The Border Watch : June 4th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org THE Leading trio under threat by classy Cat stylish WBFL PLAYER OF THE YEAR DYNAMIC Casterton/ Sandford on-baller, Dylan Ryan has thrown his hat into the ring as a contender for the second annual Sportspower sponsored The Border WatchWestern Border Football League Player-of-the-Year award. Ryan, a former best and fairest winner at Casterton, returned to the Cats this year after a season playing in the top end of Australia. In Saturday’s 11 point away win over Millicent, Ryan polled two votes to move into outright fourth, just one vote behind joint leaders, Tom Holmes (West), Brett Exelby (South) and Justin McConnell (North), all of who failed to score votes in Round 7. Ryan was the only real EQUAL LEADER: Brett Exelby (South) prime mover on the leaderboard this week, although East Gambier full forward, Kevin Thomson jumped into outright seventh after a best-on-ground display in the Bulldogs’ surprise win over the previously undefeated West Gambier. Other maximum vote catchers in Round 7 included Matthew Killey (Casterton/ Sandford) and Dion Stratford (South). Each week, the award’s major sponsor –Sportspower – also provides a $75 voucher to a player that has caught the attention of The Border Watch’s team of football writers at Western Border matches. The Round 7 winner is Millicent’s Nathaniel Robbins, who has been a shining light in the Saints’ winless season to date and on Saturday polled his third single vote of the year. Progressive 8 Brett Exelby (South) Tom Holmes (West) Justin McConnell (North) 7 Dylan Ryan (Cast/Sand) EQUAL LEADER: Justin McConnell (North) 6 Elliot King (West) Steven Wenman (West) 5 Kevin Thomson (East) 4 Simon Berkefeld (South) Richard O’Grady (North) Brad Wilson (West) 3 Nathaniel Robbins (Millicent) Brad Stafford (North) Nick Blachut (North) Ashley Bryant (South) Matt Dempsey (East) Scott Flett (North) Brent Howard (South) Matt Killey (Cast/Sand) Daron McElroy (West) Nick Moretti (North) Levi Morton (West) Alex Richardson (Cast/Sand) Jak Ryan (South) Dion Stratford (South) EQUAL LEADER: Tom Holmes (West) 2 Jake Dowdy (South) Alan Kennedy (West) Dale Bunnik (Cast/Sand) Brandon Currie (Cast/Sand) Jason Dunn (East) Nick McInerney (North) Joshua Stephenson (Cast/S) 3 – Kevin Thomson (East): Used his body well to outplay his opposition and finish with a seven goal haul in a big win for his team. A reliable target in the forward 50. 2 – Jason Dunn (East): Provided plenty of run through the midfield, delivering the ball accurately to his teammates up forward. 1 – Alan Kennedy (West): A gritty game in a losing side, with plenty of spark around the ground to win the hard ball. Round 7 votes Millicent v Casterton/Sandford (By Dave Turner) NEW SWIFT AUTO GL WESTERN BORDER FOOTBALL 35 $16,690 DRIVE FROM AWAY MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 3 – Matthew Killey (Casterton/Sandford): Filled many positions on the ground when a hole needed plugging. Covered an enormous amount of ground and won every job he was given. 2 – Dylan Ryan (Casterton/ Sandford): The best of his side’s on-ball brigade and he came good when an inspiration was needed in the final quarter, kicking two valuable goals to set up the win. North Gambier v South Gambier 1 – Nathaniel Robbins (Millicent): Once again picked up numerous kicks in his on-ball roll as the team’s sweeper. (By Rod Morris) 3 – Dion Stratford (South): Patrolled the half back line like a stalking panther. Gave the North Gambier half forwards merry hell. 2 – Brad Stafford (North): Had a hand in plenty of crucial passages for the Tigers. Is quickly coming of age as a permanent member of this quality side. East Gambier v West Gambier 1 – Jake Dowdy (South): The old story states: The longer the game goes, big men don’t get any smaller. Dowdy proved his worth in an electric match, particularly in the last quarter. (By Trevor Jackson) 3 DAYS ONLY! SALE STARTS AT 9AM TOMORROW! 42 Commercial Street West Mt Gambier Phone 8725 1004 The Border Watch, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 35 645683 640431 EXTENDED ONE WEEK ONLY!
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