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Friday, 8th May, 2015

Central’s Tanner Lloyd looks to move the ball into the corridor from centre wing during his side’s 46-point win on Wednesday night. Central’s Tanner Lloyd looks to move the ball into the corridor from centre wing during his side’s 46-point win on Wednesday night.

By Patrick Reincke

The North Under 18s added to their impressive list of victories this season as they bolted away from South to win by 105 on Wednesday night.

After a tightly contested first quarter, the Bulldogs raced away to open up an insurmountable lead by halftime.

In the other game beforehand, it was Central who prevailed against West with a hard-earned 46-point victory.

Despite trailing by three points and possessing a horrendous 2.11 score at half time, the Magpies turned it all around kicking 10.3 over the course of the second half.

Rourke Turner was best on ground with a five-goal haul and a top notch performance.

Connor Martin was another strong performer for the black and white while Bruno Kennedy was another prominent goal scorer booting three.

Tanner Lloyd continues to be a consistent performer for the Magpies playing great football all over the ground.

West led at the first change with Central scoring five behinds with no goals.

Jordan Locklier and Jake Trengove were the only multiple goal scorers for the Redlegs as they both scored two each.

Josh and Zac Cieslik were hard-working for West but Central started to claw their way back despite their individual efforts.

A six-goal third term saw the Magpies turn the tables substantially before holding their lead to the end.

Central now sit in outright second, one win behind top-tabled North.

The Magpies will face South this coming Wednesday while West readies themselves to challenge the Bulldogs.

Speaking of the Bulldogs, the premiership front-runner had virtually no problem (despite the first quarter) in dispatching South in the second match of the night.

North showed sheer strength and class and they moved the ball forward with skill and precision.

Josh Jones starred with six majors while Dylan Harris, Isaac Cumming and Malcolm Buckland all goaled on multiple occasions as well.

Tyler McInnes was outstanding for the Bulldogs on the ball with Ethan Slater and Nash Mitchell playing great games in the midfield, too.

For South, their backline stood tough and never gave in despite the constant bombardment with Alex Johnston, Angus Collins and Brock Chapman three top defenders.

Their efforts could not stop the imminent defeat but they certainly softened the blow.

The Bulldogs are looking very strong three games into the season and look to keep on rolling as they prepare to face the Redlegs.

South may have lost by over 100, but if their defense can hold strong against Central and Preston Whitelaw can commandeer the offense, the Roos may be able to jag their first win next week.

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