the finals the year has surpassed our expectations, and Mad Monday is going to be a hell of an event when it kicks off! the list has been improved, but there are still some minor depth issues that need to be taken care of via the draft and trade periods. [span style='color: #ff0000;]Results Round 1 WIN Charlies Opening 1234 defeated Cradle Mountain 1068 Round 2 [span style='color: #ff0000;]LOSS Wagga Wagga 1342 defeated Charlie's Opening 1221 Round 3 WIN Gundagai 1009 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1127 Round 4 [span style='color: #ff0000;]LOSS Foul Bay 1360 vs Charlie's Opening 1339 Round 5 [span style='color: #ff0000;]LOSS Charlie's Opening 1260 defeated by Waikickamoocow 1262 Round 6 WIN Whitsunday Warriors 1031 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1409 Round 7 WIN Nunawading Nuffers 968 Defeated by Charlie's Opening 1136 Round 8 WIN Charlie's Opening 1358 defeat Mount Beauty 1187 Round 9 [span style='color: #ff0000;]LOSS Venus Bay Vultures 1377 defeat Charlie's Opening 1345 Round 10 [span style='color: #ff0000;]LOSS Charlie's Opening 1260 defeated by Darraweit Guim 1339 Round 11 WIN Marble Bar 1202 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1356 Round 12 WIN Charlie's Opening 1241 defeat Birdsville 1206 Round 13 WIN Gariwerd 1187 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1237 Round 14 WIN Charlie's Opening 1412 defeat Larrikin Lagoon 1255 Round 15 WIN Charlie's Opening 1370 defeat Lovely Banks 1014 Round 16 WIN Iron Knob 1340 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1397 Round 17 WIN Powlett Plains 1075 defeated by Charlie's Opening 1301 [span style='color: #ff0000;] [span style='color: #ff0000;]Averages Average score : 1294 (up from 1269 mid season) Average score in winning side: 1298 (up from 1253 mid season) Average score in losing side: 1286 (same at midseason) Average winning margin: 170 points ( down from 200 mid season) Average losing margin : 51 points (same at midseason) Opposition Average score: 1189 (down from 1194 mid season) Highest individual player score : 178 Drew Petrie Lowest Player Score : 0 Lachie Hansen Highest Round score : 1412 vs Larrikin Lagoon Lowest Round score : 1127 vs Gundagai [span style='color: #ff0000;]Player review Phil Davis Games: 5 Average : 65 Rating : 2/10 Terrible form before going down with a hip injury , and never really recovered. Days are limited for the Spelunkers captain at The Pit Mark LeCras Games: 14 Average : 84 Rating : 7/10 Serviceable throughout the year, has built on a solid foundation for the 2014 season. Ben Reid Games: 14 Average : 80 Rating : 7/10 Exciting times ahead for Ben Reid, now pushing forward, he will continue to score well. Andrew Mackie Games: 10 Average : 86 Rating : 8/10 Fantastic season for Mackie, not getting any younger but will still be a first choice defender come the start of the 2014 season. Sam Reid Games: 3 Average : 65 Rating : 6/10 Injury riddled year&hellip; looking forward will be ready to go for the start of the 2014 season. Cale Hooker Games: 13 Average : 77 Rating : 7/10 Great year, and his durability a big bonus. Terry Milera Games: 1 Average : 57 Rating : 4/10 Just not enough consistency in the reserves to be getting a first team spot. Up on the shopping block end of year. Andrew Swallow Games: 15 Average : 101 Rating : 8/10 Started like a house on fire, and began to tail off before an Achilles injury ended his season. Will be out for a decent part of 2014 but am hoping he will make a full recovery, as he is a gun. Leigh Montagna Games: 16 Average : 110 Rating : 8/10 Duracell, just kept keeping on. Great season for Joey which saw him take out 2nd place in the best and fairest. Not getting any younger, but still a quality player. Joshua Simpson Games: 0 Average : -- Rating : N/A Hasn't played but is very close to getting a first team call up. Highly rated, and his explosive pace is a big asset Kieren Jack Games: 17 Average : 111 Rating : 9/10 Played every single game and is an out and out freak. Has moved from being a