Dees knocked out

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Jer­ilderie’s only foot­ball fi­nal hopes —re­serves and fourths — have both bowed out in the first week of the Pi­cola & District League fi­nals.

The De­mons were a bit slow to start in the re­serves with Ren­nie putting the back­line un­der pres­sure early at Yar­roweyah.

Jer­ilderie fought hard how­ever with some good play re­sult­ing in goals.

Grant Pa­trick-Smith was one of the best for Jer­ilderie, driv­ing in hard at the ball, while Zack Rochford had a great game on a dif­fi­cult op­po­nent.

Af­ter the main break, Ren­nie lifted their tempo and drew away from the De­mons go­ing into the last quar­ter with a 29 point lead.

Tom Bryce moved into the ruck and played his usual hard at the ball style of game and in the last term Jer­ilderie matched the Grasshop­pers on the score­board, but were un­able to bridge the gap.

Chris May bat­tled hard all day, while ev­er­green veteran Greg Law­ton picked up plenty of pos­ses­sions play­ing on­ball.

It has been a great year for the re­serves so they can hold their heads up with pride for their ef­forts.

Fi­nal score, Ren­nie 9.10 (64) to Jer­ilderie 5.2 (32).

The young De­mons started well in the fourths against Pi­cola United on Satur­day.

Jer­ilderie made good use of the ball but couldn’t cap­i­tal­ize on the score­board, with the Blues taking a four point lead into the first break on their home deck.

In the sec­ond quar­ter, Pi­cola started to find their rhythm and started to as­sert their dom­i­nance on the young De­mons.

The sec­ond half of the match was a real arm wres­tle with both sides go­ing in hard.

In the end Jer­ilderie fought hard, but the young Pi­cola United side was just a bit bet­ter and had a 16 point vic­tory.

Zan­der Nash dom­i­nated all over the ground to be the De­mons’ best, while Justin Law­ton worked hard off half­back, pro­vid­ing plenty of drive for­ward.

Char­lie Ma­son was rock solid at full back, taking strong over­head marks and driv­ing the ball for­ward.

Matt DiLullo played hard with great at­tack on the foot­ball, as did Tyler Hall.

Tom Munn bat­tled hard all day, while Travis Law­ton and Cruz Nash picked up plenty of pos­ses­sions.

The club is very proud of the young Dees, who have trained and played with great en­deavor this year with every player show­ing im­prove­ment.

Fi­nal score, Pi­cola United 5.7 Jer­ilderie 3.3 (21). (37) to

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