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Cats run rings around Dogs at start to set up huge win

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July 17, 2017

Mooroopna put a stamp on its match against Tatura early, showing the difference between the newly formed Tatura line-up and a top-six side.

Mooroopna put a stamp on its match against Tatura early, showing the difference between the newly formed Tatura line-up and a top-six side.

The Cats bounced back from a loss against Benalla last week with a 23-goal rout of the Bulldogs, but it was not enough to send them into the top half of the ladder.

With Euroa’s win against Shepparton Swans, Mooroopna continues to sit two points outside the six as losses may come back to haunt it at the end of the season.

But on Saturday Mooroopna enjoyed a resounding victory set up after keeping the Bulldogs to just three goals in the first quarter.

Ace defender Maddie Wong was on song, pouncing on any loose balls and rebounds as she was again well aided by Ash Lancaster.

Mansfield and Seymour may not have any chance of playing finals, but competed in an enthralling contest to show their progress.

Scores were tight at half-time with the Lions four goals ahead before Laura Carland’s side broke away in the second half.

Seymour midcourter Alana Mascitti provided superb run for her side, while Georgia Engel and Courtney Aldous also impressed.

Shepparton United finally broke through for its first win since round eight after defeating Rochester by nine goals.

Having suffered defeats to some of the league’s top sides, the Demons jumped up to fourth position, while Benalla also recorded an important win against Echuca.

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