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Great Flinders Football League
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Round 6 Match Summary

Elliston Districts recorded their first win of the season with a dominant victory over Eyre United, United Yeelanna made light work of a struggling Cougars outfit, and Tumby Bay continued their sound form with a solid win against an undermanned Lock side.


Tumby Bay vs Lock at Tumby Bay

Tumby Bay hosted the undefeated Lock Roo’s in Saturdays match of the round, but it turned out to be one way traffic after quarter time with the Blues running out comfortable 63 point winners. Lock kicked with the aid of 2-3 goal breeze in the first term, but despite several entries inside of their 50 could not apply any real scoreboard pressure until Kory Beard unloaded from outside of 50 on the run to kick the first goal of the game. They took a 7 point lead in to the first break but Tumby Bay would have been pleased with their defensive efforts against the breeze led by Joe Walker across half back. It didn’t take long for them to kick in to action early in the second when Sumner produced some individual brilliance from a centre clearance to goal on the run, and then back edit up shortly after as the Blues took control. They piled on 6 second quarter goals with Sumner booting 3 from his own boot, and the height of James and the McDonald twins was causing Lock plenty of concern. Zeik Kay and Cain Reynolds were trying hard for their side, but the defensive trio of Walker, Kelly and Miller were impassable for the Blues. The third quarter proved a real arm wrestle with just 1 goal kicked by Tumby Bay, but again it was their defensive efforts from the midfielders Lawrie and Franks, and Walker again dominating across half back that were dominating the contest as Lock failed to kick a goal with the aid of the breeze. Tumby Bay went in to the final term with a 38 point lead and managed to kick a further 4 goals to win comfortably in the end by 63 points against an undermanned Lock side that was missing several key players. Joe Walker was outstanding and a clear stand out as BOG, Lawrie and James important, the McDonald twins were a constant force and Sumner had some moments of brilliance. For Lock it was Reynolds, Kay, Kory Beard, Josh Crosby and the evergreen Andy Hetzel named as their sides best players.


United Yeelanna vs Cummins-Kapinnie at Karkoo

United Yeelanna ended up doing a big number on Cougars after a sluggish start with Cougars kicking the first 3 goals of the game to rebound strongly after last weeks loss to the Saints. Jack Green kicked the opening major and their intensity could not be faulted as they caught the reigning premiers off guard. It was however to be short lived as the Eagles juggernaut kicked in to action in the second term piling on 10 unanswered goals as they took complete control of the contest. Michael Crettenden was making his presence felt, Norton was outstanding across half back and Francis and Glover were dangerous offensively. They took a game controlling lead of 47 points in to the long break and continued the onslaught in the third kicking 5 goals in to the wind while keeping Cougars to just 1 major for the quarter via Phelps. The final quarter proved much of the same as the Eagles had the contest under complete control kicking a further 7 goals for the quarter and running out big winners to the tune of 118 points to continue their unbeaten start to the year. Michael Crettenden was outstanding booting 6 goals, Dane Habner continued his great form, Norton brilliant across half back and Martin, Dyer, Maxfield and Stephen Crettenden were all excellent contributors in a dominant display. Cougars battled hard but were simply no match for the premiership favourites, but had some good contributors in Chris Wright, Harry Turnbull, Jack Green and Harry Shepperd who battled hard all game against the odds.


Elliston Districts vs Eyre United at Elliston

In the final game, Elliston Districts produced their best performance of the season to record a much needed first win of the year against Eyre United who would have gone in to the contest with some confidence after their big win against Cougars the previous week. It was a keen contest early as both sides went in hard and scoring was difficult, but the game opened up 10 minutes in with both sides hitting the scoreboard. Riley Carter was making his presence felt for the Roosters as they began to take control of the game and take a 3 goal lead in to the first break. The Roosters continued this on in the second as Kelsh began to dominate the ruck contests and Williams and Van Doorn took full advantage winning plenty of the ball through the midfield to give Gibson, Rosalia and Gregory plenty of opportunities up forward. Baldiserra and Pugsley were working overtime against the tide to try and keep the Saints in the contest but it was largely one way traffic on the scoreboard with Elliston Districts going in to half time 43 points up. The third quarter once again belonged to the Roosters as they piled on a further 6 goals with Bascomb, Charlie Gibson, Lee and Hutchinson all finding plenty of the ball resulting in Carter and Gregory dominating up forward and proving a handful for the Saints defenders. The game had been put to bed in this quarter and proved to be all the Roosters again in the last as they kept Eyre United to just 1 goal and added a further 5 to their scoreline to run out big winners by 107 points.

It was an impressive return to form by the Rooster with some key players back in giving them some much needed depth. Riley Carter was outstanding booting a game high 6 goals, Matt Williams excellent, while Van Doorn, Rosalia, Keane and Bascomb were all important players in their sides win. For the Saints none were better than classy youngster Ethan Pugsley, Will Turner was solid all day, Tom amd Luke Forrest good again, and Jordy Telfer and Brody Stratford valuable contributors.




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