Rumba earns stripes on Tigers’ dance floor

June 04, 2018

Although impressive at home this campaign, Rumba had yet to secure a breakthrough win of note on the road.

Rumbalara means business this season.

Although impressive at home this campaign, Rumba had yet to secure a breakthrough win of note on the road.

That changed on Saturday.

Kane Atkinson’s troops took it right up to an equally impressive Cobram outfit at Scott Oval and after a slow start powered to the finish line to take an 11.8 (74) to 9.12 (66) victory.

Marlon Johnstone (three goals), Nathan Terlich, Brodie Cook and Justin Terlich were outstanding for the away side, while Darcy McCormack (three goals), Tyron Baden, Sam Gemmill and Sam Beasley fought hard for the Tigers.

●Barooga again did what it had to do on Saturday, sneaking past a gallant Finley.

The Hawks found themselves behind the eight-ball after the first term, but lifted enough to claim an 8.14 (62) to 7.8 (50) triumph.

Brodie A’Vard was named the best player on the field, and almost snared the title of best player above the field as well after flying high for a mark, but losing control of the ball on the way down.

Callum Leighton-Daly continued his great form for the Hawks, along with Will Gorman and Jake Russell.

Levi Middleton, Robb Jewell and Nick Robertson stood out for the Cats, while Ed Barlow returned from injury to snare one major.

●Echuca United’s form turnaround continued on Saturday.

Guy Campbell’s Eagles secured their fourth win in a row on Saturday, defeating Shepparton East 13.15 (93) to 8.10 (58).

Dwain Vidler’s Eagles had plenty to play for with captain Rob Osborne celebrating his 150th game for the club, and they flew out of the blocks to lead at the first change.

From there it was all United though, with Lance Oswald, Corey Wanganeen and Nic Denahy dominating.

Ricky Frappell, Osborne and Simon Russell were East’s best players.

●A double bye did nothing to help Deniliquin rejuvenate its season.

The Rams remain winless after falling to another heavy defeat, this time at the hands of Mulwala.

Ash Froud (four goals) and Sean Johns (three) led the way in attack for the Lions, helping secure the 20.13 (133) to 1.10 (16) win.

Jackson Gash, Dylan Robinson and Sean Robinson were also impressive.

For the Rams, Brady Trotman, Ash Morris and George Trewhitt tried hard all day, with Ben Nisbet slotting the side’s solitary goal.

●Nathalia was in no mood to muck around on Saturday.

The Purples increased their output in every term against Tungamah, booting four, six, eight and nine goals respectively to never take the foot off the pedal in a 27.8 (170) to 11.10 (76) victory.

Brodie Ross notched 10 majors of his own in the big win, with Adam Jorgensen (six goals), Brett Vallender (four), Alex Hicks and Ryan Butler (both three) also having a field day in attack.

The Bears also went to their spearhead often, allowing Ash Saunders to snare seven goals in the loss.

Bodhi Butts was Tungamah’s best player for the fourth game in a row.

●An outstanding third-quarter display steered Numurkah to a convincing victory against Katandra.

With just four points separating the two sides at the main break it looked like the contest would go right to the wire, but the Blues had other ideas.

The away outfit reeled off 9.4 to no score in the premiership quarter at Katandra Recreation Reserve to put an end to the clash quickly.

Mitch Price, Nick Fothergill and Brad Vassal led the way for the Blues — who finished with 11 goalkickers — while Corey Hickford’s four goals for the Kats were complemented well by the performances of Ray Ireland and Will Jeffery.

The final score was 21.15 (141) to 10.5 (65).

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