Dockers and Southern Bombers slug it out for thrilling draw

BURNIE and Lauderdale played out a thrilling draw in their State League clash at Lauderdale yesterday.

In a game worthy of the mini- final status that Lauderdale coach attached to it pre-game, the Dockers jumped out of the blocks with a six-goal-to-one opening quarter with the help of the breeze.

The Southern Bombers responded with five of their own in the second to three behinds for the Dockers to tie up the scores at half-time.

Nothing separated the two teams in the second half in a hard- fought contest with scores again tied up at three-quarter-time and the final siren finding them locked together on 13.11 (89).

Luke Shackleton kicked four goals for the Dockers and Harry Walters three, with Thor Boscott managing five for Lauderdale and Nick Dodge four.

Shackleton, Jason Laycock, Rudy Barrett and Kade Munday used their experience to be among Burnie's best, with Josh McGuiness and Kaine Waller the stand-outs for the Southern Bombers.

The draw leaves the two teams still tied on points in fifth and sixth places on the ladder.

GLENORCHY was far too good for the bottom side, handing the Tigers a 26.25 (181) to 3.3 (21) thrashing at KGV.

Aaron Cornelius and Jack Crossin kicked five goals each, with Rhys Mott and Brayden Webb the Magpies' best players.

CLARENCE had too much class and firepower for Hobart City, winning 20.16 (1360 to 8.11 (59) at Bellerive Oval.Edward Stanley kicked five goals for the Roos, with Jake Cox best on ground.

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