Tigers run short

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Un­der 16

IT WAS a black day at the of­fice for the Rochester Foot­ball Club un­der 16s fol­low­ing an­other week with­out a full list.

The young Tigers had Blake Evans step up from un­der 14s to al­low Rochester to field 18 play­ers, but again, no bench against Kyabram Black who took the game 15.8 (98) to 8.6 (54).

The open­ing term was all about Ky and it seemed ev­ery time it en­tered the op­pos­ti­tion’s for­ward 50 a goal re­sulted.

The Tigers’ back­line was slow to start and be­fore they had re­ally switched on Kyabram had five goals on the board.

The Tigers started to tighten up on their op­po­si­tion but the dam­age was al­ready done and at quar­ter time Ky had a se­v­en­goal break.

The sec­ond quar­ter opened with a great snap goal from Blake Evans who roved the pack bril­liantly from a long kick to the point of the goal square.

From the restart the Tigers won the cen­tre clear­ance and a bound­ary throw-in saw a snap from Nathan Kay land in the goal square to be soc­cered off the ground for the Tigers’ sec­ond goal by Nash Hock­ing.

The back­line was ap­ply­ing plenty of pres­sure and when a free kick was paid down the ground Jack Oog­jes marked strongly, went back and kicked a long goal.

Again, it was re­bound foot­ball with a clear­ance by the Tigers see­ing Zac Oaff kick­ing long to the goal square where, it was one of the Tigers smaller play­ers, Kyle Wa­ters who roved the pack and kicked Rochester’s fourth in a row for the term.

Clos­ing the gap to three goals the Tigers looked in the hunt, but two late goals to Ky Black had the dif­fer­ence 31 points at half-time.

The Tigers re­gained their com­po­sure and the pres­sure and run from Bro­den Evans and Sam Wilson saw the ball be­ing locked in the Tigers for­ward 50.

The lift in in­ten­sity paid off with Kay win­ning the ball and get­ting it out to Oog­jes who snapped a ma­jor across his body.

Oog­jes re­paid the as­sist a few min­utes later when he got the ball to Blake Evans for two in a row to the Tigers.

Ky Black closed out the term kick­ing an­other goal to be back out to a 45-point lead at the last change.

Rochester con­tin­ued to run out the game and the small for­wards proved their worth rov­ing packs and scor­ing.

A great goal on the run by Gus Martin saw back-to-back goals to the home side but that was to be their last hur­rah.

Goals: Blake Evans 2, Jack GVL A-grade Echuca 44 lt Shep­par­ton 45. Best, Echuca: L. Drys­dale, E. Gregor, D. Kent. Shep­par­ton: K. Com­mane, L. Ryan, M. Gib­son.

Swans 36 d Mooroopna 35. Best, Swans: J. Brunier, K. Jeffery, K. Down. Mooroopna: M. Wong, A. Lan­caster, M. Lene­han-Mustafa.

Euroa 62 d Mans­field 40. Best, no de­tails avail­able.

Rochester 33 lt Be­nalla 41. No de­tails avail­able.

Shepp Utd 63 d Sey­mour 26. Best, Shepp Utd: P. Wilson, K. Hommes, S. Bonn. Sey­mour: C. Cook, E. O’Sul­li­van, A. Mascitti. Kyabram 56 d Tatura 23.

B-grade Oog­jes 2, Nash Hock­ing, Kyle Wa­ters, Gus Martin, Grant Fuller.

Awards: Paramount Cin­e­mas Echuca, Bro­den Evans; Sport­spower Rochester, Jack Oog­jes; Paul Evans Weld­ing, Gus Martin; Rochester Car­a­van Park, Nathan Kay; Cal­tex Rochester, Zac Oaff; Pizza Hut Shep­par­ton, Sam Wilson; Rochester Wine Tav­ern, Nash Hock­ing.

Un­der 12

THE boys came up against Moama White, keen to build on what has been a great start to the year and right from the start the boys were fir­ing and keen to get on top early.

Nate Ras­mussen was on the end of some great play up the field and kicked two first quar­ter goals and a great snap from To­bie Woodfine gave the Rochy boys three goals in the open­ing term.

The team con­tin­ued to play some ter­rific footy in the next quar­ter with Char­lie Palmer dom­i­nat­ing the ruck and tak­ing count­less strong marks all over the ground.

Hunter Wile­man bobbed up ev­ery­where and took some ter­rific marks in what was his best game of the sea­son and Blake Roul­ston was his typ­i­cal dash­ing best and con­tin­u­ously banged the ball back into the for­ward line.

The third quar­ter was also all Rochy and Jai Mil­li­gan kicked his sec­ond goal to cap off an­other strong per­for­mance.

