Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Mul­wala 15.12 102 def Katan­dra 2.3 15 The re­serves boys were keen to have a strong win against Katan­dra to give them some mo­men­tum head­ing into next week­ends fi­nal series.

There were a num­ber of play­ers out with in­jury which put the pres­sure on some of the thirds boys to step up and fill in.

The Katan­dra team had the ad­van­tage of ex AFL player David Teague out there di­rect­ing traf­fic and help­ing his old club but even he couldn’t stem the flow cre­ated by the speed and class of the young Mul­wala team.

Tom Dow was in the ac­tion from the first bounce to the fi­nal siren rack­ing up pos­ses­sions all over the park and fin­ish­ing of his good work up in front goal with five ma­jors.

Tom got great sup­port from Lewis Tay­lor who’s speed broke open the Katan­dra de­fence on many oc­ca­sions. His run and carry cre­ated some ex­cit­ing pas­sages of play and help Mul­wala to build a strong lead from early in the con­test.

The Nathan Beasley lead back line was prov­ing too strong for Katan­dra as they re­pelled their at­tempts to score and turned de­fence into at­tack on many oc­ca­sions.

Char­lie Ma­gro and Jake Savy were giv­ing great sup­port deep in de­fence, set­ting up the run­ners like Lewis and Ricky Walker to use their speed through the mid­dle of the ground.

Jor­dan Cook was do­ing a fan­tas­tic job in the ruck get­ting the ball down to the smaller mid­field­ers who ran riot car­ry­ing the ball away from the stop­pages.

Vanda was prov­ing to be a real tack­ling ma­chine, which had his Katan­dra op­po­nents un­der pres­sure every time they got the ball.

Mul­wala didn’t slow up for the whole game, run­ning out win­ners by eighty seven points and set­ting up a qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal clash with old ri­val Moama.

It was great to see the Mul­wala play­ers well rep­re­sented at the Mur­ray League vote count with Chris O’Neill joint win­ner of the Damien Jones Medal for the Best and Fairest in the re­serves com­pe­ti­tion with Tom Dow, one of Mul­wala’s fu­ture stars run­ner up to Chris.

On the net­ball front Mor­gan Pitch­ers won the B grade Best and Fairest which is a fan­tas­tic ef­fort hav­ing over­come two knee re­con­struc­tions in the past two years.

Kim Thom­son was run­ner up in the C Re­serve grade and Sa­man­tha Till run­ner up in the C Grade com­pe­ti­tion.

Well done to all those award win­ners Get be­hind the Lions this week.

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