Kangaroos have Bulldogs on the hop

May 28, 2018

On the mark: Girgarre's Jake Hyland was fantastic as he helped the Kangaroos prevail against Merrigum.

Girgarre has ticked off its first test in a demanding month of football.

The Kangaroos mastered their match Merrigum and led at every change on the way to a 51-point win with Ryan Jones, Jake Hyland and Mick Marrett leading the way.

An undermanned Bulldogs had Daniel Clarke and Todd Hicks among those absent and they were kept to just one point in the second quarter.

Josh Smith and Ryan Sheridan each kicked two goals for the Bulldogs, while Jack Sinclair and Jake Ross battled hard all day.

But the influence of Ash Kirchhofer, Rowan Priest and Jones around goals was too much for the Bulldogs.

●The pain continues to be inflicted on Ardmona, with Dookie United slamming home 45.33 (303) to no score.

Facing the top teams in the competition to start the season, Ardmona endured another tough day against United, despite Anthony Cox, Luke Trevena and Kyle Watson giving their all.

United’s Chris Burton sailed through 13 goals, Wayne Pavitt finished with nine and Kyle Tapscott slotted five.

The third quarter had Dookie score 15 goals, with Luke O’Sullivan, Brad Ridings and Aaryn Cormican all dominating.

● Lancaster remains undefeated, but was tested against Murchison-Toolamba in a 17-point win.

The Grasshoppers led by a point at half-time before only managing a goal in the third term as the Wombats took hold of the match.

Zach Cerrone and Chris Eddy combined for seven goals, while Sam Spedding and Michael Hill starred.

In an improved performance from Murchison-Toolamba, Jamie Jones and Ashton Cashion led the way and Tomas Rennie kicked four goals.

● Shaun Standley kicked half of Undera’s goals in a best-on-ground performance in the Lions’ 87-point win against Longwood.

Standley’s 10 goals put the result beyond doubt with a supporting cast of Jake Cormick, Zac Brian and Daniel Dryden helping the cause.

Anthony Tautala’s re-entry into the Redlegs’ line-up was welcome as the key man sent through three goals, with Ryan Barassi and Dayne Webber in good form.

● Tallygaroopna had 12 individual goal-kickers as it cruised past Rushworth by 163 points, with Tyson Sidebottom the biggest influence on the game.

Adam Serafini and Marrick Tucker were also in great form, while Aaron Wood enjoyed scoring six majors and Deklan Gardiner-McKenna put through five.

Jordan Hageman and Dylan Little were responsible for the Tigers’ two goals and Lachlan Firmer toiled hard all day.

● Violet Town could not stay in touch with Stanhope for long, with the Lions leading all afternoon.

Josh Evans took to the field in his first game this season and helped himself to nine goals as just one of six multiple goal-kickers.

Alex O’Reilly and Lukas Hanslow were fantastic for Stanhope, while Ben Dyer, Thomas Tobin and Nathan Abley put in some of their best performances for the year for the Towners.

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