Joss celebrates milestone with win

By Jamie Lowe

Kaiden Joss celebrated his 100th game for the Deni Rovers in style, with the Roos thirds scoring a massive 159 point win at home over Yarroweyah on Saturday.

In what was the final round of the Picola & District League season, the home side were keen to rectify their effort from the previous week and were able to start off strong with a dominant opening quarter.

Tim McDonnell continued his outstanding second half of the season in the ruck giving Jaidyn Druitt, Haydn Mowat and Tomas Banks first use out of the middle.

Jack Woodcock had a breakout game kicking three goals with plenty of support from Pat Westcott and Hayden Gardiner up forward.

Bailey was fantastic forward of centre again with smarts around goal and setting up play all over the ground.

The Roos continued on in the second half controlling possession of the ball and keen to bring in their team mates to get involved.

Lugaidh Jennings-Gallagher found his feet through the midfield with clean hands and good pressure producing one of his best performances.

The same can be said for Tom Blake, Will Martin and Dom Read who were able to keep the opposition to 1 point.

Final score, Deni Rovers 24.16 (160) to Yarroweyah 0.1 (1)

The Rovers fourths had a good 123 point win in tough, cold and windy conditions on Saturday.

Deagan Purcell starred up forward and kicked five goals, while Alvin Cooper continued his outstanding year kicking four and being named best on ground again.

Other good players included onballers Jackson Muldoon-Leetham, Nick Stubbings, Liam East and Connor Didcock.

Although Deni did there bit on the day, they still have a lot of areas to work on with accuracy in front of goals being one.

Final score, Deni Rovers 17.21 (123) to Yarroweyah no score.


Blighty's thirds finished their season on a high with an impressive 71 point win over Katamatite at Blighty Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

A seven goal to zip first term had the Redeyes in control from the start, with the defenders only allowing the Tigers to score two behinds.

Blighty's best players on the day were Jack Sides (six goals), Billy Michael, Myles Amor, Hugh Burton, Jack Charlton and Charlie Waters.

Final score, Blighty 10.13 (73) to Katamatite 0.2 (2).

The Redeyes fourths had a disappointing 25 point loss to Katamatite on Saturday.

After a tight first half, the Tigers took control in the third term to help them run away with the win.

Better players for Blighty were Henry Michael, Jack Gavel, Charlie Bull, Max Caruso, Jack Murray and Angus Bain.

Final score, Katamatite 5.5 (35) to Blighty 1.4 (10).


Mathoura's fourths were simply no match for Katunga, going down by 147 points on Saturday.

The Timbercutters' our top age players stood up and led the way again with Kyle Magro not losing a tap and Seth Langman tough as always.

Nick Pell came to life in the last quarter to kick a goal from the pocket, with the final stanza quite even, however the damage had been done.

Best players were Kyle Magro, Robbie Fleischer, Nick Pell, Tom Wippel, Seth Langman Heath Turner, Tristan Gruber and Tom Jachim.

Final score, Katunga 24.11 (155) to Mathoura 1.2 (8).


Accurate kicking for goal in very windy conditions allowed Numurkah to set up a win over the Deni Rams thirds in round 16 of the Murray League on Saturday. 

At three quarter time both sides had nine scoring shots with the scoreboard reading 8.1 (49) to 4.5 (29). 

Unfortunately Numurkah kicked away in the last quarter to post a comfortable 40 point victory.

Both sides attacked the ball hard all day but it was the Blues who created a loose man and found space when it mattered. 

There were some good individual efforts but the Rams could not string enough good passages of play together. 

Best players for the Rams were Cooper Willoughby, Brad Poka, Matt Moorse, Cody Learmonth, Anthony Zielke and Luke Learmonth

Goal kickers were Cooper Willoughby with two while Kane Hall , Rusty Milward and Kaileb Wilson each kicked one.

Final score, Numurkah 12.3 (75) to Deni Rams 5.5 (35).

Charlie Hillier kicked eight goals to help his Deni Rams fourths side to a 103 point win on Saturday.

The Rams skipper was a clear best on ground in a game where Deni kept the Blues scoreless for the first three quarters.

Others to play well for the Rams were Noah Bradley, Will McCartney, Harry Dudley, Riley Ives and Lochie Holloway.

Final score, Deni Rams 16.13 (109) to Numurkah 1.0 (6).