Blues take home fifth consecutive win

By Kyabram Free Press

TONGALA is on a roll at the moment with Finley falling victim to the rampaging Blues by a whopping 98 points in their Murray Football League clash at Tongala on Saturday.

The Blues made it five successive wins in their most dominant display this season and against a team higher than it on the ladder.

The visitors hung in for the first term but when Tongala put the foot down in the second term it turned into a percentage booster.

Jack Hammond and Coby McCarthy ran riot at the goal mouth for Tongala, each kicking six goals in the whitewash.

McCarthy has been one of Tongala’s most consistent players all season and was arguably the best afield with his dominant display.

Hammond also proved too much of a handful for the Finley defenders while the classy Cameron Illett and Riley Bacon were two players to constantly feed the ball into Tongala’s forward line.

Nic Woods also had a good game in the ruck while Dylan Joyce was also busy but Tongala didn’t have a weak link on the day.

The Blues will look to continue its winning streak this Saturday when it travels to Tungamah.

■Tongala reserves continued their good season in a convincing 49 point win.

Jesse Moran with four goals and Sam Tyler with three made valuable contributions while Jayden and Tyler Vick, Steve Phillips and Tim Strapp were all up and about.

The win has Tongala sitting in second place on the ladder, two games clear of third placed Nathalia and only a game from top placed Moama.

■Tongala thirds also retained their place in the top eight with a 19 point win against a side above it on the ladder.

Riley Souter, Talbot Varcoe and Clayton Watson starred for the Blues while Harley Reid, doubling up from the Under 14s, Sam Cipriani, who kicked three goals, and Liam Cronin were also fine contributors.

■Tongala’s Under 14s just missed out in making it four footy wins on the day for the club, going down by a solitary kick in a low scoring battle.

The young Blues were best served by Tristan Watson, Harley Reid and Kade Northausen while Marley McConnell and Max Carroll also did a lot of good work in a spirited performance.