Dees fall to 13th

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

A tough 2018 Pi­cola & District League sea­son has con­tin­ued for Jer­ilderie, fall­ing to the bot­tom of the lad­der after a 31 point loss to Yar­roweyah at Monash Park on Satur­day.

It was a tight con­test early, with one point split­ting the two sides after the first quar­ter.

Kobi Howes made a wel­come re­turn for the Dees and picked up plenty of pos­ses­sions while Grant Pa­trick-Smith made good use of the ball un­der pres­sure.

The Demons picked up the tempo in the sec­ond term, with Chris Mar­shall putting his body on the line to win the ball and Brad Parker tak­ing some strong marks up for­ward.

The home side just couldn’t shake the Hop­pers though and went into the main break with just a seven point lead.

The Demons couldn’t hold off a fast fin­ish­ing Hop­pers, with the vis­i­tors boot­ing 9.9 to 3.7 to pick up their sec­ond win of the year.

Nick Parker stood up for the Demons in the back­line, while Ned Beasley con­tin­ued to play with eyes only for the ball, but it wasn’t enough and the Demons had a dis­ap­point­ing loss to sit 13th on the lad­der.

Fi­nal score, Yar­roweyah 14.13 Jer­ilderie 9.12 (66).

It was a tough game for the Demons in the (97) to re­serves with the Hop­pers lead­ing at ev­ery break.

Lachie Wat­son and Scott McGil­vray were rock solid in de­fence, re­pelling nu­mer­ous at­tack­ing moves.

Kip Barlow seems to have found the foun­tain of youth and is run­ning and at­tack­ing the footy like a 20 year-old, while Fer­gus O’Sul­li­van had a great game play­ing in the ruck.

The last quar­ter saw Tom Bryce move to the cen­tre and had an im­me­di­ate im­pact, while Bodhi Beasley had a great game pick­ing up pos­ses­sions around the ground.

With less than five min­utes left the Demons fi­nally crept ahead of the Hop­pers on the score­board to win a nail-biter by eight points to hold on to sixth spot on the lad­der.

Fi­nal score, Jer­ilderie 5.8 (38) to Yar­roweyah 4.6 (30).

The Demons had a solid win against the Hop­pers in the fourths, keep­ing the vis­i­tors score­less in a fan­tas­tic ef­fort.

Char­lie Ma­son had a great game and Ni­cola DiLullo booted three goals for the home side.

In a one sided game, ev­ery­one stepped up with Kyle Wilkin­son hav­ing his best game for the sea­son and Tex Flack show­ing great at­tack on the footy.

Fi­nal score, Jer­ilderie 17.12 (114) to Yar­roweyah no score.

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