Korumburra-Bena the better Bulldog


Korumburra-Bena the better Bulldog

A DOMINANT performance by Korumburra-Bena on Sunday saw them kick Bulldog counterparts Phillip Island out of the finals race.

Big men: Mark Bradley and Mitchell Price clash in a throw in contest.

Big men: Mark Bradley and Mitchell Price clash in a throw in contest.

It was a slow start in muddy conditions with Phillip Island falling behind early.
PI was kept scoreless in the first while their opponents managed a major with the slight wind advantage.
Things were evened up in the second with Phillip Island finding their feet.
With the Island now kicking with the wind they used it to best use. Wade McConnon got his underway after just two minutes with a major but Korumburra-Bena hit back at the eight minute mark with their second for the match.
Phillip Island drew closer again through a goal to Marcuse Wright after 11 minutes and the rest of the quarter resulted in tight contests but no more scores.
Korumburra-Bena went into the half time break up by a single point.
The wind died down as it came to Korumburra-Bena’s time to make the most of it but they proved they could perform well even without the advantage.
After 10 minutes of pressure in the third K-B broke through with a major.
Another two goals were only answered by a behind from Phillip Island and Korumburra-Bena went into the final quarter holding one of the largest leads of the match – 20 points.
Phillip Island needed some spark to stay in the fight. Eli Richards and Robert Linford had worked hard all game for the coastal Bulldogs but it was not enough.
In the first minute of the fourth you could hear Phillip Island hearts breaking as Korumburra-Bena kicked a goal.
Chris Redl was standing tall for K-B and clocked on three majors for the day.
He was well supported by Michael Cooke, Ben Fitzpatrick and Roy Mullens all day while big men Shannon Bray, Jay Neagle and Mark Bradley played their part well.
Shane Murdoch kicked the Island’s third for the afternoon late in the quarter but it was too little too late for the Island as they went down by 25 points.
Korumburra-Bena was crowned the top dog for 2013 but celebrations were short lived as they are left to prepare facing the Fish Creek cohort at Toora on Sunday. This is a match that will certainly be a thriller.

Korumburra-Bena 7.8.50 def Phillip Island 3.7.25



Tarwin too good for Tigers

THE Tarwin Sharks got off to an excellent start against Foster on Sunday and continued their lead all day.
With the wind at their backs in the first the Sharks leapt to a lead quickly and were ahead by eight points at the first break.
Vaughan Van Dillen was setting an example early on and his Tarwin team mates were following.
Foster with the wind in the second plotted their comeback with another goal their way.
Tarwin had answers though and held the lead of seven points going into the main break.
Despite determination from Nathan Clarke and Andrew Heal Foster couldn’t compete with the strong willed Tarwin.
The Sharks kicked things up a gear with the wind at their backs once again in the third. Five goals and six behinds were added to their tally with Brennan and Ellen thriving up forward.
Tarwin had pushed the lead to a commendable 31 points at the third quarter break despite Foster nabbing two goals of their own in the Shark’s feeding frenzy.
The lead was kept around the five goal mark throughout the final quarter and by the time the siren sounded it was 30 points in Tarwin’s favour.
The Sharks will now face the Korumburra-Bena Bulldogs at Toora on Sunday.

Tarwin 9.11.65 def Foster 5.5.35



Half time spook

FISH Creek held on to an early lead despite a comeback by Kilcunda-Bass by the half-time break to progress through the finals challenge at Alberton West on Sunday.
The Kangaroos kicked four goals two in the opening term to the Panthers’ single major.
K-B held Fish Creek scoreless during the second quarter to be up by two points midway through the match.
The scare prompted the Kangaroos into action as they booted three goals, two in the third term and another goal in the final, to come out trumps by 18 points.
K-B managed just six points after half time.
Fish Creek shared the scoring duties with Ryan McGannon, Jake Buckland and Tyler Smith each kicking two, and Dirk Mulholland booting a single.
Kilcunda-Bass’ Nicholas Arney, Jacob Dakin, Jye Andersen and Parker Babington earned one apiece.

Fish Creek 8.4.52 def Kilcunda-Bass 4.10.34



Third term breakaway

PHILLIP Island ended Fish Creek’s finals aspirations with a 15 point victory at Alberton West on Sunday.
The Bulldogs played catch up for the first half, with the Kangaroos leading by two points at quarter time and by four midway.
The Island secured the game with a 24 point third term, restricting Fish Creek to just one goal at the same time.
At the opening bounce of the final quarter, Phillip Island led by 14 points and extended the lead with a goal and one point during the last term, while Fish Creek managed four points.
Poor accuracy appears to have cost the Kangaroos a chance at the match.
Zac Jankowicz topped the Island’s scoring tally with three goals, helped by Alex Duyker with two and Joshua Black with one.
Fish Creek’s Billy Rogers kicked two, and Gareth Park and Harrison McGannon scored one apiece.

