RD. 15 Vs WOOMELANG LASCELLES
Ouyen started with an obvious game plan, high intensity and using the complete width of the field. They were rewarded with a quarter time lead of 16 points although they were disappointed not to be leading by more. The Cats came out firing at the start of the second quarter, with the Demons lead quickly evaporating. Our forward line was lacking composure and the finish, although you couldn’t fault the effort. Two late goals by Dom, including a long bomb after the siren, ensured Ouyen took a 25 point lead into the half. In the second half the demons. In the second half the demons put on a demonstration of attack and supporting play. The cats had no answer to the relentless pace, with the demons bench rotating effectively and adding plenty. A spread of people got on the goal scoring list. The second half form has supporters hopeful of having a tilt in September.
Heenan’s Caltex – James Shaddock, Lascelles Minapre Hotel – Simon Jardine, Vic Hotel – Corbin Stacey, Pengelly Electrical – Marc Hahnel, Cropsmart – Jacob Grigg, Northwest Butchers – Tye Moloney
Ouyen started up against it with injuries stripping the backline of two great players in the form of Andy Jardine and Aron Morrish. In spite of the heavy loses Ouyen hit the ground with intensity. Dylan Fishwick took on the role of leading the backline and what a performance it was. His leadership and direction ensured a level headed defence to the Ouyen Team. Despite the play being quite scrappy in the opening term, there were periods of skilful play that hinted towards maybe Ouyen taking the points, but it wasn’t the case. Ouyen had most of the control throughout the first three quarters going into the forth only 1 goal down. Throughout the forth, Ouyen struggled to capitalise on goal opportunities and it cost them in the end. The Cats pulled away as the game drew to a close and ended up 7 goal victors at the end of the day.
Top End Training – Zac McGlynn, Mildura Finance Limited – Todd Barker, NAB (Ouyen) – Lachlan Fishwick, Shaddock’s Freight – Colin Keatch, Ouyen & District Plumbing – Dean Staunton, Cat Signs – Dylan Fishwick
OUF&NC Inc Glass – Liam Vine, Encouragement Award #1 – Callum Beckman, Encouragement Award #2 – Ned Scott
The much anticipated clash with the ladder leaders lived up to expectations. The high quality match saw our boys in front and in control at half time, but in the end the Cats got a run on and came away with the points. The boys fought valiantly, with some good one on one contests around the ground. For the most part the play was equal, however it will be an aim for this weekend to clear the ball from contests more frequently. Bailey Pengelly was a standout for the Dees, as he got into dangerous positions, continually won the footy and worked hard defensively. His efforts ensured the Cats scoring opportunities were restricted. Harrison ‘Judd’ Jolly accumulated possessions around the ground in his usual fashion and Jacob ‘Sandilands’ Coe worked hard in the ruck, giving away inches and pounds to his opponent. Despite our efforts the Cats had some standout players and their harder work rate shone through; enabling them to claim the win.
AJ Gloster – Bailey Pengelly, Ouyen and District Spraying – Harrison Jolly, Australian Seed Cleaning – Oscar Smith, North West Ag Towel – Jack Cook, Mallee Route Café – Jacob Coe, Top End Training (Glass) – Liam Munro
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