By Jeremy Richards
Gormandale has recorded the most stunning upset of the AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League season, handing reigning premier Rosedale its first defeat of the campaign.
The winless Tigers staged a remarkable upset, defeating second placed Rosedale at Gormandale Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Despite a five-goal-to-one-behind final quarter charge from the Blues, the Tigers hung on in a nail-biting finish to claim victory by 10 points.
The Tigers led by 14 at half-time, and eight goals to three in the third quarter set up the win for Gormandale.
The Blues were without several key players, including skipper Dale Fleming, but take nothing away from the performance of the home side, which led at every change and booted eight goals to three in the third term.
Jordan Sandy finished with eight goals for the Tigers, but wasn’t even named in the best, so impressive were the efforts of the likes of Jarryd Garlick, Toby Bye and Daniel Domaille.
Ajith Achiek and Brandon McDonald kicked four each for Rosedale, which was best served by Jack Tatterson, Brad Scott and Lachi Langmaid.
Final score: Gormandale 18.10 (118) d. Rosedale 14.24 (108)
Heyfield v Sale City
Sale City asserted its dominance at the top of the AGL Loy Yang NGFNL ladder with a disciplined win over Heyfield.
Sale City has gone from strength to strength, proving they are the team to beat in a comprehensive 51-point victory over Heyfield.
Jacob Schuback was impressive up forward for the Dogs, booting six goals.
In predictable form, the Bulldogs never really looked challenged throughout the match, running out comfortable winners.
Best players for Sale City were Schuback, Tom Bowman and Ben Chivers, while the best players for Heyfield were Kodie Woodland, James Beha (three goals), Daniel Stevens and Jack Woodland.
Final score: Sale City 16.11 (107) d. Heyfield 8.8 (56)
TTU v. Woodside
Woodside continued its impressive 2016 campaign with a comfortable 42-point victory over TTU.
The Cats sit comfortably in third position on the ladder, with four wins and one loss.
Woodside led from start to finish and never looked challenged, but took its foot off the accelerator in the last quarter, managing only six behinds, which was a slight blemish on an otherwise disciplined performance.
The major goal kickers for Woodside included Mathew Nelson with four, and Ryan Foat and Cameron Whiteoak with three each.
Jay Neagle kicked kicked for TTU.
The best players for Woodside were Whiteoak, Aidan Fitzgerald and Dylan McLachlan, while for TTU the best players were Matthew Albanese, Ricky Cochrane and Lachlan Pollard.
Final score: Woodside 16.16. (112) d. TTU 10.10. (70)
Churchill v. Glengarry
Churchill is shaping up as the quiet achiever of 2016, posting another resolute win to take them to three wins and two losses on the table after round five.
After a closely fought first quarter, the Cougars kicked away in the second with eight goals to four, setting up the win.
Nic Campbell was a stalwart up forward for the Cougars with seven goals.
The re-building Magpies showed they have some kicking power, nailing 13 for the day, but it wasn’t enough; Churchill easily accounting for the Magpies by 45 points.
The major goal kickers for Churchill included Campbell (seven) and Allan Chandler (four) while for Glengarry Dylan De Hommel kicked three.
The best players for Churchill were Chris Williams, Joe Whykes and Lucas Towns, while for Glengarry the best players were Michael Diaz, Leigh O’Mara and Jason Ford.
Final score: Churchill 20.14 (134) d. Glengarry 13.11 (89)
Cowwarr v. Yarram
Cowwarr snatched a thrashing from the jaws of victory, while Yarram continued its charge up the AGL Loy Yang NGFNL leader board, after posting a 52-point victory over Cowwarr on Saturday.
In a game that could have gone either way, the Demons held onto a two-point lead at three-quarter-time.
However, a 10-goal-to-two flurry in the final quarter saw the Demons tear the game apart to win by 52.
Corbin Sutherland starred for the Demons with 10 goals, with Michael Lush (four), and Griffin Underwood (three) also among the goals for the visitors.
Brad McBride and Kyle Stamers kicked each and Ben Plozza three for the Saints.
The best players for Yarram were Jay McDonald, Griffin Underwood and Corbin Sutherland, while for Cowwarr the best players were McBride, Pat Tainsh and Kurt Henderson.
Final score: Yarram 20.17 (137) d. Cowwarr 13.7 (85)
Woodside and Rosedale are the only two undefeated teams in the NGFNL A-grade Netball, after Glengarry was defeated by Churchill 58 goals to 36 on Saturday.
Woodside made easy work of TTU, winning 59 goals to 31, while in a thrilling finish, Rosedale defeated Gormandale by four goals, 49 to 44.
Heyfield managed to hold off a determined Sale City by seven goals out at Nambrok – the Kangaroos nailed 41 goals to the Bulldog’s 34 – and Cowwarr had a good win over Yarram; the Saints defeating the Demons 44 goals to 32.
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