CMFNL Football | 1st Semi Final PREVIEW

Tigers fight Magpies to stay in race for premiership flag

IT’S a must-win situation for Woorinen and Lake Boga when they meet in Sunday’s first semi-final of the 3SH-backed senior football competition in the Central Murray Football League.

The Tigers and Magpies will clash at Alan Garden Reserve in Swan Hill.

A win-loss tally of 13-3 meant Woorinen ended the home-and-away series in third place.

The Magpies’ tally was 8-7 and a draw to be fifth.

Woorinen is on the rebound from a 92-22 loss to Cohuna Kangas in the qualifying final.

The Tigers’ attack in that match was led by Josh Domaille and Patrick Veszpremi on three each.

Ben Booth, Arnold Kirby, Josh Domaille and Patrick Veszpremi were Woorinen’s best.

Lake Boga marked a 104-80 victory against Tyntynder in the elimination final.


The “big game” experience that Magpies’ star Angus Monfries gained across 211 games and 248 goals at AFL level with Essendon and Port Adelaide paid off as he kicked five goals to end Tyntynder’s season.

Jayden Lonergan chipped in with three goals in the elimination final win as Dustin Burns added two.

Best for the Magpies were Matt Taverna, Tyle Williams, Jacob Simpson and John Harvey.

This season’s meetings between the first semi-finalists stand at two-nil Woorinen’s way.

The Tigers won 102-53 at home in round five as Jordy McInnes and Nyawi Moore kicked four goals and Clayton McCartney added two.

Jarrod Taylor kicked four goals for Lake Boga.

Best for the Tigers were Mitchell Uhlhorn, Jye Barry, Josh Domaille and Nyawi Moore.

Matt Taverna, Tyle Williams, Jarrod Taylor, Daniel Dzufer worked hard for Lake Boga.

In round 15, Woorinen led 44-17 at half-time on the way to an 86-24 win on the Magpies’ turf.

Lachlan Gardner led the Tigers’ attack on four goals as Robbie Miller and Lachlan Wright chipped in with two each.

Only multiple goalkicker for Lake Boga was Matt Taverna on two.

Woorinen’s best were Henry Thompson, Robert Rush, Josh Domaille and Jye Barry.

Best for the Magpies were Daniel Dzufer, Jacob Simpson, Josh Cruse-Filo and Tyle Williams.


It’s a showdown between Lake Boga and Tyntynder in the reserves first semi at 12.25pm.

Lake Boga is on the rebound from a 61-35 loss to Woorinen in the qualifying final.

An 80-46 win against Koondrook Barham in the elimination final kept Lake Boga in the title race.

Only meeting between Lake Boga and Tyntynder was round nine where the Magpies won 65-22 at home.


Koondrook Barham takes on Swan Hill in the under-17 ½ first semi from 10.20am.

The Kangaroos will be keen to bounce back from a 95-point loss in the qualifying final clash with Kerang.

Swan Hill won a high-scoring elimination final against Mallee Eagles, 120-67.

Koondrook Barham beat Swan Hill, 118-26 in the eighth round at Barham.


The Mildura Health Fund under-14 ½ clash between Kerang and Tyntynder kicks off first semi-final day at 9am.

Kerang was beaten 48-15 in the qualifying clash with Lake Boga.

A 68-25 victory by Tyntynder against Koondrook Barham in the elimination final kept its season going.

The Blues won both matches against Tyntynder by 26 points.


Schedule for Sunday’s first semi-finals at Alan Garden Reserve, Swan Hill:

Under-14 ½ at 9am: Kerang v Tyntynder.

Under-17 ½ at 10.20am: Koondrook Barham v Swan Hill.

Reserves at 12.25pm: Lake Boga v Tyntynder.

Seniors at 2.30pm: Woorinen v Lake Boga.


Written by Nathan Dole.