Ju­nior jug­ger­naut smashes Shepp

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Un­der 16 football — Rochester 18.13 (121) de­feated Shep­par­ton Swans Red 2.6 (18)

Win­dridge Oval has be­come a happy hunt­ing ground for the Rochester Tigers.

Four wins at home so far this sea­son now sees the Tigers sit­ting fourth on the lad­der.

Ap­ply­ing plenty of pres­sure to the op­po­si­tion from the open­ing bounce saw the Tigers dom­i­nate the first term.

The first goal came from the boot of Spencer Cleary whose mon­grel punt from the pocket just cleared the pack in the goal square.

From the restart Rochester won the ball out of the cen­tre to see Nathan Kay kick a long goal.

Just as quickly the next ball up saw Adam McPhee hit a lead­ing Kay on the flank, as McPhee kept run­ning, Kay cen­tred the ball to hit McPhee on the ch­est di­rectly in front who promptly con­verted.

The Tigers de­fence was stand­ing strong, re­pelling the visi­tor’s at­tacks lead­ing to end to end re­bound goals to An­gus Martin and Blake Evans to close out the quar­ter.

The sec­ond quar­ter saw a sim­i­lar re­sult to the first, with Rochester dom­i­nat­ing the play.

But whilst the pos­ses­sions weren’t as clean or as ac­cu­rate as the first quar­ter the home side was able to kick an­other six ma­jors for the quar­ter.

Evans and Fuller both had two for the term while Martin had his sec­ond for the match and Samuel Lees snapped a great goal out of con­ges­tion from a mark­ing con­test. Tigers were up by 68 points at half time.

With the Tigers run­ning all over their op­po­si­tion it pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity for the coach to swing a num­ber of changes.

The Swans started the sec­ond half full of run and had the first two goals of the quar­ter be­fore Rochester stead­ied with a goal to Kay.

Kay had his sec­ond for the term af­ter a strong con­tested mark.

Rochester closed out the quar­ter with a goal to Evans.

Rochester fin­ished way too strong for the Swans with three goals to McPhee in the fi­nal term and Evans kick­ing his fifth for the day.

The run of the Tigers through the mid­field and the de­fen­sive at­tack and run of Harry Ward, Waugh Ge­orge and Matt Blow was de­ci­sive.

Rochester put their skills on dis­play win­ning plenty of con­tested ball, with the high­light be­ing the dom­i­na­tion over head with Ben At­ley, Nash Hock­ing and Nathan Kay tak­ing nu­mer­ous con­tested marks.

Goal Kick­ers: B.Evans 5, A.McPhee 4, N.Kay 3, G.Fuller 2, A.Martin 2, S.Lees, S.Cleary

Best Play­ers: N.Kay, A.McPhee, S.Cleary, A.Martin, H.Ward, M.Blow

Rochester club rep­re­sen­ta­tive Anita Ward makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to Maddy Holt on her 100th game.

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