Sorry day for Saints

Strath­mer­ton runs away with 117-point win

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

Satur­day was a tough day for Ber­ri­gan play­ers and sup­port­ers against Picola & District Foot­ball League leader Strath­mer­ton.

Un­for­tu­nately for the Saints, who were play­ing at home, they were never in the race and ended up go­ing down by a mas­sive 117 points.

Fi­nal score: Strath­mer­ton 20.23 (143) def. Ber­ri­gan 3.8 (26).

De­spite the well-drilled Bull­dogs putting on a clinic, the Ber­ri­gan play­ers had a red-hot crack.

The Saints scored their three ma­jors all within the third term thanks to Toby Dal­gliesh, Phil Mur­rowood and Jack Kimp­ton.

As­sis­tant coach Paul Mass­ing­ham was once again best for Ber­ri­gan, while Ian Cong­don was a vi­tal in­clu­sion for the match.

Tough back­man Grant Martin had his work cut out for him but con­tin­ued to ap­ply plenty of pres­sure to the Strathy for­wards.

Awards: Bax­ter Trans­port $100 - Ian Cong­don; Bax­ter Trans­port $50 - Grant Martin; BFC $20 - An­drew Hawkins; Fed­eral Parmy - Paul Mass­ing­ham; BFC Meal - An­drew Pyle.

The re­serves went down by 134 points against fifth- placed Strath­mer­ton, 21.19 (135) to 0.1 (1).

With all the play in Strath­mer­ton’s for­ward half it meant there was no respite for the Saints’ back­men, who were stoic and de­ter­mined to make life dif­fi­cult for the Bull­dogs.

Awards: Bax­ter Trans­port $50 - Ian Cong­don; Win­gates $20 - James Ware; Men­thas $20 - Noel Bax­ter; Fed­eral Parmy - Paul Glanvill; BFC Meal - Cody Hea­zle­wood.

Ber­ri­gan’s thirds were also kept out of the game at the hands of Strath­mer­ton.

The Saints went down by 40 points and are now sit­ting fourth on the lad­der with a tough round ahead against sec­ond-placed Jer­ilderie.

Satur­day’s game was a great tus­sle with the Saints ca­pa­ble of plenty of great pas­sages of play, catch­ing Strathy un­aware at times.

Jack Mod­derkolk booted three ma­jors for the day.

Awards: Ber­ri­gan Bake­house $20 - Lachie Pyle; Maw­son’s $10 - Jye Adam­son; Coaches $10 - An­gus Cold­well; Ware Builders $5 - Jack Mod­derkolk; Foxy’s Back­hoe $10 - Con­nor Thorn­ton; Fed­eral Ho­tel - Ben Fox.

The fourths played an epic game which had the spec­ta­tors hold­ing their breath in the dy­ing stages.

The young Saints trailed at the last break by 22 points, hav­ing scored just two be­hinds all game.

But they were ea­ger and knew they had plenty left in the tank for a big last quar­ter.

Coach Craig Thorn­ton only asked that they score one goal in the last and he would be happy with that re­sult.

But one wasn’t enough for the young­sters as they shocked the Bull­dogs with 3.3 while keep­ing the vis­i­tors score­less.

Un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t enough, how­ever, with the Saints go­ing down by one points.

Josh Mc­qual­ter kicked two of the ma­jors and Tom Whe­lan fin­ished with one.

De­spite the loss, the team and sup­port­ers were less than dis­heart­ened and were ec­static with the dis­play and drive for the footy.

Awards: Haintz Con­cret­ing $5 - Josh McQu­atler; Ware Builders $5 - Tyson Sharp Shor­ney; BFC Can­teen - Ri­ley Dempster; Coaches’s award - Hamish Cameron; BFC Drink Bot­tle - Darcy Pyle; Fed­eral Ho­tel Parmy - John O’Neill.

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