By Jeremy Richards
Yarram showed they are the ‘New kids on the block,’ moving into second place on the AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League ladder, after defeating Traralgon-Tyers United convincingly in round six.
Rosedale and Woodside were both defeated comprehensively, while Churchill had a comfortable win.
All four teams remain locked on four wins and two losses as the battle for the top five heats up, with undefeated Sale City two games clear at the top of the table on six wins.
Churchill v. Rosedale
Churchill got the jump early in the first quarter on a somewhat undermanned Rosedale, and never looked like losing from there on. The Cougars led by a comfortable margin all day and were never challenged with Allan Chandler, Brendan Holt and Chris Williams all contributing up forward in a purposeful, combined effort.
The major goal kickers for Churchill included Chandler with five and Holt and Williams with three apiece, while for Rosedale Jack Tatterson kicked five and Brandon McDonald kicked three.
The best players for Churchill were Nicholas Celima, Jordan Fenech and Joseph Whykes, while for Rosedale, the best players were McDonald, Tatterson and Jake Suter.
Final score: Churchill 17.12 (114) d. Rosedale 11.13 (79)
Sale City v. Woodside
It must have been Fred’s wedding because Woodside didn’t even turn up to play against Sale City on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were never challenged in the 141-point drubbing, with Brandon Jackson and Jacob Schuback both kicking four.
Best players for City were Schuback, Josh Tollner and Brendon Rathnow.
Final score: Sale City 22.25 (157) d Woodside 2.4 (16)
Glengarry v. Heyfield
It wasn’t the most convincing of wins for Heyfield, but the Kangaroos got the points and that’s all that really matters.
The regular premiership contenders have been a bit hot and cold in 2016, but they did enough to defeat Glengarry by 34 points.
There were some good signs from the ninth placed, re-building Magpies as well, demonstrating they can kick a decent score against a quality team.
The major goal kickers for Heyfield included Jesse Jackway and Joel Dinsdale with three each, and James Beha, Shaun Humphreys, and Kodie Woodland each with two.
For Glengarry, Shae Duncan and Leigh O’Mara both kicked three.
The best players for Heyfield were Woodland, Humphreys and Dinsdale, while for Glengarry, O’Mara, Michael Diaz and Layne Hetherton were best on ground
Final score: Heyfield 16.12 (108) d. Glengarry 11.8 (74)
TTU v. Yarram
Yarram moved up to second place on the AGL Loy Yang NGFNL ladder, defeating Traralgon-Tyers United in convincing style.
The Demons led by 10 goals at half-time and were never challenged.
Corbin Sutherland’s eight-goal haul places him six clear at the top of the goal kicking charts on 35.
It was the Bombers’ fifth loss for the season.
The major goal kickers for Yarram included Sutherland (eight), Liam Farley and Dylan Rash with three each.
The major goal kickers for TTU were Jack Salan and Jay Neagle with two each.
The best players for Yarram were Chris Bruns, Jay McDonald and Sutherland, while for TTU the best players were Guy Sinclair, Rhys Martin and Ricky Cochrane.
Final score: Yarram 22.13 (145) d. Traralgon Tyers United 9.4 (58)
Gormandale v. Cowwarr
It was a big turnaround for the Saints this week, breaking the mystical 200-point barrier on their way to a 90-point win over Gormandale.
In a high scoring shootout, the Saints kicked 10 in the third quarter to blow the game apart.
Linden Brunt starred up forward for the Saints with 11 goals.
Other major goal kickers for Cowwarr were Brad McBride with six, and Kyle Stamers with four.
The major goalkickers for Gormandale included Jordan Sandy with six, and Chris Potalej with five.
The best players for Cowwarr were Pat Tainsh, Brunt and Vincent O’Mara, while for Gormandale, the best players were Luke Hegarty, Josh Kurrle and Jaryd Gilroy.
Final score: Cowwarr 31.19 (205) d. Gormandale 17.13 (115)
NGFNL A-GRADE NETBALL
Woodside and Rosedale are the only two undefeated teams after round six of the AGL Loy Yang NGFNL A-grade Netball competition.
Rosedale hung on to defeat Churchill by four goals, 47-43, while Woodside had a more convincing win over Sale City, winning by 16 goals, 49-33.
The wins put the Cats and the Blues two games clear of their nearest rivals, Glengarry, which sits in third place after being defeated by Heyfield, 60-54, with Churchill and Sale City rounding out the top five.
The lower four sides played one another on Saturday, with Yarram notching up its first win of the season over TTU, 47-33, while over at Gormandale, the Tigers won their first of the season, defeating Cowwarr 46-40.
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