South takes care of business to score vital points on the road

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South takes care of business to score vital points on the road

Round 5 of the Bendigo Bank Limestone Coast Football Netball League was closer than in previous weeks. Every game this round was decided by fewer than 20 points with the grand final rematch living up to the hype.

Casterton Sandford v South Gambier

South Gambier travelled to Casterton to take on the Cats and took care of business as they picked up another win.

The Dees got out of the gates hot and dominated the quarter, having 11 scoring shots and coming away with five goals in the quarter.

The Cats had chances to score but could only pick up three points for the quarter, to be down by 33 at the first break.

The Cats bounced back in the second term and got themselves back into the game while South struggled to get points on the board as they could only come up with a goal for the quarter.

Casterton bagged four goals in the quarter which had them trailing by 14 points at half time.

Both sides had big third quarters as the Dees got back to putting goals on the board, kicking five.

The Cats stayed in striking distance, kicking three goals to keep them in it, down by 27 after three quarters of play.

The Dees collapsed in the fourth quarter, only putting two points on the board, while Casterton had countless opportunities to take the game with seven scoring shots.

However, the Cats only came up with one goal in the quarter which was not enough to make the comeback and South secured the win.

Demons skipper Taylor Saffin had a great game leading his side, along with Elliott Fisher who kicked three goals in the win.

South Gambier defeated Casterton Sandford 11.11 (77) to 8.12 (60).

East Gambier v West Gambier

East Gambier’s search for their first win continues as they fell short against West Gambier on Saturday.

The Roos started the game well as they kicked three goals in the first quarter and held the Doggies to just three points, taking a 20 point lead into the first break.

East got back into the game in the second stanza as they started to get goals on the board, kicking three while West kicked two to keep the game in their hands.

Going into the main break West Gambier held an 11-point lead before regrouping to come out firing in the second half.

In the third term the Roos shifted up a gear as they kicked seven goals to give them a comfortable lead, while the Doggies still got on the board, kicking two.

With the onslaught of goals, the Roos went into the final break with a handy 43-point lead.

The Doggies gave it their all in the final term as they made a late charge to get back into the game, kicking six goals to bring them within reach of a victory.

West however were able to get a goal in the fourth quarter which made East’s efforts pointless as West closed out the game and claimed another win.

West’s Lawernce Bradley-Brown once again had a great game, doing it all and kicking two goals.

West Gambier defeated East Gambier 13.9 (87) to 11.10 (76).

Millicent v North Gambier

Milicent came away with a nail biting win over the North Gambier Tigers in the grand final rematch on Saturday.

The first quarter was low scoring with both sides sharing time with the footy.

The Tigers were able to get on the board with a goal while the Saints had a couple more scoring shots as they also kicked a goal in the quarter and took the lead, up by two points at the first break.

North improved in the second quarter, capitalising on their chances and kicking two goals.

Millicent continued to have many shots at goal but struggled to convert, only registering one goal which allowed the Tigers to take the lead, up by two points at half time.

North had a big third quarter as they came out the blocks fast and kicked four goals.

Millicent stayed in striking distance as they put three goals on the board to keep it a seven point game heading into the final term.

The Tigers’ third quarter momentum continued into the fourth with six shots on goal, but only converting one, leaving the Saints right on their tails.

Millicent took advantage of the opposition’s inaccurate kicking and slotted three of their own to solidify the win.

Millicent’s Frazer Bradley, Jacob Carger and Jaden Grosser all had a big game kicking two goals each.

Millicent defeated North Gambier 8.7 (55) to 8.6 (54).

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