Following a massive win against the Deni Rovers on Saturday, the Bloods have hit top spot for the first time since 2009.April 16, 2014 3:52am
Tocumwal has continued its great start to its debut season in the Picola and District Football League’s north-west division, flattening the Deni Rovers by 88 points to shoot to the top of the ladder.
After welcoming the Roos to their first ever match at the lush Tocumwal Recreation Reserve, the Bloods had virtually packed the visitors bags for them by half-time.
Deni only managed one goal for the match and the loss could have been even heavier had Tocumwal converted some of its 21 behinds.
The home side’s half-back line, led by Nathan Tresize and Scott Baldwin, was able to rebound too often and exploited the Roos’ slow half-forwards, which ultimately saw them add their second win from as many outings.
Final scores: Tocumwal 13.21 (99) def. Deni Rovers 1.5 (11).
Playing on their home deck, the Bloods shot out to a three-goal lead by quarter-time and then put the foot down in the second term with four more while holding the Roos goalless.
The Rovers put up more of a fight in the second half but Tocumwal’s 50-point half-time buffer only got stronger as the game wore on.
Dylan Flanagan was well held by Rovers backman Matt Horne until the final quarter when he broke free to nail three goals, while Russell Sheriff also booted three and Jeremy Cardillo slotted two.
Sheriff and Tresize were the Bloods’ best and had support from Baldwin, Marcus Oussa, Ash Crawford and Josh Dalitz.
Liam Fleming was Deni’s only goalkicker.
In the reserves, Tocumwal led at each break to score a 10.10 (70) to 8.8 (56) victory, their first in the Picola league.
Troy Poynton was instrumental in downing the reigning premiers, kicking four goals in a telling performance, while Rhys Morham and Glyn Matters were also solid. Tocumwal shot out to a three-goal lead by quarter-time, but were outscored in the second term.
The Roos kicked three goals to the Bloods’ two to be trailing by 17 points at the long break.
In a fairly even third stanza the Bloods were able to extend their lead after kicking a further three goals.
Their 26-point buffer heading into the last quarter was more than enough to hold off the Roos, who kicked two goals to the home side’s one.
In a good sign heading forward, the Bloods had seven individual goalkickers, while Jesse Knight, Luke Fuller and Jesse Bunnett were promising.
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