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ROUND 1 SENIORS
7.2 12.5 18.7 23.12 (150)
GOALS, Toora: R. Robertson 11, J. Weston 4,
P. Grant, R. Jaroszczuk, J. Pintus 2, B. Wells,
J. Attard 1 each.
BEST: D. Mulholland, B. Wells, R. Jaroszczuk,
R. Robertson, J. Weston, J. Pintus.
GOALS, MDU: J. Hoy, T. Corry, C. Harris 1 each.
BEST: T. Corry, C. Harris, S. Wilson, D. Thorson,
M. Smith, C. Hutcheson.
5.5 13.12 14.16 19.20 (134)
GOALS, Fish Creek: T. Hooker 4, A. Seccull,
B. Cooper, J. Smith 3, G. Park 2, J. Buckland,
M. Taylor, B. Graham, J. Stefani 1 each.
BEST: G. Park, R. McGannon, T. Hooker, M. Taylor,
J. Stefani, J. Smith.
GOALS, Tarwin: T. Toussaint 3, A. Murray,
D. Yawney 2, T. Cameron, E. Yawney, N. McRae,
A. Whalebone 1 each.
BEST: N. McRae, R. Brack, T. Dobson, T. Toussaint, J.
Pastura, B. Taber
DWWWW 10.10 10.10 10.10 19.14 (128)
GOALS, DWWW: K. Bergles 10, H. Egerton,
B. Nolan 2, A. Sigeti, L. Fakos, M. Homer, J. Phillips, D.
Atkins 1 each.
BEST: K. Bergles, C. McKenzie, J. Mentiplay,
D. Atkins, M. Homer.
GOALS, Foster: J. Toner 2, J. Hanlon, T. Holman
BEST: T. Holman, B. Rooney, L. Globan,
T. Van Dyke, L. Galle, N. Connellan.
GOALS, MDU: L. Fisher 3, B. Park 2, N. Mathieson,
M. Bartlett, M. Newton, L. Harris 1 each.
BEST: N. Tuckett, B. Densley, A. Campbell,
C. Dougherty, L. Fisher, P. Harris.
GOALS, Toora: C. Hanratty 2, K. Morgan, A. Hewson,
A. O’Sullivan 1 each.
BEST: J. Griffin, C. Hanratty, S. Vening, T. Allott,
H. Hanratty, C. Hobson.
7.9 10.10 13.15 (93)
GOALS, Fish Creek: A. Bright 4, L. Park 3,
J. McGannon, K. Hemming, D. Devonshire, J. Potter,
B. Stefani, D. Edgar 1 each.
BEST: B. Pulham, L. Park, J. Potter, J. Danckert,
J. McGannon, A. Bright.
GOALS, Tarwin: L. Borne, L. Weston 2, J. Carmody,
V. Van Dillen, D. Vanzet 1 each.
BEST: A. Chadwick, J. Giliam, J. Carmody, L. Borne,
T. Giroud, B. Mead-Ameri.
GOALS, DWWWW: J. Lamont, J. Arter 2, M. Daoud,
N. Arney, A. Fabris 1 each.
BEST: B. Cherry, J. Lamont, M. Daoud, J. Zahra,
J. Arter, S. Bishop
GOALS, Foster: J. Segat, D. La Casa 2, D. Angwin,
D. Archer 1 each.
BEST: J. Segat, D. Hateley, L. Whittle, L. Cripps,
D. La Casa
GOALS, Toora: L. Ireland 3, J. Platt 2, A . Hewson,
A. Rhodes, O. Cashmore, M. Cook, T. Koolen 1 each.
BEST: A. Hewson, L. Ireland, D. O’Keefe, J. Platt,
M. Cook, T. Koolen
GOALS, MDU: J. Yates, L. Smith 2, S. Pearce 1.
BEST: J. Gourlay, M. Gammon, S. Pearce, J. Brown,
M. Hoober, L. Smith.
0.0 23.17 (155)
GOALS, Foster: L. Lidstone 5, R. Angwin 4, B. Prain,
N. Van Dyke 3, B. Judds, B. Armstrong 2, M. House,
J. Smith, B. Cripps, O. Cox 1 each.
BEST: M. House, B. Armstrong, R. Angwin, J. Smith,
B. Prain, L. Lidstone
FISH Creek has begun its premiership de-
fence on the right foot, with a comfortable
64-point win over Tarwin at Fish Creek.
