NCFL Round 3 Review | Scores all tied up at Boort Park


SCORES were locked on 82-all when the siren sounded to end Saturday’s third round clash between Boort and Wycheproof-Narraport in the Goldacres North Central Football League’s senior footy action.

The Boort Magpies turned a 13-point deficit into a two-goal lead at a quarter to play on their turf at Boort Park.

It was the Demons who capitalised on their attacking moves in the last to add 3.1 to 1.1 for an 82-all result.

Boort’s line-up included 2016 Western Bulldogs premiership player Shane Biggs who kicked two goals.

Other multiple goalkickers for the Dale Cameron-coached coached Magpies were Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Frasier Holland and Jesse Muscatello.

The classy Cody Green kicked four goals for Wycheproof-Narraport as Rick Allan and Kody Hommelhoff added two each.

Boort’s best were on-baller Matt Chisari, co-captains Keiren Wilson and Jack Smith, Alex Davis, Jesse Muscatello and Jarrod Starr.

Spencer Allan, Dane McLennan, Koby Hommelhoff, Joe Kenny, Damien Horbury and Josh Walsh played well for the Boe Bish-coached Demons.

Donald was too strong for Wedderburn on the Redbacks’ turf at Wedderburn’s Donaldson Park.

The Royals led 21-7 at quarter-time and 55-32 by the main break.

It was a closely-fought third term which Donald won, 20-19.

Led by the play of Sam Dunstan, Ryan Hards and Chris Lynch, Donald marked an 82-61 victory.

The in-form Sam Dunstan was superb as he kicked seven goals for the Royals and Dyson Bell-Warren added two.

Wedderburn coach Sam Barnes kicked a team-high four goals and Tom Campbell chipped in with two.

Best for the Rohan Brown-coached Donald included Will Burke, Ryley Barrack and Jesse Wallin.

Joe Lockhart, Jordan Rosengren, Luke Brown, Darcy Jackson, Jayden Jones and Corey Lowry worked hard for the Redbacks.

Birchip-Watchem dominated the first half of its clash with Charlton at George Cartwright Oval in Birchip.

The Trevor Ryan-coached Bulls charged to a 64-nil lead by quarter-time.

By half-time the margin was 86 points after the Bulls scored 5.1 to 1.3 in the second term.

Charlton could do little to stop Birchip-Watchem’s dominance at stoppages and through midfield.

The Bulls scored eight goals in the third and five in the last to complete a 177-29 victory.

Ben Edwards was brilliant as he booted 11 goals for Birchip-Watchem.

Other multiple goalkickres were Daniel Castellano and Ben Rippon, four; Nathan Gordon, three; and Ben Christodoulou, two.

The Navies’ goalkickers were Kris Clifford, Jaydon Cowling, Mason Heenan and Aaron Walklate.

Birchip Watchem’s best were Ben Edwards, Nicholas Rippon, Jos Builder, Dale Hinkley, William Marks and Nathan Gordon.

Patrick Soulsby, Jed Carey, Riely Thiesz, Jed Thompson, Chris Gavaghan and Mason Heenan were best for the Andy Nisbet-coached Charlton.

Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers kept St Arnaud goalless across the opening three quarters at Sea Lake.

Gun recruit Josh Jenkins brought his 149-games experience from Adelaide Crows and Geelong to the Tigers and kicked a match-high five goals.

Tigers’ co-coach Billy McInnes booted four and Max Cahoon chipped in with two in the 124-14 result.

It was a tough hit-out for the Saints who goaled through Bailey Durward.

Best for Sea Lake Nandaly were Trent Donnan, ruckman Ryan O’Sullivan, Max Cahoon, Austin Mertz, Josh Jenkins and Thomas Cox.

Harley Durward, Thomas Bertalli, Nick Birthisel, Jake Hicks, Mitch Birthisel and Jacob Tillig were best for the A.J. Bourke-coached Saints.

Nullawil had the bye.

Goldacres North Central FL senior footy ladder:

Sea Lake Nandaly 222 per cent, 12 points; Wycheproof-Narraport 10, 128; Nullawil 345, 8; Boort 132, 6; Birchip-Watchem 152, 4; Donald 107, 4; Weddeburn 104, 4; Charlton 27, 0; St Arnaud 13, 0.

Leaders in the senior goalkicking race:

21 Ben Edwards, BW.

11 Sam Barnes, W.

10 Sam Dunstan, D; Gedd Hommelhoff, WN.

9 Tom Campbell, W; Mitch Farmer, N; Cody Green, WN; Billy McInnes, SLN.

7 Adam Thomson, N.

6 Rick Allan, WN; Frasier Holland, B.

Highlight of next Saturday’s fourth round will be Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers on home turf at Sea Lake Oval to play NCFL newcomer, Nullawil.

Wycheproof-Narraport is back at Wycheproof to take on Birchip-Watchem.

It’s the Navies against the Saints as Charlton tackles St Arnaud at Charlton Park.

Donald and Boort do battle on the Royals’ turf at Donald Recreation Reserve.

Wedderburn has the bye.