Another brilliant day for footy and two teams who are likely to fill the bottom half who were vying for an elusive win. A fairly even contest over the first three quarters, but Strath’s experience shone in the last quarter running away comfortable 69 point winners
In the first it was clear that the Magpies were up for the fight as their pressure was intense early. A goal to Reid got them up and about, but then a series of mistakes let Strath in to the contest as Duffield’s height looked concerning for the home side. He kicked two for the term and Fergusson did get one back, but it was the roosters by 19 points
The second quarter was a real arm wrestle, with Strathalbyn leading by 26 points at the main break.
Similar scenes in the third quarter where Strathalbyn had full control, but they couldn’t quite kick clear. Marc Elliott began to become real dangerous while Walkom was playing well. Goals to Pearce and Griffen did see the Magpies with some hope, but still trailing at the last change by 34 points.
However in the last term it was Strathalbyn, as they piled on nine goals to three. Elliott kicked his seventh and James finished off his work with a couple of majors. In the end, Strathalbyn too good by a margin of 69 points. Their better players were Elliott, James and O’Grady, while for the Magpies it was Fry, Cinc and Casey who were good over four quarters.