run with player to being the playmaker, and is the cornerstone of the Spelunkers side. Eric MacKenzie Games: 1 Average : 31 Rating : 6/10 May not have played many games, but is always there or thereabouts. Solid average of 66 over the year and is a very reliable backup. Jack Gunston Games: 12 Average :86 Rating : 7/10 Has had a great year for the Opening, and I think he will take a massive step forward next year when Buddy moves on. Quality player. Drew Petrie Games: 17 Average : 102 Rating : 9/10 Played every game for a 102 average to be one of the leading midfield players in the ORFFA. Could not ask for any more. Shane Savage Games: 7 Average : 87 Rating : n/a Was delisted mid season and then re-drafted back in. Responded by shoving it right up my arse and showing him what a quality player he will be. I won't make that mistake again. Marco Paparone Games: 1 Average : 35 Rating : 5/10 Jury still out on Paparone. If he continues to develop his key performance indicators, could be a great pickup. Time will tell. Hopefully the new coach gives him a run over the next three weeks. Daniel Jackson Games: 16 Average : 89 Rating : 8/10 Played every game from Round 2 and found a new lease of life. Another player who gave his all this year and should have polled better than he did. Jonathan Giles Games: 17 Average : 73 Rating : 5/10 Played every game which is a massive bonus, but the scoring left a bit to be desired. Needs to improve next year. Stephen Hill Games: 12 Average : 83 Rating : 6/10 Opened the season up with a 120, and then went up and down like a yoyo. Needs to find some consistency, as the talent is there for everyone to see. Josh Hill Games: 10 Average : 74 Rating : 6/10 Never going to achieve greatness, but has been a very handy F4 this year. May struggle to hold down a long term spot next year when Reid gains full form and fitness, but a very handy backup. Jarrad Redden Games: 0 Average : -- Rating : n/a The kid is only 22, and is starting to find his feet, at 205cm, he is a giant who has a load of potential. Just need to see how he recovers from injury. Heath Shaw Games: 14 Average : 93 Rating : 8/10 Too many pies and shenangians this year for Heater&hellip; was serviceable but a few points down on average. Hopefully he brings it home come finals series. Jackson Thurlow Games: 2 Average : 58 Rating : 7/10 Can't wait to see this guy next year&hellip; going to be quality, just a matter of when it materialises. Liam Picken Games: 8 Average : 68 Rating : 6/10 Was brought in as bench cover and has fulfilled that role admirably. Serviceable player who has an incredible work ethic at the coal face. Shaun Atley Games : 4 Average : 86 Rating 7/10 Atley was part of the trade (with a PSD draft pick) for Josh Jenkins, and struggled to break into the team. However a solid average will see him play a key part in the team through the finals and we look forward to a solid 2014 from him as well. Sam Rowe Games : 0 Average : -- Rating 5/10 Recruited for the future, young Sam Rowe has a chance to bolster the Spelunkers ruck stocks, whilst also providing some forward cover. He has been improving over the second half of the year, but there were never high expectations for this season. Lachie Hansen Games : 6 Average : 76 Rating 7/10 Take out the zero score where he got knocked out in the first minute of the rave party at Gariwerd, and Lachie has averaged 91 over 5 games. Has been fantastic cover in the forward line and hopefully continues that run going forward. Sam Grimley Games : 0 Average : -- Rating 5/10 A development player that the Spelunkers hope to see some more of next season. Has the height and the skills, now we need to see it on the ground. [span style='color: #ff0000;]Draft period predictions The Spelunkers will be active during the trading period, but only if the deal suits them. We will be on the lookout for a strong ruckman, a good forward and another 90+ ppg midfielder. Several players will be on the table for discussion, some may even be surprising given their scoring potential.