Saints and Demons score solid victories

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Saints and Demons score solid victories

Round 6 of the Limestone Coast Football Netball League featured some big wins and some competitive matches being played throughout the South East.

Millicent v Casterton Sandford

Casterton headed to Millicent on Saturday with the Saints picking up another solid win.

The Saints began the game aggressively as they dished off four goals in the quarter, while the Cats did not have the best of starts, only registering a lone goal to be down by 20 at the first break.

Millicent stayed steady with their lead in the second period, having another solid quarter with three goals.

However, the Cats lifted their standards in the second quarter, putting three of their own goals on the board and just hanging in the game to trail by 23 points at the change.

Coming out of the half time break Casterton built off their second quarter momentum with another positive quarter, kicking four goals as they looked to get back into the match.

The Cats’ hard work did not go far as the Saints continued to jog along with their lead, kicking another three to be up by 19 at the last break.

The Cats’ great play slowed down in the final term as they struggled to get goals on the board despite pushing hard to make a comeback.

Their one goal quarter did not compare to Millicent’s performance as they bagged two goals to seal another win.

Millicent’s captain Finn Grimes had a solid performance in win, dominating in the ruck and leading his side well in the victory.

Millicent defeated Casterton Sandford 12.13 (85) to 9.5 (59).

East Gambier v South Gambier

South Gambier’s great season continued on Saturday as they headed to the Kennel and comprehensively took care of the Doggies.

The Dees got off to a ripping start, putting five goals on the board.

The Doggies were not as successful as they only came away with a single goal in the quarter, to be down by 22 points at the first break.

The second term was a lot more competitive as East slowed down South’s attack and both sides kicked well, each registering two goals.

As the teams headed to the change rooms South had a lot to be happy with as they held a 23 point lead.

Coming out for the second half the Dees found a new level of play as they put four goals on the board.

East were able to score two goals in the quarter as they looked to push for a comeback heading into the final term trailing by 34.

The Doggies’ hopes of a fourth quarter miracle was crushed as they struggled to get goals on the board.

East’s single goal did not compare to South’s final push as the Dees closed out the day with three goals.

South Gambier’s young gun Mitchell Harrold put on a show at the Kennel, doing it all in the midfield and slotting three goals in the big win.

South Gambier defeated East Gambier 14.9 (93) to 6.10 (46).

North Gambier v West Gambier

The Tigers bounced back this week as they took revenge on West after their round 1 defeat to the Roos.

The first quarter was electric as both sides got off to great starts, with the Tigers making a statement with five goals.

The Roos were not far behind as they had three goals and trailed by 11 points after a quarter of play.

North Gambier picked up where they left off in the second term, getting on the board consistently with another three goals.

West were not as deadly in the second term as they struggled to keep scoreboard pressure on the Tigers, only registering one goal.

At the halftime break the Tigers had nearly doubled their lead as they led the Roos by 21 points.

North’s momentum disappeared in the third term as West began to dominate the play.

West Gambier held the Tigers goalless in the quarter which gave them the opportunity to fight back and get right back into the contest.

West kicked two goals in the quarter which had them trailing by 11 points heading into the final period.

With the game on the line North Gambier worked very hard to erase their mistakes from the previous quarter.

West’s hard work from the third stanza was wasted as they struggled to come up with a big final quarter to steal the win.

The Roos could only come up with a single goal which was no way near enough to get them the win with North’s incredible fourth quarter play as the Tigers finished strong with a four goal blitz to close out the victory.

North Gambier’s Nick McInerney delivered an elite performance on Saturday, getting the job done all over the field for the Tigers.

North Gambier defeated West Gambier 12.10 (82) to 7.9 (51).

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