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Eight straight for Bulldogs

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July 05, 2017

Katamatite's Joe Wilkie puts pressure on his Rennie opponent.

Strathmerton won its eighth straight game in the Picola District Football League, while Picola, Tocumwal and Mathoura also claimed four points in the north-west division.

Third-placed Strathmerton closed the gap on Blighty in second with a 15-point win.

The Bulldogs kept the Redeyes goalless in the first term, before extending their lead to 33 points at half-time.

Jed Brain led the hosts’ fightback with four second-half goals, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs had seven individual goal-kickers.

The win drew Strathmerton equal with Blighty on 36 points, with the final score 10.17(77) to 9.8(62).

Mikal Bloom and Tyron Hill kicked half of the Bulldogs’ 10 goals on Saturday, while Salvatore Grillo, Adrian Crestani, Tristan Lee Madgwick, Daniel Ellis and Max Canfield all chipped in with one major.

Lenard Clarke was the Redeyes’ best performer alongside Thomas Draffin, Matt O’Connor and Sam Singleton.

Playing coach Sean Logie led Tocumwal to a 31-point victory against Jerilderie.

Logie booted nine goals as the competition’s fourth-placed side prevailed 16.10(106) to 11.9(75).

The Bloods were challenged at three-quarter-time with the visitors getting within 20 points, but Logie’s men skipped away.

Brad Parker (three goals), Stephen Marshall (three) and James Browning (two) were prolific for the Demons, as they kicked their fourth highest score this season.

Mathoura snared its second win of the season after doing the double against winless Yarroweyah.

Darcy Robinson bagged three goals for the winners, while Martin Retallick, Scott Betson and Bailey Maconachie each kicked two.

Andrew Jones kicked three goals and was named the best for Yarroweyah, while Jack Keogh and Dougal McKindlay were standouts for the Timbercutters.

This week, Strathy will play Yarroweyah and aim to strengthen their spot on the ladder.

South-east division

Katamatite struggled in Saturday’s Picola District Football League south-east game against Rennie, on a day when Shepparton East and Waaia were also victorious.

Brodie McDonald led the scoring for the Tigers with four goals as Katamatite conceded an 84-point loss to Rennie.

Craig Ednie’s side kicked seven first-quarter goals with Nick O’Bryan (four), Gareth Oughton (three) and Ed Bayles (three) kicking 11 between them.

Tigers Tory Morris and Patrick Riordan fought hard for the hosts.

The Tigers have conceded 1486 points, 244 more than any other team, and on average their opponent kicks 20 goals a game.

Katamatite remains in seventh position, while Rennie, which sits in third, is near certain to cap its resurgence with a finals appearance.

This weekend there is a bye in the PDFL south-east competition.

—with Adem Barolli

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