No surprises in round’s results

July 03, 2017

Mitch Collins Bye sends Rennie forward after another promising attack.

Rennie's Cameron Sudholz beats his Katamatite opponent to win the ruck contest on Saturday.

Saturday’s Picola District Football League south-east games finished as expected with Shepparton East, Rennie and Waaia winning.

Katamatite continued its trend as the competition’s worst defence, conceding a further 131 points in an 84-point loss to Rennie.

Craig Ednie’s side kicked seven first-quarter goals with Nick O’Bryan (four), Gareth Oughton (three) and Ed Bayles (three) kicking 11 between them for the day.

Mitch Collins Bye was again impressive for the Grasshoppers in the midfield, while Tory Morris and Patrick Riordan fought hard for the hosts.

The Tigers have conceded 1486 points, 244 more than any other team, and on average their opponent kicks 20 goals a game.

Katamatite remains in seventh position, while Rennie, which sits in third, is near certain to cap its resurgence with a finals appearance.

●Shepparton East fought off winless Katandra by 40 points.

Rob Osborne and Cobey Aynsley kicked seven goals between them, while Matt Rendina chipped in with two.

Stephen Burns led the merry dance for the hosts with a best-on-ground performance, while co-coach Ramadan Yze and Brady Black booted three goals each for Katandra.

The comfortable victory kept the Eagles one game clear at the top of the ladder.

●Waaia won its third game in five weeks after dispatching of Dookie United by 15 points.

Mick Cleeland’s side kept Dookie goalless in the first term, before the visitors fought back to only trail by five points at half-time.

However, the Bombers went on to kick five goals to three in the second half, with inaccuracy potentially costing Dookie its fifth win of the season.

Pat McMullan’s side was wasteful in front of goal, with the final score finishing 10.10 (70) to 7.13 (55).

Greg Meyland was best-on-ground for the winners, while Kyle Tapscott continued his recent run of form for United.

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