CMFNL Round 7 Football Review


Kangaroos hop to victory at Tooleybuc

BALRANALD Kangaroos hopped to an impressive victory at Tooleybuc in Saturday’s seventh round of the Central Murray FNL senior footy action.

The Kangaroos set up victory by dominating the second and third quarters on Tooleybuc Manangatang’s turf.

Balranald led 27-16 at quarter-time and scored 4.5 to 1.2 in the second.

A 32-point buffer at the long break became 46 at a quarter to play.

The Saints lifted their intensity and run dramatically in the final term.

A Tooleybuc Manangatang team coached by Brad Morris slammed on 5.4 to 2.3.

At the final siren it was the Jydon Neagle-coached Kangaroos who led 92-65.

The Kangaroos’ attack was led by Jydon Neagle and Matt Neagle on two goals each.

Josh Williams starred in the Saints forward line to finish with five goals.

Balranald’s best were Kobe Lloyd, Ryan Middlebrook, Drew Lloyd, Jaxon Neagle, Jack Jones and Harrison Soraggi.

Josh Williams, Blake Grant, Jackson Morris, Kai Kearns, Harrison Maher and Connor McDonald played well for the Saints.

Nyah Nyah West United won a hard-fought clash at home against Cohuna Kangas.

The Jason Murphy and Nick O’Neill-coached Demons scored four straight goals as they kept the Kangas to a tally of 1.4 in the first term.

The ladder-leading NNWU did plenty of attacking in the second to score 3.6 to 2.2.

A four-goal buffer at half-time became 29 points at a quarter to go.

The Jack Geary-coached Kangas fought on to win the last, 23-19, but it was the Demons who took the premiership points in an 85-60 result.

Charlie Boulton, Alex Erlandson and Liam White led NNWU’s attack on three goals each.

Izaak Johnson booted three goals for Cohuna.

Best for the Demons were Dominic Gallo, Jordan Iudica, Campbell Everitt, Alex Erlandson, Lucas Iudica and Brayden Bigham.

Jack Geary, Brady Walerys, Rhys Thrum, Jack Donat, Will Lee and Izaac Johnson were the Kangas’ best.

Woorinen scored a six-goal win at home against Tyntynder.

The Marcus Demaria-coached Tigers were under pressure from the Bulldogs who were within 19 points going into the final term.

Woorinen scored 4.6 to 2.1 in the last to complete a 99-63 victory.

Will Collicoat was the Tigers’ leading goalkicker on three as Jye Barry and Arnold Kirby added two each.

Tyntynder’s attack was led by Patrick Blake, Jason Eagle and Roy George on two each.

Best for Woorinen were Taylor Cameron, Mitchell Uhlhorn, Henry Thompson, Regan Vesty, Arnold Kirby and Lachlan Warburton.

Ned Lay, Cayden Crowe, Roy George, Harry Simpson, Brock Storer and Marcus Wattie played well for the Jack O’Rourke-coached Tyntynder.

Mallee Eagles won all quarters in a 79-37 result against Lake Boga at Lalbert.

The classy Darcy Hourigan kicked six goals for the Eagles as six team-mates chipped in a goal.

There were no multiple goalkickers for a wayward Lake Boga which scored 4.13.

Best for the Brent Macleod-coached Mallee Eagles were Harrison Allen, Darcy Hourigan, Brent Macleod, Billy O’Meara, Beau Bennett and Jayden Post.

William Doquile, Fraser Colville, Marty Parsons, Koben Ryan, Rory Colville and Kadek Irvan were best for the Dean Helmers-coached Magpies.

The Kerang Blues dominated after quarter-time to score an 83-point win at Swan Hill.

Pressure was high from the Michael Herlihy-coached Swan Hill in the opening term as Kerang led 3.3 to 3.0 at the first break.

From there it was Kerang which seized control.

The Blues scored 12.16 to a tally of eight behinds across the next three quarters to complete a 109-26 victory.

Sean Hunter and Bradlee Pay led Kerang’s attack on four and three goals.

Other multiple goalkickers for the reigning premier were Archer Dibsdale and Brett Kennedy on two.

Swans’ ruckman Toby Thoolen booted two goals.

Best for the Troy Coates-coached Kerang were Sean Hunter, Sam Heavyside, Josh Hann, Brett Kennedy, Thomas Hetherington and Rylee Gitsham.

Toby Thoolen, Michael Herlihy, Tom Holdstock, Thomas Corridan, Jarvis Keogh and Sonny Beasy worked hard for the Swans.

Koondrook Barham had the bye.

Central Murray senior footy ladder:

Nyah Nyah West United 152 per cent, 24 points; Balranald 139, 20; Woorinen 127, 20; Kerang 158, 18; Tooleybuc Manangatang 113, 16; Mallee Eagles 106, 14; Tyntynder 90, 12; Cohuna Kangas 97, 8; Lake Boga 55, 4; Swan Hill 61, 0; Koondrook Barham 50, 0.

In next Saturday’s eighth round, Kerang tackles Nyah Nyah West United in the battle of the Blues and Demons from 2.30pm at Kerang’s Riverside Park.

Lake Boga meets Swan Hill in the clash of the Magpies and Swans at Lake Boga Sports Club.

Balranald is on home turf at Greenham Park to face Mallee Eagles.

Tyntynder clashes with Tooleybuc Manangatang at Alan Garden Reserve in Swan Hill.

Koondrook Barham faces Woorinen at Barham Recreation Reserve.

Cohuna Kangas have the bye.

Leading goalkickers:

28 Brandyn Grenfell, Nyah Nyah West United.

22 Darcy Hourigan, Mallee Eagles.

18 Colin Andrews, Balranald.

16 Lachlan Gardner, Woorinen.

15 Drew Lloyd, Balranald.

15 Josh Williams, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

14 Matt Neagle, Balranald.

13 Izaac Johnson, Cohuna Kangas.

13 Jydon Neagle, Balranald.

12 Joel Helman, Cohuna Kangas.

12 Connor Nutting, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

12 Nick O’Neill, Nyah Nyah West United.

11 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.

11 Clayton McCartney, Woorinen.

10 Charlie Boulton, Nyah Nyah West United.

10 Archer Dibsdale, Kerang.

10 Michael Herlihy, Swan Hill.

10 Dylan Johnstone, Cohuna Kangas.

9 Roy George, Tyntynder.

9 David Gourdis, Lake Boga.

9 Arnold Kirby, Woorinen.

9 Johnathan Marsden, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

9 Andrew Mead-Harding, Mallee Eagles.

8 Kai Kearns, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

8 Lachlan Lellman, Balranald.

8 Jayden Magro, Tyntynder.

8 Ned McKeown, Swan Hill.

8 Jordan McNeil, Kerang.

8 Liam White, Nyah Nyah West United.

7 Will Collicoat, Woorinen.

7 Bradlee Pay, Kerang.

7 Josh Stone, Woorinen.