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Dees shine and come up with another win
Coming off a few decent wins, it was important that the Jerilderie seniors continued to hunt the footy and move it with purpose against Blighty on Saturday.
The first quarter started off as most of us expected — a hard hitting in and under contest from Blighty.
But with a bit of inaccuracy from Jerilderie, Blighty were still well within the game.
After a much-needed quarter time rev up from coach Chris Marshall about goal kicking, the Demons came out to play.
Hard nut Ben Neeson was in and under while Kane Hawkins had the ball on a string coming out of the middle serving Mitch Conlan, who ended up with nine goals and 16 behinds for the day.
From the half-time break the forward line found an unfamiliar face in Duncan Trethowan (who looked completely lost) lurking for his first goal of the year.
The final quarter went somewhat according to plan with the wind. There was plenty of goals, but probably double to the amount of behinds.
We’ll need to bring boots next week if we’re going to kick a winning score.
Probably some goal kicking practice at training wouldn’t go astray.
The boys took the four points and a very handy percentage boost going into the last home and away game against Katamatite.
Best on: Sam Sleigh, Mitch Conlan and Ben Neeson.
Final Score: Jerilderie 22.30 (162) def Blighty 1.3 (9). Reserves: No report.
Best on: Harrison Curtain, Tyler Hall and Dan Eldridge.
Final Score: Jerilderie 10.15 (75) def Blighty 3.2 (20).
The Under-17s battled hard all day trying to keep Blighty’s score to a minimum each quarter.
The Dees got better and better, with Dan Eldridge and Adam Aylett battling it out in the middle and having great games individually.
Tyler Hall provided a lot of run and helping back in defence.
Tex Flack also had a solid game in the back line.
He did all he could to stop Blighty from scoring, but the ball was coming in too hot.
Again we were undermanned and played the best we could with what we had. Well done boys.
Best on: Dan Eldridge, Tyler Hall and Adam Aylett.
Final Score: Jerilderie 0.1 (1) def by Blighty 32.16 (208).
Jerilderie’s under-14s played Blighty at home, and the young Dees went down by only 11 points.
They fought hard all day in the very evenly matched game.
A five minute drop off in the third quarter saw a couple goals kicked, which made it hard to get back in the last with Blighty’s defence holding up well.
It was great to see everyone playing well right across the field.
Probably the most even performance by everyone all year.
Best on: James Winn, Charlie Rorato and Georgia Belling.
Final Score: Jerilderie 2.4 (16) def by Blighty 4.3 (27).