GRFNL Round 4 Football Review | Hay’s accuracy a key in one-point victory


GOALKICKING accuracy was a key factor as Hay beat Macorna by a point in Saturday’s fourth round of senior footy in the Golden Rivers FNL season.

Although the Lions had four less scoring shots, Hay’s tally of 14.8 (92) was enough to beat Macorna’s score of 13.13 (91).

The in-form Simon Bunyan led Hay’s attack on five goals as Dom Booth, Will Clark and Cooper Scott chipped in with two each.

Macorna’s Lachlan Ritchie was in superb touch as he kicked eight goals for the yellow and black.

Hugh Mason added three majors for Macorna.

Best for Hay were Simon Bunyan, Cooper Scott, Luke Arandt, Dom Booth, Jayden Kinces and James Eddy.

Macorna’s best were Hugh Mason, Lachlan Ritchie, Jack Featherby, Harley Somerville, Shaun Haffenden and Michael Roberts.

Moulamein had to fight hard to beat Wandella.

The Swans led 27-nil at quarter-time and 39-4 by half-time of the match on Moulamein’s turf.

In the third it was the Bombers who fired up to score 5.2 to 2.4 to be within 19 points at a quarter to go.

Wandella won the last, 22-15, but it was the Swans who led on the scoreboard, 70-58 at the final siren.

Andy Silva kicked three goals for Moulamein as Daniel Aarsman and Lochlan Phillips added two each.

Wandella’s attack was led by Corey Walters on two.

Best for the Swans were Mason Bailey, Daniel Aarsman, Cody Storm, Kaylem Hartley, Amos Farrell and Rodney Reeves.

Russell Rich, Jack Radcliffe, Kane Timmins, Adam Ward, Tim Robinson and Corey Walters played well for the red and black.

Ultima won a high-scoring contest on Murrabit’s ground.

The Kangaroos led 80-27 at half-time and by 83 points at a quarter to play.

Murrabit lifted to win the last, 31-15, but it was Ultima which marked a 138-71 victory.

Multiple goalkickers for Ultima were Zac Cattlin and Sean O’Reilly, four; Kyle Symons, three; Bailey Codling, Jack Delmenico and Ryan Devereux, two.

Damian Cupido and Nathan Henry kicked three goals for the Blues as captain Nathan O’Toole and Brayden Turvey added two each.

Ultima’s best were Martyn Cooper, Sean O’Reilly, Jayden Kiel, Jamie Nicholas, Kyle Symons and Thomas Bull.

Nathan O’Toole, Dustin Blake, Tobie Cameron, Blake Watts, Tom Copland and Rhys Carmichael were Murrabit’s best.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Ultima 180 per cent, 16 points; Moulamein 154, 16; Hay 106, 8; Wandella 89, 4; Macorna 77, 4; Murrabit 50, 0.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

17 Andy Silva, Moulamein.

15 Damian Cupido, Murrabit.

14 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

11 Simon Bunyan, Hay.

9 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.

8 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.

8 Lachlan Ritchie, Macorna.

7 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.

7 Zac Cattlin, Ultima.

7 Liam Whitbourne, Hay.

6 Jack Delmenico, Ultima.

6 Sean O’Reilly, Ultima.

It’s first against second as Ultima meets Moulamein in Saturday’s fifth round at Ultima from 2.25pm.

The Tigers take on the Blues when Macorna hosts Murrabit.

Wandella is at home to play Hay in the Bombers’ hangar.