Cats, Bears have a like for sharing points

By Lauren Bordin

It was a case of déjà vu at Emmaus Main Oval on Sunday.

After Shepparton Notre Maroon and Mooroopna Blue played out a draw in under-14 action, remarkably neither of the two clubs’ under-16s sides could be split either.

The final scoreline read 12.10 (82) for the pair and following their first quarter, the Bears would have been content to steal two points from the Shepparton District Junior Football League game.

Maroon could manage just a single point, while the Cats surged 28 points clear at the first change.

But the Bears soon stepped into gear to draw level at three-quarter time, with Kyle Minchin and Harrison Hallahan giving their all.

Mooroopna was not willing to budge and Tom Brown displayed that with a sterling seven goals, while Kydan Atkinson doubled up to play his second game of the day.

Atkinson may have experienced the biggest déjà vu of anyone at the ground, as he snared three goals in the under-16 match after also kicking three in the under-14 draw.

Kaedyn Napier’s two goals were integral, while Nathan and Aidan Basile toiled diligently.

Maroon was well served in the forward line by Jayden Dhosi (three goals), Achaung Agog (two) and Jayden Gagliardi (two).

●Four goals from Will Dwyer cemented him as Shepparton Swans Red’s best player in the side’s loss to Kyabram.

Steele Simpson’s three goals made him a close second best as the Bombers edged the margin out to 21 points in the final term.

Wezley Hill, Jonty Hawes and four goals from Noah Sewell had them Kyabram’s best.

●Jack Evans and Kynan Sharpe-Long (five goals) excelled for Echuca Green in its domination of Moama.

The 61-point margin came despite the best efforts of Magpies Ben Keogh, Rove Hocking and Cooper McAuley.

●Shepparton Notre Gold’s Luke Turcato brought his season goal tally to 25 with a haul of seven against Tatura.

With key Bears Jacob Watts and Declan Chapman influencing the play, the Bears were too strong for a Bulldogs outfit led by Damien Lyons and Jaycob Kerambrun.

●Shepparton United contained Echuca Bombers to two goals with Jhett Cooper again the main man in attack for the Demons.

He brought up his biggest haul this season with 10 goals as teammates Connor Pattison and Cody Teitzel were also influential.

Echuca’s Joseph Guiney and Riley Smith did their all in the Murray Bombers’ 117-point loss.

●Rochester’s Nathan Kay and Adam McPhee each scored three goals on the Tigers’ way to a seven-goal win against Shepparton Swans White.

Bailey Jones, Max Clohesy and Lachlan Seddon never gave up for the Swans.