Bushies brush off Saints

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By SCOTT AN­DER­SON

IT was a good day for Beech­worth foot­ballers at Martin Park on Satur­day, with the Bushrangers tri­umphant in three of the four matches played against Wodonga Saints.

Beech­worth’s se­nior side romped to a 70-point win af­ter it dom­i­nated the sec­ond and third quar­ters, pil­ing on 12.7 to just 1.8 from the Saints dur­ing those pe­ri­ods.

The Sur­rey broth­ers, Kayde and Bren­ton, were out­stand­ing, while Corey Ro­chow also starred as the Bushrangers recorded their fifth vic­tory of the sea­son.

Hamish Malsem, Michael Voight and Sam Cordy were also sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tors to the re­sult, while Dayne Carey (5), Dy­lan Pritchard (3) and Kylin Morey (3) were the chief goal kick­ers.

Beech­worth’s thirds won their sec­ond match for the year, get­ting past the Saints by 29 points, with Zeke Cur­rie ad­judged best on field.

Henry McCormick (3) and Will O’Con­nor (4) did most of the dam­age up for­ward, boot­ing seven goals be­tween them, while Thomas Webb, Jor­dan Ea­ton, Harry Tay­lor and Matt Pearce were all prom­i­nent.

The un­der 14 match was a one-sided af­fair as the top of the lad­der Bushrangers re­stricted the cel­lar-dwelling Saints to just one goal.

Beech­worth started strong, with Lukas Jakob­s­son, De­gan Dolny and Harry Guthrie all fir­ing as the vis­i­tors shot out to a 69-point lead at the long break.

The Bushrangers kept the Saints score­less up to three quar­ter time to stretch the buf­fer out to 111 points, with Liam Ea­ton, An­gus Pronk and Pa­trick Dug­gan all play­ing key roles.

They took their foot off the pedal in the last, adding 2.0 to Wodonga’s 1.0 to win by 117 points, with Liam Stephens and Har­ri­son Sin­clair boot­ing three goals each, and Pronk, Dolny, Guthrie and Liam McLaugh­lin chip­ping in two apiece.

The re­serves match was the only one Beech­worth lost for the day, with the Saints get­ting up 14.7 (91) to 5.13 (43).

Haydn Cook, Sar­war Hus­sein, Thomas Sal­mon, Jar­rod Thom­son, Gra­ham Witherow and Harley Matthews were the Bushrangers’ best play­ers, while Lu­cas Ka­may kicked three goals.

PHOTO: Re­becca Cur­rie

SKILL: Jor­dan Ea­ton hand­balls over the top of a would-be tack­ler as Matt Pearce looks on.

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