Demons fight like hell to topple Millicent in match of the year so far

Demons fight like hell to topple Millicent in match of the year so far

Round 4 of the Limestone Coast Football Netball League finished with two blow outs and a tight battle as the top dogs South and Millicent battled it out in the game of the season.

South Gambier V Millicent

South Gambier has taken down the undefeated Millicent in a thrilling game that went right down to the wire at Blue Lake Sports Park on Saturday.

The Dees started the game strong, catching Millicent off guard and kicking five goals.

The Saints still had opportunities to make an impact on the game but struggled to kick goals, which became a theme for the visitors in the game.

Millicent kicked two goals in the quarter but trailed the Dees by 15 points at the first change.

In the second quarter the sides switched to a defensive style of football, however the Saints continued to struggle with their goal kicking, finishing with four points in the stanza.

South was able to convert a goal in the quarter which gave the Demons a good lead heading into half time, up by 19.

The Saints bounced back in the third term and dominated the play as the Dees struggled to keep possession and constantly turned the ball over from Millicent’s heavy pressure.

Millicent did well at cutting the lead, kicking three goals in the quarter, and South was lucky that Millicent failed to convert on several more.

The Dees’ sizeable lead had dissolved into a three point buffer at the final change.

Millicent’s third quarter dominance continued into the final term as the Saints dominated the play early in the quarter, kicking some big goals to take the lead.

With time running out South made a late charge with some well needed goals in the back end of the quarter, giving the Demons the lead again.

The Saints got a late goal to cut it to one point with not a lot of time left, and while they continued to maintain possession in their half they could not come up with a score.

As the siren sounded South came away with a big statement win over the reigning premiers.

Emerson Marks had a top game for the Dees, owning the football and kicking a big goal late in the game.

South Gambier 11.7 (73) defeated Millicent 9.18 (72).

West Gambier V Casterton Sandford

West came away with another win on Saturday, taking down the Cats at Malseed Park.

The first quarter was tight with both sides getting on the board, each kicking two goals, with Casterton Sandford holding a one point lead at the first break.

The Roos lifted their intensity in the second term and the Cats struggled to keep up, with West bagging six goals in the quarter to give them a comfortable lead.

Meanwhile, the Cats were left in their dust, remaining scoreless in the quarter and down by 37 at half time.

Casterton responded in the third term and kicked themselves back into the game, only allowing West one goal while scoring four of their own.

By the end of the third quarter the Cats had cut the lead to 18 points and headed into the last stanza knowing they had to keep that momentum going.

However it was not to be, as West bounced back with a seven goal quarter to put the game out of reach for the Cats, who could only come up with a goal.

Mitchell Cornolo had a big game for the Roos, kicking four goals in the win.

West Gambier defeated Casterton Sandford 16.4 (100) to 7.5 (47).

North Gambier V East Gambier

North Gambier picked up another good win on the weekend, defeating East Gambier at Vansittart Park.

The first quarter was hotly contested with both sides getting on the score board, however the Tigers were more accurate as they took a five point lead at the first break.

The Tigers played really well in the second term, holding the Doggies to one goal, while kicking six of their own to hold a 42 point lead at half time.

The Doggies responded well in the third period, kicking four goals while the Tigers kicked three.

Even though East had a good quarter they were still looking at a 36 point deficit heading into the final term.

In the last quarter North continued to own the footy, kicking four goals to add to their lead while the Doggies could only come up with two goals, with East picking up another loss.

The Tigers shared the footy in the win, having eight goal scorers, led by Sam Stafford with four while Toby de Wit and Tyler Harris each kicked three.

North Gambier defeated East Gambier 16.18 (114) to 9.9 (63).

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