Noah Martin was strong in the back­line and earned many kicks across half back and Brodie Moon played a great game on the wing, De­clan Pearse con­tin­ued his great sea­son with some ex­cel­lent de­fen­sive work and Darby Wile­man proved im­pos­si­ble to tackle.

The boys dropped off a lit­tle in the last quar­ter, but were still


Echuca 44 lt Shep­par­ton 45, Euroa 42 d Mans­field 38, Rochester 35 lt Be­nalla 40, Swans 55 d Mooroopna 30, Shepp Utd 49 d Sey­mour 40. Kyabram 35 d Tatura 21.

B-Re­serve Echuca 25 lt Shep­par­ton 42. Best, T. Samp­son, K. Stevens, K. Rogers. Shepp not sup­plied.

Euroa 56 d Mans­field 39, Rochester 40 d Be­nalla 27, Shepp Swans 58 d Mooroopna 37, Shepp Utd 73 d Sey­mour 22. Kyabram 63 d Tatura 6.

17 & Un­der Echuca 31 lt Shep­par­ton 33. Best, Echuca: C. Maw­son, B. Byrne, M. Byrne. Shep­par­ton: E. Scott, S. Halden, L. Kil­patrick. Euroa 35 lt Mans­field 36, Rochester 44 lt Be­nalla 46, able to record a com­fort­able win.

Har­ri­son Foster was ter­rific in the last quar­ter with his strong hands and ac­cu­rate kick­ing set­ting up play all over the field. Jack Seabrook’s con­fi­dence con­tin­ues to rise and he is get­ting bet­ter each week.

Gary Mil­li­gan has got the boys play­ing some ter­rific team footy and they are get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter each week.

Last Fri­day night, the un­der 12 team did bat­tle un­der lights against Moama.

Char­lie Palmer was dom­i­nant in the ruck and many times the op­po­si­tion did not bother try­ing to com­pete against him.

Reed Hock­ing was the cap­tain for the night and played a won­der­ful cap­tains game.

He was in ev­ery­thing with his hard tack­ling and hard run­ning and Nate Ras­mussen dom­i­nated on the wing, time af­ter time he would burst away from packs and ended the night with three great goals.

De­clan Pearse stood up again in de­fence and he was well sup­ported by Ash­lin Hat­cliffe who had his best game for the year.

Hunter Wile­man bobbed up with some great marks and his brother, Darby was again at his elu­sive best as he dodged in and out of packs to drive the ball for­ward.

Blake Roul­ston set him­self up be­hind the play and his fe­ro­cious at­tack on the footy earned him plenty of kicks and Noah O’Sul­li­van did some in­cred­i­ble spoil­ing, man­ag­ing to get his hand to the ball when he was out of po­si­tion.

Jai Mil­li­gan played his sec­ond game of the year and is get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter with each game.

The boy’s team­work and will­ing­ness to help each other out was bril­liant and it re­sulted in a com­fort­able win. Swans 35 lt Mooroopna 39, Shepp Utd 87 d Sey­mour 25. Kyabram 41 d Tatura 27.

GVL LAD­DERS A-grade W L D B For Agst SHEPP UTD...... 5 0 0 0 276 172 1 KYABRAM......... 4 0 0 0 224 83 2 MOOROOPNA .. 4 1 0 0 190 154 1 EUROA.............. 3 2 0 0 232 245 BE­NALLA .......... 2 2 1 0 188 197 SWANS ............. 2 2 1 0 195 219 SHEP­PAR­TON.. 2 2 0 0 149 155 TATURA ............ 2 2 0 0 130 158 ECHUCA ........... 1 3 0 0 180 178 1 SEY­MOUR ........ 1 4 0 0 172 198 ROCHESTER.... 1 4 0 0 182 232 MANS­FIELD...... 0 5 0 0 150 277 B-grade: Be­nalla 20, Kyabram 16, Shepp Utd 12, Shep­par­ton 12, Swans 12, Mans­field 12, Echuca 8, Rochester 8, Sey­mour 8 , Mooroopna 4, Euroa 4, Tatura 0. B-Re­serve: Swans 20, Shep­par­ton 20, Shepp Utd 16, Rochester 12, Echuca 12, Mooroopna 12, Kyabram 8, Mans­field 8, Sey­mour 4, Euroa 4, Be­nalla 0, Tatura 0. 17 & Un­der: Shepp Utd 20, Echuca 16, Shep­par­ton 16, Mooroopna 12, Rochester 12, Be­nalla 12, Mans­field 12, Swans 8, Sey­mour 8, Kyabram 0, Euroa 0, Tatura 0.

Zac Oaff clears the de­fen­sive 50 for Rochester against Kyabram Black in the un­der 16s.

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