Eagles turn tables on MSE premiers

Eagles turn tables on MSE premiers

Hatherleigh 21.10 defeated Kalangadoo 13.6


The replay of both the 2022 and 2023 grand finals at Kalangadoo on Saturday brought some small measure of satisfaction to Hatherleigh.

The visitors won by 52 points in the match of the day in the Mid South East Football League.

The first half was an even affair witzh just one point separating the teams at the long break.

The Eagles pulled away to a 25-point lead at the final change after a five goal to one third term.

The Magpies gave the home crowd some hope when returning player Michael Krieger kicked truly inside the first 60 seconds of the final term.

However, the visitors quickly replied with two goals to Brad Mitchell and the game was all but over.

Hatherleigh did not invoke the mercy rule and banked some percentage ahead of the final siren.

Mitchell finished with five goals and a best afield accolade while Paddy Chay and acting skipper Jed Telfer each booted four majors.

At the other end of the oval, Connor Gentile was a stand-out with five goals.

Ethan Maney also got a mention for the unenviable job of tagging Hatherleigh coach Tom Hutchesson from the first siren to the last.

The two 2023 grand final combatants face varying tasks in round four.

Kalangadoo could conceivably come away from the annual trip to Robe with a 0-4 record whereas undefeated Hatherleigh hosts winless Nangwarry.

Robe 15.18 defeated Kongorong 3.0


Robe kept its unbeaten status intact at Kongorong while the home side has yet to sing its victory song in 2024.

The percentage boost from a 90-point win has lifted the seasiders into top spot.

The visitors dominated in the opening half with 16 scoring shots to two but only led by 19 points at the long break.

Woeful kicking for goal by the Roosters meant they had a scoreline of 3.13.

This prompted visiting coach Nathan Brown to play in attack and he finished with eight goals – all in the second half.

This is the best individual effort so far in 2024.

Prior to the start of the A Grade football, all senior footballers, netballers, umpires and officials joined the Rogers family and Mount Gambier RSL representatives on the oval for an Anzac tribute.

The Ode of Remembrance was recited, the National Anthem was sung by Shylie Harrison, the Last Post was sounded and there was a minute’s silence.

After the match, the John Rogers Memorial Medal was presented to best on ground Kaden Woodward of Robe.

It honours the memory of the late local national serviceman who died on active service in Vietnam in 1968.

Meanwhile, the Kongorong Netball Club has also struck an Anzac medal for best on court in A Grade with the inaugural Mel Tilley Memorial Medal winner being Sarah Lawrie, also of Robe.

It is named for the late veteran, life member and trainer who passed away during the off-season.

Kongorong heads to Tantanoola on Saturday while Robe hosts reigning premiers Kalangadoo.

Glencoe 13.10 defeated Tantanoola 10.11


It was perfect timing for Glencoe to stage its annual sponsors day with the team achieving a breakthrough win in 2024 by a margin of 17 points over Tantanoola.

The Tigers made the Murphies work hard for their success and it was not until the time-on period of the final term the result was certain.

After an even first term, Glencoe booted a few goals clear and held the upper hand thereafter.

Kongorong recruit Matt Cordy has settled in well at Glencoe and was best on ground.

Glencoe has its first bye for 2024 next round while Tantanoola does battle with Kongorong at home to see who will break their duck.

Mount Burr 18.11 defeated Nangwarry 5.10


Bragging rights in the old battle of the former Woods and Forest Department timber towns rests with Mount Burr after its 79-point win at Nangwarry.

One of the largest-ever crowds at a Mozzies/Saints contest saw the visitors take complete control after the long break.

The Mount Burr backline conceded just one goal in the second half.

Mozzie vice-captain Jack Gregory led well and was on the receiving end of some excellent passes.

Gregory finished with a game high tally of seven goals.

Mount Burr played five senior colts including Dylan Sigston who made his A Grade debut.

The stand-out player for Nangwarry captain Joel Virtanen and his speed was scintillating.

Mount Burr hosts Port MacDonnell in round four while Nangwarry faces a tough challenge at Hatherleigh.

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