The Timbercutters posted a big win and the Deni Rovers suffered a loss in the first week of finals, setting up a semi-final clash between the two.August 19, 2014 3:55am
Despite leading by two goals at quarter-time, the Deni Rovers thirds ended up losing by 43 points in Saturday’s Picola & District Football League qualifying final against Jerilderie.
Backmen Anthony Street and Braden Leech were in fine form for the Roos, but Jerilderie trio Harrison Curtin (five goals), Lachie Leeds and James Gregory led their side to an eventual 10.13 (73) to 4.6 (30) win at Strathmerton.
On Sunday, Mathoura’s thirds smashed Tocumwal 10.13 (73) to 4.6 (30) in the elimination final.
Midfielders Calum Lindberg (three goals) and Bryce Bish starred for the Timbercutters, and Jake Gazarra (three) and Chris Wilson (five) were on fire up forward.
Darcy Bish also chipped in with four goals, while Jarrod Morham was the Bloods’ best.
The Rovers play Mathoura in the first semi-final on Sunday, while Jerilderie takes on Strathmerton for a spot in the grand final.
The undefeated Deni Rovers fourths had the week off and will play Jerilderie in the second semi-final at Jerilderie this Saturday, with the winner advancing to the grand final.
In the Murray Football League, the Deniliquin Rams thirds suffered a 37-point loss to Congupna.
The locals were in the contest at three quarter-time, but The Road booted four final-quarter goals to blow the game open.
Todd Marshall, Jonty Tubb, Jack Conallin and Brady Trotman were Deni’s best players.
Despite the loss, the Rams will finish in seventh spot on the ladder and have secured a finals berth.
The Rams fourths locked in a finals spot with an 8.11 (59) to 1.1 (7) win.
John Bowie played a ripping game, finishing with three goals and best-on-ground honours, while goalkickers Sid Pearn and Will Shaw were standouts.
Shepparton police are investigating the theft of an expensive Italian-made Pinarello cycle from inside a house during the weekend.
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Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
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Rochester Secondary College student Georgia Mundie will perform at an Equitana exhibition in Melbourne.
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