Game to carry special meaning

Nanjing Night Net

OLD Scotch and Uni-Mowbray meet in an NTFA division 2 clash at the NTCA Ground on Saturday that carries special significance for both clubs.

The third versus fourth contest has importance for finals, which are only a couple of weeks away, but carries extra meaning as the two teams vie for the Butzin-Jordan Cup and medals in memory of respective club stalwarts Lucas Butzin and Jeff Jordan.

Old Scotch club captain Butzin was killed in a car accident in 2006 on the day the Thistles were scheduled to play Uni-Mowbray.

He was the club’s best and fairest winner in 2002 and 2004 and the association’s best and fairest winner in 2005, as well as the Thistles’ A reserve coach in 2003.

Jordan lived for his beloved Uni-Mowbray Football Club and was a football identity in Northern Tasmania for more than 30 years.

He was a Northern and Tasmanian representative, club best and fairest winner and NTFA living legend who succumbed to cancer in 2010.

Both men were proud of their football clubs, and their legacy lives on with the two clubs playing the memorial game in their honour each year.

Old Scotch footballers Shaun Muller and Daniel Ellis with Uni-Mowbray rivals Anthony Viney and Dylan Dwyer, with the Butzin-Jordan Cup that the two teams will be playing for on Saturday. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

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