She was a wet and sloppy deck at Narrandera last week, some big wins in all grades and no injuries which is always a bonus at this time of year.
The Under 17s are always the barometer in my opinion for the day, and it what was a times a spiteful match, the boys stood tall, copped what came their way, a delivered their own ‘hits ‘on the scoreboard! Even at ¾ time the boys held Narrandera scoreless for the quarter and ran out 20 point winners in the end. M. Wadley, J. Jenkins, S. McGowan, C. Burmeister, A. Bennett, J. Mannell (in no particular order) were the top 6 on the day, but genuinely a team effort was needed and was received by Col and Boog to see them come out on top. The resilience and maturity shown at times in a heated contest was admirable from a supporter’s point of view. Well done young lads.
The 12.15 time slot saw the boys slam home 23.17 to the Eagles 1.5 a one sided game that to was marred by some on field shenanigans. Scott Pearce was amongst it and copped his fair share, other to shine H. Pascoe, C. Lovell, S. Lucas, J. Hodge, J. Richards and Lonnie Bance were our best contributors. Let’s remind Sammy Lucas that the goals are the big tall ones as a rule of thumb, most blokes aim in between them, 5 goals and 10 digits could have read a lot better!! On the Lucas brothers, was pleasing to see Lucas, to Lucas, to Lucas inside 50 GOAL to Lucas, classic stuff. The twos are starting to hit their peak and are playing red hot footy at the moment.
The seniors are always wary of sides under them on the ladder. Like most clubs Narrandera came out firing, winning their fair share of the pill in the first few minutes, then she was all downhill from there. The tiger’s boys hit the scoreboard 52 times with less than half that finding the middle! A 150 point winner in the snot was a pretty handy effort on the day. No notable standouts, Jesse Manton showed signs, Jack Kelly loved the space, Brady Morton clunked a few and worked most of the day, the back six were not under huge amounts of pressure, Dale Walker swung forward and got his name in the paper, Lachie Meyers kicked his one and more than likely only ONE goal for the season from deep deep in the back pocket, Lahn was aerobatic early with Nicko Ryan his annoying handy self, Flanno got a touch and the rest I couldn’t split. Three big games left remaining on the calendar for the rounds, then the business end kicks in at the past 18 games mean not a thing. Off to sunny Kindra Park this Sunday, don’t forget ya tickets in the REVERSE DRAW. For a ticket please contact Chris Flanigan on 0427 219803
Saturday saw the girls head to Narrandera for a packed day of games which proved rewarding with every grade winning their games. Starting the trend for the day were the under 17’s winning a very close game 32-31. Claire Bousfield was a stand out in the win. This was followed by C grade winning easily 30-15 with great skills demonstrated by Laura McMahon. B Grade came home strong with some great shooting by Soph King allowing them to win 53-39. Reserve grade illustrated why they are currently on top to the ladder with a dominating win 58-29 with Sarah Crackanthorpe dominant in defence and Ally Balding converting invaluable goals. A grade played one of their best games for the season demonstrating their fitness and fast play for an entire game. Narrandera were simply outclassed with Lana Duffy shooting goals at will with a great combination in Goal Attack Jess Allen. Overall a great team effort to come home with a dominant win of 78-31.