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.