Bloods’ weekend salvaged by 4th Grade performance

By Southern Riverina News

Tocumwal's horror 2019 Picola & District League season came to an end with a 220 point loss to ladder leader Waaia on Saturday.

The heavy loss at home saw the Bloods finish the year without registering a win.

Tocumwal started the game well with Trent Boglis, Jacob Hore, Corey Parish and Sam Jenkins getting plenty of the ball.

Turnovers proved costly however, as Waaia took control and kicked truly with the wind to get away from the visitors on the first quarter.

Tocumwal had the wind advantage in the second quarter and despite some promising patches, they failed to hit targets resulting in turnovers and goals at the other end.

Tocumwal battled hard all day, but some accurate kicking from the home side meant the score began to balloon out.

Final score, Waaia 36.17 (233) to Tocumwal 2.1 (13).

Best for Tocumwal were Glen Braybon, Jacob Hore, Sam Jenkins and Corey Parish.

Reserves final score, Waaia 20.15 (135) to Tocumwal 1.2 (8).

Best: G Matters, T Brunskill, D Byrnes, C Hetherington, T Poynton, R Sutton.

The twos finished the season in 10th spot on the ladder, managing four wins throughout the year.

Thirds, final score, Tocumwal 16.8 (104) to Waaia 4.8 (32).

Best: C Hardwidge, Z Griffin, H White, T Barker, B Thomson, B Mason.

Tocumwal's thirds finished fourth on the ladder, securing the double chance in finals.

The Bloods will have the week off this week before facing ladder leader Strathmerton at Waaia on Saturday, August 24.

Tocumwal's fourths came away with a big confidence booster coming out of the last round.

The Bloods showed great effort all over the ground with good ball carry to the contest into our forwards who were making great lead runs.

Wet and cold conditions meant there were plenty of contests at ground level.

There were 12 individual goal kickers for Tocumwal with Liam Sutton leading the tally for the day with four.

The Bloods showed a great team effort, showing promising continuity from the whole team leading into the finals.

Final Score: Tocumwal 22.17 (149) to Waaia no score.

Tocumwal's fourths will travel to Blighty to take on the Redeyes in an elimination final on Sunday.