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Raymond bags a dozen

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April 20, 2018

Rovers thirds player Thomas Chandler tucking the ball under his arm for a blistering run down the wing on Saturday.

In very windy conditions, the Deni Rovers fourths played good team footy to claim a dominant 188 point win in Berrigan on Saturday.

The Roos were strong around the ground, not allowing the Saints to enter their forward 50.

Raymond Murphy had an impressive game with the midfielder playing at full forward and kicking 12 goals.

Izayah Gazzara stepped up in the middle to be one of the side’s best, with Bailey Caruso slotting six goals in the forward pocket.

Brock Redden (four goals) and Deagan Purcell (three) were others to kick multiple goals with onballer Jai Ezard, defender Haydn Mowat and forward Dom Rogers also performing well.

The Rovers thirds had a blinder against Berrigan taking home the four points with a 70 point victory.

In the howling conditions, the Roos began kicking with the wind and had early ascendancy out of the middle with Tim McDonnell taking it upon himself to apply the scoreboard pressure kicking two first quarter goals.

Ben East was blistering from the middle and had plenty of support from Braith Wade, Ryan Borella-Holschier, Hayden Gardiner and Hayden Kelvy.

Final score, Deni Rovers 12.10 (82) to Berrigan 1.6 (12).

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In windy conditions the Deni Rams fourths had a convincing win against an undermanned Congupna side by 147 points in Murray League action at Congupna on Saturday.

The centre combination of Tom Bradley, Charlie Hillier, Tom McCallum, Kaileb Wilson and Zac Free gave their forwards plenty of opportunities to score.

Tom Bradley and Darcy McManus kicked four goals each with Jackson Jefferies chipping in with three goals in a quarter.

Other multiple goal scorers were Charlie Hillier, Brodie Elphick, Kaileb Wilson and Brodie Park, while debutant Waripa Miller scored a goal.

The backs led by Zac Mills and Fletcher Maher had control and repelled all attacks.

Wally Hughes was given the sportsman award for the day as he filled in for Congupna, who were short on players.

The Rams thirds also kept their unbeaten run alive, picking up a 41 point win over The Road.

After a tight first half, the Rams went on to kick five unanswered goals to run away with the win.

Darcy Morris was a clear best on ground with four goals in the tough conditions, with John Bowie also a strong performer.

Other players among the best were Alec Buckley, Jake McManus, Cody Learmonth and Cooper Willoughby.

Final score, Deni Rams 8.7 (55) to Congupna 2.2 (14).

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Blighty’s fourths showed plenty of signs of improvement against Picola & District League reigning premier Tocumwal, going down by 16 points in the wild and windy conditions at Blighty on Saturday.

Playing a defensive match all players thwarted the numerous attempts Tocumwal had at goals.

Unfortunately for the Redeyes, they weren’t able to convert it to scores on the board.

Charlie Bull, Darby Watson, Jack Charlton, Dean Macdonald and Tom Cochrane kicked truly to register goals.

Best for Blighty were Charlton, Hugh Burton, Darby Watson, Charlie Waters, Harry Boyd, Seth Morris, Dustin Lawson, Toby Grimwood and Tom Cochrane.

Final score, Tocumwal 8.3 (51) to Blighty 5.5 (35).

The thirds also had a much improved performance despite going down to the Bloods by 89 points.

Blighty captain Jake Boyd was a clear best on ground followed by Jack Sides who continued his good form.

Billy Michael and Ronan Waters never stopped trying and Tyler Williams in the ruck had a good battle against a strong opponent.

Final score, Tocumwal 16.21 (117) to Blighty 4.2 (26).

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A fast finishing Mathoura’s fourths picked up their first win of the Picola & District League season, downing Strathmerton by 22 points at Strathmerton on Saturday.

After trailing by four points, the young Timbercutters dominated with 11 unanswered scoring shots.

Tomas Banks was best on ground with three goals, with Kyle Magro and Regan Emery chiming in with one each.

Others named among the best were Seth Langman, Nick Pell, Jim Jachim and Jack Pell.

Final score, Mathoura 5.12 (42) to Strathmerton 2.8 (20).

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