Wallan gunned down by Bombers

AFTER losing to reigning premiers Diggers Rest two weeks ago, Wallan suffered its second loss of the season to 2018 runners-up Riddell on Saturday.

The Magpies were blown out by 76 points after being just 14 points behind at half time.

Playing at home, the Bombers started well, kicking six goals to two in the first term to open up a 27-point lead at quarter time.

The Magpies responded well in the second quarter, booting five goals to three.

Riddell was able to get the better of Wallan in the second half, keeping the Magpies to just two more goals for the rest of the match while piling on 12 of their own.

Wallan assistant coach Spencer Mathieson said the Magpies knew it would be a test at Riddell.

“We started slowly in the first term but got back in the contest by half time. Our second half wasn’t the footy we know we can produce and Riddell won the second half,” he said.

“Our better players were this week were Sean Morris, Andrew Saladino, Michael Mannix and Nathan Fowler.“

Fowler kicked three for the Magpies, while Mannix kicked two. The Magpies’ reserves had a good win over Riddell, winning by 39 points and continuing to put pressure on the senior players while the Under 19s fell by 17 points. Wallan is now fifth on the ladder with a 3-2 record and will take on Macedon in two weeks after the interleague break.

Riddell 21.12.138 def Wallan 9.8.62

Goal Kickers: D. Tarczon 6, N. Croft 3, M. Panuccio 3, L. Fleming 2, H. Ross, T. Alkemade, J. Taylor, R. Paterson, R. Miller, M. Sahlberg, E. Foreman
Best Players: H. Ross, D. Tarczon, E. Foreman, M. Panuccio, M. Sahlberg, R. Miller

Goal Kickers: N. Fowler 3, M. Mannix 2, B. Schraven, S. Morris, J. Barber, R. Schraven
Best Players: S. Morris, N. Fowler, A. Saladino, W. Brock, M. Mannix, B. Cox