Parrots pip Pies at the posts

SALE’S clash against Leongatha was well-fought by the Magpies, though a huge final term wasn’t enough to get them over the line.

The visitors won 14.10 (94) to 12.11 (83).

Nine goals were kicked in the last quarter, with Leongatha in front by 42 points before Sale woke up and replied with five straight in eight minutes.

Two from John Gooch, with running goals from Chris Laverty and Jordan Dessent and a set shot from the goal square from Brad Dessent turned the game into a thriller.

It was down to pure luck in the final minutes that Sale couldn’t take the win — a missed shot from Mitch Dowse and a bad bounce led to behinds, heart-breakingly.

John Gooch kicked five, including a 45 metre shot in the flurry at the end, and Brad McKay and Brad Dessent kicked two apiece.

Nic Dowse and Jayden Allison were among the best-on-ground for Sale.

The Parrots’ James Lloyd kicked three, including two in the fourth.