RD 15 VS WOOMELANG LASCELLES
Clear skys greeted the two sides as they took the field at Woomelang. The Demons came out firing, with a 6 goal to 2 opening first quarter. Playing with intensity and running with numbers around the ball, Ouyen was able to dominate the second term with ease. Never looking defeated, the level heads of the experienced Cats showed through in the third quarter. Clawing their way back into the match, Woomelang showed why they were last year’s premiers. The final quarter saw Woomelang out-play the struggling Ouyen United and come home with a two point win at the final siren. The Demons have shown a lack of ability to finish critical matches and will need to resolve the issue before finals or they may see an early exit.
Awards: Top End Training - Marcus Healy; MFL - Simon Jardine; Haeuslers - Mark Hahnel; Gniel’s Transport – Jordan Manly; Shaddock’s Freight – Brad Vallance; NAB – Ben Gregg
The Ouyen Reserves fronted up in slippery conditions at Woomelang. The game was going to go a long way towards shaping the ladder for the finals series and it was crucial that Ouyen United win the game to help them secure second spot. The boys were focused and played a brand of football that will see them thriving as the home and away rounds wrap up. Tackling and ferocity at the ball was second to none, as the boys came into the first quarter break 6 goals up and there was no turning back. Poor use of the ball during the game was a sore point, but the effort of all
players was unquestionable. Kyle Monaghan was excellent up forward with Adam Weir and Corbin Stacey providing some fantastic run and delivery off the half back flank. The boy will be looking to settle the teams and make a solid play looking to go deep into the finals series.
Awards: Heenen’s Caltex Roadhouse- Kyle Monaghan; Patche Pub - Adam Weir; Ouyen Vic Hotel - Casey Stoetzer; Nth West Butchers - Corbin Stacey; Elliott's Rural Supplies - James Shaddock; Ouyen Club - Cam Roberts
A top of the table clash between our boys and the cats saw a tight tussle with only a point the difference at 3 quarter time. Up until this point our youngsters were beaten to the football and were clinging on to the narrowest lead however a stirring last quarter performance lead by Jack Cook, Lachie McLean and Matt Cresp saw our boys run out winners by 18 points. Cook played a pivotal role at CHF while McLean and Cresp provided plenty of drive for their team. These three were joined in the best by Jake Cresp, who again dominated his wing and Harrison Jolly who played a different role and did every that was asked of him. Matt Hill was the recipient of the coaches’ award for his defensive work and sure hands in last line of defence.
Awards: Australian Seed Cleaning - Jack Cook; Gregg’s Laser Electrical - Lachlan McLean; Mallee Route Café - Matt Cresp; Ouyen Bakery - Jake Cresp; Nth West Ag Towel - Matt Hill; Top End Training (Glass) - Harrison Jolly
Both teams played very well, with a 1 goal win to Ouyen United. Final score 2 – 0 Ouyen, 1 – 0 Woomelang.
Awards: Coach's Glass – Reece Anderson; Encouragement $5.00 - Nab Voucher $25.00 Bradley Marks; Encouragement $5.00 - Nab Voucher $10.00 Sam Scott.
A big thank you to all the volunteer trainers, water boys, runners and umpires, without whom we wouldn’t be able to play the game we love.