Avenel stamped down by ladder leader Dookie
With the outcome somewhat predetermined from the outset, it didn’t stop Avenel giving everything it had in its showdown with ladder leader Dookie United on Saturday.
Nagambie threw the race for the Kyabram District League premiership wide open on Saturday, delivering reigning premier Tallygaroopna its first loss since 2017.
Seymour has all but wrapped up its place in the Goulburn Valley League finals series with a comfortable 27-point win over Mooroopna at Kings Park in the penultimate round of the home-and-away season on Saturday.
After taking out Avenel’s Under-17 best and fairest title last season, Sarah Nipperess has seen her star rise straight into the Swans’ A-grade midcourt this year.
Seymour’s Youth Girls’ first ever season has come to a close after losing their semi-final clash against Benalla by 36 points on Sunday.
For Nagambie’s Bianca Willis, the decision to make a major comeback from injury was never really in doubt.
Seymour’s 29-point loss to Shepparton at Kings Park on Saturday has the Bears returning to the top of the food chain.
The Kyabram District League last week revealed it is in negotiations with its clubs about forming two competitions under the competition’s banner next year.
With two rounds to complete before the grand finals, All Stars will play off in the finals despite a last-round loss to the McBean-led Bulldogs. The Bulldogs’ surprise victory was strongly attributed to the late inclusion of Zaine ‘‘The Hyphen’’ Lewin Hoy for the injured Chris ‘‘The Glazier’’ Conboy. Conboy remains in doubt for selection despite a successful shoulder transplant.
The Seymour District Darts Association’s winter competition continued Monday night, the first match of round three was at the Prince of Wales Hotel between the POW Rebels and the Broadford Vikings. With the Vikings going into this match undermanned they appeared vulnerable, but the new recruits performed well above expectations and the Vikings sped away to a 10-1 victory. The Rebels’ Steve Reed was the stand out for the home team, he nailed a 101 and a 123, captain Helen Roscoe had the highest score for her team, she slipped in a 131. The Vikings’ Peter Myles carried on his form from the previous week, he pounded in six tons, a 125, a 140 as well as high pegs of 70 and 72, Mark Jones had a solid outing, hammering in a ton, a 121 and a 140. Darren Withoos continues his rich vein of form, he nailed three tons and a 121 and Tim Crump made a good first impression in his first competitive game of darts, he snuck in a ton as well as the nights highest peg, 86.
Seymour jockey Tahlia Hope has been released from hospital and is on the road to recovery after being struck down with viral meningitis this month.
In a match that won’t do Avenel’s dimming finals hopes any benefit, the Swans failed to get one over top six side Merrigum on Saturday, comfortably beaten 51-40.
Playing top two side Shepparton Notre twice in the last five rounds would have been a daunting task for any club, but for a young Seymour youth girls’ outfit it was a sure sign of improvement when they were able to bridge the gap in the second meeting between the two teams on Sunday.
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