Last-quar­ter ef­forts not enough for a win

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT -

Re­serves

Sey­mour gave up a slim firstquar­ter lead to lose to Mans­field by 13 points.

The Lions led by three points at the first break, largely thanks to a way­ward kick­ing Mans­field which strug­gled to find its scor­ing boots.

They even­tu­ally did and the Ea­gles edged ahead in the sec­ond.

A dis­ap­point­ing third quar­ter saw Sey­mour fail to reg­is­ter a score while Mans­field ex­tended its lead out to 23 points.

The Lions were more dom­i­nant in the fi­nal term, kick­ing three goals to the Ea­gles’ one, but their last-quar­ter ef­forts weren’t enough to reel in the home side.

Score: Mans­field 5.14 (44) d Sey­mour 5.1 (31). Goals: B. Tar­ran 4; H. McLean. Best: B. Tar­ran, J. Zuc­cala, J. Mor­gan, B. Le Cerf, D. McLarty, H. McLean.

Thirds

Both Sey­mour and Mans­field were ea­ger to get out of the blocks on Satur­day, but a first quar­ter false start saw both sides kept to a zero score at the first change.

The Lions were first to build a lead, kick­ing four goals to six in the sec­ond term.

Their 11-point lead quickly blew out to 32 points thanks to a fruit­ful third quar­ter.

Sey­mour failed to reg­is­ter a ma­jor in the fi­nal quar­ter but the Ea­gles couldn’t muster enough for a come back, giv­ing the Lions a 21-point win.

Score: Mans­field 6.2 (38) lt Sey­mour 8.11 (59).

Goals: M. It­ter 3; W. Ea­ger, K. Grant, D. Fisher, N. Davey, D. Cook.

Best: K. Grant, D. Cook, S. Voogt, M. Quine, S. Durham, W. Ea­ger.

Duel: Mick Brad­bury wins the tap. Pic­tures: Rob Brooks

Play on: Bran­dyn Gren­fell taps the ball to Mitch Waite.

Ready: Mitch Waite about to pass to Harry Wheeler.

Sweet: Hay­den Szczykul­ski goes for a ride.

By Lewis Fis­cher

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