Phillip Island 6.11.47 def Fish Creek 4.8.32



Tigers triumph

FOSTER was quick to settle early when they faced Inverloch-Kongwak in the A Grade match.
The Tigers were able to force a number of turnovers with solid pressure and timely intercepts.
Inverloch-Kongwak maintained its composure to erase an early four goal deficit to level the score at 6-6 before the Tigers lifted its intensity again to break away for a 12-9 advantage by the end of the first quarter.
The Sea Eagles went about lifting their work rate in the second term despite Foster maintaining an edge for much of the quarter.
The Tigers continued to force Inverloch Kongwak into turnovers but they were also starting to make a few of their own. The Sea Eagles were beginning to find their groove and they eventually wrestled a 17-16 lead minutes out from the half time break. However, Foster regained the ascendancy to lead 19-18 at half time.
The Tigers continued to exert extreme pressure on every Inverloch-Kongwak possession and swiftly established a seven goal margin. The Sea Eagles gained some slight momentum with a string of three successive goals but some steady shooting from Therese Dalmau to close out the quarter gave Foster a 31-24 advantage heading into the fourth period.
The Tigers stamped itsauthority on the contest with a dominant last quarter with Jeanette Bath a prominent performer for the duration of the match through the mid court. Keely Carew (GS) and Sophie Scott (GA) were steady shooters for Inverloch Kongwak for the first three quarters but Foster continually starved them of opportunities in the final period as the Tigers advanced to the second week of the finals with a 13 goal triumph.
Foster 43 def Inverloch Kongwak 30

B Grade – DWWWW v Phillip Island
Slow start by both teams, lots of nervous mistakes. Goal for goal, both teams working it close to goals for easier shots in the wind. The Allies GK took a couple of early intercepts in which her team took the advantage and a one goal lead into the first break.
Defenders for both teams were getting lots of touches but not clean possession. Phillip Island’s zone defence was making the Allies work hard for every ball. Half way through the quarter the Allies got out to the biggest head of the game so far of three. Rita Wigg (GK Allies) was still getting a lot of hands to a lot passes. At half time the Allies led by two.
The Allies settled early in the third to get out a six goal lead. First half of the quarter the Allies had all the ball, caused many turnovers and got out to a 12 goal lead. The Allies controlled this quarter from start to finish.
Phillip Island came out hard in the last but to no avail. The Allies had to answers to everything and continued to increased its lead.
DWWWW 48 def Phillip Island 21

C Grade – Phillip Island v Stony Creek
The game started very tentatively with the girls trying to work out the tricky conditions. No one was standing out from either side. All players just trying to keep the ball safe and maintain possession. Stony Creek went into the change ahead by only one goal.
Stony Creek made some changes which gave them a little more movement inside the goal circle. They appeared to have more of the play but just couldn’t finish it off with a goal. Phillip Island’s GA made the most of her opportunities and shot some nice goals to give Phillip Island a one goal lead at half time.
The third quarter was a see sawing affair with the lead changing constantly. Stony Creek managed to pull away towards the end with three quarter time score, Stony Creek 18 to Phillip Island 14.
An intense last quarter with Phillip Island working hard all over the court to win possession but just couldn’t get its nose in front. Stony Creek steadied to come away with a one goal win.
Stony Creek 23 def Phillip Island 22

17 & Under – Fish Creek v Korumburra Bena
The wind seemed to lift itself to another level at the start of the game, making shooting for goal very difficult. Jac Snooks (C) was in everything for Korumburra Bena as was Shannon Danckert (GA) for Fish Creek. Fish Creek got a little bit of a run on towards the end of the quarter to pull away to a three goal lead.
In an even second quarter, the wind didn’t let up making the ball do many unexpected things. Gemma Dixon (GA) for Korumburra Bena started to find her range and Lou Tracey (GS) Fish Creek stepped up a notch allowing Fish Creek to extend their lead by one to four at half time.
Emma Watkins (GK) Fish Creek came on and had an impact, pulling in lots of rebounds in the unpredictable conditions. Kaylee Comben (C) Fish Creek stepped up and got hands on lots of passes creating turnovers. Fish Creek extended their lead to eleven at the last change.
Korumburra Bena made a few changes bringing Mairead Donahue out to WD giving them a bit more drive through the centre court. They pulled Fish Creek’s lead back to four. The momentum seemed to have swing in Korumburra Bena’s favour. Korumburra Bena scored ten goals before Fish Creek managed a goal. With a minute to go scores were 30 a piece. Korumburra Bena kept their heads and with a 13 to 1 goal last quarter came away with a one goal win.
Korumburra Bena 31 def Fish Creek 30

15 & Under – Inverloch Kongwak v Phillip Island
A very even low scoring affair with lots of opportunities going begging at both ends. Philip Island shooters just a little steadier in the windy conditions gave them a six to four lead at quarter time.
Half way through the second quarter and Inverloch Kongwak had pulled back Phillip Island’s lead to make the score even. Phillip Island then steadied and broke Inverloch Kongwak’s run and put on four unanswered goals of its own to pull away to a seventeen to eleven lead.
Phillip Island’s zone defence was giving Inverloch Kongwak some headaches through the centre court resulting in turnovers and giving their goalers lots of the ball allowing them to go out to a 23 to 13 lead at three quarter time.
Phillip Island continued to apply pressure all over the court. They were a little but more disciplined in their defence not putting themselves out of play and as a result came away with a comfortable 12 goal win.
Phillip Island 30 def Inverloch Kongwak 18

13 & Under – Foster v MDU
The skies were clear for the start of play, a complete opposite of the previous day’s play. MDU played a very clear and none congested game, while Foster’s GA, Bryza Angwin was shooting from a long distance. At the first change scores were level.
Foster got to a strong start with some great passing between its goalers. MDU tried hard to get the ball through a tough Foster defence. Foster got out to a handy lead of seven at half time.
Some changes to both teams saw a strong start by all. With both teams making mistakes each team had plenty of opportunity to score. A tough third quarter by both teams saw the lead not change.
MDU had a lot more of the ball in the last quarter but with the wind and Foster’s tall defence they struggled to score.
Foster’s GK, Jayde McGlead was a tower of strength getting many hands to balls, plenty of rebounds and intercepts. Another even quarter by both teams saw Foster come out winners by seven.
Foster 21 def MDU 14
Umpires Best on Court: Bryza Angwin – Foster

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