NWFL 2017: No Blues for Penguin after win over Devonport

A youth-filled Penguin side did more than enough to dispose of Devonport on Saturday.

The Two Blues, who fielded six debutants, won 16.18 (114) to 9.6 (60) at Devonport Oval.

MINE: Penguin's Fletcher Looney keeps his eye on the ball during the Two Blues' win over Devonport on Saturday. Picture: Scott Gelston

MINE: Penguin's Fletcher Looney keeps his eye on the ball during the Two Blues' win over Devonport on Saturday. Picture: Scott Gelston

The contest was a tight early, with the Two Blues doing most of their attacking early on via Magpies mistakes to lead by nine points at the first change.

An early Magpies major had the difference less than a kick, before the visitors got on their bike with three quick goals, two to Jacob Brown and one to Chris McDonald, to a gap between the two sides.

Devonport showed some resistance, to keep it to a manageable 22-points at the long break, but it wasn’t long after this that Penguin really put their stamp on the contest.

Andrew Lee was the dominant figure in the air and in front of the sticks in the quarter, kicking three for the term.

Lee should have finished with double that for the game if it wasn’t for wayward shots at goal, but that blemish didn’t take anything away from his impact on the game.

The first five goals of the quarter saw the margin increase to 54, which would drop to 51 at the last change.

The final term was a non-affair, with Penguin winning it 2.5 to 2.2. 

Finbar Wray-McCann, Randall Hardy and Toby Skene were Penguin’s best, while Brown joined Lee with three majors. Clint Matthews and Braden van Buuren were Devonport’s best with Brett McCall kicking three.

The other game on Saturday saw Ulverstone record a 14-point win over Wynyard at home.

A five goal to two third term allowed the home side to break away to a 19-point lead after being just one point up at the long break.

Luke Dyson and Justin Clarke were Ulverstone’s best, with Jordan Englund and Jameson Forman were Wynyard’s best. 

The round started on Good Friday with Latrobe defeating East Devonport by 73 points.

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