Sport

Hoppers shutdown the Power

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August 09, 2017

The Hoppers had a convincing 116 point victory at a cold Dookie on Saturday.

The first quarter was no reflection on the ultimate result as the locals were hard at it and were able to hold a two point lead at the first change.  
After that a miserly Rennie defence did not allow the opposition another goal while banging on 18 over the next three terms.
The transformation was led by Oughton and Bigger on ball, well supported by returning coach Ednie and Russell.   Sudholz won in the ruck and McKee and Strawhorn provided strong forward targets.
Goals were shared with Fountain 3 and 2 each to Bayles, McKee, Strawhorn, Oughton, Sudholz and the coach with 13 goalkickers overall.  Luke Ednie and Brooks cleaned up anything that went into the Dookie forward half.   Award winners were Dean Bigger and Liam Russell.

Reserves

The reserves kept their opponent goalless winning by an impressive 89 points.
The smiling assassin down back Ben Douglass was impassable, allowing the on ball brigade of AJ, Pelly, Ollie and Claybird to provide the forward thrusts which were well finished by Sam Ferg with 5 goals and Boults and Brock Mac with 2 each. Another quality four quarter performance by the boys.
Awards:
Bi Rite Electrical; Ben Douglass. Yarrawonga Hotel; AJ Southern. Club Mulwala; Claye Runnalls
Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort; Sam Ferguson. Cellarbrations Yarrawonga; Ollie Rae.

Under 17s

Three in a row for the thirds who had a workmanlike 94 point victory.
Goals were spread with Parmenter, O’Dwyer and McCabe with 3 each and were the major contributors. Owen C was again everywhere well supported by Nick Soutts pinch hitting in the forward line and Sam Thomas on ball and Parky off half back. Nearly over the line for the double chance now.
Awards:
Murray Valley Rural Supplies; Owen Conway. Intersport Wingates; Nick Soutter. AXT Plumbing; Charlie Campbell. Redback Waste; James Shaw. Arnold Hall Family; Sam Thomas. Judd’s Yarrawonga; Alex Park.    

Under 14s

The youngest hoppers had a day out winning by 166 points.
Tom Kennedy was in Coleman medal form kicking 10 from full forward, ably assisted by Stephens, Max O’B and Jackson Parmy. Around the ground it was Coghill and the McInness brothers who provided the class and power to provide the forwards with multiple inside 50s.
Awards:
I & P Ferguson; Tom Kennedy.  Kennedy Builders; Ben Coghill. STF Engineering; Ethan Stephens. Murray Valley Electrical; Josh McInness. Belmores Accounting ;Max O’Bryan. Rennie Catering Committee; Jesse Brogan. Lake Mulwala Bakery; Jackson Parmenter.

Home against Waaia this week in a tough battle for all grades. Go hoppers.   

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