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.
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
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.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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