Hoppers soar over Bombers

June 21, 2017

Rennie had their best result of the season defeating Waaia by 77 points at Waaia.

The Hoppers were on their game from the start as Pendergast, Bigger and O’Bryan capitalised on the ruckwork of O’Dwyer.

The Hoppers took less than a minute to kick their first major, a clearance, mark by Fountain inside 50 then goal and this set the trend.

Bayles was lively at full forward but left his straight kicking boots at home and Jack Welsh was pumping the ball inside 50 and goaling.

The 22 point margin pushed out to 35 at the long break as Davis on his wing and Jardine out of the backline showed pace and poise with Oughton and Sudholz marking targets up forward.

The Hoppers took the steam out of the game early in term 3 with early goals as Russell and Oughton pumped the ball inside 50 to a willing forward.

Sixty-three points up at the final change but the Hoppers kept their foot down as Ferguson and Ben Welsh gave Rennie 10 goalkickers for the match.

Sudholz with 4 and Oughton 3 were the major multiple scorers. Super win which puts the Hoppers equal third.

Awards: Cam Sudholz, David O’Dwyer and Mitch Collins-Bye.


The Hoppers survived a second term siesta to win by 24 points on Saturday.

The ground level run of Fitzpatrick, Pell and Rae allowed the Hoppers to move the ball swiftly in their forward half which allowed Dykes and Burns with 3 goals each to benefit.

Boulton was obviously inspired by his thirds teams win and Pearn was consistent again although he needs to stop and prop rather than play on sometimes.

Need to mention O’Bryan and Sugden who lead by example every week and Douglass who is a man mountain in defence. Hoppers third in a battle for top 3.

Awards: Bi Rite Electrical - Ryan Burns, Yarrawonga Hotel - Corey Pearn, ClubMulwala - Ollie Rae, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort - Ben Douglass, Cellarbrations Yarrawonga - Daniel Boulton.

Under 17s

The under 17s had a pivotal win in their chase for a top 3 position winning by 36 points. After a slow start the Hoppers won the game with a 5 goal to none second term and 5 goals to 2 in the third.

Owen Conway and Beavis swapping between deep forward and on ball kicked 7 goals between them with Fisher winning the ruck and providing supply for Kennedy and O’Dwyer. But a strong backline led by Josh Soutter and Alex Park were important in an even performance. Rennie now second and playing top next week.

Murray Valley Rural Supplies - Owen Conway, Intersport Wingates - Josh Soutter, AXT Plumbing - Jack Kennedy, Redback Waste - Joel O’Dwyer, Arnold Hall Family - Hugh Fisher, Judds Yarrawonga - Fletcher Donovan.

Under 14s

In the battle for top spot Rennie came out on top by 13 points.

This was a really even game throughout as the Hoppers got on top just before half time but could never tear the game apart.

The pocket rocket Dom McInness showed the bigger the game the better he plays, capably supported by big brother Josh who knocked up taking marks in the second half.

Brody Benjamin in his third game is hitting his straps and Sammy Bigger just loves kicking a goal.

The halfback line of Shaw and Parmenter provided the defensive nous to make life difficult for their Bomber opponents. Hoppers on top and a game clear.

I & P Ferguson - Dom McInness, Kennedy Builders - Josh McInness, STF Engineering - Brody Benjamin, Murray Valley Electrical - Sam Bigger, Belmores Accounting - Jackson Parmenter, Rennie Catering Committee - Cooper Lonergan, Lake Mulwala Bakery - James Shaw.


Rennie 4.6, 8.10, 13.17, 17.21 (123)

Waaia 1.2, 3.5, 4.8, 6.10 (46)

GOALS, Rennie :

C. Sudholz 4, G. Oughton 3, E. Bayles 2, J. Fountain 2, J. Welsh 2, S. Ferguson 1, B. Welsh 1, N. O'Bryan 1, M. Pendergast 1

Waaia :

C. Burrows 3, M. Cleeland 1, M. Brown 1, J. Trower 1

BEST, Rennie :

D. O'Dwyer, G. Oughton, M. Pendergast , C. Sudholz, M. Collins Bye, J. Welsh

Waaia :

G. Meyland, S. Richardson, J. Trower, C. Burrows, B. Coates, M. Brown

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