Saints stifle Tigers

By Southern Riverina News

Berrigan kept up its brilliant form in the Picola & District League, stifling a potent Katamatite line-up in a 50-point win.

The Saints kept the previously undefeated Tigers to just 11 points through the first three quarters, the latter only able to add some respectability to the scoreline in the final term with five goals.

Berrigan has moved to third on the ladder after the convincing win.

Adam Way has dominated the skies since turning up to Berrigan three weeks ago and was best on ground after not losing a tap in the ruck.

Tom Beams was his lively self through the midfield booting bullets to the forwards, as did brother Jake.

Ted Walliss is building in confidence and dominated the scoring with four while Jake Beams chimed in with three.

Down back Kyle McQualter and Wil Robinson were solid and gave plenty of dash.

Katamatite, in essence, missed its entire starting midfield brigade with Sam Poole, Pat Horsburgh, John Woodcock and Nichol Clurey all not playing. Luke Riordan, Aaryn Cormican and Jayson Bigg kicked two goals each, with Pat Riordan and Brodie McDonald also in good form again.

Final score, Berrigan 13.14 (92) to Katamatite 6.6 (42).

Berrigan will be heavily favoured to improve their record to 6-1 when they travel to Mathoura to take on the Timbercutters on Saturday.

Berrigan’s reserves remain undefeated and one game clear atop of the ladder after charging home to a 106 point win against Katamatite.

Tyson Marett had a great day up forward kicking five with Ged Towler kicking four. It was the usual suspects in the middle again with Daniel Hustwayte dominating the ruck work with Adam Fox at his feet.

Kyle Hawker and Ian Congdon were once again strong leaders in the backline which only leaked one goal for the game.

Final score, Berrigan 17.14 (116) to Katamatite 1.4 (10).

Berrigan’s fourths came agonisingly close to their second win of the season, going down by three points on Saturday.

It was a highly pressured game from the first bounce, with Berrigan jumping out to a one goal lead at quarter time thanks to Matthew Whelan helping the boys to get the first goal on the board.

The second quarter saw Hamish Cameron the main contributor for the side, tackling hard and taking some strong marks.

The second half was a tight battle for both sides and Darcy Pyle had a massive impact on the game in the third quarter.

The Steel boys — Jack and Harry — were impressive, playing their last game for the Saints. Berrigan welcomed Ben Ackerly back to the side, giving the Saints plenty of options around the ground.

Final score, Katamatite 5.0 (30) to Berrigan 4.3 (27).