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Hoppers continue great season start

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May 10, 2017

Ben Douglass attacking the ball.

Mark Wallace flying high in the ruck for the reserves.

Rennie go into the interleague break with all teams in the top 3 after 5 rounds.

This great start to the season was bolstered by all teams enjoying victory over Katamatite at home on Saturday.
The Hoppers seniors were solid early, kicking into a slight breeze.
Fountain and Craig Ednie were the creative catalysts in the middle allowing Beams to impact inside 50, Strawhorn to grab a couple of goals and first-gamer Pearn to also hit the target .
Term 2 saw Oughton step up assisted by the run and carry of Davis with the defence led by Collins-Bye and Brooks not allowing any goals.
Strawhorn stole the show in term 3 kicking 5 to take his match tally to 9, polishing off the fine work of Russell and Davis again.
Jack Welsh provided a physical presence at half forward and Tyson Ednie showed glimpses of magic.
The Hoppers kicked 5 final term goals, Strawhorn ending with 11, Beavis with a couple of classy touches and Luke Ednie with great defensive discipline being the highlights.
A strong 86 point win to see the Hoppers 4 wins and 1 loss.
Awards: Jarryd Fountain, Chase Strawhorn, Lach Davis and Cooper Bennett.

Reserves
Last week it was a house on fire this week a couch on fire, but the two’s were again red hot and smoking.
Winning by 131 points and keeping their opponents scoreless were two great outcomes for a team that put four quarters together.
It was led by the manchild in the middle Benny Fitzpatrick with leather poisoning, Joe Ferg who looked sharp enough he could run in the Stawell gift, Chase Cordon who is asking who is the other bloke named Chase at the club and Jezza Dickins, the machinery salesman and part-time backman.
The glory takers up forward were Sammy Ferg with 7 and Fry and Ryan with 3 each. Four good wins in a row.
Awards: Bi Rite Electrical - Ben Fitzpatrick, Yarrawonga Hotel - Sam Ferguson, ClubMulwala - Joe Ferguson, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort - Chase Cordon, Cellarbrations Yarrawonga - Jackson McErvale-Busch.

Under 17s
The three’s got back the winning feeling gaining a 76 point victory.
The game was blown away early by the Hoppers as they raced to a 9 goal lead by half time.
Owen Conway was dominant at half back, Trav Wallace was winning on his wing.
Chilcott and McMahon were ball magnets and Parky and Josh Soutter were impassable in defence.
Katty had a real go after the long break but the Hoppers stood up to a lot of physical pressure to continue extending their lead. Beavis kicked 4 for Rennie.
Awards: Murray Valley Rural Supplies - Jack McMahon, Intersport Wingates - Travis Wallace, AXT Plumbing - Zane Chilcott, Redback Waste - Jack Kennedy, Arnold Hall Family - Owen Conway, Judds Yarrawonga - Joel O’Dwyer.            

Under 14s
Five out of 5 for the smallest Hoppers in a very tough game against Katty.
Rennie was able to extend their lead at each break and win by 49 points with Tom Kennedy kicking 3 and Loch Forge 2.
Good to see Bradley Burrows and Dom McInness kicking their first club goals.
Ethan Stephens stood up to some real pressure to play well, supported by Harry Hogan and Cooper Milbourne.  
Shawy went to centre half back and dominated and Dom showed the form from last years’ finals series.
Awards: I & P Ferguson - Ethan Stephens, Kennedy Builders - Dom McInness, STF Engineering - Ben Kennedy - Murray Valley Electrical - Harry Hogan, Belmores Accounting - Cooper Milbourne, Rennie Catering Committee - James Shaw, Lake Mulwala Bakery - Bradley Burrows.            
Thanks to Andrew Goldman Excavations for his support of both Rennie and Katty footy clubs.
Rennie has a week off this week then off to Tungamah on May 20. Make sure you see Lisa Starr for ball tickets at ClubMulwala on May 27.
Good luck to the under 17, 14 and 12 interleaguers this Saturday.
Go Hoppers.
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