Saints almost sinners

June 19, 2017

Seventh-placed Jerilderie surprised on Saturday when Josh Hillary's (pictured) men finished one goal short of Berrigan .

The Bulldogs barked, the Saints were almost sinners and Picola United continued its unbeaten run in the Picola District Football League north-west division on Saturday.

In a surprising result, seventh-placed Jerilderie fell one point short of Berrigan at home.

Tom Irvine kicked five goals for the Saints, but if the Demons found their kicking boots, they would have won their second game of the season.

Josh Hillary’s men kicked 11 behinds compared to the Saints’ six, with the final score finishing 13.6 (84) to 12.11 (83).

Jake Dalgliesh was the Saints’ best performer on Saturday, while brothers Tom and Shaun Bryce were prominent for Jerilderie.

●It was raining goals in Blighty on Saturday, with the hosts outclassing the Deniliquin Rovers 19.11 (125) to 10.7 (67).

Lachlan MacDonald led the merry dance with three goals as the Redeyes went on to have 11 different goal-kickers, with seven kicking two or more.

The contest was virtually over with the Redeyes jumping out to a six-goal first quarter, before the Rovers clawed their way back into the contest with Brody Lumbar kicking four goals.

But the Rovers ran out of gas as the hosts went on to kick 12 goals to five in the second half.

●Strathmerton established a two-game gap between it and Tocumwal after winning 9.11 (65) to 12.14 (86).

Michael Laidlaw’s troops trailed at quarter-time, but a five-goal second quarter helped the Bulldogs wrestle back the ascendancy to lead by 22 points at half-time.

The second quarter proved most decisive in the end, with Tocumwal winning the second half by just one point.

Matt O’Kane, Adrian Crestani, Max Canfield and Adam Laidlaw all contributed with two goals each, while Matt Shannon was impressive from midfield.

The Bloods’ playing coach Sean Logie (three goals) led the way for his side.

●Picola United continued its unbeaten start to the season, making light work of Mathoura.

Jon Varcoe’s side dismantled the Timbercutters, winning 22.16 (148) to 2.2 (14).

Thomas Byrnes starred for United with seven goals, while Jake Stevens .

Stevens kicked a goal in the first and second quarter, before the Timbercutters were kept to just one point in the second half.

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