Old Scotch back in control

OLD Scotch put the turmoil of last week behind it and went back to playing winning football with a big 132-point victory over a disappointing Prospect  in NTFA division 2 yesterday.

The ladder-leader dominated the contest all over the ground and was always in control at Prospect Park, recording a 24.10 (154) to 3.4 (22) victory.

Corry Goodluck had a productive day up forward, kicking seven goals for the Thistles, with George Walker booting five and Shaun Muller and Tom Pedley three each.

Lachlan McFadzean was outstanding in a best-on-ground performance in the ruck and around the ground. Daniel Ellis worked hard and won plenty of the ball, with Shaun Smith, Luke Saunders, Tom Allison and Sam Lyne other good players.

Josh Waldie, Jacob Knight and Dylan Bayles were Prospect's single goalkickers, with Jordan Grieves the Hawks' best player.

ST PATS celebrated its big premiership reunion day by smashing the Tamar Cats 29.20 (194) to 9.8 (62) at St Pats.

The home side was pumped for the special occasion and had plenty to play for, jumping out of the blocks with a seven-goal-to-nil opening quarter and booting eight goals to two in the second to set up an 88-point lead at half-time.

The Saints continued on that form in the second half and were never challenged in an impressive performance.

They had 13 individual goalkickers with Brad Pearton, James Miller and Daniel Withers all booting four each and Paul Kelly, James Storay and Kane Stewart kicking three each.

Withers put in a best-on-ground performance, working hard and having plenty of possessions, with Mitchell Fleming, Kelly, Josh Illingworth, Andrew Scolyer and Brad Rayner other good players.

David Wickham kicked four goals for the Cats.

Jason Savage and Jacob Parker were the Cats' standout players.

UNIVERSITY-MOWBRAY found its top form at home to demolish the Meander Valley Suns by 78 points at University Oval.

The Eagles dominated from the outset, kicking eight goals to nil in the opening quarter and four goals to one in the second to set up an impregnable 73-point lead at half-time.

The Suns were more competitive in the second half but the damage had been done, with Uni running out easy winners 16.24 (120) to 6.6 (42).

The Eagles had 12 goalkickers with Isaac Peters, Joe Dale and Dylan Dwyer booting two each.

Hayden Fox put in an impressive performance as best on ground and had good support from Adam McGuiness, Damon Howe, Rohan Willis and Adam Humzy.

Pat Wadley and Aaron Bird were the Suns' only multiple goalkickers, with two each.

Oliver Armstrong was Meander's best, along with Hayden Scott and Robert Shaw.

FINGAL VALLEY and Old Launcestonians fought out the closest contest of the day, with the country Blues grabbing a narrow six-point victory in their game at Fingal.

In a low-scoring game played in windy conditions, the home side finished the stronger in the last quarter with the breeze to grab a 7.15 (57) to 7.9 (51) win.

Drew Bardenhagen, Jonathan Smart and Tim Hall kicked two goals each for Fingal, with Smart, Bardenhagen and Matthew Lowe among their best players.

Jeremy Jackson booted three goals for OLs, with Sam O'Keefe and Luke Johnston their standouts.

EVANDALE grabbed win number five for the season to consolidate its top-four spot with a 10.12 (72) to 7.15 (57) victory over Lilydale at Lilydale.

The country Eagles controlled the first half to lead by four goals at half-time and maintained that buffer for most of the game.

Mitchell Henry kicked four goals for Evandale, with Tom Chugg best on the ground.

Bailey Hawes booted three goals for the  inaccurate Demons, with Jesse and Billy Tuckerman their top players.

Old Scotch's Luke Saunders locks on to Prospect's James Kabak at Prospect Park yesterday. PIcture: SCOTT GELSTON

Old Scotch's Luke Saunders locks on to Prospect's James Kabak at Prospect Park yesterday. PIcture: SCOTT GELSTON


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