Bombers blow Saints away
DEDERANG/MT BEAUTY have taken their first win of the T&DFL in spectacular fashion, annihilating Wodonga Saints 3.10 (28) to a brutal 14.14 (98) at Martin Park on Saturday.
The Bombers took the initiative early in the match, setting the tone for the game, gaining more of the ball and kicking away to a 13-point lead by the end of the first quarter.
Dederang/Mt Beauty exploded out of the gates in the second, picking up 4.4 to the Saints’ puny three behinds, gaining an ultimately insurmountable 38-point margin.
From there the story was written, with the Bombers packing on the majors and keeping the Saints without a second goal until deep in the final quarter, Dederang/Mt Beauty running out 70-point winners.
Nicholas Hynes kicked six goals for the Bombers and Elliot Powell slotted two, both turning in best on ground performances.
The reserves match was closer, with Wodonga getting up 10.10 (76) to Dederang/Mt Beauty’s 7.3 (45); Sam Mirtschin and Joel Mansell both got on the board with two goals each.
In the netball, the Bombers went down by eight goals in the A Grade despite goal shooter Alysha de Koeyer’s 24 goal effort; Dederang/Mt Beauty took out the B grade by five goals 30-35, with Emma Cardwell scoring 26 goals from her 33 attempts.
Round 4 sees the Bombers fly to Wagunyah to take on the Lions, who are sitting three places below Dederang/Mt Beauty on the senior footy ladder.
RESULTS: Senior Football GOALS, Wodonga Saints: Jesse Anderson-Clarke 1, Timothy Allan 1, Zachary Warren-Marmo 1. Dederang/ Mt Beauty: Nicholas Hynes 6, Elliott Powell 2, Cody Hewat 1, Michael Sims 1, Jacob Neil 1, Daniel Manning 1.
BEST, Wodonga Saints: Leigh Marshall, Jesse Anderson-Clarke, Zachary Warren-Marmo, Luke Hawkins, James Berto, Craig Jarvis, Zachary Pleming. Dederang/Mt Beauty: Elliott Powell, Cody Hewat, Joshua Kable, Nicholas Hynes, Adam Schupina, Jacob Romeril.
RESERVES: GOALS, Wodonga Saints: Thomas Hynes 4, Lachlan Verbaan-Fletcher 2, Luke Milgate 2, Michael White 1, James Ryan 1, Callum Neil 1. Dederang/Mt Beauty: Sam Mirtschin 2, Joel Mansell 2, Asher Stoner 1, Ethan Mildren 1, Patrick Sullivan 1.
BEST, Wodonga Saints: Lachlan Verbaan-Fletcher, James Ryan, Andrew Walsh, Michael White, Will Simpson, Thoman Hynes. Dederang/ Mt Beauty: Hayden Ryder, Nathan Iaria, Darcy Greig, Nicholas Goznik, Sam Mirtschin, Nathan Martin.