Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Mathoura succumbs to Waaia onslaught

- By Josh Huntly

Mathoura’s rebuild in the Picola and District Football League took another tough turn with a 255 point defeat to premiershi­p fancy Waaia.

The Timbercutt­ers managed a solitary goal in the second quarter amid the Bombers onslaught, who ended up 39.28–262 to 1.1–7 winners.

Jack Duggan, Andrew Evans, Jacob Keenan, and

Thomas Creighton worked hard for Mathoura, but the class of Waaia proved too much for the beleaguere­d Timbercutt­ers.

It comes after Mathoura’s 163 point defeat to Rennie in round one amid a rebuild of the clubs senior list.

Mathoura will have a chance to recuperate after successive 100-point-plus defeats with a bye scheduled in round three, before hosting Katandra in round four on Saturday, April 23.

On the netball courts, Mathoura ran into a finals aspirant of its own in Waaia A-grade, with the Timbercutt­ers falling to a 0–2 start to the season.

After a round one defeat to Rennie, Mathoura fell to a 36-goal defeat to the Bombers in round two on Saturday.

The Timbercutt­ers will have a chance to break their 2022 duck against Katandra, which is also searching for its first win of the season following defeats to Strathmert­on and Tungamah.

It will serve as an opportunit­y for Mathoura to dole out revenge for last season’s fateful home and away finale, where defeat to the Cats consigned Mathoura to narrowly missing finals.

 ?? Photo: Steve Huntley ?? Tough day: Mathoura endured another heavy defeat on the weekend, falling to Waaia.
Photo: Steve Huntley Tough day: Mathoura endured another heavy defeat on the weekend, falling to Waaia.

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