In another Strath-osphere

August 21, 2017

Strathmerton has booked its place in the second semi-final.

Strathmerton has booked its place in the second semi-final.

The Bulldogs, who have won 14 straight games, ran riot in Saturday’s 71-point qualifying final demolition of Blighty at Mathoura.

They were on fire from the outset kicking four unanswered goals in the first term, before eventually leading by more than nine goals at half-time.

The Redeyes at that point had mustered just one major from seven scoring shots, with the Bulldogs cruising 16.10 (106) to 4.11 (35).

Tyron Hill stood up kicking six majors — outscoring the Redeyes on his own.

Mikal Bloom, Max Canfield, Joel Kimberley and Matt O’Kane all finished with two majors.

Jed Brain was restricted for the Redeyes kicking just two goals from midfield, while Kyel Bain also contributed for Daniel Kirchen’s side.

Matt Shannon and Bloom were the Bulldogs’ best, while Ryan Chadderton and Jack Tyndall worked tirelessly for the vanquished.

Strathmerton travels to Deniliquin to face Picola for a place in the grand final, while Blighty will look to avoid a straight sets finals exit against Berrigan.

The Saints were led to an inspired 25-point victory after Tom Irvine’s 10 goals helped his side knockout Tocumwal in yesterday’s elimination final at Yarroweyah.

The Bloods were as much as 37 points behind in the second term before bravely coming back within one point in the premiership quarter after keeping the Saints to just one goal.

However, the Saints kicked away again to sneak 13 points ahead at three-quarter-time before eventually winning 16.8 (104) to 12.7 (79).

It was a battle between the bookends during the sudden death affair with Bloods coach Sean Logie kicking five goals of his own, but Irvine’s 10th goal in the final term was enough to send the Bloods packing.

In a somewhat surprising result, the Saints, who finished fifth and won two fewer games than the Bloods, prevailed for the first time in three attempts this season.

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