Saints forced to work to down Yar­roweyah

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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.

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