Kangas keep Sharks at bay to bounce back

Cameron Newbold & Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
North Albany's Luke Cameron gets his handball away as Albany's Coen Marwick moves in.
Camera IconNorth Albany's Luke Cameron gets his handball away as Albany's Coen Marwick moves in. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

North Albany have snapped a three-game losing streak to end round 8 of the Great Southern Football League on the winners list this afternoon.

The Kangas took on Albany in their fourth straight home game and moved the ball crisply in the first half as they booted five goals in the first and another five in the second to set up their 36-point victory.

Experienced midfielder Matt Orzel led the way for the Kangas as they won a fifth game of the season and remain in touch with the top two.

Orzel booted two goals and won the match ball as part of Think Mental Health Round and he recieved terrific service in the middle of the ground from ruckman Stuart Parker while full forward Daniel Parker bounced back to some form bagging six majors in the 13.10 (88) to 7.10 (52) win.

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Albany's Mitch Jackson gets his kick away.
Camera IconAlbany's Mitch Jackson gets his kick away. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The Kangas led by 39 points at half time before the heavens opened in the third and when the Sharks kicked the first two goals of the final term, the deficit was reduced to 24 points.

However the home side hit back, Daniel Parker kicking the last two majors of the game as they held the Sharks at bay.

Coen Marwick continued his terrific season for his new club, easily the Sharks best with a large influence on the contest and a first quarter goal while Fraser Eaton and Kieran Gowdie were also impressive.

Yesterday, Mt Barker held off Denmark-Walpole in the dying minutes to win by nine points in a thriller at Sounness Park.

In the process the Bulls moved back into the top four at the expense of the Magpies who had their opportunities late to pinch the win.

A best-on-ground performance from veteran Sam Lehmann and five goals from Dionne Woods ensured the 14.11 (95) to 13.8 (86) result.

Midfielders Tyler Stone and Dave MacDonald were huge for the Magpies while Shayne Zanetti booted four goals.

In the top of the table clash at Centennial Stadium yesterday, Royals emerged with the spoils after they produced a nine-goal first half that guided them to a 35-point triumph.

The Lions only blemish this season was to the Tigers in round 3 but they were not about to slip up twice as the returning Declan McNamara and Stephen Beal both had impact inside attacking 50.

Royals' Michael McGlade breaks clear on Saturday against Railways.
Camera IconRoyals' Michael McGlade breaks clear on Saturday against Railways. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The Tigers trailed by 38 points and won the third term but they were unable to reel in the slick Lions outfit who prevailed 12.13 (85) to 7.8 (50).

Brayden Parker was in everything for the Lions and won the match ball, Beal was lively with three goals and when he played in the ruck and McNamara kicked three first half goals.

Hamish McMorran shut Tigers forward Kenton Gibbs out of the game and Corey Ward did plenty of classy things.

The Tigers had Zak Hortin playing his 150th game and were best served by Bodhi Stubber and Craig Frost as their six game winning streak came to an end.

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