Tonny sees off challenge from Moama

By Kyabram Free Press

TONGALA was pushed all the way by lowly Moama in their Murray League clash on Saturday but was able to come away with the premiership points.

With the result still in the balance at the last change the Blues responded with four last-quarter goals to two to run out 29-point winners in the clash at Moama.

‘‘It wasn’t a pretty game but it was still good to get the win,’’ said Tongala coach Jordan Souter, summing up his team’s performance.

‘‘They are a better side than what their position on the ladder indicates and have some good young kids coming on.’’

Souter had praise for the contributions made by Anthony Dennis, Cameron Ilett and Adam Lovison in the win.

Fly-in recruit Ilett was crucial when the game still had to be won, inspiring teammates by boot and mouth.

Another recruit this year, midfielder forward Anthony Dennis, again showed he is a fine pick-up for the club by booting four telling goals.

Lovison was again superb at half back, backing himself in for some strong marks and clearing dashes.

He got a lot of support from fellow defenders Jayden Tucker and Braydon Nevett.

Ruckman Kyle Fitzgerald continued on from his telling game the previous week to make an impact.

Tongala is now preparing for its clash against Congupna at Congupna on Saturday week after this week’s general bye.

■It was another successful day footy wise for the Blues, who also enjoyed wins at reserves, Under 17s and Under 14s level.

In the reserves, Zane Johnstone, Tyler and Jayden Vick and Tim Densley inspired Tongala to a 33-point win with an eight-goal second half after slotting only one in the first half.

In the Under 17s, Tongala prevailed by 26 points with Jay Matthes, Mackenzie Cowley, Sam Cipriana and Joel Stephens showing the way.

In the Under 14s, Tongala had a 32-point win after keeping its rival to one goal for the game.

Josh Murray, Kade Northausen, Max Carroll and Dylan Scoble were best for the young Blues.