Strathmerton too strong for local rivals

By Cobram Courier

Strathmerton shares top spot of the Picola and District Football League ladder after a 124-point victory against local rival Yarroweyah.

The Bulldogs were the dominant side early, leading 71-23 in the first half and there was no let-up in the second half as they kicked another 13 goals to win 160-44.

In total, Strathmerton kicked 23 goals with Travis Down kicking nine, while Tyron Hill and Zeke Bunge kicked three each.

Strathmerton coach Shannon Edgar was thrilled with his side’s showing, believing it was back to its best after a wobble against Berrigan a fortnight ago.

‘‘We were happy with the way the side played,’’ he said.

‘‘We stuck with what we have been doing over the preseason and the first few games.

‘‘We went away from it a couple of games ago but we are back to the way we should be playing, which is pleasing.’’

Edgar thought Brock Palmer was a standout for the Bulldogs, coming back into the side after being overseas.

The coach also noted the performances of Zeke Bunge, Sam Lewis and Travis Down.

Yarroweyah coach Geoff Benson said his side knew the match was going to be tough.

‘‘We had a go at them early and in patches in the first half but we couldn’t keep up with them,’’ he said.

‘‘We were decent in the contest for the ball but outside of stoppages they ran away from us.’’

In round seven, Strathmerton travels to play bottom-of-the-table Tocumwal, while Yarroweyah will look to break a four-game losing run, at home to Picola United.