Kaine not able to make Undera turn tables

By Lauren Bordin

Another starring performance from Kaine Herbert was not enough to give Undera a chance against Dookie United.

Having featured in the Lions’ top six players in each of their 16 games this year, Herbert kicked four goals to complement his performance on Saturday.

It carries on from his fantastic work against United when the teams met just four weeks ago and he also slotted four goals.

But as in the previous contest Dookie saluted again, this time increasing their margin to an 11-goal victory.

Wayne Pavitt dominated the forward line and sent through five goals, with Aaryn Cormican slotting four.

In tough conditions, Steve Reeves’ men increased their margin at every change with Mathew Crooks leading the way.

Crooks received plenty of support from Mathew Kitto and Sam Bowmaker as United looks to crack on with two more wins in the regular season before its finals campaign begins.

Undera found positives in the performances of Zac Brian, Nick McAuliffe and Hank Fennell.

●A match-up between reigning premier Nagambie and struggling Ardmona was only going to head one way and Mathew Waterson made sure of that.

Waterson slammed home 16 goals to ensure the Lakers finished with a 295-point win, having consigned the Cats to no score.

Nagambie found a way to send through 46 goals for the day with Sam Villinger slotting a handy eight and Nathan Fothergill (five goals), Zac Winter-Irving (four goals) and Jackson Hutton (three goals) all enjoying time in the forward 50.

Cameron Rooney, Brayden Biggs and Josh Comi were also important for the Lakers, while Jacob Donaldson, Dieter Koehler and Isaac Handy worked hard for Ardmona.

●Merrigum continues to be in the finals hunt following a comprehensive victory against Longwood.

The 83-point victory came via Jake Ross, Ciaran Hubble and Todd Hicks who all tore up the park, while Josh Smith and Jake Parkinson each returned from Longwood Recreation Reserve with four goals.

With Avenel suffering a narrow loss to Lancaster, the Bulldogs are on equal points with the sixth-placed Swans with testing matches against Lancaster and Girgarre to come for Merrigum.

The Redlegs had key performances come from Sam Scott in the midfield and Dayne Webber who strengthened defence.

Longwood was without the the Tautala family, as Toa, Anthony and Ben all were absent, allowing the Bulldogs to run away with the game in the third term.