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MDU won the preliminaries quite convinc-
ingly and for a half, at least, they made a de-
cent game of it in the seniors but Foster sim-
ply proved too good on the day.
And in so doing, they turned around what
looked likely to be a long season after the
drubbing they received from the Allies in the
Or maybe MDU will be the team that every-
one beats up on this season.
The difference in the match, certainly to half
time, was the ability of the Foster forwards to
And if it wasn’t for Tom Corry, who kicked
all three of the Demons’ goals, it could have
been a lot worse.
Once again the Demons were competitive in
general play but they simply couldn’t convert.
And when Foster applied pressure in the
third quarter with six goals to nil it was all
Nick Connellan, Luke Mann and Todd Hol-
man led the scoring with three goals apiece
while MDU did not have a winning forward.
Next week MDU has a welcome bye while
Foster will get a proper test when they travel
to Fish Creek to meet their old foes.
ROUND 1 SENIORS
6.9 12.14 17.18 (120)
GOALS, Foster: N. Connellan, T. Holman, L. Mann 3 ea,
T. Van Dyke 2, L. Globan, N. Van Dyke, B. Rooney,
J. Toner, J. Cook, P. Coelli 1 ea.
BEST: T. Van Dyke, L. Globan, J. Cook, B. Rooney,
T. Holman, K. Bohn
GOALS, MDU: T. Corry 3.
BEST: J. Kennedy, C. Harris, T. Corry, B. Arnup,
M. Laskey, M. Harris.
4.3 8.10 10.12 11 .13 (79)
GOALS, Fish Creek: J. Smith 3, T. Cameron 2,
J. Buckland, A. Seccull, G. Park, B. Cooper, B. Coates,
J. Stefani 1 ea.
BEST: B. Coates, B. Cooper, J. Blenkinsop, J. Smith,
S. McGannon, M. Taylor
GOALS, Toora: R. Robertson 4, J. Weston,
R. Jaroszczuk 2, L. Toner, L. Manders 1 ea.
BEST: R. Jaroszczuk, D. Mulholland, J. Weston,
B. Wells, M. O’Sullivan, W. Jenkins.
Stony Creek 3.1
GOALS, Tarwin: H. Black 2, R. Davey, A . Murray,
T. Pastura, E. Yawney, T. Toussaint, B. Hasell 1 ea.
BEST: A. Whalebone, A. Murray, B. Taber,
R. O’Loughlin, T. Cameron, N. McRae.
GOALS, Stony Creek: K. Baskaya, J. Cameron 2 ea,
J. Cann, J. Stuart, G. Gray 1 ea.
BEST: S. Marriott, J. Cameron, C. Mackie, K. Baskaya,
J. Stuart, D. Zuidema.
2.4 6.10 9.13 12.15 (87)
GOALS, MDU: M. Bartlett, L. Campbell, P. Harris,
K. Lipp, N. Mathieson 2 ea, J. Peach, M. East 1 ea.
BEST: M. East, P. Harris, L. Harris, L. Campbell,
N. Mathieson, R. Livingstone.
GOALS, Foster: J. Bright 2, L. Cripps, T. McWilliams 1 ea.
BEST: D. Hateley, J. Smith, B. Smith, B. Armstrong,
4.8 6.10 15.18 (108)
GOALS, Fish Creek: A. Bright 5, D. Devonshire 3,
M. Petersen 2, J. Lawson, C. Batten, G. Batten,
J. Danckert, L. Edgelow 1 ea.
BEST: D. Devonshire, J. Danckert, M. Petersen,
T. Price, A . Bright, P. Mueller.
GOALS, Toora: P. Hollier 1.
BEST: T. Crawford, C. Hanratty, S. Vening, H. Hanratty,
C. Ferguson, J. Platt.
Stony Creek 2.2
GOALS, Stony Creek: W. Thorson 5, M. Dyer 3,
B. McKnight 2, J. Byrnes, N. Nowell-Svenson 1 ea.
BEST: A. Verboon, G. Gray, B. Byrnes, B. McKnight,
R. McGrath, W. Thorson.
GOALS, Tarwin: B. Mead-Ameri 2, D. Cardy, S. Clark,
L. Anderson 1 ea.
BEST: B. Mead-Ameri, V. Van Dillen, D. Cardy,
P. Houston, A. Chadwick, L. Weston.
3.7 9.12 12.14 (86)
GOALS, MDU: M. Hoober, L. Smith, J. Stockdale 2 ea,
S. Bright, J. Gourlay, S. Chadwick, G. Cole, S. Pearce,
M. Scrimshaw 1 ea.
BEST: G. Cole, S. Bright, M. Hoober, S. Pearce,
S. Chadwick, L. Smith.
GOALS, Foster: Z. Duursma 4, L. Lidstone, B. Prain,
K. Napier 1 ea.
BEST: B. Smith, J. Smith, R. Angwin, Z. Duursma,
GOALS, Fish Creek: A. Wilson 3, N. Denbrok 2,
C. Buckland, L. Cocksedge, E. Clark 1 ea.
BEST: L. Cocksedge, A. Wilson, D. Tracy, E. Clark,
N. Denbrok, B. Hams.
GOALS, Toora: T. Koolen, O. Cashmore, J. Platt, K.
Swart 1 ea.
