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Win puts Bombers in touch with top

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May 22, 2017

Charlie Burrows booted seven goals in the Waaia and Katandra showdown on Saturday.

Waaia is back on the Picola District south-east winners’ list after belting Katandra by 90 points on Saturday.

The Bombers were coming off three straight losses, including a disappointing 47-point defeat to Dookie United before the interleague bye, but turned it around at home by taking down the Kats 19.20 (134) to 7.2 (44).

The margin could have been worse for the visitors had Mick Cleeland’s side kicked straight, but Charlie Burrows was the star up forward with seven goals.

Matt McCarty, Brayden Coates, Matthew Brown, Lachlan Henderson and Samuel Richardson were in top form for the Bombers.

The victory saw Waaia move to fifth on the ladder and in touch with the top sides.

Corey Hickford (four goals) was Katandra’s best, while Ryleigh Shannon, co-coach Ramadan Yze, Shane Bensch, Nathan Bovalino and Nathan White played well.

The Kats are winless on the bottom of the ladder after six rounds.

●Shepparton East’s defence was like a brick wall on Saturday, restricting Dookie United to two goals in a 67-point win.

The Eagles started slowly, with Dookie taking a six-point lead into quarter-time, but it was all Dwain Vidler’s side after that as it won 12.14 (86) to 2.7 (19).

Angus Sutherland was East’s best, while Damon Carroll, David Gillespie, Nathan Barolli, Simon Russell and Jeromy Aynsley put in big performances.

Dylan McWhinney, Andrew O’Connor, Bodie Malone, Kane Thompson, Mathew Kitto and Brendan McMullan led the way for Dookie.

●An eight-goal haul from Callum Wilson spearheaded Katunga’s 83-point win against Katamatite on Saturday.

The Swans ventured to the Tigers’ home ground and ran them off the park with a consistent performance to win 18.11 (119) to 5.6 (36).

It was an important result for the Swans, who were coming off defeats against league powerhouses Tungamah and Shepparton East.

Apart from former AFL player Wilson dominating, Katunga had good contributions from co-coach Eamon Reeves, Jack McCracken, Josh Smith, Scott Lardi and Shannon Emmett.

Katamatite’s best were Chris Morris, Brodie McDonald, Nick Clurey, Callan Aldridge, Jayson Bigg and Mitchell McGowan.

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