MOUNTAIN MEN TAME BULLDOGS

Omeo-Benambra have inflicted Bruthen’s first taste of defeat since last year’s 2nd Semi Final, defeating the Bulldogs by 14 points at Benambra Recreation Reserve.

It is the first win against a top three side for the Alpine Ranges this season, with the others coming against Buchan and Swan Reach. For Bruthen, their unblemished season for 2018 is no more, but still sit on top of the ladder with a 6-1 record.

It was a tight game all day but Omeo-Benambra were up to the task leading at every change, and kicked 4 goals to 3 in the final quarter to seal the win.

Best on ground honours went to Dale Overall with 5 goals, while Brandon Betts kicked 3 of his own. The Ranges were well serviced all day by Nao Fujita, Travis Sheean and Cody Graske.

For Bruthen, Nick Sinclair kicked 5 goals as well, while Naythan Downing, Tim Coxhill, Daniel Hasler and Rhys Kennedy were named amongst the best.

Next week Omeo-Benambra will look to make it two wins in a row against a struggling Buchan, while Bruthen will look to return to the winners list in their Round 8 clash against Swifts Creek in a top of the table clash.

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LINDENOW SOUTH CAVE IN BUCHAN

Lindenow South comfortably accounted for Buchan at Buchan Oval, running away with a 128 point victory.

The Swampies jumped out of the blocks early kicking seven goals to one in the first term and didn’t look back, adding seven in the 2nd term, eight in the 3rd and six in the final quarter. The Cavemen were only able to manage seven goals for the game.

2017 leading goal kicker Max Solomon kicked a bag of 10, while other multiple goal kickers for Lindenow South were Peter Ritchie (4), coach Noel Jansz (3), Ashley Hood (3), Jacob Harris (2), William O’Keefe (2) and Brad Pedder (2). Alfred Solomon earned best-on-ground honours and was well supported by Ben Channing and Russell White.

For Buchan, Justin Hunt kicked 5, while Nathan Pegler, Charles Mein, Andrew Whelan and James Joiner battled hard all day.

Next week Lindenow South take on Swan Reach, while Buchan will still search for that elusive first win against Omeo-Benambra.

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DEMONS OVERRUN SWANS

Swan Reach put a scare in the Swifts Creek camp, until the Demons ran away with a 47 point win.

The Swans were right up there in this game at half time, only trailing their opponents by 10 points at half time.

In the second half Swifts Creek showed why they are a premiership contender, kicking 8.3 to 0.3 in the third quarter essentially icing the game with a 58 point lead at the final break.

The Demons then put the cue in the rack as Swan Reach outscored them in the final term. The Swans may rue their inaccuracy in the last quarter kicking 2.7 to 1.2, but the damage had already been done.

For Swifts Creek, Jesse Hack maintained top spot on the goal kickers list with 7 snags and is now 14 goals clear of his nearest competitor. Jay Robbie was named best for the Demons, while Jordy Cameron, Robert Maisley and Dylan & Jack Hack continued their good form.

For Swan Reach, Steven Dadswell was their only multiple goal kicker with two, while Mark Rawlings, Ivan Hood, Tom Pickering, Gary Kramme and Les Solomon were named in the best.

Next week sees Swifts Creek battle Bruthen for top of the ladder honours, while Swan Reach face the Swampies at Lindenow South.

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