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Top five looks to be established

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June 19, 2017

Five clear ladder leaders have emerged in Picola District Football League.

After 10 rounds in the Picola District Football League, the top four south-east clubs have well and truly established themselves as the competition’s best.

Fourth-placed Katunga sits one game clear of Waaia in fifth, who is three games clear of Dookie United in sixth.

Ladder leader Shepparton East extended the gap with a 69-point victory against Katamatite, 21.13 (139) to 10.10 (70).

Cobey Aynsley starred for the Eagles with six majors as the hosts jumped out to a nine-goal lead at half-time, without the likes of playing coach Dwain Vidler, Nathan Barolli and dual best and fairest winner Jamie Spencer in the side.

In a pretty even second half, the Eagles only went on to outscore the Tigers by 15 points, but the damage was done before the main break.

Simon Russell was also instrumental for Vidler’s side, booting three goals from across half-forward, while Joey Perkovic chipped in with two as Damon Carroll produced another solid display in the ruck.

●Tungamah backed up its impressive victory against the Eagles last week, running over the top of Dookie to win by 76 points.

Surprisingly, United jumped out to a six-point lead at quarter-time, but that was as good as it got, with Jeremy O’Brien’s men slamming on seven unanswered goals to lead by 31 points at half-time.

O’Brien was instrumental in his side’s win, kicking six goals, while Matt Clark (three) and James Irvine (two) also contributed for the Bears.

Bodhi Butts, Kade Rowe and Travis Hayes were again super through the midfield.

Kyle Tapscott, Matt Kitto and Riley Hamilton battled hard for Dookie.

●Katandra is still yet to win a game this season, losing to Katunga by 30 points at home.

Callum Wilson was his usual self for the Swans kicking six majors, while his partner in crime, Dylan Sidebottom, also slotted three goals.

The Swans have won six games this season and have drawn level with Rennie on 24 points.

Liam Reeves and Ricky Webb were the Swans’ only other two contributors on the scoreboard, with dynamic duo Wilson and Sidebottom kicking nine of their side’s 11 goals as they went to on to win, 11.14 (80) to 7.8 (50).

William Jeffery (three goals) was the Kats’ best, while Phil Osmond and Patrick Frappell also battled hard.

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