THE Birchip Watchem Bulls capitalised on a superb first quarter to score a seven-goal win against Charlton in Saturday’s resumption of the Goldacres North Central Football League.
Birchip Watchem charged to a 23-point lead by quarter-time after they scored six goals in the first term at George Cartwright Oval.
The Navies lifted to limit the Bulls to a goal in the second, but Charlton added just one goal to be down by 22 points at the long break.
Birchip Watchem won the third term, 16-1 and the last 15-10 to complete a 74-32 victory.
Daniel Castellano led the Bulls’ attack on four goals as Nathan Gordon chipped in with two.
Joseph McGrath kicked three goals for Charlton.
Birchip Watchem’s best were Dale Hinkley, Riley Hogan, Gordon, Brady Hore, Castellano and Matt Berry.
Tim Hill, Anthony Judd, Luke Mulquiny, Angus McKenzie, Joseph Tormey and Sam O’Connor played well for Charlton.
Wedderburn outplayed Boort in the Redbacks’ web at Donaldson Park.
The Redbacks led 42-23 at half-time of their clash on home turf at Donaldson Park.
Led by the play of Luke Holt, Joe Lockhart and Jordan Rosengren, Wedderburn kicked on to win 13.21 (99) to 5.6 (36).
The Redbacks’ attack was led by Tom Campbell and Will Holt on three goals each.
James Falconer was Boort’s only multiple goalkicker on two.
Wedderburn’s best included Jackson Guan, Campbell and Adam Postle.
Levi Roberts-Moss, Darcy Hawker, Chris Hatcher, Keiren Wilson, Pat Murphy and Jesse Muscatello were Boort’s best.
Donald returned to the winners’ circle in a 68-27 result against St Arnaud at Lord Nelson Park.
Scores were locked on 9-all at quarter-time.
The Royals had plenty of the play in the second term, but was wayward in attack.
At half-time, Donald led 2.10 (22) to 1.5 (11).
Donald scored 4.3 to just two behinds in the crucial term to gain a six-goal break.
Brendan Goss kicked a game-high four goals and Jordan Bath added two as Donald won 9.14 (68) to 3.9 (27).
Angus Grant kicked two goals for the Saints.
Best for the Royals were James Wall, Rian McGough, Ross Young, Daniel Pearce, Daniel Venditti and Michael Foster.
Nic Birthisel, Tim Atkins, Kurtis Torney, Mitch Egan, Brad Organ and Billy Lovel played well for the Saints.
Victory kept Donald within two points of the fourth and fifth-placed Charlton and Boort.
Gun forward Billy McInnes kicked five goals as Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers marked another big win against Wycheproof Narraport at Wycheproof.
The Tigers led 33-6 at quarter-time and then slammed on eight goals in the second to lead by 55 points at the long break.
Kane Donnan, Kyle Brasser and Will Simpson dominated play as Sea Lake Nandaly added five goals in the third term and eight in the last to complete a 159-26 victory.
McInnes led the attack and was well supported by Bryce Delmenico, Wade Donnan, Austin Mertz and Simpson on three goals apiece.
The Tigers’ best included ruckman Ryan O’Sullivan, Wade and Joel Donnan.
James Coatsworth, Boe Bish, Joel Turner, Sam Faure, Harry Moore and Rowan Jones worked hard for the Demons.
Goldacres North Central FL senior footy ladder:
Sea Lake Nandaly 396 per cent, 28 points; Wedderburn 137, 22; Birchip Watchem 213, 20; Charlton 66, 12; Boort 65, 12; Donald 82, 10; St Arnaud 49, 4; Wycheproof Narraport 46, 4.
Under the re-jigged draw, round 10 will be played on Saturday, June 26.
Boort takes on Donald at Boort Park.
Wedderburn and Charlton clash at Donaldson Park, Wedderburn.
Sea Lake Nandaly and Birchip Watchem meet in the rematch of the 2019 grand finalists at Sea Lake Community Centre.
Wycheproof Narraport faces St Arnaud at Wycheproof Recreation Reserve.
Written by Nathan Dole.