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.
Thirty-five tonnes of tomatoes from Murchison's Vraca Produce was pelted at participants of Saturday's Tomato Battle in Melbourne.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Motorists are encouraged to attend a safe plates day on Saturday, after police statistics showed 23 numberplates stolen from Echuca in the past year.
The inaugural Rochester Mural Festival is in full swing with hundreds of cars stopping to check out the talent.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
Federal Government contributes $200 000 towards strengthening historic timber bridge.
The NSW Coalition government will not waver in its approach to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
Red balloons adorned fences, letterboxes and verandah posts across the district on Saturday as the community thanked its firefighters for keeping them safe.
Local sporting talent was celebrated at the Sports Star of the Year awards night last Thursday at Barooga Sports Club.
A court case site visit has lead to a brief closure of the Cobb Highway at Mathoura.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
Betty Summer walks 6 kms in a round trip, three times a week to go to the gym. She hates people asking her age, but couldn't keep it secret when she hit the big nine-oh.
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