Sport

Doggies perform strongly on the park

By Cobram Courier

Reserves

Strathmerton 7.18 (60) d

Yarroweyah 1.4 (10)

Back at home this week against the Hoppers, Strathmerton was a bit more prepared than last week.

Struggling to make a good start in previous weeks, the side came out and took a small lead at quarter-time.

Following this, the momentum carried the side forward to secure a convincing win.

There was some great leadership on the ground and another tall target up forward in Adam ‘Doggsie’ Graham.

Hopefully this is more than just a cameo return.

Josh Beer and John Russo were great again out of the middle, providing plenty of opportunities for the forwards.

A bit of goal kicking at training might be on the cards as the boys struggled to convert on the scoreboard.

Let’s continue to stay on the winners’ list this week against Tocumwal.

Thirds

Strathmerton 16.5 (101) d

Yarroweyah 3.3 (21)

With a fiery game expected, no-one was left disappointed. Yarroweyah was ready to bring it on and dominated the centre clearances for most of the game.

The young Dogs made up for it once the ball hit ground level, with the backs and mids feeding the ball down to the forwards on multiple occasions.

New addition, Dusty, made no mistake with what he was to do with the ball once it was in his possession, kicking eight goals for the day.

Hayden was also in the list with four majors to his name.

The final score showed the Dogs up by 80 points, but this was not a true reflection on the game with a hard-fought battle by both sides.

Awards: Z Cunningham, M Shannon, B Hall, H Wyatt and D Ebborn.

Fourths

Strathmerton 28.16 (184)

d Yarroweyah 0.0 (0)

Strathmerton hit the ground running, full of enthusiasm, and looking to return to the winners’ list.

Mitch Easden was in the forward line this week, giving the side a great target and helping the team get early goals in the first quarter. He was well supported by Mitchell O’Brien.

The second quarter saw the team switched around to give the backline a go up forward.

The team showed great spirit, sharing the ball around and starting to create some great passages of play. Will Almond dominated the ruck again.

The young Dogs were getting better and better as the day went on, with great team spirit and creative play.

The final term saw the boys completely run away with the game. The coaches were proud of the side with 13 different goalkickers.

Thanks to Sam Lewis for umpiring, Hollie Barnes for time keeping, Mark Stephens for interchange and Macca McNeil for doing the goals.

Goals: Josh Payne 8, Mitch Easden 4, Tyler Stephens, Cody Harris-Cunningham 3, Jayden Edgar 2, Ben Lee-Madgwick, Jake Henderson, Jackson Web, Harry Banes, Harry Spicer, Sid McNeil, Ethan Coghill-Lynam Mitchell O’Brien 1.

Awards: Mitch Easden (Strathy Cafe), Josh Payne (Subway), Ben Lee-Madgwick (Terminus Hotel), Mitchell O’Brien (women’s committee), Sid McNeil (Macca’s $10), Jai Stephens (coach’s award).