MOAMA White played Leitchville-Gunbower on Friday night and came out attacking the football with Harry Limbrick and Zade Maschewski gathering plenty of kicks across half forward.
Scott Park kept the back line strong allowing the wings in Archie Connors, Ky McDonald, Noah Walker and Archie Peat space to run on to the ball.
Jye Jarrett continued his great year picking up possessions and supplying a lot of the ball to Charlie Granger and Locky Hogan to kick goals.
Josh Wright and Logan Warde continue to work hard providing a contest and bringing the ball to ground for the small forwards, and Archie Teasdale and Maddik Fleming are linking up well across half back giving plenty of run and handball.
A great team effort and Moama White is continuing to improve and gather confidence every week.
Awards: Lachlan Hogan, Harry Limbrick, Zade Maschewski, Ky McDonald, Scott Park, Archie Teasdale.
On a glorious Sunday morning Echuca White took on fellow club members Echuca Bombers in a top of the table clash.
Echuca Bombers came out hard at the ball kicking with the wind but Echuca White’s defence held fast.
Captain for the day Connor Armstrong played a great game in defence and the ruck leading the way with his aggression at the contest.
Darchi Clarke played a great game on the ball getting a lot of clearances and creating some goal scoring opportunities.
James Head had a solid game up forward and in the ruck, River Stevens tackling and defensive play was excellent getting the ball out to teammates, Harvey White set up teammates for goals and played a solid game on the wing.
An injured Sam Edgar put on some early scoreboard pressure kicking a couple of goals.
After a tight three quarters Echuca White finally got the upper hand kicking a bag of goals in the last quarter.
Luke Stone on the wing produced his best game of the season and Lachlan Donchi kicked four goals.
Jarred Spedding, Will Poulton, Harry Barden, Jed Dargan, Fletcher Ball, Jaxson McMinn, Jack Morley all had solid games.
A blustery, but sunny Sunday morning in Girgarre was setting for Echuca Green U12 and SGR Giants Orange. Prior planning meant that three under 10 boys were brought in to the team as reinforcements; Angus Watson, Bertie Cunningham and Ky Henson.
Paddy Kennedy was nominated captain and asked the team, under challenging circumstances, to give their best and take the play down the corridor.
Echuca Green put SGR on the back foot immediately with quality handballs, clever sharing of the ball, a number of goals resulted.
Stephens, Coutts, Tivo and Cunningham (mi) all profited with goals.
The second and third quarters were equally bountiful, goals recorded went to Byrne (two), Carlile, Watson (ma), Orr, and Cunningham (ma, two).
Paddy Kennedy kicked a captain’s goal and Silver capitalized and more goals followed.
Awards went to Paddy Kennedy, Tevo and Fynn Hatfield. SGR Orange played well and dug in deep.
Perfect night for football greeted Moama black on Friday against Tongala.
The boys started well winning their fair share of the ball, thanks to some great work in the middle from Kobe Hunter, Jett Keam and Mitch Hipwell — the difference being Tongala converting their chances into goals.
The second quarter saw a lift to our intensity and attack on the ball, with Mitch Bell and Oscar Richards leading the way and Mitch Hipwell making the most of this kicking a goal.
The pressure and commitment at the ball was as good as it could be and time and again we stopped there forward thrusts with Bailey Miller taking some telling marks on the last line of defence.
Jessie Bringans run out of the back line set up many forward moves and then the boys effort to keep the ball in our forward line was second to none.
Awards went to Jett Keam, Oscar Richards, Sam Noonan, Rhys Drennan, Bailey Millar, Dylan Jenkins and Jessie Bringans.
Compatriots Echuca White proved to be the young Bombers biggest challenge so far this season.
White dominated the first quarter, rebounding off half back with precision, while the Bombers tried hard chasing and tackling as best they could.
The second quarter was similar, but this time White had the breeze and took advantage, leaving the Bombers scoreless at half time.
