Big ladder swings in KNT football before bye round

Round 11 of the 2022 Bendigo Bank Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League season provided some big ladder changes as there were a few upsets that happened on Saturday.

Keith continued its great recent form defeating Lucindale in an important clash.

The Crows started strong in the clash and were 38 points up by half time.

But the Roos rallied with a second half comeback, but the Crows were able to hold on.

Billy Wade kicked five goals as he led Keith’s charge and was helped by George Johnson and Lewis Hender with four and three goals respectively to help the Crows get back-to-back wins against top quality opposition.

Lewis Hender, William McMurray and Ryan Bartlett were the tri-colours other best players.

Lucindale battled hard but a slow start really hurt their chances to win the game.

Henry Tregoweth kicked three goals in a losing effort, while Riley Mcfarlane, Matt Kelsh and Tom Logan also fought hard.

Lucindale has lost two of the last three games and have come back to the chasing pack a little bit.

They are still six points ahead on top, but have some challenging games to come.

Mundulla proved to be too strong in the clash against arch rival Bordertown.

The Tigers opened up a five-goal lead by half time and held the Roosters at arm’s length the rest of the game to win by 27 points.

Harry Kuchel, Daniel Noll and William Nankivell kicked two goals each for the Tigers, while Daniel Noll, Hamish Young and William Nankivell also played big roles.

Thomas Whittlesea battled hard in front of goal with two as Lochie Eats, Hayden Shuttleworth and Nick Dahlitz were the Roosters best players.

Border Districts kept their finals chances alive after they staged a second half comeback to stun Kingston at Francis.

The Saints were 20 points ahead at half time and still 13 points in the clear at the final break, but the Eagles lifted their work rate and ran over Kingston to record a 15-point victory.

Nick Schild was strong in front of goal with three majors as Fraser Adams, Ben Walter and Mark Quinn were instrumental in the Eagles win.

Todd Lockwood kicked two goals for Kingston to be their main goal contributor.

William Watts, Jacob Fisher and Jack Tapfield were the Saints better players.

Naracoorte recorded a percentage boosting 112-point win against Penola.

The Demons dominated right from the start to get some revenge on the Eagles from earlier in the season.

The Demons are the only team the Eagles have beaten this year, but they hit back with a team performance.

Naracoorte had seven goal kickers in the game and Rory Taggert and Sam Willson led the way with five goals each.

Aaron Slorach, Matt Willson and Joshua Gregg also kicked three goals each.

Merrett battled hard with two goals for the Eagles and received some support from Bradley Bryant and Jacob Robbie on a tough day.

Padthaway kept its finals chances alive with a tough 20-point win against Kybybolite on Saturday.

The game was a tight affair for three quarters, until the Lions were able to break away in the fourth quarter and collect the victory.

Tom Moyle-Read kicked four goals in the victory, while William Charlick, Will Rivers and Tom Moyle-Read were named as the better players.

Stephen Craig continued his good season in front of goal for the Tigers as he added two more goals.

Reihana Collis, Tom Woodard and William Russell were the Tigers’ best players.

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