Dees smash Roos
JERILDERIE had a convincing home ground win over Deniliquin Rovers on Saturday.
Final score Jerilderie 21.15 (141) to Deni 5.9 (39).
The Dees started the game with three goals before the Rovers could respond, they conceded just one goal for the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the Dees pile on six goals while Deni tried to chip their way out of defence.
Jerilderie hit the tall targets up forward in Brad Parker, Aaron Purcell, Tom Bryce and Scott Sanderson who all kicked goals for the quarter.
David Gregory also kicked two running goals after receiving the ball at the front of the packs.
The Demons stormed into the long break with a 52-point lead.
The third quarter saw the Rovers boot three to Jerilderie’s five, Jason Sanderson and Sandy Lawrence kicked goals as did Sam Sleigh who marked in the pocket but was taken to the goal square with a 50m penalty after a late spoil attempt.
Leigh Howroyd twice found himself with time to steady and kick on the run from just inside 50 to add a further two goals to stretch the margin to 68 points at the third term.
The last quarter saw Purcell break free of the defence and kick four to start the quarter.
Both Jason and Scott Sanderson kicked their second for the game as the Dees ran out 102 point winners.
Best players: Jason Sanderson, Matt Tinkler, Chris Marshall, Jak Payne, Aaron Purcell and David Gregory.
In the reserves, Jerilderie faced top of the ladder Rovers and found themselves 26 points behind at quarter time after Deni opened with five goals.
The Dees out-scored the Rovers for the rest of the game but the early lead was enough to see the Deni take the points and stay a game clear on top of the ladder.
Marcus Hastings worked himself into the game to end up kicking four goals and being best on ground with his first game back at the club, Greg Lawton, Troy Mauger, Matt Keating, Ben Nash and Michael Pitt were also named in the best players.
The thirds, with a near full strength side, made light work of the equal top side.
The Dees kicked six goals in the opening quarter before adding another five in the second before the Rovers kicked their only goal for the game.
The Dees added another 11 goals for the second half as they ran out 139 point winners.
Best players: Dylan Henery, Tom Murphy, Ian Cameron, Jye Holcolmbe and Blair Henery.
The fourths were able to hold out the young Rovers.
Harrison Curtin kicked two goals in the 36 point win with Mitchell A’Vard and Tom Sleigh kicking a goal each.
Best players were Lachie Leeds, Tom Sleigh, Ned Beasley, Jacob Read, Mitchell A’Vard and Jack Hamilton.
Notable mention to Bohdi Beasley, Nick Parker and Ben Barlow who were unlucky to not receive an award.