NCFL | Round 12 WRAP UP

Wedderburn dominates final quarter to beat Boort

WEDDERBURN fought from a 21-point deficit at the start of the final term to score an 11-point win at Boort in Saturday’s 12th round of senior footy in the Goldacres North Central Football League’s senior footy season.

The Magpies led 26-2 at quarter-time of the clash at Boort Park before the Redbacks scored 3.6 to 0.2 in the second to be within two points at half-time.

Boort blitzed in the third to open up a 21-point lead after it added 6.1 to 3.0.

The fightback by the Redbacks was led by Jordan Rosengren, Danny Benaim and Joe Lockhart as the red and black slammed on 5.3 to a point in the final term to complete a 77-66 victory.

Benaim and Rosengren led the Wedderburn attack on four goals each.

Boort’s leading goalkickers were Brodie Leonard-Shannon, four, and Ben Knight, three.

Best for the Sam Barnes-coached Redbacks included captain Corey Lowry, Jaran McKay and Tom Campbell.

Nathan Twigg, Keiren Wilson, Ben Knight, Sam Green, Nathan Murphy and Tom Potter were best for the Andy Hawker-coached Magpies.


Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers marked a 130-27 win on St Arnaud’s turf at Lord Nelson Park.

An evenly fought first term ended with the Tigers in front, 28-19.

From there it was SLN which dominated play as it added 15.12 to 1.2 across the next three quarters.

Billy McInnes led the Tigers’ attack on five goals as Will Simpson, four, and Wade Donnan, three, also did well in the forward 50m arc.

Best for the Tigers were Brody Weir, Will Simpson, Brodie Adcock, Ben Daniels, Austin Mertz and Ryan O’Sullivan.

Daniel Gifford, Kurtis Torney, Matthew Goode, Mitch Egan and Thomas Bertalli played well for the Saints.


Donald beat Wycheproof-Narraport, 143-56 at Donald.

The Royals’ attack was led by Leigh Burke and Brody Haddow, four goals; and Josh Potter, three.

Matthew Beckman kicked three goals for the Demons as Cody Green added two.

Donald’s best were ruck-rover Brody Haddow, Ryan Hards, Will Burke, Ryley Barrack, Sam Griffiths and Reece McNally.

Gedd Hommelhoff, Matthew Beckmans, Damien Horbury, Spencer Allan, Joe Kenny and Justin Bateson played well for the Demons.


The ladder-leading Birchip-Watchem had 56 scoring shots to one in the clash with Charlton at George Cartwright Oval in Birchip.

The Bulls charged to a 61-point lead by quarter-time after they scored 10.7 to 1.0.

Aaron Walklate kicked what would be Charlton’s only score for the contest.

The Bulls’ attack was led by Daniel Castellano, seven; Nathan Gordon, five; and Dylan Adkins, three.

Best for Birchip Watchem were Sam Simmons, Lochlan Sirett, Daniel Castellano, Elliot Jaeschke, Nathan Gordon and Marshall Rippon.

Jed Thompson, Rhys Thompson, Jackson Zagame, Patrick Soulsby, Aaron Walklate and Anthony Judd worked hard on a tough afternoon for Charlton.


North Central FL senior footy ladder:

Birchip Watchem 263 per cent, 44 points; Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 297, 40; Donald 264, 40; Wedderburn 113, 32; Boort 52, 16; Wycheproof-Narraport 69, 12; St Arnaud 38, 8; Charlton 27, 0.


In next Saturday’s play, Wycheproof-Narraport takes on Birchip Watchem in the Demons’ den at Wycheproof.

St Arnaud and Charlton clash at St Arnaud’s Lord Nelson Park.

Wedderburn faces Donald at Donaldson Park.

Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers meet Boort in the battle of the Tigers and Magpies at Sea Lake.


Leading goalkickers:

51 Billy McInnes, SLN.

37 Daniel Castellano, BW.

35 Will Sheahan, BW.

32 Blake Grant, D.

27 Will Simpson, SLN.

26 Tom  Campbell, W’burn; Jordan Rosengren, W’burn.

23 Leigh Burke, D; Justin Ellis, SLN; Cody Green, WN.

20 Danny Benaim, W’burn; Brody Haddow, D; Brodie Leonard-Shannon, B.

17 Trent Donnan, SLN; Elliot Jaeschke, BW.

16 Dylan Adkins, BW.


Written by Nathan Dole.