Weekend That Was – Round 7


THRILLING finishes and blowouts were among the highlights of Round 7 in the TAC Cup.

Under lights on Friday night, Geelong Falcons easily accounted for Calder Cannons running away with a 86-point win.

In the battle of the tall forwards, Falcon Brett Blair nailed six majors while Calder’s Karl Brown was kept goalless.

Blair now finds himself leading the TAC Cup goal kicking over Stingrays small forward Sam Fowler.

Despite a strong start from Gippsland Power, Eastern Ranges easily collected the four points with a 50-point win at Box Hill City Oval on Saturday.

Ranges midfielder Jordan Gallucci was best on ground, with 36 disposals and three goals powering the Ranges to their fourth win of the season.

Power forward Austin Hodge kicked five goals, but overall it was another disappointing day for Gippsland who are yet to register a win.

In the match of the round, Murray Bushrangers pulled off an upset defeating the previously undefeated Dandenong Stingrays at home.

The match was close all day with the Bushrangers overcoming a 10-point deficit at half time to win by four points.

Bushrangers midfielder James Cousins was a standout all day with 26 disposals while Stingrays small forward Sam Fowler kicked 3.2 for the afternoon.

North Ballarat Rebels continued their strong run of wins, taking it to four-in-a-row with a 10-goal victory over the Northern Knights.

The Knights were kept goalless in the first quarter with very few putting their hand up playing good games. Matthew Perry was one of the few Knights who performed, collecting 35 disposals, seven marks and five tackles.

Likely Top 10 pick Hugh McCluggage was one of the Rebels’ best where he grabbed 27 disposals while defender Jarrod Korewha had 25 disposals and took nine marks.

In the final match of the round, Western Jets overcame a slow start to defeat Bendigo Pioneers by 14-points.

In the Looking Ahead ahead, Oscar Junker was predicted to be a crucial player in the pivotal clash.

Junker did not disappoint with 26 disposals and six marks in the centre for the Jets.

Joseph Atley fought hard for the Pioneers but his 22 disposal and eight tackle effort wasn’t enough to stop the Jets claiming their second win.

This weekend it is a development weekend, meaning there will be no TAC Cup action with players returning to school, club and National Championship action.



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