Magpies chalk up maiden win of 2019

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser
Denmark-Walpole's Ryan Gaerth gets his handball out in traffic.
Camera IconDenmark-Walpole's Ryan Gaerth gets his handball out in traffic. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Denmark-Walpole have broken through for their maiden win of 2019, recording an emphatic 77-point win this afternoon over Albany at Centennial Stadium.

With all three round 6 Great Southern Football League fixtures on the same day, the Magpies set up their first victory of the year with a dominant first term.

The visitors kicked seven goals to nil in the first and by half time had established a 64-point buffer.

Sharks evened the contest out in the second half as they kicked seven goals but the Magpies ran out comfortable winners, 21.10 (136) to 9.5 (59).

Doug Roberts kicked five goals on debut for Denmark-Walpole.
Camera IconDoug Roberts kicked five goals on debut for Denmark-Walpole.

Dave MacDonald and Tyler Stone very good throughout for the Magpies while Doug Roberts kicked five goals on debut.

Coen Marwick (four goals), Robbie Lee and Matt Baseden worked hard all day for the home side.

Railways made it five wins on the trot as they dismantled North Albany by 62 points at Collingwood Park.

The Kangas started strongly with the breeze as they kicked four first quarter goals but the Tigers turned things around in the second as they booted five goals of their own.

A 15-point led quickly blew out as the visitors kicked the only five goals of the third, and when they had the first four of the last on the board the margin reached 74 points.

The Tigers finished dominant winners, 17.13 (115) to 8.5 (53), as Logan Stubber again led the way and was well supported by Joel Want, Ryan Davies and Cyrus Upson (four goals).

Railways’ Ethan Knee and North Albany’s Jyrin Woods fight for possession.
Camera IconRailways’ Ethan Knee and North Albany’s Jyrin Woods fight for possession.

Talon Delacey was influential for the home side, Nathan Crudeli worked hard and defender Regan Lloyd was again rock solid.

At Sounness Park, Royals trampled over an undermanned Mt Barker to the tune of 103 points.

The Lions powered away at every change with their 10-goal final term the exclamation mark in a dominant result over the home side, 25.12 (162) to 9.5 (59).

The Bulls went in without defender Adam Tissott, midfielder Leigh Conway and damaging forward Dionne Woods adding to a long list of outs and it showed from quarter time.

The visitors proved too slick on a warm day with evasive forwards Jayson Ford and Jaiden Alison each finishing with five goals.

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