Friday night lights up for junior Magpies

By Riverine Herald


U12s — White

MOAMA took on Echuca United in under 12 football on Friday night in cool conditions.

From the opening bounce, the Moama machine took control of the game. The midfielders continually pushed the ball forward, allowing Josh Sparks to kick three first-quarter goals to get his team going.

Lachlan Hogan, Sam Hoopell and captain Noah Walker worked hard around the packs while Jye Jarrett was a general at centre half-back, where he was cutting off everything that went towards him.

Lachie Barlow, Oliver Wright and Harry Limbrick were giving every contest 100 per cent.

Oscar Burns worked and ran hard to gather numerous possessions and was rewarded with a goal.

As the game went on, many players got to play in a range of positions across the ground and continued to drive the ball forward, where Hogan was taking advantage before finishing with five goals for the night.

Another impressive team effort by all. Well done to Echuca United for battling hard for all four quarters.

Awards: Josh Sparks, Oscar Burns, Jye Jarrett, Lachie Barlow and Lachie Hogan.


FRIDAY night saw Moama Black travel to Girgarre to take on SGR Giants.

A good start was needed and the boys did not disappoint, with the midfielders getting their hands on the ball first and driving the ball forward.

However, with a lot of overcrowding in the forward line it made scoring more difficult.

Some great forward pressure kept the ball in Black’s attacking half for most of the quarter.

Some words of advice at the break saw Black play some of the team’s best football of the year with great link-up handballs and unselfish running.

It resulted in five more goals before the main break.

Jobe Shanahan and Mitch Bell were controlling the centre clearances with great support from Toby Cadd, Henry Brown and Will Anderson.

Some positional changes after half time gave Moama defenders a chance to get their hands on the ball further up the ground, with Kaj Huddle working hard to keep the ball in his side’s possession.

A really good all-round team effort with the team rules being followed and giving Moama Black many scoring opportunities.

Keep up the hard work on the training track ready for next week.

Goals: Rhys Drennan 3, Jobe Shanahan 2, Levi Griffiths 2, Mitch Bell 1, Liam Hearn 1, Bailey Burrell 1.

Awards: Kaj Huddle, Mitch Bell, Cody Verhey, Will Anderson, Levi Griffiths & Toby Cadd.


MOAMA came out on Friday night full of confidence and ready to go against SGR Giants.

James Bentley fired from the first bounce in the ruck, kicking a goal himself in the second.

He had plenty of support from midfielders Matthew Cartwright, who had an outstanding game, Baxter Anderson, with plenty of possessions and two goals for the game, and the almighty Brodie Marriott.

Moama dominated the game, with Lachlan Carter standing tall at centre half forward. He was ably supported by Hunter Dixon at full forward (2 goals), with help from Jake Cardilini (2) and Maisyn Douglas (1), who had a massive game and was by far best on ground.

Maddick Fleming was again a star playing on the wing in the first half from where he kicked a goal. He then battled ferociously in the backline in the second half.

Ryan Simmons played his heart out with many forward attacks, finishing with one goal for the game.

Our little winger Archie Connors took them on on many occasions and burst out of the packs across the wing to send the ball forward time and time again.

We also welcomed back Oscar Priddle who got among the action with a number of possessions.

Another good win to Moama and a superb team performance.

Best: Maisyn Douglas, Brodie Marriott, Hunter Dixon, Archie Connors, Lachlan Carter, Matthew Cartwright, James Bentley, Maddick Fleming, Archie Connors, Ryan Simmons, Baxter Anderson.


THE under 17 Magpies hosted Congupna on Saturday.

With the game starting at a frantic pace, Congupna bolted away with two goals in the opening five minutes of the game.

But Moama settled, starting to get their hands on the football in the closing stages of the opening quarter.

After a quick refresher at the quarter-time break, the boys produced what was probably their best quarter for the season.

They took the game on at every opportunity, using their strong run-and-carry skills, while lowering their eyes hitting up their first options to bring teammates into the game.

With the magpies dominating all over the ground, the backline was once again led by Ash Dewine, Jake Kneebone and Zac Mcgregor who set up play, with the midfielders Corey Farrell, Jackson Pellegrino, Jack Duggan capitalising on opportunities.

Delivery into the forward line was excellent.

Hudson Moyle brought many of his teammates into the play, Jye Smith was outstanding and Jesse Casey had his best game for the season.

Overall, it was a great team performance.