Magpies and Tigers clash at Creek

Campbells Creek dug deep against Lexton last Saturday. Photo: Max Lesser

Campbells Creek played host to Lexton in a physical clash at home last Saturday for round nine action in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League.

Creekers were determined not to allow their Tiger rivals to make an impact on the scoreboard in the first term, managing to hold the visitors to five goals for the quarter, but were unable to make an impression at the other end of the park.

The Magpies continued to pile on the pressure on in the second term, holding Lexton to just 2.3 for the quarter, but were once again unable to make an impact on the scoreboard.

Lexton held a 49-point lead at half-time.

The battle continued in the third term with Creek managing to hold Lexton to a further 4.6 but they could only dribble through a point in reply.

At three-quarter-time the margin had blown out to 78 points.

In the final term Lexton finally broke the shackles as a valiant Creek began to tire, piling on 10 more goals to win by 139 points.

Hadley Bassett and Codey Hicks were among the shining lights for the Magpies.

Over at Avoca, Maldon posted a 72-point win against the Bulldogs.

The Dons opened their account with a five-goal haul in the first term, keeping Avoca to one straight kick to lead by 28 points at the first change.

Maldon maintained the momentum in the second term booting another five to the Bulldogs’ two to lead by 50 points at half-time.

The Dons managed another four in the third term but Avoca continued to work hard threading a couple more goals through.

At three-quarter-time Maldon held a 67-point advantage.

The Bulldogs pulled out all the stops in the final term slamming on another three goals, but Maldon had all the answers kicking another four to win by a solid 72 points.

Brodie Leonard-Shannon was once again on fire for the Dons kicking 6 and Callum Buchanan had a flyer booting 5.

Newstead made the trek south to tackle Trentham on Saturday.

The Saints produced a dominant display from the start slamming on nine goals to the Roos’ three to snatch a 37-point lead at quarter-time.

The second term was a more even affair as the Steaders recovered kicking another two and keeping the rampaging Saints to four for the quarter.

At half-time 49 points separated the sides.

Newstead continued to tighten their grip in the third term with the Saints only kicking another two goals and Newstead kicking two important goals to bring the margin back to 47 points at the final change.

However, Saints showed their class in the final term working hard to post another four goals to two to eventually win by a convincing 68 points.

James Regan was outstanding for Trentham kicking 5, while best for the Steaders was Hayden Hall with 4.

Trentham now sits in fourth spot trailing the top three by four points.

In other matches, Dunolly beat Talbot by 50 points, Carisbrook defeated Navarre by 17 points and Natte Bealiba defeated the Maryborough Giants by 142 points. The win sees the Swans nab the top spot from Harcourt on percentage. Harcourt had the bye Saturday, and will no doubt be keen to reclaim their position this weekend when they tackle Campbells Creek at home.


On the netball court in A-grade Lexton 74 defeated Campbells Creek 33, Avoca 70 accounted for Maldon 37, Newstead 53 defeated Trentham 35, Talbot 56 beat Dunolly 35, Maryborough Giants 36 lost to tight battle to Natte Bealiba 40, Navarre v Carisbrook – no result available. Harcourt had the bye.

This weekend

This weekend in round 10 clashes, Harcourt hosts Campbells Creek, Dunolly welcomes Trentham, Talbot versus Maldon, Newstead tackles Navarre, Carisbrook takes on Natte Bealiba and Lexton faces Avoca. Maryborough Giants have the bye.