Quambatook fights for victory against Wandella
JUST two goals separated Quambatook and Wandella when the siren sounded ended to Saturday’s round 14 clash in the Golden Rivers Football Netball League’s senior footy clash.
Defences were on top for a lot of the contest between second and third at Quambatook.
It was Wandella which made a flying start to lead 20-9 at quarter-time before Quambatook struck back to win the second term, 22-1.
Quambatook led 45-41 as the final quarter began and added 2.3 to 1.1 in the last to complete a 60-48 victory.
Chris Kendell was Quambatook’s multiple goalscorer on two as Wandella had seven players boot a goal each.
Best for Quambatook were Ashley Davis, Dylan Pascoe, Tobie Cameron, Luke Jongebloed, Jarred Schiltz and Jonty Taylor.
Wandella’s best were Russell Rich, Jack Pay, Kane Timmins, Declan Hogg, Jayden Crellin and Tim Robinson.
Macorna fought back from a 20-point deficit at quarter-time of its clash at Hay to record a 19-point win.
The Hay line-up dominated the opening term as it slammed on 6.6 to 3.4.
Macorna was back within four points by the long break and then added 6.1 to 2.1 in the crucial third term.
Chris Wilson, Toby Whinfield and Josh Stiles played key roles in a 121-102 victory for Macorna.
The Tigers’ attack was led by Jaydon Stiles, six; Shaun Haffenden, Troy Parker and Josh Walters on three.
Simon Bunyan kicked six goals for Hay as Liam Whitbourne added four.
Macorna’s best included Lachlan Ritchie, Shaun Haffenden and Harley Somerville.
Best for Hay were Kenneth Jubb, Simon Bunyan, Nathan Wilson, Dean Aylett, Tim Zambon and Kenneth Hargreaves.
Murrabit won a closely-fought contest on home turf with Ultima.
The Blues led 21-10 at quarter-time and 35-24 at half-time.
Ultima won the third term, 20-13, but it was Murrabit which added 4.1 to 2.1 in the last for a 73-57 result.
Daniel Hovey kicked a match-high five goals for Murrabit as Ben Gillingham and Thomas Hetherington added two each.
Jamie Nicholas kicked four goals for the Kangaroos.
Murrabit’s best were Thomas Hetherington, Daniel Hovey, Michael Grant, Dustin Blake, Nathan Morrow and George Goodman.
Kyle Symons, Lachlan Edwards, Will Nelson, Darcy Farrell, Jamie Nicholas and Jacob Schaper played well for Ultima.
Nine goals by Mitch Farmer were a highlight in Nullawil’s win at Moulamein.
The Moulamin line-up worked hard to score 3.2 to 3.5 in the first term, before Nullawil dominated the next two terms to lead 87-42 at three quarter-time.
Jordan Humphreys, Mitch Farmer and Jonathan Casey played leading roles in a 128-54 victory for Nullawil.
Beau Duggan-Hulands was superb in Moulamein’s attack as he kicked five goals.
Best for Nullawil included Cameron Streeter, Patrick Kelly and Matt Quigley.
Jack Jones, Rodney Reeves, Daniel Aarsman, Anthony Daw, Will Gibson and Luke Hull played well for the Moulamein Swans.
Golden Rivers FL senior footy ladder:
Nullawil 358 per cent, 52 points; Quambatook 159, 48; Wandella 118, 36; Moulamein 94, 32; Macorna 86, 28; Murrabit 57, 12; Hay 57, 8; Ultima 53, 8.
Top teams Nullawil and Quambatook meet in this Saturday’s 15th round at Quambatook.
Wandella hosts Hay.
Ultima and Moulamein will clash on Ultima’s turf.
Macorna and Murrabit do battle at Macorna Recreation Reserve.
73 Mitch Farmer, Nullawil.
39 Andrew Casey, Nullawil.
38 Andrew Oberdorfer, Nullawil.
37 Jaydon Stiles, Macorna.
33 Beau Duggan-Hulands, Moulamein; Daniel Hovey, Murrabit.
32 Logan Keighran, Wandella.
31 Josh Flight, Moulamein; Ashley Murray, Quambatook.
30 Matt Quigley, Nullawil.
27 Simon Bunyan, Hay; William Collicoat, Quambatook; Josh Walters, Macorna.
26 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.
24 Nick Mason, Quambatook.
22 Sam Sperling, Wandella.
21 Thomas Hetherington, Murrabit.
20 Chris Wilson, Macorna.
Written by Nathan Dole.
Photo Credit – KerryM Photography