CMFNL Round 2 Football review | Magpies pip Demons by point at Lake Boga


LAKE Boga beat Nyah Nyah West United by a point in Saturday’s second round of the Central Murray Football Netball League’s senior footy season.

The Magpies and Demons played out a thriller at Lake Boga Sports Club.

At a quarter to go, Lake Boga held a 15-point lead in the match of the day in the 3SH-backed competition.

The Demons fired up in the last to score 3.2 as the Magpies were astray at goal and added six points.

At the final siren, Lake Boga led 65-64.

David Gourdis and former Essendon and Port Adelaide forward Angus Monfries led the Magpies’ attack on two goals each.

Charlie Boulton was NNWU’s only multiple goalkicker on two.

Best for Lake Boga were Jake Warren, Tyle Williams, Jacob Simpson, Lochie Laing, Ryan Fox and Fraser Colville.

The Demons’ best were Nicholas O’Neill, Zack Threadgold, Dominic Gallo, Kayne Davidson, Corey Daniels and Joel Walsh.

Cohuna Kangas bounced back from a Good Friday loss to win on Koondrook Barham’s turf at Barham by 73 points.

The Kangas led 36-13 at quarter-time and then scored 6.2 to nil in the second.

Jack Donat kicked a match-high five goals as Luke Conca, Rhys Free, three; and Riley Hird, two, were the other multiple goalkickers.

There were seven goalkickers for the River Raiders.

Cohuna’s best were Joel Helman, Tom Metherell, Will Thrum, Jack Donat, Daniel Paterson and Zac Poole.

Mitch Christensen, Scott Wood, Will Lake, Domenico Cirillo, Jack Thrum and Harley Burmeister-Lyons played well for Koondrook-Barham.

Kerang unfurled the 2022 premiership flag and then blitzed Mallee Eagles at Riverside Park.

The Blues led 31-0 at quarter-time and 87-12 by the long break.

Bradlee Pay was in hot form as he kicked seven goals and Michael Runciman added four.

Other multiple goalkickers for Kerang were coach Troy Coates, Hayden Hall and Nic Lang, three; and Michael Dalrymple, Adam Hunter and Liam Jardine on two.

Jacob O’Meara booted two goals for the Eagles.

Best for Kerang were Bradlee Pay, Ryan Gillingham, Josh Nitschke, Rylee Smith, Sean Hunter and Nick Lang.

Beau Bennett, Harrison Allen, Brandon Gardiner, Ayden Tessari, Billy O’Meara and Logan Nalder worked hard for the Mallee line-up.

Tooleybuc Manangatang dominated after quarter-time on its way to a 114-43 victory against Swan Hill in the Swans’ nest.

The Saints led 21-17 at quarter-time and then scored 4.2 to 1.4 in the second to hold a 20-point buffer by the long break.

It was a seven-goal blitz in the last as the Saints slammed on seven goals and held the Swans to one.

An eight-goal haul by Joshua Williams was the best of the round.

Brayden Pitcher pitched in with three goals and Rory Alexander added two.

There were no multiple goalkickers for Swan Hill.

Best for the Saints were Joshua Williams, Gareth Grant, Ethan Goldfinch, Tim Auckland, Jacob Kenny and Tom Carland.

Matthew Wade, Toby Thoolen, Brandon Houlihan, Adam Manning and Xavier Moloney were best for the Swans.

Woorinen’s hot start to the season kept rolling.

The Tigers slammed on 8.6 to just four behinds in the second term to lead Tyntyner by 71 points at half-time of the clash in Woorinen.

Will Collicoat went on to kick six goals and Danko Bzenic added four as the Tigers roared to a 153-40 victory.

Zac Denham booted two goals for the Bulldogs.

Woorinen’s best were Henry Thompson, Jye Barry, William Collicoat, Angus Butterfield, Lachlan Gardner and Mitchell Uhlhorn.

Hugh and Elliot Broad, Zac Denham, Isaiah Bull, Matthew Gilbee and Liam Whelan were Tyntynder’s best.

Balranald had the bye.

Central Murray FNL senior footy ladder:

Kerang 591 per cent, 8 points; Woorinen 350, 8; Lake Boga 132, 8; Nyah Nyah West United 236, 4; Balranald 180, 4; Cohuna Kangas 125, 4; Tooleybuc Manangatang 97, 4; Swan Hill 37, 0; Tyntynder 34, 0; Koondrook Barham 24, 0; Mallee Eagles 23, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

8 Charlie Boulton, NNWU; Josh Williams, TM.

7 Danko Bzenic, W; William Collicoat, W; Bradlee Pay, K.

5 Jack Donat, C; Liam White, NNWU.

4 Luke Conca, C; David Gourdis, LB; Michael Runciman, K.

Nyah Nyah West United is on home turf to play Kerang in next Saturday’s third round from 2.30pm.

Tyntynder tackles Koondrook Barham at Alan Garden Reserve in Swan Hill.

Cohuna faces Lake Boga on the Kangas’ ground.

Mallee Eagles meet Swan Hill at Lalbert.

Balranald and  Woorinen will fight for victory at Balranald’s Greenham Park

Tooleybuc Manangatang has the bye.