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Jerilderie young guns batter Blighty

The Demons continued their winning ways on Saturday, belting Blighty by 10 goals at Blighty Recreation Reserve.

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Jerilderie is just one win away from clinching the Picola & District Football League minor premiership following its battering of Blighty on Saturday.

The Demons, playing at Blighty Recreation Reserve, ran away with a 10-goal victory and were able to fine tune their finals preparation.

Final score: Jerilderie 14.21 (105) def. Blighty 6.9 (45).

It was a tight first term with young gun James Gregory on top in the forward line.

From the start, Nick Keating and Andrew May controlled the centre bounces and Tom Bryce was dominant in the ruck.

In the second term the Demons controlled the game to kick five goals, but inaccurate kicking cost them an even bigger lead.

After the main break the Dees extended their lead to 52 points in a spiteful third quarter.

Blighty fought back in the last term but the Demons finished strong to win by 10 goals.

Best: J Gregory, A May, D May, T Bryce, N Keating, A Purcell; Goals: A Purcell 6, J Gregory 5, J Payne 2, B Henery 1.

The Demons reserves hit the ground running and never looked like losing control of their game, winning 12.8 (80) to 1.1 (7).

Luke Bryce was dominant in a best-on-ground performance, with Adam Kent controlling the ruck contests.

Tom Murphy continues to impress with his attack on the ball and Mark Shaw’s defensive skills were outstanding.

Once again, thirds player Ned Beasley was outstanding against some bigger bodies.

Best: L Bryce, A Kent, N Beasley, T Murphy, M Shaw, L Keating; Goals: S Marshall 5, L Bryce 2, B Newton 2, J Evans 2, M Shaw 1.

The thirds rolled Blighty, 16.20 (116) to 3.3 (21).

It was a hard first term with Joe Catena dominating around the ground.

The Dees had most of the play, but failed to kick goals.

The second quarter was good with Jade Buckley and Jordy Anthony on fire.

Zac Barlow showed guts and determination and Zac Rochford worked hard, while Trent Neilson was on top in the middle of the ground.

After the long break, the Demons banged on four goals to take control of the game.

Jacob Read, Nick Parker and Harrison Curtin were unstoppable, and Jackson Howes never gave up.

The final term saw the Dees kick away to finish 95 point victors.

Young Demons from the fourths, Nick Baldwin, Zac Barlow, Fraser Pinnuck, Lachie Kennett and Jordy Anthony, all slotted in well and had an influence on the game.

Best: J Catena, H Curtin, N Parker, J Read, N Beasley, H Leeds; Goals: N Parker 3, H Curtin 2, J Read 2, J Buckley 2, N Beasley 2, N Baldwin 2, J Catena 1, L Kennett 1, J Anthony 1.

Jerilderie’s fourths had a strong win over Blighty on Saturday, 8.5 (53) to 1.0 (6).

The young Dees started well with the midfield being led by Mitch A’Vard.

Bohdi Beasley and Ben Browning worked hard to give the forwards options, whole Lachie Kennett worked hard up forward to kick the first goal.

Ben and Andrew Neeson worked hard all day, setting up some great play and tackling well, resulting in Andrew being rewarded with two goals.

Tyson Conn had a great day, along with Jordy Anthony, with both players kicking two goals.

Nick Baldwin had an outstanding game, starting down back before finishing in the forward line.

Best: M A’Vard, T Conn, J Anthony, N Baldwin, J Rochford, B Browning; Goals: A Neeson 2, T Conn 2, J Anthony 2, L Kennett 1, J Catena 1.

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