GRFNL Round 3 Football Review | Bombers cruise to victory against Murrabit


WANDELLA marked its first win of the season in Saturday’s third round clash with Murrabit in the Golden Rivers FNL senior footy competition.

The Bombers were on home turf at Wandella as they and the Blues aimed to break their season ‘duck’.

Wandella scored four goals to a point in a brilliant opening and led 39-9 by half-time.

The Bombers did not let up the pressure as they scored 4.2 in the third  as a wayward Murrabit added six behinds.

Led by the play of Tim Robinson, Russell Rich and Lee Pollock it was Wandella which marked an 83-35 victory.

Kane Timmins kicked a match-high three goals as Shannon Burton and Lee Pollock added two majors for the red and black.

The in-form Damian Cupido was held to a goal as three Murrabit team-mates were also on target.

Wandella’s best included Matt Wilkinson, Adam McKenzie and Archer Lancaster.

Best for Murrabit were Tobie Cameron, Jono Aujard, Nathan O’Toole, Dustin Blake, Tom Copland and Ed Aujard.

Moulamein kicked away in the final term to beat Hay by four goals.

The Swans led 61-53 at three quarter-time of their clash with the Lions at Moulamein.

Andy Silva kicked six goals and Khy Stovell booted four in a 95-71 win for the Swans.

Hay’s attack was led by Fergus Cattanach, four; Simon Bunyan, three; and Liam Whitbourne, two.

Best for Moulamein were Amos Farrell, Khy Stovell, Andy Silva, Corey Farrell, Will Gibson and Nathan Buckley.

Will Clark, Hugh Crighton, Andrew Low, Fergus Cattanach, Dean Aylett and James Moran played well for the Lions.

A dominant first half and final term blitz were hallmarks of Ultima’s win at home against Macorna.

The Kangaroos led 26-9 at quarter-time and 48-22 by the long break.

Macorna lifted its play in the third term as it added 1.3 to a point to be within three goals at a quarter to play.

It was Ultima which unleashed a six-goal blitz in the last to complete an 89-40 victory.

Eight goals by Ryan Devereux earned best on ground honours.

The Tigers’ attack was led by Chris Wilson with two.

Ultima’s best included Will Nelson, Darcy Farrell, Mitch Makepeace, Mitch Seton-Stewart and Jayden Kiel.

Shaun Haffenden, Jack Featherby, Hugh Mason, Nick Ingleton, Michael Roberts and Hunter Anset played well for the yellow and black.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Ultima 172 per cent, 12 points; Moulamein 164, 12; Hay 108, 4; Wandella 91, 4; Macorna 69, 4; Murrabit 50, 0.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

14 Andy Silva, Moulamein.

12 Damian Cupido, Murrabit.

12 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

8 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.

7 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.

6 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.

6 Simon Bunyan, Hay.

6 Liam Whitbourne, Hay.

5 Troy Parker, Macorna.

In Saturday’s fourth round, Hay meets Macorna in the battle of the big cats, Lions and Tigers at Hay Recreation Reserve.

Moulamein is at home to face Wandella.

Murrabit and Ultima clash on Murrabit’s turf.