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Purcell boots 15 in record-breaking game

Jerilderie thumped Yarroweyah by 185 points on Saturday with star forward Aaron Purcell leading the charge.

July 16, 2014 2:45pm

Aaron Purcell takes a strong grab over two Yarroweyah opponents.


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An awe-inspiring performance from Jerilderie spearhead Aaron Purcell was the highlight of the Demons’ 185-point thumping of Yarroweyah on Saturday.

Playing his 261st game in Dees colours - a new club record - Purcell bagged goal after goal in a rampant display.

The veteran finished with 15 majors for the match, taking his season tally to 74 with four home-and-away games remaining.

Another standout performer was classy midfielder Andrew May, who tore the game apart and booted five goals of his own to be rewarded with best-on-ground honours.

Former games record holder Barry Roe was on hand to congratulate Purcell before the match.

Final score: Jerilderie 28.24 (193) def. Yarroweyah 0.8 (8).

It was a hard-fought and first quarter, played in cold and windy conditions at Jerilderie.

Casey Hillary was an early star, kicking three goals, while Jimmy McRae was controlling the backline.

In the second term, the Demons broke the shackles and piled on 10 goals with Chris Lockhart and May making their presence felt around the ground.

After the long break the Dees set themselves a target to keep their opponents goalless, which they achieved while kicking 15 more goal themselves.

Young gun Jacob Read came on as the sub in the last quarter, showing courage by backing into packs for several strong grabs and attacking the ball hard.

Best: A May, A Purcell, Jarrod Hillary, C Hillary, Josh Hillary, S Bryce; Goals: A Purcell 15, A May 5, C Hillary 4, J Payne 1, D May 1, J Gregory 1, L Westwood 1.

In the reserves, Jerilderie scored a 14.8 (92) to 0.2 (2) win.

For the second week in a row, the Demons burst out of the blocks to score three goals while keeping their opponents goalless.

The Dees kept Yarroweyah scoreless in the second term with Bobby Arnold and Tom Murphy showing great form.

After half-time the Demons kicked five goals to further extend their lead while drying up Yarroweyah’s scoring.

The final term was more of the same with Dick Hercus playing well and ‘new’ recruit Luke Bryce slotting into the team well.

Coach Steve Marshall finished the day with six goals.

Best: D Hercus, R Arnold, C Arnold, T Murphy, L Bryce, C May; Goals: S Marshall 6, L Keating 2, M Shaw 2, C May 1, R Arnold 1, T Murphy 1, C Ham 1.

The Dees thirds also had a massive win over the Grasshoppers, 20.5 (125) to Yarroweyah 1.4 (10).

From the opening siren the young Dees were on top of their opponents, kicking seven goals in the first term.

They had a good second half with four more goals while keeping the Hoppers scoreless.

In the third term, Jerilderie slammed home five goals and were doing it easy by three quarter-time.

The final term was more of the same with the boys running away with an easy win.

Harrison Curtin netted a bag of 11, while Jacob Read showed the form that warranted his selection as sub for the senior team.

Best: J Read, H Curtin, J Catena, H Leeds, C Catena, B Beasley; Goals: H Curtin 11, J Gregory 3, J Catena 2, J Read 1, K Howes 1, M AVard 1, N Baldwin 1.

The fourths started the day off on a good note for Jerilderie, recording a 12.6 (78) to Yarroweyah 4.4 (28) win.

In the first quarter the young Demons played some disciplined football with some good ball movement.

In the second quarter, led by a dominant Bohdi Beasley, they piled on the scoring with some great goals.

The third and fourth quarters saw the young Dees continue to score with Jordy Anthony having a great game, ably assisted by the forwards, and scoring six goals.

Brad Aylett was in and under the packs and had a great game.

Best: B Beasley, J Anthony, F Pinnuck, M A’Vard, B Aylett, T Conn; Goals: J Anthony 6, N Baldwin 2, B Browning 2, M AVard 1, J Rochford 1.

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