NCFL | Round 14 WRAP UP

Donald reigns supreme against Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers

DONALD’S brilliant opening quarter set up a 21-point victory against Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers in Saturday’s 14th round of senior footy in the Goldacres North Central Football League season.

The Royals led 27-1 at the first break of the clash at Donald.

Sea Lake Nandaly struck back to win the second, 18-1, before both teams added 14 points in the crucial third term.

It was Donald which finished the stronger, 28-21 in the last to claim a 75-54 victory.

Royals’ captain Ross Young kicked three goals as the experienced Leigh Burke added two.

The Tigers’ attack was led by captain Matt Elliott and Justin Ellis on two.

Donald’s best were Ryley Barrack, Ryan Hards, Josh Potter, James Wall, Sam Griffiths and Brody Haddow.

The Tigers’ best were Trent Donnan, Ryan O’Sullivan, Ben Daniels, Luke Martin, Justin Ellis and Thomas Cox.


Boort clung on for a one-point win against St Arnaud at Boort Park.

The Magpies led 19-7 at quarter-time, but it was the Torin Petrie-coached Saints who had charged to a 27-20 lead by half-time.

Boort struck back to win the third term, 26-14.

Although St Arnaud outscored the Magpies, 21-17 in the final quarter, it was a 63-62 victory for the Andy Hawker-coached Boort.

Brodie Leonard-Shannon kicked three goals and Cody Gunn added two majors for the Magpies.

The Saints’ leading goalkickers were Jack and Jacob Tillig on two each.

Boort’s best were Jesse Muscatello, Levi Moss, Tom Potter, Sam Green, Nathan Twigg and James Wilson.

Kurtis Torney, Daniel Gifford, Jack Tillig, Matthew Goode, Thomas Bertalli and Will Jackson played well for the Saints.


Wycheproof-Narraport marked a 25-point victory at Charlton Park.

The Demons led 43-15 at half-time and then fired up to score 5.2 to 3.0 in the third term.

Charlton hit back to win the last quarter, 31-14, but it was the Boe Bish-coached Demons who enjoyed the 89-64 result.

Cody Green led the Demons’ attack on four goals as Matthew Beckmans and Gedd Hommelhoff chipped in with two majors.

Jackson Zagame booted two goals for Charlton.

Best for the Demons were Spencer and Rick Allan, Matthew Beckmans, Jack McHutchison, Gedd Hommelhoff and Cody Green.

Aaron Walklate, Rhys and Jed Thompson, Mason Heenan, Jackson Zagame and Bailey Kemp worked hard for the Navies.


Birchip Watchem charged to a 10-goal win against Wedderburn at Birchip’s George Cartwright Oval.

The Bulls led 53-27 at half-time and then charged to a 50-point lead by the final change after they slammed on 5.1 to 1.1 in term three.

At the final siren, Birchip Watchem led 100 to 40.

Seven goals by Nathan Gordon earned best on ground honours as Will Sheahan kicked three goals for the Bulls.

Wedderburn had six goalkickers.

Best for Birchip-Watchem included Dylan Adkins, Jacob Christie, Elliot Jaecschke, Lachlan Ryan and Sam Simmons.

Hamish Winter-Irving, Tim Leahy, Sam Lockhart, Isaac Holt, Jayden Jones and Joe Lockhart were the Redbacks’ best.


North Central FL senior footy ladder:

Birchip Watchem 258 per cent, 52 points; Donald 241, 48; Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 286, 44; Wedderburn 103, 32; Boort 49, 20; Wycheproof-Narraport 71, 16; St Arnaud 44, 12; Charlton 29, 0.


Leaders in the goalkicking race:

53 Billy McInnes, SLN.

39 Daniel Castellano, BW; Will Sheahan, BW.

34 Will Simpson, SLN.

33 Tom Campbell, W’burn; Blake Grant, D.

29 Justin Ellis, SLN.

27 Cody Green, WN; Jordan Rosengren, W’burn.

25 Leigh Burke, D.

24 Josh Potter, D.

23 Nathan Gordon, BW; Brody Haddow, D; Brodie Leonard-Shannon, B.

21 Danny Benaim, W’burn.

20 Matt Elliott, SLN.


It’s first against third when Birchip Watchem meets Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers in next Saturday’s round 15 action at George Cartwright Oval in Birchip.

Charlton takes on Wedderburn at Charlton Park.

The Demons from Wycheproof Narraport play the St Arnaud Saints at Wycheproof.

Donald is on home turf to face Boort.


Written by Nathan Dole.