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Hoppers go down with a fight

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June 07, 2017

Yarroweyah was no match for the Picola and District Football League’s north-west division reigning premiers on Saturday.

Yarroweyah was no match for the Picola and District Football League’s north-west division reigning premiers on Saturday.

Picola United came to town riding a 15-match winning streak and wasted no time dismantling its less experienced opponent, racing to take a 90-point lead by half-time.

The Hoppers didn’t let the scoreline get to them and kept fighting, taking control of the game through stages in the third quarter.

But United showed its power and continued the thrashing in the last quarter, racing away to take a 25.17(167) to 5.0(30) win.

For Yarroweyah, Geoff Benson kicked two goals as did Daniel Rushby, Andrew Jones contributing the final major.

Jones was named among the Hoppers’ best along with Paul Massingham, Beau Quinane, Benson, Mitchell Macheda and Lincoln Humphries.

●A strong start has seen Strathmerton come away as 51-point victors.

The Bulldogs downed Berrigan 11.14(80) to 4.5(29) at Strathmerton on Saturday, making light work of the team situated just below them on the ladder in fourth.

●Tocumwal honoured Scott Baldwin in his club record-breaking 386th senior game on Saturday with a two-point win over Deniliquin Rovers.

The biggest margin was at quarter-time with the Rovers in front by 16 points after a goal-less first term for the Bloods, and the margin never got within more than two points at half and three-quarter-time.

Tocumwal led by one point at half-time after kicking five straight in the second term, the Rovers wasteful in front of goals converting just one of eight scoring shots.

South-east division

Tungamah remains second on the ladder after a 54-point hiding of Katandra on Saturday.

Ash Saunders kicked another eight goals to climb his way to third position on the league’s goal scorers with Matthew Clarke playing out one of his best games to be named as the side’s biggest contributor.

The Bears kept the Cats goal-less in the first term, letting through four behinds, and were accurate in front of goals to kick seven straight.

They let their lead slip in the second quarter, Katandra within three goals at half-time, but surged ahead in the second half to win 19.4(118) to 9.10(64).

●Katamatite endured its sixth straight loss going down to Waaia 5.3(33) to 25.15(165).

Mark Mills and Jedd Wright scored four goals between them in the Bombers dominating performance on their home ground.

Next week

Strathmerton heads to Jerilderie looking for a win to potentially leap frog into second place, currently sitting four points behind Blighty but higher on percentage.

Yarroweyah is in search of its first win, but will have a tough ask away against Blighty who have been dominant so far this season only facing the one loss to reigning premiers Picola United.

Katamatite could be looking at its second win for the year coming up against a winless Katandra at home.

—Jess Gledhill.

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