Double delight

June 02, 2017

Caught: Nathan Hartley tackles his opponent with teammate Daniel Clarke looking on.

In control: Jonno Grant looks to hand pass.

Winner: Cobram's Nic Hoban gains the ball over his opponent.

Barooga continued its domination in the Murray Football League on Saturday, posting an emphatic 115-point victory.

Taking on Congupna at Barooga Recreation Reserve, the Hawks flew high all game, with the Road barely getting a look in in front of goals.

Matt Demaio booted seven majors to be named as one of the side’s best on the day, along with Cam Scandral, Cal Leighton-Daly, Tom Wilkinson, Lachlan Brown and Jack O’Callaghan.

Spiro Vourgaslis was also a strong ball-winner in front of goals, slotting four goals.

Wilkinson, Tyrone Downie, Matt Jackson and Ben Ryan chipped in with two each to help their side to a 25-goal haul at the final siren.

The Hawks kicked seven in the first and continued their dominance in the second quarter with another nine.

After the main break, they scored another nine in the final half, although there were some inconsistencies in front of the goals, also recording 16 points.

Barooga limited the Road to just two majors in both the first and third quarters, three in the second and one goal in the final.

●Cobram secured its third win of the season over the Deni Rams in Deni on Saturday, taking the honours by 43 points from a disappointed home side.

After a fierce start to the game, the Rams dropped off late in the second term and early in the third, with the Tigers piling on six goals to bridge a gap.

For the Tigers it was Dan Fitzpatrick who was best, supported well by Tyron Baden (three goals), Scott Spencer, Ben Ryan, Nathan Hartley and Jordan Crestani.

The Tigers took control of the game at the midway mark of the second term with tough onballer Jake Cavallaro going down, the visitors turning a one-point margin into a 27-point lead by the main break.

Two goals to start the second half saw Cobram extend its lead to 40 points before the Rams replied with one of their own.

Cobram sunk any hopes of a comeback early in the last term, piling on six goals to four.

●This week, Barooga hosts Deni Rams and will be looking to post another win, with the Rams fresh from a loss to Cobram.

The Tigers are also at home, looking to make it two from two when they host a struggling Finley, who are yet to win a game.

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