Saints gain upper hand over Demons while Roos and Tigers enjoy victory away from home

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Saints gain upper hand over Demons while Roos and Tigers enjoy victory away from home

Millicent v South Gambier

The Saints got their revenge on South Gambier on Saturday as the Dees travelled to Millicent in the ninth round of the Bendigo Bank Limestone Coast Football Netball League footy season.

Both teams started hot as there were plenty of goals on the scoreboard, however the Saints’ accuracy came in handy as they ended the first term with a four point lead.

The intensity from the previous quarter translated into the second period as the goals kept coming for both sides.

However, the Saints began to overrun the Dees late in the quarter as South trailed Millicent by nine points heading into the half time break.

South struggled to keep up with the Saints in the third term after a solid first half, with Millicent dishing off three goals while the Dees could only muster a single major.

As the third quarter ended the Dees required a 24-point comeback, but it was not an easy task as their struggles continued in the fourth quarter while the Saints’ dominance over the game continued.

The Dees could only come up with another one goal quarter as the Saints put their foot on the pedal in the final term, kicking five goals to secure the dominant win.

Millicent’s Austin Fuller finished the day strong as the Saints’ best, with another five Saints each kicking two goals.

Millicent defeated South Gambier 15.16 (106) to 7.10 (52).

Casterton Sandford v West Gambier

West Gambier travelled to Casterton on Saturday and picked up a well needed win over the Cats.

Neither side had the best of starts with only minor scores on the board until the Roos snagged the lone goal in the quarter to take a six point lead.

The scoring struggles continued for the Cats in the second quarter, still unable to register a goal.

The Roos started to string together some good play as they put four goals on the board and looked closer to picking up the important win, going into the main break up by 30.

In the third term the Cats finally got the ball through the big sticks, kicking two goals to kick start their comeback.

However, the Roos were not going to make it easy as they had another great quarter, slotting four goals to take a 42 point lead.

The Cats began to put some scoreboard pressure on the away team as their hard work started to pay off.

The Cats came up with a four goal quarter as they made a late game push to steal the victory from the Roos.

West, however, did enough to keep the Cats at bay as they slotted two goals and ultimately got the well needed win after some tough weeks.

West Gambier’s James Aldrige and Michael Minuzzo were doing it all for the Roos with Aldrige kicking five goals and Minuzzo three.

West Gambier defeated Casterton Sandford 11.8 (74) to 6.11 (47).

East Gambier v North Gambier

North Gambier came away with a hard-fought win over the Doggies on Saturday as the Tigers’ winning streak continues with four in a row.

North came out firing as they put East on the back foot early on, kicking five goals to the Doggies’ one to be up by 25.

The Doggies picked up the quality of play in the second term as they kicked three goals, however the Tigers also kicked three, making it difficult for East to get back into the game as they headed to the locker room trailing by 27 points.

After the half-time break the Doggies shifted up a gear and worked hard to stay in the game.

East kicked four goals to stay in striking distance of the Tigers, who kicked three of their own.

Heading into the final term the Tigers’ lead had slimmed down to 22 points.

The Doggies’ intensity continued in the fourth quarter as they worked hard to cut the lead, but the Tigers continued to keep their distance as they put two goals on the board.

East also slotted two of its own, but it was not enough as their first quarter performance came back to haunt them, leaving them to go another week without a victory.

North Gambier’s Sam Stafford put up an elite performance on Saturday, kicking six goals in the Tigers’ win.

North Gambier defeated East Gambier 13.10 (88) to 10.4 (64).

Pic: Frank Monger
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