Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.LAURA HURLEY August 20, 2014 3:45am
Strathmerton seniors have secured their place in the next round of finals with a convincing win against Tocumwal on Saturday.
The Bulldogs stayed ahead at every turn, finishing 17.14
A goal in the first minute from Strathmerton’s Adrian Crestani set the Bulldogs firmly on the path to victory, however, the Bloods made sure the match was hard fought after last week’s loss to Strathmerton.
Strathmerton president Michael Stubberfield said the Dogs were confident following their victory last week, but also knew Tocumwal would come out hard to try and keep their finals campaign alive.
‘‘We knew that they would come out a lot harder,’’ Stubberfield said.
‘‘It was really competitive early, unlike last week, which was a bit of a non-event.
‘‘They put a lot of pressure on us.’’
The Bulldogs had a tenuous five-point lead at the first siren, however, Stubberfield said the team quickly found their form.
‘‘Once we had that room to run, it really played into our game style. It was a lot harder for the Bloods after that.’’
Stubberfield named Adam Graham as a key player in the match, who displayed great form in the ruck.
Crestani also proved to be an integral player for the Dogs, booting another five goals throughout the match.
Stubberfield said it was still a real effort.
‘‘We have a good spread of players across the field,’’ he said.
Strathmerton is facing off against Jerilderie this weekend, and with one-for-one victories against each other this season, Stubberfield said the Bulldogs were facing a challenge.
‘‘Jerilderie at Jerilderie is always hard. They’ve been a benchmark side in the league for the past couple of seasons,’’ he said.
Strathmerton’s reserves, thirds and fourths have all also made it into the next round of the finals.
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