Tigers tumble in first round loss

Lancefield’s Riddell District Football Netball League football season started in less than ideal fashion, with a 100-point loss to Woodend-Hesket.

Playing at home on Saturday, the Tigers were right in it at quarter time, kicking two straight to 2.6.8 to trail the Hawks by six points.

Woodend-Hesket was able to get on a roll in the second term, kicking 4.4.28 and holding Lancefield to a lone goal to take a 28-point lead into half-time.

The Hawks kept their momentum through the break and into the third term, holding Lancefield scoreless and booting 8.2.50 in the third term to extend the lead out to 78 points.

Woodend-Hesket put the result beyond doubt with a 4.5.29 to 1.1.7 final term.

Matthew Bowden kicked two goals for the Tigers while Aaron Andrews and Anthony Pacers slotted one goal each.

Tom Gawthrop did the bulk of the damage for the Hawks, kicking seven goals while Liam Bianco kicked four goals.

Lancefield 4.1.25 def by Woodend Hesket 18.17.125

Goal Kickers: M. Bowden 2, A. Pacers, A. Andrews.
Best Players: J. Badger, D. Frost, M. Bowden, W. Bell, C. Collins, L. Clement

Goal Kickers: T. Gawthrop 7, L. Bianco 4, A. Rae 2, B. Slater 2, E. Gove 2, T. Chapman.
Best Players: T. O’Loughlin, T. Carland, M. Stapleton, T. Gawthrop, L. Bianco, T. Chapman