James boots six majors as Bulldogs put bite on Deni

May 11, 2017

Tocumwal senior player David Farrell celebrated his 250th club match on the weekend. Although the Bloods got within five points at three quarter time, Picola were too strong in the end.

Tocumwal foward Dylan Flanagan celebrated his 50th club match on the weekend.

Power forward Lee James booted six goals to seal Strathmerton’s emphatic win over Deni Rovers in the Picola District’s north-west competition.

Daniel Ellis and Mikal Bloom chipped in with three majors, taking the final tally to 17.9(111) to the Rovers’ 6.5(41).

The Bulldogs kept Deni to only one goal in the third quarter while kicking five of their own.

The final quarter saw them score another six to Deni’s two after the match began low-scoring in the first term.

Brock Palmer ran rampant in the midfield, supported by Lewis O’Sullivan, Matt O’Kane, Mikal Bloom, Tyron Hill and James Daniel who also put in strong performances.

An undermanned and understrength Yarroweyah copped a hiding for the second time in a row, with Berrigan taking a 175-point win.

The Saints kept the Hoppers to just two goals, who were fighting tooth and nail to stay in the match.

In a disappointing day for the Hoppers, Harley Constable, Nathan Congram, Logan Mackenna, Nicholas Macheda, Riley Baxter and Ben Soule were all standouts.

●Katamatite also posted a loss after facing a strong Rennie team, which is currently sitting second on the south-east division ladder.

Mark Mills scored four majors for the Tigers, supported by strong performances from Patrick Riordan, Nick Clurey, Jayson Bigg, Chris Morris and Brad Robinson.

The Grasshoppers kept Katamatite scoreless in the second term, before booting 11 goals in the second half to take the honours 19.15(129) to 6.7(43).

●Next round: After the interleague bye this weekend, Strathmerton will travel to Mathoura, who will be refreshed after two weeks off; Yarroweyah will be looking to regroup for a competitive match against fellow cellar-dweller Jerilderie; and Katamatite will be at home to Katunga.

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