BY NATHAN DOLE
SWAN Hill took the points against an inaccurate Tyntynder in the Central Murray FNL’s senior footy clash on the King’s Birthday holiday weekend.
The Swans and Bulldogs met in a stand-alone match under Swan Hill’s lights on Saturday night.
The match also completed the sixth round of the Radio 3SH-backed season.
Swan Hill led 16-2 at quarter-time and then opened a 17-point lead by the main break.
The Bulldogs had plenty of play in the second, but added just five behinds to be down 7-24 at half-time.
Term three went Tyntynder’s way, 25-12, to be within a goal at a quarter to play.
Swan Hill scored 2.4 to a goal in the last to complete a 52-36 victory.
Matt Wade capped a best afield performance with two goals for Swan Hill as Jett Hinton, Lachlan Joyce, Sonny Beasy, Toby Thoolen and Lachlan Vrolijks were also on target.
Goalkickers for Tyntynder were Matt Corney, two; Zac Denham and Liam Whelan.
Best for Swan Hill were Matt Wade, Xavier Moloney, Toby Thoolen, Brandon Houlihan, Adam Manning and Matthew Pearse.
Matt Corney, Matt Gilbee, Elliot Broad, Liam Whelan, Josh Stone and Patrick Crowe worked hard for the Bulldogs.
Saturday night’s result meant Swan Hill kept the heat on Lake Boga as both clubs have a 4-3 record, but the Magpies are 23 per cent clear in the fight for a top-five finish.
In the sixth round played on May 20, Kerang scored a 46-38 win against Balranald at Kerang’s Riverside Park.
Cohuna won 101-79 on Tooleybuc Manangatang’s turf at Tooleybuc.
Nyah Nyah West United marked a 130-68 victory against Mallee Eagles at Lalbert.
Woorinen won 69-24 at Lake Boga.
Koondrook Barham had the bye this round.
Central Murray FNL senior footy ladder:
Kerang 232 per cent, 32 points; Balranald 171, 24; Woorinen 224, 20; Cohuna 106, 20; Lake Boga 107, 16; Swan Hill 84, 16; Nyah Nyah West United 122, 12; Tyntynder 77, 8; Mallee Eagles 70, 8; Tooleybuc Manangatang 76, 4; Koondrook Barham 25, 0.
31 Josh Williams, Tooleybuc Manangatang.
24 Rhys Free, Cohuna.
22 Will Collicoat, Woorinen.
15 David Gourdis, Lake Boga.
14 Doug Beames, Woorinen.
14 Paul Davis, Mallee Eagles.
14 Ben Fuller, Balranald.
14 Bradlee Pay, Kerang.
13 Danko Bzenic, Woorinen.
13 Jydon Neagle, Balranald.
12 Charlie Boulton, Nyah Nyah West United.
12 Jack Donat, Cohuna.
12 Brent Macleod, Mallee Eagles.
12 Michael Runciman, Kerang.
11 Troy Coates, Kerang.
11 Drew Lloyd, Balranald.
11 Rylee Smith, Kerang.
10 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.
10 Jarrod Findlay, Cohuna.
10 Hayden Hall, Kerang.
10 Jose Miliado, Swan Hill.
The league hits the halfway mark of the home and away series next Saturday.
Lake Boga takes on Kerang from 2.30pm at Lake Boga Sports Club.
Balranald plays Mallee Eagles at Balranald’s Greenham Park.
Tyntynder tackles Nyah Nyah West United at Swan Hill’s Alan Garden Reserve.
Koondrook Barham clashes with Swan Hill at Barham.
Woorinen takes on Tooleybuc Manangatang at Woorinen.
Cohuna Kangas have the bye.