League’s top three mark big victories
TOP three teams Kerang, Cohuna Kangas, and Woorinen marked big wins in Saturday’s 15th round of the 3SH-backed senior footy competition in the Central Murray Football Netball League.
The ladder-leading Kerang dominated its clash with Mallee Eagls at Lalbert.
After a low-scoring first term in which it won 9-0, Kerang then added 7.4 to a point in the second and 5.8 to 1.1 in the third.
The Blues kicked on to win 20.20 (140) to 3.2 (20).
Michael Runciman kicked five goals as the classy Troy Coates added four.
Toby Sheahan booted two goals for the Eagles.
Kerang’s best were Michael Dalrymple, Martin Kelly, Sam Heavyside, Sam Nitschke, Bradlee Pay and Jesse Clark.
Darcy McGregor, Toby McGregor, Jake Foster, Ayden Tessari, Beau Bennett and Tom McGregor worked hard for the Mallee line-up.
Woorinen kept Lake Boga to a tally of 3.6 in a 62-point win on the Magpies’ turf.
The Tigers led 44-17 at half-time on their way to an 86-24 victory.
Lachlan Gardner kicked four goals for Woorinen as Robbie Miller and Lachlan Wright added two each.
Lake Boga’s attack was led by Matt Taverna on two.
Best for the Tigers were Henry Thompson, Robert Rush, Josh Domaille, Jye Barry, Mitchel Taylor and Arnold Kirby.
Daniel Dzufer, Jacob Simpson, Josh Cruse-Filo, Tyle Williams, Taylor Johnstone, and Nathaniel Holmes-Brown were best for the Magpies.
Cohuna Kangas led 65-1 at half-time of their home game against Swan Hill.
Led by the play of the Findlay cousins, Jarrod and Tyson, and by gun goalkicker Rhys Free it was Cohuna which kicked on to win 22.16 (148) to 2.3 (15).
Free kicked seven goals as Dylan Johnstone, five; Jack Donat and Jarrod Findlay, three each, capitalised on the Kangas’ midfield an on-ball dominance.
Kallen Heslop kicked two goals for Swan Hill.
Best for the Kangas included Jack Donat, Jake Hammond and Joel Helman.
Jarvis Keogh, Matt Wade, Tom Pontell, Xavier Moloney, Tobias Thoolen and Brendan Blackmore were Swan Hill’s best.
Balranald unleashed a brilliant final quarter to score a 27-point win against Koondrook Barham at Greenham Park.
The Balranald line-up led 43-26 at half-time, but was down by a goal at the last change after the visitors slammed on 6.2 to 2.3 in the third quarter.
Led by the play of Jydon Neagle, Ryan Middlebrook and Drew Lloyd, Balranald scored 5.4 to a point in the last to win 92-65.
Ben Fuller kicked five goals for the winners as Drew Lloyd chipped in with three.
Leading goalkickers for Koondrook Barham were Colin McVeigh, three; Max Baldissera and Jack Shannon, two.
Balranald’s best included Jack and Tom Salau, and Jordan Wilkins.
Jack Shannon, Reagan Hamilton, Patrick Goble, Owen Uaongo, Max Baldissera and Tom Amor played well for the River Raiders.
Nyah Nyah West United, Tooleybuc Manangatang, and Tyntynder all had the bye.
Central Murray FL senior footy ladder:
Kerang 317 per cent, 48 points; Cohuna Kangas 211, 48; Woorinen 166, 44; Tyntynder 128, 36; Lake Boga 92, 30; Balranald 80, 24; Mallee Eagles 91, 22; Nyah Nyah West United 64, 14; Swan Hill 66, 12; Tooleybuc Manangatang 51, 8; Koondrook Barham 42, 6.
In this Saturday’s round 16 action, Woorinen takes on Tyntynder at Tigerland in Woorinen.
Koondrook Barham faces Tooleybuc Manangatang at Barham.
Kerang and Lake Boga do battle at Kerang’s Riverside Park.
Swan Hill takes on Balranald at Swan Hill Recreation Reserve.
Nyah Nyah West United faces a tough test against Cohuna Kangas at Nyah Recreation Reserve.
Mallee Eagles have the bye.
68 Rhys Free, Cohuna Kangas.
59 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.
52 Brent Fuller, Balranald.
51 Brent Arho, Nyah Nyah West United.
40 Sam Dunstan, Mallee Eagles; Dylan Johnstone, Cohuna Kangas.
39 Troy Coates, Kerang; Angus Monfries, Lake Boga.
33 Bryce Curnow, Kerang.
30 Kallen Heslop, Swan Hill; Brayden Pitcher, Tooleybuc Manangatang.
28 Bradlee Pay, Kerang.
25 Lachlan Gardner, Woorinen.
24 Andrew McDonald, Mallee Eagles.
23 Michael Runciman, Kerang.
22 Nick Stagg, Kerang.
Written by Nathan Dole.
Photo Credit – Kerang FNC Facebook