Strathy too strong

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

The trend of Jer­ilderie start­ing strong and fin­ish­ing slow con­tin­ued on Satur­day, with the Demons go­ing down to tra­di­tional ri­val Strath­mer­ton by 100 points in round nine of the Pi­cola League.

Play­ing in front of their home crowd at Monash Park, the Dees matched it with the third placed Bull­dogs to trail by just 14 points at the first break.

The vis­i­tors flexed their mus­cle in the sec­ond term with four quick goals early be­fore the Demons replied with three of their own.

Jer­ilderie was un­able to keep up with the flag con­tender in the sec­ond half though, with Strath­mer­ton open­ing the flood­gates to score 13.10 to 2.5.

Fi­nal score, Strath­mer­ton 22.18 (150) to Jer­ilderie 7.8 (50).

In a gal­lant ef­fort Shaun Bryce pro­vided drive off the half back line and on­baller James Gilligan once again pro­vided drive around the ground for Jer­ilderie.

Marc Shaw was dan­ger­ous in front of goal, kick­ing three ma­jors, while Tom Bryce bat­tled hard all day in the ruck for the home side.

Vet­eran Demons on­baller Chris Mar­shall led by ex­am­ple and thirds play­ers Bo­hdi Beasley and Mitch A’Vard put in out­stand­ing ef­forts.

For the Dogs, Adrian Crestani led the way with four goals, while Daniel El­lis, Matt O’Kane and best afield Louis Pin­nuck all con­trib­uted with three ma­jors apiece.

This Satur­day the Demons will hold their 1987 Mur­ray Foot­ball League premier­ship re­union when they host Ber­ri­gan.

On the Fri­day night there will be a ‘meet and greet’ of the premier­ship play­ers held at the Colony Inn Ho­tel.

The club is hop­ing all play­ers, com­mit­tee mem­bers and all in­volved at the club dur­ing this suc­cess­ful time will at­tend the week­end.

Fol­low­ing the game on Satur­day will be a din­ner in the clu­b­rooms with an auc­tion of her­itage jumpers that will be worn in the se­nior game.

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