After a crushing victory over Cobram on Saturday, the undefeated Cats have hit the top of the Murray Football League ladder.May 14, 2014 3:55am
Finley shot to the top of the Murray Football League ladder with a 131-point crushing of Cobram on Saturday.
The Cats, who are the competition’s only unbeaten side, led all day and did most of their damage in an eight-goal third term.
The game was played in dry conditions for the first half with misty rain in the last quarter making it difficult to score.
To the home side’s credit, the Tigers, who have been beaten by more than 100 points in each of their games this season, continually attacked the ball all day which made for a good contest.
Final score: Finley 21.17 (143) def. Cobram 1.6 (12).
The first quarter saw some ferocious attack on the ball from both sides, but Finley was able to kick 5.6, whereas Cobram was restricted to just one behind.
Cameron Robertson marked the first kick out of the centre from Ned Morrison and this saw Jess Koopman get on the end of it to score the first goal.
It was then Reid Crowe, Doug McLean, Mikka Littlejohn and James Kennedy who were leading the way for the Cats.
Although Cobram was making a contest of it, it was the Cats forwards that saw the visitors in front by 35 points at the first change.
The second term again saw the Cats apply scoreboard pressure on the Tigers.
They kicked another six goals, while keeping Cobram to a point, with Tom Doyle (two goals)providing a big target deep up forward.
Aidan Murphy-Riddell was doing a good job on 150-gamer John Lucas, while Levi Middleton and Ned Morrison asserted themselves on the contest.
Cobram’s young ruckman was showing plenty of promise both in the ruck and around the packs, but that did little to alter Finley’s 81-point buffer at the main break.
The third term saw Tim Robertson kick his fourth goal for the game, while Koopman became more involved along with Matt and Marcus Jackson.
Ollie Ford, Ben McKiev and Chris Harkins won plenty of the ball, and Cobram was also cheering after kicking its only goal for the game.
The last quarter was a bit of an arm wrestle with only two goals scored in misty rain.
Scoring was difficult but this didn’t detract from the endeavour displayed by both sides.
In the end the Finley recorded a comfortable victory in what was a good hit out in the wet.
It wasn’t all good news however, with Finley’s Reid Crowe set to front the league’s independent tribunal tonight after being reported for rough conduct against Nick Hoban.
The Cats play reigning premier Echuca United at Echuca this Saturday in what should be the match of the round.
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