KNT ‘big guns’ flex muscle in Round 6

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KNT ‘big guns’ flex muscle in Round 6

All the big guns flexed their muscles in round six of the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League on Saturday.

Mundulla handled Lucindale after they came away with a 53-point victory on Saturday. The game was in the balance at three quarter time before the Tigers pulled away in the fourth quarter to record a strong win. Jack Guy recorded a big performance with six goals.

William Nankivell and Billy Wiese helped get the Tigers over the line with two goals each.

Nick Mosey, Jack Guy and Dylan Mosey were Mundulla’s best players.

Lucindale could only produce one multiple-goal kicker for the game as Will Graetz put through three goals for the Roos.

Lucindale’s best players were Will Graetz, Tom Fisher and Jack Yates.

Border Districts got a much-needed victory to climb back inside the top five after they defeated a fighting Padthaway by 10 points. The Eagles trailed at half and three quarter time before they produced a four goal to two goal last quarter to get the victory. Harrison Pretlove put through three goals for the Eagles and was helped by Joshua Richards’ two goals in the win.

The Eagles’ best players were Zac Richards, Chase Bower and Gabriel Burden.

Tobin Cox had a great day in front of the goals with six goals in a fighting effort for the Lions.

Jordan Hooper helped Tobin keep the Lions close with three goals as well.

The Lions’ best players were Wyatt Fraser, Nathan McCarthy and Tobin Cox.

Bordertown continued on their winning ways as they defeated Penola by 49 points. The Roosters recorded their fifth victory in a row. Bordertown controlled the game in each quarter. Kyle Emery had a big day out as he put through eight goals for the Roosters. Bordertown coach Thomas Whittlesea kicked four goals to help out. Bordertown’s best players were Kyle Emery, Jaidan Kappler and Harrison Jolly.

Penola tried hard all day but could not stay with the Roosters.

Penola forward Brodie Foster continued his impressive season with another five goals.

Jak Ryan kicked three goals for the Eagles as well.

Bradley Bryant, Bradley Merrett and Brodie Foster were the Eagles’ best players.

Billy Laurie and the Kybybolite Tigers proved too strong for Kingston on Saturday. The game was close and tight for the first half before the Tigers put in a big third quarter to set up the victory. Billy had a day out with seven goals.

Steven Craig kicked three goals in a good contest with Kingston’s Ben Rogers.

Billy Laurie, Matt Black and Andrew Bradley were Kybybolite’s best players.

Todd Lockwood and Ethan Murdock kicked two goals each in a solid performance for Kingston.

The Saints’ best players were Chris Draper, Hagan Wright and Jack Armfield.

Keith put in a strong defensive effort after half time to pull away from Naracoorte and win by 107 points. The Demons kept the game close and were only down by 21 points at half time. Keith opened the game up in the second half and only their bad kicking in front of the goals cost them a bigger victory. Blake Read led the Crows’ scoring as he put through five goals.

Will Schreiber kicked four goals and Aaron Young ended with three goals to help get the Crows the points.

The Crows’ best players were George Johnson, Will Schreiber and Daniel Bibby.

Naracoorte had only single goal kickers in the game as they got majors from William Limbert, Sam Logan, Aaron Slorach and Jack Steadman during the game.

Naracoorte’s best players were Tommy Anderson, Blake East and William Limbert.

Round 7 brings up another huge clash as the top of the table teams collide in Kybybolite and Bordertown. Both teams have not played in the finals in a long time. They look set to end that drought in 2024. The Tigers have been impressive and a close loss to Mundulla has been their only defeat in 2024. Bordertown are flying along after their round one loss to Keith. The Roosters have won five games in a row and they look to have their best team on the park at the moment. The Roosters field a strong forward setup with Jacob Eats, Thomas Whittlesea and Kyle Emery putting the scoring on the board in most games. Jaidan Kappler, Troy Blackwell and Billy Hayes have been great in the first half of the season. Kybybolite also has a strong scoring punch with Stephen Craig, Billy Laurie and Charlie Hillier leading the goal scorers most weeks.

The Tigers will be hoping Jack Trengove is back in the team to help get the Tigers across the line.

Bordertown should have a big crowd there to see this contest.

The Roosters by a goal would be my pick.

The home ground advantage might get them across the line.

The battle of the Eagles happens this week as the Border Districts are at home to Penola. Border Districts have got back on track the past two rounds as they recorded solid victories to climb back inside the top five. Led by Zac Richards, Chase Bower and Mark Quinn, the Eagles have done just enough in the past couple of games to even the season win-loss record at 3-3.

Penola will be out to bring their best against Borders.

The Eagles have some great players in Bradley Bryant, Jayden Eldridge and Jordan Galpin.

Brodie Foster has also been a consistent scoring force for Penola with 19 goals in six games in 2024.

Border Districts will be favoured to get across the line, but Penola will make them earn it.

Keith will be red-hot favourites against Padthaway. The Crows got back on the winner’s list last weekend after losing two straight games.

Coach Lewis Hender would have been pleased with the response after a sluggish first half against Naracoorte.

George Johnson, Will Schreiber, Daniel Bibby and Cameron Craig are in great form for Keith at the moment.

The Lions do not have the same depth as the Crows but they have some good players in Jordan Hooper, Tobin Cox, Nathan McCarthy, Jacob Fiebiger and Mitchell Minns who can give any team trouble on their day.

The Crows should get across the line after the Lions put up an early fight.

In years past the Lucindale v Naracoorte rivalry fixture would excite people as both teams always seemed to have great contests. In 2024 Lucindale will be far too strong in this game. The Roos did not have enough to go with Mundulla on the weekend, but they are a good team. The Roos have a lot of depth and Jay Schulz could kick a bag of goals on Saturday.

Naracoorte are trying their best with what they have got.

Tommy Anderson, Blake East, William Limbert and Mathew Maney have been in some great form for the Demons.

Aaron Slorach, Sam Logan and Matt Willson provide some veteran depth to help guide the next wave of Demons through the hard times.

Lucindale should get enough supply from their midfield led by Riley McFarlane, Scott Foord-Springs and Lachie Earl to help the Roos record a big win.

Kingston hosts Mundulla on Saturday and it seems like a lifetime ago when these two teams played that classic preliminary final game at Bordertown last September. The season has been a bit different in 2024 for both teams. Mundulla again is up near the top. Kingston is injury-riddled and near the bottom. The Saints have been missing players through injury since round 1 when James Siviour went down with a leg injury. The team is hoping to have players back in the next few games as the King’s holiday break cannot come quick enough. Mundulla have also been missing players as well. Jake McGrice missed last week’s game but the team was able to cover for him as Dylan Mosey, Nick Mosey and Elliot Jaeschke took care of the midfield work for the Tigers.

The Tigers have a strong forward duo in Darcy King and James Hinge.

The key forwards work well together and are hard to stop if they are at the top of their game.

Kingston’s key defenders Ben Rogers and Orestis Gambranis are likely to get the task of defending the duo.

Mundulla’s overall strength around the ground might be too much for the Saints to handle.

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