Bloods improve despite loss

By Southern Riverina News

Tocumwal continued to show some improvement despite a 56 point loss against Katamatite on Saturday

A promising start to the game was in order and that’s exactly what coach David Bate got with the Bloods having plenty of the ball in the early stages.

Unfortunately Tocumwal were unable to convert the possession into goals.

Both clubs were missing a number of first choice players and as a result the skill level was not up to standard.

Tocumwal finally broke through with a strong mark by Dion Metzner seeing him play on quickly and give Troy Poynton and easy goal, with Tocumwal trailing by seven points at quarter time.

The Bloods continued to have plenty of the ball throughout the game but they were punished by the Tigers as soon as they turned it over.

Tocumwal’s midfield battled hard all day and gave their teammates a lot of the ball, but skill errors and poor decision making prevented them from converting to goal, finishing with an inaccurate 2.9.

Best for Tocumwal were Trent Boglis, Sam Jenkins, Sam Rennie, Kenny Chellew, Chase Hardwidge and Jacob Hore.

Final score, Katamatite 11.11 (77) to Tocumwal 2.9 (21).

The Bloods will be a chance to claim their first win of the season when they host Mathoura on Saturday,

Tocumwal’s reserves scored their second win of the season with a 12 point victory over the Tigers.

After trailing at quarter time by nine points, the Bloods turned things around over the remaining three quarters leading at the end of the second and never looking back in what was a low scoring affair.

Final score, Tocumwal 6.6 (42) to Katamatite 4.6 (30).

Better players for Tocumwal were Tom Gordon, Paul Quick, Tim Brunskill, Glyn Matters, Cam Dickins and Jay Buckley.

Tocumwal’s thirds showed their dominance on Saturday with an emphatic 179 point win.

Final score, Tocumwal 29.17 (191) to Katamatite 2.0 (12)

Best for Tocumwal were Harvey White (six goals), Zander Griffin (six), Brock Thomson (three), Bailey Mason (seven), Pat Bennett (one), Raymond Sutton, Mitch Condon, Lochie Lawrence (one) and Mitch Taylor (one).

Ideal weather capped at great day for the Bloods fourths against Katamatite, who pushed Tocumwal to the limit.

Tocumwal’s midfielders were exceptional with an awesome balance across the forward flanks.

The Bloods’ backline was strong in defence with goals hard to come by for the opposition.

Final score, Tocumwal 4.10 (34) to Katamatite 2.1 (13).

Best for Tocumwal Jay Dickins, Blair Eddy, Mak Eddy. Nick Noonan and Logan White.