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.
Two men were taken to hospital after a collision near Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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