CMFNL King’s Birthday Football Review


Bulldogs hold off fast-finishing Swans at Tyntynder

TYNTYNDER held off a fast-finishing Swan Hill in Saturday’s stand-alone match on the King’s Birthday weekend to kick off round 10 in the Radio 3SH-backed Central Murray senior footy action.

The Bulldogs line-up included Brownlow medallist Dane Swan wearing the famous number 36 on Tyntynder’s turf at Swan Hill’s Alan Garden Reserve.

Swan brought 258 games of AFL experience  with Collingwood to the field.

A brilliant career by the Magpies on-baller included the 2010 premiership, 2011 Brownlow Medal, and selection in five All-Australian teams.

Swan Hill brought in former Essendon player Michael Hurley, who had previously represented the Swans.

Hurley played 194 games for the Bombers and was a dual All-Australian.

In Saturday’s clash it was Tyntynder which raced to a 21-point lead by quarter-time after it scored 7.3 to 4.0.

In the second it was the Michael Herlihy-coached Swans who hit back to win the term, 5.2 to 2.3.

The Jack O’Rourke-coached Bulldogs upped the pressure and run in the third to lead 88-65 at a quarter to play.

Desperate to break its winless run, Swan Hill fired up in the last.

The Swans slammed on 5.2, but Tyntynder’s tally of 2.3 was enough to clinch a 103-97 victory.

Tyntynder’s attack was led by Jason Eagle on five goals as Roy George added three and Jayden Magro chipped in with two.

Hurley capped a superb match with seven goals as Kallen Heslop booted three and Taj McMillan kicked two.

Tyntynder’s best were Roy George, Jayden Magro, Elia Ware, Jason Eagle, Harry Simpson and Patrick Blake.

Best for Swan Hill were Michael Hurley, Ned McKeown, Adam Manning, Kallen Heslop, Buol Majur and Sonny Beasy.

Central Murray senior footy ladder:

Nyah Nyah West United 142 per cent, 24 points; Woorinen 135, 24; Kerang 152, 22; Balranald 132, 20; Tyntynder 104, 20; Mallee Eagles 106, 18; Tooleybuc Manangatang 99, 16; Cohuna Kangas 97, 8; Lake Boga 61, 8; Swan Hill 67, 0; Koondrook Barham 49, 0.

In next Saturday’s round nine action, Mallee Eagles take on Tyntynder from 2.30pm at Lalbert.

Tooleybuc Manangatang tackles Koondrook Barham at Tooleybuc.

Swan Hill is on home turf at Swan Hill Recreation Reserve to play Balranald.

Nyah Nyah West United meets Lake Boga at Nyah Recreation Reserve.

Cohuna Kangas face Kerang on the Kangas’ ground at Cohuna Recreation Reserve.

Woorinen has the bye.

Leading goalkickers:

32 Brandyn Grenfell, Nyah Nyah West United.

26 Darcy Hourigan, Mallee Eagles.

21 Drew Lloyd, Balranald.

19 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.

18 Colin Andrews, Balranald.

17 Lachlan Gardner, Woorinen.

16 Josh Williams, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

14 Jydon Neagle, Balranald.

14 Matt Neagle, Balranald.

13 Izaac Johnson, Cohuna Kangas.

13 Jayden Magro, Tyntynder.

12 Charlie Boulton, Nyah Nyah West United.

12 Roy George, Tyntynder.

12 Joel Helman, Cohuna Kangas.

12 Arnold Kirby, Woorinen.

12 Andrew Mead-Harding, Mallee Eagles.

12 Connor Nutting, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

12 Nic O’Neill, Nyah Nyah West United.

11 Michael Herlihy, Swan Hill.

11 Clayton McCartney, Woorinen.

11 Jordan McNeil, Kerang.

10 Archer Dibsdale, Kerang.

10 Lachlan Lellman, Balranald.

10 Dylan Johnstone, Cohuna Kangas.

10 Toby Thoolen, Swan Hill.

9 David Gourdis, Lake Boga.

9 Johnathan Marsden, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

8 Will Collicoat, Woorinen.

8 Kai Kearns, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

8 Ned McKeown, Swan Hill.

8 Luke Phelan, Swan Hill.

8 Liam White, Nyah Nyah West United.

7 Kye Attwell, Koondrook Barham.

7 Michael Hurley, Swan Hill.

7 Brad Pay, Kerang.

7 Jayden Post, Mallee Eagles.

7 Koben Ryan, Lake Boga.

7 Josh Stone, Woorinen.

7 Marcus Wattie, Tyntynder.