Roos get jump on Dogs

HEYFIELD had little trouble accounting for Sale City during the round two of North Gippsland football.

The contest was all but over by half-time as the Kangaroos went on to win 19.13 (127) to 5.8 (38).

In the hunt in a low-scoring opening term, the Kangaroos stamped their supremacy after the first change in a performance likened to last week’s second term against Glengarry. The home side booted seven goals to one during the second term.

Heyfield’s dominance continued into the second half with a further nine goals added.

Kodie Woodland (six) and Daniel Stubbe (five) seized their opportunities in front of goal.

Defender Tom Bowman was the Bulldogs’ best, while their goals were shared across five players.

BOISDALE-Briagolong returned home from Gormandale with a five-point win.

Very little separated the sides throughout the afternoon with the Tigers leading by seven point at the first break before the Bombers turned the tables to lead by a point at half-time, a lead they would extend to 13 by the final change.

The two sides went blow-for-blow during the final term. Danny Pratt was the go-to man in front of goal for the Bombers, while best-on-ground Luke Francis and Sam Marks were dangerous up forward for the Tigers.

The Tigers kicked a late goal, but the Bombers held on for victory, 15.7 (97) to 14.8 (92).

Pratt booted four goals for the Bombers, Glenn Semmens continued his solid start to the season, while defender Nicoll Sandison was the general of the backline, none more so in the final term when the visitors kept the Tigers at bay.

For the Tigers, Luke Heggarty was impressive in his 150th club match, while Marks performance was vote worthy.

Josh King proved to be the game changer in Glengarry’s victory against Traralgon-Tyers United.

The Magpies won 10.8 (68) to 9.12 (66).

Trailing by 13 points at the long change, Kings kicked three critical goals during the third term.

King was kept well in check in the first half, however it was his strong contribution in a blistering seven minutes in the third term which saw the Magpies slam home four consecutive goals to wrestle back control of the contest. Fittingly, it would be King who nailed the final goal of the game to effectively shut out the Bombers’ challenge.

With a nine-point lead at the final break, the Magpies looked set to open their season ledger, however the home side reeled the margin back to a point midway through the fourth term.

Glengarry’s Chris Wangman pushed forward to goal, before TTU responded through Lachie White to take a four-point lead.

As the clock counted down, King marked 40 metres out directly in front of goal to boot the match winning goal.

ROSEDALE came from 21 points down at the final change to defeat Yarram by 11 on Sunday.

The words of Rosedale coach Nick Leechino rang in the ears of his players as they came out firing during the final term to run all over the top of the Demons to record their second win.

The Blues, through key forward Andrew Flanagan, made the most of their opportunities, kicking six goals to two as the Demons appeared flat footed and fatigued.

Leading by 17 points at half-time, the Demons held the Blues’ many avenues to goal at bay during the third term and appeared on track for their second win.

The Blues’ Hayden Mowat, Jason Kay and Adam Diamond were named among the best, while Demons coach Griffin Underwood was the visitors’ best with Corbin Sutherland finishing the match with four majors.