Anzac Day clash between North and South a battle for the history books

Anzac Day clash between North and South a battle for the history books

Some impressive games were played in Round 2 of the Limestone Coast Football Netball League with strong match-ups showcasing a quality brand of hard fought footy.

North V South

The Tigers and the Dees faced off in the annual Anzac day clash at Vansittart Park with the Demons coming away with the glory in an absolute beauty of a game.

The first quarter was very even with both sides sharing time with the footy.

South had three scoring shots but struggled when converting on set shots as they only came away with one goal in the quarter.

North on the other hand did better with their scoring opportunities, having the same scoring shots as South, but converting on two of them to give the Tigers a five point lead after one quarter of play.

After quarter time the intensity stayed the same as both teams continued to fight hard for the football.

The Dees continued to have scoring opportunities in the second quarter.

They kept the pressure on the Tigers with a two goal quarter.

North kept their small lead in the quarter with two goals of their own in the quarter.

South finished strong at the end of the first half as the momentum looked to begin to swing their way as the teams headed into the change rooms for half time.

As the third quarter got under way the Tigers held a six point lead.

The Demons momentum and energy continued into the third quarter as they bombarded the Tigers with countless pressure in their backline throughout the quarter.

The demons took the lead in the quarter, kicking three goals.

North struggled in the third term, only scoring two points.

After the third quarter South took control of the game with a 14 point lead.

In the final term South’s momentum continued to run through the ground as they started strong with a couple early goals in the quarter.

The Tigers did not roll over as they began to show the fight they showed last week.

North responded with two goals to cut the lead.

South however already had its fingerprints all over the game and was not phased by North’s late charge and came away with 22 point win.

To cap off a great day South Gambiers Ruckman Mason Hein was awarded with the Anzac Day Medal for best on ground.

South Gambier defeated North Gambier 9.10 (64) to 6.6 (42).

Millicent V West

On Saturday two of the top teams battled it out in Millicent as the reigning premiers took on last season’s minor premiers.

The first quarter was high scoring with both teams getting on the scoreboard.

The Saints had five scoring shots and came away with three goals in the term.

The Roos kicked very well this quarter, bagging four goals to give them a four point lead after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter Millicent did a much better job of slowing down West.

The Saints held the Roos to two goals in the quarter while they kicked three goals to give them the lead.

At halftime Millicent held a two point lead over the Roos.

West struggled in the third term, being unsuccessful in kicking a goal.

They did however give themselves chances, having four points in the quarter.

The Saints built onto their lead with a huge quarter.

Millicent booted four goals in the quarter to give them a 24 point lead.

In the final term West needed a big quarter, but it was something they could not deliver.

The Roos again struggled putting scoreboard pressure on the Saints as they kicked only one goal in the quarter.

Millicent continued to dominate the game, having another four goal quarter to close out the game and picking up the statement win.

Millicents skipper Finn Grimes had a stand out game for the Saints while Frazer Bradley continued to dominate in the forward line, kicking four goals for the Saints.

Millicent defeated West Gambier 14.8 (92) to 7.8 (50)

East V Casterton Sandford

The Cats and the Dogs faced off at the kennel on Saturday with the Cats coming away with the hard fought victory.

Both teams got off to a hot start in the first quarter and consistently put goals on the board.

East had six scoring shots in the quarter and converted four of them.

Casterton was not too far behind as they had four scoring shots and kicked three goals from them.

After the first quarter East held a seven point lead.

The Doggies goal scoring slowed down in the second term.

The Cats held East to one goal in the quarter.

Casterton caught right back up to East in the second.

The Cats kicked two goals to tie the game up with East.

At halftime both sides were on 35 a piece while also having identical score lines.

The third term was another arm

wrestle as both sides could not build a big lead.

The Cats only kicked one goal while East kicked two to give them a seven point lead heading into the final term.

Casterton shifted up a gear in the final term and put the pressure back onto the home team.

The Doggies had a solid quarter as they kicked two goals.

But two goals was not enough as the Cats kicked five goals in the fourth to put the Dogs to bed and came away with the 14 point win on the away turf.

Casterton Sandfords Ed and Harold Pirtchard both had big games with Ed kicking three goals and Harrold kicking four.

Casterton Sandford defeated East Gambier 11.9 (75) to 9.7 (61)

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