Sale City have gone from strength to strength, remaining the only undefeated team on the NGFNL ladder after Round four, with Woodside losing to Churchill in the ANZAC Weekend clash on Saturday.
It could have gone either way in the first quarter, but a lack of structure across half forward made it difficult for the Magpies to score when they got the ball forward.
The Bulldogs capitalised on this taking a 15 point lead into the first break and kicked away in the second term, with eight goals to two, and from there never looked challenged.
Piling on 12 goals to three in the second half, Sale City cruised to a stunning 119-point victory.
“We’ve had a bit of a rough start to the year playing away, so were pleased to get 4 wins on the board. We never took this team lightly and we came here with a strong mindset to play 4 quarters of footy,” Sale City Coach David Piasente said.
The major goal kickers for Sale City included Jacob Schuback and Justin McLay with five apiece and Jacob Milham and Martin Mcdonough with three each.
The best players for Sale City were Josh Tollner, Schuback and Tom Wilson, while for Glengarry the best players were Leigh O’Mara, Andrew May and Zach Mangion.
The final score was Sale 23.21 (159) to Glengarry 6.4 (40).
Heyfield vs. Cowwarr
Cowwarr certainly wasn’t disgraced on the scoreboard, but still wasn’t good enough to overcome local rival Heyfield on Saturday.
In an arm wrestle that was closely fought all day, the Saints held the Kangaroos back to be within two points at half-time; but a seven-goal-to-four second half saw the Kangaroos nudge ahead and carve out a well earned 18 point victory.
The main goal kickers for Heyfield included James Beha (five) and Joel Dinsdale (two) while for Cowwarr Linden Brunt kicked five and Ben Plozza three.
The best players for Heyfield were Beha, Daniel Stevens and Andrew Lambie, while for Cowwarr the best players were Ben Coffey, Brett Grieve and Pat Tainsh.
Final score: Heyfield 13.3 (81) d. Cowwarr 9.9 (63)
Yarram v. Gormandale
After a few opening round jitters, the Demons are finding some mid-season form, while for Gormandale, the woes continue.
Yarram continued its charge up the leader board, notching up a solid 100 point plus victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
Corbin Sutherland kicked five to move to second on the goal kicking table and from there on the Demons were never challenged in an impressive 111-point victory.
In addition to Sutherland’s haul, Jack Moore, Jay McDonald 3, and Ryan Coulthard booted three apiece, while for Gormandale Jordan Sandy and Chris Potalej kicked two each.
The best players afield for Yarram were Dylan Rash, Jake Anderson, Chris Bruns, while for Gormandale the best players were Josh Kurrle, Toby Bye and Kodie Owen.
Final score: Yarram 25.16 (166) d. Gormandale 7.3 (55)
Woodside v. Churchill
It was almost as if the original 1914 ANZAC ghosts were whispering as Churchill kicked 19.14 on their way to a hard fought ANZAC Weekend victory over the Wildcats at Woodside on Saturday.
It was the first loss this season, and a reality check for the Cats.
They dug in deep, posting a respectable score, but were no match for the indomitable Churchill.
The major goal kickers Churchill included; Nic Campbell (eight), Brendan Holt (four) and Kurt Holt (two), while main goalkickers for Woodside included Rob Michaelides (six), Ryan Foat (four) and Cameron Whiteoak (two).
The best players for Churchill were Campbell, Lucas Towns and Chris Williams, while for Woodside the best players were Ben Johnson, Michaelides and Foat.
Final score: Woodside 16.15 (111) lt. Churchill 19.14 (128)
Rosedale v TTU
Rosedale rounded out round four with a thumping win against Traralgon-Tyers United on Anzac Day.
Brandon McDonald and Jack Tatterston led the charge with seven goals apiece, as the reigning premier ran away with the game after half-time.
The margin was an even four goals at the main break and the Blues extended their lead by just three points in the third term, before running riot in the final term to win by 94 points.
Dale Fleming was outstanding for the home side, but had plenty of help from Matt Royal and Sam Bristow, among many others.
Jay Neagle booted four and was among the Bombers’ best, along with Ricky Cochrane, Matt Stolarczyk and Brendan Chapman.
The win ensured Rosedale kept pace with Sale City at the top of the pile, with four wins from as many outings.
Final score: Rosedale 22.12 (144) to TTU 7.8 (50).
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