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Maroon back after losing streak

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July 26, 2017

Sole searching: Jack Nethersole was again impressive for Mooroopna in their comprehensive victory over Tatura on Sunday

Shepparton Notre Maroon has defeated rivals Shepparton United Blue in a battle between sixth and third.

The Shepparton District Junior Football League under-16s competition saw host of intriguing results, but none better than Maroon’s 28-point victory.

Jayden Gagliardi starred for the host, kicking six goals, while Harrison Hallahan, Luke Turcato and Elijah Kilmartin all snared multiple goals, eventually winning 16.5 (101) to 11.7 (73).

Jacob Pemberton and Wil Norman snagged three goals each for Blue, while Adam Pummeroy and Kade Chalcraft’s dominating performances were not enough to help their side across the line.

Saturday’s result means Blue has lost two of the past three games after a terrific start to the season, while Maroon snapped a three-game losing streak.

●Echuca White has mustered its eighth win of the season after defeating Kyabram Black by 17 points.

Played at Kyabram Recreation Reserve, the hosts got of to a slow start only registering one goal before half-time, while the visitors had already managed 44 points.

Black came out firing in the third term to kick three goals to one, but it was the visitors who proved too strong, eventually winning 10.11 (71) to 8.6 (54).

Riley Smith kicked three goals for White, while Joseph Guiney was the winner’s best.

●League leaders Mooroopna rounded out 100-point winners, making light work of Tatura.

The hosts held Tatura to just two goals, while the likes of Ian Dowling, Samuel Ward and Bailey Whittaker and Jack Nethersole ran riot as the Cats kicked 17 goals.

Tatura only managed one point in the second half and was held scoreless in the final quarter as the game went on to finish 17.16 (118) to 2.6 (18).

Aidan Basile, Henry Wedding and Fraser Mcelhinney were the Cats other multiple goalscorers, while Sean Mcallister and Will Pyke were the Bulldogs only goal kickers.

As a result the Cats now sit six points clear on top of the ladder, with the visitors still searching for their first win of the season.

●Josh Rachele kicked seven of his side’s eight goals in the 49-point loss to Rochester.

The Swans sit second last on the ladder and despite Rachele’s commanding display his side could not get across line as the Tigers notched their fifth victory of the season, winning 16.6 (102) to 8.5 (53).

Spencer Cleary and Nathan Kay both kicked three goals for the Tigers, while Ben Atley and Kyle Waters snagged two of their own with Adam McPhee dominating.

The Tigers have found a little bit of form of late, winning two game on the trot.

●Shepparton United Red edged out arch rivals Shepparton Notre Gold in a battle of the colours at Emmaus’ back oval.

Away from home, Red jumped out of the blocks and it was virtually finished at quarter-time when the side found itself five goals up, holding Gold goalless.

The rout continued in the second term with the visitors again piling on five goals, but in front of home faithful, Gold managed to kicked its first.

A spirited second half saw Gold close the margin, but the final result finished with Red winning 14.6 (90) to 6.8 (44).

Jhett Cooper starred kicking five goals, while Zak Wikman was one of Gold’s better players.

●In the final clash Kyabram Red shone defeating its nemesis Echuca Green by 45 points.

Curtis Walsh starred at Kyabram Recreation Reserve kicking five goals, taking his season tally to 18.

Aidan Robinson was also impressive for the hosts, while Cohen Betts fought tirelessly for Green.

The result sees Red further separate itself from the Swans in 10th position, while Green are two places better off in eighth.

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