Unbeaten run comes to an end for Lucindale

Lucindale’s unbeaten run has come to an end as Naracoorte’s upset win highlighted a round of close and important games in round nine action in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League.

The Roos came in to the round having taken care of every team they had faced so far this season and were favourites coming in to the clash with the Demons.

Lucindale had fought their way to a two-goal lead by half time and would have fancied themselves to go on with it in the second half.

But Naracoorte had other ideas and kicked 9.2 to 3.5 in the second half to record a great victory with Keenan Jacobs, James MacDonald and Josh Gregg the major contributors.

The Demons are in the five and will be looking to try and climb higher on the ladder as the season goes along.

The Roos were well-served by Bradley McCarthy, Anthony McCarthy and Nick Cane.

Bordertown kept their finals chances alive with a gritty seven-point win against Padthaway

The game was close from start to finish and it was the Roosters who kicked straighter at goal that fell across the line.

It was a big win for Bordertown to keep their slim finals chances alive and Thomas Whittlesea led the way with three goals, while Tobin Cox kicked three goals for the Lions in the loss.

Kingston and Keith had a hard-fought battle with the winner gaining third spot on the ladder.

The Saints were able to get across the line in a bruising encounter by 21 points in the end.

Ethan Murdock kicked three goals in the victory and Jack Harding slotted two of his own as the Saints were able to work themselves hard to get the four points.

Henry Lawrie, Ben Warner and Harrison Martin were the other strong performers in the victory.

Lewis Hender and Billy Wade found the going tough in the forward lines for Keith and both managed two goals each to keep the Crows in with a chance during the clash.

Mundulla had a strong 34-point win against Penola on Saturday.

The clash was tight until three quarter time, before the Tigers pulled away in the fourth quarter to win by five goals.

William Nankivell kicked three goals for the Tigers in the victory to lead the scoring.

Penola fought hard to stay close as Kane Messenger and Drew Clayfield kicked two goals each to help keep the scoreboard ticking over, while Scott Merrett, Jacob Pfitzner and Bradley Bryant also performed.

Border Districts stayed in touch with the top five after they recorded a strong 41-point victory against Kybybolite.

The Eagles continue to hang around and in touch with the five by getting a win nearly every second week to give them a chance to make the finals as Blake Helyar kicked four goals in the win.

Fraser Adams, Mitchell Coles and Dre Stirling kicked two goals apiece to help get the Eagles across the line.

Tyler Harris and Brad Castine kicked two goals each for the Tigers.

Round 10 this week and again there are many important and interesting clashes.

Naracoorte host arch-rivals Kybybolite and these games always draw big crowds and are usually contested strongly.

The Demons are flying after last weekend’s win against the Roos and will be looking to consolidate their spot in the five with a win.

The Tigers will fight hard and would love to spoil the Demons recent good run and a win would bring the Tigers to just one win outside the top five.

Padthaway host Border Districts in a big clash the Lions need to win to stay in a reasonable reach of making the Finals.

Lucindale host Penola in a top vs bottom and the Roos will be confident of bouncing back on to the winners list.

The Roos should have too much firepower for Penola, even though the Eagles pushed Mundulla all the way for three quarters on the weekend.

Mundulla host Keith in what is an important clash, while Kingston meets Bordertown.

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