Jake and Todd Marshall led Deniliquin's thirds to an important victory over fellow finals hopeful Finley on Saturday.July 23, 2014 2:47am
With the Murray Bushrangers having a bye in the TAC Cup, Deniliquin star Jake Marshall returned to lead the Rams’ thirds to victory on Saturday.
In what will prove to be an important match for two sides fighting for a finals berth, the Rams held Finley goalless for three quarters before running out with a 10.4 (64) to 2.10 (22) win.
Marshall booted five goals in the first three quarters, while his uncle Todd Mashall was named best on ground.
Sean Fisher, Brady Trotman and Ben Irwin also had a big say in the outcome, while Jack Conallin and Liam Pitts battled hard all day.
Tall target Bryce Scoullar (two goals) was the Rams’ other multiple goalkicker with three others kicking singles.
Better players for Finley were Sam Orro, Lanz De Peralta and former Deni Rovers player Che Griffin.
It was a similarly important game in the fourths, with the Rams coming out on top by 21 points.
The Lambs are in fifth spot on the ladder and are now one game clear of sixth-placed Finley.
Saturday’s match was a hard slog with the Cats’ failing to kick a goal and the Rams registering just three.
Lachie Trotman, ruckman Sid Pearn and gun smalls Will Shaw and Sam Willoughby were the stars for Deniliquin.
In the Picola & District Football League, Blighty’s thirds fought hard against the higher-placed Picola United.
The visiting Blues were in front by just 10 points with one quarter to go before storming home with eight last-quarter goals.
David Smith, Michael McRae, Will Burton and Liam James were the Redeyes’ best.
Blighty’s fourths made second-placed Picola United work hard for its win at Blighty Recreation Reserve.
The Blues could manage just one goal in the first term and led by 13 points at half-time due to a strong effort from Blighty’s back line.
James Bradford, Blake Charlton, James McCaw and Hayden Gardiner were the Redeyes’ best.
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In a tight tense affair, the Yarrawonga Pigeons have defeated the Wodonga Bulldogs by 28 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
ECHUCA hospital’s Make Your Mark campaign has passed the $3 million mark.
LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER maintained an incredible 10-0 start to the Heathcote league season on Saturday with a crushing 18-goal win over Lockington-Bamawm United at Leitchville Oval.
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Scores of local farmers and concerned community groups will travel to Barham today to protest the Murray Darling Basin Plan in front of key Senators and Members of Parliament.
District emergency services were on high alert on Sunday after a 35-year-old Craigieburn man went missing in the Knowsley State Forest.
Police are treating a fire at a Cobram East orchard as suspicious with an estimated damage bill of $40000.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
Individual district pricing will eventually be abolished in a proposed major structural change to Goulburn-Murray Water’s water pricing.
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