Resurgent Robins on the way up

Friday, 11th May, 2012

QUICK: Zac Borlace clears the ball for the Bulldogs. QUICK: Zac Borlace clears the ball for the Bulldogs.

West have jumped into second spot on the Under 18 premiership ladder with a come from behind win over a gallant North.

North led by two goals at half time but were overrun six goals to three in the second half for West to win by nine points.

For the second week in a row North have lost by a small margin and that bodes well for a competitive season of Wednesday night footy.

Best for West was Liam King who did a power of work for all four quarters, while Nathan Kickett highlighted his value to the Robins with a four-goal haul. 

For the Bulldogs Chad Spangler dominated the ruck contests while juniors Lachlan Tiziani (five goals) and Sim Simmons (three goals) were creative players.

Unfortunately Tiziani suffered a bad wrist injury and will be on the sidelines for maybe a month which will be a cruel blow for him and his club.

West: 12-10 (82) d North: 11-7 (73)

WEST

Goalkickers: N. Kickett 4, D. Hocking 2, L. Jones 2, J. Carpenter 2, L. King , J. O’Brien. 

Best Players: Liam King, Luke Jones, Cohen Pettitt, Nathan Kickett, Callum Rosewarn, Patrick Lockett.

NORTH:

Goalkickers: L. Tiziani 5, S. Simmons 3, B. Martin , J. Hicks , J. Vella 

Best Players: Chad Spangler, Lachlan Tiziani, Josh Sheargold, Callum Guerin, Sam Simmons, Peter Morgan.

In the late game CENTRAL was outstanding as they brushed aside a determined but outclassed SOUTH team by 100 points.

The Magpies dominated all night with Ed McInnes bagging five from full forward, whilst Jake Gepp also slotted home five from centre half forward.

Best for Central was again Jason Masclet with a great display off half back, wing and through the middle. Close behind was Jack Roberts and Jesse Dwyer.

For South Nick Brown worked tirelessly in the backline and through the centre, Mitchell Henderson produced another impressive game and Lachie Roburg, Riley Schorn, Tate Banning and Jarrad Burcher all tried hard.

Shannon Lehmann provided a rare highlight for the Roos, booting a goal with his first ever kick in Australian Rules football.

Senior players James Bressanelli, Zayden White and Riley Pearce were also key players in the Magpies’ win that sees them undefeated after three rounds. 

Central: 15.20 d South: 2.0 (12) 

Goal kickers and best players for the late game plus the ladder positions will be available online later today at www.aflbrokenhill.com.au.