Wayward Lions roar late for win

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The toss of the coin between Newdegate and Gnowangerup.
Camera IconThe toss of the coin between Newdegate and Gnowangerup. Credit: WAFC Great Southern

An inaccurate Newdegate stormed home in the final quarter to pinch victory from Gnowangerup in round 10 of the Ongerup Football Association league competition on Saturday afternoon.

Playing in Newdegate, neither side were able to kick a goal in a dour opening term but the Bulldogs managed to open up a slender eight-point advantage by three-quarter-time.

The Lions produced a stirring final term, however, as they booted the only four goals and won by 23 points.

The win came despite the Lions woes in front of goal, kicking 4.7 in the last quarter and ending the match with 17 behinds in total.

Arron Russell bagged five majors as the Lions finished 7.17 (59) to 5.6 (36) winners.

David and Kim Newman were superb for the home side, while Trent De Nardi returned for his second game of the season.

The Bulldogs will rue a scoreless last stanza as they slumped to a 4-4 record with five games to play.

Cody Harris was lively throughout for the visitors. Both sides acknowledged NAIDOC Round, with the Bulldogs wearing special indigenous jumpers for the occasion.

Meanwhile, in the other league fixture, Boxwood Hill were far superior to opponents Jerramungup.

A 12-goal-to-one first half from Boxwood set up their 87-point victory on the road.

Jack Davis had a day out with six goals, while Rivers Hyde and Michael Swarbrick (four goals) also had big influences

The Eagles kicked three of their four goals in the second half and were best served by Kalan Bailey.

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