PDL | Yarroweyah enjoys success over Jerilderie

Winding up: Tom Scott kicks the ball deep into attack. Photo: Keeley Letson

Last Saturday was a memorable day for the Yarroweyah Football Netballl Club.

The 2022 campaign has had its ups and down for the club but round 12 of the Picola District League action saw the Grasshoppers sing the club song in the reserves football for the first time this season.

A dominant nine-goal second-half performance saw Yarroweyah breeze to a comfortable 12.7 (79) to 1.8 (14) triumph at Jerilderie Recreation Reserve.

Tom Scott led from the front and booted four goals in a best-afield performance.

Scott has been a class operator for the Hoppers so far this season and he was instrumental at the weekend.

Dylan Langshaw chipped in with support, while Geoff Benson provided strong contribution.

Sticky mitts: Dylan Langshaw takes a strong grab. Photo: Keeley Letson

The Grasshoppers’ stellar day was capped off by wins in the 13-and-under and B-reserve netball.

Rennie’s Chase Strawhorn had a field day in the Grasshoppers’ win over Tocumwal on Saturday, booting a whopping eight goals to see his side to a clinical 15.5 (95) to 8.10 (58) win.

Wrapped up: Geoff Benson tackles his opponent. Photo: Keeley Letson

The Bloods’ sixth straight loss has the side slip to 12th on the Picola District Football League ladder.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Katamatite leapt into fifth after getting the job done over Berrigan, dumping the Saints from the top six.

Jedd Wright’s side secured a vital 13.16 (94) to 10.10 (70) win, with Wright’s brother Sam spearheading the Tigers’ scoring by booting six goals.

Ben Bray and Dion Gleeson were among Katamatite’s key contributors.

Strathmerton faced the bye round and take on ladder leader Tungamah this weekend.

With five rounds to go, things have started to heat up in Picola District Netball League.

Defend: Rebekah Jones in action during B-grade. Photo: Keeley Letson

Currently, three teams sit equal on 36 points at the top of the ladder, while four points separate fourth-placed Katamatite from ninth-placed Tocumwal.

This is sure to make for interesting viewing as the season draws closer to an end and Picola United’s result on Saturday went some way to blowing the league wide open.

United’s big, 48-32 win over Waaia at Waaia changed the face of the table, with the Bombers losing their chance of a four-point buffer and United joining the race for the top six.

Air battle: Ivey Powell jumps for the ball in 13-and-under. Photo: Keeley Letson

The win was an important one for United’s season, with the result lifting the Blues into seventh spot on the table, while Waaia now sits level on points with Tungamah and Strathmerton.

Elsewhere, Tocumwal managed a hard-fought 15-goal win over Rennie and Katunga beat Katandra by 13.

Strathmerton, Jerilderie and Katamatite had a week off.