Demons knock off top side

By Lauren Bordin

Shepparton United came out ahead in a top four battle against Kyabram in their Goulburn Valley League under-18 match.

The Demons claimed the four points to bridge the gap in the four and drop the Bombers into second spot after they previously headed the table.

Travelling to Kyabram Recreation Reserve, the away side set itself a task in the second half after falling 14 points behind at half-time.

But United dominated the third term to move into the lead at three-quarter time.

With some senior experience behind them, Rhys Damon and Adam Pigatto were important in the eventual 21-point win and Blake Fothergill was fantastic with three goals.

Aidan Robinson and Brenton Brasier were solid for the Bombers in a game that slipped from their grasp.

●Rochester overcame Shepparton Swans 63-48 in a crucial contest that could help decide the top six.

The Tigers moved onto equal points with the Swans after coming home with force in the final term, kicking 4.3 to the Swans’ 1.2.

Kyle Waters, Dylan Oaff and Lachlan Trewick each snared two goals for Rochester, while Andrew Henderson was the side’s best performer.

Mason Pedretti, Will Dwyer and Zac Clohesy stood tall for the Swans.

●Shepparton edged ahead of Mooroopna early before five goals in the last quarter allowed the Bears to claim a 33-point victory.

James Butts was pivotal in the win and sent through three goals as one of nine goal-kickers with Jarret Hallahan also sensational for the Bears.

The Cats’ initial three quarters were impressive as Domenic Gugliotti and Thomas McCarty led the way and Lachlan Sykes booted three goals.

●Tatura also clung to its game against Benalla for the first three terms before being unable to score in the final stanza.

As a result, the Saints claimed a 22-point win thanks to Corry Westbury’s three goals and Brayden Wapling, Campbell McCoy and Declan Chibnall’s efforts.

Ramman Winmar scored three goals of his own for the Bulldogs, while teammates Ben Kennedy, Ethan Moor and Charlie Hill gave their all.

●Seymour cruised past Euroa as Dylan Hockley and Michael Quine picked up much of the slack, while Kieren Binion, Gareth Sharp and Alick Nai hit the scoreboard for the Lions.

The Magpies were best served by Marcus Heritage, Jake Penman and Declan Redfern.

●Echuca was also a comprehensive victor against Mansfield, taking a three-figure win with Liam Tenace, Trent Campbell and Reece Sidebottom outstanding.

Zac Tanner and Angus Murray combined kicked the Eagles’ only two goals.