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Great Flinders Football League
& Great Flinders Netball Association

Magpies swoop on the Saints

Eyre United played host to Ramblers in their first home game of the year and were keen to improve from their poor first showing against Tumby Bay on ANZAC weekend. The game started in quick fashion with both teams moving the ball from end to end but it was Ramblers who struck first blood with Cody Pilgrim hitting the scoreboard to kick the first goal of the game. Wes Bilney looked dangerous up forward early and was causing the Saints defenders some concern as Ramblers took a 16-point lead in to quarter time.

Jesse Rule kicked an early one in the second to see his side well on top, but the Saints responded well to kick their first through Marcus Liddell, and backed it up within minutes, but Ramblers continued to win the footy through the midfield to create scoring opportunities and took a 41-point lead in to the long break.

The third quarter was a much tighter contest as Eyre United lifted their work rate to kick 3 goals for the quarter with Betts providing some highlights, but Ramblers continued to win the contest kicking 5 themselves for the quarter to set up an unassailable 57-point lead at 3 quarter time. Kingsley Bilney was brilliant in the third quarter racking up touches and also hitting the scoreboard with his run and ball use a real highlight.

The Saints started the last quarter with a brilliant goal to Betts, but Ramblers defensive game was making life difficult for their opponents led by the experienced Tysan Mickan. Eyre United were battling hard but were simply no match for a classier Ramblers side who finished the game with a further 4 goals to run out commanding 77-point winners. Kingsley Bilney was clearly BOG, Ethan Langley good, and Rule, Wes Bilney and Haarsma were all solid contributors. Eyre United were best served by Betts with 3 goals, Lachie Gale solid and Dunn, Webb, Butler and Warrior all had moments.

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