Shepparton District Junior Football League sides battle it out

By Aydin Payne

Although the Goulburn Campaspe Junior Football League Carnival was on Sunday, the Shepparton District Junior Football League’s under-16s and 14s still battled it out.

Rochester and Moama kicked off the under-16 division two round six action on Friday night, when the Magpies stormed past the Tigers to clinch a 75-point victory.

Moama had the game all but sealed at half-time, leading by 52 points, with Taj Ritchie, Cooper Ramsay and Lachlan Hewes (three goals) running riot.

Lewis Cleary, Patrick Mathers and Sam Ryan (two goals) fought hard for the away side in the 5.5 (35) to 17.8 (110) loss.

Echuca United continued its unbeaten start to the season, notching a 30-point win against Shepparton-Notre-Mooroopna on Sunday.

United’s Max Childs kicked three goals and had plenty of support from Noah Schmedje (one goal) and Jesse Kempen, while Jack Hooper was named best for Shepparton-Notre-Mooroopna.

Kyabram blew Shepparton United out of the water in the second half, kicking seven unanswered goals, as they raced away to a 48-point win.

Darcy Backway (two goals) and Jack Millar were standouts for the Bombers and Kade Alper fought bravely for the Dees.

A five-goal haul from Will Russell helped steer Tatura to its first win of the season, as the Bulldogs cruised to a 51-point victory against Echuca.

Xavier Hutchinson starred for the Bulldogs and Echuca’s Jacob Shaw (two goals) shone brightly.

●Shepparton Swans White had is stunning start to the season end against Echuca Bombers, with the Bombers knocking off the ladder-leader by 17 points.

The low-scoring affair at Princess Park went down to the wire, with two-straight kicks separating the sides at the final break.

Bombers pair Will Poulton and Jack Morley each kicked one goal and led the list of better players for the away side, while Lewis Fawcett and Liam Prior (two goals) starred for White.

Shepparton-Notre Maroon powered past Tatura to the tune of 47 points, with Zac Metcalf (five goals) and Deacon Woods (one goal) leading the way for Maroon.

Tatura’s Callum Miller (two goals) and Joshua Bathman were pivotal contributors for the home side.

Shepparton Swans Red held off an eager Echuca Green at Princess Park, clinching a narrow five-point victory on Sunday morning.

Flynn Tonks was superb for the home side, booting five goals, while Eldion Riza and Nate Sutherland gave valuable support.

Elsewhere, Shepparton-Notre Gold clinched an emphatic win against Mooroopna Blue, with Will Clohesy, Nicholas Cooper and James Pimlott slotting three goals each in the 94-point win.

Shepparton United Red inched closer to the top of the ladder with a 67-point win against Mooroopna White.

Best afield Brayden Sciuto booted five goals to help steer his side to victory.