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Roos too strong

Friday, 7th June, 2019

North’s Dan Kennedy beats Tarrant Wood (South) to the ball. Kennedy kicked the Dogs’ only goal of the night, while the Roos ran rampant. PICTURE: Andrew Gosling North’s Dan Kennedy beats Tarrant Wood (South) to the ball. Kennedy kicked the Dogs’ only goal of the night, while the Roos ran rampant. PICTURE: Andrew Gosling

In the late game South controlled the contest from the opening bounce to the final siren as their stars shone against a very young North team.

With a list boasting several players who have had a taste of senior football, including two who last week represented the combined side in Roxby Downs, the Roos were never in doubt of losing this one.

The Bulldogs had a youthful list to say the least and while they didn’t shy away it was always going to be a tough night at the office.

All the stars though were wearing red and white including Adam Slattery whose sublime skills were on display as he finished his game off with four classy goals.

The efforts of Mckenzie and Wood were outstanding as they ran amok and provide plenty of leather to their eager forwards.

The opening quarter was even with North venturing forward on a few occasions and they only trailed by 17 points at the first break but the Roos booted six unanswered goals in the second quarter to take a commanding half time lead of 55 points.

It was deep into the third quarter before Dan Kennedy kicked North’s first and only goal of the game a rare highlight on a rather cold and forgettable night for the blue and white faithful.

The Roos managed three goals in both the third and final quarters to run out comfortable 89 point winners.

When you look through the better players for South, and I have mentioned a few, they are all familiar names including Butcher, McInnes and Washbrook.

Tyler McKenzie was best for South. He has a combination of skill and athletic ability that sets him apart. He was closely followed by Adam Slattery and Tarrant Wood.

In the Bulldog camp, the performance of some of their juniors including Sam Micallef was impressive. Given the amount of leather going the other way this youngster stood up.

He has plenty of skill and he was not afraid to mix it with the older and bigger opponents others to have a crack included Hall, Colley and Cini.

 

SCORES

SOUTH  3.1  9.3  12.6  15.8 (98)  def.  NORTH  0.2  0.2  1.3  1.3 (9)

BEST:

South: T. McKenzie, A. Slattery, T. Wood, A. McInnes, H. Butcher, C. Washbrook

North: L. Hall, S. Micallef, F. Colley, J. Cini, R. Turner, T. Burcher.

GOALS:

South: A. Slattery 4, C. Everuss 2, T. Wood 2, T. McKenzie 2, D. Elliott 1, T. Johnston 1, B. Trengove 1, H. Butcher 1, C. Washbrook 1.

North: D. Kennedy 1.

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