GRFNL Round 7 Football Review


First-quarter blitz sets up Ultima’s win against Bombers

A SIX-GOAL blitz in the first quarter set up Ultima’s big win against Wandella in Saturday’s seventh round of senior footy in the Golden Rivers season.

Ultima was on home turf for the clash with the Bombers.

The Roos bounced away to score 6.8 in the first term as the visitors added two behinds.

A closely-fought second term went Ultima’s way, nine-four.

Gun forward Ryan Devereux capped off many off the Roos’ moves by kicking a match-high seven goals.

Ultima scored 9.7 to 4.4 in the second half to complete a 114-34 victory.

As Devereux led the attack he had great support from captain Jake Foster, four goals, and Kade Benfield, two.

Goalkickers for Wandella were Bailey Hamon, Logan Keighran, Kaine O’Connell and Adam Ward.

Ultima’s best were Tyler Makepeace, Jake Foster, Ryan Devereux, Matt Taverna, Bailey Codling and Thomas Bull.

Russell Rich, Logan Keighran, Jack Radcliffe, Adam McKenzie, Kaine O’Connell and Tim Robinson were best for the Bombers.

Hay’s hot run kept rolling on Moulamein’s turf.

The ladder-leading Lions led 27-10 at quarter-time and scored 3.7 to a point in the second.

Hay led 73-15 at a quarter to go, but Moulamein worked hard to outscore the reigning premier, 14-9, in the last term.

Tom Spence led Hay’s attack on three goals as Liam Whitbourne added two in the 82-29 victory.

Goalkickers for Moulamein were Heath Moloney, Lochlan Prentice and James White.

Hay’s best were co-captain Brad Pocock, Jensen Hargreaves, Jack Cattanach, Cooper Scott, Angus Gardiner and Tom McGufficke.

Moulamein’s best were Morgan Turvey, Andrew May, Heath Moloney, Rodney Reeves, William Gibson and Jayden Haeusler.

At Macorna the Tigers turned a 15-point deficit at quarter-time into a 16-point lead by half-time of the clash with Murrabit.

Macorna led the Blues by just 11 points going into the final term.

The Tigers then slammed on 6.2 to 1.1 in the last to record a 94-52 victory.

Tristan McIntosh starred in attack with five goals for Macorna as Xavier Wishart added four.

Murrabit’s leading goalkicker was James Harvey on two.

Best for Macorna were Reegan O’Rourke, Tristan McIntosh, Xavier Wishart, Jordan Simpson, Sam Whinfield and Kurt Forder.

Nathan O’Toole, Tobie Cameron, Tom Copland, Michael Grant, Ben Gillingham and Sam Copland played well for the Blues.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Hay 305 per cent, 28 points; Ultima 238, 24; Macorna 92, 12; Wandella 80, 12; Murrabit 48, 4; Moulamein 44, 4.

The Golden Rivers has a general bye on the King’s Birthday holiday weekend.

The season resumes on June 15 when clubs reach the halfway mark of the home-and-away series.

Round eight features Hay at home against Macorna in the battle of the Lions and Tigers.

Murrabit meets Ultima in the clash of the Blues and Kangaroos.

Wandella takes on Moulamein in the Bombers’ hanagar at Wandella Recreation Reserve.

Leading goalkickers:

22 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

20 Justin Robinson, Wandella.

19 Tristan McIntosh, Macorna.

17 Declan Watson, Hay.

15 William Collis, Hay.

13 Jack Cattanach, Hay.

13 Adam Ward, Wandella.

12 Kenneth Jubb, Hay.

11 Jake Foster, Ultima.

10 Lincoln Frost, Ultima.

10 Hunter Hartland, Moulamein.

10 Ricky Wild, Ultima.

9 Ely Miller, Moulamein.

8 Jack Shannahan, Murrabit.

8 Josh Walters, Macorna.