Kangaroos’ Barca is worse than their bite

April 30, 2018

Taking charge: Girgarre's Antonio Barca kicked four goals in Girgarre's big win against Avenel.

Antonio Barca put through four goals to help Girgarre overcome Avenel by 41 points for the Kangaroos’ third consecutive win of the season.

Having only lost to Stanhope in round one, Shannon Tucker’s men have created an early buffer against the bottom six Kyabram District Football League teams following another defeat of one of last year’s power sides.

Both sides were in the match for the first half, with Girgarre just two points ahead at the main break at Avenel Recreation Reserve.

But nine goals to three in the second half allowed the Kangaroos to sew up the match as ruckman Ash Kirchhofer commanded respect.

Teammates Jayden Tucker and Nick Mellington were heavy contributors with Damian Dalziel and Rowan Priest each kicking three goals.

The Swans’ difficult start to the season continues with only one win registered, although Michael Morgan continues to star on the field.

●Nagambie has the same record as Avenel after the Lakers went down to Stanhope 91-47.

Linc Sullivan’s side did not register a multiple goalkicker with Dan Fitzpatrick, Mathew Waterson and Daniel Haysom among those that hit the scoreboard to reflect their strong performances.

But the Lions started with confidence and continued on their merry way, allowing Alec Young and Cobey Aynsley to each slot three goals.

Jack Young, James Fraser and Stuart Trevena were invaluable as Stanhope continued its charge.

●Clean ball movement helped Lancaster to a 116-point win against an undermanned Longwood.

An eight-goal third term grew the margin for the Wombats as Jack Donnell walked away from Lancaster Recreation Reserve with a five-goal haul and Michael Hill chipped in with four in a best-on-ground performance.

The Redlegs struggled with accuracy around goals, but still found legs to run out the game for their best quarter of the day with Brayden Kearns’ efforts in the midfield a highlight, helped by a solid showing from ruckman Daniel Freeman.

●There was no mistaking Tallygaroopna’s intentions against Violet Town, already having a 49-point buffer at the main break.

Refusing to take their foot off the pedal, the Redlegs extended the winning margin to 95 points with Tyson Sidebottom unstoppable.

Tim Belford, Kane Handley and Tim Karolidis were also invaluable, with Deklan Gardiner-McKenna slotting through four goals as one of nine goalkickers.

For the Towners, Pat Horsburgh, John Woodcock and Corey Robins could not be faulted with Ash Hobbs, Clint Phillips and Tim Ross the Lions’ goalkickers.

●Six goals from Murchison-Toolamba coach James Milne sent his side in the right direction against Rushworth, with the Grasshoppers were victorious by 88 points.

Also hitting the scoreboard more than once for the victors were Alex Wells, Jacob Vraca and Hayden Ewart, while Luke Armstrong and Ashton Cashion never faltered.

The Tigers were best served by Brett Anderson, Lachlan Armstrong and Dylan Closter.

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