Pigeons ruin Hoppers day
Yarrawonga travelled to Bunton Park in North Albury and then proceeded to ruin favourite son Dan Leslie’s day by initializing a ten goal win.
Leslie was playing game 290 passing legend Stan Sargeant’s record number of games for the Hoppers – not to be outdone Leslie played a seducible game for his team , kicking a goal and left the crowd cheering when he took a screamer in the last quarter. A career well played.
The Pigeons had to overcome the disappointment of last week’s game against Albury when after leading by a good margin, the Tigers got over the Pigeons with eight minutes to play. The Pigeons had lead all day so questions about concentration and fitness were being queried.
Captain Tyler Bonet would have none of this, carrying more bandages than the local chemist shop, he proceeded to play an outstanding game winning possessions and bring-
Yarrawonga 4.2, 9.7, 13.9, 17.14 (116) North Albury 1.1, 4.3, 7.6, 8.7 (55) GOALS: Yarrawonga: Nick Lawless 3, Bradley O’Connor 3, Mark Whiley 2, Brandon Symes 2, Jake Wild 2, Harrison Wheeler 1, Tyler Bonat 1, Jess Koopman 1, Travis Hargreaves 1, Brady Pritchard 1 North Albury: Clay Moscher-Thomas 2, Lauchlan Taylor Nugent 2, Christopher Schmidt 1, Daniel Leslie 1, William McGrath 1, Rory Feltwell 1. BEST: Yarrawonga: Harrison Wheeler, Ryan Bruce, Mark Whiley, Tyler Bonat, Beau Seymour, Bronson Schofield. North Albury: Dylan Hartin, Mitchell Mahady, Daniel Leslie, Rory Feltwell, Justin Bishop, Joel Roberson. ing other players into the game. A great leader’s performance.
Youngster Dylan Bruce is rapidly developing into a player of great ability, to find and use the football, for one so young. These two along with last year’s best and fairest Mark Whiley, Seymour and recruit Harry Wheeler all won over 30 possessions each – very handy midfield.
Lochy Howe had ruck dominance with help from Jake Wild, who played back and also contributed with two goals in a fine all round display.
Brady Pritchard, Jordy Daniels, Jayden Gallagher, Beau Seymour, Connor and Travis Hargreaves and Bronson Schofield performed superbly down back.
Nick Lawless, Brad O’Çonnor, Brandon Symes in the forward line continue to learn how to play as key forwards together. Jess Koopman didn’t have the ‘bark’ he had last week and Jordon Urquhart played very well, continuing to look more comfortable at senior level.
Coach Damien Sexton is working hard to get the boys to play his way, with results starting to show. The forwards are going to continue to hear about chasing, talking, pressuring, not letting defenders take easy marks and converting when given the opportunity.
This week at the Grove oval we host the Wodonga Bulldogs and anticipate another tough day at the office. Come along and have an enjoyable day watching the Pigeon footballers and netballers at work!
Chronicle award: Versus Nth Albury
5. Tyler Bonet 4. Ryan Bruce 3. Harry Wheeler 2 Mark Whyley 1. Loch Howe.