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Lions go down in close rivalry

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Senior SCORES

Mulwala 2.4 5.8 9.11 12.13 85

Tungamah 4.0 9.1 15.3 18.6 114

Goals: Mulwala: Sean Johns 3, Adam Rouel 2, Sean Robinson 2, Harrison Crossley 2, Jackson Gash 1, Lachlan Davis 1, Bradley Wilson 1.

Tungamah: Duane Haebich 5, Ashley Saunders 4, Nick Lawless 3, Terence Jones 2, Bodhi Butts 2, Kade Rowe 1, Dylan Scott 1.

Best: Mulwala: Hamish Hosking, Glenn Dominick, Lachlan Davis, Anthony Sammut, Lachlan Rouel, Sean Johns.

Tungamah: James Reilly, Duane Haebich, Kade Rowe, Thomas Irvine, Bodhi Butts, James Irvine.

Mulwala have suffered a round 1 defeat at the hands of a much-improved Tungamah, going down by five goals. 

Mulwala were sluggish throughout the opening term and let Tungamah gain the ascendancy through Ash Saunders who was pivotal at full forward. 

Sean Robinson set up Mulwala’s first goal to Sean Johns and then kicked one himself to keep Mulwala in the contest at the first change.

Big Hamish Hosking had the better of the ruck duel and enjoyed the new ruck rules as he continually took the ball out of the ruck. 

Jackson Gash and Harry Crossley were also in the thick of the action as Adam Rouel bobbed up a kicked a nice goal. 

Unfortunately for Mulwala, Tungamah kept the scoreboard ticking over and went to the main break with a handy 3 goal lead.

Mulwala were dominated for much of the third quarter as the ball got over the back and Tungamah made them pay as they extended the lead to 7 goals. 

Two late goals to Mulwala kept them in the game, one of which was Sean Johns, who kicked a magnificent running goal after dancing around three opponents.

After an early goal to Tungamah in the last, Mulwala came hard as the entire team lifted. 

Lach Davis was full of run on the wing and Adam Rouel looked super dangerous as he kicked another goal. 

Angus Shane drove the ball off half back and Damien Cook began to accumulate the footy. Unfortunately for Mulwala the comeback stalled as Nick Lawless took charge at the other end and sealed the win. 

Plenty of work lies ahead for Mulwala as they look to find the intensity needed for a four-quarter performance.

Reserves

Mulwala 5.8.38 def by Tungamah 8.10.58

Mulwala have begun the 2019 season with a disappointing loss. 

In oppressive conditions, Mulwala certainly gave everything they had but with a lack of training for many of the players, they ran out of puff and lost by 3 goals. 

Mulwala newcomer, Sam Willett slotted a brilliant goal to open the game before Cam Magher ran into an open goal for Mulwala’s second. 

Tungamah fought back through veteran Adam Dodd and soon found themselves in front. 

The match was tight throughout but when Cooper Chung surged through and kicked a brilliant goal early in the third quarter, Mulwala looked to have control. 

It wasn’t to be however as the age and experience of the Tungamah players showed through. Better under pressure and with more legs Tungamah ground out the win. 

Thirds

Mulwala 15.9.99 def Tungamah 4.1.25

Mulwala have started the season in style with a big win over Tungamah, with the Tunga boys down on numbers it was always going to be tough for the Bears. 

Flynn Fletcher, Zach Scott and Josh Ednie controlled the middle of the ground whilst Ben Ratcliff was the star up forward, kicking a bag of goals. 

Fourths

Mulwala 4.10. 34 def Tungamah 4.4. 28

Mulwala and Tungamah fought out a brilliant game with Mulwala edging clear to win by five points. 

Dillion Kirchen was the star, as the Captain led from the front and kicked 3 crucial goals.