Strawhorn kicks 500th in Hoppers win

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Rennie had their sixth win of the season defeating Jerilderie by 25 points at Jerilderie. The win was highlighted by star forward Chase Strawhorn kicking his 500th goal for the Hoppers during the third term at an average of 5 goals per game. 


Rennie 2.3 5.4 9.8 13.9 87

Jerilderie 3.0 5.2 9.2 10.2 62

Goals: Rennie: Chase Strawhorn 4, Khristopher Willett 3, Craig Ednie 2, Matthew McCabe 1, Zack Smith 1, Samuel Ferguson 1, Jarryd Fountain 1.

Jerilderie: Nicholas Parker 5, Jordon Anthony 2, Bradley Parker 1, David Gregory 1, Jye Holcombe 1.

Best: Rennie: Zack Smith, Jarryd Fountain, Jeremy Stevenson, Samuel Ferguson, Craig Ednie, Chase Strawhorn.

Jerilderie: Nicholas Parker, Daly Harrison, Marc Shaw, Grant Smith, David Gregory, Hayden Smith.

The Jerilderie locals jumped out of the blocks with the first 3 goals as Rennie took 20 minutes to settle. 

It was a fierce tackling term by both teams with Smith and Bigger leading the way for Rennie. 

A great rundown and goal by Ferguson and a late goal to Fountain saw the Hoppers 3 points down. 

Term 2 was again high pressure with the Hopper half backs of Stevenson and McCallum holding firm as Willett and Smith were able to hit the scoreboard as Rennie grabbed a 2-point advantage. 

Both teams were able to kick 4 goals in the third term as the game began to open up. 

Again it was the influence of Bigger and Smith whose clearance work enabled Sudholz to create at half forward as Ednie’s stamp on the match increased. 

A 6-point lead was extended as the Hoppers were able to kick 4 goals to 1 in a fiery last quarter. 

Special note to Fletcher Donovan in his second senior game who looked really comfortable late in the match at the level. 

This was a game where the inside 50 count was even throughout, but the Hoppers just had more options forward in the end. 

Strawhorn kicked 4 and Willett 3 for the Hoppers.  Best were Smith and Fountain. 

Rennie stay in fifth position. 


Rennie 12.14.86 defeated Jerilderie 5.4.34.

The twos made it 8 in a row with a 52-point victory. Their first half was excellent, second half indifferent as they plodded out the match. 

The work of Dish in the clinches was outstanding well supported by Harris off half back. 

Up forward Hornie was the catalyst setting up Zanker who kicked another 7 to take his tally to 41. 

The coaches Abbott and Costello otherwise known as Dykes and Phibbs belied their age with strong performances. 

Good win but need to play 4 solid quarters.  

Awards: Cellarbrations - Andrew Dishot, Yarrawonga Hotel - Ryan Trinder James, Hicks Butchers - Tyson Harris, Club Mulwala - Nick Soutter, Lake Mulwala Bakery - Beau Hornidge.

Goals: Rennie: Ben Zanker 7, Beau Hornidge 2, Andrew Dishot 1, Alexander Park 1, Dustin Sugden 1.

Jerilderie: David Hercus 1, Ben Nash 1, Jack Anthony 1, Toby Burt 1, Ryan Hetherington 1.

Best: Rennie: Aaron Phibbs, Timothy Dykes, Andrew Dishot, Tyson Harris, Nicholas Soutter, Ryan Trinder James.

Jerilderie: Jack Anthony, David Hercus, Cameron Arnold, Zac Rochford, Toby Burt, Ryan Hetherington.

Under 17s

Rennie 7.10.52 defeated Jerilderie 5.3.33.

The threes looked rusty early and after Jerilderie kicked 4 unanswered goals in term 2 to grab a 10 point break a big finish was required. 

To their credit they were able to kick 4 goals to none in the second half and win by 19 points. 

Hicksy was special at half back, well supported by Maxy W on his wing, with Shawy and Tommy Elliott providing the drive and clearances. 

Stephens kicked 3 goals with the under 17’s still second.  

Awards: Murray Valley Rural Services - Tom Hicks, Intersport Wingates - Josh McInness, The Orchard Accommodation - Fletcher Donovan, Redback Waste - James Shaw, Bull Plain Farms - Tom Elliott, Paternoster Farms - Max Williams.

Goals: Rennie: Ethan Stephens 3, Tom Kennedy 2, Thomas Elliott 1, Thomas Hicks 1.

Jerilderie: Zander Nash 2, Rory Knight 1, Justin Lawton 1, Oliver Knight 1.

Best: Rennie: Thomas Hicks, Joshua McInness, Fletcher Donovan, Thomas Elliott, Ethan Stephens, Max Williams.

Jerilderie: Ben Neessen, Rory Knight, Jason Burke, Zander Nash, Alex A’Vard, Mitchell Cooper.

Under 14s

Rennie 21.16.142 defeated Jerilderie 0.1.1.

The under 14’s were solid winning by 141 points. 

They were again very even with a functional forward line allowing a spread of goalkickers with Axel snagging 9, Callum D and Kennedy 3 each and Sonny O’B and Dommy Mac 2 being multiple goalkickers. 

As always the running of Zac Forge and Joey Lee-Conway was brilliant and the way that the Hoppers are looking and using each other is a credit to coach Stephens. 

Still top of the table. 

Awards: I & P Ferguson - Ben Kennedy, Kennedy Builders - Callum DeOleveira, STF Engineering - Max O’Bryan, Murray River Electrical - Sonny O’Bryan, Rennie Catering Committee - Joe Lee-Conway, Yarra Mul Auto Electrical - Zac forge, Lake Mulwala - Cooper Clark.

Off to swan land to take on Katunga followed by awards at the Yarrawonga Hotel. 

Goals: Rennie: Axel Doherty 9, Ben Kennedy 3, Callum DeOleveira 3, Sonny O’Bryan 2, Dominic McInness 2, Cooper Lonergan 1, Max O’Bryan 1.

Best: Rennie: Ben Kennedy, Callum DeOleveira, Cooper Lonergan, Zac Forge, Joe Lee-Conway.

Jerilderie: Jonathan Shen, Jason Ray, Angus Moloney, Nicola Di Lullo, Travis Lawton, Cruz Nash.