PILTZ LEADS SWAMPIES TO VICTORY

Walla’s Troy Taylor gives chase to Murray Magpies’ Patrick Robinson in Walla’s 21.16 (142) to 13.5 (83) win over the Magpies on Saturday.Henty has continued its brilliant start to the Hume FL 2012 season, by easily accounting for last year’s runner up Holbrook at Henty on Saturday.
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The Swampies were superbly led by Coach and former Ovens and Murray star Brent Piltz, who is returning to his home town after a stellar career in the O and M.

Piltz was almost impossible to pass across half back with his long penetrative and precision kicking being a highlight of a very impressive Henty performance.

Holbrook are now in real danger of missing a finals spot and will need to re discover some passion and form or the season could quickly fade away after such a wonderful 2011 season.

Jimmy Ellis, Simon Hillier and Shannon Terlich continued on from there great cricket form with excellent games to be amongst the Swampies best.

Mikal Bloom, Andrew Taylor and Brent Hibberson tried hard for Holbrook, but to many passengers and out of form players left the Brookers a long way off the pace.

Howlong remained unbeaten after three rounds, but had to contend with a withering finish by Culcairn and a severe injury to ace Darren Bradshaw.

Culcairn fell just six points short of causing an upset, with seven straight last quarter behinds costing the Lions big time, following on from last weeks one point loss to Lockhart.

Howlong’s victory came at a huge price with Darren Bradshaw injuring his elbow and likely to miss over a month, while former skipper Troy Cooper broke his hand.

In his brothers absence Daniel Bradshaw showed the class that made him a two time premiership player with Brisbane, by kicking seven goals, including six in the first half.

Brent Barber returning from injury was best for the Lions, winning plenty of ball across half back, Leigh Baker was in excellent touch in the midfield, along with Shannon Gilson.

Culcairn face a blockbuster game at home this Saturday, when they clash with rivals Henty, in a game that could shape both sides season. A huge crowd is anticipated.

Walla has made it two wins in a row with Troy Taylor turning in a scintillating ten goal performance that catapulted the Grasshoppers to a ten goal win over Magpies.

After collecting its first ever wooden spoon in its 106 year history in 2011, the Hoppers are now sitting in sixth place on the ladder with only one loss to Osborne.

Harry Tresize, Guy Coleman and former coach Jason Murray were explosive and fed the ball superbly to the high marking and spring heeled Taylor.

Osborne has taken up a fairly familiar position on top of the ladder after three rounds, following a comprehensive 118 point win over Billabong Crows at Urana.

Trent Perczyk proved he is as good as any other forward in the competition with an eleven goal haul. Coach Dan McAlister continued his good form kicking five goals.

Matt Clarke, Nick O’Connell and Hayden Gleeson controlled the stoppages and clearances, while the back line led by Andrew Clarke were outstanding.

Osborne now face up to near neighbours and fierce rivals Lockhart this Saturday, with both teams unbeaten and in sparkling early season form.

Rand-Walbundrie Tigers bounced back to winning form with a solid four quarter effort that would have pleased Coach Clint Gilson, beating CDHBU by 72 points at Coreen.

Marc Kreutzberger, Guy Telford and Brendan Simmons led the charge with solid games, while Mark Wilde kicked four goals in a classy effort.

The Tigers have regained its place in the top six and should stabilise this further with a home game against Billabong Crows this week.

Lockhart proved too strong for the out of form BB Saints winning easily by 85 points at Lockhart, to remain in third place and unbeaten.

Sam Day showed his value by kicking five goals, after Tom Marlow was kept to just three goals by Saints defender Dean Murphy.

Thirty four scoring shots to nine was a good indication of the Demons dominance. Lockhart continue to gain admirers and a win at Osborne this Saturday would not surprise.

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