Jerilderie thirds maintained their unbeaten run this season with a convincing win over second placed Picola United at Jerilderie on Saturday.
The young Demons are a game clear at the top of the Picola Football League’s north-west division ladder following their round 14 win.
Final score, Jerilderie 8.7 (55) def. Picola United 4.3 (27).
Jerilderie came out firing, kicking four goals to one in the first quarter.
Fraser Pinnuck dominated across half back, while Nash Fitzgerald was in everything taking some strong marks around the ground for the home side.
Demons onballer Mitch A’Vard battled hard, and at half time his side had built a commanding 35 point lead.
Picola fought back in the second half but could not catch the dominant Jerilderie side.
Jordan Anthony finished with four majors and leads the league goalkicking with 78 for the season to date.
Fitzgerald and A’Vard chipped in with two goals apiece, while Pinnuck was best on ground with support from J Lawton, N Baldwin and G DiLullo.
Reserves: Jerilderie 4.5 (29) lost to Picola United 15.8 (98).
The Demons started the game with only 15 men on the ground and played the whole game one man short.
Even with 17 players, Jerilderie matched Picola to be only three goals down at half time.
Fergus O’Sullivan was dominating in the ruck, while Cadman Ham was everywhere in defence for the home side.
Lachie Watson and Cameron Arnold both battled hard in the backline for four quarters, and up forward Hendo Patu is turning into a bit of a goal sneak and Jordy Hawkins provided a strong presence for the Dees.
It was a brave performance but in the end the Demons couldn’t contain Picola.
Jerilderie goals: H Patu, J Hawkins, Z Lilley, L Watson.
Fourths: Jerilderie 1.0 (6) lost to Picola United 7.5 (57).
School holidays meant an undermanned Jerilderie side hosted Picola United.
Once again Zander Nash was best for Jerilderie, getting plenty of possessions around the ground.
Deagan Purcell stepped up to have a great game for the Demons, as did Cruz Nash.
Jerilderie’s Dan and Logan Eldridge also played well to win awards on the day.
Best: Z Nash, D Purcell, D Eldridge, C Nash, L Eldridge, L Simpson; Goal: Z Nash.