Hoppers open account with big win
Rennie defeated Yarroweyah at Yarroweyah by an impressive 111 points in round three of the Picola Football Netball League.
It was Hoppers v Hoppers and Rennie took the early advantage with Ednie and comeback king Rhodes kicking 5 between them in the first term.
They capped off the upfield work of firstgamer McCallum and Tempany on the wings, Freeman through the middle and Wilson at half back.
The second quarter saw more of the same as Ednie had 6 by the middle of the term before going to the bench. Runnalls and Ben Welsh were applying the pressure to keep the ball forward and Clarke was solid in defence.
After half time Ferguson continued his strong leading and marking at half forward and young Joel O’Dwyer kept on providing defensive drive.
Dykes grabbed a couple of goals late in the game and great to see Alex Lovel kick his first senior goal. Rhodes and Ednie ended with 6 each in an even team performance.
Player incentives went to Tempany, Clarke, Rhodes and Runnalls and the Yarrawonga Hotel award went to Sam Ferguson.
Yarroweyah 3.1 (19) def by Rennie 17.12 (115)
Best players B. Douglass, J. Kennedy, D. Bruce, G. McBurnie, B. Cumber, A. Dishot.
Goal Kickers: A. Dishot 1, G. McBurnie 3, B. Douglass 1, J. Kennedy 4, B. Cumber 3, J. Shaw 1, T. Kennedy 1, D. Bruce 3.
The two’s with an injection of youth via the under 17’s who had the day off, won by 95 points.
It was a consistent effort by the Hoppers who kicked 6, 4, 3 and 4 goals in the terms which were spread between Jack Kennedy 4, and 3 each to McBurnie, Bruce and Comber.
This was combined with the experience and work rate of Douglass and Southern who gave Rennie first use of the ball.
Couple of highlights late in the game with a great snap by James Shaw for goal followed by a classy running banana by Tom Kennedy to kick the Hoppers final major.
Awards: Cellarbrations - Denver Bruce, Hicks Butchery - Ben Douglass, Yarrawonga Hotel- AJ Southern, Club Mulwala - George McBurnie, Woods Bus Lines- Jack Kennedy. SENIOR SCORES
Yarroweyah 2.0 3.2 3.3 5.5 35 Rennie 7.3 13.5 17.10 22.14 146 BEST: M. Tempany, C. Reid, T. Freeman, P. McCallum, S. Ferguson, D. Rhodes. GOALS: D. Rhodes 6, C. Ednie 6, T. Dykes 2, C. Runnals 2, B. Welsh 2, S. Ferguson 2, A. Lovel 1, D. Boulton 1.
No Under 17s due to forfeit of Yarroweyah.
Yarroweyah 0.0 (0) def by Rennie 20.18 (138) Best players: L. Forge, C. Lonergan, J. Parmenter, J. James, H. Nagle, O. Elliott,
Goal kickers: S. Bigger 1, J. James 2, H.Nagle 2, C. Lonergan 3, J. Parmenter 5, L.Forge 2, J.Conway 1, J. Basett 1, X.Watson 1, B.Burrows 2.
The fourths had another victory winning by 138 points.
A solid first term was followed by an explosive term 2 with 9 goals.
Stand in coach Forge was wrapped how the run and handball brought teammates into the game and overall Rennie had 10 different goalkickers with Parmenter kicking 5, Lonergan 3 and Burrows, Loch Forge, Nagle and James 2 each.
The quality started in the middle with Elliott and Kennedy using the work of James to win most of the clearances.
It was then Bassett and Burrows providing the link inside 50.
Two out of two but a tough game this week. Awards: I & P Ferguson - Ben Kennedy, Kennedy Builders - Oscar Elliott, STF Engineering - Jack James, Murray River Electrical - Harry Nagle, Belmores Accounting - Jack Bassett, Rennie Catering Committee -Bradley Burrows, Lake Mulwala Bakery - Jackson Parmenter.
Thanks to the Yarrawonga Hotel for hosting our awards on Saturday night.
Also please remember to lock in the ball date at Club Mulwala on June 2 with the major raffle being drawn on that night.
We thank Bi Rite Yarrawonga, Murray Valley Rural Services, Kennedy’s Holiday Resort and Judd’s Yarrawonga for their support. Home to Katunga this week.