The new-look Terrill Park was in great condi-
tion with the turf wicket gone, and the weather
was a classic South Gippsland day, with a com-
bination of some early showers, sunshine and
of course, the wind.
Both sides welcomed new faces into the side
and the scene was set for the opening of the
After the 2016 premiership flag was unfurled
in front of players and the crowd, it was game on.
Tarwin kicked with a fairly stiff breeze and it
was an even start, before early goals to Brent
Cooper had the Kangaroos off to the start they
wanted against the wind.
But the Sharks answered with goals of their
own and they were certainly not overawed by
With a 20-point lead up their sleeve, Fish
Creek stepped up in the second term.
Kicking with the wind, they totally outpointed
the Sharks to bang on 8.7 to zero in a dominant
First-gamer Jai Stefani kicked a great long
goal midway through the quarter, which had
the big crowd on their feet and his teammates
all over him.
Gareth Park was in everything and new as-
sistant coach Blaine Coates covered a lot of
ground and used the ball very well.
Goals were shared around with Cooper, Jus-
tin Smith, Andrew Seccull and elder statesmen
Trevor Hooker amongst the goal kickers.
For the Sharks, Nathan McRae, Tom
O’Loughlin and Troy Toussaint were good con-
tributors, but the visitors found themselves
down by 75 points at the main break and in
need of something special to get back into the
To Tarwin’s credit, they came out as a new
side in the third quarter, with Dermott and Em-
met Yawney looking good.
With the aid of a strong wind, they were able
to pile on seven goals to one, to reduce the defi-
cit to 42 points at the final change.
Fish Creek coach Greg Hoskin had a bit to
say to his boys in the huddle and in the final
quarter they responded well with a five goal to
two quarter to take control of the game again
and run out winners by 64 points.
The Kangaroos take on Toora this week at
Toora, while Tarwin will host Stony Creek.
Fishy on top at home
TAKE out Russell Robertson’s
11 goals for Toora against MDU
on Saturday at Meeniyan and it
still wouldn’t have been a fair con-
The Demons, apart from half
a dozen or so players, were just
completely outclassed on the day.
And much to the delight of the
travelling Toora supporters, they
look like playing finals football
this year for the first time in de -
cades, even at this early stage.
Robertson, who often brings his
guitar along with him to entertain
at club functions of a weekend or
at the Welshpool pub on a Satur-
day night, has committed to play
eight to 10 matches for the Mag-
pies this year, plus finals.
Any time Melbourne isn’t play-
ing a Saturday game, he’ll be here
and he’s looking especially fit and
motivated this year.
MDU tried five or six different
players on him during the day but
he was simply unstoppable; read-
ing the flight of the ball like the
top league player he was, closing
fast on the loose ball and con-
stantly providing an option.
He gave off several goals as well.
Toora has picked up a few good
players to add to what was al-
ready a competitive list last year
with Ben Wells and Richard Jaro -
szczuk immediately making their
The backline as a unit did well
with Michael O’Sullivan promi-
nent amongst them; Ben Osborne
and Mitch Hilder did alright,
Cat Grant on a wing and Luke
Manders will be better for the run
after a late start due to higher
The team had a couple of first-
choice players in the seconds too
due to a wedding, including Josh
Griffin and Craig Hanratty and
can expect to improve as the year
MDU moved the ball well in gen-
eral play with the likes of Sam Wil-
son, Tom Corry, Cam Harris and
Dean Thorson happily matching it
with the best of the Toora players
but they fell away badly forward
and also around the flanks where
they simply didn’t have the cattle.
It’s going to be a long season for
the Demons who may well have to
adjust their sights on improvement
rather than success this season.
The Toora Magpies? Who knows
where they might finish in 2017.
Incidentally, Toora doesn’t sing
the Collingwood theme song when
they win, their song follows the
tune of ‘It’s a grand old flag...” so
Robertson probably feels right at
Former Melbourne champ, Russell Robertson, was unstoppable for Toora on Saturday, finishing with 11 goals and he has committed to
playing as many as 10 games in the black and white. M841417
Robbo unstoppable with 11 goals
It was the Russell Robertson show on Saturday at Meeniyan with
the Toora forward marking everything that came his way. M861417
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