Panthers cause upset over Roos
BENALLA All Blacks achieved a big upset victory, taking down third-placed King Valley by 75 points on Saturday.
After a tight first quarter the All Blacks continued to roll on, keeping the Roos goalless in the second quarter, and allowing only one goal to be scored in each of the third and fourth quarters in an awesome team effort.
The Panthers were supported by five multiple goal kickers in the 14.19 (103) to 4.4 (28) win.
Alister Crook booted four goals for the Panthers, but it was the games of Blake Goodwin and Chris Lockhart that powered the All Blacks to the big win.
Jordan Kelly booted two goals for the Roos, finishing off the hard work of Alex Nicholson and Robbie Bertalli up the field.
Milawa held off a fast finishing Whorouly side to win by 43 points.
The Demons were led by Kheda Stevenson who slotted six goals in a brilliant showing, Tim Lewis was again among the best players and goal kickers in a great season, while Dan Bryant was Milawa’s best player.
For the Lions, Paul Fisher was excellent across the four quarters, with Gene Marek booting five of Whorouly’s six goals.
At Moyhu the match was called off four minutes into the third quarter with a serious knee injury halting play, and waiting for an ambulance to take the player away.
Glenrowan was well and truly in control booting 20.11 (131) to 2.0 (12) to that point, with Michael Walker kicking eight goals in that time being easily best on ground.
Kiangkai Douangphosay was Moyhu’s best player.
Greta kept Goorambat scoreless after the first quarter as the Blues romped to a 200-point win.
Blue forward Harley Dalgleish booted nine goals in a best on ground display, while Mark Strack kicked six majors.
Greta kicked eight goals in the first quarter, nine in the second term, seven in the third stanza and five goals, 12 behinds in the final quarter to Goorambat’s one point in the 29.27 (201) and 0.1 (1) win.
In the thirds, Alpine Eagles defeated Londrigan Bulls by 65 points in a dominant display.
Marcus Kinthari booted five goals for the Eagles in a best on ground performance, while Devon Turner slotted three goals.
For the Bulls, Baxter Lane-Gee was his side’s best player, with Matt Allan and Jai Rhodes Taylor the goal scorers in the 12.13 (85) to 2.8 (20) Eagles’ win.
Snow Road Saints kicked four goals to one in the last quarter to hand Southern Suns a 20-point loss.
Cooper Verdon slotted two goals for the Saints, while Matt Haring was best on ground.
Jacob Finger continued his fine season with a best on ground performance for the losing Suns’ team with Nicolas James also prominent.
The Saints remain undefeated at the top of the ladder.