Kangas bound to win against Tigers at Cohuna
COHUNA Kangas dominated the final three quarters of their clash with Woorinen to score an eight-goal win in Saturday’s 17th round of the 3SH-backed senior footy action in the Central Murray Football Netball League.
The Kangas led 22-19 at quarter-time of the clash at Cohuna and then scored 4.2 to 1.0 in the second.
Strong defence played a big part in Cohuna’s win as the Tigers were held to 2.2 in the second half as the Kangas won 87-39.
Rhys Free and Dylan Johnstone led Cohuna’s attack on three goals each.
Woorinen’s only multiple goalkicker was Robbie Miller on two.
Best for the Kangas were Jake Hammond, Daniel Paterson, Thomas Toma, Ben Archard, Sam McGlone and Joel Helman.
Matthew Gardner, Ben Booth, Jye Barry, Josh Domaille, Henry Thompson and Robbie Miller were Woorinen’s best.
Swan Hill was under the pump in the final quarter but held on for an 11-point win against Tooleybuc Manangatang at Manangatang.
The Swans led 39-26 at half-time and then dominated most of the third term to add 5.5 to 2.3.
In the last it was Tooleybuc Manangatang which slammed on five goals straight to 1.2.
At the final siren Swan Hill led 82-71.
Toby Thoolen kicked three goals for Swan Hill as Angus Monk, Tom Pontell and Matthew Wade added two each.
Brayden Pitcher kicked a match-high five goals for Tooleybuc Manangatang.
Best for Swan Hill were Jarvis Keogh, Matthew Wade, Xavier Moloney, Luke Phelan, Tom Holdstock and Lachlan Joyce.
Richard Wardle, Gareth Grant, Brayden Pitcher, Shylo Smith, Sam Morton and John Wardle were Tooleybuc Manangatang’s best.
Mallee Eagles beat Lake Boga by 27 points in the battle of the birds.
The Eagles led 13-10 at quarter-time in the Magpies’ nest at Lake Boga.
Mallee added 3.2 to 1.2 in the second and 3.2 to 1.0 in the third to lead by 29 points going into the final term.
The Magpies won the last, 21-19, but Mallee took the premiership points in a 72-45 result.
Sam Dunstan was in great form as he kicked five goals for Mallee and Ethan Pinchen and Toby Sheahan chipped in with two each.
Lake Boga’s attack was led by Darby Hayes and Jayden Lonergan on two each.
Best for the Eagles were Luke Doolan, Clinton Cummins, Toby Sheahan, Harry Allen, Hamish McGregor and Angus McKenzie.
Jacob Simpson, Daniel Dzufer, Josh Cruse-Filo, Nathaniel Holmes-Brown, Tyle Williams and Jayden Lonergan played well for the Magpies.
Balranald kicked away in the second half of its clash on home turf at Greenham Park to beat Nyah Nyah West United by 31 points.
The Swans led 41-27 at half-time and then scored 5.3 to 1.2 in the third quarter.
NNWU lifted to win the final term to score 24 points, but Balranald added 26 for a 100-69 result.
Ben Fuller kicked five goals for the Swans as Colin Andrews, Seth Connell, Jydon Neagle and Tom Salau added two each.
Nyah Nyah West United’s attack was led by Brent Arho and Charli Boulton with two.
Best for Balranald were Ryan Middlebrook, Jydon Neagle, Jack Salau, Drew Lloyd, Colin Andrews and Tom Salau.
Cal Dobbin, Ethan Saville, Jarrod Skinner, Adrian Knee, Dylan McLachlan and Nic Threadgold played well for the Demons.
Kerang scored a big win against Tyntynder at Alan Garden Reserve in Swan Hill.
The Blues led 28-8 at quarter-time and then scored 3.6 to 2.1 in the second term.
Tyntynder’s best quarter was the third where it added 3.1 to 5.3.
Led by the play of Nic Stagg, Martin Kelly and Michael Dalrymple, Kerang scored 5.0 to 0.4 in the last to complete a 115-44 victory.
Goalkickers for the Blues were not supplied.
Tyntynder’s attack was led by Jason Eagle and Marcus Wattie on two.
Best for Kerang included Lachlan Ross, Sean Hunter and Josh Nitschke.
Josh Dwyer, Brock Storer, Tate Hulland, Ben Hallam, Andrew Bennett and Ryan Featherby were Tyntynder’s best.
3SH senior footy ladder in the Central Murray FNL:
Kerang 316 per cent, 56 points; Cohuna Kangas 212, 56; Woorinen 157, 48; Tyntynder 112, 36; Lake Boga 84, 30; Balranald 83, 28; Mallee Eagles 94, 26; Swan Hill 71, 20; Nyah Nyah West United 63, 14; Koondrook Barham 45, 10; Tooleybuc Manangatang 54, 8.
Leaders in the goalkicking race:
73 Rhys Free, Cohuna Kangas.
66 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.
61 Ben Fuller, Balranald.
56 Brent Arho, Nyah Nyah West United.
47 Dylan Johnstone, Cohuna Kangas.
45 Sam Dunstan, Mallee Eagles.
43 Troy Coates, Kerang.
39 Angus Monfries, Lake Boga.
37 Brayden Pitcher, Tooleybuc Manangatang.
36 Bryce Curnow, Kerang.
30 Kallen Heslop, Swan Hill.
29 Lachlan Gardner, Woorinen; Bradlee Pay, Kerang.
25 Michael Runciman, Kerang.
24 Andrew McDonald, Mallee Eagles; Alex Powell, Tooleybuc Manangatang.
23 Nic Stagg, Kerang.
22 Joel Helman, Cohuna Kangas.
21 Sean Hunter, Kerang; Drew Lloyd, Balranald; Jydon Neagle, Balranald; Ethan Pinchen, Mallee Eagles.
20 Colin Andrews, Balranald; Daniel Coates, Cohuna Kangas; Matthew Wade, Swan Hill.
In next Saturday’s final round of the home and away series, Kerang takes on Swan Hill on the Blues’ turf at Kerang’s Riverside Park.
Woorinen and Nyah Nyah West United clash in Tigers’ territory at Woorinen Recreation Reserve.
Tyntynder faces Balranald at Alan Garden Reserve in Swan Hill.
Lake Boga tackles Tooleybuc Manangatang in the Magpies’ next at Lake Boga Sports Club.
Mallee Eagles will aim to soar for victory against Koondrook Barham at Lalbert.
Cohuna Kangas have the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.
Photo Credit – Mallee Eagles Facebook