BY NATHAN DOLE
MURRABIT has marked consecutive victories for the first time in this season’s senior footy action in the Golden Rivers FNL.
The Blues followed up the previous round’s win at home against Wandella by scoring a 16-point win on home turf in Saturday’s ninth round clash with Macorna.
Murrabit led 31-12 at quarter-time, but the Macorna Tigers fought back strongly to win the second term, 28-8.
The Blues unleashed their best footy this season in the third quarter as they slammed on 7.2 to 3.0 as Michael Crossett, Jono and Ed Aujard dominated.
Murrabit led by 25 points at a quarter to go.
The Tigers won the last, 11-2, but it was Murrabit which celebrated an 85-69 victory.
Gun forward Damian Cupido kicked a match-high five goals as Jono Aujard added two.
Murrabit’s attack was led by Chris Wilson, three; Wayne Mitrovic and Lachlan Ritchie on two each.
Best for the Blues included Dustin Blake, Nathan O’Toole and Damian Cupdio.
The Tigers’ best were Sam Whinfield, Lachlan Ritchie, Josh Walters, Chris Wilson, Xavier Wishart and Shaun Haffenden.
Ultima beat Moulamein in the battle of the league’s top two on Moulamein’s turf.
Scores were 19-all at quarter-time before Ultima slammed on 6.5 to 1.3 in the second.
Moulamein won the third term, 15-13, and a closely-fought final quarter went Ultima’s way, 26-23.
At the final siren Ultima led 99-66.
Multiple goalkickers for the Kangaroos were Darcy Farrell, four; Corey Grey, three; Jake Foster, Mitch Makepeace and Kyle Symons, two.
Moulamein’s attack was led by Daniel Aarsman and Josh Flight on two each.
Best for Ultima were Mitch Makepeace, Darcy Farrell, Kyle Symons, Jake Foster, Mitchell Seton-Stewart and Caillum Brady.
Amos Farrell, Corey Farrell, Heath Moloney, Ely Miller, Beau Duggan-Hulands and Blake Azzopardi played well for the Swans.
Superb play in the first and third quarters set up Hay’s win at home against Wandella.
The Lions led 28-1 at quarter-time, but Wandella fought back to win the second, 28-10.
In the third it was all Hay as it scored 6.4 to a point.
The Lions led by eight goals at three quarter-time before the Bombers lifted to score 5.2 to 1.3 in the final term.
At the final siren Hay led 87-62.
Declan Watson led the Lions’ attack on five goals as Fergus Cattanach and Will Clark added two each.
Wandella’s leading goalkickers were Shannon Burton and Michael Rowe on three apiece.
Best for Hay were Joel Crocker, Declan Watson, Dom Booth, Fergus Cattanach, Andrew Low and James Moran.
Adam Ward, Russell Rich, Shannon Burton, Declan Hogg, Jack Radcliffe and Jonty Taylor played well for Wandella.
Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:
Ultima 175 per cent, 36 points; Moulamein 119, 28; Hay 109, 20; Macorna 99, 12; Murrabit 59, 8; Wandella 71, 4.
In next Saturday’s round 10 action, Macorna is at home to play Hay.
Ultima is on home turf to tackle Murrabit.
Wandella hosts Moulamein.
33 Damian Cupodio, Murrabit.
24 Lachlan Ritchie, Macorna.
23 Andy Silva, Moulamein.
22 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.
17 Simon Bunyan, Hay.
16 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.
14 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.
14 Amos Farrell, Moulamein.
14 Troy Parker, Macorna.
13 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.
12 Josh Walters, Macorna.
12 Declan Watson, Hay.
11 Blake Azzopardi, Moulamein.
11 Michael Rowe, Wandella.
11 Kyle Symons, Ultima.
11 Chris Wilson, Macorna.
10 Jack Delmenico, Ultima.