Down day for Dees

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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).

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