Kerang kicks on to grand final showdown with Cohuna
KERANG is through to the Central Murray Football Netball League’s senior footy grand final after Saturday’s convincing preliminary final win against Woorinen.
The Blues dominated most of the contest in the 3SH-backed competition.
Kerang led 33-nil at quarter-time of the match at Cohuna.
The Tigers fought back to win the second term, 15-8, but a blitz of seven goals as it held Woorinen to just two in the third quarter put Kerang well in charge of the contest.
Kerang led 88-27 at three quarter-time and then scored 5.2 to 1.5 in the last to complete a 120-38 victory.
A seven-goal haul by Troy Coates earned best on ground honours as Sean Hunter and Nick Stagg were Kerang’s other multiple goalkickers on two each.
Also in the goalscoring spree were Bronson Booth, Michael Dalrymple, Ryan Gillingham, Hayden Hall, Josh Hann, Josh Hunter and Martin Kelly.
Woorinen’s goalkickers were Jye Barry, Lachlan Gardner, Arnold Kirby, Regan Vesty and Lachlan Wright.
Best for Kerang were Troy Coates, Josh Hann, Bryce Curnow, Nick Stagg, Ryan Gillingham and Martin Kelly.
The Tigers’ best were Matthew Gardner, Regan Vesty, Henry Thompson, Robert Rush, Jye Barry and Josh Domaille.
A third-quarter blitz set up Woorinen’s victory in the reserves clash with Tyntynder.
The Tigers led 31-20 at half-time and then scored 3.5 to a point in the third quarter.
Woorinen added 1.2 to a point in the last for a 62-22 result.
Zac Cordwell kicked a match-high three goals for the Tigers as Jason Iannucci added two.
Other goalkickers for the yellow and black were Tyler Beasy, Matthew Iannucci and Elijah Miliado.
Sean Atkinson kicked two goals for the Bulldogs as Angus Op’t Hoog added the other.
Woorinen’s best were Otto Conlan, Jake Butler, Jason Iannucci, Andrew Lolicato, Tyler Beasy and Tim Gammon.
Reece Collins, Sean Atkinson, Angus Crowe, Angus Op’t Hoog, Coady Gorringe and Paul Strugnell worked hard for the Bulldogs.
The under-17 match went the way of Lake Boga by a significant margin.
The Magpies took on Koondrook Barham and raced to a 50-nil lead by half-time.
Lake Boga’s pressure and run against the River Raiders did not let up as it scored 3.3 in the third and 9.2 in the last for a 127-2 victory.
Goalkickers for the Magpies were Dustin Burns and Hunter Hartland, four; Kai Everett, Xavier Sherlock and Nicholas Taylor, two; Harry Bull, Bodi Clune, Macca Neil, Brody Palmer and Koben Ryan.
Lake Boga’s best were Dustin Burns, Hunter Hartland, Xavier Sherlock, Blaizeee Parsons, Dustin Holmes and Nicholas Taylor.
Xavier Leonard, Lachlan Laursen, Will Lake, Josh McMahon, Ben Miller and Jye McGowan worked hard for Koondrook Barham.
The youngest of the Magpies from Lake Boga took out the Mildura Health Fund under-14 ½ clash with Tyntynder.
The Magpies led 17-2 at half-time on the way to a 37-6 victory.
Goalkickers for Lake Boga were Maximus Caruso, two; Willem Holmes, Jarra Kelly and Max O’Reilly.
Best for the Magpies were Willem Pye, Bryce Anderson, Cooper Doolan, Max O’Reilly, Harry Bryan and Lachlan Bull.
Patrick Blake, Nash Benfield, Charlie Eastwood, Bailey Clarke, Tyler McDonald and Lauren Clarke played well for Tyntynder.
Schedule for Saturday’s grand finals at Swan Hill Recreation Reserve:
3SH seniors at 2.40pm: Cohuna Kangas v Kerang.
Reserves at 12.30pm: Kerang v Woorinen.
Under-17 ½ at 10.25am: Kerang v Lake Boga.
Mildura Health Fund under-14 ½ at 8.45am: Swan Hill v Lake Boga.
Written by Nathan Dole.