CHARLTON marked a five-goal turnaround from half-time to beat Boort in Saturday’s fifth round of the Goldacres North Central Football League.
The Navies were down 26-37 at half-time of the clash with the Magpies at Charlton Park.
In the third it was Charlton which slammed on the goals.
Led by the play of Rhys Thompson and Angus McKenzie, Charlton scored 5.2 to 1.3 in the third term to hold a two-goal break going into the final quarter.
Chasing back-to-back wins against a team eyeing a third consecutive victory, Charlton won the last term by seven points and the contest, 79-60.
Thompson kicked five goals in a best on ground performance as Joseph McGrath added three and Anthony Judd chipped in with two.
Boort’s attack was led by Cody Gunn on four and James Falconer on two.
Best for the Navies included Dean McKay, Ben Roberts, Thomas Finlay and Ben Walklate.
Brodie Leonard-Shannon, Alex Davis, Mitch Buchanan, Matt Chisari, Keiren Wilson and Angus Trethowan played well for Boort.
The unbeaten run for Wedderburn rolled on as the Redbacks scored a nine-goal victory against Wycheproof Narraport at Donaldson Park.
Neither team was on target in the first quarter as the Redbacks scored six behinds and the Demons booted three.
Wedderburn surged clear in the second through goals by Isaac Holt, Will Holt, Corey Lowry and Damon Boag to lead 32-7 by half-time.
The Demons lifted to score three goals in the third term, but the Redbacks added four.
Another five goals in the last capped a 90-36 in by Wedderburn.
Will Holt kicked four goals for Wedderburn as Isaac Holt, Joseph Lockhart and Lowry added two each.
Goalkickers for the Demons were Jordan Bish, Corey Jones, Tom Trewin and Sam Turner.
Wedderburn’s best were Jackson Guan, Jordan Rosengren, Mitch McEwen, Lockhart, Hamish Winter-Irving and Darcy Jackson.
Turner, Sam Faure, Guy Chisnall, Lachlan Allison, Ryan Duncan and Adal Zuk worked hard for Wycheproof Narraport.
The Birchip Watchem Bulls bounced back from consecutive defeats to score a 69-43 win against Donald at George Cartwright Oval in Birchip.
The Bulls led 19-3 at quarter-time, but the Royal Blues fought back as Brendan Goss, Charlie Campbell and Seamus Young all goal in the second.
Lachlan Ryan was the sole goalkicker for Birchip Watchem as it led 28-25 at half-time.
The Bulls were first to goal in the third through Daniel Castellano before a Goss goal put the Royals within a point.
Sam Simmons was on target for Birchip Watchem and Castellano added his second to lead 47-33.
A Thomas Letts goal put Donald within eight points at three quarter-time.
The Bulls kicked clear in the final term as Will Sheahan, Castellano and Lachlan Foott booted goals and Donald added just three points.
Castellano kicked a game-high three goals for Birchip Watchem as Sheahan finished on two.
Donald’s attack was led by Goss on two.
Best for Birchip Watchem were Dale Hinkley, Sheahan, Simmons, Ryan, Stefan Pye and Ruben Vesikuru.
Daniel Venditti, Tom George, Letts, Michael Foster, Ryan Leeder and Josh Potter played well for Donald.
There were 10 goalkickers for Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers in a 163-17 victory on St Arnaud’s turf at Lord Nelson Park.
The Tigers led 105-9 at half-time.
Quarter three was to be St Arnaud’s best as it scored 1.2 to 1.5.
The Tigers were full of run in the last as they added eight goals and kept the Saints scoreless.
Tom Cox and Billy McInes led the Tigers’ attack on five goals apiece as Wade Donnan added three.
Best for Sea Lake Nandaly were Kane Donnan, Austin Mertz, Wade Donnan, Trent Donnan, McInnes and Cox.
Mitch Birthisel, William Bertalli, Matt Goode, Conlan Gunn, Brad Organ and Billy Lovel worked hard for St Arnaud.
North Central FL senior footy ladder:
Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 410 per cent, 20 points; Wedderburn 159, 18; Birchip Watchem 164, 12; Boort 64, 8; Charlton 63, 8; Donald 68, 6; Wycheproof Narraport 74, 4; St Arnaud 43, 4.
Highlight of next Saturday’s sixth round will be first against second as Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers tackle Wedderburn at Sea Lake.
Boort faces St Arnaud at Boort.
Donald and Charlton clash at Donald Recreation Reserve.
Birchip Watchem plays Wycheproof Narraport at George Cartwright Oval in Birchip.
All matches start at 2.30pm.
Written by Nathan Dole