Bombers belt Bloods

By Southern Riverina News

Tocumwal was no match for Picola & District League ladder leader Waaia, going down by 120 points on Saturday.

It had been two weeks between games for the Bloods, and with a few players missing because of the Good Friday clash four thirds players stepped up and play their role.

As a result, Baylee Morton and Brock Thomson made senior debuts for the club.

Tocumwal struggled against the ladder leaders with Waaia’s experience and class on show, holding a handy 68 point lead.

Tim Arklay’s check side goal was one of few highlights for Tocumwal.

The coach asked for extra effort in the second half and the Bloods supplied it, never giving up.

A long bomb from 60m by Troy Poynton gave Tocumwal something to celebrate, however Waaia proved too strong.

Final score, Waaia 20.19 (139) to Tocumwal 3.1 (19).

Facing a strong Waaia unit, sitting third on the ladder, Tocumwal scrapped together enough players to get a side on the deck in the reserves.

The Bloods all held their own early on and the first quarter result looked good, but the Bombers proved too good in a 73 point thumping.

The task was made tougher with a game-ending corky to Tom Gordon after clashing with a teammate.

Tocumwal went about the task at hand all playing their rolls well with a great attitude, which was shown in the hardness at the ball by Paul Quick and Tim Brunskill.

With every one doing their jobs and playing well, there were few standouts amongst the team with Quick, Glyn Matters and Lachy Gordon starring in the middle.

The defenders did well with Brunskill, Lachlan Barnes and Robbie Owen impressing.

Final score, Waaia 13.7 (85) to Tocumwal 2.0 (12).

Tocumwal’s thirds scored a massive win over Waaia, finishing 75 points in front when the final siren sounded.

Best players for the Bloods were Connor Crowley, Harvey White, Brock Thomson, Chase Hardwidge, Ethan Jeffress and Baylee Morton (five goals).

Final score, Tocumwal 15.13 (103) to Waaia 4.4 (28).

Tocumwal’s fourths had a dominant 80 point win over Waaia.

The Bombers had limited numbers so the Bloods chipped in to give them a hand.

Confidence in taking the ball on led to scoring opportunities for Tocumwal up forward.

The ball was shared around with good disposal as the midfield was strong and worked well together.

The backline was solid in defence keeping the opposition scoreless.

Contributions from all players gave the Bloods a good win, but it was Blair Eddy, Nick Noonan, Mason Beat, Maksym Eddy, Kane Wardlaw and Josh Mossman named among the better players.

Final score, Tocumwal 12.8 (80) to Waaia no score.