Mathoura score huge upset win

By Jamie Lowe

Mathoura's fourths had a big day out coming away with an impressive 38 point win against Jerilderie in round 17 of the Picola & District League on Saturday.

It was the Timbercutters' second win of the season, with every player having an impact during the upset victory on their home deck at Mathoura Recreation Reserve.

Mathoura were physical and applied scoreboard pressure in the first few minutes of the game charging their way to a 19 point lead at quarter time.

The Timbercutters continued on for the next two terms, holding a 46 point lead at three quarter time, before dropping off a little bit in the last.

Best players for the home side were Kobi Baxter, Seth Langman, Heath Turner, Kyle Magro, Nick Pell, Tom Wippel and Tristan Gruber.

Final score, Mathoura 8.11 (59) to Jerilderie 3.3 (21).


The Deni Rovers thirds were unable to capitalise on a strong start against Rennie, going down by 42 points at Memorial Park on Saturday.

The Roos were off to an outstanding start with the opening two goals before Rennie replied with two of their own.

The first half remained a tight contest but the Hoppers converted their chances to hold a small lead at half time.

Tom Blake continued his fine form mopping up everything coming his way teaming with Will Martin and Tom Chandler, who continued to hit the contest.

Unfortunately the second half didn't go to plan with Ben East sustaining a significant hand injury and a few others pulling up sore which limited the home side's rotations.

Tomas Banks and Brandon Armstrong were terrific all day in the midfield as was Haydn Mowat, but the Roos were left to too few scoring opportunities as Rennie took over in the third term with four goals to one.

The Rovers finished well in the last quarter keeping Rennie to one goal while kicking two of their own.

Final score, Rennie 12.12 (84) to Deni Rovers 7.0 (42).

Rovers fourths went down by 81 points against the undefeated Hoppers.

Rennie were too tall and strong across all lines but the Rovers never gave up and had multiple entries into the forward 50 throughout the game but were unlucky to not register a bigger score.

Alvin Cooper continued his outstanding year in the ruck while Jyah Lavars, Nick Stubbings and Alex Harvey were solid in defence.

Deagan Purcell was good across half forward and Dom Rogers played his best game of the year, kicking Deni's only goal for the game.

Final score, Rennie 13.10 (88) to Deni Rovers 1.1 (7).


Blighty's thirds scored an impressive win on the road, defeating Picola United by 52 points on Saturday.

After a tight opening quarter, with the Blues leading by four points at quarter time, the game opened up, which suited the Redeyes' style of play.

Blighty's leaders stepped up and the rest followed, with the Redeyes outscoring Picola 10.11 to 2.3 in the last three quarters.

Better players for Blighty were Jack Charlton, Jack Sides, Billy Michael, Kane Morris and Charlie Waters.

Final score, Blighty 11.14 (80) to Picola Utd 4.4 (28).

Blighty's fourths came so close to an upset win over second-placed Picola, with the junior Redeyes eventually going down by nine points.

Blighty held a 10 point lead heading into the last quarter but Picola pulled through with five goals to two in the last to win it.

Despite the loss, the performance should give Blighty a lot of confidence heading into the finals.

Better players for the Redeyes were Will Dudley, Dean Macdonald,Mitch Doohan, Jack Gavel, Max Caruso and Henry Knox.