Bloods swooped

Southern Riverina news - - Sport -

A blis­ter­ing nine­goal first quar­ter from Moama saw it make sure of a win against Tocumwal early in Satur­day’s match at Moama.

The Mag­pies were then able to take it easy for the re­main­der of the game, even­tu­ally win­ning 17.16 (118) to 8.13 (61).

Hold­ing a 50-point lead at quar­ter time, Moama nar­rowly won the sec­ond term to hold a size­able ad­van­tage at the long break.

An in­ac­cu­rate third term from the Mag­pies saw the Bloods make some in­roads into the deficit as they kicked 4.1 to 1.6 to see the mar­gin at 39 points at the fi­nal change.

But the home team clicked into gear once more in the fi­nal quar­ter to kick four goals to one and win by 57 points.

Bren­dan Jay stood tall at full back to be Moama’s best player, keep­ing key for­ward Bal­raj Singh goal-less, while Ryan Hon also im­pressed on the wing with two goals.

Oth­ers named in the best were the con­sis­tent Jade Keam, Ed Bourke, James Scam­bler and Joe Cos­griff, while An­gus Grigg kicked four goals.

Rhys Monteath and Kieren Andrew slot­ted three goals each for Toc, while Michael Mor­gan, Scott Bald­win, Tim Gar­lick, Ken Chellew and De­nis Hickey were the bet­ter play­ers.

The Bloods travel to De­niliquin for an­other tough away match this week.

Tocumwal couldn’t quite match last year’s premier Moama on Satur­day. Pic­ture: Holly Cur­tis.

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