BEST: D. O’Keefe, L. Ireland, F. Cashmore, R. Hewson,
T. Koolen, J. Beecroft.
R. Robertson (Toora) 15
K. Bergles (DWWWW) 10
J. Weston (Toora) 6
A. Bright (F’Ck) 9
W. Thorson (S’Ck) 5
D. Devonshire (F’Ck) 4
L. Lidstone (Foster) 6
J. Stockdale (MDU) 4
Z. Duursma (Foster) 4
FISH Creek has held strong against a deter-
mined Toora to record a thrilling nine-point
win at Toora.
With a couple of key players missing from
both sides on a balmy South Gippsland day, the
game began at a cracking pace.
Fish Creek won the opening tap through Matt
Taylor, Ethan Park gathered the ball and sent
it forward to brother Lachie, whose handball
found the running Tom Cameron and the open-
ing goal of the match was on the board inside
A very even opening term saw Toora open
their account through coach Jack Weston, af-
ter he intercepted a wayward kick from Fishy
Toora hit the lead at the 17-minute mark,
when Weston intercepted another Fishy kick to
register his second and the team’s third.
The lead wasn’t held for long however with
goals to Andrew Seccull and Brent Cooper giv-
ing Fishy five points quarter time lead.
The second quarter saw Fishy kicking with
the breeze and they booted four goals to one to
lead by 29 points at half time.
A good old fashioned spray from coach
Weston had Toora looking confident going into
the second half and they goaled in the opening
minute through Russell Robertson.
Fishy answered almost immediately through
Justin Smith and when he goaled again a few
minutes later, the margin had stretched to 35
points and Fishy looked like running away with
Toora had different ideas and with their mid-
field getting on top, they scored the final five
goals of the third quarter to reduce the margin
to five points at the last change.
The final quarter was an absolute cracker
with both teams giving everything they had.
A tough defensive effort from both sides saw
a very low-scoring final quarter and it wasn’t
until the nine-minute mark that Fishy young-
ster Jai Stefani found space up forward to get a
mark about 45m out, directly in front. His kick
under enormous pressure was a beauty pushed
the margin out to 11 points.
Toora continued to push and a couple of
missed opportunities could have seen a differ-
ent outcome had they have been on target.
The end result was a nine-point victory to Fish
Creek in what was a cracking game of football.
This week Fish Creek is home to Foster on
Easter Saturday, while Toora has the bye.
TARWIN has put an inaccurate first half
behind them to register its first win by 16
points over Stony Creek at Tarwin Lower.
It was a hot footy in the first term, with the
visitors taking a four-point buffer into quar-
The tight contest continued in the second
quarter, but the Sharks let themselves down
with 1.6 for the term, as the Lions held onto
a five -point lead.
The Sharks defensive pressure kept the Li-
ons goalless in the third term, and allowed
them to kick away in the second half with
New recruits Alex Whalebone and Andrew
Murray impressed for the Sharks, while
Brenton Taber and Ricky O’Loughlin were
amongst the best.
For the Lions, Sam Marriott was in every-
thing, new recruit Jake Cameron racked up
disposals and kicked two goals and Kerem
Baskaya was a handful up forward and slot-
ted two majors.
Tarwin will host MDU on Easter Saturday
and will be looking to build on its first win,
while Stony Creek will travel to Alberton
West on Easter Sunday to face DWWWW.
RIGHT: Stony Creek forward Kerem Bas-
kaya is sandwiched between Tarwin’s Ricky
O’Loughlin and Brenton Taber in this mark-
ing contest. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@
A SECOND Alberton FNL match has been shift-
ed from the Foster Showgrounds as it remains un-
playable after damage caused by the Foster Show.
The Easter Saturday clash between Foster and
Fish Creek was originally scheduled as a twilight
match at Foster, but will now be played at Fish
The round 13 match between the two sides will
now be played at Foster.
The round one match between Foster and DW-
WWW was moved to Alberton West and the round
19 clash between the two sides will now be played
Alberton FNL president Barry Stride said there
could be more matches moved.
“Hopefully in two or three weeks’ time it’s fine,”
“It’s a shame because it’s cost the league a couple
of twilight games, particularly the Easter match
where we were going to have the girls on as well
and a band on afterwards.
“It’s nobody’s fault. It was pretty dry when they
had the show and the horses made a bit of mess.”
WEST GIPPSLAND COMPETITION
ROUND 2, Split Rd, April 15: Inverloch v Cora Lynn,
Dalyston v K-Bass, Phillip Island v Koo Wee Rup
ROUND 2, Split Rd, April 14: Wonthaggi v Leongatha,
Morwell v Warragul
ROUND 3, Saturday, April 15: Tarwin v MDU,
Foster v Fish Creek, Toora BYE
Sunday, April 16: DWWWW v Stony Creek
ROUND 2, April 22: Warragul Ind v Lang Lang,
Ellinbank, Nilma Darnumn, Longwarry v Poowong, Neerim
Sth v Catani, Nyora v Buln Buln
MID GIPPSLAND COMPETITION
ROUND 3, Saturday, April 22: Mirboo Nth v Boolarra,
Yarragon v Hill End, Yinnar v YY North,
Morwell East v Newborough
Sunday, April 23: Trafalgar v Thorpdale
Fishy triumphs in quality contest
Fish Creek’s Ryan McGannon marks
strongly in front of Toora’s Wellesley Jenkins
in a cracking game of footy at Toora.
Sharks notch first win
Foster roars into life at Meeniyan
Foster reserves player Andrew Wilson
works his way to the front in an effort to
get a shot on goal. M361517
MDU’s Max East comes in to wrap his Foster opponent during an entertaining reserves
match at Meeniyan on Saturday. Both clubs had full complements on the field, with the
addition of some visiting friends to fill the ranks. M351517
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