Bloods too strong against ‘Cutters

Photo by Holly Curtis

After a few tough weeks for the Bloods, Tocumwal’s focus was purely on getting back to having some fun and embracing teammates on Saturday.

From the outset, Toc moved the ball with a sense of freedom and speed, which gave the forwards plenty of good opportunities.

Jord Lavis looked back to some of his best footy, setting up off half-back to aplomb.

Harvey White also played a similar role with his brute strength out of the contest and breakaway speed.

Up forward, Brock McCabe and the Haebich boys were proving a handful.

McCabe, especially, was nothing short of sensational, kicking a season high tally of 11 goals.

He was also pretty handy in the air, pulling down a couple of terrific grabs.

It was good to see a few of the younger guys get a run this week too, with Nate Greives, Ned Haebich and Blair Eddy all playing their roles.

Kade Rowe, Mitch Collins-Bye, Glenn Dominick and Tom Barker all did what they do week in and week out.

Although undermanned, Mathoura continued to fight the game out to the final bell, but the Toc boys were convincing 194 point winners.

Best on: Brock McCabe, Kade Rowe, Mitch Collins Bye, Harvey White, Tom Barker and Duane Haebich.

Goals: Brock McCabe 11, Duane Haebich 7, Drew Haebich 5, Mitch Collins By 2, Jacob Hore 1, Raymond Sutton 1, Jon Ross Cardillo 1, Kade Rowe 1, Luke Congram 1, Glenn Dominick 1.

Awards: 1st Incentive – Harvey White; 2nd Incentive – Tom Barker; 3rd Incentive – Blair Eddy.

Final score: Tocumwal 31.16 (202) def Mathoura 1.2 (8).

With Mathoura not fielding a reserves side, the seconds got a break on the weekend following a pretty successful run of form over the past month.

The boys had an opportunity to reflect on their game, give their bodies a bit of recovery time and cheer on the Seniors.

The thirds had an extremely pleasing win at the weekend - a great reward for effort, sticking to their structures and playing unselfish footy resulting in a fantastic win.

Best on: Blair Eddy, Nate Grieves, Ned Haebich, Charlie Locke, Pacey Haebich and Joe Barker.

Goals: Ned Haebich 6, Blair Eddy 6, Pacey Haebich 4, Charlie Locke 3, Nate Grieves 3, Will O’Connell 2, Jay Dickins 1.

Awards: Ed Thompson $20 Award – Ollie Almond; P & L Palmer Excavations $10 canteen Award – Charlie Locke; Wingates $20 voucher – Harry Campbell.

Final score: Tocumwal 25.12 (162) def Mathoura 1.3 (9).

The fourths’ game this week was about giving everyone who has trained an opportunity to play, and quite a few did pull on the boots for the opposition.

This is exactly what country footy is about, being good people, which also meant Mathoura were able to continue to play.

Having the time to practice a lot of the drills we have been training for gave everyone an opportunity to play forward and back and an enjoyable game was had by both sides.

Best on: Logan White, Chace Brunskill, Liam Sutton, Hunter Groutsch and Jake Hicks.

Goals: Logan White 8, Liam Sutton 5, Hunter Groutsch 4, Rory Wills 4, Cooper Mangion 4, Chace Brunskill 3, Cooper Quick 3, Oliver East 1, Harrison Wilson 1.

Awards: Baldwins Farms $12 Thursday night meal – Louis Petersen; Donny Tainton $10 Canteen voucher – Chase Dickins; Paul Quick & Peter Absolom $10 award – Logan White.

Final score: Tocumwal 33.14 (212) def Mathoura 0.0 (0).