The Deni Rovers' tough season continued on Saturday when they were beaten by more than 200 points by Strathmerton.August 5, 2014 3:30am
Strathmerton edged a percentage closer to knocking Jerilderie off the top of the Picola & District Football League ladder on Saturday, with a big win against home side the Deni Rovers.
The Bulldogs had the win in the bag after booting nine goals to one in the first quarter at Memorial Park.
Aside from two behinds in the second term, the Roos were unable to score again with Strathmerton running out 212-point winners.
Final score: Strathmerton 34.18 (222) def. Deni Rovers 1.4 (10).
Josh Evans and Louis Pinnuck shared 14 of the Bulldogs’ goals, while young gun Adrian Crestani booted six.
For the Rovers, Kerry Davison made it six goals from his last two outings after threading the home team’s solitary major early in the match.
Veteran centreman John Glowrey battled hard all day for the Rovers and was rewarded with his team’s best-on-ground honours, while Marc Braybon was gallant in the ruck.
Young backman Angus McCalman continued his rise from reserves premiership player to seniors regular with another solid display, while teammate Daniel Mison was also impressive.
Matt Dowling was once again a shining light in defence and was named in the Roos’ best alongside his brother John.
The Bulldogs’ best players were Mark Luci and Brayden Coburn.
In the reserves, Strathmerton ran away with a 18.12 to nil win.
Strathy’s Daniel Allen finished with eight majors, while Deni was best served by George Trewhitt, Wade Hilton and Matt Boon.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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