Sport

Barooga offers stiff resistance

By Riverine Herald

Netball

U11s — United 10 lost to Barooga 26

This game was always going to be tough to win, with both teams undefeated thus far.

Our girls fought hard all game against a tall, strong Barooga.

Even though we were beaten, the scoreboard didn’t reflect how close the game was.

Awards: Maddie Talbot, Roxi Clarke, Paige Simpson and Chase Day.

U13s — United 44 def. Barooga 18

The sun was shining and the girls were on fire.

The goal shooters were accurate and the defence was strong.

A great win. Keep up those listening skills, girls!

Awards: Grace Davis, Halle Grey and Charlotte Gould.

U15s — United 45 def. Barooga 24

The girls showed a strong team presence.

Everyone adjusted to positional changes and combined well.

The goalers shot with great accuracy, the midcourt provided strong drives and the defenders applied pressure all over the court.

Another game to be proud of.

Awards: Hayley Campbell, Kirsty Nichol, Jaymi Clancy and Katelyn Dixon.

U17s — United 41 def. Barooga 12

Overall the girls played a great game, working the ball down the court effortlessly.

The midcourt worked well, introducing set plans at the centre pass allowing the ball to move easily into the goals.

Defenders pressured every pass and caused countless turnovers.

Awards: Chloe Bishop, Kate Pearson and Hollie Davidson.

C Res — United 34 def. Barooga 30

After a strong first quarter from Barooga we pulled our fingers out to produce an important win.

Awards: Hayley Saville and Sammara Pascoe.

C Grade — United 49 def. Barooga 26

After a week off, the girls got off to a slow start.

Soon into the first quarter they found their rhythm and with a few slight changes came home with a strong win.

Awards: Viv Duck and Brooke Dedini.

B Grade — United 39 def. Barooga 24

A tight first half where Barooga kept pushing us the whole way.

An awesome third quarter from the Eagles saw us manage to create a match-winning lead, going on to win by 15.

Awards: Zara Retalick and Molly Johnson.

Football

U12s — Blue

A frosty Sunday morning in Kyabram set the scene for a ripper game of under 12s footy.

Echuca United and Kyabram faced off in a hard fought game in perfect weather.

The Echuca United team put all of their training together and played some very good football and showed that they are coming together well as a side.

This week’s awards went to:

Jaxson Price showed his love of tackling and defending for the team, Jackson Lewis was another fantastic defender who used the ball well all game, Tom Hilet had a great game and continued to attack the ball well and Tom Hawkett stood out again with an all round terrific game of footy.

The Echuca United Blue’s next game is away this Friday, June 29 at Colbinabbin Football ground.

U14s — Echuca United 16.23 (119) def. Barooga 0.0 (0)

With a great morning for footy, the boys were set to take on the young Hawks.

The boys were pumped up from the start, making sure to get the scoreboard ticking early.

Barooga stepped up in the second quarter to apply some real pressure but with Max Childs, Colby Campbell and Ollie Poole dominant in the middle the Eagles stood strong.

Nash Ramage and Riley Godfrey provided run off the wings to give Bodhi Chique and Jarryd Taylor great opportunities up forward, resulting in a bag each.

With an all-out team effort, the boys came away with a good win.

Goals: Jarryd Taylor 5, Bodhie Chique 5, Riley Godfrey 2, Colby Campbell, Ollie Poole, Max Childs, Tyson Hay.

Awards: Max Childs, Jarryd Taylor, Beau Trahar, Nash Ramage, Ollie Poole, Colby Campbell, Riley Godfrey, Bodhi Chique.

U17s

The United boys came out of the blocks firing, winning the first clearance and penetrating deep into the forward zone.

It was a competitive first quarter around the ground but Barooga was stronger on the scoreboard.

Eli Spears was winning in the ruck but the onballers couldn’t take advantage and a poor second quarter saw Barooga create a large break.

Some regrouping at half time saw the game shift; the United boys worked out a system in the middle and started to get on top.

Liam Depace tag-teamed with Eli in the ruck and Corey Sidebottom showed his usual intensity at the ball.

Tom Allitt, with a big job at full-back, stuck close with second and third efforts and was rewarded with his first taste of senior footy later in the day.

Kale Edwards was taking on players twice his size and Jack Steel was trying his best to get an advantage for his teammates.

The boys played a strong third quarter but still couldn’t peg back the Barooga lead.

During the third-quarter break, the challenge was put to the boys to outscore the opposition in the last but initially that looked unlikely, with Barooga first to score.

To their credit, the boys dug deep and ended up reaching their aim.

A lesson learnt not to drop your guard and keep intensity at the ball for four quarters.

Looking forward to another challenge against arch rivals across the river next week.