FOSTER secured a convincing win over MDU on Saturday.
The Tigers are sitting fourth on Alberton’s ladder, and the additional four points kept Toora in the bottom two.
Proving it is still competitive, MDU kept up with Foster’s game in the first quarter.
Foster let MDU through with two goals, and was just seven points ahead going into the first break.
The Tigers pushed away in the second quarter, adding seven goals to its tally. Playing clean footy, the midfielders were on top of the ball and able to find clear passages into the forward. Luke Globan was back on the side after three weeks off and gave MDU a run for its money, kicking three goals.
Tom McGowan was the top goalkicker for the day with a huge nine goal haul.
Across half back, Troy Van Dyke had a lot of drive and ensured the Demons couldn’t add to the scoreboard.
The defence set up well, but it was clear MDU had improved from its last encounter.
For the Demons, Jess Hickey, Nicholas Tuckett, Michael Smith, Dean Thorson, Jake Proctor and Matthew Smith were named in the best.
MDU kept up the intensity going into the last quarter.
Foster appeared to be slowing down, and MDU managed to put another five goals on the board to the Tigers’ three.
Ultimately, Foster claimed the four points.
Next week, Foster will come up against Tarwin.
Tarwin is currently sitting third and coming off a loss against Toora. Both teams will be looking to play a strong four quarter effort to take home the points.
MDU has a tough match ahead against current ladder leader, Fish Creek.
THE battle for the Jack Charlton Cup was on again on the weekend when Stony Creek headed to Fish Creek to take on the Kangaroos.
The Kangaroos, depleted by a wedding on Saturday afternoon were missing a number of key players while the Lions had their own problems with their goal kicking machine Bergles out of the side.
Fish Creek probably had the better of the opening quarter but as has been the case so many times this year already, kicking for goal was terrible and after a torrid first quarter with plenty of pressure being applied by both sides it was the Lions in front 3.1 to 1.6.
The second quarter saw much of the same with both sides having opportunities and neither side really able to get any real ascendency.
Jack Hayes was fantastic for the Kangaroos while Lions little man Egerton was very lively.
Missed shots on goal again cost the Kangaroos a bigger lead and it wasn’t until they kicked the final two goals of the half that Fish Creek finally got its nose in front to lead 3.11 to 4.2 by three points at the main break.
The third quarter was the most dominant of the match by either team and it was the Lions that got the edge with a five goal to one quarter that set up the match and gave them some breathing space with a 21 point lead going into the last quarter.
The last quarter was similar to the opening two with neither side really able to gain any real advantage but both sides attacking and as a result the scoring opportunities presented with both sides managing four goals apiece.
At the end of the day however it w-as Stony Creek that was the better side and certainly the more accurate in front of goal and as a result it got a well earned 22 point victory.
MDU v Foster match review written by Sarah Vella reporting for The Great Southern Star. To view original article online visit http://thestar.com.au/blog/foster-triumph-over-mdu/
Fish Creek v Stony Creek match review written by Sarah Vella reporting for The Great Southern Star. To view original article online visit http://thestar.com.au/blog/stony-hold-off-fishy-in-the-creek-battle/
Toora v Tarwin match review taken from article written by South Gippsland Sentinel Times. Original article can be viewed online via subscription only.
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