Wynne’s 11-goal haul helps Kangas trounce Magpies

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser

North Albany has handed Denmark-Walpole its largest defeat of the year after accounting for the Magpies to the tune of 129 points this afternoon at Collingwood Park, to complete round 12 of the Great Southern Football League.

The Kangas held a comfortable 40-point lead at the main break, however a 17-goal second half ensured they jump into second place as they gave their percentage a vital boost with three fixtures remaining.

Jesse Wynne was brilliant for the victors with 11 goals, including five in the last quarter, while Matt Orzel had 36 possessions to go with four goals as the home side produced one of the most dominant performances of the season, 27.16 (178) to 8.1 (49).

The Magpies were served well by Hendrix Ropiha and Ryan Gaerth (25 touches).

Meanwhile yesterday Royals moved a step closer to claiming the minor premiership after a gritty 20-point win over Railways at Centennial Stadium.

The Lions set the victory up with a five goal second term but they had to withstand a spirited challenge from the Tigers, instigated by a five-goal cameo from Coen Marwick in the third quarter.

Coen Marwick was able to drag the Tigers back into the game with five straight as the margin got to within 13 points at one stage.

Royals' Taylor Powell kicks clear.
Camera IconRoyals' Taylor Powell kicks clear. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The Lions steadied however, holding a 21-point lead at the last change and despite the Tigers booting two goals in the final quarter they got across the line, 11.13 (79) to 9.5 (59).

Dave Parker, Tyron Smallwood, Taylor Powell (two goals) and Peter Mark (three) were among the Lions best while Coen Marwick finished with six majors for the Tigers to be a major influence along with Tayler Neale, Logan Stubber and Zane Marwick.

The win though was soured by defender Ben Gray being taken to hospital after being knocked out in the second term.

Mt Barker came away with a 62-point win over a spirited Albany, at Sounness Park in yesterday’s other game.

The Bulls did all the damage in the first half leading by 52 thanks to the dominance of star forward Kym Monteath who finished the day with 10 goals in the win, 19.10 (124) to 9.8 (62).

But the home side did not have it all their own way as the Sharks fought out the second half almost matching the Bulls on the scoreboard, nine goals to seven.

Experienced midfielder Nic Chidgzey and defender Jake Byrne were impressive while Jack Banks and Michael Simpson gave the Sharks consistent drive.

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