The Free Press (Corowa)

RUTHERGLEN Cats rain on Hoppers’ parade

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This week as the Cats hosted Tallangatt­a for the Round 5 TDFL clash, the boys needed to respond after a disappoint­ing result last week.

Tallangatt­a jumped out of the blocks kicking the first two goals of the game. But the Cats soon responded with both teams going goal-for-goal in a high-paced game. Tallangatt­a taking a 7-point lead at quarter time and Rutherglen a one goal lead at half time.

The third quarter the boys stepped the intensity up, out numbering their opponent at the contest and delivering the inside 50 with precision resulting in a 7 goal third quarter and a 40-point lead at the last break.

Tallangatt­a came out firing at the start of the last to reduce the margin, before the boys rallied and again finished the game strongly to push the margin back out with the eventual 43-point margin a fitting result.

Cats 18-10-118 Def Tallangatt­a 11-9-75 Award Winners: Complete Body Craft – Michael Cooper, Baker Seeds – Ian Kay, Poachers Hotel Meal Voucher – Ryan Maxwell, Rutherglen Pizza – Tyler Ferraro great win. Once again it was a great team effort from one end of the ground to the other. The boys have settled well as a team and rewarding themselves with a positive outcome. Let’s keep up the efforts lads.

Cats 15-20-110 Def Tallangatt­a 10-6-66 Award Winners: Rutherglen Pizza- Jack Keys, EDC Electrical – Ethan Marquison, Silver Key Café – Lachlan Webb, Coaches Award – Indhi Kotzur. strongest side but they did give us a few worries.

However, the Rutherglen boys knuckled down and took onboard the criticism given to them to improve their game. Everybody played amazing and by three quarter time, had nothing to add to improve their game.

Tom Ford was excellent out of the backline and Luke Nicholson and Jack Torney put on a showcase with their goalscorin­g ability. Extremely proud of the boys’ efforts.

Cats 25-9-159 Def Tallangatt­a 0-1-1

Award Winners: Silver Key Café- Tom Ford,

Corowa Sportspowe­r – Jack Torney, Wayne Cooper award- Luke Nicholson, Caffeine N Machine – Declan Thomson.

 ??  ?? Tim Wilson looks to escape the strong Hoppers defence. Photo by Flanners.
Tim Wilson looks to escape the strong Hoppers defence. Photo by Flanners.
 ??  ?? Rhys Renshaw steps up the intensity in the third quarter of the senior’s game. Photo by Flanners.
Rhys Renshaw steps up the intensity in the third quarter of the senior’s game. Photo by Flanners.
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