15 September, 2023
Prelim awaits Hampden clubs
WARRNAMBOOL’S Reid Oval will again see big crowds this weekend as Hampden League enters its preliminary final round.
With South Warrnambool through to the grand final after defeating North last weekend, this Saturday will see the Eagles face Terang Mortlake.
Last weekend’s clash between North and South was a well-fought out one, with both sides applying strong defensive pressure and making the most of turnovers.
The Eagles went out firing in the opening quarter, kicking 3.2 to the Rooster’s two behinds but a second quarter surge by the top side saw the Roosters get back in the game and go into the main break with a handy 19-point lead.
Momentum continued for the Roosters in the second half, adding six goals to the scoreboard while containing the Eagles to two majors.
Final scores were South Warrnambool 12.10.82 to North Warrnambool 5.9.39.
Best for the Roosters were Daniel Nicholson, Ollie Bridgewater, Archie Stevens, Harry Lee, Ben Rantall and Max Irving.
Shannon Beks booted three for the victors, while Max Irving added two and Corey Gallichan, Sam Kelly, Jeremy Mugavin, Daniel Nicholson, Josh Saunders and Will White contributed one goal each.
For the Eagles, Dylan Parish kicked two and Thomas Batten, Jackson Grundy and Felix Jones contributed one each.
Best for the side were Jarryd Lewis, Jack Johnstone, Bailey Jenkinson, Jett Bermingham, Adam Wines and Luke Kenna.
This weekend’s reserves preliminary final will see Warrnambool take on the Cobden Bombers – with the winner to face South Warrnambool in the grand final.
The Blues earned a preliminary final spot after defeating Terang Mortlake by 19-points last weekend, 9.11.65 to 7.4.46.
Best for the Blues were Finn Radley, Steven Lampton, Jack Dowd, Lochie Worden, Cooper Hoffman and Jordan Foott. Goals went to Charlie Moncrieff, Tim Okeefe and McKenzie Royals (two each), Steven Lampton, Heath Morgan-Morris and Noah Turland.
Warrnambool’s under 18.5s have earned their spot in next week’s grand final after a win over South last weekend, while the Roosters will take on Hamilton in tomorrow’s preliminary final.
Netball results from last weekend’s semi-final rounds were: Open – Koroit defeated Warrnambool 44-26.
Best for Koroit: Molly McKinnon, Millie Jennings and Kasey Barling.
Best for Warrnambool: Eva Ryan, Jordi Bidmade and Sarah Cowling.
South Warrnambool defeated Cobden 61-37.
Best for South: Ally O’Connor, Annie Blackburn and Meg Kelson.
Division one – Hamilton defeated Portland 46-33.
Cobden defeated Koroit 45-35.
Best for Koroit: Jessica O’Connor, Taylah McInerney and Indi O’Connor. Division two – Koroit defeated Portland 44-28.
Best for Koroit: Tanya Barker, Rachael McGrath and Kylie Grayland.
Hamilton defeated Port Fairy 32-29.
Best for Port: Kristen Sheehan, Jae Leddin and Olivia Lindsey.
Division three – Terang Mortlake defeated Koroit 41-23.
Best for Koroit: Paris McInerney and Indigo Sewell.
Hamilton defeated Port Fairy 47-35. 17 and under – Warrnambool defeated Cobden 47-39.
Best for Warrnambool: Eva Ryan and Sarah Perry.
Koroit defeated Terang Mortlake 45-24.
Best for Koroit: Scarlett O’Donnell.
17 and under reserves – Warrnambool defeated Koroit 20-16.
Best for Warrnambool: Amali Lilley and Charlotte Paton.
Best for Koroit: Maya Cameron and Tori Hintum.
South Warrnambool defeated Cobden 38-37.
Best for South: Lila Wilkinson, Annabel Thornton and Matilda Stevens.
15 and under – North Warrnambool defeated Koroit 29-27.
Best for North: Nara Rohan, Addison Conheady and Lila Kenny.
Best for Koroit: Hannah Gleeson and Indigo Sewell.
South Warrnambool defeated Terang Mortlake 28-23.
Best for South: Maya Rhodes, Lila Evans and Sophie Smith.
13 and under – South Warrnambool defeated Warrnambool 25-23.
Best for South: Maya Veale, Zeta Kane and Eleanor Bussell.
Best for Warrnambool: Sophie Brown, Gemma Crowe and Ruby Koch.
Hamilton defeated Koroit 34-25.
Best for Koroit: Edie Batt, Elsie Finnigan and Charlotte Smedts.
Preliminary final games and times for tomorrow (Saturday) are as follows:
Football 10.10am: under 18.5s, South Warrnambool v Hamilton Kangaroos.
12 noon: reserves, Cobden v Warrnambool.
2pm: seniors, North Warrnambool v Terang Mortlake.
Netball 9am: 15 and under, Terang Mortlake v North Warrnambool; 13 and under, Koroit v South Warrnambool.
10am: 17 and under, Terang Mortlake v Warrnambool; division three, Port Fairy v Terang Mortlake.
11.15am: 17 and under reserves, Cobden v Warrnambool; division two, Port Fairy v Koroit.
12.30pm: division one, Koroit v Hamilton Kangaroos.
1.45pm: Open, Cobden v Koroit.