Demons battle with Deni Rovers

August 03, 2017

Jerilderie’s Fraser Pinnuck takes a strong overhead mark in front of Deni’s Tim McDonnell in the thirds on Saturday.

Jerilderie’s reserves suffered a crushing loss to the Deniliquin Rovers, 1.1 (7) to 17.17 (119).

The Demons started well with a very tight first quarter and at the first break were still in touch with the Rovers.

Disaster struck in the second term with an injury to Tyson Conn.

This left Jerilderie one man down on the field and from there it became a real tough battle.

The backline was well led by Lachie Watson who was the best for the Demons, while Troy Mauger and Cameron Arnold also played well in the backline.

Greg Lawton and Jack Anthony were the pick of the onballers with Luke Keating also trying hard all game.

For the umpteenth time this year, a lack of numbers took its toll on the side.

Well done to all the boys who continue to front up each week.

Best were L Watson, C Arnold, T Mauger, J Anthony, G Lawton, L Keating. Goals – T Conn.

Under 17s: Jerilderie 10.7 (67) def. Deni Rovers 4.5 (29).

Jerilderie had no answers for Deni Rovers who slammed on four goals to nothing in the first quarter.

After the first break the Demons came out with renewed vigour and kicked three goals to nothing to go into the main break a goal down.

John Lawton and Mitch A’Vard lifted for the Demons, while Zac Barlow dominated across half back, driving the ball forward at every opportunity.

In the third quarter against the wind, Jerilderie were tough, disciplined and hard working, holding the Rovers goalless and going into the final break one point down.

Bohdi Beasley and Josh Rochford were getting on top of their opponents and Glen DiLullo and Andrew Neessen worked well together in the ruck.

In the last quarter Jerilderie kicked six goals while keeping the Rovers scoreless to run away with a comfortable 38 point win.

Best – Z Barlow, J Lawton, M A’Vard, B Beasley, J Rochford, A Neessen. Goals – T Conn 2, J Anthony 2, M A’Vard 2, J Hatty, L Romancewicz, N Baldwin, J Lawton.

Under 14s: Jerilderie 0.1 (1) lost to Deni Rovers 15.5 (95).

The young Demons had a slow start with Rovers kicking six goals with the wind.

Austin Mauger played a great game in the backline, with eyes only for the football and repelling numerous attacking moves.

In the second term Jerilderie failed to take advantage of the wind, scoring only one point.

Zander Nash gathered plenty of kicks and was ably supported by Oliver Knight.

The Demons tried hard in the second half, but couldn’t match the bigger and quicker Rovers side.

The Lawton brothers played well all day and Rory Knight and Soumyajit Roy battled tirelessly in the backline.

Best – Z Nash, O Knight, A Mauger, T Lawton, R Knight, S Roy.

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