Country Footy – Week 4
The big winners, the large losers, draws and more from Week Four
In South Australia, it was the emergence of the new Murray Valley Football league and with its newcomer Murrayville getting its first win by beating Browns Well. Sedan Cambai Brush aside the Redbacks and Ramco resounding winners against Wunkar.
The Western Eyre saw the replay of last years Grand Final with Ceduna Blues achieving the same result over Western United, this time by 10 points. Hawks won the Mid West clash over Wirrulla and Thevvy fought off Koonibba.
Meanwhile in Northern Areas Crystal Brook put a week of town turmoil behind them in easily accounting for Jamestown Peterborough across all 4 grades. BMW Lions with a stunning win over Broughton and Orroroo held off Southern Flinders with just 8 goals kicked by both sides.
In North Eastern, the Brinkworth Spalding Redhill (BSR) Tigers keep winning despite the ‘yips’ in front of goal. They kicked 22 goals 26 behinds in a mammoth win over a demolished Dees from South Clare with 1 goal 4 behinds, however last week they kicked 5 goals and 18 and in week 1, 12 goals 18. The Goyder grudge match was won by the Southern Saints in dour fashion over the BBH Rams.
To Yorke Peninsula it was the Central Yorke Cougars winning by 20 goals over Wallaroo while Kadina surprised the Southern Eagles and in Adelaide Plains, United tigers after not winning for 3 years won two in a row by beating Hamley Bridge by 1 solitary point in a thrilling match. Over in the glasshouse showdown it was Two Wells 25 goal victors over Virginia.
In Barossa Light and Gawler, South surged to the top while Barossa sides in Districts, Nuriootpa and Angaston all had wins. In Riverland, two upsets as Barmera beat Loxton North while Renmark lost to Loxton. Waikerie waltzed to the top beating Berri.
The River Murray merged in the collapsed Mallee Football League sides at the end of 2022. The Mallee sides reigned victorious as the Mallee storm was yet to win a game till Saturday when they overcame Ramblers, Southern Suns beat top Murray Bridge side Imperials, it was similar for Tailem Bend in the rivals clash with nearby Coorong Cats who outshone the Eagles.
In KNT, Penola surprised everyone including Padthaway, Mundulla cleaned up Keith, Lucindale beat Bordertown but the best on a coronation weekend, Kings-ton nailed Naracoorte while the Battle of the border had the Borders beating Kyby. Further south, Robe won their clash in Mid South Eastern over arch rival Hatherleigh.
In Victoria, and in Horsham District Kaniva for the first time beat Kalkee, but it was the Jeparit Rainbow Storm winning comfortably over the sheep paddockers from Natimuk. The under 14 boys also had Natimuk at their mercy. While in Wimmera, the Southern Mallee settled into second place stunning the Saints, it was Nhill just eclipsing Warrack Eagles in a low scorer.
Over in Sunraysia, the Ouyen United kangas got done by the Wentworth Kangaroos at the Underbool caldron while in Millewa a cricket score was kicked by Cardross in thumping Meringur while Bambil broke Werrimull in the men’s comp but the reverse happened in the women’s competition.
North Central had slow starting premiers from 2022 Birchip Watchem winning at Wycheproof, but Boort unexpectedly dealt Donald a blow, Charlton got their first win of the season and Sea Lake gave newcomers Nullawil a Calder highway lesson.
Across in New South Wales, in Hume football when a draw is like a win as the plucky Crows from the Billabong drew with highly heralded Holbrook at the submarine town. Giants took down Lockhart and Osborne kept Brock Burrum Saints winless for the season.
The Rock Yerong Creek took top spot gliding past the Northern Jets and in Riverina it was Griffith having a field day in beating near neighbour Leeton Whitton.