Maroon clips Swans’ wings thanks to accurate kicking
Shepparton Notre Maroon outclassed Shepparton Swans in under-14 Shepparton District Junior Football League action on Sunday.
The Bears, boosted by three goals from Connor Fleming and a top performance from Shannon Howard, prevailed 9.5 (59) to 5.10 (40).
Joshua Tsorbaris, Max Brodie, Declan Chapman and Shaun Morris also played well for the Bears.
The Swans’ best were Luca Mamone, Lachlan Seddon, Liam Rachele, Harrison Mazzella and Steele Simpson.
It was a thriller between Shepparton Notre Gold and Shepparton United Red, with the Bears holding off a late challenge to win by two points.
Jayden Dhosi, Matthew Pellegrino (four goals), Jacob Watts, Clayton Shuck and Patrick Thompson led the way for Shepp Notre Gold and United’s top players were Hayden Brock, Bowen Calogero (four goals), Kale Gibson, Isaac Barry and Braydyn O’Donnell.
Mooroopna White maintained its hold on top of the ladder after a 24-point victory against Tatura at John Gray Oval.
Kerry Blake, Riley Moon, Jye Bazeley, Byron Saunders and Lachlan Blake were the Cats’ best, while George Brisbane (four goals), Kelham Tyson, Jaidyn Bathman, Jamie Bedwell and Mitchell Bell had good days for the Dogs.
In the final game, Mooroopna Blue powered to a 71-point win against Shepparton United Blue.
Kaedyn Napier’s sevengoal haul earned him beston-ground honours, while Jed Woods, Elliott Hall, Seth Stephens and Joel Stephens starred for the Cats.
Jordan Wiggins, Samuel Adams, Jake Zerbato, Liam Serra and Kian Roche stood out for United.
In the Youth Girls competition, Shepparton Notre took a seven-point victory against Shepparton United in a low-scoring game at Deakin Reserve.
Emily Balaburov, Tahlia Sleeth, Maya Ingham, Arnika McGregor and Amy Duguid were shining lights for the Bears, as were United’s Rebekah McClelland, Ruby Williams, Alice Biddle, Annelise Hamilton and Shae Montgomery.
Mooroopna dominated from the outset against Northern Angels, kicking 10 goals to one in the first half before winning 14.9 (93) to 4.6 (30).
Chelsea Briggs-Baksh was the spearhead up forward with eight goals, while Tyler Atkinson, Shani Gillespie, Peggy-Sue Fennell, Tamara Smith and Brontie McCormick were brilliant.
The Angels had good contributions from Sara Kolundzija, Janeaka Cooper, Gabrielle Pryde, Amy Wren and Charli Dorrity.
In the other game, Echuca toppled Euroa by four goals.