Dees knocked out
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