Saints forced to work to down Yarroweyah
Berrigan remains in second spot on the Picola & District League ladder after a 29-point away win at Yarroweyah on Saturday.
It was five goals from classy forward Harley Middleton that proved the difference between the two sides.
Mark McQualter and Toby Dalgleish also impressed for the Saints, who lifted their win-loss record to 8-2.
Nathan Congram continued his fine season for Yarroweyah, named his side’s best player for the sixth time in 11 games, with Ben Anderson also playing well for the Hoppers.
Final score, Berrigan 12.10 (82) to Yarroweyah 8.5 (53).
In boggy conditions it was Berrigan who were able to convert four goals to Yarroweyah’s solitary one.
The second quarter was more of an arm wrestle with both teams kicking four goals apiece with the Saints up at half time by 21 points.
Berrigan kicked four goals to the Hoppers’ one in the third term but were held goalless in the last quarter.
Yarroweyah was able to muster up a couple of late goals to reduce the final margin to 29 points.
Middleton’s presence around the stoppages was vital in the team’s win while McQualter was again busy reeling in plenty of pack marks for the Saints.
Dalgleish showed flare and dazzled the crowd with his precise skills and Steve Lappin was called into the side for his hard working, mud running abilities and delivered on the day.
Jye Adamson again put in a workman-like effort and Paul Massingham wound back the clock at times for the visitors.
Berrigan’s Ben Fox looked dangerous and went close to getting himself on the goalkickers’ list in his senior debut.
Toby Parish was the only multiple goal scorer for the Hoppers on the day with onballer Shaun Greenway once again featuring for home side.