However, the Echuca Bombers were not about to lie down, Jack Skerritt sacrificed his own game at fullback and did a great job, as did Connor McCoy off halfback.
Grady Finnegan, Lexi Gregor, and Jett Westblade all put their body on the line for their teammates.
This inspired mid-fielders Max Hagan, Will Rhode, Kyle Green, and Ollie Bray, who began to assert their authority, resulting in two unanswered goals which cut the margin in half.
The Bombers went into the last quarter with belief that they could get the job done, however they were simply over-powered in the end by the better team on the day.
Echuca United blue
Echuca United Blue played at home against Kyabram on Friday night, and United impressed by putting into practice what they have been learning at training each week.
Both sides moved the ball well, making it a great game to watch, the under 12s have improved a lot over the season, as each one of them develop and hone their skills.
This weeks awards went to Noah Schmedje who loved it in the forwards and kicked accurately all night, Dallas Price impressed with second and third efforts at the ball, Fletcher Good never gave up and showed hunger for the footy, Jett Lia, put himself in the spots and got plenty of the ball and Eli Armstrong continued a strong season of footy with a great all round effort.
Our next game is against Moama Black at the Moama football ground on Friday at 7.30pm.
Friday night footy at Gunbower started with a goal in the first minute of play, the first of three goals to Hayden Quincey.
During the game we saw the back line working beautifully and the team did a great job at getting the ball out of the back line but rarely managed to get it past the centre line.
Later in the game the boys got going with some good running for space, looking for the ball and making hand passes. When the forwards were in front it paid off.
Again we kicked more behinds than goals but we came away with a strong win in our third match against Leitchville-Gunbower.
Other goal scorers were two each to Corbin Anderson, Austin Reinehr and Seb Monahan, and singles to Joylon Hogan and Oscar Miller.
Awards went to Oscar Miller, Caleb Turner, Colin Williams, Shane Scragg and Alex Hawker.
Another beautiful Sunday morning greeted players and parents of Echuca White and Echuca Bombers.
Echuca White got out of the blocks early with Jacob Basham proving to be a headache at full forward, kicking three goals in the opening quarter.
Solly McKay was everywhere and took a number of strong marks in the forward line and Zac Casey played a true small forwards role, crumbing the ball and slotting through a goal.
In the second, Echuca Bombers were kicking with the wind, so the Echuca White defensive end needed to hold firm. Matt Sims was terrific with a fantastic run from behind tackle, Tom Cleary had slick hands to Solly McKay who was able to slot through his second of the quarter.
Echuca White continued to kick away in the second half and Noah Long proved to be influential with four goals, Brady Simpson covered the ground well in the ruck and managed to kick a goal in the third, Maddex Fimmel continued to give and run and Joel Priestley showed why he is a dangerous small forward, kicking a crumbing goal, Matt Sims kicking the final goal of the game.
The back line, led by Bailey Coutts and Tom Cleary, continued to hold strong by manning up and playing in front and kept Echuca Bombers goalless.
Awards: Tom Cleary, Brady Simpson, Tighe O’Brien, Jacob Basham.
On Saturday Moama travelled to Mulwala to take on the Lions.
For most of them it was an early start but that didn’t stop them from kicking away in the first quarter kicking five goals to two.
Moama then had an inaccurate second quarter kicking two goals and four points, Mulwala was held scoreless in that quarter with some solid defence.
In the third quarter Moama dominated with nine shots at goal but with only five goals.
In the last quarter it was a whole lot closer with both teams getting one goal one point each.
Goals: A. Dick 3, S. Bell 2, D. Castledine 2, B. Warde, O. Connors, Z. Ross, B. Keogh, K. Stovell, B. Barnes.
Best players: Oliver Connors, Dylan Jardine, Luke Caine, Shane Bell, Brody Warde, Aiden Mackenzie.
Coach’s best off-field award going to C Ritchie (three votes).
On Sunday an under manned Echuca Bombers played Echuca White at Vic Park.
White started the game strongly and the Bombers back line led by Josh Ball, Sam Deola and Jake Cardilini were kept busy.
