Young half-forward Dylan Mills led the Rams fourths to their seventh win of the year against Mulwala on Saturday, lifting the side into the top six.July 10, 2014 4:00am
Rams fourths player Lachlan Trotman gets his boot to the ball under pressure from a Mulwala opponent.
The Deniliquin Rams fourths barged their way into the Murray Football League’s top six with a percentage-boosting win over Mulwala on Saturday.
Battling a heavy Mulwala ground and drizzling rain, the Lambs built a two-goal lead by the first change and were never headed.
They kicked 10.8 (68) to the Lions’ 2.2 (14) to secure sixth spot with their seventh win of the season.
Dylan Mills was named best on ground playing on the forward flank for the first time for the Rams.
Vice-captain Sid Pearn starred in the ruck for the visitors and gave first use of the Sherrin to star onballers Sam Willoughby and Will Shaw.
Alex Maher and Darcy McManus each kicked their first goal for the Rams, the latter taking a strong mark in the goal square, while teammate Jayden Caniglia was the leading goal scorer on the ground with two majors.
Other good players for the Rams were Luke White and forward pocket Jon Marshall.
In the thirds, Deniliquin adopted a defensive game which helped nullify the competition’s best side.
While the Rams were held goalless for the day, coach Wayne Pitts was still pleased with his side’s efforts given they more than halved the margin from the last time they played Mulwala.
Scores: Mulwala 12.14 to Deni 0.4.
The Rams’ best were big men Todd Marshall, Bryce Scoullar and Ed Walmsley, while ground level runners Brady Trotman and Ben Irwin did their best when the ball was in dispute on the boggy Mulwala oval. Fourths graduate Mitch Jefferies also played one of his best games for the Rams.
The Deni Rovers fourths kept their unbeaten run alive with a 59-point win over the visiting Picola Utd on Saturday in the Picola Football League north-west division.
Ryan Brunker was best on ground for the Roos with support from Reece Hussey who slotted four majors to take his season tally to 33.
Other good players for the home side were Dalton Emery, Alex Rogers, Thomas Bradford-O’Sullivan and Blair Sartore with two goals. Riley Norris also chipped in with two majors for the Roos.
The Rovers thirds were merciless as they piled on 15.13 (103) to Picola’s 4.2 (26) to sure up a place in the top three.
Jack Gallagher led the scoring with four goals, while Jamie Thorpe and ruckman John Allitt were the side’s better players in what was a good all-round team performance.
A six-goal haul from 13 year-old Darcy Webb secured Blighty its fourth win of the year in the fourths.
The Redeyes travelled to Yarroweyah and beat the home side by 28 points in the Picola Football League.
In his first year of football, Webb was unstoppable at centre half-forward with excellent supply from left-footer Hayden Gardiner off the wing and ruck rover Darcy Morris.
Other good players for Blighty were captain James McCaw in the back half and ruckman Brendan Smith.
The Blighty thirds were humbled by more than 12 goals by the home side. Better players for the Redeyes were backmen Liam James, Liam Osborne and Riley Agosta, and onballer David Smith and Utility Michael McRae. Smith and Rob Wilson kicked the visitors’ two goals.
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District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
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