Wedderburn wins hard-fought contest at Boort

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WEDDERBURN scored a four-goal victory at Boort in Saturday’s resumption to the Goldacres North Central Football League’s senior footy action.

The Redbacks faced a Boort line-up desperate for victory in the 14th round to stay in touch with the top four.

Wedderburn led 16-6 at quarter-time and held a 20-point buffer by the long break.

In a match where defences were on top for a lot of the game, Wedderburn scored 3.4 and kept Boort to just two goals in the crucial third quarter.

Led by the play of Corey Lowry, Jordan Rosengren, Joseph Lockhart and Louis Holt, Wedderburn marked a 65-41 victory.

Tom Campbell, Ben DeAraugo and Jordan Rosengren led the Redbacks attack on two goals each.

James Falconer and Levi Roberts-Moss added two goals apiece for the Magpies.

The consistent Jackson Guan and Hamish Winter-Irving were among Wedderburn’s best.

Keiren Wilson, Matt Chisari, Jesse Muscatello, Alex Davis, Roberts-Smith and Jack Smith played well for Boort.

Birchip Watchem dominated the second half of the match on Charlton’s turf at Charlton Park.

The Bulls led 37-27 at half-time and surged to a 29-point lead at a quarter to go.

Birchip Watchem slammed on 6.5 and held the Navies to just two points in the last term to win 110 to 42.

Pat Sheahan kicked five goals and Daniel Castellano added four majors for the Bulls.

Charlton’s only multiple goalkicker was Joseph McGrath on three.

Will Sheahan, Clayton Hinkley, Stefan Pye, Brady Hore, Castellano and Patrick Hogan were the Bulls’ best.

Luke Mulquiny, Joseph Tormey, Jordan Collins, Angus McKenzie, Rhys Thompson and Thomas Finlay played well for Charlton.

The in-form Brendan Goss kicked six goals in Donald’s victory at home against St Arnaud.

The Royals led 14-9 at quarter-time and slammed on 5.8 to nil in the second quarter.

Donald’s attack at the contest did not let up as it scored nine goals in the third term on the way to a 130-52 victory.

The Saints worked hard to add five goals in the final term.

Donald’s attack was led by Goss, six; Jordan Bath and Leigh Burke on three apiece.

Tom Douglas kicked three goals for St Arnaud as Dillon Baldock chipped in with two.

The classy Ross Young was best afield as Josh Potter, Rian McGough, Goss, Michael Foster and James Wall were among Donald’s best.

Mitch Birthisel, Jason Rogers, Brad Organ, Lachlan McQuilken, Mitch Egan and Matt Goode played well for the Saints.

Wycheproof Narraport forfeited the match to Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers at Sea Lake Community Centre.

North Central Football League senior ladder:

Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 306 per cent, 36 points; Wedderburn 150, 34; Birchip Watchem 199, 32; Donald 125, 22; Boort 64, 12; Charlton 60, 12; St Arnaud 52, 8; Wycheproof Narraport 43, 4.

Leading goalkickers:

28 Daniel Castellano, BW; Billy McInnes, SLN; 23 Brendan Goss, D; 20 Will Holt, W; 19 Wade Donnan, SLN; Cody Gunn, B; Joseph McGrath, C; 18 Angus Grant, SA; 17 Tom Campbell, W; Will Sheahan, BW; Rhys Thompson, C; 16 Braeden Deary, B; 14 Ben DeAraugo, W; Will Simpson, SLN.

In next Saturday’s 15th round, Wedderburn takes on Donald at Donaldson Park in Wedderburn.

St Arnaud tackles Birchip Watchem on the Saints’ turf at Lord Nelson Park.

Sea Lake Nandaly plays Boort at Sea Lake.

Wycheproof Narraport hosts Charlton at Wycheproof Recreation Reserve.

 

Written by Nathan Dole.

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