Tom Donchi moved into the ruck and had an immediate impact on the game and Anthony Huisman and Jake Dempster were working hard around the ball.
White kept attacking hard and at half time they had a commanding lead.
In the second half Darby Baldwin played well in the ruck and Josh Ball continued to run the ball out of defence, Dermott Ritchie created options across the half forward line and Jordan Green enjoyed a run in the midfield.
The entire Bombers team fought the game out to the final siren but White were too strong and ran out comfortable winners.
Awards: Josh Ball, Sam Deola, Dermott Ritchie and Darby Baldwin.
The boys took on Rumbalara at home in windy conditions.
They got off to the perfect start with two quick centre clearances resulting in goals to Jesse Garner (three) and it looked like it was going to be one sided, but to Rumbalara’s credit they got numbers back and really congested around the ball.
Levi Dixon and Eli Spiers were dominating the ruck giving onballers Corey Garner and Brodie Lloyd (one goal) first use of the ball but struggled to kick goals.
The defence was holding up well led by Jared Taylor and Cooper McCauley.
A roving goal to Ryan Smith in the last quarter sealed the result in our favour.
Awards to Jared Taylor (McDonald’s), Ryan Smith (Subway), Colby Campbell (Roma Pizza), Mitch Worsnop (De Trazani Hair), Hayden Hegarty (Hungry Jack’s), Matt Harris (Evan’s Shoes).
Sunday’s game again showed the boys were slow out of the gate with no talk and numerous turn overs.
Rochester was always in the play but luckily for Moama were unable to score.
James Bentley played a solid game in the ruck and with Ned Osborne on the ball and playing well the team continued to drive the ball forward.
Jake Bringans had a superb game on the wing creating options and going hard at the ball, as did Luka Simpson around the centre and at both ends of the ground, and Callum Parsons contributed well and was able to add five goals to his telly reaching 53 goals for the season so far.
The back line had their work cut out for them too but played well enough to hold Rochester scoreless for most of the game.
Kingsley Bambling had a stellar game at both ends as did Matthew Cartwright with both players in the contests and providing some spark in what was a slow and quiet game.
Jacob Percy was moved around the ground and played well also adding a goal to the score and Darcy Bruns also stepped up to kick two.
Colbie Vrendenberg gained plenty of the ball around the ground and Lachlan Carter and Callam Palmer presented well at both ends of the ground.
A comfortable win in the end.
Awards to Kingsley Bambling, Jake Bringans, James Bentley, Darcy Bruns, Jacob Percy, Matthew Cartwright, Lachlan Carter.
Echuca Green took on Shepp Notre Maroon in its final home game for the season.
Unfortunately for Green, it was a similar story to the past few games letting the opposition jump out to an early lead and chasing tail most of the quarter.
A crumbing goal to tall forward Tanner Smith the single highlight up to the first break, Shepparton posting five goals of there own.
The second quarter saw Green take the fight back up to the Maroons, Cohan Betts leading the way again, winning plenty of the football.
Ryan Campbell and Hayden James gave plenty of run, both slotting goals, in fact it was Green’s most productive quarter winning it by two points.
Will Devlin’s move up forward giving Green a tall target, kicking his first of two goals for the game, Luke Pollock also grabbing a goal in what was again a consistent game and Harry Dent proving why he is one of better players in the competition with his body work around the ground and aerial marking.
They couldn’t be faulted for their competiveness in the contest, playing against a much bigger and stronger Shepparton team whose clean disposal around goal seemed the difference in the game.
Brock Hardy had an impressive game down back, spoiling many forward challenges in the air and beating his opponent regularly and Darcy Ramage also put in his best game for Green.
The last quarter saw a determined Green stick with the Maroons kicking three more goals, one to Greens best on ground Cohan Betts and another to the dogged Luke Pollock, going down in the end by 35 points in the end.
Bests: C. Betts, H. Dent, B. Hardy, W. Devlin, L. Pollock, A. Mills.