Mathoura's under 17 football side has gone down to Yarroweyah in the Picola and District Football League finals series.By Geordie Cowan
Yarroweyah will challenge Jerilderie for a spot in the Picola and District Football League under 17s grand final next week after it defeated Mathoura 14.8
Only eight points separated the teams at the final break, before the Grasshoppers kicked five goals to two in the last quarter.
Ash Vesty, Callum Lindberg, Jaydan Turner, Bryce Bish, Dan Gretgrix and Josh Horne were the best for the Timbercutters in their final game of the season, while Shaun Greenway, Josh Crosby and Nicolas Santoro (four goals) impressed for the winners.
Sam Macheda also kicked four goals.
Jerilderie secured the mental upper hand as it earned a spot in the north-west grand final after it defeated Strathmerton on Saturday.
Playing at Picola in the second semi-final, the Demons led by 41 points at the final change before eventually triumphing 16.16
Full-forward Aaron Purcell again starred for the Demons with a 10-goal haul, but he was well supplied by best on ground Chris Lockhart and Josh Bode.
Purcell now has 221 goals from 19 games, with just the grand final to go.
Five players kicked two goals for the Bulldogs, with Mitch Shannon, Michael Laidlaw and Luke Carter the better players.
Strathmerton will play Blighty in the preliminary final after it defeated Deniliquin Rovers in a thriller in the first semi-final at Blighty yesterday.
The Redeyes led at every change but only two points separated the teams at the final siren as they won 15.11
No details were available at the time of print.
The Bulldogs held a 15-point lead at the last break but three accurate shots as opposed to one goal from seven tries by Rovers saw Strathmerton win 11.4
Jack Shannon, Jeremy Curtis and Daniel Shannon led the way for the winners, while Adam Goodear, Adam Bodey and Jason Kerr were the best for Deniliquin.
Tim Cantrill and Liam Fleming kicked three goals each for the respective teams.
The Rovers will play Blighty in the preliminary final after the Redeyes defeated Jerilderie 3.11
Sam Callanan, Ben Wilson and Adam Dellwo were the best for Blighty in the low-scoring affair. No details were available for the Demons.
Led by Brayden Coburn, Tom Caughey and Dylan Cambrey, the Bulldogs won every quarter, as Ayden Youd and Louis Pinnuck combined for seven goals.
Lachie Westwood, Jack Anthony and James Gregory were the best for the Demons.
Tristan Lee Madgwick, Joel Mackenzie and Fergus Pinnuck kicked three goals each for the winners, with Keegan Moore, Matt Ryan and Mackenzie the best players.
Jayme Glanvill, Ben McCalman and Reece Hussey were the Rovers’ best, as their team looks forward to playing Berrigan next week.
The Saints defeated Jerilderie 10.7
Luke Pyle, Mason Peters, Zeke Carruthers and Connor Thornton, who booted five goals, led the way for Berrigan, while Nick Parker, Nick Baldwin and Kobi Howes tried hard for the Demons.
Strathmerton went straight into the Picola and District Netball League A grade grand final with a comprehensive 52-24 win against Deniliquin Rovers.
The result between Blighty and Picola United was unavailable.
The Bulldogs will play Picola United in the preliminary final after it defeated Yarroweyah 42-37 at Blighty yesterday.
The result between Deniliquin Rovers and Strathmerton was unavailable.
The Grasshoppers now play Picola United next week after the Blues outplayed Strathmerton 30-18 yesterday.
The Timbercutters will play Deniliquin Rovers next week after they defeated Jerilderie 50-35.
The Saints will play Blighty in the preliminary final, after the Redyes won a hard-fought battle against Mathoura, 38-34.
Jerilderie will play the Rovers in the preliminary final after the Demons defeated Strathmerton 18-12 yesterday.
Mathoura’s 13 and under team defeated Deniliquin Rovers in the second semi-final on Saturday. Pictured are coaches and players (from back left) Louise Jachim, Rebecca McCluskey, Bridget Penney, Renee Angus, Paula Davidson; (centre) Barb Cox, Sophie Harding-Davies, Faith Butt, Jasmyne Banks, Jessica Ireland; (front) Kelly Davidson, Lahnie Hayes and Lizzy Penney.
Mathoura goal keeper Mikayla Phillips.
Mathoura goal shooter Dannielle Wilson.
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