Berrigan goes two games clear in fifth

July 24, 2017

Could the top five be set in the Picola District Football League north-west division?

Could the top five be set in the Picola District Football League north-west division?

With just three rounds left to play fifth-placed Berrigan had a huge win against sixth-placed Deniliquin to create an eight-point gap between the pair.

The Saints trailed all day before kicking five goals to one in the final term to defeat the Rovers 12.13 (85) to 12.6 (78), in what was a massive blow for the visitors’ finals aspirations.

Berrigan coach Lee Schmidt starred with half his side’s goals.

In a dominant final term, the Saints had 10 scoring shots to the Rovers’ three.

Rovers sit two wins outside a finals position with Jerilderie, Tocumwal and Picola in the final three rounds.

Meanwhile, the Saints travel to Mathoura and host Strathmerton before finishing off the season with a bye.

●Tocumwal handed Blighty its second loss in five weeks with the Bloods winning by 11 points at home on Saturday.

Sam Boake starred with seven goals as the Bloods came from seven points down at three-quarter-time to kick four goals to one in the final term, prevailing 14.4 (88) to 11.11 (77).

Sean Logie and Dylan Flanagan were the Bloods’ other multiple goalkickers with two each, while Jed Brain kicked a handful for the Redeyes in arguably a best-on-ground performance.

●Strathmerton won its 11th straight game after defeating Mathoura by 179 points.

Joel Kimberley (five goals), Daniel Ellis (five) and Tyron Hill (four) kicked 14 goals between them as Mathoura was kept scoreless in the first term of the 29.21 (195) to 2.4 (16) drubbing.

The Timbercutters kicked their first goal midway through the second term before adding another in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs have drawn equal with Picola United on top of the north-west division, but they have played one more game than United.

●Jerilderie won its third game of the season after defeating Yarroweyah by 26 points.

The Demons extended their margin at every break in a relatively tight affair, with Marc Shaw and Bradley Parker kicking three goals each.

Josh Hillary’s side has done the double over the winless Hoppers and bypassed Mathoura into seventh position.

The Hoppers are guaranteed to finish on the bottom of the north-west division as they sit two games and 27 percentage points behind the Timbercutters.

Mitch Macheda and Andrew Jones also kicked three each for the eventual losers on Saturday, with the final score 15.12 (102) to 11.10 (76).

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