Dees 3rds, 4ths in prelim.

Southern Riverina news - - SPORT - ~ from back page Jer­ilderie’s thirds will also play a pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal af­ter los­ing to Strath­mer­ton on Satur­day, 14.15 (99) to 1.0 (6). fourths

It was a tight low scor­ing first quar­ter with Nick Parker and Ja­cob Read on top around the ground, but the Dees were un­able to get a score on the board.

Harry Leeds worked tire­lessly in the back line to be one of the best.

Af­ter half-time the Demons strug­gled to con­tain Strath­mer­ton and in the end they were too strong.

The Dees play the Deni Rovers in their pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal at Pi­cola.

Best: J Read, N Parker, H Leeds, C Catena, T Neil­son, J Buckley; Goals: C Catena 1.

The Jer­ilderie de­feated Strath­mer­ton 8.7 (55) to 3.1 (19) to ad­vance to the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal.

The young Dees started on fire, kick­ing a goal in the first few min­utes of the game.

Jack

Hamil­ton

and Tyson Conn were on song in the for­ward line, help­ing the Demons to a 15-point lead at quar­ter-time.

Lachie Ken­nett was great all round, sup­ported well by Ben Brown­ing.

Nick Bald­win pro­vided plenty of drive go­ing for­ward with the Dees fi­nally run­ning out win­ners by 36 points.

Best: L Ken­nett, N Bald­win, M A’Vard, J Hamil­ton, J Rochford, T Conn; Goals: T Conn 3, L Ken­nett 2, J Hamil­ton 2, R Belling 1.

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