GRFNL Round 6 Football Review


Collis, Watson have great day in Hay’s attack

HAY forwards William Collis and Declan Watson capped a great day as Hay outplayed Murrabit in Saturday’s sixth round in the Golden Rivers senior footy season.

The Hay Lions were in top form as they took on the Blues in the den.

Unbeaten in its quest for back-to-back premierships, Hay scored eight goals in the first quarter.

A 37-point lead at the first break was 80 by half-time after the Lions scored 6.7 and kept Murrabit to nil in the second term.

Collis and Watson feasted on the Lions’ dominance in midfield and on-ball contests to kick seven and six goals in a 158-21 victory.

Other multiple goalkickers for Hay were Angus Gardiner, three; Kenneth Jubb and Jacob Watson, two.

There were no multiple goalkickers for Murrabit.

Best for Hay were William Collis, Jacob Watson, Jensen Hargreaves, Jack Cattanach, Brad Pocock and Jayden Kinces.

Ashton Wood, Tom and Sam Copland, Nathan O’Toole, Austin McKerrow and Archer McKnight worked hard for the Blues.

Wandella overturned an eight-point deficit at the start of the final term into a three-point victory at home against Macorna.

The Bombers and Tigers played a great match at Wandella.

Macorna led 26-17 at quarter-time before the Bombers fought back to win the second term, 24-18.

The Tigers led 10.6 to 8.10 going into the final term.

Inspired by the play of Logan Keighran, Darren Rushton and Adam McKenzie it was Wandella which scored 3.2 to 1.3 in the last.

At the final siren the Bombers led 78-75.

Logan Keighran kicked a match-high three goals for Wandella as Russell Rich, Darren Rushton and Laing Waddingham added two each.

The Tigers’ attack was led by Kody Gibson, Jordan Simpson, Chris Wilson and Xavier Wishart on two each.

Best for Wandella included Jack Radcliffe, Jarred Schlitz and Archer Lancaster.

Macorna’s best were Travis Mercadante, Lachlan Ritchie, Christian McCarthy, Reegan O’Rourke, Koby Gibson and Fergus Bear.

Ultima marked a 53-point win at home against Moulamein.

The Kangaroos led 29-20 at quarter-time and 51-38 by the long break.

After scoring 4.3 to 3.0 in the third, Ultima added 5.1 to nil in the final term.

Ryan Devereux, Darcy Farrell and Lincoln Frost all kicked three goals as Jake Foster added two in a 109-56 victory.

Moulamein’s attack was led by Hunter Hartland on four goals as as Dylan May chipped in with two.

Best for Ultima were Mitch Makepeace, Thomas Bull, Darcy Farrell, Jake Foster, Caillum Brady and Cameron Johnson.

Rodney Reeves, Heath Moloney, Cody Storm, Kaylem Hartley, Xander Hartland and Ethan Fitzpatrick played well for the Swans.

Golden Rivers senior footy ladder:

Hay 309 per cent, 24 points; Ultima 225, 20; Wandella 91, 12; Macorna 83, 8; Murrabit 46.9, 4; Moulamein 46.1, 4.

In next Saturday’s seventh round, Ultima is on home turf against Wandella.

The Kangaroos and Bombers clash starts at 2.25pm.

Macorna meets Murrabit in the match of the Tigers and Blues.

Moulamein takes on Hay Lions at Moulamein Recreation Reserve.

Leading goalkickers:

20 Justin Robinson, Wandella.

16 Declan Watson, Hay.

15 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

15 William Collis, Hay.

14 Tristan McIntosh, Macorna.

12 Jack Cattanach, Hay.

12 Adam Ward, Wandella.

11 Kenneth Jubb, Hay.

10 Lincoln Frost, Ultima.

10 Hunter Hartland, Moulamein.

9 Ely Miller, Moulamein.

9 Ricky Wild, Ultima.

8 Jack Shannahan, Murrabit.

8 Josh Walters, Macorna.

7 Jake Foster, Ultima.