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Rapidly improving Dookie on the march

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June 19, 2017

Dookie United is in top form this season, trouncing Tungamah by 12 goals on Saturday.

Dookie United was superb against Tungamah to win by 12 goals and the side has plenty more to give.

Sitting in fourth position, Jodie Fleming’s side has created a two-game buffer between it and teams outside the top five as its form keeps improving.

Although United defeated the Bears by 23 goals in round three, Fleming was hesitant about what to expect second time around, but was thrilled with what her team presented.

‘‘It’s always challenging coming up against such a physical side, we beat them by a fair bit last time, but I was not expecting such a big win because I think they have improved and I was thinking ‘oh it could be tough’,’’she said.

While it was an even contest to begin with, United started to pull away in the second quarter and build a buffer.

Georgia Caruana was responsible for creating a scoreline Tungamah would find hard to match, nailing every shot as she was a picture of accuracy.

Fleming was also pleased with former Tallygaroopna star Kayla Woodhouse in defence, as United kept the Bears to 41 goals.

Dookie has now won three of the past four games with Fleming astounded by how far her team has come in a short period of time.

‘‘It’s really good, I’ve just been really impressed with the ways the girls have just improved out of sight,’’ she said.

With that progression, Fleming is looking forward to her side’s meeting against Waaia in round 12.

Shepparton East cruised to a 31-goal win against Katamatite as the Tigers already look out of finals contention.

Waaia was tested against Rennie, but the Bombers still came out on top by seven goals to notch up win number 10, while Katunga was too strong for reigning premier Katandra.

●In north-west matches, Picola United stayed in the finals race after defeating Mathoura by seven goals, with just percentage separating it from the five.

But the Blues will receive some competition from Berrigan, who occupies the final spot in the five following a strong win against Jerilderie.

Tocumwal accounted for Strathmerton to stay unbeaten and Blighty was five-goal winners against Deniliquin Rovers.

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