North Bendigo topple LBU, while Echuca win fourth game of season 2014.LUKE MCMANUS July 26, 2014 7:30pm
Echuca United's Tom Jackson handballs to the awaiting Ryan Prendergast with a Deni Rams opponent in hot pursuit.
Heathcote and District Football League
North Bendigo pinched a one-point thriller against Lockington-Bamawm United to effectively sew up the HDFL minor premiership.
The Bulldogs booted three unanswered goals in the final term to overrun the Cats, 10.9 (69) to 9.14 (68), on a heavy Lockington Recreation Reserve.
The match was an arm-wrestle from start to finish before LBU pulled away to a 15-point buffer at the final change.
North Bendigo had too much run however, Jeremy Mills kicking the telling point late to help the Bulldogs claim win number 13.
Simon Keleher, Matthew Bongiovanni and Chris Hudson were the Cats’ better players while Trent Bacon and Jeremy Mundie kicked two goals each.
Mills (two goals), Ryan Alford and Jesse Evans were among North Bendigo’s best.
In other results,
The Bombers trailed the Mounts by 14 points at three-quarter-time before running over the top with a three-goal-to-one final term.
The Bombers’ Ryan Hocking booted three goals while Kain Robins and Matthew Gretgrix led the way with three apiece for the Mounts.
Ricky Symes booted six goals as the Demons managed 11 goals in the second half to the Saints’ one.
Jack Threlfall booted four goals for the Hawks.
Goulburn Valley Football League
Echuca defeated a wasteful Euroa at Victoria Park, 9.7 (61) to 6.17 (53), to record its fourth win of the season.
The Murray Bombers dominated the first half, booting seven unanswered goals, before the visitors eventually found the big sticks.
The Magpies came back at the home side after half-time, kicking six goals to two, but the effort proved futile as the Murray Bombers hung on to the eight-point win.
Nick Jackson (two goals) topped an eight-strong goal-kickers list for Echuca while Tom Stevens, Matt Hay and young Patrick Connally were judged among the best.
Euroa’s Nick Gilliland kicked two goals.
In other results,
The Saints’ Nick Warnock booted four while Paul Newman kicked three for the Bombers.
Saad Saad was the match-winner with five goals.
Bill Hicks and Sonny Whiting booted four goals apiece for the Bulldogs.
Andrew Riordan and Justin Maddern kicked four goals each while Grant Weeks finished with his third-consecutive four-goal-bag for the Tigers.
Murray Football League
Five unanswered goals in the third term set up Echuca United’s 19-point win against Deniliquin Rams.
Bryn Barnes-Webb produced a best-on-ground performance with a starring role through the middle and two goals, as the Eagles kicked away in the second half following a sluggish start to the game.
Dean Moon and Luke Sanderson were also solid contributors while Ed Draffin and Todd Gallagher were among the best for Deniliquin.
In other results,
Rumba’s ex-AFL talent came to the fold with Damien Cupido (six goals) and Nathan Lovett-Murray (three) starring up forward.
Moama’s Tyler Jones took home a five-goal-haul.
Four goals from Blues forward Andrew Reid failed to help his side’s fortunes.
Purples coach Jason Limbrick booted eight goals.
Lions Dylan Robinson and Chase Strawhorn booting five goals apiece.
The Hawks booted six goals to one in the third quarter to set up an unassailable three-quarter-time lead before running out 52-point winners.
Central Murray Football League
Kerang 25.17 (167) defeated Tyntynder 2.0 (12)
Woorinen 14.10 (94) defeated Tooleybuc Manangatang 14.8 (92)
Koondrook Barham 13.12 (90) defeated Balranald 4.9 (33)
Mallee Eagles 15.12 (102) defeated Swan Hill 8.10 (58)
Cohuna Kangas 15.14 (104) defeated N.N.W United 13.9 (87)
Check out all the scoreboards of the HDFL and PDFL north-west results in Monday’s Riverine Herald.
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