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Bulldog reserves lead from front

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

North’s Cohen Bates break away from a pack during Saturday’s reserves clash. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan North’s Cohen Bates break away from a pack during Saturday’s reserves clash. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan

By Tyler Hannigan

North cemented their place atop of the reserves ladder with a 13-point win over South last weekend while the South women picked up a second-consecutive victory to get their season back on track.

The Bulldogs led at every change in the reserves clash at the Jubilee Oval, eventually holding on by 13 points. Cohen Bates and Jackson Schorn kicked three goals apiece in the win and both were amongst the best players for North.

For the Roos, Tyson Boland was impressive in his first outing for 2019 with Bailey Treloar and Clancy Payne also in South’s better players.

Across town at the Memorial Oval, West made light work of Central with 10 separate goal kickers among their 11 goals in the 39-point win. Bobby Harvey, Gary Edge and Ray Hunter were named as West’s top players.

Central veterans Shane Lawrence, Chris Zanker and Jarred Paull were their best on the day with Lawrence’s three goals a highlight.

In the women’s competition, South overcame a slow start to run over the top of North at the Jubilee Oval by five points. Mel Keenan continued her good form with a couple of goals while Sarah Burns was named as South’s best.

North didn’t help their cause by kicking just two goals, both from Cassie Robinson, from nine scoring shots. Britt Tangey and Rebecca Deer were North’s standouts.

In the other women’s clash it was a very one-sided affair as West belted the Magpies by 45 points. Sophie Palmer booted four goals with Phoebe Knell and Indianna Paul also amongst West’s best while Rachel Hewitt was named best on ground for Central.

West and North cruised to easy wins in their respective under 15s games on Saturday.

North held South scoreless at the Jubilee Oval to win by 81 points, Mckaide Standley and Lachlan Turley each kicking three goals, while the Robins defeated Central by 117 points in their clash. 

A number of West players opted to play for the Magpies, who were low on numbers, so that a game could go ahead.

The Bulldogs and Robins also took the points in the under 13s with North defeating South by 24 points while West made light work of the Magpies, winning by an even 100.

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