First loss for Deni Rams fourths

June 13, 2018

Jack Charlton steadies to kick for the Blighty fourths on Saturday. Photo supplied by Christie Gavel.

The Deni Rams fourths suffered their first loss of the Murray League season, going down to Echuca United by 24 points on Saturday.

The Rams were behind on the scoreboard all day, with the home side having the majority of the play.

Luke Learmonth was Deni’s best, with Darcy McManus and Kaileb Wilson (one goal) also playing well.

Marcus Moorse, Tom McCallum and Zac Free battled on to the end, while Lugaidh Jennings-Gallagher kicked the Rams’ other goal.

Final score, Echuca Utd 5.10 (40) to Deni Rams 2.4 (16).

The Rams thirds remain on top of the ladder after dismantling the Eagles by 90 points.

An accurate first half saw Deni kick 10 unanswered goals to hold a 52 point lead at the main break.

Goals dried up in the third term, before the Rams stormed home to victory.

Djaidha Miller had a field day with eight majors, but it was Dylan Mills who was declared best on ground.

Cooper Wallace, Harry Hillier and Cable Fitzpatrick chimed in with one goal each, while Cam Crockart closed out the better players for the visitors.

The win sets up a blockbuster clash against undefeated Numurkah this weekend.

Final score, Deni Rams 16.3 (99) to Echuca Utd 1.3 (9).


Blighty’s fourths kept their momentum going with their fourth win in a row coming against Katamatite on Saturday.

The Redeyes jumped to seventh on the Picola & District League ladder with the 51 point victory away from home.

Blighty responded to every challenge Katamatite handed them, leading by 17 points at the last break.

A final quarter surge saw Blighty take control of the match, piling on 5.4 to no score to close out the game.

Standouts for the Redeyes were Harry Sides, Tom Cochrane, Wispa Brain, Louis Behsman, Jack Charlton, Will Doolan and Dean Macdonald.

Final score, Blighty 9.11 (65) to Katamatite 2.2 (14).

Blighty’s thirds suffered a narrow loss against the Tigers, going down by 13 points.

Having captain Jacob Boyd out injured made life a little tougher for the Redeyes, but to their credit the effort and the desire was there.

Adrian Laverty repelled the home side’s forward entries on numerous occasions to be named best on ground.

Other better Blighty players were Jack Sides, Mason Jennings-Case, Allan Gardiner, Jack Michael and Josh Ventrella.

Final score, Katamatite 5.7 (37) to Blighty 3.6 (24).


Deni Rovers’ fourths had a dominant 122 point win over reigning premier Tocumwal in a grand final rematch on Saturday.

Coming up against a much taller side at Tocumwal Recreation Reserve, the Roos used their speed, marking ability and foot skills to take control.

Tom Blake was strong in the ruck to be named best on ground with Haydn Mowat and Jai Ezard showing plenty of run along their respective wings.

Onballer Raymond Murphy top scored for the day with four goals, with support from Brock Redden and Bailey Caruso who kicked three each.

Will Martin closed out the better players with his fantastic game at centre half back, helping keep the Bloods scoreless.

The Rovers thirds were unable to overcome the Bloods, going down to the home side by 10 points.

The Roos were behind by a slim margin for the majority of the game, trailing by two, four and 14 points at each break respectively.

Missed opportunities in the final quarter proved costly for the Rovers, kicking 2.4 to 2.0 to close out the game.

Thomas Chandler was Deni’s best, with Bailey Townsend, Tom Thorpe, Hayden Gardiner, Brandon Armstrong and Rushton Milward also among the better players.

Final score, Tocumwal 8.9 (57) to Deni Rovers 7.5 (47).


It was a tough day for the Mathoura fourths, going down to fourth placed Katunga by 96 points on Saturday.

The Timbercutters held the Swans to just 2.2 in the opening stanza, before the floodgates opened at Katunga. Alvin Cooper was declared the Timbercutters’ best, while Matthew Pridham, Shaleah Cooper, Seth Langman and Kobi Baxter battled hard all day.

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