Dees fall to 13th
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.