Minin­era footy back

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Af­ter a long sum­mer, round one of Minin­era and District Foot­ball League kicked off on the first windy and win­tery day of the year.

A grand-fi­nal re­play was con­tested in fan­tas­tic fash­ion, with two of the league’s top teams go­ing at it again.

Hype sur­round­ing Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac’s re­cruits did not dis­ap­point, with the Mag­pies us­ing the wind in the first quar­ter to be up by four goals at quar­ter time.

Al­though Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum had a slight fight­back in the sec­ond quar­ter, it was no match for the Mag­pies who fin­ished out the game 44-point vic­tors.

New re­cruit James Quayle im­pressed by kick­ing four goals for the Mag­pies, Ad­di­son Mil­ner and Tas Clin­gan kicked two goals each and with Chris Thornton per­form­ing well, the team will be on song to take on Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld in round two.

Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld is com­ing off a seven-point win over Woorn­doo-mort­lake.

The Rams came fly­ing out of the blocks to be 42 points up at quar­ter time, how­ever Woorn­doo-mort­lake put on a strong show for the fol­low­ing three quar­ters, win­ning each.

But it proved not enough and Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld came away with the four points.

Adam Cameron was the best in front of goal, boot­ing three, while Michael Ue­ber­gang and Wil­liam Collins did their fair share of work around the ground.

Ararat Ea­gles will come off a mere 10-point loss to Taty­oon, where they had five more scor­ing shots than their op­po­nents, when they try to keep this mo­men­tum go­ing into this week’s game against SMW Rovers.

The Ea­gles had a crack­ing start and were two goals up at quar­ter time. How­ever, in­ac­cu­racy in front of goals in dif­fi­cult weather con­di­tions saw the score­line 4.12 to 7.4 the Hawks’ way.

Jack­son Tau­rau and Lara Nam­bi­ra­gan were best play­ers for the Ea­gles and they will be geared up to take on the Bull­dogs, also com­ing off a win, over Hawkes­dale-macarthur to the tune of six goals.

John Forbes and Kallen Young led the way for the Bull­dogs, boot­ing three goals each, while Tom Thewlis and Tom Mcwilliam were the best play­ers for the day.

Both teams will be tak­ing this op­por­tu­nity early in the sea­son to get four points on their record.

In other matches Hawkes­dale-macarthur trav­els to Great West­ern, Pen­shurst hosts Cara­mut, Taty­oon takes on Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum and Woorn­doo-mort­lake plays Moys­ton-wil­laura at Woorn­doo.

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