Magpies fly high on special day during Indigenous round

The Kalangadoo Football Club marked Indigenous Round with a number of special events in addition to its 179-point win at home over Tantanoola.

There was a sponsors’ luncheon, a pre-match Welcome to Country speech by club member Tim Brennan, Indigenous motifs were painted on the grass and the Magpies wore guernseys with an Indigenous design.

At game’s end, it was fitting that Brennan awarded his best-on-ground medal to Kalangadoo’s Patrick Davies.

The home side made its intentions known in the opening term when it slammed on 8.6 while conceding a solitary behind.

The Magpie defenders continued their good work thereafter while the forwards posted at least six goals per term.

None was better than Michael Krieger whose latest six goal haul keeps him on target to break the 100-goal mark by the end of the minor round.

The Tigers have shown great confidence in their teen brigade with Ellis Cushion named the best in his return to A Grade company.

Ladder leader Kalangadoo now travels to the home of second-placed Hatherleigh in a likely preview of the grand final.

Tantanoola players began their preparation for hosting rivals Mount Burr with a Sunday morning training at Carpenter Rocks.

Port MacDonnell v Hatherleigh

Hatherleigh failed to meet the challenge of the 200km round trip to Port MacDonnell when third hosted second in the match-of-the-day on Saturday.

The visitors took on the reigning premiers and lost their 2022 winning record with a heavy 43-point defeat.

Although missing several key players, the Eagles managed a mere three goals against the quality opposition.

The Demon defence and the difficulty of the conditions meant Hatherleigh had only posted one goal by the last change.

It was a less-than perfect prelude to the round nine showdown at home against top-placed Kalangadoo on Saturday.

Port MacDonnell has struck a rich vein of form other than a narrow home ground loss to Roe in round six.

Port MacDonnell heads to Glencoe to complete the first half of the home-and-away season and is looking a stronger chance week-by-week to make a first-ever successful premiership defence.

Mount Burr v Robe
Saturday, May 28 2022 will long be remembered in the annals of the Mount Burr United Football Club for a remarkable post-siren kick

After conceding a record 14 goals to Kalangadoo in the final quarter of its round seven match at home, Robe players were looking to make amends when they played Mount Burr.

The Mozzies had other ideas and took a lead of eight points into quarter time and this was increased markedly at every change.

Just before the final siren sounded, 15-year-old Mozzie Kallan Bevan marked ahead of centre.

Although the scoreboard showed Mount Burr was leading by 55 points, Bevan took one last opportunity to score at the changerooms end from a set shot.

From well outside the 50m line, the on-baller unleashed a massive screw punt which easily cleared the goal line.

The nearby Can Hill viewing area erupted with delight as Bevan was mobbed by his teammates.

Robe hosts Nangwarry in round nine while Mount Burr heads to Tantanoola with a major berth still in the offing.

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