Down day for Dees
Jerilderie had no answer for the second placed Deni Rovers, going down by 223 points at Memorial Park in round 15 of the Picola & District League on Saturday.
Undermanned and one player down early in the first quarter the Demons’ task grew even harder, but everyone still battled hard against a well-drilled Rovers combination.
Grant Patrick-Smith had a great game, picking up plenty of possessions and finding space amongst the packs, while Nick Parker worked tirelessly taking countless marks in the backline.
Around the ground, Chris Marshall gave his all, getting in and under the packs feeding the ball out.
Lachie Kennett was another young player who stood out, playing all day in the centre, while Adam Kent worked tirelessly in the ruck.
Up forward, despite limited opportunities, Tom Bryce showed he is still a force to be reckoned with and Fraser Pinnuck continues to improve with some great attack on the football.
Final score, Deni Rovers 37.26 (248) to Jerilderie 4.1 (25).
The Dees reserves had a hard battle all day, with the undermanned visitors going down to the undefeated Rovers by 113 points.
The Demons worked hard with Cadman Ham and Troy Mauger both having great games down in the backline.
Greg Lawton got in and under the packs, while Fergus O’Sullivan was solid in the ruck to give the Demons first use of the ball.
Playing on the ball all day, David Hercus and Chris May gave their all, while Tom Bryce showed great attack on the ball.
Final score, Deni Rovers 17.18 (120) to Jerilderie 1.1 (7).
It was a tough day at the office for the Under 17s, who were up against a taller Deni Rovers side.
With limited opportunities, the Dees battled manfully on the big ground.
Ben Neessen and Riley Belling were strong in the middle of the ground and gave the Demons plenty of drive.
Glen DiLullo had a day out, with plenty of run and countless second efforts.
Andrew Neessen played well against a taller opponent and Zander Nash provided plenty of run.
Final score, Deni Rovers 27.15 (177) to Jerilderie 0.1 (1).
The young Demons struggled against a taller Deni Rovers side in the fourths.
Charlie Mason improves every week and had her best game for the season, while Zander Nash provided his usual run and carry.
Ben Anthony played well in the ruck and Matt Sleeman picked up possessions around the ground.
With the backline under pressure all day, Tom Munn stood tall and drove the ball forward at every opportunity and Joe Martin had his best game for the season, showing great attack on the footy and laying great tackles.
Final score, Deni Rovers 19.22 (136) to Jerilderie 1.0 (6).