Jerilderie scrap way to third win

By Southern Riverina News

Jerilderie remains a chance of playing finals in the Picola & District League after producing a 13 point win away from home against Yarroweyah.

The two battlers were tied at three-quarter time, but the Demons found the final term’s only two goals, to score their third win of the season.

Adam Kent, Nick Parker and Sam Sleigh were best for the Demons, while Stephen Marshall, Marcus and Mitchell Hill battled well for the Hoppers.

Finals score, Jerilderie 8.10 (58) to Yarroweyah 6.9 (45).

From the first bounce both teams were desperate for the ball and at the first break, only one point separated the sides.

Kent was having an impact around the ground, while David Gregory drove the ball forward at every opportunity.

The second term saw some great play by the Demons who earned themselves a two goal advantage heading into the main break.

Sleigh was picking up plenty of possessions and Dylan Henery was also having a great game.

Yarroweyah came out with renewed vigour in the third term and levelled the scores at three quarter time.

The final quarter was scrappy with both sides desperate for the win.

Parker was good for the Demons, taking some strong contested marks, while young Ben Neessen made the most of his opportunities.

The Demons reserves got away to a flying start, kicking the opening three goals to give them a handy lead at the first break.

In the second quarter, Yarroweyah kicked a few unanswered goals to make it a tight contest.

Ryan Hetherington was best on ground for Jerilderie, putting his head over the footy all day.

Tom Murphy had a cracking game, while Jack Anthony displayed some great skills, clunking some great marks.

Others who played well were David Hercus, Troy Mauger and Cameron Arnold.

The Dees battled hard in the first three quarters but a disappointing final term for the visitors saw Yarroweyah come away with a 17 point win.

Final score, Yarroweyah 6.10 (46) to Jerilderie 4.5 (29).

It was a tight first term for the undermanned Demons thirds, with both sides desperate for the ball.

Ben Neessen played his hard in and under game, busting out of the packs, while Zander Nash continued to impress with his hard work and running.

After the first break, Yarroweyah put their foot down and dominated on the scoreboard.

Alex A’Vard continues to impress in the backline, while Justin Lawton worked hard as an onballer.

All the fourths players who filled in for Jerilderie were hard at the footy and a highlight for the Demons was a set shot on goal by Max Roe that saw the whole team get around him.

Closing out Jerilderie’s best were Rory Knight and Justin Lawton, but it was the Hoppers who claimed a big win.

Final score, Yarroweyah 15.11 (101) to Jerilderie 2.0 (12).

The Jerilderie fourths had an outstanding 24 point win on Saturday.

Jonathan Shen showed he is starting to get an understanding of the game and is impressing each week, while Travis Lawton picked up plenty of possessions, running the entire game.

Jayden McGillivray had his best game for the season, while Dan Eldridge and Tex Flack also had great games.

Final score, Jerilderie 3.9 (27) to Yarroweyah 0.3 (3).