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.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
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