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String added to bow

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June 11, 2018

In and under: Girgarre's Edmund Goral quickly picks up the ball.

Lancaster produced another element to its already impressive season.

Having already exceeded preseason expectations, the Wombats added a sterling come-from-behind victory to their tally after overcoming Girgarre.

The Kangaroos had the momentum for the first half and Ash Hughes, Greg Potter and Mick Marrett proved important.

But there was more to come from Lancaster with Liam Nedeljkovich at the forefront.

Having played a role in defence and the midfield at various times this season, on Saturday Nedeljkovich had an eye for goal and slotted through seven majors.

Sitting 16 points behind at half-time, the Wombats worked to be almost on par by the final change before storming past Girgarre in the final term to secure an encouraging 17-point win.

Zac Cerrone and Drew Barrett put in the hard yards for Lancaster, while Damien Dalziel, Ash Barca and Ash Kirchhofer hit the scoreboard for the Kangaroos.

●Ardmona suffered its heaviest defeat of the season, scoring just one point as Avenel ran out 357-point winners.

There nearly was not enough room on the scorecard to record all of the Swans’ goal-kickers with 17 players sending at least one major home.

Cael McCarthy topped the list with 12 goals and Nick Goodwin bagged six as Avenel recorded 88 scoring shots.

Jake Sutherland might have only kicked one goal, but was dominant in a best-on-ground performance, while Fred Maclean, Aaron McKay and Caine Atkinson persisted for the Cats.

● Rushworth stepped up to produce one of its best games of the year against Nagambie.

Still unable to gain the four points, the 69-175 loss at the hands of the reigning premier marked the Tigers’ biggest score of the season.

Joshua Newton proved Rushworth’s best and he was well supported by Harry Barlow and three goals from Jacob Thorne.

But Nagambie remained potent, jumping out to a 61-point lead at half-time and continuing to be damaging in the final two quarters.

● Murchison-Toolamba could not prevail against Tallygaroopna, but the Grasshoppers’ season is starting to gain momentum.

James Milne’s outfit went down 49-84 against the competition leaders, with Luke and Brayden Cecchin as well as Jonathon Cooper important.

But the Redlegs continue in leaps and bounds, with Tyson Sidebottom again taking a starring role in Saturday’s win.

●Longwood was unable to put a goal onto the board until the third term against Stanhope, with the Lions going about their routine for a 160-17 victory.

Rohan Baldock sailed home seven goals, while Tom Hepburn and Sam Woodward were strong and Stanhope ended the game with a 10-goal final quarter.

The Redlegs were well served by Brayden Kearns through the midfield, with the side also benefiting from Ben Tautala becoming more match fit after missing a chunk of the season with injury.

● Dookie United hit some form and notched up its fourth win on the trot by easily overcoming Violet Town.

With six goals Wayne Pavitt’s season tally sits at 23 and Brad Ridings and Kyle Tapscott were just as damaging in the forward line.

Mansfield premiership player Shaun Monohan continues to thrive in the Kyabram District Football League.

Sam Poole and Sean Horsburgh again tried to spur on the Towners.

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