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Berrigan stays alive thanks to Picola

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August 14, 2017

The top five is set in the Picola District Football League north-west division with Picola United, Strathmerton, Blighty, Tocumwal and Berrigan left in the premiership race.

The top five is set in the Picola District Football League north-west division with Picola United, Strathmerton, Blighty, Tocumwal and Berrigan left in the premiership race.

The final position went down to the wire in round 18 with Berrigan, which had the bye, needing reigning premier United to beat Deniliquin to keep fifth.

United clinched a 15-point victory to not only win the minor premiership, but also end the Rovers’ season.

United was kept scoreless in the second term and trailed by seven points at half-time, before nine goals to five in the second half lifted it to a 12.5 (77) to 9.8 (62) win.

Scott Miles (three), Hayden Brown (two) and Dylan Cunningham (two) were prolific in front of the big sticks, while Terry Lumbar and Tanner Robertson kicked five between them for the Rovers.

Ben Daniel and Scott Miles were United’s best and Andrew May fought tirelessly for the Rovers.

●Strathmerton made light work of Jerilderie to win by 98 points.

The Bulldogs were dominant in the second half booting 13 goals to two, cementing themselves in second spot.

Adrian Crestani (five goals), Tyron Hill (three) and Mikal Bloom (three) were prominent in the 17.19 (121) to 3.11 (29) success.

Bloom featured in the best for the ninth time this season.

●Tocumwal fell six points short of a 100-point victory against Mathoura on Saturday.

The Bloods were slow out of the blocks, but showed their worth after quarter-time, kicking 18 goals to five in the final three quarters to prevail 20.14 (134) to 6.4 (40).

Playing coach Sean Logie led from the front kicking eight majors, while Dylan Flanagan was not too far behind snagging five of his own.

●Yarroweyah finished its season without a win.

The hapless Hoppers were put to the sword against third-placed Blighty, with the Redeyes winning by 173 points.

Lee Clarke (six goals), Brett Napier (five), Lachlan Macdonald (four) and Charles Simpson (four) snagged most of the Redeyes’ goals as they kept the Hoppers scoreless in the second and third quarters.

The rampaging Redeyes kicked six, eight, 10 and five goals respectively in each of the four quarters to round out winners, 29.18 (192) to 3.1 (19).

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