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Wilson’s 11 helps sink Bloods

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May 30, 2018

Ethan Jeffress celebrated his 50th fourths game for Tocumwal on Saturday. Photo courtesy Helen Barker.

Despite a positive start from Tocumwal, it was Katunga that ran away with the points in round eight of the Picola & District League on Saturday.

It was two quarters that proved the difference, with ex-AFL player Callum Wilson delivering the knockout blow kicking 11 goals for Katunga, including five in the last quarter.

Best for the Bloods in the loss were Sam Jenkins, Tim Garlick, Sam Hatty, Jesse Barker, Jake Jenkins and Zander Griffin.

Final score, Tocumwal 6.9 (45) to Katunga 18.11 (119).

The Bloods battled manfully in the first quarter slamming through the first two goals of the game at Katunga Recreation Reserve.

The Swans fought back and scored the next three majors, with the game being played in a fast and open manner.

The second term began with three Katunga goals before the Bloods rallied with a Cory Parish goal.

Tocumwal went into attack a number of times with little reward, and as usually happens the Swans went forward for a further two goals to lead by 30 points at the main break.

The third quarter was the best of the day with both teams running the ball the length of the ground with plenty of one-on-one contests.

The Swans again won the quarter with three goals to two, with a 40-point lead heading into the final term, before a dominant 7.2 to 1.4 last quarter.

In the reserves an undermanned Tocumwal side was unable to overcome Katunga, going down by 30 points.

To the Bloods’ credit they were able to be competitive with the Swans for most of the game.

Paul Quick and Glyn Matters were good around the footy while Tommy Whytcross was proving a handful up forward, snaring four goals.

Jordan Poynton and Sam Rennie provided plenty of run which enabled Tocumwal to get plenty of forward entries.

Cody Trickey played well at centre half forward providing that hit-up option forward of the ball.

With scores level at three quarter time, Tocumwal ran out of legs due to the lack of rotations off the bench.

Final score, Katunga 10.9 (69) to Tocumwal 6.3 (39).

It was a tough day for Tocumwal’s thirds, going down to the Swans by 80 points.

Despite the loss the Bloods had an impressive attitude and played the game out to the end.

Best players were Mitchell Reilly, Zander Griffin, Mitch Condon, Will Johnson, Drew Eddy and Connor Crowley.

Final score, Katunga 12.17 (89) to Tocumwal 1.3 (9).

Tocumwal’s fourths came up against strong opposition, with Katunga winning by 83 points.

The young Bloods made a conscious effort to attack the ball, especially in the third term.

Best players were Braydlie Wright, Blair Eddy, Jack Gowty, Kane Wardlaw, Hunter Hardwidge and Hamish Smithers.

Final score, Katunga 13.6 (84) to Tocumwal 0.1 (1).

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