CMFNL Round 13 Football Review | Tigers win great clash with Cohuna


WOORINEN fought to claim a two-point victory against Cohuna Kangas in Saturday’s 13th round of senior footy in the Central Murray FNL season.

The Tigers and Kangas played one of the games of the season in the 3SH-backed competition.

Woorinen led 21-12 at quarter-time of the clash on its turf and 36-26 by the main break.

The Kangas lifted to score 3.4 to 2.1 in the third term.

In a brilliant finish it was the Tigers who held on 10.8 (68) to 9.12 (66).

Woorinen’s attack was led by Will Collicoat and Matt Gardner on two each.

Rhys Free and Joel Helman kicked three goals for the Kangas as Dylan Johnstone added two.

Best for Woorinen were Taylor Cameron, Robert Rush, Jye Barry, Lachlan Warburton, Dylan Godwin and Josh Domaille.

Jake Hammond, Rhys Free, Joel Helman, Jarrod Findlay, Cooper McLoughlan and Chris Anderson were Cohuna’s best.

Balranald marked a 39-point win against Tyntynder at Balranald’s Greenham Park.

A high-scoring contest went the Kangaroos way, 19.11 (125) to 13.8 (86).

Balranald led by 14 points at three quarter-time and then scored 5.3 to 1.2 in the last.

Ben Fuller was in superb touch as he kicked eight goals for the Kangaroos.

Other multiple goalkickers for Balranald were Drew Lloyd and Jydon Neagle, three; Ethan Gant, two.

Tyntynder’s attack was led by Patrick Blake, Josh Dwyer and Justin Ellis, three, and Tyrone Bean, two.

Best for Balranald were Ben Fuller, Matt Neagle, Ethan Gant, Toby Lay, Ryan Middlebrook and Drew Lloyd.

Matt Gilbee, Elia Ware, Patrick Blake, Josh Dwyer, Josh Stone and Harry Simpson played well for the Bulldogs.

Lake Boga dominated the second half of its showdown with Mallee Eagles at Lake Boga Sports Club.

The Magpies led 19-14 at quarter-time and 33-17 by the long break.

In the second half Lake Boga scored 10.8 to 2.4 to claim a 101-27 victory.

Lochie Laing kicked a match-high five goals for the Magpies as Nathaniel Holmes-Brown and Jayden Lonergan added three.

There were no multiple goalkickers for the Eagles.

Best for the Magpies were Jake Warren, Lincoln Sieben, Matt Taverna, Tyle Williams, Lochie Laing and Jacob Simpson.

Harry McGregor, Zac O’Meara, Angus McKenzie, Harrison Allen, Beau Bennett and Josh Bibby were the Eagles’ best.

A six-goal haul by Hassan Ahmat-Watkins was a highlight in Nyah Nyah West United’s big win against Koondrook Barham at Barham.

The Demons led 47-12 at quarter-time and then slammed on 11.4 to nil in the second.

The NNWU line-up kicked on to score 28.17 (185) to 5.6 (36).

Other multiple goalkickers for the Demons were Nic and Zac Threadgold, three; Brayden Bigham, Oliver Boulton, Corey Daniels, Campbell Everitt and Ethan Saville, two.

Andrew Edwards kicked two goals for the River Raiders.

Best for the Demons were Mitch Grinham, Zack Threadgold, Campbell Everitt, Ethan Saville, Nic Threadgold and Brayden Bigham.

Reagan Hamilton, Scott Wood, Colin McVeigh, Ash Molin, Patrick Goble and Jack Thrum were Koondrook Barham’s best.

The unbeaten Kerang marked a 166-point win against Tooleybuc Manangatang at Kerang’s Riverside Park.

The Blues led 36-nil at quarter-time and 69-12 by the long break.

Kerang showed little mercy for the Saints as it slammed on 11.3 to nil in the third term and then scored seven goals in the last for a 185-19 result.

It was a day out for Bradlee Pay as he kicked 10 goals.

Other multiple goalkickers for Kerang were Rylee Smith, five; Josh Nitschke, three; Jesse Clark, Jordan McNeil and Sam Nitschke, two.

There were no multiple goalkickers for the Saints.

Bradlee Pay, Sean Hunter, Rylee Smith, Josh Hann, Tyson Clingan and Jesse Clark were best for the Blues.

Blake Grant, Ryan Domaille, Jaicob Kenny, Ethan Goldfinch, Harrison Maher and Connor McDonald played well for Tooleybuc Manangatang.

Swan Hill had the bye.

Central Murray FNL senior footy ladder:

Kerang 254 per cent, 48 points; Woorinen 200, 40; Balranald 173, 40; Lake Boga 118, 28; Cohuna 115, 28; Nyah Nyah West United 132, 24; Swan Hill 93, 24; Mallee Eagles 65, 12; Tyntynder 73, 8; Tooleybuc Manangatang 56, 8; Koondrook Barham 28, 0.

Highlight of next Saturday’s 14th round will be Woorinen against Balranald from 2.30pm at Woorinen.

Refreshed by the bye, Swan Hill is at home to take on Mallee Eagles.

Kerang faces Nyah Nyah West United at Kerang’s Riverside Park.

Koondrook Barham takes on Tyntynder at Barham.

It’s a bye for Cohuna, Lake Boga, and Tooleybuc Manangatang.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

38 Josh Williams, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

35 Ben Fuller, Balranald.

34 Will Collicoat, Woorinen.

31 Rhys Free, Cohuna.

28 Hassan Ahmat-Watkins, Nyah Nyah West United.

28 Bradlee Pay, Kerang.

25 Brent Macleod, Mallee Eagles.

23 Rylee Smith, Kerang.

21 Drew Lloyd, Balranald.

20 Doug Beames, Woorinen.

20 Jydon Neagle, Balranald.

19 Paul Davis, Mallee Eagles.

19 Lochie Laing, Lake Boga.

18 Danko Bzenic, Woorinen.

18 David Gourdis, Lake Boga.

18 Jose Miliado, Swan Hill.

17 Joel Helman, Cohuna.

16 Hayden Hall, Kerang.

15 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.

14 Charlie Boulton, Nyah Nyah West United.

14 Matt Corney, Tyntynder.

14 Jack Donat, Cohuna.

14 Angus Monfries, Lake Boga.

13 Jye Barry, Woorinen.

13 Troy Coates, Kerang.

13 Jayden Lonergan, Lake Boga.