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Jerilderie back on winners' list

The top-of-the-table Demons defeated Tocumwal on Saturday, making up for their shock loss to Strathmerton the last time they took the field.

July 9, 2014 3:55am

Dylan May flies up for a mark.

Jerilderie got back on the winners’ list with a 16-point victory against Tocumwal on Saturday.

It was a slow start for the Demons in very cold conditions at Tocumwal, with the Bloods holding a 20-point lead after the first quarter.

But the Demons didn’t panic, fighting back in the second by controlling the footy and adding eight goals to the scoreboard.

They went into the main break 19 points up.

It was a great third term for the Dees, holding off a determined Tocumwal attack, while the final quarter saw the Demons fight it out for a strong win.

Best: Tom Bryce, Andrewy May, Josh Hillary, James Gilligan, Blair Henery, Allan Bond; Goals: Aaron Purcell 7, Daniel Bryce 2, Paul Evans 1, Josh Hillary 1, Henery 1, James Gregory 1, Dylan May 1, Jarrod Hillary 1, Josh Bode 1.

Jerilderie’s reserves scored a comfortable 11.12 (78) to 4.1 (25) victory.

The Dees hit the ground running and, after a three-goals-to-one first quarter, were never headed.

The kept the visitors scoreless in the second term and the margin would have been much greater except for some inaccurate kicking.

After the long break, the Demons kicking for goal improved, further extending their lead. Everyone kept the pressure on for the last term, with the side running by 53-point winners.

Best: Chis May, Lachlan Watson, Rob Arnold, Marc Shaw, Stephen Marshall, Cory Thomas; Goals: Marshall 4, May 2, Luke Keating 2, David Hercus 1, Luke Bryce 1, Michael Pitt 1.

In the thirds, Jerilderie finished 8.20 (68) to 4.2 (26) winners.

It was a great start for the Dees in the first quarter, going into the first break with a four-goal lead.

The lead at half-time should have been much greater except for some very inaccurate kicking, with the Dees adding 1.8 for the term.

Jerilderie had a good third term and in the fourth quarter Tocumwal fought back, but the boys held on, despite some more poor kicking, to win by 42 points.

Kobi Howes and Zac Rochford found some form and played well, and Bohdi Beasley came up from the fourths and had an outstanding game.

Best: Nick Parker, Jacob Read, Joe Catena, Bohdi Beasley, Zac Rochford, Trent Neilson; Goals: Harrison Curtin 3, James Gregory 2, Ned Beasley 1, Joseph Catena 1, Jordy Anthony 1.

The Dees scored a big 14.5 (84) to 1.0 (6) win in the fourths.

The young Dees came out firing, getting an early goal through Jordy Anthony, while great team play saw the Demons finish the first quarter with a 14-point lead.

From there on the boys never gave Tocumwal a sniff, holding the Bloods scoreless for the rest of the day.

They played as a team all day, using what they had learnt from their training drills to great effect.

Ben Browning and Josh Rochford were in and under the packs all day, fighting hard for the ball, with Mitch A’Vard and Zac Barlow running the ball well.

Bohdi Beasley ran well all day to be named the best player on the ground.

First-year player Oliver Knight had a good game, at one point scouting the pack and kicking a goal on the run in the third quarter.

It was good to see all the younger Demons getting into the game.

Best: Bohdi Beasley, Ben Browning, Josh Rochford, Jordy Anthony, Mitch A’Vard, Zac Barlow; Goals: Anthony 7, Nick Baldwin 2, A’Vard 2, Rochford 1, Andrew Neessen 1, Oliver Knight 1.

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