4 August, 2023

Koroit sits second

WITH just three rounds remaining, reigning premiers Koroit sit comfortably in second place on the Hampden League ladder, two games behind the South Warrnambool Roosters.

By Staff Writer

Following last weekend’s win over Camperdown at Victoria Park, the Saints are now a game clear of third-placed North Warrnambool, with Terang Mortlake equal on points in fourth – with the Cobden Bombers rounding out the top five. 

The visitors took the Saints by surprise in the opening quarter last Saturday, jumping out to an early three point lead before the home side settled in the second term.

The third quarter again proved a winning one for the Saints, who added 36 points to the board while keeping the visitors scoreless. 

Inaccurate kicking saw the Saints finish the third quarter on 8.21 before they added another three majors in the final term to run home 42-point victors, 11.25.91 to 7.7.49. 

Best for the Saints were Paddy O’Sullivan, Talor Byrne, Jyron Neave, Jamie Lloyd, Mac Petersen and Matthew Bradley.

Neave kicked three goals for the day while Byrne and Tom Couch added two.

Other contributors to the scoreboard were Thomas Baulch, Clem Nagorcka and Paddy O’Sullivan. 

Koroit’s reserves are sitting fifth on the ladder and worked hard last weekend to take home a percentage boosting win, 18.14.122 to 2.3.15. 

Nick Whiting kicked four goals for the day while Xavier Kiensrod and Nathan Rentsch both contributed three, with singles from Marcus Bunney, Jack Coghlan West, Jesse Farley, Ben Harvey, Sutha Hwkins, Pat Keane, Jakob Linke and Jordan McLachlan.

Best for the Saints were Ben Harvey, Nathan Rentsch, Nick Whiting, William Black, Xavier Kiensrod and Jack Coghlan West.

In the under 18.5s Koroit defeated Camperdown 13.13.91 to 1.2.8. Isaac Doukas, Tate Waterson, Connor McDonald, Thomas Lane, Harry Noonan and Archie Lenehan were among the best for the home side. 

Goals went to Noonan (4), McDonald (2), Dylan Shircore (2), Tate Waterson (2), Jayulen Brown, Archie Lenehan and Thomas Morrison. 

Tomorrow’s second half of the split round will see Port Fairy home to North Warrnambool, the Roosters will take on fourth-placed Terang Mortlake at Friendlies while Cobden will travel to Hanlon Park to take on the Tigers. 


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